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irc channels irc-clients irc clients <reply> A list of official Ubuntu IRC channels, as well as IRC clients for Ubuntu, can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InternetRelayChat - For a general list of !Libera channels, see !Alis - See also !Guidelines Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:06:51
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:15
Requested 2597 times
minimal mini mini.iso miniiso minimalcd <reply> The Minimal CD image is very small in size, and it downloads most packages from the Internet during installation, allowing you to select only those you want. The installer is text based (rather than graphical as used on the Desktop DVD). See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-15 03:19:53
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-05-23 20:33:55
Requested 2606 times
themes eyecandy theme artwork icandy i-candy eye candy wallpaper art <reply>Find your themes at: http://www.gnome-look.org - http://art.gnome.org - http://www.kde-look.org - http://kubuntu-art.org - http://freecode.com/tags/theme - http://www.guistyles.com - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artwork/ - Also see !changethemes and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuEyeCandy Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-14 18:27:04
Last edited by daxcat
Date: 2016-03-09 06:12:08
Requested 2642 times
appdb winedb <reply> The Wine Application DB is a database of applications and help for !Windows programs that run under !WINE: http://appdb.winehq.org - Join #winehq for application help Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-01 15:20:15
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-10-15 14:44:19
Requested 2646 times
webcam cam webcams <reply> Instructions for using webcams with Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Webcam - Supported cams: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsMultimediaWebCameras Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:16:08
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-02-05 19:30:14
Requested 2665 times
logs channel logs channellogs log locobot irc logs irclogs ircmeeting 1984 logbot nsa <reply>Official channel logs can be found at https://irclogs.ubuntu.com/ . LoCo channels are now logged there too. Meetingology logs at https://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:50:13
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-11-24 04:42:02
Requested 2689 times
source-o-matic sourceomatic som not available anymore, please use Software Sources (in your Applications / K menu) to configure your repositories. Do NOT enable "Proposed updates" unless you're willing to test possibly seriously flawed packages. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:41:45
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-01-23 02:52:56
Requested 2690 times
pastebin-#kubuntu <deleted><reply> For posting multi-line texts into the channel, please use http://paste.kde.org | To post !screenshots use http://imgur.com/ !pastebinit to paste directly from command line | Make sure you give us the URL for your paste - see also the channel topic. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-02-27 23:39:07
Last edited by valorie
Date: 2017-04-16 23:57:08
Requested 2760 times
ntfs-3g ntfs3g a Linux driver which allows read/write access to NTFS partitions. Installation instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MountingWindowsPartitions Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-08-11 19:48:36
Last edited by Seveas
Date: 2007-04-21 09:57:49
Requested 2799 times
bcm43xx broadcom 43xx bcm-43xx bcm b43 bcm4313 <reply> Help with Broadcom bcm43xx can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:18:16
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-01-21 06:38:15
Requested 2800 times
medibuntu w32codecs <reply>The Medibuntu project has come to an end and its repository is no longer maintained and is offline. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-22 19:29:22
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-11-25 18:30:11
Requested 2803 times
backup backups deja-dup duplicity <reply> There are many ways to back your system up. Here's a few: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BackupYourSystem , https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DuplicityBackupHowto , https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HomeUserBackup , https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MondoMindi - See also !sbackup, !borg, and !cloning Added by Spec
Date: 2006-07-19 20:32:11
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-04-22 03:04:43
Requested 2805 times
clone cloning <reply> To replicate your packages selection on another machine (or restore it if re-installing), you can use the !software package "apt-clone" - See also !automate Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-22 21:25:00
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2013-11-07 22:13:08
Requested 2818 times
iso .iso loopback mountiso isomount nrg <reply> To mount an ISO disc image, type « sudo mount -o loop <ISO-filename> <mountpoint> » - There is a list of useful cd image conversion tools at http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/CD_Image_Conversion - Always verify the ISO using !MD5 before !burning. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:38:26
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-03-06 18:22:18
Requested 2884 times
apt apt-get <reply> APT is the Advanced Package Tool, which together with dpkg forms the basic Ubuntu package management toolkit. Short apt-get manual: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptGetHowto - Also see !Synaptic (Gnome), !Muon (KDE) or !Apper (KDE) Added by LjL
Date: 2006-07-15 22:10:20
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2012-11-05 20:12:41
Requested 2887 times
netsplit <reply> A netsplit is when two IRC servers of the same network (like Libera) disconnect from each other, so users on one server stop seeing users on the other. If this is happening now, just relax and enjoy the show. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netsplit Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 18:56:28
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:11
Requested 2904 times
derivatives gnewsense mint linuxmce ultimate mce crunchbang backtrack kali based on ubuntu lxle popos <reply> The Ubuntu channels can only provide support for Ubuntu and its official !flavors. Derivatives and other distributions use different software repositories and other software. Please use their dedicated support venues, such as: Linux Mint: #linuxmint-help on irc.spotchat.org, Pop!_OS: https://support.system76.com/ , Kali Linux: #kali-linux on irc.oftc.net, LXLE: https://lxle.net/support-options/ <deleted>cut off... Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-24 22:57:06
