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mac macbook unity-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> For help on installing and using Ubuntu on a Mac, see: https://wiki.ubuntu.…yHelpPages stdin
Added on: 2008-05-05 01:25:23
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-02-01 07:39:50
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support-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> The official Ubuntu support channel is #ubuntu (see http://ubuntu.com/support and http://ubuntuforums.org as well). Please be aware that this channel is mainly for other discussion. LjL
Added on: 2007-01-28 21:19:04
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-03-27 19:14:38
Requested 982 times
no <reply> Hvis du vil diskutere på Norsk, vennligst gå til #ubuntu-no. Takk! Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:40:06
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2008-10-08 18:42:55
Requested 977 times
vpn <reply> For more information on vpn please refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/VPN gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-21 03:04:08
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2010-01-26 19:59:35
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maverick meerkat 10.10 <reply> Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) was the thirteenth release of Ubuntu. !End-Of-Life on April 10th, 2012, see https://ubottu.com/y/maverick for details. Pici
Added on: 2010-04-02 11:18:59
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 07:02:05
Requested 945 times
support <reply>The official ubuntu support channel is #ubuntu. Also see http://ubuntu.com/support and http://ubuntuforums.org and http://askubuntu.com apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:13:34
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2011-01-20 10:17:22
Requested 943 times
sense commonsense common sense stable works for me <reply> Common Sense: Just because you can, does not mean you should. 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: 2006-06-19 13:43:11
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ipv6 ipv6disable <reply> For an introduction to IPv6 and information on tunneling IPv6 through IPv4 connections, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IPv6 | To disable IPv6 see https://help.ubuntu.…owIPv6IPv4 apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:06:12
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2009-01-07 13:09:43
Requested 936 times
aptoncd <reply> APTonCD is a tool with a graphical interface which allows you to create one or more CDs or DVDs with all of the packages you've downloaded via apt-get or aptitude, creating a removable repository that you can use on other computers - See also !offline Seveas
Added on: 2007-10-02 23:14:54
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2009-03-06 17:09:56
Requested 932 times
mount used to attach devices to directories. See also https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Mount Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:50:24
Last edited by Seeker`
Last modified: 2009-05-20 21:13:27
Requested 928 times
xinerama an extension to !X to use two or more physical displays as one large virtual display. See https://help.ubuntu.…eramaHowTo - See also !DualHead Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 15:02:06
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exploit dcc <reply> There are people around who think it is funny to abuse certain bugs that cause unintended behavior. When bitten by these, #ubuntu remove users so they are no longer targets. To fix it have a look here: https://help.ubuntu.…DCCExploit and more about a recent bug at http://www.ubuntu.co…sn-1132-1/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-27 20:36:36
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-05-18 19:22:08
Requested 921 times
modem dialup dial up dial-up winmodem knetworkmanager ppp <reply>You want to connect via dial-up? Read https://help.ubuntu.…ModemHowto - Also try disabling/removing KNetworkManager if KDE applications cannot connect using dial-up Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:39:25
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2009-11-12 06:48:20
Requested 918 times
frostwire a totally open source !bittorrent client, based on Vuze, the Azureus BitTorrent Engine. For installation help, please see https://help.ubuntu.…/FrostWire Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-26 15:50:29
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-09-07 11:28:42
Requested 917 times
precise pangolin 12.04 <reply> Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) was the sixteenth release of Ubuntu. !End-of-life was April 28th 2017. See https://lists.ubuntu…03833.html for more information Pici
Added on: 2011-10-05 19:38:43
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-05-01 19:30:47
Requested 915 times
home separatehome movehome <reply> Your home directory is where all of your personal files are usually kept. For moving your home directory to a separate partition, please see: https://help.ubuntu.…ome/Moving Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-10-01 08:45:38
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2011-05-16 07:43:54
Requested 912 times
cron crontab a way to schedule execution of software/scripts. See https://help.ubuntu.…/CronHowto Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:23:13
