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3rdparty <reply> Packages contained in 3rd party repositories are not included in Ubuntu for a reason. Whether this be poor packaging standards, bugs or malicious authors. You should trust the maintainers of these repositories before using them. See http://ubuntuforums.…p?t=297814 for consequences. ompaul
Added on: 2008-02-24 22:00:39
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2008-02-24 22:13:37
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bootchart <reply> bootchart charts your machine at boot time, to install >> sudo apt-get install bootchart << the graphic is in /var/log/bootchart after the next reboot ompaul
Added on: 2008-02-24 21:34:35
Last edited by ompaul
Last modified: 2008-02-24 21:35:27
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atroll <deleted><reply> trolling / trollish behaviour is behaviour that is considered annoying by other channel users, this includes going offtopic, asking the same question time and again getting answered and not acknowledging the answer, and these are not the only ways behaviour can be considered trolling, please see /msg ubottu guidelines - if this applies to you, you may find yourself outside the channel ompaul
Added on: 2008-02-24 19:37:23
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2011-09-27 02:34:36
Requested 659 times
expert <deleted><alias> anyone ompaul
Added on: 2008-02-23 15:23:17
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:31:51
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puregnome pureubuntu <reply> If you want to remove all !Kubuntu packages or !Xubuntu packages and have a default !Ubuntu system, follow the instructions here: http://www.psychocat…pureubuntu PriceChild
Added on: 2008-02-23 01:00:54
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-11-11 13:34:51
Requested 1078 times
hacker hacking <reply> A hacker is a person who delights in having an intimate understanding of the internal workings of a system, computers and computer networks in particular, as defined by Request for Comments (RFC) 1392 - i.e. a good programmer -- crackers on the other hand break systems, see also !piracy ompaul
Added on: 2008-02-21 20:34:28
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2009-04-12 12:16:51
Requested 285 times
sausage-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><alias> worst-#ubuntu-offtopic Pici
Added on: 2008-02-21 04:12:59
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-08-12 12:36:13
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intrepid ibex 8.10 <reply> Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) was the ninth release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 30th, 2010. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Pici
Added on: 2008-02-21 01:19:06
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-04-28 15:00:09
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nickfork-#ubuntu-offtopic a silly little game for offtopic channels ONLY. The way it works is you pick out a random nick from the /names list (works best if they're idle), have a bunch of people switch to something similar (scrambles, reverse, 1337speak), and see how long it takes for the real person to catch on. Have fun! tonyyarusso
Added on: 2008-02-20 09:55:16
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-04-06 06:16:22
Requested 14 times
pulseaudio pulse <reply> PulseAudio is a sound server intended as a drop-in replacement for !ESD - See https://wiki.ubuntu.…PulseAudio for information and installation instructions LjL
Added on: 2008-02-19 03:58:10
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5-a-day 5aday a community event where each person will take 5 bugs a day and work on them. Everyone is invited to help no matter your abilities! More information available at https://wiki.ubuntu.…om/5-A-Day nixternal
Added on: 2008-02-18 21:31:26
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scope redundancy <reply> We don't need factoids for *everything*, or ten factoids for the same thing ;) LjL
Added on: 2008-02-14 16:27:14
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2009-03-27 01:55:07
Requested 186 times
addingfs <reply>If you are adding space to your Ubuntu installation mounting a newly created unix filesystem (ext3, xfs, jfs, etc) you can not set permissions (read, write, etc) filesystem-wide like you do when mounting filesystems that do not support unix permissions (vfat, ntfs, hfs, etc). See !permissions and !fstab jrib
Added on: 2008-02-12 15:52:30
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2008-02-12 15:58:35
Requested 49 times
dbgsym https://wiki.ubuntu.…ogramCrash asac
Added on: 2008-02-10 14:26:49
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2008-02-10 14:54:01
Requested 19 times
redmond not relevent to my interests. Seveas
Added on: 2008-02-10 01:03:29
Last edited by elkbuntu
Last modified: 2008-05-12 17:18:00
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gutsysources <reply> In System->Admin->Software Sources, enable (main) (universe) (restricted) and (multiverse) and disable the Cdrom on the Ubuntu Software tab. On the Updates tab, enable (gutsy-security) and (gutsy-updates). LjL
Added on: 2008-02-09 21:47:05
Last edited by Seeker`
Last modified: 2008-06-19 01:29:05
Requested 79 times
identify <reply> You can identify to NickServ automatically when connecting to freenode. See https://www.freenode…l#identify for more information. When identifying manually, do NOT send the command from a channel's tab, as a typo will give away your password. If that happens, identify and then type « /msg NickServ set password <new-password> » in the server tab as soon as possible. LjL
Added on: 2008-02-09 03:30:18
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-01-25 01:31:03
Requested 168 times
cowsay-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> MOOOooo! PriceChild
Added on: 2008-02-08 22:58:19
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2008-02-08 22:58:26
Requested 40 times
hal9000-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> makes more sense than mc44, and is almost as murderous LjL
Added on: 2008-02-07 21:40:42
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-08-09 19:01:43
Requested 16 times
truecrypt <reply> Truecrypt is a free open-source on-the-fly disk encryption software. See https://help.ubuntu.…ddenVolume Pici
Added on: 2008-02-07 20:31:14
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2010-04-17 23:57:46
Requested 158 times
mc44-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> makes no(n) sense :( LjL
Added on: 2008-02-05 23:21:33
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2013-07-11 22:17:13
Requested 246 times
queue newqueue new queue <reply> The queue of packages awaiting approval to enter the archive (also known as the NEW queue) and scheduled to build it at https://launchpad.ne…wer/+queue ompaul
