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sysrq
M: 2009-04-25
Alt-PrintScreen-[Key]. For a clean reboot with a semi-locked machine, try [Key] with s-u-b, s for sync, u for remount readonly and b for reBoot. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_SysRq_key and http://kernel.org/doc/Documentation/sysrq.txt . See also <sysrqd>.
sn9c202
M: 2010-09-11
<reply> see sn9c20x
proftp
M: 2010-10-08
<reply> see proftpd
parole
M: 2011-01-04
<reply>Parole is a media player based on <GStreamer>, intended for use within the <Xfce> desktop environment. http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/parole
g-110
M: 2010-12-05
<reply> see p54pci
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>.
doudou
M: 2013-10-25
<reply> see doudoulinux
adduser
M: 2011-10-04
a program (front end to useradd(8)) for adding a user to the system. See also <homedir permissions>.
hd6800
M: 2012-05-06
<reply> see barts
unarchiver
M: 2011-06-25
<reply> see theunarchiver
pm debug
M: 2011-08-25
<reply> see suspend troubleshooting
bcm4301
M: 2010-09-29
<reply> see b43legacy
cs4237b
M: 2011-10-23
<reply> see cs4237
omv
M: 2012-08-23
<reply> see openmediavault
bcm57710
M: 2010-07-19
<reply> see bnx2x
debli
M: 2010-06-29
<reply> see deb.li
why icedove
M: 2012-04-04
<reply> see why iceweasel
scanner
M: 2010-04-16
a device used to copy an image from a physical source (e.g. photograph) into a computer. Ask me about <sane>. Users in the 'scanner' <group> can access locally connected scanner devices.
vyatta
C: 2009-07-07
<reply>Vyatta Core is a Linux distribution based on Debian, providing routing, stateful firewalling and secure communication through IPsec and OpenVPN. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.vyatta.org/ ##vyatta on irc.freenode.net. See also <based on debian>.
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
packages
M: 2011-05-19
<reply> see package
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>.
memtest
M: 2013-05-16
<reply>To test a computer's memory subsystem for faults, use either: memtest86 / memtest86+ (thorough real-mode testers) or memtester (userspace utility), all packaged for Debian. memtest86+ is included in <debian live> CD/DVD images. http://www.memtest86.com/ http://www.memtest.org/ http://pyropus.ca/software/memtester/ See also <grub2 badram>.
proposed updates
M: 2010-09-26
<reply> see proposed-updates
dwa-566
M: 2013-01-07
<reply> see dwa566
/dev/dsp
M: 2010-12-20
<reply> see devdsp
nvidia codenames
M: 2013-01-10
http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/CodeNames
mol
M: 2010-11-04
<reply>Mac-On-Linux is virtual machine for PowerPC systems to run PowerPC operating systems (Mac OS, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux) natively. Not available for Squeeze due to Debian bug #536641, removed from Debian to resolve bug #592034. http://mac-on-linux.sf.net/ #mol on irc.freenode.net. See also <pearpc>.
uptime
M: 2009-10-11
<reply>uptime is a measure of the time a computer system has been "up" and running. It came into use to describe the opposite of downtime, times when a system was non-operational. The uptime and reliability of computer and communications facilities is sometimes measured in "nines". Five nines means 99.999% reliability, which translates to a total downtime of no longer than five minutes per year.
toshutils
M: 2011-02-21
<reply>toshutils is a collection of utilities to control a <Toshiba> laptop (e.g. turning the fan on/off, viewing the power mode, setting the supervisor password). http://www.buzzard.me.uk/toshiba/ Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #543237.
vt6655
M: 2011-03-08
<reply>vt6655 is a vendor driver for wireless LAN devices based on the VIA VT6655 PCI chipset, included as a staging driver since Linux 2.6.31. Currently (2011-05-12) disabled in Debian kernel images, ask me about <ndiswrapper>. For USB device support, ask about <vt6656>.
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/
qvwm
M: 2011-11-08
<reply>qvwm is a Windows 95/98/NT like <window manager> for the X Window System. Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #508232. Ask me about <icewm> and use its win95 theme as an alternative.
merch
M: 2011-03-18
<reply> see merchandise
pcsp
M: 2010-03-21
<reply> see pcspkr
sarge sources.list
M: 2009-06-07
"deb http://archive.debian.org/debian sarge main contrib non-free" and "deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-security sarge/updates main contrib non-free"
hdmedia
M: 2013-08-10
<reply> see hd-media
jessie beta 2
M: 2014-10-08
<reply> see jessie beta
report bugs
M: 2013-02-19
<reply> see report-bugs
cpuflags
M: 2010-12-28
<reply> see cpu flags
xorg config manual
M: 2013-04-29
<reply> see xorg manual config
zew1642s
M: 2011-07-17
<reply> The Zonet ZEW1642S is an 802.11n PCI device with detachable antennas. It contains a Ralink RT2760 chipset; for device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rt2860>.
fancy output
M: 2012-04-22
<reply> see lsb fancy
rtl8111
M: 2014-05-09
<reply> see r8169
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
at76c503a
M: 2011-01-11
<reply> see at76_usb
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.
metapackages
M: 2009-06-05
<reply> see metapackage
i810
M: 2010-03-21
<reply> see intel-gfx
ocr
M: 2011-03-12
<reply>Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a technology allowing computers to "read" text from physical objects. It requires a graphical representation of text to interpret, usually coming from a scanned image. gocr (http://jocr.sf.net/) and ocrad (http://www.gnu.org/software/ocrad/ocrad.html) are packaged for Debian. The fuzzyocr <SpamAssassin> plugin can be used to check image attachments.
sum
M: 2010-12-14
<reply> see single-user mode
openfire
M: 2011-02-25
<reply>Openfire (previously Wildfire, Jive Messenger) is an <XMPP> server written in Java, not packaged for Debian (<RFP> in #689589). http://www.igniterealtime.org/projects/openfire/ #openfire on irc.freenode.net.
gn-wpkg
M: 2010-10-11
<reply> see rt2500
isl3887usb
M: 2010-05-21
<reply> see p54usb
xdm
M: 2009-08-01
<reply>[xdm] X display manager, see /usr/share/doc/xdm/README.Debian for configuration details. Ask me about <nodm> to disable.
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>.
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).
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
x-strike-force
M: 2010-01-29
<reply> see xstrikeforce
jigdo live
M: 2013-10-14
<reply> see live jigdo
pbbuttonsd
M: 2011-09-06
<reply>PBButtons is a program suite handling the special hotkeys of an Apple iBook, PowerBook/TiBook, MacBook (since version 0.8.0) and other laptop/notebook models. Packaged for Debian powerpc as pbbuttonsd. http://pbbuttons.berlios.de/
iwl7260
M: 2013-07-04
<reply> see iwl7000
linux source
M: 2010-12-16
<reply> see kernel source
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>.
realvideo
M: 2010-09-19
<reply> see real codecs
sndconfig
M: 2010-12-06
<reply>sndconfig is an obsolete sound card configuration utility by Red Hat Software, previously packaged for Debian. Ask me about <install alsa> and <alsa-checklist>.
syslinux
M: 2010-02-12
<reply>SYSLINUX is a suite of boot loaders for x86 systems, supporting FAT/NTFS filesystems (SYSLINUX), bootable ISO-9660 CD-ROMs (ISOLINUX), PXE network booting (PXELINUX) and ext{2,3,4}/btrfs filesystems (EXTLINUX). Also includes MEMDISK for booting legacy operating systems (e.g. MS-DOS). Used in Debian x86 installation media. http://syslinux.zytor.com/ #syslinux on irc.freenode.net. See also <extlinux>, <pxelinux>.
