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sco <deleted><reply> Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha!!!!! Seveas
Added on: 2007-08-15 21:07:02
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-26 02:34:11
Requested 45 times
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
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2007-12-26 17:35:18
Requested 37 times
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
Last edited by Pici
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
Requested 538 times
smack* <reply> Ouch, that hurt! Amaranth
Added on: 2007-08-10 23:04:10
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2007-08-10 23:04:46
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nouveau an open-source nvidia driver included by default since Ubuntu 10.04. Currently, 3D rendering is only partially supported. More information can be found at http://nouveau.freed….org/wiki/ | See !nvidia for the closed-source Nvidia driver. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-08-09 09:03:42
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-23 22:49:26
Requested 151 times
mornington crescent-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Here's the map: http://www.upminster…ground.gif Seveas
Added on: 2007-08-05 11:57:41
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newstome ohh wow, I missed the 11 o'clock bulletin ompaul
Added on: 2007-08-04 17:53:23
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highno <reply> A higher version number does not mean that it's better. Especially with packages such as the linux kernel. The packages in the Ubuntu repositories are stable and will work fine. You should have a better reason than "newer" when considering compiling from source or using 3rd party repos. PriceChild
Added on: 2007-07-27 20:06:24
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2007-07-27 20:06:36
Requested 89 times
jdong <deleted><reply> <Hobbsee> jdong: yes, but you're FULL OF CRACK! Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-07-20 20:40:08
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-14 18:59:03
Requested 201 times
xp <reply> XP, or "eXtreme Programming" is a style of programming, for more information see: http://www.extremepr…mming.org/ Spec
Added on: 2007-07-17 21:04:07
Last edited by Spec
Last modified: 2007-07-17 21:04:51
Requested 62 times
logo <reply> Official Ubuntu artwork including the Ubuntu logo can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.…k/Official jrib
Added on: 2007-07-16 21:55:56
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2007-07-16 21:56:01
Requested 31 times
mobile <deleted><reply>Learn more about Ubuntu Mobile at https://wiki.ubuntu.…ndEmbedded Amaranth
Added on: 2007-07-14 05:17:59
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 03:08:09
Requested 66 times
pronouce point your movie player at /usr/share/examples/example-content/experience-ubuntu.ogg ompaul
Added on: 2007-07-07 19:15:34
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fcm THE Ubuntu Community Magazine - find it at www.fullcirclemagazine.org, or #fullcirclemagazine PriceChild
Added on: 2007-07-04 20:21:46
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opabuse <reply>Leave the ops alone! ompaul
Added on: 2007-07-02 22:36:18
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2008-02-04 03:43:55
Requested 107 times
mythbuntu <reply> Mythbuntu was a former Ubuntu flavor centered upon setting up a standalone MythTV system (http://www.mythbuntu.org). MythTV can still be installed from the Ubuntu repositories or from the Mythbuntu !PPAs linked on https://launchpad.ne…mythbuntu. For MythTV discussion and support, try #mythtv-users PriceChild
Added on: 2007-06-28 00:42:41
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-11-10 21:58:51
Requested 193 times
usn <reply> Please see http://www.ubuntu.com/usn for information about recent Ubuntu security updates. ompaul
Added on: 2007-06-26 23:19:27
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-02-16 23:26:36
Requested 123 times
dumb stupid <reply> The only dumb or stupid question is the one not asked. Please do not tell people off for asking something, just because it seems simple or obvious to you -- we discourage this attitude in all our channels. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-06-23 16:46:34
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2009-11-19 16:24:18
Requested 193 times
