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grub1 <reply>grub 1 is the default boot manager for Ubuntu releases before 9.10 (Karmic). Lost GRUB after installing Windows? See https://help.ubuntu.…estoreGrub - GRUB how-tos: https://help.ubuntu.…/GrubHowto - See !grub for Karmic onwards Tm_T
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newmirror <reply> Interested in setting up a new mirror? See http://www.ubuntu.co…ntu/mirror for more info. Pici
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langpack lang-pack <deleted><reply>A recent update broke some KDE language packs, leaving the user unable to login. (http://launchpad.net…gs/195647) This has now been fixed and an updated package is in the -updates repo. If you removed the packages with the interim fix you can reinstall them with: << sudo apt-get install language-pack-kde-en language-pack-kde-en-base >> jussi01
Added on: 2008-02-26 19:26:10
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dbgsym https://wiki.ubuntu.…ogramCrash asac
Added on: 2008-02-10 14:26:49
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joomla <reply> joomla information can be had here: https://help.ubuntu.…ity/Joomla ompaul
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sbuild a system to easily build packages in a clean schroot environment. To get started with SBuild, see https://help.ubuntu.…ldLVMHowto LaserJock
Added on: 2007-11-21 06:52:27
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sysinfo-#ubuntuforums <reply> Please do not use sysinfo scripts in this channel. Doing so will result in a warning then ban. PriceChild
Added on: 2007-02-27 19:25:18
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kbuildsycoca kmenu_update kbuildsyscoca kmenuupdate kmenu update <reply> If your K menu is out of date, like after installing an application and not finding it in the K menu, you should type "kbuildsycoca" in a terminal to rebuild the KDE configuration cache LjL
Added on: 2006-12-29 17:19:44
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Last modified: 2007-02-19 13:24:03
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svg Scalable Vector Graphics, a language used for graphical applications in XML, and a W3 recommendation. SVG Editors: Inkscape, Karbon14 apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:27:51
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mol MacOnLinux. For a complete howto, visit https://help.ubuntu.…LinuxHowto - No longer available in 11.10 or higher, see http://bugs.debian.org/592034 Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:57:51
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mix frankenubuntu <reply> it is usually a very bad idea to mix packages from different releases (or Linux distributions), and it is completely unsupported hggdh
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insights blog <reply> Canonical and its employees have written a number of articles on various Ubuntu-related topics, these can be found here: http://blog.ubuntu.com/ For blogs from the Ubuntu Community, see !planet Flannel
Added on: 2018-03-07 07:47:36
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ops-#ubuntu-touch <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - oubiwann, corp186, popey, k1l, Corey, wgrant, idleone, and ogra. IdleOne
Added on: 2013-04-11 21:27:12
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ubuntutv <deleted><reply> Ubuntu TV is a strategy to bring the Ubuntu platform to TVs. Discussion happens in #ubuntu-tv and on the ubuntu-tv launchpad mailing list. Find out more at http://ubuntu.com/tv pangolin
Added on: 2012-01-11 14:32:42
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softsources <reply> Looking for your Software Sources menu item in Ubuntu 10.10/11.04? For a simple way to enable the menu item see http://tinyurl.com/24jxd6t - More information at https://help.ubuntu.…positories Pici
Added on: 2010-10-13 16:02:31
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botsnack-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Yum! Err, I mean, APT! Pici
Added on: 2009-06-19 14:00:19
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seveas-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> who's got pie? Seveas has! HE STOLE YOURS. (see also !pie) Myrtti
Added on: 2009-03-17 10:58:35
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qtparted <deleted><reply> QtParted is a !Qt/!KDE !GUI partitioning program. Use !Adept !KPackageKit or !Synaptic to install or type « sudo apt-get install qtparted » in a console. - QtParted is no longer available in Jaunty (9.04) and up, see !PartitionManager stdin
Added on: 2009-01-08 12:18:15
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psp <reply> For information on using the PlayStation Portable with Ubuntu, please read https://help.ubuntu.…munity/PSP Spec
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picard a digital audio fingerprinting/tagging program using the MusicBrainz online music database, not unlike freedb. It can be used to identify *and* tag files in your music collection. Usage instructions: http://musicbrainz.o…WithPicard ; Ubuntu installation instructions: http://musicbrainz.o…nuxInstall gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-08-26 02:31:18
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Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:33:31
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ops-#kubuntu-devel <reply> Help! Riddell, Tm_T, valorie, yofel, Mamarok, ahoneybun, claydoh, clivejo, or RikMills! Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-27 15:53:20
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adept-crash-fix <deleted><reply> If Adept crashed on you and you're left with a locked database, try typing this in a terminal (such as Konsole): "sudo fuser -vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock ; sudo dpkg --configure -a" uniq
Added on: 2006-06-23 19:49:28
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nalioth <reply> Sorry, nalioth's repository is no longer available. Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:48:37
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fsf The Free Software Foundation. See http://www.fsf.org/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:01:34
