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ocr <reply> For OCR (optical character recognition) software in Ubuntu, see https://help.ubuntu.…munity/OCR for packages and instructions. LjL
Added on: 2007-09-29 22:03:51
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2011-04-28 15:10:43
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home separatehome movehome <reply> Your home directory is where all of your personal files are usually kept. For moving your home directory to a separate partition, please see: https://help.ubuntu.…ome/Moving Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-10-01 08:45:38
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2011-05-16 07:43:54
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aptoncd <reply> APTonCD is a tool with a graphical interface which allows you to create one or more CDs or DVDs with all of the packages you've downloaded via apt-get or aptitude, creating a removable repository that you can use on other computers - See also !offline Seveas
Added on: 2007-10-02 23:14:54
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2009-03-06 17:09:56
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man-#kubuntu <reply>The "man" command brings up the Linux manual pages for the command you're interested in. Try "man intro" at the command line, or type man:/ in Konqueror's location bar. See https://help.ubuntu.…heTerminal Jucato
Added on: 2007-10-04 15:10:11
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shortcuts-#kubuntu <reply> Keyboard shortcuts can be set in System Settings -> Keyboard & Mouse. If your multimedia keys don't work with that, try the 'keytouch' package, explained at https://wiki.kubuntu…imediaKeys - See !Keyboard for changing layouts. LjL
Added on: 2007-10-04 23:33:09
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-10-30 01:50:26
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stages <reply> The Ubuntu Kernel gets updated in stages. If you have the updated kernel, but do not have the corresponding restricted modules, you may be leaving yourself with no X when you reboot. If you have compiled binary versions of your video driver, eg from the nVidia site, you will need to recompile them for the new kernel. This is normal, and not a bug. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-10-06 16:47:05
Last edited by Hobbsee
Last modified: 2007-10-06 16:48:34
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hello <deleted><alias> hi Pici
Added on: 2007-10-10 20:34:45
Last edited by Seeker`
Last modified: 2010-09-28 13:13:50
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omg <deleted><alias> lol Pici
Added on: 2007-10-10 20:36:36
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:38:26
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rc <reply> Ubuntu does not provide a distinct release candidate image. Instead during the week leading up to the release, each image is considered a release candidate. More details at https://wiki.ubuntu.…eCandidate Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-10-11 18:14:44
Last edited by k1l
Last modified: 2016-04-15 22:12:56
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lug <reply> LUGs are Linux User Groups. At LUGs you can meet other Linux enthusiasts in person, and often get one on one support. You can find your local group here: http://lugslist.com/ gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-10-11 18:59:44
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2016-11-30 19:45:52
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backtrace <reply> To get a backtrace of a failing application please read: https://wiki.ubuntu.…/Backtrace gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-10-12 21:38:27
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purekde <reply> If you want to remove all !Gnome packages and have a default !Kubuntu system follow the instructions here http://www.psychocat…tu/purekde ompaul
Added on: 2007-10-12 23:32:22
Last edited by pangolin
Last modified: 2011-10-25 00:54:08
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studiorepo <reply>All Ubuntu Studio packages are included in the official Ubuntu repos. However, Ubuntu Studio 7.04 had its own custom addon repository. This is no longer supported or available. gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-10-16 13:16:46
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2008-05-18 21:01:47
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gobuntu <deleted>a freedom-focused flavour of Ubuntu intended for experienced Linux enthusiasts. See http://www.ubuntu.co…tu/gobuntu for more information and download mirrors.. Spec
Added on: 2007-10-16 20:06:59
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 03:05:38
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techboard tb <reply> You can contact the technical board via email on technical-board AT lists DOT ubuntu DOT com Mez
Added on: 2007-10-16 21:04:43
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 03:05:24
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syn <reply> FIN... FIN!!!... GO AWAY!!! FIN. Spec
Added on: 2007-10-16 22:09:20
Last edited by Seveas
Last modified: 2008-02-20 08:09:36
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vanilla-#ubuntustudio <reply> To install Ubuntu Studio on top of a vanilla Ubuntu install, read https://help.ubuntu.…stallation Seveas
Added on: 2007-10-16 23:12:20
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feeding the troll feedthetroll don't feed the troll botattack <reply> The above mess was caused by someone who thought it was funny (they're gone now). Please ignore it completely, since discussing it and making a fuss will only make them think they've reached their "fun" goal. LjL
Added on: 2007-10-17 17:04:23
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pici <deleted>stuck in a factoid factory! Send help! Pici
Added on: 2007-10-17 17:36:26
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2014-07-22 13:04:22
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ccsm <reply> To enable advanced customization of desktop effects in Ubuntu: install 'compizconfig-settings-manager' (or 'simple-ccsm' for pre-Oneiric). If you install the latter, a new option will appear in your appearance properties - See also !compiz - Help in #compiz Pici
Added on: 2007-10-17 19:28:01
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-10-28 13:52:07
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f5 <deleted><reply> Remember that every time you hit refresh, Canonical is wasting money, bandwidth, and CPU time serving your request instead of doing useful things like uploading the image or paying for ShipIt disks. Please do so sparingly. tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-10-18 04:30:57
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2014-04-17 15:53:18
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refresh <deleted><alias> f5 tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-10-18 04:35:03
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2014-04-17 15:53:21
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hungover hangover <deleted><reply> The Release Managers are currently hungover, and wont be releasing jaunty today. No jaunty for you! NOT YOURS!!! Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-10-18 06:40:58
