Ubottu factoids

More help: wiki.ubuntu.com · help.ubuntu.com
Back to the home page ·Ubuntu Bots Development Wiki

· 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25 · 26 · 27 · 28 · 29 · 30 · 31 · 32 · 33 · 34 · 35 · 36 · 37 ·
Order by
· Name + · Name - · Popularity + · Popularity - · Date added + · Date added - ·

Factoid Value Author
ops-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - Amaranth, tonyyarusso, Nalioth, Madpilot, gnomefreak, elky, rww, Pici, Gary, Myrtti, PriceChild, genii, ikonia, Flannel, lhavelund, phunyguy, h00k, funkyHat, Tm_T, hypatia, seednode, SonikkuAmerica tsimpson
Added on: 2010-05-02 22:12:54
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-10-09 22:14:37
Requested 451 times
omgjdong <deleted><reply> jdong: You're going to hell. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-04-21 05:59:34
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-18 22:30:25
Requested 450 times
ro romanian romania <reply> Daca doriti ajutor sau doriti sa discutati despre Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu, intrati pe #ubuntu-ro zorglu_
Added on: 2006-10-08 20:21:21
Never edited
Requested 450 times
desktop desktops <reply> A desktop environment is what "puts the pieces of a !GUI together". The available desktop environments in Ubuntu are !GNOME (ubuntu-desktop), !KDE (kubuntu-desktop), !Xfce (xubuntu-desktop), !LXDE (lubuntu-desktop), IceWM, !Fluxbox, WindowMaker (wmaker), FVWM and others - See also !Flavors Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:23:31
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-02-11 03:18:14
Requested 440 times
leet 1337 <reply> 1337 i5 nigh-inc0mpr3h3n5ib13 70 u5 n00bs, 4nd n0b0dy c4r35 if UR 4 1337 h4x0r. Giv3 i7 4 r357. Seveas
Added on: 2006-10-22 20:34:05
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2012-08-07 15:38:27
Requested 439 times
behelpful <reply> As our !guidelines say, "When helping, be helpful". If you're not familiar with the issue at hand, let someone else handle it instead of making !offtopic comments or jokes. rww
Added on: 2011-07-17 23:29:29
Never edited
Requested 436 times
sabdfl sabdlf markshuttleworth mark mark shuttlworth mark shuttleworth shuttleworth <reply> Mark "sabdfl" Shuttleworth is our favourite cosmonaut, the founder of Canonical and the primary driver behind Ubuntu. You can find pieces of his thinking at http://www.markshutt…eworth.com Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-23 11:44:04
Never edited
Requested 435 times
girl girls <reply> Girls exist on the internet. See http://www.escapistm…rint/17/27 | http://www.xkcd.com/322/ | For more interesting reading: http://www.tldp.org/…nux-HOWTO/ Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-08-12 09:12:44
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-08-08 15:33:44
Requested 433 times
steam <reply> Valve have officially announced that they are developing Steam and are working with !ubuntu during their development, see http://blogs.valveso…-penguins/ for further details, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Valve for install instructions, you can also join #ubuntu-steam for discussion. gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-21 03:00:16
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2013-02-12 02:25:54
Requested 433 times
cli <deleted><reply>The linux terminal or command-line interface is very powerful. Open a terminal via Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal (Gnome) or K-menu -> System -> Konsole (KDE). Guide: https://help.ubuntu.…heTerminal or type in it: man intro Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:19:48
Last edited by ikonia
Last modified: 2014-07-19 14:37:06
Requested 433 times
foo baz foo2 [baz|bar|wibble] LjL
Added on: 2007-09-22 14:37:00
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2014-06-19 15:50:27
Requested 432 times
scanning xsane scan sane <reply> Scanning software: Simple-Scan (GNOME), Xsane, the GIMP (GNOME), Kooka (KDE). For instructions see https://help.ubuntu.…nningHowTo and to see supported hardware: https://wiki.ubuntu.…tsScanners - See also !OCR Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:33:36
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 04:13:46
Requested 429 times
pae <reply> Ubuntu provides only PAE-enabled kernels for 32-bit systems now. Some older CPUs may have issues with it. For more info and troubleshooting, see https://help.ubuntu.…munity/PAE Myrtti
Added on: 2010-03-30 20:27:56
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-21 06:22:02
Requested 428 times
hu hungary hungarian <reply> Magyar nyelvű segítséget az #ubuntu-hu csatornán talál Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:18:44
Last edited by Seveas
Last modified: 2007-02-24 11:26:46
Requested 421 times
vista <deleted>a recent version of Microsoft Windows. Discussion on Windows related topics is available in ##windows. General issues on moving from Windows to Ubuntu is convered in the wiki guide at https://help.ubuntu.…romWindows Seveas
Added on: 2007-01-30 21:00:06
