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empathy the default instant messaging and video client for GNOME. Since Karmic, it has been the default client in Ubuntu, replacing !pidgin Added by elky
Date: 2009-09-12 08:23:43
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:45:54
Requested 137 times
plf <deleted><reply> The Penguin Liberation Front is dedicated to distributing software that cannot be included in Linux distributions for various reasons - See http://plf.zarb.org/ (not yet fully functioning) - See also !Medibuntu and !Seveas Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:36:50
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2011-05-26 16:58:10
Requested 138 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 138 times
rs serbian <reply> Molimo udjite u #ubuntu-rs za pomoc u vezi sa Ubuntuom na srpskom jeziku. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-11 17:31:16
Requested 138 times
burniso <reply> To burn an ISO image of a CD in Linux, Mac OS or Windows, read the howto at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto Added by thoreauputic
Date: 2006-06-22 14:17:16
Requested 139 times
#kubuntu #kubuntu-offtopic the official Kubuntu support channel, for all Kubuntu-related questions. Please use #kubuntu-offtopic for general chatter. Thanks! Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:53:12
Requested 140 times
selinux <reply> SELinux is available on Ubuntu, but not officially supported. Ubuntu uses another security framework by default, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AppArmor Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-06 00:07:16
Requested 140 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 140 times
scim <reply> Chinese, Japanese, Korean Language input. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SCIM Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 18:25:49
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:44:38
Requested 142 times
punctuation <deleted><reply> Punctuation is good, but its overuse hurts readability. Please refrain from adding many ?'s or !'s to the end of your sentences. See also !enter Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 18:35:00
Last edited by knome
Date: 2014-03-19 19:54:39
Requested 142 times
resolvconf resolv.conf <reply>resolvconf is a set of scripts that's used to manage /etc/resolv.conf in 12.04 and later, for more information please see: http://www.stgraber.org/2012/02/24/dns-in-ubuntu-12-04/ and https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/network-configuration.html#name-resolution Added by tsimpson
Date: 2012-05-08 13:27:02
Last edited by knome
Date: 2015-07-27 16:44:50
Requested 142 times
proaudio <reply> For information on professional audio tools in Ubuntu, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuStudio/ProAudioIntro Added by knome
Date: 2013-02-26 18:58:19
Last edited by knome
Date: 2013-02-26 19:09:00
Requested 142 times
ubuntucore snappy <reply> Ubuntu Core is a version of Ubuntu with transactional updates completely built from snap packages (also see !snap). For discussion and support, please visit #snappy and see https://ubuntu.com/core Added by rww
Date: 2014-12-09 21:35:30
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2021-10-02 20:15:04
Requested 142 times
alternatives <reply> To change the default applications system-wide, use 'sudo update-alternatives --all' in a terminal. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 10:49:11
Requested 143 times
ignore <reply> If you really don't wish to see the messages from a particular person on IRC, you can use /ignore nickname Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:36:26
Requested 144 times
neon project-neon <reply> KDE Neon ( http://neon.kde.org/ ) is a KDE project to package the latest stable and development versions of KDE software on top of an Ubuntu base. As it is not an official Ubuntu or Kubuntu project, please use #kde-neon for discussion and support. Added by stdin
Date: 2008-09-19 19:00:47
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-04-02 00:24:58
Requested 144 times
tex latex a language for describing a document, commonly used especially for scientific publishing. Information and instructions for installing TeX and other related packages can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LaTeX Added by LjL
Date: 2007-05-12 00:23:42
Requested 147 times
rt realtime <reply> The RT kernel is the Linux kernel with special realtime patches applied. It is not available in Ubuntu. See also !lowlatency and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuStudio/RealTimeKernel Added by Tm_T
Date: 2007-12-18 11:26:52
Last edited by dax
Date: 2020-02-26 16:33:48
Requested 147 times
irccouncil ircc irc-council <reply> The Ubuntu IRC Council is the team governance council for the the Ubuntu IRC channels on the Libera network. For serious inquiries, please join #ubuntu-irc-council or email irc-council@lists.ubuntu.com - See also https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/IrcCouncil Added by Pici
Date: 2008-01-31 19:36:19
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:39
Requested 147 times
chromium <reply>You can get testing builds for Chromium at https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/ppa Added by Amaranth
Date: 2009-09-22 18:00:34
Requested 147 times
cinelerra <deleted><reply> Cinelerra is a video editor and compositor that cannot be included in Ubuntu for legal reasons. Install instructions can be found on http://cvs.cinelerra.org/getting_cinelerra.php#ubuntu Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:27:22
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:35:12
Requested 148 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
sshd <reply> SSH is the Secure SHell protocol, sshd is the server (or daemon) of SSH. For setting up the SSH server, please see: https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/openssh-server.html . Advanced SSH uses: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSH/OpenSSH/Advanced . For SSH client information, see !ssh . Related: !scp (Secure CoPy) Added by Pici
Date: 2008-09-30 18:26:26
Last edited by knome
Date: 2015-07-27 16:44:18
Requested 149 times
openbox a lightweight window manager. For instructions and more information see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Openbox Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-07-20 01:50:38
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:33:22
Requested 151 times
apt-file a program that can tell you which package(s) contain(s) a given filename. To install it and generate the database it needs, run "sudo apt-get install apt-file && sudo apt-file update" Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:52:18
Requested 151 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 152 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
netflix <reply> If you use Netflix, there is an unofficial solution for using it in Ubuntu detailed in http://www.compholio.com/netflix-desktop/ - bug reports in https://bugs.launchpad.net/netflix-desktop Added by Tm_T
