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btrfs <reply> Btrfs is a filesystem available for Ubuntu. It is not recommended by default, and should not be used for important data. See https://help.ubuntu.…nity/btrfs LjL
Added on: 2011-11-06 15:30:17
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-08 06:46:24
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rt realtime <reply> the RT kernel is the Linux kernel with a realtime preemption patch applied. It is not available in Ubuntu. See also !lowlatency Tm_T
Added on: 2007-12-18 11:26:52
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2019-04-26 20:30:30
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modules <reply> To compile modules and drivers that are not bundled with the standard kernel, for more info /msg $nick kernel , install the relevant package, usually called "<modulename>-source", and run « sudo module-assistant » (you will have to do this again after kernel updates). To prevent specific modules from loading, see /msg $nick blacklist LjL
Added on: 2007-01-26 02:51:55
Last edited by m4v
Last modified: 2013-02-28 16:58:33
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unix <reply> UNIX is an operating system created in the '70s, which has many direct derivates and inspired systems like Minix and !Linux. Most "UNIX-style" systems try to somewhat adhere to the POSIX standard. ompaul
Added on: 2007-05-15 23:00:01
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-09-22 14:55:29
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ubuntucore snappy <reply> Ubuntu Core is a rendition of Ubuntu with transactional updates using "snappy". For discussion and support, please visit #snappy and see http://www.ubuntu.com/snappy/ rww
Added on: 2014-12-09 21:35:30
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yes-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> no u who changed my factoid will experience stinging retaliation LjL
Added on: 2008-10-11 23:10:19
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2016-01-19 03:45:07
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wastrel-#ubuntu-offtopic drm-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> sometimes wastrel cries LjL
Added on: 2008-01-28 16:47:46
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-12-18 02:36:11
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gpl gpl3 the GNU General Public License. See http://www.gnu.org/c…t/gpl.html apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:35:36
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twinview a feature provided by nvidia cards, which can be configured with nvidia-settings LjL
Added on: 2007-01-25 18:05:08
Last edited by ompaul
Last modified: 2008-08-10 08:38:34
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ge ka <reply> ქართული ენაზე დახმარების მიღებისთვის გთხოვთ შემობრძანდით #ubuntu-ge / Kartuli enaze dakhmarebis mighebistvis gtkhovt shemobrdzandit #ubuntu-ge Seveas
Added on: 2006-11-28 21:46:10
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-09-26 18:58:34
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yy.mm <reply> Ubuntu version numbers are: YY.MM (YY=release year,MM=release month). Each year sees two releases, so just specifying YY is imprecise. See also https://www.ubuntu.c…ease-cycle hggdh
Added on: 2019-01-08 00:40:20
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2019-01-25 22:20:18
Requested 132 times
mta <reply> A Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) is the server software that sends and queues mail. The default MTA (and !MDA) on Ubuntu is !postfix ("exim" is also officially supported). See also !MailServer and !MUA LjL
Added on: 2007-12-11 15:52:44
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-12-11 16:30:17
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life-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> "Life" is a so-called game created by John Conway. But make no mistake: it's really no fun at all. LjL
Added on: 2007-09-22 15:11:04
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xorg <reply> X.Org is an implementation of the X Windows System, and is the part of your system that's responsible for graphical output. To restart it on an Ubuntu system, type 'sudo service lightdm restart'. To fix screen resolution or other X.Org problems: https://wiki.ubuntu.…Resolution . See also !xorgconf Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 09:13:01
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-03-12 02:47:09
Requested 132 times
ie <reply> For Irish ubuntu support, visit #ubuntu-ie, agus tá uisce beatha agus cuidiú Ubuntu isteach an #ubuntu-ie, Béag fáilte ort! Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-19 00:54:31
Last edited by ompaul
Last modified: 2008-10-20 19:25:43
Requested 132 times
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
Requested 133 times
misspelling m$ windoze winblows misspellings <reply> Please don't use silly misspellings to denigrate other operating systems. It makes users of that system feel attacked and hurts Ubuntu advocacy by making the community look unreasonable. rww
Added on: 2010-12-28 06:29:25
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-04-24 21:36:17
Requested 134 times
intrepidkde3 <deleted><reply> Kubuntu 8.04 ships with KDE3 and full support. Karmic and above do not include KDE3, but a remix install CD can be obtained at https://wiki.kubuntu…de3/Karmic (or .../Lucid, etc.). This is not officially supported. Support, instructions, and ways to contribute can be found on the wikipage. jussi01
Added on: 2008-10-31 19:03:25
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2011-05-26 16:57:45
Requested 134 times
openvpn <reply> OpenVPN is a vpn technology in Ubuntu, sudo apt-get install openvpn and then see http://openvpn.net/ and see the documentation "HOWTO" noting you have already installed it. ;-) It rocks! ompaul
Added on: 2008-08-04 15:44:00
Last edited by ompaul
Last modified: 2008-08-04 15:46:07
Requested 135 times
scoobysnack-#ubuntuforums <reply> Yuck! PriceChild
Added on: 2007-01-17 21:37:04
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kqemu a kernel module (now free under the GPL license) for speeding up the !QEMU virtual machine. Installation instructions can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…nity/KQEmu LjL
Added on: 2006-06-22 03:32:12
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:53:36
Requested 136 times
empathy the default instant messaging and video client for GNOME. Since Karmic, it has been the default client in Ubuntu, replacing !pidgin elky
Added on: 2009-09-12 08:23:43
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:45:54
Requested 137 times
selinux <reply> SELinux is available on Ubuntu, but not officially supported. Ubuntu uses another security framework by default, see https://help.ubuntu.…y/AppArmor LjL
Added on: 2007-11-06 00:07:16
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screenlets <deleted><reply> Screenlets are little widgets for your !desktop. Note you must have a compositing window manager such as !Compiz Fusion, xcompmgr, or KWin to run them. You can get them at http://www.screenlets.org/ LjL
Added on: 2007-09-22 16:38:11
