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pamerror pamerr <reply> If you're receiving 404 errors while updating pam today, the developers have identified a package regression and have pulled the update. For details see https://launchpad.net/bugs/790538 Added by Pici
Date: 2011-05-31 13:02:22
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-05-31 13:09:22
Requested 26 times
papercut <reply>A papercut is a trivially fixable usability bug in a central Ubuntu component. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PaperCut for more info Added by jussi
Date: 2010-12-27 18:28:44
Requested 4 times
partialupgrade <deleted><reply> Partial upgrades offered by update-manager, or excessive removals by "apt-get dist-upgrade" are often due to repository inconsistencies, the best fix is often to simply wait, see http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1751299 for more info. Added by IdleOne
Date: 2011-05-19 15:13:08
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-05-19 15:31:09
Requested 2 times
partialupgrade-#ubuntu+1 partial-#ubuntu+1 <reply> Partial upgrades during the develpment cycle, or excessive removals are often due to repository inconsistencies, the best fix is often to simply wait. See http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1751299 for more info. Added by IdleOne
Date: 2011-05-19 15:31:33
Requested 2 times
partitionmanager <reply> PartitionManager is a !KDE !GUI partitioning program. Use !Muon or !Synaptic to install or type « sudo apt-get install partitionmanager » in a !terminal Added by tsimpson
Date: 2009-05-01 14:06:51
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2014-05-09 15:03:54
Requested 51 times
partner partners <reply> Canonical's partner repositories provide a location for software vendors to publish applications. The repo itself can be added by running this in a !terminal: « sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner" » Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-01-16 21:37:44
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2012-11-09 20:42:46
Requested 661 times
party parties release-party countdown <reply> Please remember that our support channels are for technical support and not general chat. To countdown to !$curDevelLower release and then party once it happens, join #ubuntu-release-party. Thank you! :) Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-04-19 05:37:00
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-10-17 14:56:37
Requested 725 times
password passwords lostpassword pass <reply> Forgot your password? See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LostPassword What's the root password? See !sudo. Don't see *** in password prompts? That's normal. Sudo doesn't ask for your password? It remembers you for several minutes. Please use strong passwords, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/StrongPasswords Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:02:45
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2008-09-18 15:22:37
Requested 786 times
paste-#ubuntu-gr <reply> Το pastebin είναι μια υπηρεσία για να δημοσιεύετε κείμενα που πιάνουν πάνω από 4 σειρές ώστε να μην φορτώνεται/γεμίζει το κανάλι. Το pastebin μας βρίσκεται στο http://pastebin.ubuntu-gr.org (μετά την δημοσίευση μην ξεχάσετε να μας δώσετε το URL για το κείμενο). Added by LjL
Date: 2009-03-10 17:51:40
Requested 18 times
paste-#ubuntu-uk <reply> Pastebin is a service to post large texts so you don't flood the channel. The Ubuntu pastebin is at http://pastebin.ubuntu-uk.org (make sure you give us the URL for your paste - see also the #ubuntu channel topic) Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-05-10 17:47:14
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2007-05-10 17:48:29
Requested 155 times
pastebin paste flood flooding pb pasting <reply> For posting multi-line texts into the channel, please use https://paste.ubuntu.com | To post !screenshots use https://imgur.com/ !pastebinit to paste directly from command line | Make sure you give us the URL for your paste - see also the channel topic. Added by LjL
Date: 2006-06-24 18:47:46
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 07:13:45
Requested 32035 times
pastebin-#kubuntu <deleted><reply> For posting multi-line texts into the channel, please use http://paste.kde.org | To post !screenshots use http://imgur.com/ !pastebinit to paste directly from command line | Make sure you give us the URL for your paste - see also the channel topic. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-02-27 23:39:07
Last edited by valorie
Date: 2017-04-16 23:57:08
Requested 2760 times
pastebinit <reply> pastebinit is the command-line equivalent of !pastebin - Command output, or other text can be redirected to pastebinit, which then reports an URL containing the output - To use pastebinit, install the « pastebinit » package from a package manager - Simple usage: command | pastebinit Added by genii
Date: 2009-06-01 23:40:16
Last edited by genii
Date: 2017-05-30 21:35:12
Requested 1255 times
pastebinit-#ubuntu-se <reply> pastebinit är kommando-motsvarigheten av !pastebin. Utskrifter från kommandon och annan text kan skickas genom pastebinit, som sedan returnerar den URL där utskriften finns att läsa. För att använda pastebinit, installera paketet « pastebinit » från pakethanteraren. Användandet är enkelt; kommando | pastebinit -b http://paste.ubuntu.com Added by tsimpson
Date: 2011-08-30 10:25:58
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-08-30 10:31:46
