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startup session <reply> To add programs to start up when you log into your Gnome session go to System>Preferences>Sessions and use the Startup Programs tab. For more information, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AddingProgramToSessionStartup - See !boot for starting non-interactive programs at boot Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-06-21 03:02:52
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-06-01 18:39:55
Requested 1512 times
steam <reply> Valve have officially announced that they are developing Steam and are working with !ubuntu during their development, see http://blogs.valvesoftware.com/linux/steamd-penguins/ for further details, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Valve for install instructions, you can also join #ubuntu-steam for discussion. Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-06-21 03:00:16
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2013-02-12 02:25:54
Requested 460 times
pt portuguese brazil <reply> Por favor, use #ubuntu-br para ajuda em português. Para entrar no canal por favor faça "/join #ubuntu-br" sem as aspas. Para a comunidade local portuguêsa, use #ubuntu-pt. Obrigada. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-21 00:53:44
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2013-04-08 21:28:26
Requested 5127 times
gparted a !GTK/!Gnome !GUI partitioning program. Type « sudo apt-get install gparted » in a console to install it - A GParted "live" CD is available at http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-20 21:25:05
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2009-01-08 12:18:42
Requested 1529 times
compiz translucency transparency xglx effects compiz-fusion fusion cf <reply>Compiz (compositing window manager), for a howto see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompositeManager and more help #compiz Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-20 16:24:59
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:53:21
Requested 5603 times
inkscape <reply>Inkscape is a powerful vector graphics drawing application - see http://www.inkscape.org/ for more Added by Madpilot
Date: 2006-06-20 10:01:03
Requested 75 times
shockwave currently only available for Windows. To run it under !Wine, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Shockwave Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-20 06:42:24
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:40:07
Requested 213 times
tab autocomplete tabcompletion nicktab usetab nick completion nick complete <reply> You can use your <tab> key for autocompletion of nicknames in IRC, as well as for completion of filenames and programs on the command line. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 23:58:52
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-07-23 18:22:24
Requested 3551 times
ops-#kubuntu-offtopic <reply> Help! imbrandon, Riddell, Hobbsee, thoreauputic, apokryphos, Nalioth, tritium, Tm_T, robotgeek, gnomefreak, jpds, tsimpson, genii, acheronuk, jussi01, kkathman or vorian! Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 23:41:30
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-01-03 18:41:56
Requested 57 times
qt <reply> the Qt toolkit (pronounced "cute"), which forms the base of !KDE, is a cross-platform C++ application framework for !CLI and !GUI applications. Install libqt4-dev and see !build to compile Qt4 applications, join #qt for development support Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 23:23:17
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-09 10:57:39
Requested 262 times
antivirus <reply> An "antivirus" is primarily a concept from the Windows ecosystem and usually a program like that is not needed on Linux because the threat model is different. Malware on Linux does exist, however. Google up "rkhunter" and "linux intrusion detection systems". Also look up !clamav Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 23:18:11
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-03-22 21:20:33
Requested 330 times
files dirs file fhs hier fsh <reply> An explanation of how files and directories are organized on Ubuntu, and how they can be manipulated, can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LinuxFilesystemTreeOverview see also: man hier Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 23:17:27
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-02-05 20:56:11
Requested 1726 times
boot init smartbootmanager boot floppy bum <reply> Boot options: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions - To add your own startup scripts, use /etc/rc.local - See also !grub and !dualboot - Making a boot floppy: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GrubHowto/BootFloppy - Also see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SmartBootManagerHowto Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 15:24:07
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-29 05:39:13
Requested 2469 times
persistence <reply> To have some persistent storage when using a Live CD, follow the instructions on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDPersistence Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 15:11:04
Requested 191 times
xinerama an extension to !X to use two or more physical displays as one large virtual display. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/XineramaHowTo - See also !DualHead Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 15:02:06
Requested 923 times
