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pkexec <reply> pkexec is a PolicyKit tool that allows an authorized user to run (graphical) applications as another user. To run a graphical application (e.g. gedit) which can write to the entire filesystem, use e.g. "pkexec env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY XAUTHORITY=$XAUTHORITY gedit /etc/environment" Added by knome
Date: 2015-06-25 22:56:08
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-03-31 04:02:52
Requested 31 times
aol-#ubuntu-offtopic something we don't suggest you do even in the privacy of your own home Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-01-15 22:57:07
Requested 30 times
ddebs <reply> Debugging symbol packages (ending in '-dbgsym') are available in a separate !APT repository at ddebs.ubuntu.com - more info at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Debug%20Symbol%20Packages Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-01-22 04:07:44
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-03-03 23:10:15
Requested 30 times
filesystems <reply> ext3 and ext4 are the default filesystems in Ubuntu (and many other Linuxes). Alternative Linux filesystems include reiserfs and xfs. fat32 and ntfs are DOS/Windows filesystems. hfs and hfs+ are filesystems for the Mac. More info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_systems Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-04-27 00:36:30
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2011-01-05 12:49:11
Requested 30 times
opendns <deleted><reply>To set up OpenDNS in Ubuntu, see https://store.opendns.com/setup/device/ubuntu/ Added by jpds
Date: 2008-07-23 16:16:31
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:52:09
Requested 30 times
mongodb-#ubuntu-offtopic webscale-#ubuntu-offtopic web scale. Added by elky
Date: 2010-09-10 12:04:13
Requested 30 times
weather-#ubuntu-offtopic attic-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue. Added by Flannel
Date: 2011-06-07 03:11:58
Requested 30 times
unity8 <deleted><reply> Unity8 is the next Unity Desktop running on Mir. It is already used on the smartphones running ubuntu-touch (!touch) and can be tested on the Desktop in 16.10 by selecting it on the login screen. Added by k1l_
Date: 2016-02-24 22:07:03
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:16:47
Requested 30 times
language-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Estas terure maŝino-tradukita esperanto. Added by dax
Date: 2016-03-23 01:50:10
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2016-06-08 17:21:16
Requested 30 times
kxstudio <reply> KXStudio is a software repository for Debian-based operating systems for audio production. It is not supported by Ubuntu or Ubuntu Studio, and using its repo is highly discouraged as it can overwrite system and user settings. Support in #kxstudio. See also https://askubuntu.com/a/1249739/952110 Added by hggdh
Date: 2019-04-17 15:20:13
Last edited by el
Date: 2020-06-12 20:36:55
Requested 30 times
django a high level python web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. - see http://www.djangoproject.com Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-09 00:32:02
Requested 29 times
monitoring <reply> There are many ways to monitor processes, here are a few: ps, top, htop, gnome-system-monitor, lavaps, wmtop Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-13 17:55:25
Requested 29 times
edubuntuhandbook <deleted><reply> The Edubuntu Handbook is currently work-in-progress and can be browsed via http://doc.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/handbook/C/ Added by bimberi
Date: 2007-05-09 05:47:22
Last edited by rww
Date: 2015-03-13 05:57:25
Requested 29 times
3dchess <reply> If you are trying to enable 3d effects in the GNOME chess game, please see https://launchpad.net/bugs/71593 Added by jrib
Date: 2007-06-20 17:46:57
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2007-06-20 17:47:10
Requested 29 times
store shop mug shirt <reply> Buy some Official Ubuntu Merchandise & Professional Support. See https://shop.canonical.com/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2008-01-24 13:14:46
Requested 29 times
servergui <reply> Ubuntu server does not install a desktop environment or X11 by default in order to enhance security, efficiency and performance. !eBox provides a GUI system management option via a web interface. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ServerGUI for more background and options. Added by Seveas
Date: 2008-03-13 16:49:00
Requested 29 times
fail-#ubuntu-ops <reply>FAILZ! Added by jussi01
Date: 2008-06-09 14:33:56
Last edited by jussi01
Date: 2008-06-09 14:34:07
Requested 29 times
icqbug <deleted><reply> If you use Hardy or Gutsy, and are getting the message "The client version you are using is too old" when conneting to ICQ with Pidgin, please check for new updates. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-07-02 16:06:33
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-01-02 02:32:01
Requested 29 times
eir <deleted>a utility bot for managing ban expiration. For usage instructions, see http://freenode.net/eir.shtml . For source code, see https://dev.freenode.net/redmine/projects/eir Added by rww
Date: 2011-08-17 06:47:14
Last edited by ezri
Date: 2016-03-09 21:24:02
Requested 29 times
elkbuntu <deleted>cute Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-10-20 17:12:46
Last edited by elky
Date: 2009-06-13 12:48:45
Requested 28 times
lazy <deleted><reply> But perhaps operators are lazy, and would rather wait for you to submit a good factoid entry instead... Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-28 03:07:01
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-04-11 20:13:18
Requested 28 times
bothelp <reply> For ubottu usage instructions see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBots | For help with ubottu plugins for supybot, please ask in #ubuntu-bots Added by stdin
Date: 2009-03-15 13:32:10
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:45:41
Requested 28 times
currentissues <deleted><reply>The titlebar buttons have switched to the left during the development phase of Lucid. No need for alarm! The developers are testing this and listening to user feedback. The final decision about the position will be made after beta. Kindly be patient. For more insight, read : http://www.ivankamajic.com/?p=281 Added by tsimpson
Date: 2009-12-01 08:01:51
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:52:28
Requested 28 times
conga-rats <reply> ♫ samba rumba bueno la conga cha cha cha Added by knome
Date: 2012-01-26 23:34:15
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2015-08-17 22:40:33
Requested 28 times
lts-#xubuntu <reply> LTS means Long Term Support. LTS versions of Xubuntu will be supported for 3 years. The current LTS version is !$curLTS ($curLTSLong $curLTSNum) Added by knome
