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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
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
dapper drake dapper drake 6.06 <reply> Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) was the fourth release of Ubuntu. Desktop support ended on July 14th 2009, Server support ended on June 1st 2011. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:17:22
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-06-01 21:31:13
Requested 557 times
cedega a project based on WINE, aimed at running Windows games on Linux. For more info, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Cedega Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 18:38:34
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:53:22
Requested 547 times
java-#kubuntu <deleted><reply>To install a Java compiler/interpreter on Ubuntu, look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Java - For the Sun Java runtime install sun-java5-jre or sun-java6-jre from the !Multiverse repository. Added by Jucato
Date: 2007-02-22 06:51:50
Last edited by jussi01
Date: 2009-10-19 13:00:42
Requested 546 times
sorry <reply> It's ok, I am only a bot so I cannot stay mad at you. For apologising to humans though, take a read of https://web.archive.org/web/20170201184826/http://mdzlog.alcor.net/2009/07/20/on-apologies/ Added by Amaranth
Date: 2007-08-10 23:05:06
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Date: 2017-05-22 21:48:30
Requested 544 times
adduser users user useradd <reply> To add new users to your Ubuntu system, follow the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AddUsersHowto - For administrative privileges, users need to be made members of the group "sudo" - See !sudo Added by LjL
Date: 2006-11-24 17:00:44
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2013-06-27 20:30:10
Requested 533 times
bye <reply> Au revoir! Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-22 03:51:40
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-01-22 04:09:41
Requested 533 times
gpgerr badsig ppagpg <reply> Getting GPG errors after adding custom repositories? Find the GPG keyword for the repository (it's 437D05B5 for the standard ones) and run « sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com <key> » Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-29 17:03:36
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-11-30 02:27:36
Requested 529 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 527 times
irssi a terminal based IRC client. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Irssi for help. See also !screen Added by imbrandon
Date: 2006-06-28 01:58:13
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:41:12
Requested 525 times
laptop notebook <reply> Laptop support information can be found on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportMachinesLaptops - http://www.linux-laptop.net/ - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LaptopTestingTeam - http://tuxmobil.org Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 01:06:13
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:49:35
Requested 523 times
encrypted encryption <deleted><alias> ecryptfs Added by Flannel
Date: 2008-11-01 02:15:25
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-06-02 02:34:12
Requested 523 times
requirements reqs specs <reply> Hardware requirements to install, boot and comfortably use Ubuntu are listed at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements - For a !flavor with lower requirements, see !Xubuntu or !Lubuntu Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-23 15:51:02
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-09-30 02:29:08
Requested 522 times
splash splashscreen <reply> To change the Gnome splash screen, use gnome-splashscreen-manager or change the GConf key /apps/gnome-session/options/splash_image using !gconf-editor. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:16:53
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-19 09:05:35
Requested 520 times
pony-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>PONY! Ponyponyponyponypony! http://windowseat.ca/images/monster_pony.jpg - NO PONIES FOR YOU! Added by Spec
Date: 2007-10-31 20:04:16
Last edited by elky
Date: 2010-04-28 11:26:05
Requested 520 times
mythtv a TV framework for Linux - Instructions for using with Ubuntu at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MythTV - For discussion and specific support of MythTV, try #mythtv-users Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:14:52
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-11-10 21:49:07
Requested 517 times
screencast record desktop screencasts <reply> Some programs to capture your screen are Kazam, Vokoscreen & Simple Screen Recorder. Also ffmpeg/libav with x11grab option on the command line. Also see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ScreenCasts. Added by jrib
Date: 2007-06-02 14:03:35
Last edited by Pricey
Date: 2014-01-16 16:29:46
Requested 515 times
schedule-#ubuntu+1 <reply> A schedule of $curDevelLong ($curDevelNum) release milestones can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseSchedule Added by Pici
Date: 2008-04-04 19:29:38
Last edited by rww
Date: 2015-03-15 04:26:29
Requested 513 times
gnome3 <reply> GNOME 3 is the desktop environment on which Unity is based. To use GNOME Shell instead of Unity, install the "gnome-shell" package and investigate "gnome-tweak-tool". GNOME 3 is not supported under Natty/11.04, and may break your system if installed from alternate sources. Added by Pici
Date: 2011-04-28 14:20:10
Last edited by pangolin
Date: 2011-10-19 15:07:19
Requested 513 times
im instant messaging instant messenger msn aim icq chat clients messenger <reply> The Empathy Instant Messenger is installed by default and supports MSN, XMPP (Jabber, GTalk and variants), AIM, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, ICQ, YIM, IRC and others. See also !Kopete and !pidgin Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 17:40:54
Last edited by topyli
Date: 2011-09-23 17:07:40
Requested 512 times
ltsupgrade <reply> Regular upgrades from the last but one LTS release to the latest LTS release, $curLTSNum "$curLTSLong", are enabled days or weeks after $curLTSNum.1 is released. This delay helps to ensure that any lingering issues are resolved before people upgrade production systems. If you'd prefer to upgrade now, use sudo do-release-upgrade -d Added by Pici
