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shaddap <reply> :X Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-06 23:02:55
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donate donation donations <reply>To donate to Ubuntu, you can !participate or go to http://www.ubuntu.co…ved/donate Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:32:01
Last edited by Tm_T
Last modified: 2010-08-30 21:02:45
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spoon <reply> There is no spoon. Amaranth
Added on: 2008-04-24 09:16:13
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gary <deleted><reply> be afraid, be *very* afraid ompaul
Added on: 2007-12-27 10:20:10
Last edited by Pricey
Last modified: 2009-06-13 13:19:35
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googleearth earth <reply> Google Earth is available as the package "googleearth-package" in !Multiverse. See https://help.ubuntu.…oogleEarth apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:38:52
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:38:33
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lsb <reply> The Linux Standard Base, or LSB, is a joint project by several Linux distributions under the organizational structure of The Free Standards Group to standardize the internal structure of Linux-based operating systems. The LSB is based on the POSIX specification, the Single UNIX Specification, and several other open standards, but extends them in certain areas. Hawkwind
Added on: 2007-01-15 09:14:12
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locate a command-line file search utility. To make sure its cache is up to date run: sudo updatedb apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:30:01
Last edited by bimberi
Last modified: 2007-02-12 00:38:25
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xfce4-panel xfce-panels panels-#xubuntu panel-#xubuntu xfce4-panels <reply> Did your panels disappear? Press alt+f2 and run: xfce4-panel | See also: https://help.ubuntu.…untuPanels Pici
Added on: 2009-02-12 13:12:32
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2015-12-01 20:43:58
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meta <deleted><reply> If you would like to help in #*ubuntu* but it just goes too fast to spot interesting questions, try joining #ubuntu-meta and watching for questions there (note that it is NOT a support channel, however, and questions should still be answered in #*ubuntu*) LjL
Added on: 2008-01-01 22:30:19
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:56:09
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xp <reply> XP, or "eXtreme Programming" is a style of programming, for more information see: http://www.extremepr…mming.org/ Spec
Added on: 2007-07-17 21:04:07
Last edited by Spec
Last modified: 2007-07-17 21:04:51
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meetings meeting ircmeetings <reply> Team meetings are held in #ubuntu-meeting - See « /msg $nick logs » for transcripts. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-01-07 15:49:31
Last edited by m4v
Last modified: 2013-02-28 16:57:26
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putty <reply> PuTTY is an !SSH client for Windows. Please see: http://www.chiark.gr…ham/putty/ for it's homepage and downloads. See also !scp (Secure CoPy) Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:42:53
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2009-06-01 13:39:10
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winusb woeusb woe-usb <reply> Ubuntu does not have a recommended tool for preparing bootable Windows installation USBs. If you need one, consider using Microsoft's media creation tool from a Windows computer (see ##windows for support). If this is not an option, there are third-party unsupported tools like WoeUSB ( https://github.com/s…cka/WoeUSB , sudo snap install --edge woe-usb ) that might work. Jordan_U
Added on: 2015-08-11 22:32:49
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2019-05-10 17:42:35
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smartphone portables nokia <reply> Guides for smartphones and portable devices can be found here: https://help.ubuntu.…leDevices/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:29:44
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2007-12-31 14:09:55
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pronounce <reply> To learn how to pronounce Ubuntu, point your movie player at /usr/share/example-content/Experience ubuntu.ogg Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:44:41
Last edited by Seveas
Last modified: 2007-10-17 21:59:19
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ubuntu-gnome <reply> Ubuntu GNOME is a supported !flavor of Ubuntu that uses !GNOME as the default desktop environment instead of Unity. For more info or to download, see http://www.ubuntugnome.org/ or https://wiki.ubuntu.…neStopPage IdleOne
Added on: 2013-12-24 02:03:19
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path <reply>The $PATH variable tells the shell where to look for the commands you tell it to run. See https://help.ubuntu.…_variables Pricey
