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chrome-repo google-repo <reply> Google recently deprecated 32-bit Chrome, which causes errors on 64-bit multiarch Ubuntu systems. To fix this, run: sudo sed -i 's/deb http/deb [arch=amd64] http/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list /opt/google/chrome/cron/google-chrome k1l
Added on: 2016-03-10 16:24:36
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Last modified: 2016-03-11 22:56:57
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chomp-#kubuntu-offtopic <deleted><alias>chomp-#ubuntu-offtopic jussi01
Added on: 2008-07-11 09:33:16
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Last modified: 2010-08-12 12:35:47
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choices-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Choices are a curse of capitalism, trapping you in a paroxysm of indecision. Best to have One Way to Do Things. See also !unity, !gnome, and !python rww
Added on: 2014-01-05 00:38:59
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Last modified: 2014-03-30 21:46:05
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checkinstall a wrapper to "make install", useful for installing programs you compiled. It will create a .deb package, which will be listed in the APT database and can be uninstalled like other packages. See https://help.ubuntu.…eckInstall - Read the warnings at the top and bottom of that web page, and DO NOT interrupt CheckInstall while it's running! ompaul
Added on: 2006-07-16 19:52:09
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Last modified: 2007-07-19 12:07:20
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chat-#xubuntu <reply> #xubuntu is the Xubuntu support channel, for all Xubuntu-related support questions. Please use #xubuntu-offtopic for other topics (though our !guidelines apply there too). Thanks! knome
Added on: 2013-10-21 20:40:20
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chat-#ubuntu-classroom <reply> Please use #ubuntu-classroom-chat for random chatter and asking questions. Questions should start with "QUESTION:" so we can spot them. Amaranth
Added on: 2008-04-28 17:00:50
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chanserv.py a ChanServ helper script for !XChat | https://github.com/s…hanserv.py Mez
Added on: 2007-01-17 06:53:54
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Last modified: 2011-01-31 06:42:28
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changethemes changetheme <reply> To change GNOME themes: https://help.ubuntu.…uEyeCandy. Kubuntu (KDE) themes: https://help.ubuntu.…zeKubuntu. Xubuntu (Xfce): !xfce-themes Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:25:41
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Last modified: 2011-10-23 00:26:39
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changelogs <reply> changelogs for Ubuntu packages can be found on http://changelogs.ubuntu.com Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:50:56
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ch <reply> The Swiss !LoCo team can be found in #ubuntu-ch (please speak English there) - Deutschsprachiger Ubuntu Support in #ubuntu-de - Aide Ubuntu en français dans #ubuntu-fr - Supporto Ubuntu in Italiano in #ubuntu-it Mamarok
Added on: 2009-05-22 10:16:25
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certificates certificate <reply> For more information about Ubuntu Membership Certificates and how to obtain please read http://fridge.ubuntu…u-members/ IdleOne
Added on: 2014-08-12 16:14:42
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cedega a project based on WINE, aimed at running Windows games on Linux. For more info, see https://help.ubuntu.…ity/Cedega Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:38:34
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Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:53:22
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cds <reply>You can buy an Ubuntu CD from http://www.ubuntu.co…cd-and-dvd Please consider using Torrents http://www.ubuntu.co…-downloads Pici
Added on: 2010-05-27 02:20:05
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Last modified: 2012-10-14 19:45:19
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ccsm <reply> To enable advanced customization of desktop effects in Ubuntu: install 'compizconfig-settings-manager' (or 'simple-ccsm' for pre-Oneiric). If you install the latter, a new option will appear in your appearance properties - See also !compiz - Help in #compiz Pici
Added on: 2007-10-17 19:28:01
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Last modified: 2011-10-28 13:52:07
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ccloak <reply> For Canonical employees requiring an @canonical cloak, please see the instructions on https://wiki.ubuntu.…IRC/Cloaks jussi
Added on: 2010-05-13 07:51:03
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caps <deleted><alias> shout Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 01:48:19
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Last modified: 2017-03-28 20:15:28
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canonical <reply>Canonical Ltd. is committed to the development, distribution and promotion of open source software products, and to providing tools and support to the open source community. It is the driving force behind the Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Edubuntu Operating Systems. Canonical's website is at http://www.canonical.com/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-03 18:21:47
