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nouveau an open-source nvidia driver included by default since Ubuntu 10.04. Currently, 3D rendering is only partially supported. More information can be found at http://nouveau.freed….org/wiki/ | See !nvidia for the closed-source Nvidia driver. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-08-09 09:03:42
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-23 22:49:26
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paste-#ubuntu-uk <reply> Pastebin is a service to post large texts so you don't flood the channel. The Ubuntu pastebin is at http://pastebin.ubuntu-uk.org (make sure you give us the URL for your paste - see also the #ubuntu channel topic) PriceChild
Added on: 2007-05-10 17:47:14
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2007-05-10 17:48:29
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pbuilder pbuilder howto a system to easily build packages in a clean chroot environment. To get started with PBuilder, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…ilderHowto Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:48:29
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:39:28
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hal open the pod bay doors-#ubuntu-offtopic in the process of being deprecated. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…Halsectomy and http://en.wikipedia.…tion_layer for more info. Tm_T
Added on: 2008-03-01 19:27:34
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:44:22
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usn <reply> Please see https://usn.ubuntu.com/ for information about recent Ubuntu security updates. ompaul
Added on: 2007-06-26 23:19:27
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2018-05-07 18:31:40
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truecrypt <reply> Truecrypt is a free open-source on-the-fly disk encryption software. See https://help.ubuntu.…ddenVolume Pici
Added on: 2008-02-07 20:31:14
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2010-04-17 23:57:46
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hoary hoary hedgehog hedgehog <reply> Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog) was the second release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: October 31, 2006. See !eol for more details. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:16:35
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2007-07-31 14:18:37
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plymouth <reply> Plymouth is an application that runs very early in the boot process (even before the root filesystem is mounted!) that provides a graphical boot animation while the boot process happens in the background. To change your Plymouth theme use « sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth && sudo update-initramfs -u » Pici
Added on: 2010-12-02 14:07:39
Last edited by Jordan_U
Last modified: 2013-04-29 00:05:35
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b white_eagle-#ubuntu-offtopic an IRC channel mode that you don't want on your hostmask. LjL
Added on: 2007-09-18 21:26:05
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-07-15 13:13:01
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ies4linux <deleted><reply> is a script that quickly and effortlessly helps you install 3 versions of IE in Wine. Information can be found at http://www.tatanka.c…/Main_Page including instructions specifically for Ubuntu. ies4linux is aimed at web designers and ie-only sites, so please, dont use any of the IEs to navigate! Use !browsers ! elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-03-29 15:19:57
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:29:49
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deluge a Bittorrent client, created using Python and GTK+, intended to bring a native, full-featured client to !GTK environments such as GNOME and Xfce. See http://deluge-torrent.org/ for more information or the package 'deluge-torrent' in the package repositories. LjL
Added on: 2006-12-28 20:42:49
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2016-10-10 01:54:32
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pi-#ubuntu-offtopic either 3 for small values of pi, 4 for large values of pi or 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510 and then some Pici
Added on: 2007-12-28 20:13:08
Last edited by Seveas
Last modified: 2008-02-03 19:42:08
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fluxbuntu <deleted><reply>fluxbuntu is a LPAE-standard compliant, Ubuntu-based derivative that maintains the goal of running on a wide range of mobile devices and computers (low-end & high-end). It is lightweight, swift and efficient. | Support Channel: #fluxbuntu on freenode | Homepage: http://fluxbuntu.org/ imbrandon
Added on: 2006-07-03 05:49:16
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:23:17
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support-#ubuntu+1 offtopic-#ubuntu+1 <reply> #ubuntu+1 handles support for the development version of Ubuntu. Please join #ubuntu for all other Ubuntu support. Chat in #ubuntu-offtopic. Pici
Added on: 2009-05-05 18:55:10
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-05-05 18:55:17
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moo-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> There are no easter eggs in this bot. Pici
Added on: 2008-02-01 20:03:32
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yum <reply>Uh, don't you mean !apt ? elky
Added on: 2009-03-17 11:23:24
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errors <reply> If you have problems or errors, you will need to describe/paste them. Please use the !pastebin for errors that cannot be quoted in a single IRC message LjL
