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irc channels irc-clients irc clients <reply> A list of official Ubuntu IRC channels, as well as IRC clients for Ubuntu, can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…tRelayChat - For a general list of !freenode channels, see !alis - See also !Guidelines Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:06:51
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2018-03-29 20:00:08
Requested 2585 times
minimal mini mini.iso miniiso minimalcd <reply> The Minimal CD image is very small in size, and it downloads most packages from the Internet during installation, allowing you to select only those you want. The installer is text based (rather than graphical as used on the Desktop DVD). See https://help.ubuntu.…/MinimalCD LjL
Added on: 2006-12-15 03:19:53
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-05-23 20:33:55
Requested 2594 times
logs channel logs channellogs log locobot irc logs irclogs ircmeeting 1984 logbot nsa <reply>Official channel logs can be found at https://irclogs.ubuntu.com/ . LoCo channels are now logged there too. Meetingology logs at https://ubottu.com/m…logy/logs/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:50:13
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-24 04:42:02
Requested 2635 times
themes eyecandy theme artwork icandy i-candy eye candy wallpaper art <reply>Find your themes at: http://www.gnome-look.org - http://art.gnome.org - http://www.kde-look.org - http://kubuntu-art.org - http://freecode.com/tags/theme - http://www.guistyles.com - https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/Artwork/ - Also see !changethemes and https://help.ubuntu.…tuEyeCandy Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-14 18:27:04
Last edited by daxcat
Last modified: 2016-03-09 06:12:08
Requested 2637 times
appdb winedb <reply> The Wine Application DB is a database of applications and help for !Windows programs that run under !WINE: http://appdb.winehq.org - Join #winehq for application help Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-01 15:20:15
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-10-15 14:44:19
Requested 2644 times
webcam cam webcams <reply> Instructions for using webcams with Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…ity/Webcam - Supported cams: https://wiki.ubuntu.…WebCameras apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:16:08
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-02-05 19:30:14
Requested 2661 times
source-o-matic sourceomatic som not available anymore, please use Software Sources (in your Applications / K menu) to configure your repositories. Do NOT enable "Proposed updates" unless you're willing to test possibly seriously flawed packages. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:41:45
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-01-23 02:52:56
Requested 2690 times
pastebin-#kubuntu <deleted><reply> For posting multi-line texts into the channel, please use http://paste.kde.org | To post !screenshots use http://imgur.com/ !pastebinit to paste directly from command line | Make sure you give us the URL for your paste - see also the channel topic. tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-02-27 23:39:07
Last edited by valorie
Last modified: 2017-04-16 23:57:08
Requested 2760 times
backup backups deja-dup duplicity <reply> There are many ways to back your system up. Here's a few: https://help.ubuntu.…YourSystem , https://help.ubuntu.…ackupHowto , https://wiki.ubuntu.…UserBackup , https://help.ubuntu.…MondoMindi - See also !sbackup, !borg, and !cloning Spec
Added on: 2006-07-19 20:32:11
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2019-04-22 03:04:43
Requested 2778 times
bcm43xx broadcom 43xx bcm-43xx bcm b43 bcm4313 <reply> Help with Broadcom bcm43xx can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…er/bcm43xx Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:18:16
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-21 06:38:15
Requested 2783 times
ntfs-3g ntfs3g a Linux driver which allows read/write access to NTFS partitions. Installation instructions at https://help.ubuntu.…Partitions Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-11 19:48:36
Last edited by Seveas
Last modified: 2007-04-21 09:57:49
Requested 2798 times
medibuntu w32codecs <reply>The Medibuntu project has come to an end and its repository is no longer maintained and is offline. LjL
Added on: 2007-01-22 19:29:22
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-11-25 18:30:11
Requested 2803 times
clone cloning <reply> To replicate your packages selection on another machine (or restore it if re-installing), you can use the !software package "apt-clone" - See also !automate LjL
Added on: 2007-01-22 21:25:00
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2013-11-07 22:13:08
