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rat-#ubuntu-uk <reply> rat is The Real Ale Train. A yearly Ubuntu UK loco event to celebrate friends, trains and ale. Saturday 10th September 2016, Hampshire, UK: http://loco.ubuntu.c…rain-2016/ jussi
Added on: 2013-09-16 08:27:09
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-04 15:45:14
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lxde <reply> LXDE ( http://lxde.org/ ) is the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment used by !Lubuntu. To install from Ubuntu: « sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop ». See http://lubuntu.net/ for more information, and join #lubuntu for support. IdleOne
Added on: 2013-02-11 03:17:38
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links <reply> DON'T POST LINKS! $curDevel isn't out until it's announced, and indicating anything otherwise causes the server to get more load, thus making the release LATER. Is that what you want? tonyyarusso
Added on: 2009-10-28 23:56:25
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-04-26 23:24:14
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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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lolops <deleted><reply> Teh lolops r in ur chanelz, wotchin u mizbehav ompaul
Added on: 2008-02-27 23:43:02
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:38:44
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developer <reply>Want to become an Ubuntu developer? Look at http://www.ubuntu.co…developers and the Wiki (https://wiki.ubuntu.com) for involvement in specific projects such as Kubuntu or Xubuntu. LjL
Added on: 2006-12-14 20:04:59
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:45:20
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zsync <reply> Use zsync to update your Ubuntu CD image without needing to download the parts that didn't change. See https://help.ubuntu.…yncCdImage LjL
Added on: 2011-10-06 19:24:01
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default-#kubuntu dolphin <reply> To change the default application for a filetype, go to System Settings -> Advanced -> File Associations, or System Setting -> File Associations in KDE 4.5+ LjL
Added on: 2008-11-15 20:31:35
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-28 18:29:33
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vraag <reply> Vraag niet of je mag vragen, maar vraag! Seveas
Added on: 2007-11-11 18:53:56
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hotmail <deleted><reply> If you need to use an MSN Hotmail account, consider packages such as "hotway" and "hostsmtp", which are gateways respectively to the !POP and !SMTP protocols (also supporting Lycos and Spray) Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:01:16
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-10-12 12:49:18
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doublejoin <reply> Your IRC client is completing NickServ authentication after joining channels, which triggers a fake quit and rejoin to apply your cloak and increases channel noise. The best way to avoid this is to use SASL ( https://freenode.net…nswer/sasl ). Other options for automatic login exist (e.g. CertFP and server password) but sometimes complete after channel join. knome
Added on: 2013-04-13 22:19:45
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2018-03-29 20:03:50
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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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directconnect dc <reply> Direct Connect clients: linuxdcpp, dcgui (GTK), Valknut, dc-qt (Qt), rccp (terminal-based) - See also !P2P LjL
Added on: 2007-11-03 00:12:36
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2008-12-13 16:03:47
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hungover hangover <deleted><reply> The Release Managers are currently hungover, and wont be releasing jaunty today. No jaunty for you! NOT YOURS!!! Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-10-18 06:40:58
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2011-05-26 16:57:53
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sco <deleted><reply> Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha!!!!! Seveas
Added on: 2007-08-15 21:07:02
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-26 02:34:11
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calendar <reply> calendar is at http://fridge.ubuntu…calendars/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-12-09 15:59:41
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-11 21:11:04
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scanner <reply> Scanning software: simple-scan (GNOME), Gwenview (KDE), Xsane. For instructions see https://help.ubuntu.…nningHowTo and to see supported hardware: https://wiki.ubuntu.…tsScanners - See also !OCR apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:34:05
Last edited by bazhang
Last modified: 2010-05-08 15:37:43
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grip <deleted>a ripping player and has a minor bug which can be solved by doing this "sudo ln -s /dev/hdX /dev/cdromN" where X is your hard drive and N a number Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 22:23:16
Last edited by topyli
Last modified: 2011-10-28 19:14:54
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when <deleted><reply>Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal was officially released at October 18th 2012 17:15:29 UTC RaringOne
Added on: 2012-10-18 07:29:28
Last edited by RaringOne
Last modified: 2012-10-18 17:32:29
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upgradeofflts upgradelts <reply> To upgrade from an LTS release of Ubuntu to the next (non-LTS) release, run sudoedit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and change the prompt= line to "prompt=normal". Then, do sudo do-release-upgrade to begin the upgrade. rww
Added on: 2014-10-24 03:17:33
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-11-08 07:26:44
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ff5 <deleted><reply>Firefox 5 is available in Natty/11.04 as an automatic update. If you would like to install it in an earlier release, you will need to use the following unofficial and unsupported !PPA: http://pad.lv/ppa/mo…ox-stable/ Pici
Added on: 2011-06-21 17:37:07
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-08-17 00:04:16
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mirrorstatus <reply> A list of official repository mirrors and their statuses can be found at https://launchpad.ne…ivemirrors Pici
Added on: 2009-10-07 23:59:20
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rc <reply> Ubuntu does not provide a distinct release candidate image. Instead during the week leading up to the release, each image is considered a release candidate. More details at https://wiki.ubuntu.…eCandidate Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-10-11 18:14:44
Last edited by k1l
Last modified: 2016-04-15 22:12:56
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proxies <reply> "Proxies" are services acting as intermediate agents in various sorts of Internet connections. Examples are TOR, !apt-proxy, and HTTP proxies (such as "squid"). It is possible to install and use Ubuntu via some proxy connections: see FIXME LjL
Added on: 2007-12-11 16:24:10
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-10-08 19:06:56
