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adept crash fix <deleted><alias> aptlock Added by uniq
Date: 2006-06-23 19:48:04
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2014-05-09 15:02:48
Requested 1016 times
natty narwhal <reply> Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) was the fourteenth release of Ubuntu. !End-Of-Life on 2012-10-28, see https://ubottu.com/y/natty for details. Added by Pici
Date: 2010-08-17 18:38:25
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 07:02:19
Requested 1015 times
checkinstall a wrapper to "make install", useful for installing programs you compiled. It will create a .deb package, which will be listed in the APT database and can be uninstalled like other packages. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CheckInstall - Read the warnings at the top and bottom of that web page, and DO NOT interrupt CheckInstall while it's running! Added by ompaul
Date: 2006-07-16 19:52:09
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2007-07-19 12:07:20
Requested 1014 times
support-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> The official Ubuntu support channel is #ubuntu (see http://ubuntu.com/support and http://ubuntuforums.org as well). Please be aware that this channel is mainly for other discussion. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-28 21:19:04
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-03-27 19:14:38
Requested 993 times
no <reply> Hvis du vil diskutere på Norsk, vennligst gå til #ubuntu-no. Takk! Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:40:06
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2008-10-08 18:42:55
Requested 982 times
vpn <reply> For more information on vpn please refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/VPN Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-06-21 03:04:08
Last edited by genii
Date: 2010-01-26 19:59:35
Requested 970 times
precise pangolin 12.04 <reply> Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) was the 16th release of Ubuntu. !End-of-life was April 28th 2017. See https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2017-April/003833.html and !eol for more information Added by Pici
Date: 2011-10-05 19:38:43
Last edited by tomreyn
Date: 2021-05-21 21:47:05
Requested 952 times
maverick meerkat 10.10 <reply> Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) was the thirteenth release of Ubuntu. !End-Of-Life on April 10th, 2012, see https://ubottu.com/y/maverick for details. Added by Pici
Date: 2010-04-02 11:18:59
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 07:02:05
Requested 949 times
sense commonsense common sense stable works for me <reply> Common Sense: Just because you can, does not mean you should. Think before you do. "Works for me" does not mean it is ok. The latest version of everything is not always useful if you aim for stability. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:43:11
Requested 945 times
mount used to attach devices to directories. See also https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Mount Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 17:50:24
Last edited by Seeker`
Date: 2009-05-20 21:13:27
Requested 943 times
aptoncd <reply> APTonCD is a tool with a graphical interface which allows you to create one or more CDs or DVDs with all of the packages you've downloaded via apt-get or aptitude, creating a removable repository that you can use on other computers - See also !offline Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-10-02 23:14:54
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2009-03-06 17:09:56
Requested 942 times
cron crontab a way to schedule execution of software/scripts. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CronHowto Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:23:13
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-09-09 04:49:23
Requested 940 times
ipv6 ipv6disable <reply> For an introduction to IPv6 and information on tunneling IPv6 through IPv4 connections, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IPv6 | To disable IPv6 see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WebBrowsingSlowIPv6IPv4 Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:06:12
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2009-01-07 13:09:43
Requested 939 times
home separatehome movehome <reply> Your home directory is where all of your personal files are usually kept. For moving your home directory to a separate partition, please see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-10-01 08:45:38
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2011-05-16 07:43:54
Requested 934 times
offline sneakernet <reply> If you need to download Ubuntu packages using another machine or OS, check the desired packages in Synaptic and select File > Generate package download script. See also !APTonCD Added by LjL
Date: 2007-05-18 16:23:54
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2014-05-20 15:12:14
Requested 929 times
xinerama an extension to !X to use two or more physical displays as one large virtual display. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/XineramaHowTo - See also !DualHead Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 15:02:06
Requested 923 times
exploit dcc <reply> There are people around who think it is funny to abuse certain bugs that cause unintended behavior. When bitten by these, #ubuntu remove users so they are no longer targets. To fix it have a look here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FixDCCExploit and more about a recent bug at http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1132-1/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-27 20:36:36
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-05-18 19:22:08
Requested 921 times
