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autostart-#kubuntu <reply> Use the tool in System Settings -> (Advanced tab) Autostart, or System Settings -> Startup and Shutdown, to make programs automatically start in KDE session. See !boot for managing which non-interactive programs start at boot fdoving
Added on: 2007-01-03 22:27:00
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-10-30 01:32:29
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gimp an advanced image manipulation application for Ubuntu. See http://www.gimp.org for tutorials and more information. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:28:30
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generic smp <reply> Background to the decision to replace -686, k7 and -smp kernels with -generic can be found here https://lists.ubuntu…19983.html (the -386 kernel is still available if needed) bimberi
Added on: 2006-11-13 02:36:49
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default defaultapp <reply> To change the default application for a filetype in Nautilus, right-click on a file, select Properties -> Open With, and then change the setting. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:24:41
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-11-15 20:30:43
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scp winscp a secure way of copying files across networks using !SSH. Usage: scp filename user@host:filename - WinSCP is a client for Windows, available at http://winscp.net/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:35:53
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:40:56
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idle-#ubuntu-ops <reply> Please keep in mind that this channel is for operator/abuse questions only; we ask you to part when you have no further business here in order to keep track of users with pending inquiries. LjL
Added on: 2008-01-09 02:56:57
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2009-01-31 08:15:17
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midi <reply> Trouble playing MIDI files? Look at https://help.ubuntu.…hesisHowTo Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:49:56
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locoteams locoteam <reply> Information on Ubuntu Local Community Teams is at https://wiki.ubuntu.…/LoCoTeams bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-02 12:55:21
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fail-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Shaka, when the walls fell. LjL
Added on: 2008-11-29 22:06:12
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2016-05-02 18:46:59
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itunes not available on Linux, but there are many audio player alternatives (see !players). For Daap clients (sharing music with other iTunes clients on the network), install banshee apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:42:50
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aiglx <reply> AIGLX is a project that aims to enable GL-accelerated effects on a standard desktop. Supported cards: Nvidia: GeForce3 or newer; ATI: Radeon 7000 through X800; Intel: i810 or newer. Howto: https://help.ubuntu.…iteManager For older Nvidia or newer ATI cards see !xgl gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-08-24 00:17:52
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:27:51
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mail lists mailinglists ml <reply>Mail is another medium to communicate. Ubuntu mailing lists can be found at http://lists.ubuntu.com Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:31:43
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2009-09-18 09:29:11
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bootinfo <reply> Boot info script is a useful script for diagnosing boot problems. Please run the script following the directions here: http://bootinfoscrip…forge.net/ and then !pastebin the RESULTS.txt for us to use to help diagnose your problem. IdleOne
Added on: 2011-05-05 00:52:49
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2015-01-06 20:49:53
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nick <reply> Your nick is how people know you on IRC. Please don't change your nicknames too often (use /nick newnick), or it creates a lot of confusion. You should also !register your nick with freenode. LjL
Added on: 2007-02-09 18:13:37
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Last modified: 2011-01-02 04:22:04
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aubade-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Roll! LjL
Added on: 2008-09-26 13:20:31
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-06-04 00:37:07
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postfix the default !MTA and !MDA on Ubuntu. For help, read https://help.ubuntu.…ty/Postfix and https://help.ubuntu.…SetupHowto - See also !MailServer Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:33:44
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-12-11 16:29:03
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women <reply> The women and men of the Ubuntu Women project hang out in #ubuntu-women. Encouraging women to use linux? Read http://www.tldp.org/…nux-HOWTO/ for some suggestions compiled by women who use Linux on how to do so effectively. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:37:54
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2010-05-16 08:55:52
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repeat-#kubuntu <reply> Don't feel ignored and repeat your question quickly; if nobody knows your answer, nobody will answer you. You can search https://help.ubuntu.com/ http://www.ubuntuforums.org/ or http://www.kubuntuforums.net/ while you wait. Jucato
