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hal-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that. Pici
Added on: 2008-07-25 17:17:03
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Last modified: 2014-08-15 18:16:21
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support-#kubuntu <reply> The official Kubuntu support channel is #kubuntu. Also see http://www.kubuntu.c…upport.php Pici
Added on: 2008-07-08 15:59:07
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fail-#dib5sn fail-#ubuntustudio-devel <reply>FAILZ! jussi01
Added on: 2008-05-06 13:57:05
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Last modified: 2008-05-13 10:25:31
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3rdparty <reply> Packages contained in 3rd party repositories are not included in Ubuntu for a reason. Whether this be poor packaging standards, bugs or malicious authors. You should trust the maintainers of these repositories before using them. See http://ubuntuforums.…p?t=297814 for consequences. ompaul
Added on: 2008-02-24 22:00:39
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2008-02-24 22:13:37
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nickfork-#ubuntu-offtopic a silly little game for offtopic channels ONLY. The way it works is you pick out a random nick from the /names list (works best if they're idle), have a bunch of people switch to something similar (scrambles, reverse, 1337speak), and see how long it takes for the real person to catch on. Have fun! tonyyarusso
Added on: 2008-02-20 09:55:16
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-04-06 06:16:22
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kubuntu-bugs <reply>Major Kubuntu desktop bugs can be found at https://bugs.launchp…buntu-bugs elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-12-22 05:10:53
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-14 19:53:27
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ops-#launchpad <reply> Help! lifeless, flacoste, jml, joey gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-06-03 19:56:22
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-02-14 16:11:08
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scoobysnacks <reply> I prefer botsnacks, but thanks for the thought. elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-03-29 13:34:30
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metisse <deleted><reply>Metisse is Mandriva's composite window manager. For more information, see http://www.mandriva.…ts/metisse apokryphos
Added on: 2007-02-03 16:28:34
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:46:33
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questions-#ubuntu-classroom <reply> Please ask your questions in #ubuntu-classroom-chat LjL
Added on: 2006-11-28 17:29:59
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nz the New Zealand LoCo Team has a channel at #ubuntu-nz Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-09-19 11:06:37
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ubuntero <reply> To become an Ubuntero on Launchpad you need to sign the Code of Conduct. See https://help.ubuntu.…GuardHowto bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-02 09:32:02
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ubuntustudio-channels offtopic-#ubuntustudio ot-#ubuntustudio ot-#ubuntustudio-devel offtopic-#ubuntustudio-devel channels-#ubuntustudio channels-#ubuntustudio-devel channels-#ubuntustudio-offtopic <reply> #ubuntustudio is the Ubuntu Studio support channel, #ubuntustudio-devel for discussion regarding development of Ubuntu Studio, and #ubuntustudio-offtopic is for random chatter. Thanks! Unit193
Added on: 2015-12-10 04:26:33
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plasma5 <reply> Kubuntu Plasma 5 is a tech preview. To test it out, see http://cdimage.ubunt…e/current/ . If you find a bug, you can also check it with kubuntu-ci images for latest builds. rww
Added on: 2014-10-24 19:39:39
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doublerecursion-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> See !simplerecursion LjL
Added on: 2009-03-19 03:03:00
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pickup <reply> Just a tip: talking about finding and/or picking up guys/chicks is rude to the people of whichever gender who are in this channel and dont feel like being 'found' or 'picked up'. This is not a speed dating channel. elkbuntu
Added on: 2008-08-14 10:46:13
Last edited by elkbuntu
Last modified: 2008-08-14 10:48:53
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tonyyarusso <deleted>weird. elkbuntu
Added on: 2008-05-12 17:23:26
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2010-10-18 11:42:06
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sudoedit <reply> To edit files with !superuser access using the user's standard editor (as set in the EDITOR !shell variable) and its normal configuration, the command « sudoedit <filename> » is available. It creates a local copy of the file, and runs the editor with the user's permissions. ompaul
Added on: 2007-12-29 21:22:30
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-12-29 21:39:01
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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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tags <reply> We use some common tags for tracking bugs on Launchpad.net See https://wiki.ubuntu.…/Bugs/Tags for common usage. PriceChild
Added on: 2007-06-04 14:27:27
Last edited by Tm_T
Last modified: 2010-09-21 07:45:34
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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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support-#xubuntu <reply> As most of the Ubuntu channels, #xubuntu is English only. A list of the localized Ubuntu channels can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.…_channels. These channels will most probably be able to give Xubuntu support too. For alternative Xubuntu support options, please see http://xubuntu.org/help/. somerville32
Added on: 2007-01-11 08:54:11
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2015-12-01 20:48:06
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questions-#ubuntu-classroom-chat question-#ubuntu-classroom question-#ubuntu-classroom-chat <reply> Please ask your questions here in #ubuntu-classroom-chat rather than #ubuntu-classroom (prefix them with "QUESTION: " or the instructor's nickname) LjL
Added on: 2006-11-29 22:37:06
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klik <reply>klik is a simple way to run additional software without actually installing it. For instructions and more information see: http://dot.kde.org/2…-copy-klik apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:31:56
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:19:21
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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
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Last modified: 2016-05-23 04:38:49
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soc <deleted>Google's Summer of Code project; see https://wiki.ubuntu.…gleSoC2010 and http://code.google.com/soc/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:05:15