Added on: 2006-12-14 19:48:01
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-11-06 23:30:21
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squid a caching proxy for the Web. See: https://help.ubuntu.…SquidGuard See: http://www.squid-cache.org ompaul
Added on: 2008-06-29 01:37:11
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:33:49
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drink-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Remember folks; don't drink and IRC! LjL
Added on: 2007-12-28 03:07:33
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-03-20 01:24:08
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zfs <reply> For information concerning ZFS and Ubuntu, see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ZFS Spec
Added on: 2007-06-06 23:57:50
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smack* <reply> Ouch, that hurt! Amaranth
Added on: 2007-08-10 23:04:10
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2007-08-10 23:04:46
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kompozer a WYSIWYG HTML editor for easily creating web pages, and the continuation of the dead Nvu project. It is available in !Universe on !Gutsy and later releases. Note that there is a GTK incompatibility in !Intrepid and !Jaunty, so users of those releases should use the !PPA at https://launchpad.ne…rchive/ppa instead. tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-04-23 01:47:58
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2009-10-24 19:23:53
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nounity <reply> Ubuntu 11.10 and higher use GNOME 3 with the !unity shell by default. To use GNOME Shell instead, from 12.10 and up install the "ubuntu-gnome-desktop" package. From 11.04 to 12.04, install the "gnome-shell" package and investigate "gnome-tweak-tool". For GNOME Fallback mode, which is similar to GNOME 2, install "gnome-panel". Both packages will place entries in the Sessions dropdown. Using Natty? See !classic jrib
Added on: 2011-10-13 15:04:36
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-01-21 03:56:58
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reiserfs reiser a journalling file system, which outperforms many others on I/O operations, but has drawbacks (such as increasing likelihood of data loss, and introducing latency unsuitable for gaming or real-time audio). Using !ext4, the default on Ubuntu, is *highly* recommended. A read-only Windows driver is available at http://p-nand-q.com/…stool.html Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:33:32
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-10-31 20:06:56
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ekiga sip an Internet telephony application included with Ubuntu, which supports the SIP and H323 protocols. Information and help at https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Ekiga LjL
Added on: 2009-03-03 19:27:24
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prevu <deleted>an automated, personal backporting utility. Check out https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Prevu for more details PriceChild
Added on: 2007-01-17 03:41:59
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:46:25
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xorgconf xorg.conf <reply> The /etc/X11/xorg.conf file is deprecated, but sometimes may still be needed to pass values to specific drivers. See `man xorg.conf` for file structure and syntax. For Ubuntu-specific documentation and more information, see also https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/X/Config topyli
Added on: 2011-10-28 18:26:10
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:29:06
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identify <reply> You can identify to NickServ automatically when connecting to freenode. See https://freenode.net…nswer/sasl for more information. When identifying manually, do NOT send the command from a channel's tab, as a typo will give away your password. If that happens, identify and then type « /msg NickServ set password <new-password> » in the server tab as soon as possible. LjL
Added on: 2008-02-09 03:30:18
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2018-03-29 19:56:37
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etiquette-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Unsure how you should behave on this channel? See !CoC, !Guidelines, !Offtopic, !Language, !Attitude, !Repeat, !Enter, !Paste, !NickSpam, !AskTheBot, !Offtopic4Offtopic - and most importantly, use common sense :-) LjL
Added on: 2007-01-22 02:17:50
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-01-18 06:15:25
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thunderbird <deleted><reply> Thunderbird is a free email client, capable of close cooperation with Firefox (both by the Mozilla Foundation). To make Thunderbird links open in Firefox, see http://ubuntuforums.…hp?t=60427 gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-21 03:07:12
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:22:36
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metapackage meta-package <reply> A meta-package is a package that simply depends upon other packages and brings them in. It's not a real package, but a very useful package that can drag in other package versions. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:22:35
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rainbow-#ubuntu-offtopic peace-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> 06G13i05v04e 07p08e03a09c10e 11a 02c12h06a13n05c04e07! 08M03a09k10e 11c02o12l06o13r05s 04n07o08t 03w09a10r11! 02♥ rww
Added on: 2011-03-04 06:17:01
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Last modified: 2016-01-03 01:19:06
