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telnet not safe. Please use ssh instead. See !ssh Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 15:45:32
Requested 116 times
trivia <deleted><reply> The #ubuntu-trivia channel is a place for testing your brain power and having fun! Join to test your knowledge of your favourite operating system (Ubuntu, of course!) and to keep excercising those cranial muscles. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-12-16 17:27:50
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-10-13 03:18:25
Requested 116 times
patch <reply> Patches are files describing the changes in code to achieve some results. There are a number of ways these can be produced, but https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/HowToFix and http://developer.ubuntu.com/packaging/html/patches-to-packages.html may provide some useful guidelines. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-12-01 12:13:47
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-03-23 02:46:12
Requested 116 times
login <reply> use @login Added by stdin
Date: 2008-09-24 09:27:37
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2008-09-24 09:27:52
Requested 116 times
diskfree df disk-free <reply> Graphical representations of where your disk-space is being used are: baobab (GNOME), filelight / kinfocenter (Kubuntu). On the terminal: df -h -T Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-18 16:30:46
Requested 115 times
debootstrap used to create a !Debian or Ubuntu base system from scratch, without requiring the availability of !dpkg or !APT. It does this by downloading !.deb files from a mirror site, and carefully unpacking them into a directory you can eventually !chroot into. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebootstrapChroot for more information Added by LjL
Date: 2007-04-22 15:12:30
Last edited by Hobbsee
Date: 2008-01-02 14:49:58
Requested 115 times
ninjas-#kubuntu-devel <reply> yofel, acheronuk, tsimonq2, santa_, wxl: we need your attention! Added by stdin
Date: 2009-01-10 18:22:18
Last edited by wxl
Date: 2016-12-27 23:10:14
Requested 115 times
vn ubottu vietnam vietnam <reply> Để được trợ giúp về Ubuntu bằng ngôn ngữ Việt, xin vui lòng /join #ubuntu-vn. Rất vui lòng được giúp đỡ Added by elky
Date: 2009-02-14 14:25:20
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-02-14 14:46:03
Requested 115 times
fps glxgears <reply> To display the FPS in glxgears, run 'glxgears' in a terminal. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:55:05
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-05-09 22:32:06
Requested 114 times
reinstall <reply> To renew the configuration of a package when installing, sudo apt-get remove --purge <package> && sudo apt-get install <package>. Note that you will lose ALL config files for that package. WARNING: This is dangerous, don't do this with core packages Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:05:44
Requested 114 times
cvs the Concurrent Versions System, the dominant open-source network-transparent version control system; it helps to manage releases and to control concurrent editing of source files among multiple authors. See: http://www.nongnu.org/cvs/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:18:51
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:36:43
Requested 114 times
dri direct rendering infrastructure, a framework for allowing direct access to graphics hardware under the X Window System in a safe and efficient manner. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:40:19
Requested 113 times
web2.0-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Welcome to - http://zombo.com/ Added by Myrtti
Date: 2008-07-14 02:59:53
Requested 113 times
ph tagalog <reply> Join #ubuntu-ph for tagalog Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:32:23
Requested 112 times
trim ssd <reply> Many Solid State Drives support TRIM, which allows the drive to do garbage collection and improves performance. Ubuntu 14.04 activates it by default. For older versions, see http://askubuntu.com/a/19480 for information on activating it. Added by rww
Date: 2014-03-29 05:24:27
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-05-16 00:45:48
Requested 112 times
ompaul <deleted>well ompaul, don't get me started about that guy Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-04-22 21:42:23
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-09-13 23:55:39
Requested 111 times
hr croatia croatian <reply> Odgovarajuci kanal za Hrvatski jezik je #ubuntu-hr, molimo Vas da se pridruzite tom kanalu ukoliko trebate pomoc za Ubuntu, hvala. Croatian language support in #ubuntu-hr Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 17:06:01
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-16 13:52:03
Requested 110 times
bitchx <reply> bitchx (also known as ircii-pana) was dropped from Debian and subsequently Ubuntu (see: http://bugs.debian.org/451373 ). Consider using irssi or weechat instead. Added by Pici
Date: 2007-10-25 18:38:04
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:39:48
Requested 110 times
ding <reply> dong Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2008-01-18 13:57:59
Requested 110 times
lovetoo-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig, then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun. Added by Pici
Date: 2009-12-11 17:47:58
Requested 109 times
opabuse <reply>Leave the ops alone! Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-07-02 22:36:18
Last edited by Amaranth
Date: 2008-02-04 03:43:55
Requested 108 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 108 times
bumblebee <reply> The Bumblebee Project aims to support NVIDIA Optimus technology under Linux. The Bumblebee website can be found at http://bumblebee-project.org/ Added by knome
Date: 2014-01-04 20:24:47
Requested 107 times
blender a free application for 3D modelling, animation, rendering, etc. You can install it from Ubuntu's repositories, and tutorials are at http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 12:25:52
Requested 106 times
ca <reply> Canadian Ubuntu users can be found in #ubuntu-ca aussi #ubuntu-qc Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:39:09
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2011-06-06 02:25:18
Requested 105 times
night <reply> It's the middle of the night in the US and Europe, and surrounds. This means that a lot of people are likely asleep, therefore there are less potential people who can answer your question. Please be patient, and consider asking at a time when more people will be awake. This is particularly true in the quieter channels. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-05-27 13:30:59
Last edited by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-05-27 13:35:36
Requested 105 times
