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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
it-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Vai su #ubuntu-it-chat (scrivi « /join #ubuntu-it-chat » ) per conversare in italiano. Grazie! Added by Pici
Date: 2010-06-03 12:04:33
Requested 40 times
es-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> En la mayoría de canales de Ubuntu se habla sólo en inglés. Si quieres charlar en español, entra en el canal #ubuntu-es-offtopic. Escribe "/join #ubuntu-es-offtopic" (sin comillas) y dale a Enter. Gracias! Added by jussi
Date: 2010-09-15 11:42:48
Requested 40 times
muon <reply> Muon is the current Kubuntu package manager. Please see http://jontheechidna.wordpress.com/2010/07/05/introducing-qapt-and-the-muon-package-manager/ for an overview Added by genii-around
Date: 2011-07-08 15:24:38
Requested 40 times
iirc <reply> IIRC means "if I remember correctly" Added by thoreauputic
Date: 2006-07-25 22:13:15
Requested 39 times
cairo-dock <deleted>a MacOS X -like dock for the gnome desktop, see www.cairo-dock.org Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-08-09 12:28:37
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-04-11 19:57:26
Requested 39 times
fffc <deleted><reply> If Firefox is crashing on sites using Flash try adding "export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1" to /etc/firefox/firefoxrc (ref: https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/14911 ) Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-11-10 13:00:53
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-08-17 00:04:28
Requested 39 times
twhs-#ubuntuforums <reply> That's what he said! Added by LjL
Date: 2007-10-19 18:52:37
Requested 39 times
ff3rc <deleted><reply> The Firefox 3 RC package is not currently available as most of the Ubuntu-mozilla team are at the Ubuntu Developer Summit. Thanks for your patience. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-05-20 04:48:33
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-08-17 00:04:24
Requested 39 times
shiretoko <deleted><reply> FF3.5 is referred to as Shiretoko on your UI, see http://is.gd/1reB3 for an explanation Added by Pici
Date: 2009-07-21 18:15:20
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:50:08
Requested 39 times
guidelines-#ubuntu-women guidelines-#ubuntu-women-project <reply> The guidelines for using the Ubuntu Women project channels can be found here: http://wiki.ubuntu-women.org/IrcGuidelines The overall Ubuntu channel guidelines also apply and can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/Guidelines Added by Flannel
Date: 2010-08-13 21:23:53
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:45:55
Requested 39 times
fridge <reply> The Fridge is the Ubuntu's Community News website, and can be found at http://fridge.ubuntu.com Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:02:27
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2007-10-11 14:21:08
Requested 38 times
deborphan a program used to clean up packages that are no longer needed (install from Synaptic/Muon). Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:18:53
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2014-05-09 15:04:20
Requested 38 times
oldworld <reply> For installation on Old World PowerMacs see this URL https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/OldWorldMacs Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-13 19:37:16
Requested 38 times
newsgroups newsgroup <reply> There are Ubuntu newsgroups via NNTP at news.gmane.org Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-10-11 21:04:30
Requested 38 times
spec <reply> A spec is the details (specifications) of the components that make up software or a device. See: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+specs for specifications in Ubuntu. Added by Spec
Date: 2007-01-26 18:21:47
Requested 38 times
gutsy-#ubuntu-release-party <deleted><reply> Every time you ask the release is delayed five minutes. Added by Amaranth
Date: 2007-10-18 09:27:36
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-10-10 10:14:45
Requested 38 times
trolls-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> People who add factoids repeatedly even after they've been refused once or twice. Also, aubade. Added by LjL
Date: 2008-10-28 00:29:41
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-06-04 00:37:11
Requested 38 times
cwillu-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> cwillu is a bot written in PHP. Added by LjL
Date: 2009-03-17 00:27:03
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-14 09:47:40
Requested 38 times
songbird <reply> Songbird is a media player based on Mozilla. Official Linux builds and support ended in April, 2010. Ubuntu installation instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Songbird Added by LjL
Date: 2009-04-12 19:44:15
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-03-23 02:47:46
Requested 38 times
changelogs <reply> changelogs for Ubuntu packages can be found on http://changelogs.ubuntu.com Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:50:56
Requested 37 times
