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pdf acrobat <reply>The Portable Document Format is created by Adobe; PDF files are viewable in Ubuntu with Xpdf, Okular, Evince and also Adobe Reader (free download, but closed source) bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-31 07:34:53
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2011-04-28 15:21:23
Requested 468 times
de deutsch german germany <reply> In den meisten Ubuntu-Kanälen wird nur Englisch gesprochen. Für deutschsprachige Hilfe besuche bitte #ubuntu-de, #kubuntu-de, #edubuntu-de oder #ubuntu-at. Einfach "/join #ubuntu-de" eingeben. Danke für Dein Verständnis! Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-30 14:17:47
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-06-22 18:16:27
Requested 6238 times
nl dutch nederlands <reply> Nederlandstalige ondersteuning voor Ubuntu (en vers gezette koffie) is te vinden in #ubuntu-nl Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-29 14:36:08
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Requested 781 times
ops op calltheops call the ops <reply>Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - Pici, Myrtti, jrib, Amaranth, tonyyarusso, Nalioth, lamont, CarlK, elky, mneptok, Tm_T, jpds, ikonia, Flannel, genii, wgrant, stdin, h00k, IdleOne, nhandler, Jordan_U, popey, Corey, ocean, cprofitt, djones, Madpilot, gnomefreak, lhavelund, phunyguy, bazhang, chu Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-29 12:54:12
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-05-16 23:42:55
Requested 25942 times
java javadebs sunjava javappc jre <reply> To just use java you need a "Java Runtime Environment" (JRE) and/or a browser plugin. If that is not sufficient you will need a "Java Development Kit" (JDK) aka "Software Development Kit" (SDK). Please see https://help.ubuntu.…unity/Java about how to install one of three current implementations. Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-29 02:26:41
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2011-10-25 20:18:22
Requested 6424 times
ubuntucounter <deleted><reply> Get counted! You can find the Ubuntu counter project on http://ubuntucounter…hical.net/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-28 23:20:51
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-09-14 19:38:15
Requested 7 times
gmail a webmail service. For information on using it with Evolution see https://help.ubuntu.…hEvolution bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-28 02:16:53
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:53:43
Requested 70 times
botabuse bot abuse fishing msgthebot askthebot msg the bot msgbot investigate investigation pm the bot messagethebot message the bot bot-abuse abusethebot <reply> Please investigate me only with "/msg $nick bot" or in #ubuntu-bots. Search for factoids with "/msg $nick search <pattern>" Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-26 21:48:13
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-27 08:17:56
Requested 8017 times
wifi wireless ndiswrapper ndis wpa madwifi ralink ipw wpa2 acx111 network wifidocs wlan atheros <reply> Wireless documentation, including how-to guides and troubleshooting information, can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…y/WifiDocs Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-25 23:42:07
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2009-07-01 06:16:56
Requested 12406 times
iirc <reply> IIRC means "if I remember correctly" thoreauputic
Added on: 2006-07-25 22:13:15
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Requested 38 times
ftp ftp clients ftp client <reply> FTP clients: Nautilus (Places -> Connect to server), gFTP, FileZilla (for !GNOME); Konqueror, Kasablanca, KFTPGrabber (for !KDE); FireFTP (for Firefox); ftp, lftp (for !cli) - See also !FTPd bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-24 06:50:53
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2009-04-11 01:58:22
Requested 1050 times
ops-#xubuntu <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - bazhang, elky, Flannel, genii, ikonia, knome, krytarik, mneptok, Myrtti, Pici, pleia2, Unit193. Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-23 23:49:36
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2016-10-09 17:08:31
Requested 108 times
ops-#edubuntu <reply> Help! ogra, highvoltage, mhz, JaneW, Burgundavia or Seveas Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-23 09:33:27
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Requested 19 times
debug debugging crash <reply> For help debugging your program, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.…Procedures Spec
Added on: 2006-07-21 21:41:23
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Requested 230 times
best <deleted><reply> Usually, there is no single "best" application to perform a given task. It's up to you to choose, depending on your preferences, features you require, and other factors. Do NOT take polls in the channel. LjL
Added on: 2006-07-21 01:18:13
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:23:35
Requested 5121 times
x resolution fixres display xcfg x11 restartx x.org res fixvideo fixvideoresolution drxx <reply> The X Window System is the part of your system that's responsible for graphical output. To restart your X, type « sudo /etc/init.d/?dm restart » in a console - To fix screen resolution or other X problems: https://wiki.ubuntu.…Resolution LjL
Added on: 2006-07-21 01:03:53
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-11-06 13:36:48
Requested 8174 times
