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newdrive newharddrive newhd <reply> For help with adding a new hard disk drive to an installed system, refer to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingANewHardDrive - see also !fstab Added by Mez
Date: 2008-08-20 17:52:09
Requested 17 times
newfglrx fglrxmissing <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 dax
Date: 2016-04-16 05:12:57
Requested 13 times
newmirror <reply> Interested in setting up a new mirror? See http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/mirror for more info. Added by Pici
Date: 2009-04-22 16:45:12
Requested 24 times
newppa <reply> With Launchpad's Personal Package Archives (PPA), you can build and publish binary Ubuntu packages for multiple architectures simply by uploading an Ubuntu source package to Launchpad. See https://help.launchpad.net/PPAQuickStart. Added by Pici
Date: 2010-04-28 12:01:19
Requested 7 times
newsgroups newsgroup <reply> There are Ubuntu newsgroups via NNTP at news.gmane.org Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-10-11 21:04:30
Requested 38 times
newstome ohh wow, I missed the 11 o'clock bulletin Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-08-04 17:53:23
Requested 6 times
newton <deleted>a desktop wiki for storing data fast and efficiently. It has a html syntax engine to allow easy formatting. To install it in Dapper Drake: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=185972 Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-09-03 09:32:03
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2009-11-08 01:11:52
Requested 9 times
next ubuntu+1 <reply> $curDevelLong is the codename for Ubuntu $curDevelNum. For technical support, see #ubuntu-next. For testing and QA feedback and help, see #ubuntu-quality. Added by krytarik
Date: 2021-07-22 01:54:03
Requested 1 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 1187 times
nice <reply> 'Nice' is a property of a process that determines how willing it is to give CPU time to other processes. A higher value makes it more likely to give away time. A negative value makes it less likely. Values are from -19 to 19, with 0 being the default. For more information, type 'man nice' at a terminal. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:53:33
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2008-10-08 17:34:10
Requested 81 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
nickfork-#ubuntu-offtopic a silly little game for offtopic channels ONLY. The way it works is you pick out a random nick from the /names list (works best if they're idle), have a bunch of people switch to something similar (scrambles, reverse, 1337speak), and see how long it takes for the real person to catch on. Have fun! Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2008-02-20 09:55:16
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-04-06 06:16:22
Requested 14 times
nickspam <reply> You should avoid changing your nick in a busy channel like #ubuntu, or other Ubuntu channels; it causes excessive scrolling which is unfair to new users. Please set your preferred nick in your client's settings instead. See also « /msg $nick Guidelines » Added by ompaul
Date: 2006-09-16 15:00:49
Last edited by m4v
Date: 2013-02-28 16:55:08
Requested 2266 times
nickspoon-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> There is no nick! Added by LjL
Date: 2007-04-19 22:15:09
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-09-02 19:11:53
Requested 99 times
nickspoon-#ubuntu-youth <reply> Here's a nick! Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-01 22:35:31
Requested 3 times
night <reply> It's the middle of the night in the US and Europe, and surrounds. This means that a lot of people are likely asleep, therefore there are less potential people who can answer your question. Please be patient, and consider asking at a time when more people will be awake. This is particularly true in the quieter channels. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-05-27 13:30:59
Last edited by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-05-27 13:35:36
Requested 105 times
ninjas-#kubuntu-devel <reply> yofel, acheronuk, tsimonq2, santa_, wxl: we need your attention! Added by stdin
Date: 2009-01-10 18:22:18
Last edited by wxl
Date: 2016-12-27 23:10:14
Requested 115 times
nl dutch nederlands <reply> Nederlandstalige ondersteuning voor Ubuntu (en vers gezette koffie) is te vinden in #ubuntu-nl Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-29 14:36:08
Requested 785 times
