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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
Added on: 2011-05-05 00:47:20
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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
Added on: 2008-05-12 17:02:39
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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
Added on: 2008-01-15 05:57:37
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Last modified: 2011-06-11 23:53:22
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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
Added on: 2007-11-27 00:05:09
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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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Last modified: 2009-06-14 12:54:18
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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
Added on: 2007-03-14 23:13:49
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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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logs-#ubuntu-classroom <deleted><reply> For Ubuntu Classroom logs, please visit http://irclogs.ubuntu.com LjL
Added on: 2006-11-29 19:11:33
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-10-22 11:56:25
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hwdb <reply> The Ubuntu Hardware Database can be found at http://hwdb.ubuntu.com/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-10-06 22:06:06
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magnets-#xubuntu magnets-#xubuntu-devel magnets-#xubuntu-offtopic <reply> Magnets for Xubuntu 16.10 (amd64) magnet:?xt=urn:btih:a89c3b42752a92986cc8e423207f7c590e004d14&tr=http://torrent.ubunt…9/announce (i386) magnet:?xt=urn:btih:ed58f12a02a3a6137d716496f473997d2211f645&tr=http://torrent.ubunt…9/announce knome
Added on: 2014-10-18 23:10:51
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Last modified: 2016-10-13 22:39:31
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oh oh my! AlanBell
Added on: 2014-02-14 20:45:05
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bite <reply> Please don't bite our new friend. Everyone is new to Ubuntu and IRC once and everyone makes mistakes. If they don't learn from their mistakes you can have a little nibble on them later. jpds
Added on: 2009-12-23 21:52:21
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filenames case <reply> File names in Ubuntu are case sensitive, MyFile is not the same as myfile, and if you put spaces in there and use a console you need to "escape" the space, thus "gedit My\ File.txt" ompaul
Added on: 2008-02-24 22:24:58
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ack <reply> fin LjL
Added on: 2008-01-31 22:50:39
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oneko <deleted>the cat of cats, the loler with minions, the sudo apt-get installable one, the cat of our times, but not the cat of the command line! ompaul
Added on: 2007-09-03 23:17:33
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Last modified: 2011-01-23 04:44:11
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tuxracer <reply> Tuxracer is now renamed Planet Penguin Racer! The package is planetpenguin-racer in !universe. Enjoy. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-12-20 19:48:26
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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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war-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Make code, not war. elky
Added on: 2013-04-15 02:23:38
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lococouncil-#ubuntu-locoteams <deleted><reply>The Loco Council is huats, czajkowski, itnet7, SergioMeneses, coolbhavi and effiejayx - they are there to help, just ask! :) You can send them an email at loco-council@lists.ubuntu.com jussi
Added on: 2010-10-28 15:42:02
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Last modified: 2012-10-21 20:58:32
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debdiff <reply> A simple way to patch Debian/Ubuntu packages is to attach a debdiff to a bug report, or send it to the team which handles the package. Learn more about it from http://packaging.ubu…-a-debdiff Tm_T
Added on: 2010-07-02 18:13:17
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Last modified: 2016-04-02 04:10:33
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pgp <reply>gpg is the GNU Privacy Guard. See https://help.ubuntu.…GuardHowto and class #8 on https://wiki.ubuntu.…ranscripts | Watch http://static.screen…atePGP.ogv Pici
Added on: 2009-01-18 19:40:45
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Last modified: 2012-05-12 10:26:48
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crackports <reply> <StevenK> You don't randoming just say 'do it' on the SRU team at the consistent volume that the crackports team does. Also, it's all jdong's fault Hobbsee
Added on: 2008-11-07 05:48:24
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Last modified: 2008-11-07 05:49:13
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what <reply> I am only a bot, please don't think I'm intelligent. Pici
Added on: 2008-05-30 16:45:14
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Last modified: 2008-05-30 16:54:07
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dbgsym https://wiki.ubuntu.…ogramCrash asac
Added on: 2008-02-10 14:26:49
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Last modified: 2008-02-10 14:54:01
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zing <reply> zong Seveas
Added on: 2008-01-18 13:58:21
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kdmtheme <reply>To customize your !KDM theme, see https://help.ubuntu.…izeKubuntu LjL
Added on: 2008-01-07 01:29:07
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Last modified: 2012-10-14 19:53:27
