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backports-#kubuntu <reply> If new updated packages are built for an application, they may go into Kubuntu Backports, which is one of the official Kubuntu PPAs. See https://community.kd…buntu/PPAs for more information. genii
Added on: 2015-11-04 21:03:16
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backports backport <reply> If new updated Ubuntu packages are built for an application, then they may go into Ubuntu Backports. See https://help.ubuntu.…uBackports - See also !packaging apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:41:17
Last edited by Hobbsee
Last modified: 2007-12-19 05:29:59
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backbox <reply> Backbox Linux is not a supported derivative of Ubuntu and is thus not supported in #ubuntu. Please use #backbox on irc.autistici.org or https://forum.backbox.org/ for help with it. rww
Added on: 2015-03-01 03:51:23
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back <reply>Hurray, I've rejoined the channel. Too many bugs :) Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-10-19 18:48:39
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b white_eagle-#ubuntu-offtopic an IRC channel mode that you don't want on your hostmask. LjL
Added on: 2007-09-18 21:26:05
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-07-15 13:13:01
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azureus a popular !bittorrent client written in Java, installation instructions can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…ureusHowTo apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-17 22:54:24
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 04:20:37
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awn <deleted><reply> Avant Window Navigator is a dock-like navigation bar for the Linux desktop that positions itself at the bottom of the screen. Homepage http://wiki.awn-project.org/ - Awn-Manager can be found in Universe from Hardy (8.04) onwards. Hobbsee
Added on: 2008-04-09 14:41:16
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-04-11 20:00:55
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awesomeness-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Awesomeness is Ubuntu! tsimpson
Added on: 2011-03-03 21:46:47
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awesomeness-#kubuntu-offtopic <reply> Awesomeness is Kubuntu! tsimpson
Added on: 2011-03-03 21:46:57
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awesomeness <deleted><reply> Awesomeness is Ubuntu! genii
Added on: 2009-10-27 18:43:16
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:46:21
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away afk <reply> Please do not use noisy away messages and nicks in Ubuntu channels. It is annoying and unnecessary. Use the command "/away <reason>" to set your client away silently. See also «/msg $nick Guidelines» Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:58:27
Last edited by m4v
Last modified: 2013-02-28 16:53:45
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avant <deleted><alias> awn Pici
Added on: 2008-07-09 19:21:36
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-04-11 20:00:52
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autostart-#xubuntu autostart-#xubuntu-offtopic autostart-#xubuntu-devel <reply> To add programs or scripts to start when logging in, use Applications menu -> Settings -> Settings Manager -> Session and Startup -> tab "Application autostart" - See !boot for starting (non-interactive) programs at boot knome
Added on: 2012-02-06 18:32:58
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2012-02-06 18:33:48
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autostart-#kubuntu <reply> Use the tool in System Settings -> (Advanced tab) Autostart, or System Settings -> Startup and Shutdown, to make programs automatically start in KDE session. See !boot for managing which non-interactive programs start at boot fdoving
Added on: 2007-01-03 22:27:00
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-10-30 01:32:29
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autostart <reply> If you want to edit your Autostart programs, open the Unity dash and search for Startup Programs. If you're on XFCE, use menu -> Settings -> Settings Manager -> Session and Startup, if you're on KDE, use Kickoff -> Computer -> System Settings -> Autostart. For more details see https://help.ubuntu.…ionStartup apokryphos
Added on: 2006-11-28 14:04:30
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:49:36
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autoscroll <reply> if you want to enable middle-click-drag-scrolling for konqueror: open konqueror -> settings -> configure konqueror -> uncheck "middle click opens selected web address." Firefox: open firefox. in the address field type 'about:config' and hit enter. Now in the Filter box, type 'autoscroll', rightclick on general.autoScroll -> Toggle. The line should read 'general.autoScroll user set boolean true'. Enjoy. fdoving
Added on: 2006-09-24 23:47:53
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automatix-#ubuntu-nl niet aanbevolen, ondersteund, of noodzakelijk, zie ook http://mjg59.livejou…77440.html Seveas
Added on: 2007-11-11 18:53:04
