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gutsysources <reply> In System->Admin->Software Sources, enable (main) (universe) (restricted) and (multiverse) and disable the Cdrom on the Ubuntu Software tab. On the Updates tab, enable (gutsy-security) and (gutsy-updates). Added by LjL
Date: 2008-02-09 21:47:05
Last edited by Seeker`
Date: 2008-06-19 01:29:05
Requested 79 times
gutsy-#ubuntu-release-party <deleted><reply> Every time you ask the release is delayed five minutes. Added by Amaranth
Date: 2007-10-18 09:27:36
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-10-10 10:14:45
Requested 38 times
gutsy gibbon 7.10 <reply> Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) was the seventh release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 18th, 2009. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-04-12 10:23:51
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-04-22 17:58:07
Requested 2006 times
gusty <reply> It is spelt !guTSy :) Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-04-12 11:52:01
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2007-09-03 01:25:03
Requested 185 times
guishell <deleted><reply> Several "hybrid" GUI command line interfaces are in development, see: http://www.bterm.org/ - http://linux.pte.hu/~pipas/CUI/ - http://hotwire-shell.org/ Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-25 16:37:28
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-03-23 02:47:21
Requested 2 times
guidelines-#ubuntuforums <reply> See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/Guidelines & https://launchpad.net/codeofconduct/1.0.1 Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-01-22 00:09:53
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:45:27
Requested 27 times
guidelines-#ubuntu-women guidelines-#ubuntu-women-project <reply> The guidelines for using the Ubuntu Women project channels can be found here: http://wiki.ubuntu-women.org/IrcGuidelines The overall Ubuntu channel guidelines also apply and can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/Guidelines Added by Flannel
Date: 2010-08-13 21:23:53
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:45:55
Requested 39 times
guidelines behaviour etiquette <reply> The guidelines for using the Ubuntu channels can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/Guidelines Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 15:48:30
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-11-24 04:35:22
Requested 5319 times
guide-#ubuntu-bots-devel <reply> An old and incomplete guide for setting up a clone of ubottu is available at https://ubottu.com/guide/ Added by tsimpson
Date: 2010-05-30 00:45:55
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 07:02:12
Requested 4 times
gui <reply> The graphical user interface (GUI) in Ubuntu is composed of many elements, including the !X server, a window manager, and a desktop environment such as !GNOME or !KDE (which themselves use the !GTK and !Qt toolkits respectively) Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-14 19:56:09
Requested 207 times
gtk <reply> GTK is the !GIMP toolkit, which forms the base of !GNOME and is used by many applications to provide a !GUI Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:29:10
Requested 384 times
gtalk <reply> Google Talk (GTalk) is an instant messaging program from Google. Currently, Google does not have an official standalone GTalk client for Linux, but supports connections from third-party clients such as !Pidgin and !Kopete | See http://www.google.com/talk/otherclients.html for more information Added by somerville32
Date: 2007-01-09 08:44:17
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2008-11-13 04:33:22
Requested 32 times
grue <reply>The grue is a sinister, lurking presence in the dark places of the earth. Its favorite diet is adventurers, but its insatiable appetite is tempered by its fear of light. No grue has ever been seen by the light of day, and few have survived its fearsome jaws to tell the tale. Added by Madpilot
Date: 2006-12-01 07:01:30
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-11-24 17:10:42
Requested 123 times
grub1 <reply>grub 1 is the default boot manager for Ubuntu releases before 9.10 (Karmic). Lost GRUB after installing Windows? See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestoreGrub - GRUB how-tos: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GrubHowto - See !grub for Karmic onwards Added by Tm_T
Date: 2011-04-15 11:24:05
Requested 24 times
grub recoveringgrub grub floppy bootfloppy mbr fixmbr grubrepair fixgrub grub2 <reply> GRUB2 is the default Ubuntu boot manager. Lost GRUB after installing Windows? See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestoreGrub - For more information and troubleshooting for GRUB2 please refer to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2 Added by Madpilot
Date: 2006-06-22 09:44:20
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2013-02-23 17:22:10
Requested 14141 times
grip <deleted>a ripping player and has a minor bug which can be solved by doing this "sudo ln -s /dev/hdX /dev/cdromN" where X is your hard drive and N a number Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 22:23:16