popcon <reply> The Ubuntu Popularity Contest project is an attempt to map the usage of Ubuntu packages. To participate, install the package "popularity-contest", and see http://popcon.ubuntu.com/ and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LucasNussbaum/PopconDraft Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-10-25 14:03:31
Last edited by Jucato
Date: 2008-04-24 08:08:52
Requested 37 times
ta-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> The Arabic letter ت signifies a soft T, and is used as a smiley by yipe and almost no one else. Added by LjL
Date: 2006-10-26 03:06:28
Requested 37 times
ripping-#kubuntu rip-#kubuntu <reply> To rip an Audio CD in KDE, Choose "Open Audio CD in Dolphin" from the Device Notifier (or enter the address audiocd:/), then just copy + paste the tracks in the format you want. You can configure the settings from System Settings -> (Advanced tab) Audio Cds Added by Mez
Date: 2007-01-22 15:20:46
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-10-30 01:45:19
Requested 37 times
ymmv short for "Your mileage may vary". It means that someone else's experience with compatibility, performance etc. may not necessarily match yours. Also see !wfm Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-08-15 20:52:04
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2007-12-26 17:35:18
Requested 37 times
rms-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Richard Matthew Stallman, founder of the GNU project. See !GNU and also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Stallman Added by LjL
Date: 2008-11-16 22:52:36
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-11-03 22:46:54
Requested 37 times
si <reply>Kanal za podporo slovenskim uporabnikom Ubuntuja je #ubuntu-si. Če potrebujete pomoč v Slovenskem jeziku, prosimo da se nam pridružite in probali vam bomo pomagati. Slovenian language support channel is #ubuntu-si Added by mneptok
Date: 2009-10-23 20:01:07
Requested 37 times
keyserver <reply> The ubuntu key server is to be found at http://keyserver.ubuntu.com:11371. If this one is unresponsive you can use most other gpg key servers as well - for instance http://pgp.mit.edu/ Added by jrib
Date: 2009-10-31 21:18:56
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2009-11-01 08:14:25
Requested 37 times
maas <reply> Metal as a Service is a dynamic server provisioning service for scalability. See more about it at https://maas.ubuntu.com. Added by h00k
Date: 2013-12-09 21:06:45
Last edited by h00k
Date: 2013-12-09 21:09:49
Requested 37 times
shellshock <reply> Ubuntu has released security updates for both recent bash vulnerabilities for all currently-supported versions of Ubuntu. Use your preferred package manager to apply all pending updates. See http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2362-1/ , http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2363-1/ , and http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2363-2/ for more information. Added by knome
Date: 2014-09-25 20:17:17
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-09-26 15:51:28
Requested 37 times
chrome-repo google-repo <reply> Google recently deprecated 32-bit Chrome, which causes errors on 64-bit multiarch Ubuntu systems. To fix this, run: sudo sed -i 's/deb http/deb [arch=amd64] http/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list /opt/google/chrome/cron/google-chrome Added by k1l
Date: 2016-03-10 16:24:36
Last edited by ezri
Date: 2016-03-11 22:56:57
Requested 37 times
dvorak a keyboard layout that aims to be more comfortable and efficient alternative to the standard "QWERTY" pattern. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvorak_Simplified_Keyboard Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 17:39:47
Requested 36 times
j-_ <deleted><reply> j-_ is as j-_ does ;-) Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-11-23 20:45:47
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-19 23:44:09
Requested 36 times
mua <reply> A Mail User Agent (MUA) is the application you use to read email messages. Examples include Evolution, !Thunderbird and mutt. MUA's are required to read mail on your system and could be compared to the mail functions of Microsoft Outlook. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 15:57:21
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2008-05-29 16:10:12
Requested 36 times
devsupport support-#ubuntu-motu support-#ubuntu-devel <reply> The official ubuntu support channel is #ubuntu. Please be aware that this channel is for development only. Added by Pici
Date: 2009-01-16 19:29:36
Requested 36 times
notunity-#ubuntu+1 <deleted><reply> Ubuntu Oneiric uses GNOME 3 with the !Unity shell by default. To use GNOME Shell on Oneiric, install the "gnome-shell" package and investigate "gnome-tweak-tool". For GNOME Fallback mode, which is similar to GNOME 2, install "gnome-panel". Both packages will place a new entry in the Sessions dropdown on the login window. Added by rww
Date: 2011-09-11 16:18:01
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-10-13 14:09:24
Requested 36 times
isitout-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Yes, and sit out you shall. Added by Flannel
Date: 2014-04-17 08:21:53
Requested 36 times

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