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runlevels runlevel <reply> In Ubuntu all runlevels except 0,1 and 6 are by default equal. Also keep in mind that Ubuntu now uses !Upstart instead of System V init so there is normally no /etc/inittab. Pici
Added on: 2008-11-17 16:12:48
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ruby-#kubuntu-offtopic python-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> ruby better than python, that's a fact tsimpson
Added on: 2009-04-21 22:57:19
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ru russian russia <reply> Пожалуйста наберите /join #ubuntu-ru для получения помощи на русском языке. | Pozhalujsta naberite /join #ubuntu-ru dlya polucheniya pomoshi na russkom yazyke. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:15:55
Last edited by bazhang
Last modified: 2011-08-07 10:13:45
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rtfm <deleted><alias> noob Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:26:59
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2017-06-08 13:16:50
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rtf <reply> Software packages to deal with the RTF format include: abiword, catdoc, unrtf, latex2rtf (for parsing), enscript, aft, sdf, udo, wv (for creating) LjL
Added on: 2007-11-02 15:36:40
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rt <reply> The RT kernel is the Ubuntu kernel with a realtime preemption patch applied. It is included in Ubuntu Studio by default. For more information please see: https://wiki.ubuntu.…/RealTime/ Tm_T
Added on: 2007-12-18 11:26:52
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2008-07-09 20:12:53
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rsync a fast remote file copy and synchronization program - For more see: https://help.ubuntu.…nity/rsync tsimpson
Added on: 2009-04-01 01:48:03
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rs serbian <reply> Molimo udjite u #ubuntu-rs za pomoc u vezi sa Ubuntuom na srpskom jeziku. LjL
Added on: 2007-11-11 17:31:16
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rpm alien <reply> RPM is the RedHat Package Management system. Ubuntu uses !dpkg, not RPM. RPM packages are not supported (the package "alien" can allow installing them, but it's quite dangerous and unsupported) LjL
Added on: 2006-06-25 22:25:11
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-06-01 17:01:00
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rosetta <reply>rosetta is a Web-based system for translating open source software into any language. See https://launchpad.net/rosetta tonyyarusso
Added on: 2006-12-01 01:05:19
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2008-07-15 19:34:48
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rootshell <reply> Using !sudo with single commands is preferable in most circumstances. However, if you really need a root shell, use « sudo -i » (other variants of this commands are redundant and/or potentially dangerous) LjL
Added on: 2008-01-12 00:34:16
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-01-26 00:43:31
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rootirc <reply> It's not technically our business, but we'd like to tell you that IRC'ing as root is a Very Bad Idea (tm). After all, doing anything as root when root is not needed is bad, and especially bad with software that connects to the Internet. LjL
Added on: 2007-09-21 17:20:07
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-09-25 18:04:50
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root <reply> Do not try to guess the root password, that is impossible. Instead, realise the truth... there is no root password. Then you will see that it is 'sudo' that grants you access and not the root password. Look at https://help.ubuntu.…y/RootSudo Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 01:18:28
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-12-05 23:00:16
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rollinghwe <reply> Since the release of 16.04.2, the setup for the !HWE kernel has changed. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…ementStack dax
Added on: 2017-03-03 16:56:31
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rodserling-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><alias> b LjL
Added on: 2009-03-26 01:36:42
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-08-16 01:16:08
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rockbox an open source firmware replacement for audio players from Archos, iRiver, Apple (iPod), and iAudio. See http://www.rockbox.org/ to get started! Seveas
Added on: 2007-01-14 18:47:57
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-05-04 14:21:18
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roadnav a free street mapping and GPS navigation program with spoken directions, using free data available from the U.S. Census Bureau (TIGER, at http://www.census.go…ww/tiger/) and the OpenStreetMap project (at http://www.openstreetmap.org/) - An !Edgy compatible package can be downloaded at http://roadnav.sourc…forge.net/ LjL
Added on: 2007-03-18 14:09:53
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roadmap-#xubuntu-devel <reply> https://wiki.ubuntu.…u/Roadmap/ knome
Added on: 2013-11-15 07:20:08
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ro romanian romania <reply> Daca doriti ajutor sau doriti sa discutati despre Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu, intrati pe #ubuntu-ro zorglu_