disks formatting format partition partitions partitioning mounting disk harddrive <reply> For help with partitioning a new install see https://help.ubuntu.…oPartition | For partitioning programs, see !GParted (recommended) or !PartitionManager. Other partitioning topics include !fstab, !home, and !swap LjL
Added on: 2006-07-20 23:35:02
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-30 04:07:50
Requested 3232 times
defrag defragmentation defragment <reply> The default Ubuntu filesystem (ext4) is engineered to avoid fragmentation issues in most cases. However, there is an online defragmentation tool available if needed. For more information, see `man e4defrag` Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-20 22:49:03
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-30 19:26:16
Requested 365 times
mplayer-fonts <reply> No fonts in mplayer? Try " sudo apt-get install mplayer-fonts " ( multiverse must be enabled see !repos ). gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-07-20 02:47:08
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Requested 2 times
mplayer <deleted>a media player. It resides in the mutiverse repository and can easily be installed via applications -> add/remove. For codecs try !codecs gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-07-20 02:44:28
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2011-07-18 11:06:08
Requested 607 times
openbox a lightweight window manager. For instructions and more information see https://help.ubuntu.…ty/Openbox gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-07-20 01:50:38
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:33:22
Requested 150 times
oracle <deleted><reply> If you -must- install oracle .... here's a good place to start: http://www.oracle.co…87822.html Spec
Added on: 2006-07-19 22:24:00
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-26 15:26:51
Requested 74 times
backup backups deja-dup duplicity <reply> There are many ways to back your system up. Here's a few: https://help.ubuntu.…YourSystem , https://help.ubuntu.…ackupHowto , https://wiki.ubuntu.…UserBackup , https://help.ubuntu.…MondoMindi - See also !sbackup and !cloning Spec
Added on: 2006-07-19 20:32:11
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Requested 2717 times
ie <reply> For Irish ubuntu support, visit #ubuntu-ie, agus tá uisce beatha agus cuidiú Ubuntu isteach an #ubuntu-ie, Béag fáilte ort! Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-19 00:54:31
Last edited by ompaul
Last modified: 2008-10-20 19:25:43
Requested 132 times
kb <reply> While it is common in the computing field to consider 1kB (one kilobyte) = 1024B (1024 bytes), the correct equation, according to standard IEEE 1541, is 1kB = 1000B. On the other hand, 1KiB (one kibibyte) = 1024B - Same goes for all multiples LjL
Added on: 2006-07-18 23:12:20
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Requested 11 times
compiling gcc b-e build build-essential make g++ build-essentials compiler <reply> Compiling software from source? Read the tips at https://help.ubuntu.…ngSoftware (But remember to search for pre-built !packages first) LjL
Added on: 2006-07-18 22:50:25
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2007-11-25 22:23:24
Requested 5022 times
ubuntu-desktop kubuntu-desktop edubuntu-desktop xubuntu-desktop lubuntu-desktop <reply> k/ed/x/l/ubuntu-desktop is a metapackage. It depends upon other packages and brings them in; you can safely remove it, but it is recommended that you re-install it when upgrading. Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-17 20:50:34
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-10-18 22:25:28
Requested 377 times
shaddap!-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> :X Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-17 13:58:10
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Requested 10 times
checkinstall a wrapper to "make install", useful for installing programs you compiled. It will create a .deb package, which will be listed in the APT database and can be uninstalled like other packages. See https://help.ubuntu.…eckInstall - Read the warnings at the top and bottom of that web page, and DO NOT interrupt CheckInstall while it's running! ompaul
Added on: 2006-07-16 19:52:09
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2007-07-19 12:07:20
Requested 1008 times
binarydriver nvidia binarydrivers binarydrivershowto gatos nv <reply> For nvidia and matrox graphics cards, see https://help.ubuntu.…riverHowto . For AMD/ATI graphics cards, see « /msg ubottu ati » and « /msg ubottu fglrxmissing » Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-16 15:07:36
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-08-07 22:03:20
Requested 16377 times
ops-#kubuntu <reply> Help! Channel Emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies!) acheronuk, ahoneybun, claydoh, genii, ikonia, jussi, Mamarok, mneptok, Nalioth, ovidiu-florin, Pici, Riddell, ryanakca, shadeslayer, Tm_T, tsimpson, valorie, Unit193, yofel. gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-07-15 22:43:53
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2017-09-13 13:12:58
Requested 855 times
apt apt-get <reply> APT is the Advanced Package Tool, which together with dpkg forms the basic Ubuntu package management toolkit. Short apt-get manual: https://help.ubuntu.…ptGetHowto - Also see !Synaptic (Gnome), !Muon (KDE) or !Apper (KDE) LjL
Added on: 2006-07-15 22:10:20
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2012-11-05 20:12:41
Requested 2852 times
perl-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted>an ancient american word meaning "i can't code C" Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-15 21:45:14
