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inkscape <reply>Inkscape is a powerful vector graphics drawing application - see http://www.inkscape.org/ for more Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-20 10:01:03
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compiz translucency transparency xglx effects compiz-fusion fusion cf <reply>Compiz (compositing window manager), for a howto see https://help.ubuntu.…iteManager and more help #compiz Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-20 16:24:59
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:53:21
Requested 5603 times
gparted a !GTK/!Gnome !GUI partitioning program. Type « sudo apt-get install gparted » in a console to install it - A GParted "live" CD is available at http://gparted.sourc…livecd.php Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-20 21:25:05
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2009-01-08 12:18:42
Requested 1528 times
pt portuguese brazil <reply> Por favor, use #ubuntu-br para ajuda em português. Para entrar no canal por favor faça "/join #ubuntu-br" sem as aspas. Para a comunidade local portuguêsa, use #ubuntu-pt. Obrigada. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-21 00:53:44
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2013-04-08 21:28:26
Requested 5110 times
steam <reply> Valve have officially announced that they are developing Steam and are working with !ubuntu during their development, see http://blogs.valveso…-penguins/ for further details, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Valve for install instructions, you can also join #ubuntu-steam for discussion. gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-21 03:00:16
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2013-02-12 02:25:54
Requested 459 times
startup session <reply> To add programs to start up when you log into your Gnome session go to System>Preferences>Sessions and use the Startup Programs tab. For more information, see https://help.ubuntu.…ionStartup - See !boot for starting non-interactive programs at boot gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-21 03:02:52
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-06-01 18:39:55
Requested 1512 times
vpn <reply> For more information on vpn please refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/VPN gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-21 03:04:08
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2010-01-26 19:59:35
Requested 968 times
thunderbird <deleted><reply> Thunderbird is a free email client, capable of close cooperation with Firefox (both by the Mozilla Foundation). To make Thunderbird links open in Firefox, see http://ubuntuforums.…hp?t=60427 gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-21 03:07:12
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:22:36
Requested 174 times
tb1.5 <deleted><reply> To upgrade thunderbird to 1.5 please see: https://wiki.ubuntu.…NewVersion gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-21 03:08:43
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-05-05 19:09:10
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vmware <reply> VMWare is not available in the Ubuntu repositories. Consider using !QEmu or !VirtualBox as alternatives. Instructions for installing VMWare manually are at https://help.ubuntu.…ity/VMware LjL
Added on: 2006-06-22 03:31:26
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-11-12 12:57:43
Requested 1742 times
kqemu a kernel module (now free under the GPL license) for speeding up the !QEMU virtual machine. Installation instructions can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…nity/KQEmu LjL
Added on: 2006-06-22 03:32:12
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:53:36
Requested 136 times
ssh openssh sftp <reply> SSH is the Secure SHell protocol, see: https://help.ubuntu.…munity/SSH for client usage. PuTTY is an SSH client for Windows; see: http://www.chiark.gr…ham/putty/ for its homepage. See also !scp (Secure CoPy) and !sshd (Secure SHell Daemon) LjL
Added on: 2006-06-22 03:32:41
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2016-01-12 00:08:13
Requested 2559 times
grub recoveringgrub grub floppy bootfloppy mbr fixmbr grubrepair fixgrub grub2 <reply> GRUB2 is the default Ubuntu boot manager. Lost GRUB after installing Windows? See https://help.ubuntu.…estoreGrub - For more information and troubleshooting for GRUB2 please refer to https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Grub2 Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-22 09:44:20
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2013-02-23 17:22:10
Requested 14080 times
burniso <reply> To burn an ISO image of a CD in Linux, Mac OS or Windows, read the howto at https://help.ubuntu.…ngIsoHowto thoreauputic
Added on: 2006-06-22 14:17:16
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Requested 139 times
smart Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology, a monitoring system for hard drives. See https://help.ubuntu.…rtmontools apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-23 03:44:57
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2013-03-30 11:46:31
Requested 217 times
upgrade upgrading update upgrades <reply> For upgrading, see the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.…gradeNotes - see also http://www.ubuntu.co…tu/upgrade Amaranth
Added on: 2006-06-23 08:11:05
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-06-01 15:30:21
Requested 7665 times
sabdfl sabdlf markshuttleworth mark mark shuttlworth mark shuttleworth shuttleworth <reply> Mark "sabdfl" Shuttleworth is our favourite cosmonaut, the founder of Canonical and the primary driver behind Ubuntu. You can find pieces of his thinking at http://www.markshutt…eworth.com Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-23 11:44:04