Requested 2808 times
apt apt-get <reply> APT is the Advanced Package Tool, which together with dpkg forms the basic Ubuntu package management toolkit. Short apt-get manual: https://help.ubuntu.…ptGetHowto - Also see !Synaptic (Gnome), !Muon (KDE) or !Apper (KDE) LjL
Added on: 2006-07-15 22:10:20
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2012-11-05 20:12:41
Requested 2879 times
iso .iso loopback mountiso isomount nrg <reply> To mount an ISO disc image, type « sudo mount -o loop <ISO-filename> <mountpoint> » - There is a list of useful cd image conversion tools at http://wiki.linuxque…Conversion - Always verify the ISO using !MD5 before !burning. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:38:26
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-03-06 18:22:18
Requested 2879 times
netsplit <reply> A netsplit is when two IRC servers of the same network (like freenode) disconnect from each other, so users on one server stop seeing users on the other. If this is happening now, just relax and enjoy the show. See http://en.wikipedia.…i/Netsplit Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:56:28
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:36:48
Requested 2902 times
alis alist <reply> Alis is an IRC service to help you find channels. For help on using it, see "/msg Alis help list" or ask in #freenode. Example usage: "/msg Alis list http" Pici
Added on: 2010-10-14 13:31:41
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-25 04:07:56
Requested 2918 times
derivatives $hr$cut off... gnewsense mint linuxmce ultimate mce crunchbang backtrack kali based on ubuntu lxle popos <reply> The Ubuntu channels can only provide support for Ubuntu and its official flavors, since other distributions and derivatives have repository and software changes. So please use their dedicated support venues, for example: Linux Mint (#linuxmint-help on irc.spotchat.org), Kali Linux (#kali-linux), and LXLE (#lxle) LjL
Added on: 2008-01-24 22:57:06
Last edited by kryten
Last modified: 2017-04-07 20:34:03
Requested 2926 times
dualboot dual boot dual-boot <reply> Dual boot instructions: x86/AMD64: https://help.ubuntu.…ot/Windows - Macs: https://help.ubuntu.…MacBookPro https://help.ubuntu.…CsDualBoot Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:50:22
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2011-02-13 06:21:17
Requested 3054 times
nomodeset <reply> Systems with certain graphics chipsets may not boot properly out of the box. "Temporarily Add a Kernel Boot Parameter for Testing" as discussed at https://wiki.ubuntu.…Parameters to add the "nomodeset" parameter there. oCean
Added on: 2011-06-26 11:54:38
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2020-01-14 00:59:37
Requested 3081 times
fstab /etc/fstab drives <reply> The /etc/fstab file indicates how drive partitions are to be used or otherwise integrated into the file system. See https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Fstab and http://www.pclosmag.…age07.html and !Partitions apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:30:53
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-30 18:49:45
Requested 3130 times
ppa ppas <reply> A Personal Package Archive (PPA) can provide alternate software not normally available in the offical Ubuntu repositories - Looking for a PPA? See https://launchpad.ne…untu/+ppas - WARNING: PPAs are unsupported third-party packages, and you use them at your own risk. See also !addppa and !ppa-purge Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-08-28 13:47:45
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2012-02-27 21:39:45
Requested 3156 times
automatix automatix2 automatrix <reply> Automatix is no longer developed or supported by its creators and is not recommended, supported, or needed by Ubuntu. See http://mjg59.livejou…77440.html and « /msg $nick WorksForMe » gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-07-02 04:29:31
Last edited by m4v
Last modified: 2013-02-28 16:49:40
Requested 3214 times
disks formatting format partition partitions partitioning mounting disk harddrive <reply> For help with partitioning a new install see https://help.ubuntu.…oPartition | For partitioning programs, see !GParted (recommended) or !PartitionManager. Other partitioning topics include !fstab, !home, and !swap LjL
Added on: 2006-07-20 23:35:02
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-30 04:07:50
Requested 3270 times
hardware hcl nic <reply> For lists of supported hardware on Ubuntu see https://wiki.ubuntu.…areSupport - To help debugging and improving hardware detection, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…eDetection apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:02:23
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-12-11 16:07:30
Requested 3347 times