Last edited by tomreyn
Date: 2022-06-17 16:11:03
Requested 2990 times
alis alist <reply> Alis is an IRC service to help you find channels. For help on using it, see «/msg Alis help list» or ask in #libera - Example usage: «/msg Alis list http» Added by Pici
Date: 2010-10-14 13:31:41
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:09
Requested 3016 times
dualboot dual boot dual-boot <reply> Dual boot instructions: x86/AMD64: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DualBoot/Windows - Macs: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro https://help.ubuntu.com/community/YabootConfigurationForMacintoshPowerPCsDualBoot Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:50:22
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2011-02-13 06:21:17
Requested 3079 times
fstab /etc/fstab drives <reply> The /etc/fstab file indicates how drive partitions are to be used or otherwise integrated into the file system. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Fstab and http://www.pclosmag.com/html/Issues/200709/page07.html and !Partitions Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:30:53
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-30 18:49:45
Requested 3145 times
nomodeset <reply> Systems with certain graphics chipsets may not boot properly out of the box. "Temporarily Add a Kernel Boot Parameter for Testing" as discussed at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/KernelBootParameters to add the "nomodeset" parameter there. Added by oCean
Date: 2011-06-26 11:54:38
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2020-01-14 00:59:37
Requested 3176 times
ppa ppas <reply> A Personal Package Archive (PPA) can provide alternate software not normally available in the offical Ubuntu repositories - Looking for a PPA? See https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas - WARNING: PPAs are unsupported third-party packages, and you use them at your own risk. See also !addppa and !ppa-purge Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-08-28 13:47:45
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2012-02-27 21:39:45
Requested 3209 times
automatix automatix2 automatrix <reply> Automatix is no longer developed or supported by its creators and is not recommended, supported, or needed by Ubuntu. See http://mjg59.livejournal.com/77440.html and « /msg $nick WorksForMe » Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-07-02 04:29:31
Last edited by m4v
Date: 2013-02-28 16:49:40
Requested 3214 times
disks formatting format partition partitions partitioning mounting disk harddrive <reply> For help with partitioning a new install see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowtoPartition | For partitioning programs, see !GParted (recommended) or !PartitionManager. Other partitioning topics include !fstab, !home, and !swap Added by LjL
Date: 2006-07-20 23:35:02
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-04-30 04:07:50
Requested 3276 times
installing install netinstall installguide d-i oeminstall oem diskless netboot installation nocdinstall <reply> Ubuntu can be installed in lots of ways. Please see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation for documentation. Problems during install? See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommonProblemsInstall - See also !automate Added by LjL
Date: 2006-06-26 00:19:47
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2018-02-24 20:32:24
Requested 3374 times
hardware hcl nic <reply> For lists of supported hardware on Ubuntu see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupport - To help debugging and improving hardware detection, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingHardwareDetection Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 00:02:23
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:07:30
Requested 3389 times
beryl <reply> Beryl has been merged with Compiz to form Compiz-Fusion. New Beryl installs are discouraged. See also !compiz Added by Amaranth
Date: 2006-10-03 04:26:40
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-10-18 00:50:01
Requested 3395 times
o4o offtopic-#kubuntu-offtopic offtopic4offtopic offtopic-#xubuntu-offtopic offtopic-#ubuntu-offtopic religion sex ot4ot 040 drugs politics-#ubuntu-offtopic rock&roll-#ubuntu-offtopic suicide <reply> Some topics are controversial and often end in negativity. Take care on subjects like war, race, religion, politics, gender, sexuality, drugs, potentially illegal activities and suicide. The topics are not banned; stating your position is ok, but trolling, baiting, hostility or repetition are not. If you are asked to stop, do so politely. Disputes to !appeals, please adhere to the !Libera Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-21 03:36:09
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:05
Requested 3467 times
kernel compilekernel kernelcompile kernelhowto customkernel <reply> The core of Ubuntu is the Linux kernel: see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Kernel - You shouldn't have to compile your own, and if you need to troubleshoot issues, you can try a !Mainline kernel instead, but if you insist, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Kernel/Compile (see also !Stages) Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 22:01:25
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-04-10 12:12:54
Requested 3534 times
windows bug#1 bug #1 bug 1 microsoft windowsxp <reply>For discussion on Microsoft software, or help with same, please visit ##windows. See http://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bug/1 http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm and /msg $nick equivalents Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:49:27
Last edited by m4v
Date: 2013-02-28 17:04:31
Requested 3550 times
tab autocomplete tabcompletion nicktab usetab nick completion nick complete <reply> You can use your <tab> key for autocompletion of nicknames in IRC, as well as for completion of filenames and programs on the command line. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 23:58:52
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-07-23 18:22:24
Requested 3553 times
md5 verify <reply> To verify your Ubuntu ISO image (or other files for which an MD5 checksum is provided), see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM or http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/answers/LQ_ISO/Checking_the_md5sum_in_Windows Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:00:46
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:52:54
Requested 3566 times
shout <deleted><reply> PLEASE DON'T SHOUT! We can read lowercase too. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:01:53