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devilspie a tool that can perform actions on windows when running applications. Actions include resizing, positioning, pinning etc. Use the package gdevilspie to configure from GUI, or see usage information at https://help.ubuntu.…/Devilspie Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-23 19:34:05
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-08-21 20:23:21
Requested 152 times
adept crash fix <deleted><alias> aptlock uniq
Added on: 2006-06-23 19:48:04
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:02:48
Requested 1016 times
adept-crash-fix <deleted><reply> If Adept crashed on you and you're left with a locked database, try typing this in a terminal (such as Konsole): "sudo fuser -vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock ; sudo dpkg --configure -a" uniq
Added on: 2006-06-23 19:49:28
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:05:02
Requested 23 times
activedirectory ad <reply> You can learn more about ActiveDirectory intergration at https://help.ubuntu.…nbindHowto imbrandon
Added on: 2006-06-23 22:07:05
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repos repositories main universe multiverse sources sources.list components repo repository <reply> The packages in Ubuntu are divided into several sections. More information at https://help.ubuntu.…positories - See https://wiki.ubuntu.…dedSources for the recommended way to set up your repositories. Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-24 12:34:35
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:49:24
Requested 4713 times
releases timetable release timebasedreleases <reply> Ubuntu releases a new version every 6 months. Each version is supported for 9 months (non-LTS) or 5 years (LTS). More info at https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/Releases and https://wiki.ubuntu.…edReleases Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-24 13:01:25
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-26 22:46:21
Requested 1739 times
lamp <reply> LAMP is an acronym for Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP. However, the term is often used for setups using alternative but different software, such as Perl or Python instead of PHP, and Postgres instead of MySQL. For help with setting up LAMP on Ubuntu, see https://help.ubuntu.…heMySQLPHP - See also the Server CD installation process. Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-24 13:06:23
Last edited by AlanBell
Last modified: 2012-11-25 22:16:03
Requested 5104 times
terminal shell bash commands ln ls sed awk cat lsof kill symlink sh console konsole lxterminal <reply> The linux terminal or command-line interface is very powerful. In Unity or GNOME, search the dash for "terminal" and press ENTER. Other desktops: Applications -> System Tools -> Terminal (MATE), K-menu -> System -> Konsole (KDE), or Menu -> Accessories -> LXTerminal (LXDE). Guide: https://help.ubuntu.…heTerminal Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-24 13:07:53
Last edited by SonikkuAmerica
Last modified: 2016-10-09 03:01:48
Requested 6903 times
wine winehq <reply> WINE is a compatibility layer for running Windows programs on GNU/Linux - More information: https://help.ubuntu.…unity/Wine - Search the !AppDB for application compatibility ratings - Join #winehq for application help - See !virtualizers for running Windows (or another OS) inside Ubuntu Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-24 13:08:54
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2009-03-29 06:57:20
Requested 5464 times
pastebin paste flood flooding pb pasting <reply> For posting multi-line texts into the channel, please use https://paste.ubuntu.com | To post !screenshots use https://imgur.com/ !pastebinit to paste directly from command line | Make sure you give us the URL for your paste - see also the channel topic. LjL
Added on: 2006-06-24 18:47:46
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 07:13:45
Requested 31754 times
kopete-remove-tab <deleted><reply> To hide the tabview when there is only one tab: echo '[ChatWindowSettings]\nAlwaysShowTabs=false' >> ~/.kde/share/config/kopeterc uniq
Added on: 2006-06-24 22:05:49
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-05-18 23:52:56
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sudo rootsudo root password rootpassword su <reply> sudo is a command to run command-line programs with superuser privileges ("root") (also see !cli). Look at https://help.ubuntu.…y/RootSudo for more information. For graphical applications see !pkexec (for older releases: !gksu and !kdesudo). If you're unable to execute commands with sudo see: http://www.psychocat…tu/fixsudo LjL
Added on: 2006-06-25 16:49:59
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-06-25 22:59:22
Requested 7772 times
rpm alien <reply> RPM is the RedHat Package Management system. Ubuntu uses !dpkg, not RPM. RPM packages are not supported (the package "alien" can allow installing them, but it's quite dangerous and unsupported) LjL
Added on: 2006-06-25 22:25:11
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-06-01 17:01:00
Requested 1593 times
installing install netinstall installguide d-i oeminstall oem diskless netboot installation nocdinstall <reply> Ubuntu can be installed in lots of ways. Please see https://help.ubuntu.…stallation for documentation. Problems during install? See https://wiki.ubuntu.…emsInstall - See also !automate LjL
Added on: 2006-06-26 00:19:47
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2018-02-24 20:32:24
Requested 3362 times
limewire <deleted>a popular P2P client running on the Gnutella network. To get it running, install !Java first, then download Limewire from http://www.limewire.…eSoftOther and finally run runLime.sh. Consider !FrostWire as an alternative. LjL
