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rosetta <reply>rosetta is a Web-based system for translating open source software into any language. See https://launchpad.net/rosetta tonyyarusso
Added on: 2006-12-01 01:05:19
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2008-07-15 19:34:48
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quietxchat <deleted><alias> quietirc IdleOne
Added on: 2011-05-12 15:44:29
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2019-10-28 14:57:10
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politics-#ubuntu-uk <reply>Please take political discussion to ##politics-uk. Thank you! jpds
Added on: 2009-12-28 22:01:07
Last edited by jpds
Last modified: 2009-12-28 22:03:13
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devsupport support-#ubuntu-motu support-#ubuntu-devel <reply> The official ubuntu support channel is #ubuntu. Please be aware that this channel is for development only. Pici
Added on: 2009-01-16 19:29:36
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enablesources chrepo <reply> Enable the standard Ubuntu repositories by going to System > Administration > Software Sources - See !repositories for detailed information LjL
Added on: 2008-01-26 03:07:22
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-01-26 03:07:45
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bad-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Oh no, you just made me cry! :-( LjL
Added on: 2007-01-28 21:13:48
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koffice <deleted><reply> Integrated office suite for KDE, including word processing, spreadsheet, flow charting, image manipulation. For more info see: http://koffice.kde.org. Upgraded Kubuntu !Dapper packs at http://kubuntu.org/a…ice-16.php apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:51:44
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2009-11-08 01:12:30
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hardysources <reply> In System->Admin->Software Sources, enable (main) (universe) (restricted) and (multiverse) and disable the Cdrom on the Ubuntu Software tab. On the Updates tab, enable (hardy-security) and (hardy-updates). nickrud
Added on: 2008-06-14 07:57:12
Last edited by Seeker`
Last modified: 2008-06-19 01:24:13
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backtrace <reply> To get a backtrace of a failing application please read: https://wiki.ubuntu.…/Backtrace gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-10-12 21:38:27
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logs-#ubuntu-uk <deleted><reply> Channel logs can be found at http://logs.ubuntu-eu.org/ Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-05-24 14:41:02
Last edited by Tm_T
Last modified: 2010-11-24 09:14:26
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jigdo the jigsaw downloader for building cd isos. for more information see http://www.debian.or…/jigdo-cd/ Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-03-30 04:16:41
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cupsweb <reply> To enable the administration functions of the !CUPS web interface, type « sudo adduser cupsys shadow », and then « sudo invoke-rc.d cupsys restart », in a console. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:18:44
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-04-20 00:14:31
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livepatch <reply> Canonical Livepatch is a service offered by Canonical for 64 bit 14.04 and higher installs that modifies the currently running kernel for updates without the need to restart. More information can be found at https://ubottu.com/y/livepatch and https://www.ubuntu.c…/livepatch Pici
Added on: 2016-10-28 15:56:01
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2018-08-29 19:47:45
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fx6 ff6 firefox6 <deleted><reply> Firefox 6 has been released as a security update for 11.04. For 10.04 and 10.10, you can use the unofficial and unsupported PPA at https://launchpad.ne…fox-stable rww
Added on: 2011-08-17 00:08:32
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:41:53
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redmond not relevent to my interests. Seveas
Added on: 2008-02-10 01:03:29
Last edited by elkbuntu
Last modified: 2008-05-12 17:18:00
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requirements-#xubuntu xfcemem xfcespace reqs-#xubuntu <reply> The hardware requirements for Xubuntu can be found at http://xubuntu.org/getxubuntu/ LjL
Added on: 2008-01-23 15:50:11
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2012-11-30 16:34:20
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ops-#ubuntu-kernel <reply> Help! lamont, zul, T-Bone, mdz, or jdub gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-04-02 12:16:11
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fiesty <reply> It is spelt "FEIsty" :) Mez
Added on: 2007-01-27 08:11:30
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-09-21 19:19:53
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gtalk <reply> Google Talk (GTalk) is an instant messaging program from Google. Currently, Google does not have an official standalone GTalk client for Linux, but supports connections from third-party clients such as !Pidgin and !Kopete | See http://www.google.co…ients.html for more information somerville32
Added on: 2007-01-09 08:44:17
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2008-11-13 04:33:22
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shut up! <reply> :x Seveas
Added on: 2006-11-27 20:30:14
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citrix <reply> For help configuring the Citrix ICA Client, see: https://help.ubuntu.…lientHowTo ompaul
Added on: 2006-07-05 13:23:41
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debfoster <deleted>a command to weed unnecessary .deb packages. See http://www.fruit.eu.…debfoster/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:41:40
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-04-20 05:58:31
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pkexec <reply> pkexec is a PolicyKit tool that allows an authorized user to run (graphical) applications as another user. To run a graphical application (e.g. gedit) which can write to the entire filesystem, use e.g. "pkexec env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY XAUTHORITY=$XAUTHORITY gedit /etc/environment" knome
Added on: 2015-06-25 22:56:08
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2019-03-31 04:02:52
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rmb cjohnston, cyphermox, Destine, ejat, hggdh, IdleOne, iulian, micahg, Pendulum, PabloRubienes, freeflying, jared, s-fox, amachu, chilicuil, rickspencer3 and popey. Meeting time. IdleOne
Added on: 2012-11-14 17:09:14
Last edited by popey
Last modified: 2014-11-19 12:10:05
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matlab <reply> MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment that enables you to perform computationally intensive tasks. More info and install instructions at https://help.ubuntu.…ity/MATLAB gpc
Added on: 2011-02-12 16:32:02
Last edited by gpc
Last modified: 2011-02-12 16:41:59
