Ubottu factoids

Home · Launchpad · Ubuntu database file

1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25 · 26 · 27 · 28 · 29 · 30 · 31 · 32 · 33 · 34 · 35 · 36 · 37 · 38 · 39
Order by
Name + · Name - · Popularity + · Popularity - · Date added + · Date added -

Factoid Value Author
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 freenode. 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 rww
Date: 2011-01-02 04:22:43
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
irda <reply> Information about using IrDA interfaces under Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/IrdaHowto Added by LjL
Date: 2007-02-14 17:20:14
Requested 49 times
ra <reply> Relationship advice is not available in $chan. If you want to chat about other offtopic matters try #ubuntu-offtopic. If you need to talk something through with a professional counsellor there is a global directory of support services at http://befrienders.org Added by jpds
Date: 2009-12-23 21:52:40
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-03-17 05:33:19
Requested 49 times
best-#xubuntu <deleted><reply> Usually, there is no single "best" application to perform a given task. It's up to you to choose, depending on your preferences, features you require, and other factors. Added by knome
Date: 2012-03-07 00:17:28
Last edited by knome
Date: 2014-03-19 19:34:59
Requested 49 times
64bit whicharch <reply> AMD64 and Intel 64 are fully supported architectures on Ubuntu. Consider using 64-bit if your memory ussage exceeds 4GB. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/32bit_and_64bit Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 00:18:56
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2011-08-03 22:44:30
Requested 48 times
lost+found lost where !fsck places any files it gleans from a corrupt filesystem. These are files which had become unlinked from their parent directories. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:12:22
Requested 48 times
moztest mozillatest <reply> The Mozilla-testing repos can be found at: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/firefox-aurora. Please remember these are testing repos, the packages in these repos are not stable and may break things on your system. Use with caution. Please report bugs found from these packages to: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MozillaTeam/Bugs Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2007-04-18 18:58:22
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-03-23 02:49:06
Requested 48 times
hdbug <reply>Ubuntu does *not* modify the settings that affect HD lifespans by default. An analysis from an Ubuntu Technical Board member and ACPI expert can be found at http://mjg59.livejournal.com/77672.html (See https://launchpad.net/bugs/59695 and http://tinyurl.com/2vyrft for more information) Added by Pici
Date: 2007-10-31 14:56:09
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-13 23:22:53
Requested 48 times
proxies <reply> "Proxies" are services acting as intermediate agents in various sorts of Internet connections. Examples are TOR, !apt-proxy, and HTTP proxies (such as "squid"). It is possible to install and use Ubuntu via some proxy connections: see FIXME Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:24:10
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-10-08 19:06:56
Requested 48 times
acpi <reply> to debug ACPI issues on ubuntu make sure your bios is up to date and follow the procedure here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingACPI Added by hggdh
Date: 2018-12-21 04:01:07
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2018-12-21 04:02:08
Requested 48 times
rc <reply> Ubuntu does not provide a distinct release candidate image. Instead during the week leading up to the release, each image is considered a release candidate. More details at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseCandidate Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-10-11 18:14:44
Last edited by k1l
Date: 2016-04-15 22:12:56
Requested 47 times
mirrorstatus <reply> A list of official repository mirrors and their statuses can be found at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archivemirrors Added by Pici
Date: 2009-10-07 23:59:20
Requested 47 times
ff5 <deleted><reply>Firefox 5 is available in Natty/11.04 as an automatic update. If you would like to install it in an earlier release, you will need to use the following unofficial and unsupported !PPA: http://pad.lv/ppa/mozillateam/firefox-stable/ Added by Pici
Date: 2011-06-21 17:37:07
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-08-17 00:04:16
Requested 47 times
ubuntustudio-installer <reply> Ubuntu Studio Installer is an app that can be used to add Ubuntu Studio's benefits to an existing Ubuntu (or official flavor) installation, and/or add the !ubuntustudio-backports PPA. For more info, see https://ubuntustudio.org/ubuntu-studio-installer/ Added by hggdh
Date: 2019-04-05 19:08:20
Last edited by Eickmeyer
Date: 2020-10-21 17:10:45
Requested 47 times
when <deleted><reply>Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal was officially released at October 18th 2012 17:15:29 UTC Added by RaringOne
Date: 2012-10-18 07:29:28
Last edited by RaringOne
Date: 2012-10-18 17:32:29
Requested 46 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
scanner <reply> Scanning software: simple-scan (GNOME), Gwenview (KDE), Xsane. For instructions see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ScanningHowTo and to see supported hardware: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsScanners - See also !OCR Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 10:34:05
Last edited by bazhang
Date: 2010-05-08 15:37:43
Requested 45 times
calendar <reply> calendar is at http://fridge.ubuntu.com/calendars/ Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-12-09 15:59:41
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-11 21:11:04
Requested 45 times
sco <deleted><reply> Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha!!!!! Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-08-15 21:07:02
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-05-26 02:34:11
Requested 45 times
hungover hangover <deleted><reply> The Release Managers are currently hungover, and wont be releasing jaunty today. No jaunty for you! NOT YOURS!!! Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-10-18 06:40:58
