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xorgconf xorg.conf <reply> The /etc/X11/xorg.conf file is deprecated, but sometimes may still be needed to pass values to specific drivers. See `man xorg.conf` for file structure and syntax. For Ubuntu-specific documentation and more information, see also https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/X/Config topyli
Added on: 2011-10-28 18:26:10
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:29:06
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smack* <reply> Ouch, that hurt! Amaranth
Added on: 2007-08-10 23:04:10
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2007-08-10 23:04:46
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kompozer a WYSIWYG HTML editor for easily creating web pages, and the continuation of the dead Nvu project. It is available in !Universe on !Gutsy and later releases. Note that there is a GTK incompatibility in !Intrepid and !Jaunty, so users of those releases should use the !PPA at https://launchpad.ne…rchive/ppa instead. tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-04-23 01:47:58
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2009-10-24 19:23:53
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metapackage meta-package <reply> A meta-package is a package that simply depends upon other packages and brings them in. It's not a real package, but a very useful package that can drag in other package versions. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:22:35
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identify <reply> You can identify to NickServ automatically when connecting to freenode. See https://www.freenode…l#identify for more information. When identifying manually, do NOT send the command from a channel's tab, as a typo will give away your password. If that happens, identify and then type « /msg NickServ set password <new-password> » in the server tab as soon as possible. LjL
Added on: 2008-02-09 03:30:18
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-01-25 01:31:03
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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
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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
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moo-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> There are no easter eggs in this bot. Pici
Added on: 2008-02-01 20:03:32
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errors <reply> If you have problems or errors, you will need to describe/paste them. Please use the !pastebin for errors that cannot be quoted in a single IRC message LjL
Added on: 2006-12-14 19:48:01
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-11-06 23:30:21
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apparmor <reply> For information about the AppArmor security framework employed in Ubuntu (since Gutsy Gibbon), see https://help.ubuntu.…y/AppArmor LjL
Added on: 2007-11-06 00:07:49
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fluxbuntu <deleted><reply>fluxbuntu is a LPAE-standard compliant, Ubuntu-based derivative that maintains the goal of running on a wide range of mobile devices and computers (low-end & high-end). It is lightweight, swift and efficient. | Support Channel: #fluxbuntu on freenode | Homepage: http://fluxbuntu.org/ imbrandon
Added on: 2006-07-03 05:49:16
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:23:17
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rainbow-#ubuntu-offtopic peace-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> 06G13i05v04e 07p08e03a09c10e 11a 02c12h06a13n05c04e07! 08M03a09k10e 11c02o12l06o13r05s 04n07o08t 03w09a10r11! 02♥ rww
Added on: 2011-03-04 06:17:01
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2016-01-03 01:19:06
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yum <reply>Uh, don't you mean !apt ? elky
Added on: 2009-03-17 11:23:24
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pi-#ubuntu-offtopic either 3 for small values of pi, 4 for large values of pi or 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510 and then some Pici
Added on: 2007-12-28 20:13:08
Last edited by Seveas
Last modified: 2008-02-03 19:42:08
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ies4linux <deleted><reply> is a script that quickly and effortlessly helps you install 3 versions of IE in Wine. Information can be found at http://www.tatanka.c…/Main_Page including instructions specifically for Ubuntu. ies4linux is aimed at web designers and ie-only sites, so please, dont use any of the IEs to navigate! Use !browsers ! elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-03-29 15:19:57
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:29:49
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deluge a Bittorrent client, created using Python and GTK+, intended to bring a native, full-featured client to !GTK environments such as GNOME and Xfce. See http://deluge-torrent.org/ for more information or the package 'deluge-torrent' in the package repositories. LjL
Added on: 2006-12-28 20:42:49
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2016-10-10 01:54:32
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b white_eagle-#ubuntu-offtopic an IRC channel mode that you don't want on your hostmask. LjL
Added on: 2007-09-18 21:26:05
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-07-15 13:13:01
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spam <reply> Please don't spam Mez
Added on: 2007-02-11 16:34:50
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-01-18 06:12:29
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plymouth <reply> Plymouth is an application that runs very early in the boot process (even before the root filesystem is mounted!) that provides a graphical boot animation while the boot process happens in the background. To change your Plymouth theme use « sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth && sudo update-initramfs -u » Pici
Added on: 2010-12-02 14:07:39
Last edited by Jordan_U
Last modified: 2013-04-29 00:05:35
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support-#ubuntu+1 offtopic-#ubuntu+1 <reply> #ubuntu+1 handles support for the development version of Ubuntu. Please join #ubuntu for all other Ubuntu support. Chat in #ubuntu-offtopic. Pici
Added on: 2009-05-05 18:55:10
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-05-05 18:55:17
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squid a caching proxy for the Web. See: https://help.ubuntu.…SquidGuard See: http://www.squid-cache.org ompaul
Added on: 2008-06-29 01:37:11
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:33:49
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drink-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Remember folks; don't drink and IRC! LjL
Added on: 2007-12-28 03:07:33
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-03-20 01:24:08
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hal open the pod bay doors-#ubuntu-offtopic in the process of being deprecated. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…Halsectomy and http://en.wikipedia.…tion_layer for more info. Tm_T
Added on: 2008-03-01 19:27:34
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:44:22
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truecrypt <reply> Truecrypt is a free open-source on-the-fly disk encryption software. See https://help.ubuntu.…ddenVolume Pici
Added on: 2008-02-07 20:31:14
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2010-04-17 23:57:46
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pbuilder pbuilder howto a system to easily build packages in a clean chroot environment. To get started with PBuilder, see http://wiki.ubuntu.c…ilderHowto Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:48:29
