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A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

if you have trouble booting Ubuntu or you have questions about the bootup process.
Computer networking is the connection two or more computing devices for transmitting and sharing data. The devices use common communication protocols over a physical or wireless connection. Use this t…
for questions that are about using the command-line interface (CLI), including the use of standard command-line tools and shell commands. However, for questions that are specific to each s…
Questions specific to 14.04 are no longer supported here and are supposed to be closed as off-topic. Fifth LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu, code-named "Trusty Tahr". Released on 17th April, …
20405 questions
Ubuntu drivers are either coded into the Linux kernel, or loaded with kernel modules. Use this tag for questions related to installing, loading and troubleshooting drivers (kernel modules).
For questions regarding the installation of two or more operating systems on a single computer.
APT is short for Advanced Packaging Tool, the package manager for Debian-based distributions. It is also the most used tool for installing packages in Ubuntu. Questions about using any of the apt comm…
Questions about 16.04 are off-topic on Ask Ubuntu. Sixth LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu, code-named "Xenial Xerus". Released on April 21, 2016. Reached End of Standard Support (ESS) on Apri…
17211 questions
Fourth LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu, code-named Precise Pangolin. Released on 26th April, 2012, no longer supported (EOL) since 28th April 2017. Questions about unsupported versions are l…
16606 questions
Ubuntu Server is a flavor of Ubuntu that comes with with no desktop environment by default, with command-line SSH login as the default way of remote access. This tag should be used for questions relat…
New questions about 18.04 are now off-topic, unless asking how to update to a supported version. Seventh LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu, code-named "Bionic Beaver". Released on April 26, 20…
15463 questions
Eighth LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu, code-named "Focal Fossa". Released on April 23, 2020. Will reach End of Standard Support (ESS) in April 2025. Only use this tag for version-specific q…
13720 questions
Disk partitioning is the act of dividing a hard disk drive into multiple logical storage units referred to as 'partitions'
GRUB 2 is the next generation of the GRand Unified Bootloader (GRUB). Ubuntu has used GRUB 2 as the boot loader since 9.10 (Karmic Koala). Commonly referred to as simply "GRUB".
12978 questions
Questions about using Wireless connections in Ubuntu. This tag is not limited to Wifi only.
Questions related to the NVIDIA graphics and motherboard chipsets and the related drivers.
Bash (Bourne-Again SHell), is the default interactive user shell used in Ubuntu. Use this tag for questions specific to Bash, as opposed to generic POSIX shells.
11226 questions
This is a very general tag that should only be used for questions referring to GNOME in general and not a specific component. GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment) is a collection of GTK-based …
Questions about the management of software packages, in particular the APT and dpkg systems. Use this tag for general questions about package management, and also for questions that cover or compare d…
For questions regarding the Unity desktop environment, including configuring and using Unity. Unity has been the default Ubuntu desktop environment from Ubuntu 11.04 to Ubuntu 17.04.
9939 questions
A software upgrade is the process of replacing an older version of one or more programs to a newer version. Use this tag for questions about upgrading individual packages, or the entire operating syst…
Questions about installing Ubuntu in any supported architecture. Post-installation questions should not be under this tag.
Questions about sound issues with Ubuntu spanning from sound cards, microphones and speakers/headset to the transfer of audio signals via audio port, bluetooth and HDMI.
USB is an acronym for Universal Serial Bus. The current USB standard is USB 3.0, which supports transfer speeds of up to 625 MB/s. USB devices are plug-and-play.
Installing software on a running system, either as binaries or from source.
Linux is the name of the kernel used in Ubuntu as well as other GNU/Linux operating systems. Use this tag for questions related to upgrading and installing kernels, compiling, patches, and kernel modu…
Short for "file system permissions" - access control based on user, group, or global access.
Questions about mounting filesystems, such as those on internal drives or on CDs, DVDs, external hard drives or USB flash drives, or about using the `mount` command.
Questions about updates. This is a very general tag. If you have a tag that's more specific (e.g. the package name that your question is about) please use that one.
Ninth LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu, code-named "Jammy Jellyfish". It was released in April 21, 2022. Ubuntu 22.04 will reach End of Standard Support (ESS) in April 2027. Only use this tag…
6963 questions
A script is a program or sequence of instructions written in a plain text file. The script interpreter (for example Bash, Python, Perl etc.) reads the file and carries out the instructions as if they …
(for system installs) or the [software-installation] tag (for installing software on a running system). Questions about installing Ubu…
6333 questions
Questions about keyboards, both touch and otherwise. However, please add the "touchscreen" tag for touchscreen keyboard questions.
SSH, or "Secure Shell", is a networking protocol for securely connecting to a remote computer over an unsecure network. SSH is also the name of the default command-line SSH client. This tag is for que…
Questions related to graphics, in particular getting graphics cards to work. Please tag your exact graphics card version as well if you know what it is.
Kubuntu is an official flavor of Ubuntu, using the KDE Plasma desktop environment. Use this tag for questions specific to this flavor.
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