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blueprints blueprint <reply>An explanation of what a blueprint is can be found at https://help.launchpad.net/Blueprint. Want to suggest or discuss ideas of a future project/feature? With Launchpad you can track blueprints (feature specification summaries) from discussion through review, approval, and implementation. See https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2008-01-15 05:57:37
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-06-11 23:53:22
Requested 21 times
mir <reply> Mir is a display server developed by Canonical and Ubuntu. From Ubuntu 17.04 ( Zesty Zapus ) onward, emphasis has shifted to embedded devices and applications, notably UBports as stated by Mark Shuttleworth ( https://plus.google.com/+MarkShuttleworthCanonical/posts/7LYubpaHUHH ). Regular Ubuntu 17.10 onwards will use GNOME. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-01-14 19:11:47
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:22:31
Requested 204 times
recursive <deleted><reply> see !recursive Added by Seveas
Date: 2008-01-13 20:26:28
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2009-03-13 17:22:55
Requested 11 times
maintainer <reply> The "Maintainer" field in a package's information (debian/control) should indicate the Ubuntu team responsible for the Ubuntu specific changes to a package (often the !MOTU for !Universe packages). The original maintainer is preserved in the field "XSBC-Original-Maintainer". Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-13 18:10:50
Requested 18 times
rootshell <reply> Using !sudo with single commands is preferable in most circumstances. However, if you really need a root shell, use « sudo -i » (other variants of this commands are redundant and/or potentially dangerous) Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-12 00:34:16
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-01-26 00:43:31
Requested 120 times
idle-#ubuntu-ops <reply> Please keep in mind that this channel is for operator/abuse questions only; we ask you to part when you have no further business here in order to keep track of users with pending inquiries. Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-09 02:56:57
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2009-01-31 08:15:17
Requested 337 times
lies <reply> Mostly just statistics and factoids, but also windicators! Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-07 15:24:59
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-06-16 05:04:01
Requested 289 times
kdmtheme <reply>To customize your !KDM theme, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CustomizeKubuntu Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-07 01:29:07
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-14 19:53:27
Requested 19 times
homie colloquialism <reply> Slang and colloquialisms are not proper English. Please use proper English in our channels to make it easy for those who have it as a second language. Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2008-01-05 05:25:40
Last edited by elkbuntu
Date: 2008-01-05 05:39:30
Requested 25 times
psp <reply> For information on using the PlayStation Portable with Ubuntu, please read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PSP Added by Spec
Date: 2008-01-02 20:55:44
Requested 23 times
nickspoon-#ubuntu-youth <reply> Here's a nick! Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-01 22:35:31
Requested 3 times
meta <deleted><reply> If you would like to help in #*ubuntu* but it just goes too fast to spot interesting questions, try joining #ubuntu-meta and watching for questions there (note that it is NOT a support channel, however, and questions should still be answered in #*ubuntu*) Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-01 22:30:19
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-03-19 19:56:09
Requested 62 times
freespeech free speech freedomofspeech freedom of speech <reply> Please don't pepper the channel with cries of buzzwords like "free speech!", especially when you don't know what they mean or if they're applicable to the current situation. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2008-01-01 20:07:55
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:45:40
Requested 87 times
sudoedit <reply> To edit files with !superuser access using the user's standard editor (as set in the EDITOR !shell variable) and its normal configuration, the command « sudoedit <filename> » is available. It creates a local copy of the file, and runs the editor with the user's permissions. Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-12-29 21:22:30
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-12-29 21:39:01
Requested 15 times
pi-#ubuntu-offtopic either 3 for small values of pi, 4 for large values of pi or 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510 and then some Added by Pici
Date: 2007-12-28 20:13:08
Last edited by Seveas
Date: 2008-02-03 19:42:08
Requested 163 times
ut2k4 <reply> For information on how to play Unreal Tournament 2004, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Games/Native/UnrealTournament2004 Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-12-28 11:48:57
Requested 3 times
ut <reply> For information on how to play Unreal Tournament, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Games/Native/UnrealTournament - for Unreal Tournament 2004, see !ut2k4 Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-12-28 11:48:42
Requested 16 times
