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bumblebee <reply> The Bumblebee Project aims to support NVIDIA Optimus technology under Linux. The Bumblebee website can be found at http://bumblebee-project.org/ knome
Added on: 2014-01-04 20:24:47
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upgrade-#kubuntu <reply> For upgrading instructions see https://help.ubuntu.…es/Kubuntu tsimpson
Added on: 2009-05-07 18:40:11
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Last modified: 2012-10-18 17:38:01
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shortcuts-#kubuntu <reply> Keyboard shortcuts can be set in System Settings -> Keyboard & Mouse. If your multimedia keys don't work with that, try the 'keytouch' package, explained at https://wiki.kubuntu…imediaKeys - See !Keyboard for changing layouts. LjL
Added on: 2007-10-04 23:33:09
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Last modified: 2010-10-30 01:50:26
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night <reply> It's the middle of the night in the US and Europe, and surrounds. This means that a lot of people are likely asleep, therefore there are less potential people who can answer your question. Please be patient, and consider asking at a time when more people will be awake. This is particularly true in the quieter channels. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-05-27 13:30:59
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Last modified: 2007-05-27 13:35:36
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ca <reply> Canadian Ubuntu users can be found in #ubuntu-ca aussi #ubuntu-qc Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:39:09
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Last modified: 2011-06-06 02:25:18
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blender a free application for 3D modelling, animation, rendering, etc. You can install it from Ubuntu's repositories, and tutorials are at http://en.wikibooks.…oob_to_Pro apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:25:52
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lovetoo-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig, then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun. Pici
Added on: 2009-12-11 17:47:58
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opabuse <reply>Leave the ops alone! ompaul
Added on: 2007-07-02 22:36:18
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Last modified: 2008-02-04 03:43:55
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hr croatia croatian <reply> Odgovarajuci kanal za Hrvatski jezik je #ubuntu-hr, molimo Vas da se pridruzite tom kanalu ukoliko trebate pomoc za Ubuntu, hvala. Croatian language support in #ubuntu-hr Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:06:01
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Last modified: 2008-02-16 13:52:03
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trim ssd <reply> Many Solid State Drives support TRIM, which allows the drive to do garbage collection and improves performance. Ubuntu 14.04 activates it by default. For older versions, see http://askubuntu.com/a/19480 for information on activating it. rww
Added on: 2014-03-29 05:24:27
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Last modified: 2014-05-16 00:45:48
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ding <reply> dong elkbuntu
Added on: 2008-01-18 13:57:59
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bitchx <reply> bitchx (also known as ircii-pana) was dropped from Debian and subsequently Ubuntu (see: http://bugs.debian.org/451373 ). Consider using irssi or weechat instead. Pici
Added on: 2007-10-25 18:38:04
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Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:39:48
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ompaul <deleted>well ompaul, don't get me started about that guy ompaul
Added on: 2007-04-22 21:42:23
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Last modified: 2011-09-13 23:55:39
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ph tagalog <reply> Join #ubuntu-ph for tagalog Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:32:23
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web2.0-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Welcome to - http://zombo.com/ Myrtti
Added on: 2008-07-14 02:59:53
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dri direct rendering infrastructure, a framework for allowing direct access to graphics hardware under the X Window System in a safe and efficient manner. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:40:19
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cvs the Concurrent Versions System, the dominant open-source network-transparent version control system; it helps to manage releases and to control concurrent editing of source files among multiple authors. See: http://www.nongnu.org/cvs/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:18:51
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Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:36:43
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reinstall <reply> To renew the configuration of a package when installing, sudo apt-get remove --purge <package> && sudo apt-get install <package>. Note that you will lose ALL config files for that package. WARNING: This is dangerous, don't do this with core packages Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:05:44
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fps glxgears <reply> To display the FPS in glxgears, run 'glxgears' in a terminal. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:55:05
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Last modified: 2008-05-09 22:32:06
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xy <reply> The XY problem is when you need to do X, and you think you can use Y to do X, so you ask about how to do Y, when what you really should do is state what your X problem is. There may be a Z solution that is even better than Y, but nobody can suggest it if X is never mentioned. jrib
Added on: 2011-02-28 20:13:32
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Last modified: 2011-02-28 20:42:15
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vn ubottu vietnam vietnam <reply> Để được trợ giúp về Ubuntu bằng ngôn ngữ Việt, xin vui lòng /join #ubuntu-vn. Rất vui lòng được giúp đỡ elky
Added on: 2009-02-14 14:25:20
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-02-14 14:46:03
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ninjas-#kubuntu-devel <reply> yofel, acheronuk, tsimonq2, santa_, wxl: we need your attention! stdin
Added on: 2009-01-10 18:22:18
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Last modified: 2016-12-27 23:10:14
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debootstrap used to create a !Debian or Ubuntu base system from scratch, without requiring the availability of !dpkg or !APT. It does this by downloading !.deb files from a mirror site, and carefully unpacking them into a directory you can eventually !chroot into. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…trapChroot for more information LjL
Added on: 2007-04-22 15:12:30
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Last modified: 2008-01-02 14:49:58
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diskfree df disk-free <reply> Graphical representations of where your disk-space is being used are: baobab (GNOME), filelight / kinfocenter (Kubuntu). On the terminal: df -h -T Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:30:46
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login <reply> use @login stdin
Added on: 2008-09-24 09:27:37
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Last modified: 2008-09-24 09:27:52
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whoami <reply> use @whoami stdin
