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source <reply> You can easily fetch a package's source with apt-get. See: http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/ch-sourcehandling.en.html Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 02:01:23
Requested 735 times
locales locale <reply> To set up and configure your locales, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LocaleConf and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Locale/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:45:05
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2012-04-08 13:33:43
Requested 730 times
party parties release-party countdown <reply> Please remember that our support channels are for technical support and not general chat. To countdown to !$curDevelLower release and then party once it happens, join #ubuntu-release-party. Thank you! :) Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-04-19 05:37:00
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-10-17 14:56:37
Requested 725 times
anything anything. anything! anything!! <reply> So, you wanted to lure me into saying I don't know anything about anything? Yeah, that would be funny, of course. Now leave me alone. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-04-02 19:25:48
Requested 722 times
keyboard keybinding keyboards layout <reply> To switch your keyboard layout on GNOME: System -> Preferences -> Keyboard | KDE: System Settings -> Regional & Language -> Keyboard Layout | XFCE: Settings -> Settings Manager -> Keyboard, Layout Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 10:48:21
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2011-07-19 15:42:13
Requested 720 times
se sv swedish sweden <reply> Svensk Ubuntu- och Kubuntustöd hittar du i #ubuntu-se resp. #kubuntu-se. Tack! Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:34:23
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2011-09-23 10:48:50
Requested 715 times
support-#ubuntuforums <reply> This is the Ubuntu Forums Community Chat, and is mainly used for offtopic conversations. If you are looking for support, please try #ubuntu. Thanks! Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-01-15 22:18:18
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2012-06-30 19:41:36
Requested 703 times
classic <deleted><reply> The default interface in Ubuntu 11.04 is !Unity. To switch back to regular !GNOME: log out, click your username, click the Session box at the bottom of the screen, and select "Ubuntu Classic". For 11.10, see !notunity Added by IdleOne
Date: 2011-04-30 23:48:42
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2018-05-15 17:37:59
Requested 701 times
ops-#ubuntu-ops-monitor <reply> Not pinging anyone specifically :) Added by tsimpson
Date: 2012-09-11 13:39:41
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2013-07-24 09:21:04
Requested 698 times
dontzap <deleted><reply> To re-enable the Ctrl-Alt-Backspace combination that restarts your X server see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/DontZap Added by LjL
Date: 2009-03-20 02:24:54
Last edited by bazhang
Date: 2012-04-19 16:03:58
Requested 696 times
equivalents equivalent apps word excel powerpoint photoshop trillian <reply> A comprehensive list of of Windows-equivalent applications in Linux can be found at http://www.linuxrsp.ru/win-lin-soft/table-eng.html and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WhatWindowsUsersWant Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:29:13
Last edited by bazhang
Date: 2014-08-21 16:09:45
Requested 694 times
releasenotes release notes <reply> For release notes of a given Ubuntu release, please refer to the 'Docs' column on the 'List of releases' table at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases Added by Pici
Date: 2008-10-30 18:30:01
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2018-10-20 22:50:39
Requested 689 times
adsl pppoe dsl <reply> Setting up an ADSL/PPPoE connection? Look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ADSLPPPoE Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:52:29
Requested 688 times
tar tgz tar.gz bz2 7z compression tar.bz2 gz ace 7zip 7-zip <reply> Files with extensions .tar, .gz, .tgz, .zip, .bz2, .7z, .ace and other archive file formats can be opened with file-roller (GNOME) or Ark (KDE) - Also see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FileCompression Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-08-11 14:55:35
Requested 683 times
xconfig <reply> To reconfigure your X server, open a console and type « sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg » - To configure only the driver and resolution, type « sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg -phigh » - See also !FixRes Added by nalioth
Date: 2006-08-07 20:14:52
Requested 683 times
trusty tahr 14.04 <reply> Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) was the 20th release of Ubuntu. !End-of-life was April 25th, 2019. Paid support (ESM) is available. See also !esm, !eol, !eolupgrade Added by Pici
Date: 2013-10-18 19:43:30
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-04-28 03:57:26
Requested 682 times
amd64 64-bit 64 <reply> AMD64 and Intel 64 are fully supported architectures on Ubuntu. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CommonQuestions#AMD64_Processors and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amd64 for more information. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 00:18:45
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2011-09-27 07:35:42
Requested 668 times
