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composite cube <reply> Compiz-Fusion (and the older Compiz and Beryl) are window managers that employ the "composite" extension of X to draw windows using graphics cards' 3D hardware. They can additionally provide "desktop special effects" (such as the "cube") by means of plug-ins. Join #compiz-fusion for help and support with advanced features. See also « /msg $nick compiz » and « /msg $nick effects » LjL
Added on: 2007-11-21 16:47:18
Last edited by m4v
Last modified: 2013-02-28 16:59:28
Requested 211 times
shockwave currently only available for Windows. To run it under !Wine, see https://help.ubuntu.…/Shockwave Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-20 06:42:24
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:40:07
Requested 211 times
is a bot is a bot. <reply> Yes, I can confirm that I am a bot. For more information, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/IRC/Bots LjL
Added on: 2007-04-20 00:19:46
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-26 07:33:03
Requested 208 times
gui <reply> The graphical user interface (GUI) in Ubuntu is composed of many elements, including the !X server, a window manager, and a desktop environment such as !GNOME or !KDE (which themselves use the !GTK and !Qt toolkits respectively) LjL
Added on: 2006-12-14 19:56:09
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addppa <reply> A !ppa can be added using a single command sudo add-apt-repository ppa:user/ppa-name See https://help.ubuntu.…ing%20PPAs for more details oCean
Added on: 2011-07-10 12:27:52
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-09-10 02:13:04
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ops-#ubuntu-ops <reply> Thanks for letting us know you are here, someone will be along presently tsimpson
Added on: 2010-05-31 16:32:06
Last edited by AlanBell
Last modified: 2014-02-28 13:51:43
Requested 203 times
mir <reply> Mir is a display server developed by Canonical and Ubuntu. From Ubuntu 17.04 ( Zesty Zapus ) onward, emphasis has shifted to embedded devices and applications, notably UBports as stated by Mark Shuttleworth ( https://plus.google.…LYubpaHUHH ). Regular Ubuntu 17.10 onwards will use GNOME. Pici
Added on: 2008-01-14 19:11:47
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:22:31
Requested 203 times
cookies <reply> Cookies are delicious delicacies. Flannel
Added on: 2008-07-16 21:18:36
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2008-07-23 12:27:43
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lnw <reply> Want to know the differences between Windows and Linux? This guide, called "Linux is Not Windows" is a pretty good read -- http://linux.oneando…rg/LNW.htm elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-09-01 12:32:19
Last edited by elkbuntu
Last modified: 2007-09-01 12:49:34
Requested 202 times
alot <reply>Do you like to hug alot? - http://hyperboleanda…thing.html mneptok
Added on: 2010-04-19 18:39:06
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:21:42
Requested 201 times
jdong <deleted><reply> <Hobbsee> jdong: yes, but you're FULL OF CRACK! Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-07-20 20:40:08
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-14 18:59:03
Requested 201 times
rsync a fast remote file copy and synchronization program - For more see: https://help.ubuntu.…nity/rsync tsimpson
Added on: 2009-04-01 01:48:03
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Requested 199 times
notreally-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Mwahahahahhahaha. No! LjL
Added on: 2008-10-28 00:38:41
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2016-01-19 03:39:03
Requested 198 times
coffee <deleted>a caffeinated beverage made by filtering hot water through ground up roasted beans of the coffee plant. Flavouring to taste such as milk or cream, sugar or sweetener are often added afterwards. Not to be confused with !java Tm_T
Added on: 2007-11-22 20:49:21
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-02-03 15:42:16
Requested 198 times
here <reply>Please give at least an overview of your problem *here* (all in one line) - you will get a much greater audience. If you have to use more than 3 lines, please use http://paste.ubuntu.com ikonia
Added on: 2010-02-19 13:17:27
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2010-02-20 10:24:54
Requested 197 times
md5sums <reply> See https://help.ubuntu.…untuHashes for the md5sums of Ubuntu discs. PriceChild
Added on: 2007-10-19 23:52:07
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Requested 196 times
ch <reply> The Swiss !LoCo team can be found in #ubuntu-ch (please speak English there) - Deutschsprachiger Ubuntu Support in #ubuntu-de - Aide Ubuntu en français dans #ubuntu-fr - Supporto Ubuntu in Italiano in #ubuntu-it Mamarok
Added on: 2009-05-22 10:16:25
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2012-02-01 15:59:21
Requested 195 times
