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openweek open week uow <reply>Ubuntu is hosting a series of introductory sessions for people who want to join the Ubuntu community, which all takes place in a week. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek for schedules, logs, and instructions. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-11-25 21:27:11
Last edited by Mez
Date: 2008-08-07 22:33:03
Requested 95 times
en english <reply> The main Ubuntu IRC channels are English only. For a complete list of channels in other languages, please visit https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/ChannelList Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-11-25 14:35:17
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-12-13 17:11:01
Requested 845 times
adduser users user useradd <reply> To add new users to your Ubuntu system, follow the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AddUsersHowto - For administrative privileges, users need to be made members of the group "sudo" - See !sudo Added by LjL
Date: 2006-11-24 17:00:44
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2013-06-27 20:30:10
Requested 534 times
ivtv <deleted><reply> IVTV can be installed on Edgy by following the guide at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Install_IVTV_Edgy Added by LjL
Date: 2006-11-24 15:45:53
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-13 23:21:44
Requested 53 times
winkey <reply> To use the windows key as a modifier in a keyboard shortcut you can edit the shortcut settings manually in gconf-editor. The windows key is represented as "<super>". Metacity shortcuts can be found in the /apps/metaicty/* gconf keys. Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-11-23 02:18:53
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2007-05-13 23:11:53
Requested 51 times
tango a style guideline and icon set. It can be found and read about at http://tango-project.org Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-11-22 21:57:04
Requested 8 times
lart-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> L.A.R.T. is a development tool used for social engineering. [Luser Attitude Readjustment Tool] Added by LjL
Date: 2006-11-21 22:47:59
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2010-04-18 13:35:02
Requested 104 times
jp ja japanese <reply>日本語の場合は /join #ubuntu-jp または /join #kubuntu-jp を入力して下さい。 Added by Jucato
Date: 2006-11-14 09:07:00
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-05-07 00:36:48
Requested 863 times
generic smp <reply> Background to the decision to replace -686, k7 and -smp kernels with -generic can be found here https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2006-August/019983.html (the -386 kernel is still available if needed) Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-11-13 02:36:49
Requested 343 times
kopete-icq-aim <deleted><reply> Due to a bug within Kopete's AIM/ICQ plugin, Kopete will not connect correctly to AIM/ICQ. Working versions can be found at: http://ubuntu.lnix.net/misc/kopete-fix/ Added by fdoving
Date: 2006-11-09 00:24:01
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-04-02 04:28:55
Requested 5 times
ubuntulog a logging bot run on various Ubuntu channels. You can read the logs at http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-11-08 23:22:45
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:33:41
Requested 18 times
xdmcp the X Display Manger Control Protocol -- look at http://tldp.org/HOWTO/XDMCP-HOWTO/ to find out how to configure it Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-11-07 20:45:30
Requested 104 times
ops-#ubuntu-nz <reply> Help! Plug, kirjava, DanielFaulknor Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-11-07 06:01:40
Requested 0 times
ops-#ubuntu-uk <reply> Help! DJones, Myrtti, Mez, AlanBell, popey, Gary, Seeker`, Daviey, PriceChild or X3N Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-11-06 23:53:42
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2013-11-18 16:07:15
Requested 54 times
kickoff <deleted>a new KDE menu replacement developed by openSUSE. See http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/2331 Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-11-06 12:00:09
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:42:33
Requested 79 times
picasa <reply>You can no longer use picasa in linux natively. It's !wine !appdb profile can be found at http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=2024 Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-11-06 00:04:39
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-13 23:21:44
Requested 56 times
sru <reply> Stable Release Update information is at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates Added by Mez
Date: 2006-10-31 21:14:37
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:45:13
Requested 591 times
download-#kubuntu <reply> Kubuntu can be downloaded in various formats from http://kubuntu.org/getkubuntu/ Added by Hawkwind
Date: 2006-10-31 02:22:47
