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mds <reply> Microarchitectural Data Sampling is a security issue with Intel processors. Update your system to receive the kernel and microcode patches. Visit https://wiki.ubuntu.…geBase/MDS for more info and recommendations. dax
Added on: 2019-05-15 16:56:23
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19.10 eoan ermine <reply> Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) was the 31st release of Ubuntu, support ended July 2020. See !eol and https://lists.ubuntu…05494.html dax
Added on: 2019-05-07 15:02:45
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Last modified: 2020-07-17 19:11:29
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devel-#lubuntu-offtopic <reply> For discussion about Lubuntu Development, please join the #lubuntu-devel channel on IRC or https://telegram.lub…evelopment for Telegram. wxl
Added on: 2019-05-03 18:53:51
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devel-#lubuntu <reply> For discussion about Lubuntu Development, please join the #lubuntu-devel channel on IRC or https://telegram.lub…evelopment for Telegram. wxl
Added on: 2019-05-03 18:53:44
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support-#lubuntu-offtopic <reply> For Lubuntu support, please join the #lubuntu channel on IRC or https://telegram.lub…me/support for Telegram. Also, at https://forum.lubuntu.me you can find our Discourse forum. wxl
Added on: 2019-05-03 18:52:40
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support-#lubuntu-devel <reply> For Lubuntu support, please join the #lubuntu channel on IRC or https://telegram.lub…me/support for Telegram. Also, at https://forum.lubuntu.me you can find our Discourse forum. wxl
Added on: 2019-05-03 18:52:19
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32bit-#lubuntu <reply> Lubuntu 18.04 LTS is the last version to support 32-bit processors & will be supported until 2021. Support is highly limited, as we no longer provide images nor test packages for 32-bit. No other Ubuntu flavor offers 32-bit support. Discussion has been had to remove 32-bit packages from the archive. If `grep lm /proc/cpuinfo` succeeds, use 64-bit. wxl
Added on: 2019-05-03 18:38:10
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Last modified: 2019-05-03 18:43:28
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standup-#lubuntu-devel <reply> @tsimonq2 @lynorian @HMollerCl @aptghetto @teward001 @kc2bez @The_LoudSpeaker wxl[m] guiverc @N0um3n0 @leokolb @KGIII — It's 2100 UTC Thursday which means it's time for the Lubuntu Development standup meeting. Please announce yourself for roll call! Then, in order of announcement, post your items, and be sure to mention when you're done. wxl
Added on: 2019-05-02 21:36:34
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Last modified: 2020-12-03 22:36:12
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ubuntustudio-backports <reply> The Ubuntu Studio Backports PPA contains newer versions of select software that is included with Ubuntu Studio. For more info, such as how to add this PPA to your system, see https://help.ubuntu.…ckportsPPA and !ubuntustudio-installer. See also !ubuntustudio-controls dax
Added on: 2019-04-23 23:54:52
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Last modified: 2020-05-13 01:50:21
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xauthority <reply> If the .Xauthority file in your home directory has the wrong permissions (usually due to misuse of sudo), you may be unable to log in. To fix, change to a virtual terminal with Ctrl-Alt-F3, log in with your normal username and password, run rm ~/.Xauthority* and then reboot. dax
Added on: 2019-04-22 05:03:12
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kxstudio <reply> KXStudio is a software repository for Debian-based operating systems for audio production. It is not supported by Ubuntu or Ubuntu Studio, and using its repo is highly discouraged as it can overwrite system and user settings. Support in #kxstudio. See also https://askubuntu.co…739/952110 hggdh
Added on: 2019-04-17 15:20:13
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Last modified: 2020-06-12 20:36:55
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offtopic-#ubuntu-discuss <reply> #ubuntu-discuss is discussing this now hggdh
Added on: 2019-04-15 15:22:37
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cadence <reply> Cadence is an application for managing Jack in KXStudio and its repositories. Due to the nature of its intrusive configuration, it causes compatibility issues with Ubuntu's audio configuration, particularly !ubuntustudio-controls. For this reason, adding the KXStudio repos to any Ubuntu install is highly discouraged. hggdh
Added on: 2019-04-13 19:21:49
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ubuntustudio-installer <reply> Ubuntu Studio Installer is an app that can be used to add Ubuntu Studio's benefits to an existing Ubuntu (or official flavor) installation, and/or add the !ubuntustudio-backports PPA. For more info, see https://ubuntustudio…installer/ hggdh
Added on: 2019-04-05 19:08:20
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Last modified: 2020-10-21 17:10:45
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gpt <reply> GPT is a partition table format. It is required to boot EFI. See also !efi hggdh
Added on: 2019-03-27 20:33:49
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Last modified: 2019-03-27 21:22:59
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ubuntustudio-controls <reply> Ubuntu Studio Controls is the application through which audio is configured in Ubuntu Studio. It configures Jack, sets the CPU governor, and ensures the user has realtime audio permissions. For more info, see !jack and https://help.ubuntu.…ioControls hggdh
Added on: 2019-03-24 15:53:34