Added on: 2008-09-24 09:27:27
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patch <reply> Patches are files describing the changes in code to achieve some results. There are a number of ways these can be produced, but https://wiki.ubuntu.…s/HowToFix and http://developer.ubu…kages.html may provide some useful guidelines. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-12-01 12:13:47
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Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:46:12
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trivia <deleted><reply> The #ubuntu-trivia channel is a place for testing your brain power and having fun! Join to test your knowledge of your favourite operating system (Ubuntu, of course!) and to keep excercising those cranial muscles. Seveas
Added on: 2006-12-16 17:27:50
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Last modified: 2014-10-13 03:18:25
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telnet not safe. Please use ssh instead. See !ssh Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:45:32
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ops-#ubuntu-server <reply> Help! Channel emergency! infinity, soren, lamont, mathiaz, Pici, Daviey, Tm_T, Corey, IdleOne, ikonia, funkyhat, Myrtti, ocean, genii, phunyguy! LjL
Added on: 2008-09-25 23:48:35
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2017-08-30 19:50:29
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tar-#kubuntu tgz-#kubuntu tar.gz-#kubuntu bz2-#kubuntu 7z-#kubuntu zip-#kubuntu compression-#kubuntu tar.bz2-#kubuntu gz-#kubuntu ace-#kubuntu 7zip-#kubuntu <reply> Files with extensions .tar, .gz, .tgz, .zip, .bz2, .7z, .ace and other archive file formats can be opened with ark - also see https://help.ubuntu.…ompression Mez
Added on: 2006-10-28 06:11:09
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katapult theapplication launcher for KDE, to be used with applications, bookmarks, and Amarok playlists. Once you have installed, hit Alt+f2 -> katapult, then hit Alt+Space, and type what you want. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:58:05
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Last modified: 2008-11-06 03:01:45
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superkaramba karamba an application that gives you interactive eye-candy on your desktop. To get themes for it, head over to http://kde-look.org apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:07:06
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es-#xubuntu <deleted><reply> En la mayora de los canales de Ubuntu, se habla slo en ingls. Si busca ayuda en espaol entre al canal #xubuntu-es; escriba "/join #xubuntu-es" (sin comillas) y presione intro. Si nadie responde, puedes intentar preguntando en #ubuntu-es. rww
Added on: 2011-07-07 02:35:54
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Last modified: 2013-08-26 21:37:34
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11.10 <reply> Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) was the fifteenth release of Ubuntu. Desktop support ended on May 9, 2013. See !upgrade, !lts and !eol for more details. Pici
Added on: 2011-03-07 17:32:51
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Last modified: 2013-06-17 19:26:23
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libsslbug sslbug heartbleed <reply> A fix for the recent OpenSSL vulnerabilities (2014-0076 & 0160) has been pushed to the Ubuntu repositories. See http://www.ubuntu.co…sn-2165-1/ and http://heartbleed.com/ for more information. PriceChild
Added on: 2008-05-14 01:47:38
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Last modified: 2014-06-02 06:36:09
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linux virus linuxvirus <reply> The short life and hard times of a Linux Virus http://librenix.com/?inode=21 apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:15:23
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recursion-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> see: !recursion Flannel
Added on: 2009-01-25 08:12:06
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Last modified: 2009-01-25 08:12:29
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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
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Last modified: 2008-01-26 00:43:31
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ops-#xubuntu <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - bazhang, elky, Flannel, genii, ikonia, krytarik, mneptok, Myrtti, Pici, pleia2, Unit193. Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-23 23:49:36
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Last modified: 2019-10-14 12:40:19
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esd <reply>esd is the enlightened sound daemon. It is deprecated, use !pulseaudio instead. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:57:15
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Last modified: 2010-01-08 23:27:18
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vesa the default video driver if X can't find a better one. Also see !x Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 09:19:10
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purelxde purelubuntu <reply>If you want to remove all !KDE, !GNOME and !XFCE packages and have a default !Lubuntu system follow the instructions here « http://www.psychocat…u/purelxde » Tm_T
Added on: 2011-06-10 05:24:01
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Last modified: 2011-06-10 05:24:56
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grue <reply>The grue is a sinister, lurking presence in the dark places of the earth. Its favorite diet is adventurers, but its insatiable appetite is tempered by its fear of light. No grue has ever been seen by the light of day, and few have survived its fearsome jaws to tell the tale. Madpilot
Added on: 2006-12-01 07:01:30
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-11-24 17:10:42
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umode modes mode <reply> There are many different channel and user modes on freenode (see !freenode). For a list, see https://freenode.net…/usermodes and https://freenode.net…annelmodes apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:19:45
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2018-03-29 19:58:46
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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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gnome2 <reply> The GNOME Foundation has ceased support for GNOME 2, and as such it is not in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot). See !notunity for an alternative desktop experience. Pici
Added on: 2011-10-13 18:30:20
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lfs <reply> LFS is Linux From Scratch ( http://www.linuxfrom…ratch.org/ ) - not to be confused with !LTS, which is the long term support release of Ubuntu ompaul
Added on: 2008-04-20 15:24:19
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Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:38:31
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dmesg a console command which outputs the kernel ring buffer - an important log for diagnosing problems in Linux. Often when something errors with hardware it will result in additional lines reported which can be seen by running dmesg in a console. popey
Added on: 2009-04-18 21:31:37
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Last modified: 2009-04-18 21:41:19
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beer <deleted><reply> Beer is always appreciated. Amaranth
Added on: 2008-06-24 04:30:24
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-09-15 06:00:00
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