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ask help justask metaquestion problem questions question <reply> Please don't ask to ask a question, simply ask the question (all on ONE line and in the channel, so that others can read and follow it easily). If anyone knows the answer they will most likely reply. :-) See also !patience Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:06:50
Last edited by knome
Date: 2011-10-11 07:46:38
Requested 35952 times
pastebin paste flood flooding pb pasting <reply> For posting multi-line texts into the channel, please use https://paste.ubuntu.com | To post !screenshots use https://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 LjL
Date: 2006-06-24 18:47:46
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 07:13:45
Requested 32035 times
ops op calltheops call the ops <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - Pici, Myrtti, jrib, Amaranth, tonyyarusso, Nalioth, lamont, CarlK, elky, mneptok, Tm_T, jpds, ikonia, Flannel, wgrant, stdin, h00k, IdleOne, Jordan_U, popey, Corey, ocean, cprofitt, djones, Madpilot, gnomefreak, lhavelund, phunyguy, chu Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-29 12:54:12
Last edited by dax
Date: 2020-06-22 02:47:13
Requested 26345 times
#ubuntu #ubuntu-offtopic offtopic chat ontopic <reply> #ubuntu is the Ubuntu support channel, for all Ubuntu-related support questions. Please register with NickServ (see /msg ubottu !register) and use #ubuntu-offtopic for other topics (though our !guidelines apply there too). Thanks! Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:42:16
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-24 15:16:29
Requested 25831 times
language ohmy langauge ffs foad gtfo nsfw profanity swear swearing curse cursing cuss <reply> Please avoid any language that may be considered offensive, including acronyms and obfuscation of such - also see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/Guidelines || The main channels are English only, for other languages, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/ChannelList Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-02 10:45:17
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-11-24 04:47:22
Requested 20909 times
es spanish espanol spain <reply> En la mayoría de los canales de Ubuntu, se habla sólo en inglés. Si busca ayuda en español entre al canal #ubuntu-es; escriba " /join #ubuntu-es " (sin comillas) y presione intro. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 01:16:12
Last edited by knome
Date: 2014-06-06 20:28:06
Requested 19544 times
ubotu yourself bot usage factoid brain add help me syntax factoids everything me ubottu bots fact triggers trigger <reply> Hi! I'm $chan's favorite infobot. You can search my brain at https://ubottu.com/factoids.cgi | General info and channels at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/Bots | Make a clone of me, see !botclone Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 12:15:56
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-11-26 07:25:56
Requested 18812 times
codecs mp3 divx xvid avi mpeg mpg mkv quicktime wma wmv aac restrictedformats restricted formats freeformats restricted realplayer multimedia flashplayer w32 codecs ogg flac video real mp4 m4a free formats ubuntu-restricted-extras asf codec 3gp kubuntu-restricted-extras bluray blueray <reply> For multimedia issues, this page has useful information: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats - See also https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/ubuntu-help/media.html - But please use free formats if you can: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FreeFormats Added by LjL
Date: 2006-07-09 02:52:18
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-09-06 20:31:53
Requested 17915 times
binarydriver binarydrivers binarydrivershowto gatos nv <reply> For nvidia and matrox graphics cards, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VideoDriverHowto . For AMD/ATI graphics cards, see « /msg ubottu ati » and « /msg ubottu fglrxmissing » Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-16 15:07:36
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-08-07 22:03:20
Requested 16402 times
hi <deleted><reply> Hi! Welcome to $chan! Feel free to ask questions and help people out. The channel guidelines are at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/Guidelines . Enjoy your stay! Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-11 17:20:25
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-10-25 17:56:42
Requested 16067 times
grub recoveringgrub grub floppy bootfloppy mbr fixmbr grubrepair fixgrub grub2 <reply> GRUB2 is the default Ubuntu boot manager. Lost GRUB after installing Windows? See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestoreGrub - For more information and troubleshooting for GRUB2 please refer to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2 Added by Madpilot
Date: 2006-06-22 09:44:20
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2013-02-23 17:22:10
Requested 14126 times