Last edited by topyli
Last modified: 2011-10-28 19:20:23
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zram <reply>zRAM is a module of the Linux kernel which increases performance by avoiding paging on disk and instead uses a compressed block device in RAM, useful on systems with less RAM, and SSDs. Install zram-config to enable zRAM. IdleOne
Added on: 2013-11-04 22:09:52
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torrents-#xubuntu torrents-#xubuntu-offtopic torrents-#xubuntu-devel <reply> Xubuntu $curStable ($curStableNum) torrents can be downloaded from http://torrent.ubunt…so.torrent and http://torrent.ubunt…so.torrent knome
Added on: 2013-04-25 13:21:05
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2013-04-25 13:30:41
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hi-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply>shfihgbwjehrg to you! rww
Added on: 2011-07-07 03:34:17
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-12-20 02:50:37
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shells shell-policy <reply> Is your shell provider banned in Ubuntu channels? See https://wiki.ubuntu.…hellPolicy for shell provider requirements and how to resolve the situation with your provider. topyli
Added on: 2011-01-23 18:53:44
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-01-23 18:57:20
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encyclopedia <reply> See https://ubottu.com/d…cyclopedia for usage information on the Encyclopedia factoid plugin tsimpson
Added on: 2010-12-14 02:58:49
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 07:02:33
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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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emesene <deleted><reply> Emesene is an instant messenger for the WLM network. See http://emesene.org for more information. Spec
Added on: 2008-04-18 18:44:54
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-02 04:14:26
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hal9000-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> makes more sense than mc44, and is almost as murderous LjL
Added on: 2008-02-07 21:40:42
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-08-09 19:01:43
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ut <reply> For information on how to play Unreal Tournament, see https://help.ubuntu.…Tournament - for Unreal Tournament 2004, see !ut2k4 elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-12-28 11:48:42
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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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gps maps <reply> Street mapping and GPS navigation software available for Ubuntu includes Navit, MoNav (http://code.google.c…p/monav/), Gosmore (free vector maps from OSM), GpsDrive (GTK, raster maps, free), !GoogleEarth (Qt, proprietary vector maps, proprietary) LjL
Added on: 2007-03-18 14:13:20
Last edited by bazhang
Last modified: 2011-04-30 11:45:36
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testing-#xubuntu <reply> For information on how to help test the next release of Xubuntu, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.…tu/Testing somerville32
Added on: 2007-01-11 03:42:24
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2011-09-06 12:10:03
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perl-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted>an ancient american word meaning "i can't code C" Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-15 21:45:14
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-14 09:53:18
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32bit i386 <reply> For information about the future of support for i386 packages in Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine and onward, please read the following official statement: https://ubuntu.com/b…-20-04-lts . Note this applies only to i386 (Intel/AMD) builds, not other 32-bit architectures like arm. hggdh
Added on: 2019-06-20 15:43:42
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2019-07-16 15:03:07
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mix frankenubuntu <reply> it is usually a very bad idea to mix packages from different releases (or Linux distributions), and it is completely unsupported hggdh
Added on: 2019-02-18 23:06:55
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lenovobug intel-spi intelspi 17.10.1 <reply> The original release of Ubuntu 17.10 contained a bug that makes firmware memory read-only. See https://pad.lv/1734147 for more info. This bug has been fixed in 17.10's repositories (so upgrades are safe) and new ISOs have been released (look for 17.10.1 in the filename). dax
Added on: 2018-01-10 02:40:55
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Last modified: 2018-01-12 20:50:38
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spectre <reply> Spectre is a security issue in almost all modern processors, which was released along with !Meltdown (but is not the same thing). While there are several initiatives underway to mitigate it, there is no "magic bullet" software fix. Ubuntu is monitoring ongoing efforts and will provide security updates as they become available. See !usn for security update notifications. dax
Added on: 2018-01-03 22:56:29
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2018-01-10 01:30:57
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kernelcleanup <reply> For information about removing old kernels to free up space on /boot, see https://help.ubuntu.…OldKernels dax
Added on: 2017-11-27 17:55:17
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afrix-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> He's Batman. SonikkuAmerica
Added on: 2016-12-18 02:40:01
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precise-#xubuntu 12.04-#xubuntu <reply> Xubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) reached End-of-Life April 26, 2015: http://xubuntu.org/n…d-of-life/ knome
Added on: 2012-04-26 16:21:56
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2015-05-02 03:05:37
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daily-#xubuntu <reply>Daily builds of the CD images for the current development version of Xubuntu are available at http://cdimage.ubunt…e/current/ Pici
Added on: 2011-08-11 18:08:51
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-07 04:57:32
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addfact <reply> To add a factoid to the bot, use the following form (the factoid will then be forwarded to the ops to approve): !foo is <reply> bar jussi
Added on: 2010-08-30 08:43:55
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simplerecursion-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> See !doublerecursion LjL
Added on: 2009-03-19 03:03:08
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wobblywu-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> I take it back, i WOULD be very glad to see him! :( LjL
Added on: 2008-12-15 00:12:12
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-06-04 00:37:18
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