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katapult theapplication launcher for KDE, to be used with applications, bookmarks, and Amarok playlists. Once you have installed, hit Alt+f2 -> katapult, then hit Alt+Space, and type what you want. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:58:05
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2008-11-06 03:01:45
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patch <reply> Patches are files describing the changes in code to achieve some results. There are a number of ways these can be produced, but https://wiki.ubuntu.…s/HowToFix and http://developer.ubu…kages.html may provide some useful guidelines. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-12-01 12:13:47
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:46:12
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trivia <deleted><reply> The #ubuntu-trivia channel is a place for testing your brain power and having fun! Join to test your knowledge of your favourite operating system (Ubuntu, of course!) and to keep excercising those cranial muscles. Seveas
Added on: 2006-12-16 17:27:50
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-10-13 03:18:25
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telnet not safe. Please use ssh instead. See !ssh Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:45:32
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vn ubottu vietnam vietnam <reply> Để được trợ giúp về Ubuntu bằng ngôn ngữ Việt, xin vui lòng /join #ubuntu-vn. Rất vui lòng được giúp đỡ elky
Added on: 2009-02-14 14:25:20
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-02-14 14:46:03
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ninjas-#kubuntu-devel <reply> yofel, acheronuk, tsimonq2, santa_, wxl: we need your attention! stdin
Added on: 2009-01-10 18:22:18
Last edited by wxl
Last modified: 2016-12-27 23:10:14
Requested 115 times
debootstrap used to create a !Debian or Ubuntu base system from scratch, without requiring the availability of !dpkg or !APT. It does this by downloading !.deb files from a mirror site, and carefully unpacking them into a directory you can eventually !chroot into. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…trapChroot for more information LjL
Added on: 2007-04-22 15:12:30
Last edited by Hobbsee
Last modified: 2008-01-02 14:49:58
Requested 115 times
diskfree df disk-free <reply> Graphical representations of where your disk-space is being used are: baobab (GNOME), filelight / kinfocenter (Kubuntu). On the terminal: df -h -T Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:30:46
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dmesg a console command which outputs the kernel ring buffer - an important log for diagnosing problems in Linux. Often when something errors with hardware it will result in additional lines reported which can be seen by running dmesg in a console. popey
Added on: 2009-04-18 21:31:37
Last edited by Seeker`
Last modified: 2009-04-18 21:41:19
Requested 114 times
ops-#ubuntu-server <reply> Help! Channel emergency! infinity, soren, lamont, mathiaz, Pici, Daviey, Tm_T, Corey, IdleOne, ikonia, funkyhat, Myrtti, ocean, genii, phunyguy! LjL
Added on: 2008-09-25 23:48:35
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2017-08-30 19:50:29
Requested 114 times
whoami <reply> use @whoami stdin
Added on: 2008-09-24 09:27:27
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cvs the Concurrent Versions System, the dominant open-source network-transparent version control system; it helps to manage releases and to control concurrent editing of source files among multiple authors. See: http://www.nongnu.org/cvs/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:18:51
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:36:43
Requested 114 times
reinstall <reply> To renew the configuration of a package when installing, sudo apt-get remove --purge <package> && sudo apt-get install <package>. Note that you will lose ALL config files for that package. WARNING: This is dangerous, don't do this with core packages Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:05:44
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fps glxgears <reply> To display the FPS in glxgears, run 'glxgears' in a terminal. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:55:05
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-05-09 22:32:06
Requested 114 times
login <reply> use @login stdin
Added on: 2008-09-24 09:27:37
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2008-09-24 09:27:52
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dri direct rendering infrastructure, a framework for allowing direct access to graphics hardware under the X Window System in a safe and efficient manner. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:40:19
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web2.0-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Welcome to - http://zombo.com/ Myrtti
Added on: 2008-07-14 02:59:53
