Questions tagged [community]

Whether you're an experienced Linux user or you're just getting started with open-source software, there are lots of ways to get involved with the Ubuntu community. These questions are about how to get involved, governance issues about the project, and Ubuntu values.

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how to password protect some application in ubuntu

I have read other answers regarding this , they are telling to create a seperate user account but what i want is that I want to restrict myself from using some application. Like there is blocker hero ,...
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How do I report this error to the "update manager"

How do I solve this error "E:can not open /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_jammy-security_InRelease - fopen (13: Permission denied), E:The package lists or status file could ...
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where is control panel in ubuntu?

as seeing the title you have already known I'm a new Linux user. I was using windows for over 10 years now and wanted to switch to Linux to know it more. And for that I chose Ubuntu 20.04. But now I'm ...
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Gedit uses TAB by default for Python: How to change this for all Ubuntu users?

If I create a new Python file gedit uses Tabs as default for indentation. I am sure I could find a way to configure gedit to change this to four spaces. But I have a different goal. I would like ...
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I want to create a shell script wherein each project has set of instructions

I want to create a shell script wherein each project has set of instructions which includes setting different groups to setup for every different clearcase view. I am facing difficulty as the setview ...
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Does the Ubuntu Newsletter still get sent over email?

I've signed up for the Ubuntu Newsletter (via the downloads page) several times (one of them I think being two years ago), and have never received one. I thought maybe they just didn't exist anymore, ...
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What is the equivalent to Scientific Linux Users as a professional trouble shooting email list for Ubuntu?

All of my Linux machines, servers and laptop/workstations, were running Enterprise Linux under the Scientific Linux distro from Fermilab/Cern. With the demise of that distro (no SL8), we weighed our ...
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I'd like to give for free several landscape images I made, to be used as desktop backgrounds in future releases

I want to give for free several very nice images I took, to be included as optional backgrounds. If you know how I can do it, please tell me! Cheers!
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How do I create my LOCO? [duplicate]

I went to the Ubuntu website, and looked up the local area user group (LOCO) for Maine, USA, North America... it doesn't exist, but I would like it to exist. How do I create it? how do I create an ...
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How do I burn Lubuntu 18.04.1 to a LiveDVD in macOS High Sierra 10.13.6?

I am trying to install Lubuntu on a 2002 Gateway, and it appears USB is not an option: Options include CD/DVD-Drive, Floppy, Hard Disk, and LAN. The BurningIsoHowTo instructions do not work: Dragging ...
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What are the packages the average user will want to install? [closed]

I have heard the users asking for Media Player and GIMP. Are there any other packages I should install on a new PC? My users are not very technical (school teachers and staff).
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Was Ubuntu the first software project to adopt a code of conduct?

Many software projects adopt a code of conduct, like the Ubuntu Code of Conduct or the Contributor Covenant. My memory is that there was a time when the only adoptable (freely licensed) code of ...
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How can I find a local computer repair shop/expert able to help me with Ubuntu? [closed]

I have a cousin that wants to switch away from Microsoft, but she is early 70's, not particularly computer literate. I suggested she had an alternative in Ubuntu, but she wants to see if some computer ...
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How can I get Ubuntu's wallpaper without installing Ubuntu?

If I would like to get wallpapers from some version of Ubuntu, but don't want to install that version of Ubuntu. Are they on the web or can I unpack an iso image and find it there?
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German language websites for Ubuntu

At Ask Ubuntu everything is in English. Are there any German language websites for Ubuntu?
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What are the meaning of Ubuntu code-names? [duplicate]

Do they have some special meaning related to the release version or they are just random names to sound cool?
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When is the next Ubuntu community wallpaper contest?

Does anybody know when the next Ubuntu community wallpaper contest will be?
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Is there a way to escalate a bug on Launchpad?

I am wondering if there is a way to escalate bugs on Launchpad or otherwise call attention to them from the developer(s) responsible for maintaining the affected components. I am specifically thinking ...
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What can I do if I want to help localize the Ubuntu official website for Hong Kong people?

I see that there is a simplified chinese version of the ubuntu official website for people in mainland China but no traditional Chinese version for people in Hong Kong (or Taiwan). If I want to help ...
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Is there a project to motivate schools to use Ubuntu?

Is there any global or EU project for motivating schools to use Ubuntu and Linux in general? I'm trying to find a way to better motivate my co-workers in primary school to use Ubuntu in our small ...
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How do I cite Ubuntu in an academic thesis? [closed]

I'm doing bioinformatic analyses of my thesis with Ubuntu, should I cite Ubuntu in my thesis? If so, how can I cite to Ubuntu?
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What is the correct pronunciation of Xubuntu?

I know how to pronounce Ubuntu but I don't know how to pronounce Xubuntu (which I'm currently enjoying). Should it be 'zoo'-buntu or 'eks'-ubuntu or something else ? (Similarly 'loo'-buntu or 'el'-...
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Where can I motivate for Ubuntu support?

Occasionally I find projects with limited or no Ubuntu support. As an individual with limited time, I can't do much about it except log a ticket requesting Ubuntu support (or packaging, or Unity ...
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How do I contribute code to Ubuntu so that Ubuntu devs have to expend a minimum of effort in integrating it?

