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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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ubuntu counter <deleted><reply> If you want to register with the Ubuntu Counter project, please visit this page: http://ubuntucounter…on=newuser Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-09-29 01:52:29
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-09-14 19:38:26
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nothing broken <reply> Saying "It says nothing", "It does nothing" is generally not very useful for troubleshooting. Please be as specific as possible: if you see a black screen, say so, if you see a shell prompt, say so, if you see an !error message, say so - Also, most !CLI commands don't print anything when they succeed, but only when they fail. LjL
Added on: 2006-09-28 17:58:44
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-02-12 01:23:56
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vncfix <reply> If you are getting errors like "could not open default font 'fixed'" when running a VNC server: 'sudo ln -s /usr/share/X11/fonts /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts' bimberi
Added on: 2006-09-26 02:23:45
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youtube sound <reply> If you aren't getting sound while watching videos on youtube then please read this URL: http://ubuntuforums.…?p=1087994 Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-09-25 03:55:56
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autoscroll <reply> if you want to enable middle-click-drag-scrolling for konqueror: open konqueror -> settings -> configure konqueror -> uncheck "middle click opens selected web address." Firefox: open firefox. in the address field type 'about:config' and hit enter. Now in the Filter box, type 'autoscroll', rightclick on general.autoScroll -> Toggle. The line should read 'general.autoScroll user set boolean true'. Enjoy. fdoving
Added on: 2006-09-24 23:47:53
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ftbs an Acronym for Failed To Build from Source imbrandon
Added on: 2006-09-23 01:03:14
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:27:33
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nz the New Zealand LoCo Team has a channel at #ubuntu-nz Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-09-19 11:06:37
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eol endoflife end-of-life eolupgrades eolupgrade <reply> End-Of-Life is the time when security updates and support for an Ubuntu release stop, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/Releases for more information. Looking to upgrade from an EOL release? See https://help.ubuntu.…OLUpgrades Seveas
Added on: 2006-09-18 04:08:52
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-09-03 14:47:54
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nickspam <reply> You should avoid changing your nick in a busy channel like #ubuntu, or other Ubuntu channels; it causes excessive scrolling which is unfair to new users. Please set your preferred nick in your client's settings instead. See also « /msg $nick Guidelines » ompaul
Added on: 2006-09-16 15:00:49
Last edited by m4v
Last modified: 2013-02-28 16:55:08
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sound-#kubuntu <reply> If you're having problems with sound see https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Sound - https://help.ubuntu.…leshooting - For playing audio files, see !Players and !MP3 Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-09-14 19:14:50
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2009-11-21 20:21:54
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repos-#kubuntu <reply> The packages in Kubuntu are divided into various sections. See https://help.ubuntu.…es/Kubuntu - See https://wiki.ubuntu.…dedSources for the recommended way to set up your repositories Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-09-13 06:04:21
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-02-20 00:23:40
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thanks thanks! thank you thankyou ty thanks. thanx ok thanks :) domo arigato thx <reply> You're welcome! But keep in mind I'm just a bot ;-) Mez
Added on: 2006-09-09 08:48:38
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baddevice bad device <deleted><reply> If you are receiving an error similar to "X Error: BadDevice, invalid or uninitialized input device 168", it can be safely ignored. If you want to get rid of the error messages then please visit this page: http://seerofsouls.c…viceErrors Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-09-09 00:35:41
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:31:05
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framebuffer vgafb fb <deleted><reply> Information about changing your framebuffer modes in GRUB can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.…uffer#grub Spec
Added on: 2006-09-07 18:25:15
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2015-09-14 20:52:56
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soundblaster If you need help with setting up your soundblaster card, then visit https://help.ubuntu.…dwareSynth Spec
Added on: 2006-09-07 18:20:26
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test again <deleted><reply>Failed again. Amaranth
Added on: 2006-09-03 22:05:05
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-04-08 23:02:34
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newton <deleted>a desktop wiki for storing data fast and efficiently. It has a html syntax engine to allow easy formatting. To install it in Dapper Drake: http://ubuntuforums.…p?t=185972 Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-09-03 09:32:03
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2009-11-08 01:11:52
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counter <deleted><reply>The Ubuntu Counter is where Ubuntu (based) systems can go to get their machine counted. Get counted at http://ubuntucounter…phical.net Madpilot
Added on: 2006-08-31 09:01:29
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-09-14 19:38:34
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he $hr$/join #ubuntu-il <deleted><alias> il Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-08-29 16:42:08
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-01-07 05:42:42
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pong an old atari game. It's fun! imbrandon
Added on: 2006-08-27 09:10:43
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trac an open source, enhanced wiki and issue tracking system for software development projects. Look here for a Trac How To on Ubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.…uTracHowto nalioth
Added on: 2006-08-27 02:11:14
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subversion an open source application used for revision control. It is sometimes abbreviated to svn in reference to the name of its command line interface. Look here for a Subversion How To on Ubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.…Subversion nalioth
Added on: 2006-08-27 02:03:51
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picard a digital audio fingerprinting/tagging program using the MusicBrainz online music database, not unlike freedb. It can be used to identify *and* tag files in your music collection. Usage instructions: http://musicbrainz.o…WithPicard ; Ubuntu installation instructions: http://musicbrainz.o…nuxInstall gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-08-26 02:31:18