shortcuts-#kubuntu <reply> Keyboard shortcuts can be set in System Settings -> Keyboard & Mouse. If your multimedia keys don't work with that, try the 'keytouch' package, explained at https://wiki.kubuntu.org/KDEMultimediaKeys - See !Keyboard for changing layouts. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-10-04 23:33:09
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-10-30 01:50:26
Requested 105 times
kylin ubuntukylin <reply> Ubuntu Kylin is a variant of Ubuntu that focuses on Chinese users. It is an official part of Ubuntu. For more information, see http://www.ubuntukylin.com/ Added by rww
Date: 2014-01-19 07:10:14
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2018-04-30 16:42:01
Requested 105 times
nvidia <reply> For nvidia and matrox graphics cards, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VideoDriverHowto . For AMD/ATI graphics cards, see « /msg ubottu ati » and « /msg ubottu fglrxmissing » For the latest Nvidia drivers see https://launchpad.net/~graphics-drivers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 00:21:10
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-01-04 17:02:48
Requested 104 times
aptproxy apt-proxy <reply> apt-proxy is a program that acts as a local apt repository server for a LAN, only fetching from the internet when required. To set it up see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptProxy Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-10-27 04:06:15
Requested 104 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
lart-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> L.A.R.T. is a development tool used for social engineering. [Luser Attitude Readjustment Tool] Added by LjL
Date: 2006-11-21 22:47:59
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2010-04-18 13:35:02
Requested 104 times
11.04 <reply> Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) was the fourteenth release of Ubuntu. Desktop support ended on October 28, 2012. See !upgrade, !lts and !eol for more details. Added by Pici
Date: 2010-08-17 18:38:39
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-28 23:58:30
Requested 104 times
cosmic cuttlefish 18.10 comic <reply> Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) was the 29th release of Ubuntu. Support ended July 18th, 2019. See !eol and https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2019-July/004996.html Added by Pici
Date: 2018-05-08 15:12:08
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2019-07-19 04:57:33
Requested 104 times
gdesklets <deleted><reply> gDesklets provides an advanced architecture for desktop applets -- tiny displays sitting on your desktop in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness. Homepage is http://gdesklets.gnomedesktop.org/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:53:11
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:40:38
Requested 102 times
bootchart <reply> bootchart charts your machine at boot time, to install >> sudo apt-get install bootchart << the graphic is in /var/log/bootchart after the next reboot Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-24 21:34:35
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-24 21:35:27
Requested 102 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
label <reply> To rename the labels of your partitions, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RenameUSBDrive. Added by jrib
Date: 2008-06-25 00:23:45
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2008-06-25 00:24:29
Requested 101 times
snap snaps <reply> Snaps are containerised software packages similar to flatpaks or appimage. For more info, see https://snapcraft.io Added by Unit193
Date: 2018-07-17 20:47:14
Requested 101 times
sshfs a !Fuse based filesystem which allows you to mount a remote system over !SSH - See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSHFS for instructions Added by jpds
Date: 2009-02-15 18:29:16
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:45:11
Requested 100 times
ops-#ubuntu-devel <reply>Help! Channel emergency! mneptok, Hobbsee, cjwatson, lamont, kees, darkwing, Unit193, idleone, infinity, Laney, or slangasek! Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2007-04-02 11:59:08
Last edited by dax
Date: 2020-06-14 23:47:14
Requested 99 times
nickspoon-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> There is no nick! Added by LjL
Date: 2007-04-19 22:15:09
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-09-02 19:11:53
Requested 99 times
fr-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Ce canal est en anglais uniquement. Si vous voulez discuter en francais, merci de rejoindre #ubuntu-fr-offtopic Added by LjL
Date: 2008-10-18 00:59:23
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-10-04 21:53:25
Requested 99 times
bar <reply>baz Added by mneptok
Date: 2007-12-08 00:28:48
Last edited by Seveas
Date: 2007-09-19 13:36:04
Requested 98 times
ibus <reply> IBus is used to allow multilingual input such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean (CJK), Devanagari and Dravidian characters in !GUI applications - see also: !SCIM. For more info on Ibus see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ibus Added by tsimpson
Date: 2010-06-03 15:20:31
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2010-08-22 05:19:43
Requested 98 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 98 times
xbug wxbug javabug <deleted><reply> A bug has recently caused an X.org package to break. It is fixed now, just update your packages list from Synaptic/Adept or « sudo apt-get update » Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-18 17:07:30
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2014-05-09 15:00:52
Requested 97 times
nvu <reply> kompozer is a WYSIWYG HTML editor for easily creating web pages, and the continuation of the dead Nvu project. It is available in !Universe on !Gutsy and later releases. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-03-31 06:17:02
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2011-05-27 15:52:57
Requested 96 times
openweek open week uow <reply>Ubuntu is hosting a series of introductory sessions for people who want to join the Ubuntu community, which all takes place in a week. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek for schedules, logs, and instructions. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-11-25 21:27:11
Last edited by Mez
Date: 2008-08-07 22:33:03
Requested 95 times
binarydriver-#ubuntu+1 <deleted><reply> For Ati/NVidia/Matrox video cards, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VideoDriverHowto | The ATI and nVidia binary drivers may not currently be installable. Added by stdin
Date: 2008-10-03 10:02:27
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2012-04-26 17:51:59
Requested 95 times

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