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dumb stupid <reply> The only dumb or stupid question is the one not asked. Please do not tell people off for asking something, just because it seems simple or obvious to you -- we discourage this attitude in all our channels. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-06-23 16:46:34
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2009-11-19 16:24:18
Requested 193 times
noroot supportroot <reply> We do not support setting a root password. You're free to do it on your own machine, but please don't offer instructions on how to set a root password or ask for help with setting it. See !root and !wfm for more information. Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-06-23 15:35:34
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-02-27 16:08:33
Requested 370 times
answers <reply> Answers to various questions can be found at http://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu Added by Spec
Date: 2007-06-22 04:31:28
Last edited by Spec
Date: 2007-06-22 04:33:06
Requested 26 times
3dchess <reply> If you are trying to enable 3d effects in the GNOME chess game, please see https://launchpad.net/bugs/71593 Added by jrib
Date: 2007-06-20 17:46:57
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2007-06-20 17:47:10
Requested 29 times
zfs <reply> For information concerning ZFS and Ubuntu, see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ZFS Added by Spec
Date: 2007-06-06 23:57:50
Requested 178 times
tags <reply> We use some common tags for tracking bugs on Launchpad.net See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Tags for common usage. Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-06-04 14:27:27
Last edited by Tm_T
Date: 2010-09-21 07:45:34
Requested 15 times
xkcd possibly the greatest geeky webcomic ever. It even makes jokes about Ubuntu. http://www.xkcd.com/ and especially the one about 'sudo make me a sandwich' - http://xkcd.com/c149.html Added by Madpilot
Date: 2007-06-04 10:22:02
Last edited by Madpilot
Date: 2007-06-04 10:25:19
Requested 69 times
ops-#launchpad <reply> Help! lifeless, flacoste, jml, joey Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2007-06-03 19:56:22
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-02-14 16:11:08
Requested 14 times
desktopsearch strigi indexing indexers beagle kerry tracker kat pinot doodle <reply> Services to index files for fast searching include: Beagle (front-ends: beagle, catfish, gnome-main-menu, mozilla-beagle for !GNOME; kerry, kio-beagle for !KDE; beaglefs for !CLI) - Tracker (tracker-search-tool, libdeskbar-tracker for GNOME; tracker-utils for CLI) - Strigi (strigi-applet, strigi-client for KDE, strigi-utils for CLI) - Kat (for KDE) - Pinot (and pinot-applet for GNOME) - Doodle (for CLI) Added by LjL
Date: 2007-06-03 17:10:31
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-06-03 17:12:22
Requested 184 times
virtualization <reply> There are several solutions for running other operating systems (or their programs) inside Ubuntu, while using the native CPU as much as possible: !kvm is the preferred approach in Ubuntu. See also !QEmu (with !KQemu), !VirtualBox, !VMWare, as well as !WINE and !Cedega for Windows applications Added by jrib
Date: 2007-06-03 00:54:45
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2008-07-07 22:31:09
Requested 90 times
screencast record desktop screencasts <reply> Some programs to capture your screen are Kazam, Vokoscreen & Simple Screen Recorder. Also ffmpeg/libav with x11grab option on the command line. Also see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ScreenCasts. Added by jrib
Date: 2007-06-02 14:03:35
Last edited by Pricey
Date: 2014-01-16 16:29:46
Requested 515 times
tv tvcard tv card dvb tuner <reply> http://www.linuxtv.org/ has extensive information about using TV cards under Linux. Available viewers for analog cards: Zapping, tvtime (GTK/GNOME), Kaffeine, kdetv (KDE), xawtv, motv. For digital cards: Me-TV (GNOME), Klear (KDE), dvb-utils. For both analog and digital cards, !MythTV is a powerful framework. Your card may work the !IVTV drivers. See also !TV-Out Added by LjL
Date: 2007-05-29 19:19:48
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-11-10 22:29:00
Requested 497 times
night <reply> It's the middle of the night in the US and Europe, and surrounds. This means that a lot of people are likely asleep, therefore there are less potential people who can answer your question. Please be patient, and consider asking at a time when more people will be awake. This is particularly true in the quieter channels. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-05-27 13:30:59
Last edited by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-05-27 13:35:36
Requested 105 times
weekend <reply>It's a weekend. Often on weekends the paid developers and a lot of the community may not be around to answer your question. Please be patient, wait longer than you normally would or try again during the working week. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-05-27 13:29:23
Last edited by jussi01
Date: 2010-03-27 14:01:59
