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winkey <reply> To use the windows key as a modifier in a keyboard shortcut you can edit the shortcut settings manually in gconf-editor. The windows key is represented as "<super>". Metacity shortcuts can be found in the /apps/metaicty/* gconf keys. bimberi
Added on: 2006-11-23 02:18:53
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2007-05-13 23:11:53
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tango a style guideline and icon set. It can be found and read about at http://tango-project.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-11-22 21:57:04
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lart-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> L.A.R.T. is a development tool used for social engineering. [Luser Attitude Readjustment Tool] LjL
Added on: 2006-11-21 22:47:59
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2010-04-18 13:35:02
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dapper-seveas <deleted><alias> seveas Seveas
Added on: 2006-11-21 21:28:54
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-06-02 13:48:03
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jp ja japanese <reply>日本語の場合は /join #ubuntu-jp または /join #kubuntu-jp を入力して下さい。 Jucato
Added on: 2006-11-14 09:07:00
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-05-07 00:36:48
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generic smp <reply> Background to the decision to replace -686, k7 and -smp kernels with -generic can be found here https://lists.ubuntu…19983.html (the -386 kernel is still available if needed) bimberi
Added on: 2006-11-13 02:36:49
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fffc <deleted><reply> If Firefox is crashing on sites using Flash try adding "export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1" to /etc/firefox/firefoxrc (ref: https://launchpad.ne…+bug/14911 ) bimberi
Added on: 2006-11-10 13:00:53
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-08-17 00:04:28
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kopete-icq-aim <deleted><reply> Due to a bug within Kopete's AIM/ICQ plugin, Kopete will not connect correctly to AIM/ICQ. Working versions can be found at: http://ubuntu.lnix.n…opete-fix/ fdoving
Added on: 2006-11-09 00:24:01
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-02 04:28:55
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ubuntulog a logging bot run on various Ubuntu channels. You can read the logs at http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-11-08 23:22:45
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:33:41
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xdmcp the X Display Manger Control Protocol -- look at http://tldp.org/HOWT…MCP-HOWTO/ to find out how to configure it Seveas
Added on: 2006-11-07 20:45:30
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ops-#ubuntu-nz <reply> Help! Plug, kirjava, DanielFaulknor bimberi
Added on: 2006-11-07 06:01:40
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ops-#ubuntu-uk <reply> Help! DJones, Myrtti, Mez, AlanBell, popey, Gary, Seeker`, Daviey, PriceChild or X3N apokryphos
Added on: 2006-11-06 23:53:42
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2013-11-18 16:07:15
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kickoff <deleted>a new KDE menu replacement developed by openSUSE. See http://www.kdedevelo…/node/2331 apokryphos
Added on: 2006-11-06 12:00:09
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:42:33
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picasa <reply>You can no longer use picasa in linux natively. It's !wine !appdb profile can be found at http://appdb.winehq.…p;iId=2024 Seveas
Added on: 2006-11-06 00:04:39
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:21:44
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sru <reply> Stable Release Update information is at http://wiki.ubuntu.c…aseUpdates Mez
Added on: 2006-10-31 21:14:37
Last edited by Hobbsee
Last modified: 2007-10-16 18:20:02
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download-#kubuntu <reply> Kubuntu can be downloaded in various formats from http://kubuntu.org/getkubuntu/ Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-10-31 02:22:47
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2016-06-23 19:06:15
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uuid blkid <reply> To see a list of your devices/partitions and their corresponding UUID's, run this command in a !shell: « sudo blkid » (see https://wiki.ubuntu.…orAtaDisks for the rationale behind the transition to UUID) Jucato
Added on: 2006-10-30 12:22:39
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2007-09-06 10:56:31
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tarball <reply> Files with ".tar.gz", ".tar.bz2" or ".tgz" extensions are compressed archive formats, similar to ZIP files. See !tar for extracting them. Some of these files contain programs in source code form; see !compile for getting them to run. LjL
