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ツ-#ubuntu-offtopic the katakana character 'tsu' - often abused as smiley by Seveas and a truckload of other copycats ッ Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-11 01:25:26
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zsync <reply> Use zsync to update your Ubuntu CD image without needing to download the parts that didn't change. See https://help.ubuntu.…yncCdImage LjL
Added on: 2011-10-06 19:24:01
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zram <reply>zRAM is a module of the Linux kernel which increases performance by avoiding paging on disk and instead uses a compressed block device in RAM, useful on systems with less RAM, and SSDs. Install zram-config to enable zRAM. IdleOne
Added on: 2013-11-04 22:09:52
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zork-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door. There is a small mailbox here. Pici
Added on: 2008-09-18 13:09:33
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Last modified: 2010-04-19 13:37:22
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zip file-roller ark <reply> Files with extensions .tar, .gz, .tgz, .zip, .bz2, .7z, .ace and other archive file formats can be opened with file-roller (GNOME), Ark (KDE), or Xarchiver (XFCE) - Also see https://help.ubuntu.…ompression Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:55:25
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Last modified: 2007-07-26 06:10:54
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zing <reply> zong Seveas
Added on: 2008-01-18 13:58:21
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zfs <reply> For information concerning ZFS and Ubuntu, see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ZFS Spec
Added on: 2007-06-06 23:57:50
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zesty 17.04 zapus <reply> Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) was the 26th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on January 13th, 2018. See !eol and https://lists.ubuntu…00228.html Pici
Added on: 2016-10-17 19:53:49
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2018-01-21 23:51:29
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zentyal ebox a web-based GUI interface for administering a server. It is designed to work with Ubuntu/Debian style configuration management. See https://help.ubuntu.…ty/Zentyal (Project formally known as eBox - including in Lucid/10.04). Daviey
Added on: 2011-05-24 23:17:48
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Last modified: 2011-05-24 23:27:59
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zapus us zest us us <alias> zesty Pici
Added on: 2016-10-17 19:53:58
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za <reply> Do you need help with Ubuntu or Kubuntu in Afrikaans? Type /join #ubuntu-za or /join #kubuntu-za - Het jy hulp nodig het met Ubuntu of Kubuntu in Afrikaans? Tik /join #ubuntu-za of /join #kubuntu-za. IdleOne
Added on: 2011-09-07 10:39:36
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yy.mm <reply> Ubuntu version numbers are: YY.MM (YY=release year,MM=release month). Each year sees two releases, so just specifying YY is imprecise. See also https://www.ubuntu.c…ease-cycle hggdh
Added on: 2019-01-08 00:40:20
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Last modified: 2019-01-25 22:20:18
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yup-#xubuntu-devel <reply> yakkety yak, ackety ack, yuppety yup knome
Added on: 2016-04-22 20:15:39
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yum <reply>Uh, don't you mean !apt ? elky
Added on: 2009-03-17 11:23:24
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youtube sound <reply> If you aren't getting sound while watching videos on youtube then please read this URL: http://ubuntuforums.…?p=1087994 Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-09-25 03:55:56
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youtube <deleted><reply> He has his own channel! IdleOne
Added on: 2011-01-17 14:41:07
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Last modified: 2011-01-17 14:41:18
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ymmv short for "Your mileage may vary". It means that someone else's experience with compatibility, performance etc. may not necessarily match yours. Also see !wfm Seveas
Added on: 2007-08-15 20:52:04
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Last modified: 2007-12-26 17:35:18
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yes-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> no u who changed my factoid will experience stinging retaliation LjL
Added on: 2008-10-11 23:10:19
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Last modified: 2016-01-19 03:45:07
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yell <deleted><alias> shout Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 01:48:58
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Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:34:24
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yay <reply> Glad you made it! :-) LjL
Added on: 2007-09-22 14:38:08
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yakkety yak 16.10 yakkity <reply> Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) was the 25th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 20th, 2017. See !eol and https://ubottu.com/y/yakkety Unit193
Added on: 2016-04-22 01:22:12
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Last modified: 2018-01-21 23:50:00
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yahoo <reply> Yahoo Messenger will be discontinued after July 17, 2018. You will no longer be able to add it to your accounts under Empathy, Telepathy, or other Instant Messaging applications. For more info, please see https://help.yahoo.c…28776.html jrib
Added on: 2009-06-20 20:43:46
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2018-06-12 18:17:09
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xy <reply> The XY problem is when you need to do X, and you think you can use Y to do X, so you ask about how to do Y, when what you really should do is state what your X problem is. There may be a Z solution that is even better than Y, but nobody can suggest it if X is never mentioned. jrib
Added on: 2011-02-28 20:13:32
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Last modified: 2011-02-28 20:42:15
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xwayland <reply> XWayland is an X server which allows for running classic X11 applications on top of !Wayland. It can be installed side by side with xserver-xorg, and enables switching between classic X and XWayland sessions upon graphical login. hggdh
Added on: 2019-07-16 16:55:19
