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eff The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a non-profit advocacy and legal organisation with the stated purpose of being dedicated to preserving free speech rights. http://www.eff.org/ elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-02-07 12:56:19
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eft a newt in its terrestrial stage of development - the release after Dapper is called Edgy Eft. For information and pictures of efts/newts, see http://en.wikipedia.…/wiki/Newt or try !edgy Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:41:14
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eir <deleted>a utility bot for managing ban expiration. For usage instructions, see http://freenode.net/eir.shtml . For source code, see https://dev.freenode…ojects/eir rww
Added on: 2011-08-17 06:47:14
Last edited by ezri
Last modified: 2016-03-09 21:24:02
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eir-#ubuntu-ops-team <deleted><reply> How to use eir, see http://freenode.net/eir.shtml IdleOne
Added on: 2011-08-15 17:41:54
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Last modified: 2011-08-17 06:47:19
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ekiga sip an Internet telephony application included with Ubuntu, which supports the SIP and H323 protocols. Information and help at https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Ekiga LjL
Added on: 2009-03-03 19:27:24
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elaborate error details <reply> Please elaborate; your question or issue may not seem clear or detailed enough for people to help you. Please give more detailed information; for example, we might need errors, steps, relevant configuration files, Ubuntu version, and hardware information. Use a !pastebin to avoid flooding the channel. somerville32
Added on: 2006-12-14 20:17:34
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-05-09 17:43:50
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elementary <reply> Elementary OS is an Ubuntu derivative which is supported in their IRC channel #elementary on irc.freenode.net - http://elementaryos.org/ for more information on this distribution. genii
Added on: 2013-11-17 07:10:48
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elkbuntu <deleted>cute Seveas
Added on: 2006-10-20 17:12:46
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Last modified: 2009-06-13 12:48:45
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elkbuntu-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><alias> elky-#ubuntu-offtopic LjL
Added on: 2009-03-27 15:11:30
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-14 09:51:04
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elky <deleted><reply> elky is a piece of router firmware written in COBOL LjL
Added on: 2009-03-27 15:09:49
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Last modified: 2009-03-27 15:11:16
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elky-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted>a piece of router firmware written in COBOL LjL
Added on: 2009-03-27 15:11:13
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Last modified: 2009-06-13 12:50:52
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emacs-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Ubuntu channels can only provide support for Ubuntu itself. Other operating systems have their own support channels. Please consult their websites for more information. rww
Added on: 2016-01-06 17:13:56
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emerald an obsolete window decorator for compiz. It's unsupported and unmaintained, making issues with it very hard to diagnose and fix. There are no known, supported alternatives. Myrtti
Added on: 2009-05-19 12:46:47
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emesene <deleted><reply> Emesene is an instant messenger for the WLM network. See http://emesene.org for more information. Spec
Added on: 2008-04-18 18:44:54
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Last modified: 2016-04-02 04:14:26
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empathy the default instant messaging and video client for GNOME. Since Karmic, it has been the default client in Ubuntu, replacing !pidgin elky
Added on: 2009-09-12 08:23:43
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:45:54
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en <reply> The main Ubuntu IRC channels are English only. For a complete list of channels in other languages, please visit https://wiki.ubuntu.…hannelList Seveas
Added on: 2006-11-25 14:35:17
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-12-13 17:11:01
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enablementstack <reply> The Ubuntu LTS enablement stacks provide newer kernel and X support for existing LTS releases. see https://wiki.ubuntu.…ementStack k1l
Added on: 2015-02-08 13:52:20
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2015-02-08 13:58:37
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enablesources chrepo <reply> Enable the standard Ubuntu repositories by going to System > Administration > Software Sources - See !repositories for detailed information LjL
Added on: 2008-01-26 03:07:22
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Last modified: 2008-01-26 03:07:45
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encrypted encrypt encryption <reply> For information on setting up encrypted private directories (8.10+) see https://help.ubuntu.…eDirectory Flannel
Added on: 2008-11-01 02:15:25
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encyclopedia <reply> See https://ubottu.com/d…cyclopedia for usage information on the Encyclopedia factoid plugin tsimpson
Added on: 2010-12-14 02:58:49
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Last modified: 2017-10-30 07:02:33
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enter oneline <reply> Please try and keep as much of your info as possible on ONE line - easier to follow for everyone. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:56:19
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-28 00:32:21
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envy <deleted><alias> envyng LjL
Added on: 2006-12-09 03:22:01
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2011-05-25 17:30:48
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envyng <deleted><reply> EnvyNG is a program to install newer version of nVidia or ATi drivers on Ubuntu 9.10 or earlier. It can be found in !Universe as "envyng-gtk" (for Gtk/Gnome) or "envyng-qt" (for Qt/KDE). It is NOT a supported method to install video drivers; please only use it if standard methods fail and at your own risk - See also !BinaryDriver. jussio1
Added on: 2008-05-01 17:30:20
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Last modified: 2011-05-25 17:30:24
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eo <reply> Iru al #ubuntu-eo, Bonvole. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:08:47
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eol endoflife end-of-life eolupgrades eolupgrade <reply> End-Of-Life is the time when security updates and support for an Ubuntu release stop, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/Releases for more information. Looking to upgrade from an EOL release? See https://help.ubuntu.…OLUpgrades Seveas
Added on: 2006-09-18 04:08:52
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-09-03 14:47:54
