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terminal shell bash commands ln ls sed awk cat lsof kill symlink sh console konsole lxterminal <reply> The linux terminal or command-line interface is very powerful. In Unity or GNOME, search the dash for "terminal" and press ENTER. Other desktops: Applications -> System Tools -> Terminal (MATE), K-menu -> System -> Konsole (KDE), or Menu -> Accessories -> LXTerminal (LXDE). Guide: https://help.ubuntu.…heTerminal Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-24 13:07:53
Last edited by SonikkuAmerica
Last modified: 2016-10-09 03:01:48
Requested 6828 times
lamp <reply> LAMP is an acronym for Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP. However, the term is often used for setups using alternative but different software, such as Perl or Python instead of PHP, and Postgres instead of MySQL. For help with setting up LAMP on Ubuntu, see https://help.ubuntu.…heMySQLPHP - See also the Server CD installation process. Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-24 13:06:23
Last edited by AlanBell
Last modified: 2012-11-25 22:16:03
Requested 5078 times
releases timetable release timebasedreleases <reply> Ubuntu releases a new version every 6 months. Each version is supported for 9 months (non-LTS) or 5 years (LTS). More info at https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/Releases and https://wiki.ubuntu.…edReleases Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-24 13:01:25
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-26 22:46:21
Requested 1686 times
repos repositories main universe multiverse sources sources.list components repo repository <reply> The packages in Ubuntu are divided into several sections. More information at https://help.ubuntu.…positories - See https://wiki.ubuntu.…dedSources for the recommended way to set up your repositories. Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-24 12:34:35
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:49:24
Requested 4553 times
activedirectory ad <reply> You can learn more about ActiveDirectory intergration at https://help.ubuntu.…nbindHowto imbrandon
Added on: 2006-06-23 22:07:05
Never edited
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adept-crash-fix <deleted><reply> If Adept crashed on you and you're left with a locked database, try typing this in a terminal (such as Konsole): "sudo fuser -vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock ; sudo dpkg --configure -a" uniq
Added on: 2006-06-23 19:49:28
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:05:02
Requested 23 times
adept crash fix <deleted><alias> aptlock uniq
Added on: 2006-06-23 19:48:04
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:02:48
Requested 1016 times
devilspie a tool that can perform actions on windows when running applications. Actions include resizing, positioning, pinning etc. Use the package gdevilspie to configure from GUI, or see usage information at https://help.ubuntu.…/Devilspie Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-23 19:34:05
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-08-21 20:23:21
Requested 152 times
sabdfl sabdlf markshuttleworth mark mark shuttlworth mark shuttleworth shuttleworth <reply> Mark "sabdfl" Shuttleworth is our favourite cosmonaut, the founder of Canonical and the primary driver behind Ubuntu. You can find pieces of his thinking at http://www.markshutt…eworth.com Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-23 11:44:04
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upgrade upgrading update upgrades <reply> For upgrading, see the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.…gradeNotes - see also http://www.ubuntu.co…tu/upgrade Amaranth
Added on: 2006-06-23 08:11:05
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-06-01 15:30:21
Requested 7573 times
channels <reply> A list of official Ubuntu IRC channels, as well as IRC clients for Ubuntu, can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…tRelayChat - For a general list of !freenode channels, see http://freenode.net/…hannellist and !alis - See also !Guidelines bimberi
Added on: 2006-06-23 03:49:19
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2012-02-06 14:48:54
Requested 124 times
smart Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology, a monitoring system for hard drives. See https://help.ubuntu.…rtmontools apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-23 03:44:57
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2013-03-30 11:46:31
Requested 174 times
burniso <reply> To burn an ISO image of a CD in Linux, Mac OS or Windows, read the howto at https://help.ubuntu.…ngIsoHowto thoreauputic
Added on: 2006-06-22 14:17:16
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Requested 139 times
grub recoveringgrub grub floppy bootfloppy mbr fixmbr grubrepair fixgrub grub2 <reply> GRUB2 is the default Ubuntu boot manager. Lost GRUB after installing Windows? See https://help.ubuntu.…estoreGrub - For more information and troubleshooting for GRUB2 please refer to https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Grub2 Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-22 09:44:20
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2013-02-23 17:22:10
Requested 13956 times
ssh openssh sftp <reply> SSH is the Secure SHell protocol, see: https://help.ubuntu.…munity/SSH for client usage. PuTTY is an SSH client for Windows; see: http://www.chiark.gr…ham/putty/ for its homepage. See also !scp (Secure CoPy) and !sshd (Secure SHell Daemon) LjL
Added on: 2006-06-22 03:32:41
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2016-01-12 00:08:13
Requested 2544 times
kqemu a kernel module (now free under the GPL license) for speeding up the !QEMU virtual machine. Installation instructions can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…nity/KQEmu LjL
