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#debian-kde
M: 2010-02-21
<reply> see kde
#debianppc
M: 2009-09-20
<reply> see debianppc
.arc
M: 2010-11-02
<reply> see arc
.bd
M: 2008-10-16
Bangladesh
.bin
M: 2010-12-28
<reply>[.bin] NOT a meaningful filename extension. "aptitude install file", then run file on your .bin and see what it is (or, read it with less). Or read the README file that should have come with it. If it looks like a shell script, try "sh myfile.bin". .bin is the extension used by some JDK installers (which are executable files) and is also a Macintosh archive format (MacBinary). If it is a CD image, ask me about <bin-cue>.
.bt
C: 2008-06-02
Bhutan
.deb
M: 2009-10-30
<reply> see package
.dev
M: 2013-05-19
an old by-product of <udev> moved to /dev/.static/dev/ . The /dev/.static/dev/ hack was removed from udev at 0.124-1. From the udev package changelog: "It was cool, but its complexity is not justified anymore. (Closes: #444337, #481559)".
.dmg
M: 2012-08-25
<reply> see dmg
.docx
M: 2013-08-14
<reply> see docx
.htaccess
M: 2012-08-02
<reply>From the Apache HTTPD Server Tutorial (http://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/howto/htaccess.html): "You should avoid using .htaccess files completely if you have access to httpd main server config file. Using .htaccess files slows down your Apache http server. Any directive that you can include in a .htaccess file is better set in a Directory block, as it will have the same effect with better performance."
.iso
M: 2008-01-01
<reply> see iso
.jar
M: 2011-01-06
<reply> see jar
.md
C: 2007-12-29
Moldova
.pl
M: 2010-12-09
<reply> see pl
.pub
M: 2011-01-04
<reply> see publisher
.rmvb
M: 2010-12-27
<reply> see rmvb
.sea
M: 2013-08-24
<reply> see stuffit
.si
M: 2010-11-27
<reply> see si
.udeb
M: 2011-10-18
<reply> see udeb
.vdx
M: 2011-11-16
<reply> see visio
/dev/dsp
M: 2010-12-20
<reply> see devdsp
/etc/hosts
M: 2010-12-04
<reply>/etc/hosts is a static lookup table for hostnames. "man 5 hosts" for more information and example content. To change your system's hostname, ask me about <hostname>.
/run
M: 2011-05-16
<reply> see run
/tmp
M: 2010-07-09
<reply> see tmp
/usr/local
M: 2010-02-03
<reply> see usrlocal
1.1
M: 2009-02-16
<reply> see buzz
1.2
C: 2009-02-16
<reply> see rex
1.3
C: 2009-02-16
<reply> see bo
10.0
C: 2014-12-07
<reply> see buster
2.0
M: 2009-02-16
<reply> see hamm
2.1
M: 2009-02-16
<reply> see slink
2.2
M: 2009-02-16
<reply> see potato
2.6 mouse
M: 2009-07-12
modprobe psmouse; modprobe mousedev; echo -e "psmouse\nmousedev" >> /etc/modules and choose mouse device /dev/input/mice and mouse type ExplorerPS/2. See http://kerneltrap.org/node/view/2199 or the #debian FAQ (http://wiki.debian.org/OtherHardware#MyPS.2BAC8-2mousenolongerworkswitha2.6.xkernel).
2.6 ps2
M: 2009-07-12
<reply> see 2.6 mouse
2wire
M: 2010-08-16
<reply>2Wire is a broadband customer-premises equipment manufacturer. For support of the "2Wire 802.11b USB Wireless Adapter" (USB ID 1630:ff81), ask me about <orinoco usb>. For support of the legacy (~2005) "2Wire 802.11g Wireless USB Adapter" (USB ID 1630:0005), ask me about <p54>. For support of the later (~2009) "2Wire 802.11g Wireless USB Adapter" (USB ID 0ace:1215), ask me about <zd1211>.
3.0
M: 2009-02-16
<reply> see woody
3.1
M: 2009-02-16
<reply> see sarge
3012g
M: 2011-07-24
<reply>The Billion BiPAC 3012G is an 802.11g USB wireless LAN device (USB ID 0bda:8187). It contains a Realtek RTL8187L chipset; for device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rtl818x>. http://www.billion.com/product/wireless/bipac3012g-wireless-usb-adapter.html
32-bit chroot
M: 2009-05-11
<reply> see chroot 32bit
389
M: 2010-10-02
<reply> see 389ds
389-ds
M: 2014-04-26
<reply>389 Directory Server (formerly Fedora Directory Server) is an open source enterprise-class <LDAP> server, a rebranded variant of Red Hat Directory Server. Packaged in <unstable>. http://port389.org/ #389 on irc.freenode.net.
389ds
M: 2014-04-26
<reply> see 389-ds
3945
M: 2009-02-17
<reply> see iwlwifi
3c59x
C: 2011-01-13
<reply>3c59x is the <3Com> 3c59x/3c9xx Ethernet driver. It provides support for several 3Com 10/100Mbps PCI/CardBus devices and is included in the mainline Linux kernel. Ask me about <wol> regarding use of its enable_wol parameter.
3c5x9utils
M: 2010-11-30
<reply> see nictools
3c905
M: 2011-01-13
<reply> see 3c59x
3ccfem556
M: 2010-06-05
<reply>The "3Com Megahertz 10/100 LAN+56K Modem" (3CCFEM556 and 3CCFEM556 B) is a 16-bit PCMCIA device, supported by the 3c574_cs and serial_cs Linux kernel modules. It requires a CIS override (3CCFEM556.cis) for device initialization/operation, ask me about <cis>.
3ccfem556b
M: 2010-06-05
<reply> see 3ccfem556
3com
M: 2009-11-08
<reply>3Com is a network hardware manufacturer, a subsidiary of <HP>. There is no Linux driver available for the "3Com Corporation Mini PCI 56k Winmodem" modem-only adapter (PCI ID 10b7:1007). For support of the 3CCFEM556(B) PC Card, ask me about <3ccfem556>. See also <3c59x>, <3crxjk10075>, <3crusb20075>, <hcl>.
3crusb10075
M: 2011-01-10
<reply> see zd1211rw
3crusb20075
M: 2011-01-07
<reply>The 3Com 3CRUSB20075 "OfficeConnect Wireless 108Mbps 11g USB Adapter" is a USB 2.0 802.11g wireless LAN device (USB ID a727:6893). It contains an Atheros AR5523 chipset, which is not supported by the madwifi and ath5k drivers. Ask me about <ar5523> and <new_id>.
3crusbn275
M: 2011-01-09
<reply> see ar9170
3crwe62092b
M: 2010-10-13
<reply> see atmel_cs
3crxjk10075
M: 2010-10-13
<reply> The 3Com 3CRXJK10075 "OfficeConnect Wireless 108Mbps 11g XJACK PC Card" is a 802.11g CardBus device (PCI ID 168c:0013). For support on Debian systems, ask me about <ath5k>.
3cxfe575ct
M: 2011-01-13
<reply> see 3c59x
3d
M: 2010-03-21
<reply>3D acceleration requires kernel support, X server support, some other library packages, and that your account be in the "video" group. Ask me about <nvidia>, <ati>. See also http://www.free3d.org/ for documentation references and performance benchmarks.
3dfx
M: 2011-03-01
<reply>3dfx Interactive was a graphic processing unit manufacturer, who produced the Voodoo Graphics series. Video devices are supported in Xorg by the voodoo (Voodoo1/2) and tdfx (Voodoo Banshee, Voodoo3/4/5) display drivers. The /dev/3dfx device (required for glide support in X <= 3.3.6) is no longer necessary. See also <glide>.
3dnow
M: 2010-02-28
<reply> see 3dnow!
3dnow!
M: 2012-12-07
<reply>3DNow! is an x86 instruction set extension developed by AMD, for improving the performance of graphic-intensive applications. This debuted prior to <SSE> and was introduced with the AMD K6-2 processor.
3do
M: 2010-10-27
<reply> see operafs
3g
M: 2009-11-30
<reply>3G is a generation of standards for mobile phones and mobile telecommunications services (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3G). If you have a 3G/3G+/HSDPA modem, you may wish to see http://www.pharscape.org/Linux-and-3G.html to get it working on Linux. http://wiki.debian.org/Modem/3G . See also <usb_modeswitch>.
3hosts sshx
M: 2013-01-02
<reply>To type on host1, run the client on host2 and the server on host3, do: (host1)$ ssh host3; (host3)$ DISPLAY=:0 ssh -X host2; (host2)$ ./application
3wplayer
M: 2010-08-08
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3wPlayer
4.0
M: 2009-02-16
<reply> see etch
4.0r4
M: 2008-10-25
<reply> Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r4 was released on July 26th, 2008. This release contains an updated installer, the network-console installation option is no longer vulnerable to the issue described in <DSA1571>. It also includes 2.6.24 kernel images and related new packages, to provide support for hardware requiring updated drivers. http://www.debian.org/News/2008/20080726 Also ask me about <etchnhalf>. See also <4.0r4a>.
4.0r4a
C: 2008-08-10
<reply> Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r4a was released on July 31st, 2008. This release is a minor update to <4.0r4>, additional packages were included. http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/etch/ChangeLog
4.0r5
M: 2008-10-26
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r5 was released on October 23rd, 2008. http://www.debian.org/News/2008/20081023
4.0r6
C: 2008-12-18
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r6 was released on December 17, 2008. This revision corrects security issues present in the Etch release, along with miscellaneous bugfixes. http://www.debian.org/News/2008/20081218
4.0r7
M: 2009-04-29
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r7 was released on February 9th, 2009. This revision corrects security issues present in the Etch release, along with adjustments for serious problems. http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20090210
4.0r8
M: 2009-04-13
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r8 was released on April 8th, 2009. This revision corrects security issues present in the <oldstable> release, along with adjustments for serious problems. http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20090408
4.0r9
M: 2010-05-23
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r9 was released on 22nd May, 2010. It is the final point release of <etch>, incorporating all security updates (with one exception) issued since <4.0r8>. http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100522 . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>. See also <etch->lenny>.
4311
M: 2010-04-19
<reply> see bcm4311
4313
M: 2010-02-25
<reply> see bcm4313
4315
M: 2011-03-05
<reply> see bcm4312
4321
M: 2010-04-19
<reply> see bcm4321
4322
M: 2010-09-24
<reply> see bcm4322
43224
M: 2010-09-24
<reply> see bcm43224
43225
M: 2010-09-24
<reply> see bcm43225
4323
C: 2010-10-30
<reply> see bcm4323
43231
C: 2010-11-02
<reply> see bcm43231
4328
M: 2010-10-24
<reply> see bcm4328
4329
M: 2010-10-20
<reply> see bcm4329
432a
M: 2010-10-25
<reply> see bcm432a
4331
C: 2011-03-15
<reply> see bcm4331
4353
M: 2010-10-24
<reply> see bcm4353
4357
M: 2010-10-24
<reply> see bcm4357
4727
M: 2010-10-01
<reply> see bcm4727
486
M: 2011-11-21
<reply>The 486 Debian kernel flavour can be used PCs with an Intel i486 (DX/DX-S/DX2/DX4/GX/OverDrive/RapidCAD/SX/SX2/SX-S/SL/SL-NM suffix); AMD Am5x86; Cyrix/IBM/ST 5x86, 6x86 or MediaGX; UMC U5D or U5S; AMD/NSC Geode GX1, Geode SC1100, Elan SC4xx or SC5xx; or any later x86 processor. See also <686>.
4965
C: 2008-09-07
<reply> see iwlwifi
4k
M: 2013-09-08
<reply> see 4kb
5.0
M: 2009-04-13
<reply> see lenny
5.0.0
M: 2009-02-16
<reply> see 5.0
5.0.1
M: 2009-04-13
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.1 was released on April 11th, 2009. This is the first update of <lenny> and the first point release to use a micro version number (i.e. 5.0.1 instead of 5.0r1). This update corrects security problems within the <oldstable> release, along with adjustments for serious problems. http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20090411 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
5.0.10
M: 2012-03-11
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.10 was released on March 10th, 2012. It is the final point release for <lenny>, incorporating all security updates issued since <5.0.9>. This was produced just to collect all previous changes; it is not a sign that you should continue to use this unsupported release. Ask me about <lenny->squeeze>. http://www.debian.org/News/2012/20120310
5.0.2
M: 2009-06-27
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.2 was released on June 27th, 2009. This update corrects security problems within the <oldstable> release, along with adjustments for serious problems. http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20090627 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
5.0.2a
M: 2009-10-01
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.2a is a rebuild of the <5.0.2> installation images to correct a major bug relating to package installation ordering. There were no <update CD>/DVD images produced for 5.0.2a. http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/archive/5.0.2a/
5.0.3
M: 2009-09-05
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.3 was released on September 4th, 2009. This update corrects security problems within the <oldstable> release, along with adjustments for serious problems. Support for the Intel 82574L and Broadcom NetXtreme II 10Gb Ethernet controllers was introduced. http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20090905 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
5.0.4
M: 2010-01-30
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.4 was released on January 30th, 2010. This update corrects security problems within the <oldstable> release, along with a number of improvements to the installer and additional hardware support. http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100130 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
5.0.5
M: 2010-06-26
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.5 was released on June 26th, 2010. This update corrects security problems within the <oldstable> release, along with adjustments for serious problems. Support for Atheros AR8131/AR8132, Broadcom BCM5716/BCM5716S and ServerEngines BladeEngine2/3 Ethernet controllers was introduced. http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100626 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
5.0.6
M: 2010-09-04
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.6 was released on September 4th, 2010. This update corrects security problems within the <oldstable> release, along with adjustments for serious problems. Support for Intel 82567LF-3, 82567LM-3, 82567LM-4 and 82583V Ethernet controllers was introduced. http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100904 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
5.0.7
M: 2010-11-27
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.7 was released on November 27th, 2010. This update corrects security problems within the <oldstable> release, along with adjustments for serious problems. http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20101127 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
5.0.8
M: 2011-01-23
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.8 was released on January 22nd, 2011. This update corrects security problems within the <oldstable> release, along with adjustments for serious problems. http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110122 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
5.0.9
M: 2011-10-01
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.9 was released on October 1st, 2011. This update corrects security problems within the <lenny> release, along with adjustments for serious problems. http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20111001 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
5.0r1
C: 2009-04-13
<reply> see 5.0.1
5.0r3
C: 2009-09-05
<reply> see 5.0.3
5.0r5
C: 2010-06-17
<reply> see 5.0.5
5.0r6
C: 2010-08-24
<reply> see 5.0.6
5.0r7
C: 2010-11-14
<reply> see 5.0.7
5.0r8
M: 2011-01-13
<reply> see 5.0.8
5.0r9
M: 2011-01-13
<reply> see 5.0.9
5709c
M: 2010-07-23
<reply> see bnx2
57765
M: 2011-08-05
<reply> see bcm57765
57766
M: 2013-05-20
<reply> see bcm57766
57785
M: 2011-09-18
<reply> see bcm57785
57788
M: 2010-07-07
<reply> see tg3
6.0.0
C: 2011-02-06
<reply> see 6.0
6.0.1
M: 2011-03-19
<reply>Debian 6.0.1 was released on March 19th, 2011. This update corrects security problems within the <stable> release, along with adjustments for serious problems. Support for installation on additional hardware is introduced. http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110319 http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>. See also <6.0.1a>.
6.0.10
M: 2014-07-19
<reply>Debian 6.0.10 was released on July 19th, 2014. This <point release> only copied across the last security updates issued for squeeze, and does not indicate that squeeze is still a supported release. Ask me about <squeeze security> <squeeze-lts>. https://www.debian.org/News/2014/20140719
6.0.1a
M: 2011-03-23
<reply>6.0.1a is the version number of a bugfix rebuild of installation images for the <6.0.1> point release. See http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110329a for more information.
6.0.2
M: 2011-06-25
<reply>Debian 6.0.2 was released on June 25th, 2011. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110625 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>. See also <6.0.2.1>.
6.0.2.1
M: 2011-06-28
<reply>Debian 6.0.2.1 was released on June 26th, 2011. There are no changes to package content from <6.0.2>; it was re-published due to broken Packages files for the kfreebsd-amd64 and kfreebsd-i386 architectures.
6.0.3
M: 2011-10-08
<reply>Debian 6.0.3 was released on October 8th, 2011. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Support for additional networking hardware (e.g. Broadcom BCM57765 and BCM57785, Intel 82576 ET2 and 82579, Realtek RTL8105E) is introduced. http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20111008 http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
6.0.4
M: 2012-01-28
<reply>Debian 6.0.4 was released on January 28th, 2012. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Support for Intel C600 Series SAS/SATA controllers is introduced, ask me about <isci>. Further details are at http://www.debian.org/News/2012/20120128 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
6.0.6
M: 2012-09-29
<reply>Debian 6.0.6 was released on September 29th, 2012. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at http://www.debian.org/News/2012/20120929 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
6.0.7
M: 2013-02-24
<reply>Debian 6.0.7 was released on Feburary 23rd, 2013. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Some <SAS> drivers were updated to support additional hardware. Further details are at http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20130223 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
6.0.8
M: 2013-10-20
<reply>Debian 6.0.8 was released on October 20th, 2013. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20131020 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
6.0.9
M: 2014-02-15
<reply>Debian 6.0.9 was released on February 15th, 2014. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at http://www.debian.org/News/2014/20140215 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
6.10
M: 2014-07-25
<reply> see 6.0.10
6.9
M: 2014-02-17
<reply> see 6.0.9
6150
M: 2009-12-18
<reply> see iwlagn
64 studio
M: 2010-10-19
<reply> see 64studio
64studio
C: 2008-10-04
<reply>64 Studio is a GNU/Linux distribution <based on Debian>, oriented towards audio/video recording and media production. It uses a custom kernel with realtime patches added. It is not supported in #debian. http://64studio.com/ #64studio on irc.freenode.net.
686
M: 2011-04-27
<reply>The 686 Debian kernel flavour (Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" and earlier releases) can be used on PCs with an Intel Pentium Pro/II/III/4/4M/D/M, Xeon, Celeron, Core or Atom; AMD Geode LX/NX, Athlon (K7), Duron, Opteron, Sempron, Turion or Phenom; Transmeta Efficeon; VIA C3 "Nehemiah" or C7 processor. You can also use a 686 kernel with a <x86-64> processor for a 32-bit kernel (rather than the amd64 kernel). See also <686-pae>.
686-bigmem
M: 2013-08-05
<reply> see bigmem
686-pae
M: 2011-05-04
<reply>At linux-2.6 2.6.39~rc4-1~experimental.1, the 686-<bigmem> flavour was renamed to "686-pae" with the 686 flavour removed. From the package changelog: "For 686-class systems without PAE, the '486' flavour is more efficient than the '686' flavour due to optimisation for uniprocessor systems." The change allows use of the NX (No eXecute, aka eXecute Disable) bit where available. See also <nopae>.
7-zip
M: 2010-12-15
<reply> see p7zip
7.0.0
M: 2013-05-05
<reply> see 7.0
7.0.1
M: 2013-05-16
<reply> see 7.1
7.1
M: 2013-06-15
<reply>Debian 7.1 was released on June 15th, 2013. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20130615 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
7.11
M: 2016-06-05
<reply>Debian 7.11, the final point release for Wheezy, was released on June 4, 2016. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2016/2016060402 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
7.2
M: 2013-10-13
<reply>Debian 7.2 was released on October 12th, 2013. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20131012 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
7.3
M: 2013-12-15
<reply>Debian 7.3 was released on December 14th, 2013. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20131214 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
7.4
M: 2014-02-09
<reply>Debian 7.4 was released on February 8th, 2014. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at http://www.debian.org/News/2014/20140208 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
7.5
M: 2014-04-26
<reply>Debian 7.5 was released on April 26th, 2014. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Support for additional Intel Ethernet devices (I210, I211, I217, I218, I354) was introduced. Further details are at http://www.debian.org/News/2014/20140426 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
7.6
M: 2014-07-13
<reply>Debian 7.6 was released on July 12th, 2014. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2014/20140712 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
7.7
M: 2014-10-18
<reply>Debian 7.7 was released on October 18, 2014. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2014/20141018 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
7.8
C: 2015-01-10
<reply>Debian 7.8 was released on January 10, 2015. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2015/20150110 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>. See also <7.8 suspend>.
7.8 suspend
M: 2015-01-27
<reply>A regression in Linux 3.2.65 (part of the Debian <7.8> point release) may result in some systems failing to resume after suspending to RAM, by rebooting instead (Debian bug #774436). Fixed packages (3.2.65-1+deb7u1) were introduced as part of a <security> update to resolve this. http://womble.decadent.org.uk/blog/linux-suspendresume-regression-in-debian-78.html
7.9
M: 2015-09-05
<reply>Debian 7.9 was released on September 5, 2015. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2015/2015090502 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
70
M: 2010-03-12
<reply>This is outdated, for Stretch see https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/PredictableNetworkInterfaceNames/ oldfactoid: udev has the ability to statically rename Ethernet cards based on MAC address. The addresses are configured in /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules, edit this file to change the mappings. To apply changes: «udevadm trigger» or reload the relevant driver module. See also <udev>.
701sd
C: 2009-01-04
<reply> see rtl8187se
7zip
M: 2010-12-15
<reply> see 7-zip
8.0
M: 2012-10-30
<reply> see jessie
8.1
M: 2015-06-02
<reply>Debian 8.1 was released on June 6, 2015. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2015/20150606 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
8.2
M: 2015-09-05
<reply>Debian 8.2 was released on September 5, 2015. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2015/20150905 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
8.3
M: 2016-01-23
<reply>Debian 8.3 was released on January 23, 2016. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2016/20160123 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
8.5
M: 2016-06-05
<reply>Debian 8.5 was released on June 4, 2016. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2016/20160604 and http://deb.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
8.6
M: 2016-09-17
<reply>Debian 8.6 was released on September 17, 2016. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2016/20160917 and http://deb.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
802.11
M: 2009-10-24
<reply> IEEE 802.11 is a set of standards carrying out wireless local area network communication in 2.4/3.6/5 GHz frequency bands. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11 . Ask me about <wireless>.
802ain
M: 2013-05-06
<reply>The Actiontec 802AIN "Wireless N USB Network Adapter" is an 802.11 draft-n device (USB ID 1668:1200, 0ace:20ff prior to mode switching). It contains an Atheros AR9170 chipset; for device support, ask me about <carl9170>. http://www.actiontec.com/products/product.php?pid=196
8139
M: 2011-01-06
<reply> see rtl8139
8139c
M: 2011-05-13
<reply> see rtl8139
8192
M: 2011-05-23
<reply> see rtl8192
82546gb
M: 2011-01-13
<reply> see e1000
82557
M: 2010-07-11
<reply> see e100
82559
M: 2011-12-14
<reply> see e100
82567lm
C: 2010-01-13
<reply> see e1000e
82567v
M: 2011-05-04
<reply> see e1000e
82574l
C: 2009-09-02
<reply> see e1000e
82575
M: 2010-09-05
<reply> see igb
82576
M: 2010-09-05
<reply> see igb
82577
M: 2010-09-08
<reply> see e1000e
82577lc
M: 2011-01-24
<reply> see 82577
82577lm
M: 2011-01-24
<reply> see 82577
82578
M: 2010-09-08
<reply> see e1000e
82578dc
M: 2010-09-08
<reply> see 82578
82579
M: 2011-10-08
<reply>Intel 82579 LAN on Motherboard devices (LOMs) are supported by the in-tree <e1000e> driver since Linux 2.6.36 and in Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" since the <6.0.3> point release (bug #627700). These include the 82579LM (PCI ID 8086:1502) and 82579V (PCI ID 8086:1503).
82579lm
M: 2011-01-13
<reply> see 82579
82579v
M: 2011-01-13
<reply> see 82579
82598
M: 2011-01-07
<reply> see ixgbe
82598eb
M: 2011-01-07
<reply> see ixgbe
82599
M: 2011-08-16
<reply> see ixgbe
82599eb
M: 2011-01-07
<reply> see ixgbe
82599es
M: 2011-01-07
<reply> see ixgbe
82g31
M: 2012-09-02
<reply> see intel-gfx
82g33
M: 2012-09-02
<reply> see intel-gfx
855gm
M: 2011-01-15
<reply> see intel-gfx
8723au
C: 2013-09-05
<reply> see rtl8723au
88e8059
M: 2010-09-15
<reply>The Marvell 88E8059 PCIe gigabit Ethernet controller (PCI ID 11ab:4381) is found in the HP Mini 5102, Sony VAIO VPCEB1J1E and other systems. It is supported by the <sky2> driver in Debian 2.6.32 kernel images since linux-2.6 2.6.32-22 (bug #571526).
88w8335
M: 2009-01-19
<reply>The Marvell Libertas 88W8335 SoftMAC PCI chipset is not supported by any native Linux kernel driver. Known devices: Digitus Network DN-7001G-MV (rev 3), Encore ENLWI-G (with PCI ID 11ab:1faa), Linksys WPC54G v5, Netgear WG311v3, Netgear WG511v2, TRENDware TEW-423PI (versions B1 and B1.1R). For support of these devices, ask me about <ndiswrapper>.
88w8360
M: 2010-10-04
<reply>The Marvell TopDog 88W8360 802.11n USB chipset is not currently supported by any native Linux kernel driver. Known devices: Netgear WN111 v1 (USB ID 0846:9000), D-Link DWA-130 revision A1 (USB ID 07d1:3b11). For support of these devices, ask me about <ndiswrapper>.
88w8361
C: 2010-09-21
<reply>The Marvell TopDog 88W8361 802.11n PCI chipset is not currently supported by any native Linux kernel driver. Known devices (all PCI ID 11ab:2a02): Belkin F5D8011 v2000, Netgear WN311T, Netgear WN511T. For support of these devices, ask me about <ndiswrapper>.
88w8363
M: 2012-09-08
<reply>The Marvell 88W8363 is an 802.11n wireless LAN chipset (PCI IDs 11ab:2a0a, 11ab:2a0c, 11ab:2a24), supported by the <mwl8k> driver since Linux 2.6.34. Firmware is required (mwl8k/fmimage_8363.fw, mwl8k/helper_8363.fw) and not currently available in <linux-firmware>; see http://wiki.debian.org/mwl8k for more information.
88w8366
M: 2011-05-05
<reply> see mwl8k
88w8385
C: 2009-01-17
<reply> see libertas
88w8388
C: 2009-01-17
<reply> see libertas
88w8686
C: 2009-01-17
<reply> see libertas
88w8687
C: 2009-03-15
<reply> see mwl8k
88w8764
M: 2013-08-28
<reply> see mwl8k
9.0
C: 2014-12-07
<reply> see stretch
915gm
M: 2011-01-15
<reply> see intel-gfx
915resolution
M: 2010-02-14
<reply>915resolution is a tool (read: hack) to transiently modify the video BIOS of Intel 8xx and 9xx integrated graphic chipsets, to achieve certain display resolutions in Xorg. Not required for Debian systems since Lenny due to improvements in the Intel X.org display driver, ask me about <intel-gfx>. Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #484251.
945gm
M: 2011-03-19
<reply> see intel-gfx
a2ps
M: 2012-09-25
<reply>a2ps converts plain text (and much more) into formatted <PostScript> files. It cannot deal with files containing unicode characters; use <iconv> to first convert to a supported encoding, or alternatively use the <paps> PostScript converter.
a707
C: 2010-03-13
<reply>The AverMedia "AVerTV Satellite Trinity" (A707) is a combination DVB-T, DVB-S, analogue TV and FM PCIe device (PCI ID 1131:7160). There is no support for this device within any Linux DVB driver at this time. http://www.avermedia.com/avertv/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?Id=463
aacraid
M: 2009-06-01
a percraid (adaptec base) often from <dell>. In the Linux kernel as of version 2.4.17. http://wiki.debian.org/LinuxRaidForAdmins#aacraid
aarnet
M: 2010-08-05
Australian Academic Research Network. The AARNet mirror is a secondary mirror of the Debian archive. http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/indexabout.html http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/debian/
abcde
M: 2011-03-02
<reply>abcde (A Better CD Encoder, formerly cdgrab) is a command line CD encoder. Rips, renames, encodes, and tags, with correctable <cddb> lookups (via freedb), all with one command. Configuration examples: http://www.andrews-corner.org/abcde.html . http://code.google.com/p/abcde/
abiword
M: 2010-08-08
<reply>AbiWord is a cross-platform, free and open source GTK+ word processor, which uses its own XML-based file format. Supports Microsoft Word (.doc), Office Open XML (.docx) and other file formats. http://www.abisource.com/wiki/FAQ http://abisource.com/ #abiword on irc.gnome.org.
abp
M: 2010-07-13
<reply> see adblock plus
abs guide
M: 2010-01-19
<reply> see abs
abs-guide
M: 2010-01-19
<reply> see abs
ac'97
M: 2010-10-24
<reply>There is no universal driver for every single motherboard that uses AC'97 audio. As AC'97 is just an audio codec standard, you need a driver for your audio chip. In <ALSA>, it is usually one of snd-intel8x0, snd-au8810 or snd-via82xx; use <lspci -k> to check. The AC'97 standard was superseded by the Intel High Definition Audio specification in 2004, which is supported by snd-hda-intel.
ac131
M: 2010-10-03
<reply> see forcedeth
ac97
M: 2010-12-22
<reply> see ac'97
access
M: 2013-02-06
<reply> see mdb
acenic
M: 2010-10-07
<reply>acenic is a Linux kernel driver supporting Alteon AceNIC Tigon I and II gigabit Ethernet controllers. Firmware from userspace (Debian 2.6.26 and later kernels) is required and not currently packaged (Debian bug #517627), see http://wiki.debian.org/acenic for installation instructions.
acer
M: 2009-12-09
<reply>[acer] Acer Incorporated is an electronics manufacturer. http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/Acer http://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Acer . See also <acer_acpi>, <acerone>, <ar8151>, <atl1c>, <ipn2220>, <laptop>.
acerone
C: 2008-08-26
<reply> The Aspire One is a <netbook> manufactured by Acer. Models supplied with Linux are shipped with the <Linpus> Linux Lite operating system which is not supported in #debian. To install Debian, see http://wiki.debian.org/DebianAcerOne for installation, configuration and troubleshooting instructions.
acer_acpi
M: 2009-09-03
<reply>acer_acpi is an out-of-tree Linux kernel module, providing the ability to control hardware on modern Acer laptops. http://code.google.com/p/aceracpi/ Deprecated by acer-wmi ("Acer Laptop WMI Extras Driver", upstream driver port) in mainline as of Linux 2.6.25. http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/laptops/acer-wmi.txt
achi
M: 2011-01-23
<reply> see ahci
acpi
M: 2009-11-12
<reply>Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) is a power management interface that gives more control to the BIOS, or horribly horribly broken, or "run this arbitrary code in ring 0", or generally better than <APM>. For a list of supported systems/BIOSes, see http://www.lesswatts.org/projects/acpi/ . See also <acpid>, <suspend>.
acpid
M: 2011-03-28
<reply>acpid is a daemon for delivering <ACPI> events. Install the recommended acpi-support-base package to enable power button use. http://www.tedfelix.com/linux/acpid-netlink.html
acroread
M: 2009-01-24
<reply> see pdf
acx
M: 2011-12-04
<reply>acx is a reverse-engineered, out-of-tree Linux kernel driver for wireless LAN devices based on Texas Instruments ACX100/TNETW1100, ACX111/TNETW1130 and ACX100USB chipsets. It does not support <WPA>. This driver is not available for Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" and was removed from Debian to resolve bug #581519; ask me about <acx-mac80211>.
acx firmware
M: 2010-08-16
<reply> Firmware required by the <acx-mac80211> driver is dependent on your device's chipset and is not packaged for Debian. See http://wiki.debian.org/acx#Firmware and http://acx100.sf.net/wiki/Firmware for more information and download links.
acx-mac80211
M: 2012-09-05
<reply>acx-mac80211 is an experimental, reverse-engineered, out-of-tree <mac80211> driver for wireless LAN devices based on Texas Instruments ACX100/TNETW1100, ACX111/TNETW1130, ACX100USB and TNETW1450 chipsets. This driver supports <WPA> and WPA2. To install on Debian systems, see http://wiki.debian.org/acx (Linux >= 3.2.0 required). See also <acx firmware>.
acx100
M: 2010-08-16
<reply> see acx-mac80211
ad-hoc
M: 2010-05-01
<reply> see adhoc
adb
C: 2013-08-02
<reply>Android Debug Bridge (adb) is a command line utility for communicating with a connected Android-powered device or emulator instance. Packaged for Debian as android-tools-adb in <testing> and <wheezy-backports>. http://developer.android.com/tools/help/adb.html
adblock
M: 2010-07-13
the name commonly given to the add-ons for a number of different browsers (including Iceweasel, Konqueror, etc) that reduces the number of advertisements being shown on a webpage. For Iceweasel, install the xul-ext-adblock-plus package. See also <banner filtering>.
adblock plus
M: 2010-07-13
<reply> see adblock
adblock.hosts
M: 2009-05-09
<reply>[adblock.hosts] You can use /etc/hosts to block ads, banners, 3rd party cookies, 3rd party page counters, web bugs and more. http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt -- http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm, or you could just use a browser not able to display ads like <links2>, <w3m> or many others. Alternatively, you can use an <adblock> extension or <privoxy>.
adduser
M: 2011-10-04
a program (front end to useradd(8)) for adding a user to the system. See also <homedir permissions>.
adept
M: 2013-09-14
<reply>Adept Manager is a discontinued GUI to the <APT> for <KDE>. Removed from Debian to resolve bug #673085. Just use <aptitude> instead, or if you really need a GUI, ask me about <apper> or <synaptic>.
adf
C: 2008-06-15
Amiga Disk File - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiga Disk File. ADF contents can be extracted using the unADF utility from ADFlib (http://lclevy.free.fr/adflib/unadf.html).
adhoc
M: 2009-03-11
<reply>Procedures for establishing a <WiFi> ad-hoc network on Debian systems can be found at http://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/AdHoc
adm8211
M: 2009-12-05
<reply>adm8211 is a driver for ADMtek ADM8211x-based 802.11b wireless LAN devices, included in the mainline Linux kernel since version 2.6.24. This driver does not require firmware from userspace. http://wiki.debian.org/adm8211
admtek
M: 2010-10-05
<reply> see adm8211
ado
M: 2010-10-01
<reply> see archive.debian.org
adobe flash
M: 2013-09-23
<reply> see flashplugin-nonfree
adopt
M: 2012-11-08
<reply> see adopting
advanced format
C: 2010-09-04
<reply>Advanced Format is a blanket term describing any HDD sector format exceeding 512-520 bytes per sector. WRT Western Digital Advanced Format and Linux, see http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=5655 .
advansys
M: 2009-11-14
<reply>advansys is a Linux kernel driver supporting SCSI host adapters from Advanced System Products. Firmware from userspace is required for Debian Linux 2.6.30 and later kernel images; ask me about <non-free sources> and install the firmware-linux-nonfree package to provide.
advformat
C: 2010-09-04
<reply> see advanced format
adzapper
M: 2009-07-13
adzapper is a URL rewriter program which intercepts known advertising, content trackers and some web bugs, preventing their acquisition and display. Can be used within <squid>, <apache2>, polipo, <konqueror> and Mozilla Firefox <Adblock>. Read /usr/share/doc/adzapper/README.Debian after installation to enable; see also Debian bug #588572. http://adzapper.sf.net/ See also <banner filtering>.
ae1000
M: 2011-05-16
<reply>The Linksys AE1000 "High-Performance Wireless-N USB Adapter" is an 802.11n device produced by Cisco. Device version 1 (USB ID 13b1:002f) contains a Ralink RT3572 chipset; for device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rt2800usb> (linux-2.6 2.6.39-2 or later required).
af
M: 2010-09-04
<reply>af is an <Emacs>-like mail reader and composer, removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #460635. See also <advformat>.
af9015
C: 2010-05-12
<reply>The Afatech AF9015 is a DVB-T demodulator and USB bridge chip, supported by the Linux kernel's dvb-usb-af9015 driver since Linux 2.6.28. Firmware from userspace is required (dvb-usb-af9015.fw), currently not packaged by the Debian project (Debian bug #534379); firmware extracted from Windows device drivers is available at http://www.otit.fi/~crope/v4l-dvb/af9015/af9015_firmware_cutter/firmware_files/ . See also <tda18218>.
afbackup
M: 2010-01-16
a client-server backup system. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #612062. http://sf.net/projects/afbackup/
afp
M: 2012-08-27
<reply>The Apple Filing Protocol (AFP, formerly AppleTalk Filing Protocol) is a proprietary network protocol providing file services for Mac OS X. Ask me about <netatalk> (AFP server) and <afpfs-ng> (AFP client). Not to be confused with <afs>.
afpfs
M: 2012-08-27
<reply> see afpfs-ng
afpfs-ng
M: 2013-03-21
<reply>afpfs-ng is a userspace <AFP> client, allowing access to files exported from a Mac OS X or <netatalk> system. Not part of the Debian 7 "Wheezy" release due to bug #702889. http://alexthepuffin.googlepages.com/home
afs
M: 2013-01-24
<reply>The Andrew File System (AFS) is a distributed network file system primarily used in distributed computing. The open source AFS implementation 'OpenAFS' is packaged for Debian. http://www.openafs.org/ #openafs on irc.freenode.net.
afterstep
M: 2010-01-05
<reply>AfterStep is a <window manager> based on <FVWM> which attempts to emulate NEXTSTEP look and feel. http://wiki.afterstep.org/ http://www.afterstep.org/ #afterstep on irc.freenode.net.
agere
M: 2009-11-26
<reply>Agere Systems is a manufacturer of semiconductors, now part of Lucent Technologies. For support of wireless LAN devices using the Hermes I chipset, ask me about <orinoco>. For support of the ET-131x PCIe ethernet controller, ask me about <et131x>. For support of software modem chipsets, ask me about <agrsm>, <martian>, <sv92p>.
agetty
M: 2012-10-03
<reply>getty (get teletype) is a program managing physical or virtual terminals (<tty>). Debian's util-linux package supplies agetty (alternative Linux getty), «man agetty» for more information. See also <noclear>.
agi
M: 2010-10-24
<reply>The Adventure Game Intepreter (AGI) is a game engine used by Sierra On-Line during the 1980s. http://www.agidev.com/intro/ . See also <scummvm>.
agn100
C: 2009-03-24
<reply> see agnx
agn300
C: 2009-03-24
<reply> see agnx
agnx
M: 2009-03-24
<reply>agnx is an experimental mac80211 driver for Airgo Networks' AGN100 and AGN300 wireless LAN chipsets. Performance for AGN100 is currently poor, support for AGN300 is in progress. http://sf.net/projects/agnx80211driver/ . Use <git> to acquire the source from http://git.sipsolutions.net/agnx.git . See also <ndiswrapper>.
agrsm
M: 2012-03-13
<reply>The out-of-tree agrsm Linux kernel driver (http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/packages/ltmodem/11c11040/ , not packaged for Debian) supports some PCI and USB software modem chipsets produced by Agere Systems. See also <martian>, <sv92p>.
aha152x_cs
M: 2011-07-22
<reply>aha152x_cs is a driver supporting Adaptec AHA-152x and compatible PCMCIA SCSI host adapters, part of the Linux kernel. PCMCIA_AHA152X is enabled as a module for Debian amd64 systems as of linux-2.6 3.0.0~rc6-1~experimental.1 (Debian bug #632929).
ahci
M: 2009-09-18
<reply>[ahci] Advanced Host Controller Interface, supported by the Linux kernel since version 2.6.19. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AHCI
aide
M: 2011-10-26
<reply>AIDE (Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment) is an open source, host-based intrusion detection system, initially developed as a free <tripwire> replacement. http://aide.sf.net/
aim
M: 2009-11-13
<reply>AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) is an instant message service using the <OSCAR> protocol. Third-party clients for Linux include: <bitlbee>, <centerim>, <empathy>, <finch>, <licq>, <naim>, <pidgin> and <pork>. All <Jabber> clients can communicate by using an AIM transport.
aircrack
C: 2008-05-29
<reply> see aircrack-ng
aircrack-ng
M: 2013-09-03
<reply>aircrack-ng is a suite of <WEP> and <WPA> cracking utilities forked from aircrack. http://aircrack-ng.org/doku?id=faq http://aircrack-ng.org/ #aircack-ng on irc.freenode.net. See also <pyrit>, <weplab>.
airgo
C: 2009-03-24
<reply> see agnx
airlink
M: 2011-05-04
<reply> see airlink101
airlink101
M: 2011-05-04
<reply>Airlink101 is a manufacturer of computer hardware. For wireless LAN adapter support, locate its model number, then ask me about <awll5055>, <awll5077>, <awll5088> or <awll7025>. For other models, ask me about <what's my wireless>.
airo
M: 2010-04-23
<reply>airo is a driver for Cisco/Aironet 802.11b PCI and PCMCIA wireless LAN devices (e.g. Aironet 4500 and 4800 series; Cisco PCM350-T, AIR-LCM350). <WPA> support requires firmware version 5.30.17 or later, this hardware does not support WPA2. http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/airo . Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g "tri-mode" devices contain an Atheros chipset; for support of these, ask me about <ath5k>.
aironet
C: 2009-06-09
<reply> see airo
airo_cs
M: 2010-04-23
<reply> see airo
airport
M: 2009-11-18
<reply>AirPort is a brand of wireless LAN products from Apple Inc. For support of the original AirPort Card (802.11b), ask me about <orinoco>. For support of AirPort Extreme (802.11g) cards, ask me about <b43>. For support of integrated AirPort Extreme 802.11a/b/g and /n devices, ask me about <what's my hardware>, then ask about either <ath5k>, <ath9k> (Atheros), <b43> or <wl> (Broadcom).
airsnort
M: 2011-05-29
<reply>AirSnort is a wireless LAN utility for decrypting <WEP> encryption. Dead upstream, removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #429507. Ask me about <aircrack-ng>, <pyrit>.
alac
M: 2011-11-22
<reply>Apple Lossless (aka Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC)) is an open, royalty-free lossless audio codec developed by Apple Inc. A decoder and encoder for the Apple Lossless files (.m4a filename extension) is available in <libavcodec> since version 0.5. For playback on Debian systems, ask me about <amarok>, <mpd>, <mplayer>, <vlc>, <xmms2>. See also <alac2flac>.
alac2flac
M: 2013-09-28
<reply>[alac2flac] Install the libav-tools package, then «for i in *.m4a ; do avconv -i "$i" "${i%*.m4a}.flac" ; done».
alc650
M: 2010-04-24
<reply> ALC650 is the soundchip of satan! Kill it! Kill it now! Use a hammer! For information on your destroyed audio chip, see http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/RealtekALC and http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/Realtek_ALC650
ale clone
M: 2010-12-14
<reply> see freecraft
alioth
M: 2013-11-22
<reply>Alioth (https://alioth.debian.org/) is Debian's FusionForge server, see https://wiki.debian.org/Alioth for service and technical details. #alioth on irc.oftc.net.
alioth down
M: 2013-11-12
<reply> see alioth
allegro
M: 2010-12-10
<reply> see maestro3
aloop
M: 2011-03-12
<reply>snd-aloop is the <ALSA> loopback soundcard driver. Previously buggy by design and not included with ALSA in the mainline Linux kernel. A revised driver was accepted at Linux 2.6.37, enabled in Debian kernel images as of linux-2.6 2.6.38-1 (Debian bug #617869).
alpha
M: 2009-10-08
<reply> WANTED: loving home for CPU architecture. Alpha is housebroken, and has had all its shots. Friendly, affectionate and energetic! Contact DEC (oops, Compaq! (oops, HP! (oops, the morgue))) for details. http://www.debian.org/ports/alpha/ http://alphalinux.org/wiki/ #alpha on irc.freenode.net. Debian 6.0 ("Squeeze") drops official support for the Alpha architecture. See also <qotd230>.
alpine
C: 2010-02-08
<reply>Alpine is a cross-platform e-mail client for the console. It is a rewrite of <Pine>, distributed under the version 2.0 of the Apache License. It currently has no <maildir> support (Debian bug #405762). http://www.washington.edu/alpine/faq/
alsa
M: 2009-04-13
<reply>Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) is a Linux kernel component providing device drivers for sound cards. Ask me about <install alsa>. See also <alsa-checklist>, <default alsa>, <alsa firmware>. http://wiki.debian.org/ALSA http://www.alsa-project.org/ #alsa on irc.freenode.net.
alsa default
M: 2010-12-23
<reply> see default alsa
alsa firmware
M: 2013-01-02
<reply>Firmware from userspace is required by the Cirrus Logic Sound Fusion CS46XX (snd-cs46xx), Echo Digital Audio series, ESS Allegro/Maestro3 (snd-maestro3), Korg 1212 I/O (snd-korg1212) and Yamaha YMF (snd-ymfpci) ALSA drivers. Ask me about <cs46xx>, <echoaudio>, <maestro3>, <korg1212> or <ymfpci> respectively. For E-MU Digital Audio Systems devices, ask me about <emu10k1>.
alsa install
M: 2008-06-03
<reply> see alsa one-liner
alsa one-liner
M: 2010-12-23
<reply>"aptitude -r install alsa-utils". After package installation, run alsamixer and unmute the volume levels. Some applications don't know how to talk directly to ALSA, see <devdsp>. Some ALSA drivers require firmware from userspace, ask me about <alsa firmware>. To set the default sound card, ask me about <default alsa>.
alsa version
M: 2010-12-19
<reply> see alsa versions
alsa versions
M: 2010-02-21
<reply> ALSA versions provided by Debian kernel: 3.2.41 (Wheezy) -> 1.0.24; 2.6.32 (Squeeze) -> 1.0.21. ALSA versions provided by alsa-source package: Squeeze -> 1.0.23. Use «cat /proc/asound/version» to determine the ALSA version in use.
alsa-oss
M: 2013-01-16
<reply> see aoss
alsaconf
M: 2009-05-06
<reply>alsaconf is a formerly included <ALSA> configuration tool to detect sound cards. It was last available in Debian 5.0 "Lenny" and removed from the alsa-utils package at version 1.0.17-1: "The only valid use-case for alsaconf is aiding the configuration of ISA sound cards." Ask me about <install alsa>, <alsa checklist>, <default alsa>. See also /usr/share/doc/alsa-utils/NEWS.Debian.gz
alsactl
M: 2011-03-20
<reply> In Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" and later releases, <alsaconf> is not available; ask me about <install alsa> and <alsa checklist>. You can try to configure <ALSA> by running 'alsactl init' as root - ignoring the 'Unknown hardware' error message - then reboot and test your audio device.
alsaplayer
M: 2010-03-10
<reply>AlsaPlayer is a PCM player designed for use with <ALSA> (also supports OSS and <ESD>), packaged for Debian. It has graphical scopes which displays sound waves. http://www.alsaplayer.org/
alternative
M: 2013-02-23
<reply> see alternatives
altima
M: 2010-03-13
<reply> see worldforge
alx
M: 2014-01-27
<reply>alx is a Linux kernel driver supporting the Qualcomm Atheros AR8161 and QCA8171 Gigabit Ethernet, and the AR8162 and QCA8172 Fast Ethernet controllers. The Debian 7 "Wheezy" release supports AR8161 and AR8162 devices. See https://wiki.debian.org/alx for more information and supported devices.
am10
M: 2013-05-05
<reply>The Valet Connector (AM10) is an 802.11n USB device produced by Cisco (USB ID 13b1:0031). It contains a Ralink RT3072 chipset; for device support, ask me about <rt2800usb>.
am5050
M: 2012-03-13
<reply>The NetComm AM5050 "Roadster II" is a 56 kbit/s USB dial-up hardware modem (USB ID 06ea:0002). Hardware revision 3 is USB CDC ACM-compliant and supported by the Linux kernel's cdc-acm driver, which creates a /dev/ttyACM* character device. See also <ppp>.
am5067
C: 2012-03-13
<reply>The NetComm AM5067 is a 56 kbit/s USB dial-up software modem (USB ID 047e:2892). It contains an Agere Systems SV92U2 "Olympia" chipset, ask me about <agrsm> for device support. http://www.netcomm.com.au/netcomm-products/dial-up-modems/am5067
amanda
M: 2009-07-31
Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver, a cross-platform backup system. Packaged for Debian as 'amanda-server' and 'amanda-client'. http://wiki.zmanda.com/index.php/FAQ http://www.amanda.org/ #amanda on irc.freenode.net.
amanda-client
M: 2009-07-31
<reply> see amanda
amanda-common
M: 2009-07-31
<reply> see amanda
amarok
M: 2009-05-22
an audio player for <KDE>. http://wiki.debian.org/Amarok http://userbase.kde.org/Amarok http://amarok.kde.org/ #amarok on irc.freenode.net.
amavis
M: 2010-01-27
<reply>AMaViS (A Mail Virus Scanner) scans e-mail attachments for viruses using third-party virus scanners available for Unix environments. It resides on a Unix (Linux) machine and looks through the attached files arriving via e-mail, generates reports when a virus is found and sets the delivery on hold. Packaged for Debian as amavisd-new. http://www.ijs.si/software/amavisd/ #amavis on irc.freenode.net.
amaya
M: 2009-11-26
a graphical HTML editor with browsing capabilities, developed by the World Wide Web Consortium. Removed from Debian to resolve bug #522418. http://www.w3.org/Amaya/ #amaya on irc.w3.org (port 6665).
amazon
M: 2013-01-11
<reply>Amazon.com, Inc. is an American multinational electronic commerce company. For Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud information, ask me about <ec2>.
amd
M: 2011-02-14
<reply>Advanced Micro Devices is a semiconductor manufacturer. For support of ATI/AMD graphics hardware, ask me about <ati>. See also <amd64>, <coolnquiet>, <k7>.
amd-ucode
M: 2013-12-10
<reply> see microcode
amd-v
M: 2012-12-29
<reply> see svm
amdv
M: 2012-12-29
<reply> see amd-v
ami
M: 2013-03-17
American Megatrends Incorporated (producer of AMIBIOS) or Amazon Machine Image, ask me about <ec2>.
amilo
C: 2011-11-14
<reply>Amilo is a notebook series by Fujitsu-Siemens. An <rfkill> driver for Amilo A1655 and M7440 models (amilo-rfkill, based on the fsaa1655g and fsam7440 drivers) was added to Debian x86 kernel images at linux-2.6 3.1.1-1. See also <laptop>.
amule
M: 2010-06-02
<reply>aMule is a cross-platform client for the eDonkey and Kad peer-to-peer file sharing networks, forked from xMule. http://wiki.debian.org/aMule http://www.amule.org/wiki/index.php/FAQ_aMule http://www.amule.org/ #amule on irc.freenode.net. See also <mldonkey>.
amv
M: 2011-07-15
<reply>AMV is a proprietary multimedia container format (.amv, .mtv file extensions), created for S1 MP3 players to allow video playback. It is a variant of <AVI> and supported by most Chinese MP4 video players. <FFmpeg> can decode AMV since version 0.5. http://wiki.multimedia.cx/index.php?title=AMV
anaconda
M: 2009-11-18
the installation program used by Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora and some other distributions (e.g. <Progeny>). http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda
anacron
M: 2011-01-08
a <cron>-like program that runs jobs that cron would have skipped if the system was shutdown. http://anacron.sf.net/
anais
C: 2008-06-01
Architecture Not Allowed In Source
android
M: 2011-03-13
<reply>Android is a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices. http://www.android.com/ #android on irc.freenode.net. For the related font family, ask me about <droid>. See also <adb> <lildebi> <mobile>.
angband
M: 2012-10-23
<reply>Angband is a single-player roguelike game (dungeon hack-and-slash) based on <Moria>, with countless variants of its own. http://rephial.org/
anjuta
M: 2011-04-02
<reply>Anjuta is an integrated development environment to GTK+/GNOME for C/C++, similar to KDevelop. http://anjuta.sourceforge.net/ #anjuta on irc.gnome.org.
antix
M: 2009-11-13
<reply> antiX is a live CD distribution based on <MEPIS>. It is not supported in #debian. http://antix.mepis.org/ #mepis on irc.freenode.net. See also <based on debian>.
aoeu
M: 2010-08-11
<reply> see dvorak
aoss
M: 2011-02-10
<reply>aoss is a wrapper script (packaged for Debian in alsa-oss) to make programs use the ALSA Open Sound System (OSS) compatibility library. It just sets the appropriate LD_PRELOAD path and then runs the command. For an alternative which emulates the OSS kernel interface, ask me about <devdsp>.
apache
M: 2009-02-24
<reply>Apache HTTPD is a versatile, high-performance HTTP server. Ask me about <apache2>, <install apache>, <apache manual>. See also <cnrd>, <userdir>, <htaccess>. http://wiki.debian.org/Apache http://wiki.apache.org/httpd/FAQ http://httpd.apache.org/ #httpd on irc.freenode.net.
apache 1.3
M: 2009-10-21
<reply>Version 1.3 of the Apache HTTP Server is obsolete, no longer maintained and has been declared end-of-life. It was removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #418266. Ask me about <apache2>.
apache ecc
M: 2014-07-12
<reply> see apache2 ecc
apache manual
M: 2010-09-10
<reply> see apache2 manual
apache-ssl
M: 2010-04-21
<reply> see apache 1.3
apache1
C: 2008-09-28
<reply> see apache 1.3
apache2 ecc
M: 2014-07-12
<reply>The apache2 package for Debian 7 "Wheezy" (since the <7.6> point release) has support for SSL/TLS ECC keys and ECDH ciphers backported from Apache 2.2.26. If these ciphers cause problems, they can be disabled by adding ":!ECDH" to the SSLCipherSuite directive in /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/ssl.conf.
apache2 manual
M: 2010-04-21
<reply>[apache2 manual] Install the apache2-doc package and browse to http://localhost/doc/apache2-doc/manual/ , or http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/ . See /usr/share/doc/apache2.2-common/README.Debian.gz for an explanation of the Debian Apache configuration file layout. See also <cnrd>.
apc
M: 2010-10-05
<reply>American Power Conversion (APC) is a manufacturer of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) devices, a subsidiary of Schneider Electric. To use an APC UPS on Debian systems, ask me about <apcupsd> and <nut>.
apcd
M: 2009-06-27
<reply>apcd is the APC Smart UPS daemon, removed from Debian to resolve bug #358513. Superseded by <apcupsd>, see also <nut>.
apci
M: 2008-08-09
<reply> see acpi
apcupsd
C: 2009-06-27
a daemon for controlling <APC> UPSes. http://wiki.debian.org/apcupsd http://www.apcupsd.com/manual/manual.html#frequently-asked-questions . See also <nut>.
ape
M: 2011-04-07
<reply>[ape] Monkey's Audio is a lossless audio compression format. It has limited cross-platform support (only officially supported on Windows) and its source code includes restrictive license terms. <FFmpeg> added Monkey's Audio decoding support in September 2007, playback is available in <MPlayer> since 1.0rc2. Packages for encoding to Monkey's Audio (monkeys-audio, libmac2) are available from <deb-multimedia>. See also <flac>, <ape2flac>.
ape2flac
M: 2013-08-27
<reply>[ape2flac] Install the libav-tools package, then «for i in *.ape ; do avconv -i "$i" "${i%*.ape}.flac" ; done».
apparmor
M: 2013-01-02
<reply>AppArmor (Application Armor, formerly SubDomain) provides pathname-based mandatory access control, a file-system neutral alternative to <SELinux>. Previously maintained by Novell and part of the Linux kernel since version 2.6.36. http://wiki.debian.org/AppArmor http://apparmor.wiki.kernel.org/ #apparmor on irc.oftc.net.
