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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
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 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
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
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 143 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 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
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
intrepidkde3 <deleted><reply> Kubuntu 8.04 ships with KDE3 and full support. Karmic and above do not include KDE3, but a remix install CD can be obtained at https://wiki.kubuntu.org/Kubuntu/Kde3/Karmic (or .../Lucid, etc.). This is not officially supported. Support, instructions, and ways to contribute can be found on the wikipage. Added by jussi01
Date: 2008-10-31 19:03:25
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2011-05-26 16:57:45
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
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 133 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
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 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
gpl gpl3 the GNU General Public License. See http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:35:36
Requested 129 times
yes-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> no u who changed my factoid will experience stinging retaliation Added by LjL
Date: 2008-10-11 23:10:19
Last edited by rww
Date: 2016-01-19 03:45:07
Requested 128 times
btrfs <reply> Btrfs is a filesystem available for Ubuntu. It is not recommended by default, and should not be used for important data. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/btrfs Added by LjL
Date: 2011-11-06 15:30:17
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-04-08 06:46:24
Requested 128 times
unix <reply> UNIX is an operating system created in the '70s, which has many direct derivates and inspired systems like Minix and !Linux. Most "UNIX-style" systems try to somewhat adhere to the POSIX standard. Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-05-15 23:00:01
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-09-22 14:55:29
Requested 127 times
modules <reply> To compile modules and drivers that are not bundled with the standard kernel, for more info /msg $nick kernel , install the relevant package, usually called "<modulename>-source", and run « sudo module-assistant » (you will have to do this again after kernel updates). To prevent specific modules from loading, see /msg $nick blacklist Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-26 02:51:55
Last edited by m4v
Date: 2013-02-28 16:58:33
Requested 126 times
lfs <reply> LFS is Linux From Scratch ( http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/ ) - not to be confused with !LTS, which is the long term support release of Ubuntu Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-04-20 15:24:19
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:38:31
Requested 126 times
19.04 disco dingo <reply> Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) was the 30th release of Ubuntu, support ended January 2020. see !eol and https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2020-January/005263.html Added by hggdh
Date: 2019-02-03 16:08:22
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2020-01-29 22:35:04
Requested 126 times
beer <deleted><reply> Beer is always appreciated. Added by Amaranth
Date: 2008-06-24 04:30:24
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-09-15 06:00:00
Requested 125 times
gnome2 <reply> The GNOME Foundation has ceased support for GNOME 2, and as such it is not in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot). See !notunity for an alternative desktop experience. Added by Pici
Date: 2011-10-13 18:30:20
Requested 124 times
ops-#xubuntu <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - elky, Flannel, genii, ikonia, krytarik, mneptok, Myrtti, Pici, pleia2, Unit193. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-23 23:49:36
Last edited by dax
Date: 2020-06-22 02:47:31
Requested 123 times
grue <reply>The grue is a sinister, lurking presence in the dark places of the earth. Its favorite diet is adventurers, but its insatiable appetite is tempered by its fear of light. No grue has ever been seen by the light of day, and few have survived its fearsome jaws to tell the tale. Added by Madpilot
Date: 2006-12-01 07:01:30
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-11-24 17:10:42
Requested 122 times
apple <reply> For PPC discussion, join #ubuntu-powerpc. For discussion on Mac software, or help with same, please visit ##apple. Added by elky
Date: 2009-06-07 13:29:18
Last edited by elky
Date: 2009-06-07 13:34:08
Requested 122 times
umode modes mode <reply> There are many different channel and user modes on the !Libera network. For a list, see https://libera.chat/guides/usermodes and https://libera.chat/guides/channelmodes Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:19:45
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:41
Requested 121 times
purelxde purelubuntu <reply>If you want to remove all !KDE, !GNOME and !XFCE packages and have a default !Lubuntu system follow the instructions here « http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purelxde » Added by Tm_T
Date: 2011-06-10 05:24:01
Last edited by Tm_T
Date: 2011-06-10 05:24:56
Requested 121 times

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