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caninotbeanop-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><alias> no rww
Added on: 2014-02-15 02:59:34
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canibeanop-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply>Maybe. Flannel
Added on: 2013-08-18 01:02:30
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Last modified: 2014-01-08 19:42:14
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canibeanop newop newops canihaveops canihaveop canibeop icanhazop icanhazop? <reply>If you are interested in joining the Ubuntu IRC Team, take a look at both https://wiki.ubuntu.…pplication and https://wiki.ubuntu.…quirements for info on the process and requirements. You can also learn about what the job entails from people in #ubuntu-irc. elky
Added on: 2009-05-14 21:36:40
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Last modified: 2014-03-20 02:54:19
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calendar <reply> calendar is at http://fridge.ubuntu…calendars/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-12-09 15:59:41
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-11 21:11:04
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cake-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> The cake is a !pie! Pici
Added on: 2007-12-18 15:52:54
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Last modified: 2011-02-11 21:29:48
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cairo-dock <deleted>a MacOS X -like dock for the gnome desktop, see www.cairo-dock.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-09 12:28:37
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Last modified: 2011-04-11 19:57:26
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ca <reply> Canadian Ubuntu users can be found in #ubuntu-ca aussi #ubuntu-qc Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:39:09
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Last modified: 2011-06-06 02:25:18
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bzrmerges <reply> are always committed at once - without specifying any file - e.g. bzr commit -m "your merge comment" gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-08-27 19:29:46
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bzr Bazaar-NG, a decentralized revision control system designed to be easy for developers and end users alike. Decentralized revision control systems give people the ability to work over the internet using the bazaar development model. See http://doc.bazaar.ca…-tutorial/ for a quickstart guide. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:20:37
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Last modified: 2011-09-09 04:47:36
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bye <reply> Au revoir! LjL
Added on: 2008-01-22 03:51:40
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Last modified: 2008-01-22 04:09:41
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burniso <reply> To burn an ISO image of a CD in Linux, Mac OS or Windows, read the howto at https://help.ubuntu.…ngIsoHowto thoreauputic
Added on: 2006-06-22 14:17:16
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burners burn burner burning cdrw <reply> CD/DVD burning software: k3b (KDE), brasero (GNOME), gnomebaker, xcdroast, wodim (command-line) | To burn ISO files, see https://help.ubuntu.…ngIsoHowto Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:35:32
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Last modified: 2011-04-23 23:42:28
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buntudot.org <deleted><alias> buntudot imbrandon
Added on: 2006-07-13 21:27:14
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buntudot $hr$buntudot.org also runs a 3rd party Repository of ubuntu software see : http://www.buntudot.org/howtos/buntudotorg-repositories/ <deleted><reply> http://www.buntudot.org is a 3rd party *buntu news website with articles, reviews, how-to’s, and links for all the buntu's ( not affiliated or run by Canonical Ltd. ) imbrandon
Added on: 2006-07-13 21:25:27
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Last modified: 2010-04-26 02:46:26
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bunnies <deleted>z0mg! fluffy bunnies! Guaranteed to bring out the tweenage girl in everyone: http://www.kde-look.…tent=74480 elkbuntu
Added on: 2008-06-03 08:11:24
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Last modified: 2013-11-07 01:35:43
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bumblebee <reply> The Bumblebee Project aims to support NVIDIA Optimus technology under Linux. The Bumblebee website can be found at http://bumblebee-project.org/ knome
Added on: 2014-01-04 20:24:47
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buildcomm <reply> For procedures and general help with community building you can look at https://wiki.ubuntu.…gCommunity or join #ubuntu-community-team jussi
Added on: 2010-08-24 05:33:15
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build-dep builddep a handy APT tool that will try to automatically install build (compile) dependencies for you. In the terminal: sudo apt-get build-dep package apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:47:16