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schedule <deleted><reply> A schedule of Trusty Tahr (14.04) release milestones can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.…seSchedule Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-05 20:51:52
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2014-02-18 17:46:18
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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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bionic beaver 18.04 <reply> Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) is the 28th release of Ubuntu and the current LTS release. Download at https://www.ubuntu.c…m/download - Release Notes: https://wiki.ubuntu.…leaseNotes Pici
Added on: 2017-10-25 03:45:45
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2018-04-26 23:26:56
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42 the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. Madpilot
Added on: 2009-05-08 16:36:36
Last edited by Jordan_U
Last modified: 2013-12-11 06:12:35
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apparmor <reply> For information about the AppArmor security framework employed in Ubuntu (since Gutsy Gibbon), see https://help.ubuntu.…y/AppArmor LjL
Added on: 2007-11-06 00:07:49
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php <reply> PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language. A command-line only version can be installed in Ubuntu with the "php5-cli" package. See also !lamp for integrated server PHP. The Ubuntu server PHP5 guide is found at https://help.ubuntu.…/php5.html Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 02:23:01
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-27 16:44:01
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owner $hr$Be sure to drink your ovaltine! botmaster master <reply> This bot is owned by Pici, and hosted on a Linode - http://linode.com - Questions about ubottu should be asked in #ubuntu-bots-team or #ubuntu-bots-devel Seveas
Added on: 2007-03-31 16:28:04
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2015-08-04 21:59:54
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spam <reply> Please don't spam Mez
Added on: 2007-02-11 16:34:50
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-01-18 06:12:29
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dmsuperman-#ubuntu-offtopic $hr$ Also, stabbity stab! <deleted><reply> Stabbity stab. Amaranth
Added on: 2009-03-19 03:02:42
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-14 09:47:52
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realtek <reply>some help for recent Realtek chipsets can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…ekRTL8187b Seeker`
Added on: 2008-05-30 05:25:52
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git a distributed revision control/software code management project created by Linus Torvalds. For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.…(software) Pici
Added on: 2008-05-14 19:11:29
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:44:57
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yakkety yak 16.10 yakkity <reply> Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) was the 25th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 20th, 2017. See !eol and https://ubottu.com/y/yakkety Unit193
Added on: 2016-04-22 01:22:12
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2018-01-21 23:50:00
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dash <reply>/bin/sh links to the DASH shell in all releases since Ubuntu Edgy (6.10). Since DASH is not 100% compatible with the BASH shell, some scripts might break. You can make scripts execute using BASH by changing the first line of the script to « #! /bin/bash | See also https://wiki.ubuntu.…ashAsBinSh LjL
Added on: 2006-10-15 22:19:13
Last edited by Pricey
Last modified: 2013-12-03 13:39:35
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desktopsearch strigi indexing indexers beagle kerry tracker kat pinot doodle <reply> Services to index files for fast searching include: Beagle (front-ends: beagle, catfish, gnome-main-menu, mozilla-beagle for !GNOME; kerry, kio-beagle for !KDE; beaglefs for !CLI) - Tracker (tracker-search-tool, libdeskbar-tracker for GNOME; tracker-utils for CLI) - Strigi (strigi-applet, strigi-client for KDE, strigi-utils for CLI) - Kat (for KDE) - Pinot (and pinot-applet for GNOME) - Doodle (for CLI) LjL
Added on: 2007-06-03 17:10:31
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-06-03 17:12:22
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asl <reply> Most of us don't speak American Sign Language; please try English instead. ✌ Amaranth
Added on: 2007-03-30 07:09:15
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-16 04:11:45
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gusty <reply> It is spelt !guTSy :) elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-04-12 11:52:01
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2007-09-03 01:25:03
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baddevice bad device <deleted><reply> If you are receiving an error similar to "X Error: BadDevice, invalid or uninitialized input device 168", it can be safely ignored. If you want to get rid of the error messages then please visit this page: http://seerofsouls.c…viceErrors Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-09-09 00:35:41
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:31:05
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stats-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>Some fun statistics for this channel can be found on http://ircstats.tony…topic.html tonyyarusso
Added on: 2010-11-20 08:07:19
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-28 03:13:12
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