Added on: 2007-09-10 10:28:44
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Last modified: 2010-01-17 11:00:12
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ops-#ubuntuforums <reply>Help!! bodhizazen jacob jdong cariboo907 ibuclaw Silver-Fox- Iowan howefield CharlesA overdrank forestpiskie Arificial_Intel nothingspecial nlsthzn oldos2er quackers wildmanne39 or matt_symes Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-21 18:53:33
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2012-07-26 07:00:11
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fi <reply> Tämä kanava on tarkoitettu vain englanninkieliselle keskustelulle. Jos haluat suomenkielistä apua (K)ubuntun ongelmiin, liity kanavalle #ubuntu-fi / #kubuntu-fi :-) Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:05:04
Last edited by m4v
Last modified: 2011-01-19 13:22:40
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revu <reply> REVU is a web-based tool to give people who have worked on Ubuntu-specific packages a chance to "put their packages out there" for other people to look at and comment on in a structured manner. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…kages/REVU Please consider maintaining new packages in Debian rather than Ubuntu, they can be easily synced across. Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-13 20:29:21
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-06-08 14:58:20
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ghost ircghost <reply> If you own an IRC nick that is currently being used, you can make it change nicks by typing: /msg nickserv release <nick> <password> | If you have a dead (ghost) connection, you can make it quit by typing: /msg nickserv ghost <nick> <password> | further help in #freenode Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:42:30
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-10-13 14:53:01
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eeepc eee <reply> Information about installing Ubuntu on an Asus EeePC can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…nity/EeePC . The Ubuntu EeePC Channel is #ubuntu-eeepc , main EeePC discussion in #eeepc LjL
Added on: 2008-04-09 18:56:42
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2009-10-27 16:34:19
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sbackup a tool to create complete and/or incremental backups (which can be scheduled to be automatic, and can be done over a network). It is available in !Universe LjL
Added on: 2006-12-13 19:57:48
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stages <reply> The Ubuntu Kernel gets updated in stages. If you have the updated kernel, but do not have the corresponding restricted modules, you may be leaving yourself with no X when you reboot. If you have compiled binary versions of your video driver, eg from the nVidia site, you will need to recompile them for the new kernel. This is normal, and not a bug. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-10-06 16:47:05
Last edited by Hobbsee
Last modified: 2007-10-06 16:48:34
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testers-#kubuntu-devel <reply> Help is needed in #kubuntu-devel. Please ping yofel, soee, Tm_T, BluesKaj, Quintasan, lordievader, mamarley, vip, mparillo, wxl, DarinMiller, tsimonq2 for more information. Tm_T
Added on: 2012-01-25 17:04:00
Last edited by wxl
Last modified: 2017-03-23 00:03:28
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python a popular Object Oriented scripting language included in Ubuntu. For more on Python please see http://www.python.org/ or #python gnomefreak
Added on: 2008-07-16 13:09:53
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-10-05 11:55:43
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awn <deleted><reply> Avant Window Navigator is a dock-like navigation bar for the Linux desktop that positions itself at the bottom of the screen. Homepage http://wiki.awn-project.org/ - Awn-Manager can be found in Universe from Hardy (8.04) onwards. Hobbsee
Added on: 2008-04-09 14:41:16
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-04-11 20:00:55
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tvout tv out tv-out <reply> For help with enabling the TV-Out, see https://help.ubuntu.…bieEdition (Nvidia cards) or http://wiki.cchtml.c….php/Tvout (ATI cards, *untested*) LjL
Added on: 2006-10-11 01:28:09
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nixternal visternal vistalover <deleted><reply> Oh no! The pointy-clicky Windows7 lover has arrived! He's rumoured to be giving out free money, and help on the MIRC client too! <nixternal> I LOVE MIRC!!! Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-05-31 09:32:53
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2010-08-04 09:18:08
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faq <reply> A list of common questions and answers about Ubuntu: http://help.ubuntu.c…nQuestions - Official documentation: http://help.ubuntu.com apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-30 13:36:44
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-01-17 10:49:45
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nbr unbr une <reply> Starting with Ubuntu 11.04, the Ubuntu Netbook Edition is no longer being offered as a separate install as Unity is now standard for all Ubuntu desktop installs. Mez
Added on: 2009-08-25 22:19:54
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-04-28 20:07:11
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xampp <reply> We do not support XAMPP installs here. Please use the LAMP stack that is in our repositories; see https://help.ubuntu.…heMySQLPHP for more information. Pici
Added on: 2009-02-20 15:54:40
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-29 21:38:36
