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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
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binarydriver 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
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ops-#kubuntu <reply> Help! Channel Emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies!) acheronuk, ahoneybun, claydoh, 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 dax
Last modified: 2020-06-14 23:47:06
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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
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perl-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted>an ancient american word meaning "i can't code C" Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-15 21:45:14
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Last modified: 2009-06-14 09:53:18
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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
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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
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Last modified: 2007-12-15 05:51:08
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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
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Last modified: 2007-08-22 00:36:17
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buntudot.org <deleted><alias> buntudot imbrandon
Added on: 2006-07-13 21:27:14
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Last modified: 2010-04-26 02:46:36
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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packages <reply> You can browse and search for Ubuntu packages using !Synaptic, !KPackageKit, !Muon, "apt-cache search <keywords or regex>", or online at https://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 knome
Last modified: 2019-04-03 06:34:33
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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
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packageversions <deleted><alias> versioning imbrandon
Added on: 2006-07-12 13:17:24
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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
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ping <reply> pong! Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-07-11 15:58:48
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2013-08-09 11:51:46
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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
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gr el greek greece <reply> #ubuntu-gr για Έλληνες χρηστές / #ubuntu-gr gia Ellhnes xrhstes Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-09 21:14:43
Last edited by housecat
Last modified: 2020-04-22 03:33:41
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il $hr$/join #ubuntu-il hebrew <reply> לשיחות בשפה העברית ולגישה לקהילת המשתמשים העברית אנא הקלד: ompaul
Added on: 2006-07-09 20:21:41
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codecs mp3 divx xvid avi mpeg mpg mkv quicktime wma wmv aac restrictedformats restricted formats freeformats restricted realplayer multimedia flashplayer w32 codecs ogg flac video real mp4 m4a free formats ubuntu-restricted-extras asf codec 3gp kubuntu-restricted-extras bluray blueray <reply> For multimedia issues, this page has useful information: https://help.ubuntu.…tedFormats - See also https://help.ubuntu.…media.html - But please use free formats if you can: https://help.ubuntu.…reeFormats LjL
Added on: 2006-07-09 02:52:18
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-09-06 20:31:53
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players media players video players audio players totem totem-xine vlc banshee rhythmbox amarok media music players player exaile listen <reply> Audio (Ogg, MP3...) players: Audacious, Banshee, Listen, Quod Libet, Rhythmbox, Exaile, XMMS2 (GTK/Gnome based) and Amarok, JuK (Qt/KDE based). Video players: Totem, Xine, MPlayer, VLC, Kaffeine - See also !codecs LjL
Added on: 2006-07-09 02:49:51
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-04-28 14:54:24
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django a high level python web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. - see http://www.djangoproject.com Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-09 00:32:02
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blacklist <reply> To blacklist a module, edit /etc/modprobe.d/my_blacklist.conf and add « blacklist <modulename> » to the end of that list - To explicitly load modules in a specific order, list them in /etc/initramfs-tools/modules and type « sudo update-initramfs -u » Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-08 22:10:20
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-03-29 19:19:00
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aptitude <reply> Like apt and apt-get, aptitude is a terminal frontend for Ubuntu's package management system. Unlike the others, it is not recommended in Ubuntu because its behavior differs significantly from other Ubuntu package management tools and can cause issues. bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-07 08:24:14
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2019-05-10 17:28:03
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vnc <reply> VNC is a protocol for remote desktop. https://help.ubuntu.…VNCOverSSH describes how to use it securely. It works best over fast connections, otherwise look at !FreeNX bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-07 02:29:55
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udev rules <reply> Ever wanted to make your USB-stick /dev/usbstick? Go to http://reactivated.n…rules.html to learn more about this feature. uniq
Added on: 2006-07-06 22:32:04