installing install netinstall installguide d-i oeminstall oem diskless netboot installation nocdinstall <reply> Ubuntu can be installed in lots of ways. Please see https://help.ubuntu.…stallation for documentation. Problems during install? See https://wiki.ubuntu.…emsInstall - See also !automate LjL
Added on: 2006-06-26 00:19:47
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2018-02-24 20:32:24
Requested 3362 times
beryl <reply> Beryl has been merged with Compiz to form Compiz-Fusion. New Beryl installs are discouraged. See also !compiz Amaranth
Added on: 2006-10-03 04:26:40
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-10-18 00:50:01
Requested 3395 times
o4o offtopic-#kubuntu-offtopic offtopic4offtopic offtopic-#xubuntu-offtopic offtopic-#ubuntu-offtopic religion sex ot4ot 040 drugs politics-#ubuntu-offtopic rock&roll-#ubuntu-offtopic suicide <reply>Some topics are controversial and often end in negativity. Take care on subjects like war, race, religion, politics, gender, sexuality, drugs, potentially illegal activities and suicide. The topics are not banned; stating your position is ok, but trolling, baiting, hostility or repetition are not. If you are asked to stop, do so politely. Disputes to !appeals, please adhere to !freenode Policy and the !CodeOfConduct LjL
Added on: 2006-12-21 03:36:09
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-01-18 05:04:06
Requested 3442 times
kernel compilekernel kernelcompile kernelhowto customkernel <reply> The core of Ubuntu is the Linux kernel: see https://help.ubuntu.…ity/Kernel - You shouldn't have to compile your own, and if you need to troubleshoot issues, you can try a !Mainline kernel instead, but if you insist, see https://help.ubuntu.…el/Compile (see also !Stages) apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 22:01:25
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-04-10 12:12:54
Requested 3521 times
tab autocomplete tabcompletion nicktab usetab nick completion nick complete <reply> You can use your <tab> key for autocompletion of nicknames in IRC, as well as for completion of filenames and programs on the command line. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 23:58:52
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-07-23 18:22:24
Requested 3542 times
windows bug#1 bug #1 bug 1 microsoft windowsxp <reply>For discussion on Microsoft software, or help with same, please visit ##windows. See http://launchpad.net…ntu/+bug/1 http://linux.oneando…rg/LNW.htm and /msg $nick equivalents Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:49:27
Last edited by m4v
Last modified: 2013-02-28 17:04:31
Requested 3544 times
md5 verify md5sum <reply> To verify your Ubuntu ISO image (or other files for which an MD5 checksum is provided), see https://help.ubuntu.…owToMD5SUM or http://www.linuxques…in_Windows Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:00:46
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:52:54
Requested 3544 times
eol endoflife end-of-life eolupgrades eolupgrade old-releases oldreleases eolupdate <reply> End-Of-Life is when security updates and support for an Ubuntu release stop. Make sure to update Ubuntu before it goes EOL so you get updates promptly for newly-discovered security vulnerabilities. See https://help.ubuntu.…munity/EOL and https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/Releases for more info. Looking to upgrade from an EOL release? See https://help.ubuntu.…OLUpgrades Seveas
Added on: 2006-09-18 04:08:52
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2019-09-26 15:56:29
Requested 3687 times
usb unetbootin liveusb persistant persistent <reply> For information about installing Ubuntu from USB flash drives, see https://help.ubuntu.…omUSBStick - For a persistent live USB install, see: https://wiki.ubuntu.…Persistent Pici
Added on: 2007-12-19 14:05:13
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-02-05 19:10:19
Requested 3814 times
shout <deleted><reply> PLEASE DON'T SHOUT! We can read lowercase too. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:01:53
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2017-03-28 20:15:30
Requested 3837 times
bugs filebug bugtracker features bus <reply> If you find a bug in Ubuntu or any of its derivatives, 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 23:25:05
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2016-06-24 20:02:48
Requested 3843 times
ubuntu <reply> Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. It is developed by a large community and we invite you to participate too! - Also see http://www.ubuntu.com Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:40:14
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2007-05-27 21:37:21
Requested 3851 times