apparmour
M: 2010-09-29
<reply> see apparmor
apper
M: 2013-10-26
<reply>Apper (formerly KPackageKit) is a graphical user interface to add, remove and reinstall packages that uses <APT> via PackageKit. It can perform all the actions required for updating and installing packages and can also search for multimedia codecs and file handlers. http://userbase.kde.org/Apper http://projects.kde.org/apper
apple
M: 2010-11-06
<reply>[apple] a fruit, or Apple Inc. (formerly Apple Computer, Inc.), a consumer electronics and software company. http://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Apple . See also <airport>, <alac>, <combo drive>, <daap>, <hfs>, <hfsplus>, <imac>, <ipod>, <m68k>, <macbook>, <mac mini>, <open firmware>, <powerpc>, <quicktime>, <superdrive>. ##apple on irc.freenode.net.
apple2
M: 2010-11-24
<reply>apple2 and xapple2 are Apple ][ emulators for the Linux console and X Window System respectively. Previously in <contrib> for i386, removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #361344.
appletalk
M: 2013-04-23
<reply>AppleTalk is a proprietary suite of network protocols (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appletalk), not supported since Mac OS X v10.6 "Snow Leopard". Prior to version 3.0, <Netatalk> provides an AppleTalk implementation. See also <afp>.
apt secure
M: 2010-02-09
<reply> see apt-secure
apt-cache
M: 2010-05-09
<reply>apt-cache is a tool with several commands that query the package cache in various ways. To see versions of a package or which repository it came from, use "apt-cache policy foo", "apt-cache show foo" or "apt-cache showpkg foo" (searches for reverse dependencies). "apt-cache search foo" helps to find which packages provide or are related to foo, by searching all package descriptions. See also <which repo>.
apt-howto
M: 2009-10-11
<reply>The APT HOWTO is obsolete (Debian bug #493787). Ask me about <reference>.
apt-listbugs
M: 2010-01-10
<reply> apt-listbugs (aptitude install apt-listbugs) is available since Debian 3.1 "Sarge". When installed, it will fetch the list of critical <BTS> bugs that pertain to any packages being installed. It also allows you to <pin> a version to prevent upgrades to any packages you discover to be too risky. See also <apt-listchanges>.
apt-mirror
M: 2009-10-08
<reply>apt-mirror is a tool for making a local mirror of any <APT> source. To mirror multiple architectures, specify "deb-$arch ..." in /etc/apt/mirror.list; e.g. "deb-amd64 http://httpredir.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free". Discussion forum: http://sf.net/projects/apt-mirror/forums/forum/197335 . http://apt-mirror.sf.net/ See also <mirrors>.
apt-pinning
M: 2010-01-03
<reply>Pinning is a method to choose which version of a package to install when multiple versions are available from <sources.list>. Bugs are explained at https://web.archive.org/web/20121017070250/http://carlo17.home.xs4all.nl/howto/debian.html#errata . If you use stable, pinning won't help you from messing up the system, ask me about <backports> instead. https://wiki.debian.org/AptPreferences
apt-preferences
M: 2010-12-07
<reply> see apt_preferences
apt-proxy
M: 2010-05-06
<reply>apt-proxy is a caching proxy for <apt>. See http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/237 for more information. http://apt-proxy.sf.net/ Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #576821. For alternatives, ask me about <apt-cacher>, <apt-cacher-ng>, <squid deb caching>, <approx>.
apt-setup
M: 2009-05-30
<reply>apt-setup was a means of adding a Debian mirror to your APT sources. No longer available since <base-config> was removed (http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2006/01/msg00199.html). <apt-spy> or <netselect-apt> can be used instead, ask me about <sources.list> to manually configure. To install Debian packages located on CD, ask me about <apt-cdrom>.
apt-spy
M: 2015-04-29
<reply>The apt-spy utility can automatically create a list of APT data sources to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/apt-spy.list, based on bandwidth tests. Not part of the Debian 8 "Jessie" release due to bug #779468. See also <netselect-apt> <sources.list>.
apticron
C: 2009-04-04
<reply>apticron is a utility to notify the system administrator about packages pending an upgrade (e.g. security updates for stable) via a daily email. The relevant packages are also downloaded but not installed. Install <apt-listchanges> to state changes made within available packages. See also <cron-apt>.
aptitude-build-dep
M: 2011-03-08
<reply> see aptitude build-dep
aptosid
M: 2010-09-13
<reply>aptosid (formerly sidux) is a live distribution <based on Debian> Sid. It is not supported in #debian. http://aptosid.com/ #aptosid on irc.oftc.net.
aptproxy
M: 2010-03-28
<reply> see apt-proxy
aptzip
C: 2009-04-17
<reply> see apt-zip
apu
M: 2012-12-23
<reply>An Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) is an additional processor outside of a <CPU>. Examples include AMD Fusion and Intel HD Graphics. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accelerated_processing_unit
ar
M: 2009-05-18
a program packaged in binutils to create, modify, and extract from archives (man ar), or argentina, or #debian-ar on irc.oftc.net.
ar1111
M: 2012-11-22
<reply> see ath9k
ar2413
M: 2010-05-12
<reply> see ath5k
ar2417
C: 2010-12-23
<reply> see ath5k
ar2425
C: 2009-08-27
<reply>The Atheros AR2425/AR5007* PCIe wireless LAN chipset is supported by the mainline <ath5k> driver since Linux 2.6.27. For support of the Atheros AR5007UG USB chipset (formerly Zydas ZD1211), ask me about <zd1211rw>.
ar2427
M: 2010-05-02
<reply>AR2427 is a single-chip PCIe wireless LAN chipset produced by Atheros (PCI ID 168c:002c). As 802.11n is bonded out, it has no hardware capability for 802.11n. AR2427-based devices are supported by Debian kernel images as of linux-2.6 2.6.32-9, ask me about <ath9k>.
ar242x
M: 2011-01-10
<reply>Atheros AR5006* (AR2423, AR2424) PCI wireless LAN chipsets are supported by the in-tree <ath5k> driver. Atheros AR5007* (AR2425) PCIe chipsets are also supported by ath5k since Linux 2.6.27.
ar2524
M: 2010-03-19
<reply> see zd1211rw
ar2624
C: 2008-03-13
<reply> see zd1211rw
ar3011
M: 2011-07-13
<reply>The Qualcomm Atheros AR3011 is a <Bluetooth> chipset (USB IDs 0cf3:3000, 0cf3:3002). Supported by the <ath3k> driver since Linux 2.6.34. Firmware is required, ask me about <atheros firmware> to provide.
ar3012
M: 2011-11-22
<reply>The Qualcomm Atheros AR3012 is a <Bluetooth> chipset (USB ID 0cf3:3004). Supported by the <ath3k> driver since Linux 2.6.39. Firmware is required, ask me about <atheros firmware> to provide.
ar5001
M: 2010-04-11
<reply> see ath5k
ar5001x
M: 2011-11-30
<reply> see ar5211
ar5005vl
C: 2008-08-19
<reply>Wireless LAN devices based on the Atheros AR5005VL chipset (PCI ID 168c:0020, Atheros AR5513 chip) are not supported by <madwifi> or <ath5k>, see http://madwifi-project.org/wiki/Compatibility/Atheros#AtherosAR5005VL and http://madwifi-project.org/ticket/181 . Ask me about <ndiswrapper>.
ar5006
M: 2011-01-10
<reply> see ar5413
ar5006eg
M: 2011-02-12
<reply> see ar5006
ar5006x
M: 2010-06-11
<reply> see ar5413
ar5007
C: 2009-08-27
<reply> see ar2425
ar5007eg
C: 2009-08-27
<reply> see ar5007
ar5007ug
C: 2008-03-13
<reply> see zd1211rw
ar5008
M: 2010-04-01
<reply> see ath9k
ar5211
M: 2011-11-30
<reply> see ath5k
ar5212
M: 2010-05-16
<reply> see ath5k
ar5213
M: 2011-10-13
<reply> see ath5k
ar5413
M: 2010-06-11
<reply> see ath5k
ar5414
M: 2010-05-01
<reply> see ath5k
ar5416
M: 2010-05-02
<reply> see ath9k
ar5418
M: 2010-04-01
<reply> see ath9k
ar5513
C: 2008-08-19
<reply> see ar5005vl
ar5523
M: 2013-09-05
<reply>ar5523 is a Linux kernel driver introduced at Linux 3.8, supporting legacy Atheros 802.11g USB devices based on the AR5005UG and AR5005UX chipsets. Firmware is required (ar5523.bin) and packaged since firmware-atheros 0.39. Debian 7 "Wheezy" users: ask me about <bdo kernel> and install firmware-atheros from <wheezy-backports>. http://wiki.debian.org/ar5523
ar5524
C: 2008-03-13
<reply> see zd1211rw
ar5b91
M: 2009-10-22
<reply> see ar928x
ar5b93
C: 2010-04-17
<reply> see ar928x
ar5b95
M: 2011-03-25
<reply> see ar9285
ar5bxb63
M: 2010-05-06
<reply> see ar5007eg
ar5bxb72
M: 2011-01-02
<reply> see ath9k
ar7010
M: 2010-08-01
<reply>see ath9k_htc
ar8113
M: 2013-03-19
<reply> see atl1e
ar8114
M: 2013-03-19
<reply> see atl1e
ar8121
M: 2013-03-19
<reply> see atl1e
ar8131
C: 2010-04-07
<reply> see atl1c
ar8132
C: 2010-04-07
<reply> see atl1c
ar8151
M: 2011-05-18
<reply>The Atheros AR8151 v1.0 Gigabit Ethernet controller (PCI ID 1969:1073) is supported by the <atl1c> driver in Debian linux-image packages since linux-2.6 2.6.32-28 (bug #599771). AR8151 v2.0 (PCI ID 1969:1083) is supported by atl1c since Linux 2.6.36.
ar8152
M: 2011-02-06
<reply>The Atheros AR8152 Fast Ethernet controller (v1.1: PCI ID 1969:2060; v2.0: PCI ID 1969:2062) is supported by the <atl1c> driver in Debian linux-image packages since linux-2.6 2.6.32-28 (bug #599771).
ar8161
M: 2012-01-21
<reply> see alx
ar8162
M: 2012-01-21
<reply> see alx
ar8171
M: 2014-01-28
<reply> see qca8171
ar8172
M: 2014-01-28
<reply> see qca8172
ar9001
C: 2010-11-17
<reply> see ath9k
ar9001u
M: 2010-05-02
<reply> see ar9170
ar9002
M: 2012-01-21
<reply>PCI/PCIe wireless LAN devices based on the Atheros AR9002 family of chipsets (e.g. AR9220, AR9280, AR9281, AR9285, AR9287) are supported by the Linux kernel's ath9k driver, ask me about <ath9k>.
ar9003
M: 2012-11-22
<reply> see ar9300
ar9160
M: 2010-05-02
<reply> see ath9k
ar9170
M: 2013-05-05
<reply> see carl9170
ar9170usb
M: 2013-02-03
<reply>ar9170usb is a Linux kernel driver, introduced in Linux 2.6.30, supporting draft 802.11n USB wireless LAN devices based on the Atheros AR9170 chipset. Firmware is required (ar9170.fw), ask me about <atheros firmware> to provide. This driver does not support 802.11n operation and was removed at Linux 3.0, ask me about <carl9170> for its replacement. For AR9271 and AR7010 support, ask me about <ath9k_htc>. http://wiki.debian.org/carl9170
ar9220
M: 2010-03-26
<reply> see ath9k
ar922x
M: 2010-05-01
<reply> see ath9k
ar9271
M: 2010-08-01
<reply> see ath9k_htc
ar9280
M: 2012-01-21
<reply>For support of PCIe wireless LAN devices based on the Atheros AR9280 chip, ask me about <ath9k>. For support of USB wireless LAN devices based on AR7010+AR9280 chips, ask me about <ath9k_htc>.
ar9281
M: 2011-11-26
<reply> see ath9k
ar9285
M: 2013-05-16
<reply> see ath9k
ar9287
M: 2014-06-27
<reply> see ath9k
ar928x
C: 2009-10-22
<reply> see ath9k
ar9300
M: 2011-03-21
<reply>PCI/PCIe wireless LAN devices based on the Atheros AR9003/AR9300 family of chipsets (e.g. AR9380, AR9382) are supported by the Linux kernel's ath9k driver since version 2.6.36, ask me about <ath9k>.
ar9380
M: 2011-11-26
<reply> see ar9300
ar9382
M: 2011-11-26
<reply> see ar9300
ar9462
M: 2012-02-10
<reply> see ath9k
ar9485
M: 2012-10-12
<reply>Atheros AR9485-based wireless LAN devices (PCI IDs 168c:0032, 168c:0037) are supported by the Linux kernel since Linux 2.6.39, ask me about <ath9k>.
ar9565
C: 2013-12-15
<reply>Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 wireless LAN devices (PCI ID 168c:0036) are supported by the Linux kernel since Linux 3.7, ask me about <ath9k>. Debian 7 "Wheezy" users, ask me about <bdo kernel> to provide device support.
ar956x
M: 2014-09-06
<reply> see ar9565
ar9580
M: 2012-02-11
<reply> see ath9k
arc
C: 2010-11-02
<reply>ARC is a lossless data compression and archive format (.arc and .ark extensions). To extract ARC archives, use the utilities available in the arc and nomarch packages. See also <freearc>.
arch linux
M: 2009-03-16
<reply>Arch Linux is an a i686 optimized linux distribution which claims to be minimalistic and fast, has binary and source based package management. http://www.archlinux.org/ #archlinux on irc.freenode.net.
architecture
M: 2009-03-13
a word for a design concept, it can be applied to software and hardware. In the common sense, it is often used as a synonym for "processor type", although that's not quite correct. See also <what's my architecture>.
archive
M: 2009-11-11
a collection of files. 'tar', 'ar', 'cpio' are all archiving tools. This is *not* the same as compression, which is a separate operation. Debian Archives is the repository for old Debian releases, see http://www.debian.org/distrib/archive . For the package archive, ask me about <snapshot>. Old Debian <ISO> files are archived at http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/archive/
archive.debian.org
M: 2010-10-01
<reply> see debian archive
archivemail
C: 2007-08-07
a python utility for archiving and compressing old email in mailboxes. http://archivemail.sf.net/
archlinux
C: 2009-03-16
<reply>see arch linux
arcnet
M: 2009-10-21
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARCNET
ardour
M: 2011-04-15
<reply>Ardour is a digital audio workstation suitable for real-time multi-track recording, mixing and editing. http://ardour.org/realfaq http://ardour.org/ #ardour at irc.freenode.net.
arena
M: 2010-02-17
<reply>Arena is a web browser previously developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for testing HTML 3 and Cascading Style Sheets. http://www.w3.org/Arena/ See also <amaya>.
argouml
M: 2009-09-13
an open-source UML diagramming application written in Java. Removed from Debian to resolve bug #508358. http://argouml.tigris.org/ #argouml on irc.freenode.net.
aria
C: 2009-06-29
a GTK+ 1.2 download manager, supporting the HTTP and FTP protocols. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #515845. Ask me about <aria2>.
aria2
M: 2010-05-04
a command line download utility, supporting the HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, BitTorrent and Metalink protocols. Packaged for Debian. http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/aria2/wiki/FAQ http://aria2.sf.net/ See also <download manager>.
arial
M: 2013-06-05
<reply>Arial is a sans-serif typeface and set of computer fonts. Ask me about <liberation>, <mscorefonts>.
arm
M: 2011-02-14
<reply>Advanced RISC Machine (ARM) is a processor architecture. The Debian arm port was deprecated at 5.0 "Lenny" with official support dropped at 6.0 "Squeeze", ask me about <armel> for the replacement port. See also <armhf>. http://www.debian.org/ports/arm/ For help with Debian on ARM systems, join #debian-arm on irc.oftc.net.
armel
M: 2012-09-30
<reply>armel is the Debian <ARM> EABI port, first released with Debian 5.0 "Lenny". http://wiki.debian.org/ArmEabiPort http://www.debian.org/ports/arm/ #debian-arm on irc.oftc.net. See also <armel vs armhf>.
arno-iptables-firewall
M: 2011-11-01
<reply>Arno's iptables firewall is a single/multi-homed firewall script with DSL support. Packaged for Debian as arno-iptables-firewall; basic settings can optionally be handled by <debconf>, use 'dpkg-reconfigure -plow arno-iptables-firewall' to reconfigure. http://rocky.eld.leidenuniv.nl/
artax
M: 2011-06-20
<reply> see progress linux
artistx
C: 2009-05-22
<reply>ArtistX (formerly Mediainlinux) is a <Ubuntu>-based Live DVD distribution, with a focus on multimedia production. Not supported in #debian. http://www.artistx.org/ User forum: http://www.artistx.org/site2/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,48/
arts
M: 2010-08-18
<reply>aRts (analog Real time synthesizer) is an audio framework used in KDE 2 and 3. http://www.arts-project.org/ . Dead upstream, replaced by the Phonon multimedia API in <KDE 4>, removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #619729.
asf
M: 2010-04-23
<reply>Advanced Systems Format (formerly Advanced Streaming Format) is a container format commonly containing the <WMA> and <WMV> file types. To convert an ASF file to a patent-free format, ask me about <ffmpeg>.
ash
M: 2010-06-06
<reply>ash (Almquist shell, aka A Shell, ash) is a small shell designed to replace the Bourne shell on BSD systems. See also <dash>. http://www.in-ulm.de/~mascheck/various/ash/
ask-to-ask
M: 2009-06-14
<reply> see ask to ask
asksicco
M: 2009-06-14
<reply> see sicco
asmodem
M: 2010-01-05
an <AfterStep> modem monitor. Removed from Debian to resolve bug #243235.
asoundconf
C: 2009-05-06
<reply>asoundconf was a tool introduced by <Ubuntu> to create asoundrc files. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bugs #433134 and #505089. See also <alsaconf>, <default alsa>.
aspireone
C: 2008-08-26
<reply> see acerone
aspm
M: 2010-02-01
<reply>Active State Power Management (ASPM) is a <PCIe> enhancement allowing a device to become electrically idle. http://lwn.net/Articles/266585/ CONFIG_PCIEASPM is enabled in Debian Linux kernel images as of linux-2.6 2.6.32-6 (Debian bug #545417).
asr
M: 2009-06-03
alt.sysadmin.recovery, the newsgroup for recovering system administrators, or the scary devil monastery...and oh - BYOB. There are man pages! aptitude install asr-manpages.
asterisk
M: 2010-02-18
<reply>Asterisk is an open source, cross-platform telephone Private Branch Exchange (PBX). It can be used with VoIP and PSTN services. http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/view/Asterisk+FAQ http://www.asterisk.org/ #asterisk on irc.freenode.net.
asunder
C: 2009-07-18
<reply>Asunder is a graphical audio CD ripper and encoder. It is a suggested replacement for <grip>. http://www.littlesvr.ca/asunder/
asus
C: 2010-01-16
<reply>ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated (ASUS) is a hardware and electronics manufacturer. http://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Asus . See also <eee>, <laptop>.
asw2301
C: 2009-03-31
<reply> see waveplus
at
M: 2009-06-23
a delayed job execution and batch processing program, or IBM's second-generation PC (Advanced Technology), or Austria, or OK
at76
C: 2007-11-24
<reply> see at76_usb
at76-usb
M: 2010-10-02
<reply> see at76_usb
at76c502a
M: 2011-08-13
<reply> see atmel_cs
at76c503a
M: 2011-01-11
<reply> see at76_usb
at76c50x-usb
M: 2012-02-11
<reply>at76c50x-usb is the mac80211 port of the at76_usb driver, supporting Atmel-based USB 802.11b wireless LAN devices. Part of the Linux kernel since version 2.6.30. Firmware is required, ask me about <non-free sources> and install the atmel-firmware package to provide. This driver currently does not support <WPA>. http://wiki.debian.org/at76_usb
at76usb
C: 2008-10-06
<reply> see at76_usb
at76_usb
M: 2012-02-11
<reply> see at76c50x-usb
ata
M: 2013-10-07
<reply>Parallel ATA (PATA, originally AT Attachment) is an interface standard for connecting storage devices (hard/floppy/optical drives) to a computer. Superseded by <SATA>.
atari800
M: 2011-09-15
<reply>atari800 is an Atari 800, 800XL, 130XE and 5200 system emulator. Packaged for Debian in <contrib>.
aterm
M: 2010-01-05
a <xterm> replacement with fast transparency, tinting and NeXT scrollbar. http://aterm.sf.net/ aterm is deprecated, ask me about <urxvt>.
ath10k
M: 2013-09-02
<reply>ath10k is a Linux kernel driver supporting PCIe 802.11ac (a/b/g/n compatible) wireless LAN devices based on the Qualcomm Atheros QCA988x 2.0 family of chips (PCI IDs 168c:003c, 168c:abcd). Introduced at Linux 3.11. Firmware from userspace is required and not currently packaged (bug #724970), ask me about <ath10k firmware>. http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/ath10k #ath10k on irc.freenode.net.
ath10k firmware
M: 2014-04-08
<reply>Firmware required by the <ath10k> driver is currently not available from the <linux-firmware> repository. See http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/ath10k/firmware for more information.
ath3k
M: 2011-07-13
<reply>ath3k is a Linux kernel driver supporting <Bluetooth> devices based on Qualcomm Atheros AR3011 and AR3012 chipsets, introduced in Linux 2.6.34. Ask me about <ar3011> and <ar3012> for device specific information. http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/ath3k
ath5k
M: 2009-04-02
<reply>ath5k is a completely free (no proprietary HAL) Linux kernel driver supporting PCI/PCIe 802.11a/bg wireless LAN devices with Atheros chips. It does not require firmware from userspace. See http://wiki.debian.org/ath5k for more information and supported devices. For 802.11n PCI/PCIe device support, ask me about <ath9k>.
ath9k
M: 2008-12-13
<reply>ath9k is a completely free (no proprietary HAL) Linux kernel driver supporting PCI/PCIe 802.11n wireless LAN devices with Atheros chips. It does not require firmware from userspace. See https://wiki.debian.org/ath9k for more information and supported devices. For Atheros 802.11n USB device support, ask me about <ath9k_htc>, <carl9170>.
ath9k-htc
M: 2010-09-01
<reply> see ath9k_htc
ath9k_htc
M: 2011-06-08
<reply>ath9k_htc is a Linux kernel driver for Atheros AR9271 and AR7010-based 802.11n USB wireless LAN devices, introduced in Linux 2.6.35. Firmware is required, ask me about <atheros firmware> to provide. https://wiki.debian.org/ath9k_htc
athcool
M: 2010-12-14
<reply>athcool is a utility for enabling/disabling the powersaving mode for AMD Athlon/Duron x86-32 processors. To use: install the athcool package, read the warnings, test with 'athcool start' in <single-user mode>, then read /usr/share/doc/athcool/README.Debian to run at system startup.
atheros
M: 2011-05-28
<reply>Qualcomm Atheros is a developer of semiconductors. For support of PCI/PCIe wireless LAN devices with an Atheros chipset, ask me about <ath9k>, <ath5k>. For USB wireless LAN device support, ask me about <ath9k_htc>, <carl9170>, <ar5523>. For Ethernet driver information, see <atl1c>, <alx>, <atl2>, <atl1e>, <atl1>. For Bluetooth device support, see <ath3k>. http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/Atheros
atheros firmware
M: 2013-01-25
<reply>Firmware from userspace is required by the <ar9170usb>, <ath9k_htc> and <ath3k> USB device drivers. Ask me about <non-free sources>, then install the firmware-atheros package to provide; this package is not required for the <ath5k> or <ath9k> drivers, and not required for any Atheros Ethernet device. Firmware for the <carl9170> driver is provided by the firmware-linux-free package.
athlon
M: 2013-05-21
<reply>Athlon is a x86 microprocessor brand from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Athlon "Classic", Thunderbird, Athlon XP/MP and Mobile Athlon XP (1999 through 2005) all use the x86 instruction set; these are supported by Debian i386. Athlon 64, Turion 64 (formerly Mobile Athlon 64) and Athlon II use the x86-64 instruction set; these are supported by Debian's amd64 and i386 ports.
ath_pci
M: 2010-10-05
<reply> see madwifi
ati
M: 2014-02-17
<reply>Where possible, most ATI/AMD graphics processing units are supported using the open source "radeon" driver on Debian systems by default, ask me about <radeon>. To install the proprietary "fglrx" driver, ask me about <fglrx>; installing this directly from amd.com (i.e. with the AMD Catalyst installer) is not supported in #debian, please go to #ati on irc.freenode.net.
atl1
M: 2010-04-12
<reply>atl1 is a Linux kernel driver for the Attansic (now Atheros) L1 gigabit Ethernet controller, found in several Asus motherboards. Introduced at Linux 2.6.21.
atl1c
M: 2010-12-18
<reply>atl1c is a Linux kernel driver supporting Atheros AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet (PCI ID 1969:1063) and AR8132 Fast Ethernet (PCI ID 1969:1062) controllers. The driver was introduced at Linux 2.6.29 and is part of Debian Linux kenels since the <5.0.5> point release. It does not require firmware from userspace. See also <ar8151>, <ar8152>.
atl1e
M: 2013-03-19
<reply>atl1e is a Linux kernel driver supporting Qualcomm Atheros AR8121, AR8113 and AR8114 Gigabit / Fast Ethernet controllers. Included in Debian kernels since linux-2.6 2.6.26-1. Not to be confused with <atl1>.
atl2
M: 2010-02-14
<reply>atl2 is a Linux kernel driver for the Atheros L2 Fast Ethernet Adapter, used in some low-cost Asus laptop systems (e.g. Asus Eee PC). Introduced at Linux 2.6.29. See also <atl1e>.
atmail
C: 2009-11-02
<reply>AtMail Open is a PHP-based <IMAP> client, the open source version of Atmail Webmail Client. Previously packaged for Debian (never part of a stable release), removed to resolve bug #531075. http://atmail.org/support.php . See also <roundcube>.
atmailopen
M: 2010-10-12
<reply> see atmail
atmel
M: 2009-03-07
<reply>Atmel Corporation is a manufacturer of semiconductors. Ask me about <at76c50x-usb>, <atmel_cs> and <atmel_pci> regarding wireless networking. Ask me about <avra> and <avrp> regarding microcontroller interaction.
atmel_cs
M: 2010-02-23
<reply>atmel_cs is a drver for Atmel PCMCIA 802.11b wireless LAN chipsets, included since Linux 2.6.5. Firmware is required, ask me about <non-free sources> and install the atmel-firmware package to provide. This driver does not support <WPA>. http://wiki.debian.org/atmel_cs
atmel_pci
M: 2010-02-23
<reply>atmel_pci is a drver for the Atmel at76c506 PCI 802.11b wireless LAN chipset, included in since Linux 2.6.5. Firmware is required, ask me about <non-free sources> and install the atmel-firmware package to provide. This driver does not support <WPA>. http://wiki.debian.org/atmel_pci
atsc
M: 2013-01-23
<reply>Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) is a consortium developing standards for digital television (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATSC). Drivers for some ATSC devices are included in the Linux kernel, see http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/ for more information. See also <dvb>. #linuxtv on irc.freenode.net.
attansic
C: 2008-01-16
<reply> see atl1
audacious
C: 2008-01-22
<reply>Audacious is an audio player forked from Beep Media Player 0.9.7.1. http://audacious-media-player.org/ #audacious on irc.atheme-project.org.
audiere
M: 2010-12-07
<reply>Audiere is a portable high-level audio library. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #595433. http://audiere.sf.net/
audigy
M: 2010-12-20
<reply>The Sound Blaster Audigy is a sound card product line produced by Creative Technology (aka Creative Labs). Most Audigy PCI audio cards are supported by the <emu10k1> ALSA driver. The Audigy SE, Audigy LS, Audigy Value and Live! 24-bit models are supported by the <ca0106> ALSA driver. The Audigy 2 NX (USB ID 041e:3020) is supported by the usb-audio ALSA driver.
audigy2
M: 2011-01-04
<reply> see audigy
audio rip
M: 2011-01-03
<reply> see audiorip
audiorip
M: 2011-01-03
<reply>Audio extraction/ripping applications packaged for Debian include <abcde>, <asunder>, goobox, <grip>, <jack>, <k3b>, kaudiocreator, <konqueror>, <ogmrip>, ripperx, <sound-juicer>, yaret.
audioscrobbler
M: 2010-03-24
<reply> see lastfm
audispd
M: 2010-12-26
<reply> see audit
audit
M: 2010-12-26
<reply>audit is a collection of userspace tools for security auditing. The audit event dispatcher daemon (audispd) is packaged for Debian systems as auditd. http://people.redhat.com/sgrubb/audit/
auditd
M: 2010-12-26
<reply> see audit
aufs
M: 2013-01-22
<reply>aufs (Advanced multi layered unification filesystem) is a rewrite of <Unionfs> for Linux. In Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" and Debian 7 "Wheezy", the Debian Linux kernel is patched to provide aufs support. http://aufs.sf.net/
auto mount
C: 2008-08-19
<reply> see automount
autoaway
M: 2009-06-02
<reply> see away
autogroup
M: 2013-01-22
<reply>Automatic process grouping (aka "patch that does wonders") modifies the process scheduler to group all processes with the same session ID as a single scheduling entity. Since Debian 7 "Wheezy", Linux kernel images are built with SCHED_AUTOGROUP but is disabled by default at run-time (this is the upstream default, Debian bug #645869); use the <sysctl> kernel.sched_autogroup_enabled=1 to enable. http://bit.ly/gH4Pxr
av linux
C: 2009-06-18
<reply> see avlinux
avahi
M: 2010-06-20
<reply>Avahi is a <ZeroConf> (mDNS/DNS-SD) implementation, which facilitates service discovery on a local network. http://avahi.org/ #avahi on irc.freenode.net.
avant
M: 2011-02-10
<reply> see awn
avastar
M: 2013-08-28
<reply> see mwl8k
avconv
M: 2012-12-04
<reply> see libav
avg
M: 2009-12-04
<reply>AVG is a blanket term for proprietary anti-virus and security products from AVG Technologies. "AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5 for Linux" is not supported by upstream nor #debian. Self-help forum: http://forums.avg.com/en/avg-free-forum?sec=theme&act=show&id=151 . See also <clamav>.
avlinux
M: 2009-12-30
<reply>AV Linux (formerly A/V Linux) is a 32-bit Live DVD distribution based on Debian <squeeze> (as of version 6). It specializes in multimedia content creation using realtime-patched kernels. AV Linux is not supported in #debian. Support forum: http://remastersys.com/forums/?board=20 . http://www.bandshed.net/AVLinux.html See also <based on debian>.
avm
M: 2009-09-14
<reply>AVM GmbH is a German electronics company. For support of FRITZ!WLAN 802.11g devices, ask me about <fritz!wlan>. For support of FRITZ!WLAN 802.11n devices, ask me about <fritz!wlan n>.
avra
M: 2009-03-07
an assembler for Atmel AVR microcontrollers, or http://packages.debian.org/avra
avrp
M: 2009-03-07
a programmer for Atmel AVR microcontrollers, or http://packages.debian.org/avrp
aw-ne104
M: 2010-12-28
<reply> see rtl8191se
away
M: 2009-04-01
<reply>Do not use public away/back messages in $channel. If we want to know where you are, we'll /whois you. In BitchX, /set auto_away off; in XChat, Preferences > Chatting > General > uncheck Announce Away Messages; ask in #yourircclient if you have questions. If you continue to use public aways/backs you will be devoiced. http://sackheads.org/~bnaylor/spew/away_msgs.html
away scripts
M: 2009-06-02
<reply> see away
awesome
M: 2010-02-14
a dynamic floating and tiling <window manager>. http://wiki.debian.org/Awesome http://awesome.naquadah.org/ #awesome on irc.oftc.net.
awk
M: 2009-10-22
<reply>AWK is a pattern scanning and text processing language invented by Aho, Weinberger and Kernighan. http://www.gnu.org/software/gawk/manual/ (reference), http://hibernia.jakma.org/~paul/awk-faq.html (FAQ), http://www.grymoire.com/Unix/Awk.html (tutorial), http://awk.freeshell.org/ (Wiki). #awk on irc.freenode.net.
awll5055
M: 2011-05-06
<reply>The Airlink101 AWLL5055 "Wireless N 150 USB Adapter with 10dBi High Gain Antenna" is an 802.11n device (USB ID 0bda:8171). It contains a Realtek RTL8188SU chipset; for device support on Debian systems, ask me about <r8712u>. http://airlink101.com/products/awll5055.php
awll5077
M: 2013-05-01
<reply>The Airlink101 AWLL5077 "Wireless N 150 Mini USB Adapter" is an 802.11n device (USB ID 0bda:8171). It contains a Realtek RTL8188SU chipset; for device support on Debian systems, ask me about <r8712u>. http://airlink101.com/products/awll5077.php
awll5088
C: 2011-04-27
<reply>The Airlink101 AWLL5088 "Wireless N 150 Ultra Mini USB Adapter" is an 802.11n device (USB ID 0bda:8176). It contains a Realtek RTL8188CUS chipset. For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rtl8192cu>. http://airlink101.com/products/awll5088.php
awll7025
M: 2013-05-05
<reply>The AirLink101 AWLL7025 "Dual Band Wireless N USB Adapter" is a rebranded Gemtek WUBR-208N device (USB ID 15a9:0012). It contains a Ralink RT2870 chipset; for device support, ask me about <rt2800usb>.
awn
M: 2010-03-11
<reply>Avant Window Navigator (Awn) is a Mac OS X like panel (dock) for the <GNOME> desktop, which represents open windows as icons. Packaged for Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" as avant-window-navigator. It requires a compositing manager (e.g. Metacity, Compiz, xfwm4) for its use. http://wiki.awn-project.org/ https://launchpad.net/awn/ #awn on irc.freenode.net. Removed from Debian to resolve bug #725264. See also <cairo-dock>, <docky>.
aws
M: 2013-03-17
<reply>Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a collection of remote computing/web services that make a cloud computing platform. Ask me about <ec2>.
awus036eh
M: 2011-09-08
<reply>The Alfa Network AWUS036EH is an 802.11g USB device, containing a Realtek RTL8187L chipset (USB ID 0bda:8187). For support on Debian systems, ask me about <rtl818x>.
awus036h
C: 2013-10-02
<reply> The Alfa Network AWUS036H is an 802.11b/g USB device, containing a Realtek RTL8187L chip (USB ID 0bda:8187). For device support, ask me about <rtl818x>.
awus036nh
M: 2013-05-05
<reply>The Alfa Network AWUS036NH is an 802.11n USB device, containing a Ralink RT3070 chipset (USB ID 148f:3070). For device support, ask me about <rt2800usb>. http://www.alfa.com.tw/in/front/bin/ptdetail.phtml?Part=AWUS036NH
awus050nh
M: 2013-05-05
<reply> The Alfa Network AWUS050NH is an 802.11a/b/g/n USB device, containing a Ralink RT2770 chipset (USB ID 148f:2770). For device support, ask me about <rt2800usb>.
axel
M: 2010-05-04
the best file retrieval utility for Unices, it can download from multiple locations at same time to improve download performance. Packaged for Debian, a graphical (QT) front-end is available in the axel-kapt package. http://axel.alioth.debian.org/ See also <download manager>.
azure
M: 2013-01-11
<reply>Windows Azure is a Microsoft <cloud> computing platform (http://www.windowsazure.com/). To provision a Debian virtual machine and create a custom image, see http://wiki.debian.org/Cloud/WindowsAzureImage for details.
azureus
M: 2010-04-09
<reply> see vuze
b-120
C: 2009-02-13
<reply>The Zyxel B-120 is a 16-bit PC Card (PCMCIA) wireless LAN device containing a ZyDAS ZD1201 chipset (http://www.amperegeruch.de/wlan/b-120.html). It is not supported by the <zd1201> driver. You can't enable support for it via <NDISwrapper>. You are sadly out of luck.
b120
C: 2009-02-13
<reply> see b-120
b43
M: 2013-04-30
<reply>b43 is a Linux kernel driver supporting PCI/PCIe wireless LAN devices with Broadcom chips. Firmware is required, ask me about <b43-fwcutter> to provide. http://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx #bcm-users on irc.freenode.net. For BCM4313/43224/43225 device support, ask me about <brcmsmac>. For support of the BCM4306 rev 2 and 802.11b-only devices, ask me about <b43legacy>.
b43 firmware
M: 2013-08-25
<reply> see b43-fwcutter
b43-fwcutter
M: 2013-08-21
<reply>Device firmware required by the <b43> and <b43legacy> drivers is proprietary and unable to be distributed by the Debian Project. The b43-fwcutter utility (packaged in contrib) can extract this firmware from Broadcom's binary drivers. Debian packages to download, extract and install firmware are available; ask me about <contrib> and use «apt-cache search firmware-b43» to list. http://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx#b43-b43legacy
b43-open
M: 2013-05-18
<reply> see openfwwf
b43legacy
M: 2013-04-30
<reply>b43legacy is a Linux kernel driver supporting PCI wireless LAN devices with legacy 802.11b/g Broadcom chips. Firmware is required, ask me about <b43-fwcutter> to provide. http://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx #bcm-users on irc.freenode.net. Most modern Broadcom 802.11a/g/n chips are supported by the <b43> or <brcmsmac> drivers.
b44
M: 2012-03-12
<reply>b44 is a driver supporting PCI devices based on Broadcom 44xx/47xx Fast Ethernet (100 Mbit/s) controllers. It is part of the Linux kernel and does not require <firmware> from userspace.
b5i
C: 2013-01-13
<reply>B5I and B6I are CD image file formats used by the BlindWrite optical disc authoring program. To convert to ISO 9660, use the <iat> utility.
b6i
M: 2013-01-14
<reply> see b5i
backbox
C: 2011-04-10
<reply>BackBox Linux is a distribution based on <Ubuntu>, developed to perform penetration tests and security assessments. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.backbox.org/ #backbox on irc.autistici.org. See also <based on debian>.
backport caveat
M: 2008-11-17
<reply>Remember that in installing backports, you will be using an unusual configuration of packages that has not been tested as thoroughly as Debian stable and that newer packages have both newer features and newer bugs. Ask me about <version chasing>. Also note that you can't rely on backports to be patched quickly if vulnerabilities are discovered.
backports
M: 2007-09-28
<reply> see backport
backports caveat
C: 2007-09-28
<reply> see backport caveat
backports new
M: 2013-09-02
<reply> see bdo new
backports-users
M: 2010-09-06
<reply> see bdo users
backports.debian.org lenny
M: 2012-03-26
<reply>Backported packages for Debian 5.0 "Lenny" were removed from <debian-backports> on 2012-03-25. They were archived on archive.debian.org. A sample sources.list line is: deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-backports lenny-backports main contrib non-free. Security support for lenny-backports ended on 2012-02-06, ask me about <squeeze>.
backports.debian.org lenny-sloppy
M: 2012-03-26
<reply>Backported packages for Debian Lenny/5.0 were removed from <debian-backports> on 2012-03-25. They were archived on archive.debian.org. For the lenny-backports-sloppy suite, a sample sources.list line is: deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-backports lenny-backports-sloppy main contrib non-free. Security support for lenny-backports-sloppy ended on 2012-02-06, ask me about <squeeze>.
backports.debian.org mirrors
M: 2013-04-17
<reply>Mirrors of the <debian-backports> archive are listed at http://backports.debian.org/Mirrors/ . Note that from <wheezy-backports> onwards, the backports archive is on the regular mirror network.
backports.org
M: 2010-09-06
<reply> see backports.debian.org
backports.org contents
C: 2010-09-06
<reply> see backports.debian.org contents
backports.org etch
M: 2010-09-06
<reply>Backported packages for Debian 4.0 "Etch" were removed from <debian-backports> on 13-Sep-2010. They were archived on archive.debian.org. A sample sources.list line is: deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-backports etch-backports main contrib non-free. Then, aptitude update && aptitude install debian-backports-keyring && aptitude update. Security support for etch-backports ended on 2010-02-15, ask me about <etch>.
backports.org mirrors
M: 2010-09-06
<reply> see backports.debian.org mirrors
backports.org sarge
M: 2009-03-05
<reply>Backported packages for Debian 3.1 "Sarge" were removed from <debian-backports> on 13-Feb-2009. They were archived on archive.debian.org. A sample line for your sources.list is: deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-backports sarge-backports main contrib non-free. Then, aptitude update && aptitude install debian-backports-keyring && aptitude update. No security support is available, ask me about <sarge>.
backtrack
M: 2011-05-14
<reply>BackTrack is not Debian and is not supported in #debian (ask me about <based on debian>). Try http://www.backtrack-linux.org/ or #backtrack-linux on irc.freenode.net instead. BackTrack is a Linux distribution based on <Ubuntu> Lucid (as of BackTrack 5), previously <SLAX>. Derived from merging two penetration-testing distributions: WHAX (formerly WHOPPIX) and Auditor Security Linux. Superseded by <kali linux>.
backuppc
C: 2009-10-30
<reply>BackupPC is an open source cross-platform disk based backup system. http://backuppc.wiki.sourceforge.net/ http://backuppc.sf.net/ #backuppc on irc.freenode.net.
backups
M: 2009-02-09
<reply> I don't need no steenkin backups. However, I'm sure at least two other mes in parallel dimensions do, so I'm probably good to go. Hopefully the other mes in the other dimensions aren't counting on me to keep backups. Those idiots. <SlayerXP> there are two types of people in this world, those who take my advice regarding RAID and backups, and those who cry when they lose their data. See <things to backup>, <qotd126>, <flw40>.
bacula
M: 2009-05-22
<reply>Bacula is an open source network backup, recovery and verification tool. http://www.bacula.org/ #bacula on irc.freenode.net.
badmirror
M: 2011-12-12
<reply> see mirror status
badram
M: 2012-01-10
<reply>BadRAM is a Linux kernel patch allowing the safe use of RAM modules containing errors. Only historic kernels are supported (Debian bug #628993) and kernel-patch-badram was removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #631436. http://rick.vanrein.org/linux/badram/ Ask me about <grub2 badram>.
balsa
M: 2009-07-14
a <GNOME> email client or you might as well use a decent <MUA> rather than this, or at http://pawsa.fedorapeople.org/balsa/
bamt
M: 2014-03-13
<reply>BAMT (Litecoin-BAMT, Big A Miner Thing) is a Linux distribution <based on debian>, configured with utilities for cryptocurrency mining. It is not supported in #debian. http://guiminer.net/bamt
banner filtering
M: 2009-05-29
a method to intercept and prevent the display of unwanted advertising. Ask me about <adblock>, <adzapper> and <privoxy>.
banshee
M: 2009-12-11
a 2D/3D graphics chipset by <3dfx>, or an audio management and playback application for the <GNOME> desktop. http://banshee-project.org/support/faq #banshee on irc.gnome.org.
barts
M: 2013-11-24
<reply>The Radeon HD 6800 series (codenamed Barts) is part of AMD's Northern Islands GPU family, these include the Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon HD 6870 video card products. This series is supported by the <radeon> and <fglrx> Xorg drivers released as part of Debian 7 "Wheezy". This series is not supported by the radeon or fglrx Xorg drivers released as part of Debian 6.0 "Squeeze". HDMI audio is supported since Linux 3.5, see <radeon audio>.
base-config
M: 2009-05-30
<reply>base-config (obsolete since Debian 4.0 "Etch") was a package to configure a Debian base install. Replaced by a single-stage installer, see http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/RemoveBaseConfig for historical information. To install Debian from a Unix/Linux system, ask me about <debootstrap>. To reconfigure an established Debian system, ask me about <timezone>, <apt-setup>, <tasksel>. See also <reference>.
base-passwd
M: 2010-08-15
an essential package providing the Debian base system master password and group files. See also <groups>.
based on debian
M: 2011-10-03
<reply>Your distribution may be based on and have software in common with Debian, but it is not Debian. We don't and cannot know what changes were made by your distribution (compare http://futurist.se/gldt/). #debian only supports Debian and pure <blend>s; please respect our choice to volunteer here to help Debian users. Support for other distributions is off-topic on #debian, even if your own distro's channel is clueless or non-existent.
bash
M: 2010-08-31
the Bourne Again SHell, and the default Debian shell. Ask me about <bash faq>, <bash pitfalls>, <bbg>, <abs>, <parsing ls>, <bashism>. http://wiki.debian.org/Bash #bash on irc.oftc.net and irc.freenode.net.
basilisk
M: 2012-01-09
<reply>Basilisk II is open source, cross platform <m68k> emulator. It allows use of m68k <Mac OS> software on a different operating system, a Macintosh ROM image and copy of Mac OS (versions 7.x through 8.1 supported) are required. Packaged as basilisk2 in <contrib>. http://basilisk.cebix.net/ See also <pearpc>.
basilisk2
M: 2011-03-23
<reply> see basilisk
bbg
M: 2010-08-31
<reply>The Bash Guide for Beginners is at http://tldp.org/guides.html#bbg . See also <abs>, <bash>.
bbkeys
M: 2011-03-01
what you're going to need for any keybindings you'll want in <blackbox>, definitely get this if your planning on trying out blackbox, or you'll be whining about having no WM keybindings. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #615643. http://bbkeys.sf.net/
bbtools
M: 2009-06-01
programs which highten your experience in <blackbox>: bbpager, <bbkeys>, bbmail, bbppp, bbsload and others.
bc
M: 2009-10-08
according to the man page, an arbitrary precision calculator, or <businesscard>
bc dropped
M: 2013-05-06
<reply> see businesscard
bchunk
M: 2009-04-29
<reply>bchunk is a Unix rewrite of BinChunker, used to convert CD images in .bin/.cue format (also .raw/.cue) to .iso and .cdr tracks. http://he.fi/bchunk/ See also <bin-cue>, <iat>, <iso>, <uif>.
bcm
M: 2011-03-29
<reply> see broadcom
bcm20702
M: 2014-05-14
<reply>The Broadcom BCM20702 is a chip found in several Bluetooth 4.0 USB devices, supported by the Linux kernel's btusb driver. Firmware from userspace is required for Headset Profile (HSP) and Hands-Free Profile (HFP) use; the mainline Linux kernel currently does not have Broadcom patch RAM support (http://marc.info/?l=linux-bluetooth&m=139958940414685).
bcm4301
M: 2010-09-29
<reply> see b43legacy
bcm4303
M: 2010-09-29
<reply> see bcm4301
bcm4306
M: 2011-04-06
<reply>The Broadcom BCM4306 is an 802.11b/g wireless LAN chipset. Revision 2 devices are supported by the <b43legacy> driver. Revision 3 devices are supported by the <b43> driver. http://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx
bcm4307
M: 2011-06-28
<reply> see b43legacy
bcm4309
M: 2014-05-19
<reply> see bcm4306
bcm4311
M: 2010-02-04
<reply> see b43
bcm4312
M: 2011-03-22
<reply>The Broadcom BCM4312 (PCI ID 14e4:4315) is a PCIe 802.11g wireless LAN chipset with a low-power PHY. It is supported by the <b43> driver. Firmware is required, ask me about <contrib> and install the firmware-b43-lpphy-installer package to provide. Alternatively supported by <wl>. PCI ID 14e4:4312 uses a BCM4311 chipset, which requires the firmware-b43-installer package instead. http://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx
bcm4313
M: 2013-04-30
<reply>The Broadcom BCM4313 (PCI ID 14e4:4727) - incorrectly identified as BCM4727 by Broadcom's proprietary driver - is an 802.11n PCIe wireless LAN chipset. Not supported by the <b43> driver at this time. For device support, ask about me about <brcmsmac>, <wl>. Not to be confused with the <bcm4331>.
bcm43142
M: 2013-09-14
<reply>The Broadcom BCM43142 is a hybrid 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0 device. Its wireless LAN component (PCI ID 14e4:4365, incorrectly identified as BCM4365 by Broadcom's proprietary driver) is currently only supported by Broadcom's proprietary driver since version 6.30.223.126 (packaged for Debian 8 "Jessie" as broadcom-sta-dkms).
bcm4315
M: 2010-05-04
<reply> see bcm4312
bcm4318
M: 2009-04-17
<reply> see b43
bcm4320
C: 2009-01-02
<reply> see rndis_wlan
bcm4320a
M: 2011-03-30
<reply> see rndis_wlan
bcm4321
M: 2013-04-30
<reply>The Broadcom BCM4321 (PCI IDs 14e4:4328, 14e4:4329, 14e4:432a) - incorrectly identified as BCM4328, BCM4329 or BCM432A by Broadcom's proprietary driver - is a draft 802.11n wireless LAN chip. Supported by the <b43> driver since Linux 2.6.38. Alternatively supported by the <wl> driver.
bcm4322
M: 2013-04-30
<reply>The Broadcom BCM4322 (PCI IDs 14e4:432b, 14e4:432c, 14e4:432d) - incorrectly identified as BCM432B, BCM432C or BCM432D by Broadcom's proprietary driver - is a draft 802.11n wireless LAN chip. Supported by the <b43> driver since Linux 2.6.38. Alternatively supported by the <wl> driver. Not to be confused with the <bcm43224> or <bcm43225>.
bcm43224
M: 2011-08-08
<reply>The Broadcom BCM43224 (PCI IDs 14e4:0576, 14e4:4353) - incorrectly identified as BCM4353 by Broadcom's proprietary driver - is an 802.11n PCIe wireless LAN chip. For device support, ask me about <brcmsmac>. Alternatively supported by the <wl> driver.
bcm43225
M: 2011-08-08
<reply>The Broadcom BCM43225 (PCI ID 14e4:4357) - incorrectly identified as BCM4357 by Broadcom's proprietary driver - is an 802.11n PCIe wireless LAN chip. For device support, ask me about <brcmsmac>. Alternatively supported by the <wl> driver.
bcm43227
M: 2011-03-30
<reply>The Broadcom BCM43227 (PCI ID 14e4:4358) is an 802.11n PCIe wireless LAN chip. Not currently supported by the <b43> driver. Supported by the vendor driver since version 5.100.82.38 (Debian 7 "Wheezy" and later), ask me about <wl>.
bcm43228
M: 2013-03-07
<reply>The Broadcom BCM43228 (PCI ID 14e4:4359) is an 802.11a/n PCIe wireless LAN chip, found in the Dell Latitude E5520m. Not supported by the <b43> driver. Supported by the vendor driver since version 5.100.82.38 (Debian 7 "Wheezy" and later), ask me about <wl>.
bcm4323
M: 2010-11-02
<reply>The Broadcom BCM4323 "Intensi-fi XLR Single-Chip" is a USB 802.11 draft-n wireless LAN chipset. There is no Linux kernel driver available, ask me about <ndiswrapper>. http://www.broadcom.com/products/Wireless-LAN/802.11-Wireless-LAN-Solutions/BCM4323 . See also <bcm43231>.
bcm43231
C: 2010-11-02
<reply>The Broadcom BCM43231 is a single band 802.11n 2T2R USB wireless LAN chip. There is no Linux kernel driver available at this time, ask me about <ndiswrapper>.
bcm4328
M: 2010-01-03
<reply> see bcm4321
bcm4329
M: 2010-10-20
<reply> see bcm4321
bcm432a
M: 2010-10-25
<reply> see bcm4321
bcm4331
M: 2013-09-18
<reply>The Broadcom BCM4331 is a PCIe 802.11n wireless LAN chip using a HT PHY (PCI ID 14e4:4331). Supported by the <b43> driver since Linux 3.2. It is alternatively supported by Broadcom's proprietary driver since version 6.30.223.126 (packaged for Debian 8 "Jessie" as broadcom-sta).
bcm4352
C: 2015-04-28
<reply> see wl
bcm4353
M: 2010-08-06
<reply> see bcm43224
bcm4357
M: 2010-10-24
<reply> see bcm43225
bcm4360
M: 2013-09-14
<reply>The Broadcom BCM4360 (PCI IDs 14e4:43a0, 14e4:4360) is an 802.11ac (a/b/g/n compatible) wireless LAN chip, found in the MacBookAir6,1 (11") and MacBookAir6,2 (13") mid 2013 laptops. Supported by Broadcom's proprietary driver since version 6.30.223.126 (packaged for Debian 8 "Jessie" as broadcom-sta). There is currently no mainline Linux kernel driver supporting BCM4360-based devices.
bcm4365
M: 2013-02-06
<reply> see bcm43142
bcm43xx
M: 2011-08-31
<reply> see b43
bcm4401
M: 2012-03-12
<reply> see b44
bcm4402
M: 2012-03-12
<reply> see b44
bcm4727
C: 2010-10-01
<reply> see bcm4313
bcm5706
C: 2008-09-23
<reply> see bnx2
bcm5708
C: 2008-09-23
<reply> see bnx2
bcm5709
C: 2009-11-13
<reply> see bnx2
bcm5709c
M: 2011-01-24
<reply> see bcm5709
bcm5714s
M: 2011-10-18
<reply>The Broadcom BCM5714S is a communication and storage bridge featuring dual gigabit Ethernet ports (PCI ID 14e4:1669), supported by the <tg3> driver since Linux 2.6.17. A regression affecting new <6.0.3> installations (I/O failures after chip reset) was reported in Debian bug #645308; fixed as of linux-2.6 2.6.32-40, ask me about <6.0.4>.
bcm5716
M: 2010-06-26
<reply>The Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5716 and BCM5716S Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express network controllers (PCI IDs 14e4:163b, 14e4:163c) are supported by <bnx2> as of linux-2.6 2.6.26-22 (part of the <5.0.5> point release).
bcm5716s
M: 2009-07-11
<reply> see bcm5716
bcm5720
C: 2013-02-06
<reply>The Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5720 is a PCIe Gigabit Ethernet controller (PCI ID 14e4:165f), supported by the <tg3> driver since Linux 3.0.
bcm5721
M: 2013-02-10
<reply> see tg3
bcm5722
M: 2013-05-15
<reply> see tg3
bcm5761
M: 2011-03-10
<reply> see tg3
bcm5764m
M: 2011-01-09
<reply> see tg3
bcm57710
M: 2010-07-19
<reply> see bnx2x
bcm57711
M: 2010-07-19
<reply> see bnx2x
bcm57711e
M: 2010-07-19
<reply> see bnx2x
bcm57765
M: 2011-10-08
<reply>The Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57765 is a PCIe Gigabit Ethernet controller (PCI ID 14e4:16b4), supported by the <tg3> driver since Linux 2.6.34 and in Debian Squeeze since the <6.0.3> point release (bug #627705).
bcm57766
M: 2013-05-20
<reply>The Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57766 Gigabit PCIe Ethernet controller (PCI ID 14e4:1686) is supported by the <tg3> driver since Linux 3.3. Service patch firmware for the boot code (tigon/tg357766.bin) is required for support of Energy-Efficient Ethernet on BCM57766 devices without NVRAM; this is packaged for Debian since firmware-linux-nonfree 0.39.
bcm57780
M: 2010-11-04
<reply> see tg3
bcm57785
M: 2011-10-08
<reply>The Broadcom NetLink BCM57785 is a PCIe Gigabit Ethernet controller (PCI ID 14e4:16b5), supported by the <tg3> driver since Linux 2.6.34 and in Debian Squeeze since the <6.0.3> point release (bug #627705).
bcm57788
M: 2010-07-07
<reply> see tg3
bcm57810
M: 2013-06-19
<reply> see bnx2x
bcm5784m
M: 2010-06-09
<reply> see tg3
bcm5906m
M: 2011-02-05
<reply> see tg3
bcm70012
M: 2013-10-30
<reply> see crystalhd
bcm70015
M: 2013-10-30
<reply> see crystalhd
bcm84823
M: 2011-06-15
<reply> see bnx2x
bcm970012
M: 2013-10-30
<reply> see bcm70012
bcm970015
M: 2013-10-30
<reply> see bcm70015
bd
M: 2011-02-16
<reply> see blu-ray disc
bdo
M: 2010-09-06
<reply> see backports.debian.org
bdo contents
C: 2010-09-06
<reply> see backports.debian.org contents
bdo etch
M: 2010-09-13
<reply> see bpo etch
bdo kernel
M: 2015-04-29
<reply>Newer kernels for Debian stable releases are available from the <stretch-backports> repository. After modifying your sources.list, run «aptitude update». To install the current backported kernel: «aptitude -t stretch-backports install linux-image-`uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,'`». To list available backported kernel image packages: «aptitude search '?narrow(~nlinux-image,?origin(Debian Backports))'».
