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movelauncher launcher-position movedock <reply> To move the Unity launcher to the bottom of the screen in 16.04+, run `gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Bottom`. To move it to the left, run the same command with Left instead. For older Ubuntu versions, see https://askubuntu.com/questions/33605/can-i-move-the-unity-launcher Added by dax
Date: 2016-03-23 15:59:43
Requested 8 times
mate <reply> Ubuntu MATE is a supported !flavor of Ubuntu that uses MATE as the default desktop environment. It functions similarly to older versions of GNOME. For more information, see https://ubuntu-mate.org/ Added by dax
Date: 2016-03-29 14:47:42
Requested 60 times
ubuwin win10 wsl <reply> Windows 10 and newer have a feature called "Windows Subsystem for Linux", which allows it to run Ubuntu (and other Linux distro) userspace programs without porting/recompliation. 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 tomreyn
Date: 2021-10-19 19:51:58
Requested 383 times
cloud-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> There is no cloud. It's just somebody else's computer. Added by dax
Date: 2016-04-02 05:40:39
Requested 1 times
mutt a small but very powerful text-based mail client for Unix operating systems. For more Informations on how to setup see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mutt and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mutt Added by k1l
Date: 2016-04-04 12:11:14
Requested 2 times
linux-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Added by dax
Date: 2016-04-11 02:00:47
Requested 23 times
badlock <reply> The samba fixes for the badlock vulnerability are currently being tested. For more info see http://badlock.org and https://ubottu.com/y/badlock/ Added by Pici
Date: 2016-04-12 17:47:21
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2016-04-12 19:53:25
Requested 12 times
gentoo-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> http://makelinuxgreatagain.com Added by dax
Date: 2016-04-13 05:40:24
Requested 1 times
newfglrx <deleted><reply> Ubuntu 16.04 and above do not contain AMD's proprietary "fglrx" video driver. Please use radeon or amdgpu instead (see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver ). We do not recommend or support downloading fglrx from other sources; please do not ask for help with it here. Added by dax
Date: 2016-04-16 05:12:35
Last edited by tomreyn
Date: 2022-06-17 18:27:55
Requested 14 times
yakkety yak 16.10 yakkity <reply> Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) was the 25th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 20th, 2017. See !eol and https://ubottu.com/y/yakkety Added by Unit193
Date: 2016-04-22 01:22:12
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-01-21 23:50:00
Requested 184 times
yup-#xubuntu-devel <reply> yakkety yak, ackety ack, yuppety yup Added by knome
Date: 2016-04-22 20:15:39
Requested 7 times
qateam-#xubuntu-devel <reply> akxwi-dave, slickymaster, flocculant, knome Added by knome
Date: 2016-05-01 20:26:54
Requested 1 times
ops-#lubuntu-offtopic <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - bioterror, genii, hyperair, IAmNotThatGuy, jared, Myrtti, stlsaint, Unit193, wxl. Added by Unit193
Date: 2016-05-21 04:31:49
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2016-10-09 17:08:42
Requested 0 times
leetrainbow <reply> 051043073087 03i095 10n11i02g12h06-13i05n04c07008m03p09r10311h02312n06513i05b041073 087030 09u105 11n02012006b13s, 05404n07d 08n03009b10011d02y 12c06413r053045 07i08f 03U09R 104 111023123067 13h05404x07008r03. 09G10i11v023 12i067 134 05r04307508703. Added by dax
Date: 2016-06-13 23:09:21
Requested 5 times
conky <reply> Conky is an application that can show system information (and more) on your desktop. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SettingUpConky for more details and a beginners guide. Added by knome
Date: 2016-07-06 12:11:13
Requested 9 times
psychology-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> #ubuntu-offtopic is not a counseling/psychological advice channel. If you need to talk to someone about a problem that is affecting you, you would be better served by talking to a qualified person offline. While this is a social chat channel, there are serious limits to our ability and willingness to give social and psychological advice. Added by dax
Date: 2016-08-02 21:50:56
Requested 1 times
sonikkuamerica <deleted><reply> No, his name is not Jessica. Added by SonikkuAmerica
Date: 2016-08-31 16:55:35
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-05-29 03:03:24
Requested 4 times
zesty 17.04 zapus <reply> Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) was the 26th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on January 13th, 2018. See !eol and https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2018-January/000228.html Added by Pici
Date: 2016-10-17 19:53:49
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-01-21 23:51:29
Requested 212 times