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-08-12 04:25:24
Requested 418 times
icons desktopicons trashicon <reply> Want to see volume/trash icons on the desktop? Go to /apps/nautilus/desktop in gconf-editor (GNOME) or go to http://kudos.berlios…#showtrash (KDE) Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:24:32
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-03-14 15:27:08
Requested 418 times
networkmanager network-manager network manager an application to make (wireless) networking Just Work. See https://help.ubuntu.…orkManager Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:32:39
Never edited
Requested 416 times
cake-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> The cake is a !pie! Pici
Added on: 2007-12-18 15:52:54
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-02-11 21:29:48
Requested 409 times
daily dailybuild daily build <reply>Daily builds of the CD images of the current development version of Ubuntu are available at http://cdimage.ubunt…e/current/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:33:22
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:16:25
Requested 407 times
fluxbox a lightweight and responsive window manager for GNU/Linux. For how to set it up and more information see https://help.ubuntu.…ty/Fluxbox apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:39:32
Never edited
Requested 403 times
shipit <reply> Canonical is no longer sending free Ubuntu CDs to individuals through its ShipIt program. For more information please see http://blog.canonica…com/?p=551 !LoCo teams can request CDs through this link https://forms.canoni…om/lococd/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:20:58
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-04-07 15:32:29
Requested 403 times
il $hr$/join #ubuntu-il hebrew <reply> לשיחות בשפה העברית ולגישה לקהילת המשתמשים העברית אנא הקלד: ompaul
Added on: 2006-07-09 20:21:41
Never edited
Requested 401 times
limewire <deleted>a popular P2P client running on the Gnutella network. To get it running, install !Java first, then download Limewire from http://www.limewire.…eSoftOther and finally run runLime.sh. Consider !FrostWire as an alternative. LjL
Added on: 2006-06-26 00:31:53
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2010-12-16 04:47:00
Requested 401 times
freenode freenode policy <reply> freenode is the IRC network that you're on! - See http://freenode.net/project - - freenode has policies that govern how people should use the network which can be read at http://freenode.net/policies - The Ubuntuchannels on freenode also have their own !Guidelines apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:37:12
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2016-09-22 16:28:42
Requested 401 times
slow <reply>The Ubuntu repositories and ISO mirrors are currently under heavy load. Please consider using !torrents to download ISO images, and be patient with APT updates. Also, try changing !mirrors LjL
Added on: 2007-04-20 00:05:06
Last edited by mneptok
Last modified: 2009-10-03 18:35:39
Requested 399 times
devices <reply> You can find the full list of devices, official images, community images, and works in progress at https://wiki.ubuntu.…ch/Devices IdleOne
Added on: 2013-04-03 17:36:39
Never edited
Requested 398 times
dev develop development <reply> Interested in becoming an Ubuntu Developer? Get started here: https://wiki.ubuntu.…evelopment bimberi
Added on: 2007-05-07 05:24:52
Never edited
Requested 388 times
sa <reply> For the Saudi Arabia team : /join #ubuntu-sa : للانظمام الى قناة الفريق السعودي - For Arabic language support, please : /join #ubuntu-arabic : للحصول على الدعم باللغة العربية ompaul
Added on: 2006-07-02 16:44:02
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-09-30 14:28:05
Requested 388 times
ubuntu+1 <reply> $curDevelLong is the codename for Ubuntu $curDevelNum - Support only in #ubuntu+1 LjL
Added on: 2006-11-29 22:24:59
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2013-06-26 19:09:18
Requested 387 times
mainline kernel-mainline <reply> The kernel team supply continuous mainline kernel builds which can be useful for tracking down issues or testing recent changes in the Linux kernel. More information is available at https://wiki.ubuntu.…lineBuilds IdleOne
Added on: 2011-04-10 12:07:20
Never edited
Requested 386 times
arabic <reply> For Arabic language support, please : /join #ubuntu-arabic : للحصول على الدعم باللغة العربية LjL
Added on: 2007-01-22 19:07:42
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-09-30 14:28:21
Requested 383 times
quantal 12.10 quetzal <reply> Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) was the 17th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on May 16th, 2014. See !eol, !upgrade and http://ubottu.com/y/quantal Pici
Added on: 2012-04-23 14:34:44
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2014-07-14 12:41:07
Requested 382 times
gtk <reply> GTK is the !GIMP toolkit, which forms the base of !GNOME and is used by many applications to provide a !GUI Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:29:10
