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swap used to move unused programs and data out of main memory to make your system faster. It can also be used as extra memory if you don't have enough. See https://help.ubuntu.…ty/SwapFaq for more info Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:02:26
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scim <reply> Chinese, Japanese, Korean Language input. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SCIM Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:25:49
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:44:38
Requested 142 times
rescue recovery rescue cd <reply> If your system fails to boot normally, it may be useful to boot it into recovery mode. For instructions, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…coveryMode Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:26:44
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-05-28 17:31:32
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recovery cd <deleted><alias> rescue Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:26:57
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-05-28 17:30:57
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punctuation <deleted><reply> Punctuation is good, but its overuse hurts readability. Please refrain from adding many ?'s or !'s to the end of your sentences. See also !enter Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:35:00
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:54:39
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cedega a project based on WINE, aimed at running Windows games on Linux. For more info, see https://help.ubuntu.…ity/Cedega Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:38:34
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:53:22
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netsplit <reply> A netsplit is when two IRC servers of the same network (like freenode) disconnect from each other, so users on one server stop seeing users on the other. If this is happening now, just relax and enjoy the show. See http://en.wikipedia.…i/Netsplit Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:56:28
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:36:48
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away afk <reply> Please do not use noisy away messages and nicks in Ubuntu channels. It is annoying and unnecessary. Use the command "/away <reason>" to set your client away silently. See also Ā«/msg $nick GuidelinesĀ» Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:58:27
Last edited by m4v
Last modified: 2013-02-28 16:53:45
Requested 4925 times
repeat patience <reply> Don't feel ignored and repeat your question quickly; if nobody knows your answer, nobody will answer you. While you wait, try searching https://help.ubuntu.com or https://ubuntuforums.org or https://askubuntu.com/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:01:48
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 07:14:30
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ask help justask metaquestion problem questions question <reply> Please don't ask to ask a question, simply ask the question (all on ONE line and in the channel, so that others can read and follow it easily). If anyone knows the answer they will most likely reply. :-) See also !patience Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:06:50
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2011-10-11 07:46:38
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rm <reply> The Unix 'rm' command removes files and directories from the filesystem. It is an extremly powerful tool, and you should not run 'rm' commands unless you fully understand them. Do not run arbitrary 'rm' commands you see online. For a beginning guide on using terminal commands, see https://help.ubuntu.…heTerminal Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:07:55
Last edited by k1l_
Last modified: 2016-02-22 21:54:28
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grep a command-line tool that finds a string in a file or a stream. Grep can be recursive through directories and searches can be simple or complex. See https://help.ubuntu.…unity/grep Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:08:27
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2017-03-15 16:21:51
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eo <reply> Iru al #ubuntu-eo, Bonvole. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:08:47
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documentation docs doc rute tldp desktopguide starterguide newusers training tutorial to be found at https://help.ubuntu.com and https://wiki.ubuntu.com - General linux documentation: http://www.tldp.org - https://www.andrew.c…9/rute.pdf Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:12:08
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:55:39
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webmin no longer supported in Debian and Ubuntu. It is not compatible with the way that Ubuntu packages handle configuration files, and is likely to cause unexpected issues with your system. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:18:33
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:32:45
Requested 1736 times
software <reply> A general introduction to the ways software can be installed, removed and managed in Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…Management - See also !Packages, !Equivalents Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:20:32
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2007-03-07 01:15:42
Requested 1320 times