modem dialup dial up dial-up winmodem knetworkmanager ppp <reply>You want to connect via dial-up? Read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DialupModemHowto - Also try disabling/removing KNetworkManager if KDE applications cannot connect using dial-up Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:39:25
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2009-11-12 06:48:20
Requested 919 times
frostwire a totally open source !bittorrent client, based on Vuze, the Azureus BitTorrent Engine. For installation help, please see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FrostWire Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-26 15:50:29
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-09-07 11:28:42
Requested 917 times
flavors variant flavor variants flavours <reply> Recognized Ubuntu flavors build on Ubuntu and provide a different user experience out of the box. They are supported both in #ubuntu and in their flavor channel. For a list, see https://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu-flavours Added by LjL
Date: 2007-04-01 16:45:59
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-04-16 08:19:06
Requested 914 times
virtualizers vm virtualizer virtual machine virtual virtualisation virtualiser virtualisers <reply> There are several solutions for running other operating systems (or their programs) inside Ubuntu, while using the native CPU as much as possible: !QEmu (with !KQemu), !VirtualBox, !VMWare, as well as !WINE and !Cedega for Windows applications Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-23 16:27:34
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-11-04 01:47:09
Requested 910 times
ppc powerpc <reply> PowerPC. Formerly used by Apple for the Macintosh line of computers. Variants are now used in popular gaming consoles. PPC was a fully supported Ubuntu architecture until 6.10. It is now a community port, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCFAQ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:33:49
Last edited by knome
Date: 2015-03-25 12:08:32
Requested 907 times
aptitude <reply> Like apt and apt-get, aptitude is a terminal frontend for Ubuntu's package management system. Unlike the others, it is not recommended in Ubuntu because its behavior differs significantly from other Ubuntu package management tools and can cause issues. Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-07-07 08:24:14
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-05-10 17:28:03
Requested 899 times
mouse buttons <reply>Enabling extra mouse buttons: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ManyButtonsMouseHowto - Enabling serial mouse: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SerialMouseHowto Added by Madpilot
Date: 2006-06-26 07:25:46
Requested 892 times
shortcuts keytouch mediakeys shortcut keyboard shortcuts keys hotkeys hotkey <reply> Keyboard shortcuts can be set in System -> Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts. If your multimedia keys don't work with that, try the 'keytouch' package, explained at http://keytouch.sourceforge.net/ - See !Keyboard for changing layouts. A list of keyboard shortcuts for Unity is available at http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2209015&seqNum=3 Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-10 21:23:38
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-30 15:24:04
Requested 886 times
id indonesia indonesian <reply> join ke #ubuntu-id untuk membahas ubuntu dalam bahasa Indonesia Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:32:15
Requested 873 times
ops-#kubuntu <reply> Help! Channel Emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies!) acheronuk, ahoneybun, claydoh, ikonia, jussi, Mamarok, mneptok, Nalioth, ovidiu-florin, Pici, Riddell, ryanakca, shadeslayer, Tm_T, tsimpson, valorie, Unit193, yofel. Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-07-15 22:43:53
Last edited by dax
Date: 2020-06-14 23:47:06
Requested 873 times
downgrade downgrading <reply> Attempting to downgrade to an older Ubuntu version is explicitly not supported and may break your system. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:33:44
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2011-04-13 19:44:11
Requested 868 times
blacklist <reply> To blacklist a module, edit /etc/modprobe.d/my_blacklist.conf and add « blacklist <modulename> » to the end of that list - To explicitly load modules in a specific order, list them in /etc/initramfs-tools/modules and type « sudo update-initramfs -u » Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-08 22:10:20
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-03-29 19:19:00
Requested 866 times
remaster customlivecd remastering <reply> Interested in remastering the Ubuntu !LiveCD or !Alternate installer? See: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallCDCustomization - Or use tools such as http://uck.sourceforge.net/ Added by stdin
Date: 2008-05-05 21:42:06
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2014-08-08 01:56:33
Requested 866 times
hammertime-#ubuntu-offtopic hammertime-#ubuntustudio-devel hammertime-#ubuntu-ops <reply> ━━▊ ━━▊ ━━▊ Added by Pici
Date: 2008-05-12 17:02:18
Requested 866 times
jp ja japanese <reply>日本語の場合は /join #ubuntu-jp または /join #kubuntu-jp を入力して下さい。 Added by Jucato
Date: 2006-11-14 09:07:00
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-05-07 00:36:48
Requested 862 times
documentation docs doc rute tldp desktopguide starterguide newusers training tutorial to be found at https://help.ubuntu.com and https://wiki.ubuntu.com - General linux documentation: http://www.tldp.org - https://www.andrew.cmu.edu/course/95-799/rute.pdf Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:12:08
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:55:39
Requested 858 times
