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f5 <deleted><reply> Remember that every time you hit refresh, Canonical is wasting money, bandwidth, and CPU time serving your request instead of doing useful things like uploading the image or paying for ShipIt disks. Please do so sparingly. tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-10-18 04:30:57
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Last modified: 2014-04-17 15:53:18
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ccsm <reply> To enable advanced customization of desktop effects in Ubuntu: install 'compizconfig-settings-manager' (or 'simple-ccsm' for pre-Oneiric). If you install the latter, a new option will appear in your appearance properties - See also !compiz - Help in #compiz Pici
Added on: 2007-10-17 19:28:01
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Last modified: 2011-10-28 13:52:07
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pici <deleted>stuck in a factoid factory! Send help! Pici
Added on: 2007-10-17 17:36:26
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Last modified: 2014-07-22 13:04:22
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feeding the troll feedthetroll don't feed the troll botattack <reply> The above mess was caused by someone who thought it was funny (they're gone now). Please ignore it completely, since discussing it and making a fuss will only make them think they've reached their "fun" goal. LjL
Added on: 2007-10-17 17:04:23
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vanilla-#ubuntustudio <reply> To install Ubuntu Studio on top of a vanilla Ubuntu install, read https://help.ubuntu.…stallation Seveas
Added on: 2007-10-16 23:12:20
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syn <reply> FIN... FIN!!!... GO AWAY!!! FIN. Spec
Added on: 2007-10-16 22:09:20
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Last modified: 2008-02-20 08:09:36
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techboard tb <reply> You can contact the technical board via email on technical-board AT lists DOT ubuntu DOT com Mez
Added on: 2007-10-16 21:04:43
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Last modified: 2011-01-02 03:05:24
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gobuntu <deleted>a freedom-focused flavour of Ubuntu intended for experienced Linux enthusiasts. See http://www.ubuntu.co…tu/gobuntu for more information and download mirrors.. Spec
Added on: 2007-10-16 20:06:59
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Last modified: 2011-01-02 03:05:38
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studiorepo <reply>All Ubuntu Studio packages are included in the official Ubuntu repos. However, Ubuntu Studio 7.04 had its own custom addon repository. This is no longer supported or available. gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-10-16 13:16:46
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2008-05-18 21:01:47
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purekde <reply> If you want to remove all !Gnome packages and have a default !Kubuntu system follow the instructions here http://www.psychocat…tu/purekde ompaul
Added on: 2007-10-12 23:32:22
Last edited by pangolin
Last modified: 2011-10-25 00:54:08
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backtrace <reply> To get a backtrace of a failing application please read: https://wiki.ubuntu.…/Backtrace gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-10-12 21:38:27
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lug <reply> LUGs are Linux User Groups. At LUGs you can meet other Linux enthusiasts in person, and often get one on one support. You can find your local group here: http://lugslist.com/ gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-10-11 18:59:44
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Last modified: 2016-11-30 19:45:52
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rc <reply> Ubuntu does not provide a distinct release candidate image. Instead during the week leading up to the release, each image is considered a release candidate. More details at https://wiki.ubuntu.…eCandidate Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-10-11 18:14:44
Last edited by k1l
Last modified: 2016-04-15 22:12:56
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omg <deleted><alias> lol Pici
Added on: 2007-10-10 20:36:36
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Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:38:26
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hello <deleted><alias> hi Pici
Added on: 2007-10-10 20:34:45
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Last modified: 2010-09-28 13:13:50
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stages <reply> The Ubuntu Kernel gets updated in stages. If you have the updated kernel, but do not have the corresponding restricted modules, you may be leaving yourself with no X when you reboot. If you have compiled binary versions of your video driver, eg from the nVidia site, you will need to recompile them for the new kernel. This is normal, and not a bug. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-10-06 16:47:05
Last edited by Hobbsee
Last modified: 2007-10-06 16:48:34
