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mouse buttons <reply>Enabling extra mouse buttons: https://help.ubuntu.…MouseHowto - Enabling serial mouse: https://help.ubuntu.…MouseHowto Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-26 07:25:46
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mount-#kubuntu <reply> Partitioning programs !PartitionManager or !GParted (see also "man mkfs" for formatting) - Mount partitions from System Settings -> (Advanced tab) Removable Devices. See also !fstab and !DiskMounter Jucato
Added on: 2007-04-29 15:21:48
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-10-30 01:48:22
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mount used to attach devices to directories. See also https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Mount Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:50:24
Last edited by Seeker`
Last modified: 2009-05-20 21:13:27
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motu short for Masters of the Universe. The brave souls who maintain the packages in the Universe section of Ubuntu. See http://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:48:20
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mornington crescent-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Here's the map: http://www.upminster…ground.gif Seveas
Added on: 2007-08-05 11:57:41
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morer <deleted><reply> s/also good/better/ IdleOne
Added on: 2011-08-03 18:16:40
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-08-03 18:24:39
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mootbot a bot to make the process of summarizing !meetings easier - Information at https://wiki.ubuntu.…am/MootBot LjL
Added on: 2008-09-30 14:53:35
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moonlight silverlight <reply> For Microsoft Silverlight support, install Moonlight with the following command: « sudo apt-get install moonlight-plugin-mozilla » in a terminal. Pici
Added on: 2009-11-10 20:44:21
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moodin <deleted>a ksplash theme engine, enabled by default in Kubuntu Dapper, and you can grab it for Breezy here: http://www.kde-look.…tent=25705 apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:28:38
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2009-10-06 06:08:02
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moo-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> There are no easter eggs in this bot. Pici
Added on: 2008-02-01 20:03:32
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monitoring <reply> There are many ways to monitor processes, here are a few: ps, top, htop, gnome-system-monitor, lavaps, wmtop Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-13 17:55:25
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mongodb-#ubuntu-offtopic webscale-#ubuntu-offtopic web scale. elky
Added on: 2010-09-10 12:04:13
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mongodb <deleted>web scale elky
Added on: 2010-09-10 11:53:19
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2010-09-10 12:04:37
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mom <reply> MoM is the Ubuntu Merge-O-Matic, a website helping the MOTUs keep Ubuntu in sync with Debian. See https://merges.ubuntu.com/ Pici
Added on: 2009-05-19 00:49:05
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mol MacOnLinux. For a complete howto, visit http://help.ubuntu.c…LinuxHowto - No longer available in 11.10 or higher, see http://bugs.debian.org/592034 Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:57:51
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-11-02 12:38:08
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modules <reply> To compile modules and drivers that are not bundled with the standard kernel, for more info /msg $nick kernel , install the relevant package, usually called "<modulename>-source", and run « sudo module-assistant » (you will have to do this again after kernel updates). To prevent specific modules from loading, see /msg $nick blacklist LjL
Added on: 2007-01-26 02:51:55
Last edited by m4v
Last modified: 2013-02-28 16:58:33
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modem dialup dial up dial-up winmodem knetworkmanager ppp <reply>You want to connect via dial-up? Read https://help.ubuntu.…ModemHowto - Also try disabling/removing KNetworkManager if KDE applications cannot connect using dial-up Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:39:25
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2009-11-12 06:48:20
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modeline <reply>A Modeline is a config line in the X server configuration file that gives info about a connected display and how to drive it at a specified display resolution. http://en.wikipedia.…6_Modeline for more details. Here are 2 links to generate modelines which fit your monitor: http://bohne-lang.de…/modeline/ and http://xtiming.sourc…xtiming.pl zorglu_
Added on: 2006-10-22 20:21:59
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2007-04-04 02:26:21
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modeabuse-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> The ops are bored and having a bit of fun... bear with us... they'll find something to code soon enough... PriceChild
Added on: 2007-01-15 22:49:43
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moblock <reply> info in detail is on this wiki page: https://help.ubuntu.…ty/MoBlock ompaul
Added on: 2008-03-01 00:59:27
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mobile <deleted><reply>Learn more about Ubuntu Mobile at https://wiki.ubuntu.…ndEmbedded Amaranth
Added on: 2007-07-14 05:17:59
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 03:08:09
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mldonkey a peer-to-peer filesharing engine supporting several networks and protocols, available in !Universe as 'mldonkey-server'. Clients include mkdonkey-gui (GTK) and KMLDonkey (KDE). See https://help.ubuntu.…y/MLDonkey - See also !P2P LjL
Added on: 2007-11-03 00:31:31
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-11-03 00:33:20
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mkusb a frontend to !dd, the bit-by-bit command line utility. For more information see: https://help.ubuntu.…nity/mkusb wxl
Added on: 2017-03-16 19:44:52
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2017-03-16 23:56:10
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mjg59 <reply> mjg59 says that !ultamatix is "nowhere near the most condescending or belittling thing I've written about someone else's software." elkbuntu
Added on: 2008-11-05 09:29:17
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-26 02:21:06
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misspelling m$ windoze winblows misspellings <reply> Please don't use silly misspellings to denigrate other operating systems. It makes users of that system feel attacked and hurts Ubuntu advocacy by making the community look unreasonable. rww
Added on: 2010-12-28 06:29:25
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-04-24 21:36:17
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mirspec <reply> Details about Mir can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/Mir/Spec genii
Added on: 2015-06-10 20:59:40
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mirrorstatus <reply> A list of official repository mirrors and their statuses can be found at https://launchpad.ne…ivemirrors Pici
Added on: 2009-10-07 23:59:20
