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proxies <reply> "Proxies" are services acting as intermediate agents in various sorts of Internet connections. Examples are TOR, !apt-proxy, and HTTP proxies (such as "squid"). It is possible to install and use Ubuntu via some proxy connections: see FIXME Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:24:10
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-10-08 19:06:56
Requested 48 times
pronounce <reply> To learn how to pronounce Ubuntu, point your movie player at /usr/share/example-content/Experience ubuntu.ogg Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:44:41
Last edited by Seveas
Date: 2007-10-17 21:59:19
Requested 61 times
pronouce point your movie player at /usr/share/examples/example-content/experience-ubuntu.ogg Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-07-07 19:15:34
Requested 3 times
profanephobia-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Profanephobia is afraid of profane things! Added by Spec
Date: 2007-11-06 20:52:52
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-08-12 12:39:16
Requested 8 times
proaudio <reply> For information on professional audio tools in Ubuntu, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuStudio/ProAudioIntro Added by knome
Date: 2013-02-26 18:58:19
Last edited by knome
Date: 2013-02-26 19:09:00
Requested 142 times
printk <reply> If your !tty is flooded with error messages, you can limit the kernel logging daemons' log level below the default of 4 (KERN_WARNING), e.g. by running "echo 3 | sudo tee -a /proc/sys/kernel/printk". More info at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/KernelDebuggingTricks#printk_is_your_friend and syslog(2) Added by Unit193
Date: 2019-09-23 00:41:31
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-10-03 18:21:48
Requested 5 times
printing printer printers print cups cupsys ipp <reply> Printing in Ubuntu is done with cups. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Printers - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsPrinters - http://linuxprinting.org - Printer sharing: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NetworkPrintingWithUbuntu Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:31:13
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2012-12-26 05:41:14
Requested 2150 times
preinstalled <reply>Looking for a system with Ubuntu preinstalled? see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuPre-installed Added by jussi
Date: 2010-04-20 17:01:59
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2010-04-20 17:04:05
Requested 6 times
precise-#xubuntu 12.04-#xubuntu <reply> Xubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) reached End-of-Life April 26, 2015: http://xubuntu.org/news/xubuntu-12-04-end-of-life/ Added by knome
Date: 2012-04-26 16:21:56
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2015-05-02 03:05:37
Requested 17 times
precise pangolin 12.04 <reply> Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) was the 16th release of Ubuntu. !End-of-life was April 28th 2017. See https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2017-April/003833.html and !eol for more information Added by Pici
Date: 2011-10-05 19:38:43
Last edited by tomreyn
Date: 2021-05-21 21:47:05
Requested 952 times
prayer <reply> Dear $DEITY, Give me strength to understand and work with users who question my logic, the rules, netiquette, and common sense. Give me resilience to teach them the basics of Linux, Ubuntu, Community Guidelines, and IRC. Allow me not to stray to nitpicking, argument, foul language, or leisurely op abuse. Deliver me my daily xkcd, User Friendly, LWN, /. and Planet Ubuntu, and guard over my encrypted drives. Let it be so. Added by Myrtti
Date: 2008-05-16 11:15:49
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2011-07-02 17:08:55
Requested 253 times
ppu Per-Package Uploader. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopers#PerPackage for more information and application process. Added by Pici
Date: 2011-11-05 21:25:55
Requested 1 times
pptp <deleted><reply> pptp is not good according to Bruce Schneier http://schneier.com/pptp.html here the words insecurity are useful Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-03 19:01:13
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-02-12 00:24:30
Requested 25 times
ppc powerpc <reply> PowerPC. Formerly used by Apple for the Macintosh line of computers. Variants are now used in popular gaming consoles. PPC was a fully supported Ubuntu architecture until 6.10. It is now a community port, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCFAQ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:33:49
Last edited by knome
Date: 2015-03-25 12:08:32
Requested 907 times
ppa ppas <reply> A Personal Package Archive (PPA) can provide alternate software not normally available in the offical Ubuntu repositories - Looking for a PPA? See https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas - WARNING: PPAs are unsupported third-party packages, and you use them at your own risk. See also !addppa and !ppa-purge Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-08-28 13:47:45