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schedule <deleted><reply> A schedule of Trusty Tahr (14.04) release milestones can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.…seSchedule Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-05 20:51:52
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2014-02-18 17:46:18
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citrix <reply> For help configuring the Citrix ICA Client, see: https://help.ubuntu.…lientHowTo ompaul
Added on: 2006-07-05 13:23:41
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eduhardware eduhw https://help.ubuntu.…quirements bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-05 06:41:28
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firefox-kde <deleted><alias> kde firefox uniq
Added on: 2006-07-03 23:38:13
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Last modified: 2011-08-17 00:05:42
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firefox kde <deleted><alias> kde firefox uniq
Added on: 2006-07-03 23:38:02
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Last modified: 2011-08-17 00:00:28
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kde firefox <deleted><reply> Go to http://konquefox.free.fr/ for tips and tricks on making Firefox more KDE-friendly. uniq
Added on: 2006-07-03 23:37:36
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Last modified: 2011-08-17 00:00:22
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fluxbuntu <deleted><reply>fluxbuntu is a LPAE-standard compliant, Ubuntu-based derivative that maintains the goal of running on a wide range of mobile devices and computers (low-end & high-end). It is lightweight, swift and efficient. | Support Channel: #fluxbuntu on freenode | Homepage: http://fluxbuntu.org/ imbrandon
Added on: 2006-07-03 05:49:16
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:23:17
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sa2 <reply> للغة العربية رجاء انظم #ubuntu-sa ompaul
Added on: 2006-07-02 17:07:18
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sa <reply> For the Saudi Arabia team : /join #ubuntu-sa : للانظمام الى قناة الفريق السعودي - For Arabic language support, please : /join #ubuntu-arabic : للحصول على الدعم باللغة العربية ompaul
Added on: 2006-07-02 16:44:02
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-09-30 14:28:05
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loco <reply> Information on Ubuntu Local Community Teams is at http://loco.ubuntu.com/ bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-02 12:55:41
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2011-06-30 23:43:50
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locoteams locoteam <reply> Information on Ubuntu Local Community Teams is at https://wiki.ubuntu.…/LoCoTeams bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-02 12:55:21
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language ohmy langauge english ffs foad gtfo nsfw profanity swear swearing curse cursing cuss <reply> Please avoid any language that may be considered offensive, including acronyms and obfuscation of such - also see https://wiki.ubuntu.…Guidelines || The main channels are English only, for other languages, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…hannelList Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-02 10:45:17
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-24 04:47:22
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google lmgtfy <reply> While Google is useful for helpers, many newer users don't have the google-fu yet. Please don't tell people to "google it" when they ask a question. Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-02 10:43:18
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2009-07-08 08:31:37
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gpg trust the GNU Privacy Guard. See https://help.ubuntu.…GuardHowto and class #8 on https://wiki.ubuntu.…ranscripts bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-02 09:32:29
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2007-03-18 06:42:33
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ubuntero <reply> To become an Ubuntero on Launchpad you need to sign the Code of Conduct. See https://help.ubuntu.…GuardHowto bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-02 09:32:02
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automatix automatix2 automatrix <reply> Automatix is no longer developed or supported by its creators and is not recommended, supported, or needed by Ubuntu. See http://mjg59.livejou…77440.html and « /msg $nick WorksForMe » gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-07-02 04:29:31
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Last modified: 2013-02-28 16:49:40
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appdb winedb <reply> The Wine Application DB is a database of applications and help for !Windows programs that run under !WINE: http://appdb.winehq.org - Join #winehq for application help Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-01 15:20:15
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-10-15 14:44:19
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cloak hostmask nicksetup vhost <reply> To get an Ubuntu member cloak or any other one, first register your nick as detailed at https://freenode.net…gistration - For Ubuntu member cloaks, then ask in #ubuntu-irc and provide your Launchpad page. For unaffiliated ones, ask in #freenode. See also !membership apokryphos
Added on: 2006-07-01 02:14:53
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-24 06:37:57
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ban banned <reply> If you are banned from an Ubuntu channel, it is probably because you did not follow the IRC guidelines. For details, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…Guidelines - To try and resolve a ban, please join #ubuntu-ops. gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-30 22:10:52
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