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kb <reply> While it is common in the computing field to consider 1kB (one kilobyte) = 1024B (1024 bytes), the correct equation, according to standard IEEE 1541, is 1kB = 1000B. On the other hand, 1KiB (one kibibyte) = 1024B - Same goes for all multiples LjL
Added on: 2006-07-18 23:12:20
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ie <reply> For Irish ubuntu support, visit #ubuntu-ie, agus tá uisce beatha agus cuidiú Ubuntu isteach an #ubuntu-ie, Béag fáilte ort! Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-19 00:54:31
Last edited by ompaul
Last modified: 2008-10-20 19:25:43
Requested 132 times
backup backups deja-dup duplicity <reply> There are many ways to back your system up. Here's a few: https://help.ubuntu.…YourSystem , https://help.ubuntu.…ackupHowto , https://wiki.ubuntu.…UserBackup , https://help.ubuntu.…MondoMindi - See also !sbackup, !borg, and !cloning Spec
Added on: 2006-07-19 20:32:11
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2019-04-22 03:04:43
Requested 2784 times
oracle <deleted><reply> If you -must- install oracle .... here's a good place to start: http://www.oracle.co…87822.html Spec
Added on: 2006-07-19 22:24:00
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-26 15:26:51
Requested 74 times
openbox a lightweight window manager. For instructions and more information see https://help.ubuntu.…ty/Openbox gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-07-20 01:50:38
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:33:22
Requested 150 times
mplayer <deleted>a media player. It resides in the mutiverse repository and can easily be installed via applications -> add/remove. For codecs try !codecs gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-07-20 02:44:28
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2011-07-18 11:06:08
Requested 607 times
mplayer-fonts <reply> No fonts in mplayer? Try " sudo apt-get install mplayer-fonts " ( multiverse must be enabled see !repos ). gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-07-20 02:47:08
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defrag defragmentation defragment <reply> The default Ubuntu filesystem (ext4) is engineered to avoid fragmentation issues in most cases. However, there is an online defragmentation tool available if needed. For more information, see `man e4defrag` Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-20 22:49:03
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-30 19:26:16
Requested 368 times
disks formatting format partition partitions partitioning mounting disk harddrive <reply> For help with partitioning a new install see https://help.ubuntu.…oPartition | For partitioning programs, see !GParted (recommended) or !PartitionManager. Other partitioning topics include !fstab, !home, and !swap LjL
Added on: 2006-07-20 23:35:02
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-30 04:07:50
Requested 3271 times
x resolution fixres display xcfg x11 restartx x.org res fixvideo fixvideoresolution drxx <reply> The X Window System is the part of your system that's responsible for graphical output. To restart your X, type « sudo /etc/init.d/?dm restart » in a console - To fix screen resolution or other X problems: https://wiki.ubuntu.…Resolution LjL
Added on: 2006-07-21 01:03:53
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-11-06 13:36:48
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best <deleted><reply> Usually, there is no single "best" application to perform a given task. It's up to you to choose, depending on your preferences, features you require, and other factors. Do NOT take polls in the channel. LjL
Added on: 2006-07-21 01:18:13
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:23:35
Requested 5121 times
debug debugging crash <reply> For help debugging your program, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.…Procedures Spec
Added on: 2006-07-21 21:41:23
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ops-#edubuntu <reply> Help! ogra, highvoltage, mhz, JaneW, Burgundavia or Seveas Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-23 09:33:27
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ops-#xubuntu <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - elky, Flannel, genii, ikonia, krytarik, mneptok, Myrtti, Pici, pleia2, Unit193. Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-23 23:49:36
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2020-06-22 02:47:31
Requested 123 times
ftp ftp clients ftp client <reply> FTP clients: Nautilus (Places -> Connect to server), gFTP, FileZilla (for !GNOME); Konqueror, Kasablanca, KFTPGrabber (for !KDE); FireFTP (for Firefox); ftp, lftp (for !cli) - See also !FTPd bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-24 06:50:53
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2009-04-11 01:58:22
Requested 1051 times
iirc <reply> IIRC means "if I remember correctly" thoreauputic
Added on: 2006-07-25 22:13:15
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wifi wireless ndiswrapper ndis wpa madwifi ralink ipw wpa2 acx111 network wifidocs wlan atheros <reply> Wireless documentation, including how-to guides and troubleshooting information, can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…y/WifiDocs Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-25 23:42:07
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2009-07-01 06:16:56
Requested 12443 times
