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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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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
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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ops-#ubuntu-bugs <reply> Help! Channel emergency! bdmurray, hggdh, Unit193 gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-04-02 12:01:59
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-05-16 23:42:36
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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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ops-#kubuntu-devel <reply> Help! Riddell, amu, imbrandon, Hobbsee, Tm_T or jussi01 Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-27 15:53:20
Last edited by Mez
Last modified: 2009-09-05 12:12:14
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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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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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test-#ubuntu-bots-devel <reply> test $nick $chan $curLTS $who m4v
Added on: 2011-08-03 20:29:12
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Last modified: 2011-08-03 20:36:51
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quietwebchat <reply> To ignore joins, parts and quits from being displayed in the freenode webchat, from the menu in the upper left, select options and then tick the "Hide JOINS/PARTS/QUITS" checkbox. This setting applies to all channels that you are in. Pici
Added on: 2011-07-19 16:49:32
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-07-19 16:49:58
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pwreset <reply> Forgot your password? See https://help.ubuntu.…stPassword Corey
Added on: 2011-05-24 20:01:29
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lockdown <reply> Looking to lockdown your users' GNOME environment? Check out http://library.gnome…ent-guide/ - GNOME's Sysadmin guide may also be helpful: http://library.gnome…de/stable/ Pici
Added on: 2011-01-11 17:08:28
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seeker <deleted><reply> Something stupid this way comes Seeker`
Added on: 2009-04-01 19:56:25
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-12-11 17:26:49
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dad <deleted><reply> DaD was an alternative to !mom and has been shutdown in February 2009, see http://dad.dunnewind…et/end.php Pici
Added on: 2009-01-29 20:18:36
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-26 02:25:45
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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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hal-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that. Pici
Added on: 2008-07-25 17:17:03
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2014-08-15 18:16:21
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fail-#dib5sn fail-#ubuntustudio-devel <reply>FAILZ! jussi01
Added on: 2008-05-06 13:57:05
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2008-05-13 10:25:31
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3rdparty <reply> Packages contained in 3rd party repositories are not included in Ubuntu for a reason. Whether this be poor packaging standards, bugs or malicious authors. You should trust the maintainers of these repositories before using them. See http://ubuntuforums.…p?t=297814 for consequences. ompaul
Added on: 2008-02-24 22:00:39
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2008-02-24 22:13:37
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