mythbuntu <reply> Mythbuntu was a former Ubuntu flavor centered upon setting up a standalone MythTV system (http://www.mythbuntu.org). MythTV can still be installed from the Ubuntu repositories or from the Mythbuntu !PPAs linked on https://launchpad.ne…mythbuntu. For MythTV discussion and support, try #mythtv-users PriceChild
Added on: 2007-06-28 00:42:41
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-11-10 21:58:51
Requested 193 times
dumb stupid <reply> The only dumb or stupid question is the one not asked. Please do not tell people off for asking something, just because it seems simple or obvious to you -- we discourage this attitude in all our channels. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-06-23 16:46:34
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2009-11-19 16:24:18
Requested 193 times
mikem-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> mikem [verb]s you! Pici
Added on: 2008-10-20 19:25:25
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-14 09:47:31
Requested 190 times
kopete im-#kubuntu <reply> Instant Messenger Client Kopete (http://kopete.kde.org) supports MSN, Jabber, AIM, YIM, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, ICQ and, in KDE 3, IRC. See also !Pidgin Tm_T
Added on: 2007-11-14 13:16:40
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2008-09-18 09:27:41
Requested 189 times
floppy <reply> To mount floppy disks, see here : https://help.ubuntu.…ToEveryone apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:12:12
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Requested 189 times
uk gb <reply> Join us for a discussion using the Queen's English in #ubuntu-uk Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:20:41
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team-#xubuntu-devel akxwi-dave, bluesabre, dkessel, flocculant, jjfrv8, knome, krytarik, ochosi, pleia2, slickymaster and Unit193 knome
Added on: 2013-11-14 15:17:40
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2017-05-12 20:04:09
Requested 187 times
dhcp Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, a protocol for automatic IP assignment from a router. Ubuntu uses dhclient as a DHCP client but other ones (and DHCP servers too) can be obtained from the !repos. More info at http://en.wikipedia.…/wiki/DHCP tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-04-12 20:24:23
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2007-04-12 20:25:10
Requested 187 times
scope redundancy <reply> We don't need factoids for *everything*, or ten factoids for the same thing ;) LjL
Added on: 2008-02-14 16:27:14
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2009-03-27 01:55:07
Requested 186 times
opabuse-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>Leave the ops alone! Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-06 19:19:31
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2008-02-04 03:44:20
Requested 186 times
backbox <reply> Backbox Linux is not a supported derivative of Ubuntu and is thus not supported in #ubuntu. Please use #backbox on irc.autistici.org or https://forum.backbox.org/ for help with it. rww
Added on: 2015-03-01 03:51:23
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gusty <reply> It is spelt !guTSy :) elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-04-12 11:52:01
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2007-09-03 01:25:03
Requested 185 times
baddevice bad device <deleted><reply> If you are receiving an error similar to "X Error: BadDevice, invalid or uninitialized input device 168", it can be safely ignored. If you want to get rid of the error messages then please visit this page: http://seerofsouls.c…viceErrors Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-09-09 00:35:41
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:31:05
Requested 185 times
stats-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>Some fun statistics for this channel can be found on http://ircstats.tony…topic.html tonyyarusso
Added on: 2010-11-20 08:07:19
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-28 03:13:12
Requested 184 times
desktopsearch strigi indexing indexers beagle kerry tracker kat pinot doodle <reply> Services to index files for fast searching include: Beagle (front-ends: beagle, catfish, gnome-main-menu, mozilla-beagle for !GNOME; kerry, kio-beagle for !KDE; beaglefs for !CLI) - Tracker (tracker-search-tool, libdeskbar-tracker for GNOME; tracker-utils for CLI) - Strigi (strigi-applet, strigi-client for KDE, strigi-utils for CLI) - Kat (for KDE) - Pinot (and pinot-applet for GNOME) - Doodle (for CLI) LjL
Added on: 2007-06-03 17:10:31
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-06-03 17:12:22
Requested 184 times
dmsuperman-#ubuntu-offtopic $hr$ Also, stabbity stab! <deleted><reply> Stabbity stab. Amaranth
Added on: 2009-03-19 03:02:42
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-14 09:47:52
Requested 182 times
asl <reply> Most of us don't speak American Sign Language; please try English instead. ✌ Amaranth
Added on: 2007-03-30 07:09:15
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-16 04:11:45
Requested 182 times
