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boss-#ubuntu-fftopic <deleted><reply> http://instantboss.org/ IdleOne
Added on: 2014-07-23 00:41:38
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2014-07-23 00:42:13
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bored <deleted><alias> trivia jussi
Added on: 2010-09-04 16:12:29
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-10-13 03:18:23
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bootrepair <reply> Boot-Repair is a simple tool to repair frequent boot issues you may encounter in Ubuntu. See https://help.ubuntu.…oot-Repair for more info. k1l
Added on: 2014-11-05 21:27:32
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2014-11-05 21:31:43
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bootoptions bootoption <reply> For a list and explanation on some of the boot options, see https://help.ubuntu.…ootOptions See also !nomodeset. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:32:08
Last edited by oCean
Last modified: 2011-06-26 12:00:40
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bootinfoscript <reply> To diagnose boot issues, you can use the Boot Info Script available from http://sourceforge.n…nfoscript/ Run the script with !sudo and then look at RESULTS.txt (or !pastebin it for others to look at). IdleOne
Added on: 2011-05-05 00:47:20
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bootinfo <reply> Boot info script is a useful script for diagnosing boot problems. Please run the script following the directions here: http://bootinfoscrip…forge.net/ and then !pastebin the RESULTS.txt for us to use to help diagnose your problem. IdleOne
Added on: 2011-05-05 00:52:49
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2015-01-06 20:49:53
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bootchart <reply> bootchart charts your machine at boot time, to install >> sudo apt-get install bootchart << the graphic is in /var/log/bootchart after the next reboot ompaul
Added on: 2008-02-24 21:34:35
Last edited by ompaul
Last modified: 2008-02-24 21:35:27
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boot init smartbootmanager boot floppy bum <reply> Boot options: https://help.ubuntu.…ootOptions - To add your own startup scripts, use /etc/rc.local - See also !grub and !dualboot - Making a boot floppy: https://help.ubuntu.…BootFloppy - Also see https://help.ubuntu.…nagerHowto Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 15:24:07
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-29 05:39:13
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bofh <reply>You can find the BOFH and the PFY at https://bearbin.net/bofh and http://theregister.c…odds/bofh/ Seveas
Added on: 2007-11-11 20:52:01
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-02 04:18:20
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bluetooth <reply>For instructions on how to set up bluetooth, see https://help.ubuntu.…toothSetup Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-28 11:00:53
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blueprints blueprint <reply>An explanation of what a blueprint is can be found at https://help.launchp…Blueprint. Want to suggest or discuss ideas of a future project/feature? With Launchpad you can track blueprints (feature specification summaries) from discussion through review, approval, and implementation. See https://blueprints.l…chpad.net/ tonyyarusso
Added on: 2008-01-15 05:57:37
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-06-11 23:53:22
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blender a free application for 3D modelling, animation, rendering, etc. You can install it from Ubuntu's repositories, and tutorials are at http://en.wikibooks.…oob_to_Pro apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:25:52
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blah~#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> test IdleOne
Added on: 2012-05-12 15:09:18
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-05-12 15:09:36
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blacklist <reply> To blacklist a module, edit /etc/modprobe.d/my_blacklist.conf and add « blacklist <modulename> » to the end of that list - To explicitly load modules in a specific order, list them in /etc/initramfs-tools/modules and type « sudo update-initramfs -u » Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-08 22:10:20
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-03-29 19:19:00
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biting-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Biting is excellent! It's like kissing, only there's a winner! rww
Added on: 2011-05-19 22:06:42
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bitesize <reply> A list of bugs that are considered easy to fix and good for beginners to attempt can be found at: https://bugs.launchp…g=bitesize Pici
Added on: 2007-11-03 23:18:21
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-11-03 23:21:43
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bite <reply> Please don't bite our new friend. Everyone is new to Ubuntu and IRC once and everyone makes mistakes. If they don't learn from their mistakes you can have a little nibble on them later. jpds
Added on: 2009-12-23 21:52:21
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bitcoins-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply>ban Flannel
Added on: 2011-05-25 23:36:06
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-07-22 05:56:23
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bitchx <reply> bitchx (also known as ircii-pana) was dropped from Debian and subsequently Ubuntu (see: http://bugs.debian.org/451373 ). Consider using irssi or weechat instead. Pici
Added on: 2007-10-25 18:38:04
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:39:48
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bionic beaver 18.04 <reply> Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) will be the 28th release of Ubuntu - Announcement at http://www.markshutt…hives/1518 - Discussion in #ubuntu+1 Pici
Added on: 2017-10-25 03:45:45
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bing-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> ban rww
Added on: 2014-03-07 05:22:34
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-01-18 01:48:12
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bing <deleted><reply> ban LjL
Added on: 2008-01-19 00:24:36
Last edited by ikonia
Last modified: 2016-12-19 07:52:36
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binarydriver-#ubuntu+1 <deleted><reply> For Ati/NVidia/Matrox video cards, see https://help.ubuntu.…riverHowto | The ATI and nVidia binary drivers may not currently be installable. stdin
Added on: 2008-10-03 10:02:27
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2012-04-26 17:51:59
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binarydriver nvidia binarydrivers binarydrivershowto gatos nv <reply> For nvidia and matrox graphics cards, see https://help.ubuntu.…riverHowto . For AMD/ATI graphics cards, see « /msg ubottu ati » and « /msg ubottu fglrxmissing » Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-16 15:07:36
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-08-07 22:03:20