p2p <reply> Peer-to-peer filesharing clients are available for several networks/protocols, including !BitTorrent, !Gnutella, !eDonkey, !DirectConnect, !SoulSeek - Multi-protocol engines include !MLDonkey and !giFT - See https://wiki.ubuntu.…ileSharing for general information Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:31:50
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:44:32
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extras <reply> extras.ubuntu.com is an external !repo for new software made available after the Ubuntu release. This repository is not part of the Ubuntu distribution and the software is completely unsupported by the Ubuntu team, but the original authors may offer some support. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:32:42
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2010-09-24 03:33:30
Requested 31 times
firewall firestarter iptables shorewall guarddog ufw <reply> Ubuntu, like any other Linux distribution, has built-in firewall capabilities. The firewall is managed using the 'ufw' command - see https://help.ubuntu.…munity/UFW | GUI frontends such as gufw and ufw-kde also exist. | An alternative to ufw is the 'iptables' command - See https://help.ubuntu.…ablesHowTo Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:46:03
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-08-08 13:44:58
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font <reply>Font installation basics here: https://help.ubuntu.…stallHowto - No fonts in Flash? Install "msttcorefonts" (from !Multiverse), "gsfonts", and "gsfonts-x11". For the official ubuntu font, see: http://font.ubuntu.com/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:49:12
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2011-09-07 10:47:42
Requested 1844 times
skype skyperecord skyperecording <reply> To install Skype on Ubuntu, see https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Skype - To record on Skype, check: https://wiki.ubuntu.…rdingHowto - Please use open protocols instead if you can, see !Ekiga apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:24:50
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2009-03-04 19:18:37
Requested 1925 times
svg Scalable Vector Graphics, a language used for graphical applications in XML, and a W3 recommendation. SVG Editors: Inkscape, Karbon14 apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:27:51
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locate a command-line file search utility. To make sure its cache is up to date run: sudo updatedb apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:30:01
Last edited by bimberi
Last modified: 2007-02-12 00:38:25
Requested 63 times
tux the Linux Mascot - http://www.isc.tamu.…ing/linux/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:30:31
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scanning xsane scan sane <reply> Scanning software: Simple-Scan (GNOME), Xsane, the GIMP (GNOME), Kooka (KDE). For instructions see https://help.ubuntu.…nningHowTo and to see supported hardware: https://wiki.ubuntu.…tsScanners - See also !OCR Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:33:36
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 04:13:46
Requested 431 times
usplash splashy <reply> To select the usplash artwork you want, use "sudo update-alternatives --config usplash-artwork.so && sudo update-initramfs -u" - See https://help.ubuntu.…ationHowto for adding your custom artwork apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:36:28
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distributions suse redhat mandriva gentoo archlinux fedora distros novell slackware mepis distro distribution manjaro <reply> Other !Linux distributions besides !Ubuntu include: Debian, Mepis (using !APT); RedHat, Fedora, SUSE, Mandriva (using !RPM); Gentoo, Arch Linux, Manjaro, Slackware (using other packaging systems) apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:46:43
Last edited by SonikkuAmerica
Last modified: 2016-09-02 16:41:01
Requested 1091 times
kde4 kde 4 kde4help kde4support <deleted><reply> KDE SC 4.4 is the latest major release of the KDE Software Compilation. Packages can be found at http://www.kubuntu.o…/kde-4.4.2 - Support in #kubuntu apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:48:00
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2010-10-05 11:00:39
Requested 1373 times
xen <reply> XEN is a virtual machine monitor for x86 that supports execution of multiple guest operating systems with unprecedented levels of performance and resource isolation. Information on installing it for Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…munity/Xen apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:52:39
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2007-11-11 01:19:25
Requested 460 times
k3b a feature-rich and user-friendly burning application for KDE (and, as all KDE applications, works fine on GNOME). For a guide, see https://help.ubuntu.…y/K3BHowto apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:53:04
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tty ttys <reply> To get to the TTY terminals 3-6, use the keystroke Ctrl + Alt + F3-F6 respectively. Ctrl-Alt-F2 or Ctrl-Alt-F1 will get you back to your graphical login (Ctrl-Alt-F7 on 16.04). To change TTY resolution, see https://help.ubuntu.…Resolution apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:53:31
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2019-04-27 18:14:34
Requested 551 times
launchpad malone lp <reply> Launchpad is a collection of development services for Open Source projects. It's Ubuntu's bug tracker, and much more; see https://launchpad.net/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:03:15
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2007-10-15 11:51:49
