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x resolution fixres display xcfg x11 restartx x.org res fixvideo fixvideoresolution drxx <reply> The X Window System is the part of your system that's responsible for graphical output. To restart your X, type « sudo /etc/init.d/?dm restart » in a console - To fix screen resolution or other X problems: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolution Added by LjL
Date: 2006-07-21 01:03:53
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-11-06 13:36:48
Requested 8201 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 1930 times
worst-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> This factoid is supposed to be pretty terrible. Please contact rodserling if you find a factoid worse than this, in order to improve, I mean pejorate, this useless conglomerate of words, thank you, well not really. Worst is also the dutch word for sausage. Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-31 03:56:37
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2011-08-17 08:07:37
Requested 149 times
worksforme wfm w4m <reply> Common Sense: Just because you can, does not mean you should (and especially recommend to others). 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: 2006-06-18 21:54:02
Last edited by rww
Date: 2015-09-14 19:38:58
Requested 1405 times
women <reply> The women and men of the Ubuntu Women project hang out in #ubuntu-women. Encouraging women to use linux? Read http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Encourage-Women-Linux-HOWTO/ for some suggestions compiled by women who use Linux on how to do so effectively. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:37:54
Last edited by elky
Date: 2010-05-16 08:55:52
Requested 322 times
wol <reply> Wake-On-LAN is a feature of a computer's network card allowing it to be remotely turned on. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WakeOnLan for details on implementation. Added by genii
Date: 2017-06-09 17:31:12
Requested 1 times
wobblywu-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> I take it back, i WOULD be very glad to see him! :( Added by LjL
Date: 2008-12-15 00:12:12
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-06-04 00:37:18
Requested 17 times
winusb woeusb woe-usb <reply> Ubuntu does not have a recommended tool for preparing bootable Windows installation USBs. If you need one, consider using Microsoft's media creation tool from a Windows computer (see ##windows for support). If this is not an option, there are third-party unsupported tools like WoeUSB ( https://github.com/slacka/WoeUSB , sudo snap install --edge woe-usb ) that might work. Added by Jordan_U
Date: 2015-08-11 22:32:49
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-05-10 17:42:35
Requested 61 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
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
wineasio <reply> wineasio is an ASIO driver for !wine. Due to licensing restrictions regarding the ASIO source, wineasio cannot be distributed as a binary. Any distribution of wineasio as a binary is illegal in most countries. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/wineasio Added by Eickmeyer
Date: 2020-09-18 01:52:35
Requested 2 times
wine winehq <reply> WINE is a compatibility layer for running Windows programs on GNU/Linux - More information: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wine - Search the !AppDB for application compatibility ratings - Join #winehq for application help - See !virtualizers for running Windows (or another OS) inside Ubuntu Added by Madpilot
Date: 2006-06-24 13:08:54
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2009-03-29 06:57:20
Requested 5520 times
windows-#ubuntu-phone <reply> you can install Ubuntu Touch from windows, see https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-phone/msg00222.html Added by AlanBell
Date: 2013-02-22 16:31:34
Requested 1 times
windows bug#1 bug #1 bug 1 microsoft windowsxp <reply>For discussion on Microsoft software, or help with same, please visit ##windows. See http://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bug/1 http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm and /msg $nick equivalents Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:49:27
Last edited by m4v
Date: 2013-02-28 17:04:31
Requested 3551 times
winamp a windows music player. On Ubuntu you can use audacious as alternative. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 10:59:28
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-09-30 13:25:34
Requested 53 times
win-#dib5sn <reply> WINZ! Added by stdin
Date: 2008-05-13 10:25:47
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2008-05-13 10:26:05
Requested 2 times
wily werewolf 15.10 <reply> Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) was the 23rd release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 28th, 2016. See !eol and https://ubottu.com/y/wily Added by Pici
Date: 2015-05-04 14:33:33
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-01-21 23:50:14
Requested 240 times
willy <reply> It is spelt !wiLy :) Added by Pici
Date: 2015-05-04 14:43:35
Requested 7 times
wikipedia <deleted>a free online encyclopedia, you can find it at http://wikipedia.org Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-08-23 14:39:11
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-07-08 06:01:19
Requested 65 times
wiki <reply>https://wiki.ubuntu.com - Ubuntu development documentation wiki. If you are looking for system help, please refer to https://help.ubuntu.com/community - the Ubuntu community documentation. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 01:04:09
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:39:24
Requested 468 times
wifi wireless ndiswrapper ndis wpa madwifi ralink ipw wpa2 acx111 network wifidocs wlan atheros <reply> Wireless documentation, including how-to guides and troubleshooting information, can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-25 23:42:07
Last edited by jussi01
Date: 2009-07-01 06:16:56
Requested 12448 times
why-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Because I said so. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-05-12 17:02:39
Requested 21 times
whoami <reply> use @whoami Added by stdin
Date: 2008-09-24 09:27:27
Requested 119 times
who usernames prefix <reply> As you can see, this is a large channel. If you're speaking to someone in particular, please put their nickname in what you say (use !tab), or else messages get lost and it becomes confusing :) Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-11-30 00:12:21
Last edited by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-04-08 08:10:07
Requested 5037 times