Requested 215 times
cupspdf <reply> Details on setting up "Print to PDF" are at http://ubuntu.wordpress.com/2006/03/23/print-to-pdf-using-cups-pdf/ Added by bimberi
Date: 2007-05-22 06:09:42
Requested 9 times
intelhda snd_hda_intel hdaintel <reply> For fixing your Intel HDA sound this page has useful information https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HdaIntelSoundHowto Added by LjL
Date: 2007-05-20 14:18:38
Requested 737 times
helpersnack cookie <reply> Wow! You're such a great helper, you deserve a cookie! Added by fdoving
Date: 2007-05-18 16:40:16
Requested 2016 times
offline sneakernet <reply> If you need to download Ubuntu packages using another machine or OS, check the desired packages in Synaptic and select File > Generate package download script. See also !APTonCD Added by LjL
Date: 2007-05-18 16:23:54
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2014-05-20 15:12:14
Requested 930 times
response https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Responses Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-05-18 02:00:14
Requested 41 times
unix <reply> UNIX is an operating system created in the '70s, which has many direct derivates and inspired systems like Minix and !Linux. Most "UNIX-style" systems try to somewhat adhere to the POSIX standard. Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-05-15 23:00:01
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-09-22 14:55:29
Requested 127 times
tex latex a language for describing a document, commonly used especially for scientific publishing. Information and instructions for installing TeX and other related packages can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LaTeX Added by LjL
Date: 2007-05-12 00:23:42
Requested 147 times
xglautostart <deleted><reply> You could edit /etc/gdm/gdm.conf-custom to start Xgl by default each time or could make a session file for it so you can choose X or Xgl by each login(the latter is often preferred). https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompositeManager/Xgl Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-05-11 11:14:32
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-05-18 23:56:41
Requested 1 times
paste-#ubuntu-uk <reply> Pastebin is a service to post large texts so you don't flood the channel. The Ubuntu pastebin is at http://pastebin.ubuntu-uk.org (make sure you give us the URL for your paste - see also the #ubuntu channel topic) Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-05-10 17:47:14
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2007-05-10 17:48:29
Requested 155 times
hobbsee <reply> I phear the stick so shhhhh Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-05-10 14:42:04
Requested 93 times
screenshots-#edubuntu <deleted><reply> Screenshots of Edubuntu 7.04 are available at http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slideshow.php?release=784&slide=1 Added by bimberi
Date: 2007-05-10 07:33:04
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-05-26 16:53:10
Requested 5 times
edubuntuhandbook <deleted><reply> The Edubuntu Handbook is currently work-in-progress and can be browsed via http://doc.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/handbook/C/ Added by bimberi
Date: 2007-05-09 05:47:22
Last edited by rww
Date: 2015-03-13 05:57:25
Requested 29 times
ltsp <reply> LTSP is the Linux Terminal Server Project, which adds thin-client support to Linux servers. See chapter 3 of the !edubuntuhandbook, http://www.ltsp.org and/or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Terminal_Server_Project Added by bimberi
Date: 2007-05-09 05:45:11
Last edited by bimberi
Date: 2007-05-09 05:51:02
Requested 229 times
dev develop development <reply> Interested in becoming an Ubuntu Developer? Get started here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment Added by bimberi
Date: 2007-05-07 05:24:52
Requested 401 times
thunar a file manager for !Xfce. It is a lightweight alternative to !Nautilus and is quite similar. More info at: http://thunar.xfce.org/index.html - Want to Replace Nautilus with Thunar? See http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/nonautilusplease Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-05-01 14:11:07
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:43:12
Requested 67 times
omgamaranth <deleted><reply> Amaranth: Get back to work! Added by Amaranth
Date: 2007-05-01 04:38:04
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-14 12:54:18
Requested 21 times
mount-#kubuntu <reply> Partitioning programs !PartitionManager or !GParted (see also "man mkfs" for formatting) - Mount partitions from System Settings -> (Advanced tab) Removable Devices. See also !fstab and !DiskMounter Added by Jucato
Date: 2007-04-29 15:21:48
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-10-30 01:48:22
Requested 221 times
omgvorian-#ubuntuforums <reply> Vorian, you are in hell. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-04-28 04:58:14
Requested 31 times