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/
43225
M: 2010-09-24
<reply> see bcm43225
pptp
M: 2010-12-11
<reply>Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) is an insecure and unreliable way to create tunnels; consider <openvpn>, <ipsec> or <l2tp> instead. Some ISPs use PPTP to provide service on Ethernet connected broadband networks; this is not supported at Debian installation time. To connect to a PPTP server, use pptpsetup (pptp-linux package, on netinst and CD1) or network-manager-pptp. See also <why not pptp>, <poptop>, <mppe>, <vpn>.
rt539f
M: 2011-08-08
<reply> see rt5390
ext2fs
M: 2009-05-29
<reply> see ext2
nvidia 96xx-dkms
M: 2011-02-08
<reply> see nvidia dkms-96xx
wnu
M: 2011-06-15
<reply>The A-Link WNU is an 802.11n USB wireless LAN device (USB ID 0bda:8192). It contains a Realtek RTL8192U chipset; for device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rtl8192u>. http://www.a-link.com/uk/WNU
cdrwin
M: 2010-12-14
<reply> see bin-cue
ar8162
M: 2012-01-21
<reply> see alx
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.
trackpoint
M: 2012-01-19
<reply> see pointing stick
enoch
M: 2011-05-04
<reply> see gentoo
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
4315
M: 2011-03-05
<reply> see bcm4312
wmaker
M: 2009-06-08
<reply> see windowmaker
wolf3d
M: 2013-02-03
<reply> see wolf4sdl
npos
M: 2011-10-05
not part of <stable>.
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.
sourcemage
M: 2011-06-15
<reply> see source mage
sparc32
M: 2010-12-01
<reply>The sparc32 port of Debian was dropped after the release of 4.0 "Etch". http://wiki.debian.org/Sparc32 http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/News/2007/20070721 . The sparc64 port is still supported for Debian 7 "Wheezy", ask me about <sparc>.
out-of-tree
M: 2010-06-20
<reply> see out of tree
lso
M: 2010-10-26
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_segment_offload
unionfs-fuse
M: 2010-05-14
<reply>unionfs-fuse is a union filesystem (<unionfs>) implementation using <FUSE>. http://podgorny.cz/moin/UnionFsFuse
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/
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
smc
M: 2007-10-22
the Self-Made Critic at http://www.brunching.com/selfmade/ Secret Maryo Chronicles is an Open Source two-dimensional platform game with a style designed similar to classic sidescroller games. which utilizes the platform independent libray, SDL and since Version 0.98 with the OpenGL accelerated Graphics Renderer developed in C++. http://www.secretmaryo.org/, or <SMC Networks>
stow
M: 2010-02-03
a nifty program used to manage a /usr/local/ hierarchy. It keeps all the programs separate, so you can install and remove them without playing the "which program does that file belong to" game; ask me about <stow usage>. http://www.gnu.org/software/stow . See also <usrlocal>, <uupdate>, <checkinstall>.
dwa-133
M: 2011-05-21
<reply> see dwa133
lastfm
M: 2010-03-24
<reply> see last.fm
audio rip
M: 2011-01-03
<reply> see audiorip
scumm
M: 2010-10-19
<reply> see scummvm
rt2070
M: 2011-01-04
<reply> see rt2870
ftpmasters
M: 2012-01-18
<reply> see ftpmaster
snd-emu10k1x
M: 2010-12-19
<reply> see emu10k1x
sid security
M: 2011-02-14
<reply> see unstable security
qube2
M: 2011-05-17
<reply> see cobalt
imp4
M: 2010-10-16
<reply> see imp
xaric
M: 2010-07-01
<reply>Xaric is an <IRC> client forked from <BitchX>. http://xaric.org/
joypad
M: 2013-01-24
<reply> see gamepad
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>.
pike
M: 2011-06-05
<reply>Pike is a dynamic programming language, most known in association with <roxen>. http://pike.ida.liu.se/
tnetw1450
M: 2013-01-02
<reply> see acx-mac80211
ar8114
M: 2013-03-19
<reply> see atl1e
saving power
M: 2011-01-19
<reply> see power saving
powerdevil
M: 2013-01-16
<reply> see power devil
thin client
M: 2010-04-15
<reply>A thin client is similar to a dumb terminal in that it gets all of its information from the network. Some thin clients have their own memory, but lack a hard drive. They're basically stripped down computers that are supposed to lower the total cost of owning a computer. These computers are generally used in business or commercial applications. Ask me about <LTSP>.
xawtv
M: 2013-05-01
<reply>XawTV is an X11 application which displays television channels. See also <tvtime>.
seti@home
M: 2013-05-01
<reply>SETI@home is a volunteer grid computing project for analyzing radio telescope data. The SETI@home BOINC client is packaged for Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" as boinc-app-seti, availability is intended for Debian 7 "Wheezy" via wheezy-backports following its release. http://wiki.debian.org/BOINC http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ #boinc on irc.freenode.net.
3crusbn275
M: 2011-01-09
<reply> see ar9170
saa7164
M: 2011-11-16
<reply> see saa716x
wwwoffle
M: 2011-11-21
<reply>WWWOFFLE (World Wide Web OFFline Explorer) is a caching proxy server with special features for use with dial-up internet links. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #649286. http://www.gedanken.demon.co.uk/wwwoffle
vncserver
M: 2011-10-25
<reply> see vnc4server
wordperfect
M: 2010-02-09
<reply>WordPerfect is a proprietary word processing application owned by Corel. The last Linux-native version released is 8.1. Rick Moen's WordPerfect for Linux FAQ is at http://www.linuxmafia.com/wpfaq/
svm
M: 2011-12-10
<reply> see xve
kodi
M: 2014-11-16
<reply> see xbmc
smcwusbs-n2
M: 2010-09-23
<reply> The SMCWUSBS-N2 "EZ Connect N 300Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter" is a 802.11n device by SMC Networks (USB ID 083a:b522). For support on Debian systems, ask me about <rt2870>. See also <smcwusbs-n>, <smcwusbs-n3>.
rsync
M: 2009-05-18
a superior network file synchronization program. Handy for downloading a Linux kernel, e.g. rsync -avz --partial rsync.kernel.org::pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux-2.6.29.3.tar.bz2 /usr/local/home/peej/src/ Useful for backups as per http://www.mikerubel.org/computers/rsync_snapshots/ , see also <rsnapshot>. http://rsync.samba.org/ #rsync on irc.freenode.net.
achi
M: 2011-01-23
<reply> see ahci
parallel booting
M: 2010-05-15
<reply> see concurrent boot
ar9462
M: 2012-02-10
<reply> see ath9k
wl433
M: 2011-05-11
<reply> see wl-433
essid
M: 2010-04-25
http://www.cryer.co.uk/glossary/e/essid.htm
cryptmount
M: 2010-06-03
<reply> see dm-crypt
bcm970012
M: 2013-10-30
<reply> see bcm70012
lampp
M: 2011-05-11
<reply> see xampp
rt3390
M: 2011-05-10
<reply> see rt2800pci
missing iso
M: 2011-02-23
<reply> see missing images
sb0203
M: 2010-12-19
<reply> see emu10k1x
ppp speed
M: 2010-02-12
<reply>[ppp speed] To report the PPP connection speed on Debian systems, edit /etc/chatscripts/pap and uncomment the "REPORT CONNECT" line. Upon PPP connection, this will be logged to /var/log/ppp-connect-errors by default.
io_edgeport
M: 2011-05-25
<reply> see edgeport
nessus
M: 2009-09-22
<reply>Nessus is a proprietary vulnerability scanner. Previously GPL licensed until Nessus 3, removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #534501. Ask me about <openvas>.
gnome shell
M: 2011-09-18
<reply> see gnome-shell
dwl-g520+
M: 2010-06-29
<reply> see dwlg520+
lync
M: 2012-02-08
<reply>Microsoft Lync (formerly Microsoft Office Communicator) is an instant messaging client used in some corporate environments. Lync uses extensions to the SIP/SIMPLE instant messaging protocol suite, which are implemented by the third-party pidgin-sipe plugin. http://sipe.sf.net/ See also <pidgin>.
snd-aloop
M: 2010-04-15
<reply> see aloop
sleepd
M: 2013-03-19
<reply>sleepd is a daemon to put a laptop to sleep, when not being used or the battery is low. http://kitenet.net/~joey/code/sleepd/
xorg config squeeze
M: 2013-04-29
<reply> see xorg manual config
sdlmame
M: 2011-01-27
<reply> see mame
pstate
M: 2013-06-25
<reply> see intel_pstate
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
mn710
M: 2011-06-17
<reply>The Microsoft MN-710 Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter is an 802.11g device (USB ID 045e:00c2). It contains an Intersil ISL3886 chipset; for device support on Debian systems, ask me about <p54usb>.