nl-troll In een internetomgeving is een Troll een persoon die slechts als doel heeft: het zaaien van onrust en het krijgen van reacties en aandacht. Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-09-15 19:58:02
Requested 9 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 983 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
nodeco <reply> If you're missing windows decorations after enabling Desktop Effects with an NVIDIA card, try « sudo nvidia-xconfig --add-argb-glx-visuals -d 24 » in a !shell. Added by LjL
Date: 2008-03-10 03:27:20
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-03-10 03:27:20
Requested 4 times
noicons <reply> To get rid of all icons on your gnome-desktop, run gconf-editor and edit the value /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2006-12-09 05:01:33
Requested 1 times
nomir <deleted><reply> for more information about why Mir will not be included as default in ubuntu 13.10 see http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/10/01/xmir-update-for-ubuntu-13-10/ and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mir/13.10/NoDefaultQ%26A Added by IdleOne
Date: 2013-10-02 15:33:14
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:17:31
Requested 3 times
nomodeset <reply> Systems with certain graphics chipsets may not boot properly out of the box. "Temporarily Add a Kernel Boot Parameter for Testing" as discussed at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/KernelBootParameters to add the "nomodeset" parameter there. Added by oCean
Date: 2011-06-26 11:54:38
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2020-01-14 00:59:37
Requested 3151 times
nonfree <reply> When we use the term 'non-free', we mean that it is not Free (as in freedom) Software. Software that is not Free cannot be fixed or improved by anyone except its authors -- who are not us :(. For more information, see https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-11-19 10:32:30
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-05-01 05:21:42
Requested 42 times
nonxgl noxgl a script that allows you to run applications which require direct rendering under XGL (e.g. OpenGL games). It only works with nVidia cards. More information here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=176636 Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-10-20 18:25:23
Requested 6 times
noob <deleted><reply> Acronyms or statements like noob, jfgi, stfu, or rtfm are not welcome in this channel. Period. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:26:47
Last edited by knome
Date: 2014-03-19 19:40:14
Requested 1901 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
norelease <reply> The release manager saw her shadow and went back into her burrow, so we'll have six more weeks of Hardy. Added by Myrtti
Date: 2008-10-30 11:14:11
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-04-11 20:22:25
Requested 5 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
notdrupal <deleted><reply>Ubuntu-Drupal is NOT Drupal. Drupal is an incredibly CMS (drupal.org). Ubuntu-Drupal is a set of extras to be used on top of Drupal (modules/theme) that helps you to deploy an Ubuntu related site very quickly. If you have any ideas for modules Added by Pici
Date: 2009-07-09 18:28:26
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-07-09 18:28:51
Requested 0 times
notdrupal-#ubuntu-drupal <reply> Ubuntu-Drupal is NOT Drupal. Drupal is an incredibly CMS (drupal.org). Ubuntu-Drupal is a set of extras to be used on top of Drupal (modules/theme) that helps you to deploy an Ubuntu related site very quickly. If you have any ideas for modules please ask. Added by Pici
Date: 2009-07-09 18:28:45
Requested 4 times
notes <reply> Ubuntu $curStableNum ($curStableLong) release notes can be found here: https://ubottu.com/y/$curStable Added by Pici
Date: 2008-10-30 18:29:35
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2016-10-13 15:27:39
Requested 30 times
nothing broken <reply> Saying "It says nothing", "It does nothing" is generally not very useful for troubleshooting. Please be as specific as possible: if you see a black screen, say so, if you see a shell prompt, say so, if you see an !error message, say so - Also, most !CLI commands don't print anything when they succeed, but only when they fail. Added by LjL
Date: 2006-09-28 17:58:44
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-02-12 01:23:56
Requested 267 times
nothingtoseehere-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Move along, move along, nothing to see here! Added by genii
Date: 2016-01-13 02:03:10
Requested 1 times
notreally-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Mwahahahahhahaha. No! Added by LjL