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shortcuts-#kubuntu <reply> Keyboard shortcuts can be set in System Settings -> Keyboard & Mouse. If your multimedia keys don't work with that, try the 'keytouch' package, explained at https://wiki.kubuntu…imediaKeys - See !Keyboard for changing layouts. LjL
Added on: 2007-10-04 23:33:09
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-10-30 01:50:26
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man-#kubuntu <reply>The "man" command brings up the Linux manual pages for the command you're interested in. Try "man intro" at the command line, or type man:/ in Konqueror's location bar. See https://help.ubuntu.…heTerminal Jucato
Added on: 2007-10-04 15:10:11
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aptoncd <reply> APTonCD is a tool with a graphical interface which allows you to create one or more CDs or DVDs with all of the packages you've downloaded via apt-get or aptitude, creating a removable repository that you can use on other computers - See also !offline Seveas
Added on: 2007-10-02 23:14:54
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2009-03-06 17:09:56
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home separatehome movehome <reply> Your home directory is where all of your personal files are usually kept. For moving your home directory to a separate partition, please see: https://help.ubuntu.…ome/Moving Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-10-01 08:45:38
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2011-05-16 07:43:54
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ocr <reply> For OCR (optical character recognition) software in Ubuntu, see https://help.ubuntu.…munity/OCR for packages and instructions. LjL
Added on: 2007-09-29 22:03:51
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2011-04-28 15:10:43
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gnutella <reply> Some Gnutella clients: GTK-Gnutella (GTK, stand-alone), gifTui, giFToxic (GTK, based on giFT), Apollon (KDE, based on giFT), mldonkey-gui (GTK, based on MLDonkey), KMLDonkey (KDE, based on MLDonkey) - See also !P2P LjL
Added on: 2007-09-28 20:01:51
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-09-07 11:30:12
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lm-sensors sensors fan <reply> To access CPU temperature sensors and detect fan speeds, install the lm-sensors package. See https://help.ubuntu.…stallHowto for installation and usage instructions. jrib
Added on: 2007-09-27 03:50:30
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2009-03-12 10:20:42
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ttyerror <reply> If you get an error on boot similar to « /bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off », you can try the fixes proposed at https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/TTYError LjL
Added on: 2007-09-26 18:04:04
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myself-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> I know all there is to know about myself, and more. What about you? LjL
Added on: 2007-09-23 15:54:40
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screenlets <deleted><reply> Screenlets are little widgets for your !desktop. Note you must have a compositing window manager such as !Compiz Fusion, xcompmgr, or KWin to run them. You can get them at http://www.screenlets.org/ LjL
Added on: 2007-09-22 16:38:11
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:35:58
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life-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> "Life" is a so-called game created by John Conway. But make no mistake: it's really no fun at all. LjL
Added on: 2007-09-22 15:11:04
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life something very few people know about in this channel - and anyway, it's probably offtopic, perhaps you want to try #ubuntu-offtopic LjL
Added on: 2007-09-22 15:10:06
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yay <reply> Glad you made it! :-) LjL
Added on: 2007-09-22 14:38:08
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foo baz foo2 [baz|bar|wibble] LjL
Added on: 2007-09-22 14:37:00
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Last modified: 2014-06-19 15:50:27
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rootirc <reply> It's not technically our business, but we'd like to tell you that IRC'ing as root is a Very Bad Idea (tm). After all, doing anything as root when root is not needed is bad, and especially bad with software that connects to the Internet. LjL
Added on: 2007-09-21 17:20:07
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Last modified: 2007-09-25 18:04:50
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lag <reply> You have lag, I don't have lag LjL
Added on: 2007-09-19 19:50:31
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b white_eagle-#ubuntu-offtopic an IRC channel mode that you don't want on your hostmask. LjL
Added on: 2007-09-18 21:26:05
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Last modified: 2009-07-15 13:13:01
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l33t <reply> 1337 i5 n1gh-inc0mpr3h3n5ib13 70 u5 n00bs, 4nd n0b0dy c4r35 if UR 4 1337 h4x0r. Giv3 i7 4 r357. PriceChild
Added on: 2007-09-16 21:17:55
Last edited by Spec
Last modified: 2008-02-11 21:18:09
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nl-troll In een internetomgeving is een Troll een persoon die slechts als doel heeft: het zaaien van onrust en het krijgen van reacties en aandacht. ompaul