Added on: 2006-10-29 18:09:46
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dvd-torrent-#kubuntu <reply> If you want to download a DVD version of Hardy Heron via a torrent, here is where you should look: http://torrent.ubunt…lease/dvd/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-10-28 22:08:07
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2008-05-22 08:10:10
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ubugtu an Ubuntu Bot. Usage info: http://wiki.ubuntu.c…m/IRC/Bots - Please don't play with the bot in the main channel. LjL
Added on: 2006-10-28 21:55:34
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-01-17 10:55:04
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launch-feedback <reply> The Launch Feedback setting can be found in KControl. Press Alt+F2 and type in "kcontrol" (without the quotes). It is located under the Appearance and Themes group Jucato
Added on: 2006-10-28 15:53:06
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tar-#kubuntu tgz-#kubuntu tar.gz-#kubuntu bz2-#kubuntu 7z-#kubuntu zip-#kubuntu compression-#kubuntu tar.bz2-#kubuntu gz-#kubuntu ace-#kubuntu 7zip-#kubuntu <reply> Files with extensions .tar, .gz, .tgz, .zip, .bz2, .7z, .ace and other archive file formats can be opened with ark - also see https://help.ubuntu.…ompression Mez
Added on: 2006-10-28 06:11:09
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aptproxy apt-proxy <reply> apt-proxy is a program that acts as a local apt repository server for a LAN, only fetching from the internet when required. To set it up see https://help.ubuntu.…y/AptProxy bimberi
Added on: 2006-10-27 04:06:15
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biarch <reply> A BiArch 64-bit system is one that comes with a complete 32-bit package system, as well. This means that you can run 32bit packages as well on your 64-bit install apokryphos
Added on: 2006-10-26 17:57:39
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torrents <reply> $curStable can be torrented from http://torrent.ubunt…so.torrent or http://torrent.ubunt…so.torrent depending on your needs. Other flavors can be found at http://torrent.ubuntu.com:6969 apokryphos
Added on: 2006-10-26 13:27:56
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2016-04-21 17:46:05
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ta-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> The Arabic letter ت signifies a soft T, and is used as a smiley by yipe and almost no one else. LjL
Added on: 2006-10-26 03:06:28
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popcon <reply> The Ubuntu Popularity Contest project is an attempt to map the usage of Ubuntu packages. To participate, install the package "popularity-contest", and see http://popcon.ubuntu.com/ and https://wiki.ubuntu.…opconDraft gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-10-25 14:03:31
Last edited by Jucato
Last modified: 2008-04-24 08:08:52
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sunbird <reply> Mozilla Sunbird™ is a cross-platform calendar application, built upon Mozilla Toolkit. Our goal is to bring Mozilla-style ease-of-use to your calendar, without tying you to a particular storage solution. Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-10-24 04:29:32
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nvidia-beta <deleted><alias> amaranth gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-10-22 22:12:54
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2009-03-29 14:51:28
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leet 1337 <reply> 1337 i5 nigh-inc0mpr3h3n5ib13 70 u5 n00bs, 4nd n0b0dy c4r35 if UR 4 1337 h4x0r. Giv3 i7 4 r357. Seveas
Added on: 2006-10-22 20:34:05
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2012-08-07 15:38:27
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modeline <reply>A Modeline is a config line in the X server configuration file that gives info about a connected display and how to drive it at a specified display resolution. http://en.wikipedia.…6_Modeline for more details. Here are 2 links to generate modelines which fit your monitor: http://bohne-lang.de…/modeline/ and http://xtiming.sourc…xtiming.pl zorglu_
Added on: 2006-10-22 20:21:59
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2007-04-04 02:26:21
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topic <reply> Please read the channel topic whenever you enter, as it contains important information. To view it at any time after joining, simply type /topic Seveas
Added on: 2006-10-22 18:02:36
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traffic <reply> NOTICE - There is a lot of traffic in this channel at the moment. Please try to keep your sentences into a single message, avoid repeating the same question multiple times, use http://paste.ubuntu.com for pasting, remember to mention the nickname of the person you're addressing, and join #ubuntu-offtopic for anything that is not Ubuntu support. Thank you for understanding! LjL
