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wajig a simple tool for basic debian administration. you can handle apt commands, change alternatives defaults and handle service daemons via simple commands. wajig uses sudo every time. http://www.togaware.com/linux/survivor/Wajig_Overview.html Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:21:38
Requested 10 times
metapackage meta-package <reply> A meta-package is a package that simply depends upon other packages and brings them in. It's not a real package, but a very useful package that can drag in other package versions. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:22:35
Requested 176 times
default defaultapp <reply> To change the default application for a filetype in Nautilus, right-click on a file, select Properties -> Open With, and then change the setting. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:24:41
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-11-15 20:30:43
Requested 343 times
gimp an advanced image manipulation application for Ubuntu. See http://www.gimp.org for tutorials and more information. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:28:30
Requested 346 times
reiserfs reiser a journalling file system, which outperforms many others on I/O operations, but has drawbacks (such as increasing likelihood of data loss, and introducing latency unsuitable for gaming or real-time audio). Using !ext4, the default on Ubuntu, is *highly* recommended. A read-only Windows driver is available at http://p-nand-q.com/download/rfstool.html Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:33:32
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-10-31 20:06:56
Requested 174 times
scp winscp a secure way of copying files across networks using !SSH. Usage: scp filename user@host:filename - WinSCP is a client for Windows, available at http://winscp.net/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:35:53
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:40:56
Requested 341 times
dri direct rendering infrastructure, a framework for allowing direct access to graphics hardware under the X Window System in a safe and efficient manner. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:40:19
Requested 113 times
sense commonsense common sense stable works for me <reply> Common Sense: Just because you can, does not mean you should. 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: 2006-06-19 13:43:11
Requested 945 times
latest newest <reply> Packages in Ubuntu may not be the latest. Ubuntu aims for stability, so "latest" may not be a good idea. Post-release updates are only considered if they are fixes for security vulnerabilities, high impact bug fixes, or unintrusive bug fixes with substantial benefit. See also !backports, !sru, and !ppa. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:43:19
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-03-22 05:25:44
Requested 1402 times
locales locale <reply> To set up and configure your locales, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LocaleConf and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Locale/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:45:05
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2012-04-08 13:33:43
Requested 730 times
firefox ff the default web browser on Ubuntu. To install the latest version, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxNewVersion | To install plugins: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxPlugins Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:48:13
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-06-13 03:12:27
Requested 1356 times
midi <reply> Trouble playing MIDI files? Look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MidiSoftwareSynthesisHowTo Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:49:56
Requested 338 times
apt-file a program that can tell you which package(s) contain(s) a given filename. To install it and generate the database it needs, run "sudo apt-get install apt-file && sudo apt-file update" Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:52:18
Requested 151 times
samba swat smb <reply> Samba is the way to cooperate with Windows environments. Links with more info: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MountWindowsSharesPermanently and https://ubuntu.com/server/docs/samba-introduction Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:57:50
Last edited by genii
Date: 2021-10-12 18:43:14
Requested 5812 times
e enlightenment e17 <reply> Enlightenment (or "E") is a window manager for X, providing a useful, and good looking graphical shell in which to work. E17 is the current version. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:00:18
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2014-09-12 17:57:47
Requested 377 times
games nexuiz wow warcraft et fun doom doom3 <reply> Information about games on Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Games and http://www.icculus.org/lgfaq/gamelist.php and http://www.penguspy.com/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:02:03
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-11-28 15:38:44
Requested 2321 times
dualboot dual boot dual-boot <reply> Dual boot instructions: x86/AMD64: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DualBoot/Windows - Macs: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro https://help.ubuntu.com/community/YabootConfigurationForMacintoshPowerPCsDualBoot Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:50:22
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2011-02-13 06:21:17
Requested 3075 times
changelogs <reply> changelogs for Ubuntu packages can be found on http://changelogs.ubuntu.com Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:50:56
Requested 37 times
