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cli <deleted><reply>The linux terminal or command-line interface is very powerful. Open a terminal via Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal (Gnome) or K-menu -> System -> Konsole (KDE). Guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal or type in it: man intro Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:19:48
Last edited by ikonia
Date: 2014-07-19 14:37:06
Requested 433 times
scanning xsane scan sane <reply> Scanning software: Simple-Scan (GNOME), Xsane, the GIMP (GNOME), Kooka (KDE). For instructions see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ScanningHowTo and to see supported hardware: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsScanners - See also !OCR Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 20:33:36
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-01-02 04:13:46
Requested 431 times
hu hungary hungarian <reply> Magyar nyelvű segítséget az #ubuntu-hu csatornán talál Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:18:44
Last edited by Seveas
Date: 2007-02-24 11:26:46
Requested 422 times
networkmanager network-manager network manager an application to make (wireless) networking Just Work. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/NetworkManager Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:32:39
Requested 419 times
icons desktopicons trashicon <reply> Want to see volume/trash icons on the desktop? Go to /apps/nautilus/desktop in gconf-editor (GNOME) or go to http://kudos.berlios.de/kf/kisimlar/tipsntrix.html#showtrash (KDE) Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 12:24:32
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-03-14 15:27:08
Requested 418 times
botclone botcloning <reply> $nick uses supybot, which is available in the main !repositories, with additional plugins that are available at https://ubottu.com/clone.html - to help out with ubottu development please join #ubuntu-bots-devel :) Added by stdin
Date: 2008-07-24 01:34:39
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 07:01:37
Requested 415 times
freenode <deleted><reply> freenode is the IRC network that you're on! - See http://freenode.net/project - - freenode has policies that govern how people should use the network which can be read at http://freenode.net/policies - The Ubuntuchannels on freenode also have their own !Guidelines Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:37:12
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:23
Requested 414 times
daily dailybuild daily build <reply>Daily builds of the CD images of the current development version of Ubuntu are available at http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:33:22
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-13 23:16:25
Requested 410 times
cake-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> The cake is a !pie! Added by Pici
Date: 2007-12-18 15:52:54
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-02-11 21:29:48
Requested 410 times
il hebrew <reply> לשיחות בשפה העברית ולגישה לקהילת המשתמשים העברית אנא הקלד: /join #ubuntu-il Added by ompaul
Date: 2006-07-09 20:21:41
Requested 406 times
shipit <reply> Canonical is no longer sending free Ubuntu CDs to individuals through its ShipIt program. For more information please see http://blog.canonical.com/?p=551 !LoCo teams can request CDs through this link https://forms.canonical.com/lococd/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:20:58
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-04-07 15:32:29
Requested 405 times
fluxbox a lightweight and responsive window manager for GNU/Linux. For how to set it up and more information see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Fluxbox Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 17:39:32
Requested 404 times
devices <reply> You can find the full list of devices, official images, community images, and works in progress at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Devices Added by IdleOne
Date: 2013-04-03 17:36:39
Requested 402 times
dev develop development <reply> Interested in becoming an Ubuntu Developer? Get started here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment Added by bimberi
Date: 2007-05-07 05:24:52
Requested 401 times
slow <reply>The Ubuntu repositories and ISO mirrors are currently under heavy load. Please consider using !torrents to download ISO images, and be patient with APT updates. Also, try changing !mirrors Added by LjL
Date: 2007-04-20 00:05:06
Last edited by mneptok
Date: 2009-10-03 18:35:39
Requested 400 times
compile <reply> Compiling software from source? Read the tips at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingSoftware (But remember to search for pre-built !packages first). Also read !checkinstall Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 17:35:45
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-08-25 03:18:32
Requested 393 times
arabic <reply> For Arabic language support, please : /join #ubuntu-arabic : للحصول على الدعم باللغة العربية Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-22 19:07:42
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-09-30 14:28:21
