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ocr <reply> For OCR (optical character recognition) software in Ubuntu, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OCR for packages and instructions. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-29 22:03:51
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2011-04-28 15:10:43
Requested 87 times
freespeech free speech freedomofspeech freedom of speech <reply> Please don't pepper the channel with cries of buzzwords like "free speech!", especially when you don't know what they mean or if they're applicable to the current situation. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2008-01-01 20:07:55
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:45:40
Requested 87 times
floodbots floodbot <reply> FloodBot1,2,3, and 4 are all bots, please direct your questions to the channel. Added by Pici
Date: 2010-02-02 18:51:05
Requested 86 times
intrepix-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> It's spelled Intrepid, unless you're wastrel Added by LjL
Date: 2008-10-28 01:51:53
Requested 85 times
my <reply> bantuan bahasa melayu? sila /join #ubuntu-my Added by jrib
Date: 2008-12-02 15:34:13
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-09-03 21:49:39
Requested 85 times
20.04 focal fossa <reply> Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) is the 32nd release of Ubuntu and the previous !LTS release. Download at https://releases.ubuntu.com/focal/ - Release notes at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FocalFossa/ReleaseNotes Added by dax
Date: 2019-10-17 01:44:25
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2022-04-22 01:04:06
Requested 84 times
bzr Bazaar-NG, a decentralized revision control system designed to be easy for developers and end users alike. Decentralized revision control systems give people the ability to work over the internet using the bazaar development model. See http://doc.bazaar.canonical.com/bzr.dev/en/mini-tutorial/ for a quickstart guide. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:20:37
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-09-09 04:47:36
Requested 83 times
iceweasel <reply>Iceweasel's homepage is http://www.gnu.org/software/gnuzilla/ with more detailed information at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceweasel Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-11-29 03:21:05
Requested 83 times
coffee-#ubuntu-offtopic coffee-#kubuntu-offtopic a caffeinated beverage made by filtering hot water through ground up roasted beans of the coffee plant. Flavouring to taste such as milk or cream, sugar or sweetener are often added afterwards. Not to be confused with !java Added by Pici
Date: 2010-02-03 15:42:24
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-02-03 15:42:35
Requested 83 times
purge <reply> To purge all removed but not yet purged packages, use the following command: dpkg -l | awk '/^rc/{print $2}' | sudo xargs dpkg -P Added by Pici
Date: 2010-08-30 22:30:22
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2015-06-07 02:21:14
Requested 83 times
activedirectory ad <reply> You can learn more about ActiveDirectory intergration at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ActiveDirectoryWinbindHowto Added by imbrandon
Date: 2006-06-23 22:07:05
Requested 82 times
bootrepair <reply> Boot-Repair is a simple tool to repair frequent boot issues you may encounter in Ubuntu. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair for more info. Added by k1l
Date: 2014-11-05 21:27:32
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2014-11-05 21:31:43
Requested 82 times
numlock numberlock number lock <reply> To enable Number Lock by default, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NumLock Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:13:09
Requested 81 times
nice <reply> 'Nice' is a property of a process that determines how willing it is to give CPU time to other processes. A higher value makes it more likely to give away time. A negative value makes it less likely. Values are from -19 to 19, with 0 being the default. For more information, type 'man nice' at a terminal. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:53:33
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2008-10-08 17:34:10
Requested 81 times
ps3 <reply> Aside from i386 and amd64 platforms, Ubuntu is also available for alternate platforms. Playstation 3 ( support in #ubuntu-ps3 ) Apple PowerPC ( support in #ubuntu-ppc ) Added by genii
Date: 2009-05-27 18:55:24
Last edited by genii
Date: 2009-05-27 19:07:20
Requested 81 times
autofs automount <reply>Automount is the modern way to mount directories over a network. It is much easier to manage and more economic in bandwidth than static mounts via fstab. For more info - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Autofs Added by Pici
Date: 2009-09-23 23:29:54
Requested 80 times
kickoff <deleted>a new KDE menu replacement developed by openSUSE. See http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/2331 Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-11-06 12:00:09
