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ツ-#ubuntu-offtopic the katakana character 'tsu' - often abused as smiley by Seveas and a truckload of other copycats ッ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-11 01:25:26
Requested 13 times
zsync <reply> Use zsync to update your Ubuntu CD image without needing to download the parts that didn't change. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ZsyncCdImage Added by LjL
Date: 2011-10-06 19:24:01
Requested 44 times
zram <reply>zRAM is a module of the Linux kernel which increases performance by avoiding paging on disk and instead uses a compressed block device in RAM, useful on systems with less RAM, and SSDs. Install zram-config to enable zRAM. Added by IdleOne
Date: 2013-11-04 22:09:52
Requested 16 times
zork-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door. There is a small mailbox here. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-09-18 13:09:33
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-04-19 13:37:22
Requested 40 times
zip file-roller ark <reply> Files with extensions .tar, .gz, .tgz, .zip, .bz2, .7z, .ace and other archive file formats can be opened with file-roller (GNOME), Ark (KDE), or Xarchiver (XFCE) - Also see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FileCompression Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 15:55:25
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-07-26 06:10:54
Requested 151 times
zing <reply> zong Added by Seveas
Date: 2008-01-18 13:58:21
Requested 20 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 175 times
zesty 17.04 zapus <reply> Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) was the 26th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on January 13th, 2018. See !eol and https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2018-January/000228.html Added by Pici
Date: 2016-10-17 19:53:49
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-01-21 23:51:29
Requested 212 times
zentyal ebox a web-based GUI interface for administering a server. It is designed to work with Ubuntu/Debian style configuration management. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Zentyal (Project formally known as eBox - including in Lucid/10.04). Added by Daviey
Date: 2011-05-24 23:17:48
Last edited by Daviey
Date: 2011-05-24 23:27:59
Requested 221 times
zapus us <alias> zest us us <alias> zesty Added by Pici
Date: 2016-10-17 19:53:58
Requested 0 times
za <reply> Do you need help with Ubuntu or Kubuntu in Afrikaans? Type /join #ubuntu-za or /join #kubuntu-za - Het jy hulp nodig het met Ubuntu of Kubuntu in Afrikaans? Tik /join #ubuntu-za of /join #kubuntu-za. Added by IdleOne
Date: 2011-09-07 10:39:36
Requested 7 times
yy.mm <reply> Ubuntu version numbers are: YY.MM (YY=release year,MM=release month). Each year sees two releases, so just specifying YY is imprecise. See also https://www.ubuntu.com/about/release-cycle Added by hggdh
Date: 2019-01-08 00:40:20
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-01-25 22:20:18
Requested 189 times
yup-#xubuntu-devel <reply> yakkety yak, ackety ack, yuppety yup Added by knome
Date: 2016-04-22 20:15:39
Requested 7 times
yum <reply>Uh, don't you mean !apt ? Added by elky
Date: 2009-03-17 11:23:24
Requested 169 times
youtube sound <reply> If you aren't getting sound while watching videos on youtube then please read this URL: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=1087994 Added by Hawkwind
Date: 2006-09-25 03:55:56
Requested 10 times
youtube <deleted><reply> He has his own channel! Added by IdleOne
Date: 2011-01-17 14:41:07
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-01-17 14:41:18
Requested 0 times
ymmv short for "Your mileage may vary". It means that someone else's experience with compatibility, performance etc. may not necessarily match yours. Also see !wfm Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-08-15 20:52:04
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2007-12-26 17:35:18
Requested 37 times
yes-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> no u who changed my factoid will experience stinging retaliation Added by LjL
Date: 2008-10-11 23:10:19
Last edited by rww
Date: 2016-01-19 03:45:07
Requested 128 times
yell <deleted><alias> shout Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 01:48:58
Last edited by knome
Date: 2014-03-19 19:34:24
Requested 0 times
yay <reply> Glad you made it! :-) Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-22 14:38:08
Requested 1610 times
yakkety yak 16.10 yakkity <reply> Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) was the 25th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 20th, 2017. See !eol and https://ubottu.com/y/yakkety Added by Unit193
Date: 2016-04-22 01:22:12
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-01-21 23:50:00
Requested 184 times
yahoo <reply> Yahoo Messenger will be discontinued after July 17, 2018. You will no longer be able to add it to your accounts under Empathy, Telepathy, or other Instant Messaging applications. For more info, please see https://help.yahoo.com/kb/messenger/SLN28776.html Added by jrib
Date: 2009-06-20 20:43:46
Last edited by genii
Date: 2018-06-12 18:17:09
Requested 199 times
xy <reply> The XY problem is when you need to do X, and you think you can use Y to do X, so you ask about how to do Y, when what you really should do is state what your X problem is. There may be a Z solution that is even better than Y, but nobody can suggest it if X is never mentioned. Added by jrib
Date: 2011-02-28 20:13:32
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2011-02-28 20:42:15
Requested 118 times
xwayland <reply> XWayland is an X server which allows for running classic X11 applications on top of !Wayland. It can be installed side by side with xserver-xorg, and enables switching between classic X and XWayland sessions upon graphical login. Added by hggdh
Date: 2019-07-16 16:55:19
Requested 0 times
xubuntu-devel devel-#xubuntu <reply> The Xubuntu developer mailing list information can be found at https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/xubuntu-devel | The Xubuntu developer IRC channel is #xubuntu-devel Added by knome
Date: 2013-03-10 23:45:09
Last edited by knome
Date: 2013-03-16 19:11:19
Requested 5 times
xubuntu-core core-#xubuntu <reply> Xubuntu Core is a slimmed down version of Xubuntu that doesn't come with all the additional features of a full and modern desktop. To install: « sudo apt-get install xubuntu-core^ » (A xubuntu-core task is also available from the !minimal ISO) Added by knome