ntfs windowsdrives fat32 nfts <reply> To view your Windows/Mac partitions see https://help.ubuntu.…Partitions - For write access, see !NTFS-3g or !FUSE apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:07:26
Last edited by jpds
Last modified: 2008-07-20 19:38:37
Requested 3916 times
botsnack <reply> Yum! Err, I mean, APT! Amaranth
Added on: 2006-08-05 08:42:05
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-08-06 13:34:26
Requested 3922 times
firewall firestarter iptables shorewall guarddog ufw <reply> Ubuntu, like any other Linux distribution, has built-in firewall capabilities. The firewall is managed using the 'ufw' command - see https://help.ubuntu.…munity/UFW | GUI frontends such as gufw and ufw-kde also exist. | An alternative to ufw is the 'iptables' command - See https://help.ubuntu.…ablesHowTo Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:46:03
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-08-08 13:44:58
Requested 4118 times
root <reply> Do not try to guess the root password, that is impossible. Instead, realise the truth... there is no root password. Then you will see that it is 'sudo' that grants you access and not the root password. Look at https://help.ubuntu.…y/RootSudo Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 01:18:28
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-12-05 23:00:16
Requested 4123 times
dvd libdvdcss libdvdcss2 k9copy css <reply> Ubuntu's default installation and repositories do not include packages needed to play commercial DVDs for legal reasons. For information on adding them, see https://help.ubuntu.…layingDVDs | For information on the legalities involved, see the "DVD" section of https://help.ubuntu.…reeFormats Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 22:19:35
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-12-16 04:34:19
Requested 4128 times
coc conduct codeofconduct code of conduct <reply> The Ubuntu Code of Conduct is the document that spells out etiquette in the Ubuntu community | http://www.ubuntu.co…tu/conduct | For information on how to electronically sign the CoC, see https://help.ubuntu.…eofConduct | Watch http://static.screen…ingCoC.ogv Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:25:29
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:54:59
Requested 4202 times
repos repositories main universe multiverse sources sources.list components repo repository <reply> The packages in Ubuntu are divided into several sections. More information at https://help.ubuntu.…positories - See https://wiki.ubuntu.…dedSources for the recommended way to set up your repositories. Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-24 12:34:35
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:49:24
Requested 4713 times
thanks thanks! thank you thankyou ty thanks. thanx ok thanks :) domo arigato thx <reply> You're welcome! But keep in mind I'm just a bot ;-) Mez
Added on: 2006-09-09 08:48:38
Never edited
Requested 4798 times
away afk <reply> Please do not use noisy away messages and nicks in Ubuntu channels. It is annoying and unnecessary. Use the command "/away <reason>" to set your client away silently. See also «/msg $nick Guidelines» Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:58:27
Last edited by m4v
Last modified: 2013-02-28 16:53:45
Requested 4923 times
pm privatemessage private message msg private query privmsg <reply> Please ask your questions in the channel so that other people can help you, benefit from your questions and answers, and ensure that you're not getting bad advice. Amaranth
Added on: 2006-06-30 16:10:19
Last edited by AlanBell
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:28:00
Requested 4940 times
who usernames prefix <reply> As you can see, this is a large channel. If you're speaking to someone in particular, please put their nickname in what you say (use !tab), or else messages get lost and it becomes confusing :) bimberi
Added on: 2006-11-30 00:12:21
Last edited by Hobbsee
Last modified: 2007-04-08 08:10:07
Requested 5013 times
compiling gcc b-e build build-essential make g++ build-essentials compiler <reply> Compiling software from source? Read the tips at https://help.ubuntu.…ngSoftware (But remember to search for pre-built !packages first) LjL
Added on: 2006-07-18 22:50:25
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2007-11-25 22:23:24
Requested 5045 times
lamp <reply> LAMP is an acronym for Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP. However, the term is often used for setups using alternative but different software, such as Perl or Python instead of PHP, and Postgres instead of MySQL. For help with setting up LAMP on Ubuntu, see https://help.ubuntu.…heMySQLPHP - See also the Server CD installation process. Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-24 13:06:23
Last edited by AlanBell
Last modified: 2012-11-25 22:16:03
Requested 5104 times

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