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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
recon-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> recon stands for something related to lousy Internet service providers. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-24 04:02:09
Last edited by bazhang
Date: 2010-05-18 10:40:06
Requested 22 times
teamspeak the proprietry VoIP software see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/TeamSpeak For a open source alternative consider using Mumble http://mumble.sourceforge.net/ Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-11-23 21:04:16
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:43:42
Requested 57 times
j-_ <deleted><reply> j-_ is as j-_ does ;-) Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-11-23 20:45:47
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-19 23:44:09
Requested 36 times
coffee <deleted>a caffeinated beverage made by filtering hot water through ground up roasted beans of the coffee plant. Flavouring to taste such as milk or cream, sugar or sweetener are often added afterwards. Not to be confused with !java Added by Tm_T
Date: 2007-11-22 20:49:21
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-02-03 15:42:16
Requested 198 times
composite cube <reply> Compiz-Fusion (and the older Compiz and Beryl) are window managers that employ the "composite" extension of X to draw windows using graphics cards' 3D hardware. They can additionally provide "desktop special effects" (such as the "cube") by means of plug-ins. Join #compiz-fusion for help and support with advanced features. See also « /msg $nick compiz » and « /msg $nick effects » Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-21 16:47:18
Last edited by m4v
Date: 2013-02-28 16:59:28
Requested 212 times
sbuild a system to easily build packages in a clean schroot environment. To get started with SBuild, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SbuildLVMHowto Added by LaserJock
Date: 2007-11-21 06:52:27
Last edited by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-11-21 06:53:02
Requested 25 times
sk <reply> Žiadame slovenských používateľov aby v kanáli #ubuntu hovorili po anglicky. Slovensky a česky sa dohovoríte v #ubuntu-cz. Added by jrib
Date: 2007-11-20 14:31:39
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2007-11-28 22:02:28
Requested 94 times
nonfree <reply> When we use the term 'non-free', we mean that it is not Free (as in freedom) Software. Software that is not Free cannot be fixed or improved by anyone except its authors -- who are not us :(. For more information, see https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-11-19 10:32:30
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-05-01 05:21:42
Requested 42 times
mako <deleted><reply>Benjamin "Mako" Hill is a member of the Community Council and co-author of The Official Ubuntu Book. Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-11-14 15:43:57
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2012-01-03 09:54:30
Requested 18 times
kopete im-#kubuntu <reply> Instant Messenger Client Kopete (http://kopete.kde.org) supports MSN, Jabber, AIM, YIM, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, ICQ and, in KDE 3, IRC. See also !Pidgin Added by Tm_T
Date: 2007-11-14 13:16:40
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2008-09-18 09:27:41
Requested 189 times
dns <reply> To set up a Domain Name Service see the !serverguide - https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/dns.html Added by Madpilot
Date: 2007-11-12 07:06:45
Last edited by knome
Date: 2015-07-27 16:41:45
Requested 303 times
bofh <reply>You can find the BOFH and the PFY at https://bearbin.net/bofh and http://theregister.co.uk/odds/bofh/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-11-11 20:52:01
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-04-02 04:18:20
Requested 15 times
vraag <reply> Vraag niet of je mag vragen, maar vraag! Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-11-11 18:53:56
Requested 45 times
automatix-#ubuntu-nl niet aanbevolen, ondersteund, of noodzakelijk, zie ook http://mjg59.livejournal.com/77440.html Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-11-11 18:53:04
Requested 0 times
ops-#ubuntu-nl <reply> Help! profoX, JanC, Seveas, defrysk, joolz, SWAT of wdh! Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-11-11 18:16:28
Requested 6 times
richtlijnen coc-#ubuntu-nl <reply> Richtlijnen voor het verblijf in #ubuntu-nl vind je op http://www.ubuntu-nl.org/gemeenschap/regels Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-11-11 18:11:27
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-03-23 02:47:12
Requested 26 times
rs serbian <reply> Molimo udjite u #ubuntu-rs za pomoc u vezi sa Ubuntuom na srpskom jeziku. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-11 17:31:16
Requested 139 times
profanephobia-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Profanephobia is afraid of profane things! Added by Spec
Date: 2007-11-06 20:52:52
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-08-12 12:39:16
Requested 8 times
lynoure <deleted><reply> Lynoure has the answer! Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-11-06 20:52:42
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-04-11 20:28:34
Requested 5 times
apparmor <reply> For information about the AppArmor security framework employed in Ubuntu (since Gutsy Gibbon), see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AppArmor Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-06 00:07:49
Requested 190 times
selinux <reply> SELinux is available on Ubuntu, but not officially supported. Ubuntu uses another security framework by default, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AppArmor Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-06 00:07:16
Requested 140 times
tor <reply> Tor is a program to route connections through several servers for anonymity. It is in Ubuntu's repositories, but the Tor Project recommends using their Tor packages due to past issues with Ubuntu's. For setup info, see option (2) of https://www.torproject.org/docs/debian.html.en Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-04 23:20:20
Last edited by ezri
Date: 2016-03-09 21:22:05
Requested 516 times
studiocd <reply>Ubuntu Studio is only available as an alternate DVD. The LiveCD installer does not meet Ubuntu Studio's requirements at this time. Added by Pici
Date: 2007-11-04 18:23:28
Last edited by jussi01
Date: 2008-09-07 18:07:13
Requested 7 times
bitesize <reply> A list of bugs that are considered easy to fix and good for beginners to attempt can be found at: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bugs?field.tag=bitesize Added by Pici