filesystems <reply> ext3 and ext4 are the default filesystems in Ubuntu (and many other Linuxes). Alternative Linux filesystems include reiserfs and xfs. fat32 and ntfs are DOS/Windows filesystems. hfs and hfs+ are filesystems for the Mac. More info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_systems Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-04-27 00:36:30
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2011-01-05 12:49:11
Requested 30 times
xfs a high-performance journaling filesystem originally developped by Silicon Graphics for their IRIX OS. It is now fully supported by Linux so you can install Ubuntu on it if you wish. More info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XFS Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-04-27 00:35:39
Requested 74 times
twss-#ubuntuforums <reply> That's what she said! Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-04-26 03:45:18
Requested 766 times
hamburger-#ubuntu-ohio <reply> The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-04-26 03:38:49
Requested 10 times
hamburger-#ubuntuforums <reply> The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-04-26 03:38:02
Requested 4 times
trogdor-#ubuntuforums <reply> http://www.homestarrunner.com/trogdor.html Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-04-26 03:36:57
Requested 21 times
ir farsi <reply> #ubuntu-ir baraye Farsi zabanan mibashad ke channele rasmie goroohe Iran-ie ubuntu ast. #ubuntu-ir برای فارسی زبانان می‌باشد که کانال رسمی گروه ایرانی اوبونتو است. Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-04-25 12:05:43
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2008-03-14 22:13:26
Requested 287 times
wubi <reply> Wubi was a way to install Ubuntu from within Windows, but it is no longer supported in recent versions of Ubuntu and Windows, and was never well maintained even for Ubuntu 12.04. Do not use Wubi. See !install for other options for installing Ubuntu. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-04-25 03:06:00
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-07-06 16:33:06
Requested 1927 times
please <deleted><reply> Avoid following your questions with a trail of "Please, help me", "Can nobody help me?", "I really need this!", and so on. This just contributes to making the channel unreadable. If you are not answered, ask again later; but see also !repeat and !attitude Added by LjL
Date: 2007-04-24 03:08:34
Last edited by AlanBell
Date: 2014-03-19 19:48:28
Requested 1462 times
kompozer a WYSIWYG HTML editor for easily creating web pages, and the continuation of the dead Nvu project. It is available in !Universe on !Gutsy and later releases. Note that there is a GTK incompatibility in !Intrepid and !Jaunty, so users of those releases should use the !PPA at https://launchpad.net/~giuseppe-iuculano/+archive/ppa instead. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-04-23 01:47:58
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Date: 2009-10-24 19:23:53
Requested 169 times
ompaul <deleted>well ompaul, don't get me started about that guy Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-04-22 21:42:23
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-09-13 23:55:39
Requested 111 times
debootstrap used to create a !Debian or Ubuntu base system from scratch, without requiring the availability of !dpkg or !APT. It does this by downloading !.deb files from a mirror site, and carefully unpacking them into a directory you can eventually !chroot into. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebootstrapChroot for more information Added by LjL
Date: 2007-04-22 15:12:30
Last edited by Hobbsee
Date: 2008-01-02 14:49:58
Requested 115 times
etch a Debian release, its repos are not for use with Ubuntu unless you are a dev, they will break stuff. Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-04-22 15:09:00
Requested 5 times
bug-#ubuntu-devel <reply> If you find a bug in Ubuntu or any of its derivatives, please file a bug report at: http://bugs.ubuntu.com/ IRC is not a good medium to report bugs and this channel is for development coordination. Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-04-20 21:46:35
Requested 12 times
apt-torrent <reply> The idea for using BitTorrent for pushing out updates has been registered here: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/apt-torrent Added by bimberi
Date: 2007-04-20 04:21:59
Requested 15 times
interrupt <reply> You can interrupt an upgrade during the download phase. It will resume from where it left off when you run it again later. Added by bimberi
Date: 2007-04-20 03:36:28
Requested 7 times
is a bot is a bot. <reply> Yes, I can confirm that I am a bot. For more information, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/Bots Added by LjL
Date: 2007-04-20 00:19:46
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-11-26 07:33:03
Requested 214 times
slow <reply>The Ubuntu repositories and ISO mirrors are currently under heavy load. Please consider using !torrents to download ISO images, and be patient with APT updates. Also, try changing !mirrors Added by LjL
Date: 2007-04-20 00:05:06
Last edited by mneptok
Date: 2009-10-03 18:35:39
Requested 400 times

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