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grub1 <reply>grub 1 is the default boot manager for Ubuntu releases before 9.10 (Karmic). Lost GRUB after installing Windows? See https://help.ubuntu.…estoreGrub - GRUB how-tos: https://help.ubuntu.…/GrubHowto - See !grub for Karmic onwards Tm_T
Added on: 2011-04-15 11:24:05
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grub recoveringgrub grub floppy bootfloppy mbr fixmbr grubrepair fixgrub grub2 <reply> GRUB2 is the default Ubuntu boot manager. Lost GRUB after installing Windows? See https://help.ubuntu.…estoreGrub - For more information and troubleshooting for GRUB2 please refer to https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Grub2 Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-22 09:44:20
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2013-02-23 17:22:10
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grip <deleted>a ripping player and has a minor bug which can be solved by doing this "sudo ln -s /dev/hdX /dev/cdromN" where X is your hard drive and N a number Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 22:23:16
Last edited by topyli
Last modified: 2011-10-28 19:14:54
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grep a command-line tool that finds a string in a file or a stream. Grep can be recursive through directories and searches can be simple or complex. See https://help.ubuntu.…unity/grep Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:08:27
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2017-03-15 16:21:51
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greet <deleted><alias>hi jussi01
Added on: 2009-09-14 08:44:58
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-01-23 23:13:52
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gr el greek greece <reply> #ubuntu-gr και #kubuntu-gr για Έλληνες χρηστές / #ubuntu-gr kai #kubuntu-gr gia Ellhnes xrhstes Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-09 21:14:43
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gps maps <reply> Street mapping and GPS navigation software available for Ubuntu includes Navit, MoNav (http://code.google.c…p/monav/), Gosmore (free vector maps from OSM), GpsDrive (GTK, raster maps, free), !GoogleEarth (Qt, proprietary vector maps, proprietary) LjL
Added on: 2007-03-18 14:13:20
Last edited by bazhang
Last modified: 2011-04-30 11:45:36
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gpl gpl3 the GNU General Public License. See http://www.gnu.org/c…t/gpl.html apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:35:36
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gpgerr badsig ppagpg <reply> Getting GPG errors after adding custom repositories? Find the GPG keyword for the repository (it's 437D05B5 for the standard ones) and run « sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com <key> » Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-29 17:03:36
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-11-30 02:27:36
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gpg trust the GNU Privacy Guard. See https://help.ubuntu.…GuardHowto and class #8 on https://wiki.ubuntu.…ranscripts bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-02 09:32:29
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2007-03-18 06:42:33
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gparted a !GTK/!Gnome !GUI partitioning program. Type « sudo apt-get install gparted » in a console to install it - A GParted "live" CD is available at http://gparted.sourc…livecd.php Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-20 21:25:05
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Last modified: 2009-01-08 12:18:42
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googleearth earth <reply> Google Earth is available as the package "googleearth-package" in !Multiverse. See https://help.ubuntu.…oogleEarth apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:38:52
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Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:38:33
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googlearth <reply> Google Earth is now available, for free (as in price), for Linux. To download it see http://earth.google.…earth.html - A package for Ubuntu is available in the !Medibuntu repository. - If Google Earth crashes on start, download version 5.1 instead of 5.2 from the website. tsimpson
Added on: 2010-11-06 08:59:27
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Last modified: 2010-11-06 09:00:16
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google earth <deleted><reply> Google Earth is now available, for free (only as in price), for Linux, too. To download it see http://earth.google.…earth.html - A package for Ubuntu is available in the !Medibuntu repository apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:38:45
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Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:38:20
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google lmgtfy <reply> While Google is useful for helpers, many newer users don't have the google-fu yet. Please don't tell people to "google it" when they ask a question. Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-02 10:43:18