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2011-05-26 16:57:53
Requested 45 times
gutsy-#ubuntu-release-party <deleted><reply> Every time you ask the release is delayed five minutes. Amaranth
Added on: 2007-10-18 09:27:36
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-10-10 10:14:45
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back <reply>Hurray, I've rejoined the channel. Too many bugs :) Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-10-19 18:48:39
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twhs-#ubuntuforums <reply> That's what he said! LjL
Added on: 2007-10-19 18:52:37
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md5sums <reply> See https://help.ubuntu.…untuHashes for the md5sums of Ubuntu discs. PriceChild
Added on: 2007-10-19 23:52:07
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adeptcrash <deleted><alias> aptlock Jucato
Added on: 2007-10-21 15:27:46
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:01:47
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aptlock dpkg fix crash dpkg crash fix aptfix apt-fix dpkglock apt-lock <reply> If an APT front-end crashed and your database is locked, try this in a !terminal: « sudo fuser -vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock;sudo dpkg --configure -a » LjL
Added on: 2007-10-21 15:31:48
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tribalwars <reply> Tribal Wars is a web based browser game. For more information and to learn how to join the other ubunteros playing it, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…TribalWars Mez
Added on: 2007-10-22 00:59:32
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-10-22 00:59:57
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bitchx <reply> bitchx (also known as ircii-pana) was dropped from Debian and subsequently Ubuntu (see: http://bugs.debian.org/451373 ). Consider using irssi or weechat instead. Pici
Added on: 2007-10-25 18:38:04
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:39:48
Requested 110 times
hdbug <reply>Ubuntu does *not* modify the settings that affect HD lifespans by default. An analysis from an Ubuntu Technical Board member and ACPI expert can be found at http://mjg59.livejou…77672.html (See https://launchpad.ne…bugs/59695 and http://tinyurl.com/2vyrft for more information) Pici
Added on: 2007-10-31 14:56:09
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:22:53
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pony-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>PONY! Ponyponyponyponypony! http://windowseat.ca…r_pony.jpg - NO PONIES FOR YOU! Spec
Added on: 2007-10-31 20:04:16
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2010-04-28 11:26:05
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hey <deleted><alias> hi Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-11-02 11:57:56
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-10-14 19:09:59
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rtf <reply> Software packages to deal with the RTF format include: abiword, catdoc, unrtf, latex2rtf (for parsing), enscript, aft, sdf, udo, wv (for creating) LjL
Added on: 2007-11-02 15:36:40
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directconnect dc <reply> Direct Connect clients: linuxdcpp, dcgui (GTK), Valknut, dc-qt (Qt), rccp (terminal-based) - See also !P2P LjL
Added on: 2007-11-03 00:12:36
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2008-12-13 16:03:47
Requested 45 times
edonkey <reply> eDonkey clients: aMule (GTK, stand-alone), mldonkey-gui (GTK, based on MLDonkey), KMLDonkey (KDE, based on MLDonkey) - See also !P2P LjL
Added on: 2007-11-03 00:23:18
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-11-03 00:29:31
Requested 25 times
soulseek <reply> SoulSeek clients: Nicotine (GTK), Museeq (KDE), Mucous (terminal-based) - See also !P2P LjL
Added on: 2007-11-03 00:29:09
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-11-03 00:29:23
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mldonkey a peer-to-peer filesharing engine supporting several networks and protocols, available in !Universe as 'mldonkey-server'. Clients include mkdonkey-gui (GTK) and KMLDonkey (KDE). See https://help.ubuntu.…y/MLDonkey - See also !P2P LjL
Added on: 2007-11-03 00:31:31
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-11-03 00:33:20
Requested 7 times
gift a peer-to-peer filesharing engine supporting several networks and protocols by means of plug-ins. It's available in !Universe. Clients include gifTui, giFToxic (GTK), Apollon (KDE), giFTcurs (terminal-based) - See also !P2P LjL
Added on: 2007-11-03 00:35:09
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mythtv-mysql <reply>Having issues with 'access denied for user 'mythtv'@'localhost' (using password: YES), please see: http://ubuntuforums.…ostcount=4 Madpilot
Added on: 2007-11-03 03:33:25
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bitesize <reply> A list of bugs that are considered easy to fix and good for beginners to attempt can be found at: https://bugs.launchp…g=bitesize Pici
Added on: 2007-11-03 23:18:21
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-11-03 23:21:43
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studiocd <reply>Ubuntu Studio is only available as an alternate DVD. The LiveCD installer does not meet Ubuntu Studio's requirements at this time. Pici
Added on: 2007-11-04 18:23:28
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2008-09-07 18:07:13
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tor <reply> Tor is a program to route connections through several servers for anonymity. It is in Ubuntu's repositories, but the Tor Project recommends using their Tor packages due to past issues with Ubuntu's. For setup info, see option (2) of https://www.torproje…an.html.en LjL
Added on: 2007-11-04 23:20:20
Last edited by ezri
Last modified: 2016-03-09 21:22:05
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selinux <reply> SELinux is available on Ubuntu, but not officially supported. Ubuntu uses another security framework by default, see https://help.ubuntu.…y/AppArmor LjL
Added on: 2007-11-06 00:07:16
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apparmor <reply> For information about the AppArmor security framework employed in Ubuntu (since Gutsy Gibbon), see https://help.ubuntu.…y/AppArmor LjL
Added on: 2007-11-06 00:07:49
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lynoure <deleted><reply> Lynoure has the answer! ompaul
Added on: 2007-11-06 20:52:42
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-04-11 20:28:34
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profanephobia-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Profanephobia is afraid of profane things! Spec
Added on: 2007-11-06 20:52:52
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-08-12 12:39:16
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acronym acronyms <deleted><alias> noob Pici
Added on: 2007-11-08 18:51:52
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:40:55
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rs serbian <reply> Molimo udjite u #ubuntu-rs za pomoc u vezi sa Ubuntuom na srpskom jeziku. LjL
Added on: 2007-11-11 17:31:16
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