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grue <reply>The grue is a sinister, lurking presence in the dark places of the earth. Its favorite diet is adventurers, but its insatiable appetite is tempered by its fear of light. No grue has ever been seen by the light of day, and few have survived its fearsome jaws to tell the tale. Added by Madpilot
Date: 2006-12-01 07:01:30
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-11-24 17:10:42
Requested 122 times
dualhead dual-head dual head dualmonitor dual monitors <reply> Information about dual-head on linux can be found on http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/DualHead - See also !Xinerama Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-12-01 23:30:58
Requested 1051 times
dvdiso dvd-torrent <reply> DVD ISOs are available via http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/ Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-12-05 00:17:55
Requested 52 times
uck a tool that helps you customise official Ubuntu Live CDs (including Kubuntu/Xubuntu and Edubuntu) to your needs. See http://uck.sourceforge.net/ Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-12-07 20:30:37
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:42:49
Requested 225 times
noicons <reply> To get rid of all icons on your gnome-desktop, run gconf-editor and edit the value /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2006-12-09 05:01:33
Requested 1 times
calendar <reply> calendar is at http://fridge.ubuntu.com/calendars/ Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-12-09 15:59:41
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-11 21:11:04
Requested 45 times
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! Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-09 21:58:10
Requested 282 times
shortcuts keytouch mediakeys shortcut keyboard shortcuts keys hotkeys hotkey <reply> Keyboard shortcuts can be set in System -> Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts. If your multimedia keys don't work with that, try the 'keytouch' package, explained at http://keytouch.sourceforge.net/ - See !Keyboard for changing layouts. A list of keyboard shortcuts for Unity is available at http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2209015&seqNum=3 Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-10 21:23:38
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-30 15:24:04
Requested 886 times
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. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2006-12-13 06:26:36
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2007-11-09 19:33:47
Requested 230 times
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 Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-13 19:57:48
Requested 316 times
fsck the FileSystem ChecKer, which runs automatically when you boot if you didn't shutdown cleanly. Type "man fsck" for information on running it manually. The command "sudo touch /forcefsck && sudo shutdown -r now" will force a reboot and a filesystem check; "sudo touch /fastboot" will skip a filesystem check at next reboot Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-13 20:01:03
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-05-04 07:55:19
Requested 1047 times
inappropriate <deleted><reply> The current discussion topic is inappropriate for this channel. Please stop. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-12-14 07:15:47
Last edited by knome
Date: 2014-03-19 19:37:22
Requested 35 times
applets <reply> To add useful applets to your panel, right click on the panel and choose "Add applet" Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-14 16:53:35
Requested 19 times
errors <reply> If you have problems or errors, you will need to describe/paste them. Please use the !pastebin for errors that cannot be quoted in a single IRC message Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-14 19:48:01
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-11-06 23:30:21
Requested 167 times
welcome-#xubuntu <reply> Hello and welcome to #xubuntu! Feel free to ask questions or help others. If you'd like to chit-chat, please visit #xubuntu-offtopic and for developer discussion, see #xubuntu-devel :) Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-14 19:53:24
Requested 23 times
gui <reply> The graphical user interface (GUI) in Ubuntu is composed of many elements, including the !X server, a window manager, and a desktop environment such as !GNOME or !KDE (which themselves use the !GTK and !Qt toolkits respectively) Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-14 19:56:09
Requested 207 times
developer <reply>Want to become an Ubuntu developer? Look at http://www.ubuntu.com/community/get-involved/developers and the Wiki (https://wiki.ubuntu.com) for involvement in specific projects such as Kubuntu or Xubuntu. Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-14 20:04:59
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:45:20
Requested 43 times