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ops-#xubuntu <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - bazhang, elky, Flannel, genii, ikonia, knome, krytarik, mneptok, Myrtti, Pici, pleia2, Unit193. Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-23 23:49:36
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2016-10-09 17:08:31
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ph tagalog <reply> Join #ubuntu-ph for tagalog Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:32:23
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ompaul <deleted>well ompaul, don't get me started about that guy ompaul
Added on: 2007-04-22 21:42:23
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-09-13 23:55:39
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amd ati fglrx ayymd <reply> Open driver for AMD cards: amdgpu (cards >= GCN1.2 aka GCN 3rd gen), radeon (older cards). Closed drivers: amdgpu-pro (>= GCN1.2) fglrx (older cards, unsupported by AMD in 16.04+). For info on GCN levels, see https://en.wikipedia…sing_units . For fglrx info, see https://help.ubuntu.…rHowto/AMD knome
Added on: 2015-08-03 19:17:31
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-08-07 21:59:53
Requested 109 times
ding <reply> dong elkbuntu
Added on: 2008-01-18 13:57:59
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hr croatia croatian <reply> Odgovarajuci kanal za Hrvatski jezik je #ubuntu-hr, molimo Vas da se pridruzite tom kanalu ukoliko trebate pomoc za Ubuntu, hvala. Croatian language support in #ubuntu-hr Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:06:01
Last edited by ompaul
Last modified: 2008-02-16 13:52:03
Requested 109 times
bitchx <reply> bitchx (also known as ircii-pana) was dropped from Debian and subsequently Ubuntu (see: http://bugs.debian.org/451373 ). Consider using irssi or weechat instead. Pici
Added on: 2007-10-25 18:38:04
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:39:48
Requested 108 times
opabuse <reply>Leave the ops alone! ompaul
Added on: 2007-07-02 22:36:18
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2008-02-04 03:43:55
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lovetoo-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig, then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun. Pici
Added on: 2009-12-11 17:47:58
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blender a free application for 3D modelling, animation, rendering, etc. You can install it from Ubuntu's repositories, and tutorials are at http://en.wikibooks.…oob_to_Pro apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:25:52
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rt <reply> The RT kernel is the Ubuntu kernel with a realtime preemption patch applied. It is included in Ubuntu Studio by default. For more information please see: https://wiki.ubuntu.…/RealTime/ Tm_T
Added on: 2007-12-18 11:26:52
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2008-07-09 20:12:53
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shortcuts-#kubuntu <reply> Keyboard shortcuts can be set in System Settings -> Keyboard & Mouse. If your multimedia keys don't work with that, try the 'keytouch' package, explained at https://wiki.kubuntu…imediaKeys - See !Keyboard for changing layouts. LjL
Added on: 2007-10-04 23:33:09
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-10-30 01:50:26
Requested 105 times
night <reply> It's the middle of the night in the US and Europe, and surrounds. This means that a lot of people are likely asleep, therefore there are less potential people who can answer your question. Please be patient, and consider asking at a time when more people will be awake. This is particularly true in the quieter channels. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-05-27 13:30:59
Last edited by Hobbsee
Last modified: 2007-05-27 13:35:36
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ca <reply> Canadian Ubuntu users can be found in #ubuntu-ca aussi #ubuntu-qc Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:39:09
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2011-06-06 02:25:18
Requested 105 times
11.04 <reply> Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) was the fourteenth release of Ubuntu. Desktop support ended on October 28, 2012. See !upgrade, !lts and !eol for more details. Pici
Added on: 2010-08-17 18:38:39
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-28 23:58:30
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lart-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> L.A.R.T. is a development tool used for social engineering. [Luser Attitude Readjustment Tool] LjL
Added on: 2006-11-21 22:47:59
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2010-04-18 13:35:02
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xdmcp the X Display Manger Control Protocol -- look at http://tldp.org/HOWT…MCP-HOWTO/ to find out how to configure it Seveas
Added on: 2006-11-07 20:45:30
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aptproxy apt-proxy <reply> apt-proxy is a program that acts as a local apt repository server for a LAN, only fetching from the internet when required. To set it up see https://help.ubuntu.…y/AptProxy bimberi
