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dmesg a console command which outputs the kernel ring buffer - an important log for diagnosing problems in Linux. Often when something errors with hardware it will result in additional lines reported which can be seen by running dmesg in a console. popey
Added on: 2009-04-18 21:31:37
Last edited by Seeker`
Last modified: 2009-04-18 21:41:19
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dmsuperman-#ubuntu-offtopic $hr$ Also, stabbity stab! <deleted><reply> Stabbity stab. Amaranth
Added on: 2009-03-19 03:02:42
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-14 09:47:52
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dns <reply> To set up a Domain Name Service see the !serverguide - https://help.ubuntu.…e/dns.html Madpilot
Added on: 2007-11-12 07:06:45
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-27 16:41:45
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dock docks <reply> Ubuntu includes several dock-like navigation bars. Some options are: avant-window-navigator, cairo-dock, docky (formerly part of gnome-do), stalonetray, simdock, kdocker, kooldock. rww
Added on: 2011-04-11 20:02:34
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docs-#kubuntu <reply> Kubuntu documentation can be found at http://docs.kubuntu.org General linux documentation can be found at http://www.tldp.org and http://rute.2038bug.com genii
Added on: 2015-11-04 20:34:04
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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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doctor <reply> M-x doctor topyli
Added on: 2011-10-07 13:06:31
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Last modified: 2011-10-07 13:13:56
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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
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does-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Yes, yes I do! Or maybe not. LjL
Added on: 2009-03-28 23:29:31
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doesn't work-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>Doesn't work is a strong statement. Does it sit on the couch all day? Does it want more money? Is it on IRC all the time? Please be specific! Examples of what doesn't work tend to help too. Flannel
Added on: 2014-04-22 02:57:13
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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
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Last modified: 2010-08-30 21:02:45
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donate-#kubuntu <reply> If you want to help make Kubuntu even better, visit http://www.kubuntu.org/donate to see how. To help with funding, https://www.kde.org/…donations/ instead. genii
Added on: 2015-04-27 17:44:23
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dontdothat-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><alias> bad-#ubuntu-offtopic LjL
Added on: 2007-02-01 00:14:20
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Last modified: 2010-08-12 12:37:05
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dontzap <deleted><reply> To re-enable the Ctrl-Alt-Backspace combination that restarts your X server see https://wiki.ubuntu.…ig/DontZap LjL
Added on: 2009-03-20 02:24:54
Last edited by bazhang
Last modified: 2012-04-19 16:03:58
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doublejoin <reply> Your IRC client is completing NickServ authentication after joining channels, which triggers a fake quit and rejoin to apply your cloak and increases channel noise. The best way to avoid this is to use SASL (https://freenode.net…swer/sasl) - further alternatives are CertFP (https://freenode.net…r/certfp), and server password ("<account>:<password>") knome
Added on: 2013-04-13 22:19:45
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2017-04-03 21:35:21
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doublerecursion-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> See !simplerecursion LjL
Added on: 2009-03-19 03:03:00
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downfor <reply>To check whether or not a website is really down, please use http://downforeveryo…ustme.com/ (requires Javascript) instead of polling the channel. Thank you! ompaul
Added on: 2008-09-14 10:17:51
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2008-09-14 12:51:29
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downgrade downgrading <reply> Attempting to downgrade to an older Ubuntu version is explicitly not supported and may break your system. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:33:44
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2011-04-13 19:44:11
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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
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download-#kubuntu <reply> Kubuntu can be downloaded in various formats from http://kubuntu.org/getkubuntu/ Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-10-31 02:22:47
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2016-06-23 19:06:15
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downtime <deleted><reply> Canonical is currently moving some servers, there will be downtime throughout this weekend. See http://fridge.ubuntu…ouncement/ elky
Added on: 2012-08-18 11:31:23
Last edited by AlanBell
Last modified: 2012-09-08 12:56:11
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downtime is canonical <deleted>currently moving some servers, there will be downtime throughout this weekend. See http://fridge.ubuntu…ouncement/ elky
Added on: 2012-08-18 11:30:32
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Last modified: 2012-08-18 11:34:50
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dpkg the Debian package maintenance system, which together with apt forms the basic Ubuntu package management toolkit. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:22:05
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dragnslcr: since gparted <deleted>gtk, gksu likely... it gets tricky with kdesudo/gksu genii
Added on: 2009-06-17 13:35:27
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2009-06-17 13:50:22
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dri direct rendering infrastructure, a framework for allowing direct access to graphics hardware under the X Window System in a safe and efficient manner. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:40:19
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drink-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Remember folks; don't drink and IRC! LjL
Added on: 2007-12-28 03:07:33
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Last modified: 2014-03-20 01:24:08
