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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
smartphone portables nokia <reply> Guides for smartphones and portable devices can be found here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PortableDevices/ Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 12:29:44
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2007-12-31 14:09:55
Requested 61 times
winusb woeusb woe-usb <reply> Ubuntu does not have a recommended tool for preparing bootable Windows installation USBs. If you need one, consider using Microsoft's media creation tool from a Windows computer (see ##windows for support). If this is not an option, there are third-party unsupported tools like WoeUSB ( https://github.com/slacka/WoeUSB , sudo snap install --edge woe-usb ) that might work. Added by Jordan_U
Date: 2015-08-11 22:32:49
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-05-10 17:42:35
Requested 61 times
jding <deleted><reply> jdong Added by Pici
Date: 2008-01-24 03:35:00
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-18 22:31:07
Requested 60 times
regression-alert <deleted><reply> bdmurray, cjwatson, cyphermox, Daviey, didrocks, doko, infinity, jdstrand, mdeslaur, pitti, RAOF, seb128, stgraber: Reporting regression in a stable release update; investigate severity, start an incident report, perhaps have the package blacklisted from the archive Added by jussi
Date: 2010-06-28 12:01:54
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2016-04-19 20:15:10
Requested 60 times
path <reply>The $PATH variable tells the shell where to look for the commands you tell it to run. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EnvironmentVariables#File-location_related_variables Added by Pricey
Date: 2013-05-30 22:47:48
Last edited by AlanBell
Date: 2013-11-27 11:22:08
Requested 60 times
ubuntu-gnome <reply> Ubuntu GNOME is a supported !flavor of Ubuntu that uses !GNOME as the default desktop environment instead of Unity. For more info or to download, see http://www.ubuntugnome.org/ or https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGNOME/OneStopPage Added by IdleOne
Date: 2013-12-24 02:03:19
Requested 60 times
classroom <reply> The Ubuntu Classroom is a project which aims to tutor users about Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu through biweekly sessions in #ubuntu-classroom - For more information visit https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Classroom Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-14 18:53:27
Requested 59 times
test again <deleted><reply>Failed again. Added by Amaranth
Date: 2006-09-03 22:05:05
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-04-08 23:02:34
Requested 59 times
coc-jbj <reply> a/s/l? Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-03-27 17:37:09
Requested 59 times
xterm <deleted><reply> If with all the cute terminals that are around you're still using xterm, then you deserve any problem you're experiencing with it. Go away. Added by LjL
Date: 2008-04-06 02:15:21
Last edited by rww
Date: 2015-10-23 18:28:15
Requested 59 times
xhangs <reply> If the GUI hangs after logging in, use <ctrl><alt><f1> to switch to text mode. Log in and do: rm .{X,ICE}authority Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 10:51:08
Requested 58 times
jeos <reply> JeOS (pronounced "Juice") is Just enough Operating System. It is an efficient variant of the Ubuntu Server operating system, configured specifically for virtual appliances. See http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisubuntu/serveredition/jeos for more information. Added by Pici
Date: 2007-12-11 15:45:22
Requested 58 times
translate <reply> Translate Ubuntu into your own language, important translations that are needed are listed first. See https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2008-01-24 12:41:12
Requested 58 times
lt lithuanian <reply> Šiame kanale bendraujama anglų kalba. Jei ieškote pagalbos lietuvių kalba, prisijunkite prie #ubuntu-lt kanalo. Added by LjL
Date: 2008-10-27 14:38:05
Requested 58 times
ops-#kubuntu-offtopic <reply> Help! imbrandon, Riddell, Hobbsee, thoreauputic, apokryphos, Nalioth, tritium, Tm_T, robotgeek, gnomefreak, jpds, tsimpson, genii, acheronuk, jussi01, kkathman or vorian! Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 23:41:30
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-01-03 18:41:56
Requested 57 times
teamspeak the proprietry VoIP software see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/TeamSpeak For a open source alternative consider using Mumble http://mumble.sourceforge.net/ Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-11-23 21:04:16
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:43:42
Requested 57 times
voip <reply> VoIP is Voice over IP. The default VoIP client for Ubuntu is !Ekiga. There is also an xmpp voice component in !Empathy. Kubuntu Clients include Kphone and Twinkle. Proprietary Clients include !Skype and Gizmo5. VoIP server applications include Asterisk and Yate ( both in repositories ), FreePBX, and SipX. Added by genii
Date: 2009-11-12 21:12:45
Last edited by genii
Date: 2009-11-12 21:45:39
Requested 57 times
mate <reply> Ubuntu MATE is a supported !flavor of Ubuntu that uses MATE as the default desktop environment. It functions similarly to older versions of GNOME. For more information, see https://ubuntu-mate.org/ Added by dax
Date: 2016-03-29 14:47:42
Requested 57 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
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
startup-#kubuntu <reply> To make programs start up automatically when you log into your KDE session, run all programs that you want to be started and close all other programs, then select 'Save Session' in the K menu. Alternatively, create a !symlink to the wanted program in ~/.kde/Autostart - See !boot for starting non-interactive programs at boot Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-15 15:47:48
Requested 56 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
removegnome removekde removexfce <reply> Want to remove gnome/kde/xfce completely? Look at debfoster, it's a great help Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:38:26
Requested 54 times
soundblaster If you need help with setting up your soundblaster card, then visit https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundcardsWithHardwareSynth Added by Spec
Date: 2006-09-07 18:20:26
Requested 54 times
ubugtu an Ubuntu Bot. Usage info: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/Bots - Please don't play with the bot in the main channel. Added by LjL
Date: 2006-10-28 21:55:34
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:45:13
Requested 54 times