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ipv6 ipv6disable <reply> For an introduction to IPv6 and information on tunneling IPv6 through IPv4 connections, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IPv6 | To disable IPv6 see https://help.ubuntu.…owIPv6IPv4 apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:06:12
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2009-01-07 13:09:43
Requested 939 times
packaging packaging guide packagingguide package guide packguide newpackage candidates <reply> The packaging guide is at http://packaging.ubu….com/html/ - See https://wiki.ubuntu.…ewPackages for information on getting a package integrated into Ubuntu - Other developer resources are at https://wiki.ubuntu.…evelopment - See also !backports and !sponsoring apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:09:05
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2014-12-23 17:54:58
Requested 1576 times
dma Direct Memory Access/Addressing. It makes hardware transfer data faster, and is supported by most systems since 2002. For more information see: https://help.ubuntu.…munity/DMA apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:09:59
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-06-12 00:31:46
Requested 219 times
floppy <reply> To mount floppy disks, see here : https://help.ubuntu.…ToEveryone apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:12:12
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numlock numberlock number lock <reply> To enable Number Lock by default, see https://help.ubuntu.…ty/NumLock apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:13:09
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distrologic the logic behind using a distribution. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…istroLogic Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:22:16
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cron crontab a way to schedule execution of software/scripts. See https://help.ubuntu.…/CronHowto Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:23:13
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-09-09 04:49:23
Requested 939 times
equivalents equivalent apps word excel powerpoint photoshop trillian <reply> A comprehensive list of of Windows-equivalent applications in Linux can be found at http://www.linuxrsp.…e-eng.html and https://wiki.ubuntu.…sUsersWant apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:29:13
Last edited by bazhang
Last modified: 2014-08-21 16:09:45
Requested 694 times
klik <reply>klik is a simple way to run additional software without actually installing it. For instructions and more information see: http://dot.kde.org/2…-copy-klik apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:31:56
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:19:21
Requested 15 times
ext3 the default filesystem on older versions of Ubuntu, and the most popular on Linux. You can read/write from Windows to ext3 via http://www.fs-driver.org apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:35:14
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 04:11:40
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burners burn burner burning cdrw <reply> CD/DVD burning software: k3b (KDE), brasero (GNOME), gnomebaker, xcdroast, wodim (command-line) | To burn ISO files, see https://help.ubuntu.…ngIsoHowto Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:35:32
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-04-23 23:42:28
Requested 1340 times
modem dialup dial up dial-up winmodem knetworkmanager ppp <reply>You want to connect via dial-up? Read https://help.ubuntu.…ModemHowto - Also try disabling/removing KNetworkManager if KDE applications cannot connect using dial-up Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:39:25
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2009-11-12 06:48:20
Requested 919 times
docteam The Ubuntu Documentation team. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…ationTeam/ and you can "/join #ubuntu-doc" apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:40:04
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headers kernel source <reply> To install the Linux (kernel) headers, open a terminal and: sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) To install headers for libraries, you need the accompanying -dev packages Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:42:46
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itunes not available on Linux, but there are many audio player alternatives (see !players). For Daap clients (sharing music with other iTunes clients on the network), install banshee apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:42:50
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flash flashplugin flash plugin <reply> To install Flash see https://help.ubuntu.…mats/Flash - See also !Restricted and !Gnash Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:43:29
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-05-11 22:34:33
Requested 5413 times
kde docs kdedocs <reply> The KDE documentation is available for browsing/searching at http://docs.kde.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:53:19
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nice <reply> 'Nice' is a property of a process that determines how willing it is to give CPU time to other processes. A higher value makes it more likely to give away time. A negative value makes it less likely. Values are from -19 to 19, with 0 being the default. For more information, type 'man nice' at a terminal. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:53:33
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2008-10-08 17:34:10
Requested 80 times

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