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drown <reply> Ubuntu is not vulnerable to the SSLv2 DROWN attack. Please see https://ubottu.com/y/drown and https://drownattack.com/ for more information. Pici
Added on: 2016-03-01 15:15:51
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 07:03:43
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drunk <deleted>alias drink IdleOne
Added on: 2014-11-12 02:29:10
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2014-11-12 02:30:49
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drunk-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Remember kids; don't drink and IRC! Or at least, google "How to fool the Ubuntu breathalyzer" first. rww
Added on: 2011-06-05 00:25:47
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-10-29 05:30:32
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dualboot dual boot dual-boot <reply> Dual boot instructions: x86/AMD64: https://help.ubuntu.…ot/Windows - Macs: https://help.ubuntu.…MacBookPro https://help.ubuntu.…CsDualBoot Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:50:22
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2011-02-13 06:21:17
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dualhead dual-head dual head dualmonitor dual monitors <reply> Information about dual-head on linux can be found on http://wiki.linuxque…i/DualHead - See also !Xinerama Seveas
Added on: 2006-12-01 23:30:58
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dumb stupid <reply> The only dumb or stupid question is the one not asked. Please do not tell people off for asking something, just because it seems simple or obvious to you -- we discourage this attitude in all our channels. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-06-23 16:46:34
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2009-11-19 16:24:18
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dumb-#ubuntu-offtopis <deleted><reply> mc44 LjL
Added on: 2008-01-13 20:23:24
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Last modified: 2009-05-05 19:08:08
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dvd libdvdcss libdvdcss2 k9copy css <reply> Ubuntu's default installation and repositories do not include packages needed to play commercial DVDs for legal reasons. For information on adding them, see https://help.ubuntu.…layingDVDs | For information on the legalities involved, see the "DVD" section of https://help.ubuntu.…reeFormats Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 22:19:35
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-12-16 04:34:19
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dvd-torrent-#kubuntu <reply> If you want to download a DVD version of Hardy Heron via a torrent, here is where you should look: http://torrent.ubunt…lease/dvd/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-10-28 22:08:07
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2008-05-22 08:10:10
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dvdiso dvd-torrent <reply> DVD ISOs are available via http://cdimage.ubunt…/releases/ bimberi
Added on: 2006-12-05 00:17:55
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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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e enlightenment e17 <reply> Enlightenment (or "E") is a window manager for X, providing a useful, and good looking graphical shell in which to work. E17 is the current version. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:00:18
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2014-09-12 17:57:47
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eamspeak <deleted>the proprietry VoIP software see: https://help.ubuntu.…/TeamSpeak For a open source alternative consider using Mumble http://mumble.sourceforge.net/ Mamarok
Added on: 2009-08-08 09:54:34
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2010-06-18 21:50:55
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easyubuntu <deleted>a script that automates installation of some items. Use at your own risk. See http://easyubuntu.fr…ntrib.org/ - For help and or discussions about EasyUbuntu please join #easyubuntu ompaul
Added on: 2006-08-09 04:07:56
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 03:55:51
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edabua-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> !llor LjL
Added on: 2009-03-27 01:33:11
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2009-03-27 01:33:38
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edge <deleted><alias> phone Pici
Added on: 2013-07-24 14:07:38
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2014-05-02 05:15:23
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edgy edgy eft edgyeft 6.10 <reply>Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) was the fifth release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 25th, 2008. See !eol for more details. bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-10 01:01:55
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-09-22 15:18:55
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editing uwn editing-#ubuntu-marketing https://wiki.ubuntu.…ngPolicies Seveas
Added on: 2007-03-29 13:19:27
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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
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edonkey <reply> eDonkey clients: aMule (GTK, stand-alone), mldonkey-gui (GTK, based on MLDonkey), KMLDonkey (KDE, based on MLDonkey) - See also !P2P LjL
Added on: 2007-11-03 00:23:18
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-11-03 00:29:31
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edubuntu <reply> Edubuntu is an Ubuntu derivative aimed at schools and educational institutions. For more info, see http://www.edubuntu.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:17:39
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edubuntuhandbook <deleted><reply> The Edubuntu Handbook is currently work-in-progress and can be browsed via http://doc.ubuntu.co…andbook/C/ bimberi
Added on: 2007-05-09 05:47:22
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-03-13 05:57:25
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eduhardware eduhw https://help.ubuntu.…quirements bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-05 06:41:28
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eeepc eee <reply> Information about installing Ubuntu on an Asus EeePC can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…nity/EeePC . The Ubuntu EeePC Channel is #ubuntu-eeepc , main EeePC discussion in #eeepc LjL
Added on: 2008-04-09 18:56:42
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2009-10-27 16:34:19
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