Last edited by topyli
Date: 2011-10-28 19:14:54
Requested 45 times
grep a command-line tool that finds a string in a file or a stream. Grep can be recursive through directories and searches can be simple or complex. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/grep Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:08:27
Last edited by elky
Date: 2017-03-15 16:21:51
Requested 9 times
gr el greek greece <reply> #ubuntu-gr για Έλληνες χρηστές / #ubuntu-gr gia Ellhnes xrhstes Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-09 21:14:43
Last edited by housecat
Date: 2020-04-22 03:33:41
Requested 741 times
gpt <reply> GPT is a partition table format. It is required to boot EFI. See also !efi Added by hggdh
Date: 2019-03-27 20:33:49
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-03-27 21:22:59
Requested 7 times
gps maps <reply> Street mapping and GPS navigation software available for Ubuntu includes Navit, MoNav (http://code.google.com/p/monav/), Gosmore (free vector maps from OSM), GpsDrive (GTK, raster maps, free), !GoogleEarth (Qt, proprietary vector maps, proprietary) Added by LjL
Date: 2007-03-18 14:13:20
Last edited by bazhang
Date: 2011-04-30 11:45:36
Requested 16 times
gpl gpl3 the GNU General Public License. See http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:35:36
Requested 129 times
gpgerr badsig ppagpg <reply> Getting GPG errors after adding custom repositories? Find the GPG keyword for the repository (it's 437D05B5 for the standard ones) and run « sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com <key> » Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-29 17:03:36
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-11-30 02:27:36
Requested 529 times
gpg trust the GNU Privacy Guard. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GnuPrivacyGuardHowto and class #8 on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ClassroomTranscripts Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-07-02 09:32:29
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-03-18 06:42:33
Requested 751 times
gparted a !GTK/!Gnome !GUI partitioning program. Type « sudo apt-get install gparted » in a console to install it - A GParted "live" CD is available at http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-20 21:25:05
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2009-01-08 12:18:42
Requested 1529 times
googleearth earth <reply> Google Earth is available as the package "googleearth-package" in !Multiverse. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GoogleEarth Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:38:52
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:38:33
Requested 64 times
googlearth <reply> Google Earth is now available, for free (as in price), for Linux. To download it see http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html - A package for Ubuntu is available in the !Medibuntu repository. - If Google Earth crashes on start, download version 5.1 instead of 5.2 from the website. Added by tsimpson
Date: 2010-11-06 08:59:27
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-11-06 09:00:16
Requested 5 times
google earth <deleted><reply> Google Earth is now available, for free (only as in price), for Linux, too. To download it see http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html - A package for Ubuntu is available in the !Medibuntu repository Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:38:45
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:38:20
Requested 292 times
google lmgtfy <reply> While Google is useful for helpers, many newer users don't have the google-fu yet. Please don't tell people to "google it" when they ask a question. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-02 10:43:18
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2009-07-08 08:31:37
Requested 2074 times
goodquestion gq betterquestion <reply> Are you sure your question allows us to help you? Please read http://www.sabi.co.uk/Notes/linuxHelpAsk.html to understand how to ask a 'better' question. Added by LjL-Temp
Date: 2008-02-28 00:52:05
Last edited by LjL-Temp
Date: 2008-02-28 01:32:09
Requested 245 times
goodbotuse <deleted>please do "!factoid > user" see here: for more details: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/goodbotuse Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-02-25 13:14:01
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-01-17 10:56:49
Requested 77 times
gobuntu <deleted>a freedom-focused flavour of Ubuntu intended for experienced Linux enthusiasts. See http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisubuntu/gobuntu for more information and download mirrors.. Added by Spec
Date: 2007-10-16 20:06:59
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-01-02 03:05:38
Requested 78 times
gobby multiplayer gedit Added by Mez
Date: 2009-03-03 20:18:24
Requested 14 times
gnutella <reply> Some Gnutella clients: GTK-Gnutella (GTK, stand-alone), gifTui, giFToxic (GTK, based on giFT), Apollon (KDE, based on giFT), mldonkey-gui (GTK, based on MLDonkey), KMLDonkey (KDE, based on MLDonkey) - See also !P2P Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-28 20:01:51
