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vanilla-#ubuntustudio <reply> To install Ubuntu Studio on top of a vanilla Ubuntu install, read https://help.ubuntu.…stallation Seveas
Added on: 2007-10-16 23:12:20
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security <reply> Security Updates are dealt with here: https://help.ubuntu.…y/Security - See also !root, !firewall, !server, and !usn LjL
Added on: 2007-01-31 19:20:20
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-02-16 22:21:16
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nothing broken <reply> Saying "It says nothing", "It does nothing" is generally not very useful for troubleshooting. Please be as specific as possible: if you see a black screen, say so, if you see a shell prompt, say so, if you see an !error message, say so - Also, most !CLI commands don't print anything when they succeed, but only when they fail. LjL
Added on: 2006-09-28 17:58:44
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-02-12 01:23:56
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svn Subversion: an open-source revision control system, which aims to be a compelling replacement for CVS. See http://subversion.apache.org/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:19:15
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:20:30
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traffic <reply> NOTICE - There is a lot of traffic in this channel at the moment. Please try to keep your sentences into a single message, avoid repeating the same question multiple times, use http://paste.ubuntu.com for pasting, remember to mention the nickname of the person you're addressing, and join #ubuntu-offtopic for anything that is not Ubuntu support. Thank you for understanding! LjL
Added on: 2006-10-22 01:00:37
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2009-12-14 16:23:57
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qt <reply> the Qt toolkit (pronounced "cute"), which forms the base of !KDE, is a cross-platform C++ application framework for !CLI and !GUI applications. Install libqt4-dev and see !build to compile Qt4 applications, join #qt for development support apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 23:23:17
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-09 10:57:39
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stop-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply>NOTICE - Please stop NOW. This conversation is making someone uncomfortable. Continuing may result in action being taken. You have been warned. Please /msg ubottu o4o for the rules of #ubuntu-offtopic. elky
Added on: 2009-05-14 07:47:15
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:36:30
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edubuntu <reply> Edubuntu is an Ubuntu derivative aimed at schools and educational institutions. For more info, see http://www.edubuntu.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:17:39
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xenial xerus 16.04 <reply> Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) is the current LTS release of Ubuntu. Download at http://www.ubuntu.com/download - Read the release notes at http://ubottu.com/y/xenial Pici
Added on: 2015-10-21 20:56:55
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Last modified: 2016-10-27 18:42:07
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elementary <reply> Elementary OS is an Ubuntu derivative which is supported in their IRC channel #elementary on irc.freenode.net - http://elementaryos.org/ for more information on this distribution. genii
Added on: 2013-11-17 07:10:48
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ban banned <reply> If you are banned from an Ubuntu channel, it is probably because you did not follow the IRC guidelines. For details, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…Guidelines - To try and resolve a ban, please join #ubuntu-ops. gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-30 22:10:52
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-27 09:16:37
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hashes <reply> See https://help.ubuntu.…untuHashes for the md5sums of all downloadable Ubuntu releases Pici
Added on: 2010-04-30 15:31:19
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-18 19:50:11
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lilo an alternative [Li]nux Boot[Lo]ader. Note: it is recommended that you use GRUB on Ubuntu instead. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:12:07
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arm <reply> ARM is a specific (RISC) processor architecture used in a variety of applications such as handhelds and networkdevices. For more information see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM . For ARM specific support, stop by the #ubuntu-arm channel. jussi
Added on: 2011-01-29 13:25:50
Last edited by topyli
Last modified: 2011-01-29 13:52:47
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mailserver mail server smtp <reply> Ubuntu supports the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) and provides mail server software of many kinds. You can install a basic email handling configuration with the "Mail server" task during installation, or with the "tasksel" command. See also https://help.ubuntu.…MailServer and https://help.ubuntu.…vices.html LjL
Added on: 2007-12-11 15:58:41
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-27 16:43:32
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ldap <reply> LDAP is the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. For more information, installation instructions and getting clients to authenticate via LDAP see https://help.ubuntu.…LDAPServer LjL
Added on: 2006-11-29 23:50:51
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2009-02-03 11:24:16