Requested 5 times
patch <reply> Patches are files describing the changes in code to achieve some results. There are a number of ways these can be produced, but https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/HowToFix and http://developer.ubuntu.com/packaging/html/patches-to-packages.html may provide some useful guidelines. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-12-01 12:13:47
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-03-23 02:46:12
Requested 116 times
path <reply>The $PATH variable tells the shell where to look for the commands you tell it to run. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EnvironmentVariables#File-location_related_variables Added by Pricey
Date: 2013-05-30 22:47:48
Last edited by AlanBell
Date: 2013-11-27 11:22:08
Requested 65 times
pbuilder pbuilder howto a system to easily build packages in a clean chroot environment. To get started with PBuilder, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PbuilderHowto Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-18 15:48:29
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:39:28
Requested 157 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
pdpc <deleted><reply> <reply> The Peer-Directed Projects Center was the not-for-profit organization that ran !freenode (The IRC network that hosts this channel). See also http://blog.freenode.net/2013/03/bye-bye-pdpc/ Added by Pici
Date: 2009-12-29 15:56:53
Last edited by ezri
Date: 2016-03-09 21:24:31
Requested 4 times
people <reply> Mostly !trolls, but sometimes other kinds of !people. Added by aubade
Date: 2013-12-28 21:37:56
Requested 1 times
perl-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted>an ancient american word meaning "i can't code C" Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-15 21:45:14
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-14 09:53:18
Requested 16 times
permissions chown permission file permissions chmod <reply> An explanation of what file permissions are and how they can be manipulated can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FilePermissions Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 22:07:19
Last edited by nickrud
Date: 2008-06-23 07:08:40
Requested 1603 times
persistence <reply> To have some persistent storage when using a Live CD, follow the instructions on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDPersistence Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 15:11:04
Requested 191 times
petition <reply> We appreciate your effort to bring issues you find important to attention; however, this channel's policy is to keep it strictly about Ubuntu technical support. You may try #ubuntu-offtopic instead (but try at least to participate in any conversation that ensues), or other venues. Added by LjL
Date: 2011-05-24 19:49:36
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-05-24 19:55:28
Requested 1 times
pgp <reply>gpg is the GNU Privacy Guard. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GnuPrivacyGuardHowto and class #8 on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ClassroomTranscripts | Watch http://static.screencasts.ubuntu.com/videos/2010/11/10/002-HowToCreatePGP.ogv Added by Pici
Date: 2009-01-18 19:40:45
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-05-12 10:26:48
Requested 19 times
ph tagalog <reply> Join #ubuntu-ph for tagalog Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:32:23
Requested 112 times
phablet-source <reply> source code for the phone and tablet apps is at https://code.launchpad.net/~phablet-team/ Added by AlanBell
Date: 2013-02-22 00:24:56
Requested 1 times
phone nexus7 tablet touch phablet ubuntu-touch ubports <reply> Information about the mobile port of the Ubuntu platform (formely Ubuntu Touch) for Phone and Tablet is available here: https://ubports.com/. Support and discussion in #ubports Added by IdleOne
Date: 2013-01-02 19:42:52
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-01-08 20:15:12
Requested 1306 times
php <reply> PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language. A command-line only version can be installed in Ubuntu with the "php5-cli" package. See also !lamp for integrated server PHP. The Ubuntu server PHP5 guide is found at https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/php5.html Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 02:23:01
Last edited by knome
Date: 2015-07-27 16:44:01
Requested 180 times
php4 <reply> PHP4 has reached its End Of Life and as such is not in any Ubuntu release after Edgy (6.10). For PHP's announcement see http://us2.php.net/archive/2007.php#2007-07-13-1 Added by Pici
Date: 2008-05-15 16:56:34
Requested 3 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
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
picard a digital audio fingerprinting/tagging program using the MusicBrainz online music database, not unlike freedb. It can be used to identify *and* tag files in your music collection. Usage instructions: http://musicbrainz.org/doc/HowToTagFilesWithPicard ; Ubuntu installation instructions: http://musicbrainz.org/doc/PicardLinuxInstall Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-08-26 02:31:18
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:33:31
Requested 23 times
picasa <reply>You can no longer use picasa in linux natively. It's !wine !appdb profile can be found at http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=2024 Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-11-06 00:04:39
