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forums forum ubuntuforums <reply> The Ubuntu forums can be found at https://ubuntuforums.org. Kubuntu Forums are found at https://www.kubuntuforums.net. There is also a channel on freenode IRC #ubuntuforums Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:06:55
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2017-02-16 22:30:11
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adept <deleted><reply> Adept is the package manager for Kubuntu versions 9.04 and earlier. Howto: https://wiki.ubuntu.…AdeptHowto See !muon for the current Kubuntu package manager. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:00:12
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:00:32
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qemu an emulator you can use to run another operating system - see https://help.ubuntu.…rQemuHowTo Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:59:42
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gender <reply>yes, I can confirm I am a female bot :) jussi01
Added on: 2009-02-03 08:13:42
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appeal appeals <reply> If you disagree with a decision by an operator, please first pay #ubuntu-ops a visit. If you are still unhappy, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.…ealProcess for the steps you should take. If you feel the need to discuss the channel rules, please contact the ops on IRC or via the email address on the aforementioned page. elky
Added on: 2009-04-25 19:01:44
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-02-17 16:55:11
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pie-#ubuntu-offtopic sugar-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>PIE PIE PIE, mmm PI PI PI http://farm4.static.…6a3615.jpg Seveas
Added on: 2008-02-03 19:43:21
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-03-15 01:41:36
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tor <reply> Tor is a program to route connections through several servers for anonymity. It is in Ubuntu's repositories, but the Tor Project recommends using their Tor packages due to past issues with Ubuntu's. For setup info, see option (2) of https://www.torproje…an.html.en LjL
Added on: 2007-11-04 23:20:20
Last edited by ezri
Last modified: 2016-03-09 21:22:05
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requirements reqs specs <reply> Hardware requirements to install, boot and comfortably use Ubuntu are listed at https://help.ubuntu.…quirements - For a !flavor with lower requirements, see !Xubuntu or !Lubuntu LjL
Added on: 2008-01-23 15:51:02
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-09-30 02:29:08
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browsers http browser lynx links2 konqueror <reply> Some of the Web Browsers in Ubuntu's repositories include: Firefox (XUL, Gecko), Rekonq (KDE, WebKit), Konqueror (KDE, KHTML/WebKit), Chromium (GTK+, WebKit), Epiphany(GTK+, WebKit), Arora (Qt/KDE, WebKit), Midori (GTK+, WebKit), w3m (terminal-based), links2 (terminal-based or graphical, see !manpage), edbrowse (terminal-based). Along with many others. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:42:31
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2012-02-11 23:09:20
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schedule-#ubuntu+1 <reply> A schedule of $curDevelLong ($curDevelNum) release milestones can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.…seSchedule Pici
Added on: 2008-04-04 19:29:38
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-03-15 04:26:29
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im instant messaging instant messenger msn aim icq chat clients messenger <reply> The Empathy Instant Messenger is installed by default and supports MSN, XMPP (Jabber, GTalk and variants), AIM, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, ICQ, YIM, IRC and others. See also !Kopete and !pidgin Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:40:54
Last edited by topyli
Last modified: 2011-09-23 17:07:40
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gnome3 <reply> GNOME 3 is the desktop environment on which Unity is based. To use GNOME Shell instead of Unity, install the "gnome-shell" package and investigate "gnome-tweak-tool". GNOME 3 is not supported under Natty/11.04, and may break your system if installed from alternate sources. Pici
Added on: 2011-04-28 14:20:10
Last edited by pangolin
Last modified: 2011-10-19 15:07:19
Requested 513 times
screencast record desktop screencasts <reply> Some programs to capture your screen are Kazam, Vokoscreen & Simple Screen Recorder. Also ffmpeg/libav with x11grab option on the command line. Also see https://wiki.ubuntu.…reenCasts. jrib
Added on: 2007-06-02 14:03:35
Last edited by Pricey
Last modified: 2014-01-16 16:29:46
Requested 515 times
mythtv a TV framework for Linux - Instructions for using with Ubuntu at https://help.ubuntu.…ity/MythTV - For discussion and specific support of MythTV, try #mythtv-users apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:14:52
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-11-10 21:49:07
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pony-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>PONY! Ponyponyponyponypony! http://windowseat.ca…r_pony.jpg - NO PONIES FOR YOU! Spec
Added on: 2007-10-31 20:04:16
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2010-04-28 11:26:05
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splash splashscreen <reply> To change the Gnome splash screen, use gnome-splashscreen-manager or change the GConf key /apps/gnome-session/options/splash_image using !gconf-editor. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:16:53
