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ubunto <reply> It's spelled Ubuntu! with a U! *Ubuntu*! Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-18 01:38:51
Requested 22 times
usersplanet <reply> A new aggregation of blogs from Ubuntu users was set up. This differs from Planet Ubuntu (found at http://planet.ubuntu.com), and you do not need to be an official Ubuntu member to join. Please see http://ubuntuweblogs.org/ to discover and http://ubuntuweblogs.org/submit.html to submit your Ubuntu-related weblogs. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-01-19 07:14:44
Requested 11 times
hurd <reply> The GNU Hurd is the GNU project's replacement for the Unix kernel. It is not ready for production use, as there are still many bugs and missing features. http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/hurd.html Added by apokryphos
Date: 2007-01-20 16:13:01
Requested 35 times
plg <deleted><reply> Project Looking Glass is an environment with 3D windowing and visualization capabilities. Web site: https://lg3d-core.dev.java.net/ - Demo: http://wwws.sun.com/software/looking_glass/demo.html - Live CD: https://lg3d-livecd.dev.java.net/ - Binary Builds: https://lg3d-core.dev.java.net/binary-builds.html Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-20 16:53:07
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2011-04-28 15:18:27
Requested 18 times
compositor-#xubuntu <reply> To disable Xfce's built-in compositor, go to Settings Manager → Window Manager Tweaks → Compositor. To fix tearing, you can try Compton instead, for which Xubuntu includes default settings. Added by somerville32
Date: 2007-01-20 23:57:13
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2015-12-01 23:50:29
Requested 9 times
guidelines-#ubuntuforums <reply> See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/Guidelines & https://launchpad.net/codeofconduct/1.0.1 Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-01-22 00:09:53
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:45:27
Requested 27 times
stop <deleted><reply> NOTICE - Please stop this discussion NOW. See !offtopic for things that are inappropriate to discuss in this channel. Continuing will result in action being taken. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-22 02:22:14
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 07:05:33
Requested 561 times
ddebs <reply> Debugging symbol packages (ending in '-dbgsym') are available in a separate !APT repository at ddebs.ubuntu.com - more info at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Debug%20Symbol%20Packages Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-01-22 04:07:44
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-03-03 23:10:15
Requested 29 times
ripping-#kubuntu rip-#kubuntu <reply> To rip an Audio CD in KDE, Choose "Open Audio CD in Dolphin" from the Device Notifier (or enter the address audiocd:/), then just copy + paste the tracks in the format you want. You can configure the settings from System Settings -> (Advanced tab) Audio Cds Added by Mez
Date: 2007-01-22 15:20:46
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-10-30 01:45:19
Requested 37 times
membership <reply>Ubuntu Membership means recognition of a significant and sustained contribution to Ubuntu and the Ubuntu community. For more info see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership/NewMember Added by Mez
Date: 2007-01-22 16:02:33
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-12-04 22:29:06
Requested 93 times
arabic <reply> For Arabic language support, please : /join #ubuntu-arabic : للحصول على الدعم باللغة العربية Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-22 19:07:42
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-09-30 14:28:21
Requested 391 times
medibuntu w32codecs <reply>The Medibuntu project has come to an end and its repository is no longer maintained and is offline. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-22 19:29:22
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-11-25 18:30:11
Requested 2803 times
clone cloning <reply> To replicate your packages selection on another machine (or restore it if re-installing), you can use the !software package "apt-clone" - See also !automate Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-22 21:25:00
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2013-11-07 22:13:08
Requested 2815 times
virtualbox vbox <reply> Virtualbox is a virtualizer for x86 and amd64 architectures. It's available in the package "virtualbox" in the !repositories, and you can download the Virtualbox Extension Pack for additional, non-Free functionality at http://virtualbox.org . Additional details can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-23 16:27:30
Last edited by pangolin
Date: 2011-11-29 12:28:51
Requested 1722 times
virtualizers vm virtualizer virtual machine virtual virtualisation virtualiser virtualisers <reply> There are several solutions for running other operating systems (or their programs) inside Ubuntu, while using the native CPU as much as possible: !QEmu (with !KQemu), !VirtualBox, !VMWare, as well as !WINE and !Cedega for Windows applications Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-23 16:27:34
