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notunity disunited <reply> Since Ubuntu 11.10, !Unity is the default desktop in Ubuntu. For the !GNOME 3 desktop, install "gnome-shell". For !MATE, the continuation of GNOME 2, install "mate-desktop". For GNOME Flashback, install "gnome-session-flashback". Also see !flavors. Pici
Added on: 2011-10-13 14:08:44
Last edited by SonikkuAmerica
Last modified: 2016-12-14 19:43:41
Requested 1636 times
download mirror mirrors <reply> Ubuntu installation CDs can be downloaded from http://releases.ubuntu.com - Mirrors can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.…om/Mirrors - PLEASE use the !torrents to download !$curStable, and help keeping the servers' load low! Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:46:50
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:39:20
Requested 1641 times
server ubuntu-server <reply> Ubuntu Server Edition is a release of Ubuntu designed especially for server environments, including a server specific !kernel and no !GUI. The install CD contains many server applications. Current !LTS version is !$curLTS ($curLTSLong $curLTSNum) - More info: http://www.ubuntu.co…veredition - Guide: https://help.ubuntu.…erverguide - Support in #ubuntu-server Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:25:07
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-27 16:39:57
Requested 1672 times
topic <reply> Please read the channel topic whenever you enter, as it contains important information. To view it at any time after joining, simply type /topic Seveas
Added on: 2006-10-22 18:02:36
Never edited
Requested 1689 times
rar unrar a non-free archive format created by Rarsoft. For instructions on accessing .rar files through the Archive Manager view https://help.ubuntu.…mpression. There is a free (as in speech) unrar utility as well, see !info unrar-free Spec
Added on: 2006-07-31 22:11:25
Never edited
Requested 1711 times
backports backport <reply> If new updated Ubuntu packages are built for an application, then they may go into Ubuntu Backports. See https://help.ubuntu.…uBackports - See also !packaging apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:41:17
Last edited by Hobbsee
Last modified: 2007-12-19 05:29:59
Requested 1717 times
files dirs file fhs hier fsh <reply> An explanation of how files and directories are organized on Ubuntu, and how they can be manipulated, can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…eeOverview see also: man hier Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 23:17:27
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-02-05 20:56:11
Requested 1717 times
virtualbox vbox <reply> Virtualbox is a virtualizer for x86 and amd64 architectures. It's available in the package "virtualbox" in the !repositories, and you can download the Virtualbox Extension Pack for additional, non-Free functionality at http://virtualbox.org . Additional details can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…VirtualBox LjL
Added on: 2007-01-23 16:27:30
Last edited by pangolin
Last modified: 2011-11-29 12:28:51
Requested 1720 times
jaunty jackalope 9.04 <reply> Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) was the tenth release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: October 23, 2010. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Flannel
Added on: 2008-09-09 03:26:15
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-10-21 16:09:52
Requested 1732 times
webmin no longer supported in Debian and Ubuntu. It is not compatible with the way that Ubuntu packages handle configuration files, and is likely to cause unexpected issues with your system. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:18:33
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:32:45
Requested 1733 times
uefi efi <reply> UEFI is a specification that defines a software interface between an operating system and platform firmware. It is meant as a replacement for the BIOS. For information on how to set up and install Ubuntu and its derivatives on UEFI machines please read https://help.ubuntu.…unity/UEFI IdleOne
Added on: 2012-12-19 19:32:00
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2014-01-02 01:01:53
Requested 1738 times
releases timetable release timebasedreleases <reply> Ubuntu releases a new version every 6 months. Each version is supported for 9 months (non-LTS) or 5 years (LTS). More info at https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/Releases and https://wiki.ubuntu.…edReleases Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-24 13:01:25
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-26 22:46:21
Requested 1739 times
vmware <reply> VMWare is not available in the Ubuntu repositories. Consider using !QEmu or !VirtualBox as alternatives. Instructions for installing VMWare manually are at https://help.ubuntu.…ity/VMware LjL
Added on: 2006-06-22 03:31:26
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-11-12 12:57:43
Requested 1742 times
version <reply> To find out what version of Ubuntu you have, type « lsb_release -a » in a !shell - To know the available version of a package, « apt-cache policy <package> » apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:52:50
Last edited by Mez
Last modified: 2008-10-17 15:42:03
Requested 1761 times
font <reply>Font installation basics here: https://help.ubuntu.…stallHowto - No fonts in Flash? Install "msttcorefonts" (from !Multiverse), "gsfonts", and "gsfonts-x11". For the official ubuntu font, see: http://font.ubuntu.com/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:49:12
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2011-09-07 10:47:42
Requested 1844 times
xubuntu <reply> Xubuntu is Ubuntu with !Xfce as the desktop environment. More info at https://xubuntu.org/ - To install the Xubuntu environment from Ubuntu: « sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop^ » - Join #xubuntu for support - See also: !xubuntu-channels gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-29 03:00:45
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-23 18:43:44
Requested 1860 times