Requested 391 times
sa <reply> For the Saudi Arabia team : /join #ubuntu-sa : للانظمام الى قناة الفريق السعودي - For Arabic language support, please : /join #ubuntu-arabic : للحصول على الدعم باللغة العربية Added by ompaul
Date: 2006-07-02 16:44:02
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-09-30 14:28:05
Requested 388 times
ko korea korean <reply> 도움이 필요하시면 다음 채널에 조인하십시오. /join #ubuntu-ko Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:11:00
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-03-08 17:00:18
Requested 386 times
quantal 12.10 quetzal <reply> Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) was the 17th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on May 16th, 2014. See !eol, !upgrade and https://ubottu.com/y/quantal Added by Pici
Date: 2012-04-23 14:34:44
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 07:02:47
Requested 385 times
gtk <reply> GTK is the !GIMP toolkit, which forms the base of !GNOME and is used by many applications to provide a !GUI Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:29:10
Requested 383 times
ubuntu-desktop kubuntu-desktop edubuntu-desktop xubuntu-desktop lubuntu-desktop <reply> k/ed/x/l/ubuntu-desktop is a metapackage. It depends upon other packages and brings them in; you can safely remove it, but it is recommended that you re-install it when upgrading. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-17 20:50:34
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-10-18 22:25:28
Requested 381 times
ar <reply> La comunidad local de Argentina se puede encontrar en #ubuntu-ar y en su canal de offtopic: #ubuntu-ar-cafe Added by jpatrick
Date: 2008-03-17 12:16:14
Requested 381 times
e enlightenment e17 <reply> Enlightenment (or "E") is a window manager for X, providing a useful, and good looking graphical shell in which to work. E17 is the current version. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:00:18
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2014-09-12 17:57:47
Requested 377 times
ubuwin win10 wsl <reply> Windows 10 has a feature called Windows Subsystem for Linux, which allows it to run Ubuntu (and other Linux distro) userspace programs without porting/recompliation. For discussion and support, see #ubuntu-on-windows or ##windows. For installation instructions, see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/commandline/wsl/install_guide Added by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 07:10:24
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-18 14:59:12
Requested 376 times
noroot supportroot <reply> We do not support setting a root password. You're free to do it on your own machine, but please don't offer instructions on how to set a root password or ask for help with setting it. See !root and !wfm for more information. Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-06-23 15:35:34
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-02-27 16:08:33
Requested 370 times
opsnack happiness <reply>Chocolate! And Strawberries! And ICE CREAM! Ooo! and 60 minutes +m! Added by Amaranth
Date: 2007-03-26 19:44:08
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-06-06 02:13:45
Requested 369 times
defrag defragmentation defragment <reply> The default Ubuntu filesystem (ext4) is engineered to avoid fragmentation issues in most cases. However, there is an online defragmentation tool available if needed. For more information, see `man e4defrag` Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-20 22:49:03
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-30 19:26:16
Requested 368 times
purexfce purexubuntu <reply> If you want to remove all !KDE and !Gnome packages and have a default !Xubuntu system follow the instructions here « http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purexfce » Added by stdin
Date: 2008-07-30 21:41:26
Last edited by knome
Date: 2013-02-08 23:37:30
Requested 366 times
lm-sensors sensors fan <reply> To access CPU temperature sensors and detect fan speeds, install the lm-sensors package. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SensorInstallHowto for installation and usage instructions. Added by jrib
Date: 2007-09-27 03:50:30
Last edited by jussi01
Date: 2009-03-12 10:20:42
Requested 365 times
lag <reply> You have lag, I don't have lag Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-19 19:50:31
Requested 359 times
xmms xmms2 <reply>xmms is no longer being developed, see http://bugs.debian.org/461309 for more details. Consider using audacious or xmms2 instead. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:43:29
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-10-29 03:15:36
Requested 349 times
rockbox an open source firmware replacement for audio players from Archos, iRiver, Apple (iPod), and iAudio. See http://www.rockbox.org/ to get started! Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-01-14 18:47:57
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-05-04 14:21:18
Requested 348 times
gimp an advanced image manipulation application for Ubuntu. See http://www.gimp.org for tutorials and more information. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:28:30
Requested 346 times