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2009-07-08 08:31:37
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goodquestion gq betterquestion <reply> Are you sure your question allows us to help you? Please read http://www.sabi.co.u…lpAsk.html to understand how to ask a 'better' question. LjL-Temp
Added on: 2008-02-28 00:52:05
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Last modified: 2008-02-28 01:32:09
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goodbotuse <deleted>please do "!factoid > user" see here: for more details: https://wiki.ubuntu.…goodbotuse ompaul
Added on: 2007-02-25 13:14:01
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Last modified: 2010-01-17 10:56:49
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good <deleted><alias> best LjL
Added on: 2006-10-20 02:29:40
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Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:32:39
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gobuntu <deleted>a freedom-focused flavour of Ubuntu intended for experienced Linux enthusiasts. See http://www.ubuntu.co…tu/gobuntu for more information and download mirrors.. Spec
Added on: 2007-10-16 20:06:59
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Last modified: 2011-01-02 03:05:38
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gobby multiplayer gedit Mez
Added on: 2009-03-03 20:18:24
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gnutella <reply> Some Gnutella clients: GTK-Gnutella (GTK, stand-alone), gifTui, giFToxic (GTK, based on giFT), Apollon (KDE, based on giFT), mldonkey-gui (GTK, based on MLDonkey), KMLDonkey (KDE, based on MLDonkey) - See also !P2P LjL
Added on: 2007-09-28 20:01:51
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Last modified: 2011-09-07 11:30:12
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gnu <reply> G(NU's) N(ot) U(nix). A project that aimed to develop a complete operating system of Free Software, which Ubuntu is based on. See http://gnu.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:01:36
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gnome3-#ubuntu+1 <reply> Oneiric will use GNOME 3.x packages. The 3.x packages will be landing soon, if not yet updated, it'll happen soonish. You can also help the desktop team update packages, ask in #ubuntu-desktop for more info on helping the team. Pici
Added on: 2011-04-11 14:33:42
Last edited by Tm_T
Last modified: 2011-05-15 09:38:27
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gnome3 <reply> GNOME 3 is the desktop environment on which Unity is based. To use GNOME Shell instead of Unity, install the "gnome-shell" package and investigate "gnome-tweak-tool". GNOME 3 is not supported under Natty/11.04, and may break your system if installed from alternate sources. Pici
Added on: 2011-04-28 14:20:10
Last edited by pangolin
Last modified: 2011-10-19 15:07:19
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gnome2 <reply> The GNOME Foundation has ceased support for GNOME 2, and as such it is not in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot). See !notunity for an alternative desktop experience. Pici
Added on: 2011-10-13 18:30:20
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gnome <reply> GNOME was the default desktop environment on Ubuntu up to 10.10. To install the GNOME Shell, type [ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ] in a !terminal. For the GNOME-based !flavor of Ubuntu, see !ubuntu-gnome Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:02:05
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-12-24 02:04:30
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gnash <reply> Gnash is an open-source Flash replacement. It is still beta software. For current status or for more info http://www.gnu.org/s…are/gnash/ nalioth
Added on: 2006-12-24 19:11:58
Last edited by pangolin
Last modified: 2012-02-09 18:09:58
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gmail a webmail service. For information on using it with Evolution see https://help.ubuntu.…hEvolution bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-28 02:16:53
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:53:43
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gksudo gksu <reply> If you need to run graphical applications as root, use « gksudo », as it will set up the environment more appropriately. Never just use "sudo"! (See http://psychocats.ne…phicalsudo to know why) apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:46:23
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-11-01 03:15:12
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give me a test <reply> Oh no, I won't, I'm not like some of those nasty scripts' users! LjL
Added on: 2009-01-22 02:28:48
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git a distributed revision control/software code management project created by Linus Torvalds. For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.…(software) Pici
Added on: 2008-05-14 19:11:29
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:44:57
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girls-#ubuntuforums <deleted><reply> girls are the #1 reason for distractions PriceChild
Added on: 2007-01-16 16:40:01
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Last modified: 2011-05-25 18:48:57
