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vesa the default video driver if X can't find a better one. Also see !x Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 09:19:10
Requested 120 times
esd <reply>esd is the enlightened sound daemon. It is deprecated, use !pulseaudio instead. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 10:57:15
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-01-08 23:27:18
Requested 120 times
rootshell <reply> Using !sudo with single commands is preferable in most circumstances. However, if you really need a root shell, use « sudo -i » (other variants of this commands are redundant and/or potentially dangerous) Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-12 00:34:16
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-01-26 00:43:31
Requested 120 times
recursion-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> see: !recursion Added by Flannel
Date: 2009-01-25 08:12:06
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2009-01-25 08:12:29
Requested 120 times
linux virus linuxvirus <reply> The short life and hard times of a Linux Virus http://librenix.com/?inode=21 Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:15:23
Requested 119 times
libsslbug sslbug heartbleed <reply> A fix for the recent OpenSSL vulnerabilities (2014-0076 & 0160) has been pushed to the Ubuntu repositories. See http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2165-1/ and http://heartbleed.com/ for more information. Added by PriceChild
Date: 2008-05-14 01:47:38
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-06-02 06:36:09
Requested 119 times
11.10 <reply> Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) was the fifteenth release of Ubuntu. Desktop support ended on May 9, 2013. See !upgrade, !lts and !eol for more details. Added by Pici
Date: 2011-03-07 17:32:51
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2013-06-17 19:26:23
Requested 119 times
es-#xubuntu <deleted><reply> En la mayoría de los canales de Ubuntu, se habla sólo en inglés. Si busca ayuda en español entre al canal #xubuntu-es; escriba "/join #xubuntu-es" (sin comillas) y presione intro. Si nadie responde, puedes intentar preguntando en #ubuntu-es. Added by rww
Date: 2011-07-07 02:35:54
Last edited by knome
Date: 2013-08-26 21:37:34
Requested 119 times
superkaramba karamba an application that gives you interactive eye-candy on your desktop. To get themes for it, head over to http://kde-look.org Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:07:06
Requested 118 times
whoami <reply> use @whoami Added by stdin
Date: 2008-09-24 09:27:27
Requested 118 times
xy <reply> The XY problem is when you need to do X, and you think you can use Y to do X, so you ask about how to do Y, when what you really should do is state what your X problem is. There may be a Z solution that is even better than Y, but nobody can suggest it if X is never mentioned. Added by jrib
Date: 2011-02-28 20:13:32
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2011-02-28 20:42:15
Requested 118 times
katapult theapplication launcher for KDE, to be used with applications, bookmarks, and Amarok playlists. Once you have installed, hit Alt+f2 -> katapult, then hit Alt+Space, and type what you want. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 10:58:05
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2008-11-06 03:01:45
Requested 117 times
tar-#kubuntu tgz-#kubuntu tar.gz-#kubuntu bz2-#kubuntu 7z-#kubuntu zip-#kubuntu compression-#kubuntu tar.bz2-#kubuntu gz-#kubuntu ace-#kubuntu 7zip-#kubuntu <reply> Files with extensions .tar, .gz, .tgz, .zip, .bz2, .7z, .ace and other archive file formats can be opened with ark - also see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FileCompression Added by Mez
Date: 2006-10-28 06:11:09
Requested 117 times
ops-#ubuntu-server <reply> Help! Channel emergency! infinity, soren, lamont, mathiaz, Pici, Daviey, Tm_T, Corey, IdleOne, ikonia, funkyhat, Myrtti, ocean, genii, phunyguy! Added by LjL
Date: 2008-09-25 23:48:35
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2017-08-30 19:50:29
Requested 117 times
telnet not safe. Please use ssh instead. See !ssh Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 15:45:32
Requested 116 times
trivia <deleted><reply> The #ubuntu-trivia channel is a place for testing your brain power and having fun! Join to test your knowledge of your favourite operating system (Ubuntu, of course!) and to keep excercising those cranial muscles. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-12-16 17:27:50
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-10-13 03:18:25
Requested 116 times
