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reiserfs reiser a journalling file system, which outperforms many others on I/O operations, but has drawbacks (such as increasing likelihood of data loss, and introducing latency unsuitable for gaming or real-time audio). Using !ext4, the default on Ubuntu, is *highly* recommended. A read-only Windows driver is available at http://p-nand-q.com/…stool.html Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:33:32
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-10-31 20:06:56
Requested 171 times
gimp an advanced image manipulation application for Ubuntu. See http://www.gimp.org for tutorials and more information. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:28:30
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Requested 345 times
default defaultapp <reply> To change the default application for a filetype in Nautilus, right-click on a file, select Properties -> Open With, and then change the setting. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:24:41
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-11-15 20:30:43
Requested 343 times
metapackage meta-package <reply> A meta-package is a package that simply depends upon other packages and brings them in. It's not a real package, but a very useful package that can drag in other package versions. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:22:35
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wajig a simple tool for basic debian administration. you can handle apt commands, change alternatives defaults and handle service daemons via simple commands. wajig uses sudo every time. http://www.togaware.…rview.html Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:21:38
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umode modes mode <reply> There are many different channel and user modes on freenode (see !freenode). Here's a list: http://freenode.net/…work.shtml apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:19:45
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 04:06:05
Requested 120 times
cupsweb <reply> To enable the administration functions of the !CUPS web interface, type « sudo adduser cupsys shadow », and then « sudo invoke-rc.d cupsys restart », in a console. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:18:44
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-04-20 00:14:31
Requested 33 times
splash splashscreen <reply> To change the Gnome splash screen, use gnome-splashscreen-manager or change the GConf key /apps/gnome-session/options/splash_image using !gconf-editor. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:16:53
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-19 09:05:35
Requested 519 times
firefox1.5 <deleted><alias> firefox Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:15:51
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-08-17 00:06:20
Requested 0 times
mythtv a TV framework for Linux - Instructions for using with Ubuntu at https://help.ubuntu.…ity/MythTV - For discussion and specific support of MythTV, try #mythtv-users apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:14:52
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-11-10 21:49:07
Requested 515 times
lost+found lost where !fsck places any files it gleans from a corrupt filesystem. These are files which had become unlinked from their parent directories. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:12:22
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Requested 47 times
ripping rip <reply> For information about the Sound Juicer ripping application see: https://help.ubuntu.…CDRipping. To rip an Audio CD in KDE, put it in and then put audiocd:// in the Konqueror URL bar apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:04:46
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Requested 173 times
smeg <deleted><alias> alcarte apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:33:55
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-05-18 23:49:24
Requested 0 times
alcarte <deleted><reply> Alacarte Menu Editor is an easy-to-use menu editor for GNOME; older versions were called smeg. You can get it at http://www.realistan…/alacarte/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:33:21
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-05-18 23:46:28
Requested 19 times
smartphone portables nokia <reply> Guides for smartphones and portable devices can be found here: https://help.ubuntu.…leDevices/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:29:44
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2007-12-31 14:09:55
Requested 60 times
floss Free Libre Open Source Software. See !freedom apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:29:16
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Requested 26 times
moodin <deleted>a ksplash theme engine, enabled by default in Kubuntu Dapper, and you can grab it for Breezy here: http://www.kde-look.…tent=25705 apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:28:38
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2009-10-06 06:08:02
Requested 7 times
screen a window manager for terminal sessions, also useful over SSH. The 'byobu' package provides very useful additional utilities. See https://help.ubuntu.…ity/Screen apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:26:30
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-09-07 11:26:18
Requested 809 times
blender a free application for 3D modelling, animation, rendering, etc. You can install it from Ubuntu's repositories, and tutorials are at http://en.wikibooks.…oob_to_Pro apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:25:52
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icons desktopicons trashicon <reply> Want to see volume/trash icons on the desktop? Go to /apps/nautilus/desktop in gconf-editor (GNOME) or go to http://kudos.berlios…#showtrash (KDE) Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:24:32
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-03-14 15:27:08
Requested 418 times
ubotu yourself bot usage factoid brain add help me syntax factoids everything me ubottu bots fact triggers trigger <reply> Hi! I'm $chan's favorite infobot. You can search my brain at https://ubottu.com/f…ctoids.cgi | General info and channels at https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/IRC/Bots | Make a clone of me, see !botclone Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:15:56
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-26 07:25:56
Requested 18642 times
memory ram mem <reply> If you are wondering why some tools report your system has very little free memory, have a look at http://www.linuxatemyram.com/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:15:41
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2014-08-21 17:42:29
Requested 651 times
synaptics touchpad <reply> For a comprehensive Synaptics Touchpad guide, see https://help.ubuntu.…csTouchpad apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:12:34
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Requested 631 times
lilo an alternative [Li]nux Boot[Lo]ader. Note: it is recommended that you use GRUB on Ubuntu instead. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:12:07
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fuse captive <reply> FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) is a !kernel driver that allows non-root users to create their own filesystems. See http://en.wikipedia.…_Userspace for more on FUSE. Some examples of filesystems that use FUSE are !ntfs-3g, sshfs and isofs. A full list of Filesystems that use FUSE is here: http://fuse.sourcefo…ileSystems apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:48:16
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2007-08-07 14:36:30
Requested 1129 times
fixinstall <reply> For a few common problems when installing, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…emsInstall also make sure you have read !install apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:47:23