livepatch <reply> Canonical Livepatch is a service offered by Canonical for 64 bit 14.04 and higher installs that modifies the currently running kernel for updates without the need to restart. More information can be found at https://ubottu.com/y/livepatch and https://www.ubuntu.com/server/livepatch Added by Pici
Date: 2016-10-28 15:56:01
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2018-08-29 19:47:45
Requested 48 times
tsimonq2 <deleted>like the Microsoft paperclip guy. Added by wxl
Date: 2016-10-28 23:36:32
Last edited by elky
Date: 2016-10-28 23:38:16
Requested 0 times
budgie <reply> Ubuntu Budgie is a community !flavour of Ubuntu featuring the Budgie desktop. Its first official release is 17.04. As with all development versions, for questions involving Ubuntu Budgie $curDevelNum support, visit #ubuntu+1. Ubuntu Budgie 16.04 and 16.10 are not supported by the Ubuntu project. https://ubuntubudgie.org/ Added by SonikkuAmerica
Date: 2016-12-14 19:28:19
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-05-25 14:41:50
Requested 45 times
afrix-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> He's Batman. Added by SonikkuAmerica
Date: 2016-12-18 02:40:01
Requested 26 times
xk al <reply> Edhe Ubuntu Ekipi LoCo Shqipe shërben si Shqipërinë dhe Kosovën, dhe ofron mbështetje në kanalin #flossk. Për të hyrë, lloji "/join #flossk" (pa thonjëza). Added by Menzador
Date: 2016-12-19 20:27:45
Last edited by Menzador
Date: 2016-12-19 20:27:57
Requested 4 times
distrowatch <reply> "[Distrowatch stats] correlate neither to usage nor to quality and should not be used to measure the market share of distributions. They simply show the number of times a distribution page on DistroWatch.com was accessed each day, nothing more." ~ https://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=popularity Added by dax
Date: 2017-01-14 07:55:24
Requested 14 times
16.04.2 rescheduled to February 16th due to several last minute issues with building and testing the ISOs. You can install the 16.04(.1) ISOs and run the updates if you are in a hurry. Added by dax
Date: 2017-02-14 01:26:40
Requested 6 times
clink-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Past the lips, and over the gums... Look out stomach! Here it comes... Added by genii
Date: 2017-02-24 20:46:37
Requested 4 times
rollinghwe <reply> Since the release of 16.04.2, the setup for the !HWE kernel has changed. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/RollingLTSEnablementStack Added by dax
Date: 2017-03-03 16:56:31
Requested 2 times
ops-ubuntu-bugs <deleted><reply> bdmurray dax hggdh Unit193 Added by hggdh
Date: 2017-03-04 18:51:11
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2017-03-04 18:53:34
Requested 1 times
mkusb a frontend to !dd, the bit-by-bit command line utility. For more information see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb Added by wxl
Date: 2017-03-16 19:44:52
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2017-03-16 23:56:10
Requested 4 times
jack <reply> The JACK Audio Connection Kit is a sound server meant for professional applications, allowing different audio protocols and applications to interconnect in nearly unlimited ways. This is the core of Ubuntu Studio's audio workflow. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/What%20is%20JACK for more information on JACK in general. Added by wxl
Date: 2017-03-16 23:23:12
Requested 14 times
testers-#kubuntu-offtopic <reply> Help is needed in #kubuntu-devel. Please ping Riddell, yofel, soee, Tm_T, BluesKaj, James147, Quintasan, lordievader, shrini, tester56, parad1se, mamarley, alket, SourBlues, sgclark, neo31, vip, mparillo, wxl, DarinMiller, tsimonq2 for information Added by genii
Date: 2017-03-22 20:38:05
Requested 2 times
tsimonq2-#kubuntu-devel <deleted><reply> fnord Added by wxl
Date: 2017-03-23 00:07:22
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-03-23 00:16:08
Requested 7 times
sandwich-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>we only have fish tacos and grape soda Added by IdleOne
Date: 2017-03-30 18:51:29
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2017-03-30 18:57:40
Requested 3 times
artful aardvark 17.10 <reply> Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) was the 27th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 19th, 2018. See !eol and https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2018-July/004483.html Added by Pici
Date: 2017-04-20 18:18:35
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2018-08-22 13:14:19
Requested 152 times
esm <reply> Canonical offers paid extended security support for end-of-life LTS releases through the Ubuntu Advantage program. For more information, see https://ubuntu.com/esm . ESM is not an Ubuntu community offering; please direct questions about it to Canonical directly. Added by dax
Date: 2017-05-01 19:34:04
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2018-12-31 16:16:18
Requested 115 times
wol <reply> Wake-On-LAN is a feature of a computer's network card allowing it to be remotely turned on. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WakeOnLan for details on implementation. Added by genii
Date: 2017-06-09 17:31:12
Requested 1 times
lunix <reply> LUnix is a Little Unix for your Commodore 64, dust it off and visit https://sourceforge.net/projects/lng/ ! Added by genii