Date: 2014-04-23 19:44:16
Last edited by Eickmeyer
Date: 2020-07-21 15:50:07
Requested 512 times
tor <reply> Tor is a program to route connections through several servers for anonymity. It is in Ubuntu's repositories, but the Tor Project recommends using their Tor packages due to past issues with Ubuntu's. For setup info, see option (2) of https://www.torproject.org/docs/debian.html.en Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-04 23:20:20
Last edited by ezri
Date: 2016-03-09 21:22:05
Requested 511 times
browsers http browser lynx links2 konqueror <reply> Some of the Web Browsers in Ubuntu's repositories include: Firefox (XUL, Gecko), Rekonq (KDE, WebKit), Konqueror (KDE, KHTML/WebKit), Chromium (GTK+, WebKit), Epiphany(GTK+, WebKit), Arora (Qt/KDE, WebKit), Midori (GTK+, WebKit), w3m (terminal-based), links2 (terminal-based or graphical, see !manpage), edbrowse (terminal-based). Along with many others. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:42:31
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2012-02-11 23:09:20
Requested 510 times
hi-#xubuntu hi-#lubuntu hello-#xubuntu <reply> Hi!, Welcome to $chan! Feel free to ask questions and help people out. The channel guidelines are at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/Guidelines. Enjoy your stay! Added by Seeker`
Date: 2010-09-28 11:58:56
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-03-27 17:01:15
Requested 507 times
pie-#ubuntu-offtopic sugar-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>PIE PIE PIE, mmm PI PI PI http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3663/3358637054_9f756a3615.jpg Added by Seveas
Date: 2008-02-03 19:43:21
Last edited by rww
Date: 2015-03-15 01:41:36
Requested 505 times
gender <reply>yes, I can confirm I am a female bot :) Added by jussi01
Date: 2009-02-03 08:13:42
Requested 502 times
appeal appeals <reply> If you disagree with a decision by an operator, please first pay #ubuntu-ops a visit. If you are still unhappy, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/AppealProcess for the steps you should take. If you feel the need to discuss the channel rules, please contact the ops on IRC or via the email address on the aforementioned page. Added by elky
Date: 2009-04-25 19:01:44
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-02-17 16:55:11
Requested 502 times
qemu an emulator you can use to run another operating system - see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsXPUnderQemuHowTo Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:59:42
Requested 500 times
adept <deleted><reply> Adept is the package manager for Kubuntu versions 9.04 and earlier. Howto: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AdeptHowto See !muon for the current Kubuntu package manager. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:00:12
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2014-05-09 15:00:32
Requested 499 times
forums forum ubuntuforums <reply> The Ubuntu forums can be found at https://ubuntuforums.org. Kubuntu Forums are found at https://www.kubuntuforums.net. There is also a channel on freenode IRC #ubuntuforums Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:06:55
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2017-02-16 22:30:11
Requested 497 times
tv tvcard tv card dvb tuner <reply> http://www.linuxtv.org/ has extensive information about using TV cards under Linux. Available viewers for analog cards: Zapping, tvtime (GTK/GNOME), Kaffeine, kdetv (KDE), xawtv, motv. For digital cards: Me-TV (GNOME), Klear (KDE), dvb-utils. For both analog and digital cards, !MythTV is a powerful framework. Your card may work the !IVTV drivers. See also !TV-Out Added by LjL
Date: 2007-05-29 19:19:48
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-11-10 22:29:00
Requested 497 times
motu short for Masters of the Universe. The brave souls who maintain the packages in the Universe section of Ubuntu. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:48:20
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:39:22
Requested 484 times
gnash <reply> Gnash is an open-source Flash replacement. It is still beta software. For current status or for more info http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/ Added by nalioth
Date: 2006-12-24 19:11:58
Last edited by pangolin
Date: 2012-02-09 18:09:58
Requested 484 times
cz czech cs <reply> České uživatele žádáme, aby mluvili v kanále #ubuntu anglicky. Česky je možno se domluvit v #ubuntu-cz. Děkujeme. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:18:29
Requested 482 times
xrandr <deleted><reply>XRandR 1.2 is the new method of running dual screens in !X. Information/HowTo here: http://wiki.debian.org/XStrikeForce/HowToRandR12 Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2008-04-16 06:34:51
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-10-17 20:23:57
Requested 482 times
hate a thing we don't encourage - why waste your energy‽ Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-02-04 18:29:41
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-09-10 18:37:34
Requested 481 times
sysrq reisub <reply> In an emergency, you may be able to shutdown cleanly and reboot by holding down Alt+PrintScreen and typing slowly, in succession, S, U and B. For an explanation, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_SysRq_key Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-09-12 20:29:51
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-10-03 18:24:32
Requested 478 times
pdf acrobat <reply>The Portable Document Format is created by Adobe; PDF files are viewable in Ubuntu with Xpdf, Okular, Evince and also Adobe Reader (free download, but closed source) Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-07-31 07:34:53
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2011-04-28 15:21:23
Requested 476 times
politics <reply> Please take political discussion to ##politics. Thank you! Added by somerville32
Date: 2007-01-10 00:33:38
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-06-14 21:01:31
Requested 474 times

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