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prayer <reply> Dear $DEITY, Give me strength to understand and work with users who question my logic, the rules, netiquette, and common sense. Give me resilience to teach them the basics of Linux, Ubuntu, Community Guidelines, and IRC. Allow me not to stray to nitpicking, argument, foul language, or leisurely op abuse. Deliver me my daily xkcd, User Friendly, LWN, /. and Planet Ubuntu, and guard over my encrypted drives. Let it be so. Myrtti
Added on: 2008-05-16 11:15:49
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2011-07-02 17:08:55
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mc44-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> makes no(n) sense :( LjL
Added on: 2008-02-05 23:21:33
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2013-07-11 22:17:13
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portforward ports port <reply> For instructions on how to set up port-forwarding (for games, torrents, webservers) see http://portforward.com - also see !firewall Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:53:19
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goodquestion gq betterquestion <reply> Are you sure your question allows us to help you? Please read http://www.sabi.co.u…lpAsk.html to understand how to ask a 'better' question. LjL-Temp
Added on: 2008-02-28 00:52:05
Last edited by LjL-Temp
Last modified: 2008-02-28 01:32:09
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framebuffer vgafb fb <deleted><reply> Information about changing your framebuffer modes in GRUB can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.…uffer#grub Spec
Added on: 2006-09-07 18:25:15
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2015-09-14 20:52:56
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adlens shopping onlinesearch <reply> To hide online search results in Ubuntu Unity, go to System Settings > Security and Privacy > Search and toggle the option off. genii-around
Added on: 2012-09-24 17:47:39
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-01-07 06:32:10
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feeding the troll feedthetroll don't feed the troll botattack <reply> The above mess was caused by someone who thought it was funny (they're gone now). Please ignore it completely, since discussing it and making a fuss will only make them think they've reached their "fun" goal. LjL
Added on: 2007-10-17 17:04:23
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dk da danish dansk <reply> For at få dansksproget support til Ubuntu, bedes du venligst gå til #ubuntu-dk. I denne kanal forefindes kun engelsksproget support. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:35:27
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-10-26 15:51:37
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amaranth <deleted><reply>Stabbity stab Amaranth
Added on: 2008-01-16 10:34:19
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2009-09-21 02:42:23
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codenames name <reply> Ubuntu has awesome release codenames. See http://wiki.ubuntu.c…tCodeNames for more Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:18:38
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cloak hostmask nicksetup vhost <reply> To get an Ubuntu member cloak or any other one, first register your nick as detailed at https://freenode.net…gistration - For Ubuntu member cloaks, then ask in #ubuntu-irc and provide your Launchpad page. For unaffiliated ones, ask in #freenode. See also !membership apokryphos
Added on: 2006-07-01 02:14:53
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-24 06:37:57
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gnu <reply> G(NU's) N(ot) U(nix). A project that aimed to develop a complete operating system of Free Software, which Ubuntu is based on. See http://gnu.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:01:36
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canibeanop newop newops canihaveops canihaveop canibeop icanhazop icanhazop? <reply>If you are interested in joining the Ubuntu IRC Team, take a look at both https://wiki.ubuntu.…pplication and https://wiki.ubuntu.…quirements for info on the process and requirements. You can also learn about what the job entails from people in #ubuntu-irc. elky
Added on: 2009-05-14 21:36:40
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2014-03-20 02:54:19
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debug debugging crash <reply> For help debugging your program, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.…Procedures Spec
Added on: 2006-07-21 21:41:23
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bg <reply> опитайте #ubuntu-bg за български потребители . try #ubuntu-bg for bulgarian users, and please idle there patiently apokryphos
Added on: 2007-02-19 19:34:56
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azureus a popular !bittorrent client written in Java, installation instructions can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…ureusHowTo apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-17 22:54:24
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 04:20:37
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isitoutyet-#ubuntu-release-party <deleted><alias> isitout-#ubuntu-release-party RaringOne
Added on: 2012-10-18 08:41:35
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2015-04-23 19:00:08
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ltsp <reply> LTSP is the Linux Terminal Server Project, which adds thin-client support to Linux servers. See chapter 3 of the !edubuntuhandbook, http://www.ltsp.org and/or http://en.wikipedia.…er_Project bimberi
Added on: 2007-05-09 05:45:11
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Last modified: 2007-05-09 05:51:02
