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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
Last edited by jussi
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
Last edited by Pici
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
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-03-13 05:57:38
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backports-#kubuntu <reply> If new updated packages are built for an application, they may go into Kubuntu Backports, which is one of the official Kubuntu PPAs. See https://community.kd…buntu/PPAs for more information. genii
Added on: 2015-11-04 21:03:16
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offtopic-#lubuntu ot-#lubuntu ot-#lubuntu-devel offtopic-#lubuntu-devel <reply> #lubuntu is the Lubuntu support channel, #lubuntu-devel for discussion regarding development of Lubuntu, and #lubuntu-offtopic is for random chatter. Welcome! Unit193
Added on: 2015-08-09 23:08:24
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pkexec <reply> pkexec is a PolicyKit tool that allows an authorized user to run (graphical) applications as another user, similar to !gksu. knome
Added on: 2015-06-25 22:56:08
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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
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-07 04:57:32
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simplerecursion-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> See !doublerecursion LjL
Added on: 2009-03-19 03:03:08
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wobblywu-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> I take it back, i WOULD be very glad to see him! :( LjL
Added on: 2008-12-15 00:12:12
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-06-04 00:37:18
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newdrive newharddrive newhd <reply> For help with adding a new hard disk drive to an installed system, refer to https://help.ubuntu.…wHardDrive - see also !fstab Mez
Added on: 2008-08-20 17:52:09
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kmix KDE's soundcard mixer program. Though small, it is full-featured. The program should give controls for each of your soundcards. KMix supports several platforms and sound drivers. Go to https://help.ubuntu.…unity/Kmix for complete information. Myrtti
Added on: 2008-05-26 20:45:57
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man-#kubuntu <reply>The "man" command brings up the Linux manual pages for the command you're interested in. Try "man intro" at the command line, or type man:/ in Konqueror's location bar. See https://help.ubuntu.…heTerminal Jucato
Added on: 2007-10-04 15:10:11
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boys-#ubuntuforums <reply> ♪ Bad boys, bad boys, watcha gonna do, watcha gonna do when they come for you ♫ PriceChild
Added on: 2007-01-16 16:39:09
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zram <reply>zRAM is a module of the Linux kernel which increases performance by avoiding paging on disk and instead uses a compressed block device in RAM, useful on systems with less RAM, and SSDs. Install zram-config to enable zRAM. IdleOne
Added on: 2013-11-04 22:09:52
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torrents-#xubuntu torrents-#xubuntu-offtopic torrents-#xubuntu-devel <reply> Xubuntu $curStable ($curStableNum) torrents can be downloaded from http://torrent.ubunt…so.torrent and http://torrent.ubunt…so.torrent knome
Added on: 2013-04-25 13:21:05
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2013-04-25 13:30:41
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precise-#xubuntu 12.04-#xubuntu <reply> Xubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) reached End-of-Life April 26, 2015: http://xubuntu.org/n…d-of-life/ knome
Added on: 2012-04-26 16:21:56
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2015-05-02 03:05:37
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hi-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply>shfihgbwjehrg to you! rww
Added on: 2011-07-07 03:34:17
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-12-20 02:50:37
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shells shell-policy <reply> Is your shell provider banned in Ubuntu channels? See https://wiki.ubuntu.…hellPolicy for shell provider requirements and how to resolve the situation with your provider. topyli
Added on: 2011-01-23 18:53:44
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-01-23 18:57:20
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emesene <deleted><reply> Emesene is an instant messenger for the WLM network. See http://emesene.org for more information. Spec
Added on: 2008-04-18 18:44:54
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-02 04:14:26
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hal9000-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> makes more sense than mc44, and is almost as murderous LjL
Added on: 2008-02-07 21:40:42
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-08-09 19:01:43
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ut <reply> For information on how to play Unreal Tournament, see https://help.ubuntu.…Tournament - for Unreal Tournament 2004, see !ut2k4 elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-12-28 11:48:42
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bitesize <reply> A list of bugs that are considered easy to fix and good for beginners to attempt can be found at: https://bugs.launchp…g=bitesize Pici
Added on: 2007-11-03 23:18:21
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-11-03 23:21:43
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gps maps <reply> Street mapping and GPS navigation software available for Ubuntu includes Navit, MoNav (http://code.google.c…p/monav/), Gosmore (free vector maps from OSM), GpsDrive (GTK, raster maps, free), !GoogleEarth (Qt, proprietary vector maps, proprietary) LjL
Added on: 2007-03-18 14:13:20
Last edited by bazhang
Last modified: 2011-04-30 11:45:36
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roadnav a free street mapping and GPS navigation program with spoken directions, using free data available from the U.S. Census Bureau (TIGER, at http://www.census.go…ww/tiger/) and the OpenStreetMap project (at http://www.openstreetmap.org/) - An !Edgy compatible package can be downloaded at http://roadnav.sourc…forge.net/ LjL
Added on: 2007-03-18 14:09:53
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testing-#xubuntu <reply> For information on how to help test the next release of Xubuntu, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.…tu/Testing somerville32
Added on: 2007-01-11 03:42:24
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2011-09-06 12:10:03
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perl-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted>an ancient american word meaning "i can't code C" Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-15 21:45:14
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-14 09:53:18