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-11-04 01:47:09
Requested 910 times
twinview a feature provided by nvidia cards, which can be configured with nvidia-settings Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-25 18:05:08
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2008-08-10 08:38:34
Requested 130 times
modules <reply> To compile modules and drivers that are not bundled with the standard kernel, for more info /msg $nick kernel , install the relevant package, usually called "<modulename>-source", and run « sudo module-assistant » (you will have to do this again after kernel updates). To prevent specific modules from loading, see /msg $nick blacklist Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-26 02:51:55
Last edited by m4v
Date: 2013-02-28 16:58:33
Requested 126 times
spec <reply> A spec is the details (specifications) of the components that make up software or a device. See: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+specs for specifications in Ubuntu. Added by Spec
Date: 2007-01-26 18:21:47
Requested 38 times
fiesty <reply> It is spelt "FEIsty" :) Added by Mez
Date: 2007-01-27 08:11:30
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-09-21 19:19:53
Requested 32 times
bad-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Oh no, you just made me cry! :-( Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-28 21:13:48
Requested 34 times
support-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> The official Ubuntu support channel is #ubuntu (see http://ubuntu.com/support and http://ubuntuforums.org as well). Please be aware that this channel is mainly for other discussion. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-28 21:19:04
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-03-27 19:14:38
Requested 993 times
forkbomb <reply> A forkbomb spells certain doom. It is a command that will take all clock cycles on a computer and render the machine in dire need of a reboot! Added by Spec
Date: 2007-01-31 02:09:42
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2007-05-02 21:02:20
Requested 50 times
qa <reply>To change the importance of a bug, you need to be part of the Ubuntu QA team. see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuQA Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-01-31 10:29:22
Requested 22 times
security <reply> Security Updates are dealt with here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Security - See also !root, !firewall, !server, and !usn Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-31 19:20:20
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-02-16 22:21:16
Requested 293 times
metisse <deleted><reply>Metisse is Mandriva's composite window manager. For more information, see http://www.mandriva.com/projects/metisse Added by apokryphos
Date: 2007-02-03 16:28:34
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-03-23 02:46:33
Requested 14 times
hate a thing we don't encourage - why waste your energy‽ Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-02-04 18:29:41
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-09-10 18:37:34
Requested 481 times
staff <deleted><reply> Hey christel, Corey, Dave2, Gary, Myrtti, Pricey, VorTechS, jayne, marienz, niko, nhandler, tomaw, ldunn, I could use a bit of your time :) Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-02-04 18:30:28
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2014-02-28 13:55:17
Requested 654 times
au <reply> The Australian Local Community Team has channels here on Libera. They are #ubuntu-au for technical discussion, and #ubuntu-au-chat for social chatter. Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-02-06 10:55:00
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:43
Requested 50 times
eff The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a non-profit advocacy and legal organisation with the stated purpose of being dedicated to preserving free speech rights. http://www.eff.org/ Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-02-07 12:56:19
Requested 5 times
synergy-#ubuntuforums <reply> Synergy is a means for the best threads on forums around the internet to be read by the masses. When a community admin or one of their delegated usergroups submits a thread, it enters the forum's "submission queue". Once every x hours (this number will be variable and based upon a number of factors) a thread from the queue will be accepted by the system at Zoints.com and then propagated across all Sy Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-02-08 21:54:59
Requested 4 times
upgradeproblem <deleted>There is a problem with the latest linux-image-generic package (is broken as for now) it is a known bug that is being sorted out here: https://launchpad.net/soyuz/+bug/83976 Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-02-09 15:06:46
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-04-07 17:30:43
Requested 7 times
nick <reply> Your nick is how people know you on IRC. Please don't change your nicknames too often (use «/nick <newnick>» for that), or it creates a lot of confusion. You should also !register your nick with Libera. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-02-09 18:13:37
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:29