bdo kernel squeeze
M: 2013-07-18
<reply>A later kernel for Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" is available from the "squeeze-backports" repository. Ask me about <squeeze-backports> to modify your sources.list, then run «aptitude update». To install the backported kernel: «aptitude -t squeeze-backports install linux-image-`uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,'`». To list available backported kernel image packages: «aptitude search '?narrow(~nlinux-image,?origin(Debian Backports))'».
bdo kernel wheezy
M: 2013-06-22
<reply>A later kernel for Debian 7 "Wheezy" is available from the "wheezy-backports" repository. Ask me about <wheezy-backports> to modify your sources.list, then run «aptitude update». To install the current backported kernel: «aptitude -t wheezy-backports install linux-image-`uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,'`». To list available backported kernel image packages: «aptitude search '?narrow(~nlinux-image,?origin(Debian Backports))'».
bdo key
M: 2010-10-08
<reply>As backports.debian.org is an official service, installing the debian-backports-keyring package is no longer necessary. Debian Backports release files are signed with the official ftpmaster key.
bdo list
M: 2012-02-29
<reply> To list all packages you have installed from <debian backports>: «aptitude search '?narrow(?version(CURRENT),?origin(Debian Backports))' --disable-columns -F%p»; apt must know about the origin repository for this to work (i.e. you have a 'deb' line for it in sources.list and 'apt-get update' has been run). To list all backported packages available for your system: «aptitude search '?origin(Debian Backports)'». See also <which repo>.
bdo mirrors
C: 2010-09-06
<reply> see backports.debian.org mirrors
bdo sarge
M: 2010-09-13
<reply> see bpo sarge
be2net
M: 2013-02-06
<reply>be2net is a Linux kernel driver for ServerEngines BladeEngine2/3 10 Gigabit PCIe network adapters, introduced in Linux 2.6.29.
beagle
M: 2010-12-02
<reply>Beagle is an indexing and search tool for personal data. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #579567. http://beagle-project.org/
beep
M: 2010-01-01
printf \\a, or aptitude install beep, or ask me about <bell>, <qotd89>. For the audio player, ask me about <bmp>. For the protocol framework, see http://beepcore.org/
belkin
M: 2010-03-19
<reply> Belkin is a manufacturer of computer hardware. For wireless LAN adapter support, locate its model number, then ask me about <f5d6020>, <f5d6050>, <f5d6051>, <f5d7000>, <f5d7001>, <f5d7010>, <f5d7011>, <f5d7050>, <f5d7051>, <f5d8011>, <f5d8013>, <f5d8053>, <f5d8055>, <f5d9050>, <f6d4050>, <f7d1101>, <f7d1102>, <f7d2101> or <f7d2102>. For other models, ask me about <what's my wireless>.
best practices
M: 2010-06-09
a collection of packaging recommendations. DD's follow best-practices when they make sense, and collaborate with other DD's to make new best-practices in instances when there is no accepted practice. Available in the Debian Developer's Reference at http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers-reference/best-pkging-practices
bf
M: 2011-02-05
<reply>[bf] Boot floppies are Debian-Installer images written to floppy disks, then used to install a Debian system. These were last made available for the 4.0 "Etch" release, see <etch floppies>. From the <lenny errata>: "Due to an increase in the size of the Linux kernel, we are unable to provide installation images for installs from floppy disk."
bfa
C: 2011-03-29
<reply>bfa is a driver for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Host Bus Adapters from Brocade Communications Systems, included in the mainline Linux kernel. Firmware from userspace is required, not currently packaged for Debian (BTS #620066).
bharat
M: 2013-08-24
<reply> see boss
big linux
M: 2010-06-09
<reply>Big Linux is a Linux distribution based on <Kubuntu> and localised into Portuguese. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.biglinux.com.br/
bigmem
M: 2011-04-27
<reply>For i386, the -686-bigmem linux-images support up to 64 GB of RAM on Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" systems supporting <PAE>. If you have more than about 3.4 GB of RAM, install and use this to see everything past the sub ~3.4 GB limit (but with additional CPU overhead). Alternatively, if you have a <x86-64> processor, use an -amd64 linux-image instead. See also <686-pae>.
bin
M: 2010-01-25
<reply> see .bin
bin+cue
M: 2010-07-05
<reply> see bin-cue
bin-cue
M: 2010-12-14
<reply>[bin-cue] A set of .bin/.cue files (aka .raw/.cue) is a multi-mode CD image used by some non-Unix CD writing software (e.g. CDRWIN), not supported by most others. To convert to ISO/WAV, use <bchunk>. To burn the .bin/.cue pair, use <cdrdao>. To create a .bin/.cue pair (e.g.): "cdrdao read-cd --read-raw --datafile image.bin --driver generic-mmc:0x20000 image.toc && toc2cue image.toc image.cue".
bin2iso
M: 2009-12-29
a simple utility to convert a BIN image (RAW/2352, Mode2/2336) to standard <ISO> format. Source available at http://mange.dynalias.org/linux/bin2iso/ . For a packaged utility, ask me about <iat>.
binary editor
M: 2009-06-15
an editor that can view, create, or modify binary files. e.g. bvi. See also <editor>.
bincue
M: 2010-12-14
<reply> see bin-cue
bind
M: 2010-01-09
the Berkeley Internet Name Daemon, a Domain Name System (DNS) server. To install: "aptitude install bind9 bind9-doc". See also <bind9 chroot>. http://wiki.debian.org/Bind9 https://www.isc.org/software/bind #bind on irc.freenode.net.
bind9
C: 2008-08-12
<reply> see bind
bindv6only
M: 2010-04-20
<reply> see java ipv6
binnmu
M: 2011-07-01
binary <NMU>, which means a package was recompiled without changing the source. This often occurs when one of the libraries a package depends on has changed, and it needs to be recompiled against the newer library. The <debian revision> part of the package version normally has +b1 (+b2 etc) appended to it. http://wiki.debian.org/binNMU
bios
M: 2010-12-27
<reply>Basic Input Output System (BIOS) is the part of an IBM PC-compatible system responsible for initializing the various parts of a computer when it is booted. Install and run «dmidecode -t bios» as root to display BIOS date/version information. See also <flash bios>, <coreboot>, <uefi>.
bios flash
C: 2009-06-11
<reply> see flash bios
bitlbee
M: 2012-10-03
<reply>BitlBee is an IRC gateway to instant messaging networks (supports Jabber/XMPP (e.g. Google Talk), MSN, AIM, ICQ, Yahoo, Twitter/identi.ca/status.net). Since version 3.0, it can alternatively use the <Pidgin> libbpurple for all instant message communication (packaged for Debian as bitlbee-libpurple). http://www.bitlbee.org/main.php/faq.html http://www.bitlbee.org/ #bitlbee on irc.oftc.net. See also <minbif>.
bits
M: 2013-03-28
<reply>"Bits from Debian" is the official blog of the Debian Project, complementing other <debian news> sources. It uses the <Pelican> site generator. http://bits.debian.org/
bittorrent
M: 2010-11-26
<reply>BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer (P2P) file distribution protocol. 'bittorrent' is also the name of the original BitTorrent client. Other clients include <aria2>, <azureus>, <bittornado>, <deluge>, <ktorrent>, <lftp>, <mldonkey>, <rtorrent> and <transmission>. To download Debian <stable> CD/DVD images via BitTorrent, see http://www.debian.org/CD/torrent-cd/ . #bittorrent on irc.freenode.net.
bl
M: 2010-08-08
a program for blinking keyboard LEDs, removed from Debian post-Sarge to resolve bug #327644. See also <blinkenlights>.
blackberry
M: 2010-11-07
<reply>BlackBerry is a series of smartphone / mobile e-mail devices from Research In Motion. http://wiki.debian.org/BlackBerry
blackbox
M: 2009-05-30
a window manager for X, or tormenting mhall by hiding the unminimize button, or unique in that its icons are completely invisible, and must be accessed via the middle-click menu. Ask about <bbtools> for some of the nifty tools available. http://blackboxwm.sf.net/BlackboxFAQ #blackbox on irc.freenode.net.
blackbuntu
C: 2011-05-26
<reply>Blackbuntu is a Linux distribution for penetration testing, based on <ubuntu>. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.blackbuntu.com/ #blackbuntu on irc.freenode.net. See also <based on debian>.
blackdown
M: 2009-08-20
<reply>Blackdown Java was a project producing a port of Sun Microsystems' Java virtual machine to Linux. It was never free software / open source software and was discontinued in August 2007. Ask me about <java>.
blacklist
M: 2009-11-16
<reply>To blacklist a Linux kernel module, create/edit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.local.conf and add a line similar to this (without quotes): "blacklist module_name". If this doesn't work, do 'echo "install modulename /bin/true" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.local.conf'. IMPORTANT: ask about <blacklist-initramfs>. To blacklist a module at installation time, ask me about <installer blacklist>. http://wiki.debian.org/KernelModuleBlacklisting
blacklist initramfs
M: 2010-07-25
<reply> see blacklist-initramfs
blacklist.conf
M: 2011-11-23
<reply>/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf is a configuration file owned by <udev>. This file is removed - or renamed to blacklist.conf.dpkg-bak if user-modified - during an upgrade to udev 175-1 and later (Debian 7 "Wheezy" and later releases). From the udev package changelog: "Removed /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf because all the drivers are not built on Debian kernels."
blend
M: 2010-10-19
<reply> see debian pure blend
blender
M: 2009-05-22
<reply>Blender is a free software, cross platform 3D creation suite, allowing fully integrated modeling, animation, rendering, post production and interactive 3D creation and playback. Its internal render engine supports ray tracing. http://www.blender.org/ #blenderchat and #blenderqa on irc.freenode.net.
blends
M: 2011-10-15
<reply> see blend
bliss virus
M: 2010-11-27
<reply> see bliss
blog
M: 2013-03-28
<reply>[blog] term for "web log", a series of regular entries from an individual or group, usually with interactive features (e.g. readers' comments). Ask me about <blosxom>, <ikiwiki>, <movabletype>, <wordpress>. For the official Debian blog, ask me about <bits>.
bloot bot
M: 2009-03-25
<reply> see blootbot
blosxom
C: 2010-09-14
<reply>Blosxom is a cross-platform, minimalist weblog application written in Perl. http://blosxom.sf.net/faq/ http://blosxom.sf.net/
blu-ray
C: 2008-10-16
<reply> see blu-ray disc
blu-ray disc
M: 2009-05-13
<reply>Blu-ray Disc (BD) is an optical disc storage medium. The Debian CD team produces BD images of <stable>, <oldstable> and weekly <testing> builds, for the amd64, i386 and source architectures; these are all available via _jigdo only_. Ask me about <jigdo>, <install debian> and <weekly builds>; .jigdo files are within "jigdo-bd" and "jigdo-dlbd" (dual-layer) directories of {amd64,i386,source}.
blu-ray images
C: 2008-10-16
<reply> see blu-ray
bluefish
M: 2011-04-28
<reply>Bluefish is a GTK+ HTML editor targeted towards programmers and web designers. FAQ: http://bfwiki.tellefsen.net/index.php?title=Faq . http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/
blueray
C: 2008-10-16
<reply> see blu-ray
bluetooth
M: 2007-09-07
<reply>Bluetooth is a wireless communications protocol (http://bluetooth.com/), about as secure as shouting. aptitude install bluez-utils; then run hidd --search as root. http://wiki.debian.org/BluetoothUser http://wiki.debian.org/Bluetooth/Alsa . For support of Qualcomm Atheros devices, ask me about <ath3k>. See also <btusb>.
bluetooth-alsa
M: 2010-08-30
<reply>The bluetooth-alsa project provided an <ALSA> plugin for <Bluetooth> audio, now merged with the BlueZ project. The Debian bluetooth-alsa package was never part of a stable release and was removed to resolve bug #499052. Install the bluez-audio package and see http://web.archive.org/web/20080501040304/http://wiki.bluez.org/wiki/HOWTO/AudioDevices for further information.
bluewhite64
C: 2009-03-06
<reply>Bluewhite64 Linux is an unofficial port of <Slackware> to x86_64. http://www.bluewhite64.com/ #bluewhite64 on irc.freenode.net.
bluray
C: 2008-10-16
<reply> see blu-ray
bmp
M: 2009-11-12
<reply>Beep Media Player (BMP) was an audio player based on <xmms>, removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #422681. Its successor, Beep Media Player eXperimental (BMPx), was removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #517588. Ask me about <audacious>.
bmpx
M: 2011-04-12
<reply> see bmp
bna
M: 2014-06-21
<reply>bna is a Linux kernel driver supporting Brocade 10Gb PCIe Ethernet adapters (e.g. PCI ID 1657:0014). Introduced at Linux 2.6.37, backported and enabled at linux-2.6 2.6.32-35 (part of the <6.0.2> point release). Device firmware (ctfw_cna.bin) is available from http://www.brocade.com/services-support/drivers-downloads/ (bfa_firmware_linux-2.3.2.3-0.src.rpm, use <rpm2cpio> and cpio to convert/extract).
bnc
M: 2010-04-17
<reply>A BNC (Bayonet Neill-Concelman) connector is a RF coaxial cable jack type, used for some video connections and RG58, cheapernet, connections. A BNC connector has a bayonet-type shell with two small knobs on the female connector which lock into spiral slots in the male connector when it is twisted on. Used for old workstation monitors. Also an IRC session bouncing proxy (BNC is an abbreviation of bouncer), see <irssi>, <sbnc> and znc.
bnx2
M: 2009-10-19
<reply>bnx2 is a Linux kernel driver supporting Broadcom NetXtreme II 1Gb (BCM5706/5708/5709/5716) Ethernet controllers. Firmware from userspace is required, ask me about <non-free sources> and install the firmware-bnx2 package to provide. To provide firmware for device use at Debian installation time, ask me about <installer firmware>. See also <bnx2x>.
bnx2i
M: 2011-06-14
<reply>bnx2i is the Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5706/5708/5709 <iSCSI> driver, included in the mainline Linux kernel. Support for the BCM5771E was added at linux-2.6 2.6.32-35, part of the <6.0.2> point release.
bnx2x
M: 2013-06-19
<reply>bnx2x is a Linux kernel driver supporting Broadcom NetXtreme II 10Gb (BCM57710/57711/57711E/57712/57800/57810/57840) Ethernet controllers, introduced at Linux 2.6.25. Firmware is required, ask me about <non-free sources> and install the firmware-bnx2x package to provide. To provide firmware for device use at Debian installation time, ask me about <installer firmware>. Not to be confused with <bnx2>.
board
M: 2009-02-26
<reply> see room
bochs
M: 2011-05-14
<reply>Bochs is a portable x86 and x86-64 IBM PC compatible emulator and debugger, capable of running most operating systems. http://bochs.sf.net/doc/docbook/user/faq.html http://bochs.sf.net/ #bochs on irc.freenode.net.
bof
M: 2009-06-10
<reply>"Birds Of a Feather" (flocking together), or BoF, is a term for an informal discussion scheduled on a conference program. http://catb.org/esr/jargon/html/B/BOF.html, or an insulting term meaning "Boring Old Fart".
bogofilter
M: 2010-03-16
<reply>Bogofilter is a mail filter, classifying messages as either spam or ham (non-spam) via statistical analysis, which learns from user-provided classifications and corrections. Packaged for Debian as bogofilter-{bdb,qdbm,sqlite,tokyocabinet}. claws-mail-bogofilter provides a plugin for <Claws Mail>. http://bogofilter.org/
bonding
M: 2010-03-18
configuring two NICs with same IP address, increasing throughput and providing failover. For setup instructions, see http://wiki.debian.org/Bonding . See also http://kernel.org/doc/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt . Older information at http://debian-administration.org/articles/350
bonobo
M: 2010-01-02
the GNOME architecture for creating reusable software components and compound documents. Officially deprecated since GNOME 2.4, use of <D-Bus> or GIO is advised.
book
M: 2010-03-29
<reply> see books
boot log
M: 2013-01-21
<reply> see bootlog
bootchart
M: 2011-02-05
<reply>bootchart is a tool for performance analysis and visualization of the GNU/Linux boot process. Not part of Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" due to Debian bug #521437. http://www.bootchart.org/ See also <bootchart2>.
bootchart2
M: 2011-03-08
<reply>bootchart2 is a boot process performance analyser originating from <bootchart>. The recommended pybootchartgui package is used to view logged data. http://github.com/mmeeks/bootchart#readme
bootdisk
M: 2010-07-18
<reply> see bf
bootfloppies
M: 2009-04-19
<reply> see bf
bootlogd
M: 2013-08-10
<reply>bootlogd is used to record boot messages to /var/log/boot. For Debian 7 "Wheezy" and later releases, install the bootlogd package to enable. In Debian 6.0 "Squeeze", bootlogd is provided by the sysvinit-utils package; set BOOTLOGD_ENABLE=Yes in /etc/default/bootlogd to enable.
bootmisc
M: 2010-01-20
<reply>/etc/init.d/bootmisc.sh is an init script, cleaning up miscellaneous items during boot. To execute commands at end of each multiuser runlevel, ask me about <rc.local> instead.
bootp
M: 2010-01-20
<reply>The Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP) is used to acquire an IP address and boot image location for diskless workstation booting. Superseded by DHCP, ask me about <dhcp>.
bootsplash
M: 2014-07-02
<reply> see plymouth
bootx
M: 2010-02-04
<reply>BootX is an unmaintained graphical Mac OS-based bootloader which is only usable on Old World Power Macs; ask me about <quik>. Not to be confused with the Mac OS X bootloader of the same name. http://penguinppc.org/bootloaders/bootx/ BootX is _incompatible_ with New World Macintosh, ask me about <yaboot> instead.
bopm
M: 2010-10-23
<reply>[bopm] <OFTC>'s Blitzed Open Proxy Monitor: http://www.oftc.net/oftc/BOPM
boss linux
M: 2013-08-09
<reply> see bosslinux
bosslinux
M: 2010-07-17
<reply> see boss
bpo
M: 2010-09-22
<reply> see bdo
bpo bugs
M: 2010-10-22
<reply> see bdo bugs
bpo etch
C: 2009-07-04
<reply> see backports.org etch
bpo kernel
M: 2010-09-06
<reply> see bdo kernel
bpo key
C: 2010-09-07
<reply> see bdo key
bpo list
C: 2010-09-06
<reply> see bdo list
bpo mirrors
C: 2009-05-08
<reply> see backports.org mirrors
bpo pin
M: 2010-09-21
<reply> see bpo pinning
bpo sarge
M: 2009-12-12
<reply> see backports.org sarge
bpo users
M: 2010-09-06
<reply> see bdo users
brasero
M: 2010-12-22
<reply>Brasero is a CD/DVD burning application for <GNOME> supporting multiple backends. To extend its functionality, ask me about <cdrdao>, <libdvdcss>, <lame>, <vcdimager>. http://projects.gnome.org/brasero/ #brasero at irc.gimp.org.
brcm
M: 2010-09-16
<reply> see brcm80211
brcm80211
C: 2011-05-08
<reply> see brcmsmac
brcmsmac
M: 2013-06-27
<reply>brcmsmac (brcm80211 prior to Linux 2.6.39) is an open source <mac80211> driver, supporting 802.11n PCIe devices based on Broadcom <BCM4313>, <BCM43224> and <BCM43225> chips. Firmware is required (bcm43xx-0.fw, bcm43xx_hdr-0.fw), ask me about <non-free sources> and install the firmware-brcm80211 package to provide. Access point and adhoc modes are supported since Linux 3.10. https://wiki.debian.org/brcm80211
brctl
M: 2010-01-01
<reply> see bridge setup
bridge setup
M: 2009-06-22
<reply>Install the bridge-utils package and read the bridge-utils-interfaces(5) man page. It contains basic and advanced bridge configuration examples ("dhcp" can be used in place of "static"). IP forwarding does _not_ need to be enabled. If intending to bridge a wireless interface in managed mode, see http://wiki.debian.org/BridgeNetworkConnections and ask me about <ebtables>.
bridging
C: 2007-07-14
<reply> see bridge
brlix
M: 2009-03-12
<reply>BRLix GNU/Linux (formerly Famelix) is a distribution <based on Debian>. The user interface is intended to resemble Windows Vista as close as possible. It is not supported in #debian. http://brlix.com.br/ User forum: http://famelix.com.br/forum/
broadcom
M: 2009-07-11
<reply>Broadcom Corporation is an integrated circuits supplier. For wireless LAN chipset drivers, ask me about <b43>, <brcmsmac>, <rndis_wlan>, <wl>. For Ethernet controller support, ask me about <bnx2>, <bnx2x>, <tg3>.
broadcom-sta
M: 2009-12-11
<reply> see wl
brocade
M: 2011-05-24
<reply> see bna
broke dhcp
M: 2009-05-21
<reply>see kernel options for dhcp
bsd
M: 2009-10-22
read also <bsd license>, or a brand of free UNIX clones, freebsd for x86 and sparc64, netbsd for damn near every arch, and openbsd for paranoid people, or <debian bsd>, <kfreebsd>
bsnes
M: 2013-12-06
<reply> see higan
bsp
M: 2012-11-11
<reply>A Bug Squashing Party (BSP) is a gathering of Debian Developers and enthusiasts at a specific time, to fix as many <bugs> as possible. http://wiki.debian.org/BSP #debian-bugs on irc.oftc.net. Also ask me about <release-critical>.
bt
M: 2009-05-21
Bhutan, or <bluetooth>, or British Telecom, or <bittorrent>, or <BackTrack>, or <bttv>.
bt4
C: 2009-07-24
<reply> see backtrack
bt5
C: 2011-05-14
<reply> see backtrack
btsco
M: 2010-08-30
<reply>The bluetooth-alsa project's btsco daemon and snd-bt-sco Linux kernel module are obsolete. Install the bluez-audio package and see http://web.archive.org/web/20080501040304/http://wiki.bluez.org/wiki/HOWTO/AudioDevices for further information.
bttv
M: 2013-01-21
<reply>bttv is a Linux kernel driver supporting PCI video capture devices with a Brooktree Bt848, Brooktree Bt878 (aka Fusion Bt878) or Conexant Fusion 878A (aka CX23878) chipset; see http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Bttv_devices_(bt848,_bt878) for supported devices. http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Bttv . See also <ivtv>.
btusb
C: 2014-03-02
<reply>btusb is the Linux kernel's <Bluetooth> HCI USB driver, for supporting Bluetooth devices with a USB interface. Bluetooth firmware patches for Intel Wireless 7260 and 3160 devices are packaged for Debian since firmware-iwlwifi 0.39.
bub-n-bros
M: 2013-08-05
<reply> see bubbros
bubbros
M: 2013-08-05
<reply>The Bub's Brothers is a multiplayer clone of the famous Bubble Bobble game. Packaged for Debian as bubbros. http://bub-n-bros.sf.net/
bug hunting
M: 2010-03-18
see http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/BUG-HUNTING
bug report
M: 2010-08-16
<reply> see reportbug
bugs
M: 2012-11-11
<reply> see bug
bum
M: 2009-04-22
<reply>Boot-Up Manager (bum) is a graphical <runlevel> configuration editor, a frontend to <update-rc.d>. http://www.marzocca.net/linux/bum.html . See also <rcconf>, <sysv-rc-conf>, <sysv-rc>.
bumblebee
M: 2013-04-15
<reply>The Bumblebee project aims to provide support for the Nvidia Optimus GPU switching technology on Linux systems. GeForce 400M (4xxM) and later mobile GPU series are Optimus-enabled; if «lspci -nn | grep '\''[030[02]\]'» returns two lines, the laptop likely uses Optimus. Packaged for Debian <jessie> and <wheezy-backports>. http://wiki.debian.org/Bumblebee http://bumblebee-project.org/ #bumblebee on irc.freenode.net.
burg
C: 2010-12-20
<reply>burg ("Brand-new Universal loadeR from GRUB") is a bootloader based on GNU <GRUB2>. Not in Debian, <RFP> filed as Debian bug #585827. http://code.google.com/p/burg/
businesscard
M: 2013-05-05
<reply>As of Debian 7 "Wheezy", businesscard CD images - a minimal Debian installer requiring an Internet connection to finish base system installation - are no longer produced, see http://lists.debian.org/debian-cd/2012/07/msg00076.html for more information. For small installation images, ask me about <netinst>, <mini.iso>.
buster
C: 2014-12-07
<reply>The release following Debian 9 "Stretch" is codenamed "Buster" (Andy's pet Dachshund in Toy Story) and will be Debian 10. https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/11/msg00005.html
busybox
M: 2010-02-20
<reply>BusyBox combines tiny versions of many common Unix utilities into a single small executable. It provides minimalist replacements for most of the utilities you usually find in GNU coreutils, util-linux, etc. http://busybox.net/FAQ.html #uclibc on irc.freenode.net.
bx
M: 2009-02-24
<reply> see bitchx
bxxp
M: 2010-01-01
<reply> see beep
bzr
M: 2013-03-05
<reply> see bazaar
ca
M: 2009-09-02
Certificate Authority. It's required when browsers check your SSL certs with the CA's digital signature. Also ask me about <ssl> and <rootca>. It has been observed that "Commercial certificate authorities protect you from anyone from whom they are unwilling to take money." (http://www.crypto.com/blog/spycerts/)
ca0106
M: 2011-01-04
<reply>The snd-ca0106 ALSA driver (formerly snd-audigyls) supports Creative Technology's Sound Blaster products based on the CA-0106 audio controller. This includes the Audigy SE, Audigy LS, Audigy Value, Live! 24-bit and X-Fi Xtreme Audio (PCI version). http://alsa.opensrc.org/Ca0106
cable modem
M: 2010-01-05
<reply>A cable modem is a network bridge/modem used to connect to the Internet through cable television wiring. To use with Linux, see http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Cable-Modem/
cache-limit
M: 2009-05-30
<reply> see dynamic mmap
cacti
M: 2009-07-21
<reply>Cacti is open source web-based graphing tool, a frontend to <rrdtool> for monitoring systems and services. http://www.cacti.net/downloads/docs/html/faq.html http://www.cacti.net/ #cacti on irc.freenode.net.
cadaver
M: 2009-07-24
a command-line <WebDAV> client. See cadaver(1) and http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/285 for usage examples. http://www.webdav.org/cadaver/
cairo
M: 2010-03-11
<reply>Cairo is a cross-platform 2D vector graphics library, with support for multiple output devices. http://cairographics.org/ #cairo on irc.freenode.net. For the application launcher, ask me about <cairo-dock>.
cairo-dock
M: 2015-08-27
<reply>Cairo-Dock is a Mac OS X like themable animated dock (application launcher, optionally a taskbar). Wiki: http://www.glx-dock.org/ww_page.php?lang=en http://www.glx-dock.org/ http://www.glx-dock.org/ #cairo-dock on irc.freenode.net. See also <docky>.
caladea
C: 2014-02-20
<reply>Caladea is a freely-licensed font released by Google, which is metric-compatible to the Cambria serif font. Packaged for Debian as fonts-crosextra-caladea. https://wiki.debian.org/SubstitutingCalibriAndCambriaFonts
caldav
C: 2011-03-29
<reply>CalDAV (Calendaring Extensions to <WebDAV>) is a standard for accessing scheduling (shared calendar) information, using the iCalendar data format. Clients supporting CalDAV include <evolution> and <iceowl-extension>. CalDAV servers packaged for Debian include calendarserver, <davical> and radicale. http://caldav.calconnect.org/
calibri
C: 2014-02-20
<reply> see carlito
calligra flow
M: 2011-11-16
<reply>Calligra Flow (formerly Kivio) is an open source, cross-platform diagramming application, part of the Calligra Suite. http://www.calligra-suite.org/flow/ #calligra on irc.freenode.net.
cals
M: 2011-05-05
<reply>The CALS (Continuous Acquisition and Life-cycle Support) Raster file format is a graphics data interchange standard. To convert .cal files to other formats, use imagemagick or cals2tiff (http://www.sollers.ca/projects/cals2tiff/).
cambria
C: 2014-02-20
<reply> see caladea
came
M: 2010-08-15
<reply>camE is a rewrite of the <xawtv> webcam application using imlib2. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #569354. Ask me about <fswebcam>.
canaima
M: 2011-01-18
<reply>Canaima is a Venezuelan desktop distribution <based on Debian>. It is not supported in #debian. http://canaima.softwarelibre.gob.ve/ #canaima on irc.freenode.net.
cannot-upgrade-ia32-libs
M: 2012-12-02
<reply> see upgrade-multiarch
caps
M: 2009-05-27
<reply> Don't write words all in capital letters unless they're abbreviations. To emphasize words, put an underscore ("_") on both sides.
caps lock
C: 2008-06-05
<reply> see capslock
capslock
M: 2010-08-11
<reply>[capslock] "dumpkeys | sed 's/58 = Caps_Lock/58 = Control/' | loadkeys" turns caps lock into control for all virtual consoles. For console-setup, append ",ctrl:nocaps" to the value of XKBOPTIONS within /etc/default/console-setup (/etc/default/keyboard on Squeeze).
cardbus
M: 2011-03-08
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC_Card#CardBus
cardctl
M: 2010-01-14
<reply> see pcmcia-cs
cardmgr
M: 2010-02-21
<reply> see pcmcia-cs
carl
M: 2010-08-30
<reply> see carl9170
carl9170
M: 2013-01-25
<reply>carl9170 is a Linux kernel driver, introduced in Linux 2.6.37, supporting draft 802.11n USB wireless LAN devices based on the Atheros AR9170 chipset. It replaces <ar9170usb>, provides improved functionality (e.g. 802.11n support) and only uses open firmware. Firmware from userspace is required (carl9170-1.fw), install the firmware-linux-free package to provide. http://wiki.debian.org/carl9170
carlito
C: 2014-02-20
<reply>Carlito is a freely-licensed font released by Google, which is metric-compatible to the Calibri sans-serif font (default typeface of Microsoft Word since Office 2007). Packaged for Debian as fonts-crosextra-carlito. https://wiki.debian.org/SubstitutingCalibriAndCambriaFonts
cassandra
M: 2010-12-24
<reply>Apache Cassandra is an open source, distributed database management system written in Java. Not in Debian, <ITP> filed as Debian bug #585905. http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/FAQ http://cassandra.apache.org/ #cassandra on irc.freenode.net.
cathedral
M: 2010-03-03
<reply> see cathedral and bazaar
caudium
M: 2010-01-04
an extensible <httpd> written in <Pike>, originally based on Roxen Challenger 1.3 and packaged for Debian. http://caudium.net/ #caudium on irc.caudium.net.
cc
M: 2011-06-10
<reply> see gcc
ccache
M: 2009-06-20
a compiler cache, for speeding up code recompilation. To use it, see /usr/share/doc/ccache/README.Debian and INSTALLATION of ccache(1). http://ccache.samba.org/ See also <distcc>.
ccd
M: 2010-06-04
<reply> see clonecd
ccd2iso
M: 2010-06-04
<reply> see clonecd
cce
M: 2014-03-01
<reply>Concurrent Command Engine (CCE) is a feature of the ATI Rage 128 GPU. CCE microcode for the Linux kernel's r128 <DRM> driver is packaged for Debian in firmware-linux-nonfree, ask me about <non-free sources>.
cclive
C: 2011-11-18
<reply>cclive is a non-interactive, command-line utility for downloading videos from websites requiring Adobe Flash to view video content. It is a rewrite of <clive> in C++ with fewer dependencies. http://cclive.sf.net/
ccsm
M: 2010-09-19
<reply>CompizConfig Settings Manager (CCSM) is a configuration tool for <Compiz> Fusion, packaged for Debian as compizconfig-settings-manager. The Compiz icon plug-in for <cairo-dock> (cairo-dock-compiz-icon-plugin package) provides a sub-dock for access to CCSM. http://wiki.compiz.org/CCSM
cd
M: 2009-05-29
a Compact-Disc, something that can hold about 650 megs, or a shiny silver thing that glitters, or a good beverage coaster, or change directory. To download Debian CD images, ask me about <iso>. To buy Debian CDs, ask me about <vendors>. To add a Debian CD to the APT system, ask me about <apt-cdrom>.
cd check
M: 2013-05-04
<reply> see check cd
cd images
M: 2009-04-05
<reply> see install debian
cd rip
M: 2011-01-03
<reply> see rip cd
cd-burning
M: 2013-04-11
<reply> see cdburning
cdbs
M: 2009-11-04
<reply>[cdbs] Common Debian Build System, a build system for Debian packages based on Makefile inheritance. Located at http://build-common.alioth.debian.org/
cdburning
M: 2013-04-11
<reply> see burniso
cdc-acm
M: 2011-04-27
<reply> see modem
cdcd
M: 2010-03-24
a command-line CD player using libcdaudio. Change "www.freedb.org" to "freedb.freedb.org" in ~/.cdserverrc to workaround the CDDB information retrieval bug (BTS #485524). http://libcdaudio.sourceforge.net/
cdck
M: 2010-01-09
a program to verify CD/DVD quality. As the default mode of operation changed at cdck 0.7.0-1, provide the -t argument to enact timing tests. See also <check iso image>.
cdda2wav
M: 2010-10-21
<reply>cdda2wav is a program for creating WAV files from audio CDs. Replaced by icedax (part of cdrkit) in Debian.
cdfs
M: 2013-05-05
<reply>CDfs is an out-of-tree Linux virtual file system, which exports tracks and boot images on a compact disc as regular files. To install on Debian 6.0 "Squeeze": «apt-get install module-assistant && m-a a-i». Not part of the Debian 7 "Wheezy" release due to bug #651788. http://users.elis.ugent.be/~mronsse/cdfs/
cdgrab
M: 2012-08-24
<reply> see abcde
cdimage
M: 2009-06-28
<reply> see iso
cdn
M: 2011-02-07
<reply>[cdn] Package <changelogs> are available at http://changelogs.debian.net/ . For information on the geoDNS Debian mirror service, ask me about <cdn.debian.net>.
cdrdao
M: 2010-12-14
<reply>cdrdao is a program which allows writing of audio CD-Rs in disk-at-once mode (its --swap option may be necessary in some cases). http://cdrdao.sf.net/ See also <bin-cue>.
cdrecord
M: 2010-01-06
<reply>cdrecord is a CD burning program included in <cdrtools>. Replaced by wodim (part of cdrkit) in Debian, ask me about <wodim>.
cdrkit
C: 2010-12-18
<reply>cdrkit is a fork of <cdrtools> developed by the Debian Project, introduced at Debian 4.0 "Etch". Documentation is packaged as cdrkit-doc, see /usr/share/doc/cdrkit-doc/WHY. See also <genisoimage>, <wodim>. http://www.cdrkit.org/
cdrwin
M: 2010-12-14
<reply> see bin-cue
celestia
M: 2010-05-17
<reply>Celestia is an OpenGL astronomy program (visual space simulator). http://www.shatters.net/celestia/
centericq
M: 2009-10-30
an ncurses based multi-protocol instant messaging client, which is no longer developed. Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #442076. Ask me about <centerim>.
centerim
M: 2010-02-14
<reply>CenterIM is an ncurses based multi-protocol instant messaging client, forked from <Centericq>. http://www.centerim.org/ #centerim on irc.freenode.net.
centova
M: 2010-06-14
<reply>Centova Cast from Centova Technologies is a proprietary control panel for the management of Internet radio streams (SHOUTcast, Icecast). It is not supported in #debian. Unofficial support: http://forums.centova.com/
centrino
M: 2009-10-15
<reply>Centrino is a brand of Wi-Fi and <WiMAX> adapters from Intel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrino). For support of Intel wireless LAN devices on Debian systems, ask me about <iwlwifi> (Chief River, Huron River, Calpella, Montevina, Santa Rosa refresh), <iwlwifi> (Santa Rosa, Napa), <ipw2200> (Sonoma, Carmel) or <ipw2100> (early Carmel). See also <what's my wireless>.
ceph
M: 2011-07-28
<reply>Ceph is a distributed file system, designed to be POSIX-compatible and without a single point of failure. The Linux kernel client for Ceph was merged at Linux 2.6.34. http://ceph.newdream.net/ #ceph on irc.oftc.net.
cfengine
M: 2013-06-19
<reply>CFEngine is an open source configuration management tool for automating system administration tasks. CFEngine 2 and 3 are packaged for Debian. http://cfengine.com/ #cfengine on irc.freenode.net.
changelog
M: 2010-05-14
<reply>The Debian changelog for foo can be found in /usr/share/doc/foo/ if foo is installed. From a .deb, "apt-listchanges -a foo.deb" or "dpkg-deb --fsys-tarfile foo.deb| tar --wildcards -xOf - '*changelog.Debian.gz'|zless". You can also "aptitude changelog foo" or go to http://changelogs.debian.net/bar if foo is built from source package bar. See also <apt-listchanges>.
changemac
M: 2014-06-30
<reply> see mac change
check cd
C: 2009-11-18
<reply> see check iso
check cd image
C: 2009-03-29
<reply> see check iso image
checkinstall
M: 2009-10-18
<reply>CheckInstall is a program that tracks all files installed by "make install" (or equivalent), creates a Debian (or other) package with those files, and adds it to the installed packages database, allowing for easy package removal or distribution. http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall/ See also <stow>.
cheese
M: 2010-01-11
<reply>Cheese is a webcam application for <GNOME> similar to Apple Inc's Photo Booth. Officially part of GNOME since version 2.22. http://live.gnome.org/Cheese/FAQ http://projects.gnome.org/cheese/ #cheese on irc.gnome.org. See also <webcam>.
cherokee
M: 2010-01-13
<reply> Cherokee (Tsa La Gi) are Native Americans. Cherokee is also the name of a fast and flexible HTTP server, packaged for Debian. http://www.cherokee-project.com/doc/other_faq.html http://cherokee-project.org/ #cherokee on irc.freenode.net. See also <httpd>.
cherry
C: 2011-02-01
<reply>ZF Electronics GmbH (formerly Cherry GmbH) is a German input peripheral manufacturer. Debian Installer 6.0.0 does not support the use of Cherry USB keyboards during installation (Debian bug #584973), this was corrected at <6.0.1>.
chillispot
M: 2010-02-14
<reply>ChilliSpot is an open-source wireless LAN access point controller or "captive portal". Packaged for Sid. Dead upstream, intended to be replaced in Debian by the CoovaChilli fork (http://www.coova.org/CoovaChilli), see Debian bug #473485. http://www.chillispot.info/
china
M: 2009-05-25
<reply> see cn
chkrootkit
M: 2010-05-01
<reply>chrootkit is a security scanner, used to determine if the local system is infected with a <rootkit>. To exclude reporting known false positives (http://www.chkrootkit.org/faq/#8), use the -e option. http://www.chkrootkit.org/ See also <system compromise recovery>, <rkhunter>, <tiger>.
chm
M: 2012-05-27
<reply>Microsoft Compiled HTML Help is a proprietary online help format. .chm file readers and converters packaged for Debian include archmage, chm2pdf, chmsee, kchmviewer, okular and xchm.
chrome
M: 2009-10-19
Mozilla's term for a theme or skin, or "Google Chrome", a web browser by Google based on Chromium, ask me about <chromium>. For VIA UniChrome / Chrome9 support, ask me about <openchrome>.
chrome9
M: 2013-01-22
<reply> see openchrome
chromium
M: 2010-10-03
<reply>Chromium is an open source web browser produced by Google, based on WebKit. Google Chrome is based on Chromium. Ask me about <pepper flash>. https://wiki.debian.org/Chromium http://www.chromium.org/Home #chromium-support on irc.freenode.net. For the game formerly known as Chromium, ask me about <chromium-bsu>.
chromium-browser
M: 2011-03-14
<reply> see chromium
chromium-bsu
C: 2010-09-08
<reply>Chromium B.S.U. (formerly Chromium) is an arcade-style scrolling space shooter game. Packaged for Debian as chromium-bsu. http://chromium-bsu.sf.net/faq.htm http://chromium-bsu.sf.net . Not to be confused with the <chromium> web browser.
cifs
M: 2010-09-13
<reply>Common Internet File System (CIFS) is basically Server Message Block (SMB) without NetBIOS over TCP/IP. The mount.cifs program (cifs-utils package) is required when using a credentials file. See also <DFS>. http://kernel.org/doc/Documentation/filesystems/cifs.txt
cinamon
M: 2013-04-14
<reply> see cinnamon
cinelerra
M: 2011-02-02
<reply>Cinelerra is a non-linear video editor and compositor for Linux. <ITP> filed as Debian bug #331072, ask me about <dmm> for unofficial packages. http://www.cinelerra.org/ #cinelerra on irc.freenode.net.
cinnamon
M: 2012-01-28
<reply>Cinnamon is a fork of <GNOME Shell> initially developed by the Linux Mint distribution. Packaged since Debian 8 "Jessie", ask me about <install cinnamon>. http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/
cis
M: 2013-10-30
<reply>Card Information Structure (CIS) is data on a <PC Card> containing information about its formatting and organization (e.g. type, model, manufacturer). Some specific cards require CIS data to be overridden (e.g. Debian bug #352758). CIS overrides are packaged in firmware-linux-free and are part of Debian installation images.
cisco
M: 2009-06-09
<reply> Cisco makes the routers that move the pr0n across the internet at a very high rate of exchange, or a company full of patent protected punks! For Cisco/Aironet wireless LAN device support, ask me about <aironet>. http://www.bumwine.com/cisco.html
ckermit
M: 2009-11-01
<reply>C-Kermit is a combined serial and network communications package. Packaged for Debian as ckermit. http://www.columbia.edu/kermit/ckfaq.html http://www.kermit-project.org/
clamav
M: 2012-02-09
<reply>Clam AntiVirus (ClamAV) is a GPL/FLOSS anti-virus toolkit for Unix-like systems, mainly used with a <MTA> for virus scanning. Install the clamav-freshclam package to automatically update virus definitions. "OUTDATED" warnings are a known issue (Debian bug #418963, wontfix). Install the libclamunrar6 <non-free> package for RAR file support. http://www.clamav.net/ #clamav on irc.freenode.net. See also <stable-updates>.
clamsmtp
C: 2009-10-28
<reply>ClamSMTP is a virus scanning SMTP proxy using <ClamAV>, originally developed for use with the <Postfix> mail server. See /usr/share/doc/clamsmtp/README.Debian.gz regarding the Debian-specific port setup. http://thewalter.net/stef/software/clamsmtp/
claws
M: 2010-03-16
<reply> see claws mail
claws mail
M: 2010-02-15
<reply>Claws Mail (formerly Sylpheed-Claws within <Sylpheed>) is an open source, cross-platform GTK+-based email and news client, similar in appearance to Outlook Express for Windows. Packaged for Debian as claws-mail. http://www.claws-mail.org/ #claws on irc.freenode.net.
cli
M: 2010-01-13
<reply>[cli] Command Line Interface, the best form of interface around. See http://osnews.com/story.php?news_id=6282&page=1 or ask me about <general cli tutorial>. Call-Level Interface, originally developed by SQL Access Group, but now known as Microsoft's <ODBC> standard. Common Language Infrastructure, ask me about <mono>.
clickpad
M: 2013-05-09
<reply>A Synaptics ClickPad is a touchpad device without physical buttons, found on some <netbook> systems. Pressing down on the touchpad performs a left or right mouse click, the buttons are just special areas of the touchpad surface. These are supported in Debian 7 "Wheezy" and later releases (bug #597082).
climm
M: 2010-01-19
<reply> see micq
clive
M: 2012-02-08
<reply>clive is a non-interactive, command-line utility for downloading videos from websites requiring Adobe Flash to view video content; e.g. <YouTube>, Google Video, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Sevenload, Myvideo, LiveLeak. http://clive.sf.net/ . See also <cclive>.
clojure
C: 2009-07-08
<reply>Clojure is a dynamic programming language (a dialect of <Lisp>) targeting the Java Virtual Machine. http://clojure.org/ #clojure on irc.freenode.net.
clonecd
M: 2010-06-04
<reply>CloneCD is a proprietary optical disc authoring application for Microsoft Windows. The ccd2iso utility can convert CloneCD image files (.img) to ISO 9660; the associated .ccd text descriptor and .sub subchannel data files are not used.
clonezilla
M: 2010-04-19
<reply>Clonezilla Live is a live CD based on Debian, providing disk/partition cloning functionality similar to Symantec Ghost. Basically a front-end to <partimage>, <partclone>, <ntfsclone>, sfdisk and others. http://www.clonezilla.org/ See also <based on Debian>.
cloud
M: 2012-12-14
<reply>Cloud computing is more than just virtual servers, a workable definition from NIST is: Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. http://wiki.debian.org/Cloud
cm8738
M: 2011-02-25
<reply>The C-Media Electronics CM8738 can refer to either the multimedia audio controller (PCI ID 13f6:0111) or software modem (PCI ID 13f6:0211). The former is supported by the <ALSA> snd-cmipci module. For support of the latter, ask me about <pctel>.
cmd: dfe (.*?)
C: 2009-10-21
($1): <reply>http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/$1
cmd: paste (.*?)
M: 2009-11-13
($1): <reply> $1: put your output on http://paste.debian.net/ so we can see it. DO NOT paste into the channel.
cmd: ubuntuirc (.*?)
M: 2011-06-04
($1): <reply>$1: This is not the Ubuntu help channel. Please do /server chat.freenode.net and then /join #ubuntu. If you are using XChat, you can right-click the following link and choose connect. irc://chat.freenode.net/ubuntu
cmiiw
M: 2010-05-31
Correct Me If I'm Wrong
cnetworkmanager
M: 2011-06-19
a command-line client for <NetworkManager> written in Python. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #629689, use NetworkManager's <nmcli> instead.
cnp-wf518n2
M: 2010-05-20
<reply>The Canyon CNP-WF518N2 is a 802.11n USB wireless LAN device (USB ID 0bda:8171) containing a Realtek RTL8188SU chipset. Supported as of linux-2.6 2.6.32-13, ask me about <rtl8192su> (squeeze) or <r8712u> (wheezy, squeeze-backports). http://www.canyon-tech.com/products/connectivity/wireless/CNP-WF518N2
cnrd
M: 2010-09-10
<reply>The "Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name" warning is issued when Apache HTTPD cannot obtain the <FQDN> from a reverse lookup of your server's IP address. This can usually be ignored. You may want to add the fully-qualified hostname to /etc/hosts, or define 'ServerName 127.0.0.1' in the global server context of its configuration (e.g. /etc/apache2/conf.d/servername.local).
cobalt
M: 2011-05-17
<reply> see mipsel
codec
M: 2011-01-06
<reply>A codec (portmanteau of "compressor-decompressor") is a program or device used to encode/decode a data stream or signal. Ask me about <libavcodec>, <w32codecs>.
codecs
M: 2011-01-06
<reply> see codec
codename
M: 2010-01-27
<reply> see codenames
codenames
M: 2011-02-06
<reply>Debian release codenames are buzz (1.1), rex (1.2), bo (1.3), hamm (2.0), slink (2.1), potato (2.2), woody (3.0), sarge (3.1), etch (4.0), lenny (5.0), squeeze (6.0), wheezy (7) jessie (8) stretch (9) and sid=Unstable. "lsb_release -sc" (lsb-release package) will display a Debian system's codename. http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ch-ftparchives#s-codenames
cogito
C: 2008-12-02
<reply> Cogito was a version control system layered on top of <GIT>. Removed from Debian to resolve bug #436248, superseded by the 'git-core' package.
colinux
M: 2009-06-21
<reply>Cooperative Linux (coLinux) is software for running Linux on Microsoft Windows. It is a port of the Linux kernel, allowing cooperative execution with another operating system on a single machine. http://colinux.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ http://www.colinux.org/ #colinux on irc.oftc.net.
colored pager
M: 2009-05-06
http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Using_vim_as_a_syntax-highlighting_pager, or ln -s /usr/share/vim/vimcurrent/macros/less.sh ~/bin/less
colorize
M: 2009-05-29
<reply>colorize was a Perl script to produce colored log files. Previously packaged for Debian, became a transitional package to ccze as of colorize 0.3.1-3, removed from Debian to resolve bug #321905. See http://packages.debian.org/ccze
coloured pager
M: 2009-12-16
<reply> see colored pager
combo drive
M: 2010-10-06
<reply>A "combo drive" is a term used by <Apple> Inc. describing CD-R/CD-RW and DVD read-only optical drives, a low-end <SuperDrive> substitute. To eject a disc from a combo drive, restart the system and hold down the mouse or trackpad button. Alternatively on PowerPC systems, access <open firmware> and execute "eject cd".
combodrive
M: 2010-10-06
<reply> see combo drive
comcard11
M: 2010-06-01
<reply>The "ARtem Onair Comcard 11" is a 16-bit PCMCIA 802.11b wireless LAN device. It contains a <Hermes> I chipset and is supported by the orinoco_cs driver as of Linux 2.6.29. For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <orinoco>.
communicator
M: 2012-02-08
<reply> see office communicator
compat-drivers
M: 2013-08-25
<reply> see linux backports
compat-wireless
M: 2013-08-25
<reply> see linux backports
compilercache
M: 2009-12-29
<reply>Compilercache is a wrapper around your C and C++ compilers, putting the result of a compilation into a cache. Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #360266. Ask me about <ccache>.
compiling the kernel
M: 2010-01-13
<reply> see kernel-package
compton
M: 2014-03-11
<reply>Compton is a composition manager for the X Composite extension, forked from xcompmgr-dana. It implements shadows, fading, translucency, window frame opacity control and inactive window transparency. Compton does not replace the existing window manager. https://github.com/chjj/compton/
concurrent boot
M: 2012-04-23
<reply> see sysvinit
concurrent booting
M: 2010-05-15
<reply> see concurrent boot
conectiva
M: 2009-06-08
<reply>Conectiva Linux was a Brazilian GNU/Linux distribution, originally based on Red Hat Linux with a RPM-enabled <APT>. Conectiva Inc. was acquired by MandrakeSoft in 2005, this product was combined into <Mandriva>.
conexant
M: 2009-10-10
<reply>Conexant Systems Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company. For support of Conexant modem chipsets, ask me about <hcf> and <hsf>. For support of Conexant video capture chipsets, ask me about <ivtv>, <pvrusb2>. For support of Conexant wireless LAN chipsets, ask me about <prism>.
conficker
C: 2009-09-22
<reply>Conficker is a computer worm targeting the Microsoft Windows operating system (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conficker). <Nmap> versions 4.85beta5 and later can remotely detect Conficker variants using the included smb-check-vulns.nse script: nmap --script=smb-check-vulns --script-args=safe=1 -p445 -d foo
config file
M: 2012-04-13
<reply> see conffile
configure it
M: 2010-08-17
<reply> see configureit
configure x
M: 2009-11-08
<reply> see configure xorg
conkeror
C: 2010-01-03
<reply>Conkeror is a keyboard-driven Mozilla-based web browser, useful with window managers such as <ratpoison> and <xmonad>. Not to be confused with <konqueror>. http://conkeror.org/ #conkeror on irc.freenode.net. See also <vimperator>.
conky
M: 2010-05-28
<reply>Conky is a highly configurable system monitor for X based on torsmo. http://conky.sf.net/faq.html http://conky.wikia.com/ http://conky.sf.net/ #conky on irc.freenode.net.
conman
M: 2012-11-14
<reply> see connman
conmann
M: 2012-11-14
<reply> see connman
connman
M: 2012-11-14
<reply>Connection Manager (ConnMan) is an Internet connection management daemon designed for use within embedded devices. http://connman.net/ #connman on irc.freenode.net.
cool'n'quiet
M: 2011-02-13
<reply>Cool'n'Quiet is an AMD CPU frequency scaling feature available on server and desktop processors, introduced with the Athlon 64. Supported by the k8-powernow driver since Linux 2.6.18, ask me about <cpufreq>. Cool'n'Quiet may be disabled by default on some systems. See also <speedstep>, <power saving>.
coolnquiet
M: 2011-02-13
<reply> see cool'n'quiet
coreboot
M: 2010-02-04
<reply>coreboot (formerly LinuxBIOS) is a free software project aimed at replacing the proprietary <BIOS> within most computers (over 200 mainboards are supported). http://coreboot.org/ #coreboot on irc.freenode.net.
corefonts
M: 2013-10-24
<reply> see msttcorefonts
corel
M: 2009-06-04
Corel Corporation, a computer software company. Ask me about <corel linux>.
corel linux
M: 2009-06-04
<reply>Corel Linux (a.k.a. Corel LinuxOS) was an operating system <based on debian>, released in 1999 and discontinued in 2001. The Corel Linux source code was purchased by <Xandros> Corporation. http://web.archive.org/web/20000308074253/http://corel.com/news/1999/may/may_1999_faqs.htm http://web.archive.org/web/20020127150324/http://opensource.corel.com
coreutils
M: 2009-06-17
the GNU core utilities, which are essential/basic system utilities expected to exist on every operating system. http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/faq/coreutils-faq.html
corewars
M: 2011-02-24
<reply>Corewars is a game which simulates a virtual machine with a number of programs. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #562598.
courier
M: 2010-01-30
<reply>Courier mail server is a <MTA>, providing ESMTP, IMAP, POP3, webmail and mailing list services using additional components. http://www.courier-mta.org/FAQ.html http://www.courier-mta.org/ #courier on irc.freenode.net.
cowsay
M: 2010-04-30
a configurable talking cow, or an absolutely vital program for turning text into happy ASCII cows, or what asg uses to combat the evil Outlook(TM) stationary that is sent to him. xcowsay (http://www.doof.me.uk/xcowsay/) is packaged for squeeze.
cpan
M: 2011-11-02
<reply>The Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN) is a mirrored archive of <Perl> modules and documentation, also a Perl program used to access the network. To create Debian packages of CPAN modules, ask me about <dh-make-perl> and supply the --cpan option. http://www.cpan.org/
cpanel
C: 2007-08-07
<reply>cPanel is a proprietary web hosting control panel. Ask me about <free whcp> for alternatives.
cpudyn
M: 2013-05-02
<reply>cpudyn is a program for controlling the speed of any processor supported by the cpufreq Linux driver. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #613881. See also <cpufreq>.
cpuflags
M: 2010-12-28
<reply> see cpu flags
cpufreq
M: 2010-07-28
<reply>The Linux kernel CPUfreq subsystem supports frequency scaling on mobile (and some desktop) x86, PowerPC and ARM processors. It provides an interface for throttling processor speed, to save power when the system is idle. http://wiki.debian.org/HowTo/CpuFrequencyScaling http://vger.kernel.org/vger-lists.html#cpufreq . See also <speedstep>, <coolnquiet>, <longhaul>, <intel_pstate>, <power saving>.
cpufrequtils
M: 2012-07-26
<reply> see cpufreq
cpuid
M: 2011-05-04
<reply>CPUID is an opcode for the x86 architecture introduced by Intel in 1993, for determining the processor type and presence of features. CPUID display programs packaged for Debian include cpuid and x86info.
cpuidle
M: 2011-11-06
<reply>cpuidle is a generic framework introduced in Linux 2.6.24, for supporting software-controlled idle processor power management. See also <intel_idle>. http://kernel.org/doc/Documentation/cpuidle/
crash
M: 2010-06-14
<reply> If you have applications that just can't help but keep shooting themselves in the head, causing you to lose unsaved data, look through /proc/kcore and you might be able to salvage some of the lost data, e.g. 'cat /proc/kcore | strings > kcore-file' then 'less kcore-file'. See also <netconsole>, <serial console>.
