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bumblebee <reply> The Bumblebee Project aims to support NVIDIA Optimus technology under Linux. The Bumblebee website can be found at http://bumblebee-project.org/ Added by knome
Date: 2014-01-04 20:24:47
Requested 107 times
buildcomm <reply> For procedures and general help with community building you can look at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BuildingCommunity or join #ubuntu-community-team Added by jussi
Date: 2010-08-24 05:33:15
Requested 1 times
build-dep builddep a handy APT tool that will try to automatically install build (compile) dependencies for you. In the terminal: sudo apt-get build-dep package Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:47:16
Requested 26 times
bugstatus <reply>You can find out about how Ubuntu uses bug statuses here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Status Added by jussi
Date: 2010-06-13 13:46:20
Requested 4 times
bugs-kubuntu bugs-#kubuntu bugs-#kubuntu-devel bugs-#kubuntu-offtopic <reply> If you find a bug in Kubuntu, please follow the instructions at https://wiki.kubuntu.org/Kubuntu/Bugs/Reporting to report the issue to the developers. Added by tsimpson
Date: 2012-11-07 13:56:03
Requested 72 times
bugs filebug bugtracker features bus <reply> If you find a bug in Ubuntu or any of its derivatives, please report it using the command « ubuntu-bug <package> » - See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs for other ways to report bugs. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:25:05
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2016-06-24 20:02:48
Requested 3851 times
bugresponses-#ubuntu-bugs <reply> Several templates for Bug Squad bug responses are available at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Responses Added by IdleOne
Date: 2011-06-26 23:41:17
Requested 1 times
bug-#ubuntu-devel <reply> If you find a bug in Ubuntu or any of its derivatives, please file a bug report at: http://bugs.ubuntu.com/ IRC is not a good medium to report bugs and this channel is for development coordination. Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-04-20 21:46:35
Requested 12 times
bug <reply> If you find a bug in Ubuntu or any of its official !flavors, please report it using the command « ubuntu-bug <package> » - See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs for other ways to report bugs. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:24:59
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-04-04 16:54:48
Requested 1390 times
budgie <reply> Ubuntu Budgie is a community !flavour of Ubuntu featuring the Budgie desktop. Its first official release is 17.04. As with all development versions, for questions involving Ubuntu Budgie $curDevelNum support, visit #ubuntu+1. Ubuntu Budgie 16.04 and 16.10 are not supported by the Ubuntu project. https://ubuntubudgie.org/ Added by SonikkuAmerica
Date: 2016-12-14 19:28:19
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-05-25 14:41:50
Requested 45 times
btrfs <reply> Btrfs is a filesystem available for Ubuntu. It is not recommended by default, and should not be used for important data. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/btrfs Added by LjL
Date: 2011-11-06 15:30:17
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-04-08 06:46:24
Requested 131 times
browsers http browser lynx links2 konqueror <reply> Some of the Web Browsers in Ubuntu's repositories include: Firefox (XUL, Gecko), Rekonq (KDE, WebKit), Konqueror (KDE, KHTML/WebKit), Chromium (GTK+, WebKit), Epiphany(GTK+, WebKit), Arora (Qt/KDE, WebKit), Midori (GTK+, WebKit), w3m (terminal-based), links2 (terminal-based or graphical, see !manpage), edbrowse (terminal-based). Along with many others. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:42:31
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2012-02-11 23:09:20
Requested 510 times
brokenusplash-#kubuntu <reply> Supported screen resolutions are sometimes detected incorrectly, causing the splash screen to not appear and slowing down boot. Edit /etc/usplash.conf and change "xres" and "yres" to a resolution that your graphics system certainly supports, then run « sudo update-usplash-theme usplash-theme-kubuntu » Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-27 00:05:36
Requested 1 times
brokenusplash <reply> Supported screen resolutions are sometimes detected incorrectly, causing the splash screen to not appear and slowing down boot. Edit /etc/usplash.conf and change "xres" and "yres" to a resolution that your graphics system certainly supports, then run « sudo update-usplash-theme usplash-theme-ubuntu » Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-27 00:05:09
Requested 21 times
brokenmsn <deleted><reply> MS upgraded their MSN Messenger servers, causing newest 3rd party clients unable to connect. Workaround for pidgin 2.5.2 users is « sudo apt-get install msn-pecan » Restart pidgin, create an account of type wlm and supply your MSN credentials Added by Tm_T
