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ninjas <deleted><reply> Ninja Time! apachelogger, debfx, JontheEchidna, Quintasan, Riddell, ScottK, yofel, smartboyhw, murthy IdleOne
Added on: 2012-11-20 16:37:45
Last edited by wxl
Last modified: 2016-12-27 21:23:07
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night <reply> It's the middle of the night in the US and Europe, and surrounds. This means that a lot of people are likely asleep, therefore there are less potential people who can answer your question. Please be patient, and consider asking at a time when more people will be awake. This is particularly true in the quieter channels. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-05-27 13:30:59
Last edited by Hobbsee
Last modified: 2007-05-27 13:35:36
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nickspoon-#ubuntu-youth <reply> Here's a nick! LjL
Added on: 2008-01-01 22:35:31
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nickspoon-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> There is no nick! LjL
Added on: 2007-04-19 22:15:09
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-09-02 19:11:53
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nickspam <reply> You should avoid changing your nick in a busy channel like #ubuntu, or other Ubuntu channels; it causes excessive scrolling which is unfair to new users. Please set your preferred nick in your client's settings instead. See also « /msg $nick Guidelines » ompaul
Added on: 2006-09-16 15:00:49
Last edited by m4v
Last modified: 2013-02-28 16:55:08
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nickfork-#ubuntu-offtopic a silly little game for offtopic channels ONLY. The way it works is you pick out a random nick from the /names list (works best if they're idle), have a bunch of people switch to something similar (scrambles, reverse, 1337speak), and see how long it takes for the real person to catch on. Have fun! tonyyarusso
Added on: 2008-02-20 09:55:16
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-04-06 06:16:22
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nick <reply> Your nick is how people know you on IRC. Please don't change your nicknames too often (use /nick newnick), or it creates a lot of confusion. You should also !register your nick with freenode. LjL
Added on: 2007-02-09 18:13:37
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 04:22:04
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nice <reply> 'Nice' is a property of a process that determines how willing it is to give CPU time to other processes. A higher value makes it more likely to give away time. A negative value makes it less likely. Values are from -19 to 19, with 0 being the default. For more information, type 'man nice' at a terminal. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:53:33
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2008-10-08 17:34:10
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nfs the network file system. See https://help.ubuntu.…UpNFSHowTo for information on installing and configuring NFS. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:41:51
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newton <deleted>a desktop wiki for storing data fast and efficiently. It has a html syntax engine to allow easy formatting. To install it in Dapper Drake: http://ubuntuforums.…p?t=185972 Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-09-03 09:32:03
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2009-11-08 01:11:52
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newstome ohh wow, I missed the 11 o'clock bulletin ompaul
Added on: 2007-08-04 17:53:23
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newsgroups newsgroup <reply> There are Ubuntu newsgroups via NNTP at news.gmane.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-10-11 21:04:30
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newppa <reply> With Launchpad's Personal Package Archives (PPA), you can build and publish binary Ubuntu packages for multiple architectures simply by uploading an Ubuntu source package to Launchpad. See https://help.launchp…uickStart. Pici
Added on: 2010-04-28 12:01:19
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newmirror <reply> Interested in setting up a new mirror? See http://www.ubuntu.co…ntu/mirror for more info. Pici
Added on: 2009-04-22 16:45:12
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newfglrx fglrxmissing <reply> Ubuntu 16.04 and above do not contain AMD's proprietary "fglrx" video driver. Please use radeon or amdgpu instead (see https://help.ubuntu.…deonDriver ). We do not recommend or support downloading fglrx from other sources; please do not ask for help with it here. dax
Added on: 2016-04-16 05:12:35
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-16 05:12:57
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newdrive newharddrive newhd <reply> For help with adding a new hard disk drive to an installed system, refer to https://help.ubuntu.…wHardDrive - see also !fstab Mez
Added on: 2008-08-20 17:52:09
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newb <deleted><alias> noob PriceChild
Added on: 2007-02-15 02:06:10
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:40:51
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networkmanager network-manager network manager an application to make (wireless) networking Just Work. See https://help.ubuntu.…orkManager Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:32:39
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netsplit <reply> A netsplit is when two IRC servers of the same network (like freenode) disconnect from each other, so users on one server stop seeing users on the other. If this is happening now, just relax and enjoy the show. See http://en.wikipedia.…i/Netsplit Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:56:28
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:36:48
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netflix <reply> If you use Netflix, there is an unofficial solution for using it in Ubuntu detailed in http://www.compholio…x-desktop/ - bug reports in https://bugs.launchp…ix-desktop Tm_T
Added on: 2012-11-19 12:48:52
Last edited by Tm_T
Last modified: 2012-12-20 10:45:22
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neon project-neon <reply> KDE Neon ( http://neon.kde.org/ ) is a KDE project to package the latest stable and development versions of KDE software on top of an Ubuntu base. As it is not an official Ubuntu or Kubuntu project, please use #kde-neon for discussion and support. stdin
Added on: 2008-09-19 19:00:47
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-02 00:24:58
Requested 126 times
nbs <reply> Some packages are no longer built from source as a result of various transitions. The reverse dependencies of these packages require an update. The current tracking list is available from http://people.ubuntu…chive/NBS/ Pici
Added on: 2007-11-26 17:30:44
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nbr unbr une <reply> Starting with Ubuntu 11.04, the Ubuntu Netbook Edition is no longer being offered as a separate install as Unity is now standard for all Ubuntu desktop installs. Mez
Added on: 2009-08-25 22:19:54
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-04-28 20:07:11
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natty narwhal <reply> Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) was the fourteenth release of Ubuntu. !End-Of-Life on 2012-10-28, see https://ubottu.com/y/natty for details. Pici
Added on: 2010-08-17 18:38:25
