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fuse captive <reply> FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) is a !kernel driver that allows non-root users to create their own filesystems. See http://en.wikipedia.…_Userspace for more on FUSE. Some examples of filesystems that use FUSE are !ntfs-3g, sshfs and isofs. A full list of Filesystems that use FUSE is here: http://fuse.sourcefo…ileSystems apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:48:16
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2007-08-07 14:36:30
Requested 1130 times
lilo an alternative [Li]nux Boot[Lo]ader. Note: it is recommended that you use GRUB on Ubuntu instead. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:12:07
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Requested 255 times
synaptics touchpad <reply> For a comprehensive Synaptics Touchpad guide, see https://help.ubuntu.…csTouchpad apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:12:34
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Requested 636 times
memory ram mem <reply> If you are wondering why some tools report your system has very little free memory, have a look at http://www.linuxatemyram.com/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:15:41
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2014-08-21 17:42:29
Requested 664 times
ubotu yourself bot usage factoid brain add help me syntax factoids everything me ubottu bots fact triggers trigger <reply> Hi! I'm $chan's favorite infobot. You can search my brain at https://ubottu.com/f…ctoids.cgi | General info and channels at https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/IRC/Bots | Make a clone of me, see !botclone Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:15:56
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-26 07:25:56
Requested 18764 times
icons desktopicons trashicon <reply> Want to see volume/trash icons on the desktop? Go to /apps/nautilus/desktop in gconf-editor (GNOME) or go to http://kudos.berlios…#showtrash (KDE) Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:24:32
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-03-14 15:27:08
Requested 418 times
blender a free application for 3D modelling, animation, rendering, etc. You can install it from Ubuntu's repositories, and tutorials are at http://en.wikibooks.…oob_to_Pro apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:25:52
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Requested 106 times
screen a window manager for terminal sessions, also useful over SSH. The 'byobu' package provides very useful additional utilities. See https://help.ubuntu.…ity/Screen apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:26:30
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-09-07 11:26:18
Requested 814 times
moodin <deleted>a ksplash theme engine, enabled by default in Kubuntu Dapper, and you can grab it for Breezy here: http://www.kde-look.…tent=25705 apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:28:38
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2009-10-06 06:08:02
Requested 7 times
floss Free Libre Open Source Software. See !freedom apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:29:16
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Requested 27 times
smartphone portables nokia <reply> Guides for smartphones and portable devices can be found here: https://help.ubuntu.…leDevices/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:29:44
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2007-12-31 14:09:55
Requested 61 times
alcarte <deleted><reply> Alacarte Menu Editor is an easy-to-use menu editor for GNOME; older versions were called smeg. You can get it at http://www.realistan…/alacarte/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:33:21
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-05-18 23:46:28
Requested 19 times
smeg <deleted><alias> alcarte apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:33:55
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-05-18 23:49:24
Requested 0 times
ripping rip <reply> For information about the Sound Juicer ripping application see: https://help.ubuntu.…CDRipping. To rip an Audio CD in KDE, put it in and then put audiocd:// in the Konqueror URL bar apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:04:46
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Requested 177 times
lost+found lost where !fsck places any files it gleans from a corrupt filesystem. These are files which had become unlinked from their parent directories. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:12:22
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Requested 48 times
mythtv a TV framework for Linux - Instructions for using with Ubuntu at https://help.ubuntu.…ity/MythTV - For discussion and specific support of MythTV, try #mythtv-users apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:14:52
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-11-10 21:49:07
Requested 517 times
firefox1.5 <deleted><alias> firefox Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:15:51
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-08-17 00:06:20
Requested 0 times
splash splashscreen <reply> To change the Gnome splash screen, use gnome-splashscreen-manager or change the GConf key /apps/gnome-session/options/splash_image using !gconf-editor. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:16:53
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-19 09:05:35
Requested 520 times
cupsweb <reply> To enable the administration functions of the !CUPS web interface, type « sudo adduser cupsys shadow », and then « sudo invoke-rc.d cupsys restart », in a console. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:18:44
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-04-20 00:14:31
Requested 33 times
umode modes mode <reply> There are many different channel and user modes on freenode (see !freenode). For a list, see https://freenode.net…/usermodes and https://freenode.net…annelmodes apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:19:45
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2018-03-29 19:58:46
Requested 121 times
wajig a simple tool for basic debian administration. you can handle apt commands, change alternatives defaults and handle service daemons via simple commands. wajig uses sudo every time. http://www.togaware.…rview.html Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:21:38
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metapackage meta-package <reply> A meta-package is a package that simply depends upon other packages and brings them in. It's not a real package, but a very useful package that can drag in other package versions. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:22:35
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default defaultapp <reply> To change the default application for a filetype in Nautilus, right-click on a file, select Properties -> Open With, and then change the setting. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:24:41
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-11-15 20:30:43
Requested 343 times
gimp an advanced image manipulation application for Ubuntu. See http://www.gimp.org for tutorials and more information. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:28:30
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Requested 346 times
reiserfs reiser a journalling file system, which outperforms many others on I/O operations, but has drawbacks (such as increasing likelihood of data loss, and introducing latency unsuitable for gaming or real-time audio). Using !ext4, the default on Ubuntu, is *highly* recommended. A read-only Windows driver is available at http://p-nand-q.com/…stool.html Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:33:32
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-10-31 20:06:56
Requested 171 times
scp winscp a secure way of copying files across networks using !SSH. Usage: scp filename user@host:filename - WinSCP is a client for Windows, available at http://winscp.net/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:35:53
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:40:56
Requested 341 times