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de-offtopic-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Deutschspachlige nonsense gibt es nicht hier, unless sie wollen banniert wesen. Actually, ich werde ihr bannieren anyway. LjL
Added on: 2007-12-09 17:10:33
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welcome-#xubuntu <reply> Hello and welcome to #xubuntu! Feel free to ask questions or help others. If you'd like to chit-chat, please visit #xubuntu-offtopic and for developer discussion, see #xubuntu-devel :) LjL
Added on: 2006-12-14 19:53:24
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applets <reply> To add useful applets to your panel, right click on the panel and choose "Add applet" LjL
Added on: 2006-12-14 16:53:35
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ops-#ubuntu-au <reply> Fujitsu, elkbuntu, Kamping_Kaiser, siccness, yama, we have a problem here! [Use this in Emergencies only!] bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-14 13:52:48
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Last modified: 2007-12-15 05:51:08
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ops-#edubuntu <reply> Help! ogra, highvoltage, mhz, JaneW, Burgundavia or Seveas Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-23 09:33:27
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alcarte <deleted><reply> Alacarte Menu Editor is an easy-to-use menu editor for GNOME; older versions were called smeg. You can get it at http://www.realistan…/alacarte/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:33:21
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Last modified: 2009-05-18 23:46:28
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conga-rats-#ubuntustudio-devel bongo-mice-#ubuntustudio-devel <reply> ♫ samba rumba bueno la conga cha cha cha knome
Added on: 2012-01-26 23:34:37
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popey-#ubuntu-uk the UK alternative to elvis. popey
Added on: 2010-09-10 12:04:31
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paste-#ubuntu-gr <reply> Το pastebin είναι μια υπηρεσία για να δημοσιεύετε κείμενα που πιάνουν πάνω από 4 σειρές ώστε να μην φορτώνεται/γεμίζει το κανάλι. Το pastebin μας βρίσκεται στο http://pastebin.ubuntu-gr.org (μετά την δημοσίευση μην ξεχάσετε να μας δώσετε το URL για το κείμενο). LjL
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popey <deleted>the UK alternative to elvis. Daviey
Added on: 2008-06-09 14:28:09
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Last modified: 2011-07-08 02:18:07
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podcast-#ubuntu-uk <reply> Grab the lastest Ubuntu UK Podcast from http://ubuntupodcast.org Seeker`
Added on: 2008-05-27 23:51:40
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king <reply> kong Seveas
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maintainer <reply> The "Maintainer" field in a package's information (debian/control) should indicate the Ubuntu team responsible for the Ubuntu specific changes to a package (often the !MOTU for !Universe packages). The original maintainer is preserved in the field "XSBC-Original-Maintainer". LjL
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mako <deleted><reply>Benjamin "Mako" Hill is a member of the Community Council and co-author of The Official Ubuntu Book. elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-11-14 15:43:57
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Last modified: 2012-01-03 09:54:30
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logs-#ubuntuforums <deleted><reply> This channel is NOT officially logged. Logs for most other #*ubuntu* channels can be found at http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/ with LoCo channels at http://logs.ubuntu-e…/freenode/ PriceChild
Added on: 2007-01-24 20:15:24
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-24 04:32:02
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plg <deleted><reply> Project Looking Glass is an environment with 3D windowing and visualization capabilities. Web site: https://lg3d-core.de….java.net/ - Demo: http://wwws.sun.com/…/demo.html - Live CD: https://lg3d-livecd.….java.net/ - Binary Builds: https://lg3d-core.de…uilds.html LjL
Added on: 2007-01-20 16:53:07
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Last modified: 2011-04-28 15:18:27
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foss <reply> FOSS stands for Free and Open Source Software. See !freedom for more info. thoreauputic
Added on: 2006-12-25 02:36:59
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Last modified: 2011-07-11 12:18:14
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ubuntulog a logging bot run on various Ubuntu channels. You can read the logs at http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-11-08 23:22:45
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:33:41
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vncfix <reply> If you are getting errors like "could not open default font 'fixed'" when running a VNC server: 'sudo ln -s /usr/share/X11/fonts /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts' bimberi
Added on: 2006-09-26 02:23:45
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versioning <deleted><reply> Ubuntu and Debian have slightly different package versioning schemes, for an explanation see http://doc.ubuntu.co…#id2528873 Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-12 13:42:32
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Last modified: 2015-03-13 05:57:38
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daily-#xubuntu <reply>Daily builds of the CD images for the current development version of Xubuntu are available at http://cdimage.ubunt…e/current/ Pici
Added on: 2011-08-11 18:08:51
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Last modified: 2013-03-07 04:57:32
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