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mount-#kubuntu <reply> Partitioning programs !PartitionManager or !GParted (see also "man mkfs" for formatting) - Mount partitions from System Settings -> (Advanced tab) Removable Devices. See also !fstab and !DiskMounter Added by Jucato
Date: 2007-04-29 15:21:48
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-10-30 01:48:22
Requested 221 times
abs <reply> Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide, obtainable with ${package-manager} install abs-guide, is a quick and comprehensive guide to bash (command line) scripting in *nix systems. It is also viewable via web at http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/ Added by Myrtti
Date: 2008-05-14 10:49:55
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2008-05-14 10:53:33
Requested 221 times
zentyal ebox a web-based GUI interface for administering a server. It is designed to work with Ubuntu/Debian style configuration management. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Zentyal (Project formally known as eBox - including in Lucid/10.04). Added by Daviey
Date: 2011-05-24 23:17:48
Last edited by Daviey
Date: 2011-05-24 23:27:59
Requested 221 times
dma Direct Memory Access/Addressing. It makes hardware transfer data faster, and is supported by most systems since 2002. For more information see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DMA Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:09:59
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-06-12 00:31:46
Requested 219 times
ff4 <deleted><alias> firefox Added by IdleOne
Date: 2011-03-22 20:52:15
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-08-17 00:05:13
Requested 217 times
dmb-ping <reply> ddstreet, rafaeldtinoco, rbasak, sil2100, slashd, teward, tsimonq2: DMB ping Added by Pici
Date: 2011-10-24 14:42:24
Last edited by JackFrost
Date: 2020-02-25 10:26:55
Requested 216 times
systemd the default init system for Ubuntu 15.04 onwards. For information on transitioning from upstart to systemd, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SystemdForUpstartUsers For a guide to basic service management with systemd, see https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-systemctl-to-manage-systemd-services-and-units Added by Pici
Date: 2014-02-14 14:10:03
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-05-23 04:54:25
Requested 216 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
life something very few people know about in this channel - and anyway, it's probably offtopic, perhaps you want to try #ubuntu-offtopic Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-22 15:10:06
Requested 215 times
is a bot is a bot. <reply> Yes, I can confirm that I am a bot. For more information, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/Bots Added by LjL
Date: 2007-04-20 00:19:46
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-11-26 07:33:03
Requested 214 times
shockwave currently only available for Windows. To run it under !Wine, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Shockwave Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-20 06:42:24
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:40:07
Requested 213 times
cookies <reply> Cookies are delicious delicacies. Added by Flannel
Date: 2008-07-16 21:18:36
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2008-07-23 12:27:43
Requested 213 times
composite cube <reply> Compiz-Fusion (and the older Compiz and Beryl) are window managers that employ the "composite" extension of X to draw windows using graphics cards' 3D hardware. They can additionally provide "desktop special effects" (such as the "cube") by means of plug-ins. Join #compiz-fusion for help and support with advanced features. See also « /msg $nick compiz » and « /msg $nick effects » Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-21 16:47:18
Last edited by m4v
Date: 2013-02-28 16:59:28
Requested 212 times
zesty 17.04 zapus <reply> Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) was the 26th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on January 13th, 2018. See !eol and https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2018-January/000228.html Added by Pici
Date: 2016-10-17 19:53:49
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-01-21 23:51:29
Requested 212 times
addppa <reply> A !ppa can be added using a single command « sudo add-apt-repository ppa:user/ppa-name » See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu#Adding%20PPAs for more details Added by oCean
Date: 2011-07-10 12:27:52
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-09-10 02:13:04
Requested 208 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
rsync a fast remote file copy and synchronization program - For more see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/rsync Added by tsimpson
Date: 2009-04-01 01:48:03
Requested 207 times
lnw <reply> Want to know the differences between Windows and Linux? This guide, called "Linux is Not Windows" is a pretty good read -- http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-09-01 12:32:19
Last edited by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-09-01 12:49:34
Requested 205 times
mir <reply> Mir is a display server developed by Canonical and Ubuntu. From Ubuntu 17.04 ( Zesty Zapus ) onward, emphasis has shifted to embedded devices and applications, notably UBports as stated by Mark Shuttleworth ( https://plus.google.com/+MarkShuttleworthCanonical/posts/7LYubpaHUHH ). Regular Ubuntu 17.10 onwards will use GNOME. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-01-14 19:11:47
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:22:31
Requested 204 times
alot <reply>Do you like to hug alot? - http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html Added by mneptok
Date: 2010-04-19 18:39:06
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:21:42
Requested 203 times
jdong <deleted><reply> <Hobbsee> jdong: yes, but you're FULL OF CRACK! Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-07-20 20:40:08
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-14 18:59:03
Requested 201 times
ch <reply> The Swiss !LoCo team can be found in #ubuntu-ch (please speak English there) - Deutschsprachiger Ubuntu Support in #ubuntu-de - Aide Ubuntu en français dans #ubuntu-fr - Supporto Ubuntu in Italiano in #ubuntu-it Added by Mamarok
Date: 2009-05-22 10:16:25
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2012-02-01 15:59:21
Requested 199 times
yahoo <reply> Yahoo Messenger will be discontinued after July 17, 2018. You will no longer be able to add it to your accounts under Empathy, Telepathy, or other Instant Messaging applications. For more info, please see https://help.yahoo.com/kb/messenger/SLN28776.html Added by jrib
Date: 2009-06-20 20:43:46
Last edited by genii
Date: 2018-06-12 18:17:09
Requested 199 times
coffee <deleted>a caffeinated beverage made by filtering hot water through ground up roasted beans of the coffee plant. Flavouring to taste such as milk or cream, sugar or sweetener are often added afterwards. Not to be confused with !java Added by Tm_T
Date: 2007-11-22 20:49:21
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-02-03 15:42:16
