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cedega a project based on WINE, aimed at running Windows games on Linux. For more info, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Cedega Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 18:38:34
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:53:22
Requested 547 times
sorry <reply> It's ok, I am only a bot so I cannot stay mad at you. For apologising to humans though, take a read of https://web.archive.org/web/20170201184826/http://mdzlog.alcor.net/2009/07/20/on-apologies/ Added by Amaranth
Date: 2007-08-10 23:05:06
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Date: 2017-05-22 21:48:30
Requested 544 times
adduser users user useradd <reply> To add new users to your Ubuntu system, follow the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AddUsersHowto - For administrative privileges, users need to be made members of the group "sudo" - See !sudo Added by LjL
Date: 2006-11-24 17:00:44
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2013-06-27 20:30:10
Requested 533 times
bye <reply> Au revoir! Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-22 03:51:40
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-01-22 04:09:41
Requested 533 times
gpgerr badsig ppagpg <reply> Getting GPG errors after adding custom repositories? Find the GPG keyword for the repository (it's 437D05B5 for the standard ones) and run « sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com <key> » Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-29 17:03:36
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-11-30 02:27:36
Requested 529 times
irssi a terminal based IRC client. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Irssi for help. See also !screen Added by imbrandon
Date: 2006-06-28 01:58:13
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:41:12
Requested 525 times
laptop notebook <reply> Laptop support information can be found on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportMachinesLaptops - http://www.linux-laptop.net/ - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LaptopTestingTeam - http://tuxmobil.org Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 01:06:13
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:49:35
Requested 523 times
requirements reqs specs <reply> Hardware requirements to install, boot and comfortably use Ubuntu are listed at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements - For a !flavor with lower requirements, see !Xubuntu or !Lubuntu Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-23 15:51:02
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-09-30 02:29:08
Requested 523 times
splash splashscreen <reply> To change the Gnome splash screen, use gnome-splashscreen-manager or change the GConf key /apps/gnome-session/options/splash_image using !gconf-editor. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:16:53
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-19 09:05:35
Requested 520 times
pony-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>PONY! Ponyponyponyponypony! http://windowseat.ca/images/monster_pony.jpg - NO PONIES FOR YOU! Added by Spec
Date: 2007-10-31 20:04:16
Last edited by elky
Date: 2010-04-28 11:26:05
Requested 520 times
mythtv a TV framework for Linux - Instructions for using with Ubuntu at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MythTV - For discussion and specific support of MythTV, try #mythtv-users Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:14:52
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-11-10 21:49:07
Requested 517 times
screencast record desktop screencasts <reply> Some programs to capture your screen are Kazam, Vokoscreen & Simple Screen Recorder. Also ffmpeg/libav with x11grab option on the command line. Also see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ScreenCasts. Added by jrib
Date: 2007-06-02 14:03:35
Last edited by Pricey
Date: 2014-01-16 16:29:46
Requested 515 times
schedule-#ubuntu+1 <reply> A schedule of $curDevelLong ($curDevelNum) release milestones can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseSchedule Added by Pici
Date: 2008-04-04 19:29:38
Last edited by rww
Date: 2015-03-15 04:26:29
Requested 513 times
gnome3 <reply> GNOME 3 is the desktop environment on which Unity is based. To use GNOME Shell instead of Unity, install the "gnome-shell" package and investigate "gnome-tweak-tool". GNOME 3 is not supported under Natty/11.04, and may break your system if installed from alternate sources. Added by Pici
Date: 2011-04-28 14:20:10
Last edited by pangolin
Date: 2011-10-19 15:07:19
Requested 513 times
im instant messaging instant messenger msn aim icq chat clients messenger <reply> The Empathy Instant Messenger is installed by default and supports MSN, XMPP (Jabber, GTalk and variants), AIM, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, ICQ, YIM, IRC and others. See also !Kopete and !pidgin Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 17:40:54
Last edited by topyli
Date: 2011-09-23 17:07:40
Requested 512 times
ltsupgrade <reply> Regular upgrades from the last but one LTS release to the latest LTS release, $curLTSNum "$curLTSLong", are enabled days or weeks after $curLTSNum.1 is released. This delay helps to ensure that any lingering issues are resolved before people upgrade production systems. If you'd prefer to upgrade now, use sudo do-release-upgrade -d Added by Pici
Date: 2014-04-23 19:44:16
Last edited by Eickmeyer
Date: 2020-07-21 15:50:07
Requested 512 times
