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uos uds <reply> The Ubuntu Online Summit will be held between 10th June - 12 June 2014. See http://summit.ubuntu.com/uos-1406/ for agenda and participation information. Added by Pici
Date: 2014-06-11 14:20:15
Requested 13 times
upgrade upgrading update upgrades <reply> For upgrading, see the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes - see also http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/upgrade Added by Amaranth
Date: 2006-06-23 08:11:05
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-06-01 15:30:21
Requested 7717 times
upgrade-#kubuntu <reply> For upgrading instructions see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/$curStableUpgrades/Kubuntu Added by tsimpson
Date: 2009-05-07 18:40:11
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2012-10-18 17:38:01
Requested 108 times
upgradeofflts upgradelts <reply> To upgrade from an LTS release of Ubuntu to the next (non-LTS) release, run sudoedit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and change the prompt= line to "prompt=normal". Then, do sudo do-release-upgrade to begin the upgrade. Added by rww
Date: 2014-10-24 03:17:33
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-11-08 07:26:44
Requested 53 times
upgradeproblem <deleted>There is a problem with the latest linux-image-generic package (is broken as for now) it is a known bug that is being sorted out here: https://launchpad.net/soyuz/+bug/83976 Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-02-09 15:06:46
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-04-07 17:30:43
Requested 7 times
upnp mediatomb <reply> To stream media to other UPNP aware devices (such as the Xbox, PS3, or iRadio) you need a UPNP server. See !info mediatomb for information regarding the MediaTomb package Added by Mez
Date: 2008-06-21 01:04:52
Last edited by Mez
Date: 2008-06-21 01:08:28
Requested 75 times
upstart inittab <reply> Upstart is meant to replace the old Sys V Init system with an event-driven init model. For more information please see: http://upstart.ubuntu.com/ Added by Hawkwind
Date: 2006-10-09 00:30:14
Requested 1489 times
upstreambugs-#kubuntu-devel <reply> KDE related bug reports that need upstreaming: http://tinyurl.com/cj7h6u Added by tsimpson
Date: 2009-04-29 16:14:30
Requested 2 times
uptodate <reply> To ensure you have all the latest known patches and security updates for your ubuntu installation, please update with the following command: `sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade`. See also !upgrades and !security; you may also need to run `apt full-upgrade`. Added by hggdh
Date: 2019-02-11 16:55:27
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-02-13 15:43:54
Requested 157 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 3840 times
usersnack <reply> Are peanut husks ok? The ops ate the chocolates and peanuts already... Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-03-28 17:27:44
Last edited by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-04-11 13:44:19
Requested 51 times
usersplanet <reply> A new aggregation of blogs from Ubuntu users was set up. This differs from Planet Ubuntu (found at http://planet.ubuntu.com), and you do not need to be an official Ubuntu member to join. Please see http://ubuntuweblogs.org/ to discover and http://ubuntuweblogs.org/submit.html to submit your Ubuntu-related weblogs. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-01-19 07:14:44
Requested 11 times
usn <reply> Please see https://usn.ubuntu.com/ for information about recent Ubuntu security updates. Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-06-26 23:19:27
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2018-05-07 18:31:40
Requested 165 times
usplash splashy <reply> To select the usplash artwork you want, use "sudo update-alternatives --config usplash-artwork.so && sudo update-initramfs -u" - See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/USplashCustomizationHowto for adding your custom artwork Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 20:36:28
Requested 1219 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
utopian <reply> It is spelt !utopiC :) Added by rww
Date: 2014-04-26 07:20:44
Requested 0 times
utopic unicorn <reply> Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) was the 21st release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 23rd, 2015. See !eol, !upgrade and https://ubottu.com/y/utopic Added by Pici
Date: 2014-04-23 17:33:20
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 07:03:08
Requested 296 times
uuid blkid <reply> To see a list of your devices/partitions and their corresponding UUID's, run this command in a !shell: « sudo blkid » (see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LibAtaForAtaDisks for the rationale behind the transition to UUID) Added by Jucato
Date: 2006-10-30 12:22:39
Last edited by Amaranth
Date: 2007-09-06 10:56:31
Requested 1424 times
uvf <deleted>Upstream Version Freeze. For an exception, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FreezeExceptionProcess Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-02-12 08:58:00
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-02-21 16:36:09
Requested 75 times
uwn <reply> The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter may be found at: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter Added by jpds
Date: 2008-07-26 19:49:25
Requested 6 times
vanilla-#ubuntustudio <reply> To install Ubuntu Studio on top of a vanilla Ubuntu install, read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuStudio/Installation Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-10-16 23:12:20
Requested 266 times
vcs dvcs <reply> Version Control Systems offered for Ubuntu: Centralized: !CVS, !Subversion | Distributed: Bazaar-NG(!bzr), Codeville, Darcs, !git, Mercurial, Monotone, SVK, tig. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-05-12 16:55:16
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-05-14 19:11:42
Requested 25 times
version <reply> To find out what version of Ubuntu you have, type « lsb_release -a » in a !shell - To know the available version of a package, « apt-cache policy <package> » Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 15:52:50
Last edited by Mez
Date: 2008-10-17 15:42:03
Requested 1762 times
version-bug <deleted><reply> Ubuntu 10.10's About Ubuntu application erroneously says "You are using Ubuntu 11.04". This is a bug. Run "lsb_release -a" in a terminal to see your Ubuntu version. Bug report at http://tinyurl.com/versionbug Added by rww
Date: 2011-01-24 05:50:37
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-02-07 02:05:23
Requested 7 times