Requested 344 times
spam <reply> Please don't spam Added by Mez
Date: 2007-02-11 16:34:50
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-01-18 06:12:29
Requested 184 times
uvf <deleted>Upstream Version Freeze. For an exception, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FreezeExceptionProcess Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-02-12 08:58:00
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-02-21 16:36:09
Requested 75 times
irda <reply> Information about using IrDA interfaces under Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/IrdaHowto Added by LjL
Date: 2007-02-14 17:20:14
Requested 49 times
otherhelp <reply> If no-one here can help you you can try the ubuntu-users mailing list - https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users or the forums - http://ubuntuforums.org Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-02-16 03:07:54
Requested 11 times
bg <reply> опитайте #ubuntu-bg за български потребители . try #ubuntu-bg for bulgarian users, and please idle there patiently Added by apokryphos
Date: 2007-02-19 19:34:56
Requested 234 times
proxy <deleted><reply> Several Ubuntu channels prohibit access from open proxies and other anonymous connections due to a high level of abuse. The supported ways to hide your IP address on freenode are to use !Tor or get a !cloak Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-02-19 22:15:51
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2014-08-07 13:01:46
Requested 1069 times
goodbotuse <deleted>please do "!factoid > user" see here: for more details: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/goodbotuse Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-02-25 13:14:01
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-01-17 10:56:49
Requested 77 times
sysinfo-#ubuntuforums <reply> Please do not use sysinfo scripts in this channel. Doing so will result in a warning then ban. Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-02-27 19:25:18
Requested 24 times
sysresccd <reply> SystemRescueCd is a Linux system on a bootable CD-ROM. It contains a number of admin tools including gparted and partimage. http://sysresccd.org/Main_Page Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-02-27 21:16:25
Last edited by Seveas
Date: 2007-03-04 12:21:38
Requested 68 times
pastebin-#kubuntu <deleted><reply> For posting multi-line texts into the channel, please use http://paste.kde.org | To post !screenshots use http://imgur.com/ !pastebinit to paste directly from command line | Make sure you give us the URL for your paste - see also the channel topic. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-02-27 23:39:07
Last edited by valorie
Date: 2017-04-16 23:57:08
Requested 2760 times
support-#ubuntuforums-beginners <reply> This channel is for the Ubuntu Beginners Transitioning team. While we'll be glad to help you, you may find better luck in #ubuntu or one of the more specialised support channels. Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-03-07 20:00:51
Requested 9 times
piracy warez illegal cracking <reply> piracy discussion and other questionably legal practices are not welcome in the Ubuntu channels. Please take this discussion elsewhere or abstain from it altogether. This includes linking to pirated software, music, and video. Also see !guidelines and !o4o Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-03-11 14:52:32
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-07-19 19:43:02
Requested 2110 times
ops-#ubuntu-ohio <reply>Help! jacobmp92, meatballhat, rrittenhouse, PWill or Vorian. Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-03-14 01:05:05
Requested 6 times
ops-#ubuntu-us <reply> Help! nixternal, pleia2, atoponce, etank, Zelut or jono! Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-03-14 01:06:52
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2007-12-16 23:13:29
Requested 9 times
importance-#ubuntu-bugs importance-#ubuntu-motu <reply> You can learn about setting bug importance at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Importance Added by LjL
Date: 2007-03-14 23:13:49
Requested 21 times
library packaging guide lib-p-g <reply> http://www.netfort.gr.jp/~dancer/column/libpkg-guide/libpkg-guide.html Added by fdoving
Date: 2007-03-18 00:50:56
Requested 6 times
roadnav <deleted>a free street mapping and GPS navigation program with spoken directions, using free data available from the U.S. Census Bureau (TIGER, at http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/) and the OpenStreetMap project (at http://www.openstreetmap.org/) - An !Edgy compatible package can be downloaded at http://roadnav.sourceforge.net/ Added by LjL
Date: 2007-03-18 14:09:53
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-11-27 20:44:10
Requested 17 times
gps maps <reply> Street mapping and GPS navigation software available for Ubuntu includes Navit, MoNav (http://code.google.com/p/monav/), Gosmore (free vector maps from OSM), GpsDrive (GTK, raster maps, free), !GoogleEarth (Qt, proprietary vector maps, proprietary) Added by LjL
Date: 2007-03-18 14:13:20
Last edited by bazhang
Date: 2011-04-30 11:45:36
Requested 16 times

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