tor <reply> Tor is a program to route connections through several servers for anonymity. It is in Ubuntu's repositories, but the Tor Project recommends using their Tor packages due to past issues with Ubuntu's. For setup info, see option (2) of https://www.torproject.org/docs/debian.html.en Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-04 23:20:20
Last edited by ezri
Date: 2016-03-09 21:22:05
Requested 511 times
browsers http browser lynx links2 konqueror <reply> Some of the Web Browsers in Ubuntu's repositories include: Firefox (XUL, Gecko), Rekonq (KDE, WebKit), Konqueror (KDE, KHTML/WebKit), Chromium (GTK+, WebKit), Epiphany(GTK+, WebKit), Arora (Qt/KDE, WebKit), Midori (GTK+, WebKit), w3m (terminal-based), links2 (terminal-based or graphical, see !manpage), edbrowse (terminal-based). Along with many others. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:42:31
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2012-02-11 23:09:20
Requested 510 times
hi-#xubuntu hi-#lubuntu hello-#xubuntu <reply> Hi!, Welcome to $chan! Feel free to ask questions and help people out. The channel guidelines are at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/Guidelines. Enjoy your stay! Added by Seeker`
Date: 2010-09-28 11:58:56
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-03-27 17:01:15
Requested 510 times
pie-#ubuntu-offtopic sugar-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>PIE PIE PIE, mmm PI PI PI http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3663/3358637054_9f756a3615.jpg Added by Seveas
Date: 2008-02-03 19:43:21
Last edited by rww
Date: 2015-03-15 01:41:36
Requested 505 times
gender <reply>yes, I can confirm I am a female bot :) Added by jussi01
Date: 2009-02-03 08:13:42
Requested 502 times
appeal appeals <reply> If you disagree with a decision by an operator, please first pay #ubuntu-ops a visit. If you are still unhappy, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/AppealProcess for the steps you should take. If you feel the need to discuss the channel rules, please contact the ops on IRC or via the email address on the aforementioned page. Added by elky
Date: 2009-04-25 19:01:44
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-02-17 16:55:11
Requested 502 times
qemu an emulator you can use to run another operating system - see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsXPUnderQemuHowTo Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:59:42
Requested 500 times
forums forum ubuntuforums <reply> The Ubuntu Forums can be found at https://ubuntuforums.org - Kubuntu Forums are found at https://www.kubuntuforums.net - There is also an #ubuntuforums channel on Libera IRC. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:06:55
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:17
Requested 497 times
tv tvcard tv card dvb tuner <reply> http://www.linuxtv.org/ has extensive information about using TV cards under Linux. Available viewers for analog cards: Zapping, tvtime (GTK/GNOME), Kaffeine, kdetv (KDE), xawtv, motv. For digital cards: Me-TV (GNOME), Klear (KDE), dvb-utils. For both analog and digital cards, !MythTV is a powerful framework. Your card may work the !IVTV drivers. See also !TV-Out Added by LjL
Date: 2007-05-29 19:19:48
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-11-10 22:29:00
Requested 497 times
motu short for Masters of the Universe. The brave souls who maintain the packages in the Universe section of Ubuntu. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:48:20
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:39:22
Requested 485 times
gnash <reply> Gnash is an open-source Flash replacement. It is still beta software. For current status or for more info http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/ Added by nalioth
Date: 2006-12-24 19:11:58
Last edited by pangolin
Date: 2012-02-09 18:09:58
Requested 484 times
cz czech cs <reply> České uživatele žádáme, aby mluvili v kanále #ubuntu anglicky. Česky je možno se domluvit v #ubuntu-cz. Děkujeme. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:18:29
Requested 482 times
xrandr <deleted><reply>XRandR 1.2 is the new method of running dual screens in !X. Information/HowTo here: http://wiki.debian.org/XStrikeForce/HowToRandR12 Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2008-04-16 06:34:51
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-10-17 20:23:57
Requested 482 times
sysrq reisub <reply> In an emergency, you may be able to shutdown cleanly and reboot by holding down Alt+PrintScreen and typing slowly, in succession, S, U and B. For an explanation, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_SysRq_key Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-09-12 20:29:51
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-10-03 18:24:32
Requested 482 times
hate a thing we don't encourage - why waste your energy‽ Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-02-04 18:29:41
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-09-10 18:37:34
Requested 481 times
pdf acrobat <reply>The Portable Document Format is created by Adobe; PDF files are viewable in Ubuntu with Xpdf, Okular, Evince and also Adobe Reader (free download, but closed source) Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-07-31 07:34:53
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2011-04-28 15:21:23
Requested 476 times
politics <reply> Please take political discussion to ##politics. Thank you! Added by somerville32
Date: 2007-01-10 00:33:38
