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merging merge-o-matic merge <reply>Merging is the process of including changes from other distributions (most commonly Debian) into Ubuntu packages, and is typically a major focus at the beginning of each Ubuntu development cycle. Please see https://wiki.ubuntu.…nt/Merging for more information. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-12-02 03:01:28
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patch <reply> Patches are files describing the changes in code to achieve some results. There are a number of ways these can be produced, but https://wiki.ubuntu.…s/HowToFix and http://developer.ubu…kages.html may provide some useful guidelines. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-12-01 12:13:47
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Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:46:12
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ogra <deleted><reply>ogra looks like a pirate! mneptok
Added on: 2007-11-30 00:19:48
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Last modified: 2011-05-27 17:47:44
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contribute-#xubuntu <reply> To see how you can help out with Xubuntu, please see http://xubuntu.org/contribute/ - additionally, you can join the devleoper channel #xubuntu-devel and introduce yourself (we'll reply when we're around) LjL
Added on: 2007-11-27 00:49:04
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Last modified: 2014-12-03 01:40:46
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brokenusplash-#kubuntu <reply> Supported screen resolutions are sometimes detected incorrectly, causing the splash screen to not appear and slowing down boot. Edit /etc/usplash.conf and change "xres" and "yres" to a resolution that your graphics system certainly supports, then run « sudo update-usplash-theme usplash-theme-kubuntu » LjL
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brokenusplash <reply> Supported screen resolutions are sometimes detected incorrectly, causing the splash screen to not appear and slowing down boot. Edit /etc/usplash.conf and change "xres" and "yres" to a resolution that your graphics system certainly supports, then run « sudo update-usplash-theme usplash-theme-ubuntu » LjL
Added on: 2007-11-27 00:05:09
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nbs <reply> Some packages are no longer built from source as a result of various transitions. The reverse dependencies of these packages require an update. The current tracking list is available from http://people.ubuntu…chive/NBS/ Pici
Added on: 2007-11-26 17:30:44
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xfce-icons <reply> To install icons, unpack them to ~/.icons/ - Visit http://www.xfce-look.org/ for all kinds of eyecandy for your Xfce4 desktop! - See also !themes for other GNOME theme sites LjL
Added on: 2007-11-25 03:10:11
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recon-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> recon stands for something related to lousy Internet service providers. LjL
Added on: 2007-11-24 04:02:09
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Last modified: 2010-05-18 10:40:06
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teamspeak the proprietry VoIP software see: https://help.ubuntu.…/TeamSpeak For a open source alternative consider using Mumble http://mumble.sourceforge.net/ ompaul
Added on: 2007-11-23 21:04:16
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Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:43:42
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j-_ <deleted><reply> j-_ is as j-_ does ;-) ompaul
Added on: 2007-11-23 20:45:47
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Last modified: 2009-06-19 23:44:09
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coffee <deleted>a caffeinated beverage made by filtering hot water through ground up roasted beans of the coffee plant. Flavouring to taste such as milk or cream, sugar or sweetener are often added afterwards. Not to be confused with !java Tm_T
Added on: 2007-11-22 20:49:21
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Last modified: 2010-02-03 15:42:16
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composite cube <reply> Compiz-Fusion (and the older Compiz and Beryl) are window managers that employ the "composite" extension of X to draw windows using graphics cards' 3D hardware. They can additionally provide "desktop special effects" (such as the "cube") by means of plug-ins. Join #compiz-fusion for help and support with advanced features. See also « /msg $nick compiz » and « /msg $nick effects » LjL
Added on: 2007-11-21 16:47:18
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Last modified: 2013-02-28 16:59:28
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sbuild a system to easily build packages in a clean schroot environment. To get started with SBuild, see https://help.ubuntu.…ldLVMHowto LaserJock
Added on: 2007-11-21 06:52:27
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Last modified: 2007-11-21 06:53:02
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sk <reply> Žiadame slovenských používateľov aby v kanáli #ubuntu hovorili po anglicky. Slovensky a česky sa dohovoríte v #ubuntu-cz. jrib
Added on: 2007-11-20 14:31:39
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Last modified: 2007-11-28 22:02:28
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nonfree <reply> When we use the term 'non-free', we mean that it is not Free (as in freedom) Software. Software that is not Free cannot be fixed or improved by anyone except its authors -- who are not us :(. For more information, see https://www.gnu.org/…ee-sw.html elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-11-19 10:32:30
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Last modified: 2016-05-01 05:21:42
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crack <deleted><alias> jdong Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-11-19 02:37:51
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Last modified: 2009-06-18 22:31:21
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mako <deleted><reply>Benjamin "Mako" Hill is a member of the Community Council and co-author of The Official Ubuntu Book. elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-11-14 15:43:57
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Last modified: 2012-01-03 09:54:30
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kopete im-#kubuntu <reply> Instant Messenger Client Kopete (http://kopete.kde.org) supports MSN, Jabber, AIM, YIM, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, ICQ and, in KDE 3, IRC. See also !Pidgin Tm_T
Added on: 2007-11-14 13:16:40
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Last modified: 2008-09-18 09:27:41
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dns <reply> To set up a Domain Name Service see the !serverguide - https://help.ubuntu.…e/dns.html Madpilot
Added on: 2007-11-12 07:06:45
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Last modified: 2015-07-27 16:41:45
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bofh <reply>You can find the BOFH and the PFY at https://bearbin.net/bofh and http://theregister.c…odds/bofh/ Seveas
Added on: 2007-11-11 20:52:01