Added on: 2013-05-30 22:47:48
Last edited by AlanBell
Last modified: 2013-11-27 11:22:08
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regression-alert <deleted><reply> bdmurray, cjwatson, cyphermox, Daviey, didrocks, doko, infinity, jdstrand, mdeslaur, pitti, RAOF, seb128, stgraber: Reporting regression in a stable release update; investigate severity, start an incident report, perhaps have the package blacklisted from the archive jussi
Added on: 2010-06-28 12:01:54
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2016-04-19 20:15:10
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jding <deleted><reply> jdong Pici
Added on: 2008-01-24 03:35:00
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-18 22:31:07
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xterm <deleted><reply> If with all the cute terminals that are around you're still using xterm, then you deserve any problem you're experiencing with it. Go away. LjL
Added on: 2008-04-06 02:15:21
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-10-23 18:28:15
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test again <deleted><reply>Failed again. Amaranth
Added on: 2006-09-03 22:05:05
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-04-08 23:02:34
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classroom <reply> The Ubuntu Classroom is a project which aims to tutor users about Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu through biweekly sessions in #ubuntu-classroom - For more information visit https://wiki.ubuntu.…/Classroom Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-14 18:53:27
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translate <reply> Translate Ubuntu into your own language, important translations that are needed are listed first. See https://translations…et/ubuntu/ Seveas
Added on: 2008-01-24 12:41:12
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jeos <reply> JeOS (pronounced "Juice") is Just enough Operating System. It is an efficient variant of the Ubuntu Server operating system, configured specifically for virtual appliances. See http://www.ubuntu.co…ition/jeos for more information. Pici
Added on: 2007-12-11 15:45:22
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coc-jbj <reply> a/s/l? Seveas
Added on: 2007-03-27 17:37:09
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mate <reply> Ubuntu MATE is a supported !flavor of Ubuntu that uses MATE as the default desktop environment. It functions similarly to older versions of GNOME. For more information, see https://ubuntu-mate.org/ dax
Added on: 2016-03-29 14:47:42
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voip <reply> VoIP is Voice over IP. The default VoIP client for Ubuntu is !Ekiga. There is also an xmpp voice component in !Empathy. Kubuntu Clients include Kphone and Twinkle. Proprietary Clients include !Skype and Gizmo5. VoIP server applications include Asterisk and Yate ( both in repositories ), FreePBX, and SipX. genii
Added on: 2009-11-12 21:12:45
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2009-11-12 21:45:39
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lt lithuanian <reply> Šiame kanale bendraujama anglų kalba. Jei ieškote pagalbos lietuvių kalba, prisijunkite prie #ubuntu-lt kanalo. LjL
Added on: 2008-10-27 14:38:05
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teamspeak the proprietry VoIP software see: https://help.ubuntu.…/TeamSpeak For a open source alternative consider using Mumble http://mumble.sourceforge.net/ ompaul
Added on: 2007-11-23 21:04:16
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:43:42
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xhangs <reply> If the GUI hangs after logging in, use <ctrl><alt><f1> to switch to text mode. Log in and do: rm .{X,ICE}authority Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:51:08
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ops-#kubuntu-offtopic <reply> Help! imbrandon, Riddell, Hobbsee, thoreauputic, apokryphos, Nalioth, tritium, Tm_T, robotgeek, gnomefreak, jpds, tsimpson, genii, acheronuk, jussi01, kkathman or vorian! Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 23:41:30
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2018-01-03 18:41:56
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startup-#kubuntu <reply> To make programs start up automatically when you log into your KDE session, run all programs that you want to be started and close all other programs, then select 'Save Session' in the K menu. Alternatively, create a !symlink to the wanted program in ~/.kde/Autostart - See !boot for starting non-interactive programs at boot LjL
Added on: 2007-12-15 15:47:48
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gimpshop <deleted>a hack that makes The Gimp look and feel more like Photoshop. A .deb for Ubuntu is available via http://plasticbugs.c…age_id=294 bimberi
Added on: 2006-11-27 00:59:13
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:38:00
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picasa <reply>You can no longer use picasa in linux natively. It's !wine !appdb profile can be found at http://appdb.winehq.…p;iId=2024 Seveas