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hoary hoary hedgehog hedgehog <reply> Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog) was the second release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: October 31, 2006. See !eol for more details. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:16:35
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2007-07-31 14:18:37
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paste-#ubuntu-uk <reply> Pastebin is a service to post large texts so you don't flood the channel. The Ubuntu pastebin is at http://pastebin.ubuntu-uk.org (make sure you give us the URL for your paste - see also the #ubuntu channel topic) PriceChild
Added on: 2007-05-10 17:47:14
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2007-05-10 17:48:29
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dmb-ping <reply> bdmurray, BenC, cyphermox, infinity, micahg, rbasak, sil2100: DMB ping. Pici
Added on: 2011-10-24 14:42:24
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2016-04-25 19:04:38
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pici <deleted>stuck in a factoid factory! Send help! Pici
Added on: 2007-10-17 17:36:26
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2014-07-22 13:04:22
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devilspie a tool that can perform actions on windows when running applications. Actions include resizing, positioning, pinning etc. Use the package gdevilspie to configure from GUI, or see usage information at https://help.ubuntu.…/Devilspie Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-23 19:34:05
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-08-21 20:23:21
Requested 152 times
netflix <reply> If you use Netflix, there is an unofficial solution for using it in Ubuntu detailed in http://www.compholio…x-desktop/ - bug reports in https://bugs.launchp…ix-desktop Tm_T
Added on: 2012-11-19 12:48:52
Last edited by Tm_T
Last modified: 2012-12-20 10:45:22
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nouveau an open-source nvidia driver included by default since Ubuntu 10.04. Currently, 3D rendering is only partially supported. More information can be found at http://nouveau.freed….org/wiki/ | See !nvidia for the closed-source Nvidia driver. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-08-09 09:03:42
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-23 22:49:26
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zip file-roller ark <reply> Files with extensions .tar, .gz, .tgz, .zip, .bz2, .7z, .ace and other archive file formats can be opened with file-roller (GNOME), Ark (KDE), or Xarchiver (XFCE) - Also see https://help.ubuntu.…ompression Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:55:25
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2007-07-26 06:10:54
Requested 150 times
openbox a lightweight window manager. For instructions and more information see https://help.ubuntu.…ty/Openbox gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-07-20 01:50:38
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:33:22
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zfs <reply> For information concerning ZFS and Ubuntu, see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ZFS Spec
Added on: 2007-06-06 23:57:50
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cinelerra <deleted><reply> Cinelerra is a video editor and compositor that cannot be included in Ubuntu for legal reasons. Install instructions can be found on http://cvs.cinelerra…php#ubuntu Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:27:22
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:35:12
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sshd <reply> SSH is the Secure SHell protocol, sshd is the server (or daemon) of SSH. For setting up the SSH server, please see: https://help.ubuntu.…erver.html . Advanced SSH uses: https://help.ubuntu.…H/Advanced . For SSH client information, see !ssh . Related: !scp (Secure CoPy) Pici
Added on: 2008-09-30 18:26:26
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-27 16:44:18
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apt-file a program that can tell you which package(s) contain(s) a given filename. To install it and generate the database it needs, run "sudo apt-get install apt-file && sudo apt-file update" Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:52:18
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irccouncil ircc irc-council <reply> The Ubuntu IRC Council is the team governance council for the the Ubuntu IRC channels on the freenode network - For serious inquiries please join #ubuntu-irc-council or email irc-council@lists.ubuntu.com - See also https://wiki.ubuntu.…IrcCouncil Pici
Added on: 2008-01-31 19:36:19
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2011-04-24 17:04:17
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worst-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> This factoid is supposed to be pretty terrible. Please contact rodserling if you find a factoid worse than this, in order to improve, I mean pejorate, this useless conglomerate of words, thank you, well not really. Worst is also the dutch word for sausage. LjL
Added on: 2008-01-31 03:56:37
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2011-08-17 08:07:37
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chromium <reply>You can get testing builds for Chromium at https://launchpad.ne…rchive/ppa Amaranth
Added on: 2009-09-22 18:00:34
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tex latex a language for describing a document, commonly used especially for scientific publishing. Information and instructions for installing TeX and other related packages can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…nity/LaTeX LjL
Added on: 2007-05-12 00:23:42
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ignore <reply> If you really don't wish to see the messages from a particular person on IRC, you can use /ignore nickname Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:36:26
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proaudio <reply> For information on professional audio tools in Ubuntu, see https://help.ubuntu.…AudioIntro knome
Added on: 2013-02-26 18:58:19
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2013-02-26 19:09:00
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punctuation <deleted><reply> Punctuation is good, but its overuse hurts readability. Please refrain from adding many ?'s or !'s to the end of your sentences. See also !enter Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:35:00
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:54:39
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scim <reply> Chinese, Japanese, Korean Language input. See http://wiki.ubuntu.com/SCIM Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:25:49
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alternatives <reply> To change the default applications system-wide, use 'sudo update-alternatives --all' in a terminal. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:49:11
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#kubuntu #kubuntu-offtopic the official Kubuntu support channel, for all Kubuntu-related questions. Please use #kubuntu-offtopic for general chatter. Thanks! apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:53:12
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quietirc quietirssi quietxchat <reply> To ignore joins/parts/quits in your favorite IRC client, see http://wiki.xkcd.com…t_messages Pici
Added on: 2013-11-19 16:18:33
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2013-11-19 16:19:07
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burniso <reply> To burn an ISO image of a CD in Linux, Mac OS or Windows, read the howto at https://help.ubuntu.…ngIsoHowto thoreauputic
Added on: 2006-06-22 14:17:16
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