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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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wily werewolf 15.10 <reply> Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) was the 23rd release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 28th, 2016. See !eol, !eolupgrade and https://ubottu.com/y/wily Pici
Added on: 2015-05-04 14:33:33
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 07:03:32
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willy <reply> It is spelt !wiLy :) Pici
Added on: 2015-05-04 14:43:35
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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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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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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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why-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Because I said so. Pici
Added on: 2008-05-12 17:02:39
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whoami <reply> use @whoami stdin
Added on: 2008-09-24 09:27:27
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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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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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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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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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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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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
Requested 277 times
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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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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webmin no longer supported in Debian and Ubuntu. It is not compatible with the way that Ubuntu packages handle configuration files, and is likely to cause unexpected issues with your system. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:18:33
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:32:45
Requested 1712 times
webkitkde <reply> To enable the WebKit KPart for Konqueror you must install the « webkitkde » package. To make WebKit the default for displaying web pages in Konqueror go to Settings -> Configure Konqueror -> File Associations -> text -> html -> Embedding (tab), and move the WebKit to the top of the list. tsimpson
Added on: 2009-11-16 11:32:05
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webcam cam webcams <reply> Instructions for using webcams with Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…ity/Webcam - Supported cams: https://wiki.ubuntu.…WebCameras apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:16:08
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-02-05 19:30:14
Requested 2661 times
webapps <reply>Ubuntu Web Apps enable developers to create web applications that run in web browsers. They provide close integration to the Unity shell for functions such as launch, notifications and controls. - more info at http://developer.ubu…community/ or #ubuntu-webapps IdleOne
Added on: 2012-10-19 18:59:28
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web3.0-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Welcome to - http://html5zombo.com/ Pici
Added on: 2011-09-07 19:54:45
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web2.0-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Welcome to - http://zombo.com/ Myrtti
Added on: 2008-07-14 02:59:53
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web <deleted><reply> there is no web - the web is a lie bazhang
Added on: 2009-03-14 16:44:06
Last edited by bazhang
Last modified: 2009-03-15 11:17:08
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weather-ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply>It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue. Flannel
Added on: 2011-06-07 03:11:29
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2011-06-07 03:11:54
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weather-#ubuntu-offtopic attic-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue. Flannel
Added on: 2011-06-07 03:11:58
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wayland <reply> Wayland is a display server protocol that can be used instead of X. Ubuntu 17.10 onwards use Wayland by default on systems that support it. For more info, see https://wayland.free…sktop.org/ IdleOne
Added on: 2014-01-04 22:11:49
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:23:53
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wastrel-#ubuntu-offtopic drm-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> sometimes wastrel cries LjL
Added on: 2008-01-28 16:47:46
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-12-18 02:36:11
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warty warthog warty warthog 4.10 <reply> Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog) was the first release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 30, 2006. See !eol for more details. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:16:11
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2007-07-31 14:18:03
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war-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Make code, not war. elky
Added on: 2013-04-15 02:23:38
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wajig a simple tool for basic debian administration. you can handle apt commands, change alternatives defaults and handle service daemons via simple commands. wajig uses sudo every time. http://www.togaware.…rview.html Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:21:38
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vraag <reply> Vraag niet of je mag vragen, maar vraag! Seveas
Added on: 2007-11-11 18:53:56
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vpn <reply> For more information on vpn please refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/VPN gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-21 03:04:08
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2010-01-26 19:59:35
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voip <reply> VoIP is Voice over IP. The default VoIP client for Ubuntu is !Ekiga. There is also an xmpp voice component in !Empathy. Kubuntu Clients include Kphone and Twinkle. Proprietary Clients include !Skype and Gizmo5. VoIP server applications include Asterisk and Yate ( both in repositories ), FreePBX, and SipX. genii
Added on: 2009-11-12 21:12:45
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2009-11-12 21:45:39
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