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isitout-#ubuntu-release-party <deleted><reply> YES! ITS OUT: https://lists.ubuntu…00195.html tonyyarusso
Added on: 2009-10-28 21:21:14
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2015-04-23 18:59:49
Requested 1070 times
puregnome pureubuntu <reply> If you want to remove all !Kubuntu packages or !Xubuntu packages and have a default !Ubuntu system, follow the instructions here: http://www.psychocat…pureubuntu PriceChild
Added on: 2008-02-23 01:00:54
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-11-11 13:34:51
Requested 1078 times
torrents <reply> $curStable can be torrented from http://torrent.ubunt…so.torrent or http://torrent.ubunt…so.torrent depending on your needs. Other flavors can be found at http://torrent.ubuntu.com:6969 apokryphos
Added on: 2006-10-26 13:27:56
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2016-04-21 17:46:05
Requested 1080 times
chroot debchroot <reply> A chroot is used to make programs believe that the directory they are running in is really the root directory. It can be used to stop programs accessing files outside of that directory, or for compiling 32bit applications in a 64bit environment - see https://help.ubuntu.…asicChroot ompaul
Added on: 2006-08-11 17:28:50
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-06-15 17:12:19
Requested 1086 times
distributions suse redhat mandriva gentoo archlinux fedora distros novell slackware mepis distro distribution manjaro <reply> Other !Linux distributions besides !Ubuntu include: Debian, Mepis (using !APT); RedHat, Fedora, SUSE, Mandriva (using !RPM); Gentoo, Arch Linux, Manjaro, Slackware (using other packaging systems) apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:46:43
Last edited by SonikkuAmerica
Last modified: 2016-09-02 16:41:01
Requested 1091 times
relationship debian <reply> Ubuntu and Debian are closely related. Ubuntu builds on the foundations of Debian architecture and infrastructure, with a different community and release process. See https://www.ubuntu.c…and-debian - !Repositories meant for Debian should NOT be used on Ubuntu! apokryphos
Added on: 2006-12-16 15:04:50
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-21 19:32:02
Requested 1115 times
packages <reply> You can browse and search for Ubuntu packages using !Synaptic, !KPackageKit, !Muon, "apt-cache search <keywords or regex>", or online at https://packages.ubuntu.com - Ubuntu has about 30000 packages available, so please *search* for an official package before installing things in awkward ways! LjL
Added on: 2006-07-12 18:15:53
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2019-04-03 06:34:33
Requested 1118 times
fuse captive <reply> FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) is a !kernel driver that allows non-root users to create their own filesystems. See http://en.wikipedia.…_Userspace for more on FUSE. Some examples of filesystems that use FUSE are !ntfs-3g, sshfs and isofs. A full list of Filesystems that use FUSE is here: http://fuse.sourcefo…ileSystems apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:48:16
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2007-08-07 14:36:30
Requested 1130 times
pinning pin an advanced feature that APT can use to prefer particular packages over others. See https://help.ubuntu.…nningHowto apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:57:41
Never edited
Requested 1132 times
sound-#kubuntu <reply> If you're having problems with sound see https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Sound - https://help.ubuntu.…leshooting - For playing audio files, see !Players and !MP3 Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-09-14 19:14:50
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2009-11-21 20:21:54
Requested 1144 times
br <reply> Por favor, use #ubuntu-br para ajuda em português. Para entrar no canal por favor faça "/join #ubuntu-br " sem as aspas. Para a comunidade local portuguêsa, use #ubuntu-pt. Obrigada. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 01:15:56
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2014-10-11 14:56:14
Requested 1145 times
swap used to move unused programs and data out of main memory to make your system faster. It can also be used as extra memory if you don't have enough. See https://help.ubuntu.…ty/SwapFaq for more info Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:02:26
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Requested 1147 times
pidgin gaim <reply> The Instant Messenger client Pidgin (formerly Gaim) (https://help.ubuntu.…ty/Pidgin) supports MSN, XMPP (Jabber, GTalk and variants), AIM, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, ICQ, YIM, IRC and others. See also !Kopete tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-04-08 08:06:32
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:53:50
Requested 1156 times
purge-ppa <reply>To disable a PPA from your sources and revert your packages back to default Ubuntu packages, install ppa-purge and use the command: « sudo ppa-purge ppa:<repository-name>/<subdirectory> » – For more information, see http://www.webupd8.o…mmand.html Tm_T
Added on: 2011-06-14 07:13:09
Last edited by Tm_T
Last modified: 2011-06-14 07:19:19
Requested 1157 times
resetpanels resetpanel panels <reply> To reset the GNOME panel to defaults, type this in a !terminal: gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel && killall gnome-panel LjL
Added on: 2008-01-27 02:26:16
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-03-28 01:44:51
Requested 1159 times
hostname <reply>Use hostname <somehostname> to set the hostname, or to do it permanently: edit /etc/hosts to include BOTH the old and new hostname and then change /etc/hostname to the new one. WARNING! Make sure that your current hostname and /etc/hosts match, otherwise sudo may not work properly. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:52:04
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-24 05:15:07