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hdbug <reply>Ubuntu does *not* modify the settings that affect HD lifespans by default. An analysis from an Ubuntu Technical Board member and ACPI expert can be found at http://mjg59.livejou…77672.html (See https://launchpad.ne…bugs/59695 and http://tinyurl.com/2vyrft for more information) Pici
Added on: 2007-10-31 14:56:09
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:22:53
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moztest mozillatest <reply> The Mozilla-testing repos can be found at: https://launchpad.ne…ox-aurora. Please remember these are testing repos, the packages in these repos are not stable and may break things on your system. Use with caution. Please report bugs found from these packages to: https://wiki.ubuntu.…aTeam/Bugs gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-04-18 18:58:22
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:49:06
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forkbomb <reply> A forkbomb spells certain doom. It is a command that will take all clock cycles on a computer and render the machine in dire need of a reboot! Spec
Added on: 2007-01-31 02:09:42
Last edited by ompaul
Last modified: 2007-05-02 21:02:20
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lost+found lost where !fsck places any files it gleans from a corrupt filesystem. These are files which had become unlinked from their parent directories. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:12:22
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64bit whicharch <reply> AMD64 and Intel 64 are fully supported architectures on Ubuntu. Consider using 64-bit if your memory ussage exceeds 4GB. See https://help.ubuntu.…_and_64bit apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:18:56
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2011-08-03 22:44:30
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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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ra <reply> Relationship advice is not available in $chan. If you want to chat about other offtopic matters try #ubuntu-offtopic. If you need to talk something through with a professional counsellor there is a global directory of support services at http://befrienders.org jpds
Added on: 2009-12-23 21:52:40
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-03-17 05:33:19
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irda <reply> Information about using IrDA interfaces under Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…/IrdaHowto LjL
Added on: 2007-02-14 17:20:14
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addingfs <reply>If you are adding space to your Ubuntu installation mounting a newly created unix filesystem (ext3, xfs, jfs, etc) you can not set permissions (read, write, etc) filesystem-wide like you do when mounting filesystems that do not support unix permissions (vfat, ntfs, hfs, etc). See !permissions and !fstab jrib
Added on: 2008-02-12 15:52:30
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2008-02-12 15:58:35
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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
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Last modified: 2011-01-02 04:22:43
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lart <reply>LART has been disabled in this bot. jussi01
Added on: 2010-03-26 10:27:33
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partitionmanager <reply> PartitionManager is a !KDE !GUI partitioning program. Use !Muon or !Synaptic to install or type « sudo apt-get install partitionmanager » in a !terminal tsimpson
Added on: 2009-05-01 14:06:51
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:03:54
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khardy <deleted><reply> Kubuntu Hardy Heron expects to ship with both KDE 3 and KDE 4 as 2 separate disks. KDE 3 should be offered by shipit. The KDE 3 CD will be commercially supported for 18 months and KDE 4 will be community supported jussi01
Added on: 2008-02-25 11:43:35
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Last modified: 2012-09-19 10:16:19
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l33t <reply> 1337 i5 n1gh-inc0mpr3h3n5ib13 70 u5 n00bs, 4nd n0b0dy c4r35 if UR 4 1337 h4x0r. Giv3 i7 4 r357. PriceChild
Added on: 2007-09-16 21:17:55
Last edited by Spec
Last modified: 2008-02-11 21:18:09
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usersnack <reply> Are peanut husks ok? The ops ate the chocolates and peanuts already... elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-03-28 17:27:44
Last edited by elkbuntu
Last modified: 2007-04-11 13:44:19
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winkey <reply> To use the windows key as a modifier in a keyboard shortcut you can edit the shortcut settings manually in gconf-editor. The windows key is represented as "<super>". Metacity shortcuts can be found in the /apps/metaicty/* gconf keys. bimberi
Added on: 2006-11-23 02:18:53
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2007-05-13 23:11:53
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loffice openoffice libreoffice <reply> LibreOffice is a Free and open source office suite that includes word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, vector drawing and database components. To install: "sudo apt-get install libreoffice". User help available in #libreoffice. Jordan_U
Added on: 2011-09-18 17:50:51
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itsawiki its a wiki it's a wiki <reply> It's a wiki, *you* can edit it tsimpson
Added on: 2010-04-03 22:54:06
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2010-09-02 14:12:49
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syncrequest <reply> Helpful information for filing a sync request can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.…estProcess Pici
Added on: 2009-10-15 13:19:44
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firefox-3.5 <deleted><reply> Firefox 3.5 Final is available for Jaunty by installing the package firefox-3.5 and firefox-3.5-gnome-support | FF3.5 is referred to as Shiretoko on your UI, see http://is.gd/1reB3 for an explanation | Hardy & Intrepid: http://is.gd/1jkNY Pici
Added on: 2009-06-30 17:37:26
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2010-12-02 06:57:05
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sup-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> The ceiling. Actually, in my case it's the PSU. LjL
Added on: 2009-03-24 17:27:43
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give me a test <reply> Oh no, I won't, I'm not like some of those nasty scripts' users! LjL
Added on: 2009-01-22 02:28:48
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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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dvdiso dvd-torrent <reply> DVD ISOs are available via http://cdimage.ubunt…/releases/ bimberi
Added on: 2006-12-05 00:17:55
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mate <reply> Ubuntu MATE is a supported !flavor of Ubuntu that uses MATE as the default desktop environment. It functions similarly to older versions of GNOME. For more information, see https://ubuntu-mate.org/ dax
Added on: 2016-03-29 14:47:42
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ivtv <deleted><reply> IVTV can be installed on Edgy by following the guide at https://help.ubuntu.…_IVTV_Edgy LjL
Added on: 2006-11-24 15:45:53
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:21:44
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