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netflix <reply> If you use Netflix, there is an unofficial solution for using it in Ubuntu detailed in http://www.compholio…x-desktop/ - bug reports in https://bugs.launchp…ix-desktop Tm_T
Added on: 2012-11-19 12:48:52
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Last modified: 2012-12-20 10:45:22
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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
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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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newb <deleted><alias> noob PriceChild
Added on: 2007-02-15 02:06:10
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:40:51
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newdrive newharddrive newhd <reply> For help with adding a new hard disk drive to an installed system, refer to https://help.ubuntu.…wHardDrive - see also !fstab Mez
Added on: 2008-08-20 17:52:09
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newfglrx fglrxmissing <reply> Ubuntu 16.04 and above do not contain AMD's proprietary "fglrx" video driver. Please use radeon or amdgpu instead (see https://help.ubuntu.…deonDriver ). We do not recommend or support downloading fglrx from other sources; please do not ask for help with it here. dax
Added on: 2016-04-16 05:12:35
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Last modified: 2016-04-16 05:12:57
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newmirror <reply> Interested in setting up a new mirror? See http://www.ubuntu.co…ntu/mirror for more info. Pici
Added on: 2009-04-22 16:45:12
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newppa <reply> With Launchpad's Personal Package Archives (PPA), you can build and publish binary Ubuntu packages for multiple architectures simply by uploading an Ubuntu source package to Launchpad. See https://help.launchp…uickStart. Pici
Added on: 2010-04-28 12:01:19
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newsgroups newsgroup <reply> There are Ubuntu newsgroups via NNTP at news.gmane.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-10-11 21:04:30
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newstome ohh wow, I missed the 11 o'clock bulletin ompaul
Added on: 2007-08-04 17:53:23
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newton <deleted>a desktop wiki for storing data fast and efficiently. It has a html syntax engine to allow easy formatting. To install it in Dapper Drake: http://ubuntuforums.…p?t=185972 Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-09-03 09:32:03
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2009-11-08 01:11:52
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nfs the network file system. See https://help.ubuntu.…UpNFSHowTo for information on installing and configuring NFS. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:41:51
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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
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nick <reply> Your nick is how people know you on IRC. Please don't change your nicknames too often (use /nick newnick), or it creates a lot of confusion. You should also !register your nick with freenode. LjL
Added on: 2007-02-09 18:13:37
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Last modified: 2011-01-02 04:22:04
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nickfork-#ubuntu-offtopic a silly little game for offtopic channels ONLY. The way it works is you pick out a random nick from the /names list (works best if they're idle), have a bunch of people switch to something similar (scrambles, reverse, 1337speak), and see how long it takes for the real person to catch on. Have fun! tonyyarusso
Added on: 2008-02-20 09:55:16
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-04-06 06:16:22
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nickspam <reply> You should avoid changing your nick in a busy channel like #ubuntu, or other Ubuntu channels; it causes excessive scrolling which is unfair to new users. Please set your preferred nick in your client's settings instead. See also « /msg $nick Guidelines » ompaul
Added on: 2006-09-16 15:00:49
Last edited by m4v
Last modified: 2013-02-28 16:55:08
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nickspoon-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> There is no nick! LjL
Added on: 2007-04-19 22:15:09
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-09-02 19:11:53
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nickspoon-#ubuntu-youth <reply> Here's a nick! LjL
Added on: 2008-01-01 22:35:31
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night <reply> It's the middle of the night in the US and Europe, and surrounds. This means that a lot of people are likely asleep, therefore there are less potential people who can answer your question. Please be patient, and consider asking at a time when more people will be awake. This is particularly true in the quieter channels. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-05-27 13:30:59
Last edited by Hobbsee
Last modified: 2007-05-27 13:35:36
