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dpkg the Debian package maintenance system, which together with apt forms the basic Ubuntu package management toolkit. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:22:05
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dapper drake dapper drake 6.06 <reply> Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) was the fourth release of Ubuntu. Desktop support ended on July 14th 2009, Server support ended on June 1st 2011. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:17:22
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Last modified: 2011-06-01 21:31:13
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freedom free <reply> freedom is important. Ubuntu is as free as we can make it, which means mostly free software. See http://www.gnu.org/p…ee-sw.html and http://www.ubuntu.co…/licensing Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:51:00
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Last modified: 2012-10-13 22:37:39
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man manpage <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 see https://help.ubuntu.…heTerminal | Manpages online: http://manpages.ubuntu.com/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:34:53
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Last modified: 2009-06-23 00:01:49
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dist-upgrade distupgrade <reply> A dist-upgrade will install new dependencies for packages already installed and may remove packages if they are no longer needed. This will not bring you to a new release of Ubuntu, see !upgrade if that is your intention. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-03-27 15:46:32
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Last modified: 2012-01-26 13:32:57
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java-#kubuntu <deleted><reply>To install a Java compiler/interpreter on Ubuntu, look at https://help.ubuntu.…unity/Java - For the Sun Java runtime install sun-java5-jre or sun-java6-jre from the !Multiverse repository. Jucato
Added on: 2007-02-22 06:51:50
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Last modified: 2009-10-19 13:00:42
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cedega a project based on WINE, aimed at running Windows games on Linux. For more info, see https://help.ubuntu.…ity/Cedega Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:38:34
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Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:53:22
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sorry <reply> It's ok, I am only a bot so I cannot stay mad at you. For apologising to humans though, take a read of https://web.archive.…apologies/ Amaranth
Added on: 2007-08-10 23:05:06
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Last modified: 2017-05-22 21:48:30
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bye <reply> Au revoir! LjL
Added on: 2008-01-22 03:51:40
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-01-22 04:09:41
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gpgerr badsig ppagpg <reply> Getting GPG errors after adding custom repositories? Find the GPG keyword for the repository (it's 437D05B5 for the standard ones) and run « sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com <key> » Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-29 17:03:36
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Last modified: 2010-11-30 02:27:36
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irssi a terminal based IRC client. See https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Irssi for help. See also !screen imbrandon
Added on: 2006-06-28 01:58:13
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Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:41:12
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adduser users user useradd <reply> To add new users to your Ubuntu system, follow the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.…UsersHowto - For administrative privileges, users need to be made members of the group "sudo" - See !sudo LjL
Added on: 2006-11-24 17:00:44
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Last modified: 2013-06-27 20:30:10
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sru <reply> Stable Release Update information is at https://wiki.ubuntu.…aseUpdates Mez
Added on: 2006-10-31 21:14:37
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Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:45:13
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pony-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>PONY! Ponyponyponyponypony! http://windowseat.ca…r_pony.jpg - NO PONIES FOR YOU! Spec
Added on: 2007-10-31 20:04:16
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Last modified: 2010-04-28 11:26:05
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splash splashscreen <reply> To change the Gnome splash screen, use gnome-splashscreen-manager or change the GConf key /apps/gnome-session/options/splash_image using !gconf-editor. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:16:53
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Last modified: 2009-06-19 09:05:35
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rootirc <reply> It's not technically our business, but we'd like to tell you that IRC'ing as root is a Very Bad Idea (tm). After all, doing anything as root when root is not needed is bad, and especially bad with software that connects to the Internet. LjL
Added on: 2007-09-21 17:20:07
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-09-25 18:04:50
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mythtv a TV framework for Linux - Instructions for using with Ubuntu at https://help.ubuntu.…ity/MythTV - For discussion and specific support of MythTV, try #mythtv-users apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:14:52