noroot supportroot <reply> We do not support setting a root password. You're free to do it on your own machine, but please don't offer instructions on how to set a root password or ask for help with setting it. See !root and !wfm for more information. ompaul
Added on: 2007-06-23 15:35:34
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-02-27 16:08:33
Requested 368 times
answers <reply> Answers to various questions can be found at http://answers.launc…net/ubuntu Spec
Added on: 2007-06-22 04:31:28
Last edited by Spec
Last modified: 2007-06-22 04:33:06
Requested 26 times
3dchess <reply> If you are trying to enable 3d effects in the GNOME chess game, please see https://launchpad.ne…bugs/71593 jrib
Added on: 2007-06-20 17:46:57
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2007-06-20 17:47:10
Requested 29 times
zfs <reply> For information concerning ZFS and Ubuntu, see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ZFS Spec
Added on: 2007-06-06 23:57:50
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Requested 150 times
tags <reply> We use some common tags for tracking bugs on Launchpad.net See https://wiki.ubuntu.…/Bugs/Tags for common usage. PriceChild
Added on: 2007-06-04 14:27:27
Last edited by Tm_T
Last modified: 2010-09-21 07:45:34
Requested 15 times
xkcd possibly the greatest geeky webcomic ever. It even makes jokes about Ubuntu. http://www.xkcd.com/ and especially the one about 'sudo make me a sandwich' - http://xkcd.com/c149.html Madpilot
Added on: 2007-06-04 10:22:02
Last edited by Madpilot
Last modified: 2007-06-04 10:25:19
Requested 68 times
ops-#launchpad <reply> Help! lifeless, flacoste, jml, joey gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-06-03 19:56:22
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-02-14 16:11:08
Requested 13 times
desktopsearch strigi indexing indexers beagle kerry tracker kat pinot doodle <reply> Services to index files for fast searching include: Beagle (front-ends: beagle, catfish, gnome-main-menu, mozilla-beagle for !GNOME; kerry, kio-beagle for !KDE; beaglefs for !CLI) - Tracker (tracker-search-tool, libdeskbar-tracker for GNOME; tracker-utils for CLI) - Strigi (strigi-applet, strigi-client for KDE, strigi-utils for CLI) - Kat (for KDE) - Pinot (and pinot-applet for GNOME) - Doodle (for CLI) LjL
Added on: 2007-06-03 17:10:31
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-06-03 17:12:22
Requested 184 times
virtualization <reply> There are several solutions for running other operating systems (or their programs) inside Ubuntu, while using the native CPU as much as possible: !kvm is the preferred approach in Ubuntu. See also !QEmu (with !KQemu), !VirtualBox, !VMWare, as well as !WINE and !Cedega for Windows applications jrib
Added on: 2007-06-03 00:54:45
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2008-07-07 22:31:09
Requested 88 times
screencast record desktop screencasts <reply> Some programs to capture your screen are Kazam, Vokoscreen & Simple Screen Recorder. Also ffmpeg/libav with x11grab option on the command line. Also see https://wiki.ubuntu.…reenCasts. jrib
Added on: 2007-06-02 14:03:35
Last edited by Pricey
Last modified: 2014-01-16 16:29:46
Requested 513 times
nixternal visternal vistalover <deleted><reply> Oh no! The pointy-clicky Windows7 lover has arrived! He's rumoured to be giving out free money, and help on the MIRC client too! <nixternal> I LOVE MIRC!!! Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-05-31 09:32:53
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2010-08-04 09:18:08
Requested 303 times
tv tvcard tv card dvb tuner <reply> http://www.linuxtv.org/ has extensive information about using TV cards under Linux. Available viewers for analog cards: Zapping, tvtime (GTK/GNOME), Kaffeine, kdetv (KDE), xawtv, motv. For digital cards: Me-TV (GNOME), Klear (KDE), dvb-utils. For both analog and digital cards, !MythTV is a powerful framework. Your card may work the !IVTV drivers. See also !TV-Out LjL
Added on: 2007-05-29 19:19:48
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-11-10 22:29:00
Requested 497 times
better <deleted><alias> best LjL
Added on: 2007-05-28 23:31:45
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:32:41
Requested 0 times
night <reply> It's the middle of the night in the US and Europe, and surrounds. This means that a lot of people are likely asleep, therefore there are less potential people who can answer your question. Please be patient, and consider asking at a time when more people will be awake. This is particularly true in the quieter channels. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-05-27 13:30:59
Last edited by Hobbsee
