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hi <deleted><reply> Hi! Welcome to $chan! Feel free to ask questions and help people out. The channel guidelines are at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/Guidelines . Enjoy your stay! Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-11 17:20:25
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-10-25 17:56:42
Requested 16067 times
versioning <deleted><reply> Ubuntu and Debian have slightly different package versioning schemes, for an explanation see http://doc.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/packagingguide/C/basic-scratch.html#id2528873 Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-12 13:42:32
Last edited by rww
Date: 2015-03-13 05:57:38
Requested 18 times
packages <reply> You can browse and search for Ubuntu packages using !Synaptic, !KPackageKit, !Muon, "apt-cache search <keywords or regex>", or online at https://packages.ubuntu.com - Ubuntu has about 30000 packages available, so please *search* for an official package before installing things in awkward ways! Added by LjL
Date: 2006-07-12 18:15:53
Last edited by knome
Date: 2019-04-03 06:34:33
Requested 1120 times
monitoring <reply> There are many ways to monitor processes, here are a few: ps, top, htop, gnome-system-monitor, lavaps, wmtop Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-13 17:55:25
Requested 29 times
oldworld <reply> For installation on Old World PowerMacs see this URL https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/OldWorldMacs Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-13 19:37:16
Requested 38 times
fonts msfonts ttf <reply> Font installation basics here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FontInstallHowto - No fonts in Flash? Install "ttf-mscorefonts-installer" (from !Multiverse), "gsfonts", and "gsfonts-x11". For the official ubuntu font, see: http://font.ubuntu.com/ Added by imbrandon
Date: 2006-07-13 20:17:25
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2012-06-19 14:18:55
Requested 233 times
revu <reply> REVU is a web-based tool to give people who have worked on Ubuntu-specific packages a chance to "put their packages out there" for other people to look at and comment on in a structured manner. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/Packages/REVU Please consider maintaining new packages in Debian rather than Ubuntu, they can be easily synced across. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-13 20:29:21
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-06-08 14:58:20
Requested 314 times
buntudot <deleted><reply> http://www.buntudot.org is a 3rd party *buntu news website with articles, reviews, how-to’s, and links for all the buntu's ( not affiliated or run by Canonical Ltd. ) <deleted>buntudot.org also runs a 3rd party Repository of ubuntu software see : http://www.buntudot.org/howtos/buntudotorg-repositories/ Added by imbrandon
Date: 2006-07-13 21:25:27
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-04-26 02:46:26
Requested 5 times
mentors-#ubuntu-motu <reply> for initial mentoring to introduce you to the MOTU world check out https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/Mentoring/Contributor Added by LaserJock
Date: 2006-07-13 21:55:22
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2007-08-22 00:36:17
Requested 2 times
ops-#ubuntu-au <reply> Fujitsu, elkbuntu, Kamping_Kaiser, siccness, yama, we have a problem here! [Use this in Emergencies only!] Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-07-14 13:52:48
Last edited by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-12-15 05:51:08
Requested 20 times
themes eyecandy theme artwork icandy i-candy eye candy wallpaper art <reply>Find your themes at: http://www.gnome-look.org - http://art.gnome.org - http://www.kde-look.org - http://kubuntu-art.org - http://freecode.com/tags/theme - http://www.guistyles.com - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artwork/ - Also see !changethemes and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuEyeCandy Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-14 18:27:04
Last edited by daxcat
Date: 2016-03-09 06:12:08
Requested 2640 times
classroom <reply> The Ubuntu Classroom is a project which aims to tutor users about Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu through biweekly sessions in #ubuntu-classroom - For more information visit https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Classroom Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-14 18:53:27
Requested 59 times
perl-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted>an ancient american word meaning "i can't code C" Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-15 21:45:14
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-14 09:53:18
Requested 16 times
apt apt-get <reply> APT is the Advanced Package Tool, which together with dpkg forms the basic Ubuntu package management toolkit. Short apt-get manual: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptGetHowto - Also see !Synaptic (Gnome), !Muon (KDE) or !Apper (KDE) Added by LjL
Date: 2006-07-15 22:10:20
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2012-11-05 20:12:41
Requested 2882 times
ops-#kubuntu <reply> Help! Channel Emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies!) acheronuk, ahoneybun, claydoh, ikonia, jussi, Mamarok, mneptok, Nalioth, ovidiu-florin, Pici, Riddell, ryanakca, shadeslayer, Tm_T, tsimpson, valorie, Unit193, yofel. Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-07-15 22:43:53
Last edited by dax
Date: 2020-06-14 23:47:06
Requested 874 times
binarydriver binarydrivers binarydrivershowto gatos nv <reply> For nvidia and matrox graphics cards, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VideoDriverHowto . For AMD/ATI graphics cards, see « /msg ubottu ati » and « /msg ubottu fglrxmissing » Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-16 15:07:36
