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worksforme wfm w4m <reply> Common Sense: Just because you can, does not mean you should (and especially recommend to others). Think before you do. "Works for me" does not mean it is ok. The latest version of everything is not always useful if you aim for stability. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:54:02
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-09-14 19:38:58
Requested 1401 times
envy <deleted><alias> envyng LjL
Added on: 2006-12-09 03:22:01
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2011-05-25 17:30:48
Requested 1378 times
kde4 kde 4 kde4help kde4support <deleted><reply> KDE SC 4.4 is the latest major release of the KDE Software Compilation. Packages can be found at http://www.kubuntu.o…/kde-4.4.2 - Support in #kubuntu apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:48:00
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2010-10-05 11:00:39
Requested 1373 times
ics inetsharing <reply> If you want to share the internet connection of your Ubuntu machine with other machines in the network see https://help.ubuntu.…ionSharing Pici
Added on: 2008-04-02 19:03:38
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-05-06 11:22:25
Requested 1363 times
firefox ff the default web browser on Ubuntu. To install the latest version, see https://help.ubuntu.…NewVersion | To install plugins: https://help.ubuntu.…foxPlugins Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:48:13
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-06-13 03:12:27
Requested 1350 times
torrent bittorent bittorrent <reply> Some torrent clients: Transmission (GTK and terminal-based), Deluge-Torrent, Freeloader, BitStormLite, BitTornado-GUI (GTK), KTorrent (KDE), QTorrent (Qt), Azureus/Vuse (Java), !Frostwire (Java), TorrentFlux (web-based), bittornado, rTorrent, cTorrent, bittorrent, aria2 (terminal-based) - FAQ: http://www.bittorren…m/help/faq - See also !P2P Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:03:09
Last edited by oCean
Last modified: 2012-01-14 16:17:16
Requested 1341 times
burners burn burner burning cdrw <reply> CD/DVD burning software: k3b (KDE), brasero (GNOME), gnomebaker, xcdroast, wodim (command-line) | To burn ISO files, see https://help.ubuntu.…ngIsoHowto Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:35:32
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-04-23 23:42:28
Requested 1332 times
software <reply> A general introduction to the ways software can be installed, removed and managed in Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…Management - See also !Packages, !Equivalents Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:20:32
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2007-03-07 01:15:42
Requested 1307 times
gnome <reply> GNOME was the default desktop environment on Ubuntu up to 10.10. To install the GNOME Shell, type [ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ] in a !terminal. For the GNOME-based !flavor of Ubuntu, see !ubuntu-gnome Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:02:05
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-12-24 02:04:30
Requested 1297 times
bluetooth <reply>For instructions on how to set up bluetooth, see https://help.ubuntu.…toothSetup Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-28 11:00:53
Never edited
Requested 1291 times
edgy edgy eft edgyeft 6.10 <reply>Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) was the fifth release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 25th, 2008. See !eol for more details. bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-10 01:01:55
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-09-22 15:18:55
Requested 1282 times
phone nexus7 tablet touch phablet ubuntu-touch <reply> Information about the Ubuntu Touch platform for Phone and Tablet is available here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch . Support and discussion in #ubuntu-touch IdleOne
Added on: 2013-01-02 19:42:52
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-05-02 05:14:32
Requested 1242 times
final beta already <reply> If you install a development version of Ubuntu $curDevel and keep up with package updates, then you will be upgraded to the official release of $curDevelNum when it comes out. To make sure, type « sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade » in a terminal. LjL
Added on: 2007-04-19 18:02:54
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2016-02-26 22:24:21
Requested 1226 times
usplash splashy <reply> To select the usplash artwork you want, use "sudo update-alternatives --config usplash-artwork.so && sudo update-initramfs -u" - See https://help.ubuntu.…ationHowto for adding your custom artwork apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:36:28
Never edited
Requested 1219 times
synaptic <reply> A Graphical Package Manager. For a good howto see https://help.ubuntu.…apticHowto apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:41:59
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-07-11 03:39:11
Requested 1206 times
kubuntu <reply> Kubuntu is the Ubuntu flavour using KDE Software and the KDE Plasma Workspaces. See http://kubuntu.org for more information - For support join #kubuntu - See also !kde gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-08-02 23:45:20
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2012-04-02 16:39:18
Requested 1194 times
editors editor vim emacs nano kate gedit vi ed <reply> Text Editors: gedit (GNOME), Kate (KDE), mousepad (Xfce4) - Terminal-based: nano, vi/vim, emacs, ed - For HTML/CSS editors, see !html - For programming editors and IDE, see !code apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:49:42
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-07-07 04:38:32
Requested 1192 times