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-11-10 21:49:07
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laptop notebook <reply> Laptop support information can be found on https://wiki.ubuntu.…nesLaptops - http://www.linux-laptop.net/ - https://wiki.ubuntu.…estingTeam - http://tuxmobil.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 01:06:13
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Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:49:35
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gnome3 <reply> GNOME 3 is the desktop environment on which Unity is based. To use GNOME Shell instead of Unity, install the "gnome-shell" package and investigate "gnome-tweak-tool". GNOME 3 is not supported under Natty/11.04, and may break your system if installed from alternate sources. Pici
Added on: 2011-04-28 14:20:10
Last edited by pangolin
Last modified: 2011-10-19 15:07:19
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screencast record desktop screencasts <reply> Some programs to capture your screen are Kazam, Vokoscreen & Simple Screen Recorder. Also ffmpeg/libav with x11grab option on the command line. Also see https://wiki.ubuntu.…reenCasts. jrib
Added on: 2007-06-02 14:03:35
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Last modified: 2014-01-16 16:29:46
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im instant messaging instant messenger msn aim icq chat clients messenger <reply> The Empathy Instant Messenger is installed by default and supports MSN, XMPP (Jabber, GTalk and variants), AIM, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, ICQ, YIM, IRC and others. See also !Kopete and !pidgin Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:40:54
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Last modified: 2011-09-23 17:07:40
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schedule-#ubuntu+1 <reply> A schedule of $curDevelLong ($curDevelNum) release milestones can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.…seSchedule Pici
Added on: 2008-04-04 19:29:38
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Last modified: 2015-03-15 04:26:29
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encrypted encrypt encryption <reply> For information on setting up encrypted private directories (8.10+) see https://help.ubuntu.…eDirectory Flannel
Added on: 2008-11-01 02:15:25
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crosspost crossposting <reply> Please don't ask the same question in multiple Ubuntu channels at the same time. Many helpers are in more than one channel and it's not fair to them or the other people seeking support. Pici
Added on: 2008-11-17 15:45:49
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Last modified: 2008-11-17 15:47:24
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browsers http browser lynx links2 konqueror <reply> Some of the Web Browsers in Ubuntu's repositories include: Firefox (XUL, Gecko), Rekonq (KDE, WebKit), Konqueror (KDE, KHTML/WebKit), Chromium (GTK+, WebKit), Epiphany(GTK+, WebKit), Arora (Qt/KDE, WebKit), Midori (GTK+, WebKit), w3m (terminal-based), links2 (terminal-based or graphical, see !manpage), edbrowse (terminal-based). Along with many others. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:42:31
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Last modified: 2012-02-11 23:09:20
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pie-#ubuntu-offtopic sugar-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>PIE PIE PIE, mmm PI PI PI http://farm4.static.…6a3615.jpg Seveas
Added on: 2008-02-03 19:43:21
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Last modified: 2015-03-15 01:41:36
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requirements reqs specs <reply> Hardware requirements to install, boot and comfortably use Ubuntu are listed at https://help.ubuntu.…quirements - For a !flavor with lower requirements, see !Xubuntu or !Lubuntu LjL
Added on: 2008-01-23 15:51:02
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Last modified: 2010-09-30 02:29:08
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tty ttys <reply> To get to the TTY terminals 1-6, use the keystroke ctrl + alt + F1-F6 respectively (Alt+F7 will get you back to your graphical login). To change the resolution for your TTY, see https://help.ubuntu.…Resolution apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:53:31
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Last modified: 2012-10-11 21:22:04
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adept <deleted><reply> Adept is the package manager for Kubuntu versions 9.04 and earlier. Howto: https://wiki.ubuntu.…AdeptHowto See !muon for the current Kubuntu package manager. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:00:12
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Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:00:32
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appeal appeals <reply> If you disagree with a decision by an operator, please first pay #ubuntu-ops a visit. If you are still unhappy, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.…ealProcess for the steps you should take. If you feel the need to discuss the channel rules, please contact the ops on IRC or via the email address on the aforementioned page. elky
Added on: 2009-04-25 19:01:44
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Last modified: 2010-02-17 16:55:11
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gender <reply>yes, I can confirm I am a female bot :) jussi01
Added on: 2009-02-03 08:13:42