Requested 1184 times
screenshot imagebin screenshots <reply> Screenshots can be made with the [PrtScr] button. Want to show us a screenshot of your problem? Upload an image to http://imgur.com/ and link the created page here. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:00:09
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-08-30 22:34:06
Requested 1186 times
nfs the network file system. See https://help.ubuntu.…UpNFSHowTo for information on installing and configuring NFS. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:41:51
Never edited
Requested 1187 times
editors editor vim emacs nano kate gedit vi ed <reply> Text Editors: gedit (GNOME), Kate (KDE), mousepad (Xfce4) - Terminal-based: nano, vi/vim, emacs, ed - For HTML/CSS editors, see !html - For programming editors and IDE, see !code apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:49:42
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-07-07 04:38:32
Requested 1198 times
kubuntu <reply> Kubuntu is the Ubuntu flavour using KDE Software and the KDE Plasma Workspaces. See https://kubuntu.org for more information - For support join #kubuntu - See also !kde gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-08-02 23:45:20
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-22 21:35:42
Requested 1207 times
usplash splashy <reply> To select the usplash artwork you want, use "sudo update-alternatives --config usplash-artwork.so && sudo update-initramfs -u" - See https://help.ubuntu.…ationHowto for adding your custom artwork apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:36:28
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Requested 1219 times
synaptic <reply> Synaptic is a graphical utility which can install and remove software packages (.deb). For a good howto see https://help.ubuntu.…apticHowto apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:41:59
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2019-02-15 19:57:12
Requested 1222 times
pastebinit <reply> pastebinit is the command-line equivalent of !pastebin - Command output, or other text can be redirected to pastebinit, which then reports an URL containing the output - To use pastebinit, install the « pastebinit » package from a package manager - Simple usage: command | pastebinit genii
Added on: 2009-06-01 23:40:16
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2017-05-30 21:35:12
Requested 1225 times
bug <reply> If you find a bug in Ubuntu or any of its official !flavors, please report it using the command « ubuntu-bug <package> » - See https://help.ubuntu.…ortingBugs for other ways to report bugs. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:24:59
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2019-04-04 16:54:48
Requested 1247 times
edgy edgy eft edgyeft 6.10 <reply>Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) was the fifth release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 25th, 2008. See !eol for more details. bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-10 01:01:55
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-09-22 15:18:55
Requested 1284 times
phone nexus7 tablet touch phablet ubuntu-touch ubports <reply> Information about the mobile port of the Ubuntu platform (formely Ubuntu Touch) for Phone and Tablet is available here: https://ubports.com/. Support and discussion in #ubports IdleOne
Added on: 2013-01-02 19:42:52
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2019-01-08 20:15:12
Requested 1302 times
final beta already <reply> If you install a development version of Ubuntu $curDevel and keep up with package updates, then you will be upgraded to the official release of $curDevelNum when it comes out. To make sure, type « sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade » in a terminal. LjL
Added on: 2007-04-19 18:02:54
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2016-02-26 22:24:21
Requested 1302 times
bluetooth <reply>For instructions on how to set up bluetooth, see https://help.ubuntu.…toothSetup Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-28 11:00:53
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Requested 1303 times
gnome <reply> GNOME was the default desktop environment on Ubuntu up to 10.10. To install the GNOME Shell, type [ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ] in a !terminal. For the GNOME-based !flavor of Ubuntu, see !ubuntu-gnome Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:02:05
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-12-24 02:04:30
Requested 1313 times
software <reply> A general introduction to the ways software can be installed, removed and managed in Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…Management - See also !Packages, !Equivalents Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:20:32
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2007-03-07 01:15:42
Requested 1319 times
latest newest <reply> Packages in Ubuntu may not be the latest. Ubuntu aims for stability, so "latest" may not be a good idea. Post-release updates are only considered if they are fixes for security vulnerabilities, high impact bug fixes, or unintrusive bug fixes with substantial benefit. See also !backports, !sru, and !ppa. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:43:19
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-03-22 05:25:44
Requested 1334 times
burners burn burner burning cdrw <reply> CD/DVD burning software: k3b (KDE), brasero (GNOME), gnomebaker, xcdroast, wodim (command-line) | To burn ISO files, see https://help.ubuntu.…ngIsoHowto Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:35:32
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-04-23 23:42:28
Requested 1339 times
torrent bittorent bittorrent <reply> Some torrent clients: Transmission (GTK and terminal-based), Deluge-Torrent, Freeloader, BitStormLite, BitTornado-GUI (GTK), KTorrent (KDE), QTorrent (Qt), Azureus/Vuse (Java), !Frostwire (Java), TorrentFlux (web-based), bittornado, rTorrent, cTorrent, bittorrent, aria2 (terminal-based) - FAQ: http://www.bittorren…m/help/faq - See also !P2P Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:03:09