dash <reply>/bin/sh links to the DASH shell in all releases since Ubuntu Edgy (6.10). Since DASH is not 100% compatible with the BASH shell, some scripts might break. You can make scripts execute using BASH by changing the first line of the script to « #! /bin/bash | See also https://wiki.ubuntu.…ashAsBinSh LjL
Added on: 2006-10-15 22:19:13
Last edited by Pricey
Last modified: 2013-12-03 13:39:35
Requested 182 times
owner $hr$Be sure to drink your ovaltine! botmaster master <reply> This bot is owned by Pici, and hosted on a Linode - http://linode.com - Questions about ubottu should be asked in #ubuntu-bots-team or #ubuntu-bots-devel Seveas
Added on: 2007-03-31 16:28:04
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2015-08-04 21:59:54
Requested 180 times
42 the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. Madpilot
Added on: 2009-05-08 16:36:36
Last edited by Jordan_U
Last modified: 2013-12-11 06:12:35
Requested 179 times
realtek <reply>some help for recent Realtek chipsets can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…ekRTL8187b Seeker`
Added on: 2008-05-30 05:25:52
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php <reply> PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language. A command-line only version can be installed in Ubuntu with the "php5-cli" package. See also !lamp for integrated server PHP. The Ubuntu server PHP5 guide is found at https://help.ubuntu.…/php5.html Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 02:23:01
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-27 16:44:01
Requested 179 times
git a distributed revision control/software code management project created by Linus Torvalds. For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.…(software) Pici
Added on: 2008-05-14 19:11:29
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:44:57
Requested 177 times
schedule <deleted><reply> A schedule of Trusty Tahr (14.04) release milestones can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.…seSchedule Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-05 20:51:52
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2014-02-18 17:46:18
Requested 177 times
persistence <reply> To have some persistent storage when using a Live CD, follow the instructions on https://help.ubuntu.…ersistence Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 15:11:04
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etiquette-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Unsure how you should behave on this channel? See !CoC, !Guidelines, !Offtopic, !Language, !Attitude, !Repeat, !Enter, !Paste, !NickSpam, !AskTheBot, !Offtopic4Offtopic - and most importantly, use common sense :-) LjL
Added on: 2007-01-22 02:17:50
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-01-18 06:15:25
Requested 174 times
thunderbird <deleted><reply> Thunderbird is a free email client, capable of close cooperation with Firefox (both by the Mozilla Foundation). To make Thunderbird links open in Firefox, see http://ubuntuforums.…hp?t=60427 gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-21 03:07:12
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:22:36
Requested 174 times
smart Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology, a monitoring system for hard drives. See https://help.ubuntu.…rtmontools apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-23 03:44:57
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2013-03-30 11:46:31
Requested 174 times
ripping rip <reply> For information about the Sound Juicer ripping application see: https://help.ubuntu.…CDRipping. To rip an Audio CD in KDE, put it in and then put audiocd:// in the Konqueror URL bar apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:04:46
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Requested 173 times
systemd the default init system for Ubuntu 15.04 onwards. For information on transitioning from upstart to systemd, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…startUsers For a guide to basic service management with systemd, see https://www.digitalo…-and-units Pici
Added on: 2014-02-14 14:10:03
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-05-23 04:54:25
Requested 172 times
ekiga sip an Internet telephony application included with Ubuntu, which supports the SIP and H323 protocols. Information and help at https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Ekiga LjL
Added on: 2009-03-03 19:27:24
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Requested 172 times
fud <reply>Please do not fall prey to, or spread FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) - it is not welcome here! Please see http://en.wikipedia.…_and_doubt jussi01
Added on: 2008-08-06 17:03:48
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2008-08-31 23:44:02
Requested 172 times
prevu <deleted>an automated, personal backporting utility. Check out https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Prevu for more details PriceChild
Added on: 2007-01-17 03:41:59
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:46:25
Requested 172 times

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