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insights blog <reply> Canonical and its employees have written a number of articles on various Ubuntu-related topics, these can be found here: http://blog.ubuntu.com/ For blogs from the Ubuntu Community, see !planet Added by Flannel
Date: 2018-03-07 07:47:36
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2018-12-31 16:19:09
Requested 24 times
fsf The Free Software Foundation. See http://www.fsf.org/ Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:01:34
Requested 23 times
nalioth <reply> Sorry, nalioth's repository is no longer available. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-18 16:48:37
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-12-23 16:58:55
Requested 23 times
adept-crash-fix <deleted><reply> If Adept crashed on you and you're left with a locked database, try typing this in a terminal (such as Konsole): "sudo fuser -vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock ; sudo dpkg --configure -a" Added by uniq
Date: 2006-06-23 19:49:28
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2014-05-09 15:05:02
Requested 23 times
ops-#kubuntu-devel <reply> Help! Riddell, Tm_T, valorie, yofel, Mamarok, ahoneybun, claydoh, clivejo, or RikMills! Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-27 15:53:20
Last edited by dax
Date: 2020-03-24 02:09:32
Requested 23 times
picard a digital audio fingerprinting/tagging program using the MusicBrainz online music database, not unlike freedb. It can be used to identify *and* tag files in your music collection. Usage instructions: http://musicbrainz.org/doc/HowToTagFilesWithPicard ; Ubuntu installation instructions: http://musicbrainz.org/doc/PicardLinuxInstall Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-08-26 02:31:18
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:33:31
Requested 23 times
welcome-#xubuntu <reply> Hello and welcome to #xubuntu! Feel free to ask questions or help others. If you'd like to chit-chat, please visit #xubuntu-offtopic and for developer discussion, see #xubuntu-devel :) Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-14 19:53:24
Requested 23 times
psp <reply> For information on using the PlayStation Portable with Ubuntu, please read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PSP Added by Spec
Date: 2008-01-02 20:55:44
Requested 23 times
qtparted <deleted><reply> QtParted is a !Qt/!KDE !GUI partitioning program. Use !Adept !KPackageKit or !Synaptic to install or type « sudo apt-get install qtparted » in a console. - QtParted is no longer available in Jaunty (9.04) and up, see !PartitionManager Added by stdin
Date: 2009-01-08 12:18:15
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2011-05-27 15:54:59
Requested 23 times
seveas-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> who's got pie? Seveas has! HE STOLE YOURS. (see also !pie) Added by Myrtti
Date: 2009-03-17 10:58:35
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-18 22:33:37
Requested 23 times
botsnack-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Yum! Err, I mean, APT! Added by Pici
Date: 2009-06-19 14:00:19
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-08-06 13:34:00
Requested 23 times
softsources <reply> Looking for your Software Sources menu item in Ubuntu 10.10/11.04? For a simple way to enable the menu item see http://tinyurl.com/24jxd6t - More information at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories Added by Pici
Date: 2010-10-13 16:02:31
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-05-03 16:12:39
Requested 23 times
ubuntutv <deleted><reply> Ubuntu TV is a strategy to bring the Ubuntu platform to TVs. Discussion happens in #ubuntu-tv and on the ubuntu-tv launchpad mailing list. Find out more at http://ubuntu.com/tv Added by pangolin
Date: 2012-01-11 14:32:42
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-11-10 22:28:34
Requested 23 times
ops-#ubuntu-touch <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - oubiwann, corp186, popey, k1l, Corey, wgrant, idleone, and ogra. Added by IdleOne
Date: 2013-04-11 21:27:12
Requested 23 times
latest kde <deleted><reply>The latest version of KDE is 3.5.4, and Kubuntu packages are available at: http://kubuntu.org/announcements/kde-354.php Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:46:04
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-09-09 04:49:41
Requested 22 times
debconf a configuration management system. All packages that support debconf are configured when they are being installed. If you want to change a configuration option later, you can do so using dpkg-reconfigure Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 17:57:00
Requested 22 times
ubunto <reply> It's spelled Ubuntu! with a U! *Ubuntu*! Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-18 01:38:51
Requested 22 times
qa <reply>To change the importance of a bug, you need to be part of the Ubuntu QA team. see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuQA Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-01-31 10:29:22
Requested 22 times
ops-#ubuntu-bugs <reply> Help! Channel emergency! bdmurray, hggdh, Unit193 Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2007-04-02 12:01:59
Last edited by dax
Date: 2020-06-14 23:47:19
Requested 22 times
recon-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> recon stands for something related to lousy Internet service providers. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-24 04:02:09
Last edited by bazhang
Date: 2010-05-18 10:40:06
Requested 22 times
mda <reply> A Mail Delivery Agent (MDA) is the server software for local delivery and rewriting of messages. The default MDA (and !MTA) on Ubuntu is !postfix ("procmail" or "dovecot" can also be used). See also !MailServer and !MUA Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:27:06
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:29:37
Requested 22 times
fish-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> <>< ><> <>< ><> Added by Spec
Date: 2008-03-21 17:32:05
Last edited by Spec
Date: 2008-03-21 17:38:22
Requested 22 times
kwallet a subsystem that provides a convenient and secure way to manage all your passwords. More information is available at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/kwallet Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2008-05-28 09:52:29
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:53:57
Requested 22 times
ot-#ubuntu-ops <deleted><reply> And the magical fairies came in and stole the crown from underneath the apple tree... Added by Mez
Date: 2008-06-11 14:45:54
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-03-21 04:57:32
