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doctor <reply> M-x doctor Added by topyli
Date: 2011-10-07 13:06:31
Last edited by topyli
Date: 2011-10-07 13:13:56
Requested 2 times
docteam The Ubuntu Documentation team. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DocumentationTeam/ and you can "/join #ubuntu-doc" Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:40:04
Requested 1 times
docs-#kubuntu <reply> Kubuntu documentation can be found at http://docs.kubuntu.org General linux documentation can be found at http://www.tldp.org and http://rute.2038bug.com Added by genii
Date: 2015-11-04 20:34:04
Requested 1 times
dock docks <reply> Ubuntu includes several dock-like navigation bars. Some options are: avant-window-navigator, cairo-dock, docky (formerly part of gnome-do), stalonetray, simdock, kdocker, kooldock. Added by rww
Date: 2011-04-11 20:02:34
Requested 70 times
dns <reply> To set up a Domain Name Service see the !serverguide - https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/dns.html Added by Madpilot
Date: 2007-11-12 07:06:45
Last edited by knome
Date: 2015-07-27 16:41:45
Requested 302 times
dmsuperman-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Stabbity stab. <deleted><reply> Also, stabbity stab! Added by Amaranth
Date: 2009-03-19 03:02:42
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-14 09:47:52
Requested 182 times
dmesg a console command which outputs the kernel ring buffer - an important log for diagnosing problems in Linux. Often when something errors with hardware it will result in additional lines reported which can be seen by running dmesg in a console. Added by popey
Date: 2009-04-18 21:31:37
Last edited by Seeker`
Date: 2009-04-18 21:41:19
Requested 136 times
dmb-ping <reply> bdmurray, kanashiro, rbasak, seb128, sil2100, teward, utkarsh2102: DMB ping Added by Pici
Date: 2011-10-24 14:42:24
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2022-06-16 08:35:35
Requested 249 times
dmb <reply> The Developer Membership Board handles applications for new developer privileges. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DeveloperMembershipBoard and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DeveloperMembershipBoard/ApplicationProcess for more details. For DMB attention, try !dmb-ping. Added by Pici
Date: 2011-10-24 14:42:00
Requested 10 times
dma Direct Memory Access/Addressing. It makes hardware transfer data faster, and is supported by most systems since 2002. For more information see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DMA Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:09:59
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-06-12 00:31:46
Requested 219 times
dkms <reply>DKMS is Dynamic Kernel Module Support. See https://launchpad.net/dkms for more. Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2008-07-27 09:52:47
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2008-07-27 10:06:21
Requested 93 times
dk-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> For at diskutere på dansk, bedes du venligst gå til #ubuntu-dk-snak. Denne kanal er kun engelsksproget. Added by LjL
Date: 2008-10-26 15:54:01
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-10-26 15:58:04
Requested 4 times
dk da danish dansk <reply> For at få dansksproget support til Ubuntu, bedes du venligst gå til #ubuntu-dk. I denne kanal forefindes kun engelsksproget support. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:35:27
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-10-26 15:51:37
Requested 242 times
django a high level python web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. - see http://www.djangoproject.com Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-09 00:32:02
Requested 29 times
distrowatch <reply> "[Distrowatch stats] correlate neither to usage nor to quality and should not be used to measure the market share of distributions. They simply show the number of times a distribution page on DistroWatch.com was accessed each day, nothing more." ~ https://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=popularity Added by dax
Date: 2017-01-14 07:55:24
Requested 12 times
distrologic the logic behind using a distribution. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DistroLogic Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:22:16
Requested 4 times
distributions suse redhat mandriva gentoo archlinux fedora distros novell slackware mepis distro distribution manjaro <reply> Other !Linux distributions besides !Ubuntu include: Debian, Mepis (using !APT); RedHat, Fedora, SUSE, Mandriva (using !RPM); Gentoo, Arch Linux, Manjaro, Slackware (using other packaging systems) Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 20:46:43
Last edited by SonikkuAmerica
Date: 2016-09-02 16:41:01
Requested 1092 times
