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p2p <reply> Peer-to-peer filesharing clients are available for several networks/protocols, including !BitTorrent, !Gnutella, !eDonkey, !DirectConnect, !SoulSeek - Multi-protocol engines include !MLDonkey and !giFT - See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/P2PFileSharing for general information Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:31:50
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:44:32
Requested 596 times
extras <reply> extras.ubuntu.com is an external !repo for new software made available after the Ubuntu release. This repository is not part of the Ubuntu distribution and the software is completely unsupported by the Ubuntu team, but the original authors may offer some support. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:32:42
Last edited by elky
Date: 2010-09-24 03:33:30
Requested 31 times
firewall firestarter iptables shorewall guarddog ufw <reply> Ubuntu, like any other Linux distribution, has built-in firewall capabilities. The firewall is managed using the 'ufw' command - see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UFW | GUI frontends such as gufw and ufw-kde also exist. | An alternative to ufw is the 'iptables' command - See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/IptablesHowTo Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:46:03
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2014-08-08 13:44:58
Requested 4131 times
font <reply>Font installation basics here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FontInstallHowto - No fonts in Flash? Install "msttcorefonts" (from !Multiverse), "gsfonts", and "gsfonts-x11". For the official ubuntu font, see: http://font.ubuntu.com/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:49:12
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2011-09-07 10:47:42
Requested 1844 times
skype skyperecord skyperecording <reply> To install Skype on Ubuntu, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Skype - To record on Skype, check: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SkypeRecordingHowto - Please use open protocols instead if you can, see !Ekiga Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 20:24:50
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2009-03-04 19:18:37
Requested 1925 times
svg Scalable Vector Graphics, a language used for graphical applications in XML, and a W3 recommendation. SVG Editors: Inkscape, Karbon14 Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 20:27:51
Requested 24 times
locate a command-line file search utility. To make sure its cache is up to date run: sudo updatedb Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 20:30:01
Last edited by bimberi
Date: 2007-02-12 00:38:25
Requested 63 times
tux the Linux Mascot - http://www.isc.tamu.edu/~lewing/linux/ Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 20:30:31
Requested 77 times
scanning xsane scan sane <reply> Scanning software: Simple-Scan (GNOME), Xsane, the GIMP (GNOME), Kooka (KDE). For instructions see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ScanningHowTo and to see supported hardware: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsScanners - See also !OCR Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 20:33:36
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-01-02 04:13:46
Requested 431 times
usplash splashy <reply> To select the usplash artwork you want, use "sudo update-alternatives --config usplash-artwork.so && sudo update-initramfs -u" - See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/USplashCustomizationHowto for adding your custom artwork Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 20:36:28
Requested 1219 times
distributions suse redhat mandriva gentoo archlinux fedora distros novell slackware mepis distro distribution manjaro <reply> Other !Linux distributions besides !Ubuntu include: Debian, Mepis (using !APT); RedHat, Fedora, SUSE, Mandriva (using !RPM); Gentoo, Arch Linux, Manjaro, Slackware (using other packaging systems) Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 20:46:43
Last edited by SonikkuAmerica
Date: 2016-09-02 16:41:01
Requested 1092 times
xen <reply> XEN is a virtual machine monitor for x86 that supports execution of multiple guest operating systems with unprecedented levels of performance and resource isolation. Information on installing it for Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Xen Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 20:52:39
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2007-11-11 01:19:25
Requested 460 times
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.com/community/K3BHowto Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 20:53:04
Requested 289 times
tty ttys <reply> To get to the TTY terminals 3-6, use the keystroke Ctrl + Alt + F3-F6 respectively. Ctrl-Alt-F2 or Ctrl-Alt-F1 will get you back to your graphical login (Ctrl-Alt-F7 on 16.04). To change TTY resolution, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ChangeTTYResolution Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 20:53:31
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-04-27 18:14:34
Requested 567 times
launchpad malone lp <reply> Launchpad is a collection of development services for Open Source projects. It's Ubuntu's bug tracker, and much more; see https://launchpad.net/ Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:03:15
Last edited by Amaranth
Date: 2007-10-15 11:51:49
Requested 752 times
ipv6 ipv6disable <reply> For an introduction to IPv6 and information on tunneling IPv6 through IPv4 connections, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IPv6 | To disable IPv6 see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WebBrowsingSlowIPv6IPv4 Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:06:12
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2009-01-07 13:09:43
Requested 939 times
packaging packaging guide packagingguide package guide packguide newpackage candidates <reply> The packaging guide is at http://packaging.ubuntu.com/html/ - See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment/NewPackages for information on getting a package integrated into Ubuntu - Other developer resources are at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment - See also !backports and !sponsoring Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:09:05
Last edited by genii
Date: 2014-12-23 17:54:58
Requested 1581 times
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.com/community/DMA Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:09:59
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-06-12 00:31:46
Requested 219 times
floppy <reply> To mount floppy disks, see here : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MakeFloppyDriveAvailableToEveryone Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:12:12
Requested 189 times
numlock numberlock number lock <reply> To enable Number Lock by default, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NumLock Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:13:09
Requested 81 times
distrologic the logic behind using a distribution. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DistroLogic Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:22:16
Requested 4 times
cron crontab a way to schedule execution of software/scripts. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CronHowto Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:23:13
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-09-09 04:49:23
Requested 941 times
equivalents equivalent apps word excel powerpoint photoshop trillian <reply> A comprehensive list of of Windows-equivalent applications in Linux can be found at http://www.linuxrsp.ru/win-lin-soft/table-eng.html and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WhatWindowsUsersWant Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:29:13
Last edited by bazhang
Date: 2014-08-21 16:09:45
Requested 694 times
klik <reply>klik is a simple way to run additional software without actually installing it. For instructions and more information see: http://dot.kde.org/2005/09/16/dont-install-just-copy-klik Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:31:56