Added on: 2007-09-15 19:58:02
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manuals <deleted>for an introduction and a bit more on how to get the best out of your ubuntu install please check out https://help.ubuntu.com/ ompaul
Added on: 2007-09-15 10:06:01
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Last modified: 2009-05-18 23:56:18
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kirby-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> <(^.^<) <(^.^)> (>^.^)> Spec
Added on: 2007-09-14 20:49:06
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Last modified: 2007-09-14 20:49:14
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kirby-#offtopic <deleted><reply> <(^.^<) <(^.^)> (>^.^)> Spec
Added on: 2007-09-14 20:46:25
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Last modified: 2011-01-02 03:07:00
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tribe6 <deleted><reply> Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) Tribe 6 is not a formal release, but rather a bugfixing milestone. Please see http://tinyurl.com/3ytk9g for more information. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-09-11 14:11:28
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-05-26 16:53:43
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repeat-#kubuntu <reply> Don't feel ignored and repeat your question quickly; if nobody knows your answer, nobody will answer you. You can search https://help.ubuntu.com/ http://www.ubuntuforums.org/ or http://www.kubuntuforums.net/ while you wait. Jucato
Added on: 2007-09-10 10:28:44
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-01-17 11:00:12
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lol <deleted><reply> Please don't use "LOL" and "OMG" and so forth on a regular basis. This is IRC, not IM, and using those lines on their own is not required, and it is rather annoying to the rest of the people in the channel; thanks. Seveas
Added on: 2007-09-09 11:35:50
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Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:36:39
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oneko <deleted>the cat of cats, the loler with minions, the sudo apt-get installable one, the cat of our times, but not the cat of the command line! ompaul
Added on: 2007-09-03 23:17:33
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Last modified: 2011-01-23 04:44:11
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lnw <reply> Want to know the differences between Windows and Linux? This guide, called "Linux is Not Windows" is a pretty good read -- http://linux.oneando…rg/LNW.htm elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-09-01 12:32:19
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Last modified: 2007-09-01 12:49:34
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hardy heron 8.04 <reply> Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) was the eighth release of Ubuntu. Desktop support ended on May 12 2011, Server support ended on May 9th 2013. See http://ubottu.com/y/hardy for more details. PriceChild
Added on: 2007-08-29 22:41:06
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2013-05-09 22:39:56
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ppa ppas <reply> A Personal Package Archive (PPA) can provide alternate software not normally available in the offical Ubuntu repositories - Looking for a PPA? See https://launchpad.ne…untu/+ppas - WARNING: PPAs are unsupported third-party packages, and you use them at your own risk. See also !addppa and !ppa-purge Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-08-28 13:47:45
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2012-02-27 21:39:45
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bzrmerges <reply> are always committed at once - without specifying any file - e.g. bzr commit -m "your merge comment" gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-08-27 19:29:46
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sco <deleted><reply> Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha!!!!! Seveas
Added on: 2007-08-15 21:07:02
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Last modified: 2011-05-26 02:34:11
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ymmv short for "Your mileage may vary". It means that someone else's experience with compatibility, performance etc. may not necessarily match yours. Also see !wfm Seveas
Added on: 2007-08-15 20:52:04
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Last modified: 2007-12-26 17:35:18
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girl girls <reply> Girls exist on the internet. See http://www.escapistm…rint/17/27 | http://www.xkcd.com/322/ | For more interesting reading: http://www.tldp.org/…nux-HOWTO/ Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-08-12 09:12:44
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Last modified: 2008-08-08 15:33:44
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sorry <reply> It's ok, I am only a bot so I cannot stay mad at you. For apologising to humans though, take a read of https://web.archive.…apologies/ Amaranth
Added on: 2007-08-10 23:05:06
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2017-05-22 21:48:30
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