airlink
M: 2011-05-04
<reply> see airlink101
frees/wan
M: 2010-01-16
<reply> see freeswan
office communicator
M: 2012-02-08
<reply> see lync
sound default
M: 2010-12-23
<reply> see default sound
kernel parameters
M: 2010-03-26
<reply> see kernel-params
freebios
M: 2009-07-15
<reply> see openbios
lvm
M: 2008-07-21
<reply>[lvm] the Linux Logical Volume Manager (http://sources.redhat.com/lvm2/). Resources: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/, <lvm_tutorial>, <lvm removedisk>, <lvm movelv>, <install using lvm>, http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/410, http://sources.redhat.com/lvm2/wiki/ IRC: #lvm on irc.freenode.net.
rtl8168f
M: 2013-02-06
<reply> see r8169
43224
M: 2010-09-24
<reply> see bcm43224
openfwwf
M: 2010-09-25
<reply> "Open FirmWare for WiFi networks" (OpenFWWF) is a project developing open source firmware for wireless LAN devices based on Broadcom AirForce chipsets (specifically BCM4306 rev 3, BCM4311 rev 1 and BCM4318). Supported by the <b43> driver since Linux 2.6.30; firmware is requested from b43-open/ . v5.2 does not correctly handle FIFO overflow conditions. <RFP> filed as Debian bug #513974. http://www.ing.unibs.it/openfwwf/
faqs
M: 2009-04-19
<reply> see faq
retro
M: 2013-09-18
<reply> see stipple
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
statler
M: 2010-08-11
<reply> see crunchbang
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>.
nvidia dkms-71xx
M: 2011-02-20
<reply> see nvidia legacy
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.
lkml
M: 2010-06-06
the Linux Kernel Mailing List. Read http://web.archive.org/web/20110721110318/http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/docs/lkml/reporting-bugs.html before you post there and ALSO read http://www.tux.org/lkml/
howtos
M: 2009-11-14
<reply> see howto
.rmvb
M: 2010-12-27
<reply> see rmvb
smp
M: 2011-04-27
<reply>Symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) is where a computer processes different instructions using multiple processors at the same time, in separate units (a form of parallel computing). http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/SMP-HOWTO.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symmetric_multiprocessing
7.0.0
M: 2013-05-05
<reply> see 7.0
release updates
C: 2013-05-08
<reply> see wheezy-updates
dolphin-emulator
M: 2013-06-15
<reply> see dolphin-emu
.docx
M: 2013-08-14
<reply> see docx
z8pe-d12
M: 2010-06-08
<reply>The Z8PE-D12 is a motherboard produced by ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated. The Intel 82574L Gigabit Ethernet controller is supported by the <e1000e> driver since Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.3. http://asuswiki.asus.com/usaSupport/index.php?title=Z8PE-D12
bincue
M: 2010-12-14
<reply> see bin-cue
gnome-lokkit
M: 2010-07-27
<reply> see lokkit
mov
M: 2011-03-12
<reply> see quicktime
nvidia 173xx-dkms
M: 2011-02-08
<reply> see nvidia dkms-173xx
libva
M: 2013-07-18
<reply> see vaapi
qca8172
M: 2014-01-28
<reply> see alx
hsdpa
M: 2011-08-28
<reply> see 3g
sparky
M: 2013-04-05
<reply>see sparkylinux
pcimodem
M: 2010-01-05
<reply> see pci modem
which xorg driver
M: 2013-12-23
<reply> see which video driver
pepper
M: 2013-10-04
<reply> see pepper flash
sata_inic162x
C: 2013-10-09
<reply>sata_inic162x is a Linux kernel driver supporting the Initio Corporation INI-1623 PCI SATA-II Controller (PCI ID 1101:1622). Use of this driver results in frequent and serious data corruption (Debian bug #714295). sata_inic162x is disabled in Debian Linux kernel images since linux 3.10.3-1 and 3.2.51-1 (part of the <7.2> point release).
pepperflashplugin-nonfree
M: 2015-04-26
<reply>Pepper Flash Player is a proprietary <flash> plugin included with the Google Chrome web browser. The pepperflashplugin-nonfree Debian package can be used to install this plugin for the <Chromium> browser, ask me about <contrib>. https://wiki.debian.org/PepperFlashPlayer
usb-install
M: 2009-06-05
<reply> see usb install
rv770
M: 2010-05-20
<reply>RV770 is the foundation chip for the Radeon R700 graphics processing unit series. Ask me about <radeon>, <fglrx> for device support.
z70
M: 2010-12-14
<reply> see 70
opie
M: 2011-04-14
<reply>OPIE (One-time Password In Everything) is a system for using one-time passwords in applications. Packaged for Debian as opie-client and opie-server, removed post-Squeeze to resolve bug #622246. http://www.linux.ie/lists/pipermail/ilug/2005-August/083130.html
straw
M: 2011-01-16
<reply>Straw is a news aggregator for <GNOME>, removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #549078. Ask me about <liferea>.
mcelog
M: 2013-06-28
<reply> see mce
gizmo
M: 2011-06-07
<reply> see gizmo5
avconv
M: 2012-12-04
<reply> see libav
ar922x
M: 2010-05-01
<reply> see ath9k
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.
dxebusb
M: 2011-05-12
<reply> see dx-ebusb
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.
mbp
M: 2010-10-19
<reply> see macbookpro
unar
M: 2011-09-30
<reply>The Unarchiver is an Objective-C application for uncompressing archive files. It notably provides RAR3 extraction using a free implementation released under the GNU LGPL. Packaged for Debian as unar. http://unarchiver.c3.cx/
mac
M: 2011-04-16
<reply>[mac] Media Access Control, see <mac change>; Macintosh, see <apple>, <m68k>, <macbook>, <powerpc>, <macsound>; Mandatory Access Control, see <apparmor>, <selinux>, <tomoyo>; Monkey's Audio Codec, see <ape>.
sysvconfig
M: 2011-01-06
<reply>sysvconfig is a text menu based utility for configuring init script links. It also provides a <service> script similar to Red Hat systems. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #537626.
debug tz
M: 2010-11-09
<reply> see tz debug
pandora
M: 2011-07-25
<reply>Pandora Radio is an automated music recommendation service. For packaged clients, ask me about <pianobar>, <pithos>.
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/
preempt_rt
M: 2011-10-13
<reply> see rt
taint
M: 2010-10-06
<reply> see tainted
svk
M: 2010-04-19
<reply>SVK is a <Subversion>-based decentralized version control system written in Perl. Dead upstream, removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #554335. http://svk.bestpractical.com/ #svk on irc.freenode.net. See also <vcs>.
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>.
dwa171
M: 2013-08-06
<reply> see dwa-171
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/
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.
netrek
M: 2010-10-18
<reply>Netrek is a very cool 2D strategy game loosely based on Star Trek where 2-4 teams with 1-8 players per side fight for galactic supremacy. Netrek was the first multiplayer game to make use of TCP. Its ancestors were Xtrek and before that the Empire system running on PLATO. A very addictive and worthwhile game if you invest the time. http://www.netrek.org/ #netrek on irc.freenode.net.