I have submitted a few bug reports over the years, most have never been closed (not closed fixed, anyway). I think I could speed this process a bit if I submitted patches. However: How do I submit ...
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Where can I go for live chat support?

I got Ubuntu installed few years ago and never got any training on how to use this system so I am looking for live chat for questions I may have as they come up. Is this available?
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Can Canonical give me official support for promoting an Ubuntu install fest?

I would like to promote a Ubuntu Install Fest. Can Canonical give me official support for it? I would like to do a Install Fest with posters, mugs, etc. The problem is I don't have money. Can ...
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What does "official Ubuntu flavour" mean?

What kind of support do they receive from Canonical or/and Ubuntu community? Who decides a distro should become official flavour? What privileges do "official flavours" have over unofficial ...
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Where can I get Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf DVD label and DVD cover image?

I found this image, but they do not have a printable version. I searched all over the Internet and couldn't find any Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf DVD Label and DVD cover image. I need this for our ...
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How (and where) do I upload wallpapers for our Ubuntu community? [duplicate]

How (and where) do I upload wallpapers for our Ubuntu community? I have prepared some and would like to share.
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Ubuntu wallpapers contest

Where can I vote for wallpapers in the wallpaper contest? Are there any special requirements for being able to vote?
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How to install couchbase in Ubuntu 14.04

I am facing an issue in installing Couchbase community edition server in my Ubuntu 14 machine. uname -a output 3.13.0-24-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 10 19:11:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/...
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Donations to ubuntu? Fiscal deduction?

Is there any online facility to donate to Ubuntu on a recurrent (monthly) basis? Are there any fiscal/tax deductions for doing so? If so, in what countries?
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Why are there two wikis? [duplicate]

Why are there two wikis related to Ubuntu? The first one is Community Help Wiki and the second one is Ubuntu-wiki. Both of them seem to be related to the community. Are the sites the same?
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Is there a tl;dr page for the Ubuntu Online Summit?

Recently there was another Ubuntu Online Summit. I watched some of the talks and they were very interesting, but very long. Is there a place where I can find a summary of each talk?
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Is there a forum or community for Ubuntu Application developers?

Is there a forum or community for Ubuntu Application developers? Chat rooms count.
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Why did Ubuntu skip letters in the 1st four release names for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Why did Ubuntu skip letters in the 1st four release names for Ubuntu? The story of the 1st release being named "Warty Warthog", because it lacked polish, is well know, but why didn't they continue ...
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Where can I find a list of Ubuntu global events in the world?

I'd like to go to an event of Ubuntu. I don't care about the country or month. Is there any wiki/web page where I could see all the (specific) Ubuntu events in the world? Just global events like the ...
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Where or when can I ask Ubuntu employees questions related to Ubuntu?

Where or when can I ask Ubuntu employees questions related to Ubuntu? Is there a Google Hangouts session where they regularly take questions from the community? Is there a Schedule for that ...
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Question/Help about community-supprot services provided by Ubuntu

The following community support services provided by Ubuntu:- Askubuntu Launchpad Answers Ubuntu forums Discourse I want to get information for Which & When should I use from above? In other ...
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Ubuntu Login issue

I am in great login issue in Ubuntu 14.04. in order to reduce bootup time I commented out default-display-manager text file as a root user found in directory /etc/X11/default-display-manager so that I'...
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Problem in VMware Installation(12.04 LTS)

I had problem when installing ubuntu 12.04 LTS on vmware, after install and require a restart when booting directly appear display terminal and not unity environment :( there that know ? ***********...
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How can I give an idea to the ubuntu team? [duplicate]

Sorry for my simple question but it is important . I have many ideas for ubuntu . How can I give them all to ubuntu team . Is there Any webpage for that Or just an email ?
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How to receive all recent update info about Ubuntu12.04 LTS?

I want to know about the recent changes that happen on Ubuntu12.04 LTS. In other words, I want to keep tracking all Ubuntu Desktop's standard packages on my eye. But is there any automated method ...
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How can one get newsletter from ubuntu?

I think that every big open source projects has it's news letter. How to receive Ubuntu related news information?
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How much does Ubuntu 14.04 cost? [duplicate]

How much does Ubuntu 14.04 cost to purchase? Also, are there different versions, such as Enterprise, Starter, etc?
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Ubuntu keyboard shortcut guidelines?

Is there an authoritative specification of keyboard shortcut guidelines for Ubuntu? I am looking for something like the OS X guidelines that result in unified application behaviour for common things ...
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Which language is most completly translated, Russian or Polish?

My mom is switching to Ubuntu because XP support is ending, her English isn't great but she speaks both Russian and Polish natively. Which language is most completely translated, Russian or Polish?
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Should Unity 8 have extensions for customizability [duplicate]

I belief that Unity needs somewhat of a customizability features. What better time to put it in while they are rewriting the code in C++ for version 8. I think it's more customizable than the applet ...
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Canonical Apprenticeships?

I am currently a student doing my 4th year at college passing 3 separate courses, My issue is that when I finish my course I will need to get a job or some sort of way to get income, I was thinking on ...
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Should I remove very old information from the Ubuntu/community wiki?

I'm glad to find out that I should boldy edit the Ubuntu and community wikis, including adding new info to old pages, and that there is even a way to request whole page deletions where necessary. ...
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