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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 523 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
rescue recovery rescue cd <reply> If your system fails to boot normally, it may be useful to boot it into recovery mode. For instructions, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RecoveryMode Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 18:26:44
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-05-28 17:31:32
Requested 816 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
resolvconf resolv.conf <reply>resolvconf is a set of scripts that's used to manage /etc/resolv.conf in 12.04 and later, for more information please see: http://www.stgraber.org/2012/02/24/dns-in-ubuntu-12-04/ and https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/network-configuration.html#name-resolution Added by tsimpson
Date: 2012-05-08 13:27:02
Last edited by knome
Date: 2015-07-27 16:44:50
Requested 141 times
response https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Responses Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-05-18 02:00:14
Requested 41 times
restoregrub recovergrub <reply> Lost GRUB after installing Windows? See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestoreGrub Added by ikonia
Date: 2011-11-30 12:28:24
Requested 79 times
revu <reply> REVU is a web-based tool to give people who have worked on Ubuntu-specific packages a chance to "put their packages out there" for other people to look at and comment on in a structured manner. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/Packages/REVU Please consider maintaining new packages in Debian rather than Ubuntu, they can be easily synced across. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-13 20:29:21
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-06-08 14:58:20
Requested 314 times
richtlijnen coc-#ubuntu-nl <reply> Richtlijnen voor het verblijf in #ubuntu-nl vind je op http://www.ubuntu-nl.org/gemeenschap/regels Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-11-11 18:11:27
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-03-23 02:47:12
Requested 26 times
ripping rip <reply> For information about the Sound Juicer ripping application see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CDRipping. To rip an Audio CD in KDE, put it in and then put audiocd:// in the Konqueror URL bar Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:04:46
Requested 177 times
ripping-#kubuntu rip-#kubuntu <reply> To rip an Audio CD in KDE, Choose "Open Audio CD in Dolphin" from the Device Notifier (or enter the address audiocd:/), then just copy + paste the tracks in the format you want. You can configure the settings from System Settings -> (Advanced tab) Audio Cds Added by Mez
Date: 2007-01-22 15:20:46
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-10-30 01:45:19
Requested 37 times
rm <reply> The Unix 'rm' command removes files and directories from the filesystem. It is an extremly powerful tool, and you should not run 'rm' commands unless you fully understand them. Do not run arbitrary 'rm' commands you see online. For a beginning guide on using terminal commands, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:07:55
Last edited by k1l_
Date: 2016-02-22 21:54:28
Requested 41 times
rmb cjohnston, cyphermox, Destine, ejat, hggdh, IdleOne, iulian, micahg, Pendulum, PabloRubienes, freeflying, jared, s-fox, amachu, chilicuil, rickspencer3 and popey. Meeting time. Added by IdleOne
Date: 2012-11-14 17:09:14
Last edited by popey
Date: 2014-11-19 12:10:05
Requested 31 times
rms-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Richard Matthew Stallman, founder of the GNU project. See !GNU and also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Stallman Added by LjL
Date: 2008-11-16 22:52:36
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-11-03 22:46:54
Requested 37 times
ro romanian romania <reply> Daca doriti ajutor sau doriti sa discutati despre Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu, intrati pe #ubuntu-ro Added by zorglu_
Date: 2006-10-08 20:21:21
Requested 453 times
roadmap-#xubuntu-devel <reply> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Roadmap/ Added by knome
Date: 2013-11-15 07:20:08
Requested 1 times
roadnav <deleted>a free street mapping and GPS navigation program with spoken directions, using free data available from the U.S. Census Bureau (TIGER, at http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/) and the OpenStreetMap project (at http://www.openstreetmap.org/) - An !Edgy compatible package can be downloaded at http://roadnav.sourceforge.net/ Added by LjL
Date: 2007-03-18 14:09:53
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-11-27 20:44:10
Requested 17 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
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
root <reply> Do not try to guess the root password, that is impossible. Instead, realise the truth... there is no root password. Then you will see that it is 'sudo' that grants you access and not the root password. Look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 01:18:28
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-12-05 23:00:16
Requested 4137 times
rootirc <reply> It's not technically our business, but we'd like to tell you that IRC'ing as root is a Very Bad Idea (tm). After all, doing anything as root when root is not needed is bad, and especially bad with software that connects to the Internet. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-21 17:20:07
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-09-25 18:04:50
Requested 594 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
rosetta <reply>rosetta is a Web-based system for translating open source software into any language. See https://launchpad.net/rosetta Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2006-12-01 01:05:19
Last edited by jussi01
Date: 2008-07-15 19:34:48
Requested 35 times
rpm alien <reply> RPM is the RedHat Package Management system. Ubuntu uses !dpkg, not RPM. RPM packages are not supported (the package "alien" can allow installing them, but it's quite dangerous and unsupported) Added by LjL
