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unity <reply> Unity is the default UI since Ubuntu 11.04. Unity is a shell for GNOME. see http://unity.ubuntu.com. For a GNOME 2-like experience, see !notunity Pici
Added on: 2010-10-28 13:43:01
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-10-13 14:12:15
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launchpad malone lp <reply> Launchpad is a collection of development services for Open Source projects. It's Ubuntu's bug tracker, and much more; see https://launchpad.net/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:03:15
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2007-10-15 11:51:49
Requested 744 times
password passwords lostpassword pass <reply> Forgot your password? See https://help.ubuntu.…stPassword What's the root password? See !sudo. Don't see *** in password prompts? That's normal. Sudo doesn't ask for your password? It remembers you for several minutes. Please use strong passwords, see https://help.ubuntu.…gPasswords Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:02:45
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2008-09-18 15:22:37
Requested 740 times
gpg trust the GNU Privacy Guard. See https://help.ubuntu.…GuardHowto and class #8 on https://wiki.ubuntu.…ranscripts bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-02 09:32:29
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2007-03-18 06:42:33
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intelhda snd_hda_intel hdaintel <reply> For fixing your Intel HDA sound this page has useful information https://help.ubuntu.…SoundHowto LjL
Added on: 2007-05-20 14:18:38
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tor-gpg <deleted><reply> freenode blocks connections from Tor users on its regular servers. Users registered with nickserv can connect to freenode's Tor hidden service instead; see http://freenode.net/….shtml#tor for instructions. For help, ask in #freenode. nalioth
Added on: 2007-03-14 06:43:29
Last edited by ezri
Last modified: 2016-03-09 21:23:12
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gr el greek greece <reply> #ubuntu-gr και #kubuntu-gr για Έλληνες χρηστές / #ubuntu-gr kai #kubuntu-gr gia Ellhnes xrhstes Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-09 21:14:43
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source <reply> You can easily fetch a package's source with apt-get. See: http://www.debian.or…ng.en.html Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 02:01:23
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anything anything. anything! anything!! <reply> So, you wanted to lure me into saying I don't know anything about anything? Yeah, that would be funny, of course. Now leave me alone. LjL
Added on: 2007-04-02 19:25:48
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keyboard keybinding keyboards layout <reply> To switch your keyboard layout on GNOME: System -> Preferences -> Keyboard | KDE: System Settings -> Regional & Language -> Keyboard Layout | XFCE: Settings -> Settings Manager -> Keyboard, Layout Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:48:21
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2011-07-19 15:42:13
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locales locale <reply> To set up and configure your locales, see https://help.ubuntu.…LocaleConf and https://help.ubuntu.…ty/Locale/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:45:05
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2012-04-08 13:33:43
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se sv swedish sweden <reply> Svensk Ubuntu- och Kubuntustöd hittar du i #ubuntu-se resp. #kubuntu-se. Tack! Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:34:23
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2011-09-23 10:48:50
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seveas edgy-seveas <deleted><reply> ツ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:27:38
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-14 06:15:28
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ff35 ff3.5 <deleted><reply> Firefox 3.5 Final is available for Jaunty by installing the packages firefox-3.5 and firefox-3.5-gnome-support | More information: https://help.ubuntu.…NewVersion | FF3.5 is called Shiretoko in your UI: http://is.gd/1reB3 Pici
Added on: 2009-06-30 17:27:04
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2010-12-02 06:56:44
Requested 708 times
contribute participate volunteer <reply>To contribute and help out with Ubuntu, see http://community.ubuntu.com and https://wiki.ubuntu.…teToUbuntu apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:13:59
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-10-05 22:10:47
Requested 706 times
ops-#ubuntu-ops-monitor <reply> Not pinging anyone specifically :) tsimpson
Added on: 2012-09-11 13:39:41
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2013-07-24 09:21:04
Requested 698 times
classic <reply> The default interface in Ubuntu 11.04 is !Unity. To switch back to regular !GNOME: log out, click your username, click the Session box at the bottom of the screen, and select "Ubuntu Classic". For 11.10, see !notunity IdleOne
Added on: 2011-04-30 23:48:42
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-10-20 00:18:27
Requested 697 times
dontzap <deleted><reply> To re-enable the Ctrl-Alt-Backspace combination that restarts your X server see https://wiki.ubuntu.…ig/DontZap LjL
Added on: 2009-03-20 02:24:54
Last edited by bazhang
Last modified: 2012-04-19 16:03:58