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2016-06-23 19:06:15
Requested 69 times
uuid blkid <reply> To see a list of your devices/partitions and their corresponding UUID's, run this command in a !shell: « sudo blkid » (see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LibAtaForAtaDisks for the rationale behind the transition to UUID) Added by Jucato
Date: 2006-10-30 12:22:39
Last edited by Amaranth
Date: 2007-09-06 10:56:31
Requested 1427 times
tarball <reply> Files with ".tar.gz", ".tar.bz2" or ".tgz" extensions are compressed archive formats, similar to ZIP files. See !tar for extracting them. Some of these files contain programs in source code form; see !compile for getting them to run. Added by LjL
Date: 2006-10-29 18:09:46
Requested 42 times
dvd-torrent-#kubuntu <reply> If you want to download a DVD version of Hardy Heron via a torrent, here is where you should look: http://torrent.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/hardy/release/dvd/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-10-28 22:08:07
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2008-05-22 08:10:10
Requested 2 times
ubugtu an Ubuntu Bot. Usage info: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/Bots - Please don't play with the bot in the main channel. Added by LjL
Date: 2006-10-28 21:55:34
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:45:13
Requested 54 times
launch-feedback <reply> The Launch Feedback setting can be found in KControl. Press Alt+F2 and type in "kcontrol" (without the quotes). It is located under the Appearance and Themes group Added by Jucato
Date: 2006-10-28 15:53:06
Requested 4 times
tar-#kubuntu tgz-#kubuntu tar.gz-#kubuntu bz2-#kubuntu 7z-#kubuntu zip-#kubuntu compression-#kubuntu tar.bz2-#kubuntu gz-#kubuntu ace-#kubuntu 7zip-#kubuntu <reply> Files with extensions .tar, .gz, .tgz, .zip, .bz2, .7z, .ace and other archive file formats can be opened with ark - also see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FileCompression Added by Mez
Date: 2006-10-28 06:11:09
Requested 117 times
aptproxy apt-proxy <reply> apt-proxy is a program that acts as a local apt repository server for a LAN, only fetching from the internet when required. To set it up see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptProxy Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-10-27 04:06:15
Requested 104 times
biarch <reply> A BiArch 64-bit system is one that comes with a complete 32-bit package system, as well. This means that you can run 32bit packages as well on your 64-bit install Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-10-26 17:57:39
Requested 13 times
torrents <reply> $curStable can be torrented from http://torrent.ubuntu.com/simple/$curStableLower/desktop/ubuntu-$curStableNum-desktop-amd64.iso.torrent or http://torrent.ubuntu.com/simple/$curStableLower/live-server/ubuntu-$curStableNum-live-server-amd64.iso.torrent depending on your needs. Other flavors can be found at http://torrent.ubuntu.com:6969 Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-10-26 13:27:56
Last edited by dax
Date: 2020-04-23 18:16:52
Requested 1087 times
ta-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> The Arabic letter ت signifies a soft T, and is used as a smiley by yipe and almost no one else. Added by LjL
Date: 2006-10-26 03:06:28
Requested 37 times
popcon <reply> The Ubuntu Popularity Contest project is an attempt to map the usage of Ubuntu packages. To participate, install the package "popularity-contest", and see http://popcon.ubuntu.com/ and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LucasNussbaum/PopconDraft Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-10-25 14:03:31
Last edited by Jucato
Date: 2008-04-24 08:08:52
Requested 37 times
sunbird <reply> Mozilla Sunbird™ is a cross-platform calendar application, built upon Mozilla Toolkit. Our goal is to bring Mozilla-style ease-of-use to your calendar, without tying you to a particular storage solution. Added by Hawkwind
Date: 2006-10-24 04:29:32
Requested 25 times
leet 1337 <reply> 1337 i5 nigh-inc0mpr3h3n5ib13 70 u5 n00bs, 4nd n0b0dy c4r35 if UR 4 1337 h4x0r. Giv3 i7 4 r357. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-10-22 20:34:05
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2012-08-07 15:38:27
Requested 444 times
modeline <reply>A Modeline is a config line in the X server configuration file that gives info about a connected display and how to drive it at a specified display resolution. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XFree86_Modeline for more details. Here are 2 links to generate modelines which fit your monitor: http://bohne-lang.de/spec/linux/modeline/ and http://xtiming.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/xtiming.pl Added by zorglu_
Date: 2006-10-22 20:21:59
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2007-04-04 02:26:21
Requested 74 times
topic <reply> Please read the channel topic whenever you enter, as it contains important information. To view it at any time after joining, simply type /topic Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-10-22 18:02:36