Date: 2006-06-25 22:25:11
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-06-01 17:01:00
Requested 1593 times
rs serbian <reply> Molimo udjite u #ubuntu-rs za pomoc u vezi sa Ubuntuom na srpskom jeziku. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-11 17:31:16
Requested 138 times
rsync a fast remote file copy and synchronization program - For more see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/rsync Added by tsimpson
Date: 2009-04-01 01:48:03
Requested 208 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 144 times
rtf <reply> Software packages to deal with the RTF format include: abiword, catdoc, unrtf, latex2rtf (for parsing), enscript, aft, sdf, udo, wv (for creating) Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-02 15:36:40
Requested 12 times
ru russian russia <reply> Пожалуйста наберите /join #ubuntu-ru для получения помощи на русском языке. | Pozhalujsta naberite /join #ubuntu-ru dlya polucheniya pomoshi na russkom yazyke. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:15:55
Last edited by bazhang
Date: 2011-08-07 10:13:45
Requested 5810 times
ru-#lubuntu <reply> В этом канале lubuntu говорят только на английском. Если вам нужна помощь на русском языке, перейдите на канал #lubuntu-ru; введите "/join #lubuntu-ru" (без кавычек) и нажмите Enter. Added by wxl
Date: 2020-12-14 20:30:39
Requested 2 times
ru-#lubuntu-devel <reply> В этом канале lubuntu говорят только на английском. Если вам нужна помощь на русском языке, перейдите на канал #lubuntu-ru; введите "/join #lubuntu-ru" (без кавычек) и нажмите Enter. Added by wxl
Date: 2020-12-14 20:30:46
Requested 0 times
ru-#lubuntu-offtopic <reply> В этом канале lubuntu говорят только на английском. Если вам нужна помощь на русском языке, перейдите на канал #lubuntu-ru; введите "/join #lubuntu-ru" (без кавычек) и нажмите Enter. Added by wxl
Date: 2020-12-14 20:30:58
Requested 0 times
ruby-#kubuntu-offtopic python-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> ruby better than python, that's a fact Added by tsimpson
Date: 2009-04-21 22:57:19
Requested 10 times
rud0lf-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> :[ Added by Flannel
Date: 2018-12-16 23:05:10
Requested 2 times
runlevels runlevel <reply> In Ubuntu all runlevels except 0,1 and 6 are by default equal. Also keep in mind that Ubuntu now uses !Upstart instead of System V init so there is normally no /etc/inittab. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-11-17 16:12:48
Requested 571 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
sa2 <reply> للغة العربية رجاء انظم #ubuntu-sa Added by ompaul
Date: 2006-07-02 17:07:18
Requested 2 times
sabdfl sabdlf markshuttleworth mark mark shuttlworth mark shuttleworth shuttleworth <reply> Mark "sabdfl" Shuttleworth is our favourite cosmonaut, the founder of Canonical and the primary driver behind Ubuntu. You can find pieces of his thinking at http://www.markshuttleworth.com Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-23 11:44:04
Requested 444 times
samba swat smb <reply> Samba is the way to cooperate with Windows environments. Links with more info: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MountWindowsSharesPermanently and https://ubuntu.com/server/docs/samba-introduction Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:57:50
Last edited by genii
Date: 2021-10-12 18:43:14
Requested 5812 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
sanity-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>The statistics on sanity is that one out of every four persons are suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends — if they’re okay, then it’s you. Added by Amaranth
Date: 2009-01-28 05:28:43
Requested 11 times
saucy salamander 13.10 <reply> Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) was the 19th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 17th, 2014. See !eol, !upgrade and https://ubottu.com/y/saucy Added by Pici
Date: 2013-04-25 16:29:47
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 07:03:01
Requested 471 times
sbackup a tool to create complete and/or incremental backups (which can be scheduled to be automatic, and can be done over a network). It is available in !Universe Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-13 19:57:48
Requested 316 times
sbuild a system to easily build packages in a clean schroot environment. To get started with SBuild, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SbuildLVMHowto Added by LaserJock
Date: 2007-11-21 06:52:27
Last edited by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-11-21 06:53:02
Requested 24 times
scanner <reply> Scanning software: simple-scan (GNOME), Gwenview (KDE), Xsane. For instructions see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ScanningHowTo and to see supported hardware: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsScanners - See also !OCR Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 10:34:05
Last edited by bazhang
Date: 2010-05-08 15:37:43
Requested 45 times
scanners <reply> Scanning software: XSane, the GIMP (GNOME), Skanlite (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 Hobbsee
Date: 2007-04-07 15:23:25
Last edited by jussi01
Date: 2008-11-05 11:59:40
Requested 8 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
schedule <deleted><reply> A schedule of Trusty Tahr (14.04) release milestones can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseSchedule Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-05 20:51:52
Last edited by genii
Date: 2014-02-18 17:46:18
Requested 177 times
schedule-#ubuntu+1 <reply> A schedule of $curDevelLong ($curDevelNum) release milestones can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseSchedule Added by Pici
Date: 2008-04-04 19:29:38
Last edited by rww
Date: 2015-03-15 04:26:29
Requested 513 times
schedule-#ubuntu-classroom schedule-#ubuntu-classroom-chat <reply> To view the upcoming Ubuntu Classroom schedule, visit the Learning Events Calendar at http://fridge.ubuntu.com/calendars/classroom/ Added by nhandler
Date: 2010-03-05 05:10:38
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-12-23 02:53:43
Requested 7 times

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