Never edited
Requested 381 times
md5sum checksum <reply> To verify your Ubuntu ISO image (or other files for which an MD5 checksum is provided), see https://help.ubuntu.…owToMD5SUM Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-10-21 05:40:18
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-07-01 03:27:30
Requested 379 times
ar <reply> La comunidad local de Argentina se puede encontrar en #ubuntu-ar y en su canal de offtopic: #ubuntu-ar-cafe jpatrick
Added on: 2008-03-17 12:16:14
Never edited
Requested 377 times
e enlightenment e17 <reply> Enlightenment (or "E") is a window manager for X, providing a useful, and good looking graphical shell in which to work. E17 is the current version. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:00:18
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2014-09-12 17:57:47
Requested 377 times
sysrq reisub <reply> In an emergency, you may be able to shutdown cleanly and reboot by holding down Alt+PrintScreen and typing slowly, in succession, R, E, I, S, U and B. For an explanation, see http://en.wikipedia.…_SysRq_key ompaul
Added on: 2008-09-12 20:29:51
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2016-02-16 19:59:18
Requested 376 times
ubuntu-desktop kubuntu-desktop edubuntu-desktop xubuntu-desktop lubuntu-desktop <reply> k/ed/x/l/ubuntu-desktop is a metapackage. It depends upon other packages and brings them in; you can safely remove it, but it is recommended that you re-install it when upgrading. Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-17 20:50:34
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-10-18 22:25:28
Requested 376 times
ko korea korean <reply> 도움이 필요하시면 다음 채널에 조인하십시오. /join #ubuntu-ko Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:11:00
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-03-08 17:00:18
Requested 376 times
botclone botcloning <reply> $nick uses supybot, which is available in the main !repositories, with additional plugins that are available at http://ubottu.com/clone.html - to help out with ubottu development please join #ubuntu-bots-devel :) stdin
Added on: 2008-07-24 01:34:39
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-02-28 11:10:49
Requested 371 times
opsnack happiness <reply>Chocolate! And Strawberries! And ICE CREAM! Ooo! and 60 minutes +m! Amaranth
Added on: 2007-03-26 19:44:08
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-06-06 02:13:45
Requested 369 times
noroot supportroot <reply> We do not support setting a root password. You're free to do it on your own machine, but please don't offer instructions on how to set a root password or ask for help with setting it. See !root and !wfm for more information. ompaul
Added on: 2007-06-23 15:35:34
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-02-27 16:08:33
Requested 366 times
defrag defragmentation defragment <reply> The default Ubuntu filesystem (ext4) is engineered to avoid fragmentation issues in most cases. However, there is an online defragmentation tool available if needed. For more information, see `man e4defrag` Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-20 22:49:03
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-30 19:26:16
Requested 365 times
purexfce purexubuntu <reply> If you want to remove all !KDE and !Gnome packages and have a default !Xubuntu system follow the instructions here « http://www.psychocat…u/purexfce » stdin
Added on: 2008-07-30 21:41:26
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2013-02-08 23:37:30
Requested 364 times
bing <deleted><reply> ban LjL
Added on: 2008-01-19 00:24:36
Last edited by ikonia
Last modified: 2016-12-19 07:52:36
Requested 355 times
lag <reply> You have lag, I don't have lag LjL
Added on: 2007-09-19 19:50:31
Never edited
Requested 350 times
xmms xmms2 <reply>xmms is no longer being developed, see http://bugs.debian.org/461309 for more details. Consider using audacious or xmms2 instead. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:43:29
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-10-29 03:15:36
Requested 349 times
lm-sensors sensors fan <reply> To access CPU temperature sensors and detect fan speeds, install the lm-sensors package. See https://help.ubuntu.…stallHowto for installation and usage instructions. jrib
Added on: 2007-09-27 03:50:30
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2009-03-12 10:20:42
Requested 348 times
compile <reply> Compiling software from source? Read the tips at https://help.ubuntu.…ngSoftware (But remember to search for pre-built !packages first). Also read !checkinstall Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:35:45
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-08-25 03:18:32
Requested 346 times
rockbox an open source firmware replacement for audio players from Archos, iRiver, Apple (iPod), and iAudio. See http://www.rockbox.org/ to get started! Seveas
Added on: 2007-01-14 18:47:57
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-05-04 14:21:18
Requested 345 times

Ubuntu factoid database file
©2006 Dennis Kaarsemaker
Edited by Terence Simpson