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>.
mixmaster
M: 2010-03-31
<reply>Mixmaster is the reference implementation of the type II remailer protocol, a service for privatizing email. http://mixmaster.sf.net/faq.shtml
debug initramfs
M: 2010-08-13
<reply> see initramfs debug
wda1320
C: 2008-01-22
<reply> see wda-1320
qotd207
C: 2008-01-23
<reply> <bart_> seanius, only 4 people at #C++ <seanius> try another network then <bart_> network? <bart_> IRC is the biggest isn't it?
urbanterror
M: 2011-03-12
<reply> see urban terror
zd1221
M: 2010-09-24
<reply> see ar9170
multi-arch
M: 2013-05-18
<reply> see multiarch
bc
M: 2009-10-08
according to the man page, an arbitrary precision calculator, or <businesscard>
ez publish
M: 2010-10-12
<reply> see ezpublish
rtl8168e
M: 2013-02-06
<reply> see r8169
new id
M: 2010-08-01
<reply> see new_id
ar5213
M: 2011-10-13
<reply> see ath5k
emu1820m
M: 2010-07-07
<reply> see emu10k1
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>.
kivio
M: 2014-07-09
<reply> see calligra flow
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/
lsof
M: 2009-03-26
LiSt Open Files, "aptitude install lsof" . See also <open files>.
snmp
M: 2011-09-19
<reply>The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a standard for managing devices on IP networks. http://wiki.debian.org/SNMP
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.
lintian
M: 2014-02-14
<reply>lintian is the Debian package checker (http://www.debian.org/lintian/). To get a description of a lintian tag (often with suggestions of how to fix it and links to more information, run "lintian-info -t $tagname".
auditd
M: 2010-12-26
<reply> see audit
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.
i218v
M: 2013-08-10
<reply> see i218
mailpile
M: 2013-09-08
<reply>Mailpile is an open source <webmail> client. http://mailpile.is/ #mailpile on irc.freenode.net.
aw-ne104
M: 2010-12-28
<reply> see rtl8191se
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
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
pine
M: 2010-12-17
<reply>Pine (Program for Internet News and Email) is a non-<DFSG>-free POP3, IMAP and Usenet client; modified binaries are illegal to distribute. Non-free pine sources were removed from Debian to resolve bug #569296, ask me about <alpine>. If you just want the pico editor, ask me about <nano>.
bl
M: 2010-08-08
a program for blinking keyboard LEDs, removed from Debian post-Sarge to resolve bug #327644. See also <blinkenlights>.
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/
pipeline
M: 2011-04-28
<reply>A pipeline refers to the technique of processing multiple parts of an instruction at the same time. Many processes have two or more instruction pipelines. As one instruction is executed, the next instruction is being decoded and the one after that is being fetched from memory. The pipeline is only as fast as its slowest member.
emu0404
M: 2010-07-07
<reply> see emu10k1
phc
M: 2011-03-12
<reply> see linux-phc
rop
M: 2008-06-01
(Raster Operation) A raster operation refers to a set of low-level graphics operations in Windows, i.e., operations that deal with raster graphics. Request of Porter
ar5006x
M: 2010-06-11
<reply> see ar5413
gobi
M: 2011-02-07
<reply> see gobi 2000
samba
M: 2013-05-06
<reply>Samba is a Unix implementation of Windows file/print sharing (the SMB/CIFS protocol). http://samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/ http://samba.org/samba/docs/ http://wiki.samba.org/ #samba on irc.freenode.net. See also <dfs>.
/run
M: 2011-05-16
<reply> see run
mtu
M: 2010-01-31
<reply>The Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) is the size of the largest packet a network protocol can transmit; tracepath (iputils-tracepath package) can find out about it. An interface's MTU can be set in /etc/network/interfaces for static interfaces only; for DHCP, use "supersede interface-mtu X" in an interface block within /etc/dhcp{,3}/dhclient.conf (Debian bug #294044). The MTU can also be given as an option to <pppd> (man 8 pppd).
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>.
unrealirc
M: 2012-09-15
<reply> see unrealircd
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.
sipphone
M: 2011-06-08
<reply> see gizmo5
debian-multimedia
M: 2011-06-20
<reply> see deb-multimedia
internationalisation
M: 2010-11-20
<reply> see internationalization
skanlite
M: 2012-01-21
<reply>Skanlite is an image scanning application for KDE 4, based on libksane. It can be considered to be the replacement of <kooka>. http://userbase.kde.org/Skanlite . To determine if your scanner is supported, ask me about <sane>.
macbookair
M: 2010-12-08
<reply>The MacBook Air is an ultraportable laptop series produced by Apple Inc. http://wiki.debian.org/MacBookAir . See also <bcm4360>, <laptop>.
usenet newsgroups
M: 2009-07-15
<reply> see newsgroups
solus
M: 2013-08-04
<reply> see solusos
superdrive
M: 2010-10-06
<reply>The SuperDrive is an <Apple> Inc. trademark for combination DVD+-RW and CD-RW optical drives. To eject a disc from a SuperDrive, restart the system and hold down the mouse or trackpad button. Alternatively on PowerPC systems, access <open firmware> and execute "eject cd".
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>.
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
mtv
M: 2011-07-15
<reply> see amv
rt3562
M: 2011-05-10
<reply> see rt2800pci
htaccess
M: 2010-12-29
<reply> see .htaccess
proftpd
M: 2009-04-07
<reply>ProFTPD is a professional GPL'd FTP server for Unix and Unix-like operating systems, or dropped from other distributions because they can't keep security holes out of it; ask me about <vsftpd> if you don't need any ProFTPd specific features. Contributed tools and modules: http://www.castaglia.org/proftpd/ . http://www.proftpd.org/ #proftpd on irc.freenode.net. See also <ftpd>.
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>.
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.
tango studio
M: 2013-09-05
<reply>Tango Studio is a live Linux distribution based on <ubuntu>. It is not supported in #debian. http://tangostudio.tuxfamily.org/ #tangostudio on irc.freenode.net. See also <based on debian>.
82567v
M: 2011-05-04
<reply> see e1000e
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>.
e-mu
M: 2010-07-07
<reply> see emu10k1
.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."
upgrade ia32-libs
M: 2013-01-09
<reply> see upgrade-ia32-libs
wireless-testing
M: 2010-08-01
http://wireless.kernel.org/en/developers/Documentation/git-guide . You probably want <compat-wireless> instead.
remove xorg
M: 2011-03-22
<reply> see remove x
hdn
M: 2012-08-18
<reply> see http.debian.net
vhd
M: 2011-04-11
<reply>Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) is a hard disk file format used by Windows <Virtual PC>. VHD images can be converted to other formats on Debian systems using the qemu-img and kvm-img utilities, available in the qemu-utils and qemu-kvm packages respectively. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VHD_(file_format)
remove nvidia
M: 2013-06-01
<reply> see remove nvidia-installer
svq
M: 2011-03-13
<reply> see sorenson
ar956x
M: 2014-09-06
<reply> see ar9565
bub-n-bros
M: 2013-08-05
<reply> see bubbros
worldforge
M: 2010-03-13
<reply>WorldForge (formerly Altima) is a project producing an open source framework for massively multiplayer online role-playing games. Sear (3D client) was removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #524484. Ember (3D client) is packaged. http://worldforge.org/ #lounge on irc.worldforge.org.
loop-aes
M: 2011-12-14
<reply>loop-AES is an out-of-tree Linux encryption implementation, providing a kernel module (loop.ko) for creating a loop device with an <AES> cipher. This can be used to encrypt local file systems and disk partitions. The loop-aes source package was removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #651857; a compatible encryption mode is available in <dm-crypt>.
wlassistant
M: 2010-03-19
<reply>[wlassistant] Wireless Assistant was a <KDE> frontend for wireless LAN connection. Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #494859. Ask me about <wireless>.
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.
quicktime
M: 2010-03-07
<reply>QuickTime is a proprietary multimedia framework by Apple Inc., also the name of its player application and media container format (.mov). The container usually has a video stream encoded with a <sorenson> codec. For playback on Debian systems, ask me about <mplayer>, <totem>, <vlc>, <xine>. libquicktime is a library for reading/writing QuickTime files, packaged for Debian. http://libquicktime.sf.net/ See also <ffmpeg>.
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>.
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>.
hybrid iso
M: 2012-04-11
<reply> see hybrid images
dd_rescue
M: 2010-12-07
<reply> see ddrescue
ar5006eg
M: 2011-02-12
<reply> see ar5006
partclone
M: 2010-07-01
<reply>Partclone is a program for saving/restoring used blocks of a filesystem. It differs from <partimage> by using existing filesystem shared libraries (e.g. e2fslibs for ext{2,3,4}). http://partclone.org/
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))'».
xchat-xsys
M: 2012-09-17
<reply> see x-sys
mdb
M: 2010-12-08
<reply>MDB is the file format used by Microsoft Access database products prior to Access 2007 (Access 97: Jet 3; Access 2000/2002: Jet 4). On Debian systems, the mdbtools package provides utilities for reading MDB files (http://mdbtools.sf.net/).
quake
M: 2010-10-18
<reply>Quake is a first-person video game series produced by id Software. Ask me about <ioquake3>, <openarena>, <quakespasm>.
tangostudio
M: 2013-09-05
<reply> see tango studio
communicator
M: 2012-02-08
<reply> see office communicator
ar8172
M: 2014-01-28
<reply> see qca8172
ar5211
M: 2011-11-30
<reply> see ath5k
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.
boot log
M: 2013-01-21
<reply> see bootlog
whitelister
M: 2011-10-25
<reply>whitelister is a <Postfix> whitelisting daemon. Abandoned by upstream (Debian bug #456612) in favor of postlicyd (part of pfixtools project), not currently packaged. whitelister was removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #640496.