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automatix automatix2 automatrix <reply> Automatix is no longer developed or supported by its creators and is not recommended, supported, or needed by Ubuntu. See http://mjg59.livejou…77440.html and « /msg $nick WorksForMe » gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-07-02 04:29:31
Last edited by m4v
Last modified: 2013-02-28 16:49:40
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automate <reply> Ways to automate installation of Ubuntu on multiple machines are described at https://help.ubuntu.…6/apb.html - See also !cloning LJL
Added on: 2007-03-21 01:00:24
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2015-09-28 14:51:35
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autofs automount <reply>Automount is the modern way to mount directories over a network. It is much easier to manage and more economic in bandwidth than static mounts via fstab. For more info - https://help.ubuntu.…ity/Autofs Pici
Added on: 2009-09-23 23:29:54
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autobleh an !irssi helper script for IRC channel ops and network staff. See http://autobleh.proj…ctnet.org/ nhandler
Added on: 2010-07-23 01:06:35
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-19 22:00:44
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audio-#ubuntu+1 <reply> If you're having problems with sound, first ensure ALSA is selected, by double clicking on the volume control, then File -> Change Device (ALSA Mixer). If that fails, see https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Sound - https://help.ubuntu.…leshooting - On Jaunty, please check bug https://launchpad.ne…ugs/330814 and help test the new kernel image LjL
Added on: 2009-03-26 15:49:34
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2009-03-26 15:54:28
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aubade-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Roll! LjL
Added on: 2008-09-26 13:20:31
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-06-04 00:37:07
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au <reply> The Australian Local Community Team has channels here on freenode. They are #ubuntu-au for technical discussion, and #ubuntu-au-chat for social chatter. elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-02-06 10:55:00
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 04:22:43
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atroll <deleted><reply> trolling / trollish behaviour is behaviour that is considered annoying by other channel users, this includes going offtopic, asking the same question time and again getting answered and not acknowledging the answer, and these are not the only ways behaviour can be considered trolling, please see /msg ubottu guidelines - if this applies to you, you may find yourself outside the channel ompaul
Added on: 2008-02-24 19:37:23
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2011-09-27 02:34:36
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at <reply>Das österreichische Team finden sie unter #ubuntu-at, deutschsprachigen Support bekommen sie auch in #ubuntu-de, #kubuntu-de oder #edubuntu-de. Geben sie einfach /join #ubuntu-at ein! Danke für ihr Verständnis. Mamarok
Added on: 2009-05-22 10:11:35
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asl <reply> Most of us don't speak American Sign Language; please try English instead. ✌ Amaranth
Added on: 2007-03-30 07:09:15
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-16 04:11:45
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askubuntu stackexchange ubuntu-stack ubuntu-stackexchange <reply> AskUbuntu is a support resource that offers non-realtime support by the community! Can't get your problem fixed on IRC? Try AskUbuntu! - http://askubuntu.com/ You can discuss AskUbuntu in #ubuntu-stack Pici
Added on: 2010-10-13 17:31:19
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-10-14 01:06:23
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ask-#ubuntu-gr <reply> Παρακαλούμε μην ρωτάτε για να κάνετε μια ερώτηση, απλά ρωτήστε αυτό που θέλετε σε λίγες γραμμές ώστε να είναι ευανάγνωστο. Αν κάποιος γνωρίζει την απάντηση θα σας απαντήσει. :) LjL
Added on: 2009-03-10 17:49:22
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ask help justask metaquestion problem questions question <reply> Please don't ask to ask a question, simply ask the question (all on ONE line and in the channel, so that others can read and follow it easily). If anyone knows the answer they will most likely reply. :-) See also !patience Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:06:50
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2011-10-11 07:46:38
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artteam <reply>The Artwork Team is a community effort that aims to enrich Ubuntu by designing high quality, original and beautiful themes to be available in the repo as an *alternative* to the default look. For more info please see: https://wiki.ubuntu.…om/Artwork jussi01
Added on: 2008-09-16 13:13:04
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artful aardvark 17.10 <reply> Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) will be the 27th release of Ubuntu. It is due to be released in October 2017. Discussion in #ubuntu+1 Pici
Added on: 2017-04-20 18:18:35
