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vanilla-#ubuntustudio <reply> To install Ubuntu Studio on top of a vanilla Ubuntu install, read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuStudio/Installation Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-10-16 23:12:20
Requested 266 times
nothing broken <reply> Saying "It says nothing", "It does nothing" is generally not very useful for troubleshooting. Please be as specific as possible: if you see a black screen, say so, if you see a shell prompt, say so, if you see an !error message, say so - Also, most !CLI commands don't print anything when they succeed, but only when they fail. Added by LjL
Date: 2006-09-28 17:58:44
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-02-12 01:23:56
Requested 267 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
serverguide guide <reply> The Ubuntu server guide may be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/ Added by jpds
Date: 2008-07-20 19:30:54
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:54:04
Requested 275 times
hashes <reply> See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes for the md5sums of all downloadable Ubuntu releases Added by Pici
Date: 2010-04-30 15:31:19
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-18 19:50:11
Requested 276 times
headers kernel source <reply> To install the Linux (kernel) headers, open a terminal and: sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) To install headers for libraries, you need the accompanying -dev packages Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:42:46
Requested 277 times
ubuntuone ubuntu-one <reply> The Ubuntu One file and music service is being discontinued. The service will be unavailable starting 1 June 2014, and content available until 31 July, 2014. For more, see #ubuntuone Added by tsimpson
Date: 2009-11-18 09:21:56
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2014-04-02 13:17:46
Requested 280 times
offtopic-#xubuntu offtopic-#xubuntu-devel xubuntu-channels ot-#xubuntu channels-#xubuntu channels-#xubuntu-devel channels-#xubuntu-offtopic <reply> #xubuntu is the Xubuntu support channel, #xubuntu-devel for discussion regarding development of Xubuntu, and #xubuntu-offtopic is for random chatter. Welcome! Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-09 21:58:10
Requested 282 times
emerald an obsolete window decorator for compiz. It's unsupported and unmaintained, making issues with it very hard to diagnose and fix. There are no known, supported alternatives. Added by Myrtti
Date: 2009-05-19 12:46:47
Requested 283 times
elementary <reply> elementary OS is an Ubuntu derivative that is supported in their own IRC channel #elementary on irc.freenode.net - See https://elementary.io/ for more information on this distribution. Added by genii
Date: 2013-11-17 07:10:48
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:33
Requested 283 times
ir farsi <reply> #ubuntu-ir baraye Farsi zabanan mibashad ke channele rasmie goroohe Iran-ie ubuntu ast. #ubuntu-ir برای فارسی زبانان می‌باشد که کانال رسمی گروه ایرانی اوبونتو است. Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-04-25 12:05:43
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2008-03-14 22:13:26
Requested 287 times
k3b a feature-rich and user-friendly burning application for KDE (and, as all KDE applications, works fine on GNOME). For a guide, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/K3BHowto Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 20:53:04
Requested 289 times
lies <reply> Mostly just statistics and factoids, but also windicators! Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-07 15:24:59
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-06-16 05:04:01
Requested 289 times
google earth <deleted><reply> Google Earth is now available, for free (only as in price), for Linux, too. To download it see http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html - A package for Ubuntu is available in the !Medibuntu repository Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:38:45
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:38:20
Requested 292 times
hacker hacking <reply> A hacker is a person who delights in having an intimate understanding of the internal workings of a system, computers and computer networks in particular, as defined by Request for Comments (RFC) 1392 - i.e. a good programmer -- crackers on the other hand break systems, see also !piracy Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-21 20:34:28
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2009-04-12 12:16:51
Requested 292 times
security <reply> Security Updates are dealt with here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Security - See also !root, !firewall, !server, and !usn Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-31 19:20:20
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-02-16 22:21:16
Requested 295 times
utopic unicorn <reply> Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) was the 21st release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 23rd, 2015. See !eol, !upgrade and https://ubottu.com/y/utopic Added by Pici
Date: 2014-04-23 17:33:20
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 07:03:08
Requested 296 times
nbr unbr une <reply> Starting with Ubuntu 11.04, the Ubuntu Netbook Edition is no longer being offered as a separate install as Unity is now standard for all Ubuntu desktop installs. Added by Mez
Date: 2009-08-25 22:19:54
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-04-28 20:07:11
Requested 301 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
arm <reply> ARM is a specific (RISC) processor architecture used in a variety of applications such as handhelds and networkdevices. For more information see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM . For ARM specific support, stop by the #ubuntu-arm channel. Added by jussi
Date: 2011-01-29 13:25:50
Last edited by topyli
Date: 2011-01-29 13:52:47
Requested 303 times
tvout tv out tv-out <reply> For help with enabling the TV-Out, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NvidiaTVOutNewbieEdition (Nvidia cards) or http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Tvout (ATI cards, *untested*) Added by LjL
Date: 2006-10-11 01:28:09
Requested 304 times
awn <deleted><reply> Avant Window Navigator is a dock-like navigation bar for the Linux desktop that positions itself at the bottom of the screen. Homepage http://wiki.awn-project.org/ - Awn-Manager can be found in Universe from Hardy (8.04) onwards. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2008-04-09 14:41:16
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-04-11 20:00:55
Requested 304 times
love-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Love is like racing across the frozen tundra on a snowmobile which flips over, trapping you underneath. At night, the ice-weasels come. Added by Pici
Date: 2009-12-11 17:47:38
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-01-06 20:41:00
Requested 305 times
faq <reply> A list of common questions and answers about Ubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CommonQuestions - Official documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-30 13:36:44
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:56:24
Requested 308 times
kvm the preferred virtualization approach in Ubuntu. For more information see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KVM Added by Myrtti
Date: 2008-07-07 22:33:19
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2008-07-07 22:33:36
Requested 309 times