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.
4k
M: 2013-09-08
<reply> see 4kb
why 7.x
M: 2013-07-26
<reply>From the debian-release mailing list (http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2013/05/msg01020.html): "Major versions are always X.0 now, so hard-coding the second component to "0" for point releases is simply a waste."
fglrx-legacy-driver
M: 2012-11-25
<reply> see fglrx legacy
mkv
M: 2011-04-12
<reply> see matroska
389ds
M: 2014-04-26
<reply> see 389-ds
ar9287
M: 2014-06-27
<reply> see ath9k
stunnel4
M: 2013-05-04
<reply> see stunnel
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.
7zip
M: 2010-12-15
<reply> see 7-zip
ttf-droid
M: 2010-12-20
<reply> see droid
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
atmailopen
M: 2010-10-12
<reply> see atmail
82577lc
M: 2011-01-24
<reply> see 82577
squeeze volitile
M: 2011-02-13
<reply> see squeeze volatile
dmcrypt
M: 2011-04-27
<reply> see dm-crypt
mrtg
M: 2010-02-02
<reply>The Multi Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG) is used to monitor traffic load on network links and present a visual (live) representation. http://oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg/ See also <rrdtool>.
rom
M: 2008-01-21
(Read Only Memory) Memory containing a program, data, or information about the device that has been programmed onto the chip at the factory. a mud server, relative of diku. Rivers of MUD at rom.org port 9000 (defunct), or send me all your roms http://www.linuks.mine.nu/ree/ to dump them!. RoM: Request of Maintainer
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>.
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>.
bcm84823
M: 2011-06-15
<reply> see bnx2x
afbackup
M: 2010-01-16
a client-server backup system. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #612062. http://sf.net/projects/afbackup/
unity
M: 2011-06-13
<reply>Unity is a shell interface for <GNOME>, part of the Ayatana project. <RFP> filed as Debian bug #609278. http://unity.ubuntu.com/
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.
82598
M: 2011-01-07
<reply> see ixgbe
n13
M: 2011-05-19
<reply> see usb-n13
mail transfer agent
C: 2007-11-20
<reply> see mta
rc-conf
M: 2011-01-06
<reply> see rcconf
dwa548
M: 2013-02-19
<reply> see dwa-548
nail
M: 2011-01-06
<reply> see heirloom-mailx
zisd
C: 2013-05-26
<reply>ZENworks Image Safe Data (ZISD) is used by Novell's ZENworks Desktop Management. It contains workstation-specific data used for system imaging, which is written to particular sectors of the "embedding area" (gap between the <MBR> and first partition). 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 ZISD (bug #550702).
upv
M: 2013-06-06
<reply> see unique package version
spx
M: 2011-03-17
<reply> see speex
rtl8191su
M: 2011-05-06
<reply> see rtl8192su
g450
M: 2011-01-05
<reply> see matrox
oss
M: 2009-12-05
an acronym for Open Source Software, coined by Vinod Valloppillil in the first <Halloween> document. Also an acronym for Open Sound System, ask me about <oss4>; for OSS compatiblity in <ALSA>, ask me about <aoss>, <devdsp>.
jum
M: 2014-08-17
<reply> see jessie/unstable mix
x-cd-roast
M: 2011-04-09
<reply> see xcdroast
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>.
ir
M: 2010-02-13
<reply> see infrared
f7d1102az
M: 2012-03-18
<reply> see f7d1102
sea
M: 2013-08-24
<reply> see .sea
lightspark
M: 2014-04-12
<reply>Lightspark is an experimental, high-performance <Flash> player and browser plugin, aiming to support newer formats and the AVM2 virtual machine. The Mozilla browser plugin is packaged for Debian 7 "Wheezy" as browser-plugin-lightspark. http://lightspark.github.io/ #lightspark on irc.freenode.net.
mod_security
M: 2012-01-24
<reply> see modsecurity
irc tutorial
M: 2010-09-28
<reply> see irc primer
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.
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/
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>.
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.
ini-1623
M: 2013-10-09
<reply> see sata_inic162x
nexenta os
M: 2010-06-30
<reply> see nexenta
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>.
access
M: 2013-02-06
<reply> see mdb
mcnlive
M: 2010-03-12
<reply>MCNLive is a Live CD/USB Linux distribution based on <Mandriva> Linux. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.mcnlive.org/
linux-phc
M: 2011-03-12
<reply>Linux-PHC (Linux Processor Hardware Control) is a project providing kernel patches and utilities for controlling a processor's core voltage. http://linux-phc.org/wiki http://linux-phc.org/ #linux-phc on freenode.net.
module
M: 2009-06-01
a driver for a device (a part of a kernel) which can be dynamically loaded/unloaded. Ask me about <modprobe>. To compile modules available in Debian module source packages, ask me about <dkms>, <module-assistant>. http://wiki.debian.org/Modules
php 5.4
M: 2012-03-27
<reply> see php5.4
lmde
M: 2010-09-21
<reply> see linux mint
bcm57780
M: 2010-11-04
<reply> see tg3
korn
M: 2010-12-28
<reply> see ksh
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>.
cpufrequtils
M: 2012-07-26
<reply> see cpufreq
amdv
M: 2012-12-29
<reply> see amd-v
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/
strongswan
M: 2012-08-27
<reply>strongSwan is an <IPsec> implementation for Linux kernels, forked from <freeswan>. As Debian stock kernels have IPsec (NETKEY, aka 26sec) and crypto support enabled, the openswan-modules-source or linux-patch-openswan packages are only necessary for KLIPS use. See also /usr/share/doc/strongswan/README.Debian.gz. http://wiki.strongswan.org/projects/strongswan/wiki/Start http://www.strongswan.org/ #strongswan on irc.freenode.net.
arial
M: 2013-06-05
<reply>Arial is a sans-serif typeface and set of computer fonts. Ask me about <liberation>, <mscorefonts>.
pcmcia
M: 2009-11-28
<reply>[pcmcia] PC Card (originally PCMCIA) is a hardware expansion technology for laptop computers. Install the pcmciautils package to provide PCMCIA initialisation tools. No socket driver loaded? (e.g. old system with ISA-to-PCMCIA bridge): modprobe i82365, tcic or i82092 and add the working module's name to /etc/modules. To identify a PC Card device, see http://wiki.debian.org/HowToIdentifyADevice/PC_Card . See also <cis>.
mirrorer
M: 2013-12-10
<reply> see reprepro
boss linux
M: 2013-08-09
<reply> see bosslinux
wusb54ag
M: 2010-10-02
<reply> The Linksys WUSB54AG "Wireless A/G USB Network Adapter" is an 802.11g device (USB ID 13b1:000c). For support on Debian systems, ask me about <p54>. Not to be confused with the <WUSB54G>.
raidtools
M: 2010-03-23
<reply>raidtools and raidtools2 are obsolete, ask me about <mdadm>.
mesa
M: 2011-03-01
<reply>Mesa 3D is an open source implementation of the <OpenGL> API. http://mesa3d.org/ #dri-devel on irc.freenode.net. See also <glx>.
asmodem
M: 2010-01-05
an <AfterStep> modem monitor. Removed from Debian to resolve bug #243235.