Date: 2017-10-05 19:53:42
Requested 5 times
krack <reply> KRACK is a group of attacks against the wireless WPA2 protocol and related software. Ubuntu clients are protected against it if they are updated; see https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3455-1/ for details. Networking equipment needs updating if using 802.11r, repeater mode, or other AP-as-client configurations, which most are not. See https://www.krackattacks.com/ for technical details. Added by dax
Date: 2017-10-21 20:53:27
Requested 5 times
bionic beaver 18.04 <reply> Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) was the 28th release of Ubuntu. Support ended May 31st, 2023. See !eol, !pro and https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2023-May/000290.html Added by Pici
Date: 2017-10-25 03:45:45
Last edited by tomreyn
Date: 2023-06-02 05:33:05
Requested 211 times
kernelcleanup <reply> For information about removing old kernels to free up space on /boot, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RemoveOldKernels Added by dax
Date: 2017-11-27 17:55:17
Requested 18 times
weechat <reply> Weechat is a text-based IRC client. Ubuntu has it in the !universe repositories. Weechat has its own repositories available too at https://weechat.org/download/debian/ which are not officially supported in #ubuntu, but are supported in #weechat. Added by dax
Date: 2017-12-12 02:07:44
Requested 2 times
spectre <reply> Spectre is a security issue in almost all modern processors, which was released along with !Meltdown (but is not the same thing). While there are several initiatives underway to mitigate it, there is no "magic bullet" software fix. Ubuntu is monitoring ongoing efforts and will provide security updates as they become available. See !usn for security update notifications. Added by dax
Date: 2018-01-03 22:56:29
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-01-10 01:30:57
Requested 18 times
meltdown kpti <reply> Meltdown is a security issue with (primarily) Intel processors. It's mitigated by kernel patches named KPTI. Ubuntu released them in security updates for 14.04, 16.04, and 17.10. 17.04 will not receive this update. 18.04 will ship with kernel 4.15, which is patched already. 16.04 has updates for Linux 4.4 (release) and 4.13 (HWE), installs with 4.10 should upgrade to 4.13. See also !spectre, !nopti Added by dax
Date: 2018-01-03 22:56:33
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-01-10 01:35:19
Requested 54 times
nopti <reply> KPTI is a mitigation for the !Meltdown security issue. With some workloads on some processors, KPTI has a significant performance impact. KPTI can be disabled by adding "nopti" to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT line in /etc/default/grub. This should only be done if absolutely necessary because it will disable protections against Meltdown and thus allow any malicious user process to read memory and probably escalate to root. Added by dax
Date: 2018-01-10 01:34:24
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-01-10 02:07:38
Requested 18 times
lenovobug intel-spi intelspi 17.10.1 <reply> The original release of Ubuntu 17.10 contained a bug that makes firmware memory read-only. See https://pad.lv/1734147 for more info. This bug has been fixed in 17.10's repositories (so upgrades are safe) and new ISOs have been released (look for 17.10.1 in the filename). Added by dax
Date: 2018-01-10 02:40:55
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-01-12 20:50:38
Requested 17 times
insights blog <reply> Canonical and its employees have written a number of articles on various Ubuntu-related topics, these can be found here: http://blog.ubuntu.com/ For blogs from the Ubuntu Community, see !planet Added by Flannel
Date: 2018-03-07 07:47:36
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2018-12-31 16:19:09
Requested 24 times
cosmic cuttlefish 18.10 comic <reply> Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) was the 29th release of Ubuntu. Support ended July 18th, 2019. See !eol and https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2019-July/004996.html Added by Pici
Date: 2018-05-08 15:12:08
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2019-07-19 04:57:33
Requested 106 times
netplan <reply> Netplan is a network configuration abstraction renderer which uses YAML descriptions of a network to work with either a NetworkManager or Systemd-networkd "renderer". More information at https://netplan.io/ Added by genii
Date: 2018-05-31 19:13:21
Requested 109 times
snap snaps <reply> Snaps are containerised software packages similar to Flatpaks and AppImages. For more info, see https://snapcraft.io Added by Unit193
Date: 2018-07-17 20:47:14
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2021-10-15 15:45:03
Requested 132 times
pi <reply> Instructions for installing Ubuntu onto Raspberry Pi systems can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/RaspberryPi Added by genii
Date: 2018-07-31 14:30:15
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2007-12-28 20:13:16
Requested 6 times

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