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resetpanels resetpanel panels <reply> To reset the GNOME panel to defaults, type this in a !terminal: « gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel && killall gnome-panel » Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-27 02:26:16
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-03-28 01:44:51
Requested 1159 times
wastrel-#ubuntu-offtopic drm-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> sometimes wastrel cries Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-28 16:47:46
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-12-18 02:36:11
Requested 134 times
worst-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> This factoid is supposed to be pretty terrible. Please contact rodserling if you find a factoid worse than this, in order to improve, I mean pejorate, this useless conglomerate of words, thank you, well not really. Worst is also the dutch word for sausage. Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-31 03:56:37
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2011-08-17 08:07:37
Requested 147 times
irccouncil ircc irc-council <reply> The Ubuntu IRC Council is the team governance council for the the Ubuntu IRC channels on the Libera network. For serious inquiries, please join #ubuntu-irc-council or email irc-council@lists.ubuntu.com - See also https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/IrcCouncil Added by Pici
Date: 2008-01-31 19:36:19
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:39
Requested 147 times
ack <reply> fin Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-31 22:50:39
Requested 20 times
moo-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> There are no easter eggs in this bot. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-02-01 20:03:32
Requested 165 times
point <deleted><reply> Do you have any? Added by LjL
Date: 2008-02-01 22:51:42
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-05-26 02:34:22
Requested 21 times
pptp <deleted><reply> pptp is not good according to Bruce Schneier http://schneier.com/pptp.html here the words insecurity are useful Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-03 19:01:13
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-02-12 00:24:30
Requested 25 times
pie-#ubuntu-offtopic sugar-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>PIE PIE PIE, mmm PI PI PI http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3663/3358637054_9f756a3615.jpg Added by Seveas
Date: 2008-02-03 19:43:21
Last edited by rww
Date: 2015-03-15 01:41:36
Requested 505 times
queue newqueue new queue <reply> The queue of packages awaiting approval to enter the archive (also known as the NEW queue) and scheduled to build it at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/$curDevelLower/+queue Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-04 19:55:54
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-04-26 23:28:32
Requested 31 times
truecrypt <reply> Truecrypt is a free open-source on-the-fly disk encryption software. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/TruecryptHiddenVolume Added by Pici
Date: 2008-02-07 20:31:14
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2010-04-17 23:57:46
Requested 159 times
cowsay-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> MOOOooo! Added by PriceChild
Date: 2008-02-08 22:58:19
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2008-02-08 22:58:26
Requested 40 times
identify <reply> You can identify to NickServ automatically when connecting to Libera. See https://libera.chat/guides/sasl for more information. When identifying manually, do NOT send the command from a channel tab, as a typo will give away your password. If that happens, identify and then type «/msg NickServ set password <newpass>» in the server tab as soon as possible. Added by LjL
Date: 2008-02-09 03:30:18
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:37
Requested 173 times
gutsysources <reply> In System->Admin->Software Sources, enable (main) (universe) (restricted) and (multiverse) and disable the Cdrom on the Ubuntu Software tab. On the Updates tab, enable (gutsy-security) and (gutsy-updates). Added by LjL
Date: 2008-02-09 21:47:05
Last edited by Seeker`
Date: 2008-06-19 01:29:05
Requested 79 times
redmond not relevent to my interests. Added by Seveas
Date: 2008-02-10 01:03:29
Last edited by elkbuntu
Date: 2008-05-12 17:18:00
Requested 32 times
dbgsym https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingProgramCrash Added by asac
Date: 2008-02-10 14:26:49
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2008-02-10 14:54:01
Requested 26 times
addingfs <reply>If you are adding space to your Ubuntu installation mounting a newly created unix filesystem (ext3, xfs, jfs, etc) you can not set permissions (read, write, etc) filesystem-wide like you do when mounting filesystems that do not support unix permissions (vfat, ntfs, hfs, etc). See !permissions and !fstab Added by jrib