Requested 22 times
mom <reply> MoM is the Ubuntu Merge-O-Matic, a website helping the MOTUs keep Ubuntu in sync with Debian. See https://merges.ubuntu.com/ Added by Pici
Date: 2009-05-19 00:49:05
Requested 22 times
oh oh my! Added by AlanBell
Date: 2014-02-14 20:45:05
Requested 22 times
linux-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Added by dax
Date: 2016-04-11 02:00:47
Requested 22 times
afrix-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> He's Batman. Added by SonikkuAmerica
Date: 2016-12-18 02:40:01
Requested 22 times
32bit i386 <reply> For information about the future of support for i386 packages in Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine and onward, please read the following official statement: https://ubuntu.com/blog/statement-on-32-bit-i386-packages-for-ubuntu-19-10-and-20-04-lts . Note this applies only to i386 (Intel/AMD) builds, not other 32-bit architectures like arm. Added by hggdh
Date: 2019-06-20 15:43:42
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-07-16 15:03:07
Requested 22 times
hwdb <reply> The Ubuntu Hardware Database can be found at http://hwdb.ubuntu.com/ Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-10-06 22:06:06
Requested 21 times
logs-#ubuntu-classroom <deleted><reply> For Ubuntu Classroom logs, please visit http://irclogs.ubuntu.com Added by LjL
Date: 2006-11-29 19:11:33
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-10-22 11:56:25
Requested 21 times
importance-#ubuntu-bugs importance-#ubuntu-motu <reply> You can learn about setting bug importance at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Importance Added by LjL
Date: 2007-03-14 23:13:49
Requested 21 times
trogdor-#ubuntuforums <reply> http://www.homestarrunner.com/trogdor.html Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-04-26 03:36:57
Requested 21 times
omgamaranth <deleted><reply> Amaranth: Get back to work! Added by Amaranth
Date: 2007-05-01 04:38:04
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-14 12:54:18
Requested 21 times
brokenusplash <reply> Supported screen resolutions are sometimes detected incorrectly, causing the splash screen to not appear and slowing down boot. Edit /etc/usplash.conf and change "xres" and "yres" to a resolution that your graphics system certainly supports, then run « sudo update-usplash-theme usplash-theme-ubuntu » Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-27 00:05:09
Requested 21 times
blueprints blueprint <reply>An explanation of what a blueprint is can be found at https://help.launchpad.net/Blueprint. Want to suggest or discuss ideas of a future project/feature? With Launchpad you can track blueprints (feature specification summaries) from discussion through review, approval, and implementation. See https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2008-01-15 05:57:37
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-06-11 23:53:22
Requested 21 times
point <deleted><reply> Do you have any? Added by LjL
Date: 2008-02-01 22:51:42
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-05-26 02:34:22
Requested 21 times
why-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Because I said so. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-05-12 17:02:39
Requested 21 times
downfor <reply>To check whether or not a website is really down, please use http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ (requires Javascript) instead of polling the channel. Thank you! Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-09-14 10:17:51
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2008-09-14 12:51:29
Requested 21 times
bootinfoscript <reply> To diagnose boot issues, you can use the Boot Info Script available from http://sourceforge.net/projects/bootinfoscript/ Run the script with !sudo and then look at RESULTS.txt (or !pastebin it for others to look at). Added by IdleOne
Date: 2011-05-05 00:47:20
Requested 21 times
magnets-#xubuntu magnets-#xubuntu-devel magnets-#xubuntu-offtopic <reply> Magnets for Xubuntu 17.04 (amd64) magnet:?xt=urn:btih:aee3499cb4276c6f15bed91705717cb2c02100b2&tr=http://torrent.ubuntu.com:6969/announce (i386) magnet:?xt=urn:btih:278bf8bbf551cd987836877daa79b1180b9bf256&tr=http://torrent.ubuntu.com:6969/announce Added by knome
Date: 2014-10-18 23:10:51
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2017-05-24 23:09:01
Requested 21 times
offtopic-#lubuntu ot-#lubuntu ot-#lubuntu-devel <reply> For discussion unrelated to Lubuntu support or development, please join the #lubuntu-offtopic channel on IRC or https://telegram.lubuntu.me/offtopic for Telegram. Added by Unit193
Date: 2015-08-09 23:08:24
Last edited by wxl
Date: 2019-05-03 18:55:40
Requested 21 times
ops-#ubuntu-au <reply> Fujitsu, elkbuntu, Kamping_Kaiser, siccness, yama, we have a problem here! [Use this in Emergencies only!] Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-07-14 13:52:48
Last edited by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-12-15 05:51:08
Requested 20 times
tuxracer <reply> Tuxracer is now renamed Planet Penguin Racer! The package is planetpenguin-racer in !universe. Enjoy. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-12-20 19:48:26
Requested 20 times
oneko <deleted>the cat of cats, the loler with minions, the sudo apt-get installable one, the cat of our times, but not the cat of the command line! Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-09-03 23:17:33
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-01-23 04:44:11
Requested 20 times
de-offtopic-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Deutschspachlige nonsense gibt es nicht hier, unless sie wollen banniert wesen. Actually, ich werde ihr bannieren anyway. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-09 17:10:33
Requested 20 times
zing <reply> zong Added by Seveas
Date: 2008-01-18 13:58:21
Requested 20 times
ack <reply> fin Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-31 22:50:39
Requested 20 times
filenames case <reply> File names in Ubuntu are case sensitive, MyFile is not the same as myfile, and if you put spaces in there and use a console you need to "escape" the space, thus "gedit My\ File.txt" Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-24 22:24:58
Requested 20 times
lowlatency <reply> The lowlatency kernel is a special Ubuntu kernel build with modifications, such as realtime preemption, for systems which require low latency when communicating with some hardware, such as some audio devices. Included with Ubuntu Studio by default. Added by hggdh
Date: 2019-02-10 16:12:33
Last edited by genii
Date: 2020-02-27 00:30:27
Requested 20 times

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