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-13 23:19:21
Requested 15 times
ext3 the default filesystem on older versions of Ubuntu, and the most popular on Linux. You can read/write from Windows to ext3 via http://www.fs-driver.org Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:35:14
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-01-02 04:11:40
Requested 623 times
burners burn burner burning cdrw <reply> CD/DVD burning software: k3b (KDE), brasero (GNOME), gnomebaker, xcdroast, wodim (command-line) | To burn ISO files, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:35:32
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-04-23 23:42:28
Requested 1340 times
modem dialup dial up dial-up winmodem knetworkmanager ppp <reply>You want to connect via dial-up? Read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DialupModemHowto - Also try disabling/removing KNetworkManager if KDE applications cannot connect using dial-up Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:39:25
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2009-11-12 06:48:20
Requested 919 times
docteam The Ubuntu Documentation team. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DocumentationTeam/ and you can "/join #ubuntu-doc" Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:40:04
Requested 1 times
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 Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:42:46
Requested 277 times
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 Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:42:50
Requested 333 times
flash flashplugin flash plugin <reply> To install Flash see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/Flash - See also !Restricted and !Gnash Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:43:29
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-05-11 22:34:33
Requested 5413 times
kde docs kdedocs <reply> The KDE documentation is available for browsing/searching at http://docs.kde.org Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:53:19
Requested 4 times
nice <reply> 'Nice' is a property of a process that determines how willing it is to give CPU time to other processes. A higher value makes it more likely to give away time. A negative value makes it less likely. Values are from -19 to 19, with 0 being the default. For more information, type 'man nice' at a terminal. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:53:33
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2008-10-08 17:34:10
Requested 81 times
worksforme wfm w4m <reply> Common Sense: Just because you can, does not mean you should (and especially recommend to others). Think before you do. "Works for me" does not mean it is ok. The latest version of everything is not always useful if you aim for stability. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:54:02
Last edited by rww
Date: 2015-09-14 19:38:58
Requested 1405 times
fps glxgears <reply> To display the FPS in glxgears, run 'glxgears' in a terminal. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:55:05
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-05-09 22:32:06
Requested 114 times
qemu an emulator you can use to run another operating system - see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsXPUnderQemuHowTo Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:59:42
Requested 500 times
kernel compilekernel kernelcompile kernelhowto customkernel <reply> The core of Ubuntu is the Linux kernel: see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Kernel - You shouldn't have to compile your own, and if you need to troubleshoot issues, you can try a !Mainline kernel instead, but if you insist, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Kernel/Compile (see also !Stages) Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 22:01:25
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-04-10 12:12:54
Requested 3528 times
kernel-source <reply> You can access all the kernels for previous and current development releases at http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git. There are repositories for each supported release under ubuntu/ubuntu-<release>.git - For more details see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/SourceCode Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 22:02:30
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-07-07 13:18:49
Requested 3 times
permissions chown permission file permissions chmod <reply> An explanation of what file permissions are and how they can be manipulated can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FilePermissions Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 22:07:19
Last edited by nickrud
Date: 2008-06-23 07:08:40
Requested 1603 times
server ubuntu-server <reply> Ubuntu Server Edition is a release of Ubuntu designed especially for server environments, including a server specific !kernel and no !GUI. The install CD contains many server applications. Current !LTS version is !Focal (Focal Fossa 20.04) - More info: http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisubuntu/serveredition - Guide: https://ubuntu.com/server/docs - Support in Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:25:07
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2020-05-13 13:22:08
Requested 1683 times
cinelerra <deleted><reply> Cinelerra is a video editor and compositor that cannot be included in Ubuntu for legal reasons. Install instructions can be found on http://cvs.cinelerra.org/getting_cinelerra.php#ubuntu Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:27:22
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:35:12
Requested 148 times
gtk <reply> GTK is the !GIMP toolkit, which forms the base of !GNOME and is used by many applications to provide a !GUI Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:29:10
Requested 383 times
networkmanager network-manager network manager an application to make (wireless) networking Just Work. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/NetworkManager Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:32:39
Requested 419 times
postfix the default !MTA and !MDA on Ubuntu. For help, read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Postfix and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PostfixBasicSetupHowto - See also !MailServer Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:33:44
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:29:03
Requested 329 times
ignore <reply> If you really don't wish to see the messages from a particular person on IRC, you can use /ignore nickname Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:36:26
Requested 144 times
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 #libera Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:42:30
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:31
Requested 314 times
xmms xmms2 <reply>xmms is no longer being developed, see http://bugs.debian.org/461309 for more details. Consider using audacious or xmms2 instead. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:43:29
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-10-29 03:15:36
Requested 349 times
multijava <reply> To set which java version/implementation is to be used as default, use sudo update-java-alternatives Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:46:01
Requested 93 times
download mirror mirrors <reply> Ubuntu installation CDs can be downloaded from http://releases.ubuntu.com - Mirrors can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mirrors - PLEASE use the !torrents to download !$curStable, and help keeping the servers' load low! Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:46:50
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:39:20
Requested 1651 times
windows bug#1 bug #1 bug 1 microsoft windowsxp <reply>For discussion on Microsoft software, or help with same, please visit ##windows. See http://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bug/1 http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm and /msg $nick equivalents Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:49:27
Last edited by m4v
Date: 2013-02-28 17:04:31
Requested 3550 times

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