drink-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Remember folks; don't drink and IRC! Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-28 03:07:33
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-03-20 01:24:08
Requested 169 times
lazy <deleted><reply> But perhaps operators are lazy, and would rather wait for you to submit a good factoid entry instead... Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-28 03:07:01
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-04-11 20:13:18
Requested 28 times
vimtutor an excellent tool for learning how to use vim. It can be found in the vim-full package, among others. Added by Pici
Date: 2007-12-27 21:10:47
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-12-27 21:23:12
Requested 11 times
timevault <reply> TimeVault is a graphical backup tool for GNOME. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TimeVault and http://launchpad.net/TimeVault Added by Spec
Date: 2007-12-27 19:02:52
Requested 11 times
gary <deleted><reply> be afraid, be *very* afraid Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-12-27 10:20:10
Last edited by Pricey
Date: 2009-06-13 13:19:35
Requested 64 times
badhostmask <reply> This is not the channel you intended to join. You have been redirected here because your nickname, username or hostname contains unacceptable language (see « /msg $nick language »). Please change it, then reconnect to join the correct channel. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-26 17:27:29
Last edited by m4v
Date: 2013-02-28 17:00:52
Requested 6 times
lolcats <deleted><reply> i iz so bored of lolcats. speek english! Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-22 22:31:46
Last edited by knome
Date: 2014-03-19 19:38:50
Requested 25 times
kubuntu-bugs <reply>Major Kubuntu desktop bugs can be found at https://bugs.launchpad.net/~kubuntu-bugs Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-12-22 05:10:53
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-14 19:53:27
Requested 14 times
ops-#ubuntustudio <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - PING astraljava, cub, holstein, jussi, joejaxx, ScottL, scott-work or Unit193 Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-12-20 13:49:09
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2016-05-21 04:29:56
Requested 17 times
usb unetbootin liveusb persistant persistent <reply> For information about installing Ubuntu from USB flash drives, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick - For a persistent live USB install, see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LiveUsbPendrivePersistent Added by Pici
Date: 2007-12-19 14:05:13
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-02-05 19:10:19
Requested 3842 times
cake-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> The cake is a !pie! Added by Pici
Date: 2007-12-18 15:52:54
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-02-11 21:29:48
Requested 410 times
rt realtime <reply> The RT kernel is the Linux kernel with special realtime patches applied. It is not available in Ubuntu. See also !lowlatency and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuStudio/RealTimeKernel Added by Tm_T
Date: 2007-12-18 11:26:52
Last edited by dax
Date: 2020-02-26 16:33:48
Requested 144 times
startup-#kubuntu <reply> To make programs start up automatically when you log into your KDE session, run all programs that you want to be started and close all other programs, then select 'Save Session' in the K menu. Alternatively, create a !symlink to the wanted program in ~/.kde/Autostart - See !boot for starting non-interactive programs at boot Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-15 15:47:48
Requested 56 times
sharedprinting <deleted><reply> If you are unable to share a printer over the network on 7.10 (Gutsy), AppArmour could be the problem. See http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=531343 to see how to disable it temporarily or permanently Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-12-14 12:59:39
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-04-29 02:37:55
Requested 9 times
mda <reply> A Mail Delivery Agent (MDA) is the server software for local delivery and rewriting of messages. The default MDA (and !MTA) on Ubuntu is !postfix ("procmail" or "dovecot" can also be used). See also !MailServer and !MUA Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:27:06
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:29:37
Requested 22 times
proxies <reply> "Proxies" are services acting as intermediate agents in various sorts of Internet connections. Examples are TOR, !apt-proxy, and HTTP proxies (such as "squid"). It is possible to install and use Ubuntu via some proxy connections: see FIXME Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:24:10
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-10-08 19:06:56
Requested 48 times
time ntp <reply> Information about using and setting your computer's clock on Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuTime - See https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/NTP.html for information on usage of the Network Time Protocol (NTP) Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:11:33
Last edited by knome
Date: 2015-07-27 16:41:04
Requested 792 times
mailprotocols imap dovecot pop <reply> IMAP and POP are protocols for fetching email. The officially-supported server in Ubuntu is Dovecot (packages "dovecot-imapd" for IMAP, and "dovecot-pop3d" for POP) - See also !MailServer for information on the SMTP protocol Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:01:36