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-09-09 04:49:23
Requested 910 times
virtualizers vm virtualizer virtual machine virtual virtualisation virtualiser virtualisers <reply> There are several solutions for running other operating systems (or their programs) inside Ubuntu, while using the native CPU as much as possible: !QEmu (with !KQemu), !VirtualBox, !VMWare, as well as !WINE and !Cedega for Windows applications LjL
Added on: 2007-01-23 16:27:34
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-11-04 01:47:09
Requested 904 times
ppc powerpc <reply> PowerPC. Formerly used by Apple for the Macintosh line of computers. Variants are now used in popular gaming consoles. PPC was a fully supported Ubuntu architecture until 6.10. It is now a community port, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…PowerPCFAQ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:33:49
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-03-25 12:08:32
Requested 904 times
offline sneakernet <reply> If you need to download Ubuntu packages using another machine or OS, check the desired packages in Synaptic and select File > Generate package download script. See also !APTonCD LjL
Added on: 2007-05-18 16:23:54
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-20 15:12:14
Requested 897 times
mouse buttons <reply>Enabling extra mouse buttons: https://help.ubuntu.…MouseHowto - Enabling serial mouse: https://help.ubuntu.…MouseHowto Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-26 07:25:46
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shortcuts keytouch mediakeys shortcut keyboard shortcuts keys hotkeys hotkey <reply> Keyboard shortcuts can be set in System -> Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts. If your multimedia keys don't work with that, try the 'keytouch' package, explained at http://keytouch.sour…forge.net/ - See !Keyboard for changing layouts. A list of keyboard shortcuts for Unity is available at http://www.informit.…p;seqNum=3 LjL
Added on: 2006-12-10 21:23:38
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-30 15:24:04
Requested 880 times
aptitude <deleted><reply> aptitude is another terminal-based front-end to APT. You may encounter multiarch problems on non-updated 12.04 installs, see http://pad.lv/831768 for more information. bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-07 08:24:14
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-05-01 19:31:23
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blacklist <reply> To blacklist a module, edit /etc/modprobe.d/my_blacklist.conf and add « blacklist <modulename> » to the end of that list - To explicitly load modules in a specific order, list them in /etc/initramfs-tools/modules and type « sudo update-initramfs -u » Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-08 22:10:20
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-03-29 19:19:00
Requested 862 times
hammertime-#ubuntu-offtopic hammertime-#ubuntustudio-devel hammertime-#ubuntu-ops <reply> ━━▊ ━━▊ ━━▊ Pici
Added on: 2008-05-12 17:02:18
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remaster customlivecd remastering <reply> Interested in remastering the Ubuntu !LiveCD or !Alternate installer? See: https://help.ubuntu.…tomization and https://help.ubuntu.…tomization - Or use tools such as http://uck.sourceforge.net/ stdin
Added on: 2008-05-05 21:42:06
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2014-08-08 01:56:33
Requested 859 times
envyng <deleted><reply> EnvyNG is a program to install newer version of nVidia or ATi drivers on Ubuntu 9.10 or earlier. It can be found in !Universe as "envyng-gtk" (for Gtk/Gnome) or "envyng-qt" (for Qt/KDE). It is NOT a supported method to install video drivers; please only use it if standard methods fail and at your own risk - See also !BinaryDriver. jussio1
Added on: 2008-05-01 17:30:20
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2011-05-25 17:30:24
Requested 858 times
downgrade downgrading <reply> Attempting to downgrade to an older Ubuntu version is explicitly not supported and may break your system. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:33:44
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2011-04-13 19:44:11
Requested 858 times
jp ja japanese <reply>日本語の場合は /join #ubuntu-jp または /join #kubuntu-jp を入力して下さい。 Jucato
Added on: 2006-11-14 09:07:00
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-05-07 00:36:48
Requested 855 times
ops-#kubuntu <reply> Help! Channel Emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies!) acheronuk, ahoneybun, claydoh, genii, ikonia, jussi, Mamarok, mneptok, Nalioth, ovidiu-florin, Pici, Riddell, ryanakca, shadeslayer, Tm_T, tsimpson, valorie, Unit193, yofel. gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-07-15 22:43:53
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2017-09-13 13:12:58
Requested 855 times
documentation docs doc rute tldp desktopguide starterguide newusers training tutorial to be found at https://help.ubuntu.com and https://wiki.ubuntu.com - General linux documentation: http://www.tldp.org - https://www.andrew.c…9/rute.pdf Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:12:08
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:55:39
Requested 849 times
easyubuntu <deleted>a script that automates installation of some items. Use at your own risk. See http://easyubuntu.fr…ntrib.org/ - For help and or discussions about EasyUbuntu please join #easyubuntu ompaul
Added on: 2006-08-09 04:07:56