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equivalents equivalent apps word excel powerpoint photoshop trillian <reply> A comprehensive list of of Windows-equivalent applications in Linux can be found at http://www.linuxrsp.…e-eng.html and https://wiki.ubuntu.…sUsersWant apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:29:13
Last edited by bazhang
Last modified: 2014-08-21 16:09:45
Requested 694 times
adsl pppoe dsl <reply> Setting up an ADSL/PPPoE connection? Look at https://help.ubuntu.…/ADSLPPPoE Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:52:29
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rescue recovery rescue cd <reply> If your system fails to boot normally, it may be useful to boot it into recovery mode. For instructions, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…coveryMode Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:26:44
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-05-28 17:31:32
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support-#ubuntuforums <reply> This is the Ubuntu Forums Community Chat, and is mainly used for offtopic conversations. If you are looking for support, please try #ubuntu. Thanks! Seveas
Added on: 2007-01-15 22:18:18
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2012-06-30 19:41:36
Requested 683 times
xconfig <reply> To reconfigure your X server, open a console and type « sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg » - To configure only the driver and resolution, type « sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg -phigh » - See also !FixRes nalioth
Added on: 2006-08-07 20:14:52
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tar tgz tar.gz bz2 7z compression tar.bz2 gz ace 7zip 7-zip <reply> Files with extensions .tar, .gz, .tgz, .zip, .bz2, .7z, .ace and other archive file formats can be opened with file-roller (GNOME) or Ark (KDE) - Also see https://help.ubuntu.…ompression Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-11 14:55:35
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flavors variant flavor variants flavours <reply> Recognized Ubuntu flavors build on Ubuntu and provide a different user experience out of the box. They are supported both in #ubuntu and in their flavor channel. The current list is: !Edubuntu, !Ubuntu-GNOME, !Kubuntu, Ubuntu !Kylin, !Lubuntu, !Mythbuntu, Ubuntu !Studio, !Xubuntu, and Ubuntu !MATE LjL
Added on: 2007-04-01 16:45:59
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-29 14:44:04
Requested 674 times
amd64 64-bit 64 <reply> AMD64 and Intel 64 are fully supported architectures on Ubuntu. See https://help.ubuntu.…Processors and http://en.wikipedia.…wiki/Amd64 for more information. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:18:45
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2011-09-27 07:35:42
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atroll <deleted><reply> trolling / trollish behaviour is behaviour that is considered annoying by other channel users, this includes going offtopic, asking the same question time and again getting answered and not acknowledging the answer, and these are not the only ways behaviour can be considered trolling, please see /msg ubottu guidelines - if this applies to you, you may find yourself outside the channel ompaul
Added on: 2008-02-24 19:37:23
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2011-09-27 02:34:36
Requested 659 times
overshare tmi <reply>Um thanks... We *really* did not need to know that... elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-04-14 17:28:39
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staff staffers <deleted><reply> Hey christel, Corey, Dave2, Gary, Myrtti, Pricey, VorTechS, jayne, marienz, niko, nhandler, tomaw, ldunn, I could use a bit of your time :) Seveas
Added on: 2007-02-04 18:30:28
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2014-02-28 13:55:17
Requested 654 times
partner partners <reply> Canonical's partner repositories provide a location for software vendors to publish applications. The repo itself can be added by running this in a !terminal: « sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner" » PriceChild
Added on: 2007-01-16 21:37:44
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2012-11-09 20:42:46
Requested 650 times
bootoptions bootoption <reply> For a list and explanation on some of the boot options, see https://help.ubuntu.…ootOptions See also !nomodeset. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:32:08
Last edited by oCean
Last modified: 2011-06-26 12:00:40
Requested 650 times
party parties release-party countdown <reply> Please remember that #ubuntu, #kubuntu, #xubuntu, #edubuntu, and #lubuntu are support channels. To countdown to !$curDevelLower release and then party once it happens, join #ubuntu-release-party - For in-person parties, see http://loco.ubuntu.c…obal/3339/ tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-04-19 05:37:00
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-13 15:02:32
Requested 640 times
ftpd ftp servers ftp server ftp-server <reply> FTP servers: ftpd, proftpd, pure-ftpd, twoftpd, vsftpd, MuddleFTPd, wzdftpd - Graphical front-ends: PureAdmin, GProftpd (for GNOME), KcmPureftpd (for !KDE) - See also !FTP apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:16:36
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2007-10-23 18:42:41
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memory ram mem <reply> If you are wondering why some tools report your system has very little free memory, have a look at http://www.linuxatemyram.com/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:15:41