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:42:33
Requested 79 times
gutsysources <reply> In System->Admin->Software Sources, enable (main) (universe) (restricted) and (multiverse) and disable the Cdrom on the Ubuntu Software tab. On the Updates tab, enable (gutsy-security) and (gutsy-updates). Added by LjL
Date: 2008-02-09 21:47:05
Last edited by Seeker`
Date: 2008-06-19 01:29:05
Requested 79 times
restoregrub recovergrub <reply> Lost GRUB after installing Windows? See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestoreGrub Added by ikonia
Date: 2011-11-30 12:28:24
Requested 79 times
gobuntu <deleted>a freedom-focused flavour of Ubuntu intended for experienced Linux enthusiasts. See http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisubuntu/gobuntu for more information and download mirrors.. Added by Spec
Date: 2007-10-16 20:06:59
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-01-02 03:05:38
Requested 78 times
alternate-#kubuntu <reply> The Alternate CD is a classical text-mode install CD. It supports a wider range of hardware than the !LiveCD, and can also be used as an upgrade CD. Look for the alternate checkbox on the Kubuntu download page - See also !minimal Added by Jucato
Date: 2008-04-28 14:56:05
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-06-16 15:06:04
Requested 78 times
ubuntustudio-installer <reply> Ubuntu Studio Installer is an app that can be used to add Ubuntu Studio's benefits to an existing Ubuntu (or official flavor) installation, and/or add the !ubuntustudio-backports PPA. For more info, see https://ubuntustudio.org/ubuntu-studio-installer/ Added by hggdh
Date: 2019-04-05 19:08:20
Last edited by Eickmeyer
Date: 2020-10-21 17:10:45
Requested 78 times
tux the Linux Mascot - http://www.isc.tamu.edu/~lewing/linux/ Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 20:30:31
Requested 77 times
goodbotuse <deleted>please do "!factoid > user" see here: for more details: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/goodbotuse Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-02-25 13:14:01
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-01-17 10:56:49
Requested 77 times
f5 <deleted><reply> Remember that every time you hit refresh, Canonical is wasting money, bandwidth, and CPU time serving your request instead of doing useful things like uploading the image or paying for ShipIt disks. Please do so sparingly. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-10-18 04:30:57
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2014-04-17 15:53:18
Requested 77 times
wep <reply> WEP is totally insecure, don't use it, the full Wireless Documentation for Ubuntu can be found at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 15:45:43
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2007-10-20 18:19:47
Requested 76 times
ask-#ubuntu-gr <reply> Παρακαλούμε μην ρωτάτε για να κάνετε μια ερώτηση, απλά ρωτήστε αυτό που θέλετε σε λίγες γραμμές ώστε να είναι ευανάγνωστο. Αν κάποιος γνωρίζει την απάντηση θα σας απαντήσει. :) Added by LjL
Date: 2009-03-10 17:49:22
Requested 76 times
inkscape <reply>Inkscape is a powerful vector graphics drawing application - see http://www.inkscape.org/ for more Added by Madpilot
Date: 2006-06-20 10:01:03
Requested 75 times
uvf <deleted>Upstream Version Freeze. For an exception, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FreezeExceptionProcess Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-02-12 08:58:00
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-02-21 16:36:09
Requested 75 times
upnp mediatomb <reply> To stream media to other UPNP aware devices (such as the Xbox, PS3, or iRadio) you need a UPNP server. See !info mediatomb for information regarding the MediaTomb package Added by Mez
Date: 2008-06-21 01:04:52
Last edited by Mez
Date: 2008-06-21 01:08:28
Requested 75 times
oracle <deleted><reply> If you -must- install oracle .... here's a good place to start: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/linux/xe-on-kubuntu-087822.html Added by Spec
Date: 2006-07-19 22:24:00
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-05-26 15:26:51
Requested 74 times
modeline <reply>A Modeline is a config line in the X server configuration file that gives info about a connected display and how to drive it at a specified display resolution. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XFree86_Modeline for more details. Here are 2 links to generate modelines which fit your monitor: http://bohne-lang.de/spec/linux/modeline/ and http://xtiming.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/xtiming.pl Added by zorglu_
Date: 2006-10-22 20:21:59
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2007-04-04 02:26:21
Requested 74 times
xincludes xlibs <reply> When a program or configure script asks for "X includes", you should probably install the following package: xorg-dev Added by nalioth
Date: 2007-01-07 21:24:46
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-02-18 18:36:23
Requested 74 times