Date: 2012-09-02 01:16:07
Requested 28 times
backports-#kubuntu <reply> If new updated packages are built for an application, they may go into Kubuntu Backports, which is one of the official Kubuntu PPAs. See https://community.kde.org/Kubuntu/PPAs for more information. Added by genii
Date: 2015-11-04 21:03:16
Requested 28 times
eft a newt in its terrestrial stage of development - the release after Dapper is called Edgy Eft. For information and pictures of efts/newts, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newt or try !edgy Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:41:14
Requested 27 times
floss Free Libre Open Source Software. See !freedom Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 12:29:16
Requested 27 times
cubuntu <deleted>an unofficial command-line based Ubuntu derivative. It includes a browser, an email client, a media player and many other useful applications. For installation instructions, see http://alecjw.googlepages.com/cubuntu-commandlineubuntu Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-28 21:34:32
Last edited by topyli
Date: 2011-10-28 19:39:24
Requested 27 times
guidelines-#ubuntuforums <reply> See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/Guidelines & https://launchpad.net/codeofconduct/1.0.1 Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-01-22 00:09:53
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:45:27
Requested 27 times
back <reply>Hurray, I've rejoined the channel. Too many bugs :) Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-10-19 18:48:39
Requested 27 times
soulseek <reply> SoulSeek clients: Nicotine (GTK), Museeq (KDE), Mucous (terminal-based) - See also !P2P Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-03 00:29:09
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-11-03 00:29:23
Requested 27 times
splash-#kubuntu <reply> To change your KDE splash screen go to System Settings -> Appearance -> Splash Screen Added by stdin
Date: 2008-06-18 03:43:26
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-10-30 01:34:00
Requested 27 times
lb <reply> The Lebanese LoCo team is only a couple of clicks away. Discover its flavor in #ubuntu-lb Added by jrib
Date: 2008-08-30 16:27:28
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-08-30 16:43:37
Requested 27 times
ubuntu-#kubuntu <reply> Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. It is developed by a large community and we invite you to participate too! - Ubuntu comes with the GNOME interface. To install that from Kubuntu install the ubuntu-desktop package. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-10-24 19:28:37
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-10-24 19:30:33
Requested 27 times
web3.0-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Welcome to - http://html5zombo.com/ Added by Pici
Date: 2011-09-07 19:54:45
Requested 27 times
21.10 impish indri <reply> Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) was the 35th release of Ubuntu, support ended on July 14, 2022. See !eol and https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2022-May/000280.html Added by krytarik
Date: 2021-04-23 17:50:03
Last edited by tomreyn
Date: 2022-07-14 01:54:51
Requested 27 times
23.10 mantic minotaur <reply> Ubuntu 23.10 (Mantic Minotaur) is the 39th release of Ubuntu and the current regular release – Download at https://ubuntu.com/download :: Release notes at https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/mantic-minotaur-release-notes/35534 Added by krytarik
Date: 2023-04-28 15:37:03
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2023-10-17 18:03:04
Requested 27 times
build-dep builddep a handy APT tool that will try to automatically install build (compile) dependencies for you. In the terminal: sudo apt-get build-dep package Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:47:16
Requested 26 times
synce <reply> Details of setting up synce-serial at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PocketPCHowto Added by ompaul
Date: 2006-08-03 11:32:16
Requested 26 times
answers <reply> Answers to various questions can be found at http://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu Added by Spec
Date: 2007-06-22 04:31:28
Last edited by Spec
Date: 2007-06-22 04:33:06
Requested 26 times
richtlijnen coc-#ubuntu-nl <reply> Richtlijnen voor het verblijf in #ubuntu-nl vind je op http://www.ubuntu-nl.org/gemeenschap/regels Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-11-11 18:11:27
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-03-23 02:47:12
Requested 26 times
contribute-#xubuntu <reply> To see how you can help out with Xubuntu, please see http://xubuntu.org/contribute/ - additionally, you can join the devleoper channel #xubuntu-devel and introduce yourself (we'll reply when we're around) Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-27 00:49:04
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-12-03 01:40:46
Requested 26 times
dbgsym https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingProgramCrash Added by asac
Date: 2008-02-10 14:26:49
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2008-02-10 14:54:01
Requested 26 times
badident <reply> Unfortunately, your IRC client has been configured with an ident containing an objectionable word. We don't allow such into our main channels as it offends a lot of people. Your ident is not your nickname. Once you've changed your ident, please disconnect from Libera and reconnect. You will then automatically be let back into the channel you tried to join. Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2008-09-06 11:16:31
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:47
Requested 26 times
kpackagekit <reply> KPackageKit is the !Kubuntu package manager that uses PackageKit Added by tsimpson
Date: 2009-05-01 14:10:43
Requested 26 times
pamerror pamerr <reply> If you're receiving 404 errors while updating pam today, the developers have identified a package regression and have pulled the update. For details see https://launchpad.net/bugs/790538 Added by Pici
Date: 2011-05-31 13:02:22
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-05-31 13:09:22
Requested 26 times
14.10 <reply> Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) was the 21st release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 23rd, 2015. See !eol and https://ubottu.com/y/utopic Added by Pici
Date: 2014-04-23 17:33:34
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-01-21 23:50:38
Requested 26 times
afrix-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> He's Batman. Added by SonikkuAmerica
Date: 2016-12-18 02:40:01
Requested 26 times
mix frankenubuntu <reply> it is usually a very bad idea to mix packages from different releases (or Linux distributions), and it is completely unsupported Added by hggdh
Date: 2019-02-18 23:06:55
Requested 26 times

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