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-14 09:53:18
Requested 16 times
classroom <reply> The Ubuntu Classroom is a project which aims to tutor users about Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu through biweekly sessions in #ubuntu-classroom - For more information visit https://wiki.ubuntu.…/Classroom Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-14 18:53:27
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themes eyecandy theme artwork icandy i-candy eye candy wallpaper art <reply>Find your themes at: http://www.gnome-look.org - http://art.gnome.org - http://www.kde-look.org - http://kubuntu-art.org - http://freecode.com/tags/theme - http://www.guistyles.com - https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/Artwork/ - Also see !changethemes and https://help.ubuntu.…tuEyeCandy Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-14 18:27:04
Last edited by daxcat
Last modified: 2016-03-09 06:12:08
Requested 2610 times
ops-#ubuntu-au <reply> Fujitsu, elkbuntu, Kamping_Kaiser, siccness, yama, we have a problem here! [Use this in Emergencies only!] bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-14 13:52:48
Last edited by elkbuntu
Last modified: 2007-12-15 05:51:08
Requested 20 times
mentors-#ubuntu-motu <reply> for initial mentoring to introduce you to the MOTU world check out https://wiki.ubuntu.…ontributor LaserJock
Added on: 2006-07-13 21:55:22
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2007-08-22 00:36:17
Requested 2 times
buntudot.org <deleted><alias> buntudot imbrandon
Added on: 2006-07-13 21:27:14
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-04-26 02:46:36
Requested 0 times
buntudot $hr$buntudot.org also runs a 3rd party Repository of ubuntu software see : http://www.buntudot.org/howtos/buntudotorg-repositories/ <deleted><reply> http://www.buntudot.org is a 3rd party *buntu news website with articles, reviews, how-to’s, and links for all the buntu's ( not affiliated or run by Canonical Ltd. ) imbrandon
Added on: 2006-07-13 21:25:27
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-04-26 02:46:26
Requested 5 times
revu <reply> REVU is a web-based tool to give people who have worked on Ubuntu-specific packages a chance to "put their packages out there" for other people to look at and comment on in a structured manner. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…kages/REVU Please consider maintaining new packages in Debian rather than Ubuntu, they can be easily synced across. Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-13 20:29:21
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-06-08 14:58:20
Requested 314 times
fonts msfonts ttf <reply> Font installation basics here: https://help.ubuntu.…stallHowto - No fonts in Flash? Install "ttf-mscorefonts-installer" (from !Multiverse), "gsfonts", and "gsfonts-x11". For the official ubuntu font, see: http://font.ubuntu.com/ imbrandon
Added on: 2006-07-13 20:17:25
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2012-06-19 14:18:55
Requested 226 times
oldworld <reply> For installation on Old World PowerMacs see this URL https://help.ubuntu.…dWorldMacs Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-13 19:37:16
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Requested 38 times
monitoring <reply> There are many ways to monitor processes, here are a few: ps, top, htop, gnome-system-monitor, lavaps, wmtop Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-13 17:55:25
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Requested 28 times
packages <reply> You can browse and search for Ubuntu packages using !Synaptic, !KPackageKit, !Muon, "apt-cache search <keywords or regex>", or online at http://packages.ubuntu.com - Ubuntu has about 30000 packages available, so please *search* for an official package before installing things in awkward ways! LjL
Added on: 2006-07-12 18:15:53
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:01:15
Requested 1106 times
versioning <deleted><reply> Ubuntu and Debian have slightly different package versioning schemes, for an explanation see http://doc.ubuntu.co…#id2528873 Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-12 13:42:32
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-03-13 05:57:38
Requested 18 times
packageversions <deleted><alias> versioning imbrandon
Added on: 2006-07-12 13:17:24
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-03-13 05:57:34
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hi <deleted><reply> Hi! Welcome to $chan! Feel free to ask questions and help people out. The channel guidelines are at https://wiki.ubuntu.…Guidelines . Enjoy your stay! Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-11 17:20:25
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-10-25 17:56:42
Requested 16067 times
ping <reply> pong! Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-07-11 15:58:48
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2013-08-09 11:51:46
Requested 5998 times
ツ-#ubuntu-offtopic the katakana character 'tsu' - often abused as smiley by Seveas and a truckload of other copycats ッ Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-11 01:25:26
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edgy edgy eft edgyeft 6.10 <reply>Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) was the fifth release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 25th, 2008. See !eol for more details. bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-10 01:01:55
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-09-22 15:18:55
Requested 1282 times

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