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-08-07 22:03:20
Requested 16402 times
checkinstall a wrapper to "make install", useful for installing programs you compiled. It will create a .deb package, which will be listed in the APT database and can be uninstalled like other packages. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CheckInstall - Read the warnings at the top and bottom of that web page, and DO NOT interrupt CheckInstall while it's running! Added by ompaul
Date: 2006-07-16 19:52:09
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2007-07-19 12:07:20
Requested 1014 times
shaddap!-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> :X Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-17 13:58:10
Requested 10 times
ubuntu-desktop kubuntu-desktop edubuntu-desktop xubuntu-desktop lubuntu-desktop <reply> k/ed/x/l/ubuntu-desktop is a metapackage. It depends upon other packages and brings them in; you can safely remove it, but it is recommended that you re-install it when upgrading. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-17 20:50:34
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-10-18 22:25:28
Requested 381 times
compiling gcc b-e build build-essential make g++ build-essentials compiler <reply> Compiling software from source? Read the tips at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingSoftware (But remember to search for pre-built !packages first) Added by LjL
Date: 2006-07-18 22:50:25
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2007-11-25 22:23:24
Requested 5057 times
kb <reply> While it is common in the computing field to consider 1kB (one kilobyte) = 1024B (1024 bytes), the correct equation, according to standard IEEE 1541, is 1kB = 1000B. On the other hand, 1KiB (one kibibyte) = 1024B - Same goes for all multiples Added by LjL
Date: 2006-07-18 23:12:20
Requested 11 times
ie <reply> For Irish ubuntu support, visit #ubuntu-ie, agus tá uisce beatha agus cuidiú Ubuntu isteach an #ubuntu-ie, Béag fáilte ort! Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-19 00:54:31
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2008-10-20 19:25:43
Requested 132 times
backup backups deja-dup duplicity <reply> There are many ways to back your system up. Here's a few: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BackupYourSystem , https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DuplicityBackupHowto , https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HomeUserBackup , https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MondoMindi - See also !sbackup, !borg, and !cloning Added by Spec
Date: 2006-07-19 20:32:11
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-04-22 03:04:43
Requested 2796 times
oracle <deleted><reply> If you -must- install oracle .... here's a good place to start: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/linux/xe-on-kubuntu-087822.html Added by Spec
Date: 2006-07-19 22:24:00
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-05-26 15:26:51
Requested 74 times
openbox a lightweight window manager. For instructions and more information see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Openbox Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-07-20 01:50:38
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:33:22
Requested 150 times
mplayer <deleted>a media player. It resides in the mutiverse repository and can easily be installed via applications -> add/remove. For codecs try !codecs Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-07-20 02:44:28
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2011-07-18 11:06:08
Requested 607 times
mplayer-fonts <reply> No fonts in mplayer? Try " sudo apt-get install mplayer-fonts " ( multiverse must be enabled see !repos ). Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-07-20 02:47:08
Requested 2 times
defrag defragmentation defragment <reply> The default Ubuntu filesystem (ext4) is engineered to avoid fragmentation issues in most cases. However, there is an online defragmentation tool available if needed. For more information, see `man e4defrag` Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-20 22:49:03
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-30 19:26:16
Requested 368 times
disks formatting format partition partitions partitioning mounting disk harddrive <reply> For help with partitioning a new install see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowtoPartition | For partitioning programs, see !GParted (recommended) or !PartitionManager. Other partitioning topics include !fstab, !home, and !swap Added by LjL
Date: 2006-07-20 23:35:02
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-04-30 04:07:50
Requested 3276 times
x resolution fixres display xcfg x11 restartx x.org res fixvideo fixvideoresolution drxx <reply> The X Window System is the part of your system that's responsible for graphical output. To restart your X, type « sudo /etc/init.d/?dm restart » in a console - To fix screen resolution or other X problems: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolution Added by LjL
Date: 2006-07-21 01:03:53
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-11-06 13:36:48
Requested 8201 times
best <deleted><reply> Usually, there is no single "best" application to perform a given task. It's up to you to choose, depending on your preferences, features you require, and other factors. Do NOT take polls in the channel. Added by LjL
Date: 2006-07-21 01:18:13
Last edited by knome
Date: 2014-03-19 19:23:35
Requested 5121 times
debug debugging crash <reply> For help debugging your program, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingProcedures Added by Spec
Date: 2006-07-21 21:41:23
Requested 244 times