raid lvm fakeraid <reply> Tips and tricks for RAID and LVM can be found on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SoftwareRAID and http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO - For software RAID, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FakeRaidHowto Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:56:48
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2009-04-27 08:47:40
Requested 2473 times
gdesklets <deleted><reply> gDesklets provides an advanced architecture for desktop applets -- tiny displays sitting on your desktop in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness. Homepage is http://gdesklets.gnomedesktop.org/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:53:11
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:40:38
Requested 102 times
hostname <reply>Use hostname <somehostname> to set the hostname, or to do it permanently: edit /etc/hosts to include BOTH the old and new hostname and then change /etc/hostname to the new one. WARNING! Make sure that your current hostname and /etc/hosts match, otherwise sudo may not work properly. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:52:04
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-01-24 05:15:07
Requested 1203 times
changelogs <reply> changelogs for Ubuntu packages can be found on http://changelogs.ubuntu.com Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:50:56
Requested 37 times
dualboot dual boot dual-boot <reply> Dual boot instructions: x86/AMD64: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DualBoot/Windows - Macs: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro https://help.ubuntu.com/community/YabootConfigurationForMacintoshPowerPCsDualBoot Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:50:22
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2011-02-13 06:21:17
Requested 3077 times
games nexuiz wow warcraft et fun doom doom3 <reply> Information about games on Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Games and http://www.icculus.org/lgfaq/gamelist.php and http://www.penguspy.com/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:02:03
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-11-28 15:38:44
Requested 2321 times
e enlightenment e17 <reply> Enlightenment (or "E") is a window manager for X, providing a useful, and good looking graphical shell in which to work. E17 is the current version. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:00:18
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2014-09-12 17:57:47
Requested 377 times
samba swat smb <reply> Samba is the way to cooperate with Windows environments. Links with more info: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MountWindowsSharesPermanently and https://ubuntu.com/server/docs/samba-introduction Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:57:50
Last edited by genii
Date: 2021-10-12 18:43:14
Requested 5817 times
apt-file a program that can tell you which package(s) contain(s) a given filename. To install it and generate the database it needs, run "sudo apt-get install apt-file && sudo apt-file update" Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:52:18
Requested 151 times
midi <reply> Trouble playing MIDI files? Look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MidiSoftwareSynthesisHowTo Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:49:56
Requested 338 times
firefox ff the default web browser on Ubuntu. To install the latest version, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxNewVersion | To install plugins: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxPlugins Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:48:13
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-06-13 03:12:27
Requested 1359 times
locales locale <reply> To set up and configure your locales, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LocaleConf and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Locale/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:45:05
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2012-04-08 13:33:43
Requested 730 times
latest newest <reply> Packages in Ubuntu may not be the latest. Ubuntu aims for stability, so "latest" may not be a good idea. Post-release updates are only considered if they are fixes for security vulnerabilities, high impact bug fixes, or unintrusive bug fixes with substantial benefit. See also !backports, !sru, and !ppa. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:43:19
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-03-22 05:25:44
Requested 1429 times
sense commonsense common sense stable works for me <reply> Common Sense: Just because you can, does not mean you should. Think before you do. "Works for me" does not mean it is ok. The latest version of everything is not always useful if you aim for stability. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:43:11
Requested 945 times
dri direct rendering infrastructure, a framework for allowing direct access to graphics hardware under the X Window System in a safe and efficient manner. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:40:19
Requested 113 times
scp winscp a secure way of copying files across networks using !SSH. Usage: scp filename user@host:filename - WinSCP is a client for Windows, available at http://winscp.net/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:35:53
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:40:56
Requested 341 times
reiserfs reiser a journalling file system, which outperforms many others on I/O operations, but has drawbacks (such as increasing likelihood of data loss, and introducing latency unsuitable for gaming or real-time audio). Using !ext4, the default on Ubuntu, is *highly* recommended. A read-only Windows driver is available at http://p-nand-q.com/download/rfstool.html Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:33:32