elaborate error details <reply> Please elaborate; your question or issue may not seem clear or detailed enough for people to help you. Please give more detailed information; for example, we might need errors, steps, relevant configuration files, Ubuntu version, and hardware information. Use a !pastebin to avoid flooding the channel. Added by somerville32
Date: 2006-12-14 20:17:34
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-05-09 17:43:50
Requested 2187 times
minimal mini mini.iso miniiso minimalcd <reply> The Minimal CD image is very small in size, and it downloads most packages from the Internet during installation, allowing you to select only those you want. The installer is text based (rather than graphical as used on the Desktop DVD). See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-15 03:19:53
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-05-23 20:33:55
Requested 2603 times
relationship debian <reply> Ubuntu and Debian are closely related. Ubuntu builds on the foundations of Debian architecture and infrastructure, with a different community and release process. See https://www.ubuntu.com/about/about-ubuntu/ubuntu-and-debian - !Repositories meant for Debian should NOT be used on Ubuntu! Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-12-16 15:04:50
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-11-21 19:32:02
Requested 1125 times
teg <deleted><reply> Come play teg with us! (Like the board game Risk.) Game will start when we get some players rounded up - get yourself set up and join quickly if you'd like to participate. Install the "teg" package, run 'tegclient', and connect to server home.tonyyarusso.com, , port 2000. Ping tonyyarusso for more info. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-12-16 16:09:28
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-11-27 20:44:25
Requested 73 times
standards <reply> The current Debian packaging standards version is 3.7.2.2 as of 2006-10-02. Added by somerville32
Date: 2006-12-16 21:31:25
Requested 3 times
ichthux <deleted><reply> Ichthux (Linux for Christians) is an unofficial Kubuntu derivative. See http://www.ichthux.com/ Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-19 02:18:04
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-04-02 04:19:39
Requested 12 times
tuxracer <reply> Tuxracer is now renamed Planet Penguin Racer! The package is planetpenguin-racer in !universe. Enjoy. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-12-20 19:48:26
Requested 20 times
o4o offtopic-#kubuntu-offtopic offtopic4offtopic offtopic-#xubuntu-offtopic offtopic-#ubuntu-offtopic religion sex ot4ot 040 drugs politics-#ubuntu-offtopic rock&roll-#ubuntu-offtopic suicide <reply> Some topics are controversial and often end in negativity. Take care on subjects like war, race, religion, politics, gender, sexuality, drugs, potentially illegal activities and suicide. The topics are not banned; stating your position is ok, but trolling, baiting, hostility or repetition are not. If you are asked to stop, do so politely. Disputes to !appeals, please adhere to the !Libera Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-21 03:36:09
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:05
Requested 3459 times
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/software/gnash/ Added by nalioth
Date: 2006-12-24 19:11:58
Last edited by pangolin
Date: 2012-02-09 18:09:58
Requested 484 times
foss <reply> FOSS stands for Free and Open Source Software. See !freedom for more info. Added by thoreauputic
Date: 2006-12-25 02:36:59
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-07-11 12:18:14
Requested 19 times
deluge a Bittorrent client, created using Python and GTK+, intended to bring a native, full-featured client to !GTK environments such as GNOME and Xfce. See http://deluge-torrent.org/ for more information or the package 'deluge-torrent' in the package repositories. Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-28 20:42:49
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2016-10-10 01:54:32
Requested 162 times
cubuntu <deleted>an unofficial command-line based Ubuntu derivative. It includes a browser, an email client, a media player and many other useful applications. For installation instructions, see http://alecjw.googlepages.com/cubuntu-commandlineubuntu Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-28 21:34:32
Last edited by topyli
Date: 2011-10-28 19:39:24
Requested 27 times
kbuildsycoca kmenu_update kbuildsyscoca kmenuupdate kmenu update <reply> If your K menu is out of date, like after installing an application and not finding it in the K menu, you should type "kbuildsycoca" in a terminal to rebuild the KDE configuration cache Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-29 17:19:44
Last edited by Jucato
Date: 2007-02-19 13:24:03
Requested 24 times
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 Added by fdoving
Date: 2007-01-03 22:27:00
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-10-30 01:32:29
Requested 345 times