karmic koala 9.10 karmic koala <reply> Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) was the eleventh release of Ubuntu. !End-Of-Life on April 29th 2011, see https://ubottu.com/y/karmic for details. Pici
Added on: 2009-02-20 18:04:43
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 07:01:44
Requested 1872 times
noob <deleted><reply> Acronyms or statements like noob, jfgi, stfu, or rtfm are not welcome in this channel. Period. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:26:47
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:40:14
Requested 1901 times
flashissues <deleted><reply> The Flash plugin installation has been broken for some time. A fix has been released now. If the update fails to install Flash, try « sudo apt-get --purge remove flashplugin-nonfree ; sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree » Mez
Added on: 2007-12-12 14:23:16
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-30 18:36:02
Requested 1911 times
vnc <reply> VNC is a protocol for remote desktop. https://help.ubuntu.…VNCOverSSH describes how to use it securely. It works best over fast connections, otherwise look at !FreeNX bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-07 02:29:55
Never edited
Requested 1916 times
ccsm <reply> To enable advanced customization of desktop effects in Ubuntu: install 'compizconfig-settings-manager' (or 'simple-ccsm' for pre-Oneiric). If you install the latter, a new option will appear in your appearance properties - See also !compiz - Help in #compiz Pici
Added on: 2007-10-17 19:28:01
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-10-28 13:52:07
Requested 1918 times
skype skyperecord skyperecording <reply> To install Skype on Ubuntu, see https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Skype - To record on Skype, check: https://wiki.ubuntu.…rdingHowto - Please use open protocols instead if you can, see !Ekiga apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:24:50
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2009-03-04 19:18:37
Requested 1925 times
wubi <reply> Wubi was a way to install Ubuntu from within Windows, but it is no longer supported in recent versions of Ubuntu and Windows, and was never well maintained even for Ubuntu 12.04. Do not use Wubi. See !install for other options for installing Ubuntu. tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-04-25 03:06:00
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-07-06 16:33:06
Requested 1926 times
helpersnack cookie <reply> Wow! You're such a great helper, you deserve a cookie! fdoving
Added on: 2007-05-18 16:40:16
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Requested 1951 times
feisty feisty fawn fawn 7.04 <reply> Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) was the sixth release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: October 19th, 2008. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Mez
Added on: 2006-10-21 05:12:07
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-01-16 14:15:22
Requested 1956 times
kde <reply> KDE (http://kde.org) is an open community that creates and maintains software including the Plasma desktop. To install from Ubuntu: « sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop », or see https://help.ubuntu.…tallingKDE . See http://kubuntu.org for more information. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 02:32:36
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:53:08
Requested 1967 times
ipod iphone <reply> For information on how to sync and add tracks to your iPod, see the guide at https://help.ubuntu.…/IPodHowto - For the iPhone and the iPod Touch, see https://help.ubuntu.…ces/iPhone - See !RockBox for information on liberating your iPod Madpilot
Added on: 2006-08-08 05:27:49
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2009-03-26 03:03:20
Requested 1975 times
gutsy gibbon 7.10 <reply> Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) was the seventh release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 18th, 2009. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Seveas
Added on: 2007-04-12 10:23:51
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-04-22 17:58:07
Requested 2002 times
gksudo gksu <reply> gksudo was a way to run graphical applications as root. It should no longer be used. Use !pkexec instead. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:46:23
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2018-08-29 19:39:52
Requested 2019 times
manual <reply> The Ubuntu Manual will help you become familiar with everyday tasks such as surfing the web, listening to music and scanning documents. With an emphasis on easy to follow instructions, it is suitable for all levels of experience. http://ubuntu-manual.org/ Pici
Added on: 2010-04-29 00:06:17
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-04-29 00:09:15
Requested 2056 times
google lmgtfy <reply> While Google is useful for helpers, many newer users don't have the google-fu yet. Please don't tell people to "google it" when they ask a question. Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-02 10:43:18
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2009-07-08 08:31:37
Requested 2072 times
piracy warez illegal cracking <reply> piracy discussion and other questionably legal practices are not welcome in the Ubuntu channels. Please take this discussion elsewhere or abstain from it altogether. This includes linking to pirated software, music, and video. Also see !guidelines and !o4o elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-03-11 14:52:32
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-07-19 19:43:02
Requested 2106 times
elaborate error details <reply> Please elaborate; your question or issue may not seem clear or detailed enough for people to help you. Please give more detailed information; for example, we might need errors, steps, relevant configuration files, Ubuntu version, and hardware information. Use a !pastebin to avoid flooding the channel. somerville32
Added on: 2006-12-14 20:17:34
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-05-09 17:43:50
Requested 2141 times