Added on: 2006-10-08 20:21:21
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rms-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Richard Matthew Stallman, founder of the GNU project. See !GNU and also http://en.wikipedia.…d_Stallman LjL
Added on: 2008-11-16 22:52:36
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rmb cjohnston, cyphermox, Destine, ejat, hggdh, IdleOne, iulian, micahg, Pendulum, PabloRubienes, freeflying, jared, s-fox, amachu, chilicuil, rickspencer3 and popey. Meeting time. IdleOne
Added on: 2012-11-14 17:09:14
Last edited by popey
Last modified: 2014-11-19 12:10:05
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rm <reply> The Unix 'rm' command removes files and directories from the filesystem. It is an extremly powerful tool, and you should not run 'rm' commands unless you fully understand them. Do not run arbitrary 'rm' commands you see online. For a beginning guide on using terminal commands, see https://help.ubuntu.…heTerminal Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:07:55
Last edited by k1l_
Last modified: 2016-02-22 21:54:28
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ripping-#kubuntu rip-#kubuntu <reply> To rip an Audio CD in KDE, Choose "Open Audio CD in Dolphin" from the Device Notifier (or enter the address audiocd:/), then just copy + paste the tracks in the format you want. You can configure the settings from System Settings -> (Advanced tab) Audio Cds Mez
Added on: 2007-01-22 15:20:46
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-10-30 01:45:19
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ripping rip <reply> For information about the Sound Juicer ripping application see: https://help.ubuntu.…CDRipping. To rip an Audio CD in KDE, put it in and then put audiocd:// in the Konqueror URL bar apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:04:46
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right-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> not frenocha rww
Added on: 2014-03-24 20:05:32
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Last modified: 2014-03-24 20:05:44
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richtlijnen coc-#ubuntu-nl <reply> Richtlijnen voor het verblijf in #ubuntu-nl vind je op http://www.ubuntu-nl…hap/regels Seveas
Added on: 2007-11-11 18:11:27
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:47:12
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revu <reply> REVU is a web-based tool to give people who have worked on Ubuntu-specific packages a chance to "put their packages out there" for other people to look at and comment on in a structured manner. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…kages/REVU Please consider maintaining new packages in Debian rather than Ubuntu, they can be easily synced across. Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-13 20:29:21
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-06-08 14:58:20
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return <deleted><alias> enter PriceChild
Added on: 2007-03-01 17:44:48
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:31:17
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restoregrub recovergrub <reply> Lost GRUB after installing Windows? See https://help.ubuntu.…estoreGrub ikonia
Added on: 2011-11-30 12:28:24
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response https://wiki.ubuntu.…/Responses Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-05-18 02:00:14
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resolvconf resolv.conf <reply>resolvconf is a set of scripts that's used to manage /etc/resolv.conf in 12.04 and later, for more information please see: http://www.stgraber.…ntu-12-04/ and https://help.ubuntu.…resolution tsimpson
Added on: 2012-05-08 13:27:02
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-27 16:44:50
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reslovconf <deleted>a set of scripts that's used to manage /etc/resolv.conf in 12.04, for more information please see: http://www.stgraber.…ntu-12-04/ tsimpson
Added on: 2012-05-08 13:26:07
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Last modified: 2012-05-08 13:27:06
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resetpanels resetpanel panels <reply> To reset the GNOME panel to defaults, type this in a !terminal: gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel && killall gnome-panel LjL
Added on: 2008-01-27 02:26:16
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-03-28 01:44:51
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rescue recovery rescue cd <reply> If your system fails to boot normally, it may be useful to boot it into recovery mode. For instructions, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…coveryMode Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:26:44
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-05-28 17:31:32
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requirements-#xubuntu xfcemem xfcespace reqs-#xubuntu <reply> The hardware requirements for Xubuntu can be found at http://xubuntu.org/getxubuntu/ LjL
Added on: 2008-01-23 15:50:11
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2012-11-30 16:34:20