botabuse bot abuse fishing msgthebot askthebot msg the bot msgbot investigate investigation pm the bot messagethebot message the bot bot-abuse abusethebot <reply> Please investigate me only with "/msg $nick bot" or in #ubuntu-bots. Search for factoids with "/msg $nick search <pattern>" Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-26 21:48:13
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-27 08:17:56
Requested 8071 times
gmail a webmail service. For information on using it with Evolution see https://help.ubuntu.…hEvolution bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-28 02:16:53
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:53:43
Requested 70 times
ubuntucounter <deleted><reply> Get counted! You can find the Ubuntu counter project on http://ubuntucounter…hical.net/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-28 23:20:51
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-09-14 19:38:15
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java javadebs sunjava javappc jre <reply> To just use java you need a "Java Runtime Environment" (JRE) and/or a browser plugin. If that is not sufficient you will need a "Java Development Kit" (JDK) aka "Software Development Kit" (SDK). Please see https://help.ubuntu.…unity/Java about how to install one of three current implementations. Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-29 02:26:41
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2011-10-25 20:18:22
Requested 6454 times
ops op calltheops call the ops <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - Pici, Myrtti, jrib, Amaranth, tonyyarusso, Nalioth, lamont, CarlK, elky, mneptok, Tm_T, jpds, ikonia, Flannel, wgrant, stdin, h00k, IdleOne, Jordan_U, popey, Corey, ocean, cprofitt, djones, Madpilot, gnomefreak, lhavelund, phunyguy, chu Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-29 12:54:12
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2020-06-22 02:47:13
Requested 26324 times
nl dutch nederlands <reply> Nederlandstalige ondersteuning voor Ubuntu (en vers gezette koffie) is te vinden in #ubuntu-nl Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-29 14:36:08
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de deutsch german germany <reply> In den meisten Ubuntu-Kanälen wird nur Englisch gesprochen. Für deutschsprachige Hilfe besuche bitte #ubuntu-de, #kubuntu-de, #edubuntu-de oder #ubuntu-at. Einfach "/join #ubuntu-de" eingeben. Danke für Dein Verständnis! Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-30 14:17:47
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-06-22 18:16:27
Requested 6351 times
pdf acrobat <reply>The Portable Document Format is created by Adobe; PDF files are viewable in Ubuntu with Xpdf, Okular, Evince and also Adobe Reader (free download, but closed source) bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-31 07:34:53
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2011-04-28 15:21:23
Requested 476 times
rar unrar a non-free archive format created by Rarsoft. For instructions on accessing .rar files through the Archive Manager view https://help.ubuntu.…mpression. There is a free (as in speech) unrar utility as well, see !info unrar-free Spec
Added on: 2006-07-31 22:11:25
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kubuntu <reply> Kubuntu is the Ubuntu flavour using KDE Software and the KDE Plasma Workspaces. See https://kubuntu.org for more information - For support join #kubuntu - See also !kde gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-08-02 23:45:20
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-22 21:35:42
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synce <reply> Details of setting up synce-serial at: https://help.ubuntu.…ketPCHowto ompaul
Added on: 2006-08-03 11:32:16
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opera <reply>Opera is an advanced, fast and free (as in beer) web browser. It is packaged for easy installation into Ubuntu. More information at https://help.ubuntu.…eraBrowser gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-08-03 14:34:26
Last edited by Madpilot
Last modified: 2009-10-02 05:58:23
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canonical <reply>Canonical Ltd. is committed to the development, distribution and promotion of open source software products, and to providing tools and support to the open source community. It is the driving force behind the Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Edubuntu Operating Systems. Canonical's website is at http://www.canonical.com/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-03 18:21:47
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ops-#xubuntu-offtopic <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - pleia2, Unit193. gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-08-04 00:45:01
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2019-10-14 12:40:51
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botsnack <reply> Yum! Err, I mean, APT! Amaranth
Added on: 2006-08-05 08:42:05
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-08-06 13:34:26
Requested 3929 times
opabuse-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>Leave the ops alone! Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-06 19:19:31
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2008-02-04 03:44:20
Requested 186 times
shaddap <reply> :X Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-06 23:02:55