printing printer printers print cups cupsys ipp <reply> Printing in Ubuntu is done with cups. See https://help.ubuntu.…y/Printers - https://wiki.ubuntu.…tsPrinters - http://linuxprinting.org - Printer sharing: https://help.ubuntu.…WithUbuntu Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:31:13
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2012-12-26 05:41:14
Requested 2148 times
u ur 4 y shorthand <reply> Shortened English is difficult for some non-native English speakers to read. Please use full words instead. Thanks! Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-25 18:09:14
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:39:29
Requested 2161 times
lts <reply> LTS means Long Term Support. LTS versions are supported for 5 years on the desktop and server. The latest LTS version of Ubuntu is !$curLTS ($curLTSLong $curLTSNum). Ubuntu !flavors may have different support durations, check their release notes for information. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:13:48
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-05-01 19:28:52
Requested 2211 times
virus av viruses <reply> Antivirus is something you don't need on !Linux, except where files are then passed to Windows computers (perhaps using Samba). See https://help.ubuntu.…/Antivirus ompaul
Added on: 2006-08-11 08:38:28
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-06 22:31:40
Requested 2219 times
aptlock dpkg fix crash dpkg crash fix aptfix apt-fix dpkglock apt-lock <reply> If an APT front-end crashed and your database is locked, try this in a !terminal: « sudo fuser -vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock;sudo dpkg --configure -a » LjL
Added on: 2007-10-21 15:31:48
Never edited
Requested 2227 times
isitout outyet isoutouyet is it out yet releasetime isitoutyet countdown-#ubuntu-release-party isitout? <reply> It's out! Grab your party hats and cake at #ubuntu-release-party, and see ubuntu.com or your favorite flavor website for download links :) LjL
Added on: 2008-10-30 01:48:02
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2019-10-17 17:28:05
Requested 2256 times
nickspam <reply> You should avoid changing your nick in a busy channel like #ubuntu, or other Ubuntu channels; it causes excessive scrolling which is unfair to new users. Please set your preferred nick in your client's settings instead. See also « /msg $nick Guidelines » ompaul
Added on: 2006-09-16 15:00:49
Last edited by m4v
Last modified: 2013-02-28 16:55:08
Requested 2260 times
alternate alternate cd alternatecd alternetive alternative alt <reply>The alternate CD has been discontinued for the main Ubuntu distro, please use and report any bugs in the !LiveCD apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:31:48
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-14 19:51:31
Requested 2290 times
games nexuiz wow warcraft et fun doom doom3 <reply> Information about games on Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Games and http://www.icculus.o…melist.php and http://www.penguspy.com/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:02:03
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-11-28 15:38:44
Requested 2321 times
lucid 10.04 <reply> Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) was the twelfth release of Ubuntu. Desktop support ended May 9 2013. Server support ended on April 30 2015. See https://ubottu.com/y/lucid for more details. Amaranth
Added on: 2009-09-20 08:35:19
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 07:01:58
Requested 2344 times
players media players video players audio players totem totem-xine vlc banshee rhythmbox amarok media music players player exaile listen <reply> Audio (Ogg, MP3...) players: Audacious, Banshee, Listen, Quod Libet, Rhythmbox, Exaile, XMMS2 (GTK/Gnome based) and Amarok, JuK (Qt/KDE based). Video players: Totem, Xine, MPlayer, VLC, Kaffeine - See also !codecs LjL
Added on: 2006-07-09 02:49:51
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-04-28 14:54:24
Requested 2368 times
pl polish poland <reply> Na tym kanale używamy tylko języka angielskiego. Możesz uzyskać pomoc w języku polskim na #ubuntu-pl. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:07:18
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2009-09-07 19:41:19
Requested 2374 times
raid lvm fakeraid <reply> Tips and tricks for RAID and LVM can be found on https://help.ubuntu.…ftwareRAID and http://www.tldp.org/…/LVM-HOWTO - For software RAID, see https://help.ubuntu.…eRaidHowto Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:56:48
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2009-04-27 08:47:40
Requested 2459 times
hardy heron 8.04 <reply> Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) was the eighth release of Ubuntu. Desktop support ended on May 12 2011, Server support ended on May 9th 2013. See https://ubottu.com/y/hardy for more details. PriceChild
Added on: 2007-08-29 22:41:06
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 07:01:30
Requested 2469 times
boot init smartbootmanager boot floppy bum <reply> Boot options: https://help.ubuntu.…ootOptions - To add your own startup scripts, use /etc/rc.local - See also !grub and !dualboot - Making a boot floppy: https://help.ubuntu.…BootFloppy - Also see https://help.ubuntu.…nagerHowto Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 15:24:07
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-29 05:39:13
Requested 2469 times
lol <deleted><reply> Please don't use "LOL" and "OMG" and so forth on a regular basis. This is IRC, not IM, and using those lines on their own is not required, and it is rather annoying to the rest of the people in the channel; thanks. Seveas
Added on: 2007-09-09 11:35:50
Last edited by AlanBell
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:36:39
Requested 2489 times
ssh openssh sftp <reply> SSH is the Secure SHell protocol, see: https://help.ubuntu.…munity/SSH for client usage. PuTTY is an SSH client for Windows; see: http://www.chiark.gr…ham/putty/ for its homepage. See also !scp (Secure CoPy) and !sshd (Secure SHell Daemon) LjL
Added on: 2006-06-22 03:32:41
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2016-01-12 00:08:13
Requested 2559 times

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