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2014-08-21 17:42:29
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kirby-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> <(^.^<) <(^.^)> (>^.^)> Spec
Added on: 2007-09-14 20:49:06
Last edited by Spec
Last modified: 2007-09-14 20:49:14
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synaptics touchpad <reply> For a comprehensive Synaptics Touchpad guide, see https://help.ubuntu.…csTouchpad apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:12:34
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changethemes changetheme <reply> To change GNOME themes: https://help.ubuntu.…uEyeCandy. Kubuntu (KDE) themes: https://help.ubuntu.…zeKubuntu. Xubuntu (Xfce): !xfce-themes Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:25:41
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2011-10-23 00:26:39
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ext3 the default filesystem on older versions of Ubuntu, and the most popular on Linux. You can read/write from Windows to ext3 via http://www.fs-driver.org apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:35:14
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 04:11:40
Requested 620 times
ubuntustudio ubuntu-studio ubuntu studio studio <reply> UbuntuStudio is a collection of packages for the artist who wishes to use Ubuntu as their Digital Audio Workstation. It contains all the best Audio/Visual components from the Ubuntu repositories. For more info and install instructions, join #ubuntustudio or see http://ubuntustudio.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:13:40
Last edited by Seveas
Last modified: 2007-10-16 23:07:55
Requested 619 times
live live cd livecd <reply> The Ubuntu Desktop ISO is a "Live" image, which can be run without altering existing files on your hard drive. Especially useful for testing your hardware's compatibility, it also includes an install option. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:24:06
Last edited by SonikkuAmerica
Last modified: 2016-10-16 00:50:29
Requested 613 times
mplayer <deleted>a media player. It resides in the mutiverse repository and can easily be installed via applications -> add/remove. For codecs try !codecs gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-07-20 02:44:28
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2011-07-18 11:06:08
Requested 607 times
releasenotes release notes <reply> Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) release notes can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.…leaseNotes Pici
Added on: 2008-10-30 18:30:01
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-05-10 16:28:27
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html HyperText Markup Language, used to build web pages. WYSIWYG editors: KompoZer (was Nvu), Iceape Composer, Amaya (Hardy or earlier) - Development environments: Bluefish, Quanta+ - For a howto on HTML coding, see: http://www.w3schools.com/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:26:34
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2012-03-26 18:42:39
Requested 604 times
p2p <reply> Peer-to-peer filesharing clients are available for several networks/protocols, including !BitTorrent, !Gnutella, !eDonkey, !DirectConnect, !SoulSeek - Multi-protocol engines include !MLDonkey and !giFT - See http://wiki.ubuntu.c…ileSharing for general information Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:31:50
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-11-05 00:21:58
Requested 595 times
deb .deb installdeb gdebi the Debian package format, also used by Ubuntu. To install .deb files, simply double-click (in Ubuntu) or click (in Kubuntu) on them to start the GDebi utility. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:47:18
Last edited by Jucato
Last modified: 2007-10-31 03:57:27
Requested 594 times
kdesu kdesudo <reply> In KDE use « kdesudo <program> » to run graphical applications with root privileges when you have to. Never just use "sudo"! | See http://psychocats.ne…phicalsudo to find out why. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:44:52
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2012-04-21 15:55:39
Requested 573 times
raring 13.04 ringtail <reply> Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) was the 18th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on January 27, 2014. See !eol, !upgrade and http://ubottu.com/y/raring Pici
Added on: 2012-10-18 00:26:11
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-02-04 06:19:09
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intel <deleted><reply>Ubuntu 9.04 has a known regression for some Intel graphics support. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…erformance and http://ubuntuforums.…?t=1130582 for more information. Madpilot
Added on: 2009-05-21 03:42:07
Last edited by gpc
Last modified: 2011-01-29 23:16:52
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runlevels runlevel <reply> In Ubuntu all runlevels except 0,1 and 6 are by default equal. Also keep in mind that Ubuntu now uses !Upstart instead of System V init so there is normally no /etc/inittab. Pici
Added on: 2008-11-17 16:12:48
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stop <deleted><reply> NOTICE - Please stop this discussion NOW. See !offtopic for things that are inappropriate to discuss in this channel. Continuing will result in action being taken. LjL
Added on: 2007-01-22 02:22:14
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 07:05:33
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