Added on: 2006-06-26 00:31:53
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2010-12-16 04:47:00
Requested 401 times
mouse buttons <reply>Enabling extra mouse buttons: https://help.ubuntu.…MouseHowto - Enabling serial mouse: https://help.ubuntu.…MouseHowto Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-26 07:25:46
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Requested 892 times
frostwire a totally open source !bittorrent client, based on Vuze, the Azureus BitTorrent Engine. For installation help, please see https://help.ubuntu.…/FrostWire Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-26 15:50:29
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-09-07 11:28:42
Requested 917 times
sparc <reply> Information on Ubuntu on SPARC platforms can be found here https://help.ubuntu.…tion/Sparc ompaul
Added on: 2006-06-26 20:38:15
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-06-01 00:15:01
Requested 71 times
ifrename <reply> ifrename allows you to rename interfaces at boot based on various criteria such as driver, mac address, etc. 'man ifrename' and 'man iftab' for details on configuration. imbrandon
Added on: 2006-06-27 04:00:58
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ops-#kubuntu-devel <reply> Help! Riddell, amu, imbrandon, Hobbsee, Tm_T or jussi01 Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-27 15:53:20
Last edited by Mez
Last modified: 2009-09-05 12:12:14
Requested 19 times
kops <deleted><alias> ops Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-27 15:53:31
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2016-01-19 03:30:12
Requested 1 times
gdesklet <deleted><alias> gdesklets Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-27 20:35:17
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:40:36
Requested 0 times
exploit dcc <reply> There are people around who think it is funny to abuse certain bugs that cause unintended behavior. When bitten by these, #ubuntu remove users so they are no longer targets. To fix it have a look here: https://help.ubuntu.…DCCExploit and more about a recent bug at http://www.ubuntu.co…sn-1132-1/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-27 20:36:36
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-05-18 19:22:08
Requested 921 times
irssi a terminal based IRC client. See https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Irssi for help. See also !screen imbrandon
Added on: 2006-06-28 01:58:13
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:41:12
Requested 525 times
bluetooth <reply>For instructions on how to set up bluetooth, see https://help.ubuntu.…toothSetup Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-28 11:00:53
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Requested 1303 times
xfce <reply> Xfce is a lightweight and configurable desktop environment used by !Xubuntu. Read more at http://xfce.org/ gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-29 02:46:25
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-08 00:45:25
Requested 13 times
xubuntu <reply> Xubuntu is Ubuntu with !Xfce as the desktop environment. More info at https://xubuntu.org/ - To install the Xubuntu environment from Ubuntu: « sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop^ » - Join #xubuntu for support - See also: !xubuntu-channels gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-29 03:00:45
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-23 18:43:44
Requested 1860 times
gpgerr badsig ppagpg <reply> Getting GPG errors after adding custom repositories? Find the GPG keyword for the repository (it's 437D05B5 for the standard ones) and run « sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com <key> » Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-29 17:03:36
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-11-30 02:27:36
Requested 529 times
faq <reply> A list of common questions and answers about Ubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.…nQuestions - Official documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-30 13:36:44
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:56:24
Requested 308 times
pm privatemessage private message msg private query privmsg <reply> Please ask your questions in the channel so that other people can help you, benefit from your questions and answers, and ensure that you're not getting bad advice. Amaranth
Added on: 2006-06-30 16:10:19
Last edited by AlanBell
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:28:00
Requested 4940 times
ban banned <reply> If you are banned from an Ubuntu channel, it is probably because you did not follow the IRC guidelines. For details, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…Guidelines - To try and resolve a ban, please join #ubuntu-ops. gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-30 22:10:52
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-27 09:16:37
Requested 259 times
cloak hostmask nicksetup vhost <reply> To get an Ubuntu member cloak or any other one, first register your nick as detailed at https://freenode.net…gistration - For Ubuntu member cloaks, then ask in #ubuntu-irc and provide your Launchpad page. For unaffiliated ones, ask in #freenode. See also !membership apokryphos
Added on: 2006-07-01 02:14:53
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-24 06:37:57
Requested 249 times
appdb winedb <reply> The Wine Application DB is a database of applications and help for !Windows programs that run under !WINE: http://appdb.winehq.org - Join #winehq for application help Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-01 15:20:15
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-10-15 14:44:19
Requested 2644 times

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