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fonts msfonts ttf <reply> Font installation basics here: https://help.ubuntu.…stallHowto - No fonts in Flash? Install "ttf-mscorefonts-installer" (from !Multiverse), "gsfonts", and "gsfonts-x11". For the official ubuntu font, see: http://font.ubuntu.com/ imbrandon
Added on: 2006-07-13 20:17:25
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2012-06-19 14:18:55
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breezy breezy badger badger 5.10 <reply> Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger) was the third release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 13, 2007. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:17:00
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-01-16 14:15:43
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warty warthog warty warthog 4.10 <reply> Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog) was the first release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 30, 2006. See !eol for more details. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:16:11
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2007-07-31 14:18:03
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uck a tool that helps you customise official Ubuntu Live CDs (including Kubuntu/Xubuntu and Edubuntu) to your needs. See http://uck.sourceforge.net/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-12-07 20:30:37
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:42:49
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ltse hwe <reply> The Ubuntu LTS enablement stacks provide newer kernel and X support for existing LTS releases, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…ementStack IdleOne
Added on: 2015-02-08 14:00:25
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2015-06-28 18:48:56
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zentyal ebox a web-based GUI interface for administering a server. It is designed to work with Ubuntu/Debian style configuration management. See https://help.ubuntu.…ty/Zentyal (Project formally known as eBox - including in Lucid/10.04). Daviey
Added on: 2011-05-24 23:17:48
Last edited by Daviey
Last modified: 2011-05-24 23:27:59
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abs <reply> Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide, obtainable with ${package-manager} install abs-guide, is a quick and comprehensive guide to bash (command line) scripting in *nix systems. It is also viewable via web at http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/ Myrtti
Added on: 2008-05-14 10:49:55
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2008-05-14 10:53:33
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mount-#kubuntu <reply> Partitioning programs !PartitionManager or !GParted (see also "man mkfs" for formatting) - Mount partitions from System Settings -> (Advanced tab) Removable Devices. See also !fstab and !DiskMounter Jucato
Added on: 2007-04-29 15:21:48
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-10-30 01:48:22
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kidding joke funny <reply> You might think your joke is funny, but you may confuse new users who follow your advice or irritate people who attempt to answer your question. tonyyarusso
Added on: 2006-12-13 06:26:36
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2007-11-09 19:33:47
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dma Direct Memory Access/Addressing. It makes hardware transfer data faster, and is supported by most systems since 2002. For more information see: https://help.ubuntu.…munity/DMA apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:09:59
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-06-12 00:31:46
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ff4 <deleted><alias> firefox IdleOne
Added on: 2011-03-22 20:52:15
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-08-17 00:05:13
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weekend <reply>It's a weekend. Often on weekends the paid developers and a lot of the community may not be around to answer your question. Please be patient, wait longer than you normally would or try again during the working week. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-05-27 13:29:23
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2010-03-27 14:01:59
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wily werewolf 15.10 <reply> Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) was the 23rd release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 28th, 2016. See !eol, !eolupgrade and http://ubottu.com/y/wily Pici
Added on: 2015-05-04 14:33:33
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2016-07-29 04:56:51
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life something very few people know about in this channel - and anyway, it's probably offtopic, perhaps you want to try #ubuntu-offtopic LjL
Added on: 2007-09-22 15:10:06
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discuss <reply> Want to talk about Ubuntu, but don't have a support question? /join #ubuntu-discuss for non-support Ubuntu discussion, or try #ubuntu-offtopic for general chat. Thanks! IdleOne
Added on: 2012-06-24 19:44:28
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-02 03:59:57
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composite cube <reply> Compiz-Fusion (and the older Compiz and Beryl) are window managers that employ the "composite" extension of X to draw windows using graphics cards' 3D hardware. They can additionally provide "desktop special effects" (such as the "cube") by means of plug-ins. Join #compiz-fusion for help and support with advanced features. See also « /msg $nick compiz » and « /msg $nick effects » LjL
Added on: 2007-11-21 16:47:18
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Last modified: 2013-02-28 16:59:28
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