Added on: 2006-06-22 03:32:12
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:53:36
Requested 136 times
vmware <reply> VMWare is not available in the Ubuntu repositories. Consider using !QEmu or !VirtualBox as alternatives. Instructions for installing VMWare manually are at https://help.ubuntu.…ity/VMware LjL
Added on: 2006-06-22 03:31:26
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-11-12 12:57:43
Requested 1740 times
tb1.5 <deleted><reply> To upgrade thunderbird to 1.5 please see: https://wiki.ubuntu.…NewVersion gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-21 03:08:43
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-05-05 19:09:10
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thunderbird <deleted><reply> Thunderbird is a free email client, capable of close cooperation with Firefox (both by the Mozilla Foundation). To make Thunderbird links open in Firefox, see http://ubuntuforums.…hp?t=60427 gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-21 03:07:12
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:22:36
Requested 174 times
vpn <reply> For more information on vpn please refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/VPN gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-21 03:04:08
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2010-01-26 19:59:35
Requested 953 times
startup session <reply> To add programs to start up when you log into your Gnome session go to System>Preferences>Sessions and use the Startup Programs tab. For more information, see https://help.ubuntu.…ionStartup - See !boot for starting non-interactive programs at boot gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-21 03:02:52
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-06-01 18:39:55
Requested 1510 times
steam <reply> Valve have officially announced that they are developing Steam and are working with !ubuntu during their development, see http://blogs.valveso…-penguins/ for further details, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Valve for install instructions, you can also join #ubuntu-steam for discussion. gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-21 03:00:16
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2013-02-12 02:25:54
Requested 443 times
pt portuguese brazil <reply> Por favor, use #ubuntu-br para ajuda em português. Para entrar no canal por favor faça "/join #ubuntu-br" sem as aspas. Para a comunidade local portuguêsa, use #ubuntu-pt. Obrigada. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-21 00:53:44
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2013-04-08 21:28:26
Requested 5076 times
gparted a !GTK/!Gnome !GUI partitioning program. Type « sudo apt-get install gparted » in a console to install it - A GParted "live" CD is available at http://gparted.sourc…livecd.php Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-20 21:25:05
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2009-01-08 12:18:42
Requested 1524 times
compiz translucency transparency xglx effects compiz-fusion fusion cf <reply>Compiz (compositing window manager), for a howto see https://help.ubuntu.…iteManager and more help #compiz Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-20 16:24:59
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:53:21
Requested 5601 times
inkscape <reply>Inkscape is a powerful vector graphics drawing application - see http://www.inkscape.org/ for more Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-20 10:01:03
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Requested 74 times
shockwave currently only available for Windows. To run it under !Wine, see https://help.ubuntu.…/Shockwave Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-20 06:42:24
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:40:07
Requested 211 times
tab autocomplete tabcompletion nicktab usetab nick completion nick complete <reply> You can use your <tab> key for autocompletion of nicknames in IRC, as well as for completion of filenames and programs on the command line. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 23:58:52
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-07-23 18:22:24
Requested 3481 times
ops-#kubuntu-offtopic <reply> Help! imbrandon, Riddell, Hobbsee, thoreauputic, apokryphos, Nalioth, tritium, Tm_T, robotgeek, gnomefreak, jpds, tsimpson, jussi01, kkathman or vorian! Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 23:41:30
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-05-05 15:50:26
Requested 52 times
qt <reply> the Qt toolkit (pronounced "cute"), which forms the base of !KDE, is a cross-platform C++ application framework for !CLI and !GUI applications. Install libqt4-dev and see !build to compile Qt4 applications, join #qt for development support apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 23:23:17
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-09 10:57:39
Requested 261 times
files dirs file fhs hier fsh <reply> An explanation of how files and directories are organized on Ubuntu, and how they can be manipulated, can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…eeOverview see also: man hier Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 23:17:27
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-02-05 20:56:11
Requested 1702 times
boot init smartbootmanager boot floppy bum <reply> Boot options: https://help.ubuntu.…ootOptions - To add your own startup scripts, use /etc/rc.local - See also !grub and !dualboot - Making a boot floppy: https://help.ubuntu.…BootFloppy - Also see https://help.ubuntu.…nagerHowto Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 15:24:07
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-29 05:39:13
Requested 2461 times