Requested 1723 times
traffic <reply> NOTICE - There is a lot of traffic in this channel at the moment. Please try to keep your sentences into a single message, avoid repeating the same question multiple times, use http://paste.ubuntu.com for pasting, remember to mention the nickname of the person you're addressing, and join #ubuntu-offtopic for anything that is not Ubuntu support. Thank you for understanding! Added by LjL
Date: 2006-10-22 01:00:37
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2009-12-14 16:23:57
Requested 264 times
md5sum checksum <reply> To verify your Ubuntu ISO image (or other files for which a checksum is provided), see https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/how-to-verify-ubuntu Added by Hawkwind
Date: 2006-10-21 05:40:18
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2020-08-15 00:12:40
Requested 459 times
feisty feisty fawn fawn 7.04 <reply> Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) was the sixth release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: October 19th, 2008. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Added by Mez
Date: 2006-10-21 05:12:07
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-01-16 14:15:22
Requested 1959 times
nonxgl noxgl a script that allows you to run applications which require direct rendering under XGL (e.g. OpenGL games). It only works with nVidia cards. More information here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=176636 Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-10-20 18:25:23
Requested 6 times
elkbuntu <deleted>cute Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-10-20 17:12:46
Last edited by elky
Date: 2009-06-13 12:48:45
Requested 28 times
dash <reply>/bin/sh links to the DASH shell in all releases since Ubuntu Edgy (6.10). Since DASH is not 100% compatible with the BASH shell, some scripts might break. You can make scripts execute using BASH by changing the first line of the script to « #! /bin/bash | See also https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DashAsBinSh Added by LjL
Date: 2006-10-15 22:19:13
Last edited by Pricey
Date: 2013-12-03 13:39:35
Requested 183 times
newsgroups newsgroup <reply> There are Ubuntu newsgroups via NNTP at news.gmane.org Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-10-11 21:04:30
Requested 38 times
tvout tv out tv-out <reply> For help with enabling the TV-Out, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NvidiaTVOutNewbieEdition (Nvidia cards) or http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Tvout (ATI cards, *untested*) Added by LjL
Date: 2006-10-11 01:28:09
Requested 304 times
upstart inittab <reply> Upstart is meant to replace the old Sys V Init system with an event-driven init model. For more information please see: http://upstart.ubuntu.com/ Added by Hawkwind
Date: 2006-10-09 00:30:14
Requested 1489 times
ro romanian romania <reply> Daca doriti ajutor sau doriti sa discutati despre Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu, intrati pe #ubuntu-ro Added by zorglu_
Date: 2006-10-08 20:21:21
Requested 456 times
wink a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software. Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users || http://www.debugmode.com/wink/ Added by Hawkwind
Date: 2006-10-07 19:33:39
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:41:50
Requested 13 times
planet blogs <reply> Planet Ubuntu (blogs of Ubuntu developers and members) can be found at http://planet.ubuntu.com Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-10-06 22:07:15
Requested 42 times
hwdb <reply> The Ubuntu Hardware Database can be found at http://hwdb.ubuntu.com/ Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-10-06 22:06:06
Requested 21 times
flash64bit flash64 java64 <reply> You can run Flash, Real, and Java plugins in AMD64 bit computers with Firefox. see the steps to follow at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxAMD64FlashJava Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-10-04 11:18:38
Requested 803 times
beryl <reply> Beryl has been merged with Compiz to form Compiz-Fusion. New Beryl installs are discouraged. See also !compiz Added by Amaranth
Date: 2006-10-03 04:26:40
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-10-18 00:50:01
Requested 3395 times
speech recognition-#ubuntu-offtopic voice recognition-#ubuntu-offtopic iphone keyboard-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Dear Aunt, let's set so double the killer delete select all. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-10-03 01:09:52
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2011-08-16 01:49:11
Requested 92 times
ubuntu counter <deleted><reply> If you want to register with the Ubuntu Counter project, please visit this page: http://ubuntucounter.geekosophical.net/useraccount.php?action=newuser Added by Hawkwind
Date: 2006-09-29 01:52:29
Last edited by rww
Date: 2015-09-14 19:38:26
Requested 3 times

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