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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 3900 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
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 3799 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 3672 times
bugs bug 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 3630 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 3530 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 3477 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 3476 times
md5 verify <reply> To verify your Ubuntu ISO image (or other files for which an MD5 checksum is provided), see http://help.ubuntu.c…owToMD5SUM or http://www.linuxques…in_Windows Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:00:46
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-09-18 02:22:28
Requested 3449 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 3412 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
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 3325 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 - Don't want to use a CD? See http://tinyurl.com/3exghs - See also !automate LjL
Added on: 2006-06-26 00:19:47
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2009-11-08 00:54:23
Requested 3308 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 3229 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 3212 times
eol endoflife end-of-life eolupgrades eolupgrade <reply> End-Of-Life is the time when security updates and support for an Ubuntu release stop, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/Releases for more information. Looking to upgrade from an EOL release? See https://help.ubuntu.…OLUpgrades Seveas
Added on: 2006-09-18 04:08:52
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-09-03 14:47:54
Requested 3205 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 3094 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 2985 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 2973 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 2891 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 2863 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 2847 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
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 2796 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 2777 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
nomodeset <reply> A common kernel (boot)parameter is nomodeset, which is needed for some graphic cards that otherwise boot into a black screen or show corrupted splash screen. See http://ubuntuforums.…?t=1613132 on how to use this parameter oCean
Added on: 2011-06-26 11:54:38
Last edited by oCean
Last modified: 2011-06-27 17:50:53
Requested 2752 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 2739 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 and !cloning Spec
Added on: 2006-07-19 20:32:11
Never edited
Requested 2704 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
derivatives $hr$cut off... gnewsense mint linuxmce ultimate mce crunchbang backtrack kali based on ubuntu lxle <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 2670 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
appdb <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 2629 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 2614 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 2607 times
irc 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 http://freenode.net/…hannellist - See also !Guidelines Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:06:51
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-05-13 17:03:08
Requested 2552 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 2541 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 2522 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 2518 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
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 http://ubottu.com/y/hardy for more details. PriceChild
Added on: 2007-08-29 22:41:06
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2013-05-09 22:39:56
Requested 2461 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 2455 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 2397 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 2365 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 2360 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 http://ubottu.com/y/lucid for more details. Amaranth
Added on: 2009-09-20 08:35:19
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2015-06-11 16:21:48
Requested 2334 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 2320 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 2287 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 2258 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 2210 times

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