Date: 2009-01-12 16:34:49
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-02-22 00:20:24
Requested 31 times
breezy breezy badger badger 5.10 <reply> Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger) was the third release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 13, 2007. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:17:00
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-01-16 14:15:43
Requested 224 times
brainstorm <deleted><reply> Post your ideas for Ubuntu at http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com and vote for the ones you like! Added by PriceChild
Date: 2008-03-01 16:35:56
Last edited by bazhang
Date: 2013-09-15 12:08:25
Requested 274 times
br unr <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: 2006-06-18 01:15:56
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2014-10-11 14:56:14
Requested 1160 times
boys-#ubuntuforums <reply> ♪ Bad boys, bad boys, watcha gonna do, watcha gonna do when they come for you ♫ Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-01-16 16:39:09
Requested 17 times
boys-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> ♪ Bad boys, bad boys, watcha gonna do, watcha gonna do when they come for you ♫ Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-01-12 02:37:17
Requested 67 times
botsnack-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Yum! Err, I mean, APT! Added by Pici
Date: 2009-06-19 14:00:19
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-08-06 13:34:00
Requested 23 times
botsnack <reply> Yum! Err, I mean, APT! Added by Amaranth
Date: 2006-08-05 08:42:05
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-08-06 13:34:26
Requested 3938 times
bothelp <reply> For ubottu usage instructions see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBots | For help with ubottu plugins for supybot, please ask in #ubuntu-bots Added by stdin
Date: 2009-03-15 13:32:10
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:45:41
Requested 27 times
botdoc <reply> Documentation on the custom plugins for ubottu and clones is located at https://ubottu.com/devel/wiki/Plugins | Documentation for the official !Supybot plugins is located at https://ubottu.com/devel/supydoc/ Added by tsimpson_
Date: 2010-10-21 19:00:40
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 07:04:41
Requested 13 times
botclone botcloning <reply> $nick uses supybot, which is available in the main !repositories, with additional plugins that are available at https://ubottu.com/clone.html - to help out with ubottu development please join #ubuntu-bots-devel :) Added by stdin
Date: 2008-07-24 01:34:39
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 07:01:37
Requested 416 times
botbugs <reply> Bugs in or wishlist items for the Ubuntu IRC Bots can be filed at http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-bots - For requesting new factoids, see !usage Added by Pici
Date: 2011-06-28 12:39:34
Requested 3 times
botabuse bot abuse fishing msgthebot askthebot msg the bot msgbot investigate investigation pm the bot messagethebot message the bot bot-abuse abusethebot <reply> Please investigate me only with "/msg $nick bot" or in #ubuntu-bots. Search for factoids with "/msg $nick search <pattern>" Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-26 21:48:13
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-11-27 08:17:56
Requested 8076 times
boss-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> http://instantboss.org/ Added by IdleOne
Date: 2014-07-23 00:42:28
Requested 3 times
borg <reply> borg is a fast backup tool with incremental backups: https://www.borgbackup.org/ (Ubuntu packages: borgbackup, borgbackup-doc, and borgmatic) Added by hggdh
Date: 2019-03-12 22:41:29
Requested 21 times
bootrepair <reply> Boot-Repair is a simple tool to repair frequent boot issues you may encounter in Ubuntu. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair for more info. Added by k1l
Date: 2014-11-05 21:27:32
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2014-11-05 21:31:43
Requested 75 times
bootoptions bootoption <reply> For a list and explanation on some of the boot options, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions See also !nomodeset. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:32:08
Last edited by oCean
Date: 2011-06-26 12:00:40
Requested 665 times
bootlog <reply> To get a more verbose log of the boot process, remove "quiet" and "splash" from the kernel boot parameters and add "debug systemd.log_level=info". For info on editing kernel boot parameters, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/KernelBootParameters Added by hggdh
Date: 2019-07-29 16:30:49
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-10-23 18:45:26
Requested 51 times