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/
scsi
M: 2009-09-29
<reply>SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) is a standard data pathway used mostly for hard drives and CD-ROM drives, but also a common interface for scanners and sometimes printers. Ask me about <scsi firmware>, <scsi rescan>. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCSI
isl3874
M: 2011-05-07
<reply> see hostap
ne2kpci
M: 2011-01-20
<reply> see ne2k-pci
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.
apache manual
M: 2010-09-10
<reply> see apache2 manual
flac->cd
M: 2011-02-26
<reply>[flac->cd] flac -d *.flac && wodim -sao *.wav
video4linux
M: 2010-08-15
<reply> see v4l
plone3
M: 2011-02-21
<reply> see plone
wintv
M: 2013-07-25
<reply> see hauppauge
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.
rxvt
M: 2009-11-07
<reply>Rxvt (ouR eXtended Virtual Terminal) is an VT102 emulator for the X window system. http://rxvt.net/ See also <rxvt-unicode>.
yeelong
M: 2012-12-23
<reply> see yeeloong
zorin os
M: 2012-10-28
<reply>Zorin OS is a Linux distribution based on <Ubuntu>. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.zorin-os.com/ #zorinos on irc.freenode.net. See also <based on debian>.
xlander
M: 2011-05-03
<reply>xlander is a lunar landing simulation video game for the X Window System. Unplayable on modern machines due to a lack of timing code. Removed from Debian post-Sarge to resolve bug #327672.
quakespasm
M: 2011-03-02
<reply>QuakeSpasm is a game engine based on the <SDL> port of FitzQuake, which can be used to play id Software's Quake. Packaged since Debian 7 "Wheezy". http://quakespasm.sf.net/
default sound
M: 2010-12-23
<reply> see default alsa
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.
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>.
mutt
M: 2009-05-13
<reply>mutt is the official mail user agent of Debian GNU/Linux. Has message threading, built-in <PGP> support and more configuration options than you can count. "My First Mutt": http://mutt.blackfish.org.uk/ . Internal SMTP relay support available since version 1.5.15. Receiving "No authenticators available"? Install the libsasl2-modules package. http://wiki.debian.org/Mutt http://www.mutt.org/ #mutt on irc.freenode.net.
i218lm
M: 2013-08-10
<reply> see i218
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>.
partition
M: 2008-06-03
<reply> You can partition your hard drive by breaking it up into one or more pieces, or "partitions". Partition manipulators include <fdisk>, <cfdisk>, sfdisk, <parted> and <gparted>. Also ask about <list partitions>. Linux Partition HOWTO: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Partition/. Linux Partitioning mini-FAQ: http://linuxmafia.com/~karsten/Linux/FAQs/partition.html
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.
vnt-6656
M: 2011-03-12
<reply> see vt6656
pon
M: 2010-01-25
<reply> see ppp
nvidia legacy squeeze
M: 2013-05-04
<reply>Nvidia proprietary legacy drivers support GPUs no longer supported by the Nvidia proprietary unified Unix graphics driver. To install, see http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers or ask me about <nvidia dkms-173xx squeeze> (173.14.xx series, supports GeForce 5/FX GPUs) or <nvidia dkms-96xx squeeze> (96.43.xx series, supports GeForce 2/3/4 GPUs).
t60n871
M: 2012-09-01
<reply>The Foxconn T60N871 is an 802.11g mini PCI card (PCI ID 17fe:2220). Ask me about <ipn2220>.
combodrive
M: 2010-10-06
<reply> see combo drive
nvidiafb
M: 2012-06-26
<reply>The nvidiafb and rivafb framebuffer drivers were removed from Debian Linux kernel images at linux 3.2.20-1 (closes Debian bugs #383481, #609615). The <nouveau> driver supports all the same hardware, aside from the RIVA 128 (NV3).
zmailer
M: 2010-07-21
<reply>ZMailer is a <MTA> intended for gateways or other large site environments, with extreme demands on mailer abilities. Removed from Debian to resolve bug #373908. http://www.zmailer.org/
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.
vesa
M: 2010-04-06
<reply>Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) is a mode that can be used on video cards for the framebuffer xserver and other neat stuff. Not accelerated. The vesa Xorg driver (xserver-xorg-video-vesa package) is incompatible with <KMS>.
389
M: 2010-10-02
<reply> see 389ds
sound juicer
M: 2010-10-19
<reply> see sound-juicer
lost+found
M: 2010-08-14
a directory where recovered information (bits of files usually) goes after repairing an ext{2,3,4} or XFS filesystem. Created by mklost+found or xfs_repair.
mpcenc
M: 2011-04-17
<reply> see musepack
sup
M: 2010-06-25
<reply>Sup is a console mail user agent written in Ruby, intended for people with a lot of email. Inspired by <mutt> and <Gmail>. Packaged for Debian as sup-mail. http://sup.rubyforge.org/ #sup on irc.freenode.net.
wml
M: 2008-06-09
Website META Language, or a superior HTML generation tool, or http://www.thewml.org
ccd
M: 2010-06-04
<reply> see clonecd
jabberd2
M: 2011-11-30
<reply>jabberd2 is a Jabber/<XMPP> server and the next generation of the <jabberd> project. http://jabberd2.xiaoka.com/
ma401
M: 2011-05-10
<reply>The MA401 is an 802.11b 16-bit PCMCIA card produced by Netgear. It contains a Harris HFA3841 (aka Intersil Prism 2) chipset. For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <hostap>.
held
M: 2014-07-30
<reply> see hold list
twidge
M: 2013-01-09
<reply>Twidge is a command-line <twitter> and identi.ca client. Not part of the Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" release due to bug #665254. https://github.com/jgoerzen/twidge/wiki
qualcomm
M: 2011-06-27
<reply>Qualcomm is a wireless telecommunications research and development company. For support of the Gobi 2000 WWAN, ask me about <gobi 2000>. For support of Atheros-based LAN/WLAN devices, ask me about <atheros>.
ispcp omega
M: 2011-03-29
<reply> see ispcp
tutorial
M: 2009-09-30
<reply> see tutorials
wl349
M: 2011-05-11
<reply> see wl-349
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.
wn511t
M: 2012-04-21
<reply>The Netgear WN511T "RangeMax Next 300 Mbps Wireless Notebook Adapter" is a 802.11n device (PCI ID 11ab:2a02). This device uses a Marvell 88W8361 chipset which has no Linux kernel driver available, ask me about <ndiswrapper>. Not to be confused with the Netgear <WG511T>.
skencil
M: 2011-10-22
<reply>Skencil is an interactive vector drawing program for the X Window System. Dead upstream, removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #537259.
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>.
unreal
M: 2012-09-15
<reply> see unrealirc
rar
M: 2009-07-31
<reply>Roshal ARchive (RAR) is a proprietary archive file format used mostly by 3l33+ war3z d00dz. To extract, use either "rar", "unrar" or "p7zip-rar" in non-free, ask me about <non-free sources>. "unrar-free" in main cannot extract RAR3 archives. The rar package can create archives, but costs money (see the license). See also <unar>. http://www.rarlab.com/ http://www.unrarlib.org/faq.html
wolf4sdl
M: 2013-02-03
<reply>Wolf4SDL is an open-source port of Wolfenstein 3D to <SDL>, available in <contrib> since Debian 7.0 "Wheezy". The game requires additional data files not available under a free license, ask me about <game-data-packager>. http://www.chaos-software.de.vu/
dube100
M: 2013-02-13
<reply> see dub-e100
plugdev
M: 2011-03-05
<reply>[plugdev] From 'Users and Groups in the Debian System': "Members of this group can access removable devices in limited ways without explicit configuration in /etc/fstab. This is useful for local users who expect to be able to insert and use CDs, USB drives, and so on." See also <groups>, <pmount>.
p4-clockmod
M: 2012-12-05
<reply>p4-clockmod is a deprecated <cpufreq> driver for Pentium 4/Xeon systems. From the cpufrequtils loadcpufreq init script: "the latency tends to be bad enough to make it fairly pointless".
intel-ucode
M: 2013-12-10
<reply> see microcode
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/
realtime
M: 2011-10-12
<reply> see rt
yahoo
M: 2010-09-26
<reply>Yahoo! Inc. is a provider of Internet services. To connect to the Yahoo! Instant Messenging service on Debian systems, ask me about <bitlbee>, <centerim>, <empathy>, <finch>, <kopete> or <pidgin>. All <Jabber> clients can communicate by using a Yahoo transport. Gyach Enhanced (Gyach-E) and GyachE Improved (GyachI) are not packaged for Debian. See also <fetchyahoo>, <pidgin yahoo>, <yahoo2mbox>.
run level
M: 2011-10-04
<reply> see runlevel
ncftp
M: 2009-07-31
<reply>NcFTP is an improved FTP client, available under the Artistic licence. http://www.ncftp.com/ncftp/ See also <lftp>.
