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desktop desktops <reply> A desktop environment is what "puts the pieces of a !GUI together". The available desktop environments in Ubuntu are !GNOME (ubuntu-desktop), !KDE (kubuntu-desktop), !Xfce (xubuntu-desktop), !LXDE (lubuntu-desktop), IceWM, !Fluxbox, WindowMaker (wmaker), FVWM and others - See also !Flavors Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:23:31
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-02-11 03:18:14
Requested 443 times
derivatives $hr$cut off... gnewsense mint linuxmce ultimate mce crunchbang backtrack kali based on ubuntu lxle <reply> The Ubuntu channels can only provide support for Ubuntu and its official flavors, since other distributions and derivatives have repository and software changes. So please use their dedicated support venues, for example: Linux Mint (#linuxmint-help on irc.spotchat.org), Kali Linux (#kali-linux), and LXLE (#lxle) LjL
Added on: 2008-01-24 22:57:06
Last edited by kryten
Last modified: 2017-04-07 20:34:03
Requested 2705 times
deluge a Bittorrent client, created using Python and GTK+, intended to bring a native, full-featured client to !GTK environments such as GNOME and Xfce. See http://deluge-torrent.org/ for more information or the package 'deluge-torrent' in the package repositories. LjL
Added on: 2006-12-28 20:42:49
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2016-10-10 01:54:32
Requested 162 times
delete sourcemaker_: this channel isn't #ubuntu support, it's where users get dumped to when the name they are using <deleted>not registered genii
Added on: 2010-01-28 21:12:15
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-08-12 12:54:38
Requested 2 times
defrag defragmentation defragment <reply> The default Ubuntu filesystem (ext4) is engineered to avoid fragmentation issues in most cases. However, there is an online defragmentation tool available if needed. For more information, see `man e4defrag` Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-20 22:49:03
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-30 19:26:16
Requested 365 times
default-#kubuntu dolphin <reply> To change the default application for a filetype, go to System Settings -> Advanced -> File Associations, or System Setting -> File Associations in KDE 4.5+ LjL
Added on: 2008-11-15 20:31:35
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-28 18:29:33
Requested 44 times
default defaultapp <reply> To change the default application for a filetype in Nautilus, right-click on a file, select Properties -> Open With, and then change the setting. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:24:41
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-11-15 20:30:43
Requested 343 times
debug debugging crash <reply> For help debugging your program, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.…Procedures Spec
Added on: 2006-07-21 21:41:23
Never edited
Requested 230 times
debtags <reply> debtags is at http://wiki.debian.org/Debtags apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:04:31
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-11 21:13:53
Requested 3 times
deborphan a program used to clean up packages that are no longer needed (install from Synaptic/Muon). apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:18:53
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:04:20
Requested 38 times
debootstrap used to create a !Debian or Ubuntu base system from scratch, without requiring the availability of !dpkg or !APT. It does this by downloading !.deb files from a mirror site, and carefully unpacking them into a directory you can eventually !chroot into. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…trapChroot for more information LjL
Added on: 2007-04-22 15:12:30
Last edited by Hobbsee
Last modified: 2008-01-02 14:49:58
Requested 115 times
debian-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Ubuntu and Debian are closely related. The former hates the latter and wants to kill it, while the latter despises the former and wants to destroy it. Both suck on each other's blood. LjL
Added on: 2013-11-19 21:41:22
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Requested 8 times
debfoster <deleted>a command to weed unnecessary .deb packages. See http://www.fruit.eu.…debfoster/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:41:40
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-04-20 05:58:31
Requested 32 times
debdiff <reply> A simple way to patch Debian/Ubuntu packages is to attach a debdiff to a bug report, or send it to the team which handles the package. Learn more about it from http://packaging.ubu…-a-debdiff Tm_T
Added on: 2010-07-02 18:13:17
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-02 04:10:33
Requested 19 times
