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ics inetsharing <reply> If you want to share the internet connection of your Ubuntu machine with other machines in the network see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Internet/ConnectionSharing Added by Pici
Date: 2008-04-02 19:03:38
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-05-06 11:22:25
Requested 1369 times
firefox ff the default web browser on Ubuntu. To install the latest version, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxNewVersion | To install plugins: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxPlugins Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:48:13
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-06-13 03:12:27
Requested 1357 times
torrent bittorent bittorrent <reply> Some torrent clients: Transmission (GTK and terminal-based), Deluge-Torrent, Freeloader, BitStormLite, BitTornado-GUI (GTK), KTorrent (KDE), QTorrent (Qt), Azureus/Vuse (Java), !Frostwire (Java), TorrentFlux (web-based), bittornado, rTorrent, cTorrent, bittorrent, aria2 (terminal-based) - FAQ: http://www.bittorrent.com/help/faq - See also !P2P Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 17:03:09
Last edited by oCean
Date: 2012-01-14 16:17:16
Requested 1351 times
bug <reply> If you find a bug in Ubuntu or any of its official !flavors, please report it using the command « ubuntu-bug <package> » - See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs for other ways to report bugs. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:24:59
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-04-04 16:54:48
Requested 1345 times
burners burn burner burning cdrw <reply> CD/DVD burning software: k3b (KDE), brasero (GNOME), gnomebaker, xcdroast, wodim (command-line) | To burn ISO files, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:35:32
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-04-23 23:42:28
Requested 1340 times
final beta already <reply> If you install a development version of Ubuntu $curDevel and keep up with package updates, then you will be upgraded to the official release of $curDevelNum when it comes out. To make sure, type « sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade » in a terminal. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-04-19 18:02:54
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2016-02-26 22:24:21
Requested 1327 times
software <reply> A general introduction to the ways software can be installed, removed and managed in Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoftwareManagement - See also !Packages, !Equivalents Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:20:32
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-03-07 01:15:42
Requested 1320 times
gnome <reply> GNOME was the default desktop environment on Ubuntu up to 10.10. To install the GNOME Shell, type [ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ] in a !terminal. For the GNOME-based !flavor of Ubuntu, see !ubuntu-gnome Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 17:02:05
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-12-24 02:04:30
Requested 1316 times
bluetooth <reply>For instructions on how to set up bluetooth, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BluetoothSetup Added by Madpilot
Date: 2006-06-28 11:00:53
Requested 1306 times
phone nexus7 tablet touch phablet ubuntu-touch ubports <reply> Information about the mobile port of the Ubuntu platform (formely Ubuntu Touch) for Phone and Tablet is available here: https://ubports.com/. Support and discussion in #ubports Added by IdleOne
Date: 2013-01-02 19:42:52
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-01-08 20:15:12
Requested 1306 times
edgy edgy eft edgyeft 6.10 <reply>Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) was the fifth release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 25th, 2008. See !eol for more details. Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-07-10 01:01:55
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-09-22 15:18:55
Requested 1285 times
pastebinit <reply> pastebinit is the command-line equivalent of !pastebin - Command output, or other text can be redirected to pastebinit, which then reports an URL containing the output - To use pastebinit, install the « pastebinit » package from a package manager - Simple usage: command | pastebinit Added by genii
Date: 2009-06-01 23:40:16
Last edited by genii
Date: 2017-05-30 21:35:12
Requested 1261 times
synaptic <reply> Synaptic is a graphical utility which can install and remove software packages (.deb). For a good howto see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticHowto Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 15:41:59
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-02-15 19:57:12
Requested 1226 times
usplash splashy <reply> To select the usplash artwork you want, use "sudo update-alternatives --config usplash-artwork.so && sudo update-initramfs -u" - See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/USplashCustomizationHowto for adding your custom artwork Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 20:36:28
Requested 1219 times
kubuntu <reply> Kubuntu is the Ubuntu flavour using KDE Software and the KDE Plasma Workspaces. See https://kubuntu.org for more information - For support join #kubuntu - See also !kde Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-08-02 23:45:20
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-22 21:35:42
Requested 1210 times
screenshot imagebin screenshots <reply> Screenshots can be made with the [PrtScr] button. Want to show us a screenshot of your problem? Upload an image to http://imgur.com/ and link the created page here. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 18:00:09
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-08-30 22:34:06
Requested 1206 times
hostname <reply>Use hostname <somehostname> to set the hostname, or to do it permanently: edit /etc/hosts to include BOTH the old and new hostname and then change /etc/hostname to the new one. WARNING! Make sure that your current hostname and /etc/hosts match, otherwise sudo may not work properly. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:52:04