Requested 198 times
notreally-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Mwahahahahhahaha. No! Added by LjL
Date: 2008-10-28 00:38:41
Last edited by rww
Date: 2016-01-19 03:39:03
Requested 198 times
md5sums <reply> See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes for the md5sums of Ubuntu discs. Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-10-19 23:52:07
Requested 197 times
here <reply>Please give at least an overview of your problem *here* (all in one line) - you will get a much greater audience. If you have to use more than 3 lines, please use http://paste.ubuntu.com Added by ikonia
Date: 2010-02-19 13:17:27
Last edited by elky
Date: 2010-02-20 10:24:54
Requested 197 times
mythbuntu <reply> Mythbuntu was a former Ubuntu flavor centered upon setting up a standalone MythTV system (http://www.mythbuntu.org). MythTV can still be installed from the Ubuntu repositories or from the Mythbuntu !PPAs linked on https://launchpad.net/~mythbuntu. For MythTV discussion and support, try #mythtv-users Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-06-28 00:42:41
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-11-10 21:58:51
Requested 196 times
backbox <reply> Backbox Linux is not a supported derivative of Ubuntu and is thus not supported in #ubuntu. Please use #backbox on irc.autistici.org or https://forum.backbox.org/ for help with it. Added by rww
Date: 2015-03-01 03:51:23
Requested 196 times
dumb stupid <reply> The only dumb or stupid question is the one not asked. Please do not tell people off for asking something, just because it seems simple or obvious to you -- we discourage this attitude in all our channels. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-06-23 16:46:34
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2009-11-19 16:24:18
Requested 193 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 191 times
persistence <reply> To have some persistent storage when using a Live CD, follow the instructions on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDPersistence Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 15:11:04
Requested 191 times
mikem-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> mikem [verb]s you! Added by Pici
Date: 2008-10-20 19:25:25
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-14 09:47:31
Requested 190 times
floppy <reply> To mount floppy disks, see here : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MakeFloppyDriveAvailableToEveryone Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:12:12
Requested 189 times
kopete im-#kubuntu <reply> Instant Messenger Client Kopete (http://kopete.kde.org) supports MSN, Jabber, AIM, YIM, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, ICQ and, in KDE 3, IRC. See also !Pidgin Added by Tm_T
Date: 2007-11-14 13:16:40
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2008-09-18 09:27:41
Requested 189 times
fud <reply>Please do not fall prey to, or spread FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) - it is not welcome here! Please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear,_uncertainty_and_doubt Added by jussi01
Date: 2008-08-06 17:03:48
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2008-08-31 23:44:02
Requested 188 times
dhcp Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, a protocol for automatic IP assignment from a router. Ubuntu uses dhclient as a DHCP client but other ones (and DHCP servers too) can be obtained from the !repos. More info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DHCP Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-04-12 20:24:23
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-04-12 20:25:10
Requested 187 times
stats-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>Some fun statistics for this channel can be found on http://ircstats.tonyyarusso.com/ubuntu-offtopic.html Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2010-11-20 08:07:19
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-28 03:13:12
Requested 187 times
opabuse-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>Leave the ops alone! Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-08-06 19:19:31
Last edited by Amaranth
Date: 2008-02-04 03:44:20
Requested 186 times
scope redundancy <reply> We don't need factoids for *everything*, or ten factoids for the same thing ;) Added by LjL
Date: 2008-02-14 16:27:14
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2009-03-27 01:55:07
Requested 186 times
bionic beaver <reply> Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) is the 28th release of Ubuntu and the current LTS release. Download at https://www.ubuntu.com/download - Release Notes: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseNotes Added by Pici
Date: 2017-10-25 03:45:45
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-04-26 23:26:56
Requested 186 times
baddevice bad device <deleted><reply> If you are receiving an error similar to "X Error: BadDevice, invalid or uninitialized input device 168", it can be safely ignored. If you want to get rid of the error messages then please visit this page: http://seerofsouls.com/wiki/How-Tos/BadDeviceErrors Added by Hawkwind
Date: 2006-09-09 00:35:41
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-13 23:31:05
Requested 185 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
spam <reply> Please don't spam Added by Mez
Date: 2007-02-11 16:34:50
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-01-18 06:12:29
Requested 184 times
asl <reply> Most of us don't speak American Sign Language; please try English instead. ✌ Added by Amaranth
Date: 2007-03-30 07:09:15
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-05-16 04:11:45
Requested 184 times
desktopsearch strigi indexing indexers beagle kerry tracker kat pinot doodle <reply> Services to index files for fast searching include: Beagle (front-ends: beagle, catfish, gnome-main-menu, mozilla-beagle for !GNOME; kerry, kio-beagle for !KDE; beaglefs for !CLI) - Tracker (tracker-search-tool, libdeskbar-tracker for GNOME; tracker-utils for CLI) - Strigi (strigi-applet, strigi-client for KDE, strigi-utils for CLI) - Kat (for KDE) - Pinot (and pinot-applet for GNOME) - Doodle (for CLI) Added by LjL
Date: 2007-06-03 17:10:31
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-06-03 17:12:22
Requested 184 times
apparmor <reply> For information about the AppArmor security framework employed in Ubuntu (since Gutsy Gibbon), see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AppArmor Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-06 00:07:49
Requested 184 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 184 times
realtek <reply>some help for recent Realtek chipsets can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Device/RealtekRTL8187b Added by Seeker`
Date: 2008-05-30 05:25:52
Requested 184 times
yakkety yak 16.10 yakkity <reply> Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) was the 25th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 20th, 2017. See !eol and https://ubottu.com/y/yakkety Added by Unit193
Date: 2016-04-22 01:22:12
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-01-21 23:50:00
Requested 184 times

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