Added on: 2006-11-06 00:04:39
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:21:44
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gnutella <reply> Some Gnutella clients: GTK-Gnutella (GTK, stand-alone), gifTui, giFToxic (GTK, based on giFT), Apollon (KDE, based on giFT), mldonkey-gui (GTK, based on MLDonkey), KMLDonkey (KDE, based on MLDonkey) - See also !P2P LjL
Added on: 2007-09-28 20:01:51
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-09-07 11:30:12
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meltdown kpti <reply> Meltdown is a security issue with (primarily) Intel processors. It's mitigated by kernel patches named KPTI. Ubuntu released them in security updates for 14.04, 16.04, and 17.10. 17.04 will not receive this update. 18.04 will ship with kernel 4.15, which is patched already. 16.04 has updates for Linux 4.4 (release) and 4.13 (HWE), installs with 4.10 should upgrade to 4.13. See also !spectre, !nopti dax
Added on: 2018-01-03 22:56:33
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2018-01-10 01:35:19
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autostart <reply> If you want to edit your Autostart programs, open the Unity dash and search for Startup Programs. If you're on XFCE, use menu -> Settings -> Settings Manager -> Session and Startup, if you're on KDE, use Kickoff -> Computer -> System Settings -> Autostart. For more details see https://help.ubuntu.…ionStartup apokryphos
Added on: 2006-11-28 14:04:30
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:49:36
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ops-#ubuntu-uk <reply> Help! DJones, Myrtti, Mez, AlanBell, popey, Gary, Seeker`, Daviey, PriceChild or X3N apokryphos
Added on: 2006-11-06 23:53:42
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2013-11-18 16:07:15
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ubugtu an Ubuntu Bot. Usage info: https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/IRC/Bots - Please don't play with the bot in the main channel. LjL
Added on: 2006-10-28 21:55:34
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:45:13
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soundblaster If you need help with setting up your soundblaster card, then visit https://help.ubuntu.…dwareSynth Spec
Added on: 2006-09-07 18:20:26
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removegnome removekde removexfce <reply> Want to remove gnome/kde/xfce completely? Look at debfoster, it's a great help Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:38:26
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ivtv <deleted><reply> IVTV can be installed on Edgy by following the guide at https://help.ubuntu.…_IVTV_Edgy LjL
Added on: 2006-11-24 15:45:53
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:21:44
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winamp a windows music player. On Ubuntu you can use audacious as alternative. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:59:28
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-09-30 13:25:34
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upgradeofflts upgradelts <reply> To upgrade from an LTS release of Ubuntu to the next (non-LTS) release, run sudoedit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and change the prompt= line to "prompt=normal". Then, do sudo do-release-upgrade to begin the upgrade. rww
Added on: 2014-10-24 03:17:33
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-11-08 07:26:44
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loffice openoffice libreoffice <reply> LibreOffice is a Free and open source office suite that includes word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, vector drawing and database components. To install: "sudo apt-get install libreoffice". User help available in #libreoffice. Jordan_U
Added on: 2011-09-18 17:50:51
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itsawiki its a wiki it's a wiki <reply> It's a wiki, *you* can edit it tsimpson
Added on: 2010-04-03 22:54:06
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2010-09-02 14:12:49
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syncrequest <reply> Helpful information for filing a sync request can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.…estProcess Pici
Added on: 2009-10-15 13:19:44
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firefox-3.5 <deleted><reply> Firefox 3.5 Final is available for Jaunty by installing the package firefox-3.5 and firefox-3.5-gnome-support | FF3.5 is referred to as Shiretoko on your UI, see http://is.gd/1reB3 for an explanation | Hardy & Intrepid: http://is.gd/1jkNY Pici
Added on: 2009-06-30 17:37:26
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2010-12-02 06:57:05
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sup-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> The ceiling. Actually, in my case it's the PSU. LjL
Added on: 2009-03-24 17:27:43
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give me a test <reply> Oh no, I won't, I'm not like some of those nasty scripts' users! LjL
Added on: 2009-01-22 02:28:48
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