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lts <reply> LTS means Long Term Support. LTS versions are supported for 5 years on the desktop and server. The latest LTS version of Ubuntu is !$curLTS ($curLTSLong $curLTSNum). Ubuntu !flavors may have different support durations, check their release notes for information. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:13:48
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-05-01 19:28:52
Requested 2235 times
aptlock dpkg fix crash dpkg crash fix aptfix apt-fix dpkglock apt-lock <reply> If an APT front-end crashed and your database is locked, try this in a !terminal: « sudo fuser -vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock;sudo dpkg --configure -a » Added by LjL
Date: 2007-10-21 15:31:48
Requested 2228 times
virus av viruses <reply> Antivirus is something you don't need on !Linux, except where files are then passed to Windows computers (perhaps using Samba). See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Antivirus Added by ompaul
Date: 2006-08-11 08:38:28
Last edited by knome
Date: 2015-07-06 22:31:40
Requested 2223 times
elaborate error details <reply> Please elaborate; your question or issue may not seem clear or detailed enough for people to help you. Please give more detailed information; for example, we might need errors, steps, relevant configuration files, Ubuntu version, and hardware information. Use a !pastebin to avoid flooding the channel. Added by somerville32
Date: 2006-12-14 20:17:34
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-05-09 17:43:50
Requested 2187 times
u ur 4 y shorthand <reply> Shortened English is difficult for some non-native English speakers to read. Please use full words instead. Thanks! Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-08-25 18:09:14
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-03-19 19:39:29
Requested 2169 times
printing printer printers print cups cupsys ipp <reply> Printing in Ubuntu is done with cups. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Printers - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsPrinters - http://linuxprinting.org - Printer sharing: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NetworkPrintingWithUbuntu Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:31:13
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2012-12-26 05:41:14
Requested 2150 times
piracy warez illegal cracking <reply> piracy discussion and other questionably legal practices are not welcome in the Ubuntu channels. Please take this discussion elsewhere or abstain from it altogether. This includes linking to pirated software, music, and video. Also see !guidelines and !o4o Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-03-11 14:52:32
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-07-19 19:43:02
Requested 2110 times
google lmgtfy <reply> While Google is useful for helpers, many newer users don't have the google-fu yet. Please don't tell people to "google it" when they ask a question. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-02 10:43:18
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2009-07-08 08:31:37
Requested 2072 times
manual <reply> The Ubuntu Manual will help you become familiar with everyday tasks such as surfing the web, listening to music and scanning documents. With an emphasis on easy to follow instructions, it is suitable for all levels of experience. http://ubuntu-manual.org/ Added by Pici
Date: 2010-04-29 00:06:17
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-04-29 00:09:15
Requested 2059 times
gksudo gksu <reply> gksudo was a way to run graphical applications as root. It should no longer be used. Use !pkexec instead. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 15:46:23
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2018-08-29 19:39:52
Requested 2019 times
helpersnack cookie <reply> Wow! You're such a great helper, you deserve a cookie! Added by fdoving
Date: 2007-05-18 16:40:16
Requested 2016 times
gutsy gibbon 7.10 <reply> Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) was the seventh release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 18th, 2009. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-04-12 10:23:51
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-04-22 17:58:07
Requested 2006 times
ipod iphone <reply> For information on how to sync and add tracks to your iPod, see the guide at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/IPodHowto - For the iPhone and the iPod Touch, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PortableDevices/iPhone - See !RockBox for information on liberating your iPod Added by Madpilot
Date: 2006-08-08 05:27:49
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2009-03-26 03:03:20
Requested 1976 times
kde <reply> KDE (http://kde.org) is an open community that creates and maintains software including the Plasma desktop. To install from Ubuntu: « sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop », or see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingKDE . See http://kubuntu.org for more information. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 02:32:36
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:53:08
Requested 1971 times
feisty feisty fawn fawn 7.04 <reply> Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) was the sixth release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: October 19th, 2008. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Added by Mez
Date: 2006-10-21 05:12:07
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-01-16 14:15:22
Requested 1959 times
wubi <reply> Wubi was a way to install Ubuntu from within Windows, but it is no longer supported in recent versions of Ubuntu and Windows, and was never well maintained even for Ubuntu 12.04. Do not use Wubi. See !install for other options for installing Ubuntu. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-04-25 03:06:00
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-07-06 16:33:06
Requested 1927 times
