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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
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 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
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
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://libera.chat/guides/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 kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:45
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
torrents-#kubuntu <reply>Kubuntu $curStableLong ($curStableNum) torrents can be obtained at http://torrent.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/$curStableLower/release/ Added by LjL-Temp
Date: 2008-04-24 16:28:20
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-14 19:52:31
Requested 42 times
gnome3-#ubuntu+1 <reply> Oneiric will use GNOME 3.x packages. The 3.x packages will be landing soon, if not yet updated, it'll happen soonish. You can also help the desktop team update packages, ask in #ubuntu-desktop for more info on helping the team. Added by Pici
Date: 2011-04-11 14:33:42
Last edited by Tm_T
Date: 2011-05-15 09:38:27
Requested 42 times
testing <reply> To test your hardware, you can use the packages memtest86+ (for memory, can be started from the !GRUB boot menu), smartmontools (for hard drives), cpuburn (which MIGHT damage your processor if cooling is not adequate!). Additionally, lm-sensors can be useful to monitor temperatures and fan speeds - See also !benchmark Added by LjL
Date: 2012-01-21 13:04:52
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2012-01-21 13:06:05
Requested 42 times
sponsorship sponsoring <reply>You can find out about the package sponsorship process here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SponsorshipProcess Added by AlanBell
Date: 2012-01-23 14:45:30
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:46:14
Requested 42 times
ubuntustudio-backports <reply> The Ubuntu Studio Backports PPA contains newer versions of select software that is included with Ubuntu Studio. For more info, such as how to add this PPA to your system, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuStudio/BackportsPPA and !ubuntustudio-installer. See also !ubuntustudio-controls Added by dax
Date: 2019-04-23 23:54:52
Last edited by housecat
Date: 2020-05-13 01:50:21
Requested 42 times
bootlog <reply> To get a more verbose log of the boot process, remove "quiet" and "splash" from the kernel boot parameters and add "debug systemd.log_level=info". For info on editing kernel boot parameters, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/KernelBootParameters Added by hggdh
Date: 2019-07-29 16:30:49
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-10-23 18:45:26
Requested 42 times
rm <reply> The Unix 'rm' command removes files and directories from the filesystem. It is an extremly powerful tool, and you should not run 'rm' commands unless you fully understand them. Do not run arbitrary 'rm' commands you see online. For a beginning guide on using terminal commands, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:07:55
Last edited by k1l_
Date: 2016-02-22 21:54:28
Requested 41 times
seamonkey <reply> Seamonkey, formerly known as "Mozilla Application Suite", is available at http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/ with install instructions for ubuntu at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=186011 Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-03-31 13:52:30
Requested 41 times
response https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Responses Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-05-18 02:00:14
Requested 41 times
fcm THE Ubuntu Community Magazine - find it at www.fullcirclemagazine.org, or #fullcirclemagazine Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-07-04 20:21:46
Requested 41 times
hud <deleted><reply> Ubuntu 12.04 LTS includes the first step in a major new approach to application interfaces, the Head-Up Display, or HUD, which will ultimately replace menus in Unity applications. See http://ubottu.com/y/hud for the background on this and discuss it in #ubuntu-offtopic Added by bazhang
Date: 2012-01-24 16:20:34
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2012-08-28 18:23:15
Requested 41 times
eo <reply> Iru al #ubuntu-eo, Bonvole. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:08:47
Requested 40 times
cowsay-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> MOOOooo! Added by PriceChild
Date: 2008-02-08 22:58:19
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2008-02-08 22:58:26
Requested 40 times
zork-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door. There is a small mailbox here. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-09-18 13:09:33
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-04-19 13:37:22
Requested 40 times

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