Last modified: 2007-05-27 13:35:36
Requested 105 times
weekend <reply>It's a weekend. Often on weekends the paid developers and a lot of the community may not be around to answer your question. Please be patient, wait longer than you normally would or try again during the working week. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-05-27 13:29:23
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2010-03-27 14:01:59
Requested 215 times
logs-#ubuntu-uk <deleted><reply> Channel logs can be found at http://logs.ubuntu-eu.org/ Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-05-24 14:41:02
Last edited by Tm_T
Last modified: 2010-11-24 09:14:26
Requested 33 times
fixadept <deleted><alias> aptlock LjL
Added on: 2007-05-23 18:35:20
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:01:38
Requested 0 times
cupspdf <reply> Details on setting up "Print to PDF" are at http://ubuntu.wordpr…-cups-pdf/ bimberi
Added on: 2007-05-22 06:09:42
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intelhda snd_hda_intel hdaintel <reply> For fixing your Intel HDA sound this page has useful information https://help.ubuntu.…SoundHowto LjL
Added on: 2007-05-20 14:18:38
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helpersnack cookie <reply> Wow! You're such a great helper, you deserve a cookie! fdoving
Added on: 2007-05-18 16:40:16
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offline sneakernet <reply> If you need to download Ubuntu packages using another machine or OS, check the desired packages in Synaptic and select File > Generate package download script. See also !APTonCD LjL
Added on: 2007-05-18 16:23:54
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-20 15:12:14
Requested 897 times
response https://wiki.ubuntu.…/Responses Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-05-18 02:00:14
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unix <reply> UNIX is an operating system created in the '70s, which has many direct derivates and inspired systems like Minix and !Linux. Most "UNIX-style" systems try to somewhat adhere to the POSIX standard. ompaul
Added on: 2007-05-15 23:00:01
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-09-22 14:55:29
Requested 127 times
tex latex a language for describing a document, commonly used especially for scientific publishing. Information and instructions for installing TeX and other related packages can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…nity/LaTeX LjL
Added on: 2007-05-12 00:23:42
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xglautostart <deleted><reply> You could edit /etc/gdm/gdm.conf-custom to start Xgl by default each time or could make a session file for it so you can choose X or Xgl by each login(the latter is often preferred). https://help.ubuntu.…anager/Xgl PriceChild
Added on: 2007-05-11 11:14:32
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-05-18 23:56:41
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paste-#ubuntu-uk <reply> Pastebin is a service to post large texts so you don't flood the channel. The Ubuntu pastebin is at http://pastebin.ubuntu-uk.org (make sure you give us the URL for your paste - see also the #ubuntu channel topic) PriceChild
Added on: 2007-05-10 17:47:14
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2007-05-10 17:48:29
Requested 155 times
hobbsee <reply> I phear the stick so shhhhh ompaul
Added on: 2007-05-10 14:42:04
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screenshots-#edubuntu <deleted><reply> Screenshots of Edubuntu 7.04 are available at http://shots.osdir.c…mp;slide=1 bimberi
Added on: 2007-05-10 07:33:04
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-05-26 16:53:10
Requested 5 times
handbook-#edubuntu <deleted><alias> edubuntuhandbook bimberi
Added on: 2007-05-09 05:47:57
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-03-13 05:57:22
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edubuntuhandbook <deleted><reply> The Edubuntu Handbook is currently work-in-progress and can be browsed via http://doc.ubuntu.co…andbook/C/ bimberi
Added on: 2007-05-09 05:47:22
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-03-13 05:57:25
Requested 29 times
ltsp <reply> LTSP is the Linux Terminal Server Project, which adds thin-client support to Linux servers. See chapter 3 of the !edubuntuhandbook, http://www.ltsp.org and/or http://en.wikipedia.…er_Project bimberi
Added on: 2007-05-09 05:45:11
Last edited by bimberi
Last modified: 2007-05-09 05:51:02
Requested 227 times

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