debconf a configuration management system. All packages that support debconf are configured when they are being installed. If you want to change a configuration option later, you can do so using dpkg-reconfigure Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:57:00
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Requested 22 times
deb .deb installdeb gdebi the Debian package format, also used by Ubuntu. To install .deb files, simply double-click (in Ubuntu) or click (in Kubuntu) on them to start the GDebi utility. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:47:18
Last edited by Jucato
Last modified: 2007-10-31 03:57:27
Requested 598 times
deadbadger-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>The real story of Linux and badgers: http://www.strangeho…dger.shtml Madpilot
Added on: 2009-11-26 12:09:28
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2011-11-16 08:35:45
Requested 4 times
de-offtopic-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Deutschspachlige nonsense gibt es nicht hier, unless sie wollen banniert wesen. Actually, ich werde ihr bannieren anyway. LjL
Added on: 2007-12-09 17:10:33
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Requested 19 times
de deutsch german germany <reply> In den meisten Ubuntu-Kanälen wird nur Englisch gesprochen. Für deutschsprachige Hilfe besuche bitte #ubuntu-de, #kubuntu-de, #edubuntu-de oder #ubuntu-at. Einfach "/join #ubuntu-de" eingeben. Danke für Dein Verständnis! Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-30 14:17:47
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-06-22 18:16:27
Requested 6238 times
ddebs See http://people.ubuntu…tti/ddebs/ and https://lists.ubuntu…00195.html for documentation Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-01-22 04:07:44
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Requested 22 times
dbgsym https://wiki.ubuntu.…ogramCrash asac
Added on: 2008-02-10 14:26:49
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2008-02-10 14:54:01
Requested 19 times
dash <reply>/bin/sh links to the DASH shell in all releases since Ubuntu Edgy (6.10). Since DASH is not 100% compatible with the BASH shell, some scripts might break. You can make scripts execute using BASH by changing the first line of the script to « #! /bin/bash | See also https://wiki.ubuntu.…ashAsBinSh LjL
Added on: 2006-10-15 22:19:13
Last edited by Pricey
Last modified: 2013-12-03 13:39:35
Requested 182 times
darwin <reply> Here's your award. IdleOne
Added on: 2014-05-08 06:02:59
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Requested 1 times
dapper-seveas <deleted><alias> seveas Seveas
Added on: 2006-11-21 21:28:54
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-06-02 13:48:03
Requested 0 times
dapper drake dapper drake 6.06 <reply> Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) was the fourth release of Ubuntu. Desktop support ended on July 14th 2009, Server support ended on June 1st 2011. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:17:22
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-06-01 21:31:13
Requested 557 times
danger > cottus this <deleted>the factoid we have already LjL
Added on: 2012-07-06 20:10:53
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2012-07-06 20:15:35
Requested 0 times
danger rmrf/ dangerous <reply> DO NOT RUN THAT COMMAND! That particular command is DANGEROUS and shouldn't be uttered here. REST OF YOU: DANGER, WILL ROBINSON, DANGER! Do not use the command or utter it here thank you! ompaul
Added on: 2008-03-08 18:30:18
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-11 02:10:55
Requested 1005 times
daily-#xubuntu <reply>Daily builds of the CD images for the current development version of Xubuntu are available at http://cdimage.ubunt…e/current/ Pici
Added on: 2011-08-11 18:08:51
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-07 04:57:32
Requested 17 times
daily-#kubuntu <reply> Daily builds of the images of the current development version of Kubuntu can be found at http://cdimage.ubunt…e/current/ genii
Added on: 2016-02-08 20:32:42
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Requested 3 times
daily dailybuild daily build <reply>Daily builds of the CD images of the current development version of Ubuntu are available at http://cdimage.ubunt…e/current/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:33:22
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:16:25
Requested 409 times
dad <deleted><reply> DaD was an alternative to !mom and has been shutdown in February 2009, see http://dad.dunnewind…et/end.php Pici
Added on: 2009-01-29 20:18:36
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-26 02:25:45
Requested 14 times
cz czech cs <reply> České uživatele žádáme, aby mluvili v kanále #ubuntu anglicky. Česky je možno se domluvit v #ubuntu-cz. Děkujeme. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:18:29