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linux-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. dax
Added on: 2016-04-11 02:00:47
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oh oh my! AlanBell
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mom <reply> MoM is the Ubuntu Merge-O-Matic, a website helping the MOTUs keep Ubuntu in sync with Debian. See https://merges.ubuntu.com/ Pici
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ot-#ubuntu-ops <deleted><reply> And the magical fairies came in and stole the crown from underneath the apple tree... Mez
Added on: 2008-06-11 14:45:54
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kwallet a subsystem that provides a convenient and secure way to manage all your passwords. More information is available at https://help.ubuntu.…ty/kwallet Hobbsee
Added on: 2008-05-28 09:52:29
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fish-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> <>< ><> <>< ><> Spec
Added on: 2008-03-21 17:32:05
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mda <reply> A Mail Delivery Agent (MDA) is the server software for local delivery and rewriting of messages. The default MDA (and !MTA) on Ubuntu is !postfix ("procmail" or "dovecot" can also be used). See also !MailServer and !MUA LjL
Added on: 2007-12-11 16:27:06
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recon-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> recon stands for something related to lousy Internet service providers. LjL
Added on: 2007-11-24 04:02:09
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ops-#ubuntu-bugs <reply> Help! Channel emergency! bdmurray, hggdh, Unit193 gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-04-02 12:01:59
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qa <reply>To change the importance of a bug, you need to be part of the Ubuntu QA team. see https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/UbuntuQA Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-01-31 10:29:22
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ubunto <reply> It's spelled Ubuntu! with a U! *Ubuntu*! LjL
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debconf a configuration management system. All packages that support debconf are configured when they are being installed. If you want to change a configuration option later, you can do so using dpkg-reconfigure Seveas
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latest kde <deleted><reply>The latest version of KDE is 3.5.4, and Kubuntu packages are available at: http://kubuntu.org/a…de-354.php apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:46:04
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32bit i386 <reply> For information about the future of support for i386 packages in Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine and onward, please read the following official statement: https://ubuntu.com/b…-20-04-lts . Note this applies only to i386 (Intel/AMD) builds, not other 32-bit architectures like arm. hggdh
Added on: 2019-06-20 15:43:42
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kxstudio <reply> KXStudio is a software repository for Debian-based operating systems for audio production. It is not supported by Ubuntu or Ubuntu Studio, and using its repo is highly discouraged as it can overwrite system and user settings. Support in #kxstudio. See also https://askubuntu.co…739/952110 hggdh
Added on: 2019-04-17 15:20:13
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offtopic-#lubuntu ot-#lubuntu ot-#lubuntu-devel <reply> For discussion unrelated to Lubuntu support or development, please join the #lubuntu-offtopic channel on IRC or https://telegram.lub…e/offtopic for Telegram. Unit193
Added on: 2015-08-09 23:08:24
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magnets-#xubuntu magnets-#xubuntu-devel magnets-#xubuntu-offtopic <reply> Magnets for Xubuntu 17.04 (amd64) magnet:?xt=urn:btih:aee3499cb4276c6f15bed91705717cb2c02100b2&tr=http://torrent.ubunt…9/announce (i386) magnet:?xt=urn:btih:278bf8bbf551cd987836877daa79b1180b9bf256&tr=http://torrent.ubunt…9/announce knome
Added on: 2014-10-18 23:10:51
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bootinfoscript <reply> To diagnose boot issues, you can use the Boot Info Script available from http://sourceforge.n…nfoscript/ Run the script with !sudo and then look at RESULTS.txt (or !pastebin it for others to look at). IdleOne
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downfor <reply>To check whether or not a website is really down, please use http://downforeveryo…ustme.com/ (requires Javascript) instead of polling the channel. Thank you! ompaul
Added on: 2008-09-14 10:17:51
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why-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Because I said so. Pici
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point <deleted><reply> Do you have any? LjL
Added on: 2008-02-01 22:51:42
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blueprints blueprint <reply>An explanation of what a blueprint is can be found at https://help.launchp…Blueprint. Want to suggest or discuss ideas of a future project/feature? With Launchpad you can track blueprints (feature specification summaries) from discussion through review, approval, and implementation. See https://blueprints.l…chpad.net/ tonyyarusso
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brokenusplash <reply> Supported screen resolutions are sometimes detected incorrectly, causing the splash screen to not appear and slowing down boot. Edit /etc/usplash.conf and change "xres" and "yres" to a resolution that your graphics system certainly supports, then run « sudo update-usplash-theme usplash-theme-ubuntu » LjL
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omgamaranth <deleted><reply> Amaranth: Get back to work! Amaranth
Added on: 2007-05-01 04:38:04
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trogdor-#ubuntuforums <reply> http://www.homestarr…ogdor.html Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-04-26 03:36:57
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importance-#ubuntu-bugs importance-#ubuntu-motu <reply> You can learn about setting bug importance at https://wiki.ubuntu.…Importance LjL
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