xampp <reply> We do not support XAMPP installs here. Please use the LAMP stack that is in our repositories; see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ApacheMySQLPHP for more information. Added by Pici
Date: 2009-02-20 15:54:40
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-05-29 21:38:36
Requested 309 times
stages <reply> The Ubuntu Kernel gets updated in stages. If you have the updated kernel, but do not have the corresponding restricted modules, you may be leaving yourself with no X when you reboot. If you have compiled binary versions of your video driver, eg from the nVidia site, you will need to recompile them for the new kernel. This is normal, and not a bug. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-10-06 16:47:05
Last edited by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-10-06 16:48:34
Requested 310 times
vivid vervet 15.04 <reply> Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) was the 22nd release of Ubuntu. Support ended on February 4, 2016. See !eol and https://ubottu.com/y/vivid Added by Pici
Date: 2014-10-20 13:41:09
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-01-21 23:50:55
Requested 310 times
eeepc eee <reply> Information about installing Ubuntu on an Asus EeePC can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EeePC . The Ubuntu EeePC Channel is #ubuntu-eeepc , main EeePC discussion in #eeepc Added by LjL
Date: 2008-04-09 18:56:42
Last edited by genii
Date: 2009-10-27 16:34:19
Requested 312 times
ghost ircghost <reply> If you own an IRC nick that is currently being used, you can make it change nicks by typing: «/msg NickServ release <nick> <password>» - If you have a dead (ghost) connection, you can make it quit by typing: «/msg nickserv ghost <nick> <password>» - Further help in #libera Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:42:30
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:31
Requested 314 times
revu <reply> REVU is a web-based tool to give people who have worked on Ubuntu-specific packages a chance to "put their packages out there" for other people to look at and comment on in a structured manner. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/Packages/REVU Please consider maintaining new packages in Debian rather than Ubuntu, they can be easily synced across. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-13 20:29:21
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-06-08 14:58:20
Requested 314 times
sbackup a tool to create complete and/or incremental backups (which can be scheduled to be automatic, and can be done over a network). It is available in !Universe Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-13 19:57:48
Requested 316 times
fi <reply> Tämä kanava on tarkoitettu vain englanninkieliselle keskustelulle. Jos haluat suomenkielistä apua (K)ubuntun ongelmiin, liity kanavalle #ubuntu-fi / #kubuntu-fi :-) Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:05:04
Last edited by m4v
Date: 2011-01-19 13:22:40
Requested 318 times
ops-#ubuntuforums <reply>Help!! bodhizazen jacob jdong cariboo907 ibuclaw Silver-Fox- Iowan howefield CharlesA overdrank forestpiskie Arificial_Intel nothingspecial nlsthzn oldos2er quackers wildmanne39 or matt_symes Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-08-21 18:53:33
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2012-07-26 07:00:11
Requested 319 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
python a popular Object Oriented scripting language included in Ubuntu. For more on Python please see http://www.python.org/ or #python Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2008-07-16 13:09:53
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-10-05 11:55:43
Requested 328 times
postfix the default !MTA and !MDA on Ubuntu. For help, read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Postfix and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PostfixBasicSetupHowto - See also !MailServer Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:33:44
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:29:03
Requested 329 times
antivirus <reply> An "antivirus" is primarily a concept from the Windows ecosystem and usually a program like that is not needed on Linux because the threat model is different. Malware on Linux does exist, however. Google up "rkhunter" and "linux intrusion detection systems". Also look up !clamav Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 23:18:11
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-03-22 21:20:33
Requested 330 times
aiglx <reply> AIGLX is a project that aims to enable GL-accelerated effects on a standard desktop. Supported cards: Nvidia: GeForce3 or newer; ATI: Radeon 7000 through X800; Intel: i810 or newer. Howto: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompositeManager For older Nvidia or newer ATI cards see !xgl Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-08-24 00:17:52
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-13 23:27:51
Requested 330 times
itunes not available on Linux, but there are many audio player alternatives (see !players). For Daap clients (sharing music with other iTunes clients on the network), install banshee Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:42:50
Requested 333 times
locoteams locoteam <reply> Information on Ubuntu Local Community Teams is at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeams Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-07-02 12:55:21
Requested 333 times
fail-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Shaka, when the walls fell. Added by LjL
Date: 2008-11-29 22:06:12
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2016-05-02 18:46:59
Requested 333 times
repeat-#kubuntu <reply> Don't feel ignored and repeat your question quickly; if nobody knows your answer, nobody will answer you. You can search https://help.ubuntu.com/ http://www.ubuntuforums.org/ or http://www.kubuntuforums.net/ while you wait. Added by Jucato
Date: 2007-09-10 10:28:44
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-01-17 11:00:12
Requested 336 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
idle-#ubuntu-ops <reply> Please keep in mind that this channel is for operator/abuse questions only; we ask you to part when you have no further business here in order to keep track of users with pending inquiries. Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-09 02:56:57
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2009-01-31 08:15:17
Requested 337 times
mail lists mailinglists ml <reply>Mail is another medium to communicate. Ubuntu mailing lists can be found at http://lists.ubuntu.com Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:31:43
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2009-09-18 09:29:11
Requested 338 times
midi <reply> Trouble playing MIDI files? Look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MidiSoftwareSynthesisHowTo Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:49:56
Requested 338 times
scp winscp a secure way of copying files across networks using !SSH. Usage: scp filename user@host:filename - WinSCP is a client for Windows, available at http://winscp.net/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:35:53
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:40:56
Requested 341 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
generic smp <reply> Background to the decision to replace -686, k7 and -smp kernels with -generic can be found here https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2006-August/019983.html (the -386 kernel is still available if needed) Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-11-13 02:36:49
Requested 343 times

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