persistence <reply> To have some persistent storage when using a Live CD, follow the instructions on https://help.ubuntu.…ersistence Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 15:11:04
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Requested 177 times
xinerama an extension to !X to use two or more physical displays as one large virtual display. See https://help.ubuntu.…eramaHowTo - See also !DualHead Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 15:02:06
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Requested 923 times
raid lvm fakeraid <reply> Tips and tricks for RAID and LVM can be found on https://help.ubuntu.…ftwareRAID and http://www.tldp.org/…/LVM-HOWTO - For software RAID, see https://help.ubuntu.…eRaidHowto Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:56:48
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2009-04-27 08:47:40
Requested 2405 times
gdesklets <deleted><reply> gDesklets provides an advanced architecture for desktop applets -- tiny displays sitting on your desktop in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness. Homepage is http://gdesklets.gno…sktop.org/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:53:11
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:40:38
Requested 102 times
hostname <reply>Use hostname <somehostname> to set the hostname, or to do it permanently: edit /etc/hosts to include BOTH the old and new hostname and then change /etc/hostname to the new one. WARNING! Make sure that your current hostname and /etc/hosts match, otherwise sudo may not work properly. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:52:04
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-24 05:15:07
Requested 1158 times
changelogs <reply> changelogs for Ubuntu packages can be found on http://changelogs.ubuntu.com Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:50:56
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Requested 36 times
dualboot dual boot dual-boot <reply> Dual boot instructions: x86/AMD64: https://help.ubuntu.…ot/Windows - Macs: https://help.ubuntu.…MacBookPro https://help.ubuntu.…CsDualBoot Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:50:22
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2011-02-13 06:21:17
Requested 2989 times
games nexuiz wow warcraft et fun doom doom3 <reply> Information about games on Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Games and http://www.icculus.o…melist.php and http://www.penguspy.com/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:02:03
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-11-28 15:38:44
Requested 2320 times
e enlightenment e17 <reply> Enlightenment (or "E") is a window manager for X, providing a useful, and good looking graphical shell in which to work. E17 is the current version. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:00:18
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2014-09-12 17:57:47
Requested 377 times
samba swat smb <reply> Samba is the way to cooperate with Windows environments. Links with more info: https://wiki.ubuntu.…ermanently and https://help.ubuntu.…samba.html Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:57:50
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-27 16:34:16
Requested 5774 times
apt-file a program that can tell you which package(s) contain(s) a given filename. To install it and generate the database it needs, run "sudo apt-get install apt-file && sudo apt-file update" Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:52:18
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Requested 147 times
midi <reply> Trouble playing MIDI files? Look at https://help.ubuntu.…hesisHowTo Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:49:56
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Requested 336 times
firefox ff the default web browser on Ubuntu. To install the latest version, see https://help.ubuntu.…NewVersion | To install plugins: https://help.ubuntu.…foxPlugins Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:48:13
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-06-13 03:12:27
Requested 1350 times
locales locale <reply> To set up and configure your locales, see https://help.ubuntu.…LocaleConf and https://help.ubuntu.…ty/Locale/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:45:05
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2012-04-08 13:33:43
Requested 716 times
latest newest <reply> Packages in Ubuntu may not be the latest. Ubuntu aims for stability, so "latest" may not be a good idea. Post-release updates are only considered if they are fixes for security vulnerabilities, high impact bug fixes, or unintrusive bug fixes with substantial benefit. See also !backports, !sru, and !ppa. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:43:19
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-03-22 05:25:44
Requested 1100 times
sense commonsense common sense stable works for me <reply> Common Sense: Just because you can, does not mean you should. Think before you do. "Works for me" does not mean it is ok. The latest version of everything is not always useful if you aim for stability. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:43:11
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dri direct rendering infrastructure, a framework for allowing direct access to graphics hardware under the X Window System in a safe and efficient manner. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:40:19
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Requested 113 times
scp winscp a secure way of copying files across networks using !SSH. Usage: scp filename user@host:filename - WinSCP is a client for Windows, available at http://winscp.net/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:35:53
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:40:56
Requested 340 times

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