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weekend <reply>It's a weekend. Often on weekends the paid developers and a lot of the community may not be around to answer your question. Please be patient, wait longer than you normally would or try again during the working week. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-05-27 13:29:23
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2010-03-27 14:01:59
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welcome <deleted><alias> hi Pici
Added on: 2008-01-11 14:10:37
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-09-29 01:52:29
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welcome-#ubuntu <deleted><reply> Welcome to #ubuntu - the Ubuntu support channel. somerville32
Added on: 2007-01-03 20:14:08
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2009-09-18 04:04:46
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welcome-#xubuntu <reply> Hello and welcome to #xubuntu! Feel free to ask questions or help others. If you'd like to chit-chat, please visit #xubuntu-offtopic and for developer discussion, see #xubuntu-devel :) LjL
Added on: 2006-12-14 19:53:24
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wep <reply> WEP is totally insecure, don't use it, the full Wireless Documentation for Ubuntu can be found at: https://help.ubuntu.…y/WifiDocs Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:45:43
Last edited by ompaul
Last modified: 2007-10-20 18:19:47
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what <reply> I am only a bot, please don't think I'm intelligent. Pici
Added on: 2008-05-30 16:45:14
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-05-30 16:54:07
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when <deleted><reply>Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal was officially released at October 18th 2012 17:15:29 UTC RaringOne
Added on: 2012-10-18 07:29:28
Last edited by RaringOne
Last modified: 2012-10-18 17:32:29
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who usernames prefix <reply> As you can see, this is a large channel. If you're speaking to someone in particular, please put their nickname in what you say (use !tab), or else messages get lost and it becomes confusing :) bimberi
Added on: 2006-11-30 00:12:21
Last edited by Hobbsee
Last modified: 2007-04-08 08:10:07
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whoami <reply> use @whoami stdin
Added on: 2008-09-24 09:27:27
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why-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Because I said so. Pici
Added on: 2008-05-12 17:02:39
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wifi wireless ndiswrapper ndis wpa madwifi ralink ipw wpa2 acx111 network wifidocs wlan atheros <reply> Wireless documentation, including how-to guides and troubleshooting information, can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…y/WifiDocs Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-25 23:42:07
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2009-07-01 06:16:56
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wiki <reply>https://wiki.ubuntu.com - Ubuntu development documentation wiki. If you are looking for system help, please refer to https://help.ubuntu.…/community - the Ubuntu community documentation. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 01:04:09
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:39:24
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wikipedia <deleted>a free online encyclopedia, you can find it at http://wikipedia.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-23 14:39:11
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-07-08 06:01:19
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willy <reply> It is spelt !wiLy :) Pici
Added on: 2015-05-04 14:43:35
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wily werewolf 15.10 <reply> Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) was the 23rd release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 28th, 2016. See !eol and https://ubottu.com/y/wily Pici
Added on: 2015-05-04 14:33:33
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2018-01-21 23:50:14
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win-#dib5sn <reply> WINZ! stdin
Added on: 2008-05-13 10:25:47
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2008-05-13 10:26:05
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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
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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
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windows-#ubuntu-phone <reply> you can install Ubuntu Touch from windows, see https://lists.launch…00222.html AlanBell
Added on: 2013-02-22 16:31:34
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windows8-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><alias> bing rww
Added on: 2011-07-15 03:42:41
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-07-16 05:19:37
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windowsvista <deleted><alias> vista PriceChild
Added on: 2008-01-03 21:26:56
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-08-12 04:25:22
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wine winehq <reply> WINE is a compatibility layer for running Windows programs on GNU/Linux - More information: https://help.ubuntu.…unity/Wine - Search the !AppDB for application compatibility ratings - Join #winehq for application help - See !virtualizers for running Windows (or another OS) inside Ubuntu Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-24 13:08:54
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2009-03-29 06:57:20
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wink a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software. Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users || http://www.debugmode.com/wink/ Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-10-07 19:33:39
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:41:50
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winkey <reply> To use the windows key as a modifier in a keyboard shortcut you can edit the shortcut settings manually in gconf-editor. The windows key is represented as "<super>". Metacity shortcuts can be found in the /apps/metaicty/* gconf keys. bimberi
Added on: 2006-11-23 02:18:53
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2007-05-13 23:11:53
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winusb <reply> WinUSB is a tool for preparing bootable Windows Instalation USBs. Please see http://en.congelli.e…inusb.html for instructions on installation and use. #ubuntu does *not* provide support for this tool, so please do not ask for help here if it doesn't work for you. Jordan_U
Added on: 2015-08-11 22:32:49
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wobblywu-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> I take it back, i WOULD be very glad to see him! :( LjL
Added on: 2008-12-15 00:12:12
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-06-04 00:37:18
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wol <reply> Wake-On-LAN is a feature of a computer's network card allowing it to be remotely turned on. See https://help.ubuntu.…/WakeOnLan for details on implementation. genii