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:33:31
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u ur 4 y shorthand <reply> Shortened English is difficult for some non-native English speakers to read. Please use full words instead. Thanks! Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-25 18:09:14
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:39:29
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aiglx <reply> AIGLX is a project that aims to enable GL-accelerated effects on a standard desktop. Supported cards: Nvidia: GeForce3 or newer; ATI: Radeon 7000 through X800; Intel: i810 or newer. Howto: https://help.ubuntu.…iteManager For older Nvidia or newer ATI cards see !xgl gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-08-24 00:17:52
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:27:51
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wikipedia <deleted>a free online encyclopedia, you can find it at http://wikipedia.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-23 14:39:11
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-07-08 06:01:19
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ops-#ubuntuforums <reply>Help!! bodhizazen jacob jdong cariboo907 ibuclaw Silver-Fox- Iowan howefield CharlesA overdrank forestpiskie Arificial_Intel nothingspecial nlsthzn oldos2er quackers wildmanne39 or matt_symes Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-21 18:53:33
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2012-07-26 07:00:11
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imap4rev1 a broken and unsupported option in Evolution. IMAP supports all IMAP servers, and should be used instead. See http://bugzilla.gnom…?id=324118 for more information. Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-12 16:40:07
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ntfs-3g ntfs3g a Linux driver which allows read/write access to NTFS partitions. Installation instructions at https://help.ubuntu.…Partitions Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-11 19:48:36
Last edited by Seveas
Last modified: 2007-04-21 09:57:49
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chroot debchroot <reply> A chroot is used to make programs believe that the directory they are running in is really the root directory. It can be used to stop programs accessing files outside of that directory, or for compiling 32bit applications in a 64bit environment - see https://help.ubuntu.…asicChroot ompaul
Added on: 2006-08-11 17:28:50
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-06-15 17:12:19
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tar tgz tar.gz bz2 7z compression tar.bz2 gz ace 7zip 7-zip <reply> Files with extensions .tar, .gz, .tgz, .zip, .bz2, .7z, .ace and other archive file formats can be opened with file-roller (GNOME) or Ark (KDE) - Also see https://help.ubuntu.…ompression Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-11 14:55:35
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virus antivirus av viruses <reply> Antivirus is something you don't need on !Linux, except where files are then passed to Windows computers (perhaps using Samba). See https://help.ubuntu.…/Antivirus ompaul
Added on: 2006-08-11 08:38:28
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-06 22:31:40
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cairo-dock <deleted>a MacOS X -like dock for the gnome desktop, see www.cairo-dock.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-09 12:28:37
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-04-11 19:57:26
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test <reply> Testing... Testing... 1. 2.. 3... Amaranth
Added on: 2006-08-09 10:19:13
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2016-01-05 03:10:16
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easyubuntu <deleted>a script that automates installation of some items. Use at your own risk. See http://easyubuntu.fr…ntrib.org/ - For help and or discussions about EasyUbuntu please join #easyubuntu ompaul
Added on: 2006-08-09 04:07:56
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 03:55:51
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ipod iphone <reply> For information on how to sync and add tracks to your iPod, see the guide at https://help.ubuntu.…/IPodHowto - For the iPhone and the iPod Touch, see https://help.ubuntu.…ces/iPhone - See !RockBox for information on liberating your iPod Madpilot
Added on: 2006-08-08 05:27:49
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2009-03-26 03:03:20
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xconfig <reply> To reconfigure your X server, open a console and type « sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg » - To configure only the driver and resolution, type « sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg -phigh » - See also !FixRes nalioth
Added on: 2006-08-07 20:14:52
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shaddap <reply> :X Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-06 23:02:55
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opabuse-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>Leave the ops alone! Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-06 19:19:31
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2008-02-04 03:44:20
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botsnack <reply> Yum! Err, I mean, APT! Amaranth
Added on: 2006-08-05 08:42:05
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-08-06 13:34:26
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ops-#xubuntu-offtopic <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - knome, pleia2, Unit193. gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-08-04 00:45:01
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2016-10-09 17:08:39
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canonical <reply>Canonical Ltd. is committed to the development, distribution and promotion of open source software products, and to providing tools and support to the open source community. It is the driving force behind the Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Edubuntu Operating Systems. Canonical's website is at http://www.canonical.com/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-03 18:21:47
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opera <reply>Opera is an advanced, fast and free (as in beer) web browser. It is packaged for easy installation into Ubuntu. More information at https://help.ubuntu.…eraBrowser gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-08-03 14:34:26
Last edited by Madpilot
Last modified: 2009-10-02 05:58:23
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synce <reply> Details of setting up synce-serial at: https://help.ubuntu.…ketPCHowto ompaul
Added on: 2006-08-03 11:32:16
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kubuntu <reply> Kubuntu is the Ubuntu flavour using KDE Software and the KDE Plasma Workspaces. See https://kubuntu.org for more information - For support join #kubuntu - See also !kde gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-08-02 23:45:20
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-22 21:35:42
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rar unrar a non-free archive format created by Rarsoft. For instructions on accessing .rar files through the Archive Manager view https://help.ubuntu.…mpression. There is a free (as in speech) unrar utility as well, see !info unrar-free Spec
Added on: 2006-07-31 22:11:25
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