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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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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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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 1576 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 939 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 752 times
tty ttys <reply> To get to the TTY terminals 3-6, use the keystroke Ctrl + Alt + F3-F6 respectively. Ctrl-Alt-F2 or Ctrl-Alt-F1 will get you back to your graphical login (Ctrl-Alt-F7 on 16.04). To change TTY resolution, see https://help.ubuntu.…Resolution apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:53:31
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2019-04-27 18:14:34
Requested 546 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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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 460 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 1091 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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scanning xsane scan sane <reply> Scanning software: Simple-Scan (GNOME), Xsane, the GIMP (GNOME), Kooka (KDE). For instructions see https://help.ubuntu.…nningHowTo and to see supported hardware: https://wiki.ubuntu.…tsScanners - See also !OCR Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:33:36
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 04:13:46
Requested 431 times
tux the Linux Mascot - http://www.isc.tamu.…ing/linux/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:30:31
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Requested 77 times
locate a command-line file search utility. To make sure its cache is up to date run: sudo updatedb apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:30:01
Last edited by bimberi
Last modified: 2007-02-12 00:38:25
Requested 63 times
svg Scalable Vector Graphics, a language used for graphical applications in XML, and a W3 recommendation. SVG Editors: Inkscape, Karbon14 apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:27:51
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skype skyperecord skyperecording <reply> To install Skype on Ubuntu, see https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Skype - To record on Skype, check: https://wiki.ubuntu.…rdingHowto - Please use open protocols instead if you can, see !Ekiga apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:24:50
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2009-03-04 19:18:37
Requested 1925 times
font <reply>Font installation basics here: https://help.ubuntu.…stallHowto - No fonts in Flash? Install "msttcorefonts" (from !Multiverse), "gsfonts", and "gsfonts-x11". For the official ubuntu font, see: http://font.ubuntu.com/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:49:12
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2011-09-07 10:47:42
Requested 1844 times
firewall firestarter iptables shorewall guarddog ufw <reply> Ubuntu, like any other Linux distribution, has built-in firewall capabilities. The firewall is managed using the 'ufw' command - see https://help.ubuntu.…munity/UFW | GUI frontends such as gufw and ufw-kde also exist. | An alternative to ufw is the 'iptables' command - See https://help.ubuntu.…ablesHowTo Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:46:03
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-08-08 13:44:58
Requested 4118 times
extras <reply> extras.ubuntu.com is an external !repo for new software made available after the Ubuntu release. This repository is not part of the Ubuntu distribution and the software is completely unsupported by the Ubuntu team, but the original authors may offer some support. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:32:42
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2010-09-24 03:33:30
Requested 31 times
p2p <reply> Peer-to-peer filesharing clients are available for several networks/protocols, including !BitTorrent, !Gnutella, !eDonkey, !DirectConnect, !SoulSeek - Multi-protocol engines include !MLDonkey and !giFT - See https://wiki.ubuntu.…ileSharing for general information Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:31:50
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:44:32
Requested 596 times
software <reply> A general introduction to the ways software can be installed, removed and managed in Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…Management - See also !Packages, !Equivalents Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:20:32
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2007-03-07 01:15:42
Requested 1319 times
webmin no longer supported in Debian and Ubuntu. It is not compatible with the way that Ubuntu packages handle configuration files, and is likely to cause unexpected issues with your system. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:18:33
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:32:45
Requested 1733 times
documentation docs doc rute tldp desktopguide starterguide newusers training tutorial to be found at https://help.ubuntu.com and https://wiki.ubuntu.com - General linux documentation: http://www.tldp.org - https://www.andrew.c…9/rute.pdf Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:12:08
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:55:39
Requested 857 times
eo <reply> Iru al #ubuntu-eo, Bonvole. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:08:47
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grep a command-line tool that finds a string in a file or a stream. Grep can be recursive through directories and searches can be simple or complex. See https://help.ubuntu.…unity/grep Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:08:27
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2017-03-15 16:21:51
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rm <reply> The Unix 'rm' command removes files and directories from the filesystem. It is an extremly powerful tool, and you should not run 'rm' commands unless you fully understand them. Do not run arbitrary 'rm' commands you see online. For a beginning guide on using terminal commands, see https://help.ubuntu.…heTerminal Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:07:55
Last edited by k1l_
Last modified: 2016-02-22 21:54:28
Requested 41 times
ask help justask metaquestion problem questions question <reply> Please don't ask to ask a question, simply ask the question (all on ONE line and in the channel, so that others can read and follow it easily). If anyone knows the answer they will most likely reply. :-) See also !patience Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:06:50
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2011-10-11 07:46:38
