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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
Requested 942 times
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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Requested 2228 times
aptitude <reply> Like apt and apt-get, aptitude is a terminal frontend for Ubuntu's package management system. Unlike the others, it is not recommended in Ubuntu because its behavior differs significantly from other Ubuntu package management tools and can cause issues. bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-07 08:24:14
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2019-05-10 17:28:03
Requested 896 times
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
Requested 2882 times
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
Requested 122 times
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
Requested 502 times
appdb winedb <reply> The Wine Application DB is a database of applications and help for !Windows programs that run under !WINE: http://appdb.winehq.org - Join #winehq for application help Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-01 15:20:15
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-10-15 14:44:19
Requested 2644 times
apparmor <reply> For information about the AppArmor security framework employed in Ubuntu (since Gutsy Gibbon), see https://help.ubuntu.…y/AppArmor LjL
Added on: 2007-11-06 00:07:49
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apache vhosts apache2 <reply> Apache HTTP Server is the most commonly used HTTP server on Linux systems. For setup information, see https://help.ubuntu.…httpd.html . For information on setting up a "LAMP stack", see /msg ubottu !lamp. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:03:17
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-05-23 04:38:49
Requested 15 times
aolspeak <deleted><alias> lol Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-12-20 04:33:51
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:38:30
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aol-#ubuntu-offtopic something we don't suggest you do even in the privacy of your own home ompaul
Added on: 2007-01-15 22:57:07
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anything anything. anything! anything!! <reply> So, you wanted to lure me into saying I don't know anything about anything? Yeah, that would be funny, of course. Now leave me alone. LjL
Added on: 2007-04-02 19:25:48
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anyone <deleted><reply>A high percentage of the first questions asked in this channel start with "Does anyone/anybody..." Why not ask your next question (the real one) and find out? See also !details, !gq, and !poll. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:01:14
Last edited by AlanBell
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:16:56
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anybody <deleted><alias> anyone Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:01:23
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:31:33
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antivirus <reply> An "antivirus" is primarily a concept from the Windows ecosystem and usually a program like that is not needed on Linux because the threat model is different. Malware on Linux does exist, however. Google up "rkhunter" and "linux intrusion detection systems". Also look up !clamav apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 23:18:11
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2019-03-22 21:20:33
Requested 325 times
answers <reply> Answers to various questions can be found at http://answers.launc…net/ubuntu Spec
Added on: 2007-06-22 04:31:28
Last edited by Spec
Last modified: 2007-06-22 04:33:06
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amd64 64-bit 64 <reply> AMD64 and Intel 64 are fully supported architectures on Ubuntu. See https://help.ubuntu.…Processors and http://en.wikipedia.…wiki/Amd64 for more information. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:18:45
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2011-09-27 07:35:42
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amd ati fglrx amdgpu <reply> Open drivers for AMD cards: amdgpu (cards >= GCN1.2 aka GCN 3rd gen), radeon (older cards). AMD has a closed driver named amdgpu-pro that supports the same cards as amdgpu, but it is generally unnecessary. FGLRX is not supported in any current Ubuntu version or in this channel. For info on GCN levels, see https://en.wikipedia…sing_units knome
Added on: 2015-08-03 19:17:31
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2019-09-23 00:47:05
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amaranth-#ubuntuforums <deleted><reply> Amaranth: Get back to work! Amaranth
Added on: 2008-02-28 11:48:21
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2009-06-14 12:54:42
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amaranth-#ubuntu-ops <deleted><reply> Sorry about this, someone wanted to use me to hurt you. Amaranth
Added on: 2009-03-11 01:35:11
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2009-03-11 01:35:30
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amaranth-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply>Why so serious? Amaranth
Added on: 2009-03-11 01:35:23
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2009-05-03 02:24:23
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amaranth <deleted><reply>Stabbity stab Amaranth
Added on: 2008-01-16 10:34:19
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2009-09-21 02:42:23
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alternatives <reply> To change the default applications system-wide, use 'sudo update-alternatives --all' in a terminal. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:49:11