patch <reply> Patches are files describing the changes in code to achieve some results. There are a number of ways these can be produced, but https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/HowToFix and http://developer.ubuntu.com/packaging/html/patches-to-packages.html may provide some useful guidelines. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-12-01 12:13:47
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-03-23 02:46:12
Requested 116 times
login <reply> use @login Added by stdin
Date: 2008-09-24 09:27:37
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2008-09-24 09:27:52
Requested 116 times
diskfree df disk-free <reply> Graphical representations of where your disk-space is being used are: baobab (GNOME), filelight / kinfocenter (Kubuntu). On the terminal: df -h -T Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-18 16:30:46
Requested 115 times
debootstrap used to create a !Debian or Ubuntu base system from scratch, without requiring the availability of !dpkg or !APT. It does this by downloading !.deb files from a mirror site, and carefully unpacking them into a directory you can eventually !chroot into. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebootstrapChroot for more information Added by LjL
Date: 2007-04-22 15:12:30
Last edited by Hobbsee
Date: 2008-01-02 14:49:58
Requested 115 times
ninjas-#kubuntu-devel <reply> yofel, acheronuk, tsimonq2, santa_, wxl: we need your attention! Added by stdin
Date: 2009-01-10 18:22:18
Last edited by wxl
Date: 2016-12-27 23:10:14
Requested 115 times
vn ubottu vietnam vietnam <reply> Để được trợ giúp về Ubuntu bằng ngôn ngữ Việt, xin vui lòng /join #ubuntu-vn. Rất vui lòng được giúp đỡ Added by elky
Date: 2009-02-14 14:25:20
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-02-14 14:46:03
Requested 115 times
fps glxgears <reply> To display the FPS in glxgears, run 'glxgears' in a terminal. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:55:05
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-05-09 22:32:06
Requested 114 times
reinstall <reply> To renew the configuration of a package when installing, sudo apt-get remove --purge <package> && sudo apt-get install <package>. Note that you will lose ALL config files for that package. WARNING: This is dangerous, don't do this with core packages Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:05:44
Requested 114 times
cvs the Concurrent Versions System, the dominant open-source network-transparent version control system; it helps to manage releases and to control concurrent editing of source files among multiple authors. See: http://www.nongnu.org/cvs/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:18:51
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:36:43
Requested 114 times
dri direct rendering infrastructure, a framework for allowing direct access to graphics hardware under the X Window System in a safe and efficient manner. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:40:19
Requested 113 times
web2.0-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Welcome to - http://zombo.com/ Added by Myrtti
Date: 2008-07-14 02:59:53
Requested 113 times
ph tagalog <reply> Join #ubuntu-ph for tagalog Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:32:23
Requested 112 times
trim ssd <reply> Many Solid State Drives support TRIM, which allows the drive to do garbage collection and improves performance. Ubuntu 14.04 activates it by default. For older versions, see http://askubuntu.com/a/19480 for information on activating it. Added by rww
Date: 2014-03-29 05:24:27
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-05-16 00:45:48
Requested 112 times
ompaul <deleted>well ompaul, don't get me started about that guy Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-04-22 21:42:23
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-09-13 23:55:39
Requested 111 times
hr croatia croatian <reply> Odgovarajuci kanal za Hrvatski jezik je #ubuntu-hr, molimo Vas da se pridruzite tom kanalu ukoliko trebate pomoc za Ubuntu, hvala. Croatian language support in #ubuntu-hr Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 17:06:01
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-16 13:52:03
Requested 110 times
bitchx <reply> bitchx (also known as ircii-pana) was dropped from Debian and subsequently Ubuntu (see: http://bugs.debian.org/451373 ). Consider using irssi or weechat instead. Added by Pici
Date: 2007-10-25 18:38:04
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:39:48
Requested 110 times
ding <reply> dong Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2008-01-18 13:57:59
Requested 110 times
lovetoo-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig, then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun. Added by Pici
Date: 2009-12-11 17:47:58
Requested 109 times
opabuse <reply>Leave the ops alone! Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-07-02 22:36:18
