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ftp ftp clients ftp client <reply> FTP clients: Nautilus (Places -> Connect to server), gFTP, FileZilla (for !GNOME); Konqueror, Kasablanca, KFTPGrabber (for !KDE); FireFTP (for Firefox); ftp, lftp (for !cli) - See also !FTPd Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-07-24 06:50:53
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2009-04-11 01:58:22
Requested 1051 times
dualhead dual-head dual head dualmonitor dual monitors <reply> Information about dual-head on linux can be found on http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/DualHead - See also !Xinerama Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-12-01 23:30:58
Requested 1051 times
undelete recover <reply> Some tools to recover lost data are listed and explained at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DataRecovery Added by LjL-Temp
Date: 2008-03-22 21:58:27
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-30 19:05:35
Requested 1053 times
proxy <deleted><reply> Several Ubuntu channels prohibit access from open proxies and other anonymous connections due to a high level of abuse. The supported ways to hide your IP address on freenode are to use !Tor or get a !cloak Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-02-19 22:15:51
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2014-08-07 13:01:46
Requested 1069 times
support <reply>The official ubuntu support channel is #ubuntu. Also see http://ubuntu.com/support and http://ubuntuforums.org and http://askubuntu.com Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 00:13:34
Last edited by elky
Date: 2011-01-20 10:17:22
Requested 1074 times
puregnome pureubuntu <reply> If you want to remove all !Kubuntu packages or !Xubuntu packages and have a default !Ubuntu system, follow the instructions here: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/pureubuntu Added by PriceChild
Date: 2008-02-23 01:00:54
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-11-11 13:34:51
Requested 1078 times
torrents <reply> $curStable can be torrented from http://torrent.ubuntu.com/simple/$curStableLower/desktop/ubuntu-$curStableNum-desktop-amd64.iso.torrent or http://torrent.ubuntu.com/simple/$curStableLower/live-server/ubuntu-$curStableNum-live-server-amd64.iso.torrent depending on your needs. Other flavors can be found at http://torrent.ubuntu.com:6969 Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-10-26 13:27:56
Last edited by dax
Date: 2020-04-23 18:16:52
Requested 1087 times
chroot debchroot <reply> A chroot is used to make programs believe that the directory they are running in is really the root directory. It can be used to stop programs accessing files outside of that directory, or for compiling 32bit applications in a 64bit environment - see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BasicChroot Added by ompaul
Date: 2006-08-11 17:28:50
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-06-15 17:12:19
Requested 1090 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
packages <reply> You can browse and search for Ubuntu packages using !Synaptic, !KPackageKit, !Muon, "apt-cache search <keywords or regex>", or online at https://packages.ubuntu.com - Ubuntu has about 30000 packages available, so please *search* for an official package before installing things in awkward ways! Added by LjL
Date: 2006-07-12 18:15:53
Last edited by knome
Date: 2019-04-03 06:34:33
Requested 1121 times
relationship debian <reply> Ubuntu and Debian are closely related. Ubuntu builds on the foundations of Debian architecture and infrastructure, with a different community and release process. See https://www.ubuntu.com/about/about-ubuntu/ubuntu-and-debian - !Repositories meant for Debian should NOT be used on Ubuntu! Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-12-16 15:04:50
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-11-21 19:32:02
Requested 1125 times
fuse captive <reply> FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) is a !kernel driver that allows non-root users to create their own filesystems. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_in_Userspace for more on FUSE. Some examples of filesystems that use FUSE are !ntfs-3g, sshfs and isofs. A full list of Filesystems that use FUSE is here: http://fuse.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/FileSystems Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:48:16
Last edited by Amaranth
Date: 2007-08-07 14:36:30
Requested 1130 times
sound-#kubuntu <reply> If you're having problems with sound see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Sound - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshooting - For playing audio files, see !Players and !MP3 Added by Hawkwind
Date: 2006-09-14 19:14:50
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2009-11-21 20:21:54
Requested 1145 times
pinning pin an advanced feature that APT can use to prefer particular packages over others. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PinningHowto Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 15:57:41
Requested 1156 times
pidgin gaim <reply> The Instant Messenger client Pidgin (formerly Gaim) (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Pidgin) supports MSN, XMPP (Jabber, GTalk and variants), AIM, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, ICQ, YIM, IRC and others. See also !Kopete Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-04-08 08:06:32
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:53:50
Requested 1158 times
resetpanels resetpanel panels <reply> To reset the GNOME panel to defaults, type this in a !terminal: « gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel && killall gnome-panel » Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-27 02:26:16
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-03-28 01:44:51
Requested 1159 times
