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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 762 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 7197 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 248 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 55 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
keyboard keybinding keyboards layout <reply> To switch your keyboard layout on GNOME: System -> Preferences -> Keyboard | KDE: System Settings -> Regional & Language -> Keyboard Layout | XFCE: Settings -> Settings Manager -> Keyboard, Layout Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:48:21
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2011-07-19 15:42:13
Requested 718 times
deb .deb installdeb gdebi the Debian package format, also used by Ubuntu. To install .deb files, simply double-click (in Ubuntu) or click (in Kubuntu) on them to start the GDebi utility. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:47:18
Last edited by Jucato
Last modified: 2007-10-31 03:57:27
Requested 602 times
ubuntu <reply> Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. It is developed by a large community and we invite you to participate too! - Also see http://www.ubuntu.com Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:40:14
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2007-05-27 21:37:21
Requested 3829 times
scanner <reply> Scanning software: simple-scan (GNOME), Gwenview (KDE), Xsane. For instructions see https://help.ubuntu.…nningHowTo and to see supported hardware: https://wiki.ubuntu.…tsScanners - See also !OCR apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:34:05
Last edited by bazhang
Last modified: 2010-05-08 15:37:43
Requested 45 times
donate donation donations <reply>To donate to Ubuntu, you can !participate or go to http://www.ubuntu.co…ved/donate Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:32:01
Last edited by Tm_T
Last modified: 2010-08-30 21:02:45
Requested 65 times
vesa the default video driver if X can't find a better one. Also see !x Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 09:19:10
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Requested 118 times
xorg <reply> X.Org is an implementation of the X Windows System, and is the part of your system that's responsible for graphical output. To restart it on an Ubuntu system, type 'sudo service lightdm restart'. To fix screen resolution or other X.Org problems: https://wiki.ubuntu.…Resolution . See also !xorgconf Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 09:13:01
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-03-12 02:47:09
Requested 130 times
adsl pppoe dsl <reply> Setting up an ADSL/PPPoE connection? Look at https://help.ubuntu.…/ADSLPPPoE Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:52:29
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Requested 688 times
windows bug#1 bug #1 bug 1 microsoft windowsxp <reply>For discussion on Microsoft software, or help with same, please visit ##windows. See http://launchpad.net…ntu/+bug/1 http://linux.oneando…rg/LNW.htm and /msg $nick equivalents Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:49:27
Last edited by m4v
Last modified: 2013-02-28 17:04:31
Requested 3538 times
download mirror mirrors <reply> Ubuntu installation CDs can be downloaded from http://releases.ubuntu.com - Mirrors can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.…om/Mirrors - PLEASE use the !torrents to download !$curStable, and help keeping the servers' load low! Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:46:50
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:39:20
Requested 1618 times
multijava <reply> To set which java version/implementation is to be used as default, use sudo update-java-alternatives Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:46:01
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Requested 93 times
xmms xmms2 <reply>xmms is no longer being developed, see http://bugs.debian.org/461309 for more details. Consider using audacious or xmms2 instead. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:43:29
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-10-29 03:15:36
Requested 349 times
ghost ircghost <reply> If you own an IRC nick that is currently being used, you can make it change nicks by typing: /msg nickserv release <nick> <password> | If you have a dead (ghost) connection, you can make it quit by typing: /msg nickserv ghost <nick> <password> | further help in #freenode Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:42:30
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-10-13 14:53:01
Requested 314 times
ignore <reply> If you really don't wish to see the messages from a particular person on IRC, you can use /ignore nickname Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:36:26
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postfix the default !MTA and !MDA on Ubuntu. For help, read https://help.ubuntu.…ty/Postfix and https://help.ubuntu.…SetupHowto - See also !MailServer Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:33:44
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-12-11 16:29:03
Requested 325 times
networkmanager network-manager network manager an application to make (wireless) networking Just Work. See https://help.ubuntu.…orkManager Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:32:39
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Requested 419 times
gtk <reply> GTK is the !GIMP toolkit, which forms the base of !GNOME and is used by many applications to provide a !GUI Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:29:10
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Requested 383 times
cinelerra <deleted><reply> Cinelerra is a video editor and compositor that cannot be included in Ubuntu for legal reasons. Install instructions can be found on http://cvs.cinelerra…php#ubuntu Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:27:22
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:35:12
Requested 148 times
server ubuntu-server <reply> Ubuntu Server Edition is a release of Ubuntu designed especially for server environments, including a server specific !kernel and no !GUI. The install CD contains many server applications. Current !LTS version is !$curLTS ($curLTSLong $curLTSNum) - More info: http://www.ubuntu.co…veredition - Guide: https://help.ubuntu.…erverguide - Support in #ubuntu-server Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:25:07
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-27 16:39:57
Requested 1640 times
permissions chown permission file permissions chmod <reply> An explanation of what file permissions are and how they can be manipulated can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…ermissions Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 22:07:19