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arm <reply> ARM is a specific (RISC) processor architecture used in a variety of applications such as handhelds and networkdevices. For more information see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM . For ARM specific support, stop by the #ubuntu-arm channel. jussi
Added on: 2011-01-29 13:25:50
Last edited by topyli
Last modified: 2011-01-29 13:52:47
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areyousure-#ubuntu-release-party <reply>Yes, I'm sure. Amaranth
Added on: 2009-10-29 00:57:47
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arb <reply> The Application Review Board is responsible for vetting applications to be added to stable releases through the Post-Release Apps Process -- https://wiki.ubuntu.…ps/Process maco
Added on: 2011-04-28 06:57:01
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arabic <reply> For Arabic language support, please : /join #ubuntu-arabic : للحصول على الدعم باللغة العربية LjL
Added on: 2007-01-22 19:07:42
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-09-30 14:28:21
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ar <reply> La comunidad local de Argentina se puede encontrar en #ubuntu-ar y en su canal de offtopic: #ubuntu-ar-cafe jpatrick
Added on: 2008-03-17 12:16:14
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aptproxy apt-proxy <reply> apt-proxy is a program that acts as a local apt repository server for a LAN, only fetching from the internet when required. To set it up see https://help.ubuntu.…y/AptProxy bimberi
Added on: 2006-10-27 04:06:15
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aptoncd <reply> APTonCD is a tool with a graphical interface which allows you to create one or more CDs or DVDs with all of the packages you've downloaded via apt-get or aptitude, creating a removable repository that you can use on other computers - See also !offline Seveas
Added on: 2007-10-02 23:14:54
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2009-03-06 17:09:56
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aptlock dpkg fix crash dpkg crash fix aptfix apt-fix dpkglock apt-lock <reply> If an APT front-end crashed and your database is locked, try this in a !terminal: « sudo fuser -vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock;sudo dpkg --configure -a » LjL
Added on: 2007-10-21 15:31:48
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aptitude <deleted><reply> aptitude is another terminal-based front-end to APT. You may encounter multiarch problems on non-updated 12.04 installs, see http://pad.lv/831768 for more information. bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-07 08:24:14
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-05-01 19:31:23
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apt-torrent <reply> The idea for using BitTorrent for pushing out updates has been registered here: https://blueprints.l…pt-torrent bimberi
Added on: 2007-04-20 04:21:59
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apt-file a program that can tell you which package(s) contain(s) a given filename. To install it and generate the database it needs, run "sudo apt-get install apt-file && sudo apt-file update" Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:52:18
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apt apt-get <reply> APT is the Advanced Package Tool, which together with dpkg forms the basic Ubuntu package management toolkit. Short apt-get manual: https://help.ubuntu.…ptGetHowto - Also see !Synaptic (Gnome), !Muon (KDE) or !Apper (KDE) LjL
Added on: 2006-07-15 22:10:20
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2012-11-05 20:12:41
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appsy <reply> Nickname for http://kde-apps.org which hosts many popular 3rd-party KDE applications. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:53:44
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appreciate <reply> The people in this channel are all volunteers who donate their valuable time. Please do not 'reward' this kindness with rudeness. Saying 'Thank you' is more appropriate. Seveas
Added on: 2008-03-05 22:55:43
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applets <reply> To add useful applets to your panel, right click on the panel and choose "Add applet" LjL
Added on: 2006-12-14 16:53:35
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apple <reply> For PPC discussion, join #ubuntu-powerpc. For discussion on Mac software, or help with same, please visit ##apple. elky
Added on: 2009-06-07 13:29:18
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2009-06-07 13:34:08
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apper <deleted><reply> Apper is the new name for the !Adept package manager previously used in Kubuntu 9.04 and earlier. See also !adept tsimpson
Added on: 2012-11-05 20:14:55
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:02:28
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appeal appeals <reply> If you disagree with a decision by an operator, please first pay #ubuntu-ops a visit. If you are still unhappy, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.…ealProcess for the steps you should take. If you feel the need to discuss the channel rules, please contact the ops on IRC or via the email address on the aforementioned page. elky
Added on: 2009-04-25 19:01:44
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-02-17 16:55:11
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