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requirements reqs specs <reply> Hardware requirements to install, boot and comfortably use Ubuntu are listed at https://help.ubuntu.…quirements - For a !flavor with lower requirements, see !Xubuntu or !Lubuntu LjL
Added on: 2008-01-23 15:51:02
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-09-30 02:29:08
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repos-#kubuntu <reply> The packages in Kubuntu are divided into various sections. See https://help.ubuntu.…es/Kubuntu - See https://wiki.ubuntu.…dedSources for the recommended way to set up your repositories Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-09-13 06:04:21
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-02-20 00:23:40
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repos repositories main universe multiverse sources sources.list components repo repository <reply> The packages in Ubuntu are divided into several sections. More information at https://help.ubuntu.…positories - See https://wiki.ubuntu.…dedSources for the recommended way to set up your repositories. Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-24 12:34:35
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:49:24
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repomirror-#kubuntu <deleted><reply>To find the fastest repo available, go to Adept - Manage Repositories and select "Other" from the drop down list, then click "Find Best Server" jussi01
Added on: 2008-06-07 22:17:31
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:05:20
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repomirror chmirror <reply> Go to "System", "Administration", and "Software Sources" and choose "Other" from the drop down box. Then choose "select best server" and your system will choose the fastest mirror for you automatically. Hobbsee
Added on: 2008-04-25 06:00:30
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2008-05-06 21:49:03
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reply> the edubuntu handbook <deleted>currently a work-in-progress and can be browsed via http://doc.ubuntu.co…andbook/C/ elky_work
Added on: 2008-09-19 03:37:00
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-05-05 19:07:37
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repeat-#kubuntu <reply> Don't feel ignored and repeat your question quickly; if nobody knows your answer, nobody will answer you. You can search https://help.ubuntu.com/ http://www.ubuntuforums.org/ or http://www.kubuntuforums.net/ while you wait. Jucato
Added on: 2007-09-10 10:28:44
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-01-17 11:00:12
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repeat patience <reply> Don't feel ignored and repeat your question quickly; if nobody knows your answer, nobody will answer you. While you wait, try searching https://help.ubuntu.com or https://ubuntuforums.org or https://askubuntu.com/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:01:48
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 07:14:30
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removegnome removekde removexfce <reply> Want to remove gnome/kde/xfce completely? Look at debfoster, it's a great help Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:38:26
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remastersys <deleted><alias> remaster cdbs
Added on: 2010-12-23 10:15:00
Last edited by ikonia
Last modified: 2010-12-23 12:09:12
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remaster customlivecd remastering <reply> Interested in remastering the Ubuntu !LiveCD or !Alternate installer? See: https://help.ubuntu.…tomization and https://help.ubuntu.…tomization - Or use tools such as http://uck.sourceforge.net/ stdin
Added on: 2008-05-05 21:42:06
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2014-08-08 01:56:33
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releases timetable release timebasedreleases <reply> Ubuntu releases a new version every 6 months. Each version is supported for 9 months (non-LTS) or 5 years (LTS). More info at https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/Releases and https://wiki.ubuntu.…edReleases Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-24 13:01:25
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-26 22:46:21
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releaseparty rp <reply> Please remember that #ubuntu, #kubuntu, #xubuntu, #edubuntu, and #lubuntu are support channels. To countdown to !Saucy release and then party once it happens, join #ubuntu-release-party - For in-person parties, see http://loco.ubuntu.c…obal/2534/ tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-04-19 05:35:09
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-10-14 00:25:54
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releasenotes release notes <reply> Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) release notes can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.…leaseNotes Pici
Added on: 2008-10-30 18:30:01
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2018-04-29 05:41:51
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release-ping <reply>infinity, cjwatson, Daviey, Laney, iulian, Riddell, skaet, NCommander, ScottK, tumbleweed, sistpoty, slangasek, stgraber: Release team ping Myrtti
Added on: 2012-05-23 15:34:18
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Last modified: 2012-05-23 15:35:20
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