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borg <reply> borg is a fast backup tool with incremental backups: https://www.borgbackup.org/ (Ubuntu packages: borgbackup, borgbackup-doc, and borgmatic) hggdh
Added on: 2019-03-12 22:41:29
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mix frankenubuntu <reply> it is usually a very bad idea to mix packages from different releases (or Linux distributions), and it is completely unsupported hggdh
Added on: 2019-02-18 23:06:55
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uptodate <reply> To ensure you have all the latest known patches and security updates for your ubuntu installation, please update with the following command: `sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade`. See also !upgrades and !security; you may also need to run `apt full-upgrade`. hggdh
Added on: 2019-02-11 16:55:27
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Last modified: 2019-02-13 15:43:54
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lowlatency <reply> The lowlatency kernel is a special Ubuntu kernel build with modifications, such as realtime preemption, for systems which require low latency when communicating with some hardware, such as some audio devices. Included with Ubuntu Studio by default. hggdh
Added on: 2019-02-10 16:12:33
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Last modified: 2020-02-27 00:30:27
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lowtatency <deleted><reply> lowlatency is a special linux kernel build with modifications for systems which require low latency when communicating with some hardware, such as some A/V systems. hggdh
Added on: 2019-02-10 16:11:52
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ecryptfs <reply> EcryptFS is a file system encryption. It is deprecated since Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, see bug 1756840 for details. Use full disk encryption (dmcrypt-luks) instead. hggdh
Added on: 2019-02-10 16:09:39
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19.04 disco dingo <reply> Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) was the 30th release of Ubuntu, support ended January 2020. see !eol and https://lists.ubuntu…05263.html hggdh
Added on: 2019-02-03 16:08:22
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Last modified: 2020-01-29 22:35:04
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biosupdate <reply> To see how to update your bios on Ubuntu visit the community collected methods here: https://help.ubuntu.…BIOSUpdate hggdh
Added on: 2019-01-28 14:36:02
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Last modified: 2019-01-28 14:36:39
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kernelparm kernelparam cmdline <reply> To add a one-time or permanent kernel boot parameter see https://wiki.ubuntu.…Parameters hggdh
Added on: 2019-01-08 19:23:03
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Last modified: 2019-01-08 20:06:45
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yy.mm <reply> Ubuntu version numbers are: YY.MM (YY=release year,MM=release month). Each year sees two releases, so just specifying YY is imprecise. See also https://www.ubuntu.c…ease-cycle hggdh
Added on: 2019-01-08 00:40:20
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Last modified: 2019-01-25 22:20:18
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acpi <reply> to debug ACPI issues on ubuntu make sure your bios is up to date and follow the procedure here: https://wiki.ubuntu.…uggingACPI hggdh
Added on: 2018-12-21 04:01:07
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rud0lf-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> :[ Flannel
Added on: 2018-12-16 23:05:10
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pi <reply> Instructions for installing Ubuntu onto Raspberry Pi systems can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.…aspberryPi genii
Added on: 2018-07-31 14:30:15
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Last modified: 2007-12-28 20:13:16
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snap snaps <reply> Snaps are containerised software packages similar to flatpaks or appimage. For more info, see https://snapcraft.io Unit193
Added on: 2018-07-17 20:47:14
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netplan <reply> Netplan is a network configuration abstraction renderer which uses YAML descriptions of a network to work with either a NetworkManager or Systemd-networkd "renderer". More information at https://netplan.io/ genii
Added on: 2018-05-31 19:13:21
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toc.html <deleted>another format for the same doc. Unit193
Added on: 2018-05-21 21:28:05
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cosmic cuttlefish 18.10 comic <reply> Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) was the 29th release of Ubuntu. Support ended July 18th, 2019. See !eol and https://lists.ubuntu…04996.html Pici
Added on: 2018-05-08 15:12:08
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Last modified: 2019-07-19 04:57:33
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insights blog <reply> Canonical and its employees have written a number of articles on various Ubuntu-related topics, these can be found here: http://blog.ubuntu.com/ For blogs from the Ubuntu Community, see !planet Flannel
Added on: 2018-03-07 07:47:36
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Last modified: 2018-12-31 16:19:09
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artfulrespin <deleted><alias> lenovobug dax
Added on: 2018-01-10 02:41:25
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Last modified: 2019-11-27 20:44:43