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dns <reply> To set up a Domain Name Service see the !serverguide - https://help.ubuntu.…e/dns.html Madpilot
Added on: 2007-11-12 07:06:45
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-27 16:41:45
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google earth <deleted><reply> Google Earth is now available, for free (only as in price), for Linux, too. To download it see http://earth.google.…earth.html - A package for Ubuntu is available in the !Medibuntu repository apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:38:45
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:38:20
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ltsupgrade <reply> The automatic LTS upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04 was scheduled when 16.04.1 LTS was released on July 21st, but due to last bug testings it has been opened on July 28th. Pici
Added on: 2014-04-23 19:44:16
Last edited by k1l_
Last modified: 2016-07-28 20:47:03
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utopic unicorn <reply> Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) was the 21st release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 23rd, 2015. See !eol, !upgrade and http://ubottu.com/y/utopic Pici
Added on: 2014-04-23 17:33:20
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Last modified: 2015-07-24 13:43:28
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love-#ubuntu-offtopic is love-#ubuntu-offtopi <reply> Love is like racing across the frozen tundra on a snowmobile which flips over, trapping you underneath. At night, the ice-weasels come. Pici
Added on: 2009-12-11 17:47:38
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-01-06 20:41:00
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k3b a feature-rich and user-friendly burning application for KDE (and, as all KDE applications, works fine on GNOME). For a guide, see https://help.ubuntu.…y/K3BHowto apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:53:04
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lies <reply> Mostly just statistics and factoids, but also windicators! LjL
Added on: 2008-01-07 15:24:59
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Last modified: 2011-06-16 05:04:01
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kvm the preferred virtualization approach in Ubuntu. For more information see https://help.ubuntu.…munity/KVM Myrtti
Added on: 2008-07-07 22:33:19
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2008-07-07 22:33:36
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hacker hacking <reply> A hacker is a person who delights in having an intimate understanding of the internal workings of a system, computers and computer networks in particular, as defined by Request for Comments (RFC) 1392 - i.e. a good programmer -- crackers on the other hand break systems, see also !piracy ompaul
Added on: 2008-02-21 20:34:28
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2009-04-12 12:16:51
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emerald an obsolete window decorator for compiz. It's unsupported and unmaintained, making issues with it very hard to diagnose and fix. There are no known, supported alternatives. Myrtti
Added on: 2009-05-19 12:46:47
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ir farsi <reply> #ubuntu-ir baraye Farsi zabanan mibashad ke channele rasmie goroohe Iran-ie ubuntu ast. #ubuntu-ir برای فارسی زبانان می‌باشد که کانال رسمی گروه ایرانی اوبونتو است. elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-04-25 12:05:43
Last edited by ompaul
Last modified: 2008-03-14 22:13:26
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vivid vervet 15.04 <reply> Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) was the 22nd release of Ubuntu. Support ended on February 4, 2016. See !eol, !eolupgrade and http://ubottu.com/y/vivid Pici
Added on: 2014-10-20 13:41:09
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Last modified: 2016-02-03 20:56:42
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offtopic-#xubuntu offtopic-#xubuntu-devel xubuntu-channels ot-#xubuntu channels-#xubuntu channels-#xubuntu-devel channels-#xubuntu-offtopic <reply> #xubuntu is the Xubuntu support channel, #xubuntu-devel for discussion regarding development of Xubuntu, and #xubuntu-offtopic is for random chatter. Welcome! LjL
Added on: 2006-12-09 21:58:10
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welcome-#ubuntu <deleted><reply> Welcome to #ubuntu - the Ubuntu support channel. somerville32
Added on: 2007-01-03 20:14:08
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2009-09-18 04:04:46
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headers kernel source <reply> To install the Linux (kernel) headers, open a terminal and: sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) To install headers for libraries, you need the accompanying -dev packages Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:42:46
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brainstorm <deleted><reply> Post your ideas for Ubuntu at http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com and vote for the ones you like! PriceChild
Added on: 2008-03-01 16:35:56
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Last modified: 2013-09-15 12:08:25
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ubuntuone ubuntu-one <reply> The Ubuntu One file and music service is being discontinued. The service will be unavailable starting 1 June 2014, and content available until 31 July, 2014. For more, see #ubuntuone tsimpson
Added on: 2009-11-18 09:21:56
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Last modified: 2014-04-02 13:17:46
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