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-10-31 20:06:56
Requested 174 times
gimp an advanced image manipulation application for Ubuntu. See http://www.gimp.org for tutorials and more information. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:28:30
Requested 347 times
default defaultapp <reply> To change the default application for a filetype in Nautilus, right-click on a file, select Properties -> Open With, and then change the setting. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:24:41
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-11-15 20:30:43
Requested 343 times
metapackage meta-package <reply> A meta-package is a package that simply depends upon other packages and brings them in. It's not a real package, but a very useful package that can drag in other package versions. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:22:35
Requested 176 times
wajig a simple tool for basic debian administration. you can handle apt commands, change alternatives defaults and handle service daemons via simple commands. wajig uses sudo every time. http://www.togaware.com/linux/survivor/Wajig_Overview.html Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:21:38
Requested 10 times
umode modes mode <reply> There are many different channel and user modes on the !Libera network. For a list, see https://libera.chat/guides/usermodes and https://libera.chat/guides/channelmodes Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:19:45
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:41
Requested 121 times
cupsweb <reply> To enable the administration functions of the !CUPS web interface, type « sudo adduser cupsys shadow », and then « sudo invoke-rc.d cupsys restart », in a console. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:18:44
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-04-20 00:14:31
Requested 33 times
splash splashscreen <reply> To change the Gnome splash screen, use gnome-splashscreen-manager or change the GConf key /apps/gnome-session/options/splash_image using !gconf-editor. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:16:53
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-19 09:05:35
Requested 520 times
mythtv a TV framework for Linux - Instructions for using with Ubuntu at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MythTV - For discussion and specific support of MythTV, try #mythtv-users Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:14:52
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-11-10 21:49:07
Requested 517 times
lost+found lost where !fsck places any files it gleans from a corrupt filesystem. These are files which had become unlinked from their parent directories. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:12:22
Requested 48 times
ripping rip <reply> For information about the Sound Juicer ripping application see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CDRipping. To rip an Audio CD in KDE, put it in and then put audiocd:// in the Konqueror URL bar Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:04:46
Requested 177 times
smartphone portables nokia <reply> Guides for smartphones and portable devices can be found here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PortableDevices/ Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 12:29:44
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2007-12-31 14:09:55
Requested 61 times
floss Free Libre Open Source Software. See !freedom Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 12:29:16
Requested 27 times
moodin <deleted>a ksplash theme engine, enabled by default in Kubuntu Dapper, and you can grab it for Breezy here: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=25705 Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 12:28:38
Last edited by jussi01
Date: 2009-10-06 06:08:02
Requested 7 times
screen a window manager for terminal sessions, also useful over SSH. The 'byobu' package provides very useful additional utilities. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Screen Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 12:26:30
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-09-07 11:26:18
Requested 815 times
blender a free application for 3D modelling, animation, rendering, etc. You can install it from Ubuntu's repositories, and tutorials are at http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 12:25:52
Requested 106 times
icons desktopicons trashicon <reply> Want to see volume/trash icons on the desktop? Go to /apps/nautilus/desktop in gconf-editor (GNOME) or go to http://kudos.berlios.de/kf/kisimlar/tipsntrix.html#showtrash (KDE) Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 12:24:32
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-03-14 15:27:08
Requested 418 times
ubotu yourself bot usage factoid brain add help me syntax factoids everything me ubottu bots fact triggers trigger <reply> Hi! I'm $chan's favorite infobot. You can search my brain at https://ubottu.com/factoids.cgi | General info and channels at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/Bots | Make a clone of me, see !botclone Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 12:15:56
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-11-26 07:25:56
Requested 18812 times
memory ram mem <reply> If you are wondering why some tools report your system has very little free memory, have a look at http://www.linuxatemyram.com/ Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 12:15:41
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2014-08-21 17:42:29
Requested 668 times

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