hostname <reply>Use hostname <somehostname> to set the hostname, or to do it permanently: edit /etc/hosts to include BOTH the old and new hostname and then change /etc/hostname to the new one. WARNING! Make sure that your current hostname and /etc/hosts match, otherwise sudo may not work properly. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:52:04
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-01-24 05:15:07
Requested 1202 times
gdesklets <deleted><reply> gDesklets provides an advanced architecture for desktop applets -- tiny displays sitting on your desktop in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness. Homepage is http://gdesklets.gnomedesktop.org/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:53:11
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:40:38
Requested 102 times
raid lvm fakeraid <reply> Tips and tricks for RAID and LVM can be found on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SoftwareRAID and http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO - For software RAID, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FakeRaidHowto Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:56:48
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2009-04-27 08:47:40
Requested 2473 times
xinerama an extension to !X to use two or more physical displays as one large virtual display. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/XineramaHowTo - See also !DualHead Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 15:02:06
Requested 923 times
persistence <reply> To have some persistent storage when using a Live CD, follow the instructions on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDPersistence Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 15:11:04
Requested 191 times
boot init smartbootmanager boot floppy bum <reply> Boot options: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions - To add your own startup scripts, use /etc/rc.local - See also !grub and !dualboot - Making a boot floppy: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GrubHowto/BootFloppy - Also see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SmartBootManagerHowto Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 15:24:07
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-29 05:39:13
Requested 2469 times
files dirs file fhs hier fsh <reply> An explanation of how files and directories are organized on Ubuntu, and how they can be manipulated, can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LinuxFilesystemTreeOverview see also: man hier Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 23:17:27
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-02-05 20:56:11
Requested 1726 times
antivirus <reply> An "antivirus" is primarily a concept from the Windows ecosystem and usually a program like that is not needed on Linux because the threat model is different. Malware on Linux does exist, however. Google up "rkhunter" and "linux intrusion detection systems". Also look up !clamav Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 23:18:11
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-03-22 21:20:33
Requested 330 times
qt <reply> the Qt toolkit (pronounced "cute"), which forms the base of !KDE, is a cross-platform C++ application framework for !CLI and !GUI applications. Install libqt4-dev and see !build to compile Qt4 applications, join #qt for development support Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 23:23:17
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-09 10:57:39
Requested 262 times
ops-#kubuntu-offtopic <reply> Help! imbrandon, Riddell, Hobbsee, thoreauputic, apokryphos, Nalioth, tritium, Tm_T, robotgeek, gnomefreak, jpds, tsimpson, genii, acheronuk, jussi01, kkathman or vorian! Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 23:41:30
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-01-03 18:41:56
Requested 57 times
tab autocomplete tabcompletion nicktab usetab nick completion nick complete <reply> You can use your <tab> key for autocompletion of nicknames in IRC, as well as for completion of filenames and programs on the command line. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 23:58:52
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-07-23 18:22:24
Requested 3551 times
shockwave currently only available for Windows. To run it under !Wine, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Shockwave Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-20 06:42:24
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:40:07
Requested 213 times
inkscape <reply>Inkscape is a powerful vector graphics drawing application - see http://www.inkscape.org/ for more Added by Madpilot
Date: 2006-06-20 10:01:03
Requested 75 times
compiz translucency transparency xglx effects compiz-fusion fusion cf <reply>Compiz (compositing window manager), for a howto see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompositeManager and more help #compiz Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-20 16:24:59
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:53:21
Requested 5603 times
gparted a !GTK/!Gnome !GUI partitioning program. Type « sudo apt-get install gparted » in a console to install it - A GParted "live" CD is available at http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-20 21:25:05
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2009-01-08 12:18:42
Requested 1529 times
pt portuguese brazil <reply> Por favor, use #ubuntu-br para ajuda em português. Para entrar no canal por favor faça "/join #ubuntu-br" sem as aspas. Para a comunidade local portuguêsa, use #ubuntu-pt. Obrigada. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-21 00:53:44
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2013-04-08 21:28:26
Requested 5120 times