Added on: 2017-06-09 17:31:12
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women <reply> The women and men of the Ubuntu Women project hang out in #ubuntu-women. Encouraging women to use linux? Read http://www.tldp.org/…nux-HOWTO/ for some suggestions compiled by women who use Linux on how to do so effectively. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:37:54
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2010-05-16 08:55:52
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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
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worst-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> This factoid is supposed to be pretty terrible. Please contact rodserling if you find a factoid worse than this, in order to improve, I mean pejorate, this useless conglomerate of words, thank you, well not really. Worst is also the dutch word for sausage. LjL
Added on: 2008-01-31 03:56:37
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2011-08-17 08:07:37
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wtf <deleted><alias> language somerville32
Added on: 2007-01-02 00:25:10
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2016-02-11 04:23:40
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wubi <reply> Wubi was a way to install Ubuntu from within Windows, but it is no longer supported in recent versions of Ubuntu and Windows, and was never well maintained even for Ubuntu 12.04. Do not use Wubi. See !install for other options for installing Ubuntu. tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-04-25 03:06:00
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-07-06 16:33:06
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x resolution fixres display xcfg x11 restartx x.org res fixvideo fixvideoresolution drxx <reply> The X Window System is the part of your system that's responsible for graphical output. To restart your X, type « sudo /etc/init.d/?dm restart » in a console - To fix screen resolution or other X problems: https://wiki.ubuntu.…Resolution LjL
Added on: 2006-07-21 01:03:53
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-11-06 13:36:48
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xampp <reply> We do not support XAMPP installs here. Please use the LAMP stack that is in our repositories; see https://help.ubuntu.…heMySQLPHP for more information. Pici
Added on: 2009-02-20 15:54:40
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-29 21:38:36
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xbug wxbug javabug <deleted><reply> A bug has recently caused an X.org package to break. It is fixed now, just update your packages list from Synaptic/Adept or « sudo apt-get update » LjL
Added on: 2008-01-18 17:07:30
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:00:52
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xchat <reply> xchat and xchat-gnome have not had stable releases in years. xchat was removed from Ubuntu for 16.04. Consider using hexchat instead, which is actively developed and available in 14.04 onwards. Madpilot
Added on: 2011-10-28 02:25:13
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-30 03:54:51
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xconfig <reply> To reconfigure your X server, open a console and type « sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg » - To configure only the driver and resolution, type « sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg -phigh » - See also !FixRes nalioth
Added on: 2006-08-07 20:14:52
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xdmcp the X Display Manger Control Protocol -- look at http://tldp.org/HOWT…MCP-HOWTO/ to find out how to configure it Seveas
Added on: 2006-11-07 20:45:30
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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
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xenial xerus 16.04 <reply> Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) was the 24th release of Ubuntu. Download at http://releases.ubun…com/16.04/ - Release Info: https://wiki.ubuntu.…leaseNotes Pici
Added on: 2015-10-21 20:56:55
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2018-04-26 23:24:41
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xfce <reply> Xfce is a lightweight and configurable desktop environment used by !Xubuntu. Read more at http://xfce.org/ gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-29 02:46:25
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-08 00:45:25
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xfce-icons <reply> To install icons, unpack them to ~/.icons/ - Visit http://www.xfce-look.org/ for all kinds of eyecandy for your Xfce4 desktop! - See also !themes for other GNOME theme sites LjL
Added on: 2007-11-25 03:10:11
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xfce4-panel xfce-panels panels-#xubuntu panel-#xubuntu xfce4-panels <reply> Did your panels disappear? Press alt+f2 and run: xfce4-panel | See also: https://help.ubuntu.…untuPanels Pici
Added on: 2009-02-12 13:12:32
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2015-12-01 20:43:58
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xfs a high-performance journaling filesystem originally developped by Silicon Graphics for their IRIX OS. It is now fully supported by Linux so you can install Ubuntu on it if you wish. More info at http://en.wikipedia.…g/wiki/XFS Seveas
Added on: 2007-04-27 00:35:39
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xglautostart <deleted><reply> You could edit /etc/gdm/gdm.conf-custom to start Xgl by default each time or could make a session file for it so you can choose X or Xgl by each login(the latter is often preferred). https://help.ubuntu.…anager/Xgl PriceChild
Added on: 2007-05-11 11:14:32
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-05-18 23:56:41
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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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xincludes xlibs <reply> When a program or configure script asks for "X includes", you should probably install the following package: xorg-dev nalioth
Added on: 2007-01-07 21:24:46
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-02-18 18:36:23
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xinerama an extension to !X to use two or more physical displays as one large virtual display. See https://help.ubuntu.…eramaHowTo - See also !DualHead Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 15:02:06
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xk al <reply> Edhe Ubuntu Ekipi LoCo Shqipe shërben si Shqipërinë dhe Kosovën, dhe ofron mbështetje në kanalin #flossk. Për të hyrë, lloji "/join #flossk" (pa thonjëza). Menzador
Added on: 2016-12-19 20:27:45
Last edited by Menzador
Last modified: 2016-12-19 20:27:57
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xkcd possibly the greatest geeky webcomic ever. It even makes jokes about Ubuntu. http://www.xkcd.com/ and especially the one about 'sudo make me a sandwich' - http://xkcd.com/c149.html Madpilot
Added on: 2007-06-04 10:22:02
Last edited by Madpilot
Last modified: 2007-06-04 10:25:19
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