crda
M: 2013-02-06
<reply>Central Regulatory Domain Agent (CRDA) is a <udev> helper to query/set the regulatory domain for wireless devices, packaged since Debian 7 "Wheezy". Some wireless LAN devices (e.g. Atheros) default to a strict world regulatory domain if CRDA is not present, preventing the use of channels 12 and 13. http://wireless.kernel.org/en/developers/Regulatory/#CRDA
cream
M: 2009-09-26
<reply>Cream is a configuration of the <Vim> text editor - conforming to Common User Access standards - for making Vim more approachable for beginners. Packaged for Debian, invoked by running 'cream' (default vim is untouched). http://cream.sf.net/
creative
M: 2010-12-21
<reply>Creative Technology (aka Creative Labs) is a manufacturer of computer multimedia products. For support of Sound Blaster devices, ask me about <sound blaster>. See also <pd1170>, <webcam>. http://connect.creativelabs.com/opensource/ #creative on irc.freenode.net.
crm114
C: 2009-11-04
<reply>[crm114] the Controllable Regex Mutilator, pattern recognition software which is able to classify incoming data for sorting, filtering or modification. It is commonly used to filter <spam>. From the package maintainer in Debian bug #529720: "I'd say that backward compatibility is not a crm114 feature and one must expect problems when upgrading crm114 to a new version." http://crm114.sf.net/
cron-apt
M: 2009-04-04
<reply>cron-apt is a highly configurable tool to help keep your box up to date. By default, it downloads new updates and emails the list of available packages. It can also automatically install packages if you trust security.debian.org to never have broken packages, or if you have your farm of machines working off a local mirror, seeded with updated packages after your own testing. See also <cron-apt tips> <auto update> <apticron>.
crossfire
M: 2011-11-12
<reply>Crossfire is an open source, cooperative multiplayer graphical role-playing game (RPG). The client and server programs are packaged for Debian as crossfire-client and crossfire-server respectively. http://crossfire.real-time.com/ #crossfire on irc.freenode.net.
crunchbang
M: 2010-08-11
<reply>CrunchBang Linux is a Live CD distribution originally based on <Ubuntu>, now based on Debian as of version 10, featuring the <Openbox> window manager. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.crunchbang.org/ #crunchbang on irc.freenode.net. See <based on debian>.
cruncheee
M: 2009-07-16
<reply>CrunchEee is a version of <CrunchBang> Linux for the Asus Eee PC. Not supported in #debian, /join #crunchbang on irc.freenode.net for support. To install Debian on the Eee PC, ask me about <eee>.
crux
M: 2010-03-31
<reply>CRUX is a lightweight, i686-optimised Linux distribution targeted at experienced Linux users. http://crux.nu/ #crux on irc.freenode.net.
cryptmount
M: 2010-06-03
<reply> see dm-crypt
crypto
M: 2009-03-17
<reply>Cryptographic software is classified as munitions (military weapons) under U.S. export laws. Previously, it was legally problematic for the Debian Project to export cryptographic software from inside the US. That's why the non-US (cryptographic) section of Debian _was_ hosted on machines NOT physically or politically inside the US. This has since changed, ask me about <crypto in main>.
crypto rescue
M: 2010-02-16
<reply> see rescue mode
cryptoloop
M: 2010-04-11
<reply>cryptoloop is a Linux disk encryption module, which uses the Crypto API cryptography framework. Used to create an encrypted file system within a partition or regular file. Deprecated in favor of dm-crypt, disabled in Debian kernel images as of linux-2.6 2.6.32-2 (Debian bug #559755). There is no cryptoloop support in Squeeze and later Debian releases. See §4.5.1 of the <squeeze release notes> and ask me about <dm-crypt>.
cryptsetup
M: 2013-10-23
<reply> see luks
crystal hd
M: 2013-10-30
<reply> see crystalhd
crystalhd
C: 2013-10-30
<reply>The Broadcom BCM70012 and BCM70015 "Crystal HD" chipsets are high definition video decoders/processors. Broadcom's Crystal HD driver is part of the Linux kernel's staging tree since Linux 2.6.34, this is not enabled in Debian Linux kernel images (see <kernel handbook> to rebuild); firmware is required and packaged as firmware-crystalhd in <non-free>. The Crystal HD shared library is packaged as libcrystalhd3.
cs4232
M: 2010-02-21
<reply> see snd-cs4232
cs4235
M: 2013-01-21
<reply>The Cirrus Logic CS4235 is an <ISA> sound card that uses the snd-cs4236 ALSA driver since Linux 2.6.30 (previously <snd-cs4232>). «modprobe snd-cs4236 port=0xNNN irq=NN dma1=N dma2=N»
cs4237
M: 2011-10-23
<reply>The Cirrus Logic CS4237 is an audio controller (CS4237B chipset) with a 16-bit <ISA> interface, found within ThinkPad 600/770/770E/770ED laptops. Supported by the snd-cs4236 ALSA driver, «modprobe snd-cs4236 index=0 port=0x530 cport=0x538 isapnp=0 dma1=1 dma2=0 irq=5» with parameter values adjusted if necessary. Disabling "ThinkPad Simple Boot" on ThinkPad laptops is required to allow the PNP BIOS to initialize device resources.
cs4237b
M: 2011-10-23
<reply> see cs4237
cs4239
M: 2010-12-06
<reply> see snd-cs4232
cs4624
C: 2010-12-06
<reply> see cs46xx
cs46xx
M: 2013-02-15
<reply>The snd-cs46xx ALSA driver (supporting Cirrus Logic Sound Fusion CS4280/CS461x/CS462x/CS463x devices) requires firmware to be supplied for device operation. Device firmware is not distributed by the Debian project; to acquire, refer to the procedure at https://wiki.debian.org/snd-cs46xx
css
M: 2014-01-07
Cascading Style Sheets (http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/), or Content Scramble System, a <DRM> scheme for video DVDs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_Scramble_System), ask me about <libdvdcss>.
ctlaltbackspace
M: 2009-09-12
<reply> see dontzap
cuda
M: 2013-06-11
<reply>Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) is a programming framework by Nvidia, allowing for parallel general purpose computation. CUDA works with all Nvidia GPUs from the G8x series onwards. http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_home_new.html
cups
M: 2009-07-19
<reply>CUPS (formerly Common Unix Printing System) provides a portable printing layer for Unix-based operating systems and supports the Internet Printing Protocol. To install, ask me about <cups setup>. See also <debug cups>. http://cups.org/faq.php http://www.cups.org/ ##cups on irc.freenode.net.
cups setup
M: 2010-02-16
"aptitude install cups cups-bsd foomatic-db". Hit http://localhost:631/ and add a new printer. Enjoy! Optionally install the printconf package to automatically install attached printers. To troubleshoot printing problems, ask me about <debug cups>.
curl
M: 2009-05-18
<reply>cURL is a command line tool for transferring files with URL syntax, supporting FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, TFTP, Telnet, DICT, FILE and LDAP. Supports HTTPS certificates, HTTP POST, HTTP PUT, FTP uploading, Kerberos, HTTP form based upload, proxies, cookies, user+password authentication, file transfer resume, HTTP proxy tunneling. http://curl.haxx.se/ #curl on irc.freenode.net.
curses
M: 2011-04-24
<reply> see ncurses
custom cd
M: 2010-01-01
<reply> see custom netinst
custom d-i
M: 2010-12-08
<reply> see custom netinst
custom kernel
M: 2010-10-07
<reply>Read http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq5.html#Why and read "Debian" when it has "OpenBSD". Also ask me about <kernel-handbook>.
custom netinst
M: 2009-06-22
<reply>To create customized Debian <netinst> images, see http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/Modify/CustomKernel and http://wiki.debian.org/DebianCustomCD . See also <blend>.
cut
M: 2010-10-18
<reply>[cut] a utility to remove sections from each line of files, part of <coreutils>, or "constantly usable testing", ask me about <debian cut>.
cwp-854
C: 2009-05-29
<reply> see cwp854
cwp854
M: 2009-05-29
<reply> The CWP-854 is a wireless LAN PCI card manufactured by CNet. Two variants exist, ask me about <lspci> to determine yours. For 1814:0201, ask about <rt2500pci>. For 1814:0302, ask about <rt61pci>.
cygwin
M: 2008-06-05
<reply> Cygwin is a <POSIX> environment for Microsoft Windows, running (among many programs) bash and gcc. Availiable from http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin/mirrors.html , or broken WRT <rsync> (https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2208). #cygwin on irc.freenode.net.
cyrus
M: 2009-11-26
the CMU Cyrus mail system. It supports IMAP, POP3, NNTP and many other mail related protocols. http://cyrusimap.web.cmu.edu/twiki/bin/view/Cyrus/CyrusFAQ http://cyrusimap.web.cmu.edu/ #cyrus on irc.freenode.net. <greycat> cyrus is like a huge black cube with an eyeball painted on it that says "YOUR MAIL IS SAFE WITH ME, CITIZEN"
d-bus
M: 2010-01-02
<reply> see dbus
d-i-floppy
M: 2010-09-14
<reply> see bf
d-k
M: 2010-08-05
<reply> see debian kernel
d-link
M: 2007-10-02
<reply> see dlink
d-u
M: 2010-06-10
<reply> see debian-user
d4x
M: 2010-05-04
<reply>[d4x] Downloader for X is a graphical download manager. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #569648. For alternatives, ask me about <download manager>.
d:sbd
M: 2010-03-24
<reply>"Debian: Secure by Default" (D:SbD) was a project examining available open-source security features for integration within Debian. http://d-sbd.alioth.debian.org/ See also <harden>.
daap
C: 2012-03-12
<reply>The proprietary Digital Audio Access Protocol (DAAP) was introduced in Apple Inc.'s iTunes 4.0 and is used for sharing media across a local network. DAAP servers packaged for Debian include <forked-daapd>, <mt-daapd> and tangerine; clients include <amarok>, <banshee>, python-daap, <rhythmbox> and <xmms2> (via xmms2-plugin-daap). For UPnP AV information, ask me about <upnp>.
daemon
M: 2011-07-05
<reply>A daemon is a process that runs in the background attending to various tasks without human intervention. Daemons typically have no controlling terminal, see http://www.steve.org.uk/Reference/Unix/faq_2.html#SEC16 for details on implementing a daemon. http://wiki.debian.org/Daemon
daemon tools
M: 2010-06-04
<reply>DAEMON Tools is a disk image emulator and optical disc authoring utility for Microsoft Windows. Not to be confused with Daniel J. Bernstein's <daemontools>.
daemontools
M: 2010-06-04
<reply>daemontools is a suite of programs for managing Unix services, not to be confused with <DAEMON Tools>. Previously <non-free>, included in main as of version 1:0.76-1. http://cr.yp.to/daemontools.html
dak
M: 2009-07-05
<reply>dak (debian archive kit) is the set of scripts that manage the Debian archives. See http://ftp-master.debian.org/git/dak.git or http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=mirror/dak.git for the code. dak transfers packages from unstable to testing (and from incoming to unstable) at {1,7,13,19}:52 UTC each day. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianDak
damnsmalllinux
M: 2009-09-03
<reply>Although Damn Small Linux is <based on Debian>, it is offtopic on #debian. For Damn Small Linux related questions, please join #damnsmalllinux on irc.freenode.net. http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/
dansguardian
M: 2010-02-10
<reply>DansGuardian is a open source web content filter, which filters page content based on several methods. Packaged for Debian, requires a caching proxy server (e.g. <squid>) for its use. http://dansguardian.org/ #dansguardian on irc.freenode.net.
dao
M: 2011-03-02
<reply>Disc At Once (DAO, aka Session At Once) burns a disc all at once, not one track at a time, and lets you set the gap between songs (track at once is always 2 seconds). Some data CDs won't burn without DAO/SAO (Kodak CDs, Macintosh CDs, CD-XA, VCD, etc.). See also <cdrdao>.
dash
M: 2010-06-06
<reply>dash (formerly Debian Almquist shell) is a <POSIX> compliant shell, smaller than <bash> and offers faster script execution (decreasing boot time). dash is the default /bin/sh since the Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" release. To check if your existing scripts will work with dash, use checkbashisms from <devscripts> and see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DashAsBinSh
davical
C: 2011-03-29
<reply>DAViCal is a <CalDAV> server, used to store shared calendars in a central location. http://davical.dhits.nl/index.php?title=Frequently_Asked_Questions http://davical.org/ #davical on irc.oftc.net.
davmail
M: 2012-02-04
<reply>DavMail is a POP/IMAP/SMTP/LDAP/CalDAV/CardDAV gateway for Microsoft Exchange. Not in Debian, <ITP> filed as Debian bug #569668. http://davmail.sf.net/
dban
M: 2010-12-09
<reply>Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) is a self-contained boot floppy/CD that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers (x86, x86-64, powerpc). DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data destruction. http://www.dban.org/faq . See also <nwipe>.
dbase
M: 2011-03-14
<reply> see xbase
dbf
M: 2011-03-14
<reply> see dbase
dbts
M: 2009-07-31
<reply> see bts
dbus
M: 2010-01-02
<reply>D-Bus is an <IPC> system for software to communicate with each other. The dbus-1-doc package contains the API documentation along with the protocol specification. http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/DBusAnalogy http://www.freedesktop.org/software/dbus/ #dbus on irc.freenode.net. See also <dbus shutdown>.
dbx
C: 2008-01-12
<reply> see mbx2mbox
dc3dd
M: 2010-12-10
<reply>dc3dd is a patched version of GNU <dd> with features useful for computer forensics. Not packaged for Debian, <RFP> in Debian bug #468958. http://dc3dd.sf.net/
dccp
C: 2008-06-13
the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol, a message-oriented transport layer protocol - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DCCP
dd for windows
C: 2008-06-14
<reply> see win32 dd
dd win32
C: 2008-06-14
<reply> see win32 dd
ddclient
M: 2013-06-07
<reply>DDclient is a Perl script to update dynamic IP addresses with several dynamic DNS providers (e.g. <Dyn>, <FreeDNS>, <No-IP>, ZoneEdit). It also supports IP address acquistion from cable/DSL broadband routers and web servers. http://dyn.com/support/clients/linux/ddclient/ http://ddclient.sf.net/ #ddclient on irc.freenode.net.
ddn
M: 2013-04-28
<reply> see debian.net
ddns
M: 2013-05-24
<reply> see dynamic dns
ddp
M: 2010-02-13
the Debian Documentation Project. http://www.debian.org/doc/ddp
ddrescue
M: 2010-12-07
<reply>dd_rescue (packaged for Debian as ddrescue) is a tool to help you to save data from crashed partition. Unlike dd, dd_rescue will keep going on despite errors. It can also continue interrupted copying process and copy backwards. http://www.garloff.de/kurt/linux/ddrescue/ See also <gddrescue>.
dd_rescue
M: 2010-12-07
<reply> see ddrescue
deadbeef
M: 2010-12-10
<reply>DeaDBeeF is an audio player for GNU/Linux and other UNIX-like systems. Not in Debian, <ITP> filed as Debian bug #576975. http://deadbeef.sf.net/ #deadbeefplayer on irc.freenode.net.
deb multimedia
M: 2012-05-24
<reply> see deb-multimedia
deb wiki
M: 2011-04-02
<reply> see debwiki
deb.li
M: 2010-06-29
<reply>[deb.li] the Debian short URL service. http://wiki.debian.org/deb.li http://deb.li/
debconf
M: 2009-11-14
<reply>[debconf] Debian's configuration management system for packages, giving a single interface for asking and storing configuration-related settings. http://wiki.debian.org/debconf http://www.fifi.org/doc/debconf-doc/tutorial.html . Not to be confused with the yearly Debian Conference (DebConf): http://wiki.debian.org/DebConf https://www.debconf.org/
debian archive
M: 2010-03-05
<reply>Debian has archives of no-longer-supported releases at http://archive.debian.org/ . To use with <APT>, see http://www.debian.org/distrib/archive . For old versions of specific packages, ask me about <snapshot>. Old Debian <ISO> files are archived at http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/archive/
debian archives
M: 2011-05-14
<reply> see debian archive
debian backports
C: 2010-09-06
<reply> see debian-backports
debian books
M: 2009-05-26
<reply> see books
debian bsd
M: 2009-10-22
<reply>Debian GNU/kFreeBSD and Debian GNU/NetBSD are ports of the Debian operating system using the FreeBSD and NetBSD kernels respectively. http://www.debian.org/ports/kfreebsd-gnu/ http://www.debian.org/ports/netbsd/ Ask me about <kfreebsd>.
debian cd
M: 2010-01-14
<reply> see iso
debian channels
M: 2013-07-23
<reply>Debian IRC channels are listed at http://wiki.debian.org/IRC/ -- #debian is meant for general Debian user support, you may get better support for specific issues in another channel.
debian doc
M: 2010-06-10
<reply> see manuals
debian faq
M: 2009-05-27
<reply> see faq
debian from scratch
M: 2010-12-09
<reply>"Debian From Scratch" was a live CD image providing a full-featured kernel and rescue environment, with tools to build a custom live CD. Obsolete and unmaintained, dfsbuild was removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #570272. Ask me about <debian live>.
debian gnu/kfreebsd
M: 2009-10-22
<reply> see kfreebsd
debian handbook
M: 2012-05-11
<reply> see debian-handbook
debian install
M: 2009-02-16
<reply> see install debian
debian installer
M: 2010-01-13
<reply> see d-i
debian jr
M: 2010-01-31
<reply>The Debian Jr. Project is a Debian Pure <Blend>, with the goal of making Debian an OS that children of all ages will want to use. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianJr http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-jr/ #debian-jr on irc.oftc.net.
debian jr.
M: 2010-01-31
<reply> see debian jr
debian live
M: 2011-02-07
<reply>The Debian Live project provides pre-built Debian live system images and allows creation of your own. NOT recommended for installing Debian. Live images are available from http://www.debian.org/CD/live/ . http://live.debian.net/ #debian-live on irc.debian.org; also see <live login>, <uefi live>.
debian live oldstable
M: 2013-10-25
<reply>Debian Live images of the <oldstable> release are available from http://live.debian.net/cdimage/release/oldstable/
debian live wheezy
M: 2013-10-25
<reply> see debian live oldstable
debian marketing
M: 2009-09-04
<reply>Dig the printable flyer! http://web.archive.org/web/20070528092016/http://people.debian.org/~mbanck/flyer/flyer.pdf
debian name origin
M: 2011-09-17
<reply> see name
debian naming
M: 2011-03-20
<reply> see codenames
debian news
M: 2011-03-01
<reply>New or noteworthy in Debian land: <release>, <wheezy>, <search dpkg>. See also: <bits>, <dpn>, <dda>, <dsa>, /topic. http://www.debian.org/News/ http://identi.ca/debian
debian reference
M: 2008-07-13
<reply> see reference
debian release
M: 2011-02-21
<reply> see release
debian removals
M: 2010-02-08
<reply> see removed
debian repository
M: 2010-02-16
<reply>A Debian repository is a set of Debian packages organized into a predefined structure for fetching with <apt>. A HOWTO (outdated since <secure apt>) is available at http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/repository-howto/repository-howto . Ask me about <list repositories>.
debian snapshot
M: 2010-03-05
<reply> see snapshot
debian social contract
M: 2011-01-06
<reply> see social contract
debian system
M: 2010-03-29
<reply>"The Debian System" is a book written by Debian Developer Martin F Krafft aka madduck. It's an excellent resource for learning about how Un*x and in particular Debian systems run and how to look after them. http://debiansystem.info/ For a more up-to-date book on Debian, ask me about <debian-handbook> or ask me about <books>.
debian user
M: 2010-06-10
<reply> see debian-user
debian women
M: 2010-06-10
<reply>Debian Women is a Debian subproject. For more information, see http://women.debian.org/ and http://wiki.debian.org/DebianWomen . #debian-women on irc.oftc.net.
debian-backports
M: 2010-09-06
<reply> see backports.debian.org
debian-cd
M: 2010-01-05
<reply> see iso
debian-installer
M: 2008-06-16
<reply> see d-i
debian-it
M: 2008-06-08
<reply> see #debian-it
debian-jr
M: 2010-01-31
<reply> see debian jr
debian-kde
M: 2010-02-21
<reply> see kde
debian-kernel
M: 2009-05-28
<reply> see kernel-package
debian-live
M: 2010-03-23
<reply> see debian live
debian-lts
M: 2014-05-18
<reply> see squeeze-lts
debian-multimedia
M: 2011-06-20
<reply> see deb-multimedia
debian-ppc
M: 2008-06-08
<reply> see debianppc
debian-russian
M: 2012-11-22
<reply> see ru
debian-unofficial
M: 2012-11-15
<reply>Unofficial Maintainers (unofficial.debian-maintainers.org) was a repository of packages not available within the Debian archive, due to licensing restrictions or political reasons. It was removed after the release of Debian 6.0 "Squeeze". See also <dmm>.
debian-volatile
M: 2009-05-17
<reply> see volatile
debian-x
M: 2011-04-03
<reply> see xstrikeforce
debianedu
M: 2009-04-09
<reply>Debian Edu is a project that aims to provide a free software distribution that is tailored for educational scenarios such as the class room, the staff room and the administration office. Ask me about <skolelinux>. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu
debianoo
M: 2009-03-24
<reply> see openoffice.org
debianppc
M: 2010-02-05
<reply> see powerpc
debiansystem
M: 2010-03-29
<reply>see debian system
debirf
C: 2010-01-04
<reply>debirf (DEBian on Initial Ram Filesystem) is a system for creating diskless kernel/initramfs images, which boot entirely into RAM and provide a fully functional Debian system. Packaged for Squeeze. http://cmrg.fifthhorseman.net/wiki/debirf #debirf on irc.oftc.net.
debli
M: 2010-06-29
<reply> see deb.li
debmirror
M: 2010-11-28
<reply>debmirror is a script to create a partial Debian mirror. Receiving "public key not found" errors from gpgv? Use "gpg --keyring /usr/share/keyrings/debian-archive-keyring.gpg --export | gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring trustedkeys.gpg --import" or "gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring trustedkeys.gpg --keyserver keyring.debian.org --recv-keys <key ID>" to add the required key to ~/.gnupg/trustedkeys.gpg. See also <mirrors>.
debnews
M: 2010-04-24
<reply> see debian-news
debref
M: 2009-05-26
<reply> see reference
debtorrent
M: 2009-10-25
a method of Debian package distribution using <BitTorrent>. http://wiki.debian.org/DebTorrent http://debtorrent.alioth.debian.org/ #debtorrent on irc.oftc.net.
debug cups
M: 2014-04-25
<reply>To debug problems with <CUPS>: «grep HINT /var/log/cups/error_log». Set "LogLevel debug" in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf and restart cupsd («service cups restart») to log basic debugging information.
debug initramfs
M: 2010-08-13
<reply> see initramfs debug
debug tz
M: 2010-11-09
<reply> see tz debug
debug x
M: 2013-08-29
<reply> see troubleshooting x
debwiki
M: 2013-05-07
<reply> see debian wiki
decss
M: 2007-11-17
<reply>DeCSS is a computer program for decrypting content on a DVD (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeCSS). Not to be confused with <libdvdcss>.
default alsa
C: 2010-12-23
<reply>Use the /etc/asound.conf or ~/.asoundrc configuration files to set your default sound card. See http://alsa.opensrc.org/MultipleCards for more information. You can also configure it in pavucontrol if you are using PulseAudio.
default sound
M: 2010-12-23
<reply> see default alsa
default sound card
M: 2010-12-23
<reply> see default soundcard
default soundcard
M: 2010-12-23
<reply> see default sound
default-release
M: 2013-09-06
<reply> see default release
defoma
M: 2010-10-10
<reply>Defoma (DEbian FOnt MAnager) is an automatic font configuration framework. Manually adding FontPath lines in <xorg.conf> (ref. /usr/share/doc/x-ttcidfont-conf/README.Debian) is not necessary since Debian 5.0 "Lenny". Deprecated by <fontconfig> and removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #651494.
defoma x
M: 2010-10-10
<reply> see defoma
dehs
M: 2011-03-03
<reply>[dehs] Debian External Health Status. http://wiki.debian.org/DEHS http://dehs.alioth.debian.org/
dell
M: 2009-06-01
<reply> [dell] A wonderful company that makes very wonderful laptops, but also some extremely bad laptops, or the worst company you could ever do business with, or crap. http://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Dell http://linux.dell.com/ See also <laptop>, <truemobile>.
dell laptop
M: 2010-06-01
<reply> see dell
deluge-torrent
M: 2008-11-18
<reply> see deluge
democracyplayer
C: 2008-06-08
<reply> see miro
demudi
M: 2010-07-07
<reply>DeMuDi (Debian Multimedia Distribution) is a defunct Debian-based distribution optimized for audio and multimedia work. It was absorbed into the Debian Multimedia project. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianMultimedia #debian-multimedia on irc.oftc.net.
dependent wallclock
M: 2014-01-03
<reply>Dependent wallclock was a feature of the classic <Xen> Linux kernels, which is not available in pvops kernels. Use of <NTP> within a Xen guest (domU) is now recommended. http://lists.xenproject.org/archives/html/xen-devel/2012-02/msg01413.html
derivatives
M: 2009-09-03
<Knoppix>, <Ubuntu>, <Libranet>, <Corel>/<Xandros>, <Stormix>, <Progeny>, <Linspire>, <DamnSmallLinux>, <Kurumin>, <Agnula>, <Xebian> and many others, or see http://mako.cc/talks/20050418-customizing_debian/customizing_debian_slides/img1.html, or ask me about <dfd>, <cdd>
desktop environment
M: 2010-04-17
<reply> see desktop environments
desktop environments
M: 2009-05-01
<reply>Desktop environments available for installation on Debian systems include <GNOME>, <KDE>, <XFCE>, <LXDE>, <Cinnamon> and <MATE>. See also <window manager>.
desmume
C: 2011-03-06
<reply>DeSmuME is an emulator of the Nintendo DS handheld video game console. http://desmume.org/ #desmume on irc.freenode.net.
devdsp
M: 2009-10-08
<reply>If you are using <ALSA> and an application complains about /dev/dsp missing, you need to provide the Open Sound System (OSS) compatibility layer. Run "modprobe snd-pcm-oss" and add snd-pcm-oss to /etc/modules; the oss-compat package provides a <modprobe> configuration file which loads this module. A proposed Debian release goal is for packaged applications to stop using /dev/dsp: http://wiki.debian.org/ReleaseGoals/NoLinuxDevDsp
devede
C: 2010-12-22
<reply>DeVeDe is an application for creating CDs/DVDs for use in home players, from any source format supported by <MPlayer>. Packaged since Debian 7 "Wheezy". http://www.rastersoft.com/programas/devede.html
devfs
M: 2009-10-21
the Linux Device File System. It is obsolete and was (basically) removed from the Linux kernel at version 2.6.13, ask me about <udev>.
devfsd
M: 2009-10-21
<reply>devfsd was removed from Debian post-Sarge to resolve bug #363402. Ask me about <udev> instead.
devicekit
M: 2010-02-08
<reply>DeviceKit is a hardware abstraction layer developed by the people at <freedesktop.org>, intended to replace and correct the perceived shortcomings of <HAL>. http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/DeviceKit Deprecated in favor of udev-extras, merged with <udev> (BTS #533348).
devil's pie
C: 2009-06-02
<reply> see devilspie
devilspie
M: 2009-06-02
<reply>Devil's Pie is a utility to detect windows during their creation and perform desired actions (e.g. resizing, pinning, moving to another workspace). Packaged for Debian. http://live.gnome.org/DevilsPie http://foosel.org/linux/devilspie http://www.burtonini.com/blog/computers/devilspie
dex
M: 2011-03-21
<reply>The Debian dErivatives eXchange project (DEX) aims to bring deltas from Debian derivatives and merge them into Debian. http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110318 http://dex.alioth.debian.org/ See also <dfd>.
dfd
M: 2010-10-12
<reply>[dfd] Derivatives Front Desk: http://wiki.debian.org/DerivativesFrontDesk . Press release: http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100629 . IRC: #debian-derivatives on irc.oftc.net.
dfm
M: 2010-07-26
"Desktop-File-Manager for X11" (http://www.kaisersite.de/dfm/). Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #349205.
dfs
M: 2010-12-09
<reply>[dfs] <Debian From Scratch>, or distributed file system (e.g. <NFS>, SMB/<CIFS>, <Ceph>, <Lustre>). The Linux cifs driver supports Microsoft's Distributed File System (aka DFS, MS-DFS, MSDFS) since Linux 2.6.26, installation of the keyutils Debian package is required.
dfsbuild
M: 2011-02-14
<reply> see debian from scratch
dge-530t
M: 2011-10-08
<reply>The D-Link DGE-530T is a PCI Gigabit Ethernet adapter. Revisions prior to C1 are supported by the Linux kernel's skge driver. Revision C1 (PCI ID 1186:4302) is supported by the <r8169> driver since Linux 3.0.2 and in Debian Squeeze since the <6.0.3> point release (bug #627704).
dge530t
M: 2011-09-15
<reply> see dge-530t
dh87mc
M: 2013-08-31
<reply>The Intel DH87MC Desktop Board is a motherboard utilising the Intel H87 Express chipset. Its I217V Gigabit Ethernet controller (PCI ID 8086:153b) is not supported at Debian installation time (bug #720898), ask me about <i217>. http://ark.intel.com/products/69045/Intel-Desktop-Board-DH87MC http://downloadmirror.intel.com/22678/eng/DH87MC_TechProdSpec02.pdf
dhclient
M: 2010-08-11
<reply> see dhcp-client
dhcp client
M: 2009-04-11
<reply> To set up a DHCP client in Debian 3.0 and later, edit the /etc/network/interfaces file and put "auto eth0" and "iface eth0 inet dhcp" in it. Then do "ifup -a" or reboot. See also <resolv.conf>, <override dns>.
dhcp-client
M: 2010-02-13
<reply> see dhcp client
dhcpcd
M: 2010-02-13
a RFC2131 compliant DHCP client, packaged for Debian. It allows for a script to be executed when the IP address changes. http://roy.marples.name/projects/dhcpcd See also <dhcp client>.
dhttpd
M: 2012-01-18
<reply>dhttpd is a minimal webserver without cgi-bin support. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #655596.
dia
M: 2011-11-16
<reply>Dia is an open source diagramming application. It can import and export XML-based Microsoft <Visio> files (.vdx). http://live.gnome.org/Dia/Faq http://live.gnome.org/Dia
dialup
M: 2007-10-04
the worst type of internet connection available. Ask me about <dialup install>, <ppp>, <modem>.
dib0700
C: 2010-04-21
<reply> see dibcom
dib700
M: 2012-02-19
<reply> see dib0700
dibcom
C: 2010-04-21
<reply>DiBcom is a fabless semiconductor company. Firmware for the DiBcom dib0700 USB DVB bridge (dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw) is packaged for Debian in firmware-linux-nonfree, ask me about <non-free sources>.
dictd
M: 2010-04-14
<reply>dictd is a dictionary network protocol (DICT) server. See /usr/share/doc/dictd/README.Debian.gz after package installation for a description of available dictionary databases. http://sf.net/projects/dict/
dillo
M: 2012-01-10
<reply>Dillo is a minimalist web browser based on <FLTK> 1.3 and licenced under the GNU GPLv3, which runs well even on an Intel i486. It does not support JavaScript, Java, Flash and frames support is very poor. http://www.dillo.org/
dirvish
M: 2010-04-28
<reply> Dirvish is a fast, disk based, rotating network backup system. With dirvish you can maintain a set of complete images of your filesystems with unattended creation and expiration. A dirvish backup vault is like a time machine for your data. http://www.dirvish.org/ #dirvish on irc.freenode.net.
disable dma
M: 2010-08-06
<reply> see nodma
disable fb
M: 2010-08-05
<reply> see nofb
disable ipv6
M: 2009-10-26
<reply> see noipv6
disable persistent interface naming
C: 2010-06-02
<reply>Persistent naming of network interfaces (ask me about <udev mac>) is a recommended Debian system default, but this can be disabled. For Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" and later releases: «touch /etc/udev/rules.d/75-persistent-net-generator.rules && rm /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules».
disc contents
M: 2010-12-09
<reply> see disk contents
disk contents
M: 2011-04-14
<reply>To find out which CD or DVD image contains a particular package or source file, use the search engine at http://cdimage-search.debian.org/ . To see what a specific image contains, examine the package lists within the list-{cd,dvd} subdirectories for the relevant architecture at http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/ (e.g. http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/list-cd/).
diskless
M: 2010-01-03
<reply>diskless was a package providing tools for managing <NFS> images for a cluster (diskless booting). It was removed from Debian post-Sarge to resolve bug #107808. See also <lessdisks>, <debirf>.
divx
M: 2010-09-19
<reply>DivX is a product brand from DivX, Inc., which includes the proprietary MPEG-4 Part 2 DivX codec and H.264/MPEG-4 AVC DivX Plus HD codec. Players using the <libavcodec> library (e.g. <mplayer>, <xine>, <gstreamer>, <vlc>) can decode MPEG-4 video encoded in DivX. See also <xvid>.
django
C: 2011-06-15
<reply>Django is an open source, high-level web development framework written in <Python>. Packaged for Debian as python-django, "apt-cache search python-django" for related packages. http://www.djangoproject.com/ #django on irc.freenode.net.
djbdns
M: 2013-06-20
<reply>djbdns is a collection of Domain Name System tools: a name server, cache, client and debugging utilities. Not part of the Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" and Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" releases due to CVE-2008-4392 (bug #516394). http://cr.yp.to/djbdns.html
djmount
M: 2012-11-20
<reply>djmount is a <UPnP> AV client. It discovers media servers on the network and mounts their content as a file system via <FUSE>. http://djmount.sf.net/
dkms
M: 2010-06-28
<reply>Dynamic Kernel Module Support (DKMS) is a framework for generating out-of-tree Linux kernel modules. Packages using DKMS build modules during installation and when updated Linux versions are installed, provided Linux kernel headers are present (these are not installed by dkms). DKMS-managed modules are installed to /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/updates/dkms/ . The module build log file is at /var/lib/dkms/$module/$version/build/make.log
dlbd
M: 2013-05-09
Dual-Layer Blu-ray Disc. Ask me about <bd>.
dlink
M: 2010-02-11
<reply>D-Link is the worst wireless access point manufacturer, buy one if you don't want to walk over 30 feet away from the AP, or too special to bother to give their wireless cards unique names. To determine the chipset within a D-Link wireless LAN device, ask me about <what's my wireless>.
dlna
M: 2011-06-05
<reply>Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a trade organisation, certifying devices providing interoperability via Universal Plug and Play. http://dlna.org/ Ask me about <upnp>.
dm
M: 2010-01-09
<reply>DM means Display Manager, the app that brings up a graphical login screen and starts your login session. <lightdm>, <gdm3>, <xdm>, <kdm>, <wdm>, pdm, login.app and <slim> are all examples of display managers. Ask me about <nodm> if you want to disable the DM. Or Debian Maintainer: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianMaintainer . For the deb-multimedia repository, ask me about <dmm>.
dm-crypt
M: 2010-04-11
<reply>dm-crypt is a Linux kernel subsystem providing a cryptographic device-mapper target, which enables filesystem encryption in files, partitions, whole disks, logical and software RAID volumes. dm-crypt is the successor of <cryptoloop> and uses the Crypto API cryptography framework. The cryptsetup and cryptmount utilites are in the cryptsetup package. http://www.saout.de/misc/dm-crypt/
dm-cyrpt
M: 2010-04-11
<reply> see dm-crypt
dma
M: 2010-07-03
<reply>[dma] (Direct Memory Access) PCs have DMA channels that allow certain devices to directly access memory in order to speed up the process. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_memory_access . To disable use of DMA with <libata> (not possible at run-time via hdparm), add the kernel command line option libata.dma=0 to your bootloader. For the MTA, ask me about <dragonfly>.
dmcrypt
M: 2011-04-27
<reply> see dm-crypt
dmix
M: 2011-04-02
<reply>dmix is an <ALSA> subsystem allowing an audio device to play multiple sound streams simultaneously, without the need for an external sound server. See http://alsa.opensrc.org/Dmix for more information. A sample asound.conf is at http://img.hexus.net/v2/features/foss/a3/images/asound.conf
dmm jessie
M: 2013-08-26
<reply> see dmmj
dmm lenny
M: 2011-02-13
<reply> see dmml
dmm mirrors
C: 2010-06-21
<reply>Servers mirroring deb-multimedia.org content are listed at http://www.deb-multimedia.org/debian-m.php (copy at http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:www.deb-multimedia.org/debian-m.php).
dmm squeeze
M: 2010-04-21
<reply> see dmms
dmmj
M: 2013-08-26
<reply>If you really need deb-multimedia.org (are you sure your information isn't five years out of date?), then (as root): echo "deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ jessie main non-free" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dmm.list; aptitude update && aptitude install deb-multimedia-keyring && aptitude update. For an alternative way to load Marillat's archive key, ask me about <apt-key 1F41B907>. See <why not dmm>.
dmo
M: 2012-11-15
<reply> see dmm
dmo list
M: 2013-07-20
<reply> see dmm list
dmr
C: 2011-03-28
<reply>The Keyspan "Digital Media Remote" is a USB remote control / consumer IR receiver. The UIA-11 receiver (USB ID 06cd:0202) is supported by the keyspan_remote basic key input driver since Linux 2.6.13; <LIRC> does not support this device. The UIA-10 receiver (USB ID 06cd:0201) has no Linux driver available.
dmraid
C: 2008-01-10
<reply> see fakeraid
dnat
M: 2010-01-15
Destination NAT (ask me about <nat>) or http://www.frozentux.net/iptables-tutorial/chunkyhtml/x4033.html
dnq
M: 2010-03-31
<reply> see new
dns-323
M: 2010-02-06
<reply>The DNS-323 is a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device produced by D-Link. Revisions A1 and B1 are supported by Debian Installer, see http://www.cyrius.com/debian/orion/d-link/dns-323/ for details and installation instructions.
dns323
M: 2009-11-03
<reply> see dns-323
dnscache
M: 2010-12-01
<reply> see djbdns
dnsmasq
M: 2010-08-11
<reply> dnsmasq is a lightweight, easy to configure DHCP server, DNS forwarder and TFTP server. See /usr/share/doc/dnsmasq/README.Debian, dnsmasq(8) and /usr/share/doc/dnsmasq/setup.html for configuration details. http://wiki.debian.org/HowTo/dnsmasq http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/docs/FAQ
doc
M: 2009-11-14
<reply> see docs
dock
M: 2010-06-27
<reply>A dock is a graphical user interface element: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dock_(computing) . For Mac OS X inspired dock applications, ask me about <awn>, <cairo-dock>, <docky>.
docky
C: 2010-06-26
<reply>Docky is a Mac OS X like panel (dock) written in C#, derived from the <GNOME> Do "docky" interface, for opening common applications and managing windows. http://wiki.go-docky.com/ https://launchpad.net/docky #docky on irc.freenode.net. See also <cairo-dock>.
documentation
M: 2009-11-14
<reply> see docs
docx
M: 2013-08-14
<reply> see ooxml
doesnt work
M: 2008-12-15
<reply> see doesn't work
dog
M: 2009-07-27
called man's best friend, or a footstool, or god spelled backwards, or cats from www, or http://mfrost.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/gracem.jpg, or a buffering replacement for <cat>: not maintained upstream, removed from Debian post-Lenny resolve bug #518398.
dolphin
M: 2012-09-02
<reply>Dolphin is the default file manager in KDE Software Compilation 4. http://dolphin.kde.org/ #kde on irc.freenode.net. See also <dolphin-emu>.
dolphin-emu
M: 2012-09-02
<reply>Dolphin is an open source <Nintendo> GameCube, Wii and Triforce emulator. <ITP> filed as Debian bug #535073. http://dolphin-emulator.com/ #dolphin-emu on irc.efnet.org.
dolphin-emulator
M: 2013-06-15
<reply> see dolphin-emu
domain name system
M: 2009-08-02
<reply>Domain Name System (DNS) is a distributed client-server database system which links domain names with their numerical IP adresses. Ask me about <resolv.conf> and <resolvconf>, <rfc1034>. See also <bind>, <dnsmasq>, <host>, <pdnsd>. http://wiki.debian.org/DNS
dontzap
M: 2011-06-13
<reply>Since Debian 6.0 "Squeeze", terminating an X server via Ctrl+Alt+Backspace ("zapping") is disabled by default. To enable, run «dpkg-reconfigure -pmedium keyboard-configuration» and answer Yes when asked if Ctrl+Alt+Backspace can terminate the X server (or «setxkbmap -option terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp»).
doom
M: 2010-12-17
<reply>Doom is a first-person shooter video game released in 1993. Ports currently packaged for Debian include chocolate-doom (contrib), <prboom> and <vavoom>; free game files for prboom are packaged as freedoom. Debian packages containing commercial Doom game data can be produced using <game-data-packager> in <contrib>; doom-wad-shareware is available in <non-free>.
dos2unix
M: 2012-01-29
<reply>dos2unix is a tool converting from DOS line endings (CR LF) to Unix line endings (LF), with unix2dos reversing this function. These utilities are available from the dos2unix package. For other methods, ask me about <crlf->unix>.
dosbox
M: 2009-05-24
<reply>DOSBox is an open source x86 emulator designed to run old <DOS> games under unsupported platforms. See /usr/share/doc/dosbox/README.Debian for Debian-specific notes. See also http://www.markus-raab.org/Howtos/Hardware/midi regarding sound. http://www.dosbox.com/wiki/DOSBox_FAQ http://www.dosbox.com/ #dosbox on irc.freenode.net.
dosemu
M: 2010-03-11
<reply>DOSEMU is a compatibility layer software package for Linux, for running DOS (e.g. MS-DOS, <FreeDOS>) and associated applications. If you use X, graphical DOS programs will be much easier to run than if you set up DOSEMU to do graphics at the console. http://www.dosemu.org/docs/HOWTO/ http://www.dosemu.org/ DOSEMU is kind of buggy and doesn't play games well, see <dosbox>.
dosfstools
M: 2010-01-23
<reply>The dosfstools package provides utilities to create (mkdosfs) and check (dosfsck) MS-DOS FAT filesystems. It also provides the mkfs.vfat, mkfs.msdos, fsck.vfat and fsck.msdos symlinks to these utilities.
doudou
M: 2013-10-25
<reply> see doudoulinux
doudoulinux
C: 2013-10-25
<reply>DoudouLinux is a live Linux distribution based on Debian, targeting young children. It is not supported in #debian. http://doudoulinux.org/ #doudoulinux on irc.freenode.net. See also <based on debian>.
downgrades
M: 2010-08-05
<reply> see downgrade
downgrading
M: 2010-06-04
<reply> see downgrade
download
M: 2009-04-04
<reply>see install debian
download manager
M: 2010-05-04
<reply>For information on download managers packaged for Debian, ask me about <aria2>, <axel>, <uget>. Removed applications include <d4x> and <prozilla>.
dpin
C: 2010-06-02
<reply> see disable persistent interface naming
dpms
M: 2011-01-08
<reply>VESA Display Power Management Signaling (DPMS) is a graphics card power management standard. The DPMS <xorg> extension is enabled by default. It can be adjusted via «xset dpms $standby-sec $suspend-sec $off-sec» or within <xorg.conf>.
dpn
M: 2010-09-21
<reply>[dpn] Debian Project News (http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/) is a bi-weekly newsletter with the most important and interesting news about Debian in general. http://wiki.debian.org/ProjectNews
dr17
M: 2009-11-08
<reply> see e17
dragon player
C: 2009-01-03
a video player for <KDE4>. Packaged for Debian in squeeze. http://www.dragonplayer.org/ #dragonplayer on irc.freenode.net.
dragonfly
C: 2014-04-29
<reply>The DragonFly Mail Agent (DMA) is a small mail transport agent designed for home and office use; it does not listen for incoming connections. Packaged for Debian as dma, not part of the Debian 7 "Wheezy" release. http://github.com/corecode/dma
drbd
M: 2011-04-11
<reply>Distributed Replicated Block Device (DRBD) is designed for building high availability clusters, by mirroring a block device via a dedicated network. Included in Linux since 2.6.33, a backport is included in Debian 2.6.32 Linux kernel images. Utilities are packaged as drbd8-utils. http://wiki.debian.org/DrBd http://www.drbd.org/ #drbd on irc.freenode.net.
dream linux
C: 2007-12-16
<reply> see dreamlinux
dreamlinux
M: 2009-11-30
<reply>Dreamlinux is a Brazilian live CD based on Debian Lenny (as of version 3.5). http://www.dreamlinux.com.br/ http://dreamlinuxforums.org/ #dreamlinux on irc.freenode.net. See also <based on Debian>.
dri
M: 2010-02-16
Direct Rendering Infrastructure, included in X. http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/DriTroubleshooting http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/ #dri on irc.freenode.net.
driver
M: 2010-10-13
<reply>[driver] a piece of code, typically in kernelspace (but not always), which allows you to control a piece of hardware. The biggest exception is video drivers for Linux, which are often part of the (userspace) X server. (3D accelerated video drivers are a weird hybrid that have both kernelspace *and* userspace components.) Ask me about <driver locator>, <module>, <nodriver>.
driver locator
M: 2010-10-12
<reply>To work out what module you need to load for your PCI card, try pasting the output from "lspci -n" into http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/ . Ask me about <which ethernet driver> and <which video driver>. See also <oot>, <nodriver>, <judd-hardware>.
drivers
M: 2010-01-04
<reply> see driver
drizzle
M: 2013-12-31
<reply>Drizzle is an open source database management system forked from <MySQL>, targeted at web infrastructure and cloud computing markets. It is not a drop-in replacement for MySQL. http://drizzle.org/ #drizzle on irc.freenode.net.
drm
M: 2010-02-16
Direct Rendering Manager, a <DRI> component (http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/DRM, http://dri.sf.net/doc/drm_low_level.html), or Digital Rights Management (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_rights_management)
droid
M: 2011-08-25
<reply>Droid is a font family created for use by the <Android> mobile operating system. Packaged for Debian as fonts-droid (formerly ttf-droid). http://www.ascendercorp.com/pr/2007-11-12/
dropbear
M: 2010-02-17
<reply>Dropbear is a <SSH> 2 server and client, designed to be small enough for use in low-memory embedded environments, while still being functional and secure for general use. It does not have TUN/TAP support. Does not set <locale> (Debian bug #533525). Install the suggested openssh-client program to provide ssh and scp binaries. Read /usr/share/doc/dropbear/README.Debian after installation. http://matt.ucc.asn.au/dropbear/dropbear.html
dropbox
M: 2011-06-09
<reply>Dropbox is a web-based file hosting service, using cloud computing to store/share files. The closed source dropbox.com client is a mess of copyright violations and cannot be distributed by Debian (see bug #610257). The non-free but distributable <Nautilus> plugin is packaged for Debian as nautilus-dropbox (amd64 and i386 only), ask me about <non-free sources>.
drupal
M: 2010-06-08
<reply>Drupal is an open source content management framework, packaged as drupal6 (Debian 6.0 "Squeeze") and drupal7 (Debian 7 "Wheezy"). No automated upgrade path from drupal6 exists, see http://wiki.debian.org/Drupal/Upgrade/From6To7 . dh-make-drupal can be used to create packages of Drupal modules/themes. General FAQ: http://drupal.org/node/202799 http://www.drupal.org/ #drupal-support on irc.freenode.net.
drupal6
M: 2012-08-26
<reply> see drupal
drupal7
M: 2015-09-14
<reply>Drupal is an open source content management framework, packaged as drupal7 (Debian 8 "Jessie", Debian 7 "Wheezy") and drupal6 (Debian 6.0 "Squeeze"). No automated upgrade path from drupal6 exists, see https://wiki.debian.org/Drupal/Upgrade/From6To7 . dh-make-drupal can be used to create packages of Drupal modules/themes. http://www.drupal.org/ #drupal-support on irc.freenode.net.
drxx
M: 2011-02-06
<reply> see xorg config
ds
M: 2009-04-10
<reply> ds is a little perl script that lists installed Debian packages in descending size order. It's available at http://wooledge.org/~greg/ds or just use this "dpkg-query -W -f='${Installed-Size}\t${Package}\t${Status}\n' | grep installed | sort -rg | less", or dpigs -n 500 (in the debian-goodies pkg), or "wajig size".
dsniff
M: 2009-06-17
a password sniffer for several protocols. It is also a collection of tools (packaged for Debian as 'dsniff') to examine various network traffic for cleartext insecurities. http://www.monkey.org/~dugsong/dsniff/faq.html
dspam
M: 2015-08-10
<reply>DSPAM is an open source statistical anti-spam filter. No longer maintained upstream, removed from Debian post-Wheezy to resolve bug #754810. http://dspam.sf.net/
dtv1000s
C: 2014-07-25
<reply>The Winfast DTV1000S is a low profile hybrid analog/DVB-T PCI card from Leadtek (PCI ID 1131:7130). Supported by the Linux kernel's <saa7134> driver, also ask me about <tda10048>.
dual head
M: 2010-06-30
<reply> see dual monitors
dualhead
M: 2010-06-30
<reply> see dual monitors
dub-1312
C: 2014-04-29
<reply>The D-Link DUB-1312 "USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter" (USB ID 2001:4a00) is supported by the ax88179_178a driver since Linux 3.14. http://www.dlink.com.au/products/?pid=1034
dub-e100
M: 2013-02-13
<reply>The D-Link DUB-E100 is a USB 2.0 to Fast Ethernet adapter. Hardware versions A1 to A4 (USB ID 2001:1a00), B1 (USB ID 2001:3c05) and C1 (USB ID 2001:1a02) are supported by the Linux kernel's asix driver; revision C1 is supported since Linux 3.2.31.
dube100
M: 2013-02-13
<reply> see dub-e100
dvb
M: 2011-03-29
<reply>Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) is a suite of standards for digital television (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVB). Drivers for a large number of DVB devices are included in the Linux kernel, see http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/ for more information. For USB DVB bridge firmware, ask me about <af9015>, <dib0700>. See also <atsc>, <dtv1000s>, <dvb-apps>, <e506r>, <mantis>, <saa7134>, <saa716x>, <stv22>. #linuxtv on irc.freenode.net.
dvb-apps
M: 2010-01-21
a package containing applications for the setup, testing and operation of a <DVB> device. For previous dvb-utils users (Debian 4.0 "Etch"), initial tuning data files for /usr/bin/scan are now located in /usr/share/dvb/
dvb-driver
M: 2010-05-12
<reply> see linuxtv-dvb
dvb-driver-source
M: 2010-05-12
<reply> see linuxtv-dvb
dvb-utils
C: 2009-04-23
<reply> see dvb-apps
dvd
M: 2009-04-16
<reply>[dvd] Digital Versatile Disc. To play a video DVD, ask me about <dvd playback>, then use either <totem>, <vlc>, <xine> or <mplayer>. To burn a DVD, ask me about <wodim> or <growisofs>. To download Debian DVD images, ask me about <iso> and <small dvd>. To buy Debian DVDs, ask me about <vendors>. To copy/rip/transcode DVD video, ask me about <dvd ripping>.
dvd contents
M: 2011-02-06
<reply> see disk contents
dvd image
C: 2009-04-16
<reply> see iso
dvd images
M: 2010-08-01
<reply> see iso
dvd playback
M: 2011-01-16
<reply>To play DVDs, you need media playing software, ask me about <dvd> for suggestions. You will likely require the libdvdcss2 package to be installed, ask me about <libdvdcss>. You will also need to set a region on your DVD player; if you have never done so before, use regionset. See also <dvd playback troubleshooting>.
dvd rip
M: 2010-12-31
<reply> see dvd ripping
dvd ripping
C: 2009-01-02
<reply> see dvdripping
dvd-a
M: 2009-04-05
http://www.dvda.org/, or dvd-audio, designed to work on most standalone dvd players, check http://www.dvddemystified.com/dvdfaq.html#1.12
dvd-audio
M: 2009-04-05
<reply> see dvd-a
dvd::rip
C: 2009-04-21
a Perl front-end for <transcode> and <FFmpeg>. Packages are available from <deb-multimedia>. http://www.exit1.org/dvdrip/ See also <handbrake>, <ogmrip>, <dvd ripping>.
dvdbackup
C: 2009-11-22
a tool to rip DVD content (optionally selected titles) from the command line. genisoimage and wodim can then be used for pre-mastering/recording. Does not support image splitting (DVD9 -> 2 x DVD5) at this time. See Debian bug #517066 for a region-free utility script. See also <dvd ripping>.
dvdcss
M: 2011-05-20
<reply> see libdvdcss
dvdrecord
M: 2010-03-31
<reply>dvdrecord is a hacked version of <cdrecord> which is able to burn DVDs. Packaged for Debian in dvdrtools, ask me about <non-free sources>. Consider using <growisofs> or <wodim> instead.
dvdrip
M: 2010-10-10
<reply> see dvd::rip
dvdripping
M: 2009-11-22
<reply>To rip and/or encode DVD content, ask me about <dvd::rip>, <dvdbackup>, <handbrake>, <mencoder>, <ogmrip>. Or just use vobcopy. See also <libdvdcss>, <mencoder rip dvd>.
dvorak
M: 2007-06-26
for typing better than qwerty :P, or the coolest layout ever, or at http://www.mwbrooks.com/dvorak/, or <grub dvorak>. See also <keymap>.
dw1703
M: 2013-01-11
<reply> see ar9485
dwa-110
C: 2008-08-06
<reply> see dwa110
dwa-120
C: 2010-06-09
<reply> see dwa120
dwa-121
M: 2011-05-21
<reply> see dwa121
dwa-125
C: 2010-08-01
<reply> see dwa125
dwa-126
M: 2011-05-21
<reply> see dwa126
dwa-130
C: 2010-05-03
<reply> see dwa130
dwa-131
C: 2010-07-08
<reply> see dwa131
dwa-133
M: 2011-05-21
<reply> see dwa133
dwa-140
C: 2009-08-19
<reply> see dwa140
dwa-160
C: 2009-09-14
<reply> see dwa160
dwa-171
M: 2013-08-06
<reply>The D-Link DWA-171 "Wireless AC Dual Band USB Adapter" is an 802.11ac device. It uses the Realtek RTL8811AU chip; not supported by the mainline Linux kernel at this time, support is available via Realtek's 8812au out-of-tree driver.
dwa-510
M: 2010-07-13
<reply> see dwa510
dwa-525
M: 2011-05-17
<reply> see dwa525
dwa-547
M: 2009-12-13
<reply>The D-Link DWA-547 "RangeBooster N 650 Desktop Adapter" is an 802.11n PCI device. For support of hardware version A1 (PCI ID 168c:0023), ask me about <ath9k>.
dwa-548
C: 2013-02-19
<reply>The D-Link DWA-548 "Wireless N 300 PCI Express Desktop Adapter" is an 802.11n device. For support of hardware version A1 (PCI ID 1814:5392), ask me about <rt2800pci>.
