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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
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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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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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ops-#ubuntu-server <reply> Help! Channel emergency! infinity, soren, lamont, mathiaz, Pici, Daviey, Tm_T, pmatulis, Corey, IdleOne, ikonia, funkyhat, Myrtti, ocean, genii, phunyguy! LjL
Added on: 2008-09-25 23:48:35
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-07-04 19:42:16
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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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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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btrfs <reply> Btrfs is a filesystem available for Ubuntu. It is not recommended by default, and should not be used for important data. See https://help.ubuntu.…nity/btrfs LjL
Added on: 2011-11-06 15:30:17
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-08 06:46:24
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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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whoami <reply> use @whoami stdin
Added on: 2008-09-24 09:27:27
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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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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
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ubuwin win10 <reply>Canonical and Microsoft have announced that Windows 10 will be able to run Ubuntu programs without needing porting/recompilation. This functionality is still in beta and is not supported in #ubuntu. For discussion and support, see #ubuntu-on-windows. dax
Added on: 2016-03-31 07:10:24
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2016-04-10 22:09:55
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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
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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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usn <reply> Please see http://www.ubuntu.com/usn for information about recent Ubuntu security updates. ompaul
Added on: 2007-06-26 23:19:27
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-02-16 23:26:36
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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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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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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
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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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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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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
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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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web2.0-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Welcome to - http://zombo.com/ Myrtti
Added on: 2008-07-14 02:59:53
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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wastrel-#ubuntu-offtopic drm-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> sometimes wastrel cries LjL
Added on: 2008-01-28 16:47:46
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-12-18 02:36:11
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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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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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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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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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yakkety yak 16.10 yakkity <reply> Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) is the current release of Ubuntu. Download at http://www.ubuntu.com/download - Read the release notes at https://ubottu.com/y/yakkety Unit193
Added on: 2016-04-22 01:22:12
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2016-10-13 15:18:23
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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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bar <reply>baz mneptok
Added on: 2007-12-08 00:28:48
Last edited by Seveas
Last modified: 2007-09-19 13:36:04
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nvu <reply> kompozer is 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. tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-03-31 06:17:02
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2011-05-27 15:52:57
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ubuntucore snappy <reply> Ubuntu Core is a rendition of Ubuntu with transactional updates using "snappy". For discussion and support, please visit #snappy and see http://www.ubuntu.com/snappy/ rww
Added on: 2014-12-09 21:35:30
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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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binarydriver-#ubuntu+1 <deleted><reply> For Ati/NVidia/Matrox video cards, see https://help.ubuntu.…riverHowto | The ATI and nVidia binary drivers may not currently be installable. stdin
Added on: 2008-10-03 10:02:27
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2012-04-26 17:51:59
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ding <reply> dong elkbuntu
Added on: 2008-01-18 13:57:59
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openweek open week uow <reply>Ubuntu is hosting a series of introductory sessions for people who want to join the Ubuntu community, which all takes place in a week. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…tuOpenWeek for schedules, logs, and instructions. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-11-25 21:27:11
Last edited by Mez
Last modified: 2008-08-07 22:33:03
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hobbsee <reply> I phear the stick so shhhhh ompaul
Added on: 2007-05-10 14:42:04
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ops-#ubuntu-devel <reply>Help! Channel emergency! mneptok, Hobbsee, cjwatson, lamont, rww, kees, darkwing, idleone, infinity, Laney, or slangasek! gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-04-02 11:59:08
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-02-22 15:35:15
Requested 93 times

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