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ninjas <deleted><reply> Ninja Time! apachelogger, debfx, JontheEchidna, Quintasan, Riddell, ScottK, yofel, smartboyhw, murthy IdleOne
Added on: 2012-11-20 16:37:45
Last edited by wxl
Last modified: 2016-12-27 21:23:07
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ninjas-#kubuntu-devel <reply> yofel, acheronuk, tsimonq2, santa_, wxl: we need your attention! stdin
Added on: 2009-01-10 18:22:18
Last edited by wxl
Last modified: 2016-12-27 23:10:14
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nixternal visternal vistalover <deleted><reply> Oh no! The pointy-clicky Windows7 lover has arrived! He's rumoured to be giving out free money, and help on the MIRC client too! <nixternal> I LOVE MIRC!!! Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-05-31 09:32:53
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2010-08-04 09:18:08
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nl dutch nederlands <reply> Nederlandstalige ondersteuning voor Ubuntu (en vers gezette koffie) is te vinden in #ubuntu-nl Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-29 14:36:08
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nl-troll In een internetomgeving is een Troll een persoon die slechts als doel heeft: het zaaien van onrust en het krijgen van reacties en aandacht. ompaul
Added on: 2007-09-15 19:58:02
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no <reply> Hvis du vil diskutere på Norsk, vennligst gå til #ubuntu-no. Takk! Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:40:06
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2008-10-08 18:42:55
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no, truecrypt <deleted><reply> Truecrypt is a free open-source on-the-fly disk encryption software. See https://help.ubuntu.…ddenVolume Flannel
Added on: 2010-04-17 23:57:33
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2010-04-17 23:59:29
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no0tic <deleted><reply> Hi, how can I help you? LjL
Added on: 2008-01-25 03:03:51
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-04-11 20:22:56
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no\ u-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> and your mom too LjL
Added on: 2009-03-14 16:31:57
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-04-28 13:28:08
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nodeco <reply> If you're missing windows decorations after enabling Desktop Effects with an NVIDIA card, try « sudo nvidia-xconfig --add-argb-glx-visuals -d 24 » in a !shell. LjL
Added on: 2008-03-10 03:27:20
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Last modified: 2008-03-10 03:27:20
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noicons <reply> To get rid of all icons on your gnome-desktop, run gconf-editor and edit the value /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop tonyyarusso
Added on: 2006-12-09 05:01:33
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nomir <reply> for more information about why Mir will not be included as default in ubuntu 13.10 see http://fridge.ubuntu…ntu-13-10/ and https://wiki.ubuntu.…faultQ%26A IdleOne
Added on: 2013-10-02 15:33:14
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nomodeset <reply> A common kernel (boot)parameter is nomodeset, which is needed for some graphic cards that otherwise boot into a black screen or show corrupted splash screen. See http://ubuntuforums.…?t=1613132 on how to use this parameter oCean
Added on: 2011-06-26 11:54:38
Last edited by oCean
Last modified: 2011-06-27 17:50:53
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nonfree <reply> When we use the term 'non-free', we mean that it is not Free (as in freedom) Software. Software that is not Free cannot be fixed or improved by anyone except its authors -- who are not us :(. For more information, see https://www.gnu.org/…ee-sw.html elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-11-19 10:32:30
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-05-01 05:21:42
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nonxgl noxgl a script that allows you to run applications which require direct rendering under XGL (e.g. OpenGL games). It only works with nVidia cards. More information here: http://ubuntuforums.…p?t=176636 Seveas
Added on: 2006-10-20 18:25:23
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noob <deleted><reply> Acronyms or statements like noob, jfgi, stfu, or rtfm are not welcome in this channel. Period. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:26:47
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:40:14
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norelease <reply> The release manager saw her shadow and went back into her burrow, so we'll have six more weeks of Hardy. Myrtti
Added on: 2008-10-30 11:14:11
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-04-11 20:22:25
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noroot supportroot <reply> We do not support setting a root password. You're free to do it on your own machine, but please don't offer instructions on how to set a root password or ask for help with setting it. See !root and !wfm for more information. ompaul