nfs the network file system. See https://help.ubuntu.…UpNFSHowTo for information on installing and configuring NFS. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:41:51
Never edited
Requested 1168 times
resetpanels resetpanel panels <reply> To reset the GNOME panel to defaults, type this in a !terminal: gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel && killall gnome-panel LjL
Added on: 2008-01-27 02:26:16
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-03-28 01:44:51
Requested 1159 times
hostname <reply>Use hostname <somehostname> to set the hostname, or to do it permanently: edit /etc/hosts to include BOTH the old and new hostname and then change /etc/hostname to the new one. WARNING! Make sure that your current hostname and /etc/hosts match, otherwise sudo may not work properly. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:52:04
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-24 05:15:07
Requested 1155 times
pidgin gaim <reply> The Instant Messenger client Pidgin (formerly Gaim) (http://help.ubuntu.c…ty/Pidgin) supports MSN, XMPP (Jabber, GTalk and variants), AIM, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, ICQ, YIM, IRC and others. See also !Kopete tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-04-08 08:06:32
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-03-21 03:24:45
Requested 1153 times
screenshot imagebin screenshots <reply> Screenshots can be made with the [PrtScr] button. Want to show us a screenshot of your problem? Upload an image to http://imgur.com/ and link the created page here. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:00:09
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-08-30 22:34:06
Requested 1147 times
sound-#kubuntu <reply> If you're having problems with sound see https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Sound - https://help.ubuntu.…leshooting - For playing audio files, see !Players and !MP3 Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-09-14 19:14:50
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2009-11-21 20:21:54
Requested 1139 times
fuse captive <reply> FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) is a !kernel driver that allows non-root users to create their own filesystems. See http://en.wikipedia.…_Userspace for more on FUSE. Some examples of filesystems that use FUSE are !ntfs-3g, sshfs and isofs. A full list of Filesystems that use FUSE is here: http://fuse.sourcefo…ileSystems apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:48:16
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2007-08-07 14:36:30
Requested 1129 times
swap used to move unused programs and data out of main memory to make your system faster. It can also be used as extra memory if you don't have enough. See https://help.ubuntu.…ty/SwapFaq for more info Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:02:26
Never edited
Requested 1118 times
br <reply> Por favor, use #ubuntu-br para ajuda em português. Para entrar no canal por favor faça "/join #ubuntu-br " sem as aspas. Para a comunidade local portuguêsa, use #ubuntu-pt. Obrigada. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 01:15:56
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2014-10-11 14:56:14
Requested 1111 times
packages <reply> You can browse and search for Ubuntu packages using !Synaptic, !KPackageKit, !Muon, "apt-cache search <keywords or regex>", or online at http://packages.ubuntu.com - Ubuntu has about 30000 packages available, so please *search* for an official package before installing things in awkward ways! LjL
Added on: 2006-07-12 18:15:53
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:01:15
Requested 1105 times
pastebinit <reply> pastebinit is the command-line equivalent of !pastebin - Command output, or other text can be redirected to pastebinit, which then reports an URL containing the output - To use pastebinit, install the « pastebinit » package from a package manager - Simple usage: command | pastebinit genii
Added on: 2009-06-01 23:40:16
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2017-05-30 21:35:12
Requested 1095 times
latest newest <reply> Packages in Ubuntu may not be the latest. Ubuntu aims for stability, so "latest" may not be a good idea. Post-release updates are only considered if they are fixes for security vulnerabilities, high impact bug fixes, or unintrusive bug fixes with substantial benefit. See also !backports, !sru, and !ppa. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:43:19
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-03-22 05:25:44
Requested 1090 times
distributions suse redhat mandriva gentoo archlinux fedora distros novell slackware mepis distro distribution manjaro <reply> Other !Linux distributions besides !Ubuntu include: Debian, Mepis (using !APT); RedHat, Fedora, SUSE, Mandriva (using !RPM); Gentoo, Arch Linux, Manjaro, Slackware (using other packaging systems) apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:46:43
Last edited by SonikkuAmerica
Last modified: 2016-09-02 16:41:01
Requested 1087 times
pinning pin an advanced feature that APT can use to prefer particular packages over others. See https://help.ubuntu.…nningHowto apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:57:41
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Requested 1081 times
puregnome pureubuntu <reply> If you want to remove all !Kubuntu packages or !Xubuntu packages and have a default !Ubuntu system, follow the instructions here: http://www.psychocat…pureubuntu PriceChild
Added on: 2008-02-23 01:00:54
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-11-11 13:34:51
Requested 1078 times
relationship debian <reply> Ubuntu and Debian are closely related. Ubuntu builds on the foundations of Debian architecture and infrastructure, with a different community and release process. See https://www.ubuntu.c…and-debian - !Repositories meant for Debian should NOT be used on Ubuntu! apokryphos
