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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
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
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
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
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 1723 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
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
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
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
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 1764 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
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
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
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
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
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
utopian <reply> It is spelt !utopiC :) Added by rww
Date: 2014-04-26 07:20:44
Requested 0 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 3846 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 170 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
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
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
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
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
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 109 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 7734 times
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
unregged <reply> If you are sent to #ubuntu-unregged even though you are registered (if you aren't, see !register), it may be because your client tries to join #ubuntu very quickly after you !identify or because you don't identify at all. See https://libera.chat/guides/sasl for a way to fix this. Added by nhandler
Date: 2010-09-22 21:50:06
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:51
Requested 10 times
unpythonic-#python <reply> This channel only deals with Pythonic constructs. If you want do discuss un-Pythonic constructs or topic, please join #python-unpythonic (but remember our Guidos apply there too) Added by LjL
Date: 2013-10-16 17:13:25
Requested 0 times
unix <reply> UNIX is an operating system created in the '70s, which has many direct derivates and inspired systems like Minix and !Linux. Most "UNIX-style" systems try to somewhat adhere to the POSIX standard. Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-05-15 23:00:01
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-09-22 14:55:29
Requested 127 times
unity8 <deleted><reply> Unity8 is the next Unity Desktop running on Mir. It is already used on the smartphones running ubuntu-touch (!touch) and can be tested on the Desktop in 16.10 by selecting it on the login screen. Added by k1l_
Date: 2016-02-24 22:07:03
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:16:47
Requested 30 times
unity <reply> Unity is a graphical shell for the GNOME desktop environment. Ubuntu used it by default from 11.04 to 17.04. For more information, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity Added by Pici
Date: 2010-10-28 13:43:01
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-28 06:50:19
Requested 796 times
uninstall <reply> To learn how to uninstall applications in Ubuntu - please visit http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-delete-remove-software-using-apt-get-command/ Added by Mez
Date: 2008-12-17 15:25:19
Requested 70 times
undelete recover <reply> Some tools to recover lost data are listed and explained at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DataRecovery Added by LjL-Temp
Date: 2008-03-22 21:58:27
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-30 19:05:35
Requested 1053 times
umode modes mode <reply> There are many different channel and user modes on the !Libera network. For a list, see https://libera.chat/guides/usermodes and https://libera.chat/guides/channelmodes Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:19:45
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:41
Requested 121 times
ultamatix ultramatix <reply> Ultamatix is not recommended, supported, or needed by Ubuntu. Use of this software may cause damage to your Ubuntu install. Do not suggest its use in this channel. See http://mjg59.livejournal.com/99905.html and !automatix for more info. Added by Flannel
Date: 2008-07-29 20:03:09
Last edited by jussi01
Date: 2008-11-02 12:44:05
Requested 102 times
uk gb <reply> Join us for a discussion using the Queen's English in #ubuntu-uk Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-18 16:20:41
Requested 192 times
uefi efi <reply> UEFI is a specification that defines a software interface between an operating system and platform firmware. It is meant as a replacement for the BIOS. For information on how to set up and install Ubuntu and its derivatives on UEFI machines please read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI Added by IdleOne
Date: 2012-12-19 19:32:00
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2014-01-02 01:01:53
Requested 1804 times
udev rules <reply> Ever wanted to make your USB-stick /dev/usbstick? Go to http://reactivated.net/writing_udev_rules.html to learn more about this feature. Added by uniq
Date: 2006-07-06 22:32:04
Requested 25 times
ucp <deleted><reply> Ubuntu Certified Professional is a training course for systems administrators who need to deploy Ubuntu in an office environment. More: http://www.ubuntu.com/support/training/course-descriptions/certified-professional Added by h00k
Date: 2011-09-19 18:58:55
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-14 19:50:43
Requested 7 times
uck a tool that helps you customise official Ubuntu Live CDs (including Kubuntu/Xubuntu and Edubuntu) to your needs. See http://uck.sourceforge.net/ Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-12-07 20:30:37
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:42:49
Requested 225 times
ubuwin win10 wsl <reply> Windows 10 and newer have a feature called "Windows Subsystem for Linux", which allows it to run Ubuntu (and other Linux distro) userspace programs without porting/recompliation. For installation instructions, see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/commandline/wsl/install_guide Added by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 07:10:24
Last edited by tomreyn
Date: 2021-10-19 19:51:58
Requested 382 times
ubuntutweak <reply> Ubuntu Tweak is a tool that automates some things; however, it is potentially dangerous, and an informal review of its code is pending. Most of the things it does can be done by the use of other tools. Please don't ask for or provide support for it in Ubuntu support channels. Added by IdleOne
Date: 2011-04-19 20:41:02
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2012-03-09 22:37:31
Requested 35 times
ubuntutv <deleted><reply> Ubuntu TV is a strategy to bring the Ubuntu platform to TVs. Discussion happens in #ubuntu-tv and on the ubuntu-tv launchpad mailing list. Find out more at http://ubuntu.com/tv Added by pangolin
Date: 2012-01-11 14:32:42
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-11-10 22:28:34
Requested 23 times

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