Date: 2008-02-12 15:52:30
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2008-02-12 15:58:35
Requested 50 times
scope redundancy <reply> We don't need factoids for *everything*, or ten factoids for the same thing ;) Added by LjL
Date: 2008-02-14 16:27:14
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2009-03-27 01:55:07
Requested 186 times
5-a-day 5aday a community event where each person will take 5 bugs a day and work on them. Everyone is invited to help no matter your abilities! More information available at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/5-A-Day Added by nixternal
Date: 2008-02-18 21:31:26
Requested 13 times
pulseaudio pulse <reply> PulseAudio is a sound server intended as a drop-in replacement for !ESD - See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PulseAudio for information and installation instructions Added by LjL
Date: 2008-02-19 03:58:10
Requested 771 times
nickfork-#ubuntu-offtopic a silly little game for offtopic channels ONLY. The way it works is you pick out a random nick from the /names list (works best if they're idle), have a bunch of people switch to something similar (scrambles, reverse, 1337speak), and see how long it takes for the real person to catch on. Have fun! Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2008-02-20 09:55:16
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-04-06 06:16:22
Requested 14 times
intrepid ibex 8.10 <reply> Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) was the ninth release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 30th, 2010. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-02-21 01:19:06
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-04-28 15:00:09
Requested 1545 times
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 Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-21 20:34:28
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2009-04-12 12:16:51
Requested 292 times
puregnome pureubuntu <reply> If you want to remove all !Kubuntu packages or !Xubuntu packages and have a default !Ubuntu system, follow the instructions here: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/pureubuntu Added by PriceChild
Date: 2008-02-23 01:00:54
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-11-11 13:34:51
Requested 1078 times
bootchart <reply> bootchart charts your machine at boot time, to install >> sudo apt-get install bootchart << the graphic is in /var/log/bootchart after the next reboot Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-24 21:34:35
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-24 21:35:27
Requested 102 times
3rdparty <reply> Packages contained in 3rd party repositories are not included in Ubuntu for a reason. Whether this be poor packaging standards, bugs or malicious authors. You should trust the maintainers of these repositories before using them. See http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=297814 for consequences. Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-24 22:00:39
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2008-02-24 22:13:37
Requested 14 times
filenames case <reply> File names in Ubuntu are case sensitive, MyFile is not the same as myfile, and if you put spaces in there and use a console you need to "escape" the space, thus "gedit My\ File.txt" Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-24 22:24:58
Requested 20 times
khardy <deleted><reply> Kubuntu Hardy Heron expects to ship with both KDE 3 and KDE 4 as 2 separate disks. KDE 3 should be offered by shipit. The KDE 3 CD will be commercially supported for 18 months and KDE 4 will be community supported Added by jussi01
Date: 2008-02-25 11:43:35
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2012-09-19 10:16:19
Requested 51 times
langpack <deleted><reply>A recent update broke some KDE language packs, leaving the user unable to login. (http://launchpad.net/bugs/195647) This has now been fixed and an updated package is in the -updates repo. If you removed the packages with the interim fix you can reinstall them with: << sudo apt-get install language-pack-kde-en language-pack-kde-en-base >> Added by jussi01
Date: 2008-02-26 19:26:10
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-01-30 08:26:50
Requested 24 times
lolops <deleted><reply> Teh lolops r in ur chanelz, wotchin u mizbehav Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-27 23:43:02
Last edited by knome
Date: 2014-03-19 19:38:44
Requested 43 times
goodquestion gq betterquestion <reply> Are you sure your question allows us to help you? Please read http://www.sabi.co.uk/Notes/linuxHelpAsk.html to understand how to ask a 'better' question. Added by LjL-Temp
Date: 2008-02-28 00:52:05
Last edited by LjL-Temp
Date: 2008-02-28 01:32:09
Requested 245 times
amaranth-#ubuntuforums <deleted><reply> Amaranth: Get back to work! Added by Amaranth