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:35:58
Requested 137 times
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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plf <deleted><reply> The Penguin Liberation Front is dedicated to distributing software that cannot be included in Linux distributions for various reasons - See http://plf.zarb.org/ (not yet fully functioning) - See also !Medibuntu and !Seveas Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:36:50
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2011-05-26 16:58:10
Requested 138 times
burniso <reply> To burn an ISO image of a CD in Linux, Mac OS or Windows, read the howto at https://help.ubuntu.…ngIsoHowto thoreauputic
Added on: 2006-06-22 14:17:16
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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
Requested 140 times
neon project-neon <reply> KDE Neon ( http://neon.kde.org/ ) is a KDE project to package the latest stable and development versions of KDE software on top of an Ubuntu base. As it is not an official Ubuntu or Kubuntu project, please use #kde-neon for discussion and support. stdin
Added on: 2008-09-19 19:00:47
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-02 00:24:58
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#kubuntu #kubuntu-offtopic the official Kubuntu support channel, for all Kubuntu-related questions. Please use #kubuntu-offtopic for general chatter. Thanks! apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:53:12
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proaudio <reply> For information on professional audio tools in Ubuntu, see https://help.ubuntu.…AudioIntro knome
Added on: 2013-02-26 18:58:19
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2013-02-26 19:09:00
Requested 142 times
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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punctuation <deleted><reply> Punctuation is good, but its overuse hurts readability. Please refrain from adding many ?'s or !'s to the end of your sentences. See also !enter Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:35:00
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:54:39
Requested 142 times
scim <reply> Chinese, Japanese, Korean Language input. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SCIM Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:25:49
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:44:38
Requested 142 times
ignore <reply> If you really don't wish to see the messages from a particular person on IRC, you can use /ignore nickname Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:36:26
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worst-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> This factoid is supposed to be pretty terrible. Please contact rodserling if you find a factoid worse than this, in order to improve, I mean pejorate, this useless conglomerate of words, thank you, well not really. Worst is also the dutch word for sausage. LjL
Added on: 2008-01-31 03:56:37
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2011-08-17 08:07:37
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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
Requested 146 times
chromium <reply>You can get testing builds for Chromium at https://launchpad.ne…rchive/ppa Amaranth
Added on: 2009-09-22 18:00:34
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irccouncil ircc irc-council <reply> The Ubuntu IRC Council is the team governance council for the the Ubuntu IRC channels on the freenode network - For serious inquiries please join #ubuntu-irc-council or email irc-council@lists.ubuntu.com - See also https://wiki.ubuntu.…IrcCouncil Pici
Added on: 2008-01-31 19:36:19
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2011-04-24 17:04:17
Requested 146 times
tex latex a language for describing a document, commonly used especially for scientific publishing. Information and instructions for installing TeX and other related packages can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…nity/LaTeX LjL
Added on: 2007-05-12 00:23:42
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sshd <reply> SSH is the Secure SHell protocol, sshd is the server (or daemon) of SSH. For setting up the SSH server, please see: https://help.ubuntu.…erver.html . Advanced SSH uses: https://help.ubuntu.…H/Advanced . For SSH client information, see !ssh . Related: !scp (Secure CoPy) Pici
Added on: 2008-09-30 18:26:26
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-27 16:44:18
Requested 148 times
cinelerra <deleted><reply> Cinelerra is a video editor and compositor that cannot be included in Ubuntu for legal reasons. Install instructions can be found on http://cvs.cinelerra…php#ubuntu Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:27:22
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:35:12
Requested 148 times
openbox a lightweight window manager. For instructions and more information see https://help.ubuntu.…ty/Openbox gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-07-20 01:50:38
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:33:22
Requested 150 times
artful aardvark 17.10 <reply> Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) was the 27th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 19th, 2018. See !eol and https://lists.ubuntu…04483.html Pici
Added on: 2017-04-20 18:18:35
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2018-08-22 13:14:19
Requested 151 times
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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zip file-roller ark <reply> Files with extensions .tar, .gz, .tgz, .zip, .bz2, .7z, .ace and other archive file formats can be opened with file-roller (GNOME), Ark (KDE), or Xarchiver (XFCE) - Also see https://help.ubuntu.…ompression Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:55:25
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2007-07-26 06:10:54
Requested 151 times
netflix <reply> If you use Netflix, there is an unofficial solution for using it in Ubuntu detailed in http://www.compholio…x-desktop/ - bug reports in https://bugs.launchp…ix-desktop Tm_T
Added on: 2012-11-19 12:48:52
Last edited by Tm_T
Last modified: 2012-12-20 10:45:22
Requested 152 times
devilspie a tool that can perform actions on windows when running applications. Actions include resizing, positioning, pinning etc. Use the package gdevilspie to configure from GUI, or see usage information at https://help.ubuntu.…/Devilspie Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-23 19:34:05
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-08-21 20:23:21
Requested 152 times
quietirc <deleted><reply> To ignore joins/parts/quits in your favorite IRC client, see http://wiki.xkcd.com…t_messages Pici
Added on: 2013-11-19 16:18:33
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2019-10-28 14:57:12
Requested 153 times
pici <deleted>stuck in a factoid factory! Send help! Pici
Added on: 2007-10-17 17:36:26
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2014-07-22 13:04:22
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Ubuntu factoid database file
©2006 Dennis Kaarsemaker
Edited by Terence Simpson