versioning <deleted><reply> Ubuntu and Debian have slightly different package versioning schemes, for an explanation see http://doc.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/packagingguide/C/basic-scratch.html#id2528873 Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-12 13:42:32
Last edited by rww
Date: 2015-03-13 05:57:38
Requested 18 times
vesa the default video driver if X can't find a better one. Also see !x Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 09:19:10
Requested 120 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
virtualbox vbox <reply> Virtualbox is a virtualizer for x86 and amd64 architectures. It's available in the package "virtualbox" in the !repositories, and you can download the Virtualbox Extension Pack for additional, non-Free functionality at http://virtualbox.org . Additional details can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-23 16:27:30
Last edited by pangolin
Date: 2011-11-29 12:28:51
Requested 1722 times
virtualization <reply> There are several solutions for running other operating systems (or their programs) inside Ubuntu, while using the native CPU as much as possible: !kvm is the preferred approach in Ubuntu. See also !QEmu (with !KQemu), !VirtualBox, !VMWare, as well as !WINE and !Cedega for Windows applications Added by jrib
Date: 2007-06-03 00:54:45
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2008-07-07 22:31:09
Requested 90 times
virtualizers vm virtualizer virtual machine virtual virtualisation virtualiser virtualisers <reply> There are several solutions for running other operating systems (or their programs) inside Ubuntu, while using the native CPU as much as possible: !QEmu (with !KQemu), !VirtualBox, !VMWare, as well as !WINE and !Cedega for Windows applications Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-23 16:27:34
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-11-04 01:47:09
Requested 910 times
virus av viruses <reply> Antivirus is something you don't need on !Linux, except where files are then passed to Windows computers (perhaps using Samba). See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Antivirus Added by ompaul
Date: 2006-08-11 08:38:28
Last edited by knome
Date: 2015-07-06 22:31:40
Requested 2224 times
vivid vervet 15.04 <reply> Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) was the 22nd release of Ubuntu. Support ended on February 4, 2016. See !eol and https://ubottu.com/y/vivid Added by Pici
Date: 2014-10-20 13:41:09
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-01-21 23:50:55
Requested 310 times
vmware <reply> VMWare is not available in the Ubuntu repositories. Consider using !QEmu or !VirtualBox as alternatives. Instructions for installing VMWare manually are at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware Added by LjL
Date: 2006-06-22 03:31:26
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-11-12 12:57:43
Requested 1745 times
vn ubottu vietnam vietnam <reply> Để được trợ giúp về Ubuntu bằng ngôn ngữ Việt, xin vui lòng /join #ubuntu-vn. Rất vui lòng được giúp đỡ Added by elky
Date: 2009-02-14 14:25:20
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-02-14 14:46:03
Requested 115 times
vnc <reply> VNC is a protocol for remote desktop. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VNCOverSSH describes how to use it securely. It works best over fast connections, otherwise look at !FreeNX Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-07-07 02:29:55
Requested 1919 times
vncfix <reply> If you are getting errors like "could not open default font 'fixed'" when running a VNC server: 'sudo ln -s /usr/share/X11/fonts /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts' Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-09-26 02:23:45
Requested 18 times
voip <reply> VoIP is Voice over IP. The default VoIP client for Ubuntu is !Ekiga. There is also an xmpp voice component in !Empathy. Kubuntu Clients include Kphone and Twinkle. Proprietary Clients include !Skype and Gizmo5. VoIP server applications include Asterisk and Yate ( both in repositories ), FreePBX, and SipX. Added by genii
Date: 2009-11-12 21:12:45
Last edited by genii
Date: 2009-11-12 21:45:39
Requested 57 times
vpn <reply> For more information on vpn please refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/VPN Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-06-21 03:04:08
Last edited by genii
Date: 2010-01-26 19:59:35
Requested 970 times
vraag <reply> Vraag niet of je mag vragen, maar vraag! Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-11-11 18:53:56
Requested 45 times
wajig a simple tool for basic debian administration. you can handle apt commands, change alternatives defaults and handle service daemons via simple commands. wajig uses sudo every time. http://www.togaware.com/linux/survivor/Wajig_Overview.html Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:21:38
Requested 10 times
war-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Make code, not war. Added by elky
Date: 2013-04-15 02:23:38
Requested 19 times
warty warthog warty warthog 4.10 <reply> Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog) was the first release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 30, 2006. See !eol for more details. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:16:11
Last edited by Amaranth
Date: 2007-07-31 14:18:03
Requested 236 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 134 times
wayland <reply> Wayland is a display server protocol (an alternative to X11) and library. Unlike Xorg, Wayland provides no central server component, but desktop environments' compositors make use of it (e.g. mutter, kwin, weston). For more info, see https://wayland.freedesktop.org and !xwayland Added by IdleOne
Date: 2014-01-04 22:11:49
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-07-16 16:51:35
Requested 99 times
weather-#ubuntu-offtopic attic-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue. Added by Flannel
Date: 2011-06-07 03:11:58
Requested 29 times
web <deleted><reply> there is no web - the web is a lie Added by bazhang
Date: 2009-03-14 16:44:06
Last edited by bazhang
Date: 2009-03-15 11:17:08
Requested 2 times
web2.0-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Welcome to - http://zombo.com/ Added by Myrtti
Date: 2008-07-14 02:59:53
Requested 113 times
web3.0-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Welcome to - http://html5zombo.com/ Added by Pici
Date: 2011-09-07 19:54:45
Requested 27 times
webapps <reply>Ubuntu Web Apps enable developers to create web applications that run in web browsers. They provide close integration to the Unity shell for functions such as launch, notifications and controls. - more info at http://developer.ubuntu.com/community/ or #ubuntu-webapps Added by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-19 18:59:28
Requested 8 times

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