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 03:55:51
Requested 842 times
id indonesia indonesian <reply> join ke #ubuntu-id untuk membahas ubuntu dalam bahasa Indonesia Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:32:15
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lubuntu <reply> lubuntu is Ubuntu with LXDE instead of !GNOME as desktop environment, which makes it extremely lightweight. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…om/Lubuntu - /join #lubuntu for lubuntu support. tonyyarusso
Added on: 2009-12-05 20:23:20
Last edited by pangolin
Last modified: 2012-01-27 19:54:47
Requested 835 times
freenx nx <reply> FreeNX is advanced remote desktop technology. For more information and install instructions, see https://help.ubuntu.…ity/FreeNX Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:42:35
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en <reply> The main Ubuntu IRC channels are English only. For a complete list of channels in other languages, please visit https://wiki.ubuntu.…hannelList Seveas
Added on: 2006-11-25 14:35:17
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-12-13 17:11:01
Requested 812 times
screen a window manager for terminal sessions, also useful over SSH. The 'byobu' package provides very useful additional utilities. See https://help.ubuntu.…ity/Screen apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:26:30
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-09-07 11:26:18
Requested 809 times
flash64bit flash64 java64 <reply> You can run Flash, Real, and Java plugins in AMD64 bit computers with Firefox. see the steps to follow at https://help.ubuntu.…4FlashJava Seveas
Added on: 2006-10-04 11:18:38
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opera <reply>Opera is an advanced, fast and free (as in beer) web browser. It is packaged for easy installation into Ubuntu. More information at https://help.ubuntu.…eraBrowser gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-08-03 14:34:26
Last edited by Madpilot
Last modified: 2009-10-02 05:58:23
Requested 800 times
member newmember <reply> Ubuntu Membership means recognition of a significant and sustained contribution to Ubuntu and the Ubuntu community. For more info see https://wiki.ubuntu.…Membership Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 22:59:31
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:05:04
Requested 800 times
code coding ide ides <reply> Programming editors/suites: Terminal-based: vi/vim, emacs - KDE: Kate, KDevelop, Quanta+, Umbrello - GNOME: gvim, gedit, anjuta, pida, monodevelop, geany - Others: eclipse, netbeans, qtcreator apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:51:35
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-02-13 11:06:59
Requested 790 times
purekde <reply> If you want to remove all !Gnome packages and have a default !Kubuntu system follow the instructions here http://www.psychocat…tu/purekde ompaul
Added on: 2007-10-12 23:32:22
Last edited by pangolin
Last modified: 2011-10-25 00:54:08
Requested 783 times
nl dutch nederlands <reply> Nederlandstalige ondersteuning voor Ubuntu (en vers gezette koffie) is te vinden in #ubuntu-nl Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-29 14:36:08
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Requested 781 times
trash <reply> Your GUI file manager's Trash folder is located at ~/.local/share/Trash/ for files moved to trash from your hard disk and .../.Trash-userid/ on external devices for files moved to trash from the device. LjL
Added on: 2008-04-18 01:11:40
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-04-19 00:43:28
Requested 780 times
nox text <reply> To start your system in text-only mode append 'text' (without the quotes) to the kernel line in the grub menu. You can access the grub menu by pressing Esc (Grub legacy) or Shift (Grub2) during boot. For more info see https://help.ubuntu.…ext%20Mode tsimpson
Added on: 2010-07-04 16:51:35
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-07-15 19:18:33
Requested 777 times
controls <reply>Starting in Lucid, the minimize, maximize, and close buttons have been moved to the left side. For more information and workarounds, please see http://pad.lv/532633 tsimpson
Added on: 2010-04-04 01:47:17
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2011-10-31 20:07:25
Requested 777 times
time ntp <reply> Information about using and setting your computer's clock on Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…UbuntuTime - See https://help.ubuntu.…e/NTP.html for information on usage of the Network Time Protocol (NTP) LjL
Added on: 2007-12-11 16:11:33
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-27 16:41:04
Requested 771 times
pulseaudio pulse <reply> PulseAudio is a sound server intended as a drop-in replacement for !ESD - See https://wiki.ubuntu.…PulseAudio for information and installation instructions LjL
Added on: 2008-02-19 03:58:10
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twss-#ubuntuforums <reply> That's what she said! Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-04-26 03:45:18
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unity <reply> Unity is a graphical shell for the GNOME desktop environment. Ubuntu used it by default from 11.04 to 17.04. For more information, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity Pici
Added on: 2010-10-28 13:43:01
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-28 06:50:19
Requested 759 times

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