ops-#ubuntu-uk <reply> Help! DJones, Myrtti, Mez, AlanBell, popey, Gary, Seeker`, Daviey, PriceChild or X3N Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-11-06 23:53:42
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2013-11-18 16:07:15
Requested 54 times
autostart <reply> If you want to edit your Autostart programs, open the Unity dash and search for Startup Programs. If you're on XFCE, use menu -> Settings -> Settings Manager -> Session and Startup, if you're on KDE, use Kickoff -> Computer -> System Settings -> Autostart. For more details see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AddingProgramToSessionStartup Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-11-28 14:04:30
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:49:36
Requested 54 times
meltdown kpti <reply> Meltdown is a security issue with (primarily) Intel processors. It's mitigated by kernel patches named KPTI. Ubuntu released them in security updates for 14.04, 16.04, and 17.10. 17.04 will not receive this update. 18.04 will ship with kernel 4.15, which is patched already. 16.04 has updates for Linux 4.4 (release) and 4.13 (HWE), installs with 4.10 should upgrade to 4.13. See also !spectre, !nopti Added by dax
Date: 2018-01-03 22:56:33
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-01-10 01:35:19
Requested 54 times
winamp a windows music player. On Ubuntu you can use audacious as alternative. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 10:59:28
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-09-30 13:25:34
Requested 53 times
ivtv <deleted><reply> IVTV can be installed on Edgy by following the guide at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Install_IVTV_Edgy Added by LjL
Date: 2006-11-24 15:45:53
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-13 23:21:44
Requested 53 times
syncrequest <reply> Helpful information for filing a sync request can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SyncRequestProcess Added by Pici
Date: 2009-10-15 13:19:44
Requested 53 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
dvdiso dvd-torrent <reply> DVD ISOs are available via http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/ Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-12-05 00:17:55
Requested 52 times
releaseparty rp <reply> Please remember that #ubuntu, #kubuntu, #xubuntu, #edubuntu, and #lubuntu are support channels. To countdown to !Saucy release and then party once it happens, join #ubuntu-release-party - For in-person parties, see http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/global/2534/ Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-04-19 05:35:09
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-10-14 00:25:54
Requested 52 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
sup-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> The ceiling. Actually, in my case it's the PSU. Added by LjL
Date: 2009-03-24 17:27:43
Requested 52 times
firefox-3.5 <deleted><reply> Firefox 3.5 Final is available for Jaunty by installing the package firefox-3.5 and firefox-3.5-gnome-support | FF3.5 is referred to as Shiretoko on your UI, see http://is.gd/1reB3 for an explanation | Hardy & Intrepid: http://is.gd/1jkNY Added by Pici
Date: 2009-06-30 17:37:26
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2010-12-02 06:57:05
Requested 52 times
itsawiki its a wiki it's a wiki <reply> It's a wiki, *you* can edit it Added by tsimpson
Date: 2010-04-03 22:54:06
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2010-09-02 14:12:49
Requested 52 times
loffice openoffice libreoffice <reply> LibreOffice is a Free and open source office suite that includes word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, vector drawing and database components. To install: "sudo apt-get install libreoffice". User help available in #libreoffice. Added by Jordan_U
Date: 2011-09-18 17:50:51
Requested 52 times
winkey <reply> To use the windows key as a modifier in a keyboard shortcut you can edit the shortcut settings manually in gconf-editor. The windows key is represented as "<super>". Metacity shortcuts can be found in the /apps/metaicty/* gconf keys. Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-11-23 02:18:53
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2007-05-13 23:11:53
Requested 51 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
l33t <reply> 1337 i5 n1gh-inc0mpr3h3n5ib13 70 u5 n00bs, 4nd n0b0dy c4r35 if UR 4 1337 h4x0r. Giv3 i7 4 r357. Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-09-16 21:17:55
Last edited by Spec
Date: 2008-02-11 21:18:09
Requested 51 times
khardy <deleted><reply> Kubuntu Hardy Heron expects to ship with both KDE 3 and KDE 4 as 2 separate disks. KDE 3 should be offered by shipit. The KDE 3 CD will be commercially supported for 18 months and KDE 4 will be community supported Added by jussi01
Date: 2008-02-25 11:43:35
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2012-09-19 10:16:19
Requested 51 times
partitionmanager <reply> PartitionManager is a !KDE !GUI partitioning program. Use !Muon or !Synaptic to install or type « sudo apt-get install partitionmanager » in a !terminal Added by tsimpson
Date: 2009-05-01 14:06:51
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2014-05-09 15:03:54
Requested 51 times
lart <reply>LART has been disabled in this bot. Added by jussi01
Date: 2010-03-26 10:27:33
Requested 51 times
forkbomb <reply> A forkbomb spells certain doom. It is a command that will take all clock cycles on a computer and render the machine in dire need of a reboot! Added by Spec
Date: 2007-01-31 02:09:42
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2007-05-02 21:02:20
Requested 50 times
au <reply> The Australian Local Community Team has channels here on Libera. They are #ubuntu-au for technical discussion, and #ubuntu-au-chat for social chatter. Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-02-06 10:55:00
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:43
Requested 50 times
addingfs <reply>If you are adding space to your Ubuntu installation mounting a newly created unix filesystem (ext3, xfs, jfs, etc) you can not set permissions (read, write, etc) filesystem-wide like you do when mounting filesystems that do not support unix permissions (vfat, ntfs, hfs, etc). See !permissions and !fstab Added by jrib
Date: 2008-02-12 15:52:30
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2008-02-12 15:58:35
Requested 50 times
ubuntustudio-controls <reply> Ubuntu Studio Controls is the application through which audio is configured in Ubuntu Studio. It configures Jack, sets the CPU governor, and ensures the user has realtime audio permissions. For more info, see !jack and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuStudio/UbuntuStudioControls Added by hggdh
Date: 2019-03-24 15:53:34
Requested 50 times

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