dwa-552
C: 2010-05-01
<reply> see dwa552
dwa-566
M: 2013-01-07
<reply> see dwa566
dwa-642
C: 2009-03-17
<reply> see dwa642
dwa-645
C: 2010-11-04
<reply> see dwa645
dwa-650
C: 2009-11-28
<reply> see ath9k
dwa110
M: 2011-12-06
<reply>The D-Link DWA-110 is a USB wireless LAN device. For support of version A/A1 (USB ID 07d1:3c07, Ralink RT2571W chip), ask me about <rt73usb>. For support of version B (USB ID 07d1:3c0b, Ralink RT2870 chip), ask me about <rt2800usb> and <new_id>. http://www.dlink.com.my/products/?idproduct=195
dwa120
M: 2010-06-09
<reply>The D-Link DWA-120 "Wireless 108G Adapter" is a 802.11g USB 2.0 device (USB ID 07d1:3a0d). It contains an Atheros AR5523 chipset, but is not supported by the experimental <ar5523> driver at this time. Ask me about <ndiswrapper>; NDIS drivers are available from http://ftp.dlink.ru/pub/Wireless/DWA-120/Drivers/
dwa121
C: 2011-05-21
<reply>The D-Link DWA-121 "Wireless N 150 Pico USB Adapter" is an 802.11n device (USB ID 2001:3308). It contains a Realtek RTL8188CUS chipset; for device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rtl8192cu>.
dwa125
M: 2014-02-23
<reply>The D-Link DWA-125 "Wireless 150 USB Adapter" is an 802.11n device. For support of revisions A1 (USB ID 07d1:3c0d, Ralink RT3070 chip), A2 (USB ID 07d1:3c16, Ralink RT3070 chip), A3 (USB ID 2001:3C19, Ralink RT5372 chip) and B1 (USB ID 2001:3c1e, Ralink RT5370 chip), ask me about <rt2800usb>. For support of revision D1 (USB ID 2001:330f, Realtek RTL8188ETV chip), ask me about <rtl8188eu>.
dwa126
C: 2011-05-21
<reply>The D-Link DWA-126 "High-Power Wireless N 150 USB Adapter" is an 802.11n device (USB ID 07d1:3a10). It contains an Atheros AR9271 chipset; for device support on Debian systems, ask me about <ath9k_htc>.
dwa130
M: 2011-10-31
<reply>The D-Link DWA-130 is an 802.11n USB device. For rev.A1 (USB ID 07d1:3b11, Marvell 88W8362), ask about <ndiswrapper>. For rev.B (USB ID 07d1:3c13, Ralink RT2870), see <rt2800usb>. For rev.C1 (USB ID 2001:3301, Realtek RTL8192U), see <rtl8192u>. For rev.D (USB ID 07d1:3a0f, Atheros AR9170), see <carl9170>. For rev.C2 (USB ID 07d1:3302, Realtek RTL8191SU) and rev.E (USB ID 07d1:3300, Realtek RTL8191SU), see <r8712u>.
dwa131
M: 2013-01-07
<reply>The D-Link DWA-131 "Wireless N Nano USB Adapter" is a 802.11n device. For support of revision A1 (USB ID 07d1:3303, Realtek RTL8191SU chip), ask me about <rtl8192su>.
dwa133
M: 2011-05-21
<reply>The D-Link DWA-133 "Wireless N USB Adapter" is an 802.11n device (USB ID 2001:330a). It contains a Realtek RTL8192CU chipset; for device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rtl8192cu>.
dwa140
M: 2012-12-27
<reply>The D-Link DWA-140 "Rangebooter N" is an 802.11n USB device. For support of revision A (USB ID 148f:2870, Ralink RT2870 chip), revision B1 (USB ID 07d1:3c09, Ralink RT2870 chip) and revision B2 (USB ID 07d1:3c0a, Ralink RT3072 chip), ask me about <rt2870>. For support of revision B3 (USB ID 2001:3c15, Ralink RT5372 chip), ask me about <rt2800usb>.
dwa160
M: 2013-10-01
<reply>The D-Link DWA-160 "Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter" is an 802.11n device. For revision A1 (USB ID 07d1:3c10) and A2 (USB ID 07d1:3a09) support, ask me about <carl9170>. For revision B1 (USB ID 07d1:3c11) support, ask about <rt2800usb>. Revision B2 (USB ID 2001:3c1a, Ralink RT5572 chip) is supported by <rt2800usb> since Linux 3.10; Debian 7 "Wheezy" users, ask me about <bdo kernel> and install firmware-ralink from <wheezy-backports>.
dwa171
M: 2013-08-06
<reply> see dwa-171
dwa510
M: 2010-07-15
<reply>The DWA-510 "Wireless G Desktop Adapter" is a PCI 802.11g device produced by D-Link (PCI ID 1814:0302). For support on Debian systems, ask me about <rt61pci>. http://www.dlink.com.au/products/?pid=790
dwa525
M: 2012-04-05
<reply>The D-Link DWA-525 "Wireless N 150 Desktop Adapter" is an 802.11n PCI device. For support of revision A1 (PCI ID 1814:3060, Ralink RT3060 chip), ask me about <rt2800pci>. Revision A2 (PCI ID 1814:5360, Ralink RT5360 chip) is unsupported at this time.
dwa547
M: 2009-12-13
<reply> see dwa-547
dwa548
M: 2013-02-19
<reply> see dwa-548
dwa552
C: 2010-05-01
<reply>The DWA-552 "Xtreme N Desktop Adapter" is a 802.11n PCI device produced by D-Link. For support of revision A1 (PCI ID 168c:0023) and revision A2 (PCI ID 168c:0029), ask me about <ath9k>.
dwa566
M: 2013-01-07
<reply>The D-Link DWA-566 "Wireless N 300 Dual Band PCIe Desktop Adapter" is an 802.11n device. For support of revision A1 (PCI ID 168c:0030, Atheros AR9382 chip), ask me about <ar9300>.
dwa642
M: 2011-08-20
<reply>The D-Link DWA-642 "RangeBooster N Notebook CardBus Adapter" is an 802.11 draft-n wireless LAN device (PCI ID 168c:0023, Atheros AR5416 chip). For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <ath9k>.
dwa645
M: 2013-01-07
<reply>The D-Link DWA-645 "RangeBooster N 650 Notebook Adapter" is a draft 802.11n CardBus device. For support of revision A1 (PCI ID 168c:0023, Atheros AR5008 chipset), ask me about <ath9k>.
dwl-120
M: 2011-01-11
<reply>The D-Link DWL-120 is a 802.11b USB 1.1 wireless LAN device. For support of the original / revision A (USB ID 03eb:7603), ask me about <at76_usb>. For revision D (USB ID 09aa:3642), ask about <prism2_usb>. For revision E (USB ID 2001:3200), ask about <at76_usb>. For revision F (USB ID 2001:3702), ask about <prism2_usb>. Not to be confused with the <dwl-120+> or <dwl-g120>.
dwl-120+
M: 2010-01-04
<reply>The DWL-120+ "Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless USB Adapter" (USB IDs 2001:3b00, 2001:3b01) is an 802.11b USB 1.1 wireless LAN device produced by D-Link. For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <acx-mac80211>.
dwl-122
M: 2007-12-08
<reply> see dwl122
dwl-510
M: 2010-12-03
<reply> see dwl510
dwl-520
M: 2011-05-19
<reply> see dwl520
dwl-520+
M: 2009-03-02
<reply> see acx100
dwl-610
M: 2010-12-03
<reply>The D-Link DWL-610 is an 802.11b CardBus device (PCI ID 1186:3300). For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rtl8180>.
dwl-650
M: 2009-11-22
<reply>The DWL-650 is a model of (at least five) wireless LAN PC Card devices produced by D-Link. Ask me about <what's my wireless> to identify the chipset within, then ask about either <hostap>, <adm8211> or <rtl-wifi>. Revision P1 uses SSF (Small Serial Flash), which does not contain firmware on the card; ask me about <prism firmware>. For DWL-650+ and DWL-G650 device support, ask me about <dwl-650+> or <dwl-g650> respectively.
dwl-650+
M: 2009-11-22
<reply>The DWL-650+ AirPlus "Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapter" is a 802.11b device by D-Link. For support of version A1 (PCI ID 168c:0013), ask me about <ath5k>. For support of version B4 (PCI ID 104c:8400), ask me about <acx-mac80211>; this version is based on the ACX100 chipset. For support of the DWL-650 and DWL-G650+ devices, ask me about <dwl-650> or <dwl-g650+> respectively.
dwl-ag530
M: 2010-12-08
<reply> see dwlag530
dwl-ag660
M: 2010-01-27
<reply>The "AirPremier AG DWL-AG660 Wireless Cardbus Adapter" is a 802.11a/bg device produced by D-Link. For support of versions A1 (PCI ID 168c:0013), B1 and B2 (both PCI ID 168c:001b), ask me about <ath5k>.
dwl-g120
M: 2010-12-11
<reply> see dwlg120
dwl-g122
M: 2011-10-02
<reply>The D-Link DWL-G122 is an 802.11g USB device. For support of revision A1 (USB ID 2001:3703) and revision A2 (USB ID 2001:3704), ask me about <p54>. For revision B1 (USB ID 2001:3c00), see <rt2500usb>. For revision C1 (USB ID 07d1:3c03), see <rt73usb>. Revision D1 (USB ID 07d1:3b01) has no Linux kernel driver, see <ndiswrapper>. For revision E1 (USB ID 07d1:3c0f), see <rt2800usb>. For revision F1 (USB ID 2001:3306), see <r8712u>.
dwl-g132
M: 2009-10-06
<reply> The D-Link DWL-G132 wireless LAN USB adapter (2001:3A02, 2001:3A03) contains an Atheros AR5523 chipset. Rebranded as "Telecom Italia by D-Link USB Adapter Wireless 802.11b/g". The madwifi and ath5k drivers do not support USB devices. Ask me about <ar5523>.
dwl-g510
M: 2010-12-03
<reply>The D-Link DWL-G510 is an 802.11g PCI device. Ask me about <ath5k> if you have revision A or B. Ask me about <rt61> if you have revision C. Not to be confused with the <DWL-510>.
dwl-g520
M: 2010-06-29
<reply> The DWL-G520 is a PCI 802.11g wireless LAN device manufactured by D-Link. For support of revisions A and B (both PCI ID 168c:0013), ask me about <ath5k>. Not to be confused with the <DWL-G520+> or <DWL-G520M>.
dwl-g520+
M: 2010-06-29
<reply> see dwlg520+
dwl-g520+a
C: 2009-01-22
<reply> see rt61pci
dwl-g520m
M: 2010-11-26
<reply> see dwlg520m
dwl-g630
C: 2009-05-07
<reply> see dwlg630
dwl-g650
C: 2009-05-07
<reply> see dwlg650
dwl-g650+
C: 2009-05-07
<reply> see dwlg650+
dwl-g650m
C: 2008-08-15
<reply> see dwlg650m
dwl120
M: 2011-01-11
<reply> see dwl-120
dwl120+
M: 2011-01-11
<reply> see dwl-120+
dwl122
M: 2010-04-15
<reply>The DWL-122 is a 802.11b USB device produced by D-Link (USB ID 2001:3700). It contains an Intersil ISL3871 ("Prism 3") chipset; ask me about <prism2_usb> for device support. Not to be confused with the 802.11g <dwl-g122> device.
dwl510
M: 2010-12-03
<reply>The D-Link DWL-510 is an 802.11b PCI device (PCI ID 1186:3300). For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rtl8180>. Not to be confused with the <DWL-G510>.
dwl520
M: 2011-05-19
<reply>The D-Link Air DWL-520 is an 802.11b PCI device. For support of revisions A and B (both PCI ID 1260:3873, ISL3874 chipset), ask me about <hostap>. For support of revision C, ask me about <adm8211>. For support of revision D (RTL8180L chipset), ask me about <rtl8180>. For support of revision E (PCI ID 1260:3873, ISL3872 chipset with SSF), ask me about <hostap> and <prism firmware>.
dwl520+
C: 2009-01-25
<reply> see dwl-520+
dwl610
C: 2007-10-12
<reply> see dwl-610
dwl650
C: 2009-01-26
<reply> see dwl-650
dwl650+
C: 2009-11-22
<reply> see dwl-650+
dwlag530
C: 2010-12-08
<reply>The D-Link AirPremier AG DWL-AG530 is a 802.11a/bg PCI device. For support of hardware revisions A (PCI ID 168c:0013) and B (PCI ID 168c:001b), ask me about <ath5k>.
dwlg120
M: 2011-01-11
<reply>The D-Link DWL-G120 is an 802.11g USB device. For support of the Spinnaker version (USB ID 2001:3701, ISL3886 chipset), the Cohiba version (USB ID 0d8e:3762, ISL3887 chipset) and revision C (USB ID 2001:3705, ISL3887 chipset), ask me about <p54usb>. Not to be confused with the <dwl-120>.
dwlg122
C: 2008-06-16
<reply> see dwl-g122
dwlg510
C: 2007-10-02
<reply> see dwl-g510
dwlg520
C: 2009-01-22
<reply> see dwl-g520
dwlg520+
M: 2010-06-29
<reply> see acx111
dwlg520+a
C: 2009-01-22
<reply> see dwl-g520+a
dwlg520m
C: 2010-11-26
<reply> The DWL-G520M "Wireless 108G MIMO Desktop Adapter" is a PCI 802.11g device manufactured by D-Link (PCI ID 168c:0020). It uses the Atheros AR5513 (<AR5005VL>) chipset, which is not supported by the <madwifi> or <ath5k> drivers; ask me about <ndiswrapper>.
dwlg630
M: 2009-05-07
<reply>The D-Link DWL-G630 is a Cardbus 802.11g wireless LAN device. For support of hardware version A1 (PCI ID 11ab:1fa6), ask me about <ndiswrapper>. For hardware version B1 (PCI ID 104c:9066, ACX 111 chip), ask about <acx-mac80211>. For hardware versions C1 (PCI ID 168c:001a) and D1 (PCI ID 168c:0013), ask about <ath5k>. For hardware versions E1 (PCI ID 1814:0301) and E2 (PCI ID 1814:0302), ask about <rt61pci>.
dwlg650
M: 2009-12-11
<reply>The D-Link DWL-G650 is a Cardbus wireless LAN device. If your device's hardware version is A1 (PCI ID 1260:3890), ask me about <p54>. Otherwise, ask me about <ath5k>. For support of the DWL-G650+ or DWL-G650M, ask me about <dwl-g650+> or <dwl-g650m> respectively.
dwlg650+
M: 2011-10-13
<reply>The D-Link DWL-G650+ is an 802.11g Cardbus wireless LAN device. Revisions A1 and B1 (both PCI ID 104c:9066) use the Texas Instruments TNETW1130 (aka ACX 111) chipset. For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <acx-mac80211>. For support of the D-Link DWL-G650 device, ask me about <dwl-g650>.
dwlg650m
M: 2011-01-13
<reply> The DWL-G650M "Super G MIMO Wireless Notebook Adapter" is a Cardbus 802.11g device manufactured by D-Link. Revisions A1, B1 and B2 (all PCI ID 168c:0020) use the Atheros AR5513 (<AR5005VL>) chipset, which is not supported by <madwifi> or <ath5k> at this time. Ask me about <ndiswrapper>. Not to be confused with the <DWL-G650>.
dwm
M: 2010-01-11
<reply>dwm (dynamic window manager) can manage windows in tiling and floating modes. http://dwm.suckless.org/ #suckless at irc.oftc.net. See also <window manager>.
dwn
M: 2010-09-21
<reply> Debian Weekly News was a weekly electronic magazine summarizing the development of Debian and events within its community. Replaced by Debian Project News, ask me about <dpn>.
dx-busb
C: 2010-05-03
<reply>The Dynex DX-BUSB is an 802.11g USB device (USB ID 4317:0720) containing a Broadcom chipset. There is no native Linux driver currently available, ask me about <ndiswrapper>. http://www.dynexproducts.com/products/computers/DX-BUSB.html
dx-ebusb
M: 2011-05-12
<reply>The Dynex DX-EBUSB "Enhanced Wireless-G USB 2.0 Network Adapter" is an 802.11g device (USB ID 4317:0721). It contains a Broadcom chipset; there is no native Linux driver currently available, ask me about <ndiswrapper>. http://www.dynexproducts.com/products/computers/DX-EBUSB.html
dxbusb
M: 2011-05-12
<reply> see dx-busb
dxebusb
M: 2011-05-12
<reply> see dx-ebusb
dynamic disk
M: 2011-01-03
<reply> see ldm
dynamic disks
M: 2010-09-15
<reply> see ldm
dynamic drive overlay
M: 2011-12-03
<reply>Dynamic Drive Overlay (aka software translation driver) is software for accessing drives larger than 504MiB on systems without <LBA> support. DDO is used to override the BIOS' hard disk controller driver, typically modifying the <MBR> and installing itself at the start of the disk. Prior to Linux 2.6.27, dual-boot users could use the hdX=remap / hdX=remap63 kernel parameters for support in the Linux (E)IDE subsystem.
dynamic hdd
M: 2011-05-10
<reply> see dynamic disk
dyndns
M: 2013-06-07
<reply> see dyn
dyndns.org
M: 2012-01-28
<reply> see dyndns
dzen
C: 2010-12-27
<reply>dzen is a menuing, messaging and notification program for X11, often used with tiling window managers (e.g. <dwm>, <wmii>, <xmonad>). Packaged for Debian as dzen2. Wiki: http://dzen.geekmode.org/dwiki/doku.php . http://gotmor.googlepages.com/dzen #dzen on irc.oftc.net.
dzen2
C: 2010-12-27
<reply> see dzen
e
M: 2011-03-30
<reply> see enlightenment
e-mu
M: 2010-07-07
<reply> see emu10k1
e100
M: 2010-12-06
<reply>e100 is a Linux kernel driver supporting Intel PRO/100 Ethernet controllers. Firmware from userspace is only required for support of non-<ICH> devices; i.e. PCI IDs 8086:1229 (rev 8), 8086:1229 (rev 9) and 8086:1229 (rev F/10). e100 firmware (d101m_ucode.bin, d101s_ucode.bin, d102e_ucode.bin) is packaged in firmware-linux-nonfree, ask me about <non-free sources>. See also <firmware images>.
e1000
M: 2010-01-13
<reply>e1000 is a Linux kernel driver supporting Intel PRO/1000 PCI Ethernet controllers. It does not require firmware from userspace. See also <e1000e>, <igb>. Not to be confused with the <e100> driver.
e1000e
M: 2013-08-11
<reply>e1000e is a Linux kernel driver supporting Intel PRO/1000 PCI Express Ethernet controllers, introduced at Linux 2.6.24. It does not require firmware from userspace. See also <i217>, <i218>.
e16
M: 2011-03-30
<reply> see enlightenment
e17
M: 2011-03-30
<reply> see enlightenment
e2200
M: 2014-01-22
<reply> see alx
e2fsprogs loop
M: 2010-02-14
<reply>You are using a package older than the sarge release and are trying to upgrade to etch or later. Skipping releases is not supported. You must first upgrade to sarge, then to etch. Edit etc/apt/sources.list, comment all existing lines and ask me about <sarge sources.list>, then 'aptitude update && aptitude dist-upgrade'. After this, ask me about <sarge->etch> for instruction on upgrading to etch.
e506r
M: 2010-03-18
<reply>The "AverMedia Cardbus Hybrid TV FM E506R" (PCI ID 1131:7133) is a hybrid analogue/digital TV tuner, supported by the in-tree <saa7134> driver. Firmware is required (xc3028-v27.fw), acquire http://kernel.org/doc/Documentation/video4linux/extract_xc3028.pl and read the extraction procedure within.
eaccelerator
M: 2011-04-02
a free open-source <PHP> accelerator, optimizer, and dynamic content cache. Not packaged for Debian, see bug #445998 for identified packaging issues. http://eaccelerator.net/ #eaccelerator on irc.freenode.net. See also <xcache>.
eagle
M: 2013-06-27
<reply>EAGLE is an electronic design automation application from CadSoft Computer. It includes a layout editor, schematic editor and autorouter. EAGLE freeware is packaged in <non-free>; since Debian 7.0 "Wheezy", amd64 users are required to enable <multiarch> and install the eagle:i386 package. http://www.cadsoftusa.com/
eap
M: 2009-05-16
<reply> see enter as punctuation
easy peasy
M: 2010-04-24
<reply> see easypeasy
easy-rsa
C: 2014-12-09
<reply>easy-rsa is a set of scripts to ease the administration of a certificate authority, e.g. to manage <openvpn> scripts. Previously included in OpenVPN 2.2 and earlier, packaged for Debian as easy-rsa in Debian 8 "Jessie" and later (provides make-cadir utility, see README.Debian).
easycap
C: 2011-05-08
<reply>EasyCAP is a series of USB video capture devices. Models DC60 and EasyCAP002 (both USB ID 05e1:0408) are supported by the easycap staging driver introduced in Linux 2.6.36, enabled as of linux-2.6 2.6.38-5 (x86 architectures only). Unofficial DC60+ clones (e.g. "Somagic SMI Grabber", USB ID 1c88:0007) are not currently supported.
easypeasy
M: 2009-11-13
<reply>easy peasy (formerly Ubuntu Eee, ION) is a Linux distribution based on <Ubuntu> for use on netbooks. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.geteasypeasy.com/ #easypeasy on irc.freenode.net. See also <based on debian>.
ebtables
C: 2009-06-03
used to configure Ethernet frame rules in the Linux kernel. Like <iptables>, but operates at the MAC layer. http://ebtables.sf.net/
echoaudio
C: 2013-01-02
<reply>The echoaudio ALSA driver supports Echo Digital Audio Darla(24), Gina(24/3G), Indigo (DJ/DJx/IO/IOx), Layla(24/3G), Mia/MiaMIDI and Mona devices. Firmware from userspace is required and not distributed by the Debian project; to acquire, refer to the procedure at http://wiki.debian.org/echoaudio
eclipse
M: 2009-07-31
<reply>Eclipse is an extensible integrated development environment written in Java. http://wiki.eclipse.org/IRC_FAQ http://www.eclipse.org/ #eclipse on irc.freenode.net.
ecryptfs
M: 2011-10-21
<reply>eCryptfs (Enterprise Cryptographic Filesystem) is a POSIX-compliant encrypted filesystem, part of the Linux kernel since version 2.6.19. The userland utilities are packaged for Debian as ecryptfs-utils. https://launchpad.net/ecryptfs #ecryptfs on irc.oftc.net. Not to be confused with <encfs>.
edgeport
C: 2010-03-13
<reply>io_edgeport and io_ti are modules supporting Edgeport USB Inside Out serial devices, included in the mainline Linux kernel. Binary-only firmware was removed from the edgeport driver in Linux 2.6.27, not currently packaged for Debian due to no explicit distribution permission (BTS #548745, #607298). To acquire Edgeport firmware, ask me about <linux-firmware>.
edid
M: 2013-07-15
<reply>Extended display identification data (EDID) is a data structure provided by a digital display to describe its capabilities to a video source. Some Xorg display drivers have options to ignore or override EDID data if incorrect (e.g. IgnoreEDID, CustomEDID). See also <read-edid>, <edid_disable_exts>.
edid_disable_exts
C: 2013-07-15
<reply>edid_disable_exts is a utility to modify a binary <EDID> file. It removes all EDID extension blocks by default, but can remove just audio information and the HDMI identifier (--to-dvi). The modified EDID can be supplied to Xorg display drivers to workaround rendering issues or disable HDMI audio. http://analogbit.com/software/edid_disable_exts
edit
M: 2010-08-31
<reply> Just "/msg dpkg foo is bar" will create a factoid named foo with value "bar". You can replace one with "/msg dpkg no, foo is baz". You can edit one with sed style syntax using perl's =~ operator: "/msg dpkg foo =~ s/bar/baz/" where [,/#] are the three valid delimiters.
editmoin
M: 2009-03-10
<reply>editmoin is a Python script to allow modification of <MoinMoin> wiki pages using your preferred <editor>. Packaged for Debian, also includes a Vim syntax file. After installation, read the editmoin man page to create a ~/.moin_ids file. Examine the relevant cookie in your browser to determine the moin ID (e.g. content of MOIN_SESSION or MOIN_ID) for a wiki account, see also <moincookies>. http://labix.org/editmoin
edonkey
M: 2010-06-02
<reply>eDonkey is a decentralized peer-to-peer file sharing network. Open source eDonkey clients packaged for Debian include <amule> and <mldonkey>.
edos
M: 2011-03-23
<reply>EDOS was a research project funded by the European Commission that united several academic and industrial project partners concerned with the improvement of the development and distribution of Open Source Software. http://www.edos-project.org/
eduboss
C: 2010-07-15
<reply>EduBOSS is an educational variant of Bharat Operating System Solutions produced by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing. It is not supported in #debian. Ask me about <BOSS>, <based on debian>.
edubuntu
C: 2009-03-29
<reply>Edubuntu (aka Ubuntu Education Edition) was a standalone <Ubuntu> derivative, now an Ubuntu add-on. http://www.edubuntu.org/ #edubuntu on chat.freenode.net.
eee
M: 2008-12-15
<reply>The Eee PC (aka RM Asus Minibook) is a <netbook> designed by Asus. Linux models are supplied with <Xandros> which is not supported in #debian, join #eeepc on irc.freenode.net for support. To install Debian, see http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEeePC for installation and configuration details. Mailing lists: http://alioth.debian.org/mail/?group_id=31309 #debian-eeepc on irc.oftc.net.
eeebuntu
C: 2010-02-02
<reply>Eeebuntu (not to be confused with Ubuntu Eee, now <easypeasy>) is a Linux distribution based on <Ubuntu> for use on netbooks. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.eeebuntu.org/ Support forum: http://forum.eeebuntu.org/ See also <based on debian>.
eeepc
M: 2008-08-01
<reply> see eee
eepro100
M: 2010-07-28
<reply>eepro100 is the original Donald Becker driver for the Intel EtherExpressPro/100. eepro100 was removed from the Linux kernel at version 2.6.29, ask me about <e100>.
efi
M: 2013-01-22
<reply> see uefi
eglibc
M: 2013-07-23
<reply>Embedded GLIBC (eglibc) is a variant of the GNU C Library (<glibc>), which the Debian project switched to in 2009 (http://blog.aurel32.net/?p=47, http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2009/05/msg00175.html). http://www.eglibc.org/faq http://www.eglibc.org/
egroupware
M: 2011-01-15
<reply>EGroupware is an open source <groupware> product intended for business use. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #574186, also removed from <lenny-backports> (BSA-018). The vendor-provided Debian packages are not supported in #debian. http://www.egroupware.org/ #egroupware on irc.freenode.net.
eist
M: 2011-06-14
<reply> see speedstep
ejabber
M: 2010-07-01
<reply> see ejabberd
ejabberd
C: 2010-07-01
<reply>ejabberd is the Erlang Jabber/<XMPP> daemon, a cross-platform instant messaging server. http://www.ejabberd.im/ http://www.process-one.net/en/projects/ejabberd/ xmpp:ejabberd@conference.jabber.ru.
ekiga
M: 2009-06-23
<reply>Ekiga (formerly GnomeMeeting) is a H.323 and SIP compatible <VoIP> client, supporting video chat and mostly compatible with the proprietary NetMeeting program. http://wiki.ekiga.org/index.php/FAQ http://www.ekiga.org/ #ekiga on irc.gnome.org.
electricsheep
M: 2010-01-30
<reply>Electric Sheep is a distributed fractal "flame" screensaver. http://electricsheep.wikispaces.com/Electric+Sheep+FAQ http://electricsheep.org/
elementary
C: 2013-09-18
<reply> see elementary os
elementary os
C: 2013-09-18
<reply>elementary OS is a Linux distribution based on <Ubuntu>. It is not supported in #debian; ask me about <based on debian>. http://elementaryos.org/ #elementary on irc.freenode.net.
elive
M: 2009-05-22
<reply> Elive (Enlightenment live CD) is a desktop distribution <based on Debian>, featuring the <Enlightenment> window manager. It is not Debian and thus not supported in #debian. http://www.elivecd.org/ #elive on irc.freenode.net.
elpicx
C: 2008-01-05
<reply> elpicx ("eLearning for the LPI certification") is a run-from-DVD GNU/Linux distribution based on <Knoppix> and <CentOS>, designed to help students prepare for LPI certification exams. http://www.elearnit.de/live_cds/elpicx/
emacs
M: 2012-06-22
<reply>Emacs is the extensible macro editor that is already quite extensively extended. A popular editor choice with major and minor modes for almost every conceivable language and task. High priests of emacs have even been known to use emacs as their shell, and sometimes have whole systems with init=/usr/bin/emacs. http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs http://emacswiki.org/ #emacs on irc.freenode.net. See also <emacs docs>.
emacs tutorial
M: 2012-06-22
<reply>The <emacs> tutorial, along with the rest of the emacs documentation, is in the inexpliciably named emacs23-common-non-dfsg package in the <non-free> section. See also Debian bug #627434, <non-free sources>.
emacs21
M: 2011-05-03
<reply>emacs21 was removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #536187.
embedian
M: 2009-05-08
<reply> see emdebian
ember
M: 2010-03-13
<reply> see worldforge
emdebian
M: 2010-02-06
<reply>Emdebian is a binary distribution for embedded devices. It is created by the Embedded Debian project, an official Debian sub-project, which aims to make Debian GNU/Linux a mainstream choice for embedded projects. http://wiki.debian.org/Embedded_Debian http://www.emdebian.org/ #emdebian on irc.oftc.net. As of July 2014, updates to Emdebian distributions ceased, there will be no further stable releases.
emesene
M: 2010-03-05
<reply>emesene is a platform-independent <MSN messenger> client. http://www.emesene.org/ #emesene on irc.freenode.net.
eml
M: 2008-05-05
the Microsoft Outlook/mail e-mail format. Just like Word documents have the .doc extensions and text files have .txt, email files have .eml. You should be able to open .eml files in Outlook Express. All this has <b>nothing whatsoever</b> to do with EML (Extended ML). I am not an MS Outlook user and can't help you any further. http://www.broobles.com/eml2mbox/
empathy
M: 2009-11-05
<reply>Empathy is a cross-platform multi-protocol instant messaging and SIP <VoIP> client, providing a rich set of reusable instant messaging widgets for the <GNOME> desktop. Included in GNOME since version 2.24. http://live.gnome.org/Empathy/FAQ http://live.gnome.org/Empathy #telepathy on irc.freenode.org.
emu
M: 2011-03-18
<reply> see e-mu
emu0404
M: 2010-07-07
<reply> see emu10k1
emu10k1
M: 2010-07-07
<reply>The snd-emu10k1 ALSA driver supports Creative Technology's Sound Blaster Live! (excluding Live! 24-bit), Sound Blaster Audigy (excluding value/SE editions) and E-MU Systems' "Digital Audio Systems" non-USB devices. Firmware from userspace is required for the E-MU 0404, 1212m, 1616, 1616m, 1820 and 1820m. E-MU firmware is not distributed by the Debian project; to acquire, refer to the procedure at http://wiki.debian.org/snd-emu10k1
emu10k1x
M: 2010-12-19
<reply>The "Sound Blaster Live! Dell OEM" (PCI ID 1102:0006, part numbers SB0200/SB0203) has the EMU10K1X DSP. This sound card is designed for use with Dell's Windows XP driver; it does stereo only - through both front and rear speakers - and perhaps SPDIF. This device is supported on Debian systems by the snd-emu10k1x <ALSA> driver, not <snd-emu10k1>. Complain to Dell if you wanted a real SB Live! OEM (i.e. part number SB0220).
emu10k2
M: 2010-07-07
<reply> see emu10k1
emu10k2.5
M: 2011-01-04
<reply> see emu10k1
emu1212m
M: 2010-07-07
<reply> see emu10k1
emu1616
M: 2010-07-07
<reply> see emu10k1
emu1616m
M: 2010-07-07
<reply> see emu10k1
emu1820
M: 2010-07-07
<reply> see emu10k1
emu1820m
M: 2010-07-07
<reply> see emu10k1
emu20k1
C: 2008-10-06
<reply> see x-fi
emu20k2
C: 2009-06-26
<reply> see x-fi
emulator
M: 2009-05-31
hardware or software which performs emulation. For related software, ask me about <bochs>, <dosbox>, <dosemu>, <nintendo>, <virtualization>.
emule
M: 2010-06-02
<reply>eMule is an open source <eDonkey> and Kad network client for Microsoft Windows. Not supported in #debian, join #emule on ircchat.emule-project.net for support. For a Linux eDonkey/Kad client, ask me about <amule> or <mldonkey>.
encfs
M: 2011-10-21
<reply>EncFS is a <FUSE>-based cryptographic filesystem. http://www.arg0.net/encfs
encrypt
M: 2010-08-11
<reply>Encryption is useful to keep data protected on your system. There is a nice guide on how to use LVM encrypted partitions at http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/469 . See also <dm-crypt>, <ecryptfs>, <encfs>, <gpg>, <luks>.
encrypted filesystem
M: 2010-08-11
<reply> see encrypt
encrypted partition
M: 2010-08-11
<reply> see encrypt
encryption
M: 2010-08-11
<reply> see encrypt
ene-ub6250
M: 2013-01-06
<reply> see ums-eneub6250
eneub6250
M: 2013-01-06
<reply> see ums-eneub6250
ene_ub6250
M: 2013-01-06
<reply> see ums-eneub6250
engarde
C: 2010-02-07
<reply>EnGarde Secure Linux is a server-only distribution originally based on Red Hat Linux. EnGarde Secure Community is not supported in #debian. http://www.engardelinux.org/ #engarde on irc.freenode.net.
enigma
M: 2010-12-06
<reply>Enigma is an open source transport puzzle game based on Oxyd. http://enigma.nongnu.org/
enlightenment
M: 2013-01-09
<reply>Enlightenment is a stacking X11 <window manager>. Development Release 16 is packaged for Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" as e16, removed post-Squeeze to resolve bug #619707. Development Release 17 is packaged as e17, not part of the Debian 7 "Wheezy" release due to bug #697707. http://enlightenment.org/ #e on irc.freenode.net.
enlwi-g2
C: 2009-05-31
<reply> see rtl8185
enoch
M: 2011-05-04
<reply> see gentoo
enter
M: 2009-05-16
<reply>The enter key is not a substitute for punctuation. Hitting enter unnecessarily makes it difficult to follow what you are saying. Consider using ',', '. ', ';', '...', '---', or ':' instead. If you hit enter too often, you will be autokicked by debhelper for flooding the channel.
enter as punctuation
M: 2009-05-16
<reply> see enter
environment
M: 2011-02-13
<reply>/etc/environment is a file for login variables, which is read by all standard Debian login methods. Lines are of the form variable=value (e.g. LANG=C). N.B.: this is *not* a shell script, so you cannot use lines like MAIL=$HOME/Maildir/ here. Use of this file has been deprecated for locale information, use /etc/default/locale; ask me about <locales>.
eog
M: 2010-06-07
<reply>Eye of Gnome (EoG) is the official <GNOME> image viewer. http://projects.gnome.org/eog/ #eog on irc.gnome.org.
eol
M: 2012-01-29
<reply>[eol] end-of-line (aka newline, line break) is a character or sequence of characters indicating the end of a text line; ask me about <dos2unix>. End-of-life, ask me about <lenny>.
epic4
M: 2010-06-03
an <IRC> client based on ircII. http://www.epicsol.org/
epiphany
M: 2014-09-16
<reply> see web
eroaster
M: 2010-03-28
<reply>[eroaster] ECLiPt Roaster, a <GNOME> <cdrtools> front-end for writing, copying and grabbing data and audio CDs. Not released with Sarge, removed from Debian post-Sarge to resolve bug #364280.
erp
M: 2010-02-13
Enterprise Resource Planning. Ask me about <compiere>, <openerp>, <planner>.
errata etch
M: 2009-06-02
<reply>Errata for Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (Etch) is available from http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/errata . Installation system errata is at http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/debian-installer/#errata
errata squeeze
M: 2011-03-21
<reply>Last minute notes regarding Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" are listed at http://www.debian.org/releases/squeeze/errata . Known problems in the installer are listed at http://www.debian.org/releases/squeeze/debian-installer/#errata
errata wheezy
M: 2013-05-04
<reply>Last minute notes regarding Debian 7 "Wheezy" are listed at http://www.debian.org/releases/wheezy/errata . Known problems in the installer are listed at http://www.debian.org/releases/wheezy/debian-installer/#errata
es1983s
M: 2010-01-04
<reply> see maestro3
es1988
M: 2010-01-04
<reply> see maestro3
esd
M: 2009-11-14
<reply>The Enlightened Sound Daemon (ESD, EsoundD) is a sound server used by Enlightenment and formerly used by GNOME. Some interesting things that can be done include using <mpg123> on a remote computer, and having it connect to a local esound daemon. "My views on esd are mostly unprintable." -- Alan Cox. The esound and esound-clients binary packages were dropped at esound version 0.2.41-9, ask me about <pulseaudio>.
ess
M: 2010-01-04
<reply>[ESS] Emacs Speaks Statistics, an emacs mode for using R, ask me about <r>. Electronic Speech Systems (now ESS Technology, Inc.); for support of ESS Allegro/Maestro3 sound cards (ES1988, ES1983S), ask me about <maestro3>.
essid
M: 2010-04-25
http://www.cryer.co.uk/glossary/e/essid.htm
est
M: 2009-05-08
Eastern Standard Time, but if you're outside of Indiana you probably need to use EST/EDT instead, or US/Eastern. Ask me about <timezone> to reconfigure your system. "Enhanced SpeedStep" (EST), see <speedstep>.
et1310
C: 2008-07-21
<reply> see et131x
et131x
M: 2010-10-07
<reply>et131x is a Linux kernel driver for the Agere Systems ET-131x PCIe Ethernet controller (PCI IDs 11c1:ed00, 11c1:ed01). It was introduced as a staging driver at Linux 2.6.28.
etb
M: 2010-08-31
<reply> see edit
etch
M: 2010-06-20
<reply>Etch is the codename for Debian GNU/Linux 4.0, released on April 8th, 2007. Etch security support ended on 2010-02-15, this release is no longer supported. Etch users should upgrade to Lenny, ask me about <etch->lenny>. Removed from the mirrors (2010-06-20); ask me about <etch sources.list>. For old Etch ISOs, ask me about <etch iso>. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEtch http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100121
etch bet
M: 2010-04-06
<reply> see etch pool
etch floppies
M: 2011-08-04
<reply>[etch floppies] http://archive.debian.org/debian/dists/etch/main/installer-i386/current/images/floppy/ -- substitute your architecture for "i386". As Etch was removed from the mirrors, use of the Debian archive is required; when asked to choose an archive mirror country, select "enter information manually" and provide archive.debian.org for the mirror hostname.
etch iso
M: 2010-06-23
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 ("Etch") installation images are available from http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/archive/4.0_r9/ . Note that Etch has been superseded by Lenny, ask me about <install lenny>. Security support for Etch ended on 2010-02-15, this release is no longer supported.
etch release notes
M: 2009-06-14
<reply>Release Notes for Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (Etch) are at http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/releasenotes . Also ask me about <errata etch>, <etch sources.list>.
etch security
M: 2010-02-15
<reply> see etch
etch+1
M: 2010-04-06
<reply> see lenny
etch->lenny
M: 2010-06-21
<reply>Read the release notes, ask me about <lenny release notes>. Ensure your Etch installation is up to date, ask me about <etch sources.list> (aptitude update; aptitude dist-upgrade). Then ask me about <lenny sources.list>. aptitude update; aptitude install aptitude; aptitude safe-upgrade; aptitude full-upgrade. Also ask me about <lenny> and <lenny->squeeze>.
etch-backports
M: 2009-02-16
<reply> see backports.org etch
etchnhalf
M: 2010-02-15
<reply> Etch-And-A-Half -- additional packages in the Debian <4.0r4> point release providing additional support for more hardware. It included a 2.6.24 kernel along with an updated installer. As security support for Etch has ended, the Etch-And-A-Half release is no longer supported; ask me about <etch->lenny> to upgrade. http://wiki.debian.org/EtchAndAHalf http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/etchnhalf
eterm
M: 2010-02-16
<reply>Eterm (Enlightened terminal emulator) is a color vt102 terminal emulator, an <xterm> replacement. http://www.eterm.org/ #e on irc.freenode.net.
etherboot
M: 2009-06-20
<reply> see gpxe
etherconf
M: 2008-06-03
a package that can be used to redo the initial configuration on your NIC....install it and then 'dpkg-reconfigure etherconf' Removed from Debian as part of bug #379032.
ethereal
M: 2009-07-27
<reply> see wireshark
ethtool
C: 2009-11-21
<reply>ethtool is a utility for displaying and changing Ethernet device settings, e.g. speed, duplex, auto-negotiation, wake-on (lan). Since Debian 6.0 "Squeeze", most settings can be specified in /etc/network/interfaces; see /usr/share/doc/ethtool/README.Debian for supported settings. http://ftp.kernel.org/pub/software/network/ethtool/ See also <which ethernet module>, <wol>, <nictools>.
etracer
M: 2010-10-13
<reply> see extremetuxracer
euro howto
M: 2009-05-16
<reply> see euro
evergreen
M: 2011-02-26
<reply>Evergreen is a GPU family by AMD, featured in their PCIe (Radeon HD 54xx-5970) and <IGP> (Radeon HD 6xxx, 6xxxD) products. Also the name of an open source Integrated Library System (http://evergreen-ils.org/) and <OpenSUSE> community maintenance project (http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Evergreen).
evince
M: 2010-05-28
<reply>Evince is a document viewer designed for <GNOME> and based on Poppler, supporting the DjVu, DVI, <PDF>, PostScript and TIFF formats. http://live.gnome.org/Evince http://projects.gnome.org/evince/ #evince on irc.gnome.org.
evms
M: 2009-06-24
Enterprise Volume Management System. Discontinued by IBM in 2006, the Debian evms packages were removed from the Debian to resolve bug #490787. http://wiki.debian.org/EVMS http://evms.sf.net/ Ask me about <LVM>.
evolution
M: 2010-03-17
<reply>Evolution (formerly Ximian Evolution) is an email client and personal information manager for <GNOME>, an <Outlook> clone. Specify "hostname:port" for the SMTP server if using a port other than TCP 25. http://live.gnome.org/Evolution/FAQ http://projects.gnome.org/evolution/ #evolution on irc.gimp.org. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1373737.
ew-7108pcg
M: 2009-12-19
<reply>The EW-7108PCg is a Cardbus wireless LAN device produced by Edimax. For support of hardware version 1 (PCI ID 1814:0201), ask me about <rt2500pci>. For support of hardware version 2 (PCI ID 1814:0301), ask me about <rt61pci>.
ew-7318ug
M: 2010-03-15
<reply>The Edimax EW-7318Ug is a 802.11g USB wireless LAN device (USB ID 148F:2573), supported by the <rt73usb> driver. If <rt2500usb> claims this device instead, blacklist the rt2500usb module; ask me about <blacklist>. Firmware is required, ask me about <ralink firmware>. Not to be confused with the <ew-7318usg>. http://www.edimax.com/en/produce_detail.php?pd_id=3&pl1_id=1&pl2_id=44
ew-7318usg
M: 2010-03-15
<reply>The Edimax EW-7318USg is a 802.11g USB wireless LAN device (USB ID 7392:7318), supported by the <rt73usb> driver since Linux 2.6.29. Firmware is required, ask me about <ralink firmware>. Not to be confused with the <ew-7318ug>. http://www.edimax.com/en/produce_detail.php?pd_id=8&pl1_id=1&pl2_id=44
ew-7612uan
C: 2014-06-11
<reply>The EW-7612UAn "300Mbps Wireless High-Gain USB Adapter" is produced by Edimax Technology. For support of the first version (USB ID 0bda:8172, Realtek RTL8191SU chip), ask me about <r8712u>. For support of version 2 (USB ID 7392:7822, Realtek RTL8192SU chip), ask me about <rtl8192cu>.
ew-7711usn
C: 2009-09-26
<reply> see rt2870
ew-7711utn
C: 2010-04-16
<reply>The EW-7711UTn "Wireless nLITE Mini-size USB Adapter" is a 802.11n device produced by Edimax Technology (USB ID 7392:7711). For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rt2870>.
ew-7717un
C: 2010-04-16
<reply>The EW-7717Un "Wireless 802.11n USB Adapter" is produced by Edimax Technology (USB ID 7392:7717). For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rt2870>.
ew-7811un
M: 2011-06-08
<reply>The Edimax EW-7811Un is an 802.11n USB device (USB ID 7392:7811). It contains a Realtek RTL8188CUS chipset; for device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rtl8192cu>. http://www.edimax.com/en/produce_detail.php?pl1_id=1&pl2_id=44&pl3_id=161&pd_id=347
ew7108pcg
M: 2009-01-14
<reply> see ew-7108pcg
ewmh
M: 2011-05-03
<reply>Extended Window Manager Hints (aka NetWM, Net WM) is a <freedesktop> standard to augment ICCCM. Basically how window managers and other X programs talk to each other. Supported by most modern window managers. http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/wm-spec
exaile
C: 2009-06-06
an audio player similar to <amarok> but for GTK+. http://www.exaile.org/wiki/Exaile:Faq http://www.exaile.org/ #exaile on irc.freenode.net.
excuses
M: 2007-11-11
<reply> see testing excuses
exec shield
C: 2010-06-02
<reply>Exec Shield is a patch set for the Linux kernel on i386 (not relevant for x86_64, Debian bug #516488) to protect against stack smashing attacks and other exploits. Packaged for Debian as linux-patch-exec-shield in squeeze, see /usr/share/doc/linux-patch-exec-shield/README.Debian for more information. See also <kernel-package>. http://people.redhat.com/mingo/exec-shield/
exec-shield
C: 2010-06-02
<reply> see exec shield
execshield
M: 2010-10-19
<reply> see exec shield
exfat
C: 2012-11-13
<reply>exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table, <MBR> partition ID 0x07) is a proprietary file system designed for flash drives. A <FUSE> driver providing exFAT read/write support is packaged for Debian as exfat-fuse. http://code.google.com/p/exfat/ . Not to be confused with FATX.
exim
M: 2009-05-18
<reply>Exim is a message transfer agent developed at University of Cambridge for use on Unix systems connected to the internet. It is available under the GPL and the current version in Debian is exim4. Ask me about <exim4> <exim boot stall> <exim flush queue> <why exim>. http://www.exim.org/ #exim on irc.freenode.net and irc.oftc.net.
exim4
M: 2009-06-01
<reply>Exim 4 is the default <MTA> since Debian 3.1 "Sarge". The Debian package has a debconf-driven configuration which greatly eases configuration for most run-of-the-mill applications. E-Mail is a complicated matter, so it might be necessary to read a lot of documentation to allow more advanced features. exim4 is very powerful and flexible. Find more about Debian's exim4 on http://pkg-exim4.alioth.debian.org/
explore2fs
M: 2007-08-12
a win32 utility that lets you read and write (at your own risk!) ext2 file systems under win9x/nt/2000. URL: http://www.chrysocome.net/explore2fs Ask me about <ext2ifs>. able to access LVM2.
ext2
M: 2009-05-29
the second extended filesystem. http://e2fsprogs.sf.net/ext2.html See also <ext3>, <resize2fs>, <ext2read>, <ext2fsd>, <ext2ifs>.
ext2->ext3
M: 2009-04-29
<reply> To upgrade an ext2 partition to ext3 simply involves adding a journal. 'tune2fs -j /dev/hda1' (where hda1 is the partition you want to change to ext3). Don't forget to change /etc/fstab to specify ext3 for the partition. Be sure to verify that your kernel has ext3 support (cat /proc/filesystems). Some ext3 features (e.g. resize_inode) can only be enabled during format via mke2fs.
ext2fs
M: 2009-05-29
<reply> see ext2
ext2fsd
M: 2011-04-06
<reply>ext2fsd is an ext{2,3,4} filesystem driver for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7. Supports reading and writing on ext2/ext3, ext4 extent read-only support available as of version 0.50. http://www.ext2fsd.com/ See also <ext2read>, <ext2ifs>.
ext2ifs
M: 2009-05-29
<reply>"Ext2 Installable File System For Windows" is a Microsoft Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 driver for accessing <ext2> and <ext3> filesystems, supports reading and writing. http://fs-driver.org/ See also <ext2read>, <ext2fsd>.
ext2read
M: 2013-12-11
<reply>Ext2read is a userspace tool for accessing <ext2>, <ext3> and <ext4> (with extents) filesystems from Microsoft Windows. Supports <LVM2> as of version 2.2. http://ext2read.sf.net/ See also <ext2ifs>.
ext2resize
M: 2009-06-27
<reply>ext2resize is a tool that can shrink or extend an existing ext2 partition. No longer maintained, see http://ext2resize.sf.net/faq.html . Never part of a stable release, removed from Debian to resolve bug #553894. Ask me about <resize2fs>.
ext3
M: 2013-04-28
<reply>ext3 (third extended filesystem) was introduced in Linux 2.4.15; its main advantage over <ext2> is journaling. Ask me about <ext2->ext3>. FAQ: http://batleth.sapienti-sat.org/projects/FAQs/ext3-faq.html . See also <ext4>.
ext3 faq
M: 2009-05-27
<reply> see ext3
ext3 vs reiserfs
M: 2010-03-08
http://www.gurulabs.com/archive/ext3-reiserfs/
ext3->ext4
M: 2009-04-29
<reply>To enable <ext4> features on an existing unmounted <ext3> file system (Linux 2.6.28 or later required): 'tune2fs -O extents,uninit_bg,dir_index /dev/sda1' (where sda1 is the partition containing the ext3 file system), then 'e2fsck -fD /dev/sda1' to fix modified on-disk structures. Don't forget to modify /etc/fstab and specify ext4 for the file system. Some ext4 features (e.g. flex_bg) can only be enabled during format via mke2fs.
ext3fs
M: 2009-05-29
<reply> see ext3
ext3grep
M: 2012-03-19
<reply>ext3grep is a tool to assist in recovering deleted files from an <ext3> filesystem. http://code.google.com/p/ext3grep/ http://carlo17.home.xs4all.nl/howto/undelete_ext3.html
ext3ifs
M: 2011-01-21
<reply> see ext2ifs
ext4
M: 2013-04-28
<reply>ext4 (fourth extended filesystem) was introduced in Linux 2.6.28. It supports volumes up to one exabyte (1024 petabytes) and extents. ext4 is the default Linux filesystem since Debian 7 "Wheezy" (bug #603084). Ask me about <ext3->ext4> and <ext4->ext3>. ext4 is not supported by <grub legacy> (bug #511121). http://wiki.debian.org/Ext4 http://ext4.wiki.kernel.org/ #ext4 and #linuxfs on irc.oftc.net.
ext4->ext3
M: 2009-04-29
not possible. Once extents are enabled, it is an ext4 filesystem and cannot be reverted to ext3. http://ext4.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Frequently_Asked_Questions
ext4dev
C: 2009-05-29
<reply> see ext4
ext4magic
C: 2014-04-29
<reply>ext4magic is a utility to assist in recovering files from ext3 and ext4 filesystems. http://openfacts2.berlios.de/wikien/index.php/BerliosProject:Ext4magic
extlinux
M: 2014-09-04
<reply>EXTLINUX is a derivative of <SYSLINUX>, which boots from an ext2/ext3/ext4 or btrfs filesystem. http://www.syslinux.org/wiki/index.php/EXTLINUX
extremetuxracer
M: 2012-02-09
<reply>Extreme Tux Racer (aka etracer) is a 3D racing game based on PlanetPenguin Racer (a fork of Tux Racer), that lets you control Tux as you race down snow-covered mountains. http://extremetuxracer.com/ #etracer on irc.efnet.net.
exult
M: 2012-10-22
<reply>Exult is a cross-platform, free software reimplementation of the Ultima VII game engine, allowing play of "The Black Gate", "Serpent Isle" and their associated expansions. Packaged for Debian in <contrib>. http://exult.sf.net/ #exult on irc.openprojects.net.
eye-candy
M: 2007-10-21
<reply> see eyecandy
eyecandy
M: 2007-10-21
see gtk-engines-*, penguineyes, clearlooks-cairo-2, <compiz>, <beryl>, http://www.kde-look.org/,
eyed3
C: 2009-06-25
<reply>eyeD3 is a Python module and <CLI> program to display and edit ID3 tags, packaged for Debian. Supports ID3 v2.4. http://eyed3.nicfit.net/
ez publish
M: 2010-10-12
<reply> see ezpublish
ezpublish
M: 2010-10-12
<reply>[ezpublish] eZ Publish is an open source content management system written in PHP. Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #442951. http://ez.no/ #ezpublish on irc.freenode.net.
f-prot
M: 2010-09-22
<reply>F-Prot Antivirus is a proprietary cross-platform virus scanner from FRISK Software International. An installer for "F-Prot for Workstations" was previously packaged as f-prot-installer in <contrib>, removed from Debian post-Sarge to resolve bug #414318. Ask me about <clamav>. Not to be confused with <t-prot>.
f5d6020
M: 2010-06-08
<reply> The F5D6020 "Wireless Notebook Network Card" is a 802.11b PC Card manufactured by Belkin. For support of v1000 (16-bit PCMCIA: 0156:0002), ask me about <hostap>. For support of v2000 (16-bit PCMCIA: 01bf:3302), ask me about <atmel_cs>. For support of v3000 (Cardbus: PCI ID 1799:6020), ask me about <rtl8180>.
f5d6050
M: 2009-12-15
<reply>The F5D6050 "Wireless USB Network Adapter" is a 802.11b device manufactured by Belkin. For support of v1000 (USB ID 0d5c:a002) and v2000 (USB ID 050d:0050), ask me about <at76_usb>.
f5d6051
C: 2010-06-12
<reply>The F5D6051 "Wireless B USB Network Adapter" is a 802.11b device manufactured by Belkin (USB ID 050d:6051). For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <zd1201>.
f5d7000
M: 2011-01-04
<reply>The Belkin F5D7000 is a PCI 802.11g device. For support of v1000 (PCI ID 14e4:4320), ask me about <b43legacy>. For v2000 and v3000 (both PCI ID 1814:0201), ask about <rt2500pci>. For v4000 (PCI ID 14e4:4318), ask about <b43>. For v5000 (PCI ID 168c:001a), ask about <ath5k>. For v6000 (PCI ID 1814:0301), ask about <rt61pci>. For v7000 (PCI ID 1799:700f), ask about <rtl8185>. For v8000 (PCI ID 168c:001d), ask about <ar2425>.
f5d7001
C: 2011-01-04
<reply>The F5D7001 "Wireless G Plus Desktop Card" is a 802.11g PCI device manufactured by Belkin. For support of v1000 (PCI ID 14e4:4320) and v2000 (PCI ID 14e4:4318), ask me about <b43>.
f5d7010
M: 2010-12-23
<reply>The Belkin F5D7010 is a Cardbus 802.11g device. For support of v1000 (PCI ID 14e4:4320), ask me about <b43>. For v2000 and v3000 (both PCI ID 1814:0201), ask about <rt2500pci>. For v4000 (PCI ID 14e4:4318), ask about <b43>. For v5000 (PCI ID 168c:001a), ask about <ath5k>. For v6000 (PCI ID 1814:0301), ask about <rt61pci>. For v7000 (PCI ID 1799:701f), ask about <rtl8180>. For v8000 (PCI ID 168c:001d), ask about <ar2425>.
f5d7011
C: 2011-01-04
<reply>The F5D7011 "High-Speed Mode Wireless G Notebook Network Card" is a 802.11g CardBus device manufactured by Belkin. For support of v1000 (PCI ID 14e4:4320) and v2000 (PCI ID 14e4:4318), ask me about <b43>.
f5d7050
M: 2009-12-15
<reply>The F5D7050 "Wireless G USB Adapter" is a 802.11g device manufactured by Belkin. For support of v1000 (USB ID 050d:7050), ask me about <p54>. For v2000 (USB ID 050d:7050), ask about <rt2500usb>. For v3000 (USB ID 050d:705a), ask about <rt73usb>. For v4000 (USB ID 050d:705c), ask about <zd1211rw>. For v5000 (USB ID 050d:705e), ask about <rtl8187b>.