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:06:18
Requested 94 times
mailserver mail server smtp <reply> Ubuntu supports the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) and provides mail server software of many kinds. You can install a basic email handling configuration with the "Mail server" task during installation, or with the "tasksel" command. See also https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MailServer and https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/email-services.html Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 15:58:41
Last edited by knome
Date: 2015-07-27 16:43:32
Requested 254 times
mua <reply> A Mail User Agent (MUA) is the application you use to read email messages. Examples include Evolution, !Thunderbird and mutt. MUA's are required to read mail on your system and could be compared to the mail functions of Microsoft Outlook. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 15:57:21
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2008-05-29 16:10:12
Requested 36 times
mta <reply> A Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) is the server software that sends and queues mail. The default MTA (and !MDA) on Ubuntu is !postfix ("exim" is also officially supported). See also !MailServer and !MUA Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 15:52:44
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:30:17
Requested 132 times
jeos <reply> JeOS (pronounced "Juice") is Just enough Operating System. It is an efficient variant of the Ubuntu Server operating system, configured specifically for virtual appliances. See http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisubuntu/serveredition/jeos for more information. Added by Pici
Date: 2007-12-11 15:45:22
Requested 58 times
opguidelines-#ubuntu-ops <reply> For information regarding guidelines that all Ubuntu operators should follow, please read: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/IrcTeam/OperatorGuidelines Added by Pici
Date: 2007-12-10 17:23:12
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-01-17 11:01:15
Requested 5 times
de-offtopic-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Deutschspachlige nonsense gibt es nicht hier, unless sie wollen banniert wesen. Actually, ich werde ihr bannieren anyway. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-09 17:10:33
Requested 20 times
bar <reply>baz Added by mneptok
Date: 2007-12-08 00:28:48
Last edited by Seveas
Date: 2007-09-19 13:36:04
Requested 98 times
merging merge-o-matic merge <reply>Merging is the process of including changes from other distributions (most commonly Debian) into Ubuntu packages, and is typically a major focus at the beginning of each Ubuntu development cycle. Please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment/Merging for more information. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-12-02 03:01:28
Requested 13 times
patch <reply> Patches are files describing the changes in code to achieve some results. There are a number of ways these can be produced, but https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/HowToFix and http://developer.ubuntu.com/packaging/html/patches-to-packages.html may provide some useful guidelines. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-12-01 12:13:47
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-03-23 02:46:12
Requested 116 times
ogra <deleted><reply>ogra looks like a pirate! Added by mneptok
Date: 2007-11-30 00:19:48
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-05-27 17:47:44
Requested 7 times
contribute-#xubuntu <reply> To see how you can help out with Xubuntu, please see http://xubuntu.org/contribute/ - additionally, you can join the devleoper channel #xubuntu-devel and introduce yourself (we'll reply when we're around) Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-27 00:49:04
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-12-03 01:40:46
Requested 26 times
brokenusplash-#kubuntu <reply> Supported screen resolutions are sometimes detected incorrectly, causing the splash screen to not appear and slowing down boot. Edit /etc/usplash.conf and change "xres" and "yres" to a resolution that your graphics system certainly supports, then run « sudo update-usplash-theme usplash-theme-kubuntu » Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-27 00:05:36
Requested 1 times
brokenusplash <reply> Supported screen resolutions are sometimes detected incorrectly, causing the splash screen to not appear and slowing down boot. Edit /etc/usplash.conf and change "xres" and "yres" to a resolution that your graphics system certainly supports, then run « sudo update-usplash-theme usplash-theme-ubuntu » Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-27 00:05:09
Requested 21 times
nbs <reply> Some packages are no longer built from source as a result of various transitions. The reverse dependencies of these packages require an update. The current tracking list is available from http://people.ubuntu.com/~ubuntu-archive/NBS/ Added by Pici
Date: 2007-11-26 17:30:44
Requested 8 times
xfce-icons <reply> To install icons, unpack them to ~/.icons/ - Visit http://www.xfce-look.org/ for all kinds of eyecandy for your Xfce4 desktop! - See also !themes for other GNOME theme sites Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-25 03:10:11
Requested 3 times

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