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controls-#ubuntu+1 <deleted><reply> In Lucid you may notice that the window controls min/max/close is now on the left side. | For more information please see http://alturl.com/yvgv | To change it back to right side using a terminal please see http://alturl.com/x5d6. gnomefreak
Added on: 2010-03-25 11:46:48
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-04-04 01:47:30
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tea a very British beverage made from infusing leaves of various tea plants in hot water. Mez
Added on: 2009-04-02 13:04:31
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brokenmsn <deleted><reply> MS upgraded their MSN Messenger servers, causing newest 3rd party clients unable to connect. Workaround for pidgin 2.5.2 users is « sudo apt-get install msn-pecan » Restart pidgin, create an account of type wlm and supply your MSN credentials Tm_T
Added on: 2009-01-12 16:34:49
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-02-22 00:20:24
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puppy-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> No, you can't have a puppy. Much less when you're riotkittie Pici
Added on: 2008-11-14 01:17:00
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queue newqueue new queue <reply> The queue of packages awaiting approval to enter the archive (also known as the NEW queue) and scheduled to build it at https://launchpad.ne…wer/+queue ompaul
Added on: 2008-02-04 19:55:54
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-04-26 23:28:32
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ttyerror <reply> If you get an error on boot similar to « /bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off », you can try the fixes proposed at https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/TTYError LjL
Added on: 2007-09-26 18:04:04
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logo <reply> Official Ubuntu artwork including the Ubuntu logo can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.…k/Official jrib
Added on: 2007-07-16 21:55:56
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2007-07-16 21:56:01
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extras <reply> extras.ubuntu.com is an external !repo for new software made available after the Ubuntu release. This repository is not part of the Ubuntu distribution and the software is completely unsupported by the Ubuntu team, but the original authors may offer some support. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:32:42
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2010-09-24 03:33:30
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language-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Estas terure maŝino-tradukita esperanto. dax
Added on: 2016-03-23 01:50:10
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2016-06-08 17:21:16
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unity8 <deleted><reply> Unity8 is the next Unity Desktop running on Mir. It is already used on the smartphones running ubuntu-touch (!touch) and can be tested on the Desktop in 16.10 by selecting it on the login screen. k1l_
Added on: 2016-02-24 22:07:03
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:16:47
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askubuntu stackexchange ubuntu-stack ubuntu-stackexchange <reply> AskUbuntu is a support resource that offers non-realtime support by the community! Can't get your problem fixed on IRC? Try AskUbuntu! - http://askubuntu.com/ You can discuss AskUbuntu in #ubuntu-stack Pici
Added on: 2010-10-13 17:31:19
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-10-14 01:06:23
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ops-#lubuntu <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - bioterror, genii, hyperair, IAmNotThatGuy, jared, krytarik, Myrtti, stlsaint, Unit193, wxl. nhandler
Added on: 2010-09-22 21:43:56
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2016-10-09 17:08:35
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mongodb-#ubuntu-offtopic webscale-#ubuntu-offtopic web scale. elky
Added on: 2010-09-10 12:04:13
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opendns <deleted><reply>To set up OpenDNS in Ubuntu, see https://store.opendn…ce/ubuntu/ jpds
Added on: 2008-07-23 16:16:31
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:52:09
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filesystems <reply> ext3 and ext4 are the default filesystems in Ubuntu (and many other Linuxes). Alternative Linux filesystems include reiserfs and xfs. fat32 and ntfs are DOS/Windows filesystems. hfs and hfs+ are filesystems for the Mac. More info at http://en.wikipedia.…le_systems Seveas
Added on: 2007-04-27 00:36:30
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2011-01-05 12:49:11
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aol-#ubuntu-offtopic something we don't suggest you do even in the privacy of your own home ompaul
Added on: 2007-01-15 22:57:07
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eir <deleted>a utility bot for managing ban expiration. For usage instructions, see http://freenode.net/eir.shtml . For source code, see https://dev.freenode…ojects/eir rww
Added on: 2011-08-17 06:47:14
Last edited by ezri
Last modified: 2016-03-09 21:24:02
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icqbug <deleted><reply> If you use Hardy or Gutsy, and are getting the message "The client version you are using is too old" when conneting to ICQ with Pidgin, please check for new updates. Pici
Added on: 2008-07-02 16:06:33
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 02:32:01
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fail-#ubuntu-ops <reply>FAILZ! jussi01
Added on: 2008-06-09 14:33:56
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2008-06-09 14:34:07
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servergui <reply> Ubuntu server does not install a desktop environment or X11 by default in order to enhance security, efficiency and performance. !eBox provides a GUI system management option via a web interface. See https://help.ubuntu.…/ServerGUI for more background and options. Seveas
Added on: 2008-03-13 16:49:00
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store shop mug shirt <reply> Buy some Official Ubuntu Merchandise & Professional Support. See https://shop.canonical.com/ Seveas
Added on: 2008-01-24 13:14:46
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3dchess <reply> If you are trying to enable 3d effects in the GNOME chess game, please see https://launchpad.ne…bugs/71593 jrib
Added on: 2007-06-20 17:46:57
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2007-06-20 17:47:10
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edubuntuhandbook <deleted><reply> The Edubuntu Handbook is currently work-in-progress and can be browsed via http://doc.ubuntu.co…andbook/C/ bimberi
Added on: 2007-05-09 05:47:22
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-03-13 05:57:25
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omgvorian-#ubuntuforums <reply> Vorian, you are in hell. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-04-28 04:58:14
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monitoring <reply> There are many ways to monitor processes, here are a few: ps, top, htop, gnome-system-monitor, lavaps, wmtop Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-13 17:55:25
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