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time ntp <reply> Information about using and setting your computer's clock on Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuTime - See https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/NTP.html for information on usage of the Network Time Protocol (NTP) Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:11:33
Last edited by knome
Date: 2015-07-27 16:41:04
Requested 793 times
proxies <reply> "Proxies" are services acting as intermediate agents in various sorts of Internet connections. Examples are TOR, !apt-proxy, and HTTP proxies (such as "squid"). It is possible to install and use Ubuntu via some proxy connections: see FIXME Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:24:10
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-10-08 19:06:56
Requested 48 times
mda <reply> A Mail Delivery Agent (MDA) is the server software for local delivery and rewriting of messages. The default MDA (and !MTA) on Ubuntu is !postfix ("procmail" or "dovecot" can also be used). See also !MailServer and !MUA Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:27:06
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:29:37
Requested 22 times
sharedprinting <deleted><reply> If you are unable to share a printer over the network on 7.10 (Gutsy), AppArmour could be the problem. See http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=531343 to see how to disable it temporarily or permanently Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-12-14 12:59:39
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-04-29 02:37:55
Requested 9 times
startup-#kubuntu <reply> To make programs start up automatically when you log into your KDE session, run all programs that you want to be started and close all other programs, then select 'Save Session' in the K menu. Alternatively, create a !symlink to the wanted program in ~/.kde/Autostart - See !boot for starting non-interactive programs at boot Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-15 15:47:48
Requested 56 times
rt realtime <reply> The RT kernel is the Linux kernel with special realtime patches applied. It is not available in Ubuntu. See also !lowlatency and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuStudio/RealTimeKernel Added by Tm_T
Date: 2007-12-18 11:26:52
Last edited by dax
Date: 2020-02-26 16:33:48
Requested 151 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
usb unetbootin liveusb persistant persistent <reply> For information about installing Ubuntu from USB flash drives, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick - For a persistent live USB install, see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LiveUsbPendrivePersistent Added by Pici
Date: 2007-12-19 14:05:13
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-02-05 19:10:19
Requested 3859 times
ops-#ubuntustudio <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - PING astraljava, cub, holstein, jussi, joejaxx, ScottL, scott-work or Unit193 Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-12-20 13:49:09
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2016-05-21 04:29:56
Requested 18 times
kubuntu-bugs <reply>Major Kubuntu desktop bugs can be found at https://bugs.launchpad.net/~kubuntu-bugs Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-12-22 05:10:53
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-14 19:53:27
Requested 14 times
lolcats <deleted><reply> i iz so bored of lolcats. speek english! Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-22 22:31:46
Last edited by knome
Date: 2014-03-19 19:38:50
Requested 25 times
badhostmask <reply> This is not the channel you intended to join. You have been redirected here because your nickname, username or hostname contains unacceptable language (see « /msg $nick language »). Please change it, then reconnect to join the correct channel. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-26 17:27:29
Last edited by m4v
Date: 2013-02-28 17:00:52
Requested 6 times
gary <deleted><reply> be afraid, be *very* afraid Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-12-27 10:20:10
Last edited by Pricey
Date: 2009-06-13 13:19:35
Requested 64 times
timevault <reply> TimeVault is a graphical backup tool for GNOME. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TimeVault and http://launchpad.net/TimeVault Added by Spec
Date: 2007-12-27 19:02:52
Requested 11 times
vimtutor an excellent tool for learning how to use vim. It can be found in the vim-full package, among others. Added by Pici
Date: 2007-12-27 21:10:47
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-12-27 21:23:12
Requested 11 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
drink-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Remember folks; don't drink and IRC! Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-28 03:07:33
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-03-20 01:24:08
Requested 169 times
ut <reply> For information on how to play Unreal Tournament, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Games/Native/UnrealTournament - for Unreal Tournament 2004, see !ut2k4 Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-12-28 11:48:42
Requested 16 times
ut2k4 <reply> For information on how to play Unreal Tournament 2004, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Games/Native/UnrealTournament2004 Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-12-28 11:48:57
Requested 3 times
pi-#ubuntu-offtopic either 3 for small values of pi, 4 for large values of pi or 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510 and then some Added by Pici
Date: 2007-12-28 20:13:08
Last edited by Seveas
Date: 2008-02-03 19:42:08
Requested 163 times
sudoedit <reply> To edit files with !superuser access using the user's standard editor (as set in the EDITOR !shell variable) and its normal configuration, the command « sudoedit <filename> » is available. It creates a local copy of the file, and runs the editor with the user's permissions. Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-12-29 21:22:30
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-12-29 21:39:01
Requested 15 times
freespeech free speech freedomofspeech freedom of speech <reply> Please don't pepper the channel with cries of buzzwords like "free speech!", especially when you don't know what they mean or if they're applicable to the current situation. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2008-01-01 20:07:55
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:45:40
Requested 87 times