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xubuntu-devel devel-#xubuntu <reply> The Xubuntu developer mailing list information can be found at https://lists.ubuntu…untu-devel | The Xubuntu developer IRC channel is #xubuntu-devel knome
Added on: 2013-03-10 23:45:09
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Last modified: 2013-03-16 19:11:19
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xubuntu-core core-#xubuntu <reply> Xubuntu Core is a slimmed down version of Xubuntu that doesn't come with all the additional features of a full and modern desktop. To install: « sudo apt-get install xubuntu-core^ » (A xubuntu-core task is also available from the !minimal ISO) knome
Added on: 2015-07-08 00:51:08
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Last modified: 2015-08-17 23:22:06
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xubuntu-compiz <deleted><reply> You can find an excellent tutorial on how to configure Xubuntu with compiz at http://xubuntublog.w…y-xubuntu/ Flannel
Added on: 2008-07-21 06:01:23
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Last modified: 2013-11-10 17:09:56
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xubuntu <reply> Xubuntu is Ubuntu with !Xfce as the desktop environment. More info at https://xubuntu.org/ - To install the Xubuntu environment from Ubuntu: « sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop^ » - Join #xubuntu for support - See also: !xubuntu-channels gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-29 03:00:45
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Last modified: 2017-10-23 18:43:44
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xterm-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> If with all the cute terminals that are around you're still using xterm, then you deserve any problem you're experiencing with it. Go away. rww
Added on: 2014-01-05 00:42:05
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xterm <deleted><reply> If with all the cute terminals that are around you're still using xterm, then you deserve any problem you're experiencing with it. Go away. LjL
Added on: 2008-04-06 02:15:21
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Last modified: 2015-10-23 18:28:15
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xrandr <deleted><reply>XRandR 1.2 is the new method of running dual screens in !X. Information/HowTo here: http://wiki.debian.o…wToRandR12 Hobbsee
Added on: 2008-04-16 06:34:51
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Last modified: 2019-10-17 20:23:57
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xp <reply> XP, or "eXtreme Programming" is a style of programming, for more information see: http://www.extremepr…mming.org/ Spec
Added on: 2007-07-17 21:04:07
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Last modified: 2007-07-17 21:04:51
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xorgconf xorg.conf <reply> The /etc/X11/xorg.conf file is deprecated, but sometimes may still be needed to pass values to specific drivers. See `man xorg.conf` for file structure and syntax. For Ubuntu-specific documentation and more information, see also https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/X/Config topyli
Added on: 2011-10-28 18:26:10
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Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:29:06
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xorg <reply> X.Org is an implementation of the X Windows System, and is the part of your system that's responsible for graphical output. To restart it on an Ubuntu system, type 'sudo service lightdm restart'. To fix screen resolution or other X.Org problems: https://wiki.ubuntu.…Resolution . See also !xorgconf Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 09:13:01
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Last modified: 2014-03-12 02:47:09
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xmms xmms2 <reply>xmms is no longer being developed, see http://bugs.debian.org/461309 for more details. Consider using audacious or xmms2 instead. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:43:29
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-10-29 03:15:36
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xmir <deleted><reply> XMir is an X server that runs on top of Mir. It permits applications that know how to speak the X protocol but don't know how to speak to Mir (ie, approximately all of them at present) to run in a Mir-based environment. ( http://mjg59.dreamwi…26254.html ) ldunn
Added on: 2014-02-01 23:03:27
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Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:17:06
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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
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Last modified: 2007-06-04 10:25:19
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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
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Last modified: 2016-12-19 20:27:57
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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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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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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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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
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Last modified: 2009-05-18 23:56:41
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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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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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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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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
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Last modified: 2015-07-08 00:45:25
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xenial xerus 16.04 <reply> Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) is the 24th release of Ubuntu, supported until April 2021. Release notes at https://wiki.ubuntu.…leaseNotes Pici
Added on: 2015-10-21 20:56:55
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2020-11-03 03:10:07
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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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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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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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