envyng <deleted><reply> EnvyNG is a program to install newer version of nVidia or ATi drivers on Ubuntu 9.10 or earlier. It can be found in !Universe as "envyng-gtk" (for Gtk/Gnome) or "envyng-qt" (for Qt/KDE). It is NOT a supported method to install video drivers; please only use it if standard methods fail and at your own risk - See also !BinaryDriver. Added by jussio1
Date: 2008-05-01 17:30:20
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2011-05-25 17:30:24
Requested 858 times
lubuntu <reply> lubuntu is Ubuntu with LXDE instead of !GNOME as desktop environment, which makes it extremely lightweight. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu - /join #lubuntu for lubuntu support. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2009-12-05 20:23:20
Last edited by pangolin
Date: 2012-01-27 19:54:47
Requested 844 times
easyubuntu <deleted>a script that automates installation of some items. Use at your own risk. See http://easyubuntu.freecontrib.org/ - For help and or discussions about EasyUbuntu please join #easyubuntu Added by ompaul
Date: 2006-08-09 04:07:56
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-01-02 03:55:51
Requested 842 times
en english <reply> The main Ubuntu IRC channels are English only. For a complete list of channels in other languages, please visit https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/ChannelList Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-11-25 14:35:17
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-12-13 17:11:01
Requested 837 times
freenx nx <reply> FreeNX is advanced remote desktop technology. For more information and install instructions, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FreeNX Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:42:35
Requested 822 times
rescue recovery rescue cd <reply> If your system fails to boot normally, it may be useful to boot it into recovery mode. For instructions, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RecoveryMode Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 18:26:44
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-05-28 17:31:32
Requested 816 times
screen a window manager for terminal sessions, also useful over SSH. The 'byobu' package provides very useful additional utilities. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Screen Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 12:26:30
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-09-07 11:26:18
Requested 815 times
member newmember <reply> Ubuntu Membership means recognition of a significant and sustained contribution to Ubuntu and the Ubuntu community. For more info see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 22:59:31
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-03-03 21:05:04
Requested 806 times
code coding ide ides <reply> Programming editors/suites: Terminal-based: vi/vim, emacs - KDE: Kate, KDevelop, Quanta+, Umbrello - GNOME: gvim, gedit, anjuta, pida, monodevelop, geany - Others: eclipse, netbeans, qtcreator Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 17:51:35
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-02-13 11:06:59
Requested 805 times
flash64bit flash64 java64 <reply> You can run Flash, Real, and Java plugins in AMD64 bit computers with Firefox. see the steps to follow at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxAMD64FlashJava Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-10-04 11:18:38
Requested 803 times
opera <reply>Opera is an advanced, fast and free (as in beer) web browser. It is packaged for easy installation into Ubuntu. More information at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OperaBrowser Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-08-03 14:34:26
Last edited by Madpilot
Date: 2009-10-02 05:58:23
Requested 800 times
nox text <reply> To start your system in text-only mode append 'text' (without the quotes) to the kernel line in the grub menu. You can access the grub menu by pressing Esc (Grub legacy) or Shift (Grub2) during boot. For more info see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions#Text%20Mode Added by tsimpson
Date: 2010-07-04 16:51:35
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-07-15 19:18:33
Requested 789 times
unity <reply> Unity is a graphical shell for the GNOME desktop environment. Ubuntu used it by default from 11.04 to 17.04. For more information, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity Added by Pici
Date: 2010-10-28 13:43:01
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-28 06:50:19
Requested 789 times
time ntp <reply> Information about using and setting your computer's clock on Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuTime - See https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/NTP.html for information on usage of the Network Time Protocol (NTP) Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:11:33
Last edited by knome
Date: 2015-07-27 16:41:04
Requested 788 times
password passwords lostpassword pass <reply> Forgot your password? See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LostPassword What's the root password? See !sudo. Don't see *** in password prompts? That's normal. Sudo doesn't ask for your password? It remembers you for several minutes. Please use strong passwords, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/StrongPasswords Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:02:45
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2008-09-18 15:22:37
Requested 786 times
nl dutch nederlands <reply> Nederlandstalige ondersteuning voor Ubuntu (en vers gezette koffie) is te vinden in #ubuntu-nl Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-29 14:36:08
Requested 785 times
purekde <reply> If you want to remove all !Gnome packages and have a default !Kubuntu system follow the instructions here « http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purekde » Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-10-12 23:32:22
Last edited by pangolin
Date: 2011-10-25 00:54:08
Requested 783 times

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