f5d7051
M: 2010-05-03
<reply>The F5D7051 "High-Speed Mode Wireless G USB Network Adapter" is a 802.11g device produced by Belkin. For support of revision v1000 (Broadcom 4320 USB chipset; USB IDs 050d:7051, 1799:7051), ask me about <rndis_wlan>. Revision v3000 (unknown Broadcom chipset, USB ID 4317:0711) has no Linux kernel driver currently available, ask me about <ndiswrapper>.
f5d8011
M: 2010-11-04
<reply>The F5D8011 "N1 Wireless Notebook Card" is a 802.11n CardBus device manufactured by Belkin. For support of v1000 (PCI ID 168c:0023), ask me about <ath9k>. v2000 (PCI ID 11ab:2a02) uses the Marvell 88W8361 (TopDog) chipset, no Linux kernel driver is currently available; ask me about <ndiswrapper>. For support of v3000 (PCI ID 1814:0601), ask me about <rt2860>. For support of the "N Wireless Notebook Card", ask me about <f5d8013>.
f5d8013
M: 2009-11-21
<reply> The F5D8013 "N Wireless Notebook Card" is a Cardbus 802.11n device manufactured by Belkin. For support of v1000 (PCI ID 1814:0601) and v3000 (PCI ID 1814:0701), ask me about <rt2860>. For support of the "N1 Wireless Notebook Card", ask me about <f5d8011>.
f5d8053
M: 2010-07-07
<reply>The F5D8053 "N Wireless USB Adapter" is a 802.11n device manufactured by Belkin. For support of v1000/v4000 (both USB ID 050d:8053) and v3000 (USB ID 050d:815c), ask me about <rt2870>. For support of v5000 (USB ID 050d:805e), ask me about <rtl8192u>. For support of v6000 (USB ID 050d:815f), ask me about <rtl8192su>. For support of the "N+ Wireless USB Adapter", ask me about <f5d8055>.
f5d8055
M: 2010-10-01
<reply>The F5D8055 "N+ Wireless USB Adapter" is a 802.11n device manufactured by Belkin. For support of v1000 (USB ID 050d:825a) and v2000 (USB ID 050d:825b), ask me about <rt2800usb>. For support of the "N Wireless USB Adapter", ask me about <f5d8053>.
f5d9050
C: 2010-04-03
<reply>The F5D9050 "Wireless G+ MIMO USB Network Adapter" is a 802.11g device manufactured by Belkin. For support of v3000 (USB ID 050d:905b) and v4000 (USB ID 050d:905c), ask me about <rt73>.
f6d3000
M: 2011-01-10
<reply> see ath5k
f6d3010
M: 2011-01-10
<reply> see ath5k
f6d4050
M: 2013-05-05
<reply>The Belkin F6D4050 "N150 Enhanced Wireless USB Network Adapter" is an 802.11 draft-n device. For support of device v1000 (USB ID 050d:935a, Ralink RT3070 chip) and v2000 (USB ID 050d:935b, Ralink RT3070 chip), ask me about <rt2800usb>.
f7d1101
M: 2011-11-18
<reply>The Belkin F7D1101 "Basic Wireless USB Adapter" is an 802.11n device. For support of v1 (USB ID 050d:945a, Realtek RTL8188SU chip), ask me about <r8712u>. For support of v2 (USB ID 050D:945b, Ralink RT3370 chip), ask me about <rt2800usb>.
f7d1101au
M: 2011-02-26
<reply> see f7d1101
f7d1102
M: 2011-05-06
<reply>The Belkin F7D1102 "N150 Micro Wireless USB Adapter" (aka Surf Micro Wireless USB Adapter) is an 802.11n device. v1/v1000 (USB ID 050d:1102) contains a Realtek RTL8188CUS chipset; for support on Debian systems, ask me about <rtl8192cu>.
f7d1102az
M: 2012-03-18
<reply> see f7d1102
f7d1102ed
M: 2011-04-28
<reply> see f7d1102
f7d2101
M: 2011-05-23
<reply>The Belkin F7D2101 "Surf & Share Wireless USB Adapter" is an 802.11n device. For support of v1/v1000 (USB ID 050d:845a, Realtek RTL8192SU chip), ask me about <r8712u>.
f7d2102
M: 2011-05-23
<reply>The Belkin F7D2102 "N300 Micro Wireless USB Adapter" is an 802.11n device. For support of version 3000 (USB ID 050d:2103, Realtek RTL8192CU chip), ask me about <rtl8192cu>.
fa311
M: 2009-07-20
<reply>The Netgear FA311 (PCI ID 100b:0020) uses a National Semiconductor DP8381x chipset and is supported by the natsemi driver. The FA311 v2 (PCI ID 10ec:8139) uses a Realtek RTL-8139 chipset, which is supported by the 8139too driver.
fa411
M: 2010-03-11
<reply>The Netgear FA411 "PCMCIA Mobile Adapter" is a 16-bit 10/100 Mbps Ethernet device (AX88190-based). Supported by the axnet_cs Linux kernel driver (previously pcnet_cs).
faac
C: 2010-06-23
<reply>[faac] "Freeware Advanced Audio Coder" is a project providing a cross-platform <AAC> encoder (FAAC) and decoder (FAAD2). FAAC is proprietary (based on ISO MPEG-4 reference code), whereas FAAD2 is free software. libfaac* and faac packages are available from deb-multimedia, ask me about <dmm>. http://www.audiocoding.com/faac.html http://www.audiocoding.com/faad2.html . Not to be confused with <FLAC>.
faad
M: 2010-09-02
<reply> see faad2
faad2
M: 2010-06-23
<reply> see faac
factoid word switch
M: 2010-04-19
<reply> see edit
fai
M: 2009-10-14
<reply>Fully Automatic Installation (FAI) is an automated tool to install or deploy Debian (and other distributions) on a bunch of different hosts or a cluster. It is more flexible than tools like <kickstart> (Red Hat), autoyast and alice (SuSE) or jumpstart (Oracle Solaris). FAI can also be used for configuration management of a running system. http://fai-project.org/ #fai on irc.oftc.net.
fail2ban
M: 2011-03-11
<reply>Fail2ban invokes system access restrictions after repeated logon attempts. It uses <ssh> and <iptables> by default, but can be extended to whatever authentication and access denial system you're using. Fail2ban does not support <IPv6> (Debian bug #470417). http://www.fail2ban.org/ See also <denyhosts>.
fakemail
M: 2009-09-16
a fake mail server that captures emails as files for acceptance testing. http://fakemail.sf.net/
famelix
C: 2008-12-27
<reply> see brlix
fancy lsb
M: 2012-04-23
<reply> see lsb fancy
fancy output
M: 2012-04-22
<reply> see lsb fancy
fancytty
M: 2012-04-22
<reply> see fancy output
faq
M: 2009-04-17
<reply>[faq] Frequently Asked Questions. The #debian FAQ is at http://wiki.debian.org/DebianIRC . The Debian GNU/Linux FAQ is at http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ . Ask me about <search dpkg> to search my database for FAQ links. Many other FAQ are listed at http://wiki.debian.org/FAQ . Read the FAQs!
faqs
M: 2009-04-19
<reply> see faq
fat32
M: 2009-10-29
<reply> modprobe vfat && mount -t vfat /dev/whatever /wherever . You cannot create a file larger than (2^32)-1 bytes (i.e. one byte less than 4 GB) on a FAT32 filesystem. See also <vfat>.
fatback
M: 2010-08-12
<reply>Fatback is a file recovery tool for Microsoft FAT file systems (FAT12, FAT16, FAT32), developed by the U.S. Department of Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory. ITP filed as Debian bug #512483. http://fatback.sf.net/
fax
M: 2009-10-20
<reply>Well, apperantly the fax was concieved of by Napoleon Bonaparte. He commissioned a system of devices that could transmit a traced image electrically over telegraph lines to a remote device that would redraw the image identically. See also <hylafax>.
fb
M: 2009-12-31
<reply> see framebuffer
fbcon
M: 2010-08-05
a graphics driver built into the kernel that accesses the video cards memory directly in a linear io, framebuffered X is just a way of using that kernel's framebuffer for graphics instead of the application itself having to know how the card works.. executive summary: it's hardware abstraction of the video, or slow, slow, slow... ask me about <fbcon resolution>.
fbcon setup
C: 2008-01-02
<reply> see fbcon resolution
fbsd
M: 2009-12-07
<reply> see freebsd
fceu
M: 2013-06-14
<reply>FCE Ultra is an emulator of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), packaged for Debian as fceu. FCEUX - a merger of various FCE Ultra forks - is packaged in <testing>. See also <mednafen>.
fceux
M: 2011-03-06
<reply> see fceu
fcron
M: 2012-10-03
<reply>fcron is <cron>-like scheduler with extended capabilities. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #636235.
fd.o
M: 2010-01-10
<reply> see freedesktop.org
fdl
M: 2009-07-14
<reply> see gfdl
fds
M: 2010-10-02
<reply> see 389
feature removal
M: 2011-03-31
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=blob_plain;f=Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt;hb=HEAD
ferm
M: 2010-01-15
<reply>ferm (For Easy Rule Making) is a frontend for <iptables> to maintain and set up complicated firewall rules. http://wiki.debian.org/ferm http://ferm.foo-projects.org/ #ferm on irc.freenode.net.
festalon
M: 2013-01-05
<reply>Festalon is a portable NSF (NES Sound Format) player. Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #456740.
fetchmail
M: 2010-02-10
<reply>Fetchmail is <ESR>'s pet POP/IMAP client. It fetches mail from the server then hands it over to the local MDA, or a tool that can use ESMTP ETRN extension. Most frequently broken by not having a working MTA on the local machine, most frequently fixed by reading its manpage. http://geekz.co.uk/lovesraymond/archive/specificator . http://fetchmail.info/fetchmail-FAQ.html ##fetchmail on irc.freenode.net. See also <getmail>, <mpop>.
fetchyahoo
M: 2010-11-09
<reply>fetchyahoo is a Perl script for downloading Yahoo! webmail messages to a <mbox> file, a local mail spool or <procmail>. http://fetchyahoo.sf.net/ To download messages from a Yahoo! Groups mailing list, ask me about <yahoo2mbox>.
ffmpeg
M: 2010-01-09
<reply>FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video, available in jessie-backports, stretch and sid. The Debian ffmpeg package contains a multimedia player (ffplay), server (ffserver) and encoder (ffmpeg). Use "ffmpeg -formats" to list supported transcoding formats for ffmpeg's -target option. http://ffmpeg.org/ #ffmpeg on irc.freenode.net. See also <libav>.
fglrx
M: 2012-08-08
<reply>fglrx / AMD Catalyst is the proprietary display driver for AMD Radeon R9 200 series, Radeon R7 200 series, Radeon HD 8000/7000/6000/5000 and FirePro graphic processing units. To install fglrx, see https://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary or ask me about <fglrx dkms>. This driver is incompatible with the GNOME desktop of Debian 8 "Jessie" due to lack of EGL support (ref. §5.11 <jessie release notes>), use the <radeon> driver instead.
fglrx dkms
C: 2013-05-01
<reply>For Debian 7 "Wheezy" and later systems. Ask me about <contrib> and <non-free sources>. «aptitude -r install linux-headers-`uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,'` fglrx-driver && mkdir /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d ; echo -e 'Section "Device"\n\tIdentifier "My GPU"\n\tDriver "fglrx"\nEndSection' > /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-fglrx.conf». Restart your system to enable the <radeon> blacklist.
fglrx dkms legacy
C: 2013-05-27
<reply> see fglrx legacy dkms
fglrx dkms squeeze
M: 2012-09-29
<reply>For Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" systems. Ask me about <non-free sources>. «aptitude -r install linux-headers-2.6-`uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,'` fglrx-driver && mkdir /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d ; echo -e 'Section "Device"\n\tIdentifier "My GPU"\n\tDriver "fglrx"\nEndSection' > /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-fglrx.conf». Restart your system to enable the <radeon> blacklist.
fglrx legacy
M: 2015-04-26
<reply>The AMD Catalyst Legacy proprietary display driver supports the Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000 series of GPUs. Available for Debian 7 "Wheezy" systems via wheezy-backports, see https://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary#wheezy-legacy . Not available for Debian 8 "Jessie" systems as upstream has not updated this driver for newer Xorg releases (Debian bug #726500).
fglrx legacy dkms
M: 2013-06-08
<reply>For Debian 7 "Wheezy" systems. Ask me about <wheezy-backports> (also include contrib and non-free). «aptitude update && aptitude install linux-headers-`uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,'` && aptitude -r -t wheezy-backports install fglrx-legacy-driver && mkdir /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d ; echo -e 'Section "Device"\n\tIdentifier "My GPU"\n\tDriver "fglrx"\nEndSection' > /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-fglrx.conf». Restart to enable <radeon> blacklist.
fglrx-legacy-driver
M: 2012-11-25
<reply> see fglrx legacy
file-roller
C: 2010-02-20
<reply>File Roller is an archive manager for the <GNOME> desktop. The archive compression level cannot be configured within the program; use GConf-Editor to adjust, see https://bugzilla.gnome.org/450019 . http://fileroller.sf.net/
filesystem
M: 2008-01-15
<reply> see filesystems
filesystems
M: 2009-05-30
<reply>Journaling filesystems in a nutshell: <peterS> fast but dangerous: reiserfs. medium-speed but reliable: ext3. fast, mostly reliable, and *huge*: xfs. slow, probably reliable: jfs. unknown, probably buggy: reiser4. If you have to ask, use <ext3> or <ext4>. Old benchmarks at http://fsbench.netnation.com/ . http://wiki.debian.org/FileSystem #linuxfs on irc.oftc.net.
filezilla
M: 2009-08-07
a cross-platform FTP, <SFTP> and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS) client, packaged for Debian. It has been designed for ease of use and support for as many features as possible, while still being fast and reliable. http://filezilla-project.org/ #filezilla on irc.freenode.net.
finch
M: 2010-08-03
<reply>Finch (formerly gaim-text) is the console version of the <Pidgin> instant messaging client, packaged separately as finch in Debian. http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/Using%20Finch
finding docs
M: 2010-07-26
<reply>Documentation is available in /usr/share/doc/packagename/ (esp. the README.Debian files!), man command, apropos command, info command, apt-cache search -- "-doc$". Some packages have a -doc package (perhaps in non-free, ask me about <gcc-doc>, <gdb-doc>). Also ask me about <list docs>, <debian system>, <debwiki>, <search>. http://debian.org/doc/ http://wiki.debian.org/DebianDocumentation http://tldp.org/ http://newbiedoc.sf.net/
finduuid
M: 2010-06-06
dumpe2fs -h /dev/$device | grep UUID, or blkid -s UUID -o value /dev/$device
fink
M: 2010-05-18
<reply>Fink is a project to port and package open source Unix software to Mac OS X. It also uses Debian's package management system. Not supported in #debian. http://www.finkproject.org/ #fink on irc.freenode.net.
finnix
M: 2009-06-13
<reply>Finnix is a Live CD GNU/Linux distribution for system administrators originally based on Red Hat Linux, now <based on debian> testing. http://www.finnix.org/ See also <Debian Live>'s rescue variant.
firebird
M: 2010-03-18
<reply>Firebird is an open source relational database management system (RDBMS), originally forked from Borland's InterBase. http://www.firebirdsql.org/ #firebird on irc.freenode.net.
firefox esr
M: 2014-07-21
<reply> see iceweasel esr
firefox ntlm
M: 2014-07-23
<reply> see iceweasel ntlm
firegl
M: 2009-07-11
<reply>FireGL is a workstation-oriented video card range from ATI/AMD, very similar to <radeon> hardware. Renamed to "FirePro 3D" in 2008. For support on Debian systems, ask me about <radeon> or <fglrx>.
firegpg
M: 2011-11-12
<reply>FireGPG is an extension for Iceweasel / Mozilla Firefox which provides an interface for performing <GnuPG> operations. Packaged for Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" as xul-ext-firegpg. Removed from Debian to resolve bug #626278. http://getfiregpg.org/
firehol
C: 2009-06-08
<reply>FireHOL is a high-level <iptables> rule generator. It does not support IPv6 (Debian bug #292621). http://firehol.sf.net/faq.html http://firehol.sf.net/
firepro
M: 2012-09-04
<reply> see firegl
firestarter
M: 2013-06-09
<reply>Firestarter is a graphical configuration utility for <iptables> and a network traffic monitor. Removed from Debian post-Wheezy to resolve bug #709566.
firewall
M: 2009-06-09
<reply>A firewall is a boundary - usually a computer or network appliance - between your private network and the Internet. A firewall cannot protect the computer it is running on. Ask me about <iptables>. See also <arno-iptables-firewall>, <ferm>, <firehol>.
firewire
M: 2009-08-02
<reply>see ieee1394
firmware
M: 2011-05-04
<reply>Firmware is software to operate electronic devices, usually contained in EPROM or flash memory. Some Linux kernel drivers require firmware to be provided from userspace, notably for <WiFi> devices. Most firmware files are not part of a Debian release as they do not conform to the <DFSG>; some are available via <contrib> and <non-free> packages, ask me about <search>. See also <installer firmware>. http://wiki.debian.org/Firmware
firmware cd
M: 2010-08-08
<reply> see firmware iso
firmware image
M: 2010-08-08
<reply> see firmware images
firmware images
M: 2017-06-17
<reply> see firmware images stretch
firmware images squeeze
M: 2013-05-05
<reply>Unofficial <netinst> images - containing non-free Debian <firmware> packages - for installing Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" are available from http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/archive/6.0.10/ . See also <install guide squeeze>.
firmware images wheezy
M: 2013-05-05
<reply>Unofficial <netinst> images - containing non-free Debian <firmware> packages - for installing Debian 7 "Wheezy" are available from http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/current/ . See also <install guide>.
firmware iso
M: 2010-08-08
<reply> see firmware images
firmware netinst
M: 2010-08-08
<reply> see firmware images
firmware-linux-free
M: 2010-11-24
<reply>firmware-linux-free is a Debian package containing <firmware> compliant with the <DFSG> (some were previously included in the Linux kernel). It includes firmware for the Atari Falcon DSP56001, AV7110 DVB, Keyspan USA-19, USB-DUX, USB-DUXfast and Xircom PGSDB9/Entrega PortGear devices, along with <CIS> fixes for various PCMCIA products. It is recommended by linux-image packages since Debian 6.0 "Squeeze".
first cd
C: 2011-03-13
<reply>From http://www.debian.org/CD/http-ftp/ : "The first CD/DVD disk contains all the files necessary to install a standard Debian system. To avoid needless downloads, please do not download other CD or DVD image files unless you know that you need packages on them." See also <various cd1>, <install debian>.
first dvd
C: 2011-03-13
<reply> see first cd
fixedfont
M: 2008-03-15
<reply> see fixed font
fixgrub
M: 2010-08-31
<reply> see fixmbr
fixmbr
M: 2013-10-01
<reply> see fixboot
flac
M: 2010-03-14
<reply>The Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) gives 30-50% compression on PCM audio. To concatenate FLAC files, install the <sox> and libsox-fmt-flac packages, then (e.g.) "sox file1.flac file2.flac flac3.flac all.flac". http://flac.sf.net/faq.html #vorbis on irc.freenode.net.
flac->cd
M: 2011-02-26
<reply>[flac->cd] flac -d *.flac && wodim -sao *.wav
flac2cd
M: 2011-02-26
<reply> see flac->cd
flashblock
C: 2012-11-20
<reply>Flashblock is an extension for Mozilla-based web browsers (e.g. <Iceweasel>) which blocks loading of <Flash> content, leaving clickable placeholders to download/view content. Packaged for Debian as xul-ext-flashblock. http://flashblock.mozdev.org/
flexget
C: 2013-11-13
<reply>FlexGet is a multi-purpose automation tool for content acquisition (e.g. BitTorrent, NZB, podcasts) from several sources (RSS, HTML, CSV, search engines). <ITP> filed as Debian bug #724718. http://flexget.com/ #flexget on irc.freenode.net.
flexnet
C: 2013-05-26
<reply>FlexNet Publisher is a software license management tool, which may overwite particular sectors in the "embedding area" (gap between the <MBR> and first partition) for <DRM> enforcement purposes. Since grub2 1.99~20101122-1, GRUB 2's core image is written to the embedding area using Reed-Solomon, making it robust against being partially overwritten by FlexNet and other applications (Debian bug #550702).
flf
C: 2010-11-24
<reply> see firmware-linux-free
flgrx
M: 2010-04-21
<reply> see fglrx
flock
M: 2009-08-02
a utility to manage locks from shell scripts (util-linux package), or "Flock", a Mozilla-based social web browser; not in Debian, see http://bugs.debian.org/335459 for the <ITP>. http://www.flock.com/ #flock on irc.flock.com.
floppy install
M: 2009-06-02
<reply> see bf
floppy_cs
M: 2010-12-28
<reply>floppy_cs is an out-of-tree Linux 2.4 driver for the Y-E Data "FlashBuster" floppy drive adapter, a 16-bit PCMCIA device commonly found with legacy (1996-2001) Toshiba Libretto systems. These external drives are not supported by the Linux kernel's floppy driver. http://libxg.free.fr/floppy/floppy.htm
fltk
M: 2012-01-10
<reply>FLTK (Fast Light Tool Kit) is a cross-platform GUI library. http://www.fltk.org/
fluxbox
M: 2009-05-30
an X window manager forked from <Blackbox> 0.61.1, or Blackbox the featureless wonder with some added features. To install, ask me about <install x>, then: aptitude install fluxbox . http://wiki.debian.org/FluxBox http://fluxbox-wiki.org/?title=Faqs http://fluxbox.org/ #fluxbox on irc.freenode.net.
fluxbuntu
M: 2011-01-07
<reply>Fluxbuntu Linux is a distribution based on <Ubuntu> featuring the <fluxbox> window manager. It is not supported in #debian. http://wiki.fluxbuntu.org/ http://fluxbuntu.org/ #fluxbuntu on irc.freenode.net.
flw0
C: 2009-03-23
<reply>see famous last words
flw56
C: 2008-12-28
<reply><meoblast_> i just always use root to avoid trouble
flw58
C: 2009-06-08
<reply><woodcomp> soo, i ran chmod -R 700 / <woodcomp> wasnt so smart.. <woodcomp> any idea how i can fix this? <ml|> woodcomp: recover from backup <woodcomp> cant say i have any of those
flw65
C: 2010-10-14
<reply><ComradeHaz`> *shrugs* depends how mission criticle your machine is. I run full unstable on my servers
fmod
M: 2011-08-11
<reply>FMOD is a non-free library used to manage sound and music in C/C++ projects. http://wiki.debian.org/FMOD
font
M: 2009-12-14
<reply> see fonts
font guide
M: 2010-10-10
http://wiki.debian.org/Fonts
fontconfig
M: 2011-07-20
<reply>Fontconfig is a library for configuring and customizing font access. http://fontconfig.org/
fonts
M: 2010-10-10
<reply>Fonts available as Debian packages are automatically configured for use via <defoma>. To add user-supplied fonts to a Debian system, ask me about <install font> or see http://wiki.debian.org/Fonts . For general font information, see http://www.nwalsh.com/comp.fonts/FAQ/ . See also <liberation>, <mscorefonts>, <ttf>.
foobar
M: 2011-10-28
a term very generally used for absolutely anything, especially programs, files and functions. Ask me about <foo> and <bar>. It has a complex relation to another term called <fubar>. See also FTP Operation Over Big Address Records (RFC1639) and Etymology of "Foo" (RFC3092).
forcedeath
C: 2009-04-28
<reply> see forcedeth
forcedeth
M: 2010-04-11
<reply>forcedeth is the open source nVidia Ethernet driver for nForce motherboards, part of the Linux kernel since version 2.4.23. See also <forcedeth mac>.
forcedeth mac
M: 2010-03-19
<reply>If you're using the <forcedeth> driver and your network card keeps changing its name each time (eth0, then eth1, then eth2, etc), ask me about <udev mac>, remove all but one entry, and replace the MAC address with "00:00:6c:*".
forcefsck
C: 2009-04-15
<reply>To instruct your system to execute <fsck> on the next boot: "touch /forcefsck". Useful for checking the root filesystem for errors (via /etc/init.d/checkroot.sh). Alternatively, supply the -F option to shutdown(8) to create the /forcefsck advisory file, or include "forcefsck" at the kernel command line.
forked-daapd
M: 2012-03-12
<reply>forked-daapd is a iTunes-compatible media server, originally intended as a rewrite of Firefly Media Server (formerly <mt-daapd>). It supports many audio formats, video streaming to iTunes, supports Apple's Remote iPhone/iPod application and can stream music to AirTunes devices (e.g. AirPort Express). Also features RSP support for Roku's SoundBridge devices. http://git.debian.org/?p=users/jblache/forked-daapd.git
fortune
M: 2010-05-04
a program traditionally used to produce a semi-random, semi-witty statement. Hints and tips on using Debian are available as a fortune database, install the fortunes-debian-hints package (see also /usr/share/doc/fortunes-debian-hints/README.Debian).
forums
M: 2010-04-23
<reply>[forums] http://forums.debian.net/ , http://www.debianhelp.org/
foxyproxy
C: 2013-08-28
<reply>FoxyProxy is a <proxy> management tool. It replaces the proxy configuration options in Iceweasel, Icedove and Iceape, providing advanced functionality. FoxyProxy Standard is packaged for Debian as xul-ext-foxyproxy-standard. http://getfoxyproxy.org/
fprot
M: 2010-07-05
<reply> see f-prot
fpse
M: 2010-12-03
<reply>FrontPage Server Extensions (FPSE) provides multiuser and remote authoring support, search, forms processing and usage analysis to Microsoft <FrontPage> clients. Support for FPSE 2002 for UNIX-based Web servers ended June 30th, 2006. Ask me about <WebDAV>.
framebuffer
M: 2010-08-05
<reply>Framebuffer is a region of memory into which "frames" of graphical data are drawn. X is a framebuffer system, as is berlin. If you're looking for the framebuffer console, ask me about <fbcon>, or ask about <blacklist> to negate it. To disable framebuffer use at Debian installation time, supply the "fb=false" (d-i) or "video=vga16:off" (kernel) boot options. See also <uvesafb>.
freak
M: 2015-03-07
<reply>FREAK (Factoring Attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys, CVE-2015-0204) is a weakness in some SSL/TLS implementations that may allow decryption of secure communications between vulnerable clients and servers. Fixed openssl packages were released for wheezy (DSA-3125-1) and squeeze (DLA-132-1). More information is available at https://freakattack.com/
fred
M: 2009-06-02
<reply>FRED (Free Registry for ENUM and Domains) is a set of open source software for running a distributed domain registry. Not currently packaged for Debian. http://fred.nic.cz/
free
M: 2009-05-30
defined in English with many different meanings of which only one refers to cost. Easier in French, or 'free beer' = gratuit / 'free speech' = libre, or http://www.debian.org/intro/free, or http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/categories.html, or free (procps) tells you how much memory is used/wasted ("Mem:") and how much is being necessarily used/could be freed ("-/+ buffers/cache:"), see also <free ram>.
free whcp
M: 2010-06-23
<reply> FOSS Web Hosting Control Panels include: <DTC>, <GNUPanel>, <ISPConfig> and <ispCP> Omega. Don't use <Webmin>. http://wiki.debian.org/HostingControlPanels
free-java-sdk
C: 2009-02-14
<reply>free-java-sdk was a complete SDK environment consisting of free Java tools. Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #473284.
freeamp
M: 2009-12-29
<reply> see zinf
freearc
M: 2010-11-02
<reply>FreeArc is a <FOSS> file archiver which uses the .arc file extension on produced archives. It uses its own file format and is incompatible with <ARC> utilities. Not packaged for Debian. http://freearc.org/
freebios
M: 2009-07-15
<reply> see openbios
freecad
M: 2013-05-21
<reply>FreeCAD is an open source, parametric 3D CAD modeler. Not part of the Debian 7 "Wheezy" release (bug #617613) but is available via <wheezy-backports>. http://freecadweb.org/ #freecad on chat.freenode.net.
freecd
M: 2009-04-05
<reply>From the 'Free Linux CD' page <http://www.debian.org/CD/free-linux-cd>: "The Debian project does not send out free CDs. Please do not send mail to the debian-cd mailing list about this."
freecraft
M: 2010-12-14
<reply> see stratagus
freedesktop
M: 2010-01-10
<reply> see freedesktop.org
freedesktop.org
M: 2010-01-10
<reply>freedesktop.org (fd.o, formerly X Desktop Group) is a project focusing on interoperability and shared base technology for free software desktop environments for the X Window System. http://freedesktop.org/ #freedesktop.org on irc.freenode.net. See also <dbus>, <devicekit>, <hal>, <nouveau>.
freedns
M: 2013-06-13
<reply>freedns.afraid.org is a dynamic DNS service provider. The ddclient (freedns protocol) and inadyn update clients are compatible with this service. http://freedns.afraid.org/
freedos
M: 2009-05-12
<reply>FreeDOS is a free implementation of the Disk Operating System. http://www.freedos.org/ #fd-user and #freedos on irc.i7c.org, ##freedos on irc.freenode.net. See also <dosbox>.
freefoam
M: 2013-12-28
<reply> see openfoam
freemware
M: 2011-05-14
<reply> see plex86
freenx
M: 2010-01-28
<reply>FreeNX is a GPL implementation of the <NX> server and client components. There are no FreeNX packages in official Debian repositories, see Debian bug #255850. http://wiki.debian.org/freenx http://freenx.berlios.de/ #nx on irc.freenode.net.
freepbx
C: 2009-12-06
<reply>FreePBX (formerly AMP) is a web-based GUI for the management of <Asterisk>. Not in Debian, <ITP> in bugs #464926 and #464927. http://freepbx.org/ #freepbx on irc.freenode.net.
freeradius
M: 2009-05-29
<reply>FreeRADIUS is a high-performance and configurable <RADIUS> server, formerly packaged as <radiusd-freeradius> in Debian. http://freeradius.org/ http://wiki.freeradius.org/FAQ #freeradius on irc.freenode.net.
freerdp
C: 2011-05-31
<reply>FreeRDP is an open source <RDP> client forked from <rdesktop>, supporting much of the RDP 5 protocol. The X11-based client is packaged for Debian as freerdp-x11. http://www.freerdp.com/
frees/wan
M: 2010-01-16
<reply> see freeswan
freesci
M: 2010-10-19
<reply>FreeSCI is a formerly developed portable interpreter for adventure games using the SCI0 scripting language. Merged with the <ScummVM> project in 2009.
freespire
M: 2009-05-29
<reply>Freespire is a Linux distribution originally based on <Linspire>. Version 1.0 is <based on Debian>, 2.0 is based on <Ubuntu>, future releases are intended to be based on Debian again. Freespire is not supported in #debian. http://www.freespire.org/ #freespire on irc.freenode.net.
freeswan
M: 2010-01-16
<reply>The FreeS/WAN (Free Secure Wide-Area Networking) project provided a reference version of <IPsec> for the Linux kernel. No longer maintained upstream, ask me about <openswan> and <strongswan>.
freeswitch
M: 2009-09-21
a media switching library scaling from a softphone, PBX to a powerful enterprise grade softswitch; supports SIP, H.323, IAX2, XMPP and Skype. <RFP> filed as Debian bug #389591.
freevo
M: 2011-01-31
<reply>Freevo is a home theater framework written in Python. It can be used as a Personal Video Recoder (PVR) and for playback of other media (music, movies, games, etc). Packaged for Debian, <LIRC> support packaged as freevo-lirc. http://doc.freevo.org/FAQ http://freevo.org/ #freevo on irc.freenode.net.
fritz!wlan
M: 2012-10-02
<reply>The "AVM FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick" (USB ID 057c:5601) (v1.1: 057c:6201) is a wireless LAN device by AVM GmbH. Both revisions use the Texas Instruments TNETW1450 chipset; ask me about <acx-mac80211>. For FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick N support, ask me about <fritz!wlan n>.
fritz!wlan n
M: 2014-05-09
<reply>The "FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick N" is an 802.11n wireless LAN device by AVM GmbH. For support of the original (USB ID 057c:8401) and 2.4 (USB ID 057c:8402), ask me about <carl9170>. For support of v2 (USB ID 057c:8501), ask me about <rt5572>.
frontbridge
M: 2010-12-06
<reply>Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services (aka FrontBridge) is an email filtering system, used to provide the "Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange" server security product. The SMTP service at mail.global.frontbridge.com currently does not fully conform to RFC 2920, see http://www.postfix.org/workarounds.html for further information and workarounds for <Postfix>.
frontpage
M: 2010-12-03
<reply>Microsoft FrontPage is a discontinued proprietary <HTML> editor for the Microsoft Windows operating system. See also <FPSE>.
frostwire
M: 2010-01-14
<reply> see limewire
frozen
M: 2010-08-06
the state software resides in /before/ it becomes stable. Frozen means no new packages/features can be added, only bugs can be fixed. Frozen does /not/ mean stable. <Jessie> is now frozen: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/11/msg00003.html
frugalware
C: 2009-06-07
<reply>Frugalware Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution based on <slackware>. http://frugalware.org/ #frugalware on irc.freenode.net.
fs
M: 2010-02-06
<reply> see filesystem
fsck
M: 2009-06-02
a file system integrity checker (man 8 fsck), or a visually-similar euphemism for fuck. Ask me about <forcefsck>.
fsck.ntfs
C: 2009-05-13
<reply> see ntfsck
fstab
M: 2009-05-27
a file that lets the `mount' command know what mountable things (partitions, drives, etc) are in your system. Try `man 5 fstab` for more information on it. See also <label>, <uuid>.
fsvs
C: 2010-01-13
<reply>FSVS (Fast System VerSioning) is a backup/restoration/versioning tool for directory trees or entire filesystems, using a <subversion> repository as the backend. http://fsvs.tigris.org/purpose.html http://fsvs.tigris.org/ #fsvs on irc.freenode.net.
fswebcam
C: 2010-08-15
<reply>fswebcam is a command line <webcam> application, packaged for Debian. http://wiki.sanslogic.co.uk/index.php/Fswebcam http://www.sanslogic.co.uk/fswebcam/
ftaod
M: 2013-01-07
<reply>FTAOD is "For the Avoidance of Doubt".
ftp
M: 2009-04-07
<reply>File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a method of moving files between systems using TCP/IP. Not secure; consider using superior protocols (sftp, rsync) for new setups. Ask me about <ftp must die>, <scp>, <sftp>. See also <ftpd>.
ftp master
M: 2012-01-18
<reply> see ftpmaster
ftp masters
M: 2012-01-18
<reply> see ftpmaster
ftpd
M: 2009-04-07
<reply>[ftpd] A daemon that speaks <FTP>. The following choices are available on Debian: ftpd, the *BSD daemon (good, robust piece of software without anything shiny on it); <wu-ftpd> (a high-performance, multi-homing and anon-only capable daemon that has caused traffic on bugtraq); <proftpd>, which is somewhere in between; and <pure-ftpd>, which features optionally chrooted home directories, virtual domains, ratios, etc. See also <vsftpd>.
ftpmaster
M: 2012-01-18
<reply>The Debian FTP team oversees and maintains the well-being of Debian's official package repositories. http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/FTPMaster http://ftp-master.debian.org/ #debian-ftp on irc.oftc.net.
ftpmasters
M: 2012-01-18
<reply> see ftpmaster
ftpsync
C: 2014-04-25
<reply>ftpsync is a non-packaged scriptset for creating a Debian archive mirror. https://www.debian.org/mirror/ftpmirror . See also <mirrors>.
ftwca
M: 2013-02-17
"For Those Who Care About"
funionfs
M: 2010-05-14
<reply>funionfs is a union filesystem implementation for <FUSE>. http://funionfs.apiou.org/?lng=en Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #515955. Ask me about <unionfs>.
fuse
M: 2009-06-09
<reply>FUSE is a userspace filesystem framework, enabling mounting of various exotic filesystems like <ntfs-3g>, Samba shares, tar files, FTP sites etc. Included in the mainline Linux kernel since 2.6.14. For a FUSE filesystem list, see http://wiki.debian.org/FileSystem#FUSE_Filesystem . http://apps.sf.net/mediawiki/fuse/?title=FAQ http://fuse.sf.net/ ##fuse on irc.freenode.net.
fvwm2
M: 2014-02-25
<reply> see fvwm
fvwm95
M: 2014-02-25
<reply>fvwm95 is a fork of <fvwm>, designed to resemble the look of Windows 95. Dead upstream and removed from Debian post-Sarge to resolve bug #404462, ask me about <fvwm>.
fw10
M: 2011-02-09
<reply> see b43-fwcutter
fw13
M: 2011-02-09
<reply> see b43-fwcutter
fxp
M: 2010-06-26
<reply>File eXchange Protocol (FXP) is a method of data transfer between two <FTP> servers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_eXchange_Protocol . Clients supporting FXP include <gftp>, <lftp> and <quftp>.
g-102
M: 2010-12-05
<reply>The Zyxel G-102 is a 802.11g Cardbus device. For support of v1 (PCI ID 104c:9066), ask me about <acx111>. For support of v2 (PCI ID 168c:0013), ask me about <ath5k>.
g-110
M: 2010-12-05
<reply> see p54pci
g-160
C: 2008-02-28
<reply> see acx111
g-162
C: 2008-02-29
<reply> see acx111
g-210h
M: 2008-06-16
<reply> see g210h
g-220
M: 2010-12-06
<reply>The ZyXEL G-220 is an 802.11g USB device. For support of v1 (USB ID 0586:3401) and v2 (USB ID 0586:340F), ask me about <zd1211rw>. See also <G-220F>.
g-220f
M: 2010-12-06
<reply>The ZyXEL G-220F is an 802.11g USB device (USB ID 0586:3402). For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <zd1211rw>. See also <G-220>.
g-302
M: 2011-10-13
<reply>The Zyxel G-302 is a 802.11g PCI device. For support of v2 (PCI ID 104c:9066, ACX 111 chip), ask me about <acx-mac80211>. For support of v3 (PCI ID 10ec:8185, Realtek RTL8185L chip), ask me about <rtl818x>.
g-360ee
C: 2008-02-28
<reply> see acx111
g-i
M: 2015-06-10
<reply>[g-i] The Debian graphical installer (based on X11) is available for the amd64, i386 and powerpc architectures. To launch on 64-bit and 32-bit PC systems, select "Graphical install" from the installer boot menu. See https://debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/ch05s01#graphical and https://debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/ch06s01#gtk-using for more information. See also <d-i>.
g15
C: 2010-04-17
<reply>[G15] the 15 leading world economy nations, or the Logitech G15, a keyboard designed for gamers. A screen multiplexer is available in the g15daemon package. <LCDproc> provides a g15 driver as of v0.5.1, not built in squeeze's package (BTS #578166); install the libg15daemon-client-dev libg15render-dev and libg15-dev packages, then ask me about <package recompile> to provide (no debian/rules modification is necessary).
g160
C: 2008-02-28
<reply> see g-160
g162
C: 2008-02-29
<reply> see g-162
g200
M: 2011-01-05
<reply> see matrox
g210h
C: 2008-06-16
<reply> see rt73
g400
M: 2011-01-05
<reply> see matrox
g450
M: 2011-01-05
<reply> see matrox
g550
M: 2011-01-05
<reply> see matrox
g77
M: 2009-10-25
the GNU Fortran 77 compiler. The g77 package is no longer built as of gcc-defaults 1.67. There is no g77 dummy transitional package to gfortran in Lenny, see Debian bug #504592. See also http://wiki.debian.org/GfortranTransition for historical information.
g95
C: 2007-05-30
a Fortran 95 compiler (http://g95.org/), not to be confused with GNU Fortran ('gfortran' package, http://gcc.gnu.org/fortran/). Unofficial packages for Etch are available from http://www.gfd-dennou.org/library/cc-env/g95/index.htm.en
gabber
M: 2009-02-24
<reply>Gabber was a GTK-based <Jabber> client. Removed from Debian to resolve bug #460764.
gaim
M: 2009-01-23
<reply> GAIM (formerly GTK+ AOL Instant Messenger) is a multi-platform instant messaging client, now known as "Pidgin" due to AOL trademark issues. Ask me about <pidgin>.
galeon
M: 2010-02-27
a web browser for the <GNOME> desktop based on the Gecko rendering engine. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #655053. Ask me about <epiphany>.
galleon
M: 2012-11-18
<reply> see galeon
gallery
M: 2010-01-30
<reply>Gallery is a web-based multi-user photo album, written in PHP. Packaged for Debian excluding Lenny. http://gallery.menalto.com/support #gallery on irc.freenode.net.
game-data-packager
C: 2013-02-03
<reply>game-data-packager is a utility for producing Debian packages containing commercial game data, which cannot be distributed by the Debian project due to licensing or other constraints. It currently supports the production of packages for Doom games (Doom, Doom 2 and Final Doom), Quake, Quake III Arena, Heretic, Rise of the Triad and Wolfenstein 3D. Ask me about <contrib>.
gameboy
M: 2011-06-23
<reply> see nintendo
gamepad
M: 2013-01-24
<reply>A gamepad/joypad is a game controller held in two hands, generally featuring action buttons and a direction controller. The Linux kernel input drivers support several gamepad models. The joystick Debian package contains test and calibration utilities; calibration settings can be saved using jscal-store for loading at device insertion time via <udev>. See also <xboxdrv>.
gba
M: 2011-03-06
<reply> see nintendo
gbms
M: 2008-03-12
<reply> see goodbye microsoft
gbu521
C: 2013-06-07
<reply>The IOGEAR GBU521 "Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter" (USB ID 0a5c:21e8) contains a Broadcom BCM20702A0 chip. It is supported by the Linux kernel's btusb driver since Linux 3.4 and Linux 3.2.20.
gcc
M: 2014-06-19
<reply>The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is a compiler system supporting various programming languages. In order to change which version it should use, "export CC=gcc-$whatever", as /usr/bin symlinks (gcc, g++, et al) are not handled using Debian <alternatives>; see /usr/share/doc/gcc/README.Debian. See also <gcc-doc>. https://gcc.gnu.org/ #gcc on irc.oftc.net.
gcc-doc
M: 2011-06-18
<reply>The man pages for <gcc> are in non-free, as they are released under the <GFDL> with invariant sections, so they do not meet the <DFSG>. To install, ask me about <non-free sources> and install the gcc-doc package. If you are looking for man pages for printf, strchr etc then install the manpages-dev package.
gchat
M: 2013-08-31
<reply> see googletalk
gcombust
M: 2010-03-28
<reply>gcombust is a GTK+ front-end for mkisofs and <cdrecord>. Removed from Debian post-Sarge to resolve bug #288267.
gcompris
M: 2012-08-06
<reply>GCompris is a set of educational games aimed at small children. http://gcompris.net/ #gcompris on irc.freenode.net.
gdb-doc
M: 2013-07-26
<reply>The man pages for <gdb> are in non-free, as they are released under the <GFDL> with invariant sections, so they do not meet the <DFSG>. To install, ask me about <non-free sources> and install the gdb-doc package.
gddrescue
M: 2010-12-07
<reply>GNU ddrescue (packaged for Debian as gddrescue) is a data recovery tool, which tries hard to extract data in the event of read errors. The basic operation of ddrescue is fully automatic; use of a logfile is necessary to resume a rescue. GNU ddrescue is a completely different and unrelated program to <dd_rescue>, sharing no development. http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/ddrescue.html
gdebi
M: 2010-01-20
a tool to install manually downloaded .deb packages. It is useful as it automatically resolves dependencies. aptitude install gdebi or aptitude install gdebi-kde. And/or aptitude install gdebi-core for the command-line utility. https://launchpad.net/gdebi
gdesklets
M: 2010-06-30
<reply>gDesklets is a system for bringing mini programs (desklets), such as weather forecasts, news tickers, system information displays, or music player controls, onto your desktop, where they are sitting there in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness. The gdesklets-data package was removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #585377. http://www.gdesklets.de/
gdm
M: 2010-05-02
<reply> <GNOME> Display Manager (GDM) is a <display manager> based on <xdm>, but with no original xdm code. Written with looks (and security) in mind. It uses ~/.gnomerc instead of ~/.xsession. http://wiki.debian.org/GDM http://projects.gnome.org/gdm #gdm on irc.gimp.org. Not to be confused with the General Purpose Mouse (GPM) interface, see <gpm>.
gdm3
M: 2012-12-04
<reply> see gdm
gecko-mediaplayer
C: 2010-03-21
<reply>Gecko Media Player (packaged as gecko-mediaplayer) is a web browser plugin using GNOME Mplayer, providing embedded media playback. It replaces <mplayerplug-in> and is compatible with browsers using the NS4 API (e.g. Iceweasel, Iceape, Epiphany). http://sites.google.com/site/kdekorte2/gecko-mediaplayer
gedit
M: 2010-01-04
the official text <editor> of the <GNOME> desktop environment. http://live.gnome.org/Gedit http://projects.gnome.org/gedit/ #gedit on irc.gnome.org.
geforce
M: 2010-06-01
<reply> see nvidia
generic ide
M: 2010-10-04
<reply>You can force use of the generic IDE driver by providing "all-generic-ide=1" as a boot parameter to <d-i>. See also <install guide>.
gensplash
M: 2009-04-29
a total re-write of the bootsplash project see: http://dev.gentoo.org/~spock/projects/gensplash/, or now known as fbsplash: http://fbsplash.berlios.de/wiki/doku.php
geo sources
M: 2011-04-04
<reply> see geo sources.list
getmail
M: 2010-07-07
a mail retrieval agent intended as a <fetchmail> replacement, implemented in Python. Packaged for Debian as getmail4. http://pyropus.ca/software/getmail/ . See also <mpop>.
getty
M: 2012-10-03
<reply> see agetty
gfs
M: 2010-06-21
<reply>The Global File System (GFS) allows multiple Linux machines to share storage devices over a network. http://sources.redhat.com/cluster/gfs/ #linux-cluster on irc.freenode.net.
gfs2
M: 2010-06-21
<reply> see gfs
gfxboot
C: 2009-09-15
a graphic boot loader extension introduced by SuSE (http://en.opensuse.org/Gfxboot). It is also the name of a userland utility to create boot logos used by this extension; ITP in Debian bug #465768.
ghc
M: 2009-06-15
the Glasgow <Haskell> Compilation system, which is a compiler for Haskell98. Packaged as ghc6 for Squeeze, ghc for Wheezy. http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/GHC:FAQ http://haskell.org/ghc/ #ghc on irc.freenode.net.
gi
M: 2010-02-14
<reply> see g-i
gibraltar
M: 2011-11-01
<reply>Gibraltar Firewall is a discontinued operating system <based on Debian>. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.gibraltar.at/
gidentd
M: 2010-12-19
<reply>gidentd is a RFC1413-compliant <ident> daemon providing IPv4 and IPv6 functionality. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #563580.
ging
C: 2009-11-12
<reply>Ging (Ging Is Not Ging) is a live CD based on Debian GNU/kFreeBSD. http://glibc-bsd.alioth.debian.org/ging/ #debian-kbsd on irc.oftc.net. See also <kfreebsd>.
gizmo
M: 2011-06-07
<reply> see gizmo5
gizmo5
M: 2011-06-07
<reply>Gizmo5 (formerly Gizmo Project) is a discontinued <VoIP> communications network and associated client application. http://gizmo5.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gizmo5
gkrellm
M: 2011-10-07
<reply>GKrellM (GNU Krell Monitors) is a single process stack of system monitors based on GTK+. Use «apt-cache search gkrellm» to list packaged plugins. http://members.dslextreme.com/users/billw/gkrellm/FAQ.html http://gkrellm.net/
glftpd
M: 2009-05-23
<reply>glFTPd (GreyLine File Transfer Protocol Daemon) is a multi-platform FTP server. Not packaged for Debian. http://www.glftpd.dk/ #glftpd and #glhelp on irc.efnet.net. See also <ftpd>.
glide
M: 2011-05-09
<reply>Glide is a graphics library for <3dfx> Voodoo based cards. http://packages.qa.debian.org/glide http://glide.sf.net/
glx
M: 2010-08-27
<reply>GLX (OpenGL Extension to the X Window System) enables programs wanting to use <OpenGL> to do so, via a window provided by X Window System. http://web.archive.org/web/20080510115750/http://www.sgi.com/products/software/opensource/glx/
gma 500
M: 2010-03-21
<reply> see poulsbo
gma500
M: 2010-06-17
<reply> see gma 500
gmail
M: 2009-03-11
<reply>Gmail is a webmail service from <Google> that still does not support konqueror ... See also <reportbug>, <gmailfs>, <ssmtp>.
gmailfs
M: 2011-01-23
<reply>GmailFS is a hack to let your <Gmail> account be mounted as a local filesystem (http://richard.jones.name/google-hacks/gmail-filesystem/gmail-filesystem.html). Removed from Squeeze and Lenny to resolve bugs #540773 and #610035 respectively.
gmane
M: 2010-09-01
<reply>Gmane is an e-mail to news gateway and message archive, providing access to many <mailing lists> via <NNTP> and web interfaces. http://www.gmane.org/ news://news.gmane.org/ To export archived content as a <mbox> file, see http://gmane.org/export.php .
gmgaclock
M: 2011-01-05
<reply>gmgaclock is a utility for overclocking <Matrox> G400 video cards. Removed from Debian to resolve bug #328815.
gn-wb32l
M: 2013-05-05
<reply>The Gigabyte GN-WB32L is an 802.11n USB device (USB ID 1044:800d). It contains a Ralink RT3070 chipset; for device support, ask me about <rt2800usb>. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3132
gn-wi01gs
M: 2011-01-16
<reply>The Gigabyte GN-WI01GS "AirCruiser G Mini-PCI Adapter" is an 802.11g wireless LAN device (PCI ID 1814:0301). For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rt61pci>. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=985
gn-wpkg
M: 2010-10-11
<reply> see rt2500
gnash
M: 2010-02-16
<reply>Gnash is the GNU <Flash> movie player, developed from GPLFlash and part of the GNU project. The project aims to create a free software player and browser plugin. The browser plugins are packaged for Debian as browser-plugin-gnash (for Iceweasel/Firefox) and konqueror-plugin-gnash. http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/ #gnash on irc.freenode.net.
gngb
M: 2011-03-06
<reply>Gngb is an emulator of the Nintendo GameBoy Classic and GameBoy Color. http://m.peponas.free.fr/gngb/ See also <mednafen>, <vba>.
gnokii
M: 2010-02-12
<reply>Gnokii is a suite of programs for communicating with mobile phones (supports Nokia, Symbian-based and all AT capable phones); serial, USB, <infrared> and bluetooth connections are supported. The virtual modem (gnokiid) is only necessary for old Nokia phones that don't expose the AT layer. http://wiki.gnokii.org/ http://gnokii.org/ #gnokii on irc.freenode.net.
gnome
M: 2010-02-06
<reply>GNOME is a Desktop Environment ("DE", so are <KDE> and <XFCE>) based on GTK+. To get or delete GNOME, ask me about <install gnome> or <remove gnome> respectively. See also <gnome status>. https://wiki.debian.org/Gnome http://www.gnome.org/ #debian-gnome on irc.debian.org. GNOME-related IRC channels: https://wiki.gnome.org/Community/GettingInTouch/IRC
gnome 2
M: 2010-12-17
<reply> see gnome2
gnome shell
M: 2011-09-18
<reply> see gnome-shell
gnome status
M: 2013-07-10
<reply>Status of GNOME 3.26 packaging can be found at http://www.0d.be/debian/debian-gnome-3.26-status.html
gnome wm
M: 2011-06-18
<reply>GNOME is not a <window manager>, but a <desktop environment>. Metacity is its default window manager since GNOME 2.2 (previously Enlightenment, Sawfish). <Mutter> is the default window manager since GNOME 3.
gnome-apt
M: 2010-07-05
<reply>Gnome-apt is a graphical package management program, providing the same features as the apt-get command line in a <GNOME>-based GUI. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #414526. Just use <aptitude> instead, or if you really need a GUI, <synaptic>.
gnome-lokkit
M: 2010-07-27
<reply> see lokkit
gnome-shell
M: 2011-09-18
<reply>The GNOME Shell is the core user interface for the <GNOME> desktop as of version 3, replacing GNOME Panel. http://wiki.debian.org/GnomeShell http://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/FAQ http://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell #gnome-shell on irc.gnome.org. See also <mutter>, <cinnamon>.
gnome-spell
M: 2010-03-17
<reply>gnome-spell is a <GNOME> spell-checking component previously used by <Evolution>, replaced by libenchant. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #549061.
gnome-volume-manager
M: 2011-03-18
<reply>gnome-volume-manager is a package for <GNOME> users that will automount removable volumes. aptitude install gnome-volume-manager pmount ; adduser username plugdev ; you will have to log out and back in before it works. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #618586. See also <gnome>, <pmount>, <automount>.
gnome-wm
M: 2011-06-18
<reply> see gnome wm
gnome2
M: 2010-02-21
<reply> see gnome
gnomebaker
M: 2011-04-28
<reply>Gnomebaker is an application for CD/DVD creation within the <GNOME> desktop. It does not work with current kernels (BTS #402777). Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #590890. Ask me about <brasero>.
gnomehack
M: 2010-12-17
<reply> see nethack-gnome
gnomeicu
M: 2010-02-10
<reply>GnomeICU (Gnome Internet Communication Utility, formerly GtkICQ) is an instant messaging client. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #518795.
gnomewm
M: 2011-06-18
<reply> see gnome wm
gnu-kbsd
M: 2009-10-22
<reply> see kfreebsd
gnucash
M: 2011-09-08
<reply>GnuCash is a cross-platform, free and open source accounting application. http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/FAQ http://www.gnucash.org/ #gnucash on irc.gimp.org.
gnudip
M: 2010-06-10
<reply>GnuDIP was a software project implementing a Dynamic IP DNS service. Abandoned upstream, removed from Debian to resolve bug #556748, removed from Lenny at <5.0.4> to resolve bug #556982.
gnulinex
M: 2009-10-12
<reply>gnuLinEx (formerly LinEx, GNU/LinEx) is a discontinued Spanish Linux distribution <based on Debian>. It is not supported in #debian. http://wiki.debian.org/Derivatives/Census/LinEx
gnumeric
M: 2010-08-23
<reply>Gnumeric is a spreadsheet application, part of the <GNOME> project. It has support for many file formats, including Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xlsx), OpenOffice.org XML and StarOffice (.ods, .sdx). User FAQ: http://projects.gnome.org/gnumeric/faq.shtml . http://projects.gnome.org/gnumeric/ #gnumeric on irc.gnome.org.
gnunet
M: 2009-10-03
<reply>GNUnet is a free software framework for secure peer-to-peer networking, that does not use any centralized or otherwise trusted services. It is an official part of the GNU project. http://gnunet.org/ #gnunet on irc.freenode.net.
gnupanel
C: 2008-06-09
the GNU web hosting control panel. http://www.gnupanel.org/
gnupg
M: 2009-05-13
<reply> see gpg
gnutella
M: 2009-09-22
<reply>Gnutella is a peer-to-peer file sharing network. Clients include <gtk-gnutella> and <mldonkey>, see also <limewire>. Not part of the GNU project, see <gnunet> instead.
gobi
M: 2011-02-07
<reply> see gobi 2000
gobi 2000
M: 2011-02-07
<reply>[gobi 2000] The Qualcomm Gobi 2000 is a Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) Mini PCIe adapter (USB IDs 05c6:9204, 05c6:9205), found in some Lenovo <ThinkPad> models. This device is supported in Debian Linux kernel images by the qcserial driver since linux-2.6 2.6.32-16 (Debian bug #585661). Firmware is required (amss.mbn, apps.mbn, UQCN.mbn), ask me about <gobi-loader>.