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-13 23:21:44
Requested 56 times
pici <deleted>stuck in a factoid factory! Send help! Added by Pici
Date: 2007-10-17 17:36:26
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2014-07-22 13:04:22
Requested 153 times
pickup <reply> Just a tip: talking about finding and/or picking up guys/chicks is rude to the people of whichever gender who are in this channel and dont feel like being 'found' or 'picked up'. This is not a speed dating channel. Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2008-08-14 10:46:13
Last edited by elkbuntu
Date: 2008-08-14 10:48:53
Requested 15 times
pidgin gaim <reply> The Instant Messenger client Pidgin (formerly Gaim) (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Pidgin) supports MSN, XMPP (Jabber, GTalk and variants), AIM, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, ICQ, YIM, IRC and others. See also !Kopete Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-04-08 08:06:32
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:53:50
Requested 1156 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
ping <reply> pong! Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-07-11 15:58:48
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2013-08-09 11:51:46
Requested 6463 times
pinning pin an advanced feature that APT can use to prefer particular packages over others. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PinningHowto Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 15:57:41
Requested 1139 times
piracy warez illegal cracking <reply> piracy discussion and other questionably legal practices are not welcome in the Ubuntu channels. Please take this discussion elsewhere or abstain from it altogether. This includes linking to pirated software, music, and video. Also see !guidelines and !o4o Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-03-11 14:52:32
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-07-19 19:43:02
Requested 2110 times
pkexec <reply> pkexec is a PolicyKit tool that allows an authorized user to run (graphical) applications as another user. To run a graphical application (e.g. gedit) which can write to the entire filesystem, use e.g. "pkexec env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY XAUTHORITY=$XAUTHORITY gedit /etc/environment" Added by knome
Date: 2015-06-25 22:56:08
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-03-31 04:02:52
Requested 31 times
pl polish poland <reply> Na tym kanale używamy tylko języka angielskiego. Możesz uzyskać pomoc w języku polskim na #ubuntu-pl. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:07:18
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2009-09-07 19:41:19
Requested 2378 times
planet blogs <reply> Planet Ubuntu (blogs of Ubuntu developers and members) can be found at http://planet.ubuntu.com Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-10-06 22:07:15
Requested 42 times
plasma5 <reply> Kubuntu Plasma 5 is a tech preview. To test it out, see http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu-plasma5/daily-live/current/ . If you find a bug, you can also check it with kubuntu-ci images for latest builds. Added by rww
Date: 2014-10-24 19:39:39
Requested 15 times
players media players video players audio players totem totem-xine vlc banshee rhythmbox amarok media music players player exaile listen <reply> Audio (Ogg, MP3...) players: Audacious, Banshee, Listen, Quod Libet, Rhythmbox, Exaile, XMMS2 (GTK/Gnome based) and Amarok, JuK (Qt/KDE based). Video players: Totem, Xine, MPlayer, VLC, Kaffeine - See also !codecs Added by LjL
Date: 2006-07-09 02:49:51
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-04-28 14:54:24
Requested 2369 times
please <deleted><reply> Avoid following your questions with a trail of "Please, help me", "Can nobody help me?", "I really need this!", and so on. This just contributes to making the channel unreadable. If you are not answered, ask again later; but see also !repeat and !attitude Added by LjL
Date: 2007-04-24 03:08:34
Last edited by AlanBell
Date: 2014-03-19 19:48:28
Requested 1462 times
plf <deleted><reply> The Penguin Liberation Front is dedicated to distributing software that cannot be included in Linux distributions for various reasons - See http://plf.zarb.org/ (not yet fully functioning) - See also !Medibuntu and !Seveas Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:36:50
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2011-05-26 16:58:10
Requested 138 times
plg <deleted><reply> Project Looking Glass is an environment with 3D windowing and visualization capabilities. Web site: https://lg3d-core.dev.java.net/ - Demo: http://wwws.sun.com/software/looking_glass/demo.html - Live CD: https://lg3d-livecd.dev.java.net/ - Binary Builds: https://lg3d-core.dev.java.net/binary-builds.html Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-20 16:53:07
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2011-04-28 15:18:27
Requested 18 times
plymouth <reply> Plymouth is an application that runs very early in the boot process (even before the root filesystem is mounted!) that provides a graphical boot animation while the boot process happens in the background. To change your Plymouth theme use « sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth && sudo update-initramfs -u » Added by Pici
Date: 2010-12-02 14:07:39
Last edited by Jordan_U
Date: 2013-04-29 00:05:35
Requested 161 times

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