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-19 09:05:35
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laptop notebook <reply> Laptop support information can be found on https://wiki.ubuntu.…nesLaptops - http://www.linux-laptop.net/ - https://wiki.ubuntu.…estingTeam - http://tuxmobil.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 01:06:13
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:49:35
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encrypted encryption <deleted><alias> ecryptfs Flannel
Added on: 2008-11-01 02:15:25
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2019-06-02 02:34:12
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irssi a terminal based IRC client. See https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Irssi for help. See also !screen imbrandon
Added on: 2006-06-28 01:58:13
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:41:12
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bye <reply> Au revoir! LjL
Added on: 2008-01-22 03:51:40
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-01-22 04:09:41
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gpgerr badsig ppagpg <reply> Getting GPG errors after adding custom repositories? Find the GPG keyword for the repository (it's 437D05B5 for the standard ones) and run « sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com <key> » Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-29 17:03:36
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-11-30 02:27:36
Requested 529 times
adduser users user useradd <reply> To add new users to your Ubuntu system, follow the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.…UsersHowto - For administrative privileges, users need to be made members of the group "sudo" - See !sudo LjL
Added on: 2006-11-24 17:00:44
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2013-06-27 20:30:10
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sorry <reply> It's ok, I am only a bot so I cannot stay mad at you. For apologising to humans though, take a read of https://web.archive.…apologies/ Amaranth
Added on: 2007-08-10 23:05:06
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2017-05-22 21:48:30
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ltse hwe <reply> The Ubuntu LTS enablement stacks provide newer kernel and X support for existing LTS releases, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…ementStack IdleOne
Added on: 2015-02-08 14:00:25
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2015-06-28 18:48:56
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java-#kubuntu <deleted><reply>To install a Java compiler/interpreter on Ubuntu, look at https://help.ubuntu.…unity/Java - For the Sun Java runtime install sun-java5-jre or sun-java6-jre from the !Multiverse repository. Jucato
Added on: 2007-02-22 06:51:50
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2009-10-19 13:00:42
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tty ttys <reply> To get to the TTY terminals 3-6, use the keystroke Ctrl + Alt + F3-F6 respectively. Ctrl-Alt-F2 or Ctrl-Alt-F1 will get you back to your graphical login (Ctrl-Alt-F7 on 16.04). To change TTY resolution, see https://help.ubuntu.…Resolution apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:53:31
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2019-04-27 18:14:34
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cedega a project based on WINE, aimed at running Windows games on Linux. For more info, see https://help.ubuntu.…ity/Cedega Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:38:34
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:53:22
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dapper drake dapper drake 6.06 <reply> Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) was the fourth release of Ubuntu. Desktop support ended on July 14th 2009, Server support ended on June 1st 2011. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:17:22
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-06-01 21:31:13
Requested 557 times
freedom free <reply> freedom is important. Ubuntu is as free as we can make it, which means mostly free software. See http://www.gnu.org/p…ee-sw.html and http://www.ubuntu.co…/licensing Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:51:00
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 22:37:39
Requested 559 times
stop <deleted><reply> NOTICE - Please stop this discussion NOW. See !offtopic for things that are inappropriate to discuss in this channel. Continuing will result in action being taken. LjL
Added on: 2007-01-22 02:22:14
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 07:05:33
Requested 561 times
dpkg the Debian package maintenance system, which together with apt forms the basic Ubuntu package management toolkit. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:22:05
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sru <reply> Stable Release Update information is at https://wiki.ubuntu.…aseUpdates Mez
Added on: 2006-10-31 21:14:37
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:45:13
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ubuntu+1 <reply> $curDevelLong is the codename for Ubuntu $curDevelNum - Support only in #ubuntu+1 LjL
Added on: 2006-11-29 22:24:59
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2013-06-26 19:09:18
Requested 567 times
intel <deleted><reply>Ubuntu 9.04 has a known regression for some Intel graphics support. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…erformance and http://ubuntuforums.…?t=1130582 for more information. Madpilot
Added on: 2009-05-21 03:42:07
Last edited by gpc
Last modified: 2011-01-29 23:16:52
Requested 569 times