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vraag <reply> Vraag niet of je mag vragen, maar vraag! Seveas
Added on: 2007-11-11 18:53:56
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automatix-#ubuntu-nl niet aanbevolen, ondersteund, of noodzakelijk, zie ook http://mjg59.livejou…77440.html Seveas
Added on: 2007-11-11 18:53:04
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ops-#ubuntu-nl <reply> Help! profoX, JanC, Seveas, defrysk, joolz, SWAT of wdh! Seveas
Added on: 2007-11-11 18:16:28
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richtlijnen coc-#ubuntu-nl <reply> Richtlijnen voor het verblijf in #ubuntu-nl vind je op http://www.ubuntu-nl…hap/regels Seveas
Added on: 2007-11-11 18:11:27
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rs serbian <reply> Molimo udjite u #ubuntu-rs za pomoc u vezi sa Ubuntuom na srpskom jeziku. LjL
Added on: 2007-11-11 17:31:16
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acronym acronyms <deleted><alias> noob Pici
Added on: 2007-11-08 18:51:52
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profanephobia-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Profanephobia is afraid of profane things! Spec
Added on: 2007-11-06 20:52:52
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Last modified: 2010-08-12 12:39:16
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lynoure <deleted><reply> Lynoure has the answer! ompaul
Added on: 2007-11-06 20:52:42
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apparmor <reply> For information about the AppArmor security framework employed in Ubuntu (since Gutsy Gibbon), see https://help.ubuntu.…y/AppArmor LjL
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selinux <reply> SELinux is available on Ubuntu, but not officially supported. Ubuntu uses another security framework by default, see https://help.ubuntu.…y/AppArmor LjL
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tor <reply> Tor is a program to route connections through several servers for anonymity. It is in Ubuntu's repositories, but the Tor Project recommends using their Tor packages due to past issues with Ubuntu's. For setup info, see option (2) of https://www.torproje…an.html.en LjL
Added on: 2007-11-04 23:20:20
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studiocd <reply>Ubuntu Studio is only available as an alternate DVD. The LiveCD installer does not meet Ubuntu Studio's requirements at this time. Pici
Added on: 2007-11-04 18:23:28
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Last modified: 2008-09-07 18:07:13
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bitesize <reply> A list of bugs that are considered easy to fix and good for beginners to attempt can be found at: https://bugs.launchp…g=bitesize Pici
Added on: 2007-11-03 23:18:21
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mythtv-mysql <reply>Having issues with 'access denied for user 'mythtv'@'localhost' (using password: YES), please see: http://ubuntuforums.…ostcount=4 Madpilot
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gift a peer-to-peer filesharing engine supporting several networks and protocols by means of plug-ins. It's available in !Universe. Clients include gifTui, giFToxic (GTK), Apollon (KDE), giFTcurs (terminal-based) - See also !P2P LjL
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mldonkey a peer-to-peer filesharing engine supporting several networks and protocols, available in !Universe as 'mldonkey-server'. Clients include mkdonkey-gui (GTK) and KMLDonkey (KDE). See https://help.ubuntu.…y/MLDonkey - See also !P2P LjL
Added on: 2007-11-03 00:31:31
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soulseek <reply> SoulSeek clients: Nicotine (GTK), Museeq (KDE), Mucous (terminal-based) - See also !P2P LjL
Added on: 2007-11-03 00:29:09
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edonkey <reply> eDonkey clients: aMule (GTK, stand-alone), mldonkey-gui (GTK, based on MLDonkey), KMLDonkey (KDE, based on MLDonkey) - See also !P2P LjL
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Last modified: 2007-11-03 00:29:31
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directconnect dc <reply> Direct Connect clients: linuxdcpp, dcgui (GTK), Valknut, dc-qt (Qt), rccp (terminal-based) - See also !P2P LjL
Added on: 2007-11-03 00:12:36
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Last modified: 2008-12-13 16:03:47
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rtf <reply> Software packages to deal with the RTF format include: abiword, catdoc, unrtf, latex2rtf (for parsing), enscript, aft, sdf, udo, wv (for creating) LjL
Added on: 2007-11-02 15:36:40
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hey <deleted><alias> hi Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-11-02 11:57:56
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Last modified: 2010-10-14 19:09:59
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pony-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>PONY! Ponyponyponyponypony! http://windowseat.ca…r_pony.jpg - NO PONIES FOR YOU! Spec
Added on: 2007-10-31 20:04:16
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Last modified: 2010-04-28 11:26:05
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hdbug <reply>Ubuntu does *not* modify the settings that affect HD lifespans by default. An analysis from an Ubuntu Technical Board member and ACPI expert can be found at http://mjg59.livejou…77672.html (See https://launchpad.ne…bugs/59695 and http://tinyurl.com/2vyrft for more information) Pici
Added on: 2007-10-31 14:56:09
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:22:53
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bitchx <reply> bitchx (also known as ircii-pana) was dropped from Debian and subsequently Ubuntu (see: http://bugs.debian.org/451373 ). Consider using irssi or weechat instead. Pici
Added on: 2007-10-25 18:38:04
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Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:39:48
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tribalwars <reply> Tribal Wars is a web based browser game. For more information and to learn how to join the other ubunteros playing it, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…TribalWars Mez
Added on: 2007-10-22 00:59:32
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Last modified: 2007-10-22 00:59:57
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aptlock dpkg fix crash dpkg crash fix aptfix apt-fix dpkglock apt-lock <reply> If an APT front-end crashed and your database is locked, try this in a !terminal: « sudo fuser -vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock;sudo dpkg --configure -a » LjL
Added on: 2007-10-21 15:31:48
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adeptcrash <deleted><alias> aptlock Jucato
Added on: 2007-10-21 15:27:46
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Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:01:47
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md5sums <reply> See https://help.ubuntu.…untuHashes for the md5sums of Ubuntu discs. PriceChild
Added on: 2007-10-19 23:52:07
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twhs-#ubuntuforums <reply> That's what he said! LjL
Added on: 2007-10-19 18:52:37
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