bootinfoscript <reply> To diagnose boot issues, you can use the Boot Info Script available from http://sourceforge.net/projects/bootinfoscript/ Run the script with !sudo and then look at RESULTS.txt (or !pastebin it for others to look at). Added by IdleOne
Date: 2011-05-05 00:47:20
Requested 21 times
bootinfo <reply> Boot info script is a useful script for diagnosing boot problems. Please run the script following the directions here: http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/ and then !pastebin the RESULTS.txt for us to use to help diagnose your problem. Added by IdleOne
Date: 2011-05-05 00:52:49
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2015-01-06 20:49:53
Requested 336 times
bootchart <reply> bootchart charts your machine at boot time, to install >> sudo apt-get install bootchart << the graphic is in /var/log/bootchart after the next reboot Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-24 21:34:35
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-24 21:35:27
Requested 102 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
bofh <reply>You can find the BOFH and the PFY at https://bearbin.net/bofh and http://theregister.co.uk/odds/bofh/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-11-11 20:52:01
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-04-02 04:18:20
Requested 15 times
bluetooth <reply>For instructions on how to set up bluetooth, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BluetoothSetup Added by Madpilot
Date: 2006-06-28 11:00:53
Requested 1307 times
blueprints blueprint <reply>An explanation of what a blueprint is can be found at https://help.launchpad.net/Blueprint. Want to suggest or discuss ideas of a future project/feature? With Launchpad you can track blueprints (feature specification summaries) from discussion through review, approval, and implementation. See https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2008-01-15 05:57:37
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-06-11 23:53:22
Requested 21 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
blacklist <reply> To blacklist a module, edit /etc/modprobe.d/my_blacklist.conf and add « blacklist <modulename> » to the end of that list - To explicitly load modules in a specific order, list them in /etc/initramfs-tools/modules and type « sudo update-initramfs -u » Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-08 22:10:20
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-03-29 19:19:00
Requested 866 times
biting-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Biting is excellent! It's like kissing, only there's a winner! Added by rww
Date: 2011-05-19 22:06:42
Requested 5 times
bitesize <reply> A list of bugs that are considered easy to fix and good for beginners to attempt can be found at: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bugs?field.tag=bitesize Added by Pici
Date: 2007-11-03 23:18:21
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-11-03 23:21:43
Requested 16 times
bite <reply> Please don't bite our new friend. Everyone is new to Ubuntu and IRC once and everyone makes mistakes. If they don't learn from their mistakes you can have a little nibble on them later. Added by jpds
Date: 2009-12-23 21:52:21
Requested 25 times
bitcoins-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply>ban Added by Flannel
Date: 2011-05-25 23:36:06
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-07-22 05:56:23
Requested 7 times
bitchx <reply> bitchx (also known as ircii-pana) was dropped from Debian and subsequently Ubuntu (see: http://bugs.debian.org/451373 ). Consider using irssi or weechat instead. Added by Pici
Date: 2007-10-25 18:38:04
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:39:48
Requested 110 times
biosupdate <reply> To see how to update your bios on Ubuntu visit the community collected methods here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BIOSUpdate Added by hggdh
Date: 2019-01-28 14:36:02
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-01-28 14:36:39
Requested 34 times
bionic beaver 18.04 <reply> Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) is the 28th release of Ubuntu and an !LTS release. Download at https://releases.ubuntu.com/bionic/ - Release notes at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseNotes Added by Pici
Date: 2017-10-25 03:45:45
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2022-04-22 01:27:04
Requested 194 times
bing-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> ban Added by rww
Date: 2014-03-07 05:22:34
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-01-18 01:48:12
Requested 11 times
binarydriver-#ubuntu+1 <deleted><reply> For Ati/NVidia/Matrox video cards, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VideoDriverHowto | The ATI and nVidia binary drivers may not currently be installable. Added by stdin
Date: 2008-10-03 10:02:27
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2012-04-26 17:51:59
Requested 95 times

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