skype skyperecord skyperecording <reply> To install Skype on Ubuntu, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Skype - To record on Skype, check: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SkypeRecordingHowto - Please use open protocols instead if you can, see !Ekiga Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 20:24:50
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2009-03-04 19:18:37
Requested 1925 times
ccsm <reply> To enable advanced customization of desktop effects in Ubuntu: install 'compizconfig-settings-manager' (or 'simple-ccsm' for pre-Oneiric). If you install the latter, a new option will appear in your appearance properties - See also !compiz - Help in #compiz Added by Pici
Date: 2007-10-17 19:28:01
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-10-28 13:52:07
Requested 1918 times
vnc <reply> VNC is a protocol for remote desktop. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VNCOverSSH describes how to use it securely. It works best over fast connections, otherwise look at !FreeNX Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-07-07 02:29:55
Requested 1917 times
flashissues <deleted><reply> The Flash plugin installation has been broken for some time. A fix has been released now. If the update fails to install Flash, try « sudo apt-get --purge remove flashplugin-nonfree ; sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree » Added by Mez
Date: 2007-12-12 14:23:16
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-30 18:36:02
Requested 1911 times
noob <deleted><reply> Acronyms or statements like noob, jfgi, stfu, or rtfm are not welcome in this channel. Period. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:26:47
Last edited by knome
Date: 2014-03-19 19:40:14
Requested 1901 times
karmic koala 9.10 karmic koala <reply> Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) was the eleventh release of Ubuntu. !End-Of-Life on April 29th 2011, see https://ubottu.com/y/karmic for details. Added by Pici
Date: 2009-02-20 18:04:43
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 07:01:44
Requested 1873 times
xubuntu <reply> Xubuntu is Ubuntu with !Xfce as the desktop environment. More info at https://xubuntu.org/ - To install the Xubuntu environment from Ubuntu: « sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop^ » - Join #xubuntu for support - See also: !xubuntu-channels Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-06-29 03:00:45
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-23 18:43:44
Requested 1864 times
font <reply>Font installation basics here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FontInstallHowto - No fonts in Flash? Install "msttcorefonts" (from !Multiverse), "gsfonts", and "gsfonts-x11". For the official ubuntu font, see: http://font.ubuntu.com/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:49:12
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2011-09-07 10:47:42
Requested 1844 times
uefi efi <reply> UEFI is a specification that defines a software interface between an operating system and platform firmware. It is meant as a replacement for the BIOS. For information on how to set up and install Ubuntu and its derivatives on UEFI machines please read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI Added by IdleOne
Date: 2012-12-19 19:32:00
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2014-01-02 01:01:53
Requested 1786 times
version <reply> To find out what version of Ubuntu you have, type « lsb_release -a » in a !shell - To know the available version of a package, « apt-cache policy <package> » Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 15:52:50
Last edited by Mez
Date: 2008-10-17 15:42:03
Requested 1762 times
releases timetable release timebasedreleases <reply> Ubuntu releases a new version every 6 months. Each version is supported for 9 months (non-LTS) or 5 years (LTS). More info at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TimeBasedReleases Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-24 13:01:25
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-11-26 22:46:21
Requested 1753 times
vmware <reply> VMWare is not available in the Ubuntu repositories. Consider using !QEmu or !VirtualBox as alternatives. Instructions for installing VMWare manually are at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware Added by LjL
Date: 2006-06-22 03:31:26
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-11-12 12:57:43
Requested 1745 times
webmin no longer supported in Debian and Ubuntu. It is not compatible with the way that Ubuntu packages handle configuration files, and is likely to cause unexpected issues with your system. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:18:33
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:32:45
Requested 1738 times
jaunty jackalope 9.04 <reply> Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) was the tenth release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: October 23, 2010. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Added by Flannel
Date: 2008-09-09 03:26:15
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-10-21 16:09:52
Requested 1732 times
files dirs file fhs hier fsh <reply> An explanation of how files and directories are organized on Ubuntu, and how they can be manipulated, can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LinuxFilesystemTreeOverview see also: man hier Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 23:17:27
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-02-05 20:56:11
Requested 1726 times
backports backport <reply> If new updated Ubuntu packages are built for an application, then they may go into Ubuntu Backports. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuBackports - See also !packaging Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:41:17
Last edited by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-12-19 05:29:59
Requested 1723 times
virtualbox vbox <reply> Virtualbox is a virtualizer for x86 and amd64 architectures. It's available in the package "virtualbox" in the !repositories, and you can download the Virtualbox Extension Pack for additional, non-Free functionality at http://virtualbox.org . Additional details can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-23 16:27:30
Last edited by pangolin
Date: 2011-11-29 12:28:51
Requested 1722 times