Requested 35712 times
repeat patience <reply> Don't feel ignored and repeat your question quickly; if nobody knows your answer, nobody will answer you. While you wait, try searching https://help.ubuntu.com or https://ubuntuforums.org or https://askubuntu.com/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:01:48
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 07:14:30
Requested 12105 times
away afk <reply> Please do not use noisy away messages and nicks in Ubuntu channels. It is annoying and unnecessary. Use the command "/away <reason>" to set your client away silently. See also Ā«/msg $nick GuidelinesĀ» Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:58:27
Last edited by m4v
Last modified: 2013-02-28 16:53:45
Requested 4923 times
netsplit <reply> A netsplit is when two IRC servers of the same network (like freenode) disconnect from each other, so users on one server stop seeing users on the other. If this is happening now, just relax and enjoy the show. See http://en.wikipedia.…i/Netsplit Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:56:28
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:36:48
Requested 2902 times
cedega a project based on WINE, aimed at running Windows games on Linux. For more info, see https://help.ubuntu.…ity/Cedega Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:38:34
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:53:22
Requested 546 times
punctuation <deleted><reply> Punctuation is good, but its overuse hurts readability. Please refrain from adding many ?'s or !'s to the end of your sentences. See also !enter Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:35:00
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:54:39
Requested 142 times
recovery cd <deleted><alias> rescue Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:26:57
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-05-28 17:30:57
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rescue recovery rescue cd <reply> If your system fails to boot normally, it may be useful to boot it into recovery mode. For instructions, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…coveryMode Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:26:44
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-05-28 17:31:32
Requested 786 times
scim <reply> Chinese, Japanese, Korean Language input. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SCIM Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:25:49
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:44:38
Requested 142 times
swap used to move unused programs and data out of main memory to make your system faster. It can also be used as extra memory if you don't have enough. See https://help.ubuntu.…ty/SwapFaq for more info Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:02:26
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hotmail <deleted><reply> If you need to use an MSN Hotmail account, consider packages such as "hotway" and "hostsmtp", which are gateways respectively to the !POP and !SMTP protocols (also supporting Lycos and Spray) Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:01:16
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-10-12 12:49:18
Requested 44 times
screenshot imagebin screenshots <reply> Screenshots can be made with the [PrtScr] button. Want to show us a screenshot of your problem? Upload an image to http://imgur.com/ and link the created page here. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:00:09
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-08-30 22:34:06
Requested 1186 times
mol MacOnLinux. For a complete howto, visit https://help.ubuntu.…LinuxHowto - No longer available in 11.10 or higher, see http://bugs.debian.org/592034 Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:57:51
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:53:29
Requested 24 times
debconf a configuration management system. All packages that support debconf are configured when they are being installed. If you want to change a configuration option later, you can do so using dpkg-reconfigure Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:57:00
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code coding ide ides <reply> Programming editors/suites: Terminal-based: vi/vim, emacs - KDE: Kate, KDevelop, Quanta+, Umbrello - GNOME: gvim, gedit, anjuta, pida, monodevelop, geany - Others: eclipse, netbeans, qtcreator apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:51:35
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-02-13 11:06:59
Requested 803 times
mount used to attach devices to directories. See also https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Mount Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:50:24
Last edited by Seeker`
Last modified: 2009-05-20 21:13:27
Requested 939 times
editors editor vim emacs nano kate gedit vi ed <reply> Text Editors: gedit (GNOME), Kate (KDE), mousepad (Xfce4) - Terminal-based: nano, vi/vim, emacs, ed - For HTML/CSS editors, see !html - For programming editors and IDE, see !code apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:49:42
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-07-07 04:38:32
Requested 1198 times
lk Sri Lanka. If you want support in Sinhalese, get in to #ubuntu-lk Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:45:56
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Requested 11 times
im instant messaging instant messenger msn aim icq chat clients messenger <reply> The Empathy Instant Messenger is installed by default and supports MSN, XMPP (Jabber, GTalk and variants), AIM, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, ICQ, YIM, IRC and others. See also !Kopete and !pidgin Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:40:54
Last edited by topyli
Last modified: 2011-09-23 17:07:40
Requested 512 times
dvorak a keyboard layout that aims to be more comfortable and efficient alternative to the standard "QWERTY" pattern. See http://en.wikipedia.…d_Keyboard apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:39:47
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Requested 36 times
fluxbox a lightweight and responsive window manager for GNU/Linux. For how to set it up and more information see https://help.ubuntu.…ty/Fluxbox apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:39:32
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Requested 404 times
jabber a free and open source instant messaging protocol, unlike MSN and AIM. Supporting clients on Linux: Kopete (KDE), Pidgin, Gajim, and Empathy (GNOME), bitlbee (cli/irc). For more info see http://www.jabber.org/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:39:32
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2009-09-28 01:15:28
Requested 91 times

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