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2011-05-26 16:57:53
Requested 45 times
directconnect dc <reply> Direct Connect clients: linuxdcpp, dcgui (GTK), Valknut, dc-qt (Qt), rccp (terminal-based) - See also !P2P Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-03 00:12:36
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2008-12-13 16:03:47
Requested 45 times
vraag <reply> Vraag niet of je mag vragen, maar vraag! Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-11-11 18:53:56
Requested 45 times
beer-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>beer is always appreciated. Added by Myrtti
Date: 2009-09-15 06:00:25
Requested 45 times
doublejoin <reply> Your IRC client is completing NickServ authentication after joining channels, which triggers a fake quit and rejoin to apply your cloak and increases channel noise. The best way to avoid this is to use SASL ( https://freenode.net/kb/answer/sasl ). Other options for automatic login exist (e.g. CertFP and server password) but sometimes complete after channel join. Added by knome
Date: 2013-04-13 22:19:45
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-03-29 20:03:50
Requested 45 times
budgie <reply> Ubuntu Budgie is a community !flavour of Ubuntu featuring the Budgie desktop. Its first official release is 17.04. As with all development versions, for questions involving Ubuntu Budgie $curDevelNum support, visit #ubuntu+1. Ubuntu Budgie 16.04 and 16.10 are not supported by the Ubuntu project. https://ubuntubudgie.org/ Added by SonikkuAmerica
Date: 2016-12-14 19:28:19
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-05-25 14:41:50
Requested 45 times
hotmail <deleted><reply> If you need to use an MSN Hotmail account, consider packages such as "hotway" and "hostsmtp", which are gateways respectively to the !POP and !SMTP protocols (also supporting Lycos and Spray) Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 18:01:16
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-10-12 12:49:18
Requested 44 times
default-#kubuntu dolphin <reply> To change the default application for a filetype, go to System Settings -> Advanced -> File Associations, or System Setting -> File Associations in KDE 4.5+ Added by LjL
Date: 2008-11-15 20:31:35
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-28 18:29:33
Requested 44 times
themes-#xubuntu xfce-themes themes-#xubuntu-devel <reply> To change your theme in Xubuntu, go to Settings Manager -> Appearance (tabs Style, Icons) and/or Settings Manager -> Window Manager (tab Style). Starting with Xubuntu 13.10, you can control some of your theme colors from Settings Manager -> Theme Configuration. Added by knome
Date: 2011-08-13 12:48:11
Last edited by knome
Date: 2013-10-14 20:18:51
Requested 44 times
zsync <reply> Use zsync to update your Ubuntu CD image without needing to download the parts that didn't change. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ZsyncCdImage Added by LjL
Date: 2011-10-06 19:24:01
Requested 44 times
lxde <reply> LXDE ( http://lxde.org/ ) is the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment used by !Lubuntu. To install from Ubuntu: « sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop ». See http://lubuntu.net/ for more information, and join #lubuntu for support. Added by IdleOne
Date: 2013-02-11 03:17:38
Requested 44 times
developer <reply>Want to become an Ubuntu developer? Look at http://www.ubuntu.com/community/get-involved/developers and the Wiki (https://wiki.ubuntu.com) for involvement in specific projects such as Kubuntu or Xubuntu. Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-14 20:04:59
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:45:20
Requested 43 times
lolops <deleted><reply> Teh lolops r in ur chanelz, wotchin u mizbehav Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-27 23:43:02
Last edited by knome
Date: 2014-03-19 19:38:44
Requested 43 times
at <reply>Das österreichische Team finden sie unter #ubuntu-at, deutschsprachigen Support bekommen sie auch in #ubuntu-de, #kubuntu-de oder #edubuntu-de. Geben sie einfach /join #ubuntu-at ein! Danke für ihr Verständnis. Added by Mamarok
Date: 2009-05-22 10:11:35
Requested 43 times
links <reply> DON'T POST LINKS! $curDevel isn't out until it's announced, and indicating anything otherwise causes the server to get more load, thus making the release LATER. Is that what you want? Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2009-10-28 23:56:25
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-04-26 23:24:14
Requested 43 times
rat-#ubuntu-uk <reply> rat is The Real Ale Train. A yearly Ubuntu UK loco event to celebrate friends, trains and ale. Saturday 10th September 2016, Hampshire, UK: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-uk/3350-real-ale-train-2016/ Added by jussi
Date: 2013-09-16 08:27:09
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-04-04 15:45:14
Requested 43 times
planet blogs <reply> Planet Ubuntu (blogs of Ubuntu developers and members) can be found at http://planet.ubuntu.com Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-10-06 22:07:15
Requested 42 times
tarball <reply> Files with ".tar.gz", ".tar.bz2" or ".tgz" extensions are compressed archive formats, similar to ZIP files. See !tar for extracting them. Some of these files contain programs in source code form; see !compile for getting them to run. Added by LjL
Date: 2006-10-29 18:09:46
Requested 42 times
lug <reply> LUGs are Linux User Groups. At LUGs you can meet other Linux enthusiasts in person, and often get one on one support. You can find your local group here: http://lugslist.com/ Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2007-10-11 18:59:44
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2016-11-30 19:45:52
Requested 42 times
nonfree <reply> When we use the term 'non-free', we mean that it is not Free (as in freedom) Software. Software that is not Free cannot be fixed or improved by anyone except its authors -- who are not us :(. For more information, see https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-11-19 10:32:30
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-05-01 05:21:42
Requested 42 times

©2006-2007 Dennis Kaarsemaker
©2008-2009 Terence Simpson
©2018 Krytarik Raido