swap used to move unused programs and data out of main memory to make your system faster. It can also be used as extra memory if you don't have enough. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq for more info Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 18:02:26
Requested 1160 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 1162 times
purge-ppa <reply>To disable a PPA from your sources and revert your packages back to default Ubuntu packages, install ppa-purge and use the command: « sudo ppa-purge ppa:<repository-name>/<subdirectory> » – For more information, see http://www.webupd8.org/2009/12/remove-ppa-repositories-via-command.html Added by Tm_T
Date: 2011-06-14 07:13:09
Last edited by Tm_T
Date: 2011-06-14 07:19:19
Requested 1192 times
nfs the network file system. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SettingUpNFSHowTo for information on installing and configuring NFS. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:41:51
Requested 1193 times
editors editor vim emacs nano kate gedit vi ed <reply> Text Editors: gedit (GNOME), Kate (KDE), mousepad (Xfce4) - Terminal-based: nano, vi/vim, emacs, ed - For HTML/CSS editors, see !html - For programming editors and IDE, see !code Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 17:49:42
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-07-07 04:38:32
Requested 1200 times
hostname <reply>Use hostname <somehostname> to set the hostname, or to do it permanently: edit /etc/hosts to include BOTH the old and new hostname and then change /etc/hostname to the new one. WARNING! Make sure that your current hostname and /etc/hosts match, otherwise sudo may not work properly. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:52:04
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-01-24 05:15:07
Requested 1206 times
screenshot imagebin screenshots <reply> Screenshots can be made with the [PrtScr] button. Want to show us a screenshot of your problem? Upload an image to http://imgur.com/ and link the created page here. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 18:00:09
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-08-30 22:34:06
Requested 1209 times
kubuntu <reply> Kubuntu is the Ubuntu flavour using KDE Software and the KDE Plasma Workspaces. See https://kubuntu.org for more information - For support join #kubuntu - See also !kde Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-08-02 23:45:20
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-22 21:35:42
Requested 1210 times
usplash splashy <reply> To select the usplash artwork you want, use "sudo update-alternatives --config usplash-artwork.so && sudo update-initramfs -u" - See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/USplashCustomizationHowto for adding your custom artwork Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 20:36:28
Requested 1219 times
synaptic <reply> Synaptic is a graphical utility which can install and remove software packages (.deb). For a good howto see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticHowto Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 15:41:59
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-02-15 19:57:12
Requested 1226 times
pastebinit <reply> pastebinit is the command-line equivalent of !pastebin - Command output, or other text can be redirected to pastebinit, which then reports an URL containing the output - To use pastebinit, install the « pastebinit » package from a package manager - Simple usage: command | pastebinit Added by genii
Date: 2009-06-01 23:40:16
Last edited by genii
Date: 2017-05-30 21:35:12
Requested 1269 times
edgy edgy eft edgyeft 6.10 <reply>Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) was the fifth release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 25th, 2008. See !eol for more details. Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-07-10 01:01:55
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-09-22 15:18:55
Requested 1285 times
phone nexus7 tablet touch phablet ubuntu-touch ubports <reply> Information about the mobile port of the Ubuntu platform (formely Ubuntu Touch) for Phone and Tablet is available here: https://ubports.com/. Support and discussion in #ubports Added by IdleOne
Date: 2013-01-02 19:42:52
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-01-08 20:15:12
Requested 1309 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 1310 times
gnome <reply> GNOME was the default desktop environment on Ubuntu up to 10.10. To install the GNOME Shell, type [ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ] in a !terminal. For the GNOME-based !flavor of Ubuntu, see !ubuntu-gnome Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 17:02:05
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-12-24 02:04:30
Requested 1319 times
software <reply> A general introduction to the ways software can be installed, removed and managed in Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoftwareManagement - See also !Packages, !Equivalents Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:20:32
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-03-07 01:15:42
Requested 1320 times
final beta already <reply> If you install a development version of Ubuntu $curDevel and keep up with package updates, then you will be upgraded to the official release of $curDevelNum when it comes out. To make sure, type « sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade » in a terminal. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-04-19 18:02:54
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2016-02-26 22:24:21
Requested 1329 times
burners burn burner burning cdrw <reply> CD/DVD burning software: k3b (KDE), brasero (GNOME), gnomebaker, xcdroast, wodim (command-line) | To burn ISO files, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:35:32
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-04-23 23:42:28
Requested 1340 times