Last edited by nickrud
Last modified: 2008-06-23 07:08:40
Requested 1550 times
kernel-source <reply> You can access all the kernels for previous and current development releases at http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git. There are repositories for each supported release under ubuntu/ubuntu-<release>.git - For more details see: https://wiki.ubuntu.…SourceCode apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 22:02:30
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-07-07 13:18:49
Requested 3 times
kernel compilekernel kernelcompile kernelhowto customkernel <reply> The core of Ubuntu is the Linux kernel: see https://help.ubuntu.…ity/Kernel - You shouldn't have to compile your own, and if you need to troubleshoot issues, you can try a !Mainline kernel instead, but if you insist, see https://help.ubuntu.…el/Compile (see also !Stages) apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 22:01:25
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-04-10 12:12:54
Requested 3503 times
qemu an emulator you can use to run another operating system - see https://help.ubuntu.…rQemuHowTo Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:59:42
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Requested 498 times
fps glxgears <reply> To display the FPS in glxgears, run 'glxgears' in a terminal. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:55:05
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-05-09 22:32:06
Requested 114 times
worksforme wfm w4m <reply> Common Sense: Just because you can, does not mean you should (and especially recommend to others). 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: 2006-06-18 21:54:02
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-09-14 19:38:58
Requested 1403 times
nice <reply> 'Nice' is a property of a process that determines how willing it is to give CPU time to other processes. A higher value makes it more likely to give away time. A negative value makes it less likely. Values are from -19 to 19, with 0 being the default. For more information, type 'man nice' at a terminal. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:53:33
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2008-10-08 17:34:10
Requested 79 times
kde docs kdedocs <reply> The KDE documentation is available for browsing/searching at http://docs.kde.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:53:19
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Requested 4 times
flash flashplugin flash plugin <reply> To install Flash see https://help.ubuntu.…mats/Flash - See also !Restricted and !Gnash Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:43:29
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-05-11 22:34:33
Requested 5405 times
itunes not available on Linux, but there are many audio player alternatives (see !players). For Daap clients (sharing music with other iTunes clients on the network), install banshee apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:42:50
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Requested 332 times
headers kernel source <reply> To install the Linux (kernel) headers, open a terminal and: sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) To install headers for libraries, you need the accompanying -dev packages Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:42:46
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Requested 275 times
docteam The Ubuntu Documentation team. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…ationTeam/ and you can "/join #ubuntu-doc" apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:40:04
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Requested 1 times
modem dialup dial up dial-up winmodem knetworkmanager ppp <reply>You want to connect via dial-up? Read https://help.ubuntu.…ModemHowto - Also try disabling/removing KNetworkManager if KDE applications cannot connect using dial-up Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:39:25
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2009-11-12 06:48:20
Requested 918 times
burners burn burner burning cdrw <reply> CD/DVD burning software: k3b (KDE), brasero (GNOME), gnomebaker, xcdroast, wodim (command-line) | To burn ISO files, see https://help.ubuntu.…ngIsoHowto Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:35:32
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-04-23 23:42:28
Requested 1334 times
ext3 the default filesystem on older versions of Ubuntu, and the most popular on Linux. You can read/write from Windows to ext3 via http://www.fs-driver.org apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:35:14
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 04:11:40
Requested 623 times
klik <reply>klik is a simple way to run additional software without actually installing it. For instructions and more information see: http://dot.kde.org/2…-copy-klik apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:31:56
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:19:21
Requested 15 times
equivalents equivalent apps word excel powerpoint photoshop trillian <reply> A comprehensive list of of Windows-equivalent applications in Linux can be found at http://www.linuxrsp.…e-eng.html and https://wiki.ubuntu.…sUsersWant apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:29:13
Last edited by bazhang
Last modified: 2014-08-21 16:09:45
Requested 694 times
cron crontab a way to schedule execution of software/scripts. See https://help.ubuntu.…/CronHowto Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:23:13
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-09-09 04:49:23
Requested 919 times
distrologic the logic behind using a distribution. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…istroLogic Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:22:16
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Requested 4 times
numlock numberlock number lock <reply> To enable Number Lock by default, see https://help.ubuntu.…ty/NumLock apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:13:09
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Requested 81 times
floppy <reply> To mount floppy disks, see here : https://help.ubuntu.…ToEveryone apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:12:12
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Requested 189 times
dma Direct Memory Access/Addressing. It makes hardware transfer data faster, and is supported by most systems since 2002. For more information see: https://help.ubuntu.…munity/DMA apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:09:59
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-06-12 00:31:46
Requested 219 times

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