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alternate-#kubuntu <reply> The Alternate CD is a classical text-mode install CD. It supports a wider range of hardware than the !LiveCD, and can also be used as an upgrade CD. Look for the alternate checkbox on the Kubuntu download page - See also !minimal Jucato
Added on: 2008-04-28 14:56:05
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-06-16 15:06:04
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alternate alternate cd alternatecd alternetive alternative alt <reply>The alternate CD has been discontinued for the main Ubuntu distro, please use and report any bugs in the !LiveCD apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:31:48
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-14 19:51:31
Requested 2290 times
also does a few other tasks, if she notices a bug number in the form "bug 2" then she will tell the channel what the bug <deleted>and give a URL for it. She also will tell information about packages in the following way: jussio1
Added on: 2009-11-05 17:14:50
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2010-06-18 21:24:14
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alsa-source <deleted><reply> Want to use alsa 0.11? Grab and install http://archive.proge…2_all.deb, install linux-headers-$(uname -r) module-assistant and build-essential and run sudo module-assistant a-i alsa-source Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:27:10
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-09-09 04:45:14
Requested 10 times
alright. your issue <deleted>the - infront of "rm" not sudo -rm, but sudo rm. Flannel
Added on: 2008-09-20 06:57:00
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-09-24 19:27:55
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already understands !factoids in removal/ban messages and it <deleted>going to have +o so it can remove bans. We could create a new !trigger telling the bot to set a +b on the last removal IdleOne
Added on: 2012-09-28 20:20:58
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-09-28 20:22:20
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already asked for comments, i don't think having a second bot do it <deleted>going to be more fruitful. Flannel
Added on: 2011-08-28 10:10:59
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2011-08-28 10:11:40
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alot <reply>Do you like to hug alot? - http://hyperboleanda…thing.html mneptok
Added on: 2010-04-19 18:39:06
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:21:42
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alis alist <reply> Alis is an IRC service to help you find channels. For help on using it, see "/msg Alis help list" or ask in #freenode. Example usage: "/msg Alis list http" Pici
Added on: 2010-10-14 13:31:41
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-25 04:07:56
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alcarte <deleted><reply> Alacarte Menu Editor is an easy-to-use menu editor for GNOME; older versions were called smeg. You can get it at http://www.realistan…/alacarte/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:33:21
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-05-18 23:46:28
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alanbell no <deleted><reply>Can't be bothered. Find Pici. mneptok
Added on: 2012-01-11 15:08:12
Last edited by funkyHat
Last modified: 2012-01-11 15:15:06
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aiglx <reply> AIGLX is a project that aims to enable GL-accelerated effects on a standard desktop. Supported cards: Nvidia: GeForce3 or newer; ATI: Radeon 7000 through X800; Intel: i810 or newer. Howto: https://help.ubuntu.…iteManager For older Nvidia or newer ATI cards see !xgl gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-08-24 00:17:52
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:27:51
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afrix-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> He's Batman. SonikkuAmerica
Added on: 2016-12-18 02:40:01
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adsl pppoe dsl <reply> Setting up an ADSL/PPPoE connection? Look at https://help.ubuntu.…/ADSLPPPoE Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:52:29
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admingroup <reply> Up through Ubuntu 11.10, administrator privileges using sudo was granted to the "admin" Unix group. In Ubuntu 12.04, privileges are granted to the "sudo" group, for consistency with upstream and Debian. For compatibility, the "admin" group will continue to have access in 12.04. tonyyarusso
Added on: 2012-05-04 20:50:58
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2012-05-04 20:55:41
Requested 7 times
adlens shopping onlinesearch <reply> To hide online search results in Ubuntu Unity, go to System Settings > Security and Privacy > Search and toggle the option off. genii-around
Added on: 2012-09-24 17:47:39
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-01-07 06:32:10
Requested 237 times
adeptfix <deleted><alias> aptlock LjL
Added on: 2006-12-14 01:09:36
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:01:29
Requested 0 times
adeptcrashfix <deleted><alias> aptlock LjL
Added on: 2006-12-14 01:09:01
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:02:03
Requested 0 times
adeptcrash <deleted><alias> aptlock Jucato
Added on: 2007-10-21 15:27:46
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:01:47
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adept-crash-fix <deleted><reply> If Adept crashed on you and you're left with a locked database, try typing this in a terminal (such as Konsole): "sudo fuser -vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock ; sudo dpkg --configure -a" uniq
Added on: 2006-06-23 19:49:28
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:05:02
Requested 23 times

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