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vncfix <reply> If you are getting errors like "could not open default font 'fixed'" when running a VNC server: 'sudo ln -s /usr/share/X11/fonts /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts' bimberi
Added on: 2006-09-26 02:23:45
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vnc <reply> VNC is a protocol for remote desktop. https://help.ubuntu.…VNCOverSSH describes how to use it securely. It works best over fast connections, otherwise look at !FreeNX bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-07 02:29:55
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vn ubottu vietnam vietnam <reply> Để được trợ giúp về Ubuntu bằng ngôn ngữ Việt, xin vui lòng /join #ubuntu-vn. Rất vui lòng được giúp đỡ elky
Added on: 2009-02-14 14:25:20
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-02-14 14:46:03
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vmware <reply> VMWare is not available in the Ubuntu repositories. Consider using !QEmu or !VirtualBox as alternatives. Instructions for installing VMWare manually are at https://help.ubuntu.…ity/VMware LjL
Added on: 2006-06-22 03:31:26
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-11-12 12:57:43
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vivid vervet 15.04 <reply> Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) was the 22nd release of Ubuntu. Support ended on February 4, 2016. See !eol, !eolupgrade and http://ubottu.com/y/vivid Pici
Added on: 2014-10-20 13:41:09
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2016-02-03 20:56:42
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vista <deleted>a recent version of Microsoft Windows. Discussion on Windows related topics is available in ##windows. General issues on moving from Windows to Ubuntu is convered in the wiki guide at https://help.ubuntu.…romWindows Seveas
Added on: 2007-01-30 21:00:06
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-08-12 04:25:24
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virus antivirus av viruses <reply> Antivirus is something you don't need on !Linux, except where files are then passed to Windows computers (perhaps using Samba). See https://help.ubuntu.…/Antivirus ompaul
Added on: 2006-08-11 08:38:28
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-06 22:31:40
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virtualizers vm virtualizer virtual machine virtual virtualisation virtualiser virtualisers <reply> There are several solutions for running other operating systems (or their programs) inside Ubuntu, while using the native CPU as much as possible: !QEmu (with !KQemu), !VirtualBox, !VMWare, as well as !WINE and !Cedega for Windows applications LjL
Added on: 2007-01-23 16:27:34
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-11-04 01:47:09
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virtualization <reply> There are several solutions for running other operating systems (or their programs) inside Ubuntu, while using the native CPU as much as possible: !kvm is the preferred approach in Ubuntu. See also !QEmu (with !KQemu), !VirtualBox, !VMWare, as well as !WINE and !Cedega for Windows applications jrib
Added on: 2007-06-03 00:54:45
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2008-07-07 22:31:09
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virtualbox vbox <reply> Virtualbox is a virtualizer for x86 and amd64 architectures. It's available in the package "virtualbox" in the !repositories, and you can download the Virtualbox Extension Pack for additional, non-Free functionality at http://virtualbox.org . Additional details can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…VirtualBox LjL
Added on: 2007-01-23 16:27:30
Last edited by pangolin
Last modified: 2011-11-29 12:28:51
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vimtutor an excellent tool for learning how to use vim. It can be found in the vim-full package, among others. Pici
Added on: 2007-12-27 21:10:47
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-12-27 21:23:12
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vesa the default video driver if X can't find a better one. Also see !x Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 09:19:10
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versioning <deleted><reply> Ubuntu and Debian have slightly different package versioning schemes, for an explanation see http://doc.ubuntu.co…#id2528873 Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-12 13:42:32
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-03-13 05:57:38
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version-bug <deleted><reply> Ubuntu 10.10's About Ubuntu application erroneously says "You are using Ubuntu 11.04". This is a bug. Run "lsb_release -a" in a terminal to see your Ubuntu version. Bug report at http://tinyurl.com/versionbug rww
Added on: 2011-01-24 05:50:37
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-02-07 02:05:23
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version <reply> To find out what version of Ubuntu you have, type « lsb_release -a » in a !shell - To know the available version of a package, « apt-cache policy <package> » apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:52:50
Last edited by Mez
Last modified: 2008-10-17 15:42:03
