This page is about the Top questions that are asked by new users to Ubuntu. Most of the time there is more than a single answer to each question.
Questions and Answers
Q- How do I enable Universe and/or Multiverse repositories? A- To enable Universe and Multiverse see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AddingRepositoriesHowto - Official sources.lists here: http://paste.ubuntu-nl.org/6047 (Breezy) or http://paste.ubuntu-nl.org/6666 (Dapper) Q- How do I enable mp3 playback / video playback? A- To play mp3s and other restricted formats , read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats Q- How do I install FireFox 1.5 on Ubuntu 5.10? A- You can use firefox 1.5 by following this wiki page - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxNewVersion Q- How do I mount NTFS/Fat32? A- To automatically mount your Windows partition: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AutomaticallyMountPartitions Q- Where do I find Un-Supported Repositories? A- For an easy to use custom sources.list creator, visit http://ubuntulinux.nl/source-o-matic Q- Where is the alternate language IRC Ubuntu channelsn? A- See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InternetRelayChat for a ful list of official channels Q- How do I install Java in Ubuntu? A - To install Java on various platforms, please see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Java Q- What is Synaptic? A- Synaptic is the graphical package manager for Debian. Q- How do I install ATI Drivers in Ubuntu? A- https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI or http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=24557&page=1&pp=10 or http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=423589 Q- How do I install Mplayer in Ubuntu? A- To install Mplayer please see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MplayerInstallHowto For compiling, see: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=31061 Q- How do I change/fix my screen resolution? A- https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FixVideoResolutionHowto Q- What is Feisty Fawn? A- Ubuntu 7.04 is Feisty fawn, the latest release of Ubuntu. Q- What is XGL? A- XGL on Ubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/XglHowto - Join #ubuntu-xgl for all the XGL fun on Ubuntu systems. It works on the Dapper or Edgy Releases. Pretty videos on http://www.novell.com/linux/xglrelease/ Q- How do I restore Grub after installing Windows? A- https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GrubHowto or https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RecoveringUbuntuAfterInstallingWindows or troubleshooting grub: http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html#Troubleshooting Q- How do I get sound to work in Ubuntu? A- https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DebuggingSoundProblems Q- What does CLI mean? A- CLI means Command Line Interface, aka the terminal or console. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BasicCommands or http://www.linuxcommand.org/ or http://www.tuxfiles.org Q- How do I set up a Wireless internet connection? A- https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WiFiHowto Q- What is DMA? A- Direct Memory Access/Addressing. A method of transferring data from one memory area to another without having to go through the central processing unit. It makes your hard disks and cdroms run faster. Please see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DMA Q- How do I register a nickname with Freenode? A- Information about registering your Freenode nick is at http://freenode.net/faq.shtml#contents-userregistration
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