rar unrar a non-free archive format created by Rarsoft. For instructions on accessing .rar files through the Archive Manager view https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FileCompression. There is a free (as in speech) unrar utility as well, see !info unrar-free Added by Spec
Date: 2006-07-31 22:11:25
Requested 1711 times
topic <reply> Please read the channel topic whenever you enter, as it contains important information. To view it at any time after joining, simply type /topic Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-10-22 18:02:36
Requested 1708 times
server ubuntu-server <reply> Ubuntu Server Edition is a release of Ubuntu designed especially for server environments, including a server specific !kernel and no !GUI. The install CD contains many server applications. Current !LTS version is !Focal (Focal Fossa 20.04) - More info: http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisubuntu/serveredition - Guide: https://ubuntu.com/server/docs - Support in Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:25:07
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2020-05-13 13:22:08
Requested 1683 times
download mirror mirrors <reply> Ubuntu installation CDs can be downloaded from http://releases.ubuntu.com - Mirrors can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mirrors - PLEASE use the !torrents to download !$curStable, and help keeping the servers' load low! Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:46:50
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:39:20
Requested 1651 times
notunity disunited <reply> Since Ubuntu 11.10, !Unity is the default desktop in Ubuntu. For the !GNOME 3 desktop, install "gnome-shell". For !MATE, the continuation of GNOME 2, install "mate-desktop". For GNOME Flashback, install "gnome-session-flashback". Also see !flavors. Added by Pici
Date: 2011-10-13 14:08:44
Last edited by SonikkuAmerica
Date: 2016-12-14 19:43:41
Requested 1636 times
yay <reply> Glad you made it! :-) Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-22 14:38:08
Requested 1610 times
permissions chown permission file permissions chmod <reply> An explanation of what file permissions are and how they can be manipulated can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FilePermissions Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 22:07:19
Last edited by nickrud
Date: 2008-06-23 07:08:40
Requested 1602 times
rpm alien <reply> RPM is the RedHat Package Management system. Ubuntu uses !dpkg, not RPM. RPM packages are not supported (the package "alien" can allow installing them, but it's quite dangerous and unsupported) Added by LjL
Date: 2006-06-25 22:25:11
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-06-01 17:01:00
Requested 1593 times
packaging packaging guide packagingguide package guide packguide newpackage candidates <reply> The packaging guide is at http://packaging.ubuntu.com/html/ - See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment/NewPackages for information on getting a package integrated into Ubuntu - Other developer resources are at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment - See also !backports and !sponsoring Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:09:05
Last edited by genii
Date: 2014-12-23 17:54:58
Requested 1578 times
intrepid ibex 8.10 <reply> Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) was the ninth release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 30th, 2010. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-02-21 01:19:06
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-04-28 15:00:09
Requested 1545 times
gparted a !GTK/!Gnome !GUI partitioning program. Type « sudo apt-get install gparted » in a console to install it - A GParted "live" CD is available at http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-20 21:25:05
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2009-01-08 12:18:42
Requested 1528 times
repos-#kubuntu <reply> The packages in Kubuntu are divided into various sections. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Kubuntu - See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RecommendedSources for the recommended way to set up your repositories Added by Hawkwind
Date: 2006-09-13 06:04:21
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-02-20 00:23:40
Requested 1525 times
startup session <reply> To add programs to start up when you log into your Gnome session go to System>Preferences>Sessions and use the Startup Programs tab. For more information, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AddingProgramToSessionStartup - See !boot for starting non-interactive programs at boot Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-06-21 03:02:52
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-06-01 18:39:55
Requested 1512 times
upstart inittab <reply> Upstart is meant to replace the old Sys V Init system with an event-driven init model. For more information please see: http://upstart.ubuntu.com/ Added by Hawkwind
Date: 2006-10-09 00:30:14
Requested 1489 times
offtopic-#kubuntu <reply> #kubuntu is the official Kubuntu support channel, for all Kubuntu-related support questions. Please use #kubuntu-offtopic for general chatter. Thanks! Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:53:32
Last edited by Jucato
Date: 2007-02-21 05:04:46
Requested 1475 times
please helpme needhelp <deleted><reply> Avoid following your questions with a trail of "Please, help me", "Can nobody help me?", "I really need this!", and so on. This just contributes to making the channel unreadable. If you are not answered, ask again later; but see also !repeat and !attitude Added by LjL
Date: 2007-04-24 03:08:34
Last edited by AlanBell
Date: 2014-03-19 19:48:28
Requested 1462 times
uuid blkid <reply> To see a list of your devices/partitions and their corresponding UUID's, run this command in a !shell: « sudo blkid » (see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LibAtaForAtaDisks for the rationale behind the transition to UUID) Added by Jucato
Date: 2006-10-30 12:22:39
Last edited by Amaranth
Date: 2007-09-06 10:56:31
Requested 1424 times

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