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vcs dvcs <reply> Version Control Systems offered for Ubuntu: Centralized: !CVS, !Subversion | Distributed: Bazaar-NG(!bzr), Codeville, Darcs, !git, Mercurial, Monotone, SVK, tig. Pici
Added on: 2008-05-12 16:55:16
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-05-14 19:11:42
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vanilla-#ubuntustudio <reply> To install Ubuntu Studio on top of a vanilla Ubuntu install, read https://help.ubuntu.…stallation Seveas
Added on: 2007-10-16 23:12:20
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uwn <reply> The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter may be found at: https://wiki.ubuntu.…Newsletter jpds
Added on: 2008-07-26 19:49:25
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uvfe <deleted><alias> uvf Hobbsee
Added on: 2008-04-15 15:48:44
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-02-21 16:34:45
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uvf <deleted>Upstream Version Freeze. For an exception, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…ionProcess Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-02-12 08:58:00
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-02-21 16:36:09
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uuid blkid <reply> To see a list of your devices/partitions and their corresponding UUID's, run this command in a !shell: « sudo blkid » (see https://wiki.ubuntu.…orAtaDisks for the rationale behind the transition to UUID) Jucato
Added on: 2006-10-30 12:22:39
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2007-09-06 10:56:31
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utopic unicorn <reply> Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) was the 21st release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 23rd, 2015. See !eol, !upgrade and http://ubottu.com/y/utopic Pici
Added on: 2014-04-23 17:33:20
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2015-07-24 13:43:28
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utopian <reply> It is spelt !utopiC :) rww
Added on: 2014-04-26 07:20:44
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ut2k4 <reply> For information on how to play Unreal Tournament 2004, see https://help.ubuntu.…nament2004 elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-12-28 11:48:57
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ut <reply> For information on how to play Unreal Tournament, see https://help.ubuntu.…Tournament - for Unreal Tournament 2004, see !ut2k4 elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-12-28 11:48:42
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usplash splashy <reply> To select the usplash artwork you want, use "sudo update-alternatives --config usplash-artwork.so && sudo update-initramfs -u" - See https://help.ubuntu.…ationHowto for adding your custom artwork apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:36:28
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usn <reply> Please see http://www.ubuntu.com/usn for information about recent Ubuntu security updates. ompaul
Added on: 2007-06-26 23:19:27
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-02-16 23:26:36
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uses apt's stuff for getting and searching packages, if <deleted>something you can't from the console with apt-* commands, then I don't know how to do it in ubottu. m4v
Added on: 2012-05-02 23:43:53
Last edited by m4v
Last modified: 2012-05-02 23:45:07
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usersplanet <reply> A new aggregation of blogs from Ubuntu users was set up. This differs from Planet Ubuntu (found at http://planet.ubuntu.com), and you do not need to be an official Ubuntu member to join. Please see http://ubuntuweblogs.org/ to discover and http://ubuntuweblogs…ubmit.html to submit your Ubuntu-related weblogs. tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-01-19 07:14:44
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usersnack <reply> Are peanut husks ok? The ops ate the chocolates and peanuts already... elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-03-28 17:27:44
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Last modified: 2007-04-11 13:44:19
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used by upen15 (herp derp everyone <deleted>antisemitic) and ile_itler (racist spam), 180d dax
Added on: 2017-04-19 03:55:37
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-04-19 03:55:58
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usb unetbootin liveusb persistant persistent <reply> For information about installing Ubuntu from USB flash drives, see https://help.ubuntu.…omUSBStick - For a persistent live USB install, see: https://wiki.ubuntu.…Persistent Pici
Added on: 2007-12-19 14:05:13
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-02-05 19:10:19
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urmom-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><alias> u LjL
Added on: 2008-01-15 17:58:48
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Last modified: 2010-08-12 12:36:41
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upstreambugs-#kubuntu-devel <reply> KDE related bug reports that need upstreaming: http://tinyurl.com/cj7h6u tsimpson
Added on: 2009-04-29 16:14:30