steam <reply> Valve have officially announced that they are developing Steam and are working with !ubuntu during their development, see http://blogs.valvesoftware.com/linux/steamd-penguins/ for further details, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Valve for install instructions, you can also join #ubuntu-steam for discussion. Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-06-21 03:00:16
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2013-02-12 02:25:54
Requested 460 times
startup session <reply> To add programs to start up when you log into your Gnome session go to System>Preferences>Sessions and use the Startup Programs tab. For more information, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AddingProgramToSessionStartup - See !boot for starting non-interactive programs at boot Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-06-21 03:02:52
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-06-01 18:39:55
Requested 1512 times
vpn <reply> For more information on vpn please refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/VPN Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-06-21 03:04:08
Last edited by genii
Date: 2010-01-26 19:59:35
Requested 970 times
thunderbird <deleted><reply> Thunderbird is a free email client, capable of close cooperation with Firefox (both by the Mozilla Foundation). To make Thunderbird links open in Firefox, see http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=60427 Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-06-21 03:07:12
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:22:36
Requested 174 times
vmware <reply> VMWare is not available in the Ubuntu repositories. Consider using !QEmu or !VirtualBox as alternatives. Instructions for installing VMWare manually are at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware Added by LjL
Date: 2006-06-22 03:31:26
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-11-12 12:57:43
Requested 1745 times
kqemu a kernel module (now free under the GPL license) for speeding up the !QEMU virtual machine. Installation instructions can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KQEmu Added by LjL
Date: 2006-06-22 03:32:12
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:53:36
Requested 136 times
ssh openssh sftp <reply> SSH is the Secure SHell protocol, see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSH for client usage. PuTTY is an SSH client for Windows; see: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/ for its homepage. See also !scp (Secure CoPy) and !sshd (Secure SHell Daemon) Added by LjL
Date: 2006-06-22 03:32:41
Last edited by rww
Date: 2016-01-12 00:08:13
Requested 2563 times
grub recoveringgrub grub floppy bootfloppy mbr fixmbr grubrepair fixgrub grub2 <reply> GRUB2 is the default Ubuntu boot manager. Lost GRUB after installing Windows? See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestoreGrub - For more information and troubleshooting for GRUB2 please refer to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2 Added by Madpilot
Date: 2006-06-22 09:44:20
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2013-02-23 17:22:10
Requested 14129 times
burniso <reply> To burn an ISO image of a CD in Linux, Mac OS or Windows, read the howto at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto Added by thoreauputic
Date: 2006-06-22 14:17:16
Requested 139 times
smart Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology, a monitoring system for hard drives. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Smartmontools Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-23 03:44:57
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2013-03-30 11:46:31
Requested 233 times
upgrade upgrading update upgrades <reply> For upgrading, see the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes - see also http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/upgrade Added by Amaranth
Date: 2006-06-23 08:11:05
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-06-01 15:30:21
Requested 7717 times
sabdfl sabdlf markshuttleworth mark mark shuttlworth mark shuttleworth shuttleworth <reply> Mark "sabdfl" Shuttleworth is our favourite cosmonaut, the founder of Canonical and the primary driver behind Ubuntu. You can find pieces of his thinking at http://www.markshuttleworth.com Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-23 11:44:04
Requested 444 times
devilspie a tool that can perform actions on windows when running applications. Actions include resizing, positioning, pinning etc. Use the package gdevilspie to configure from GUI, or see usage information at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Devilspie Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-23 19:34:05
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-08-21 20:23:21
Requested 152 times
activedirectory ad <reply> You can learn more about ActiveDirectory intergration at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ActiveDirectoryWinbindHowto Added by imbrandon
Date: 2006-06-23 22:07:05
Requested 82 times
repos repositories main universe multiverse sources sources.list components repo repository <reply> The packages in Ubuntu are divided into several sections. More information at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories - See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RecommendedSources for the recommended way to set up your repositories. Added by Madpilot
Date: 2006-06-24 12:34:35
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-03-23 02:49:24
Requested 4751 times
releases timetable release timebasedreleases <reply> Ubuntu releases a new version every 6 months. Each version is supported for 9 months (non-LTS) or 5 years (LTS). More info at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TimeBasedReleases Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-24 13:01:25
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-11-26 22:46:21
Requested 1755 times

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