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adsl pppoe dsl <reply> Setting up an ADSL/PPPoE connection? Look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ADSLPPPoE Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:52:29
Requested 688 times
xorg <reply> X.Org is an implementation of the X Windows System, and is the part of your system that's responsible for graphical output. To restart it on an Ubuntu system, type 'sudo service lightdm restart'. To fix screen resolution or other X.Org problems: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolution . See also !xorgconf Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 09:13:01
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-03-12 02:47:09
Requested 137 times
vesa the default video driver if X can't find a better one. Also see !x Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 09:19:10
Requested 120 times
donate donation donations <reply>To donate to Ubuntu, you can !participate or go to http://www.ubuntu.com/community/get-involved/donate Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 10:32:01
Last edited by Tm_T
Date: 2010-08-30 21:02:45
Requested 65 times
scanner <reply> Scanning software: simple-scan (GNOME), Gwenview (KDE), Xsane. For instructions see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ScanningHowTo and to see supported hardware: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsScanners - See also !OCR Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 10:34:05
Last edited by bazhang
Date: 2010-05-08 15:37:43
Requested 45 times
ubuntu <reply> Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. It is developed by a large community and we invite you to participate too! - Also see http://www.ubuntu.com Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 10:40:14
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2007-05-27 21:37:21
Requested 3862 times
deb .deb installdeb gdebi the Debian package format, also used by Ubuntu. To install .deb files, simply double-click (in Ubuntu) or click (in Kubuntu) on them to start the GDebi utility. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 10:47:18
Last edited by Jucato
Date: 2007-10-31 03:57:27
Requested 607 times
keyboard keybinding keyboards layout <reply> To switch your keyboard layout on GNOME: System -> Preferences -> Keyboard | KDE: System Settings -> Regional & Language -> Keyboard Layout | XFCE: Settings -> Settings Manager -> Keyboard, Layout Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 10:48:21
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2011-07-19 15:42:13
Requested 720 times
alternatives <reply> To change the default applications system-wide, use 'sudo update-alternatives --all' in a terminal. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 10:49:11
Requested 143 times
xhangs <reply> If the GUI hangs after logging in, use <ctrl><alt><f1> to switch to text mode. Log in and do: rm .{X,ICE}authority Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 10:51:08
Requested 58 times
portforward ports port <reply> For instructions on how to set up port-forwarding (for games, torrents, webservers) see http://portforward.com - also see !firewall Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 10:53:19
Requested 252 times
sound alsa dmix audio <reply> If you're having problems with sound, click the Volume applet, then Sound Preferences, and check your Volume, Hardware, Input, and Output settings. If that fails, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Sound - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshooting - https://alsa.opensrc.org/DmixPlugin - For playing audio files, see !players and !mp3. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 10:56:18
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-01-08 16:38:15
Requested 7300 times
esd <reply>esd is the enlightened sound daemon. It is deprecated, use !pulseaudio instead. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 10:57:15
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-01-08 23:27:18
Requested 120 times
katapult theapplication launcher for KDE, to be used with applications, bookmarks, and Amarok playlists. Once you have installed, hit Alt+f2 -> katapult, then hit Alt+Space, and type what you want. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 10:58:05
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2008-11-06 03:01:45
Requested 117 times
winamp a windows music player. On Ubuntu you can use audacious as alternative. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 10:59:28
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-09-30 13:25:34
Requested 53 times
password passwords lostpassword pass <reply> Forgot your password? See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LostPassword What's the root password? See !sudo. Don't see *** in password prompts? That's normal. Sudo doesn't ask for your password? It remembers you for several minutes. Please use strong passwords, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/StrongPasswords Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:02:45
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2008-09-18 15:22:37
Requested 787 times
reinstall <reply> To renew the configuration of a package when installing, sudo apt-get remove --purge <package> && sudo apt-get install <package>. Note that you will lose ALL config files for that package. WARNING: This is dangerous, don't do this with core packages Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:05:44
Requested 114 times
superkaramba karamba an application that gives you interactive eye-candy on your desktop. To get themes for it, head over to http://kde-look.org Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:07:06
Requested 118 times
webcam cam webcams <reply> Instructions for using webcams with Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Webcam - Supported cams: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsMultimediaWebCameras Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:16:08
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-02-05 19:30:14
Requested 2663 times
cvs the Concurrent Versions System, the dominant open-source network-transparent version control system; it helps to manage releases and to control concurrent editing of source files among multiple authors. See: http://www.nongnu.org/cvs/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:18:51
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:36:43
Requested 114 times
deborphan a program used to clean up packages that are no longer needed (install from Synaptic/Muon). Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:18:53
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2014-05-09 15:04:20
Requested 38 times
svn Subversion: an open-source revision control system, which aims to be a compelling replacement for CVS. See http://subversion.apache.org/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:19:15
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:20:30
Requested 265 times
bzr Bazaar-NG, a decentralized revision control system designed to be easy for developers and end users alike. Decentralized revision control systems give people the ability to work over the internet using the bazaar development model. See http://doc.bazaar.canonical.com/bzr.dev/en/mini-tutorial/ for a quickstart guide. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:20:37
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-09-09 04:47:36
Requested 82 times
desktop desktops <reply> A desktop environment is what "puts the pieces of a !GUI together". The available desktop environments in Ubuntu are !GNOME (ubuntu-desktop), !KDE (kubuntu-desktop), !Xfce (xubuntu-desktop), !LXDE (lubuntu-desktop), IceWM, !Fluxbox, WindowMaker (wmaker), FVWM and others - See also !Flavors Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:23:31
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-02-11 03:18:14
Requested 458 times
alsa-source <deleted><reply> Want to use alsa 0.11? Grab and install http://archive.progeny.com/debian/pool/main/a/alsa-driver/alsa-source_1.0.11-2_all.deb, install linux-headers-$(uname -r) module-assistant and build-essential and run sudo module-assistant a-i alsa-source Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:27:10