ops-#edubuntu <reply> Help! ogra, highvoltage, mhz, JaneW, Burgundavia or Seveas Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-23 09:33:27
Requested 19 times
ops-#xubuntu <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - elky, Flannel, genii, ikonia, krytarik, mneptok, Myrtti, Pici, pleia2, Unit193. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-23 23:49:36
Last edited by dax
Date: 2020-06-22 02:47:31
Requested 123 times
ftp ftp clients ftp client <reply> FTP clients: Nautilus (Places -> Connect to server), gFTP, FileZilla (for !GNOME); Konqueror, Kasablanca, KFTPGrabber (for !KDE); FireFTP (for Firefox); ftp, lftp (for !cli) - See also !FTPd Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-07-24 06:50:53
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2009-04-11 01:58:22
Requested 1051 times
iirc <reply> IIRC means "if I remember correctly" Added by thoreauputic
Date: 2006-07-25 22:13:15
Requested 39 times
wifi wireless ndiswrapper ndis wpa madwifi ralink ipw wpa2 acx111 network wifidocs wlan atheros <reply> Wireless documentation, including how-to guides and troubleshooting information, can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-25 23:42:07
Last edited by jussi01
Date: 2009-07-01 06:16:56
Requested 12445 times
botabuse bot abuse fishing msgthebot askthebot msg the bot msgbot investigate investigation pm the bot messagethebot message the bot bot-abuse abusethebot <reply> Please investigate me only with "/msg $nick bot" or in #ubuntu-bots. Search for factoids with "/msg $nick search <pattern>" Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-26 21:48:13
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-11-27 08:17:56
Requested 8076 times
gmail a webmail service. For information on using it with Evolution see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingGmailWithEvolution Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-07-28 02:16:53
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:53:43
Requested 70 times
ubuntucounter <deleted><reply> Get counted! You can find the Ubuntu counter project on http://ubuntucounter.geekosophical.net/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-28 23:20:51
Last edited by rww
Date: 2015-09-14 19:38:15
Requested 7 times
java javadebs sunjava javappc jre <reply> To just use java you need a "Java Runtime Environment" (JRE) and/or a browser plugin. If that is not sufficient you will need a "Java Development Kit" (JDK) aka "Software Development Kit" (SDK). Please see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Java about how to install one of three current implementations. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-29 02:26:41
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2011-10-25 20:18:22
Requested 6455 times
ops op calltheops call the ops <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - Pici, Myrtti, jrib, Amaranth, tonyyarusso, Nalioth, lamont, CarlK, elky, mneptok, Tm_T, jpds, ikonia, Flannel, wgrant, stdin, h00k, IdleOne, Jordan_U, popey, Corey, ocean, cprofitt, djones, Madpilot, gnomefreak, lhavelund, phunyguy, chu Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-29 12:54:12
Last edited by dax
Date: 2020-06-22 02:47:13
Requested 26363 times
nl dutch nederlands <reply> Nederlandstalige ondersteuning voor Ubuntu (en vers gezette koffie) is te vinden in #ubuntu-nl Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-29 14:36:08
Requested 785 times
de deutsch german germany <reply> In den meisten Ubuntu-Kanälen wird nur Englisch gesprochen. Für deutschsprachige Hilfe besuche bitte #ubuntu-de, #kubuntu-de, #edubuntu-de oder #ubuntu-at. Einfach "/join #ubuntu-de" eingeben. Danke für Dein Verständnis! Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-30 14:17:47
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-06-22 18:16:27
Requested 6364 times
pdf acrobat <reply>The Portable Document Format is created by Adobe; PDF files are viewable in Ubuntu with Xpdf, Okular, Evince and also Adobe Reader (free download, but closed source) Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-07-31 07:34:53
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2011-04-28 15:21:23
Requested 476 times
rar unrar a non-free archive format created by Rarsoft. For instructions on accessing .rar files through the Archive Manager view https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FileCompression. There is a free (as in speech) unrar utility as well, see !info unrar-free Added by Spec
Date: 2006-07-31 22:11:25
Requested 1711 times
kubuntu <reply> Kubuntu is the Ubuntu flavour using KDE Software and the KDE Plasma Workspaces. See https://kubuntu.org for more information - For support join #kubuntu - See also !kde Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-08-02 23:45:20
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-22 21:35:42
Requested 1210 times
synce <reply> Details of setting up synce-serial at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PocketPCHowto Added by ompaul
Date: 2006-08-03 11:32:16
Requested 26 times
opera <reply>Opera is an advanced, fast and free (as in beer) web browser. It is packaged for easy installation into Ubuntu. More information at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OperaBrowser Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-08-03 14:34:26
Last edited by Madpilot
Date: 2009-10-02 05:58:23
Requested 800 times
canonical <reply>Canonical Ltd. is committed to the development, distribution and promotion of open source software products, and to providing tools and support to the open source community. It is the driving force behind the Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Edubuntu Operating Systems. Canonical's website is at http://www.canonical.com/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-08-03 18:21:47
Requested 225 times

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