Date: 2008-10-28 00:38:41
Last edited by rww
Date: 2016-01-19 03:39:03
Requested 198 times
notunity disunited <reply> Since Ubuntu 11.10, !Unity is the default desktop in Ubuntu. For the !GNOME 3 desktop, install "gnome-shell". For !MATE, the continuation of GNOME 2, install "mate-desktop". For GNOME Flashback, install "gnome-session-flashback". Also see !flavors. Added by Pici
Date: 2011-10-13 14:08:44
Last edited by SonikkuAmerica
Date: 2016-12-14 19:43:41
Requested 1636 times
notunity-#ubuntu+1 <deleted><reply> Ubuntu Oneiric uses GNOME 3 with the !Unity shell by default. To use GNOME Shell on Oneiric, install the "gnome-shell" package and investigate "gnome-tweak-tool". For GNOME Fallback mode, which is similar to GNOME 2, install "gnome-panel". Both packages will place a new entry in the Sessions dropdown on the login window. Added by rww
Date: 2011-09-11 16:18:01
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-10-13 14:09:24
Requested 36 times
nounity <reply> Ubuntu 11.10 and higher use GNOME 3 with the !unity shell by default. To use GNOME Shell instead, from 12.10 and up install the "ubuntu-gnome-desktop" package. From 11.04 to 12.04, install the "gnome-shell" package and investigate "gnome-tweak-tool". For GNOME Fallback mode, which is similar to GNOME 2, install "gnome-panel". Both packages will place entries in the Sessions dropdown. Using Natty? See !classic Added by jrib
Date: 2011-10-13 15:04:36
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-01-21 03:56:58
Requested 171 times
nouveau an open-source nvidia driver included by default since Ubuntu 10.04. Currently, 3D rendering is only partially supported. More information can be found at http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/ | See !nvidia for the closed-source Nvidia driver. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-08-09 09:03:42
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-05-23 22:49:26
Requested 155 times
nox text <reply> To start your system in text-only mode append 'text' (without the quotes) to the kernel line in the grub menu. You can access the grub menu by pressing Esc (Grub legacy) or Shift (Grub2) during boot. For more info see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions#Text%20Mode Added by tsimpson
Date: 2010-07-04 16:51:35
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-07-15 19:18:33
Requested 789 times
np <reply> The Nepali Ubuntu Local Community is in #ubuntu-np - Also see: http://wiki.ubuntu.org.np Added by LjL
Date: 2008-03-19 00:46:57
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2008-04-17 21:20:15
Requested 67 times
ntfs windowsdrives fat32 nfts <reply> To view your Windows/Mac partitions see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AutomaticallyMountPartitions - For write access, see !NTFS-3g or !FUSE Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 00:07:26
Last edited by jpds
Date: 2008-07-20 19:38:37
Requested 3918 times
ntfs-3g ntfs3g a Linux driver which allows read/write access to NTFS partitions. Installation instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MountingWindowsPartitions Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-08-11 19:48:36
Last edited by Seveas
Date: 2007-04-21 09:57:49
Requested 2798 times
numlock numberlock number lock <reply> To enable Number Lock by default, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NumLock Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:13:09
Requested 81 times
nvidia <reply> For nvidia and matrox graphics cards, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VideoDriverHowto . For AMD/ATI graphics cards, see « /msg ubottu ati » and « /msg ubottu fglrxmissing » For the latest Nvidia drivers see https://launchpad.net/~graphics-drivers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 00:21:10
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-01-04 17:02:48
Requested 106 times
nvu <reply> kompozer is a WYSIWYG HTML editor for easily creating web pages, and the continuation of the dead Nvu project. It is available in !Universe on !Gutsy and later releases. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-03-31 06:17:02
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2011-05-27 15:52:57
Requested 96 times
nyancat-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>telnet miku.acm.uiuc.edu Added by Myrtti
Date: 2012-03-04 21:30:54
Requested 1 times
nz the New Zealand LoCo Team has a channel at #ubuntu-nz Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-09-19 11:06:37
Requested 14 times

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