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What topics can I ask about here?

Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu-related questions. It's also a place to share knowledge about Ubuntu.

Before posting any Questions/Answers please follow the Ubuntu Code of Conduct and this Expected Behavior guide when participating in this community.

Questions you may ask:

  • Using and administering currently supported, official Ubuntu flavors: Ubuntu, Edubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu MATE, Kubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Unity and Ubuntu on WSL.

  • Running third-party applications on Ubuntu.

  • Development on Ubuntu.

  • Services provided by Ubuntu and Canonical.

  • Any questions not mentioned below or here are great!

Questions you should avoid:

Information needed when creating a question:

  • Apply as many tags as makes sense. We get a lot of traffic so it's in your best interest to spend a few minutes making your question show up the right section.
  • If a question involves any hardware issues, provide relevant information (Eg: If your question is about a graphics issue, provide video card type, video drivers and anything related to it)
  • Questions should show as much information about your problem as possible. The more work and time you put on your question, the easier, faster and better the answers will be.
  • Make sure the Question's title shows what the problem is about. Asking "Ubuntu has problem" is not the same as "Unity not loading after installing Ati drivers". Be specific about it.
  • Remember that we can only help you using the information you have provided on the question. If your question lacks information, a solution will take more time to arrive.

For more help, see "What types of questions should I avoid asking?" If you have a question about the site that is not answered in this FAQ, check our community-maintained FAQ, and more generally our meta-discussion site.

Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. It’s also OK to ask and answer your own question.

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