memory ram mem <reply> If you are wondering why some tools report your system has very little free memory, have a look at http://www.linuxatemyram.com/ Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 12:15:41
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2014-08-21 17:42:29
Requested 668 times
bootoptions bootoption <reply> For a list and explanation on some of the boot options, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions See also !nomodeset. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:32:08
Last edited by oCean
Date: 2011-06-26 12:00:40
Requested 665 times
overshare tmi <reply>Um thanks... We *really* did not need to know that... Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-04-14 17:28:39
Requested 663 times
partner partners <reply> Canonical's partner repositories provide a location for software vendors to publish applications. The repo itself can be added by running this in a !terminal: « sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner" » Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-01-16 21:37:44
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2012-11-09 20:42:46
Requested 661 times
staff staffers <deleted><reply> Hey christel, Corey, Dave2, Gary, Myrtti, Pricey, VorTechS, jayne, marienz, niko, nhandler, tomaw, ldunn, I could use a bit of your time :) Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-02-04 18:30:28
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2014-02-28 13:55:17
Requested 654 times
ftpd ftp servers ftp server ftp-server <reply> FTP servers: ftpd, proftpd, pure-ftpd, twoftpd, vsftpd, MuddleFTPd, wzdftpd - Graphical front-ends: PureAdmin, GProftpd (for GNOME), KcmPureftpd (for !KDE) - See also !FTP Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:16:36
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2007-10-23 18:42:41
Requested 640 times
mainline kernel-mainline <reply> The kernel team supply continuous mainline kernel builds which can be useful for tracking down issues or testing recent changes in the Linux kernel. More information is available at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/MainlineBuilds Added by IdleOne
Date: 2011-04-10 12:07:20
Requested 640 times
ubuntu+1 <reply> $curDevelLong is the codename for Ubuntu $curDevelNum. For technical support, see #ubuntu+1. For testing and QA feedback and help, see #ubuntu-quality. Added by LjL
Date: 2006-11-29 22:24:59
Last edited by housecat
Date: 2020-04-13 18:29:00
Requested 639 times
ubuntustudio ubuntu-studio ubuntu studio studio <reply> Ubuntu Studio is an official flavor of Ubuntu for the artist who wishes to use Ubuntu as their creativity workstation. It contains applications for artists of all kinds, including Audio, Music, Video, Photography, Graphic Design, and Publishing. For more info and install instructions, join #ubuntustudio or see http://ubuntustudio.org Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:13:40
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-07-31 21:02:17
Requested 637 times
synaptics touchpad <reply> For a comprehensive Synaptics Touchpad guide, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticsTouchpad Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 12:12:34
Requested 636 times
kirby-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> <(^.^<) <(^.^)> (>^.^)> Added by Spec
Date: 2007-09-14 20:49:06
Last edited by Spec
Date: 2007-09-14 20:49:14
Requested 634 times
live live cd livecd <reply> The Ubuntu Desktop ISO is a "Live" image, which can be run without altering existing files on your hard drive. Especially useful for testing your hardware's compatibility, it also includes an install option. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:24:06
Last edited by SonikkuAmerica
Date: 2016-10-16 00:50:29
Requested 628 times
changethemes changetheme <reply> To change GNOME themes: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuEyeCandy. Kubuntu (KDE) themes: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CustomizeKubuntu. Xubuntu (Xfce): !xfce-themes Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:25:41
Last edited by knome
Date: 2011-10-23 00:26:39
Requested 627 times
ext3 the default filesystem on older versions of Ubuntu, and the most popular on Linux. You can read/write from Windows to ext3 via http://www.fs-driver.org Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:35:14
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-01-02 04:11:40
Requested 623 times
ltse hwe <reply> The Ubuntu LTS enablement stacks provide newer kernel and X support for existing LTS releases, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack Added by IdleOne
Date: 2015-02-08 14:00:25
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2015-06-28 18:48:56
Requested 615 times
man manpage <reply> The "man" command brings up the Linux manual pages for the command you're interested in. Try "man intro" at the command line, or see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal | Manpages online: http://manpages.ubuntu.com/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:34:53
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-06-23 00:01:49
Requested 612 times
deb .deb installdeb gdebi the Debian package format, also used by Ubuntu. To install .deb files, simply double-click (in Ubuntu) or click (in Kubuntu) on them to start the GDebi utility. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 10:47:18
Last edited by Jucato
Date: 2007-10-31 03:57:27
Requested 607 times
mplayer <deleted>a media player. It resides in the mutiverse repository and can easily be installed via applications -> add/remove. For codecs try !codecs Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-07-20 02:44:28
