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pkexec <reply> pkexec is a PolicyKit tool that allows an authorized user to run (graphical) applications as another user. To run a graphical application (e.g. gedit) which can write to the entire filesystem, use e.g. "pkexec env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY XAUTHORITY=$XAUTHORITY gedit /etc/environment" Added by knome
Date: 2015-06-25 22:56:08
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-03-31 04:02:52
Requested 31 times
acpi_osi <reply> If your system is unstable or power management does not work well and logs show ACPI issues, you can try to make the Linux kernel pretend it was Windows during boot (which can help on hardware which was only tested with Windows): http://iam.tj/prototype/enhancements/Windows-acpi_osi.html Added by hggdh
Date: 2020-01-14 00:58:00
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2020-01-14 00:58:28
Requested 31 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
citrix <reply> For help configuring the Citrix ICA Client, see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CitrixICAClientHowTo Added by ompaul
Date: 2006-07-05 13:23:41
Requested 32 times
shut up! <reply> :x Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-11-27 20:30:14
Requested 32 times
gtalk <reply> Google Talk (GTalk) is an instant messaging program from Google. Currently, Google does not have an official standalone GTalk client for Linux, but supports connections from third-party clients such as !Pidgin and !Kopete | See http://www.google.com/talk/otherclients.html for more information Added by somerville32
Date: 2007-01-09 08:44:17
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2008-11-13 04:33:22
Requested 32 times
fiesty <reply> It is spelt "FEIsty" :) Added by Mez
Date: 2007-01-27 08:11:30
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-09-21 19:19:53
Requested 32 times
ops-#ubuntu-kernel <reply> Help! lamont, zul, T-Bone, mdz, or jdub Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2007-04-02 12:16:11
Requested 32 times
redmond not relevent to my interests. Added by Seveas
Date: 2008-02-10 01:03:29
Last edited by elkbuntu
Date: 2008-05-12 17:18:00
Requested 32 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
jigdo the jigsaw downloader for building cd isos. for more information see http://www.debian.org/CD/jigdo-cd/ Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-03-30 04:16:41
Requested 33 times
backtrace <reply> To get a backtrace of a failing application please read: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Backtrace Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2007-10-12 21:38:27
Requested 33 times
hardysources <reply> In System->Admin->Software Sources, enable (main) (universe) (restricted) and (multiverse) and disable the Cdrom on the Ubuntu Software tab. On the Updates tab, enable (hardy-security) and (hardy-updates). Added by nickrud
Date: 2008-06-14 07:57:12
Last edited by Seeker`
Date: 2008-06-19 01:24:13
Requested 33 times
koffice <deleted><reply> Integrated office suite for KDE, including word processing, spreadsheet, flow charting, image manipulation. For more info see: http://koffice.kde.org. Upgraded Kubuntu !Dapper packs at http://kubuntu.org/announcements/koffice-16.php Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 15:51:44
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2009-11-08 01:12:30
Requested 34 times
bad-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Oh no, you just made me cry! :-( Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-28 21:13:48
Requested 34 times
requirements-#xubuntu xfcemem xfcespace reqs-#xubuntu <reply> The hardware requirements for Xubuntu can be found at http://xubuntu.org/getxubuntu/ Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-23 15:50:11
Last edited by knome
Date: 2012-11-30 16:34:20
Requested 34 times
enablesources chrepo <reply> Enable the standard Ubuntu repositories by going to System > Administration > Software Sources - See !repositories for detailed information Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-26 03:07:22
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-01-26 03:07:45
Requested 34 times
notes <reply> Ubuntu $curStableNum ($curStableLong) release notes can be found at https://ubottu.com/y/$curStableLower Added by Pici
Date: 2008-10-30 18:29:35
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2022-04-22 03:50:04
Requested 34 times
politics-#ubuntu-uk <reply>Please take political discussion to ##politics-uk. Thank you! Added by jpds
Date: 2009-12-28 22:01:07
Last edited by jpds
Date: 2009-12-28 22:03:13
Requested 34 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
rosetta <reply>rosetta is a Web-based system for translating open source software into any language. See https://launchpad.net/rosetta Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2006-12-01 01:05:19
Last edited by jussi01
Date: 2008-07-15 19:34:48
Requested 35 times
inappropriate <deleted><reply> The current discussion topic is inappropriate for this channel. Please stop. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-12-14 07:15:47
Last edited by knome
Date: 2014-03-19 19:37:22
Requested 35 times
hurd <reply> The GNU Hurd is the GNU project's replacement for the Unix kernel. It is not ready for production use, as there are still many bugs and missing features. http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/hurd.html Added by apokryphos
Date: 2007-01-20 16:13:01
Requested 35 times
ops-#ubuntu-meeting <reply> Help! Seveas, Hobbsee, LjL, ompaulafk, Keybuk, mdz, sabdfl, janimo, ogra, mdke, dholbach, or jono Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2007-04-02 12:12:49
Requested 35 times
myself-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> I know all there is to know about myself, and more. What about you? Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-23 15:54:40
Requested 35 times
bd bn <reply>Bangla te Ubuntu bishoyok alochonar jonno #ubuntu-bd te ashun. Dhonnobad! Added by Myrtti
Date: 2009-04-07 12:53:32
Requested 35 times
ubuntutweak <reply> Ubuntu Tweak is a tool that automates some things; however, it is potentially dangerous, and an informal review of its code is pending. Most of the things it does can be done by the use of other tools. Please don't ask for or provide support for it in Ubuntu support channels. Added by IdleOne
