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Unable to edit LoCo Team wiki pages [closed]

I am not sure if this is the correct place to ask this question but I am unable to edit our LoCo Team's wiki pages. I have a launchpad account and am logged in with my Ubuntu one credentials. I have ...
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Does Ubuntu have website that I can see about change set like Fedora?

I used Fedora before, and I always visit this https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/36/ChangeSet to see if any change will come in next release. In Ubuntu, does it have something like this?
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Do I edit the wifi help page on the ubuntu wiki?

I have an Ubuntu one and a launchpad account (I am logged in) but, when I go to here I don't see any way to edit the page. The thing I wanted to edit was replacing nm-tool with nmcli
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I recently install Ubuntu 21.04 from 20.04 LTS and now want to go back to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS without any data loss [duplicate]

Recently I installed Ubuntu 21.04 and I think that Ubuntu 20.04 LTS was better so I was thinking if I could go back to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS without any data loss than it would be awesome.I have an ...
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An error in the Ubuntu documentation, but nowhere to report it and no way to edit it

I have just wasted a lot of time trying to edit an error on this page - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KVM/Installation - or at least tell someone about the error. But that all seems impossible. ...
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Is the Ubuntu community wiki entry on RootSudo current?

Note: This has been resolved. The source isn't current for my purposes, so I'm dismissing it. I was looking for a source about the superuser and came across this entry from the community wiki. The ...
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how to report problem on ubuntu Wiki page? why there is lightdm and not gdm?

I wanted to ask why is there (here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure) in Step 1 lightdm package installed? I believe Ubuntu does not use lightdm but gdm, right? I cannot ...
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Clean upgrade instructions for Ubuntu 18.04

I am trying to follow the instructions for doing a clean upgrade at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CleanUpgrade. The first part of the instructions is to remove everything in Synaptic's status ...
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Very outdated page at wiki.ubuntu.com: What can you do?

I found a very outdated page at wiki.ubuntu.com: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ScreenCasts/Istanbul The "Istanbul" Screencast software looks dead. The homepage is gone, and not update since 2007. The ...
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Minimal Installation

I'm trying to do a minimal installation of Ubuntu for my HTPC. I want a minimal Ubuntu + X + Kodi. Minimal Ubuntu is proving to be a problem. MinimalCD is not suitable because UEFI is not supported ...
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Migrating from 16.04 to 18.04 : Why is the "For long-term support versions" option not yet activated? [duplicate]

Edit : Note that it is not yet possible to migrate from 16.04.05 LTS to 18.04.1 LTS. Today is Tuesday, August 7.... The release of 18.04.1 LTS took place on July 26... They must have simply forgotten ...
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What software is in the Canonical Partners repository? [duplicate]

I'd please like to know what software (or see the list) is in that repository. I enabled it and of course let the system update the package list.. but I can't seem to find both Chrome nor Skype after ...
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Is there an English Ubuntu Wiki?

When answering a question here on Ask Ubuntu I sometimes would like to link to a wiki page explaining some topic in more detail, say, the ALSA sound system. For German speaking users there's the ...
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What happened to apport's "examine locally" button?

According to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingProgramCrash an application crash should be examined further using the "Examine locally" button from Apport: That button is no longer in the 16.04LTS ...
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I do not fully understand wiki AptGet/Offline

When I follow the wiki page AptGet/Offline (which is referenced frommany posts) i download quite a bunch of stuff from the ubuntu archive, e.g fro 16.04 from http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/...
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How can I install .deb files that look like a sealed box in the file folder to install on my ubuntu 16.04 lts desktop [duplicate]

i have successfully downloaded a file, but the file does not open when in the folder, these are all .deb files and the icon is like a sealed box,
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How can I improve an imutable wiki page which has no talk page?

This Ubuntu Wiki page has an issue. Under 'Inspecting the crash dump using crash' it says to add some repos and keys, but after that I still get NO_PUBKEY errors from apt-get update. Where should I go ...
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(un)localize help.ubuntu.com

I often help people here on Ask or on other international websites. In order to do so, sometimes I have to refer to the great guides on http://help.ubuntu.com . Problem is, my system is localized (in ...
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MoinMoin on help.ubuntu.com broken? JS console shows 404 for common.js

I'm not sure if this is just me, or if this is an actual problem. Looking at the JS console in Chrome/Chromium, I see a 404 for https://help.ubuntu.com/moin_static193/common/js/common.js and a missing ...
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Talk pages (or feedback forms) at Ubuntu wikis

We don’t see either (or any form of per-page feedback) at wiki.ubuntu.com and community.ubuntu.com. Where should a (prospective) author go to coordinate their edits with other authors?
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How do I unsubscribe from a post on ubuntu wiki?

