Ubottu factoids

Home · Launchpad · Ubuntu database file

1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25 · 26 · 27 · 28 · 29 · 30 · 31 · 32 · 33
Order by
Name + · Name - · Popularity + · Popularity - · Date added + · Date added -

Factoid Value Author
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 147 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 103 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 30 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
webcam cam webcams <reply> Instructions for using webcams with Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Webcam - Supported cams: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsMultimediaWebCameras Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:16:08
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-02-05 19:30:14
Requested 2665 times
webkitkde <reply> To enable the WebKit KPart for Konqueror you must install the « webkitkde » package. To make WebKit the default for displaying web pages in Konqueror go to Settings -> Configure Konqueror -> File Associations -> text -> html -> Embedding (tab), and move the WebKit to the top of the list. Added by tsimpson
Date: 2009-11-16 11:32:05
Requested 1 times
webmin no longer supported in Debian and Ubuntu. It is not compatible with the way that Ubuntu packages handle configuration files, and is likely to cause unexpected issues with your system. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:18:33
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:32:45
Requested 1743 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
weekend <reply>It's a weekend. Often on weekends the paid developers and a lot of the community may not be around to answer your question. Please be patient, wait longer than you normally would or try again during the working week. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-05-27 13:29:23
Last edited by jussi01
Date: 2010-03-27 14:01:59
Requested 215 times
welcome-#xubuntu <reply> Hello and welcome to #xubuntu! Feel free to ask questions or help others. If you'd like to chit-chat, please visit #xubuntu-offtopic and for developer discussion, see #xubuntu-devel :) Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-14 19:53:24
Requested 24 times
wep <reply> WEP is totally insecure, don't use it, the full Wireless Documentation for Ubuntu can be found at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 15:45:43
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2007-10-20 18:19:47
Requested 76 times
what <reply> I am only a bot, please don't think I'm intelligent. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-05-30 16:45:14
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-05-30 16:54:07
Requested 19 times
when <deleted><reply>Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal was officially released at October 18th 2012 17:15:29 UTC Added by RaringOne
Date: 2012-10-18 07:29:28
Last edited by RaringOne
Date: 2012-10-18 17:32:29
Requested 46 times
who usernames prefix <reply> As you can see, this is a large channel. If you're speaking to someone in particular, please put their nickname in what you say (use !tab), or else messages get lost and it becomes confusing :) Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-11-30 00:12:21
Last edited by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-04-08 08:10:07
Requested 5037 times
whoami <reply> use @whoami Added by stdin
Date: 2008-09-24 09:27:27
Requested 119 times
why-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Because I said so. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-05-12 17:02:39
Requested 21 times
wifi wireless ndiswrapper ndis wpa madwifi ralink ipw wpa2 acx111 network wifidocs wlan atheros <reply> Wireless documentation, including how-to guides and troubleshooting information, can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-25 23:42:07
Last edited by jussi01
Date: 2009-07-01 06:16:56
Requested 12448 times
wiki <reply>https://wiki.ubuntu.com - Ubuntu development documentation wiki. If you are looking for system help, please refer to https://help.ubuntu.com/community - the Ubuntu community documentation. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 01:04:09
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:39:24
Requested 468 times
wikipedia <deleted>a free online encyclopedia, you can find it at http://wikipedia.org Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-08-23 14:39:11
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-07-08 06:01:19
Requested 65 times
willy <reply> It is spelt !wiLy :) Added by Pici
Date: 2015-05-04 14:43:35
Requested 7 times
wily werewolf 15.10 <reply> Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) was the 23rd release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 28th, 2016. See !eol and https://ubottu.com/y/wily Added by Pici
Date: 2015-05-04 14:33:33
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-01-21 23:50:14
Requested 240 times
win-#dib5sn <reply> WINZ! Added by stdin
Date: 2008-05-13 10:25:47
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2008-05-13 10:26:05
Requested 2 times
winamp a windows music player. On Ubuntu you can use audacious as alternative. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 10:59:28
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-09-30 13:25:34
Requested 53 times
windows bug#1 bug #1 bug 1 microsoft windowsxp <reply>For discussion on Microsoft software, or help with same, please visit ##windows. See http://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bug/1 http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm and /msg $nick equivalents Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:49:27
Last edited by m4v
Date: 2013-02-28 17:04:31
Requested 3551 times
windows-#ubuntu-phone <reply> you can install Ubuntu Touch from windows, see https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-phone/msg00222.html Added by AlanBell
Date: 2013-02-22 16:31:34
Requested 1 times
wine winehq <reply> WINE is a compatibility layer for running Windows programs on GNU/Linux - More information: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wine - Search the !AppDB for application compatibility ratings - Join #winehq for application help - See !virtualizers for running Windows (or another OS) inside Ubuntu Added by Madpilot
Date: 2006-06-24 13:08:54
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2009-03-29 06:57:20
Requested 5520 times
wineasio <reply> wineasio is an ASIO driver for !wine. Due to licensing restrictions regarding the ASIO source, wineasio cannot be distributed as a binary. Any distribution of wineasio as a binary is illegal in most countries. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/wineasio Added by Eickmeyer
Date: 2020-09-18 01:52:35
Requested 2 times
wink a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software. Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users || http://www.debugmode.com/wink/ Added by Hawkwind