Added on: 2007-06-23 15:35:34
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-02-27 16:08:33
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notdrupal <deleted><reply>Ubuntu-Drupal is NOT Drupal. Drupal is an incredibly CMS (drupal.org). Ubuntu-Drupal is a set of extras to be used on top of Drupal (modules/theme) that helps you to deploy an Ubuntu related site very quickly. If you have any ideas for modules Pici
Added on: 2009-07-09 18:28:26
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Last modified: 2009-07-09 18:28:51
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notdrupal-#ubuntu-drupal <reply> Ubuntu-Drupal is NOT Drupal. Drupal is an incredibly CMS (drupal.org). Ubuntu-Drupal is a set of extras to be used on top of Drupal (modules/theme) that helps you to deploy an Ubuntu related site very quickly. If you have any ideas for modules please ask. Pici
Added on: 2009-07-09 18:28:45
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notes <reply> Ubuntu $curStableNum ($curStableLong) release notes can be found here: https://ubottu.com/y…$curStable Pici
Added on: 2008-10-30 18:29:35
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Last modified: 2016-10-13 15:27:39
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nothing broken <reply> Saying "It says nothing", "It does nothing" is generally not very useful for troubleshooting. Please be as specific as possible: if you see a black screen, say so, if you see a shell prompt, say so, if you see an !error message, say so - Also, most !CLI commands don't print anything when they succeed, but only when they fail. LjL
Added on: 2006-09-28 17:58:44
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-02-12 01:23:56
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nothingtoseehere-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Move along, move along, nothing to see here! genii
Added on: 2016-01-13 02:03:10
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notreally-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Mwahahahahhahaha. No! LjL
Added on: 2008-10-28 00:38:41
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2016-01-19 03:39:03
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notunity disunited <reply> Since Ubuntu 11.10, !Unity is the default desktop in Ubuntu. For the !GNOME 3 desktop, install "gnome-shell". For !MATE, the continuation of GNOME 2, install "mate-desktop". For GNOME Flashback, install "gnome-session-flashback". Also see !flavors. Pici
Added on: 2011-10-13 14:08:44
Last edited by SonikkuAmerica
Last modified: 2016-12-14 19:43:41
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notunity-#ubuntu+1 <deleted><reply> Ubuntu Oneiric uses GNOME 3 with the !Unity shell by default. To use GNOME Shell on Oneiric, install the "gnome-shell" package and investigate "gnome-tweak-tool". For GNOME Fallback mode, which is similar to GNOME 2, install "gnome-panel". Both packages will place a new entry in the Sessions dropdown on the login window. rww
Added on: 2011-09-11 16:18:01
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Last modified: 2011-10-13 14:09:24
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nounity <reply> Ubuntu 11.10 and higher use GNOME 3 with the !unity shell by default. To use GNOME Shell instead, from 12.10 and up install the "ubuntu-gnome-desktop" package. From 11.04 to 12.04, install the "gnome-shell" package and investigate "gnome-tweak-tool". For GNOME Fallback mode, which is similar to GNOME 2, install "gnome-panel". Both packages will place entries in the Sessions dropdown. Using Natty? See !classic jrib
Added on: 2011-10-13 15:04:36
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-01-21 03:56:58
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nouveau an open-source nvidia driver included by default since Ubuntu 10.04. Currently, 3D rendering is only partially supported. More information can be found at http://nouveau.freed….org/wiki/ | See !nvidia for the closed-source Nvidia driver. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-08-09 09:03:42
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Last modified: 2011-05-23 22:49:26
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nox text <reply> To start your system in text-only mode append 'text' (without the quotes) to the kernel line in the grub menu. You can access the grub menu by pressing Esc (Grub legacy) or Shift (Grub2) during boot. For more info see https://help.ubuntu.…ext%20Mode tsimpson
Added on: 2010-07-04 16:51:35
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-07-15 19:18:33
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np <reply> The Nepali Ubuntu Local Community is in #ubuntu-np - Also see: http://wiki.ubuntu.org.np LjL
Added on: 2008-03-19 00:46:57
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2008-04-17 21:20:15
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ntfs windowsdrives fat32 nfts <reply> To view your Windows/Mac partitions see https://help.ubuntu.…Partitions - For write access, see !NTFS-3g or !FUSE apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:07:26
Last edited by jpds
Last modified: 2008-07-20 19:38:37
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