Added on: 2006-10-27 04:06:15
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upgrade-#kubuntu <reply> For upgrading instructions see https://help.ubuntu.…es/Kubuntu tsimpson
Added on: 2009-05-07 18:40:11
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2012-10-18 17:38:01
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trim ssd <reply> Many Solid State Drives support TRIM, which allows the drive to do garbage collection and improves performance. Ubuntu 14.04 activates it by default. For older versions, see http://askubuntu.com/a/19480 for information on activating it. rww
Added on: 2014-03-29 05:24:27
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-05-16 00:45:48
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ultamatix ultramatix <reply> Ultamatix is not recommended, supported, or needed by Ubuntu. Use of this software may cause damage to your Ubuntu install. Do not suggest its use in this channel. See http://mjg59.livejou…99905.html and !automatix for more info. Flannel
Added on: 2008-07-29 20:03:09
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2008-11-02 12:44:05
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gdesklets <deleted><reply> gDesklets provides an advanced architecture for desktop applets -- tiny displays sitting on your desktop in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness. Homepage is http://gdesklets.gno…sktop.org/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:53:11
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:40:38
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bumblebee <reply> The Bumblebee Project aims to support NVIDIA Optimus technology under Linux. The Bumblebee website can be found at http://bumblebee-project.org/ knome
Added on: 2014-01-04 20:24:47
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label <reply> To rename the labels of your partitions, see https://help.ubuntu.…eUSBDrive. jrib
Added on: 2008-06-25 00:23:45
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2008-06-25 00:24:29
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bootchart <reply> bootchart charts your machine at boot time, to install >> sudo apt-get install bootchart << the graphic is in /var/log/bootchart after the next reboot ompaul
Added on: 2008-02-24 21:34:35
Last edited by ompaul
Last modified: 2008-02-24 21:35:27
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kylin ubuntukylin <reply> Ubuntu Kylin is a variant of Ubuntu that focuses on Chinese users. It is an official part of Ubuntu. For more information, see http://www.ubuntukylin.com/ rww
Added on: 2014-01-19 07:10:14
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2018-04-30 16:42:01
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sshfs a !Fuse based filesystem which allows you to mount a remote system over !SSH - See https://help.ubuntu.…nity/SSHFS for instructions jpds
Added on: 2009-02-15 18:29:16
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:45:11
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fr-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Ce canal est en anglais uniquement. Si vous voulez discuter en francais, merci de rejoindre #ubuntu-fr-offtopic LjL
Added on: 2008-10-18 00:59:23
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-10-04 21:53:25
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nickspoon-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> There is no nick! LjL
Added on: 2007-04-19 22:15:09
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-09-02 19:11:53
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ops-#ubuntu-devel <reply>Help! Channel emergency! mneptok, Hobbsee, cjwatson, lamont, kees, darkwing, Unit193, idleone, dax, infinity, Laney, or slangasek! gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-04-02 11:59:08
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-12-26 23:22:44
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xy <reply> The XY problem is when you need to do X, and you think you can use Y to do X, so you ask about how to do Y, when what you really should do is state what your X problem is. There may be a Z solution that is even better than Y, but nobody can suggest it if X is never mentioned. jrib
Added on: 2011-02-28 20:13:32
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2011-02-28 20:42:15
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ibus <reply> IBus is used to allow multilingual input such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean (CJK), Devanagari and Dravidian characters in !GUI applications - see also: !SCIM. For more info on Ibus see https://help.ubuntu.…unity/ibus tsimpson
Added on: 2010-06-03 15:20:31
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2010-08-22 05:19:43
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xbug wxbug javabug <deleted><reply> A bug has recently caused an X.org package to break. It is fixed now, just update your packages list from Synaptic/Adept or « sudo apt-get update » LjL
Added on: 2008-01-18 17:07:30
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:00:52
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