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lenovobug intel-spi intelspi 17.10.1 <reply> The original release of Ubuntu 17.10 contained a bug that makes firmware memory read-only. See https://pad.lv/1734147 for more info. This bug has been fixed in 17.10's repositories (so upgrades are safe) and new ISOs have been released (look for 17.10.1 in the filename). dax
Added on: 2018-01-10 02:40:55
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Last modified: 2018-01-12 20:50:38
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nopti <reply> KPTI is a mitigation for the !Meltdown security issue. With some workloads on some processors, KPTI has a significant performance impact. KPTI can be disabled by adding "nopti" to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT line in /etc/default/grub. This should only be done if absolutely necessary because it will disable protections against Meltdown and thus allow any malicious user process to read memory and probably escalate to root. dax
Added on: 2018-01-10 01:34:24
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Last modified: 2018-01-10 02:07:38
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meltdown kpti <reply> Meltdown is a security issue with (primarily) Intel processors. It's mitigated by kernel patches named KPTI. Ubuntu released them in security updates for 14.04, 16.04, and 17.10. 17.04 will not receive this update. 18.04 will ship with kernel 4.15, which is patched already. 16.04 has updates for Linux 4.4 (release) and 4.13 (HWE), installs with 4.10 should upgrade to 4.13. See also !spectre, !nopti dax
Added on: 2018-01-03 22:56:33
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Last modified: 2018-01-10 01:35:19
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spectre <reply> Spectre is a security issue in almost all modern processors, which was released along with !Meltdown (but is not the same thing). While there are several initiatives underway to mitigate it, there is no "magic bullet" software fix. Ubuntu is monitoring ongoing efforts and will provide security updates as they become available. See !usn for security update notifications. dax
Added on: 2018-01-03 22:56:29
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Last modified: 2018-01-10 01:30:57
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kaiser <deleted><alias> kpti dax
Added on: 2018-01-03 21:10:01
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Last modified: 2018-01-10 01:28:07
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weechat <reply> Weechat is a text-based IRC client. Ubuntu has it in the !universe repositories. Weechat has its own repositories available too at https://weechat.org/…ad/debian/ which are not officially supported in #ubuntu, but are supported in #weechat. dax
Added on: 2017-12-12 02:07:44
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kernelcleanup <reply> For information about removing old kernels to free up space on /boot, see https://help.ubuntu.…OldKernels dax
Added on: 2017-11-27 17:55:17
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18.04 <reply> Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) is the 28th release of Ubuntu, supported until April 2023. Release notes at https://wiki.ubuntu.…leaseNotes Pici
Added on: 2017-10-25 03:46:00
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bionic beaver <reply> Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) is the 28th release of Ubuntu and the current LTS release. Download at https://www.ubuntu.c…m/download - Release Notes: https://wiki.ubuntu.…leaseNotes Pici
Added on: 2017-10-25 03:45:45
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Last modified: 2018-04-26 23:26:56
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krack <reply> KRACK is a group of attacks against the wireless WPA2 protocol and related software. Ubuntu clients are protected against it if they are updated; see https://usn.ubuntu.c…sn-3455-1/ for details. Networking equipment needs updating if using 802.11r, repeater mode, or other AP-as-client configurations, which most are not. See https://www.krackattacks.com/ for technical details. dax
Added on: 2017-10-21 20:53:27
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lunix <reply> LUnix is a Little Unix for your Commodore 64, dust it off and visit https://sourceforge.…jects/lng/ ! genii
Added on: 2017-10-05 19:53:42
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wol <reply> Wake-On-LAN is a feature of a computer's network card allowing it to be remotely turned on. See https://help.ubuntu.…/WakeOnLan for details on implementation. genii
Added on: 2017-06-09 17:31:12
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heard joke once: man goes to doctor. says he's depressed. says life seems harsh and cruel. says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead <deleted>vague and uncertain. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says, "But doctor...I am Pagliacci.”" Pici
Added on: 2017-05-09 18:56:15
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Last modified: 2017-05-19 15:13:19
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esm <reply> Canonical offers paid extended security support for end-of-life LTS releases through the Ubuntu Advantage program. For more information, see https://ubuntu.com/esm . ESM is not an Ubuntu community offering; please direct questions about it to Canonical directly. dax
Added on: 2017-05-01 19:34:04
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Last modified: 2018-12-31 16:16:18
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artful aardvark 17.10 <reply> Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) was the 27th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 19th, 2018. See !eol and https://lists.ubuntu…04483.html Pici
Added on: 2017-04-20 18:18:35
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Last modified: 2018-08-22 13:14:19
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