dist-upgrade distupgrade <reply> A dist-upgrade will install new dependencies for packages already installed and may remove packages if they are no longer needed. This will not bring you to a new release of Ubuntu, see !upgrade if that is your intention. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-03-27 15:46:32
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2012-01-26 13:32:57
Requested 595 times
disks formatting format partition partitions partitioning mounting disk harddrive <reply> For help with partitioning a new install see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowtoPartition | For partitioning programs, see !GParted (recommended) or !PartitionManager. Other partitioning topics include !fstab, !home, and !swap Added by LjL
Date: 2006-07-20 23:35:02
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-04-30 04:07:50
Requested 3276 times
diskfree df disk-free <reply> Graphical representations of where your disk-space is being used are: baobab (GNOME), filelight / kinfocenter (Kubuntu). On the terminal: df -h -T Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-18 16:30:46
Requested 115 times
discuss <reply> Want to talk about Ubuntu, but don't have a support question? /join #ubuntu-discuss for non-support Ubuntu discussion, or try #ubuntu-offtopic for general chat. Thanks! Added by IdleOne
Date: 2012-06-24 19:44:28
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-04-02 03:59:57
Requested 634 times
directconnect dc <reply> Direct Connect clients: linuxdcpp, dcgui (GTK), Valknut, dc-qt (Qt), rccp (terminal-based) - See also !P2P Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-03 00:12:36
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2008-12-13 16:03:47
Requested 45 times
ding <reply> dong Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2008-01-18 13:57:59
Requested 110 times
dhcp Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, a protocol for automatic IP assignment from a router. Ubuntu uses dhclient as a DHCP client but other ones (and DHCP servers too) can be obtained from the !repos. More info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DHCP Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-04-12 20:24:23
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-04-12 20:25:10
Requested 188 times
devsupport support-#ubuntu-motu support-#ubuntu-devel <reply> The official ubuntu support channel is #ubuntu. Please be aware that this channel is for development only. Added by Pici
Date: 2009-01-16 19:29:36
Requested 36 times
devilspie-#xubuntu devilspie <deleted>a tool that can perform actions on windows when running applications. Actions include resizing, positioning, pinning etc. Use the package gdevilspie to configure from GUI, or see usage information at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Devilspie Added by knome
Date: 2011-08-21 19:53:06
Last edited by knome
Date: 2011-08-21 19:55:27
Requested 1 times
devilspie-#xubuntu <deleted><reply> devilspie is a tool that can perform actions on windows when running applications. Actions include resizing, positioning, pinning etc. Use the package gdevilspie to configure from GUI, or see usage information at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Devilspie Added by knome
Date: 2011-08-21 19:55:39
Last edited by knome
Date: 2011-08-21 20:21:03
Requested 2 times
devilspie a tool that can perform actions on windows when running applications. Actions include resizing, positioning, pinning etc. Use the package gdevilspie to configure from GUI, or see usage information at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Devilspie Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-23 19:34:05
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-08-21 20:23:21
Requested 152 times
devices <reply> You can find the full list of devices, official images, community images, and works in progress at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Devices Added by IdleOne
Date: 2013-04-03 17:36:39
Requested 402 times
developer <reply>Want to become an Ubuntu developer? Look at http://www.ubuntu.com/community/get-involved/developers and the Wiki (https://wiki.ubuntu.com) for involvement in specific projects such as Kubuntu or Xubuntu. Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-14 20:04:59
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:45:20
Requested 43 times
devel-#lubuntu-offtopic <reply> For discussion about Lubuntu Development, please join the #lubuntu-devel channel on IRC or https://telegram.lubuntu.me/development for Telegram. Added by wxl
Date: 2019-05-03 18:53:51
Requested 0 times
devel-#lubuntu <reply> For discussion about Lubuntu Development, please join the #lubuntu-devel channel on IRC or https://telegram.lubuntu.me/development for Telegram. Added by wxl
Date: 2019-05-03 18:53:44
Requested 1 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 402 times