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-01-24 05:15:07
Requested 1203 times
editors editor vim emacs nano kate gedit vi ed <reply> Text Editors: gedit (GNOME), Kate (KDE), mousepad (Xfce4) - Terminal-based: nano, vi/vim, emacs, ed - For HTML/CSS editors, see !html - For programming editors and IDE, see !code Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 17:49:42
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-07-07 04:38:32
Requested 1200 times
purge-ppa <reply>To disable a PPA from your sources and revert your packages back to default Ubuntu packages, install ppa-purge and use the command: « sudo ppa-purge ppa:<repository-name>/<subdirectory> » – For more information, see http://www.webupd8.org/2009/12/remove-ppa-repositories-via-command.html Added by Tm_T
Date: 2011-06-14 07:13:09
Last edited by Tm_T
Date: 2011-06-14 07:19:19
Requested 1192 times
nfs the network file system. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SettingUpNFSHowTo for information on installing and configuring NFS. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:41:51
Requested 1189 times
resetpanels resetpanel panels <reply> To reset the GNOME panel to defaults, type this in a !terminal: « gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel && killall gnome-panel » Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-27 02:26:16
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-03-28 01:44:51
Requested 1159 times
pidgin gaim <reply> The Instant Messenger client Pidgin (formerly Gaim) (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Pidgin) supports MSN, XMPP (Jabber, GTalk and variants), AIM, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, ICQ, YIM, IRC and others. See also !Kopete Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-04-08 08:06:32
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:53:50
Requested 1158 times
br unr <reply> Por favor, use #ubuntu-br para ajuda em português. Para entrar no canal por favor faça "/join #ubuntu-br " sem as aspas. Para a comunidade local portuguêsa, use #ubuntu-pt. Obrigada. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 01:15:56
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2014-10-11 14:56:14
Requested 1157 times
swap used to move unused programs and data out of main memory to make your system faster. It can also be used as extra memory if you don't have enough. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq for more info Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 18:02:26
Requested 1156 times
sound-#kubuntu <reply> If you're having problems with sound see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Sound - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshooting - For playing audio files, see !Players and !MP3 Added by Hawkwind
Date: 2006-09-14 19:14:50
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2009-11-21 20:21:54
Requested 1145 times
pinning pin an advanced feature that APT can use to prefer particular packages over others. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PinningHowto Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 15:57:41
Requested 1141 times
fuse captive <reply> FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) is a !kernel driver that allows non-root users to create their own filesystems. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_in_Userspace for more on FUSE. Some examples of filesystems that use FUSE are !ntfs-3g, sshfs and isofs. A full list of Filesystems that use FUSE is here: http://fuse.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/FileSystems Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:48:16
Last edited by Amaranth
Date: 2007-08-07 14:36:30
Requested 1130 times
relationship debian <reply> Ubuntu and Debian are closely related. Ubuntu builds on the foundations of Debian architecture and infrastructure, with a different community and release process. See https://www.ubuntu.com/about/about-ubuntu/ubuntu-and-debian - !Repositories meant for Debian should NOT be used on Ubuntu! Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-12-16 15:04:50
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-11-21 19:32:02
Requested 1125 times
packages <reply> You can browse and search for Ubuntu packages using !Synaptic, !KPackageKit, !Muon, "apt-cache search <keywords or regex>", or online at https://packages.ubuntu.com - Ubuntu has about 30000 packages available, so please *search* for an official package before installing things in awkward ways! Added by LjL
Date: 2006-07-12 18:15:53
Last edited by knome
Date: 2019-04-03 06:34:33
Requested 1120 times
distributions suse redhat mandriva gentoo archlinux fedora distros novell slackware mepis distro distribution manjaro <reply> Other !Linux distributions besides !Ubuntu include: Debian, Mepis (using !APT); RedHat, Fedora, SUSE, Mandriva (using !RPM); Gentoo, Arch Linux, Manjaro, Slackware (using other packaging systems) Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 20:46:43
Last edited by SonikkuAmerica
Date: 2016-09-02 16:41:01
Requested 1092 times
chroot debchroot <reply> A chroot is used to make programs believe that the directory they are running in is really the root directory. It can be used to stop programs accessing files outside of that directory, or for compiling 32bit applications in a 64bit environment - see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BasicChroot Added by ompaul
Date: 2006-08-11 17:28:50
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-06-15 17:12:19
Requested 1088 times
torrents <reply> $curStable can be torrented from http://torrent.ubuntu.com/simple/$curStableLower/desktop/ubuntu-$curStableNum-desktop-amd64.iso.torrent or http://torrent.ubuntu.com/simple/$curStableLower/live-server/ubuntu-$curStableNum-live-server-amd64.iso.torrent depending on your needs. Other flavors can be found at http://torrent.ubuntu.com:6969 Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-10-26 13:27:56
Last edited by dax
Date: 2020-04-23 18:16:52
Requested 1087 times