Added on: 2006-10-22 01:00:37
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2009-12-14 16:23:57
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md5sum checksum <reply> To verify your Ubuntu ISO image (or other files for which an MD5 checksum is provided), see https://help.ubuntu.…owToMD5SUM Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-10-21 05:40:18
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-07-01 03:27:30
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feisty feisty fawn fawn 7.04 <reply> Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) was the sixth release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: October 19th, 2008. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Mez
Added on: 2006-10-21 05:12:07
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-01-16 14:15:22
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nonxgl noxgl a script that allows you to run applications which require direct rendering under XGL (e.g. OpenGL games). It only works with nVidia cards. More information here: http://ubuntuforums.…p?t=176636 Seveas
Added on: 2006-10-20 18:25:23
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elkbuntu <deleted>cute Seveas
Added on: 2006-10-20 17:12:46
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2009-06-13 12:48:45
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good <deleted><alias> best LjL
Added on: 2006-10-20 02:29:40
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:32:39
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dash <reply>/bin/sh links to the DASH shell in all releases since Ubuntu Edgy (6.10). Since DASH is not 100% compatible with the BASH shell, some scripts might break. You can make scripts execute using BASH by changing the first line of the script to « #! /bin/bash | See also https://wiki.ubuntu.…ashAsBinSh LjL
Added on: 2006-10-15 22:19:13
Last edited by Pricey
Last modified: 2013-12-03 13:39:35
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love <deleted><reply> Love is like racing across the frozen tundra on a snowmobile which flips over, trapping you underneath. At night, the ice-weasels come. Amaranth
Added on: 2006-10-14 07:45:34
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-12-11 17:47:24
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newsgroups newsgroup <reply> There are Ubuntu newsgroups via NNTP at news.gmane.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-10-11 21:04:30
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tvout tv out tv-out <reply> For help with enabling the TV-Out, see https://help.ubuntu.…bieEdition (Nvidia cards) or http://wiki.cchtml.c….php/Tvout (ATI cards, *untested*) LjL
Added on: 2006-10-11 01:28:09
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upstart inittab <reply> Upstart is meant to replace the old Sys V Init system with an event-driven init model. For more information please see: http://upstart.ubuntu.com/ Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-10-09 00:30:14
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ro romanian romania <reply> Daca doriti ajutor sau doriti sa discutati despre Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu, intrati pe #ubuntu-ro zorglu_
Added on: 2006-10-08 20:21:21
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wink a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software. Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users || http://www.debugmode.com/wink/ Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-10-07 19:33:39
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:41:50
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planet blogs <reply> Planet Ubuntu (blogs of Ubuntu developers and members) can be found at http://planet.ubuntu.com apokryphos
Added on: 2006-10-06 22:07:15
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hwdb <reply> The Ubuntu Hardware Database can be found at http://hwdb.ubuntu.com/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-10-06 22:06:06
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flash64bit flash64 java64 <reply> You can run Flash, Real, and Java plugins in AMD64 bit computers with Firefox. see the steps to follow at https://help.ubuntu.…4FlashJava Seveas
Added on: 2006-10-04 11:18:38
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beryl <reply> Beryl has been merged with Compiz to form Compiz-Fusion. New Beryl installs are discouraged. See also !compiz Amaranth
Added on: 2006-10-03 04:26:40
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-10-18 00:50:01
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speech recognition-#ubuntu-offtopic voice recognition-#ubuntu-offtopic iphone keyboard-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Dear Aunt, let's set so double the killer delete select all. Seveas
Added on: 2006-10-03 01:09:52
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2011-08-16 01:49:11
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