runlevels runlevel <reply> In Ubuntu all runlevels except 0,1 and 6 are by default equal. Also keep in mind that Ubuntu now uses !Upstart instead of System V init so there is normally no /etc/inittab. Pici
Added on: 2008-11-17 16:12:48
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raring 13.04 ringtail <reply> Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) was the 18th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on January 27, 2014. See !eol, !upgrade and https://ubottu.com/y/raring Pici
Added on: 2012-10-18 00:26:11
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 07:02:54
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kdesu kdesudo <reply> In KDE use « kdesudo <program> » to run graphical applications with root privileges when you have to. Never just use "sudo"! | See http://psychocats.ne…phicalsudo to find out why. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:44:52
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2012-04-21 15:55:39
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crosspost crossposting <reply> Please don't ask the same question in multiple Ubuntu channels at the same time. Many helpers are in more than one channel and it's not fair to them or the other people seeking support. Pici
Added on: 2008-11-17 15:45:49
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-11-17 15:47:24
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rootirc <reply> It's not technically our business, but we'd like to tell you that IRC'ing as root is a Very Bad Idea (tm). After all, doing anything as root when root is not needed is bad, and especially bad with software that connects to the Internet. LjL
Added on: 2007-09-21 17:20:07
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-09-25 18:04:50
Requested 583 times
dist-upgrade distupgrade <reply> A dist-upgrade will install new dependencies for packages already installed and may remove packages if they are no longer needed. This will not bring you to a new release of Ubuntu, see !upgrade if that is your intention. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-03-27 15:46:32
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2012-01-26 13:32:57
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man manpage <reply> The "man" command brings up the Linux manual pages for the command you're interested in. Try "man intro" at the command line, or see https://help.ubuntu.…heTerminal | Manpages online: http://manpages.ubuntu.com/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:34:53
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-06-23 00:01:49
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mainline kernel-mainline <reply> The kernel team supply continuous mainline kernel builds which can be useful for tracking down issues or testing recent changes in the Linux kernel. More information is available at https://wiki.ubuntu.…lineBuilds IdleOne
Added on: 2011-04-10 12:07:20
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p2p <reply> Peer-to-peer filesharing clients are available for several networks/protocols, including !BitTorrent, !Gnutella, !eDonkey, !DirectConnect, !SoulSeek - Multi-protocol engines include !MLDonkey and !giFT - See https://wiki.ubuntu.…ileSharing for general information Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:31:50
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:44:32
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deb .deb installdeb gdebi the Debian package format, also used by Ubuntu. To install .deb files, simply double-click (in Ubuntu) or click (in Kubuntu) on them to start the GDebi utility. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:47:18
Last edited by Jucato
Last modified: 2007-10-31 03:57:27
Requested 604 times
html HyperText Markup Language, used to build web pages. WYSIWYG editors: KompoZer (was Nvu), Iceape Composer, Amaya (Hardy or earlier) - Development environments: Bluefish, Quanta+ - For a howto on HTML coding, see: http://www.w3schools.com/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:26:34
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2012-03-26 18:42:39
Requested 606 times
mplayer <deleted>a media player. It resides in the mutiverse repository and can easily be installed via applications -> add/remove. For codecs try !codecs gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-07-20 02:44:28
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2011-07-18 11:06:08
Requested 607 times
ext3 the default filesystem on older versions of Ubuntu, and the most popular on Linux. You can read/write from Windows to ext3 via http://www.fs-driver.org apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:35:14
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 04:11:40
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changethemes changetheme <reply> To change GNOME themes: https://help.ubuntu.…uEyeCandy. Kubuntu (KDE) themes: https://help.ubuntu.…zeKubuntu. Xubuntu (Xfce): !xfce-themes Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:25:41
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2011-10-23 00:26:39
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live live cd livecd <reply> The Ubuntu Desktop ISO is a "Live" image, which can be run without altering existing files on your hard drive. Especially useful for testing your hardware's compatibility, it also includes an install option. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:24:06
Last edited by SonikkuAmerica
Last modified: 2016-10-16 00:50:29
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kirby-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> <(^.^<) <(^.^)> (>^.^)> Spec
Added on: 2007-09-14 20:49:06
Last edited by Spec
Last modified: 2007-09-14 20:49:14
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