wifi wireless ndiswrapper ndis wpa madwifi ralink ipw wpa2 acx111 network wifidocs wlan atheros <reply> Wireless documentation, including how-to guides and troubleshooting information, can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-25 23:42:07
Last edited by jussi01
Date: 2009-07-01 06:16:56
Requested 12445 times
repeat patience <reply> Don't feel ignored and repeat your question quickly; if nobody knows your answer, nobody will answer you. While you wait, try searching https://help.ubuntu.com or https://ubuntuforums.org or https://askubuntu.com/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:01:48
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 07:14:30
Requested 12199 times
enter oneline <reply> Please try and keep as much of your info as possible on ONE line - easier to follow for everyone. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:56:19
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-11-28 00:32:21
Requested 10958 times
anyone <deleted><reply>A high percentage of the first questions asked in this channel start with "Does anyone/anybody..." Why not ask your next question (the real one) and find out? See also !details, !gq, and !poll. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:01:14
Last edited by AlanBell
Date: 2014-03-19 19:16:56
Requested 8602 times
x resolution fixres display xcfg x11 restartx x.org res fixvideo fixvideoresolution drxx <reply> The X Window System is the part of your system that's responsible for graphical output. To restart your X, type « sudo /etc/init.d/?dm restart » in a console - To fix screen resolution or other X problems: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolution Added by LjL
Date: 2006-07-21 01:03:53
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-11-06 13:36:48
Requested 8201 times
botabuse bot abuse fishing msgthebot askthebot msg the bot msgbot investigate investigation pm the bot messagethebot message the bot bot-abuse abusethebot <reply> Please investigate me only with "/msg $nick bot" or in #ubuntu-bots. Search for factoids with "/msg $nick search <pattern>" Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-26 21:48:13
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-11-27 08:17:56
Requested 8076 times
fr french francais france <reply> Nous sommes desoles mais ce canal est en anglais uniquement. Si vous avez besoin d'aide ou voulez discuter en français, veuillez taper /join #ubuntu-fr ou /join #ubuntu-qc. Merci. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 01:16:34
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2013-08-16 18:50:48
Requested 8044 times
sudo rootsudo root password rootpassword su <reply> sudo is a command to run command-line programs with superuser privileges ("root") (also see !cli). Look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo for more information. For graphical applications see !pkexec (for older releases: !gksu and !kdesudo). If you're unable to execute commands with sudo see: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/fixsudo Added by LjL
Date: 2006-06-25 16:49:59
Last edited by knome
Date: 2015-06-25 22:59:22
Requested 7778 times
upgrade upgrading update upgrades <reply> For upgrading, see the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes - see also http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/upgrade Added by Amaranth
Date: 2006-06-23 08:11:05
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-06-01 15:30:21
Requested 7713 times
it italian italiano italy italia <reply> Vai su #ubuntu-it se vuoi parlare in italiano, in questo canale usiamo solo l'inglese. Grazie! (per entrare, scrivi « /join #ubuntu-it » senza virgolette) Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 01:16:52
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-03-11 23:01:41
Requested 7424 times
sound alsa dmix audio <reply> If you're having problems with sound, click the Volume applet, then Sound Preferences, and check your Volume, Hardware, Input, and Output settings. If that fails, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Sound - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshooting - https://alsa.opensrc.org/DmixPlugin - For playing audio files, see !players and !mp3. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 10:56:18
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-01-08 16:38:15
Requested 7300 times
terminal shell bash commands ln ls sed awk cat lsof kill symlink sh console konsole lxterminal <reply> The linux terminal or command-line interface is very powerful. In Unity or GNOME, search the dash for "terminal" and press ENTER. Other desktops: Applications -> System Tools -> Terminal (MATE), K-menu -> System -> Konsole (KDE), or Menu -> Accessories -> LXTerminal (LXDE). Guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal Added by Madpilot
Date: 2006-06-24 13:07:53
Last edited by SonikkuAmerica
Date: 2016-10-09 03:01:48
Requested 6921 times
ping <reply> pong! Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-07-11 15:58:48
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2013-08-09 11:51:46
Requested 6457 times