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equivalents equivalent apps word excel powerpoint photoshop trillian <reply> A comprehensive list of of Windows-equivalent applications in Linux can be found at http://www.linuxrsp.…e-eng.html and https://wiki.ubuntu.…sUsersWant apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:29:13
Last edited by bazhang
Last modified: 2014-08-21 16:09:45
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errors <reply> If you have problems or errors, you will need to describe/paste them. Please use the !pastebin for errors that cannot be quoted in a single IRC message LjL
Added on: 2006-12-14 19:48:01
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-11-06 23:30:21
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es spanish espanol spain <reply> En la mayoría de los canales de Ubuntu, se habla sólo en inglés. Si busca ayuda en español entre al canal #ubuntu-es; escriba " /join #ubuntu-es " (sin comillas) y presione intro. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 01:16:12
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-06-06 20:28:06
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es-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> En la mayoría de canales de Ubuntu se habla sólo en inglés. Si quieres charlar en español, entra en el canal #ubuntu-es-offtopic. Escribe "/join #ubuntu-es-offtopic" (sin comillas) y dale a Enter. Gracias! jussi
Added on: 2010-09-15 11:42:48
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es-#xubuntu <deleted><reply> En la mayora de los canales de Ubuntu, se habla slo en ingls. Si busca ayuda en espaol entre al canal #xubuntu-es; escriba "/join #xubuntu-es" (sin comillas) y presione intro. Si nadie responde, puedes intentar preguntando en #ubuntu-es. rww
Added on: 2011-07-07 02:35:54
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Last modified: 2013-08-26 21:37:34
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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
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esm <reply> Canonical offers paid extended security support for 12.04 through the Ubuntu Advantage program. For more information, see https://ubuntu.com/esm . ESM is not an Ubuntu community offering; please direct questions about it to Canonical directly. dax
Added on: 2017-05-01 19:34:04
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etch a Debian release, its repos are not for use with Ubuntu unless you are a dev, they will break stuff. ompaul
Added on: 2007-04-22 15:09:00
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etiquette-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Unsure how you should behave on this channel? See !CoC, !Guidelines, !Offtopic, !Language, !Attitude, !Repeat, !Enter, !Paste, !NickSpam, !AskTheBot, !Offtopic4Offtopic - and most importantly, use common sense :-) LjL
Added on: 2007-01-22 02:17:50
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eucalyptus <reply> Eucalyptus is the basis of Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, which was used in Ubuntu prior to 11.10. See https://help.ubuntu.…munity/UEC for more information, and !cloud for the current Ubuntu cloud solution. elky
Added on: 2011-01-03 04:00:20
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Last modified: 2014-01-26 20:22:03
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expert <deleted><alias> anyone ompaul
Added on: 2008-02-23 15:23:17
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:31:51
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expletive-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Consider yourself insulted. LjL
Added on: 2009-03-19 02:58:42
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exploit dcc <reply> There are people around who think it is funny to abuse certain bugs that cause unintended behavior. When bitten by these, #ubuntu remove users so they are no longer targets. To fix it have a look here: https://help.ubuntu.…DCCExploit and more about a recent bug at http://www.ubuntu.co…sn-1132-1/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-27 20:36:36
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Last modified: 2011-05-18 19:22:08
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ext3 the default filesystem on older versions of Ubuntu, and the most popular on Linux. You can read/write from Windows to ext3 via http://www.fs-driver.org apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:35:14
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Last modified: 2011-01-02 04:11:40
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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
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extreme <deleted><reply> To configure Airport Extreme wireless on Mac, read https://help.ubuntu.…ortExtreme Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:03:37
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-05-05 19:09:00
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f5 <deleted><reply> Remember that every time you hit refresh, Canonical is wasting money, bandwidth, and CPU time serving your request instead of doing useful things like uploading the image or paying for ShipIt disks. Please do so sparingly. tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-10-18 04:30:57
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Last modified: 2014-04-17 15:53:18
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fail-#dib5sn fail-#ubuntustudio-devel <reply>FAILZ! jussi01
Added on: 2008-05-06 13:57:05
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2008-05-13 10:25:31
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fail-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Shaka, when the walls fell. LjL
Added on: 2008-11-29 22:06:12
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2016-05-02 18:46:59
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fail-#ubuntu-ops <reply>FAILZ! jussi01
Added on: 2008-06-09 14:33:56
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2008-06-09 14:34:07
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fails to identify to nickserv and can't join here. the trick <deleted>telling it "services identify" and "join #ubuntu-ops-team", if you have admin capability. m4v
Added on: 2012-05-02 03:28:15
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Last modified: 2012-05-02 03:29:48
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fakefact <deleted><reply> something entirely different tsimpson
Added on: 2009-05-03 20:06:53
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Last modified: 2009-05-03 20:09:06
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faq <reply> A list of common questions and answers about Ubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.…nQuestions - Official documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-30 13:36:44
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:56:24
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faq-#xubuntu faq-#xubuntu-devel faq-#xubuntu-offtopic <reply>Lists of common questions and answers about Xubuntu can be found at http://xubuntu.org/n…gory/faq/. See also: https://help.ubuntu.…nQuestions knome
Added on: 2012-02-04 22:27:57
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:54:11
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favorite <deleted><alias> best LjL
Added on: 2008-04-02 02:05:46
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Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:33:29
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