gobi-loader
C: 2011-02-07
<reply>gobi-loader is a <firmware> loader for Qualcomm Gobi chipsets, packaged for Debian in <contrib>. The firmware itself is copyright Qualcomm and not redistributable, see (e.g.) C:\Program Files (x86)\QUALCOMM\Images\Lenovo on an existing Windows installation to acquire. file:///usr/share/doc/gobi-loader/README.Debian http://www.codon.org.uk/~mjg59/gobi_loader/
goodbye microsoft
M: 2009-01-27
<reply> see debian.exe
goodbye-microsoft
M: 2013-05-20
<reply> see win32-loader.exe
google
M: 2009-04-09
<reply>Google is a search engine owned by Google Inc. whose mission statement is to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." The largest search engine on the web, Google receives over 200 million queries each day through its various services. http://www.google.com/ See also <chromium>, <gmail>, <googledns>, <googleearth>, <googletalk>, <gsoc>, <gtalk>.
googledns
M: 2010-07-24
<reply>Google Public DNS is a free Domain Name System resolution service. Uses the nameservers 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/ . See also <opendns>, <override dns>.
googleearth
M: 2010-12-06
<reply>Google Earth is a proprietary geographic information program, which cannot be distributed by any third party. To build a Debian package of Google Earth: ask me about <contrib>, install the googleearth-package package and read /usr/share/doc/googleearth-package/README.Debian. http://earth.google.com/
googletalk
M: 2013-08-31
<reply>Google Talk is an instant messaging system and the name of its proprietary client application for Microsoft Windows. As Google Talk uses <XMPP>, any <Jabber> or XMPP-capable instant messaging client (e.g. <bitlbee>, <empathy>, <kopete>, <pidgin>) can communicate with Google Talk users. Not to be confused with Google+ <Hangouts>.
gopher
M: 2011-04-21
<reply>Gopher is a distributed global directory and hypertext system. Use lynx for accessing Gopher sites and the gopher package for Gopher+ sites. Iceweasel has native Gopher support prior to version 4, for Iceweasel 4.x and later an add-on is required (e.g. <OverbiteFF>). KDE users, try kio-gopher. To serve Gopher content, try pygopherd. #gopherproject on irc.freenode.net.
gorm
M: 2011-10-11
<reply> see gorm.app
gorm.app
M: 2011-10-11
<reply>Gorm (Graphical Object Relationship Modeller) is a tool for building <GNUstep> user interfaces. Packaged for Debian as gorm.app. http://www.gnustep.org/experience/Gorm.html
gos
C: 2008-04-08
<reply> gOS is a GNU/Linux distribution developed by Good OS LLC, based on <Ubuntu>. http://dev.thinkgos.com/ #gos on irc.freenode.net. See also <based on Debian>.
gpart
M: 2009-07-20
<reply>Gpart is a tool to recover the primary partition table of PC-type disks. It can also restore the types, sizes and locations of deleted partitions. http://home.pages.de/~michab/gpart/ Not to be confused with <gparted>. See also <testdisk>.
gparted
M: 2009-06-09
<reply>GParted is the <GNOME> partition editor, which uses libparted (see <parted>) and other optional filesystem tools. Install the suggested ntfsprogs and dosfstools packages to enable <NTFS> and FAT16/32 support respectively. Consider a <debian-live> image and installing gparted (after boot) as an alternative to the GParted Live CD. http://gparted.sf.net/faq.php #gparted on irc.gnome.org.
gpg
M: 2009-05-13
<reply>[gpg] GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG, GPG) is free public-key encryption program, an alternative to <PGP>. Packaged for Debian as gnupg and gnupg2. http://gnupg.org/ #gnupg on irc.freenode.net.
gpgpu
M: 2011-01-26
<reply>[gpgpu] General-Purpose computing on Graphics Processing Units. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPGPU
gpm
M: 2010-05-02
<reply> gpm (General Purpose Mouse) is a package for use of the mouse in a Linux (text-only) console. Install it, then use left button to select text, middle or right button to paste. In some applications (such as elinks), you have to hold down Shift in order to cut or paste, otherwise the application itself interprets the mouse clicks. http://www.nico.schottelius.org/software/gpm/ #gpm on irc.freenode.net.
gpsca
M: 2010-02-11
<reply> see gspca
gpt
C: 2010-12-09
<reply>GPT (GUID Partition Table) is a disk partition format frequently used by firmware compliant with the Extensible Firmware Interface (<EFI>). util-linux's <fdisk> does not support GPT, ask me about <parted>. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-gpt/
gpxe
M: 2011-05-27
<reply> see ipxe
gqmpeg
M: 2011-05-23
<reply>GQmpeg is a GTK+ front-end to mpg321/mpg123 and ogg123. Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #507820.
grandr
M: 2013-08-01
<reply>grandr is a simple GTK+ interface to the X <RandR> extension. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #646275.
graveman
M: 2010-03-28
<reply>Graveman! is a GTK+ front-end for <cdrecord>, mkisofs, readcd, <sox>, flac, dvd+rw-format, dvd+rw-tools and cdrdao. Not released with Etch, removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #427064.
grdc
M: 2011-08-15
<reply> see remmina
greasemonkey
C: 2010-03-21
<reply>Greasemonkey is a browser add-on for modifying the content/behavior of web sites via user-supplied JavaScript files. Packaged for Debian in iceweasel-greasemonkey and epiphany-extensions. http://wiki.greasespot.net/ http://www.greasespot.net/ #greasemonkey on irc.freenode.net.
grep
M: 2010-04-08
<reply>grep (global / regular expression / print) is a command line text search utility. It searches one or more input files for lines containing a match to a specified pattern, printing the matching lines by default. http://www.gnu.org/software/grep/manual/ http://www.gnu.org/software/grep/ (GNU grep, egrep and fgrep) #grep on irc.freenode.net.
greylistd
M: 2010-10-29
<reply>greylistd is a <greylisting> implementation for use with <Exim> 4. http://greylstd.cmeerw.org/ . See also <postgrey>.
grime
C: 2010-10-23
<reply> see residual
grip
M: 2009-07-18
<reply>Grip is a compatible but stripped-down version of Debian requiring only 32MB of disk space for a minimal install, see http://www.emdebian.org/grip/ . Also the name of an old GTK-based front-end for CD ripping; dead upstream, removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #515887. For alternatives, ask me about <asunder>, <mp3mesa>.
grml
M: 2009-06-18
<reply> grml is a bootable CD (Live CD) originally <based on> Knoppix, now Debian. It includes a collection of GNU/Linux software especially for users of text tools and system administrators. It can be used as a rescue system, for analyzing systems/networks or as a working environment. http://grml.org/ #grml on irc.freenode.net.
groupware
M: 2009-04-18
<reply>Groupware is a term used to describe any form of software designed to allow a group of people to easily share ideas and data. Examples include Lotus Notes, Novell GroupWise, and Microsoft Exchange. For Groupware in Debian, see the list at http://wiki.debian.org/Groupware
growisofs
M: 2010-03-31
<reply>growisofs is a program for burning DVD images, it can also create a data DVD on-the-fly. Packaged for Debian in dvd+rw-tools. http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/linux/DVD+RW/ See also <wodim>.
grsecurity2
M: 2011-02-13
<reply> see grsecurity
grub
M: 2013-04-21
<reply>GNU GRUB 2 is a portable and powerful boot loader. Ask me about <grub config> and <grub default>. To reinstall, ask me about <fixmbr>. http://wiki.debian.org/Grub2 #grub on irc.freenode.net. See also <grub legacy>.
grub config
M: 2009-12-23
<reply> If all you want is to dual-boot Debian and Windows, just install the os-prober package and run update-grub. Otherwise, check /etc/default/grub, /etc/grub.d/* and http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub#Configuration
grub default
M: 2013-04-21
<reply>New installations of Debian 8 "Jessie" and Debian 7 "Wheezy" will have the GNU GRUB 2 bootloader installed by default on x86 systems (grub-pc package), ask me about <grub config> to configure. Upgrading from Debian 5.0 "Lenny" will offer to chainload GRUB 2 from GRUB Legacy to verify its use, see §4.7.1 of the <squeeze release notes> for more information. GRUB Legacy remains packaged, ask me about <grub legacy>.
grub dvorak
M: 2009-04-25
<reply> Dvorak keymapping for <GRUB Legacy> is available from http://web.archive.org/web/20060927011728/http://www.dakotacom.net/~donut/programs/index_f.html#grubdvorak . Add the contents of 'grub-dvorak.lst' above any menu items in your /boot/grub/menu.lst file. Not compatible with <GRUB2> due to lack of setkey implementation.
grub legacy
M: 2013-04-21
<reply>GNU GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) 0.9x (aka GRUB Legacy) is a powerful boot loader which can boot many OSes and understands many filesystems. To install: «aptitude install grub-legacy grub-legacy-doc». To reinstall, ask me about <fixmbr>. To migrate from LILO, ask about <lilo->grub>. See also <grub legacy errors>, <grub2>, <supergrub>. http://wiki.debian.org/Grub
grub legacy errors
M: 2013-04-22
<reply>"GRUB error X" with <GRUB Legacy>? Go to http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/legacy/Troubleshooting.html to find out what it means.
grub squeeze
M: 2011-02-13
<reply> see grub default
grub-pc
M: 2010-06-04
<reply> see grub2
grub1
M: 2010-07-10
<reply> see grub legacy
grub2
M: 2013-04-22
<reply> see grub
grub2 badram
C: 2010-07-03
<reply>BadRAM filtering (i.e. declaring memory regions as bad) is available in GNU GRUB 2 since grub2 1.98+20100702-1. No kernel patch is required for Linux systems. To use, edit /etc/default/grub, uncomment the GRUB_BADRAM parameter and include the required patterns; the <memtest86> and memtest86+ utilities can determine the patterns for your system.
grub2 config
M: 2013-04-22
<reply> see grub config
grubrecover
M: 2010-02-13
<reply> see reinstall grub
gscpa
C: 2009-07-23
<reply> see gspca
gshield
M: 2010-06-02
<reply>gShield (formerly Godot's Modified Modular Firewall) is an easily configurable firewall script based on <iptables> for Linux 2.4.x. Dead upstream, Debian package orphaned in 2003.
gsoc
M: 2011-02-02
<reply> see soc
gspca
M: 2011-05-06
<reply>The GSPCA driver provides support for digital cameras and webcams, based on several USB bridge and image sensor chipsets. It is part of the Linux kernel since version 2.6.27. Supported devices: http://kernel.org/doc/Documentation/video4linux/gspca.txt . See also <uvcvideo>, <webcam>.
gstreamer
M: 2009-09-19
<reply>GStreamer is a multimedia framework finding widespread use in various applications like <rhythmbox>, <totem>, <parole> etc. It is configured with gstreamer-properties. gst123 is a GStreamer-based command line player. http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/data/doc/gstreamer/head/faq/html/ http://www.gstreamer.net/ #gstreamer on irc.freenode.net. See also <w32codecs>, <lame>.
gsynaptics
M: 2012-01-19
<reply>GSynaptics is a GUI configuration utility for <synaptics>. This program is succeeded by GPointingDeviceSettings and was removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #572611.
gtalk
M: 2012-04-12
<reply>GNU Talk is a plug-in replacement for the Unix talk(1) command. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #667917, ask me about <ytalk>. Not to be confused with <googletalk>.
gtk
M: 2013-01-01
<reply>GTK+ (GIMP Tool Kit) is a cross-platform toolkit for creating graphical interfaces. GTK+ themes can be previewed and changed using the gtk-chtheme and gtk-theme-switch utilities. http://www.gtk.org/ #gtk+ on irc.gnome.org.
gtk theme
C: 2009-05-29
<reply> see gtk-theme
gtk+
M: 2009-02-14
<reply> see gtk
gtk-gnutella
M: 2009-09-22
<reply>gtk-gnutella is a GTK+ <Gnutella> client for Unix systems, packaged for Debian. FAQ: http://gtk-gnutella.sf.net/en/?page=faq . http://gtk-gnutella.sf.net/ #gtk-gnutella on irc.freenode.net.
gtk-theme
M: 2013-01-01
<reply> see gtk
gtkpod
M: 2010-01-02
<reply>gtkpod is an application for managing songs and playlists on an Apple <iPod>, packaged for Debian. http://gtkpod.wikispaces.com/FAQ http://www.gtkpod.org/ #gtkpod on irc.freenode.net.
gtoaster
M: 2011-06-20
<reply>Gnome Toaster is a <GNOME> application for creating data, audio and mixed-mode CDs. Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #460773.
gtx
M: 2011-02-02
<reply> see geforce
gwenview
M: 2010-06-07
<reply>Gwenview is an image viewer, part of the <KDE 4> graphics module. http://gwenview.sf.net/
gwu625
C: 2012-01-09
<reply>The IOGear GWU625 "Compact Wireless-N USB Adapter" is an 802.11n device, containing a Realtek RTL8191SU chip. For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rtl8192su> (squeeze) or <r8712u> (wheezy, squeeze-backports). http://www.iogear.com/product/GWU625/
gyach
M: 2010-03-20
<reply> see yahoo
hacker's dictionary
M: 2010-01-22
<reply> see jargon file
haiku
M: 2009-11-28
<reply> here in this channel / we write very bad haiku / readers all go mad | debian woody / stiffs out the competition / no pun intended. See also <symlink>. Haiku is also the name of an open source binary-compatible clone of the BeOS operating system. http://haiku-os.org/ #haiku on irc.freenode.net.
hakix
M: 2010-02-16
<reply>Hakix is a simple GUI installer program for Debian Etch 4.0. It provides an easy ‘one-click’ installation of various popular applications, as well as other popular features such as Beryl/AIGLX 3D Desktop software, nVidia drivers, and other tools. From the project homepage: "Hakix is extremely out of date and not actively maintained."
hal
M: 2010-02-08
<reply>HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) is <freedesktop.org> project, which gives desktop software a programmatic way to examine present hardware and be notified of its changes. http://wiki.debian.org/hal http://wiki.debian.org/XStrikeForce/InputHotplugGuide http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/HalFAQ http://hal.freedesktop.org/ #hal on irc.freenode.net. Deprecated, see <devicekit> and http://wiki.debian.org/HALRemoval
halloween
M: 2009-11-19
<reply> $who, the Halloween Documents are available at http://www.catb.org/~esr/halloween/
hamachi
M: 2009-12-06
<reply>Hamachi is a proprietary zero-configuration virtual private networking (VPN) application. Direct links between (NATed) computers can be established without NAT reconfiguration. See also <vpn>.
hamm
M: 2009-03-30
<reply>Hamm (Debian GNU/Linux 2.0) was released for i386 and m68k (first multi-arch release) on July 24, 1998. It is no longer supported. Get old hamm ISOs here: http://mirror.debianforum.de/debian-iso-archive/hamm/ http://wiki.debian.org/DebianHamm
handbrake
M: 2010-03-12
<reply>HandBrake is a cross-platform, GPL-licensed multithreaded video transcoder. It is commonly used to convert media into formats suitable for playback on media centers and portable electronic devices. http://handbrake.fr/ #handbrake on irc.freenode.net. See also <dvd::rip>, <ogmrip>.
hangouts
M: 2013-08-31
<reply>Google+ Hangouts is an instant messaging and video chat platform. Unlike <googletalk>, it uses a proprietary protocol; there are currently no free software clients available.
hard drive upgrade
M: 2010-01-06
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Hard-Disk-Upgrade/
harden
M: 2010-03-24
<reply>To secure and harden a Debian GNU/Linux system, ask me about <securing debian> and <security>. See also <security backports>, <tracker of doom>, <d:sbd>, <grsecurity>, <exec shield>.
harden-doc
M: 2009-12-08
<reply> see securing debian
hardening
M: 2010-02-09
<reply> see harden
hardlink
M: 2010-08-08
<reply> see hard link
hardware
M: 2010-06-07
<reply>Before buying any hardware, make sure it is supported by all operating systems you want to use; ask me about <hcl>. To acquire details about your current hardware, ask me about <whats my hardware>. Please ask all non-Debian-specific hardware questions in ##hardware on irc.freenode.net.
haskell
M: 2009-06-15
a non-strict purely functional programming language, named after the logician Haskell B. Curry. A free implementation is in the hugs package. The language specification is in the haskell-doc package. <GHC> is a free Haskell compiler. Even more perlish than perl!, or very evil, or not evil at all, and has fewer bracketses than Lithp. http://learnyouahaskell.com/ http://haskell.org/ #haskell on irc.freenode.net.
hauppauge
M: 2010-09-04
<reply>Hauppauge is a manufacturer of TV and FM tuners with good Linux support. For support of WinTV PVR-150/250/350/500MCE devices on Debian systems, ask me about <ivtv>. For support of WinTV-PVR-USB2 devices, ask me about <pvrusb2>. For support of the WinTV HVR-950, ask me about <hvr-950>. For older WinTV devices, ask me about <bttv>.
havp
M: 2011-02-28
<reply>HAVP (HTTP Antivirus Proxy) is a proxy using the <ClamAV> anti-virus scanner. Not part of the Squeeze release due to Debian bug #582306. http://www.server-side.de/
hcf
M: 2009-06-30
<reply>HCF is a controllerless modem chipset family produced by Conexant (formerly Rockwell). Free - limited to 14.4Kbps data - and non-free drivers for HCF-based devices are available from Linuxant: http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hcf/ (not packaged in Debian). A driver license from Linuxant is required for (preliminary) fax and voice support. See also <hsf>, <winmodem>.
hci
M: 2013-07-06
Human-Computer Interaction, aka user interface. Host Controller Interface
hcl
M: 2010-10-13
<reply>[hcl] Hardware Compatibility Lists for Linux include http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/ (PCI verification only), http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Hardware-HOWTO/ , http://www.linuxcompatible.org/compatdb/lists/hardware_linux.html and http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/ . Also ask me about <driver locator>, <judd-hardware>.
hd install
M: 2010-06-08
<reply> see hd-media
hd-media
M: 2009-11-06
<reply> To install Debian without any removable media, ask me about <install guide> and read "Appendix A. Installation Howto", specifically "A.2.4. Booting from hard disk". To download hd-media/* files and Debian CD/DVD images, ask me about <install debian> (see "other images" section for hd-media files). See also <netboot>, <debootstrap>, <win32-loader>.
hd6800
M: 2012-05-06
<reply> see barts
hd6850
M: 2012-05-06
<reply> see barts
hd6870
M: 2012-05-06
<reply> see barts
hdaps
C: 2009-06-17
<reply>Hard Drive Active Protection System (HDAPS) is a technology developed by IBM to prepare hard disk(s) for reducing or avoiding impact damage. http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Active_Protection_System . For support in ThinkPads, ask me about <hdapsd>. See also <tp_smapi>.
hdapsd
C: 2009-06-17
<reply>hdapsd is a <HDAPS> daemon for IBM/Lenovo ThinkPads, monitoring acceleration values and parking hard disk heads if a fall/slide is detected. Read /usr/share/doc/hdapsd/README.Debian after package installation, also ask me about <tp_smapi>. http://thinkwiki.org/wiki/HDAPS #hdaps on irc.freenode.net.
hdd install
M: 2010-06-08
<reply> see hd-media
hdmedia
M: 2013-08-10
<reply> see hd-media
hdn
M: 2012-08-18
<reply> see http.debian.net
hedgewars
M: 2014-03-02
<reply>Hedgewars is an open source, cross-platform artillery game inspired by <Worms>. http://hedgewars.org/ #hedgewars on irc.freenode.net.
held
M: 2014-07-30
<reply> see hold list
helix
M: 2010-02-06
a type of space curve, or the Helix Community, a collaborative effort to develop and extend the Helix DNA platform (http://helixcommunity.org/about/). Ask me about <helix player>.
helix player
M: 2010-02-06
the Helix Community's GTK2-based open source media player (http://player.helixcommunity.org/). Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #449011. Ask me about <real codecs>.
hermes
M: 2009-06-01
<reply>Hermes is a wireless LAN chipset codename. For Hermes I device support (e.g. Apple AirPort Card, Cabletron, Enterasys, Lucent ORiNOCO White/Bronze/Silver/Gold, <Proxim> ORiNOCO Classic), ask me about <orinoco>. For Hermes II/II.5 device support (e.g. some 16-bit Proxim-branded ORiNOCO cards _without_ "classic"), ask me about <hermes2>.
hermes2
M: 2013-08-20
<reply>Hermes-II 802.11b (WL60010) and Hermes-II.5 802.11a/bg (WL60040) are wireless LAN chipsets developed by Agere Systems. A driver based on Agere Systems' BSD-licensed source code (wlags49_h2) is included as a staging driver in the Linux kernel since version 2.6.33; this is not enabled in Debian kernel image packages. http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/wlags49_h2
hermes2.5
C: 2009-05-31
<reply> see hermes2
hexchat
M: 2013-05-20
<reply>HexChat (formerly XChat-WDK) is a fork of the <XChat> IRC client. http://hexchat.org/ #hexchat on chat.freenode.net.
hfa3841
M: 2011-05-10
<reply> see hostap
hfs
M: 2009-12-02
<reply>The Hierarchial File System (HFS, aka Mac OS Standard) is the default filesystem on Mac OS prior to Mac OS X. <MBR> partition ID: 0xAF. The Linux kernel's hfs filesystem driver can read/write HFS filesystems, tools are in the hfsutils package. <parted> can resize HFS (shrink only) provided the start of the partition stays fixed. See also <hfsplus>.
hfs+
M: 2008-07-25
<reply> see hfsplus
hfsplus
M: 2009-12-02
<reply>HFS Plus / HFS+ (aka Mac OS Extended) is a filesystem used in modern Macintosh systems, replacing <HFS>. <MBR> partition ID: 0xAF. Supports smaller block sizes and Unix-like features (e.g. symlinks). The Linux kernel's hfsplus filesystem driver can read/write HFS+ filesystems, tools are in the hfsprogs (mkfs.hfsplus) and hfsplus packages. <parted> can resize HFS+ (shrink only) provided the start of the partition stays fixed.
hg
M: 2013-12-04
<reply> see mercurial
hibernate
C: 2009-06-06
<reply> see suspend
hibernate troubleshooting
M: 2011-01-12
<reply> see suspend troubleshooting
higan
M: 2013-12-06
<reply>higan (formerly bsnes) is a Nintendo SNES, NES, Gameboy, Gameboy Color and Gameboy Advance emulator. http://byuu.org/higan/
highmem
M: 2008-08-04
what you should enable in your kernel if you have a gigabyte (or more) of RAM and Linux claims you only have 900MB. See http://www.debian-administration.org/users/sebastian/weblog/12 Not to be confused with <bigmem>. Debian -486 kernel images are not highmem enabled, you'd usually want to be using a -686 kernel image instead.
hijackaudio
M: 2009-05-09
<reply> see list alsa users
history
M: 2011-01-11
<reply> see debian history
hiweed
M: 2009-03-29
<reply> see hiweed linux
hiweed linux
C: 2009-03-29
<reply>Hiweed Linux is a Chinese GNU/Linux distribution based on <Ubuntu>, preconfigured with chinese applications, input methods, dictionaries and fonts. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.hiweed.com/ Forum: http://www.hiweed.com/forum
hold list
C: 2014-05-29
<reply>Packages currently on <hold> can be listed with «dpkg --get-selections | grep 'hold$'» (on hold for apt-get), or «aptitude search ~ahold» (on hold for aptitude). See also <unhold>.
hopper
M: 2010-07-06
<reply> see mantis
horde
M: 2013-01-03
<reply>Horde is a <PHP>-based web application framework. Horde 3 is packaged for Debian 6.0 "Squeeze", see http://wiki.debian.org/Horde/Horde3 for installation and configuration details. Horde is not part of the Debian 7 "Wheezy" release. http://www.horde.org/ #horde on irc.freenode.net.
horde3
M: 2012-08-28
<reply> see horde
host
M: 2010-05-17
<reply>host is a utility for performing DNS lookups. The version bundled with BIND 9 sources is packaged for Debian as bind9-host. The obsolete NIKHEF version (packaged as host) was removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #537736. To define a system hostname, ask me about <hostname>.
hostap
M: 2013-05-15
<reply>hostap is a Linux kernel driver supporting PCI and PC Card 802.11b wireless LAN devices based on Intersil (now Conexant) Prism 2/2.5/3 chips. <WPA> support requires station firmware v1.7.4 or later. See also <prism firmware>, <prism2_usb>. http://wiki.debian.org/hostap . For the user-space access point, ask me about <hostapd>.
hostapd
M: 2009-11-20
<reply>hostapd is a user-space IEEE 802.11 access point (AP) and IEEE 802.11X/WPA/WPA2/EAP authenticator. Any mac80211 driver providing AP functionality is supported by hostapd's nl80211 (netlink) driver. See /usr/share/doc/hostapd/README.Debian for program invocation and driver version/firmware notes. See also https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/Documentation/hostapd . http://w1.fi/hostapd/
hostname
M: 2009-04-10
<reply>Use «hostname foo» to set the hostname, $EDITOR /etc/hostname to set it for the next boot (create /etc/hostname if it does not exist) and $EDITOR /etc/hosts to set up local translations for a FQDN. See also 'man 1 hostname', or ask me about <mailname>. http://wiki.debian.org/HowTo/ChangeHostname
hosts
M: 2010-06-05
<reply> see /etc/hosts
hotplug
M: 2009-09-08
<reply>hotplug was a package providing scripts to enable device hotplugging in Linux. http://linux-hotplug.sf.net/ Superseded by udev, removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #428692. Ask me about <udev>.
howto
M: 2013-01-09
<reply>Linux HOWTOs are detailed "how to" documents on specific subjects. http://tldp.org/docs.html#howto . This is where you _learn_ stuff, but ask me about <tutorials>...
howtos
M: 2009-11-14
<reply> see howto
hp
M: 2010-03-14
<reply>Hewlett-Packard (HP) is an American Information Technology corporation. For information on HP ProLiant servers and Debian, ask me about <proliant>. http://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/HP http://hp.com/go/debian . See also <hplip>, <hpsa>, <laptop>.
hpa
M: 2010-05-23
<reply>[hpa] Host Protected Area, a hard drive area not normally visible to operating systems, usually used for specialized applications. Various HPA issues were addressed in linux-2.6 2.6.32-13 (e.g. BTS #572618).
hpinkjet install
M: 2010-12-08
<reply> see hplip
hppa
M: 2010-09-22
<reply>[hppa] PA-RISC is a <RISC> architecture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PA-RISC). See "Debian for PA-RISC" at http://www.debian.org/ports/hppa . At Debian 6.0 "Squeeze", official support for the HP PA-RISC architecture was dropped (http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2010/09/msg00008.html). http://parisc-linux.org/ #parisc on irc.oftc.net.
hpsa
C: 2013-02-24
<reply>hpsa is a Linux kernel driver for HP Smart Array <SAS> RAID controllers. Support for additional hardware (backported from Linux 3.2.35) was introduced in the Debian <6.0.7> point release (bug #690100). See http://wiki.debian.org/LinuxRaidForAdmins#hpsa for supported devices.
hsdpa
M: 2011-08-28
<reply> see 3g
hsf
M: 2009-06-30
<reply>HSF is a pure software modem chipset family produced by Conexant (formerly Rockwell). Free - limited to 14.4Kbps data - and non-free drivers for HSF-based devices are available from Linuxant: http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf/ (not packaged in Debian). A driver license from Linuxant is required for fax support. See also <hcf>, <winmodem>.
hsfmodem
M: 2010-11-22
<reply> see hsf
hsp
M: 2011-01-06
<reply>[hsp] Host Signal Processing - i.e. the signal is processed by the host and not the modem itself. Since those are all proprietary modems, usually only Microsoft Windows supports them, hence the nickname 'winmodems'. Some HSP devices are supported within Linux, ask me about <winmodem>.
hsts
M: 2014-02-01
<reply>HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) is a web security policy mechanism. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_Strict_Transport_Security
ht
M: 2011-10-12
<reply> see hyper-threading
htaccess
M: 2010-12-29
<reply> see .htaccess
htod
M: 2009-10-23
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-reference/ , newbiedoc.sf.net and http://www.tldp.org, or holy trinity of documentation
htop
M: 2013-08-02
<reply>htop is an interactive process viewer similar to <top>, but allows scrolling the list vertically and horizontally to see all processes and their full command lines. http://htop.sf.net/
http
M: 2009-04-13
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (RFC 2616), the protocol used between a web browser and a web server. Ask me about <httpd>. For information on the Debian mirror service, ask me about <httpredir.debian.org>.
http.debian.net
M: 2015-05-05
<reply>see httpredir.debian.org
httpd
M: 2009-03-30
a generic name for a <HTTP> daemon. The most common HTTP daemon program on Linux systems is <apache>. Others include <caudium>, <cherokee>, <lighttpd>, <nginx> and <webfs>.
https everywhere
C: 2013-12-31
<reply>HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox/Iceweasel extension, which uses rulesets to detect and force/rewrite HTTP requests to use HTTPS, for a number of major websites. Packaged for Debian as xul-ext-https-everywhere in <jessie> and <wheezy-backports>. https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere
https-everywhere
M: 2013-12-31
<reply> see https everywhere
huawei
M: 2010-10-01
<reply> see 3g
hugin
M: 2009-10-20
a cross-platform open source panorama photo stitching and high dynamic range (HDR) merging program. Packaged for Debian. http://hugin.sf.net/ #hugin on irc.freenode.net.
hurd
M: 2013-05-23
<reply>GNU Hurd (<HIRD> of Unix-Replacing Daemons) is a POSIX-compatible collection of servers which run on the Mach microkernel. It is the GNU project's replacement for the Unix kernel. https://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/ #hurd on irc.freenode.net. For the Debian GNU/Hurd port (not an official Debian release), see https://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/ and https://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/hurd-news #debian-hurd on irc.oftc.net.
hvr-950
M: 2013-01-24
<reply>The Hauppauge WinTV HVR-950 (USB ID 2040:6513) is a hybrid ATSC/NTSC device. Firmware is required (xc3028-v27.fw), acquire http://kernel.org/doc/Documentation/video4linux/extract_xc3028.pl and read the extraction procedure within.
hvr950
M: 2013-07-25
<reply> see hvr-950
hw
M: 2010-06-07
<reply> see hardware
hwcheck
M: 2010-06-07
<reply> see driver locator
hwgpci-54-v2
C: 2010-02-22
<reply>The HWGPCI-54-V2 is a PCI 802.11g wireless LAN device produced by Hercules (PCI ID 1814:0301). For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rt61pci>.
hwnup-150
C: 2011-05-23
<reply>The Hercules HWNUp-150 "Wireless N USB Pico" is an 802.11n device (USB ID 06f8:e033). It contains a Realtek RTL8188CUS chipset; for device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rtl8192cu>. http://www.hercules.com/us/wifi/bdd/p/131/hercules-wireless-n-usb-pico-hwnup-150-/
hwnup150
M: 2011-05-23
<reply> see hwnup-150
hwtools
M: 2010-05-17
<reply>hwtools was a package providing tools for hardware troubleshooting and optimization (irqtune, memmxtest, qic02conf, scanport). Removed from Debian post-Sarge to resolve bug #397723. <hdparm>, <memtest86> and scsitools are packaged separately.
hwu8dd
M: 2010-02-25
<reply>The HWU8DD "Hi-Gain™ USB Wireless-G Dish Adapter" is a 802.11g wireless LAN device produced by Hawking Technology. For support of revision B (USB ID 0ACE:1215), ask me about <zd1211rw>. http://www.hawkingtech.com/products/productlist.php?CatID=32&FamID=60&ProdID=308
hybrid cd
M: 2012-04-11
<reply> see hybrid iso
hybrid dvd
M: 2012-04-11
<reply> see hybrid iso
hybrid image
M: 2011-03-10
<reply> see hybrid images
hybrid images
M: 2011-03-10
<reply>Since the 6.0 "Squeeze" release, Debian installation images for x86 systems - e.g. <netinst>, <CD1>, DVD1 - are hybrid images. These can be written directly to CD or HD Media (e.g. USB thumbdrive) without further preparation. See http://www.debian.org/News/project/2010/14/#hybrid for details. See also <install debian>, <usb install>.
hybrid iso
M: 2012-04-11
<reply> see hybrid images
hybrid-portsrc
M: 2010-07-02
<reply> see wl
hydra
M: 2013-03-21
<reply>THC Hydra is a network logon cracker supporting several services. Not part of the Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" release due to bug #702889. http://www.thc.org/thc-hydra/
hylafax
C: 2009-06-10
<reply>HylaFAX is a telecommunication system for Unix systems, allowing facsimiles to be sent and received. Packaged for Debian as hylafax-server and hylafax-client. http://wiki.debian.org/HylaFax http://www.hylafax.org/content/FAQ #hylafax on irc.freenode.net. See also <t38modem>.
hyper-v
M: 2013-01-22
<reply>Microsoft Hyper-V (formerly Windows Server Virtualization) is a proprietary virtual machine monitor / hypervisor for x86-64 Windows systems, which is not supported in #debian. Hyper-V paravirtualization support is part of the Linux kernel and enabled in Debian 7 "Wheezy" kernel images, with improved driver versions backported from Linux 3.4 (Debian bug #661318). See also <virtualization>.
hyperv
C: 2009-04-02
<reply>see hyper-v
i lost root's password
M: 2009-09-17
<reply>see ifrp
i18n
M: 2010-11-20
an abbreviation for internationalisation, which is a really long word used a lot in some circles, so it's shortened by effectively saying "I, then 18 more letters, then N", get it? http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/intro-i18n/ http://wiki.debian.org/I18n http://lists.debian.org/debian-i18n/ #debian-i18n on irc.oftc.net.
i210
M: 2014-04-26
<reply>The Intel I210 Ethernet controller (PCI IDs 8086:1533, 8086:1536, 8086:1537, 8086:1538) is supported by the <igb> driver since Linux 3.5 and in Debian 7 "Wheezy" since the <7.5> point release (bug #705959).
i211
M: 2014-04-26
<reply>The Intel I211 Ethernet controller (PCI ID 8086:1539) is supported by the <igb> driver since Linux 3.5 and in Debian 7 "Wheezy" since the <7.5> point release (bug #705959).
i217
M: 2014-04-26
<reply>I217 is a LAN on Motherboard (LOM) device available on systems with Intel's "Lynx Point" Platform Controller Hub (PCH) chipset. I217-LM (PCI ID 8086:153a) and I217-V (PCI ID 8086:153b) are supported by the <e1000e> driver since Linux 3.5 and in Debian 7 "Wheezy" since the <7.5> point release (bug #705959).
i217-lm
M: 2014-03-19
<reply> see i217lm
i217lm
M: 2013-08-10
<reply> see i217
i217v
M: 2013-08-10
<reply> see i217
i218
M: 2014-04-26
<reply>I218 is a LAN on Motherboard (LOM) device available on systems with Intel's "Lynx Point LP" Platform Controller Hub (PCH) chipset. I218-LM (PCI ID 8086:155a) and I218-V (PCI ID 8086:1559) are supported by <e1000e> driver since Linux 3.5 and in Debian 7 "Wheezy" since the <7.5> point release (bug #705959).
i218lm
M: 2013-08-10
<reply> see i218
i218v
M: 2013-08-10
<reply> see i218
i2400m-usb
M: 2011-01-17
<reply>i2400m-usb is a Linux kernel driver for Intel <WiMAX> Connection 2400 USB devices, introduced in Linux 2.6.29. Firmware is required, ask me about <non-free sources> and install the firmware-intelwimax package to provide.
i3
M: 2017-12-06
a tiling window manager inspired by <wmii>. http://i3wm.org/docs/userguide.html http://i3wm.org/ #i3 on chat.freenode.net. Not to be confused with <ion3>.
i354
C: 2014-04-26
<reply>The Intel I354 Ethernet controller (PCI IDs 8086:1f40, 8086:1f41, 8086:1f45) is supported by the <igb> driver since Linux 3.10 and in Debian 7 "Wheezy" since the <7.5> point release (bug #705959).
i810
M: 2010-03-21
<reply> see intel-gfx
i830
M: 2011-09-15
<reply> see intel-gfx
i845
M: 2011-09-15
<reply> see intel-gfx
i915
M: 2010-03-21
<reply> see intel-gfx
ia32e
M: 2012-02-21
<reply> see ia-32e
ia64
M: 2014-02-18
<reply>Intel Itanium Architecture (formerly IA-64) is Intel's *other* 64-bit architecture. Itanium processors are primarily found in HP Integrity servers. http://www.debian.org/ports/ia64/ . Debian 8 ("Jessie") drops official support for Intel Itanium Architecture. It is not the same as the AMD64 / Intel 64 / x86-64 chips used in PCs, ask me about <amd64>. See also <qotd279>.
iat
M: 2009-05-15
<reply>The ISO-9660 Analyzer Tool (iat) can detect the structure of many CD/DVD image formats (e.g. <B5I>, <BIN>, CDI, <MDF>, <NRG>, PDI) and convert them to ISO-9660. http://iat.berlios.de/ #ignus on irc.freenode.net. See also <bchunk>, <ccd2iso>, <uif>.
ibm_acpi
C: 2008-07-15
<reply> see thinkpad_acpi
ibook
M: 2010-02-05
<reply> see powerpc
icap
C: 2008-01-24
Internet Content Adaptation Protocol. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Content_Adaptation_Protocol Supported in Squid 3.0 and later versions.
iceape
M: 2014-02-11
<reply>Iceape Internet Suite is an unbranded <SeaMonkey> suitable for free distribution. Security support for Iceape has ended in Debian 7 "Wheezy" and Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" (DSA 2819-1), the iceape packages were removed at the <7.4> and <6.0.9> point releases (Debian bug #732314). Debian recommends migrating to <iceweasel> and <icedove> for web browsing and mail functions.
icecast
M: 2011-03-11
<reply>Icecast is a free software Ogg <Vorbis> and MP3 streaming media server / audio broadcasting system (e.g. Internet radio station, private jukebox). Packaged for Debian as icecast2 (Ogg Vorbis and MP3) and icecast-server (legacy, MP3 only, removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #617584). http://www.icecast.org/ #icecast on irc.freenode.net.
icecat
M: 2010-05-17
<reply>GNU IceCat is a web browser distributed by the GNU Project, formerly known as GNU IceWeasel (not to be confused with Debian's <Iceweasel>). It is a fork of Mozilla Firefox made entirely of free software, without distributing or recommending non-free software as plug-ins or addons. Not packaged for Debian, RFP in bug #637348. http://www.gnu.org/software/gnuzilla/ #icecat on irc.freenode.net.
icedove
M: 2010-02-18
<reply>Icedove is a DFSG-free fork of Mozilla Thunderbird, a cross-platform email client, replacing Thunderbird in Debian as of 5.0 "Lenny". Debian is unable to distribute Mozilla Thunderbird as-is due to trademark restrictions, see <why icedove>. Since July 2013, Icedove in Debian <stable> is based on the Extended Support Release (ESR) branch. For help with upstream issues, ask #thunderbird on irc.mozilla.org. http://wiki.debian.org/Icedove
icedtea
M: 2017-05-19
<reply>IcedTea is a <Java> implementation based on <OpenJDK> and GNU Classpath, which can bootstrap OpenJDK using only free software components. It currently provides the only working free software Java web browser plugin. Packaged as icedtea-7-plugin (Debian 8 "Jessie") and icedtea-8-plugin (Debian 9 "Stretch"). http://icedtea.classpath.org/
iceowl
M: 2014-05-13
<reply>Iceowl is Debian's re-branding of the Mozilla Sunbird standalone calendar and scheduling application (see <why iceowl>). It is not part of the Debian 7 "Wheezy" release (bug #665653) and was removed from Debian to resolve bug #742946. For the Icedove extension, ask me about <iceowl-extension>.
iceowl-extension
M: 2012-04-04
<reply>iceowl-extension is Debian's re-branding of the Mozilla Lightning calendar and scheduling extension for Thunderbird/<Icedove>. Debian is unable to distribute Mozilla Lightning as-is due to trademark restrictions, see <why iceowl>. For help with upstream issues, ask #calendar on irc.mozilla.org.
iceweasel ntlm
C: 2014-07-23
<reply>Since Iceweasel 30.0, NTLMv1 authentication has been disabled and <NTLM> support on non-Windows platforms is deprecated (https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox/Releases/30/Site_Compatibility#Security). NTLMv2 is not supported by Iceweasel. It is possible to continue using NTLMv1 by switching the network.negotiate-auth.allow-insecure-ntlm-v1 preference in about:config.
iceweasel user-agent
M: 2014-05-05
<reply>Iceweasel's User-Agent string includes "Firefox" by default (via general.useragent.compatMode.firefox = true). To fix sites/plugins that still don't work: (1) smack the authors (2) go to about:config and set general.useragent.override to a specific User-Agent. Using the "User Agent Switcher" extension (xul-ext-useragentswitcher package) is even easier. Remember to switch it back afterwards, or no-one will fix broken websites.
iceweasel useragent
M: 2011-04-22
<reply> see iceweasel user-agent
icewm
M: 2011-08-22
<reply>IceWM is a stacking <window manager> for the X Window System. http://www.icewm.org/ #icewm on irc.freenode.net.
ich
M: 2010-10-16
<reply>I/O Controller Hub (ICH, aka Intel 82801) is <Intel>'s term for a southbridge chip. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I/O_Controller_Hub
icinga
M: 2012-03-18
<reply>Icinga is an open source computer system and network monitoring application, forked from <nagios>. http://www.icinga.org/ #icinga on irc.freenode.net.
ickle
M: 2010-02-21
<reply>Ickle was a GTK+ ICQ client supporting the ICQ2000 protocol. Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #441349. Ask me about <ICQ> for other clients.
icq
M: 2009-05-23
<reply>ICQ is an instant messaging program created by Mirabilis, originally designed for non-Unix operating system users. It uses AOL's <OSCAR> protocol, third-party clients for Linux include <bitlbee>, <centerim>, <empathy>, <finch>, <licq> and <pidgin>. All <Jabber> clients can communicate by using an ICQ transport. Note that ICQ Inc. receives all <copyright> for posted information: http://www.icq.com/legal/policy.html
ide
M: 2013-10-07
<reply>[ide] Integrated Development Environment, or Integrated Device Electronics, the first version of the <ATA>/ATAPI interface developed by Western Digital.
ide=reverse
M: 2010-03-30
<reply>ide=reverse (formerly pci=reverse) was a recognized Linux kernel parameter/value, removed at Linux 2.6.26. Previously used to preserve device ordering WRT off-board IDE controllers, see http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/2/13/196 . Ask me about <uuid>, <label>. See also <kernel-params>.
ident
M: 2009-06-04
an evil system, or http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1413 , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ident . See also <identd>.
identd
M: 2010-12-19
a daemon providing the <ident> service. Ask me about <oidentd> if masquerading support is required. nullidentd can be used if internal system relaying is not necessary.
ieee1394
M: 2010-07-05
<reply>[ieee1394] IEEE 1394 is a serial bus system, also known as Firewire (Apple) and i.Link (Sony). It provides a fast (400-3200 Mbit/sec) connection and was designed for transferring large data streams. Also suitable for network connections. http://ieee1394.wiki.kernel.org/ #linux1394 on irc.freenode.net.
ifmrp
C: 2009-01-08
<reply> see i forgot mysql root password
ifrename
M: 2010-03-19
<reply>ifrename is a utility which sets interface names based on parameters such as MAC address. Very handy if different kernels or kernel modules assign different identifiers to your interfaces, or just to make your firewall rules more readable. Semi-deprecated in favor of udev, ask me about <udev mac>. http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/netos/article.php/3586546
ifscheme
C: 2008-02-03
<reply> ifscheme provides scheme control for network interfaces, integrating with ifupdown. After configuring /etc/network/interfaces, network configuration can be changed via "ifscheme home", "ifscheme work", etc. Useful for switching between wireless networks without the need for a <wireless connection manager>.
ifu-wlm2
C: 2009-09-18
<reply>The IFU-WLM2 (USB ID 054c:0257) is a wireless LAN device produced by Sony. It is supported by the zd1211rw driver in Linux kernel 2.6.31-rc3 and later, ask me about <zd1211rw>.
ifupdown
C: 2009-09-04
<reply> see interfaces
ig
M: 2009-02-16
<reply> see installation guide
igb
M: 2013-09-24
<reply>igb is a Linux kernel driver (forked from <e1000>) supporting Intel gigabit Ethernet controllers, introduced at Linux 2.6.25. It does not require firmware from userspace. See also <i210>, <i211>, <i354>, <ixgbe>.
igp
M: 2011-02-27
<reply>[igp] Integrated graphics processor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_processing_unit#Integrated_graphics_solutions
ihex2fw
M: 2011-06-28
<reply>The ihex2fw utility (included with vanilla Linux kernel source) can be used to extract binary-only firmware within. It is not packaged for Debian, see http://bugs.debian.org/603775#10 for details.
ikiwiki
C: 2010-09-14
<reply>Ikiwiki is a wiki compiler designed by Joey Hess, which stores its pages in a revision control system. http://ikiwiki.info/ #ikiwiki on irc.oftc.net.
imac
M: 2011-04-16
<reply>iMac is a range of Macintosh desktop computers produced by Apple Inc. Intel and PowerPC (G3, G4, G5) models are supported by the Debian operating system, ask me about <install debian>. See also <amd64>, <powerpc>. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/iMac
image
M: 2009-04-16
<reply> see iso
imagemagick
M: 2013-06-24
<reply>ImageMagick is a cross-platform software suite for raster image manipulation (displaying, converting, editing). Supports over 200 image file formats. http://www.imagemagick.org/
images
M: 2009-06-28
<reply> see install debian
imap
M: 2010-04-02
<reply>IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) allows a client to access and manipulate electronic mail messages on a server. It permits manipulation of remote message folders (mailboxes) in a way that is functionally equivalent to local mailboxes. Lots of mail user agents can use IMAP, including <kmail><evolution><mutt>. For an IMAP(S) server, you should probably use <dovecot>.
imapproxy
C: 2010-07-25
<reply>UP-ImapProxy is a transaction proxy which caches <IMAP> server connections, useful for <webmail> clients that are unable to maintain persistent connections. Packaged for Debian as imapproxy. http://www.imapproxy.org/
imp
M: 2012-08-28
<reply>IMP (Internet Messaging Program) is an open source, PHP-based IMAP <webmail> client, a component of the Horde project. Packaged for Debian as imp4, ask me about <horde>. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #683554. http://www.horde.org/imp/ #horde on irc.freenode.net.
imp4
M: 2010-10-16
<reply> see imp
in5699
M: 2012-03-25
<reply>The NetComm IN5699 "InModem 56 V.92" is a PCI controller-less dial-up modem (PCI ID 11c1:044c). For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <martian>. http://www.netcomm.com.au/netcomm-products/dial-up-modems/in5699
incron
M: 2010-11-25
an "inotify cron" system. It consists of a daemon and a table manipulator. You can use it a similar way as the regular <cron>. The difference is that the inotify cron handles filesystem events rather than time periods. http://inotify.aiken.cz/?section=incron&page=faq
infinityos
M: 2010-06-02
<reply>infinityOS is a Linux distribution forked from <Ubuntu>. It is not supported in #debian. http://infinityos.net/forums http://infinityos.net/
infobot substitution
M: 2011-09-16
<reply> see edit
infrared
M: 2010-02-12
<reply> see irda
ini-1623
M: 2013-10-09
<reply> see sata_inic162x
initng
M: 2010-12-28
<reply>[initng] http://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-initng/ . Previously in experimental, dead upstream, removed from Debian to resolve bug #435127.
initramfs
M: 2009-05-04
the new <initrd>. See http://www.ducea.com/2006/10/10/debian-etch-kernels/ for Sarge and Etch kernel differences (forward looking as we know it prior to etch's release), or ask me about <initramfs debug>. See also <targeted>. http://wiki.debian.org/initramfs
initrd
M: 2010-01-04
<reply>[initrd] Initial ramdisk, or god's way of punishing you for using a pre-built kernel image... and you WILL HAVE TO INCLUDE AN INITRD STATEMENT IN YOUR BOOTLOADER (hint, hint). Typically if you can't find your root filesystem, this is your problem, see <can't mount root>. A great system for those who understand modules or need/want root in LVM and/or md RAID. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Initrd . See also <initramfs>, <kp mantra>.
inkscape
M: 2011-11-08
<reply>Inkscape is an open source vector graphics editor forked from Sodipodi, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw and Xara X. This program uses the W3C Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/FAQ http://www.inkscape.org/ #inkscape on irc.freenode.net.
inotify
M: 2011-04-27
<reply>inotify is a replacement for dnotify, included in Linux since version 2.6.13. Command-line programs are packaged for Debian in inotify-tools. http://edoceo.com/creo/inotify/ http://inotify-tools.sf.net/
inprocomm
C: 2009-08-24
<reply>InProComm Inc. was a wireless semiconductor design company, now merged into MediaTek Inc. Ask me about <ipn2120> and <ipn2220>.
insigne
M: 2010-01-03
<reply> see insigne linux
insigne linux
M: 2010-04-27
<reply>Insigne Linux is a Brazilian GNU/Linux distribution, based on Debian's <testing> branch. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.insignelinux.org/ See also <based on Debian>. Development appears to have stopped and the website is now ready for cybersquatters to move in.
install alsa
C: 2007-11-10
<reply> see alsa one-liner
install apache2
M: 2013-11-10
<reply> see install apache
install cinnamon
M: 2015-06-10
<reply>To install <Cinnamon> on established systems, ask me about <install x>, then: «apt-get install cinnamon-desktop-environment». To install using Debian-Installer: from the 'Software selection' dialog, choose "Cinnamon" (use space bar to toggle selections), then "Continue"; an Internet connection may be required to obtain these packages.
install etch
M: 2010-02-22
<reply> see etch iso
install floppies
M: 2009-06-02
<reply> see bf
install fluxbox
M: 2009-05-30
<reply> see fluxbox
install grub
M: 2010-07-26
<reply> see grub
install guide
M: 2009-02-16
<reply> see installation guide
install guide jessie
C: 2015-04-26
<reply> see jessie installation guide
install guide squeeze
M: 2013-05-21
<reply> see squeeze installation guide
install guide wheezy
M: 2011-06-11
<reply> see wheezy installation guide
install it
C: 2008-11-19
<reply> see installit
install kde
M: 2015-06-10
<reply>The 'kde-standard' package gets you the common set-up, 'kde-plasma-desktop' and 'kde-plasma-netbook' provide minimal KDE 4 setups with respective flavouring, and 'kde-full' installs everything KDE 4. To install using Debian-Installer (if not using KDE CD-1): from the 'Software selection' dialog, choose "KDE" (use space bar to toggle selections), then "Continue".
install kde4
M: 2011-02-03
<reply>The 'kde-standard' package gets you the common set-up, 'kde-plasma-desktop' and 'kde-plasma-netbook' provide minimal KDE 4 setups with respective flavouring, and 'kde-full' installs everything KDE 4. To install using Debian-Installer (if not using KDE CD-1): from the Installer boot menu, select "Advanced options > Alternative desktop environments > KDE > Install".
install kernel
M: 2010-01-13
<reply> see kernel-package
install lenny
M: 2012-02-08
<reply> see lenny iso
install lxde
M: 2015-06-10
<reply>To install <LXDE> on established systems, ask me about <install x>, then: «apt-get install lxde». To install using Debian-Installer (if not using LXDE CD-1): from the 'Software selection' dialog, choose "LXDE" (use space bar to toggle selections), then "Continue"; an Internet connection may be required to obtain these packages.
install mate
M: 2015-06-10
<reply>To install <MATE> on established systems, ask me about <install x>, then: «apt-get install mate-desktop-environment» (for more things, also install mate-desktop-environment-extras). To install using Debian-Installer: from the 'Software selection' dialog, choose "MATE" (use space bar to toggle selections), then "Continue".
install oldstable
M: 2017-06-17
<reply>see install jessie
install on dell
M: 2009-06-22
<reply> see dell
install report
M: 2010-08-16
<reply> see installation report
install slides
M: 2010-03-30
<reply>http://www.thecodingstudio.com/opensource/linux/screenshots/index.php?os=debian
install squeeze
M: 2013-05-05
<reply>Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" installation images are available from https://www.debian.org/releases/squeeze/debian-installer/ . Note that this release has been superseded by Debian 7 "Wheezy", ask me about <install wheezy>.
install stable
M: 2010-01-13
<reply> see install debian
install testing
M: 2017-06-17
<reply>Daily built <netinst> images to install <testing> are available from http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ . The chance of the testing installer being broken on any given day is quite high. Instead, do a minimal installation using the stable installer and ask me about <stable->testing>. Also ask me about <testing>, <apt-listchanges>, <d-d-a>.
install using lvm
M: 2009-05-10
at http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/FAQ ("How do I install using LVM? Is there any more information about using the LVM installer? LVM installation doesn't work!"). Also ask me about <lvm> and <install guide>.
install wheezy
M: 2015-04-26
<reply>Debian 7 "Wheezy" installation images are available from https://www.debian.org/releases/wheezy/debian-installer/ . Note that this release has been superseded by Debian 8 "Jessie", ask me about <install debian>.
install x
M: 2009-05-02
<reply> To install X in Debian: "aptitude update && aptitude install xorg". You may also want to install a desktop environment - ask me about <install gnome>, <install kde>, <install xfce>, <install lxde> - or a window manager, ask me about <window manager>. To configure your X server, ask me about <xorg config>.
install x4
M: 2009-05-02
<reply> see install xf4
install xfce
M: 2015-06-10
<reply>To install <Xfce> on established systems, ask me about <install x>, then: «apt-get install xfce4 xfce4-goodies». To install using Debian-Installer (if not using Xfce CD-1): from the 'Software selection' dialog, choose "Xfce" (use space bar to toggle selections), then "Continue"; an Internet connection may be required to obtain these packages.
install xorg
C: 2008-02-03
<reply> see install x
installation report
M: 2010-06-03
http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/ch05s04#submit-bug
installation-guide
C: 2007-11-10
<reply> see i-g
installer blacklist
M: 2011-08-26
<reply> To blacklist a kernel module while installing Debian, use the following boot parameter: module_name.blacklist=yes . This will blacklist the module during installation and after the system is installed (/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.local.conf will be created).
installer firmware wheezy
M: 2013-05-05
<reply>Debian-Installer is able to load additional <firmware>, by including it within installation media or supplying on removable media (e.g. USB stick, floppy). See http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/ch06s04 . To include firmware within Debian <netboot> images, see http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/NetbootFirmware . See also <firmware images>.
installers
M: 2010-01-13
<reply> see installer
installgui
M: 2010-02-14
<reply> see g-i
installing lenny
M: 2011-02-14
<reply> see install lenny
installing testing
M: 2009-06-22
<reply> see install testing
installurl
M: 2010-01-13
<reply> see install guide
intel
M: 2010-03-21
<reply>Intel Corporation is a semiconductor manufacturer. For support of wireless LAN adapters, ask me about <iwlwifi>, <ipw2200>, <ipw2100>. For support of Ethernet controllers, ask me about <e100>, <e1000>, <e1000e>, <igb>, <ixgbe>. For support of WiMAX devices, ask me about <i2400m-usb>. For support of integrated graphics chipsets, ask me about <intel-gfx>. See also <ia64>, <isci>, <speedstep>.
intel graphics
M: 2010-03-21
<reply> see intel-gfx
intel mac
M: 2010-03-21
<reply> see intel macs
intel macs
M: 2010-03-21
<reply>Intel Macs are peecees in an Apple(tm) case, which boot with EFI; do not send people over to #debianppc. See http://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Apple instead.
