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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
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
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
uptodate <reply> To ensure you have all the latest known patches and security updates for your ubuntu installation, please update with the following command: `sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade`. See also !upgrades and !security; you may also need to run `apt full-upgrade`. Added by hggdh
Date: 2019-02-11 16:55:27
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-02-13 15:43:54
Requested 156 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
amd ati fglrx amdgpu <reply> Open drivers for AMD cards: amdgpu (cards >= GCN1.2 aka GCN 3rd gen), radeon (older cards). AMD has a closed driver named amdgpu-pro that supports the same cards as amdgpu, but it is generally unnecessary. FGLRX is not supported in any current Ubuntu version or in this channel. For info on GCN levels, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_graphics_processing_units Added by knome
Date: 2015-08-03 19:17:31
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-09-23 00:47:05
Requested 154 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
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
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 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
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 150 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
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
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
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 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 146 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
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 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
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
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
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
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 141 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
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
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 139 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
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
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 137 times
screenlets <deleted><reply> Screenlets are little widgets for your !desktop. Note you must have a compositing window manager such as !Compiz Fusion, xcompmgr, or KWin to run them. You can get them at http://www.screenlets.org/ Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-22 16:38:11
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:35:58
Requested 137 times
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
kqemu a kernel module (now free under the GPL license) for speeding up the !QEMU virtual machine. Installation instructions can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KQEmu Added by LjL
Date: 2006-06-22 03:32:12
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:53:36
Requested 136 times
openvpn <reply> OpenVPN is a vpn technology in Ubuntu, sudo apt-get install openvpn and then see http://openvpn.net/ and see the documentation "HOWTO" noting you have already installed it. ;-) It rocks! Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-08-04 15:44:00
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2008-08-04 15:46:07
Requested 136 times
scoobysnack-#ubuntuforums <reply> Yuck! Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-01-17 21:37:04
Requested 135 times
dmesg a console command which outputs the kernel ring buffer - an important log for diagnosing problems in Linux. Often when something errors with hardware it will result in additional lines reported which can be seen by running dmesg in a console. Added by popey
Date: 2009-04-18 21:31:37
Last edited by Seeker`
Date: 2009-04-18 21:41:19
Requested 135 times
ubuntucore snappy <reply> Ubuntu Core is a rendition of Ubuntu with transactional updates using "snappy". For discussion and support, please visit #snappy and see http://www.ubuntu.com/snappy/ Added by rww
Date: 2014-12-09 21:35:30
Requested 135 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 134 times
misspelling m$ windoze winblows misspellings <reply> Please don't use silly misspellings to denigrate other operating systems. It makes users of that system feel attacked and hurts Ubuntu advocacy by making the community look unreasonable. Added by rww
Date: 2010-12-28 06:29:25
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-04-24 21:36:17
Requested 134 times
repomirror chmirror <reply> Go to "System", "Administration", and "Software Sources" and choose "Other" from the drop down box. Then choose "select best server" and your system will choose the fastest mirror for you automatically. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2008-04-25 06:00:30
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2008-05-06 21:49:03
Requested 133 times
ie <reply> For Irish ubuntu support, visit #ubuntu-ie, agus tá uisce beatha agus cuidiú Ubuntu isteach an #ubuntu-ie, Béag fáilte ort! Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-19 00:54:31
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2008-10-20 19:25:43
Requested 132 times
life-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> "Life" is a so-called game created by John Conway. But make no mistake: it's really no fun at all. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-22 15:11:04
Requested 132 times
mta <reply> A Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) is the server software that sends and queues mail. The default MTA (and !MDA) on Ubuntu is !postfix ("exim" is also officially supported). See also !MailServer and !MUA Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 15:52:44
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:30:17
Requested 132 times
ge ka <reply> ქართული ენაზე დახმარების მიღებისთვის გთხოვთ შემობრძანდით #ubuntu-ge / Kartuli enaze dakhmarebis mighebistvis gtkhovt shemobrdzandit #ubuntu-ge Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-11-28 21:46:10
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-09-26 18:58:34
Requested 131 times
twinview a feature provided by nvidia cards, which can be configured with nvidia-settings Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-25 18:05:08
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2008-08-10 08:38:34
Requested 130 times

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