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cwillu-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> cwillu is a bot written in PHP. LjL
Added on: 2009-03-17 00:27:03
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-14 09:47:40
Requested 38 times
cwillu <deleted>a bot written in PHP Pici
Added on: 2009-03-27 14:27:32
Last edited by bazhang
Last modified: 2009-03-27 14:28:29
Requested 1 times
cvs the Concurrent Versions System, the dominant open-source network-transparent version control system; it helps to manage releases and to control concurrent editing of source files among multiple authors. See: http://www.nongnu.org/cvs/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:18:51
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:36:43
Requested 114 times
currentissues <deleted><reply>The titlebar buttons have switched to the left during the development phase of Lucid. No need for alarm! The developers are testing this and listening to user feedback. The final decision about the position will be made after beta. Kindly be patient. For more insight, read : http://www.ivankamaj…com/?p=281 tsimpson
Added on: 2009-12-01 08:01:51
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:52:28
Requested 28 times
cupsweb <reply> To enable the administration functions of the !CUPS web interface, type « sudo adduser cupsys shadow », and then « sudo invoke-rc.d cupsys restart », in a console. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:18:44
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-04-20 00:14:31
Requested 33 times
cupspdf <reply> Details on setting up "Print to PDF" are at http://ubuntu.wordpr…-cups-pdf/ bimberi
Added on: 2007-05-22 06:09:42
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Requested 9 times
cubuntu <deleted>an unofficial command-line based Ubuntu derivative. It includes a browser, an email client, a media player and many other useful applications. For installation instructions, see http://alecjw.google…lineubuntu LjL
Added on: 2006-12-28 21:34:32
Last edited by topyli
Last modified: 2011-10-28 19:39:24
Requested 27 times
crosspost crossposting <reply> Please don't ask the same question in multiple Ubuntu channels at the same time. Many helpers are in more than one channel and it's not fair to them or the other people seeking support. Pici
Added on: 2008-11-17 15:45:49
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-11-17 15:47:24
Requested 507 times
cron crontab a way to schedule execution of software/scripts. See https://help.ubuntu.…/CronHowto Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:23:13
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-09-09 04:49:23
Requested 910 times
croeso <reply>Helô! Croeso i'r sianel #ubuntu-cym Seeker`
Added on: 2009-05-26 22:44:27
Last edited by Seeker`
Last modified: 2009-05-26 22:47:10
Requested 5 times
crackports <reply> <StevenK> You don't randoming just say 'do it' on the SRU team at the consistent volume that the crackports team does. Also, it's all jdong's fault Hobbsee
Added on: 2008-11-07 05:48:24
Last edited by Hobbsee
Last modified: 2008-11-07 05:49:13
Requested 19 times
crack <deleted><alias> jdong Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-11-19 02:37:51
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-18 22:31:21
Requested 0 times
cowsay-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> MOOOooo! PriceChild
Added on: 2008-02-08 22:58:19
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2008-02-08 22:58:26
Requested 40 times
counter <deleted><reply>The Ubuntu Counter is where Ubuntu (based) systems can go to get their machine counted. Get counted at http://ubuntucounter…phical.net Madpilot
Added on: 2006-08-31 09:01:29
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-09-14 19:38:34
Requested 13 times
coratian <deleted><alias> hr Pici
Added on: 2010-11-17 00:01:57
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-11-17 00:02:09
Requested 0 times
cookies <reply> Cookies are delicious delicacies. Flannel
Added on: 2008-07-16 21:18:36
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2008-07-23 12:27:43
Requested 202 times
controls-#ubuntu-mozillateam <deleted><alias> controls-#ubuntu+1 nhandler
Added on: 2010-03-25 11:59:39
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-04-04 01:47:38
Requested 0 times
controls-#ubuntu+1 <deleted><reply> In Lucid you may notice that the window controls min/max/close is now on the left side. | For more information please see http://alturl.com/yvgv | To change it back to right side using a terminal please see http://alturl.com/x5d6. gnomefreak
Added on: 2010-03-25 11:46:48
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-04-04 01:47:30
Requested 31 times

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