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palm palmos <reply> A good guide for setting up Palm devices is at http://www.faqs.org/…ONNECT-USB apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:43:30
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Requested 89 times
debfoster <deleted>a command to weed unnecessary .deb packages. See http://www.fruit.eu.…debfoster/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:41:40
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-04-20 05:58:31
Requested 32 times
backports backport <reply> If new updated Ubuntu packages are built for an application, then they may go into Ubuntu Backports. See https://help.ubuntu.…uBackports - See also !packaging apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:41:17
Last edited by Hobbsee
Last modified: 2007-12-19 05:29:59
Requested 1664 times
iso .iso loopback mountiso isomount nrg <reply> To mount an ISO disc image, type « sudo mount -o loop <ISO-filename> <mountpoint> » - There is a list of useful cd image conversion tools at http://wiki.linuxque…Conversion - Always verify the ISO using !MD5 before !burning. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:38:26
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-03-06 18:22:18
Requested 2871 times
ppc powerpc <reply> PowerPC. Formerly used by Apple for the Macintosh line of computers. Variants are now used in popular gaming consoles. PPC was a fully supported Ubuntu architecture until 6.10. It is now a community port, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…PowerPCFAQ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:33:49
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-03-25 12:08:32
Requested 904 times
bootoptions bootoption <reply> For a list and explanation on some of the boot options, see https://help.ubuntu.…ootOptions See also !nomodeset. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:32:08
Last edited by oCean
Last modified: 2011-06-26 12:00:40
Requested 652 times
fstab /etc/fstab drives <reply> The /etc/fstab file indicates how drive partitions are to be used or otherwise integrated into the file system. See https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Fstab and http://www.pclosmag.…age07.html and !Partitions apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:30:53
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-30 18:49:45
Requested 3101 times
alsa-source <deleted><reply> Want to use alsa 0.11? Grab and install http://archive.proge…2_all.deb, install linux-headers-$(uname -r) module-assistant and build-essential and run sudo module-assistant a-i alsa-source Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:27:10
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-09-09 04:45:14
Requested 10 times
desktop desktops <reply> A desktop environment is what "puts the pieces of a !GUI together". The available desktop environments in Ubuntu are !GNOME (ubuntu-desktop), !KDE (kubuntu-desktop), !Xfce (xubuntu-desktop), !LXDE (lubuntu-desktop), IceWM, !Fluxbox, WindowMaker (wmaker), FVWM and others - See also !Flavors Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:23:31
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-02-11 03:18:14
Requested 443 times
bzr Bazaar-NG, a decentralized revision control system designed to be easy for developers and end users alike. Decentralized revision control systems give people the ability to work over the internet using the bazaar development model. See http://doc.bazaar.ca…-tutorial/ for a quickstart guide. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:20:37
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-09-09 04:47:36
Requested 82 times
svn Subversion: an open-source revision control system, which aims to be a compelling replacement for CVS. See http://subversion.apache.org/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:19:15
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:20:30
Requested 265 times
deborphan a program used to clean up packages that are no longer needed (install from Synaptic/Muon). apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:18:53
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:04:20
Requested 38 times
cvs the Concurrent Versions System, the dominant open-source network-transparent version control system; it helps to manage releases and to control concurrent editing of source files among multiple authors. See: http://www.nongnu.org/cvs/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:18:51
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:36:43
Requested 114 times
webcam cam webcams <reply> Instructions for using webcams with Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…ity/Webcam - Supported cams: https://wiki.ubuntu.…WebCameras apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:16:08
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-02-05 19:30:14
Requested 2661 times
superkaramba karamba an application that gives you interactive eye-candy on your desktop. To get themes for it, head over to http://kde-look.org apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:07:06
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Requested 118 times
reinstall <reply> To renew the configuration of a package when installing, sudo apt-get remove --purge <package> && sudo apt-get install <package>. Note that you will lose ALL config files for that package. WARNING: This is dangerous, don't do this with core packages Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:05:44
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Requested 114 times
password passwords lostpassword pass <reply> Forgot your password? See https://help.ubuntu.…stPassword What's the root password? See !sudo. Don't see *** in password prompts? That's normal. Sudo doesn't ask for your password? It remembers you for several minutes. Please use strong passwords, see https://help.ubuntu.…gPasswords Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:02:45
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2008-09-18 15:22:37
Requested 757 times
winamp a windows music player. On Ubuntu you can use audacious as alternative. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:59:28
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-09-30 13:25:34
Requested 53 times
katapult theapplication launcher for KDE, to be used with applications, bookmarks, and Amarok playlists. Once you have installed, hit Alt+f2 -> katapult, then hit Alt+Space, and type what you want. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:58:05
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2008-11-06 03:01:45
Requested 117 times
esd <reply>esd is the enlightened sound daemon. It is deprecated, use !pulseaudio instead. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:57:15
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-01-08 23:27:18
Requested 120 times
sound alsa dmix audio <reply> If you're having problems with sound, click the Volume applet, then Sound Preferences, and check your Volume, Hardware, Input, and Output settings. If that fails, see https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Sound - https://help.ubuntu.…leshooting - http://alsa.opensrc.…DmixPlugin - For playing audio files, see !players and !mp3. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:56:18
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-05-10 18:00:22
Requested 7164 times
portforward ports port <reply> For instructions on how to set up port-forwarding (for games, torrents, webservers) see http://portforward.com - also see !firewall Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:53:19
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Requested 245 times
xhangs <reply> If the GUI hangs after logging in, use <ctrl><alt><f1> to switch to text mode. Log in and do: rm .{X,ICE}authority Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:51:08
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Requested 54 times
alternatives <reply> To change the default applications system-wide, use 'sudo update-alternatives --all' in a terminal. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:49:11
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Requested 141 times

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