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2017-03-28 20:15:30
Requested 3837 times
usb unetbootin liveusb persistant persistent <reply> For information about installing Ubuntu from USB flash drives, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick - For a persistent live USB install, see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LiveUsbPendrivePersistent Added by Pici
Date: 2007-12-19 14:05:13
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-02-05 19:10:19
Requested 3850 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 3854 times
eol endoflife end-of-life eolupgrades eolupgrade old-releases oldreleases eolupdate <reply> End-Of-Life is when security updates and support for an Ubuntu release stop. Make sure to update Ubuntu before it goes EOL so you get updates promptly for newly-discovered security vulnerabilities. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EOL and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases for more info. Looking to upgrade from an EOL release? See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EOLUpgrades Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-09-18 04:08:52
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-09-26 15:56:29
Requested 3866 times
ubuntu <reply> Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. It is developed by a large community and we invite you to participate too! - Also see http://www.ubuntu.com Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 10:40:14
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2007-05-27 21:37:21
Requested 3870 times
ntfs windowsdrives fat32 nfts <reply> To view your Windows/Mac partitions see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AutomaticallyMountPartitions - For write access, see !NTFS-3g or !FUSE Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 00:07:26
Last edited by jpds
Date: 2008-07-20 19:38:37
Requested 3919 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 3943 times
dvd libdvdcss libdvdcss2 k9copy css <reply> Ubuntu's default installation and repositories do not include packages needed to play commercial DVDs for legal reasons. For information on adding them, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs | For information on the legalities involved, see the "DVD" section of https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FreeFormats Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 22:19:35
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-12-16 04:34:19
Requested 4133 times
firewall firestarter iptables shorewall guarddog ufw <reply> Ubuntu, like any other Linux distribution, has built-in firewall capabilities. The firewall is managed using the 'ufw' command - see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UFW | GUI frontends such as gufw and ufw-kde also exist. | An alternative to ufw is the 'iptables' command - See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/IptablesHowTo Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:46:03
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2014-08-08 13:44:58
Requested 4133 times
root <reply> Do not try to guess the root password, that is impossible. Instead, realise the truth... there is no root password. Then you will see that it is 'sudo' that grants you access and not the root password. Look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 01:18:28
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-12-05 23:00:16
Requested 4145 times
coc conduct codeofconduct code of conduct <reply> The Ubuntu Code of Conduct is the document that spells out etiquette in the Ubuntu community | http://www.ubuntu.com/project/about-ubuntu/conduct | For information on how to electronically sign the CoC, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SigningCodeofConduct | Watch http://static.screencasts.ubuntu.com/videos/2010/12/22/004-SigningCoC.ogv Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:25:29
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-03-19 19:54:59
Requested 4214 times
repos repositories main universe multiverse sources sources.list components repo repository <reply> The packages in Ubuntu are divided into several sections. More information at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories - See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RecommendedSources for the recommended way to set up your repositories. Added by Madpilot
Date: 2006-06-24 12:34:35
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-03-23 02:49:24
Requested 4758 times
thanks thanks! thank you thankyou ty thanks. thanx ok thanks :) domo arigato thx <reply> You're welcome! But keep in mind I'm just a bot ;-) Added by Mez
Date: 2006-09-09 08:48:38
Requested 4809 times
away afk <reply> Please do not use noisy away messages and nicks in Ubuntu channels. It is annoying and unnecessary. Use the command "/away <reason>" to set your client away silently. See also «/msg $nick Guidelines» Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 18:58:27
Last edited by m4v
Date: 2013-02-28 16:53:45
Requested 4926 times
pm privatemessage private message msg private query privmsg <reply> Please ask your questions in the channel so that other people can help you, benefit from your questions and answers, and ensure that you're not getting bad advice. Added by Amaranth
Date: 2006-06-30 16:10:19
Last edited by AlanBell
Date: 2014-03-19 19:28:00
Requested 4952 times
who usernames prefix <reply> As you can see, this is a large channel. If you're speaking to someone in particular, please put their nickname in what you say (use !tab), or else messages get lost and it becomes confusing :) Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-11-30 00:12:21
Last edited by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-04-08 08:10:07
Requested 5033 times
compiling gcc b-e build build-essential make g++ build-essentials compiler <reply> Compiling software from source? Read the tips at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingSoftware (But remember to search for pre-built !packages first) Added by LjL
Date: 2006-07-18 22:50:25
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2007-11-25 22:23:24
Requested 5057 times
lamp <reply> LAMP is an acronym for Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP. However, the term is often used for setups using alternative but different software, such as Perl or Python instead of PHP, and Postgres instead of MySQL. For help with setting up LAMP on Ubuntu, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ApacheMySQLPHP - See also the Server CD installation process. Added by Madpilot
Date: 2006-06-24 13:06:23
Last edited by AlanBell
Date: 2012-11-25 22:16:03
Requested 5111 times

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