I want to unsubscribe from a post on Ubuntu's wiki: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/. I can't find how to do that (I found this: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HelpOnSubscribing but is does not seem to ...
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How to give feedback to an immutable page at wiki.ubuntu.com

I want to give feedback to this page since I am missing something. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBackports I have a login for this site, but since the page is immutable, I can't change it. How can ...
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cat: id_pub.dsa: No such file or directory

I am trying to set up an MPI cluster, following Setting Up an MPICH2 Cluster in Ubuntu tutorial. However, in step 7, I execute: cat id_pub.dsa >> authorized_keys but I am getting: cat: ...
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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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How to browse the Ubuntu Server Guide https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/ in PURE english from german computer and locale

I prefer to read computer documentation in english - I have switched Firefox locale off, but still get a weird english/german mixture. I do not want to download the english pdf to this computer.
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How does one 'vote' for a release codename? [duplicate]

So I know there are questions similar to this but they don't answer this question of where can i go and vote for a codename and/or suggest one. So, does anybody know an actual url with which I can ...
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change link on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OSXApplicationsEquivalents [closed]

there is a link on this page that is broken: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OSXApplicationsEquivalents the link for Gnome Do under the Quicksilver category links redirects to porn/flash games. I ...
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Editing Ubuntu official documentation pages

Maybe I wasn’t rigorous enough in reading the page, but I can’t edit the Ubuntu Wiki Official Documentation. I logged in using my UbuntuOne Account and using my Launchpad Account but still I can’t ...
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What is the difference between the *.ubuntu.com wikis?

I realised I'm a bit confused about something. I have found three separate wikis hosted at ubuntu.com, and I'd like to know their respective purposes and relationships. I have some guesses (see below) ...
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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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How to create a Ubuntu wiki page?

I'm currently writing a blueprint for the trusty vUDS (first UDS for me) and there is in Launchpad the optional field to link to an Ubuntu Wiki page for longer specification, but seriously - it's not ...
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How to see/list history of all wiki contributions/edits by an author/user in wiki.ubuntu.com (MoinMoin?)

I have logged in some time ago in wiki.ubuntu.com, making some edits. Now I have logged in again (always via my Launchpad ID) - and when I click on my username, all I get is some preferences, as ...
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Is there a kind of Ubuntu Wiki sitemap or contents index?

I feel the Ubuntu Wiki contains treasures, but I as much feel unable to exploit its contents as much as I would like. What I miss, is a kind of contents index, may be by categories, but a classical ...
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How can I browse Ubuntu Wiki offline?

I am accustomed to offline wiki browsing. I thought it would be great if I can read Ubuntu wiki in the same way. Is there anyway I can read Ubuntu Wiki offline? Help will be much appreciated if I ...
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How to suggest that a wiki page be deleted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What team do I need to talk to about deleting a page on help.ubuntu.com? Background: There's a video clip on the topic but it isn't clear who is being addressed. What can a ...
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How to subscribe to all wiki.ubuntu.com page changes

I can subscribe to each wiki.ubuntu.com page individually but some users are notified on each change. How to add myself to be also notified on each change? And how to remove? Im still getting even ...
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What steps should I take when I find wrong information in the Ubuntu wiki pages?

I sometimes end up in a Ubuntu wiki page when looking for information. Most of the times that information is a bit out dated, which is fine, others its mostly wrong or does not reflect the actuality. ...
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How to contribute to very outdated pages in Ubuntu

I was looking for hardware pages in the Ubuntu Wiki like for example: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsMultimediaWebCamerasGenius And the last time several of those were tested was ...
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How do I setup a redirect/alias for the Ubuntu wiki?

I have a wiki page that I'd like to setup a redirect (or an alias). I have http://wiki.ubuntu.com/LibreOffice, and I'd like to have http://wiki.ubuntu.com/libreoffice be a re-direct. Also, is there ...
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What team do I need to talk to about deleting a page on help.ubuntu.com?

I would like to delete a junky page from help.ubuntu.com, but it seems I do not have access to the page, what team should I talk to to have the page removed?
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What happened to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter?

I just noticed that no new "Weekly" newsletter has been released since January, and I can't seem to find any information on why the newsletter has been put on hold for this long. Does anyone know ...
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Ubuntu Wiki refuses to change theme

I'm attempting to do everything I can in terms of trying to make sure my team's wiki page looks good, but sadly, I cannot seem to activate the new theme (I'm stuck using the old one, for some odd ...
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