torrent bittorent bittorrent <reply> Some torrent clients: Transmission (GTK and terminal-based), Deluge-Torrent, Freeloader, BitStormLite, BitTornado-GUI (GTK), KTorrent (KDE), QTorrent (Qt), Azureus/Vuse (Java), !Frostwire (Java), TorrentFlux (web-based), bittornado, rTorrent, cTorrent, bittorrent, aria2 (terminal-based) - FAQ: http://www.bittorrent.com/help/faq - See also !P2P Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 17:03:09
Last edited by oCean
Date: 2012-01-14 16:17:16
Requested 1352 times
firefox ff the default web browser on Ubuntu. To install the latest version, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxNewVersion | To install plugins: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxPlugins Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:48:13
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-06-13 03:12:27
Requested 1360 times
ics inetsharing <reply> If you want to share the internet connection of your Ubuntu machine with other machines in the network see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Internet/ConnectionSharing Added by Pici
Date: 2008-04-02 19:03:38
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-05-06 11:22:25
Requested 1369 times
worksforme wfm w4m <reply> Common Sense: Just because you can, does not mean you should (and especially recommend to others). Think before you do. "Works for me" does not mean it is ok. The latest version of everything is not always useful if you aim for stability. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:54:02
Last edited by rww
Date: 2015-09-14 19:38:58
Requested 1405 times
uuid blkid <reply> To see a list of your devices/partitions and their corresponding UUID's, run this command in a !shell: « sudo blkid » (see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LibAtaForAtaDisks for the rationale behind the transition to UUID) Added by Jucato
Date: 2006-10-30 12:22:39
Last edited by Amaranth
Date: 2007-09-06 10:56:31
Requested 1427 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 1429 times
latest newest <reply> Packages in Ubuntu may not be the latest. Ubuntu aims for stability, so "latest" may not be a good idea. Post-release updates are only considered if they are fixes for security vulnerabilities, high impact bug fixes, or unintrusive bug fixes with substantial benefit. See also !backports, !sru, and !ppa. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:43:19
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-03-22 05:25:44
Requested 1445 times
please <deleted><reply> Avoid following your questions with a trail of "Please, help me", "Can nobody help me?", "I really need this!", and so on. This just contributes to making the channel unreadable. If you are not answered, ask again later; but see also !repeat and !attitude Added by LjL
Date: 2007-04-24 03:08:34
Last edited by AlanBell
Date: 2014-03-19 19:48:28
Requested 1462 times
offtopic-#kubuntu <reply> #kubuntu is the official Kubuntu support channel, for all Kubuntu-related support questions. Please use #kubuntu-offtopic for general chatter. Thanks! Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:53:32
Last edited by Jucato
Date: 2007-02-21 05:04:46
Requested 1476 times
upstart inittab <reply> Upstart is meant to replace the old Sys V Init system with an event-driven init model. For more information please see: http://upstart.ubuntu.com/ Added by Hawkwind
Date: 2006-10-09 00:30:14
Requested 1489 times
startup session <reply> To add programs to start up when you log into your Gnome session go to System>Preferences>Sessions and use the Startup Programs tab. For more information, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AddingProgramToSessionStartup - See !boot for starting non-interactive programs at boot Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-06-21 03:02:52
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-06-01 18:39:55
Requested 1512 times
repos-#kubuntu <reply> The packages in Kubuntu are divided into various sections. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Kubuntu - See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RecommendedSources for the recommended way to set up your repositories Added by Hawkwind
Date: 2006-09-13 06:04:21
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-02-20 00:23:40
Requested 1525 times
gparted a !GTK/!Gnome !GUI partitioning program. Type « sudo apt-get install gparted » in a console to install it - A GParted "live" CD is available at http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-20 21:25:05
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2009-01-08 12:18:42
Requested 1529 times
intrepid ibex 8.10 <reply> Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) was the ninth release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 30th, 2010. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-02-21 01:19:06
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-04-28 15:00:09
Requested 1545 times
packaging packaging guide packagingguide package guide packguide newpackage candidates <reply> The packaging guide is at http://packaging.ubuntu.com/html/ - See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment/NewPackages for information on getting a package integrated into Ubuntu - Other developer resources are at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment - See also !backports and !sponsoring Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:09:05
Last edited by genii
Date: 2014-12-23 17:54:58
Requested 1583 times
rpm alien <reply> RPM is the RedHat Package Management system. Ubuntu uses !dpkg, not RPM. RPM packages are not supported (the package "alien" can allow installing them, but it's quite dangerous and unsupported) Added by LjL
Date: 2006-06-25 22:25:11
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-06-01 17:01:00
Requested 1594 times

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