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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 a checksum is provided), see https://ubuntu.com/t…ify-ubuntu Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-10-21 05:40:18
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2020-08-15 00:12:40
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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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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 old-releases oldreleases eolupdate <reply> End-Of-Life is when security updates and support for an Ubuntu release stop. Make sure to update Ubuntu before it goes EOL so you get updates promptly for newly-discovered security vulnerabilities. See https://help.ubuntu.…munity/EOL and https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/Releases for more info. Looking to upgrade from an EOL release? See https://help.ubuntu.…OLUpgrades Seveas
Added on: 2006-09-18 04:08:52
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2019-09-26 15:56:29
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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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