ac97
M: 2010-12-22
<reply> see ac'97
swift
M: 2011-05-14
<reply> see swift linux
wl60040
M: 2013-08-20
<reply> see hermes2.5
netatalk
M: 2013-04-23
<reply>Netatalk is an open source <AFP> server, capable of serving many Macintosh clients simultaneously. <AppleTalk> support was removed at version 3.0. http://netatalk.sf.net/
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.
squeeze skype
M: 2012-12-31
<reply> see skype squeeze
release-date
M: 2013-01-12
<reply> see release date
optimus
M: 2013-04-15
<reply> see bumblebee
emu1616m
M: 2010-07-07
<reply> see emu10k1
raspberry
M: 2012-10-01
<reply> see raspberry pi
server task
M: 2011-02-09
<reply> see server tasks
crystal hd
M: 2013-10-30
<reply> see crystalhd
yukon
M: 2010-08-03
<reply> see sky2
soundjuicer
M: 2010-10-19
<reply> see sound-juicer
.vdx
M: 2011-11-16
<reply> see visio
wgm511
M: 2011-05-06
<reply>The Netgear WGM511 "Pre-N Wireless PC Card" is an 802.11g CardBus device (PCI ID 17cb:0001). It is based on the Airgo AGN100 chipset, ask me about <ndiswrapper> for device support. For support using an experimental Linux kernel driver, ask me about <agnx>.
82559
M: 2011-12-14
<reply> see e100
xspf
M: 2011-06-16
<reply>xspf (pronounced "spiff") is an XML-based playlist format for digital media, developed by the Xiph.org Foundation. http://wiki.xiph.org/XSPF_FAQ http://xspf.org/
netcomm
M: 2012-03-25
<reply>NetComm Limited is an Australian developer and supplier of communication devices. Ask me about <am5050>, <am5067> and <in5699> for dial-up modem information.
sun-java7
M: 2013-04-09
<reply> see sun-java6
6.9
M: 2014-02-17
<reply> see 6.0.9
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.
dwl-520
M: 2011-05-19
<reply> see dwl520
upsd
M: 2011-02-25
<reply>upsd is a daemon for monitoring a <UPS> connected to a computer's serial port. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #473894, ask me about <nut>.
qca8171
M: 2014-01-28
<reply> see alx
dbase
M: 2011-03-14
<reply> see xbase
wdm
M: 2009-08-01
WINGs Display Manager, a xdm replacement providing a look similar to WindowMaker. To install: "aptitude install wdm". http://voins.program.ru/wdm
power pc
M: 2010-07-04
<reply>see powerpc
bharat
M: 2013-08-24
<reply> see boss
plug and play
M: 2010-12-23
<reply> see pnp
bd
M: 2011-02-16
<reply> see blu-ray disc
qca9565
M: 2013-12-15
<reply> see AR9565
eist
M: 2011-06-14
<reply> see speedstep
truetype
M: 2010-10-10
<reply> see ttf
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>.
rt2770f
M: 2011-05-28
<reply> see rt2770
ext2
M: 2009-05-29
the second extended filesystem. http://e2fsprogs.sf.net/ext2.html See also <ext3>, <resize2fs>, <ext2read>, <ext2fsd>, <ext2ifs>.
resize2fs
C: 2009-05-29
<reply>resize2fs is a filesystem resize utility for <ext2>/<ext3>/<ext4>, provided by the e2fsprogs package: man 8 resize2fs. Growing ext3/ext4 while online requires the resize_inode filesystem feature to be set (only possible during filesystem creation).
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>.
iceweasel useragent
M: 2011-04-22
<reply> see iceweasel user-agent
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>.
etracer
M: 2010-10-13
<reply> see extremetuxracer
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
firefox esr
M: 2014-07-21
<reply> see iceweasel esr
r8188eu
M: 2013-10-16
<reply> see rtl8188eu
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.
netqmail
M: 2011-09-10
<reply> see qmail
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
midentd
M: 2011-02-21
an <identd> with masquerading support. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #547113.
rfc
M: 2011-03-22
<reply>Request for Comments (RFC) is an Internet Engineering Task Force memorandum on Internet systems and standards. http://www.ietf.org/rfc.html http://tools.ietf.org/rfc/ http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc.html . For private address ranges, see <rfc 1918>.
bdo etch
M: 2010-09-13
<reply> see bpo etch
pcsxr
M: 2011-05-25
<reply>PCSX-Reloaded (pcsxr) is a cross-platform PlayStation 1 console emulator based on <pcsx-df>. Packaged for Debian 7 "Wheezy". http://pcsxr.codeplex.com/
no driver
M: 2010-10-13
<reply> see nodriver
allegro
M: 2010-12-10
<reply> see maestro3
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.
mkrboot
M: 2011-03-01
<reply>mkrboot is a utility for generating boot disks containing a kernel and root image. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #405527.
moblock
M: 2011-09-21
<reply> see pgl
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.
raidtools2
M: 2010-12-04
<reply> see raidtools
rip audio
M: 2011-01-03
<reply> see audiorip
.jar
M: 2011-01-06
<reply> see jar
wheezy postgresql
M: 2013-12-10
<reply> see postgresql wheezy
8139c
M: 2011-05-13
<reply> see rtl8139
rt5390
M: 2011-06-23
<reply>Experimental support for Ralink RT53xx PCIe 802.11n devices (e.g. RT5390: PCI ID 1814:5390) was added to the rt2800pci driver at Linux 2.6.39 (CONFIG_RT2800PCI_RT53XX), enabled by default since Linux 3.0. Support of HP's RT5390 variant (PCI ID 1814:539f, found in the DM1-3000 and DM1Z-3000) was added at linux-2.6 3.0.0~rc4-1~experimental.1 (Debian bug #630960). Ask me about <rt2800pci>.
lmbench
M: 2008-01-03
at http://www.bitmover.com/lmbench/ Packaged for Debian ('lmbench', 'lmbench-doc') in <non-free>.
raw-cue
M: 2010-12-14
<reply> see raw/cue
lokkit
M: 2010-07-27
<reply>Lokkit is a basic interactive firewall configuration tool with console and <GNOME> interfaces. Dead upstream, not part of Lenny (Debian bug #460774) and removed from Debian to resolve bug #508396. http://web.archive.org/web/20041205040955/http://www.linux.org.uk/apps/lokkit.shtml
qemu-kvm
M: 2011-02-21
<reply> see kvm
aoeu
M: 2010-08-11
<reply> see dvorak
iwlist
M: 2010-07-29
<reply> see wireless-tools
xapple2
M: 2010-11-24
<reply> see apple2
rt3592
M: 2011-05-10
<reply> see rt2800pci
wpc54gx
M: 2010-06-03
<reply> see agn300
ar8113
M: 2013-03-19
<reply> see atl1e
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)
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>.
coolnquiet
M: 2011-02-13
<reply> see cool'n'quiet
telnet
M: 2009-06-02
an old protocol for remotely logging in to another computer. It is one of the basic utilities for TCP/IP. Very insecure as it sends all traffic in plaintext! Seriously consider using Secure Shell instead, ask me about <ssh>. There's also telnet-ssl - which has encryption and certificates support - but is useless without a remote telnetd-ssl or HTTPS server. See also <qotd44>.
vme
M: 2012-04-20
<reply>vme is an x86 CPU flag indicating Virtual 8086 mode support (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_8086_mode). Not to be confused with <vmx>.
wusb54gc-eu
M: 2011-05-19
<reply> see wusb54gc
vpn
M: 2010-01-16
<reply>A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is constructed by connecting computers together over the Internet and encrypting their communications. This provides the ability to access LAN resources from remote locations. Ask me about <openvpn>, <openswan>, <openssh> (see -w option), <vpnc>, <pptp>.