dri direct rendering infrastructure, a framework for allowing direct access to graphics hardware under the X Window System in a safe and efficient manner. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:40:19
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Requested 113 times
sense commonsense common sense stable works for me <reply> Common Sense: Just because you can, does not mean you should. Think before you do. "Works for me" does not mean it is ok. The latest version of everything is not always useful if you aim for stability. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:43:11
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latest newest <reply> Packages in Ubuntu may not be the latest. Ubuntu aims for stability, so "latest" may not be a good idea. Post-release updates are only considered if they are fixes for security vulnerabilities, high impact bug fixes, or unintrusive bug fixes with substantial benefit. See also !backports, !sru, and !ppa. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:43:19
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-03-22 05:25:44
Requested 1333 times
locales locale <reply> To set up and configure your locales, see https://help.ubuntu.…LocaleConf and https://help.ubuntu.…ty/Locale/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:45:05
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2012-04-08 13:33:43
Requested 726 times
firefox ff the default web browser on Ubuntu. To install the latest version, see https://help.ubuntu.…NewVersion | To install plugins: https://help.ubuntu.…foxPlugins Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:48:13
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-06-13 03:12:27
Requested 1354 times
midi <reply> Trouble playing MIDI files? Look at https://help.ubuntu.…hesisHowTo Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:49:56
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Requested 336 times
apt-file a program that can tell you which package(s) contain(s) a given filename. To install it and generate the database it needs, run "sudo apt-get install apt-file && sudo apt-file update" Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:52:18
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Requested 151 times
samba swat smb <reply> Samba is the way to cooperate with Windows environments. Links with more info: https://wiki.ubuntu.…ermanently and https://help.ubuntu.…samba.html Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:57:50
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-27 16:34:16
Requested 5805 times
e enlightenment e17 <reply> Enlightenment (or "E") is a window manager for X, providing a useful, and good looking graphical shell in which to work. E17 is the current version. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:00:18
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2014-09-12 17:57:47
Requested 377 times
games nexuiz wow warcraft et fun doom doom3 <reply> Information about games on Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Games and http://www.icculus.o…melist.php and http://www.penguspy.com/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:02:03
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-11-28 15:38:44
Requested 2321 times
dualboot dual boot dual-boot <reply> Dual boot instructions: x86/AMD64: https://help.ubuntu.…ot/Windows - Macs: https://help.ubuntu.…MacBookPro https://help.ubuntu.…CsDualBoot Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:50:22
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2011-02-13 06:21:17
Requested 3054 times
changelogs <reply> changelogs for Ubuntu packages can be found on http://changelogs.ubuntu.com Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:50:56
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hostname <reply>Use hostname <somehostname> to set the hostname, or to do it permanently: edit /etc/hosts to include BOTH the old and new hostname and then change /etc/hostname to the new one. WARNING! Make sure that your current hostname and /etc/hosts match, otherwise sudo may not work properly. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:52:04
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-24 05:15:07
Requested 1184 times
gdesklets <deleted><reply> gDesklets provides an advanced architecture for desktop applets -- tiny displays sitting on your desktop in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness. Homepage is http://gdesklets.gno…sktop.org/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:53:11
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:40:38
Requested 102 times
raid lvm fakeraid <reply> Tips and tricks for RAID and LVM can be found on https://help.ubuntu.…ftwareRAID and http://www.tldp.org/…/LVM-HOWTO - For software RAID, see https://help.ubuntu.…eRaidHowto Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:56:48
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2009-04-27 08:47:40
Requested 2459 times
xinerama an extension to !X to use two or more physical displays as one large virtual display. See https://help.ubuntu.…eramaHowTo - See also !DualHead Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 15:02:06
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Requested 923 times
persistence <reply> To have some persistent storage when using a Live CD, follow the instructions on https://help.ubuntu.…ersistence Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 15:11:04
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Requested 188 times
boot init smartbootmanager boot floppy bum <reply> Boot options: https://help.ubuntu.…ootOptions - To add your own startup scripts, use /etc/rc.local - See also !grub and !dualboot - Making a boot floppy: https://help.ubuntu.…BootFloppy - Also see https://help.ubuntu.…nagerHowto Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 15:24:07
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-29 05:39:13
Requested 2469 times
files dirs file fhs hier fsh <reply> An explanation of how files and directories are organized on Ubuntu, and how they can be manipulated, can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…eeOverview see also: man hier Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 23:17:27
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-02-05 20:56:11
Requested 1717 times
antivirus <reply> An "antivirus" is primarily a concept from the Windows ecosystem and usually a program like that is not needed on Linux because the threat model is different. Malware on Linux does exist, however. Google up "rkhunter" and "linux intrusion detection systems". Also look up !clamav apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 23:18:11
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2019-03-22 21:20:33
Requested 325 times
qt <reply> the Qt toolkit (pronounced "cute"), which forms the base of !KDE, is a cross-platform C++ application framework for !CLI and !GUI applications. Install libqt4-dev and see !build to compile Qt4 applications, join #qt for development support apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 23:23:17
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-09 10:57:39
Requested 262 times
ops-#kubuntu-offtopic <reply> Help! imbrandon, Riddell, Hobbsee, thoreauputic, apokryphos, Nalioth, tritium, Tm_T, robotgeek, gnomefreak, jpds, tsimpson, genii, acheronuk, jussi01, kkathman or vorian! Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 23:41:30
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2018-01-03 18:41:56
Requested 55 times
tab autocomplete tabcompletion nicktab usetab nick completion nick complete <reply> You can use your <tab> key for autocompletion of nicknames in IRC, as well as for completion of filenames and programs on the command line. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 23:58:52
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-07-23 18:22:24
Requested 3542 times
shockwave currently only available for Windows. To run it under !Wine, see https://help.ubuntu.…/Shockwave Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-20 06:42:24
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:40:07
Requested 213 times

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