autostart-#kubuntu <reply> Use the tool in System Settings -> (Advanced tab) Autostart, or System Settings -> Startup and Shutdown, to make programs automatically start in KDE session. See !boot for managing which non-interactive programs start at boot Added by fdoving
Date: 2007-01-03 22:27:00
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-10-30 01:32:29
Requested 345 times
nick <reply> Your nick is how people know you on IRC. Please don't change your nicknames too often (use «/nick <newnick>» for that), or it creates a lot of confusion. You should also !register your nick with Libera. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-02-09 18:13:37
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:29
Requested 344 times
default defaultapp <reply> To change the default application for a filetype in Nautilus, right-click on a file, select Properties -> Open With, and then change the setting. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:24:41
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-11-15 20:30:43
Requested 343 times
generic smp <reply> Background to the decision to replace -686, k7 and -smp kernels with -generic can be found here https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2006-August/019983.html (the -386 kernel is still available if needed) Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-11-13 02:36:49
Requested 343 times
testers-#kubuntu-devel <reply> Help is needed in #kubuntu-devel. Please ping RikMills, soee, BluesKaj, mamarley, mparillo, wxl, DarinMiller, tsimonq2, crydotsnake-M for more information. Added by Tm_T
Date: 2012-01-25 17:04:00
Last edited by genii
Date: 2019-08-28 22:30:59
Requested 343 times
scp winscp a secure way of copying files across networks using !SSH. Usage: scp filename user@host:filename - WinSCP is a client for Windows, available at http://winscp.net/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:35:53
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:40:56
Requested 341 times
xenial xerus 16.04 <reply> Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) was the 24th release of Ubuntu. !End-of-life was April 30th, 2021. Paid support (ESM) is available. See also !esm, !eol, !eolupgrade Added by Pici
Date: 2015-10-21 20:56:55
Last edited by tomreyn
Date: 2021-05-21 21:41:56
Requested 341 times
mail lists mailinglists ml <reply>Mail is another medium to communicate. Ubuntu mailing lists can be found at http://lists.ubuntu.com Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:31:43
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2009-09-18 09:29:11
Requested 338 times
idle-#ubuntu-ops <reply> Please keep in mind that this channel is for operator/abuse questions only; we ask you to part when you have no further business here in order to keep track of users with pending inquiries. Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-09 02:56:57
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2009-01-31 08:15:17
Requested 337 times
midi <reply> Trouble playing MIDI files? Look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MidiSoftwareSynthesisHowTo Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:49:56
Requested 336 times
repeat-#kubuntu <reply> Don't feel ignored and repeat your question quickly; if nobody knows your answer, nobody will answer you. You can search https://help.ubuntu.com/ http://www.ubuntuforums.org/ or http://www.kubuntuforums.net/ while you wait. Added by Jucato
Date: 2007-09-10 10:28:44
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-01-17 11:00:12
Requested 336 times
bootinfo <reply> Boot info script is a useful script for diagnosing boot problems. Please run the script following the directions here: http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/ and then !pastebin the RESULTS.txt for us to use to help diagnose your problem. Added by IdleOne
Date: 2011-05-05 00:52:49
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2015-01-06 20:49:53
Requested 336 times
itunes not available on Linux, but there are many audio player alternatives (see !players). For Daap clients (sharing music with other iTunes clients on the network), install banshee Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:42:50
Requested 333 times
locoteams locoteam <reply> Information on Ubuntu Local Community Teams is at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeams Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-07-02 12:55:21
Requested 333 times
fail-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Shaka, when the walls fell. Added by LjL
Date: 2008-11-29 22:06:12
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2016-05-02 18:46:59
Requested 333 times
antivirus <reply> An "antivirus" is primarily a concept from the Windows ecosystem and usually a program like that is not needed on Linux because the threat model is different. Malware on Linux does exist, however. Google up "rkhunter" and "linux intrusion detection systems". Also look up !clamav Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 23:18:11
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-03-22 21:20:33
Requested 330 times

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