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-09-09 04:45:14
Requested 10 times
fstab /etc/fstab drives <reply> The /etc/fstab file indicates how drive partitions are to be used or otherwise integrated into the file system. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Fstab and http://www.pclosmag.com/html/Issues/200709/page07.html and !Partitions Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:30:53
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-30 18:49:45
Requested 3139 times
bootoptions bootoption <reply> For a list and explanation on some of the boot options, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions See also !nomodeset. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:32:08
Last edited by oCean
Date: 2011-06-26 12:00:40
Requested 665 times
ppc powerpc <reply> PowerPC. Formerly used by Apple for the Macintosh line of computers. Variants are now used in popular gaming consoles. PPC was a fully supported Ubuntu architecture until 6.10. It is now a community port, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCFAQ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:33:49
Last edited by knome
Date: 2015-03-25 12:08:32
Requested 907 times
iso .iso loopback mountiso isomount nrg <reply> To mount an ISO disc image, type « sudo mount -o loop <ISO-filename> <mountpoint> » - There is a list of useful cd image conversion tools at http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/CD_Image_Conversion - Always verify the ISO using !MD5 before !burning. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:38:26
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-03-06 18:22:18
Requested 2883 times
backports backport <reply> If new updated Ubuntu packages are built for an application, then they may go into Ubuntu Backports. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuBackports - See also !packaging Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:41:17
Last edited by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-12-19 05:29:59
Requested 1730 times
debfoster <deleted>a command to weed unnecessary .deb packages. See http://www.fruit.eu.org/debfoster/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:41:40
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-04-20 05:58:31
Requested 32 times
palm palmos <reply> A good guide for setting up Palm devices is at http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-HOWTO/PalmOS-HOWTO.html#PC-CONNECT-USB Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:43:30
Requested 89 times
fixinstall <reply> For a few common problems when installing, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommonProblemsInstall also make sure you have read !install Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:47:23
Requested 9 times
fuse captive <reply> FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) is a !kernel driver that allows non-root users to create their own filesystems. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_in_Userspace for more on FUSE. Some examples of filesystems that use FUSE are !ntfs-3g, sshfs and isofs. A full list of Filesystems that use FUSE is here: http://fuse.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/FileSystems Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:48:16
Last edited by Amaranth
Date: 2007-08-07 14:36:30
Requested 1130 times
lilo an alternative [Li]nux Boot[Lo]ader. Note: it is recommended that you use GRUB on Ubuntu instead. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 12:12:07
Requested 255 times
synaptics touchpad <reply> For a comprehensive Synaptics Touchpad guide, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticsTouchpad Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 12:12:34
Requested 636 times
memory ram mem <reply> If you are wondering why some tools report your system has very little free memory, have a look at http://www.linuxatemyram.com/ Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 12:15:41
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2014-08-21 17:42:29
Requested 668 times
ubotu yourself bot usage factoid brain add help me syntax factoids everything me ubottu bots fact triggers trigger <reply> Hi! I'm $chan's favorite infobot. You can search my brain at https://ubottu.com/factoids.cgi | General info and channels at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/Bots | Make a clone of me, see !botclone Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 12:15:56
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-11-26 07:25:56
Requested 18812 times
icons desktopicons trashicon <reply> Want to see volume/trash icons on the desktop? Go to /apps/nautilus/desktop in gconf-editor (GNOME) or go to http://kudos.berlios.de/kf/kisimlar/tipsntrix.html#showtrash (KDE) Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 12:24:32
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-03-14 15:27:08
Requested 418 times
blender a free application for 3D modelling, animation, rendering, etc. You can install it from Ubuntu's repositories, and tutorials are at http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 12:25:52
Requested 106 times
screen a window manager for terminal sessions, also useful over SSH. The 'byobu' package provides very useful additional utilities. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Screen Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 12:26:30
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-09-07 11:26:18
Requested 815 times
moodin <deleted>a ksplash theme engine, enabled by default in Kubuntu Dapper, and you can grab it for Breezy here: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=25705 Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 12:28:38
Last edited by jussi01
Date: 2009-10-06 06:08:02
Requested 7 times
floss Free Libre Open Source Software. See !freedom Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 12:29:16
Requested 27 times
smartphone portables nokia <reply> Guides for smartphones and portable devices can be found here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PortableDevices/ Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 12:29:44
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2007-12-31 14:09:55
Requested 61 times
ripping rip <reply> For information about the Sound Juicer ripping application see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CDRipping. To rip an Audio CD in KDE, put it in and then put audiocd:// in the Konqueror URL bar Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:04:46
Requested 177 times
lost+found lost where !fsck places any files it gleans from a corrupt filesystem. These are files which had become unlinked from their parent directories. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:12:22
Requested 48 times
mythtv a TV framework for Linux - Instructions for using with Ubuntu at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MythTV - For discussion and specific support of MythTV, try #mythtv-users Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:14:52
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-11-10 21:49:07
Requested 517 times
splash splashscreen <reply> To change the Gnome splash screen, use gnome-splashscreen-manager or change the GConf key /apps/gnome-session/options/splash_image using !gconf-editor. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:16:53
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-19 09:05:35
Requested 520 times
cupsweb <reply> To enable the administration functions of the !CUPS web interface, type « sudo adduser cupsys shadow », and then « sudo invoke-rc.d cupsys restart », in a console. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:18:44
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-04-20 00:14:31
Requested 33 times
umode modes mode <reply> There are many different channel and user modes on the !Libera network. For a list, see https://libera.chat/guides/usermodes and https://libera.chat/guides/channelmodes Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:19:45
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:41
Requested 121 times

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