xfs a high-performance journaling filesystem originally developped by Silicon Graphics for their IRIX OS. It is now fully supported by Linux so you can install Ubuntu on it if you wish. More info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XFS Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-04-27 00:35:39
Requested 74 times
ops-#ubuntu-women Nightrose JanC pleia2 elky Myrtti hypa7ia maco Gareth akgraner Mamarok Pendulum akk elly idleone Tm_T alanbell nigelb svaksha Cheri703 Pici valorie Added by Myrtti
Date: 2009-04-21 19:10:26
Last edited by dax
Date: 2020-06-14 23:47:46
Requested 74 times
teg <deleted><reply> Come play teg with us! (Like the board game Risk.) Game will start when we get some players rounded up - get yourself set up and join quickly if you'd like to participate. Install the "teg" package, run 'tegclient', and connect to server home.tonyyarusso.com, , port 2000. Ping tonyyarusso for more info. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-12-16 16:09:28
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-11-27 20:44:25
Requested 73 times
snuxoll-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> snuxoll will slay you using seveas! http://snuxolldragonslayer.com Added by LjL
Date: 2009-03-19 02:59:35
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-14 09:43:57
Requested 73 times
fi-#ubuntu <reply> Tämä kanava on tarkoitettu vain englanninkieliselle keskustelulle. Jos haluat suomenkielistä apua (K)ubuntun ongelmiin, liity kanavalle #ubuntu-fi / #kubuntu-fi :-) Added by Myrtti
Date: 2009-03-08 13:19:25
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-03-08 14:06:35
Requested 72 times
tasksel <reply>Tasksel is a Debian/Ubuntu tool that installs multiple related packages as a co-ordinated "task" onto your system, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Tasksel for more information. Use tasksel only to INSTALL tasks, not to remove them. It will remove every package listed within the removed task! see https://launchpad.net/bugs/574287 Added by Tm_T
Date: 2011-02-10 13:14:44
Last edited by Tm_T
Date: 2011-02-10 14:08:44
Requested 72 times
bugs-kubuntu bugs-#kubuntu bugs-#kubuntu-devel bugs-#kubuntu-offtopic <reply> If you find a bug in Kubuntu, please follow the instructions at https://wiki.kubuntu.org/Kubuntu/Bugs/Reporting to report the issue to the developers. Added by tsimpson
Date: 2012-11-07 13:56:03
Requested 72 times
sparc <reply> Information on Ubuntu on SPARC platforms can be found here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/Sparc Added by ompaul
Date: 2006-06-26 20:38:15
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-06-01 00:15:01
Requested 71 times
studiorepo <reply>All Ubuntu Studio packages are included in the official Ubuntu repos. However, Ubuntu Studio 7.04 had its own custom addon repository. This is no longer supported or available. Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2007-10-16 13:16:46
Last edited by jussi01
Date: 2008-05-18 21:01:47
Requested 71 times
gmail a webmail service. For information on using it with Evolution see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingGmailWithEvolution Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-07-28 02:16:53
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:53:43
Requested 70 times
lowmemory lowmem <reply> For installing on low memory systems, this page has useful information: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/LowMemorySystems. See also https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements. Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-03-26 01:01:39
Requested 70 times
uninstall <reply> To learn how to uninstall applications in Ubuntu - please visit http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-delete-remove-software-using-apt-get-command/ Added by Mez
Date: 2008-12-17 15:25:19
Requested 70 times
dock docks <reply> Ubuntu includes several dock-like navigation bars. Some options are: avant-window-navigator, cairo-dock, docky (formerly part of gnome-do), stalonetray, simdock, kdocker, kooldock. Added by rww
Date: 2011-04-11 20:02:34
Requested 70 times
download-#kubuntu <reply> Kubuntu can be downloaded in various formats from http://kubuntu.org/getkubuntu/ Added by Hawkwind
Date: 2006-10-31 02:22:47
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2016-06-23 19:06:15
Requested 69 times
ops-#ubuntu-motu <reply>Help! Hobbsee, Riddell, sladen, fbond, mneptok, gnomefreak, Seveas, dholbach, elky, Unit193, PriceChild, or jpds! Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2007-04-02 12:04:50
Last edited by dax
Date: 2020-06-14 23:47:25
Requested 69 times
xkcd possibly the greatest geeky webcomic ever. It even makes jokes about Ubuntu. http://www.xkcd.com/ and especially the one about 'sudo make me a sandwich' - http://xkcd.com/c149.html Added by Madpilot
Date: 2007-06-04 10:22:02
Last edited by Madpilot
Date: 2007-06-04 10:25:19
Requested 69 times
syn <reply> FIN... FIN!!!... GO AWAY!!! FIN. Added by Spec
Date: 2007-10-16 22:09:20
Last edited by Seveas
Date: 2008-02-20 08:09:36
Requested 69 times

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