Added on: 2008-02-04 19:55:54
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-04-26 23:28:32
Requested 31 times
pie-#ubuntu-offtopic sugar-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>PIE PIE PIE, mmm PI PI PI http://farm4.static.…6a3615.jpg Seveas
Added on: 2008-02-03 19:43:21
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-03-15 01:41:36
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pptp <deleted><reply> pptp is not good according to Bruce Schneier http://schneier.com/pptp.html here the words insecurity are useful ompaul
Added on: 2008-02-03 19:01:13
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-02-12 00:24:30
Requested 25 times
point <deleted><reply> Do you have any? LjL
Added on: 2008-02-01 22:51:42
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-26 02:34:22
Requested 21 times
moo-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> There are no easter eggs in this bot. Pici
Added on: 2008-02-01 20:03:32
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ack <reply> fin LjL
Added on: 2008-01-31 22:50:39
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irccouncil ircc irc-council <reply> The Ubuntu IRC Council is the team governance council for the the Ubuntu IRC channels on the freenode network - For serious inquiries please join #ubuntu-irc-council or email irc-council@lists.ubuntu.com - See also https://wiki.ubuntu.…IrcCouncil Pici
Added on: 2008-01-31 19:36:19
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2011-04-24 17:04:17
Requested 144 times
worst-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> This factoid is supposed to be pretty terrible. Please contact rodserling if you find a factoid worse than this, in order to improve, I mean pejorate, this useless conglomerate of words, thank you, well not really. Worst is also the dutch word for sausage. LjL
Added on: 2008-01-31 03:56:37
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2011-08-17 08:07:37
Requested 145 times
wastrel-#ubuntu-offtopic drm-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> sometimes wastrel cries LjL
Added on: 2008-01-28 16:47:46
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-12-18 02:36:11
Requested 107 times
resetpanels resetpanel panels <reply> To reset the GNOME panel to defaults, type this in a !terminal: gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel && killall gnome-panel LjL
Added on: 2008-01-27 02:26:16
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-03-28 01:44:51
Requested 1159 times
enablesources chrepo <reply> Enable the standard Ubuntu repositories by going to System > Administration > Software Sources - See !repositories for detailed information LjL
Added on: 2008-01-26 03:07:22
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-01-26 03:07:45
Requested 34 times
guishell <deleted><reply> Several "hybrid" GUI command line interfaces are in development, see: http://www.bterm.org/ - http://linux.pte.hu/…pipas/CUI/ - http://hotwire-shell.org/ LjL
Added on: 2008-01-25 16:37:28
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:47:21
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no0tic <deleted><reply> Hi, how can I help you? LjL
Added on: 2008-01-25 03:03:51
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-04-11 20:22:56
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derivatives $hr$cut off... gnewsense mint linuxmce ultimate mce crunchbang backtrack kali based on ubuntu lxle <reply> The Ubuntu channels can only provide support for Ubuntu and its official flavors, since other distributions and derivatives have repository and software changes. So please use their dedicated support venues, for example: Linux Mint (#linuxmint-help on irc.spotchat.org), Kali Linux (#kali-linux), and LXLE (#lxle) LjL
Added on: 2008-01-24 22:57:06
Last edited by kryten
Last modified: 2017-04-07 20:34:03
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store shop mug shirt <reply> Buy some Official Ubuntu Merchandise & Professional Support. See https://shop.canonical.com/ Seveas
Added on: 2008-01-24 13:14:46
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translate <reply> Translate Ubuntu into your own language, important translations that are needed are listed first. See https://translations…et/ubuntu/ Seveas
Added on: 2008-01-24 12:41:12
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jding <deleted><reply> jdong Pici
Added on: 2008-01-24 03:35:00
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-18 22:31:07
Requested 60 times
requirements reqs specs <reply> Hardware requirements to install, boot and comfortably use Ubuntu are listed at https://help.ubuntu.…quirements - For a !flavor with lower requirements, see !Xubuntu or !Lubuntu LjL
Added on: 2008-01-23 15:51:02
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-09-30 02:29:08
Requested 505 times
requirements-#xubuntu xfcemem xfcespace reqs-#xubuntu <reply> The hardware requirements for Xubuntu can be found at http://xubuntu.org/getxubuntu/ LjL
Added on: 2008-01-23 15:50:11
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2012-11-30 16:34:20
Requested 32 times
bye <reply> Au revoir! LjL
Added on: 2008-01-22 03:51:40
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-01-22 04:09:41
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joomla <reply> joomla information can be had here: https://help.ubuntu.…ity/Joomla ompaul
Added on: 2008-01-20 12:55:33
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bing <deleted><reply> ban LjL
Added on: 2008-01-19 00:24:36
Last edited by ikonia
Last modified: 2016-12-19 07:52:36
Requested 355 times
xbug wxbug javabug <deleted><reply> A bug has recently caused an X.org package to break. It is fixed now, just update your packages list from Synaptic/Adept or « sudo apt-get update » LjL
Added on: 2008-01-18 17:07:30
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:00:52
Requested 97 times
zing <reply> zong Seveas
Added on: 2008-01-18 13:58:21
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ding <reply> dong elkbuntu
Added on: 2008-01-18 13:57:59
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king <reply> kong Seveas
Added on: 2008-01-18 13:57:42
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Requested 18 times
polls <deleted><alias> best LjL
Added on: 2008-01-17 01:32:16
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:33:21
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amaranth <deleted><reply>Stabbity stab Amaranth
Added on: 2008-01-16 10:34:19
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2009-09-21 02:42:23
Requested 235 times
urmom-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><alias> u LjL
Added on: 2008-01-15 17:58:48
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-08-12 12:36:41
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