java javadebs sunjava javappc jre <reply> To just use java you need a "Java Runtime Environment" (JRE) and/or a browser plugin. If that is not sufficient you will need a "Java Development Kit" (JDK) aka "Software Development Kit" (SDK). Please see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Java about how to install one of three current implementations. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-29 02:26:41
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2011-10-25 20:18:22
Requested 6454 times
de deutsch german germany <reply> In den meisten Ubuntu-Kanälen wird nur Englisch gesprochen. Für deutschsprachige Hilfe besuche bitte #ubuntu-de, #kubuntu-de, #edubuntu-de oder #ubuntu-at. Einfach "/join #ubuntu-de" eingeben. Danke für Dein Verständnis! Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-30 14:17:47
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-06-22 18:16:27
Requested 6361 times
register nickserv <reply> For information on registering your IRC nick, see https://libera.chat/guides/registration - For any further help, ask in #libera Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:19:45
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:03
Requested 6199 times
samba swat smb <reply> Samba is the way to cooperate with Windows environments. Links with more info: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MountWindowsSharesPermanently and https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/samba.html Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:57:50
Last edited by knome
Date: 2015-07-27 16:34:16
Requested 5808 times
ru russian russia <reply> Пожалуйста наберите /join #ubuntu-ru для получения помощи на русском языке. | Pozhalujsta naberite /join #ubuntu-ru dlya polucheniya pomoshi na russkom yazyke. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:15:55
Last edited by bazhang
Date: 2011-08-07 10:13:45
Requested 5801 times
compiz translucency transparency xglx effects compiz-fusion fusion cf <reply>Compiz (compositing window manager), for a howto see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompositeManager and more help #compiz Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-20 16:24:59
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:53:21
Requested 5603 times
wine winehq <reply> WINE is a compatibility layer for running Windows programs on GNU/Linux - More information: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wine - Search the !AppDB for application compatibility ratings - Join #winehq for application help - See !virtualizers for running Windows (or another OS) inside Ubuntu Added by Madpilot
Date: 2006-06-24 13:08:54
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2009-03-29 06:57:20
Requested 5491 times
test <reply> Testing... Testing... 1. 2.. 3... Added by Amaranth
Date: 2006-08-09 10:19:13
Last edited by rww
Date: 2016-01-05 03:10:16
Requested 5450 times
flash flashplugin flash plugin <reply> To install Flash see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/Flash - See also !Restricted and !Gnash Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:43:29
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-05-11 22:34:33
Requested 5413 times
list lista <reply>$who: No warez here! This is not a file sharing channel (or network); read the channel topic. If you're looking for information about me, type « /msg $nick !bot ». If you're looking for a channel, see « /msg $nick !alis ». Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 02:32:32
Last edited by m4v
Date: 2013-02-28 16:50:30
Requested 5372 times
guidelines behaviour etiquette <reply> The guidelines for using the Ubuntu channels can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/Guidelines Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 15:48:30
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-11-24 04:35:22
Requested 5302 times
cn zh tw chinese china <reply> 如欲獲得中文的協助,請輸入 /join #ubuntu-cn 或 /join #ubuntu-tw Added by ompaul
Date: 2006-06-18 00:52:45
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-07-26 04:17:37
Requested 5219 times
best <deleted><reply> Usually, there is no single "best" application to perform a given task. It's up to you to choose, depending on your preferences, features you require, and other factors. Do NOT take polls in the channel. Added by LjL
Date: 2006-07-21 01:18:13
Last edited by knome
Date: 2014-03-19 19:23:35
Requested 5121 times
pt portuguese brazil <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: 2006-06-21 00:53:44
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2013-04-08 21:28:26
Requested 5118 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 5107 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
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 5029 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 4950 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 4925 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
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 4747 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 4210 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 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 4131 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 4130 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 3937 times

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