desura <deleted><reply> Desura is an application which makes it easy to install, patch and play games on all Linux and Windows distributions. http://www.desura.com for more information. Added by pangolin
Date: 2011-11-22 03:58:31
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-04-02 04:33:32
Requested 2 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
desktop desktops <reply> A desktop environment is what "puts the pieces of a !GUI together". The available desktop environments in Ubuntu are !GNOME (ubuntu-desktop), !KDE (kubuntu-desktop), !Xfce (xubuntu-desktop), !LXDE (lubuntu-desktop), IceWM, !Fluxbox, WindowMaker (wmaker), FVWM and others - See also !Flavors Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:23:31
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-02-11 03:18:14
Requested 459 times
derivatives gnewsense mint linuxmce ultimate mce crunchbang backtrack kali based on ubuntu lxle popos <reply> The Ubuntu channels can only provide support for Ubuntu and its official !flavors. Derivatives and other distributions use different software repositories and other software. Please use their dedicated support venues, such as: Linux Mint: #linuxmint-help on irc.spotchat.org, Pop!_OS: https://support.system76.com/ , Kali Linux: #kali-linux on irc.oftc.net, LXLE: https://lxle.net/support-options/ <deleted>cut off... Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-24 22:57:06
Last edited by tomreyn
Date: 2022-06-17 16:11:03
Requested 2990 times
deluge a Bittorrent client, created using Python and GTK+, intended to bring a native, full-featured client to !GTK environments such as GNOME and Xfce. See http://deluge-torrent.org/ for more information or the package 'deluge-torrent' in the package repositories. Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-28 20:42:49
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2016-10-10 01:54:32
Requested 162 times
defrag defragmentation defragment <reply> The default Ubuntu filesystem (ext4) is engineered to avoid fragmentation issues in most cases. However, there is an online defragmentation tool available if needed. For more information, see `man e4defrag` Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-20 22:49:03
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-30 19:26:16
Requested 368 times
default-#kubuntu dolphin <reply> To change the default application for a filetype, go to System Settings -> Advanced -> File Associations, or System Setting -> File Associations in KDE 4.5+ Added by LjL
Date: 2008-11-15 20:31:35
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-28 18:29:33
Requested 44 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
debug debugging crash <reply> For help debugging your program, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingProcedures Added by Spec
Date: 2006-07-21 21:41:23
Requested 245 times
debtags <reply> debtags is at http://wiki.debian.org/Debtags Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:04:31
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-11 21:13:53
Requested 3 times
deborphan a program used to clean up packages that are no longer needed (install from Synaptic/Muon). Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:18:53
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2014-05-09 15:04:20
Requested 38 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
debian-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Ubuntu and Debian are closely related. The former hates the latter and wants to kill it, while the latter despises the former and wants to destroy it. Both suck on each other's blood. Added by LjL
Date: 2013-11-19 21:41:22
Requested 8 times
debfoster <deleted>a command to weed unnecessary .deb packages. See http://www.fruit.eu.org/debfoster/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:41:40
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-04-20 05:58:31
Requested 32 times
debdiff <reply> A simple way to patch Debian/Ubuntu packages is to attach a debdiff to a bug report, or send it to the team which handles the package. Learn more about it from http://packaging.ubuntu.com/html/traditional-packaging.html#creating-a-debdiff Added by Tm_T
Date: 2010-07-02 18:13:17
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-04-02 04:10:33
Requested 19 times
debconf a configuration management system. All packages that support debconf are configured when they are being installed. If you want to change a configuration option later, you can do so using dpkg-reconfigure Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 17:57:00
Requested 22 times
deb .deb installdeb gdebi the Debian package format, also used by Ubuntu. To install .deb files, simply double-click (in Ubuntu) or click (in Kubuntu) on them to start the GDebi utility. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 10:47:18
Last edited by Jucato
Date: 2007-10-31 03:57:27
Requested 609 times

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