Date: 2012-11-19 12:48:52
Last edited by Tm_T
Date: 2012-12-20 10:45:22
Requested 152 times
artful aardvark 17.10 <reply> Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) was the 27th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 19th, 2018. See !eol and https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2018-July/004483.html Added by Pici
Date: 2017-04-20 18:18:35
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2018-08-22 13:14:19
Requested 152 times
pici <deleted>stuck in a factoid factory! Send help! Added by Pici
Date: 2007-10-17 17:36:26
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2014-07-22 13:04:22
Requested 153 times
quietirc <deleted><reply> To ignore joins/parts/quits in your favorite IRC client, see http://wiki.xkcd.com/irc/Hide_join_part_messages Added by Pici
Date: 2013-11-19 16:18:33
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-10-28 14:57:12
Requested 153 times
paste-#ubuntu-uk <reply> Pastebin is a service to post large texts so you don't flood the channel. The Ubuntu pastebin is at http://pastebin.ubuntu-uk.org (make sure you give us the URL for your paste - see also the #ubuntu channel topic) Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-05-10 17:47:14
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2007-05-10 17:48:29
Requested 155 times
nouveau an open-source nvidia driver included by default since Ubuntu 10.04. Currently, 3D rendering is only partially supported. More information can be found at http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/ | See !nvidia for the closed-source Nvidia driver. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-08-09 09:03:42
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-05-23 22:49:26
Requested 155 times
pbuilder pbuilder howto a system to easily build packages in a clean chroot environment. To get started with PBuilder, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PbuilderHowto Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-18 15:48:29
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:39:28
Requested 157 times
hal open the pod bay doors-#ubuntu-offtopic in the process of being deprecated. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Halsectomy and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardware_abstraction_layer for more info. Added by Tm_T
Date: 2008-03-01 19:27:34
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:44:22
Requested 158 times
truecrypt <reply> Truecrypt is a free open-source on-the-fly disk encryption software. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/TruecryptHiddenVolume Added by Pici
Date: 2008-02-07 20:31:14
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2010-04-17 23:57:46
Requested 159 times
hoary hoary hedgehog hedgehog <reply> Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog) was the second release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: October 31, 2006. See !eol for more details. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:16:35
Last edited by Amaranth
Date: 2007-07-31 14:18:37
Requested 160 times
amd ati fglrx amdgpu <reply> On Ubuntu, AMD's official Linux graphics driver "amdgpu" is automatically loaded for matching hardware. Very old cards use driver "radeon" (r300, r600) instead. See the !man pages for X options, "modinfo -p <graphics-driver>" for kernel parameters. Both drivers are open source and integrate with MESA and !DRI. Drivers "amdgpu-pro", "fglrx" and "ati" are not supported here. Added by knome
Date: 2015-08-03 19:17:31
Last edited by tomreyn
Date: 2022-06-17 18:21:56
Requested 160 times
b an IRC channel mode that you don't want on your hostmask. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-18 21:26:05
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-07-15 13:13:01
Requested 161 times
plymouth <reply> Plymouth is an application that runs very early in the boot process (even before the root filesystem is mounted!) that provides a graphical boot animation while the boot process happens in the background. To change your Plymouth theme use « sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth && sudo update-initramfs -u » Added by Pici
Date: 2010-12-02 14:07:39
Last edited by Jordan_U
Date: 2013-04-29 00:05:35
Requested 161 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
fluxbuntu <deleted><reply>fluxbuntu is a LPAE-standard compliant, Ubuntu-based derivative that maintains the goal of running on a wide range of mobile devices and computers (low-end & high-end). It is lightweight, swift and efficient. | Support Channel: #fluxbuntu on freenode | Homepage: http://fluxbuntu.org/ Added by imbrandon
Date: 2006-07-03 05:49:16
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:23:17
Requested 163 times
pi-#ubuntu-offtopic either 3 for small values of pi, 4 for large values of pi or 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510 and then some Added by Pici
Date: 2007-12-28 20:13:08
Last edited by Seveas
Date: 2008-02-03 19:42:08
Requested 163 times
usn <reply> Please see https://usn.ubuntu.com/ for information about recent Ubuntu security updates. Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-06-26 23:19:27
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2018-05-07 18:31:40
Requested 165 times
moo-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> There are no easter eggs in this bot. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-02-01 20:03:32
Requested 165 times
support-#ubuntu+1 offtopic-#ubuntu+1 <reply> #ubuntu+1 handles support for the development version of Ubuntu. Please join #ubuntu for all other Ubuntu support. Chat in #ubuntu-offtopic. Added by Pici
Date: 2009-05-05 18:55:10
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-05-05 18:55:17
Requested 165 times
errors <reply> If you have problems or errors, you will need to describe/paste them. Please use the !pastebin for errors that cannot be quoted in a single IRC message Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-14 19:48:01
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-11-06 23:30:21
Requested 167 times
kompozer a WYSIWYG HTML editor for easily creating web pages, and the continuation of the dead Nvu project. It is available in !Universe on !Gutsy and later releases. Note that there is a GTK incompatibility in !Intrepid and !Jaunty, so users of those releases should use the !PPA at https://launchpad.net/~giuseppe-iuculano/+archive/ppa instead. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-04-23 01:47:58
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Date: 2009-10-24 19:23:53
Requested 169 times
smack* <reply> Ouch, that hurt! Added by Amaranth
Date: 2007-08-10 23:04:10
Last edited by Amaranth
Date: 2007-08-10 23:04:46
Requested 169 times
drink-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Remember folks; don't drink and IRC! Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-28 03:07:33
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-03-20 01:24:08
Requested 169 times

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