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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 717 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 598 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 3809 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 43 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 127 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 $nick equivalents Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:49:27
Last edited by m4v
Last modified: 2013-02-28 17:04:31
Requested 3532 times
download mirror mirrors <reply> Ubuntu installation CDs can be downloaded from http://releases.ubuntu.com - Mirrors can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.…om/Mirrors - PLEASE use the !torrents to download !$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 1605 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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Requested 143 times
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 321 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 417 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 381 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 1628 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 1530 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 3486 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 495 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 1402 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 78 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 5400 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 1332 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 910 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
packaging packaging guide packagingguide package guide packguide newpackage candidates <reply> The packaging guide is at http://packaging.ubu….com/html/ - See https://wiki.ubuntu.…ewPackages for information on getting a package integrated into Ubuntu - Other developer resources are at https://wiki.ubuntu.…evelopment - See also !backports and !sponsoring apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:09:05
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2014-12-23 17:54:58
Requested 1567 times
ipv6 ipv6disable <reply> For an introduction to IPv6 and information on tunneling IPv6 through IPv4 connections, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IPv6 | To disable IPv6 see https://help.ubuntu.…owIPv6IPv4 apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:06:12
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2009-01-07 13:09:43
Requested 936 times
launchpad malone lp <reply> Launchpad is a collection of development services for Open Source projects. It's Ubuntu's bug tracker, and much more; see https://launchpad.net/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:03:15
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2007-10-15 11:51:49
Requested 749 times
tty ttys <reply> To get to the TTY terminals 1-6, use the keystroke ctrl + alt + F1-F6 respectively (Alt+F7 will get you back to your graphical login). To change the resolution for your TTY, see https://help.ubuntu.…Resolution apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:53:31
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-11 21:22:04
Requested 501 times
k3b a feature-rich and user-friendly burning application for KDE (and, as all KDE applications, works fine on GNOME). For a guide, see https://help.ubuntu.…y/K3BHowto apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:53:04
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Requested 289 times
xen <reply> XEN is a virtual machine monitor for x86 that supports execution of multiple guest operating systems with unprecedented levels of performance and resource isolation. Information on installing it for Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…munity/Xen apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:52:39
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2007-11-11 01:19:25
Requested 459 times
kde4 kde 4 kde4help kde4support <deleted><reply> KDE SC 4.4 is the latest major release of the KDE Software Compilation. Packages can be found at http://www.kubuntu.o…/kde-4.4.2 - Support in #kubuntu apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:48:00
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2010-10-05 11:00:39
Requested 1373 times
distributions suse redhat mandriva gentoo archlinux fedora distros novell slackware mepis distro distribution manjaro <reply> Other !Linux distributions besides !Ubuntu include: Debian, Mepis (using !APT); RedHat, Fedora, SUSE, Mandriva (using !RPM); Gentoo, Arch Linux, Manjaro, Slackware (using other packaging systems) apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:46:43
Last edited by SonikkuAmerica
Last modified: 2016-09-02 16:41:01
Requested 1087 times
usplash splashy <reply> To select the usplash artwork you want, use "sudo update-alternatives --config usplash-artwork.so && sudo update-initramfs -u" - See https://help.ubuntu.…ationHowto for adding your custom artwork apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:36:28
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Requested 1219 times

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