puregnome pureubuntu <reply> If you want to remove all !Kubuntu packages or !Xubuntu packages and have a default !Ubuntu system, follow the instructions here: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/pureubuntu Added by PriceChild
Date: 2008-02-23 01:00:54
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-11-11 13:34:51
Requested 1078 times
proxy <deleted><reply> Several Ubuntu channels prohibit access from open proxies and other anonymous connections due to a high level of abuse. The supported ways to hide your IP address on freenode are to use !Tor or get a !cloak Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-02-19 22:15:51
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2014-08-07 13:01:46
Requested 1069 times
support <reply>The official ubuntu support channel is #ubuntu. Also see http://ubuntu.com/support and http://ubuntuforums.org and http://askubuntu.com Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 00:13:34
Last edited by elky
Date: 2011-01-20 10:17:22
Requested 1060 times
undelete recover <reply> Some tools to recover lost data are listed and explained at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DataRecovery Added by LjL-Temp
Date: 2008-03-22 21:58:27
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-30 19:05:35
Requested 1052 times
ftp ftp clients ftp client <reply> FTP clients: Nautilus (Places -> Connect to server), gFTP, FileZilla (for !GNOME); Konqueror, Kasablanca, KFTPGrabber (for !KDE); FireFTP (for Firefox); ftp, lftp (for !cli) - See also !FTPd Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-07-24 06:50:53
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2009-04-11 01:58:22
Requested 1051 times
dualhead dual-head dual head dualmonitor dual monitors <reply> Information about dual-head on linux can be found on http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/DualHead - See also !Xinerama Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-12-01 23:30:58
Requested 1051 times
mac macbook <reply> For help on installing and using Ubuntu on a Mac, see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MactelSupportTeam/CommunityHelpPages Added by stdin
Date: 2008-05-05 01:25:23
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-02-01 07:39:50
Requested 1048 times
fsck the FileSystem ChecKer, which runs automatically when you boot if you didn't shutdown cleanly. Type "man fsck" for information on running it manually. The command "sudo touch /forcefsck && sudo shutdown -r now" will force a reboot and a filesystem check; "sudo touch /fastboot" will skip a filesystem check at next reboot Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-13 20:01:03
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-05-04 07:55:19
Requested 1047 times
linux <reply> Linux is the kernel (core) of the Ubuntu operating system. Many operating systems use Linux as a kernel. For more information on Linux in general, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:35:48
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2009-11-15 15:39:12
Requested 1043 times
tr turkish turkey <reply> Turk ubuntu kullanıcıları, Türkçe yardım ya da geyik için /join #ubuntu-tr hizmetinizde. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:43:43
Last edited by gpc
Date: 2011-02-10 17:01:06
Requested 1028 times
danger rmrf/ dangerous <reply> DO NOT RUN THAT COMMAND! That particular command is DANGEROUS and shouldn't be uttered here. REST OF YOU: DANGER, WILL ROBINSON, DANGER! Do not use the command or utter it here thank you! Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-03-08 18:30:18
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-01-11 02:10:55
Requested 1019 times
automate <reply> Ways to automate installation of Ubuntu on multiple machines are described at https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/installation-guide/i386/apb.html - See also !cloning Added by LJL
Date: 2007-03-21 01:00:24
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2015-09-28 14:51:35
Requested 1018 times
natty narwhal <reply> Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) was the fourteenth release of Ubuntu. !End-Of-Life on 2012-10-28, see https://ubottu.com/y/natty for details. Added by Pici
Date: 2010-08-17 18:38:25
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 07:02:19
Requested 1015 times
checkinstall a wrapper to "make install", useful for installing programs you compiled. It will create a .deb package, which will be listed in the APT database and can be uninstalled like other packages. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CheckInstall - Read the warnings at the top and bottom of that web page, and DO NOT interrupt CheckInstall while it's running! Added by ompaul
Date: 2006-07-16 19:52:09
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2007-07-19 12:07:20
Requested 1014 times
support-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> The official Ubuntu support channel is #ubuntu (see http://ubuntu.com/support and http://ubuntuforums.org as well). Please be aware that this channel is mainly for other discussion. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-28 21:19:04
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-03-27 19:14:38
Requested 993 times
no <reply> Hvis du vil diskutere på Norsk, vennligst gå til #ubuntu-no. Takk! Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:40:06
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2008-10-08 18:42:55
Requested 985 times
vpn <reply> For more information on vpn please refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/VPN Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-06-21 03:04:08
Last edited by genii
Date: 2010-01-26 19:59:35
Requested 970 times
precise pangolin 12.04 <reply> Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) was the 16th release of Ubuntu. !End-of-life was April 28th 2017. See https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2017-April/003833.html and !eol for more information Added by Pici
Date: 2011-10-05 19:38:43
Last edited by tomreyn
Date: 2021-05-21 21:47:05
Requested 952 times

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