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-09-07 11:30:12
Requested 55 times
gnu <reply> G(NU's) N(ot) U(nix). A project that aimed to develop a complete operating system of Free Software, which Ubuntu is based on. See http://gnu.org Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:01:36
Requested 239 times
gnome3-#ubuntu+1 <reply> Oneiric will use GNOME 3.x packages. The 3.x packages will be landing soon, if not yet updated, it'll happen soonish. You can also help the desktop team update packages, ask in #ubuntu-desktop for more info on helping the team. Added by Pici
Date: 2011-04-11 14:33:42
Last edited by Tm_T
Date: 2011-05-15 09:38:27
Requested 42 times
gnome3 <reply> GNOME 3 is the desktop environment on which Unity is based. To use GNOME Shell instead of Unity, install the "gnome-shell" package and investigate "gnome-tweak-tool". GNOME 3 is not supported under Natty/11.04, and may break your system if installed from alternate sources. Added by Pici
Date: 2011-04-28 14:20:10
Last edited by pangolin
Date: 2011-10-19 15:07:19
Requested 513 times
gnome2 <reply> The GNOME Foundation has ceased support for GNOME 2, and as such it is not in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot). See !notunity for an alternative desktop experience. Added by Pici
Date: 2011-10-13 18:30:20
Requested 124 times
gnome <reply> GNOME was the default desktop environment on Ubuntu up to 10.10. To install the GNOME Shell, type [ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ] in a !terminal. For the GNOME-based !flavor of Ubuntu, see !ubuntu-gnome Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 17:02:05
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-12-24 02:04:30
Requested 1319 times
gnash <reply> Gnash is an open-source Flash replacement. It is still beta software. For current status or for more info http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/ Added by nalioth
Date: 2006-12-24 19:11:58
Last edited by pangolin
Date: 2012-02-09 18:09:58
Requested 484 times
gmail a webmail service. For information on using it with Evolution see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingGmailWithEvolution Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-07-28 02:16:53
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:53:43
Requested 70 times
gksudo gksu <reply> gksudo was a way to run graphical applications as root. It should no longer be used. Use !pkexec instead. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 15:46:23
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2018-08-29 19:39:52
Requested 2019 times
give me a test <reply> Oh no, I won't, I'm not like some of those nasty scripts' users! Added by LjL
Date: 2009-01-22 02:28:48
Requested 52 times
git a distributed revision control/software code management project created by Linus Torvalds. For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Git_(software) Added by Pici
Date: 2008-05-14 19:11:29
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:44:57
Requested 186 times
girls-#ubuntuforums <deleted><reply> girls are the #1 reason for distractions Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-01-16 16:40:01
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-05-25 18:48:57
Requested 25 times
girl girls <reply> Girls exist on the internet. See http://www.escapistmagazine.com/print/17/27 | http://www.xkcd.com/322/ | For more interesting reading: http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Encourage-Women-Linux-HOWTO/ Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-08-12 09:12:44
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-08-08 15:33:44
Requested 435 times
gimpshop <deleted>a hack that makes The Gimp look and feel more like Photoshop. A .deb for Ubuntu is available via http://plasticbugs.com/?page_id=294 Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-11-27 00:59:13
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-13 23:38:00
Requested 56 times
gimp an advanced image manipulation application for Ubuntu. See http://www.gimp.org for tutorials and more information. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:28:30
Requested 348 times
gift a peer-to-peer filesharing engine supporting several networks and protocols by means of plug-ins. It's available in !Universe. Clients include gifTui, giFToxic (GTK), Apollon (KDE), giFTcurs (terminal-based) - See also !P2P Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-03 00:35:09
Requested 12 times
ghost ircghost <reply> If you own an IRC nick that is currently being used, you can make it change nicks by typing: «/msg NickServ release <nick> <password>» - If you have a dead (ghost) connection, you can make it quit by typing: «/msg nickserv ghost <nick> <password>» - Further help in #libera Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:42:30
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:31
Requested 314 times
gettingstarted <reply> A great place to start your MOTU adventure is https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/GettingStarted Added by nickrud
Date: 2008-07-21 05:01:13
Requested 9 times

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