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lenovobug artfulrespin intel-spi intelspi 17.10.1 <reply> The original release of Ubuntu 17.10 contained a bug that makes firmware memory read-only. See https://pad.lv/1734147 for more info. This bug has been fixed in 17.10's repositories (so upgrades are safe) and new ISOs have been released (look for 17.10.1 in the filename). dax
Added on: 2018-01-10 02:40:55
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2018-01-12 20:50:38
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nopti <reply> KPTI is a mitigation for the !Meltdown security issue. With some workloads on some processors, KPTI has a significant performance impact. KPTI can be disabled by adding "nopti" to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT line in /etc/default/grub. This should only be done if absolutely necessary because it will disable protections against Meltdown and thus allow any malicious user process to read memory and probably escalate to root. dax
Added on: 2018-01-10 01:34:24
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2018-01-10 02:07:38
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spectre <reply> Spectre is a security issue in almost all modern processors, which was released along with !Meltdown (but is not the same thing). While there are several initiatives underway to mitigate it, there is no "magic bullet" software fix. Ubuntu is monitoring ongoing efforts and will provide security updates as they become available. See !usn for security update notifications. dax
Added on: 2018-01-03 22:56:29
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2018-01-10 01:30:57
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plasma5 <reply> Kubuntu Plasma 5 is a tech preview. To test it out, see http://cdimage.ubunt…e/current/ . If you find a bug, you can also check it with kubuntu-ci images for latest builds. rww
Added on: 2014-10-24 19:39:39
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encyclopedia <reply> See https://ubottu.com/d…cyclopedia for usage information on the Encyclopedia factoid plugin tsimpson
Added on: 2010-12-14 02:58:49
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 07:02:33
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addfact <reply> To add a factoid to the bot, use the following form (the factoid will then be forwarded to the ops to approve): !foo is <reply> bar jussi
Added on: 2010-08-30 08:43:55
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audio-#ubuntu+1 <reply> If you're having problems with sound, first ensure ALSA is selected, by double clicking on the volume control, then File -> Change Device (ALSA Mixer). If that fails, see https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Sound - https://help.ubuntu.…leshooting - On Jaunty, please check bug https://launchpad.ne…ugs/330814 and help test the new kernel image LjL
Added on: 2009-03-26 15:49:34
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2009-03-26 15:54:28
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doublerecursion-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> See !simplerecursion LjL
Added on: 2009-03-19 03:03:00
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pickup <reply> Just a tip: talking about finding and/or picking up guys/chicks is rude to the people of whichever gender who are in this channel and dont feel like being 'found' or 'picked up'. This is not a speed dating channel. elkbuntu
Added on: 2008-08-14 10:46:13
Last edited by elkbuntu
Last modified: 2008-08-14 10:48:53
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tonyyarusso <deleted>weird. elkbuntu
Added on: 2008-05-12 17:23:26
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2010-10-18 11:42:06
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sudoedit <reply> To edit files with !superuser access using the user's standard editor (as set in the EDITOR !shell variable) and its normal configuration, the command « sudoedit <filename> » is available. It creates a local copy of the file, and runs the editor with the user's permissions. ompaul
Added on: 2007-12-29 21:22:30
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-12-29 21:39:01
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ops-#ubuntustudio <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - PING astraljava, cub, holstein, jussi, joejaxx, ScottL, scott-work or Unit193 PriceChild
Added on: 2007-12-20 13:49:09
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2016-05-21 04:29:56
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bofh <reply>You can find the BOFH and the PFY at https://bearbin.net/bofh and http://theregister.c…odds/bofh/ Seveas
Added on: 2007-11-11 20:52:01
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-02 04:18:20
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tags <reply> We use some common tags for tracking bugs on Launchpad.net See https://wiki.ubuntu.…/Bugs/Tags for common usage. PriceChild
Added on: 2007-06-04 14:27:27
Last edited by Tm_T
Last modified: 2010-09-21 07:45:34
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apt-torrent <reply> The idea for using BitTorrent for pushing out updates has been registered here: https://blueprints.l…pt-torrent bimberi
Added on: 2007-04-20 04:21:59
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questions-#ubuntu-classroom-chat question-#ubuntu-classroom question-#ubuntu-classroom-chat <reply> Please ask your questions here in #ubuntu-classroom-chat rather than #ubuntu-classroom (prefix them with "QUESTION: " or the instructor's nickname) LjL
Added on: 2006-11-29 22:37:06
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klik <reply>klik is a simple way to run additional software without actually installing it. For instructions and more information see: http://dot.kde.org/2…-copy-klik apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:31:56
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:19:21
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soc <deleted>Google's Summer of Code project; see https://wiki.ubuntu.…gleSoC2010 and http://code.google.com/soc/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:05:15
Last edited by topyli
Last modified: 2011-10-28 19:20:23
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afrix-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> He's Batman. SonikkuAmerica
Added on: 2016-12-18 02:40:01
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foocoin bitcoin dogecoin cgminer <reply> Ubuntu's repositories do not include clients for most cryptocurrencies. You will need to use a !PPA or !compile from source to get them. Since neither of these options is officially supported, consider asking your cryptocurrency's IRC channel (see !alis) for help. rww
Added on: 2014-03-09 02:08:12
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optimus <reply> Ubuntu uses nvidia-prime to support optimus videocards. knome
Added on: 2014-01-04 20:24:59
Last edited by k1l
Last modified: 2016-03-15 22:51:02
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