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bigiron <reply> Ubuntu's "bigiron" server kernel (linux-image-server-bigiron) is geared towards systems with more than 8 CPUs. bimberi
Added on: 2006-11-30 02:44:44
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biarch <reply> A BiArch 64-bit system is one that comes with a complete 32-bit package system, as well. This means that you can run 32bit packages as well on your 64-bit install apokryphos
Added on: 2006-10-26 17:57:39
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bg <reply> опитайте #ubuntu-bg за български потребители . try #ubuntu-bg for bulgarian users, and please idle there patiently apokryphos
Added on: 2007-02-19 19:34:56
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better <deleted><alias> best LjL
Added on: 2007-05-28 23:31:45
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:32:41
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bestbot <deleted><alias> best Pici
Added on: 2010-06-11 19:34:01
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:33:36
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best-#xubuntu-offtopic <deleted><alias> best-#xubuntu knome
Added on: 2012-12-15 19:05:04
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:35:01
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best-#xubuntu <deleted><reply> Usually, there is no single "best" application to perform a given task. It's up to you to choose, depending on your preferences, features you require, and other factors. knome
Added on: 2012-03-07 00:17:28
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:34:59
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best <deleted><reply> Usually, there is no single "best" application to perform a given task. It's up to you to choose, depending on your preferences, features you require, and other factors. Do NOT take polls in the channel. LjL
Added on: 2006-07-21 01:18:13
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:23:35
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beryl <reply> Beryl has been merged with Compiz to form Compiz-Fusion. New Beryl installs are discouraged. See also !compiz Amaranth
Added on: 2006-10-03 04:26:40
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-10-18 00:50:01
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benchmark <reply> Packages for bechmarking your system include bonnie++ (for drives), glmark2 (for 3D graphics), netperf (for networking), mbw (for memory) - For more, issue the !terminal command « apt-cache search benchmark » - See also !testing LjL
Added on: 2012-01-21 13:01:15
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2012-01-21 13:05:51
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bell <reply> For getting an audible bell in gnome terminal (using some sound file instead of the PC speaker) you find complete instructions in http://askubuntu.com…pc-speaker IdleOne
Added on: 2012-12-31 17:14:45
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behelpful <reply> As our !guidelines say, "When helping, be helpful". If you're not familiar with the issue at hand, let someone else handle it instead of making !offtopic comments or jokes. rww
Added on: 2011-07-17 23:29:29
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beer-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>beer is always appreciated. Myrtti
Added on: 2009-09-15 06:00:25
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beer <deleted><reply> Beer is always appreciated. Amaranth
Added on: 2008-06-24 04:30:24
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-09-15 06:00:00
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bd bn <reply>Bangla te Ubuntu bishoyok alochonar jonno #ubuntu-bd te ashun. Dhonnobad! Myrtti
Added on: 2009-04-07 12:53:32
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bcm43xx broadcom 43xx bcm-43xx bcm b43 bcm4313 <reply> Help with Broadcom bcm43xx can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…er/bcm43xx Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:18:16
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-21 06:38:15
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bar <reply>baz mneptok
Added on: 2007-12-08 00:28:48
Last edited by Seveas
Last modified: 2007-09-19 13:36:04
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banhammer-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply>http://i.imgur.com/BkaOF.png Flannel
Added on: 2011-07-04 05:30:37
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-07-16 04:01:07
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bang-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>Ooh to the eeh the ooh the ahah to the ting to the tang the walla walla bing bang! IdleOne
Added on: 2013-11-30 23:15:43
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banana-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply>Banana! http://www.youtube.c…5sq0am3HdI jussi
Added on: 2011-10-21 19:11:00
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-14 19:48:51
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ban banned <reply> If you are banned from an Ubuntu channel, it is probably because you did not follow the IRC guidelines. For details, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…Guidelines - To try and resolve a ban, please join #ubuntu-ops. gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-30 22:10:52
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-27 09:16:37
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badmouse <reply> If typing on your keyboard causes the mouse to briefly stop working, check out http://ubuntuforums.…p?t=402296 LjL
Added on: 2008-03-29 15:26:23
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badlock <reply> The samba fixes for the badlock vulnerability are currently being tested. For more info see http://badlock.org and https://ubottu.com/y/badlock/ Pici
Added on: 2016-04-12 17:47:21
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2016-04-12 19:53:25
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badident <reply> Unfortunately, your irc client has been configured with an ident containing an objectionable word. We don't allow such objectionable idents into our main channels as it offends a lot of people. Your ident is not your nickname. Once you've changed your ident, please disconnect from freenode and reconnect. You will be automatically let back into the channel you tried to join. elkbuntu
Added on: 2008-09-06 11:16:31
Last edited by mneptok
Last modified: 2010-07-11 07:27:02
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badhostmask <reply> This is not the channel you intended to join. You have been redirected here because your nickname, username or hostname contains unacceptable language (see « /msg $nick language »). Please change it, then reconnect to join the correct channel. LjL
Added on: 2007-12-26 17:27:29
Last edited by m4v
Last modified: 2013-02-28 17:00:52
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baddevice bad device <deleted><reply> If you are receiving an error similar to "X Error: BadDevice, invalid or uninitialized input device 168", it can be safely ignored. If you want to get rid of the error messages then please visit this page: http://seerofsouls.c…viceErrors Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-09-09 00:35:41
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:31:05
Requested 185 times

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