Date: 2007-11-03 23:18:21
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-11-03 23:21:43
Requested 16 times
mythtv-mysql <reply>Having issues with 'access denied for user 'mythtv'@'localhost' (using password: YES), please see: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=3691155&postcount=4 Added by Madpilot
Date: 2007-11-03 03:33:25
Requested 5 times
gift a peer-to-peer filesharing engine supporting several networks and protocols by means of plug-ins. It's available in !Universe. Clients include gifTui, giFToxic (GTK), Apollon (KDE), giFTcurs (terminal-based) - See also !P2P Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-03 00:35:09
Requested 12 times
mldonkey a peer-to-peer filesharing engine supporting several networks and protocols, available in !Universe as 'mldonkey-server'. Clients include mkdonkey-gui (GTK) and KMLDonkey (KDE). See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MLDonkey - See also !P2P Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-03 00:31:31
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-11-03 00:33:20
Requested 7 times
soulseek <reply> SoulSeek clients: Nicotine (GTK), Museeq (KDE), Mucous (terminal-based) - See also !P2P Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-03 00:29:09
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-11-03 00:29:23
Requested 27 times
edonkey <reply> eDonkey clients: aMule (GTK, stand-alone), mldonkey-gui (GTK, based on MLDonkey), KMLDonkey (KDE, based on MLDonkey) - See also !P2P Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-03 00:23:18
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-11-03 00:29:31
Requested 25 times
directconnect dc <reply> Direct Connect clients: linuxdcpp, dcgui (GTK), Valknut, dc-qt (Qt), rccp (terminal-based) - See also !P2P Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-03 00:12:36
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2008-12-13 16:03:47
Requested 45 times
rtf <reply> Software packages to deal with the RTF format include: abiword, catdoc, unrtf, latex2rtf (for parsing), enscript, aft, sdf, udo, wv (for creating) Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-02 15:36:40
Requested 12 times
pony-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>PONY! Ponyponyponyponypony! http://windowseat.ca/images/monster_pony.jpg - NO PONIES FOR YOU! Added by Spec
Date: 2007-10-31 20:04:16
Last edited by elky
Date: 2010-04-28 11:26:05
Requested 520 times
hdbug <reply>Ubuntu does *not* modify the settings that affect HD lifespans by default. An analysis from an Ubuntu Technical Board member and ACPI expert can be found at http://mjg59.livejournal.com/77672.html (See https://launchpad.net/bugs/59695 and http://tinyurl.com/2vyrft for more information) Added by Pici
Date: 2007-10-31 14:56:09
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-13 23:22:53
Requested 48 times
bitchx <reply> bitchx (also known as ircii-pana) was dropped from Debian and subsequently Ubuntu (see: http://bugs.debian.org/451373 ). Consider using irssi or weechat instead. Added by Pici
Date: 2007-10-25 18:38:04
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:39:48
Requested 110 times
tribalwars <reply> Tribal Wars is a web based browser game. For more information and to learn how to join the other ubunteros playing it, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TribalWars Added by Mez
Date: 2007-10-22 00:59:32
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-10-22 00:59:57
Requested 4 times
aptlock dpkg fix crash dpkg crash fix aptfix apt-fix dpkglock apt-lock <reply> If an APT front-end crashed and your database is locked, try this in a !terminal: « sudo fuser -vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock;sudo dpkg --configure -a » Added by LjL
Date: 2007-10-21 15:31:48
Requested 2228 times
md5sums <reply> See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes for the md5sums of Ubuntu discs. Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-10-19 23:52:07
Requested 197 times
twhs-#ubuntuforums <reply> That's what he said! Added by LjL
Date: 2007-10-19 18:52:37
Requested 39 times
back <reply>Hurray, I've rejoined the channel. Too many bugs :) Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-10-19 18:48:39
Requested 27 times
gutsy-#ubuntu-release-party <deleted><reply> Every time you ask the release is delayed five minutes. Added by Amaranth
Date: 2007-10-18 09:27:36
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-10-10 10:14:45
Requested 38 times
hungover <deleted><reply> The Release Managers are currently hungover, and wont be releasing jaunty today. No jaunty for you! NOT YOURS!!! Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-10-18 06:40:58
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2011-05-26 16:57:53
Requested 45 times
f5 <deleted><reply> Remember that every time you hit refresh, Canonical is wasting money, bandwidth, and CPU time serving your request instead of doing useful things like uploading the image or paying for ShipIt disks. Please do so sparingly. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-10-18 04:30:57
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2014-04-17 15:53:18
Requested 77 times
ccsm <reply> To enable advanced customization of desktop effects in Ubuntu: install 'compizconfig-settings-manager' (or 'simple-ccsm' for pre-Oneiric). If you install the latter, a new option will appear in your appearance properties - See also !compiz - Help in #compiz Added by Pici
Date: 2007-10-17 19:28:01
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-10-28 13:52:07
Requested 1918 times
pici <deleted>stuck in a factoid factory! Send help! Added by Pici
Date: 2007-10-17 17:36:26
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2014-07-22 13:04:22
Requested 153 times
feeding the troll feedthetroll don't feed the troll botattack <reply> The above mess was caused by someone who thought it was funny (they're gone now). Please ignore it completely, since discussing it and making a fuss will only make them think they've reached their "fun" goal. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-10-17 17:04:23
Requested 237 times
vanilla-#ubuntustudio <reply> To install Ubuntu Studio on top of a vanilla Ubuntu install, read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuStudio/Installation Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-10-16 23:12:20
Requested 266 times
syn <reply> FIN... FIN!!!... GO AWAY!!! FIN. Added by Spec
Date: 2007-10-16 22:09:20
Last edited by Seveas
Date: 2008-02-20 08:09:36
Requested 69 times

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