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tv tvcard tv card dvb tuner <reply> http://www.linuxtv.org/ has extensive information about using TV cards under Linux. Available viewers for analog cards: Zapping, tvtime (GTK/GNOME), Kaffeine, kdetv (KDE), xawtv, motv. For digital cards: Me-TV (GNOME), Klear (KDE), dvb-utils. For both analog and digital cards, !MythTV is a powerful framework. Your card may work the !IVTV drivers. See also !TV-Out LjL
Added on: 2007-05-29 19:19:48
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Last modified: 2017-11-10 22:29:00
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qemu an emulator you can use to run another operating system - see https://help.ubuntu.…rQemuHowTo Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:59:42
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forums forum ubuntuforums <reply> The Ubuntu forums can be found at https://ubuntuforums.org. Kubuntu Forums are found at https://www.kubuntuforums.net. There is also a channel on freenode IRC #ubuntuforums Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:06:55
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2017-02-16 22:30:11
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gnash <reply> Gnash is an open-source Flash replacement. It is still beta software. For current status or for more info http://www.gnu.org/s…are/gnash/ nalioth
Added on: 2006-12-24 19:11:58
Last edited by pangolin
Last modified: 2012-02-09 18:09:58
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hate a thing we don't encourage - why waste your energy‽ ompaul
Added on: 2007-02-04 18:29:41
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Last modified: 2014-09-10 18:37:34
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tor <reply> Tor is a program to route connections through several servers for anonymity. It is in Ubuntu's repositories, but the Tor Project recommends using their Tor packages due to past issues with Ubuntu's. For setup info, see option (2) of https://www.torproje…an.html.en LjL
Added on: 2007-11-04 23:20:20
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Last modified: 2016-03-09 21:22:05
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cz czech cs <reply> České uživatele žádáme, aby mluvili v kanále #ubuntu anglicky. Česky je možno se domluvit v #ubuntu-cz. Děkujeme. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:18:29
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motu short for Masters of the Universe. The brave souls who maintain the packages in the Universe section of Ubuntu. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:48:20
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Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:39:22
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hi-#xubuntu hi-#lubuntu hello-#xubuntu <reply> Hi!, Welcome to $chan! Feel free to ask questions and help people out. The channel guidelines are at https://wiki.ubuntu.…uidelines. Enjoy your stay! Seeker`
Added on: 2010-09-28 11:58:56
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-27 17:01:15
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oneiric oneric ocelot <reply> Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) was the fifteenth release of Ubuntu. !End-Of-Life on May 9th 2013, see https://ubottu.com/y/oneiric for more details. Pici
Added on: 2011-03-07 17:33:42
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xrandr <reply>XRandR 1.2 is the new method of running dual screens in !X. Information/HowTo here: http://wiki.debian.o…wToRandR12 Hobbsee
Added on: 2008-04-16 06:34:51
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politics <reply> Please take political discussion to ##politics. Thank you! somerville32
Added on: 2007-01-10 00:33:38
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Last modified: 2007-06-14 21:01:31
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pdf acrobat <reply>The Portable Document Format is created by Adobe; PDF files are viewable in Ubuntu with Xpdf, Okular, Evince and also Adobe Reader (free download, but closed source) bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-31 07:34:53
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Last modified: 2011-04-28 15:21:23
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saucy salamander 13.10 <reply> Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) was the 19th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 17th, 2014. See !eol, !upgrade and https://ubottu.com/y/saucy Pici
Added on: 2013-04-25 16:29:47
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Last modified: 2017-10-30 07:03:01
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pong an old atari game. It's fun! imbrandon
Added on: 2006-08-27 09:10:43
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wiki <reply>https://wiki.ubuntu.com - Ubuntu development documentation wiki. If you are looking for system help, please refer to https://help.ubuntu.…/community - the Ubuntu community documentation. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 01:04:09
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xen <reply> XEN is a virtual machine monitor for x86 that supports execution of multiple guest operating systems with unprecedented levels of performance and resource isolation. Information on installing it for Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…munity/Xen apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:52:39
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2007-11-11 01:19:25
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ops-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - Amaranth, tonyyarusso, Nalioth, Madpilot, gnomefreak, elky, Pici, Gary, Myrtti, genii, ikonia, Flannel, lhavelund, phunyguy, h00k, funkyHat, Tm_T, hypatia, seednode, SonikkuAmerica tsimpson
Added on: 2010-05-02 22:12:54
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in india <reply> #ubuntu-in is the channel for Ubuntu in India ompaul
Added on: 2008-06-07 21:56:20
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