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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 2881 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 907 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 665 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 3135 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 456 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
Never edited
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
Never edited
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 782 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 - https://alsa.opensrc…DmixPlugin - For playing audio files, see !players and !mp3. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:56:18
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2019-01-08 16:38:15
Requested 7297 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
Never edited
Requested 250 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
Never edited
Requested 57 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 143 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 720 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 606 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 3858 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
Never edited
Requested 120 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 133 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
Never edited
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 $nick equivalents Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:49:27
Last edited by m4v
Last modified: 2013-02-28 17:04:31
Requested 3548 times
download mirror mirrors <reply> Ubuntu installation CDs can be downloaded from http://releases.ubuntu.com - Mirrors can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.…om/Mirrors - PLEASE use the !torrents to download !$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 1646 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
Never edited
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 144 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 329 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 !Focal (Focal Fossa 20.04) - More info: http://www.ubuntu.co…veredition - Guide: https://ubuntu.com/server/docs - Support in Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:25:07
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2020-05-13 13:22:08
Requested 1680 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 1598 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 3524 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
Never edited
Requested 500 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 1405 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 81 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 5413 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
Never edited
Requested 333 times

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