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xconfig <reply> To reconfigure your X server, open a console and type « sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg » - To configure only the driver and resolution, type « sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg -phigh » - See also !FixRes nalioth
Added on: 2006-08-07 20:14:52
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ipod iphone <reply> For information on how to sync and add tracks to your iPod, see the guide at https://help.ubuntu.…/IPodHowto - For the iPhone and the iPod Touch, see https://help.ubuntu.…ces/iPhone - See !RockBox for information on liberating your iPod Madpilot
Added on: 2006-08-08 05:27:49
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2009-03-26 03:03:20
Requested 1975 times
easyubuntu <deleted>a script that automates installation of some items. Use at your own risk. See http://easyubuntu.fr…ntrib.org/ - For help and or discussions about EasyUbuntu please join #easyubuntu ompaul
Added on: 2006-08-09 04:07:56
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 03:55:51
Requested 842 times
test <reply> Testing... Testing... 1. 2.. 3... Amaranth
Added on: 2006-08-09 10:19:13
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2016-01-05 03:10:16
Requested 5445 times
cairo-dock <deleted>a MacOS X -like dock for the gnome desktop, see www.cairo-dock.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-09 12:28:37
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-04-11 19:57:26
Requested 39 times
virus av viruses <reply> Antivirus is something you don't need on !Linux, except where files are then passed to Windows computers (perhaps using Samba). See https://help.ubuntu.…/Antivirus ompaul
Added on: 2006-08-11 08:38:28
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-06 22:31:40
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tar tgz tar.gz bz2 7z compression tar.bz2 gz ace 7zip 7-zip <reply> Files with extensions .tar, .gz, .tgz, .zip, .bz2, .7z, .ace and other archive file formats can be opened with file-roller (GNOME) or Ark (KDE) - Also see https://help.ubuntu.…ompression Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-11 14:55:35
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chroot debchroot <reply> A chroot is used to make programs believe that the directory they are running in is really the root directory. It can be used to stop programs accessing files outside of that directory, or for compiling 32bit applications in a 64bit environment - see https://help.ubuntu.…asicChroot ompaul
Added on: 2006-08-11 17:28:50
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-06-15 17:12:19
Requested 1087 times
ntfs-3g ntfs3g a Linux driver which allows read/write access to NTFS partitions. Installation instructions at https://help.ubuntu.…Partitions Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-11 19:48:36
Last edited by Seveas
Last modified: 2007-04-21 09:57:49
Requested 2798 times
imap4rev1 a broken and unsupported option in Evolution. IMAP supports all IMAP servers, and should be used instead. See http://bugzilla.gnom…?id=324118 for more information. Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-12 16:40:07
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ops-#ubuntuforums <reply>Help!! bodhizazen jacob jdong cariboo907 ibuclaw Silver-Fox- Iowan howefield CharlesA overdrank forestpiskie Arificial_Intel nothingspecial nlsthzn oldos2er quackers wildmanne39 or matt_symes Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-21 18:53:33
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2012-07-26 07:00:11
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wikipedia <deleted>a free online encyclopedia, you can find it at http://wikipedia.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-23 14:39:11
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-07-08 06:01:19
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aiglx <reply> AIGLX is a project that aims to enable GL-accelerated effects on a standard desktop. Supported cards: Nvidia: GeForce3 or newer; ATI: Radeon 7000 through X800; Intel: i810 or newer. Howto: https://help.ubuntu.…iteManager For older Nvidia or newer ATI cards see !xgl gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-08-24 00:17:52
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:27:51
Requested 330 times
u ur 4 y shorthand <reply> Shortened English is difficult for some non-native English speakers to read. Please use full words instead. Thanks! Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-25 18:09:14
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:39:29
Requested 2164 times
picard a digital audio fingerprinting/tagging program using the MusicBrainz online music database, not unlike freedb. It can be used to identify *and* tag files in your music collection. Usage instructions: http://musicbrainz.o…WithPicard ; Ubuntu installation instructions: http://musicbrainz.o…nuxInstall gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-08-26 02:31:18
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:33:31
Requested 23 times
subversion an open source application used for revision control. It is sometimes abbreviated to svn in reference to the name of its command line interface. Look here for a Subversion How To on Ubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.…Subversion nalioth
Added on: 2006-08-27 02:03:51
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