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2012-02-27 21:39:45
Requested 3203 times
poweruser <reply> If you are interested in helping the Ubuntu Power User community or want more information /join #ubuntu-power-users Also see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerUsers Added by IdleOne
Date: 2011-05-19 19:16:29
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-05-19 22:52:17
Requested 2 times
potd-#kubuntu-offtopic <reply> PoTD is Picture of The Day Added by stdin
Date: 2008-12-07 01:44:20
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2008-12-07 03:55:05
Requested 4 times
postfix the default !MTA and !MDA on Ubuntu. For help, read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Postfix and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PostfixBasicSetupHowto - See also !MailServer Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:33:44
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:29:03
Requested 329 times
ports-#ubuntu-phone <reply>There has been some success with the d2vzw verizon variant of the Galaxy S3. There has been some progress on the Kindle Fire too. Other devices may be ported to too, Canonical is not working on them and there is no roadmap or timescale. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Porting Added by AlanBell
Date: 2013-02-22 10:18:30
Last edited by AlanBell
Date: 2013-02-22 10:54:06
Requested 5 times
portforward ports port <reply> For instructions on how to set up port-forwarding (for games, torrents, webservers) see http://portforward.com - also see !firewall Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 10:53:19
Requested 252 times
popey-#ubuntu-uk the UK alternative to elvis. Added by popey
Date: 2010-09-10 12:04:31
Requested 18 times
popey <deleted>the UK alternative to elvis. Added by Daviey
Date: 2008-06-09 14:28:09
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-07-08 02:18:07
Requested 18 times
popcon <reply> The Ubuntu Popularity Contest project is an attempt to map the usage of Ubuntu packages. To participate, install the package "popularity-contest", and see http://popcon.ubuntu.com/ and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LucasNussbaum/PopconDraft Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-10-25 14:03:31
Last edited by Jucato
Date: 2008-04-24 08:08:52
Requested 37 times
pony-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>PONY! Ponyponyponyponypony! http://windowseat.ca/images/monster_pony.jpg - NO PONIES FOR YOU! Added by Spec
Date: 2007-10-31 20:04:16
Last edited by elky
Date: 2010-04-28 11:26:05
Requested 520 times
pong an old atari game. It's fun! Added by imbrandon
Date: 2006-08-27 09:10:43
Requested 471 times
politics-#ubuntu-uk <reply>Please take political discussion to ##politics-uk. Thank you! Added by jpds
Date: 2009-12-28 22:01:07
Last edited by jpds
Date: 2009-12-28 22:03:13
Requested 34 times
politics <reply> Please take political discussion to ##politics. Thank you! Added by somerville32
Date: 2007-01-10 00:33:38
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-06-14 21:01:31
Requested 474 times
point <deleted><reply> Do you have any? Added by LjL
Date: 2008-02-01 22:51:42
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-05-26 02:34:22
Requested 21 times
podcast-#ubuntu-uk <reply> Grab the lastest Ubuntu UK Podcast from http://ubuntupodcast.org Added by Seeker`
Date: 2008-05-27 23:51:40
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-04-02 04:12:05
Requested 18 times
pocketpc windows mobile <reply> For information on transferring files and synchronizing to PocketPC and Windows Mobile devices, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PortableDevices/WindowsMobile Added by Pici
Date: 2009-10-15 18:04:01
Requested 5 times
pm privatemessage private message msg private query privmsg <reply> Please ask your questions in the channel so that other people can help you, benefit from your questions and answers, and ensure that you're not getting bad advice. Added by Amaranth
Date: 2006-06-30 16:10:19
Last edited by AlanBell
Date: 2014-03-19 19:28:00
Requested 4952 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 2382 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
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
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 1151 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 6482 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
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 1158 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
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
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
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
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

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