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mir <reply> Mir is a display server developed by Canonical and Ubuntu. From Ubuntu 17.04 ( Zesty Zapus ) onward, emphasis has shifted to embedded devices and applications, notably UBports as stated by Mark Shuttleworth ( https://plus.google.…LYubpaHUHH ). Regular Ubuntu LTS 18.04 onwards will use GNOME. Pici
Added on: 2008-01-14 19:11:47
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2017-07-25 19:17:03
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mint-#ubuntu-fi <reply> Linux Mint ei ole Ubuntun tuettu rinnakkaisjakelu. Ole hyvä ja hae tukea kanavalta #linuxmint-help palvelimella irc.spotchat.org IdleOne
Added on: 2012-06-09 17:44:55
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:34:11
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minimal mini mini.iso miniiso minimalcd <reply> The Minimal CD image is very small in size, and it downloads most packages from the Internet during installation, allowing you to select only those you want. The installer is text based (rather than graphical as used on the Desktop DVD). See https://help.ubuntu.…/MinimalCD LjL
Added on: 2006-12-15 03:19:53
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-05-23 20:33:55
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mines5 <deleted>a banana. Also, a doofus. tonyyarusso
Added on: 2015-03-15 04:05:20
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Last modified: 2015-03-15 04:10:37
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mikem-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> mikem [verb]s you! Pici
Added on: 2008-10-20 19:25:25
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-14 09:47:31
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midi <reply> Trouble playing MIDI files? Look at https://help.ubuntu.…hesisHowTo Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:49:56
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mibbit <reply> freenode no longer supports connections from mibbit. See http://blog.freenode…net/?p=254 for more details. freenode help in #freenode Pici
Added on: 2009-06-19 13:33:01
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2009-06-19 13:41:54
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metisse <deleted><reply>Metisse is Mandriva's composite window manager. For more information, see http://www.mandriva.…ts/metisse apokryphos
Added on: 2007-02-03 16:28:34
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:46:33
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metapackage meta-package <reply> A meta-package is a package that simply depends upon other packages and brings them in. It's not a real package, but a very useful package that can drag in other package versions. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:22:35
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metalink <reply> A Metalink is a file which lists places (web mirrors, torrents) where a given file can be obtained, making downloads faster and more reliable. Metalink software and Ubuntu releases as metalinks: https://help.ubuntu.…y/Metalink Pici
Added on: 2010-11-02 13:15:09
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-11-02 14:10:58
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meta <deleted><reply> If you would like to help in #*ubuntu* but it just goes too fast to spot interesting questions, try joining #ubuntu-meta and watching for questions there (note that it is NOT a support channel, however, and questions should still be answered in #*ubuntu*) LjL
Added on: 2008-01-01 22:30:19
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:56:09
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merging merge-o-matic merge <reply>Merging is the process of including changes from other distributions (most commonly Debian) into Ubuntu packages, and is typically a major focus at the beginning of each Ubuntu development cycle. Please see https://wiki.ubuntu.…nt/Merging for more information. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-12-02 03:01:28
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menueditor-#xubuntu <reply> To edit the menus in Xubuntu, use the preinstalled menu editor MenuLibre. Read more about MenuLibre at https://smdavis.us/p…menulibre/ knome
Added on: 2012-02-02 23:53:10
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2015-12-03 21:34:39
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mentors-#ubuntu-motu <reply> for initial mentoring to introduce you to the MOTU world check out https://wiki.ubuntu.…ontributor LaserJock
Added on: 2006-07-13 21:55:22
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2007-08-22 00:36:17
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mentor-#ubuntu-bugs <reply> Looking for a helping hand with bug triage? Read the wiki for information about requesting a bugsquad mentor: https://wiki.ubuntu.…ad/Mentors jussi
Added on: 2010-06-13 14:16:40
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men-#ubuntu-women men-#ubuntu-women-project <reply> Yes, men exist within the Ubuntu Women Project. nhandler
Added on: 2010-08-13 21:38:19
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memory ram mem <reply> If you are wondering why some tools report your system has very little free memory, have a look at http://www.linuxatemyram.com/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:15:41
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2014-08-21 17:42:29
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membershipboard <reply> The Membership Board consists of ahoneybun, cwayne18, elacheche, hggdh, IdleOne, iulian, jcastro, Kilos, marcoceppi, popey, rickspencer3, s-fox, toddy and wxl - they are here to help, just ask! :) You can also send them an email at ubuntu-membership-boards@lists.ubuntu.com Pici
Added on: 2015-12-03 18:10:48
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membership-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Service guarantees citizenship! rww
Added on: 2016-02-07 03:59:02
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-08-05 17:26:18
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membership <reply>Ubuntu Membership means recognition of a significant and sustained contribution to Ubuntu and the Ubuntu community. For more info see https://wiki.ubuntu.…/NewMember Mez
Added on: 2007-01-22 16:02:33
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-12-04 22:29:06
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member newmember <reply> Ubuntu Membership means recognition of a significant and sustained contribution to Ubuntu and the Ubuntu community. For more info see https://wiki.ubuntu.…Membership Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 22:59:31
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:05:04
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meetings-#xubuntu-devel meetings-#xubuntu meetings-#xubuntu-offtopic <reply> Xubuntu community meetings are held in #xubuntu-devel - See https://wiki.ubuntu.…u/Meetings for meeting times, agenda and meeting archive - Other team meetings are held in #ubuntu-meeting, see !logs for more knome
Added on: 2015-12-06 18:23:45
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-12-06 18:27:43
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meetings-#edubuntu meeting-#edubuntu <reply> Edubuntu meetings are (usually) held weekly on Wednesdays, alternating between 12:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC. « @schedule » may show when the next one will be, otherwise check the !fridge. All welcome! bimberi
Added on: 2007-04-19 06:35:59
Last edited by bimberi
Last modified: 2007-05-02 22:57:54
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