Date: 2011-04-19 20:41:02
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2012-03-09 22:37:31
Requested 35 times
juju <reply>Juju is a open source devops platform created to allow rapid deployment of applications in the cloud. More info at https://juju.ubuntu.com/ Added by bkerensa
Date: 2012-08-17 20:05:46
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-08-02 20:22:24
Requested 35 times
enablementstack <reply> The Ubuntu LTS enablement stacks provide newer kernel and X support for existing LTS releases. see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack Added by k1l
Date: 2015-02-08 13:52:20
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2015-02-08 13:58:37
Requested 35 times
dvorak a keyboard layout that aims to be more comfortable and efficient alternative to the standard "QWERTY" pattern. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvorak_Simplified_Keyboard Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 17:39:47
Requested 36 times
j-_ <deleted><reply> j-_ is as j-_ does ;-) Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-11-23 20:45:47
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-19 23:44:09
Requested 36 times
mua <reply> A Mail User Agent (MUA) is the application you use to read email messages. Examples include Evolution, !Thunderbird and mutt. MUA's are required to read mail on your system and could be compared to the mail functions of Microsoft Outlook. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 15:57:21
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2008-05-29 16:10:12
Requested 36 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
ops-#lubuntu <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - bioterror, genii, hyperair, IAmNotThatGuy, jared, krytarik, Myrtti, stlsaint, Unit193, wxl. Added by nhandler
Date: 2010-09-22 21:43:56
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2016-10-09 17:08:35
Requested 36 times
notunity-#ubuntu+1 <deleted><reply> Ubuntu Oneiric uses GNOME 3 with the !Unity shell by default. To use GNOME Shell on Oneiric, install the "gnome-shell" package and investigate "gnome-tweak-tool". For GNOME Fallback mode, which is similar to GNOME 2, install "gnome-panel". Both packages will place a new entry in the Sessions dropdown on the login window. Added by rww
Date: 2011-09-11 16:18:01
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-10-13 14:09:24
Requested 36 times
isitout-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Yes, and sit out you shall. Added by Flannel
Date: 2014-04-17 08:21:53
Requested 36 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
popcon <reply> The Ubuntu Popularity Contest project is an attempt to map the usage of Ubuntu packages. To participate, install the package "popularity-contest", and see http://popcon.ubuntu.com/ and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LucasNussbaum/PopconDraft Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-10-25 14:03:31
Last edited by Jucato
Date: 2008-04-24 08:08:52
Requested 37 times
ta-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> The Arabic letter ت signifies a soft T, and is used as a smiley by yipe and almost no one else. Added by LjL
Date: 2006-10-26 03:06:28
Requested 37 times
ripping-#kubuntu rip-#kubuntu <reply> To rip an Audio CD in KDE, Choose "Open Audio CD in Dolphin" from the Device Notifier (or enter the address audiocd:/), then just copy + paste the tracks in the format you want. You can configure the settings from System Settings -> (Advanced tab) Audio Cds Added by Mez
Date: 2007-01-22 15:20:46
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-10-30 01:45:19
Requested 37 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
rms-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Richard Matthew Stallman, founder of the GNU project. See !GNU and also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Stallman Added by LjL
Date: 2008-11-16 22:52:36
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-11-03 22:46:54
Requested 37 times
si <reply>Kanal za podporo slovenskim uporabnikom Ubuntuja je #ubuntu-si. Če potrebujete pomoč v Slovenskem jeziku, prosimo da se nam pridružite in probali vam bomo pomagati. Slovenian language support channel is #ubuntu-si Added by mneptok
Date: 2009-10-23 20:01:07
Requested 37 times
keyserver <reply> The ubuntu key server is to be found at http://keyserver.ubuntu.com:11371. If this one is unresponsive you can use most other gpg key servers as well - for instance http://pgp.mit.edu/ Added by jrib
Date: 2009-10-31 21:18:56
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2009-11-01 08:14:25
Requested 37 times
shellshock <reply> Ubuntu has released security updates for both recent bash vulnerabilities for all currently-supported versions of Ubuntu. Use your preferred package manager to apply all pending updates. See http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2362-1/ , http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2363-1/ , and http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2363-2/ for more information. Added by knome
Date: 2014-09-25 20:17:17
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-09-26 15:51:28
Requested 37 times
chrome-repo google-repo <reply> Google recently deprecated 32-bit Chrome, which causes errors on 64-bit multiarch Ubuntu systems. To fix this, run: sudo sed -i 's/deb http/deb [arch=amd64] http/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list /opt/google/chrome/cron/google-chrome Added by k1l
Date: 2016-03-10 16:24:36
Last edited by ezri
Date: 2016-03-11 22:56:57
Requested 37 times
fridge <reply> The Fridge is the Ubuntu's Community News website, and can be found at http://fridge.ubuntu.com Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:02:27
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2007-10-11 14:21:08
Requested 38 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
oldworld <reply> For installation on Old World PowerMacs see this URL https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/OldWorldMacs Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-13 19:37:16
Requested 38 times
newsgroups newsgroup <reply> There are Ubuntu newsgroups via NNTP at news.gmane.org Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-10-11 21:04:30
Requested 38 times

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