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girl girls <reply> Girls exist on the internet. See http://www.escapistm…rint/17/27 | http://www.xkcd.com/322/ | For more interesting reading: http://www.tldp.org/…nux-HOWTO/ Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-08-12 09:12:44
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-08-08 15:33:44
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gimpshop <deleted>a hack that makes The Gimp look and feel more like Photoshop. A .deb for Ubuntu is available via http://plasticbugs.c…age_id=294 bimberi
Added on: 2006-11-27 00:59:13
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:38:00
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gimp an advanced image manipulation application for Ubuntu. See http://www.gimp.org for tutorials and more information. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:28:30
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gift a peer-to-peer filesharing engine supporting several networks and protocols by means of plug-ins. It's available in !Universe. Clients include gifTui, giFToxic (GTK), Apollon (KDE), giFTcurs (terminal-based) - See also !P2P LjL
Added on: 2007-11-03 00:35:09
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ghost ircghost <reply> If you own an IRC nick that is currently being used, you can make it change nicks by typing: /msg nickserv release <nick> <password> | If you have a dead (ghost) connection, you can make it quit by typing: /msg nickserv ghost <nick> <password> | further help in #freenode Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:42:30
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Last modified: 2009-10-13 14:53:01
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gettingstarted <reply> A great place to start your MOTU adventure is https://wiki.ubuntu.…ingStarted nickrud
Added on: 2008-07-21 05:01:13
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get_iplayer http://linuxcentre.n…t_iplayer/ a small perl script which can download content from BBC iPlayer and ITV catch up services. popey
Added on: 2009-04-05 22:23:20
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gestures-#kubuntu <reply>KDE has a built-in support for mouse gestures. See: http://userbase.kde.…d_Gestures for a howto Jucato
Added on: 2008-04-30 00:30:51
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gentoo-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> http://makelinuxgreatagain.com dax
Added on: 2016-04-13 05:40:24
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genii yadda ps3 <deleted>Aside from i386 and amd64 platforms, Ubuntu is also available for alternate platforms. Playstation 3 ( support in #ubuntu-ps3 ) Sun Sparc ( support in #ubuntu-sparc ) Apple PowerPC ( support in #ubuntu-ppc ) genii
Added on: 2009-05-27 18:46:19
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Last modified: 2009-05-27 19:05:53
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genii <deleted><reply> See !coffee genii
Added on: 2009-06-27 04:56:57
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Last modified: 2010-03-10 15:30:51
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generic smp <reply> Background to the decision to replace -686, k7 and -smp kernels with -generic can be found here https://lists.ubuntu…19983.html (the -386 kernel is still available if needed) bimberi
Added on: 2006-11-13 02:36:49
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gender <reply>yes, I can confirm I am a female bot :) jussi01
Added on: 2009-02-03 08:13:42
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ge ka <reply> ქართული ენაზე დახმარების მიღებისთვის გთხოვთ შემობრძანდით #ubuntu-ge / Kartuli enaze dakhmarebis mighebistvis gtkhovt shemobrdzandit #ubuntu-ge Seveas
Added on: 2006-11-28 21:46:10
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-09-26 18:58:34
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gdm2setup <reply> Up to Oneiric, GDM was used as the login manager. You can configure your GDM options, including the wallpaper and theme, with gdm2setup. See https://launchpad.ne…/gdm2setup for more information and installation instructions.~ knome
Added on: 2011-08-27 21:18:55
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gdesklets <deleted><reply> gDesklets provides an advanced architecture for desktop applets -- tiny displays sitting on your desktop in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness. Homepage is http://gdesklets.gno…sktop.org/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:53:11
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:40:38
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gdesklet <deleted><alias> gdesklets Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-27 20:35:17
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Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:40:36
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gconf-editor a graphical tool used to maintain the GNOME desktop environment registry. For more info: https://help.ubuntu.…ConfEditor Myrtti
Added on: 2009-06-19 09:09:02
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Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:34:05
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