Date: 2015-07-08 00:51:08
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2015-08-17 23:22:06
Requested 8 times
xubuntu-compiz <deleted><reply> You can find an excellent tutorial on how to configure Xubuntu with compiz at http://xubuntublog.wordpress.com/2007/12/09/xubuntu-compiz-pretty-pretty-xubuntu/ Added by Flannel
Date: 2008-07-21 06:01:23
Last edited by knome
Date: 2013-11-10 17:09:56
Requested 6 times
xubuntu <reply> Xubuntu is Ubuntu with !Xfce as the desktop environment. More info at https://xubuntu.org/ - To install the Xubuntu environment from Ubuntu: « sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop^ » - Join #xubuntu for support - See also: !xubuntu-channels Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-06-29 03:00:45
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-23 18:43:44
Requested 1864 times
xterm-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> If with all the cute terminals that are around you're still using xterm, then you deserve any problem you're experiencing with it. Go away. Added by rww
Date: 2014-01-05 00:42:05
Requested 5 times
xterm <deleted><reply> If with all the cute terminals that are around you're still using xterm, then you deserve any problem you're experiencing with it. Go away. Added by LjL
Date: 2008-04-06 02:15:21
Last edited by rww
Date: 2015-10-23 18:28:15
Requested 59 times
xrandr <deleted><reply>XRandR 1.2 is the new method of running dual screens in !X. Information/HowTo here: http://wiki.debian.org/XStrikeForce/HowToRandR12 Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2008-04-16 06:34:51
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-10-17 20:23:57
Requested 482 times
xp <reply> XP, or "eXtreme Programming" is a style of programming, for more information see: http://www.extremeprogramming.org/ Added by Spec
Date: 2007-07-17 21:04:07
Last edited by Spec
Date: 2007-07-17 21:04:51
Requested 62 times
xorgconf xorg.conf <reply> The /etc/X11/xorg.conf file is deprecated, but sometimes may still be needed to pass values to specific drivers. See `man xorg.conf` for file structure and syntax. For Ubuntu-specific documentation and more information, see also https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config Added by topyli
Date: 2011-10-28 18:26:10
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:29:06
Requested 179 times
xorg <reply> X.Org is an implementation of the X Windows System, and is the part of your system that's responsible for graphical output. To restart it on an Ubuntu system, type 'sudo service lightdm restart'. To fix screen resolution or other X.Org problems: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolution . See also !xorgconf Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 09:13:01
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-03-12 02:47:09
Requested 137 times
xmms xmms2 <reply>xmms is no longer being developed, see http://bugs.debian.org/461309 for more details. Consider using audacious or xmms2 instead. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:43:29
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-10-29 03:15:36
Requested 349 times
xmir <deleted><reply> XMir is an X server that runs on top of Mir. It permits applications that know how to speak the X protocol but don't know how to speak to Mir (ie, approximately all of them at present) to run in a Mir-based environment. ( http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/26254.html ) Added by ldunn
Date: 2014-02-01 23:03:27
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:17:06
Requested 8 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
xk al <reply> Edhe Ubuntu Ekipi LoCo Shqipe shërben si Shqipërinë dhe Kosovën, dhe ofron mbështetje në kanalin #flossk. Për të hyrë, lloji "/join #flossk" (pa thonjëza). Added by Menzador
Date: 2016-12-19 20:27:45
Last edited by Menzador
Date: 2016-12-19 20:27:57
Requested 4 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
xincludes xlibs <reply> When a program or configure script asks for "X includes", you should probably install the following package: xorg-dev Added by nalioth
Date: 2007-01-07 21:24:46
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-02-18 18:36:23
Requested 74 times
xhangs <reply> If the GUI hangs after logging in, use <ctrl><alt><f1> to switch to text mode. Log in and do: rm .{X,ICE}authority Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 10:51:08
Requested 58 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
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
xfce4-panel xfce-panels panels-#xubuntu panel-#xubuntu xfce4-panels <reply> Did your panels disappear? Press alt+f2 and run: xfce4-panel | See also: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/XubuntuPanels Added by Pici
Date: 2009-02-12 13:12:32
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2015-12-01 20:43:58
Requested 62 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
xfce <reply> Xfce is a lightweight and configurable desktop environment used by !Xubuntu. Read more at http://xfce.org/ Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-06-29 02:46:25
Last edited by knome
Date: 2015-07-08 00:45:25
Requested 15 times
xenial xerus 16.04 <reply> Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) was the 24th release of Ubuntu. !End-of-life was April 30th, 2021. Paid support (ESM) is available. See also !esm, !eol, !eolupgrade Added by Pici
Date: 2015-10-21 20:56:55
Last edited by tomreyn
Date: 2021-05-21 21:41:56
Requested 340 times
xen <reply> XEN is a virtual machine monitor for x86 that supports execution of multiple guest operating systems with unprecedented levels of performance and resource isolation. Information on installing it for Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Xen Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 20:52:39
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2007-11-11 01:19:25
Requested 460 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
xconfig <reply> To reconfigure your X server, open a console and type « sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg » - To configure only the driver and resolution, type « sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg -phigh » - See also !FixRes Added by nalioth
Date: 2006-08-07 20:14:52
Requested 683 times

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