meetings meeting ircmeetings <reply> Team meetings are held in #ubuntu-meeting - See « /msg $nick logs » for transcripts. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-01-07 15:49:31
Last edited by m4v
Date: 2013-02-28 16:57:26
Requested 62 times
xincludes xlibs <reply> When a program or configure script asks for "X includes", you should probably install the following package: xorg-dev Added by nalioth
Date: 2007-01-07 21:24:46
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-02-18 18:36:23
Requested 74 times
gtalk <reply> Google Talk (GTalk) is an instant messaging program from Google. Currently, Google does not have an official standalone GTalk client for Linux, but supports connections from third-party clients such as !Pidgin and !Kopete | See http://www.google.com/talk/otherclients.html for more information Added by somerville32
Date: 2007-01-09 08:44:17
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2008-11-13 04:33:22
Requested 32 times
politics <reply> Please take political discussion to ##politics. Thank you! Added by somerville32
Date: 2007-01-10 00:33:38
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-06-14 21:01:31
Requested 474 times
testing-#xubuntu <reply> For information on how to help test the next release of Xubuntu, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Testing Added by somerville32
Date: 2007-01-11 03:42:24
Last edited by knome
Date: 2011-09-06 12:10:03
Requested 16 times
support-#xubuntu <reply> As most of the Ubuntu channels, #xubuntu is English only. A list of the localized Ubuntu channels can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/ChannelList#IRC.2BAC8-ChannelList.2BAC8-Local.Local_Ubuntu_channels. These channels will most probably be able to give Xubuntu support too. For alternative Xubuntu support options, please see http://xubuntu.org/help/. Added by somerville32
Date: 2007-01-11 08:54:11
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2015-12-01 20:48:06
Requested 15 times
boys-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> ♪ Bad boys, bad boys, watcha gonna do, watcha gonna do when they come for you ♫ Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-01-12 02:37:17
Requested 67 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! Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-01-14 18:47:57
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-05-04 14:21:18
Requested 348 times
lsb <reply> The Linux Standard Base, or LSB, is a joint project by several Linux distributions under the organizational structure of The Free Standards Group to standardize the internal structure of Linux-based operating systems. The LSB is based on the POSIX specification, the Single UNIX Specification, and several other open standards, but extends them in certain areas. Added by Hawkwind
Date: 2007-01-15 09:14:12
Requested 63 times
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! Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-01-15 22:18:18
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2012-06-30 19:41:36
Requested 703 times
modeabuse-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> The ops are bored and having a bit of fun... bear with us... they'll find something to code soon enough... Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-01-15 22:49:43
Requested 13 times
aol-#ubuntu-offtopic something we don't suggest you do even in the privacy of your own home Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-01-15 22:57:07
Requested 30 times
kdesvn <reply> See http://techbase.kde.org/Getting_Started/Sources/en for details on accessing KDE's code via SVN or Git Added by Mez
Date: 2007-01-16 01:03:30
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-04-02 04:24:15
Requested 10 times
kdeguide <reply>See http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/ for a guide to using KDE. Added by Mez
Date: 2007-01-16 01:16:36
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-13 23:22:41
Requested 2 times
boys-#ubuntuforums <reply> ♪ Bad boys, bad boys, watcha gonna do, watcha gonna do when they come for you ♫ Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-01-16 16:39:09
Requested 17 times
girls-#ubuntuforums <deleted><reply> girls are the #1 reason for distractions Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-01-16 16:40:01
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-05-25 18:48:57
Requested 25 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" » Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-01-16 21:37:44
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2012-11-09 20:42:46
Requested 661 times
chanserv.py a ChanServ helper script for !XChat | https://github.com/seveas/chanserv.py Added by Mez
Date: 2007-01-17 06:53:54
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-01-31 06:42:28
Requested 89 times
scoobysnack-#ubuntuforums <reply> Yuck! Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-01-17 21:37:04
Requested 135 times

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