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upstart inittab <reply> Upstart is meant to replace the old Sys V Init system with an event-driven init model. For more information please see: http://upstart.ubuntu.com/ Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-10-09 00:30:14
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upnp mediatomb <reply> To stream media to other UPNP aware devices (such as the Xbox, PS3, or iRadio) you need a UPNP server. See !info mediatomb for information regarding the MediaTomb package Mez
Added on: 2008-06-21 01:04:52
Last edited by Mez
Last modified: 2008-06-21 01:08:28
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upgradeproblem <deleted>There is a problem with the latest linux-image-generic package (is broken as for now) it is a known bug that is being sorted out here: https://launchpad.ne…+bug/83976 elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-02-09 15:06:46
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-04-07 17:30:43
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upgradeofflts upgradelts <reply> To upgrade from an LTS release of Ubuntu to the next (non-LTS) release, run sudoedit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and change the prompt= line to "prompt=normal". Then, do sudo do-release-upgrade to begin the upgrade. rww
Added on: 2014-10-24 03:17:33
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-11-08 07:26:44
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upgrade-#kubuntu <reply> For upgrading instructions see https://help.ubuntu.…es/Kubuntu tsimpson
Added on: 2009-05-07 18:40:11
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2012-10-18 17:38:01
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upgrade upgrading update upgrades <reply> For upgrading, see the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.…gradeNotes - see also http://www.ubuntu.co…tu/upgrade Amaranth
Added on: 2006-06-23 08:11:05
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-06-01 15:30:21
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uos uds <reply> The Ubuntu Online Summit will be held between 10th June - 12 June 2014. See http://summit.ubuntu…/uos-1406/ for agenda and participation information. Pici
Added on: 2014-06-11 14:20:15
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unregged <reply> If you are sent to #ubuntu-unregged even though you are registered (if you aren't, see !register), it may be because your client tries to /join #ubuntu very quickly after you !identify or because you don't identify at all. See https://www.freenode…l#identify for some tips on fixing this. nhandler
Added on: 2010-09-22 21:50:06
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-01-25 01:33:23
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unpythonic-#python <reply> This channel only deals with Pythonic constructs. If you want do discuss un-Pythonic constructs or topic, please join #python-unpythonic (but remember our Guidos apply there too) LjL
Added on: 2013-10-16 17:13:25
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unix <reply> UNIX is an operating system created in the '70s, which has many direct derivates and inspired systems like Minix and !Linux. Most "UNIX-style" systems try to somewhat adhere to the POSIX standard. ompaul
Added on: 2007-05-15 23:00:01
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-09-22 14:55:29
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unity8 <reply> Unity8 is the next Unity Desktop running on Mir. It is already used on the smartphones running ubuntu-touch (!touch) and can be tested on the Desktop in 16.10 by selecting it on the login screen. k1l_
Added on: 2016-02-24 22:07:03
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-10-13 18:09:59
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unity <reply> Unity is the default UI since Ubuntu 11.04. Unity is a shell for GNOME. see http://unity.ubuntu.com. For a GNOME 2-like experience, see !notunity Pici
Added on: 2010-10-28 13:43:01
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-10-13 14:12:15
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uninstall <reply> To learn how to uninstall applications in Ubuntu - please visit http://www.cyberciti…t-command/ Mez
Added on: 2008-12-17 15:25:19
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undelete recover <reply> Some tools to recover lost data are listed and explained at https://help.ubuntu.…taRecovery LjL-Temp
Added on: 2008-03-22 21:58:27
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-30 19:05:35
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umode modes mode <reply> There are many different channel and user modes on freenode (see !freenode). Here's a list: http://freenode.net/…work.shtml apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:19:45
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 04:06:05
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ultamatix ultramatix <reply> Ultamatix is not recommended, supported, or needed by Ubuntu. Use of this software may cause damage to your Ubuntu install. Do not suggest its use in this channel. See http://mjg59.livejou…99905.html and !automatix for more info. Flannel
Added on: 2008-07-29 20:03:09
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2008-11-02 12:44:05
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