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-06-14 21:01:31
Requested 474 times
oneiric oneric ocelot <reply> Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) was the fifteenth release of Ubuntu. !End-Of-Life on May 9th 2013, see https://ubottu.com/y/oneiric for more details. Added by Pici
Date: 2011-03-07 17:33:42
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 07:02:40
Requested 474 times
in india <reply> #ubuntu-in is the channel for Ubuntu in India Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-06-07 21:56:20
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2008-06-07 21:57:25
Requested 473 times
saucy salamander 13.10 <reply> Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) was the 19th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 17th, 2014. See !eol, !upgrade and https://ubottu.com/y/saucy Added by Pici
Date: 2013-04-25 16:29:47
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 07:03:01
Requested 471 times
pong an old atari game. It's fun! Added by imbrandon
Date: 2006-08-27 09:10:43
Requested 469 times
ops-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - Amaranth, tonyyarusso, Nalioth, Madpilot, gnomefreak, elky, Pici, Gary, Myrtti, ikonia, Flannel, lhavelund, phunyguy, h00k, funkyHat, Tm_T, hypatia, seednode, Menzador Added by tsimpson
Date: 2010-05-02 22:12:54
Last edited by dax
Date: 2020-06-14 23:46:48
Requested 466 times
wiki <reply>https://wiki.ubuntu.com - Ubuntu development documentation wiki. If you are looking for system help, please refer to https://help.ubuntu.com/community - the Ubuntu community documentation. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 01:04:09
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:39:24
Requested 465 times
xen <reply> XEN is a virtual machine monitor for x86 that supports execution of multiple guest operating systems with unprecedented levels of performance and resource isolation. Information on installing it for Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Xen Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 20:52:39
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2007-11-11 01:19:25
Requested 460 times
steam <reply> Valve have officially announced that they are developing Steam and are working with !ubuntu during their development, see http://blogs.valvesoftware.com/linux/steamd-penguins/ for further details, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Valve for install instructions, you can also join #ubuntu-steam for discussion. Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-06-21 03:00:16
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2013-02-12 02:25:54
Requested 460 times
behelpful <reply> As our !guidelines say, "When helping, be helpful". If you're not familiar with the issue at hand, let someone else handle it instead of making !offtopic comments or jokes. Added by rww
Date: 2011-07-17 23:29:29
Requested 460 times
desktop desktops <reply> A desktop environment is what "puts the pieces of a !GUI together". The available desktop environments in Ubuntu are !GNOME (ubuntu-desktop), !KDE (kubuntu-desktop), !Xfce (xubuntu-desktop), !LXDE (lubuntu-desktop), IceWM, !Fluxbox, WindowMaker (wmaker), FVWM and others - See also !Flavors Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:23:31
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-02-11 03:18:14
Requested 458 times
ro romanian romania <reply> Daca doriti ajutor sau doriti sa discutati despre Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu, intrati pe #ubuntu-ro Added by zorglu_
Date: 2006-10-08 20:21:21
Requested 453 times
md5sum checksum <reply> To verify your Ubuntu ISO image (or other files for which a checksum is provided), see https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/how-to-verify-ubuntu Added by Hawkwind
Date: 2006-10-21 05:40:18
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2020-08-15 00:12:40
Requested 451 times
sabdfl sabdlf markshuttleworth mark mark shuttlworth mark shuttleworth shuttleworth <reply> Mark "sabdfl" Shuttleworth is our favourite cosmonaut, the founder of Canonical and the primary driver behind Ubuntu. You can find pieces of his thinking at http://www.markshuttleworth.com Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-23 11:44:04
Requested 444 times
leet 1337 <reply> 1337 i5 nigh-inc0mpr3h3n5ib13 70 u5 n00bs, 4nd n0b0dy c4r35 if UR 4 1337 h4x0r. Giv3 i7 4 r357. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-10-22 20:34:05
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2012-08-07 15:38:27
Requested 443 times
pae <reply> Ubuntu provides only PAE-enabled kernels for 32-bit systems now. Some older CPUs may have issues with it. For more info and troubleshooting, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PAE Added by Myrtti
Date: 2010-03-30 20:27:56
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-11-21 06:22:02
Requested 437 times
foo baz foo2 [baz|bar|wibble] Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-22 14:37:00
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2014-06-19 15:50:27
Requested 436 times
girl girls <reply> Girls exist on the internet. See http://www.escapistmagazine.com/print/17/27 | http://www.xkcd.com/322/ | For more interesting reading: http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Encourage-Women-Linux-HOWTO/ Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-08-12 09:12:44
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-08-08 15:33:44
Requested 435 times

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