Date: 2006-10-07 19:33:39
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:41:50
Requested 13 times
winkey <reply> To use the windows key as a modifier in a keyboard shortcut you can edit the shortcut settings manually in gconf-editor. The windows key is represented as "<super>". Metacity shortcuts can be found in the /apps/metaicty/* gconf keys. Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-11-23 02:18:53
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2007-05-13 23:11:53
Requested 51 times
winusb woeusb woe-usb <reply> Ubuntu does not have a recommended tool for preparing bootable Windows installation USBs. If you need one, consider using Microsoft's media creation tool from a Windows computer (see ##windows for support). If this is not an option, there are third-party unsupported tools like WoeUSB ( https://github.com/slacka/WoeUSB , sudo snap install --edge woe-usb ) that might work. Added by Jordan_U
Date: 2015-08-11 22:32:49
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-05-10 17:42:35
Requested 61 times
wobblywu-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> I take it back, i WOULD be very glad to see him! :( Added by LjL
Date: 2008-12-15 00:12:12
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-06-04 00:37:18
Requested 17 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
women <reply> The women and men of the Ubuntu Women project hang out in #ubuntu-women. Encouraging women to use linux? Read http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Encourage-Women-Linux-HOWTO/ for some suggestions compiled by women who use Linux on how to do so effectively. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:37:54
Last edited by elky
Date: 2010-05-16 08:55:52
Requested 322 times
worksforme wfm w4m <reply> Common Sense: Just because you can, does not mean you should (and especially recommend to others). Think before you do. "Works for me" does not mean it is ok. The latest version of everything is not always useful if you aim for stability. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:54:02
Last edited by rww
Date: 2015-09-14 19:38:58
Requested 1405 times
worst-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> This factoid is supposed to be pretty terrible. Please contact rodserling if you find a factoid worse than this, in order to improve, I mean pejorate, this useless conglomerate of words, thank you, well not really. Worst is also the dutch word for sausage. Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-31 03:56:37
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2011-08-17 08:07:37
Requested 149 times
wubi <reply> Wubi was a way to install Ubuntu from within Windows, but it is no longer supported in recent versions of Ubuntu and Windows, and was never well maintained even for Ubuntu 12.04. Do not use Wubi. See !install for other options for installing Ubuntu. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-04-25 03:06:00
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-07-06 16:33:06
Requested 1930 times
x resolution fixres display xcfg x11 restartx x.org res fixvideo fixvideoresolution drxx <reply> The X Window System is the part of your system that's responsible for graphical output. To restart your X, type « sudo /etc/init.d/?dm restart » in a console - To fix screen resolution or other X problems: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolution Added by LjL
Date: 2006-07-21 01:03:53
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-11-06 13:36:48
Requested 8201 times
xampp <reply> We do not support XAMPP installs here. Please use the LAMP stack that is in our repositories; see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ApacheMySQLPHP for more information. Added by Pici
Date: 2009-02-20 15:54:40
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-05-29 21:38:36
Requested 309 times
xauthority <reply> If the .Xauthority file in your home directory has the wrong permissions (usually due to misuse of sudo), you may be unable to log in. To fix, change to a virtual terminal with Ctrl-Alt-F3, log in with your normal username and password, run rm ~/.Xauthority* and then reboot. Added by dax
Date: 2019-04-22 05:03:12
Requested 21 times
xchat <reply> xchat and xchat-gnome are old IRC clients which are not actively maintained outside of Ubuntu/Debian. Some versions of Ubuntu do not include them. Please strongly consider using hexchat instead, which has good upstream support and is widely recommended by the IRC community over xchat and xchat-gnome. Added by Madpilot
Date: 2011-10-28 02:25:13
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-11-11 23:34:44
Requested 90 times
xconfig <reply> To reconfigure your X server, open a console and type « sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg » - To configure only the driver and resolution, type « sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg -phigh » - See also !FixRes Added by nalioth
Date: 2006-08-07 20:14:52
Requested 683 times
xdmcp the X Display Manger Control Protocol -- look at http://tldp.org/HOWTO/XDMCP-HOWTO/ to find out how to configure it Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-11-07 20:45:30
Requested 104 times
xen <reply> XEN is a virtual machine monitor for x86 that supports execution of multiple guest operating systems with unprecedented levels of performance and resource isolation. Information on installing it for Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Xen Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 20:52:39
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2007-11-11 01:19:25
Requested 461 times
xenial xerus 16.04 <reply> Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) was the 24th release of Ubuntu. !End-of-life was April 30th, 2021. Paid support (ESM) is available. See also !esm, !eol, !eolupgrade Added by Pici
Date: 2015-10-21 20:56:55
Last edited by tomreyn
Date: 2021-05-21 21:41:56
Requested 345 times
xfce <reply> Xfce is a lightweight and configurable desktop environment used by !Xubuntu. Read more at http://xfce.org/ Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-06-29 02:46:25
Last edited by knome
Date: 2015-07-08 00:45:25
Requested 17 times
xfce-icons <reply> To install icons, unpack them to ~/.icons/ - Visit http://www.xfce-look.org/ for all kinds of eyecandy for your Xfce4 desktop! - See also !themes for other GNOME theme sites Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-25 03:10:11
Requested 3 times
xfce4-panel xfce-panels panels-#xubuntu panel-#xubuntu xfce4-panels <reply> Did your panels disappear? Press alt+f2 and run: xfce4-panel | See also: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/XubuntuPanels Added by Pici
Date: 2009-02-12 13:12:32
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2015-12-01 20:43:58
Requested 62 times

©2006-2007 Dennis Kaarsemaker
©2008-2009 Terence Simpson
©2018 Krytarik Raido