when <deleted><reply>Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal was officially released at October 18th 2012 17:15:29 UTC Added by RaringOne
Date: 2012-10-18 07:29:28
Last edited by RaringOne
Date: 2012-10-18 17:32:29
Requested 46 times
what <reply> I am only a bot, please don't think I'm intelligent. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-05-30 16:45:14
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-05-30 16:54:07
Requested 19 times
wep <reply> WEP is totally insecure, don't use it, the full Wireless Documentation for Ubuntu can be found at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 15:45:43
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2007-10-20 18:19:47
Requested 76 times
welcome-#xubuntu <reply> Hello and welcome to #xubuntu! Feel free to ask questions or help others. If you'd like to chit-chat, please visit #xubuntu-offtopic and for developer discussion, see #xubuntu-devel :) Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-14 19:53:24
Requested 24 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
weechat <reply> Weechat is a text-based IRC client. Ubuntu has it in the !universe repositories. Weechat has its own repositories available too at https://weechat.org/download/debian/ which are not officially supported in #ubuntu, but are supported in #weechat. Added by dax
Date: 2017-12-12 02:07:44
Requested 2 times
webmin no longer supported in Debian and Ubuntu. It is not compatible with the way that Ubuntu packages handle configuration files, and is likely to cause unexpected issues with your system. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:18:33
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:32:45
Requested 1743 times
webkitkde <reply> To enable the WebKit KPart for Konqueror you must install the « webkitkde » package. To make WebKit the default for displaying web pages in Konqueror go to Settings -> Configure Konqueror -> File Associations -> text -> html -> Embedding (tab), and move the WebKit to the top of the list. Added by tsimpson
Date: 2009-11-16 11:32:05
Requested 1 times
webcam cam webcams <reply> Instructions for using webcams with Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Webcam - Supported cams: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsMultimediaWebCameras Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:16:08
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-02-05 19:30:14
Requested 2665 times
webapps <reply>Ubuntu Web Apps enable developers to create web applications that run in web browsers. They provide close integration to the Unity shell for functions such as launch, notifications and controls. - more info at http://developer.ubuntu.com/community/ or #ubuntu-webapps Added by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-19 18:59:28
Requested 8 times
web3.0-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Welcome to - http://html5zombo.com/ Added by Pici
Date: 2011-09-07 19:54:45
Requested 27 times
web2.0-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Welcome to - http://zombo.com/ Added by Myrtti
Date: 2008-07-14 02:59:53
Requested 113 times
web <deleted><reply> there is no web - the web is a lie Added by bazhang
Date: 2009-03-14 16:44:06
Last edited by bazhang
Date: 2009-03-15 11:17:08
Requested 2 times
weather-#ubuntu-offtopic attic-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue. Added by Flannel
Date: 2011-06-07 03:11:58
Requested 30 times
wayland <reply> Wayland is a display server protocol (an alternative to X11) and library. Unlike Xorg, Wayland provides no central server component, but desktop environments' compositors make use of it (e.g. mutter, kwin, weston). For more info, see https://wayland.freedesktop.org and !xwayland Added by IdleOne
Date: 2014-01-04 22:11:49
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-07-16 16:51:35
Requested 103 times
wastrel-#ubuntu-offtopic drm-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> sometimes wastrel cries Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-28 16:47:46
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-12-18 02:36:11
Requested 147 times
warty warthog warty warthog 4.10 <reply> Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog) was the first release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 30, 2006. See !eol for more details. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:16:11
Last edited by Amaranth
Date: 2007-07-31 14:18:03
Requested 236 times
war-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Make code, not war. Added by elky
Date: 2013-04-15 02:23:38
Requested 19 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
vraag <reply> Vraag niet of je mag vragen, maar vraag! Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-11-11 18:53:56
Requested 45 times
vpn <reply> For more information on vpn please refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/VPN Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-06-21 03:04:08
Last edited by genii
Date: 2010-01-26 19:59:35
Requested 973 times
voip <reply> VoIP is Voice over IP. The default VoIP client for Ubuntu is !Ekiga. There is also an xmpp voice component in !Empathy. Kubuntu Clients include Kphone and Twinkle. Proprietary Clients include !Skype and Gizmo5. VoIP server applications include Asterisk and Yate ( both in repositories ), FreePBX, and SipX. Added by genii
Date: 2009-11-12 21:12:45
Last edited by genii
Date: 2009-11-12 21:45:39
Requested 57 times
vncfix <reply> If you are getting errors like "could not open default font 'fixed'" when running a VNC server: 'sudo ln -s /usr/share/X11/fonts /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts' Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-09-26 02:23:45
Requested 18 times
vnc <reply> VNC is a protocol for remote desktop. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VNCOverSSH describes how to use it securely. It works best over fast connections, otherwise look at !FreeNX Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-07-07 02:29:55
Requested 1920 times
vn ubottu vietnam vietnam <reply> Để được trợ giúp về Ubuntu bằng ngôn ngữ Việt, xin vui lòng /join #ubuntu-vn. Rất vui lòng được giúp đỡ Added by elky
Date: 2009-02-14 14:25:20
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-02-14 14:46:03
Requested 115 times
vmware <reply> VMWare is not available in the Ubuntu repositories. Consider using !QEmu or !VirtualBox as alternatives. Instructions for installing VMWare manually are at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware Added by LjL
Date: 2006-06-22 03:31:26
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-11-12 12:57:43
Requested 1746 times

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