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bugstatus <reply>You can find out about how Ubuntu uses bug statuses here: https://wiki.ubuntu.…ugs/Status jussi
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bugs-kubuntu bugs-#kubuntu bugs-#kubuntu-devel bugs-#kubuntu-offtopic <reply> If you find a bug in Kubuntu, please follow the instructions at https://wiki.kubuntu…/Reporting to report the issue to the developers. tsimpson
Added on: 2012-11-07 13:56:03
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bugs bug filebug bugtracker features bus <reply> If you find a bug in Ubuntu or any of its derivatives, please report it using the command « ubuntu-bug <package> » - See https://help.ubuntu.…ortingBugs for other ways to report bugs. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:25:05
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Last modified: 2016-06-24 20:02:48
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bugresponses-#ubuntu-bugs <reply> Several templates for Bug Squad bug responses are available at https://wiki.ubuntu.…/Responses IdleOne
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bug-#ubuntu-devel <reply> If you find a bug in Ubuntu or any of its derivatives, please file a bug report at: http://bugs.ubuntu.com/ IRC is not a good medium to report bugs and this channel is for development coordination. Seveas
Added on: 2007-04-20 21:46:35
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budgie <reply> Ubuntu Budgie is a community !flavour of Ubuntu featuring the Budgie desktop. Its first official release is 17.04. As with all development versions, for questions involving Ubuntu Budgie $curDevelNum support, visit #ubuntu+1. Ubuntu Budgie 16.04 and 16.10 are not supported by the Ubuntu project. https://ubuntubudgie.org/ SonikkuAmerica
Added on: 2016-12-14 19:28:19
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Last modified: 2017-05-25 14:41:50
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btw if anyone <deleted>interested, I do the Ubuntu Release Parties for Toronto, Canada. genii
Added on: 2014-12-09 22:00:22
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Last modified: 2015-10-24 06:29:01
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btrfs <reply> Btrfs is a filesystem available for Ubuntu. It is not recommended by default, and should not be used for important data. See https://help.ubuntu.…nity/btrfs LjL
Added on: 2011-11-06 15:30:17
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Last modified: 2016-04-08 06:46:24
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browsers http browser lynx links2 konqueror <reply> Some of the Web Browsers in Ubuntu's repositories include: Firefox (XUL, Gecko), Rekonq (KDE, WebKit), Konqueror (KDE, KHTML/WebKit), Chromium (GTK+, WebKit), Epiphany(GTK+, WebKit), Arora (Qt/KDE, WebKit), Midori (GTK+, WebKit), w3m (terminal-based), links2 (terminal-based or graphical, see !manpage), edbrowse (terminal-based). Along with many others. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:42:31
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2012-02-11 23:09:20
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brokenusplash-#kubuntu <reply> Supported screen resolutions are sometimes detected incorrectly, causing the splash screen to not appear and slowing down boot. Edit /etc/usplash.conf and change "xres" and "yres" to a resolution that your graphics system certainly supports, then run « sudo update-usplash-theme usplash-theme-kubuntu » LjL
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brokenusplash <reply> Supported screen resolutions are sometimes detected incorrectly, causing the splash screen to not appear and slowing down boot. Edit /etc/usplash.conf and change "xres" and "yres" to a resolution that your graphics system certainly supports, then run « sudo update-usplash-theme usplash-theme-ubuntu » LjL
Added on: 2007-11-27 00:05:09
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brokenmsn <deleted><reply> MS upgraded their MSN Messenger servers, causing newest 3rd party clients unable to connect. Workaround for pidgin 2.5.2 users is « sudo apt-get install msn-pecan » Restart pidgin, create an account of type wlm and supply your MSN credentials Tm_T
Added on: 2009-01-12 16:34:49
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Last modified: 2016-02-22 00:20:24
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brokenflash <deleted><alias> flashissues LjL
Added on: 2007-12-22 17:38:21
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Last modified: 2016-03-30 18:35:41
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breezy breezy badger badger 5.10 <reply> Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger) was the third release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 13, 2007. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:17:00
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-01-16 14:15:43
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brainstorm <deleted><reply> Post your ideas for Ubuntu at http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com and vote for the ones you like! PriceChild
Added on: 2008-03-01 16:35:56
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