intel-gfx
M: 2010-03-21
<reply>[intel-gfx] The intel <Xorg> driver provides 2D/3D support for Intel integrated graphics chipsets, including the i810, 915{G,GM}, 945{G,GM,GME}, 946GZ, 965{G,GM,Q}, G33, Q33, Q35, G35, GM45, G45, Q45, G43 and G41; the <GMA 500> is not supported. Packaged for Debian as xserver-xorg-video-intel, see also <intel-gfx shadow>. http://x.org/wiki/IntelGraphicsDriver https://01.org/linuxgraphics/ #intel-gfx on irc.freenode.net.
intel-gfx shadow
M: 2011-01-15
<reply>The shadow option for the intel Xorg driver in Debian is automatically enabled if an 8xx chipset is detected (http://bugs.debian.org/597993#64). Using the shadow buffer disables GPU RENDER acceleration, forcing software fallbacks; see intel(4) for rationale. To override (n.b. this is a system stability risk), ask me about <xorg.conf.d> and define 'Option "Shadow" "false"' in the Device section (e.g. http://paste.debian.net/6494).
intel-pstate
M: 2013-06-25
<reply> see intel_pstate
intel-ucode
M: 2013-12-10
<reply> see microcode
intel_idle
M: 2011-11-06
<reply>intel_idle is a <cpuidle> driver introduced in Linux 2.6.35, supporting the idle features native to Intel hardware. It does not support the Core 2 or earlier processors, these are handled by the acpi_idle driver.
intel_pstate
C: 2013-06-25
<reply>intel_pstate is a P-state driver for Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors, which implements a <cpufreq> scaling driver with an internal governor. Introduced at Linux 3.9 and enabled in Debian Linux kernel images since linux 3.10~rc7-1~exp1 (bug #712062).
internationalisation
M: 2010-11-20
<reply> see internationalization
internationalization
C: 2010-11-20
<reply> see i18n
internet junkbuster
M: 2009-05-29
<reply> see junkbuster
intersil
C: 2008-08-28
<reply> see prism
intrepid
C: 2008-12-15
<reply> see intrepid ibex
intrepid ibex
C: 2008-12-15
<reply> see ubuntu
intro
M: 2011-05-30
<reply> see introduction
ion
M: 2010-05-03
<reply>ion is a tiling and tabbing <window manager> designed for keyboard users. ion2 and ion3 are dead upstream, removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bugs #526170 and #576899 respectively. For alternatives, ask me about <awesome>, <notion>, <ratpoison>, <stumpwm>, <tritium>, <xmonad>.
ion2
C: 2009-05-22
<reply> see ion
ion3
C: 2009-05-22
<reply> see ion
ioquake
M: 2010-10-18
<reply> see ioquake3
ioquake3
C: 2010-10-18
<reply>ioquake3 is a game engine based on id Software's Quake 3 source code, which can be used to play various games based on the id Tech 3 engine (e.g. <OpenArena>, Quake III: Arena). Packaged for Debian 7 "Wheezy" and later releases; the openarena package in Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" contains its own ioquake3 version. http://www.ioquake3.org/ #ioquake3 on irc.freenode.net.
io_edgeport
M: 2011-05-25
<reply> see edgeport
io_ti
M: 2011-05-25
<reply> see edgeport
ip alias
M: 2010-03-18
<reply> see ip aliasing
ip aliasing
M: 2010-03-18
<reply>IP aliasing is when you establish multiple network interfaces on the same network card, generally the aliases are eth0:1, eth0:2, etc. Ask me about <interfaces>. http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/networking/alias.txt
ip forwarding
M: 2008-02-23
<reply>To enable IP forwarding (aka packet forwarding) on Debian systems: edit /etc/sysctl.conf, uncomment the relevant packet forwarding lines for IPv4/IPv6, save/quit and execute «sysctl -p».
ip-masq
M: 2010-01-06
<reply> see ipmasq
ipcop
M: 2010-04-15
<reply>IPCop is a Linux distribution providing a simple-to-manage stateful firewall using <Netfilter>. Originally a fork of <SmoothWall> by disillusioned developers. Not supported in #debian. http://www.ipcop.org/ #ipcop on irc.freenode.net.
iphone
M: 2010-08-09
<reply>A phone made by <Apple> Inc. http://wiki.debian.org/iPhone
ipmasq
M: 2011-10-29
<reply> see nat
ipmi
C: 2008-06-13
<reply>[ipmi] Intelligent Platform Management Interface. An interface to the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) is available in the ipmitool package. An interface for servers to interact with IPMI-enabled devices is in the openipmi package.
ipn2120
C: 2009-01-23
<reply>The IPN 2120 is an 802.11b wireless LAN chipset designed by InProComm Inc. (now MediaTek), used within the Linksys WMP11v4 (PCI ID 17fe:2120). No Linux kernel driver is available, ask me about <ndiswrapper>.
ipn2220
M: 2009-01-23
<reply>The IPN 2220 is an 802.11g wireless LAN chipset designed by InProComm Inc. (now MediaTek), used within the Acer Aspire 1520, Acer Travelmate 2300, Linksys <WPC54G> v4, Packard Bell Easynote A5560 and some Toshiba Equium laptops (all devices: PCI ID 17fe:2220). No Linux kernel driver is available, ask me about <ndiswrapper>.
ipod
M: 2010-12-26
<reply>An iPod is a purty silver and white or black box, definitely not bigger than a breadbox. Would be better if it supported some non-encumbered formats. To manage an iPod using a Debian system, ask me about <amarok>, <banshee>, <gtkpod>, <rhythmbox>. http://wiki.debian.org/iPhone
ipods
M: 2012-02-21
<reply> see ipod
ipsec
M: 2011-03-02
<reply>Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) is a protocol suite for securing Internet Protocol communications by authenticating and encrypting each IP packet of a data stream. Ask me about <openswan>, <strongswan>, <racoon>.
iptables
M: 2010-09-10
<reply>[iptables] The user-space process used to administer iptables kernel parts on top of netfilter. Ask me about <netfilter docs>. For a proper Debian-way of setting up iptables, see http://wiki.debian.org/iptables or ask me about <iptables-restore>. http://netfilter.org/ #netfilter on irc.freenode.net. See also <ferm>, <lartc>, <masq>, <ulogd>.
iptables tutorial
M: 2010-01-15
http://www.frozentux.net/documents/iptables-tutorial/
ipv6
M: 2011-02-20
<reply>Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the next-generation IP version designed to replace IPv4. Available in Debian since <potato>, full IPv6 support was a release goal for Squeeze. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianIPv6 http://ipv6.debian.net/ http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Linux+IPv6-HOWTO/ http://www.ipv6.org/ #debian-ipv6 on irc.oftc.net, #ipv6 on irc.freenode.net. To disable IPv6 on your system, ask me about <noipv6>.
ipw2011b
C: 2009-01-24
<reply> see spectrum24
ipw2100
M: 2010-02-14
<reply>ipw2100 is a Linux kernel driver supporting the Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 802.11b device. Firmware is required, ask me about <non-free sources> and install the firmware-ipw2x00 package to provide. http://wiki.debian.org/ipw2200 #ipw2100 on irc.freenode.net.
ipw2200
M: 2010-02-14
<reply>ipw2200 is a Linux kernel driver supporting Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 (802.11bg) and 2915 (802.11a/bg) devices. Firmware is required, ask me about <non-free sources> and install the firmware-ipw2x00 package to provide. http://wiki.debian.org/ipw2200 #ipw2100 on irc.freenode.net.
ipw2915
C: 2007-12-04
<reply> see ipw2200
ipw3945
M: 2010-02-14
<reply> see iwlwifi
ipxe
M: 2011-05-27
<reply>iPXE (formerly gPXE, Etherboot) is an open source network bootloader. It implements <PXE> and extends it with additional protocols and features (e.g. booting from HTTP instead of TFTP). Supports a variety of network devices, including wireless LAN. Packaged for Debian (bnx2, linda infiniband drivers removed). http://ipxe.org/ #ipxe on irc.freenode.net.
ir
M: 2010-02-13
<reply> see infrared
irc
M: 2009-07-13
<reply>IRC is Internet Relay Chat, the means to provide #debian to its patrons. Debian IRC channels are listed at http://wiki.debian.org/IRC . Please read http://wiki.debian.org/GettingHelpOnIrc . Ask me about <irc tutorial> and <faq>. See also <debstats> and <irclog>.
irc archive
M: 2010-03-21
<reply> see irclog
irc tutorial
M: 2010-09-28
<reply> see irc primer
ircd
M: 2009-11-18
(Internet Relay Chat Daemon), a computer program to create an IRC server on which people can talk to each other via the Internet. See <ircd-hybrid>, <dancer-ircd>, <unrealircd>.
ircd-hybrid
M: 2009-06-15
a high-performance secure IRC server. http://ircd-hybrid.com/ #ircd-coders on irc.ircd-hybrid.org.
irda
M: 2010-02-12
<reply>IrDA is an infrared wireless communication standard. To use on Debian systems: enable infrared in BIOS (if built-in), install the irda-utils package (its init script starts irattach by default), enable infrared on the other device, "cat /proc/net/irda/discovery" / irdadump to test. To provide /dev/ircomm* devices, "modprobe ircomm-tty". See also irda-utils' README.Debian. http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Infrared-HOWTO/ Not for CIR, see <lirc>.
irman
M: 2010-02-13
<reply>Irman is the name of a home-brew Universal Infrared Receiver (http://fly.cc.fer.hr/~mozgic/UIR/) and a formerly available commercial infrared receiver product. Both allow use of a remote control to control your computer, ask me about <lirc> for support in Linux systems.
irqtune
M: 2010-05-09
a program for adjusting the priority of interrupts to improve serial performance. Previously packaged in hwtools, removed from Debian post-Sarge to resolve bug #397723.
irssi
M: 2009-06-06
the best <IRC> client ever. "aptitude install irssi" and read http://www.irssi.org/documentation/startup . See also http://irssi.org/documentation/faq . http://www.irssi.org/ #irssi on open.ircnet.net and irc.freenode.net.
irssi-text
M: 2009-07-05
<reply> see irssi
is back
C: 2010-04-27
<reply>(I was gone?|Yes, back for more thankless factoid serving.|The Bahamas were nice.)
isa
M: 2009-06-15
<reply>Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) is a computer bus standard used in x86-32 systems until being superseded by <PCI> in 1993. Earlier internal modems and sound cards were ISA expansion cards due to their low bandwidth requirements. Or, Instruction Set Architecture, the specification of how a CPU architecture is programmed.
isapnp
M: 2010-01-11
<reply> see isapnptools
isapnptools
M: 2010-12-23
<reply>isapnptools was a package providing tools to configure ISA plug-and-play (PnP) devices, only useful for Linux kernels prior to 2.4. Removed from Debian post-Sarge to resolve bug #318359. Plug and Play BIOS utilities are packaged in pnputils, see also <pnp>.
isci
M: 2013-05-01
<reply>isci is a Linux kernel driver supporting Intel C600 Series SAS/SATA controllers, introduced at Linux 3.0. Available for Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" systems since <6.0.4>, with an improved version (from Linux 3.2.35) added at <6.0.7>. If the isci/isci_firmware.bin file is required (this parameter blob is usually found in NVRAM), install the firmware-linux-free package.
iscsi
M: 2012-01-11
<reply>iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface) is an IP-based storage networking standard. https://wiki.debian.org/SAN/iSCSI
isdn
M: 2010-04-11
<reply>ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) is a set of communications standards for simultaneous digital transmission, often used to connect to the Internet. ISDN is supported on Debian systems, but not at Debian installation time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Services_Digital_Network . See also <isdn4linux>, <misdn>.
isdn4linux
M: 2010-10-15
<reply>ISDN4Linux is a set of Linux kernel drivers providing support for ISDN hardware. Considered legacy since Linux 2.6.0, most drivers are not SMP-safe. Disabled in Debian kernel images at linux-2.6 2.6.32-16, re-enabled as of linux-2.6 2.6.32-25; now marked as staging (see Debian bug #588551). http://www.isdn4linux.de/ Also ask me about <misdn>.
isl3871
M: 2010-06-08
<reply> see prism2_usb
isl3872
M: 2011-05-07
<reply> see hostap
isl3873b
M: 2011-06-17
<reply> see prism2_usb
isl3874
M: 2011-05-07
<reply> see hostap
isl3877
M: 2010-04-16
<reply> see p54pci
isl3880
M: 2010-04-16
<reply> see p54
isl38801k
M: 2011-03-08
<reply> see isl3880
isl3886
C: 2009-01-02
<reply> see p54
isl3886pci
M: 2010-05-22
<reply> see p54pci
isl3886usb
M: 2010-05-21
<reply> see p54usb
isl3887
C: 2009-01-02
<reply> see p54
isl3887usb
M: 2010-05-21
<reply> see p54usb
isl3887usb_bare
M: 2011-01-02
<reply> see p54
isl3890
C: 2010-04-16
<reply> see p54
isl3890usb
M: 2010-05-21
<reply> see p54usb
islsm
C: 2008-04-27
<reply> The Prism54 project (http://lekernel.net/prism54/) provided the reverse-engineered "islsm" driver for Intersil ISL38xx SoftMAC chipsets. This driver is obsolete and no longer maintained, ask me about <p54>.
iso
M: 2009-04-16
<reply>[iso] CD image, a file containing an ISO 9660 standard filesystem. Debian CD/DVD images are available at http://www.debian.org/CD . Also ask me about <netinst> and <check iso image>. To download via BitTorrent or Jigdo, ask me about <bittorrent>, <jigdo>. Debian CD image FAQ: http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/ See also <vendors>, <cd1>, <missing iso>, <blu-ray disc>, <iso mount>, <iat>.
isolinux
M: 2010-02-12
<reply> see syslinux
ispconfig
C: 2007-08-07
<reply> ISPConfig is a web hosting control panel available under the BSD license. http://www.ispconfig.org/
ispcp
M: 2011-03-29
<reply>ispCP Omega is a multi-server control and adminstration panel forked from VHCS. Not packaged for Debian (BTS #383934). http://isp-control.net/ #ispcp on irc.freenode.net.
ispcp omega
M: 2011-03-29
<reply> see ispcp
itanium
M: 2011-01-13
<reply>Intel Itanium Architecture (formerly IA-64) is Intel's *other* 64-bit architecture. Itanium processors are primarily found in HP Integrity servers and are supported by Debian's ia64 port (http://www.debian.org/ports/ia64/). It is not the same as the AMD64 / Intel 64 / x86-64 chips used in PCs, ask me about <amd64>.
itunes
M: 2014-05-26
<reply>iTunes is a media player, media library, and mobile device management application developed by Apple Inc. Ask me about <daap>.
ivman
M: 2011-03-01
<reply>ivman is an alternative to gnome-volume-manager that uses <dbus> and <hal> to be notified (upon other things) about when devices are attached and detached, allowing you to auto-mount or run scripts. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #499249. http://ivman.sf.net/
ivtv
M: 2010-08-11
<reply>The IVTV drivers provide support for Conexant CX23415/CX23416 based PCI hardware. Supported devices: http://ivtvdriver.org/index.php/Supported_hardware . ivtv Linux kernel driver and all related i2c drivers (inc. saa717x) are part of the Linux kernel since Linux 2.6.26. Firmware is required, ask me about <ivtv firmware>. http://ivtvdriver.org/ See also <pvrusb2>.
ivtv firmware
M: 2010-03-07
<reply>Firmware for devices supported by the cx88-blackbird, <ivtv> and <pvrusb2> drivers is available in the firmware-ivtv package, ask me about <non-free sources>. IVTV firmware can alternatively be extracted from the respective Windows drivers, see http://ivtvdriver.org/index.php/Firmware for instructions.
iw
M: 2011-10-12
<reply>iw is a nl80211 (netlink for IEEE 802.11) based command-line configuration utility for wireless devices. Packaged for Debian, it is currently not integrated with <ifupdown>. http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Documentation/iw
iwconfig
M: 2008-12-29
<reply> see wireless-tools
iwl3160
M: 2013-07-04
<reply> see iwl7000
iwl3945
C: 2008-08-10
<reply> see iwlwifi
iwl4965
C: 2007-12-07
<reply> see iwlwifi
iwl5100
C: 2008-10-02
<reply> see iwlagn
iwl6250
M: 2010-06-05
<reply> see iwlagn
iwl7000
M: 2013-08-13
<reply>The Intel Dual Band Wireless AC (802.11ac, a/b/g/n compatible) 7000 series (e.g. 7260: PCI ID 8086:08b1, 3160: PCI ID 8086:08b3) is supported by <iwlwifi> since Linux 3.10. Firmware is required and packaged for Debian since firmware-iwlwifi 0.39. Debian 7 "Wheezy" users: ask me about <bdo kernel> and install firmware-iwlwifi from <wheezy-backports>. See also <btusb>.
iwl7260
M: 2013-07-04
<reply> see iwl7000
iwlagn
M: 2012-02-11
<reply> see iwlwifi
iwlegacy
C: 2012-02-11
<reply>Support of Intel 3945 ABG/BG and 4965 AGN wireless LAN devices was removed from the <iwlwifi> driver at Linux 2.6.39. These are now supported by the iwlegacy driver, which provides the iwl3945 and iwl4965 kernel modules in Debian 7 "Wheezy" and later releases. Firmware is required, ask me about <non-free sources> and install the firmware-iwlwifi package to provide. http://wiki.debian.org/iwlegacy
iwlist
M: 2010-07-29
<reply> see wireless-tools
iwlwifi
M: 2013-08-07
<reply>The iwlwifi Linux kernel driver supports several Intel 802.11n (WiFi Link, Wireless-N, Advanced-N, Ultimate-N) and 802.11ac adapters. Firmware is required, ask me about <non-free sources> and install the firmware-iwlwifi package to provide. Supported devices are listed at https://wiki.debian.org/iwlwifi . See also <iwlegacy>, <iwl7000>.
ixgbe
M: 2012-03-25
<reply>ixgbe is a Linux kernel driver supporting Intel 10 gigabit PCI Express Ethernet controllers (82598, 82598EB, 82599EB, 82599ES), introduced in Linux 2.6.24. Support for the 82599EB 10 Gigabit TN (PCI ID 8086:151c) was added at Linux 2.6.35.
j2se-package
M: 2010-04-15
<reply> see java-package
jabber
M: 2011-02-25
<reply> see xmpp
jabberd14
M: 2011-11-30
<reply>jabberd14 is a Jabber/<XMPP> server implemented in C/C++. http://jabberd.org/ Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #650105; for alternatives, ask me about <prosody> and <ejabberd>.
jabberd2
M: 2011-11-30
<reply>jabberd2 is a Jabber/<XMPP> server and the next generation of the <jabberd> project. http://jabberd2.xiaoka.com/
jack
M: 2010-06-01
<reply>[jack] a colloquialism for a person who doesn't care about anything, or a CD ripping front-end (packaged as jack, http://www.home.unix-ag.org/arne/jack/), or the JACK Audio Connection Kit: a low-latency sound server, allowing multiple applications to connect to one audio device; install the jackd package to provide the current default JACK implementation. http://jackaudio.org/ #jack on irc.freenode.net.
jackd
M: 2010-06-01
<reply> see jack
jahshaka
C: 2009-05-20
a open source and cross-platform video, effects and compositing application. A possible alternative to Adobe's After Effects product. http://www.jahshaka.org/ #jahshaka on irc.freenode.net.
jakarta
M: 2009-05-29
<reply>The Jakarta Project, a set of open-source Java solutions. Apache <Tomcat> is no longer part of Jakarta. http://jakarta.apache.org/ http://wiki.apache.org/jakarta
jargon
M: 2010-01-22
<reply> see jargon file
jargon file
M: 2010-01-22
<reply>The Jargon File is a compendium of <hacker> slang, available in print as The New Hacker's Dictionary. Packaged for Debian as jargon-text (the info version in the jargon package is obsolete), the Jargon Lexicon section is also packaged as dict-jargon. http://www.catb.org/jargon/
jargoogle
M: 2010-01-22
a <Jargon File> search using Google. http://catb.org/jargon/jargoogle.html
jaunty
C: 2009-04-30
<reply> see jaunty jackalope
jaunty jackalope
C: 2009-04-30
<reply> see ubuntu
java ipv6
M: 2010-08-01
<reply>net.ipv6.bindv6only=1 was set in netbase 4.38, no longer set by default since netbase 4.42 (Debian bug #560238). net.ipv6.bindv6only=1 breaks networking in Java for sun-java6-jdk (Debian bug #560044). For older (pre-release) Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" installations, use "sed -i 's/net.ipv6.bindv6only = 1/net.ipv6.bindv6only = 0/' /etc/sysctl.d/bindv6only.conf ; invoke-rc.d procps restart" to revert.
java plugin
M: 2009-08-20
<reply> see install java
java-package
M: 2013-03-07
<reply>java-package (formerly mpkg-j2se, j2se-package) provides the make-jpkg utility for creating Debian packages from manually downloaded <Java> distributions; Oracle Java 6 (update >= 10) and Oracle Java 7 are currently supported. java-package is available for Debian 7 "Wheezy" and later systems in <contrib>. http://wiki.debian.org/JavaPackage . Where possible, use <OpenJDK> instead, ask me about <install java>.
java-plugin
M: 2010-04-14
<reply> see install java
javascript
M: 2011-04-03
<reply>JavaScript (originally Mocha, formerly LiveScript) is a simple scripting language - an implementation of ECMAScript - designed by Netscape to be embedded into HTML documents. Despite the name, it is entirely unrelated to <Java>. http://js.isite.net.au/ ##javascript on irc.freenode.net.
jessie beta 1
M: 2014-08-14
<reply> see jessie beta
jessie beta 2
M: 2014-10-08
<reply> see jessie beta
jessie install guide
C: 2015-04-26
<reply> see jessie installation guide
jessie kernel
M: 2015-08-31
<reply>Debian 8 "Jessie" released with the Linux 3.16 kernel, see https://bits.debian.org/2014/07/kernel-version-for-jessie.html for further details and also ask me about <stable kernel>, <ckt kernel>. Later kernel versions are available through <debian backports>, ask me about <bdo kernel>.
jesux
M: 2009-10-26
http://web.archive.org/web/20071102203307/http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/Node/4081/
jffs
M: 2010-01-28
<reply> see jffs2
jffs2
C: 2010-01-28
<reply>Journalling Flash File System version 2 (JFFS2) is a log-structured file system, the successor to JFFS. Designed for use in Memory Technology Devices (i.e. raw flash), not block devices (e.g. USB stick, CF card). Included in Linux since 2.4.10. The mtd-utils package provides the mkfs.jffs2 utility. http://www.linux-mtd.infradead.org/faq/jffs2.html http://sources.redhat.com/jffs2/
jfs
M: 2009-05-30
Journaled File System from IBM, licensed under the GPL. Fast and very reliable. Performance has improved significantly since initial release(s). Give it a try! http://jfs.sf.net/
jidgo
M: 2009-04-16
<reply> see jigdo
jigdo live
M: 2013-10-14
<reply> see live jigdo
jitsi
M: 2013-10-11
<reply>Jitsi (formerly SIP Communicator) is a cross platform voice (VoIP), video conferencing and instant messaging application. It supports the <SIP> and <XMPP> protocols, along with support for other instant messaging services (e.g. AIM, ICQ, Yahoo). Packaged for Debian <unstable>. http://jitsi.org/ #jitsi on irc.freenode.net.
jmc250
M: 2010-06-10
<reply> see jme
jmc260
M: 2010-06-10
<reply> see jme
jme
M: 2013-04-27
<reply>jme is a Linux kernel driver supporting the JMicron JMC250 (PCI ID 197b:0250) and JMC260 (PCI ID 197b:0260) PCI Express Ethernet controllers. It was introduced in Linux 2.6.28.
jmicron
M: 2009-12-30
<reply>JMicron Technology Corporation is an integrated circuits manufacturer. Having problems booting IDE on a JMicron chipset or MSI G965M-FI? See http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/04/16/1829231 . For support of JMicron PCIe Ethernet controllers, ask me about <jme>.
jmtpfs
C: 2014-03-16
<reply>jmtpfs is a <FUSE> and libmtp-based filesystem for accessing <MTP> devices. Packaged for Debian in <testing> and <wheezy-backports>. https://github.com/JasonFerrara/jmtpfs
jolicloud
M: 2010-05-01
<reply>Jolicloud is a distribution based on <Ubuntu> targeted at netbooks. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.jolicloud.com/ #jolicloud on irc.freenode.net. See also <based on debian>.
joomla
M: 2012-09-07
<reply>Joomla! is an open source content management system forked from Mambo. Not packaged for Debian, <RFP> filed as Debian bug #571794. http://docs.joomla.org/Category:FAQ http://www.joomla.org/ #joomla on irc.freenode.net.
joypad
M: 2013-01-24
<reply> see gamepad
jsm
M: 2013-05-05
<reply>see jessie/sid mix
jsm caveat
M: 2014-08-17
<reply> see jum caveat
juk
M: 2009-11-12
<reply>JuK is an audio player for <KDE>, the default since KDE 3.2. http://developer.kde.org/~wheeler/juk.html
jum
M: 2014-08-17
<reply> see jessie/unstable mix
junkbuster
M: 2009-05-29
<reply>Internet Junkbuster is a GPL-licensed filtering HTTP proxy for blocking adverts and cookies. Previously packaged as 'junkbuster', removed from Debian in 2002. Superseded by Privoxy, ask me about <privoxy>.
jvm
M: 2009-11-25
Java Virtual Machine. See also <java> and <install java>.
jwm
M: 2009-06-20
<reply>Joe's Window Manager (JWM) is a low resource <window manager> using minimal external libraries, with a look and feel similar to Microsoft Windows. http://joewing.net/programs/jwm #jwm on irc.freenode.net.
k-demar
M: 2010-06-28
<reply> see kademar
k-p
C: 2008-02-22
<reply> see kp
k3b
M: 2010-12-21
<reply>K3b is a sophisticated CD/DVD burning application for Linux, optimized for <KDE>. http://www.k3b.org/faq http://www.k3b.org/ #k3b on irc.freenode.net.
k7 dropped
M: 2009-09-07
<reply>i386 -k7 Linux kernel images were removed from Debian in 2007 (after Etch's release), see Debian bug #454777. Use the -686 kernel images instead.
kademar
C: 2010-06-28
<reply>kademar Linux (formerly K-DEMar) is a Spanish live CD/DVD distribution based on Debian and Knoppix. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.kademar.org/soporte . See also <based on debian>.
kaffe
M: 2010-02-07
<reply>Kaffe is a clean room implementation of the Java virtual machine. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #550864, ask me about <java> for alternatives.
kaffeine
M: 2010-03-10
<reply>Kaffeine is a <xine>-based media player for <KDE>. http://kaffeine.kde.org/?q=faq #kaffeine on irc.freenode.net.
kalango
M: 2009-09-03
<reply> Kalango Linux was a Brazilian GNU/Linux distribution based on <Knoppix> and <Kurumin>. It has been discontinued, see <Kurumin>.
kali magic
M: 2014-08-18
<reply> see kali-magic
kamailio
M: 2009-12-29
<reply>Kamailio (formerly OpenSER) is an open source SIP proxy server. OpenSER is packaged for Debian, ITP for Kamailio in bug #527615. http://www.kamailio.org/ #openser and #kamailio on irc.freenode.net. See also <opensips>.
kannel
M: 2010-09-10
<reply>Kannel is a <WAP> and SMS/SMPP gateway, packaged for Debian. http://www.kannel.org/faq.shtml http://www.kannel.org/ #kannel on irc.freenode.net.
kanotix
M: 2010-06-25
<reply>Kanotix is a live CD Linux distribution based on Debian 7 "Wheezy" (as of Kanotix Dragonfire). It is not supported in #debian. http://www.kanotix.org/ #kanotix on irc.freenode.net. See also <based on Debian>.
karmic
M: 2011-07-16
<reply> see karmic koala
karmic koala
C: 2009-04-30
<reply> see ubuntu
kate
M: 2010-11-04
<reply>Kate (formerly Kant) is an advanced text editor, part of <KDE> since release 2.2. http://www.kate-editor.org/
kbdconfig
M: 2010-11-27
<reply> see keymap
kbsd
M: 2009-10-22
<reply> see kfreebsd
kdenlive
M: 2012-06-08
<reply>Kdenlive (KDE Non-Linear Video Editor) is an open source cross-platform video editor, packaged for Debian from squeeze onwards. http://kdenlive.org/ . The <Debian Live>-based Kdenlive Live Demonstration DVD/USB is not supported in #debian. http://kdenlive.org/user-manual/frequently-asked-questions #kdenlive on irc.freenode.net.
kde_trouble
M: 2007-10-11
<reply> Just upgraded KDE? konqueror won't work? Missing MIME types? kopete won't work? korganizer has no resources available? Please log out and back in. KDE doesn't like changing its libraries underneath.
kedit
C: 2010-11-04
<reply>KEdit is a basic text editor for <KDE> which was discontinued in KDE 4. It has been superseded by <kwrite> and <kate>.
kerberos
M: 2009-05-08
a cross-platform networked security and authentication system for accessing services. http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/www/ #kerberos on irc.freenode.net.
kermit
M: 2009-11-01
<reply>Kermit is a file transfer protocol and a set of communication tools. Ask me about <ckermit>.
kernel handbook
C: 2010-12-14
<reply> see kernel-handbook
kernel install
M: 2010-01-13
<reply> see kernel-package
kernel parameters
M: 2010-03-26
<reply> see kernel-params
kernel params
M: 2013-06-12
<reply> see kernel-params
kernel source
M: 2013-05-27
<reply>To install Debian Linux kernel source (i.e. Linux kernel source with Debian patches), install the linux-source (7 "Wheezy" and later releases) or linux-source-2.6 (6.0 "Squeeze") metapackage.
kernel sources
M: 2010-12-16
<reply> see kernel source
kernel-handbook
M: 2011-06-06
<reply>The Debian Linux Kernel Handbook http://kernel-handbook.alioth.debian.org/ - packaged as debian-kernel-handbook since Debian 7 "Wheezy" - serves as a single access point to all kernel-related documentation. See chapter 4.2 to rebuild official Debian kernel packages, see chapter 4.5 to build a custom kernel from Debian kernel source.
kernel-howto
M: 2009-11-14
<reply>"The Kernel-HOWTO has been removed because it don't fitted the LDP standard." (http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO/). Ask me about <kp>.
kernel-image
M: 2009-09-07
<reply>kernel-image-$flavour was the previous Debian package naming convention for Linux kernel images (e.g. kernel-image-2.4.27-3-386, kernel-image-2.6.8-4-686). This was changed to linux-image-$flavour in 2006 (e.g. linux-image-2.6.18-6-686). http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2006/03/msg00007.html . To create a custom linux-image-* package, ask me about <kernel-package>.
kernel-package
M: 2009-05-28
<reply>[kernel-package] Obsolete. Use <kernel handbook> instead. Used to be The Debian Way(tm) "aptitude install kernel-package build-essential libncurses5-dev" and follow the instructions in /usr/share/doc/kernel-package/README.gz. You should also ask me about <make-kpkg>, <kp mantra> and <kernel build-deps>.
kernel-params
M: 2010-03-18
<reply> http://kernel.org/doc/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt or install the <linux-doc> package for the parameters supported by your kernel.
kernel-patch-openvz
M: 2009-12-16
<reply>kernel-patch-openvz is obsolete and was removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #472245. It was replaced by linux-patch-openvz. See also <openvz>, <virtualization>.
kerneloops
M: 2013-03-03
<reply>kerneloops is a utility for collecting crash information (Linux kernel oops). The extracted signature is sent to kerneloops.org for statistical analysis. Not part of the Debian 7 "Wheezy" release due to bug #664715.
key delay
M: 2009-06-02
'xset r [[on|off] rate #delay [#rate]]' (see man xset for details), or entry "AutoRepeat" in section "InputDevice" (man xorg.conf). See also <qotd131>.
keyboard
M: 2009-04-18
<reply> A keyboard is something you hit to fix segfaults, sigsegvs, and faulty hardware, or at http://store.yahoo.com/pfuca-store/ . For help configuring up your keyboard, ask me about <keymap>, <keyboard specialkeys>, <multimedia keys>, <key delay>, <capslock>. See also <cherry>.
keymap
M: 2012-03-15
<reply>Run "dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration" to change both your default console and X keymap; the setxkbmap utility can be used to adjust keymap settings during X operation. For setting up X keymaps, see xkeycaps, xev and ask me about <multimedia keys>.
keymaps
M: 2010-11-27
<reply> see keymap
keytouch
M: 2011-07-05
<reply>KeyTouch is a program for configuring <multimedia keys>. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #632110. http://keytouch.sf.net/
kfreebsd
M: 2015-04-28
<reply>Debian GNU/kFreeBSD is a port that consists of GNU userland using the GNU C library on top of FreeBSD's kernel, coupled with the regular Debian package set. kfreebsd-amd64 and kfreebsd-i386 are not official release architectures for Debian 8 "Jessie" due to quality concerns. https://www.debian.org/ports/kfreebsd-gnu/ https://wiki.debian.org/Debian_GNU/kFreeBSD_FAQ #debian-kbsd on irc.oftc.net.
kfreebsd-gnu
M: 2009-10-22
<reply> see kfreebsd
kickstart
M: 2010-07-16
<reply>Kickstart is an automated installation method used by Red Hat Enterprise Linux, allowing installation of large numbers of identical Linux systems. A Kickstart file can be loaded from an initrd via the 'initrd-kickseed' debian-installer udeb package. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/Kickstart . See also <fai>.
killswitch
M: 2010-06-19
<reply> Many wireless drivers (including the ipw* and iwl* drivers) will complain about the kill switch. This is either a keystroke (like Fn+F2) or a physical switch that you need to toggle to turn the radio on. When the kill switch is on, the radio is off (odd way of expressing things, isn't it?) and your network card won't work. See also <rfkill>.
kismet
M: 2012-12-16
<reply>Kismet is a wireless network detector, sniffer and <IDS>. Read /usr/share/doc/kismet/README.gz for details, it will not work with <ndiswrapper>. Not part of the Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" release due to bug #693351. http://www.kismetwireless.net/ #kismet at irc.freenode.net.
kivio
M: 2014-07-09
<reply> see calligra flow
klamav
M: 2010-07-05
<reply>KlamAV is a <KDE> frontend for <ClamAV>. http://klamav.sf.net/
kmail
M: 2010-02-22
<reply>KMail is <KDE>'s default mail user agent, the email component of Kontact. http://userbase.kde.org/KMail/FAQs_Hints_and_Tips http://userbase.kde.org/KMail #kontact on irc.freenode.net.
kmerlin
M: 2009-07-12
was a client for the MSN network. Dead upstream, removed from Debian to resolve bug #326086. Ask me about <kopete> or <msn>.
kms
M: 2010-03-23
<reply>Kernel Mode Setting (KMS) has graphical modes initialized by the Linux kernel instead of X. It is hardware dependent, introduced in Linux 2.6.29. Enabled via modprobe as of xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.9.1-2 and xserver-xorg-video-radeon 1:6.12.192-2. To disable, edit /etc/modprobe.d/{i915,radeon}-kms.conf or boot with the 'nomodeset' kernel command line parameter. http://wiki.debian.org/KernelModesetting
kmuto
M: 2011-08-21
<reply>*No Longer Maintained* - Unofficial images for installing Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" using a later kernel (Linux 3.2.4) are available from http://kmuto.jp/debian/d-i/ (images are on the CD mirrors). To supply additional firmware, ask me about <installer firmware>. For a USB install, use the lenny instructions: http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/i386/ch04s03
knockd
M: 2010-12-22
<reply>[knockd] one of the most famous and robust implementations of a "port knocking" mechanism for Linux and UNIX. See http://www.linux-mag.com/id/5445 for a short HOWTO. http://www.zeroflux.org/projects/knock
knoppmyth
M: 2009-07-12
<reply>KnoppMyth is Linux distribution based on <KNOPPIX>, for installing <MythTV> to a system intended to operate as a personal video recorder (PVR). See also <based on Debian>. Renamed to LinHES as of version 6 and based on <arch linux>. http://mysettopbox.tv/
kodi
M: 2014-11-16
<reply> see xbmc
koffice
M: 2010-07-28
<reply>KOffice is an office suite built on the <KDE> platform. KOffice for <KDE4> migrated to <testing> on 2010-07-23. http://www.koffice.org/ #koffice on irc.freenode.net.
koha
C: 2011-07-05
<reply>Koha is an open source integrated library system (ILS). Not packaged for Debian (BTS #186958, #389876), the experimental koha-community.org packages are not supported in #debian. The Ubuntu-based Koha Live CD is not supported in #debian. http://koha-community.org/ #koha on irc.oftc.net.
kompozer
M: 2013-06-20
<reply>KompoZer is an open source, cross-platform WYSIWYG HTML editor forked from <nvu>. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #690251.
konqueror
M: 2010-01-03
<reply>Konqueror is a web browser and file manager, a core component of <KDE>. It replaces kfm (KDE file manager). http://wiki.debian.org/Konqueror http://www.konqueror.org/faq/ #konqueror on irc.freenode.net.
konversation
M: 2009-11-18
<reply>Konversation is an <IRC> client for the <KDE>. http://konversation.kde.org/wiki/FAQ http://konversation.kde.org/ #konversation on irc.freenode.net.
kooka
M: 2012-01-21
<reply>Kooka is a image scanning application for <KDE> 3. At KDE 4, it was replaced by <skanlite>.
kopete
M: 2010-03-20
<reply>Kopete is <KDE>'s flexible and extendable multi-protocol instant messaging system, designed as a plugin-based system. All protocols are plugins and allow modular installation and configuration. http://kopete.kde.org/ #kopete on irc.freenode.net.
korg
M: 2010-07-30
<reply> see korg1212
korg1212
C: 2010-07-26
<reply>The snd-korg1212 ALSA driver (supporting the Korg 1212 I/O PCI sound card) requires firmware from userspace for device operation. Device firmware (korg/k1212.dsp) is not distributed by the Debian project; to acquire, refer to the procedure at http://wiki.debian.org/snd-korg1212
korn
M: 2010-12-28
<reply> see ksh
kpackage
M: 2010-07-05
<reply>KPackage is a graphical management tool for the <rpm> and <deb> package formats, previously part of <KDE>. No longer maintained, removed from upstream KDE SC in 4.4 (Debian bug #523450). Just use <aptitude> instead, or if you really need a GUI, <synaptic>.
kpdf
M: 2010-05-25
<reply>KPDF is a <PDF> viewer based on xpdf for <KDE>. http://kpdf.kde.org/ Replaced by Okular in KDE 4, ask me about <okular>.
kpowersave
M: 2010-03-27
<reply>kpowersave is a utility for managing battery life on notebooks: coordinating processor speed reduction, suspend-to-RAM, suspend-to-disk, backlight brightness etc to help your battery last longer or make your system quieter. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #539999, ask me about <power devil>.
kppp
M: 2013-01-02
<reply>KPPP is a <KDE> modem dialer and front-end for <pppd>. http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdenetwork/kppp/ . See also <ppp>.
kqemu
M: 2012-02-08
<reply>The <QEMU> accelerator module (KQEMU) increases execution speed when emulating an x86 CPU on a native x86 CPU. As of QEMU version 0.12.0, KQEMU is no longer supported (Debian bug #575443); for systems supporting x86 virtualization extensions, ask me about <kvm>.
ksh
M: 2010-12-28
<reply>The Korn shell (ksh) is a Unix shell developed by David Korn (AT&T Bell Laboratories) in the early 1980s. It is upwards compatible with the Bourne shell, also including many features of the C shell (e.g. command history) inspired by requests of Bell Labs users. Packaged as ksh, pdksh (public domain version) and mksh (MirBSD enhanced pdksh). http://www.kornshell.com/ http://web.cs.mun.ca/~michael/pdksh/ http://mirbsd.de/mksh
ksm
M: 2009-12-17
<reply>Kernel Samepage Merging (KSM) is a Linux kernel feature combining identical memory pages from multiple processes into one copy-on-write region. It decreases memory usage in virtualization environments. Enabled in Debian Linux kernel images as of linux-2.6 2.6.32-2. http://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_2_6_32#head-d3f32e41df508090810388a57efce73f52660ccb http://kernel.org/doc/Documentation/vm/ksm.txt . Not to be confused with <KMS>.
ktorrent
M: 2011-01-12
<reply>KTorrent is a <BitTorrent> client for <KDE>, part of the KDE Extragear collection. FAQ: http://ktorrent.org/?q=faq . http://ktorrent.org/wiki/ http://ktorrent.org/ #ktorrent on irc.freenode.net.
kudzu
M: 2010-12-10
<reply>Kudzu is a noxious vine which smothers everything it touches, or Red Hat's hardware autodetection and configuration program, running each boot to check for and configure any changed hardware. Replaced by <HAL> at Fedora 9, removed from Debian post-Sarge to resolve bug #387638.
kuickshow
M: 2010-06-07
<reply>KuickShow is an imlib1-based image viewer for <KDE>, inspired by ACDSee. Replaced by <Gwenview> in KDE 4.
kurumin
M: 2009-06-06
<reply>Kurumin Linux was a Brazilian Linux distribution originally based on <Knoppix>, then Debian Etch. Discontinued January 29 2009: http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=pt-BR&sl=pt&tl=en&u=http://www.gdhpress.com.br/kurumin/ , http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20090202#news . Ask me about <install debian>.
kvirc
M: 2009-06-15
<reply>KVirc (K Visual IRC) is a cross-platform Qt-based <IRC> client with MDI, a powerful scripting language, plugins and optional support for <KDE>. http://www.kvirc.net/?id=faq&lang=en #kvirc on irc.freenode.net.
kvm
M: 2011-02-21
<reply>Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a full <virtualization> solution for Linux hosts on x86 hardware with x86 guests. Packaged as qemu-kvm since Debian 6.0 "Squeeze". See http://wiki.debian.org/KVM for installation instructions, also ask me about <xve>. http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/FAQ http://www.linux-kvm.org/ #kvm on irc.freenode.net.
kwin
M: 2010-01-03
<reply>KWin is the <KDE> window manager. http://userbase.kde.org/KWin #kwin on irc.freenode.net.
kwrite
M: 2010-11-04
<reply>KWrite is a basic text editor included in <KDE>. http://kate-editor.org/ See also <kate>.
kyahoo
M: 2010-06-06
<reply>KYahoo is a Yahoo! Instant Messenging client based on QT2 and KDE2. Not part of <potato>, removed from Debian to resolve bug #116551. Renamed to KYim, dead upstream and not part of Debian. For other clients, ask me about <yahoo>.
kyim
M: 2010-06-06
<reply> see kyahoo
l10n
M: 2010-11-20
an abbreviation for localization, which is a long word used a lot in some circles, so it's shortened by effectively saying "L, then 10 more letters, then N", get it? http://wiki.debian.org/L10n http://lists.debian.org/debian-l10n-$language
l2tp
M: 2010-01-16
<reply>Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) is an extension to <PPP> enabling ISPs to operate Virtual Private Networks. Ask me about <xl2tpd>. See also <vpn>.
l2tpd
M: 2010-01-28
<reply>l2tpd is the original Layer 2 Tunnelling Protocol Daemon, which is obsolete and unmaintained. http://l2tpd.sf.net/ Debian transitioned to xl2tpd as of Lenny, ask me about <xl2tpd>.
label
M: 2009-05-28
<reply>Labels can be set on some filesystems, enabling referencing via LABEL=foo in <fstab>. To set: Ext{2,3,4}: e2label /dev/{s,h}dXX foo (16 char limit); XFS: xfs_admin -L foo /dev/{s,h}dXX (12 char limit); FAT{16,32}: dosfslabel /dev/{s,h}dXX foo (11 char limit); NTFS: ntfslabel /dev/{s,h}dXX foo (128 char limit); Btrfs: btrfs filesystem label /dev/{s,h}dXX foo (256 char limit). To mount: mount -L foo dir. See also <uuid>.
lame
M: 2014-05-07
<reply>LAME is an open source MP3 encoder, accepted into <main> in July 2011 (closing bug #90091). Applications using <GStreamer> for MP3 file output require the LAME plugin, packaged as gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly for Debian 7 "Wheezy". http://lame.sf.net/ #mp3encoder on irc.freenode.net.
lampp
M: 2011-05-11
<reply> see xampp
lang
M: 2009-09-29
<reply> see $lang
language
M: 2009-09-29
a wonderful fucking thing that should be used properly. Every time you hurt grammar, a <knoppix> user joins. To the scientists, language is god. See <$lang>, <language per user>.
laptop
M: 2009-06-09
<reply>All there is worth knowing about Linux and laptops can be found at http://www.linux-laptop.net/ and http://tuxmobil.org/mylaptops.html . For Thinkpads, ask me about <thinkpad>. Also ask me about <acpi>, <laptop mode>, <netbook>, <pcmcia>, <suspend>. http://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn . See also the debian-laptop mailing list: http://lists.debian.org/debian-laptop/
laptop mode
M: 2013-05-20
<reply>Laptop mode is a set of Linux kernel controls and user-space scripts that try to reduce power consumption by putting your hard drive to sleep, along with various other power management features. They are in the laptop-mode-tools package. http://kernel.org/doc/Documentation/laptops/laptop-mode.txt http://samwel.tk/laptop_mode/faq . See also <power saving>.
laptop task
M: 2015-04-27
<reply>Laptop task packages for Debian 8 "Jessie": acpi, avahi-autoipd, bluetooth, powertop, iw, wireless-tools, wpasupplicant. Ask me about <tasksel>.
laptop-mode
M: 2010-04-19
<reply> see laptop mode
laptop-net
M: 2011-02-27
<reply>laptop-net is a package for automatically adapting laptop Ethernet to the current network environment. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #581442.
laptop_mode
M: 2014-11-24
<reply> see laptop mode
larc
M: 2012-08-28
<reply> see lha
lartc
M: 2010-01-15
the Linux Advanced Routing & Traffic Control HOWTO. http://lartc.org/ #lartc on irc.oftc.net. Also ask me about <wondershaper>.
laserjet
M: 2013-08-03
<reply> see hp
last.fm
M: 2010-03-24
<reply>last.fm (formerly Audioscrobbler) is a social music network, or a Data Mining/"Spyware" site offering various music related services in exchange and based on for users' listening habits. http://www.last.fm/ For an alternative service, see http://libre.fm/
lastfm
M: 2010-03-24
<reply> see last.fm
lastlog
M: 2010-01-04
<reply>[lastlog] The lastlog(8) command reports the most recent login of all users, or of a given user. In some IRC clients, /lastlog <searchterm> shows the lines of log from the current window matching the search term.
lava
C: 2014-07-01
<reply>The Linaro Automated Validation Architecture (LAVA) is an extensible automated testing system. Packaged for Debian <unstable>. https://wiki.debian.org/LAVA https://wiki.linaro.org/LAVA http://www.linaro.org/projects/test-validation/ #linaro-lava on irc.freenode.net.
layer7
M: 2010-05-01
<reply>[layer7] L7-filter is a classifier for Linux's <netfilter>, for packet identification based on application layer data. http://www.clearfoundation.com/Software/l7-filter.html
lbo
M: 2011-03-28
<reply> see libreoffice
lcdproc
M: 2010-04-17
<reply>LCDproc is a program used to control text-based LCD/VFD displays from Linux, packaged for Debian. http://lcdproc.org/ See also <g15>.
ldap
M: 2009-07-30
<reply>Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is a client/server protocol for accessing a directory service. Ask me about <openldap>. http://wiki.debian.org/LDAP http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/Ldap #ldap on irc.freenode.net.
ldm
C: 2010-09-15
<reply>Logical Disk Manager (LDM) is a logical volume manager implementation used by Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 operating systems. Partitions created within LDM are referred to as dynamic disks. Supported by the Linux kernel since 2.4.8, not supported by <GRUB> (Debian bug #569133). <testdisk> can convert a dynamic disk to a basic disk. http://kernel.org/doc/Documentation/ldm.txt . See also <lvm>.
lemp
M: 2010-06-25
<reply>LEMP: Linux, Nginx (pronounced "engine X"), MySQL, {PHP,Perl,Python} server. Ask me about <LAMP>, <nginx>.
lenny
M: 2012-03-26
<reply>Lenny is the codename for Debian GNU/Linux 5.0, released on February 15th, 2009. Lenny security support ended on 2012-02-06, this release is no longer supported. Lenny users should upgrade to Squeeze, ask me about <lenny->squeeze>. Removed from the mirrors (2012-03-25), ask me about <lenny sources.list>. For old Lenny ISOs, ask me about <lenny iso>. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianLenny http://www.debian.org/News/2012/20120209
lenny errata
C: 2011-02-05
<reply> see errata lenny
lenny floppies
C: 2009-06-02
<reply> see bf
lenny install
M: 2010-01-13
<reply> see install lenny
lenny install guide
C: 2011-02-06
<reply> see lenny installation guide
lenny iso
M: 2012-02-08
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 "Lenny" installation images are available from http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/archive/5.0.10/ . Note that Lenny has been superseded by Squeeze, ask me about <install squeeze>. Security support for Lenny ended on 2012-02-06, this release is no longer supported.
lenny pool
M: 2010-04-06
<reply>The pool about when <Lenny> would release was won by chealer with 2009-02-15. brylie was the most off-track. Ask me about <lenny pool 1> to see the bets placed. See also <squeeze pool>.
lenny security
M: 2012-02-08
<reply> see lenny
lenny status
M: 2010-05-15
<reply> see lenny
lenny+1
M: 2010-08-23
<reply> see squeeze
lenny-backports
M: 2012-03-25
<reply> see backports.debian.org lenny
lenny-backports-sloppy
M: 2012-03-26
<reply> see backports.debian.org lenny-sloppy
lenny-support
C: 2011-10-12
<reply>Debian Lenny/5.0 can be installed using Squeeze/6.0 Debian-Installer images: supply the 'suite=lenny' boot option to include the lenny-support <udeb>. Use of <6.0.3> (or later) installation images is recommended, in order for GRUB Legacy to be installed (http://packages.qa.debian.org/g/grub-installer/news/20110927T015611Z.html). See also <install guide>.
lennyr1
M: 2009-04-13
<reply> see 5.0.1
lennyr3
C: 2009-09-02
<reply> see 5.0.3
lennyr4
C: 2010-01-19
<reply> see 5.0.4
lennyr5
C: 2010-06-17
<reply> see 5.0.5
lennyr6
C: 2010-08-24
<reply> see 5.0.6
lennyr7
C: 2010-11-14
<reply> see 5.0.7
lessdisks
M: 2010-01-04
<reply>Lessdisks was a flexible diskless (x)terminal system using Debian GNU/Linux as a base framework. Removed from Debian post-Sarge to resolve bug #389498. See also <debirf>.
lftp
M: 2009-07-31
<reply>lftp is a FTP(S)/HTTP(S)/SFTP/FISH/BitTorrent client. Quick lftp howto: lftp foo, get blah, cd bleh, ^z to background downloads, jobs to list them. http://lftp.yar.ru/FAQ
lgpl
M: 2011-02-24
<reply>The GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) is a <DFSG>-compatible license. http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html
lha
M: 2012-08-28
<reply>LHA/LHarc (.lzh, .lha) and LArc (.lzs) are archive file formats. The <non-free> "LHa for Unix" utility (lha) was removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #685050. lhasa and jlha-utils are free software LHA implementations.
lharc
M: 2012-08-28
<reply> see lha
libapache2-mod-cband
C: 2008-02-22
an Apache 2 module for bandwidth limiting the web server. Removed from post-Etch Debian to resolve bug #463789.
libapp-nopaste-perl
M: 2011-09-17
<reply> see nopaste
libata
M: 2010-04-11
<reply>libata is a Linux kernel library supporting ATA controllers and devices. Devices handled by libata appear as SCSI devices with associated device names: 'sd' (hard drive, instead of 'hd'), 'sr' (optical), 'st' (tape). Since Debian 6.0 "Squeeze", libata-based drivers are used for most PATA controllers (bug #444182). http://ata.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Libata_FAQ . See also <uuid>.
libav
C: 2011-08-09
<reply>Libav is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. Libav is a fork of <FFmpeg> and replaces it in the Debian 7 Wheezy and 8 Jessie releases. Multithreaded decoding is available since libav 4:0.7~rc1-1 (bug #575600); MP3 encoding support is available since libav 4:0.7.1-2 (bug #587904). http://libav.org/faq.html http://libav.org/ #libav on irc.freenode.net.
libavcodec
M: 2011-01-06
<reply>libavcodec is an open source audio/video <codec> library, able to decode Windows Media Video variants, Sorenson/QuickTime versions, old RealVideo formats and more. Provided by the <ffmpeg> and <libav> projects. For multimedia formats without an available implementation, ask me about <w32codecs> for binary-only codecs.
libc
M: 2009-05-07
the C runtime library, Linux universe knows glibc (GNU libc) as libc, too. Ask me about <glibc>, <eglibc>. Or, a whopping big collection of libraries that you need if you're going to do anything on your system beyond <init>.
libdvdcss
M: 2013-10-21
<reply>libdvdcss is a free software library for unscrambling <CSS>-encrypted DVDs, not to be confused with <DeCSS>. It is not distributed by Debian due to legal concerns. To acquire, see http://www.videolan.org/developers/libdvdcss.html for repository and APT signing key information, then install the libdvdcss2 package.
libdvdcss2
M: 2010-05-17
<reply> see libdvdcss
liberation
M: 2013-06-05
<reply>Liberation is a set of free fonts with the same metrics as Microsoft's Times New Roman, Arial and Courier New fonts. They can act as drop-in replacements. Packaged for Debian as fonts-liberation (7 "Wheezy" and later releases) and ttf-liberation (6.0 "Squeeze"). http://fedorahosted.org/liberation-fonts/ . See also <carlito>, <caladea>.
libertas
M: 2013-08-25
<reply>Libertas is a series of 802.11g wireless LAN chipsets produced by Marvell. The 88W8385 (CF/SDIO), 88W8388 (USB) and 88W8686 (SDIO/GSPI) FullMAC chipsets are supported by the Linux kernel's libertas driver. Firmware is required, see http://wiki.debian.org/libertas for more information. The <88W8335> chipset is not supported by the libertas driver.
libmd5-perl
C: 2011-03-25
<reply>Debian's libmd5-perl package (Lenny) provides the deprecated MD5.pm <Perl> module, which is a backwards-compatible wrapper around the core Digest::MD5 module, for use by legacy code. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #539019; Digest::MD5 has almost the same <API>.
libpam-ssh
M: 2011-12-04
<reply> see pam_ssh
libpst
M: 2010-12-12
http://www.five-ten-sg.com/libpst/
librecad
C: 2011-10-12
<reply>LibreCAD is a free and open source computer-aided design application. It is a version of <QCad> Community Edition ported to <Qt4>. http://librecad.org/ #librecad on irc.freenode.net.
libreoffice
M: 2012-01-04
<reply>LibreOffice is a fork of <OpenOffice>. It is packaged for <wheezy> and <squeeze-backports>, replacing the OpenOffice.org packaging. Debian users will see little difference between the old OOo packages and LibreOffice, ask me about <debian ooo>. http://wiki.debian.org/LibreOffice http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110623 http://www.libreoffice.org/ #libreoffice on chat.freenode.net.
libsdl
M: 2013-02-04
<reply> see sdl
libva
M: 2013-07-18
<reply> see vaapi
libvirt
M: 2011-07-29
<reply>Libvirt is a library for interfacing with different virtualization systems. http://libvirt.org/ #virt on irc.oftc.net.
libx264
M: 2011-03-23
<reply> see x264
licq
M: 2009-12-30
an instant messaging client supporting multiple interfaces (Qt, KDE, GTK+, console)