Date: 2008-02-28 11:48:21
Last edited by jussi01
Date: 2009-06-14 12:54:42
Requested 4 times
moblock <reply> info in detail is on this wiki page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MoBlock Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-03-01 00:59:27
Requested 13 times
brainstorm <deleted><reply> Post your ideas for Ubuntu at http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com and vote for the ones you like! Added by PriceChild
Date: 2008-03-01 16:35:56
Last edited by bazhang
Date: 2013-09-15 12:08:25
Requested 274 times
hal open the pod bay doors-#ubuntu-offtopic in the process of being deprecated. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Halsectomy and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardware_abstraction_layer for more info. Added by Tm_T
Date: 2008-03-01 19:27:34
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:44:22
Requested 158 times
appreciate <reply> The people in this channel are all volunteers who donate their valuable time. Please do not 'reward' this kindness with rudeness. Saying 'Thank you' is more appropriate. Added by Seveas
Date: 2008-03-05 22:55:43
Requested 9 times
danger rmrf/ dangerous <reply> DO NOT RUN THAT COMMAND! That particular command is DANGEROUS and shouldn't be uttered here. REST OF YOU: DANGER, WILL ROBINSON, DANGER! Do not use the command or utter it here thank you! Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-03-08 18:30:18
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-01-11 02:10:55
Requested 1019 times
nodeco <reply> If you're missing windows decorations after enabling Desktop Effects with an NVIDIA card, try « sudo nvidia-xconfig --add-argb-glx-visuals -d 24 » in a !shell. Added by LjL
Date: 2008-03-10 03:27:20
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-03-10 03:27:20
Requested 4 times
servergui <reply> Ubuntu server does not install a desktop environment or X11 by default in order to enhance security, efficiency and performance. !eBox provides a GUI system management option via a web interface. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ServerGUI for more background and options. Added by Seveas
Date: 2008-03-13 16:49:00
Requested 29 times
ops-#ubuntu-youth <reply> Help! MenZa, jpatrick, Tm_T, LjL, elkbuntu! Added by jpatrick
Date: 2008-03-15 12:27:38
Requested 0 times
ar <reply> La comunidad local de Argentina se puede encontrar en #ubuntu-ar y en su canal de offtopic: #ubuntu-ar-cafe Added by jpatrick
Date: 2008-03-17 12:16:14
Requested 381 times
np <reply> The Nepali Ubuntu Local Community is in #ubuntu-np - Also see: http://wiki.ubuntu.org.np Added by LjL
Date: 2008-03-19 00:46:57
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2008-04-17 21:20:15
Requested 67 times
fish-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> <>< ><> <>< ><> Added by Spec
Date: 2008-03-21 17:32:05
Last edited by Spec
Date: 2008-03-21 17:38:22
Requested 22 times
undelete recover <reply> Some tools to recover lost data are listed and explained at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DataRecovery Added by LjL-Temp
Date: 2008-03-22 21:58:27
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-30 19:05:35
Requested 1052 times
lowmemory lowmem <reply> For installing on low memory systems, this page has useful information: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/LowMemorySystems. See also https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements. Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-03-26 01:01:39
Requested 70 times
badmouse <reply> If typing on your keyboard causes the mouse to briefly stop working, check out http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=402296 Added by LjL
Date: 2008-03-29 15:26:23
Requested 4 times
ics inetsharing <reply> If you want to share the internet connection of your Ubuntu machine with other machines in the network see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Internet/ConnectionSharing Added by Pici
Date: 2008-04-02 19:03:38
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-05-06 11:22:25
Requested 1369 times
schedule-#ubuntu+1 <reply> A schedule of $curDevelLong ($curDevelNum) release milestones can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseSchedule Added by Pici
Date: 2008-04-04 19:29:38
Last edited by rww
Date: 2015-03-15 04:26:29
Requested 513 times
xterm <deleted><reply> If with all the cute terminals that are around you're still using xterm, then you deserve any problem you're experiencing with it. Go away. Added by LjL
Date: 2008-04-06 02:15:21
Last edited by rww
Date: 2015-10-23 18:28:15
Requested 59 times
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. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2008-04-09 14:41:16
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-04-11 20:00:55
Requested 304 times

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