Last edited by Amaranth
Date: 2008-02-04 03:43:55
Requested 108 times
upgrade-#kubuntu <reply> For upgrading instructions see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/$curStableUpgrades/Kubuntu Added by tsimpson
Date: 2009-05-07 18:40:11
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2012-10-18 17:38:01
Requested 108 times
bumblebee <reply> The Bumblebee Project aims to support NVIDIA Optimus technology under Linux. The Bumblebee website can be found at http://bumblebee-project.org/ Added by knome
Date: 2014-01-04 20:24:47
Requested 107 times
blender a free application for 3D modelling, animation, rendering, etc. You can install it from Ubuntu's repositories, and tutorials are at http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 12:25:52
Requested 106 times
ca <reply> Canadian Ubuntu users can be found in #ubuntu-ca aussi #ubuntu-qc Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:39:09
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2011-06-06 02:25:18
Requested 105 times
night <reply> It's the middle of the night in the US and Europe, and surrounds. This means that a lot of people are likely asleep, therefore there are less potential people who can answer your question. Please be patient, and consider asking at a time when more people will be awake. This is particularly true in the quieter channels. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-05-27 13:30:59
Last edited by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-05-27 13:35:36
Requested 105 times
shortcuts-#kubuntu <reply> Keyboard shortcuts can be set in System Settings -> Keyboard & Mouse. If your multimedia keys don't work with that, try the 'keytouch' package, explained at https://wiki.kubuntu.org/KDEMultimediaKeys - See !Keyboard for changing layouts. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-10-04 23:33:09
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-10-30 01:50:26
Requested 105 times
kylin ubuntukylin <reply> Ubuntu Kylin is a variant of Ubuntu that focuses on Chinese users. It is an official part of Ubuntu. For more information, see http://www.ubuntukylin.com/ Added by rww
Date: 2014-01-19 07:10:14
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2018-04-30 16:42:01
Requested 105 times
nvidia <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 » For the latest Nvidia drivers see https://launchpad.net/~graphics-drivers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 00:21:10
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-01-04 17:02:48
Requested 104 times
aptproxy apt-proxy <reply> apt-proxy is a program that acts as a local apt repository server for a LAN, only fetching from the internet when required. To set it up see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptProxy Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-10-27 04:06:15
Requested 104 times
xdmcp the X Display Manger Control Protocol -- look at http://tldp.org/HOWTO/XDMCP-HOWTO/ to find out how to configure it Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-11-07 20:45:30
Requested 104 times
lart-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> L.A.R.T. is a development tool used for social engineering. [Luser Attitude Readjustment Tool] Added by LjL
Date: 2006-11-21 22:47:59
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2010-04-18 13:35:02
Requested 104 times
11.04 <reply> Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) was the fourteenth release of Ubuntu. Desktop support ended on October 28, 2012. See !upgrade, !lts and !eol for more details. Added by Pici
Date: 2010-08-17 18:38:39
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-28 23:58:30
Requested 104 times
cosmic cuttlefish 18.10 comic <reply> Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) was the 29th release of Ubuntu. Support ended July 18th, 2019. See !eol and https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2019-July/004996.html Added by Pici
Date: 2018-05-08 15:12:08
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2019-07-19 04:57:33
Requested 104 times
gdesklets <deleted><reply> gDesklets provides an advanced architecture for desktop applets -- tiny displays sitting on your desktop in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness. Homepage is http://gdesklets.gnomedesktop.org/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:53:11
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:40:38
Requested 102 times
bootchart <reply> bootchart charts your machine at boot time, to install >> sudo apt-get install bootchart << the graphic is in /var/log/bootchart after the next reboot Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-24 21:34:35
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-24 21:35:27
Requested 102 times

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