Added on: 2006-12-16 15:04:50
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-21 19:32:02
Requested 1075 times
isitout-#ubuntu-release-party <deleted><reply> YES! ITS OUT: https://lists.ubuntu…00195.html tonyyarusso
Added on: 2009-10-28 21:21:14
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2015-04-23 18:59:49
Requested 1070 times
torrents <reply> $curStable can be torrented from http://torrent.ubunt…so.torrent or http://torrent.ubunt…so.torrent depending on your needs. Other flavors can be found at http://torrent.ubuntu.com:6969 apokryphos
Added on: 2006-10-26 13:27:56
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2016-04-21 17:46:05
Requested 1070 times
chroot debchroot <reply> A chroot is used to make programs believe that the directory they are running in is really the root directory. It can be used to stop programs accessing files outside of that directory, or for compiling 32bit applications in a 64bit environment - see https://help.ubuntu.…asicChroot ompaul
Added on: 2006-08-11 17:28:50
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-06-15 17:12:19
Requested 1070 times
proxy <deleted><reply> Several Ubuntu channels prohibit access from open proxies and other anonymous connections due to a high level of abuse. The supported ways to hide your IP address on freenode are to use !Tor or get a !cloak Seveas
Added on: 2007-02-19 22:15:51
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2014-08-07 13:01:46
Requested 1069 times
love <deleted><reply> Love is like racing across the frozen tundra on a snowmobile which flips over, trapping you underneath. At night, the ice-weasels come. Amaranth
Added on: 2006-10-14 07:45:34
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-12-11 17:47:24
Requested 1052 times
dualhead dual-head dual head dualmonitor dual monitors <reply> Information about dual-head on linux can be found on http://wiki.linuxque…i/DualHead - See also !Xinerama Seveas
Added on: 2006-12-01 23:30:58
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Requested 1051 times
ftp ftp clients ftp client <reply> FTP clients: Nautilus (Places -> Connect to server), gFTP, FileZilla (for !GNOME); Konqueror, Kasablanca, KFTPGrabber (for !KDE); FireFTP (for Firefox); ftp, lftp (for !cli) - See also !FTPd bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-24 06:50:53
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2009-04-11 01:58:22
Requested 1050 times
linux <reply> Linux is the kernel (core) of the Ubuntu operating system. Many operating systems use Linux as a kernel. For more information on Linux in general, visit http://en.wikipedia.…wiki/Linux Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:35:48
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2009-11-15 15:39:12
Requested 1039 times
fsck the FileSystem ChecKer, which runs automatically when you boot if you didn't shutdown cleanly. Type "man fsck" for information on running it manually. The command "sudo touch /forcefsck && sudo shutdown -r now" will force a reboot and a filesystem check; "sudo touch /fastboot" will skip a filesystem check at next reboot LjL
Added on: 2006-12-13 20:01:03
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-05-04 07:55:19
Requested 1032 times
undelete recover <reply> Some tools to recover lost data are listed and explained at https://help.ubuntu.…taRecovery LjL-Temp
Added on: 2008-03-22 21:58:27
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-30 19:05:35
Requested 1023 times
adept crash fix <deleted><alias> aptlock uniq
Added on: 2006-06-23 19:48:04
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:02:48
Requested 1016 times
natty narwhal <reply> Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) was the fourteenth release of Ubuntu. !End-Of-Life on 2012-10-28, see http://ubottu.com/y/natty for details. Pici
Added on: 2010-08-17 18:38:25
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2012-10-29 12:59:42
Requested 1014 times
automate <reply> Ways to automate installation of Ubuntu on multiple machines are described at https://help.ubuntu.…6/apb.html - See also !cloning LJL
Added on: 2007-03-21 01:00:24
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2015-09-28 14:51:35
Requested 1012 times
checkinstall a wrapper to "make install", useful for installing programs you compiled. It will create a .deb package, which will be listed in the APT database and can be uninstalled like other packages. See https://help.ubuntu.…eckInstall - Read the warnings at the top and bottom of that web page, and DO NOT interrupt CheckInstall while it's running! ompaul
Added on: 2006-07-16 19:52:09
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2007-07-19 12:07:20
Requested 1006 times
danger rmrf/ dangerous <reply> DO NOT RUN THAT COMMAND! That particular command is DANGEROUS and shouldn't be uttered here. REST OF YOU: DANGER, WILL ROBINSON, DANGER! Do not use the command or utter it here thank you! ompaul
Added on: 2008-03-08 18:30:18
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-11 02:10:55
Requested 1003 times
tr turkish turkey <reply> Turk ubuntu kullanıcıları, Türkçe yardım ya da geyik için /join #ubuntu-tr hizmetinizde. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:43:43
Last edited by gpc
Last modified: 2011-02-10 17:01:06
Requested 1003 times
purge-ppa <reply>To disable a PPA from your sources and revert your packages back to default Ubuntu packages, install ppa-purge and use the command: « sudo ppa-purge ppa:<repository-name>/<subdirectory> » – For more information, see http://www.webupd8.o…mmand.html Tm_T
Added on: 2011-06-14 07:13:09
Last edited by Tm_T
Last modified: 2011-06-14 07:19:19
Requested 998 times

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