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2011-07-18 11:06:08
Requested 607 times
html HyperText Markup Language, used to build web pages. WYSIWYG editors: KompoZer (was Nvu), Iceape Composer, Amaya (Hardy or earlier) - Development environments: Bluefish, Quanta+ - For a howto on HTML coding, see: http://www.w3schools.com/ Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:26:34
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2012-03-26 18:42:39
Requested 606 times
crosspost crossposting <reply> Please don't ask the same question in multiple Ubuntu channels at the same time. Many helpers are in more than one channel and it's not fair to them or the other people seeking support. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-11-17 15:45:49
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-11-17 15:47:24
Requested 600 times
p2p <reply> Peer-to-peer filesharing clients are available for several networks/protocols, including !BitTorrent, !Gnutella, !eDonkey, !DirectConnect, !SoulSeek - Multi-protocol engines include !MLDonkey and !giFT - See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/P2PFileSharing for general information Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:31:50
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:44:32
Requested 596 times
dist-upgrade distupgrade <reply> A dist-upgrade will install new dependencies for packages already installed and may remove packages if they are no longer needed. This will not bring you to a new release of Ubuntu, see !upgrade if that is your intention. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-03-27 15:46:32
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2012-01-26 13:32:57
Requested 593 times
rootirc <reply> It's not technically our business, but we'd like to tell you that IRC'ing as root is a Very Bad Idea (tm). After all, doing anything as root when root is not needed is bad, and especially bad with software that connects to the Internet. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-21 17:20:07
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-09-25 18:04:50
Requested 589 times
sru <reply> Stable Release Update information is at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates Added by Mez
Date: 2006-10-31 21:14:37
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:45:13
Requested 577 times
kdesu kdesudo <reply> In KDE use « kdesudo <program> » to run graphical applications with root privileges when you have to. Never just use "sudo"! | See http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/graphicalsudo to find out why. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 15:44:52
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2012-04-21 15:55:39
Requested 576 times
raring 13.04 ringtail <reply> Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) was the 18th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on January 27, 2014. See !eol, !upgrade and https://ubottu.com/y/raring Added by Pici
Date: 2012-10-18 00:26:11
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 07:02:54
Requested 573 times
runlevels runlevel <reply> In Ubuntu all runlevels except 0,1 and 6 are by default equal. Also keep in mind that Ubuntu now uses !Upstart instead of System V init so there is normally no /etc/inittab. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-11-17 16:12:48
Requested 571 times
intel <deleted><reply>Ubuntu 9.04 has a known regression for some Intel graphics support. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Troubleshooting/IntelPerformance and http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1130582 for more information. Added by Madpilot
Date: 2009-05-21 03:42:07
Last edited by gpc
Date: 2011-01-29 23:16:52
Requested 569 times
discuss <reply> Want to talk about Ubuntu, but don't have a support question? /join #ubuntu-discuss for non-support Ubuntu discussion, or try #ubuntu-offtopic for general chat. Thanks! Added by IdleOne
Date: 2012-06-24 19:44:28
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-04-02 03:59:57
Requested 569 times
tty ttys <reply> To get to the TTY terminals 3-6, use the keystroke Ctrl + Alt + F3-F6 respectively. Ctrl-Alt-F2 or Ctrl-Alt-F1 will get you back to your graphical login (Ctrl-Alt-F7 on 16.04). To change TTY resolution, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ChangeTTYResolution Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 20:53:31
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-04-27 18:14:34
Requested 564 times
dpkg the Debian package maintenance system, which together with apt forms the basic Ubuntu package management toolkit. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:22:05
Requested 563 times
stop <deleted><reply> NOTICE - Please stop this discussion NOW. See !offtopic for things that are inappropriate to discuss in this channel. Continuing will result in action being taken. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-22 02:22:14
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 07:05:33
Requested 561 times
freedom free <reply> freedom is important. Ubuntu is as free as we can make it, which means mostly free software. See http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html and http://www.ubuntu.com/project/about-ubuntu/licensing Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:51:00
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-13 22:37:39
Requested 559 times

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