meta <deleted><reply> If you would like to help in #*ubuntu* but it just goes too fast to spot interesting questions, try joining #ubuntu-meta and watching for questions there (note that it is NOT a support channel, however, and questions should still be answered in #*ubuntu*) Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-01 22:30:19
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-03-19 19:56:09
Requested 62 times
nickspoon-#ubuntu-youth <reply> Here's a nick! Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-01 22:35:31
Requested 3 times
psp <reply> For information on using the PlayStation Portable with Ubuntu, please read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PSP Added by Spec
Date: 2008-01-02 20:55:44
Requested 23 times
homie colloquialism <reply> Slang and colloquialisms are not proper English. Please use proper English in our channels to make it easy for those who have it as a second language. Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2008-01-05 05:25:40
Last edited by elkbuntu
Date: 2008-01-05 05:39:30
Requested 25 times
kdmtheme <reply>To customize your !KDM theme, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CustomizeKubuntu Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-07 01:29:07
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-14 19:53:27
Requested 19 times
lies <reply> Mostly just statistics and factoids, but also windicators! Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-07 15:24:59
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-06-16 05:04:01
Requested 289 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
rootshell <reply> Using !sudo with single commands is preferable in most circumstances. However, if you really need a root shell, use « sudo -i » (other variants of this commands are redundant and/or potentially dangerous) Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-12 00:34:16
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-01-26 00:43:31
Requested 120 times
maintainer <reply> The "Maintainer" field in a package's information (debian/control) should indicate the Ubuntu team responsible for the Ubuntu specific changes to a package (often the !MOTU for !Universe packages). The original maintainer is preserved in the field "XSBC-Original-Maintainer". Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-13 18:10:50
Requested 18 times
recursive <deleted><reply> see !recursive Added by Seveas
Date: 2008-01-13 20:26:28
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2009-03-13 17:22:55
Requested 11 times
mir <reply> Mir is a display server developed by Canonical and Ubuntu. From Ubuntu 17.04 ( Zesty Zapus ) onward, emphasis has shifted to embedded devices and applications, notably UBports as stated by Mark Shuttleworth ( https://plus.google.com/+MarkShuttleworthCanonical/posts/7LYubpaHUHH ). Regular Ubuntu 17.10 onwards will use GNOME. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-01-14 19:11:47
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:22:31
Requested 206 times
blueprints blueprint <reply>An explanation of what a blueprint is can be found at https://help.launchpad.net/Blueprint. Want to suggest or discuss ideas of a future project/feature? With Launchpad you can track blueprints (feature specification summaries) from discussion through review, approval, and implementation. See https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2008-01-15 05:57:37
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-06-11 23:53:22
Requested 21 times
king <reply> kong Added by Seveas
Date: 2008-01-18 13:57:42
Requested 20 times
ding <reply> dong Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2008-01-18 13:57:59
Requested 111 times
zing <reply> zong Added by Seveas
Date: 2008-01-18 13:58:21
Requested 20 times
joomla <reply> joomla information can be had here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Joomla Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-01-20 12:55:33
Requested 24 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
requirements-#xubuntu xfcemem xfcespace reqs-#xubuntu <reply> The hardware requirements for Xubuntu can be found at http://xubuntu.org/getxubuntu/ Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-23 15:50:11
Last edited by knome
Date: 2012-11-30 16:34:20
Requested 34 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 526 times
jding <deleted><reply> jdong Added by Pici
Date: 2008-01-24 03:35:00
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-18 22:31:07
Requested 60 times
translate <reply> Translate Ubuntu into your own language, important translations that are needed are listed first. See https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2008-01-24 12:41:12
Requested 58 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
derivatives gnewsense mint linuxmce ultimate mce crunchbang backtrack kali based on ubuntu lxle popos <reply> The Ubuntu channels can only provide support for Ubuntu and its official !flavors. Derivatives and other distributions use different software repositories and other software. Please use their dedicated support venues, such as: Linux Mint: #linuxmint-help on irc.spotchat.org, Pop!_OS: https://support.system76.com/ , Kali Linux: #kali-linux on irc.oftc.net, LXLE: https://lxle.net/support-options/ <deleted>cut off... Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-24 22:57:06
Last edited by tomreyn
Date: 2022-06-17 16:11:03
Requested 2991 times
no0tic <deleted><reply> Hi, how can I help you? Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-25 03:03:51
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-04-11 20:22:56
Requested 3 times
guishell <deleted><reply> Several "hybrid" GUI command line interfaces are in development, see: http://www.bterm.org/ - http://linux.pte.hu/~pipas/CUI/ - http://hotwire-shell.org/ Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-25 16:37:28
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-03-23 02:47:21
Requested 2 times
enablesources chrepo <reply> Enable the standard Ubuntu repositories by going to System > Administration > Software Sources - See !repositories for detailed information Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-26 03:07:22
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-01-26 03:07:45
Requested 34 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
wastrel-#ubuntu-offtopic drm-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> sometimes wastrel cries Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-28 16:47:46
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-12-18 02:36:11
Requested 147 times

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