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 07:02:19
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nasty <reply> It is spelt !naTTy :) IdleOne
Added on: 2011-04-11 20:25:54
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names <reply> Ubuntu has an $adjective $animal naming scheme, summarized (and with a list of suggested words which you can add to) at https://wiki.ubuntu.…tCodeNames tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-04-13 06:43:42
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nalioth <reply> Sorry, nalioth's repository is no longer available. Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:48:37
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-12-23 16:58:55
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n00b <deleted><alias> noob Seveas
Added on: 2008-03-22 18:44:07
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:40:59
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mythtv-mysql <reply>Having issues with 'access denied for user 'mythtv'@'localhost' (using password: YES), please see: http://ubuntuforums.…ostcount=4 Madpilot
Added on: 2007-11-03 03:33:25
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mythtv a TV framework for Linux - Instructions for using with Ubuntu at https://help.ubuntu.…ity/MythTV - For discussion and specific support of MythTV, try #mythtv-users apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:14:52
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-11-10 21:49:07
Requested 515 times
mythbuntu <reply> Mythbuntu was a former Ubuntu flavor centered upon setting up a standalone MythTV system (http://www.mythbuntu.org). MythTV can still be installed from the Ubuntu repositories or from the Mythbuntu !PPAs linked on https://launchpad.ne…mythbuntu. For MythTV discussion and support, try #mythtv-users PriceChild
Added on: 2007-06-28 00:42:41
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-11-10 21:58:51
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mysql <deleted><alias> lamp Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 02:22:58
Last edited by ikonia
Last modified: 2014-03-04 10:06:59
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myself-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> I know all there is to know about myself, and more. What about you? LjL
Added on: 2007-09-23 15:54:40
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myrtti <deleted><alias> prayer Seeker`
Added on: 2009-04-05 16:49:43
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-14 09:44:50
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my own <deleted><reply> Here you go! LjL
Added on: 2008-09-30 23:53:10
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-04-11 20:27:28
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my <reply> bantuan bahasa melayu? sila /join #ubuntu-my jrib
Added on: 2008-12-02 15:34:13
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-09-03 21:49:39
Requested 85 times
mutt a small but very powerful text-based mail client for Unix operating systems. For more Informations on how to setup see https://help.ubuntu.…unity/mutt and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mutt k1l
Added on: 2016-04-04 12:11:14
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muon <reply> Muon is the current Kubuntu package manager. Please see http://jontheechidna…e-manager/ for an overview genii-around
Added on: 2011-07-08 15:24:38
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multisearch <deleted><reply> http://www.asoftsite…about.html gnomefreak
Added on: 2009-07-30 13:44:54
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-08-17 00:00:46
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multijava <reply> To set which java version/implementation is to be used as default, use sudo update-java-alternatives Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:46:01
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mua <reply> A Mail User Agent (MUA) is the application you use to read email messages. Examples include Evolution, !Thunderbird and mutt. MUA's are required to read mail on your system and could be compared to the mail functions of Microsoft Outlook. LjL
Added on: 2007-12-11 15:57:21
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2008-05-29 16:10:12
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mta <reply> A Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) is the server software that sends and queues mail. The default MTA (and !MDA) on Ubuntu is !postfix ("exim" is also officially supported). See also !MailServer and !MUA LjL
Added on: 2007-12-11 15:52:44
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-12-11 16:30:17
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ms <deleted><reply> Dalam kebanyakan saluran Ubuntu, kita hanya bercakap dalam Bahasa Inggeris. Malangnya pada masa ini, kita tidak mempunyai saluran bahasa Melayu. Kami minta maaf atas ketidaknyamanannya. Jika anda boleh bercakap bahasa Inggeris, sila berbuat demikian, atau menggunakan penterjemah internet. IdleOne
Added on: 2011-09-03 21:27:54
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2011-09-03 21:44:05
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mre <reply> Micro Release Exceptions are approved by the Ubuntu Technical Board on a per-package basis for packages that cannot be acceptably handled through the Stable Release Update (!sru) process. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…Exceptions for more information. rww
Added on: 2014-04-12 22:33:56
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mplayer-fonts <reply> No fonts in mplayer? Try " sudo apt-get install mplayer-fonts " ( multiverse must be enabled see !repos ). gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-07-20 02:47:08
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mplayer <deleted>a media player. It resides in the mutiverse repository and can easily be installed via applications -> add/remove. For codecs try !codecs gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-07-20 02:44:28
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2011-07-18 11:06:08
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moztest mozillatest <reply> The Mozilla-testing repos can be found at: https://launchpad.ne…ox-aurora. Please remember these are testing repos, the packages in these repos are not stable and may break things on your system. Use with caution. Please report bugs found from these packages to: https://wiki.ubuntu.…aTeam/Bugs gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-04-18 18:58:22
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:49:06
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mozillateam <reply> Information on the Ubuntu Mozilla team can be found at: https://wiki.ubuntu.…ozillaTeam gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-04-18 19:00:09
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movelauncher launcher-position movedock <reply> To move the Unity launcher to the bottom of the screen in 16.04+, run `gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Bottom`. To move it to the left, run the same command with Left instead. For older Ubuntu versions, see https://askubuntu.co…y-launcher dax
Added on: 2016-03-23 15:59:43
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mousekeys <reply> Mousekeys use the keyboard's number pad to control the mouse cursor. It can be configured using Keyboard Preferences or toggled using shift+numlock. For more information, see http://live.gnome.or…/MouseKeys Pici
Added on: 2010-08-25 14:26:37
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