Last edited by oCean
Last modified: 2012-01-14 16:17:16
Requested 1350 times
firefox ff the default web browser on Ubuntu. To install the latest version, see https://help.ubuntu.…NewVersion | To install plugins: https://help.ubuntu.…foxPlugins Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:48:13
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-06-13 03:12:27
Requested 1354 times
ics inetsharing <reply> If you want to share the internet connection of your Ubuntu machine with other machines in the network see https://help.ubuntu.…ionSharing Pici
Added on: 2008-04-02 19:03:38
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-05-06 11:22:25
Requested 1369 times
kde4 kde 4 kde4help kde4support <deleted><reply> KDE SC 4.4 is the latest major release of the KDE Software Compilation. Packages can be found at http://www.kubuntu.o…/kde-4.4.2 - Support in #kubuntu apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:48:00
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2010-10-05 11:00:39
Requested 1373 times
envy <deleted><alias> envyng LjL
Added on: 2006-12-09 03:22:01
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2011-05-25 17:30:48
Requested 1378 times
worksforme wfm w4m <reply> Common Sense: Just because you can, does not mean you should (and especially recommend to others). Think before you do. "Works for me" does not mean it is ok. The latest version of everything is not always useful if you aim for stability. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:54:02
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-09-14 19:38:58
Requested 1405 times
uuid blkid <reply> To see a list of your devices/partitions and their corresponding UUID's, run this command in a !shell: « sudo blkid » (see https://wiki.ubuntu.…orAtaDisks for the rationale behind the transition to UUID) Jucato
Added on: 2006-10-30 12:22:39
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2007-09-06 10:56:31
Requested 1424 times
please helpme needhelp <deleted><reply> Avoid following your questions with a trail of "Please, help me", "Can nobody help me?", "I really need this!", and so on. This just contributes to making the channel unreadable. If you are not answered, ask again later; but see also !repeat and !attitude LjL
Added on: 2007-04-24 03:08:34
Last edited by AlanBell
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:48:28
Requested 1462 times
offtopic-#kubuntu <reply> #kubuntu is the official Kubuntu support channel, for all Kubuntu-related support questions. Please use #kubuntu-offtopic for general chatter. Thanks! apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:53:32
Last edited by Jucato
Last modified: 2007-02-21 05:04:46
Requested 1475 times
upstart inittab <reply> Upstart is meant to replace the old Sys V Init system with an event-driven init model. For more information please see: http://upstart.ubuntu.com/ Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-10-09 00:30:14
Never edited
Requested 1489 times
startup session <reply> To add programs to start up when you log into your Gnome session go to System>Preferences>Sessions and use the Startup Programs tab. For more information, see https://help.ubuntu.…ionStartup - See !boot for starting non-interactive programs at boot gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-21 03:02:52
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-06-01 18:39:55
Requested 1512 times
repos-#kubuntu <reply> The packages in Kubuntu are divided into various sections. See https://help.ubuntu.…es/Kubuntu - See https://wiki.ubuntu.…dedSources for the recommended way to set up your repositories Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-09-13 06:04:21
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-02-20 00:23:40
Requested 1524 times
gparted a !GTK/!Gnome !GUI partitioning program. Type « sudo apt-get install gparted » in a console to install it - A GParted "live" CD is available at http://gparted.sourc…livecd.php Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-20 21:25:05
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2009-01-08 12:18:42
Requested 1528 times
intrepid ibex 8.10 <reply> Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) was the ninth release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 30th, 2010. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Pici
Added on: 2008-02-21 01:19:06
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-04-28 15:00:09
Requested 1544 times
packaging packaging guide packagingguide package guide packguide newpackage candidates <reply> The packaging guide is at http://packaging.ubu….com/html/ - See https://wiki.ubuntu.…ewPackages for information on getting a package integrated into Ubuntu - Other developer resources are at https://wiki.ubuntu.…evelopment - See also !backports and !sponsoring apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:09:05
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2014-12-23 17:54:58
Requested 1576 times
yay <reply> Glad you made it! :-) LjL
Added on: 2007-09-22 14:38:08
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Requested 1586 times
permissions chown permission file permissions chmod <reply> An explanation of what file permissions are and how they can be manipulated can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…ermissions Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 22:07:19
Last edited by nickrud
Last modified: 2008-06-23 07:08:40
Requested 1589 times
rpm alien <reply> RPM is the RedHat Package Management system. Ubuntu uses !dpkg, not RPM. RPM packages are not supported (the package "alien" can allow installing them, but it's quite dangerous and unsupported) LjL
Added on: 2006-06-25 22:25:11
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-06-01 17:01:00
Requested 1593 times

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