57766
M: 2013-05-20
<reply> see bcm57766
linuxdoc
M: 2009-11-05
<reply> see tldp
psb_gfx
M: 2013-02-02
<reply> see poulsbo
smartcontrol
M: 2011-09-02
<reply> see smartctl
xboxdrv
M: 2013-01-24
<reply>xboxdrv is a userspace Xbox, Xbox 360 (USB, wireless) and Thrustmaster Dual Power 3 gamepad driver. It is an alternative to the Linux kernel's xpad driver. Packaged for Debian 7 "Wheezy" and later releases. http://pingus.seul.org/~grumbel/xboxdrv/
64 studio
M: 2010-10-19
<reply> see 64studio
vavoom
M: 2012-08-25
<reply>Vavoom is a source port of the id Tech 1 game engine, created by merging the Doom, Heretic and Hexen source trees. http://www.vavoom-engine.com/
82575
M: 2010-09-05
<reply> see igb
pieces
M: 2011-11-15
<reply> see sid
openfoam
M: 2013-12-28
<reply>OpenFOAM (Open source Field Operation And Manipulation) is a library for the development of customized numerical solvers/utilities, which are used for grid generation, simulation and analyzing complex fluid flows. FreeFOAM (fork of OpenFOAM) is packaged for Debian. http://openfoam.org/ http://freefoam.sf.net/
unmanaged
M: 2013-05-22
<reply> see nm unmanaged
stickers
M: 2010-12-08
http://www.debian.org/events/material#stickers , http://debian.ch/merchandise/ . See also <debian logo>, <merchandise>.
mikmod
M: 2013-01-05
<reply>MikMod is a music player and library, supporting several music module and archive formats. http://mikmod.shlomifish.org/
apparmour
M: 2010-09-29
<reply> see apparmor
mini iso
M: 2014-04-29
<reply> see mini.iso
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
afpfs
M: 2012-08-27
<reply> see afpfs-ng
grsecurity2
M: 2011-02-13
<reply> see grsecurity
climm
M: 2010-01-19
<reply> see micq
nmap
M: 2009-05-17
<reply>Nmap ("Network Mapper") is a free software port scanner written by Fyodor. It is used to evaluate the security of computers, and to discover services or servers on a computer network. Don't use it to do anything you wouldn't want done to yourself. Popular by the clueless to audit computers they could and should just run 'netstat -plunt' on (ask me about <open ports>). http://nmap.org/ ##nmap on irc.freenode.net.
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>.
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.
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
dynamic hdd
M: 2011-05-10
<reply> see dynamic disk
sylpheed
M: 2010-02-03
<reply>Sylpheed is a light-weight GTK+ email and news client, similar in appearance to Outlook Express for Windows. http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/ #sylpheed on irc.freenode.net. See also <claws mail>.
kali magic
M: 2014-08-18
<reply> see kali-magic
tenda
M: 2011-10-15
<reply>Shenzhen Tenda is a Chinese network hardware manufacturer. For wireless LAN adapter support, locate its model number, then ask me about <w311u>, <w322p> or <w54c>. For other models, ask me about <what's my wireless>.
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>.
firefox ntlm
M: 2014-07-23
<reply> see iceweasel ntlm
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>.
corefonts
M: 2013-10-24
<reply> see msttcorefonts
long mode
M: 2013-07-09
<reply> see lm
svq3
M: 2011-03-13
<reply> see sorenson
ttf
M: 2010-10-10
<reply>[ttf] TrueType Font. x-ttcidfont-conf configures Debian-packaged TrueType fonts for use in X through <defoma>. See also <mscorefonts>, <liberation>, <install font>.
sear
M: 2010-03-13
<reply> see worldforge
cinamon
M: 2013-04-14
<reply> see cinnamon
cardmgr
M: 2010-02-21
<reply> see pcmcia-cs
lemp
M: 2010-06-25
<reply>LEMP: Linux, Nginx (pronounced "engine X"), MySQL, {PHP,Perl,Python} server. Ask me about <LAMP>, <nginx>.
bcm5721
M: 2013-02-10
<reply> see tg3
vcdtools
M: 2011-02-05
<reply>vcdtools is a package providing the mkvcdfs and vcdmplex utilities for Video CD creation and audio/data stream multiplexing. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #557239.
mailscanner
M: 2011-06-24
<reply>MailScanner is an email gateway for virus scanning, spam and phishing detection. Not part of Lenny's release due to Debian bug #506353. Broken by Perl tainting fixes (DSA 2265-1), see Debian bug #631537. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #531317. http://mailscanner.info/
vsd
M: 2011-11-16
<reply> see .vsd
rt3092
M: 2010-04-05
<reply> see rt3090
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>.
wl-433
M: 2011-05-10
<reply> see wl-344
xg-76na
M: 2012-03-15
<reply>The Sagem XG-76NA is an 802.11g USB wireless LAN device (USB ID 079b:0062). It contains a ZyDAS ZD1211B chip, ask me about <zd1211rw> for device support.
ocfs2
M: 2011-03-22
<reply> see ocfs
io_ti
M: 2011-05-25
<reply> see edgeport
tsclient
M: 2011-08-15
<reply>tsclient (Terminal Server Client) is a <GNOME> front-end for <rdesktop> and other remote desktop clients. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #547314. Ask me about <remmina>.
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.
jesux
M: 2009-10-26
http://web.archive.org/web/20071102203307/http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/Node/4081/
laptop_mode
M: 2014-11-24
<reply> see laptop mode
wireless connection manager
C: 2008-02-03
<reply> see wireless connection managers
navyn os
M: 2011-03-04
<reply> see navyn
chromium-browser
M: 2011-03-14
<reply> see chromium
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>.
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.
rtl8168
M: 2011-05-19
<reply> see r8169
freefoam
M: 2013-12-28
<reply> see openfoam
igp
M: 2011-02-27
<reply>[igp] Integrated graphics processor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_processing_unit#Integrated_graphics_solutions
libsdl
M: 2013-02-04
<reply> see sdl
motherboard
M: 2012-02-18
<reply>The circuit board that your CPU, I/O chips and all the peripheral cards plug into. http://wiki.debian.org/HowToIdentifyADevice/Motherboard
modeline
M: 2011-01-12
<reply>Modeline directives in <xorg.conf> are used to specify low-level video modes for your monitor. Since XFree86 4.0, manually supplying modelines is usually unnecessary, as video modes are automatically determined using monitor capabilities acquired via <EDID>. Custom modelines can be created using http://xtiming.sf.net/cgi-bin/xtiming.pl ; see also the cvt, gtf (xserver-xorg-core) and videogen utilities.
bsnes
M: 2013-12-06
<reply> see higan
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.
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
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.
bcm5784m
M: 2010-06-09
<reply> see tg3
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/
rtl8111d
M: 2010-12-21
<reply> see rtl8168d
horde3
M: 2012-08-28
<reply> see horde
oneiric
M: 2011-07-13
<reply> see ubuntu
airo_cs
M: 2010-04-23
<reply> see airo
conmann
M: 2012-11-14
<reply> see connman
ssh
M: 2010-02-17
<reply>[ssh] the Secure SHell; "aptitude install ssh" (<openssh>). Clients for other platforms include <putty> and <cygwin>. Programs to mitigate against brute-force attacks on your SSH server include <fail2ban> and <denyhosts>. See also <scp>, <sftp>, <ssh without password>, <ssh permissions>, <sshx>, <ssh linedraw>, <debug sshd>, <dropbear>, <ssh-copy-id>, <ssh verify key>.
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.
wpa2
M: 2012-03-25
<reply> see wpa
mod_userdir
M: 2011-02-12
<reply>mod_userdir is a module available for <Apache> HTTPD and <lighttpd>, allowing access to user-specific directories via http://example.com/~user/ URLs. The UserDir (Apache HTTPD) and userdir.path (lighttpd) directives specify directory locations (e.g. public_html). To enable this module in Apache HTTPD and lighttpd on Debian systems: "a2enmod userdir" or "lighty-enable-mod userdir" respectively. See also <php userdir>.
5.0r8
M: 2011-01-13
<reply> see 5.0.8
jmc250
M: 2010-06-10
<reply> see jme
firepro
M: 2012-09-04
<reply> see firegl
bcm4307
M: 2011-06-28
<reply> see b43legacy
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
xcache
M: 2013-12-06
<reply>XCache is a fast <PHP> opcode cacher, packaged for Debian as php5-xcache. Read /usr/share/doc/php5-xcache/README.Debian after installation. http://xcache.lighttpd.net/ ​#lighttpd on irc.freenode.net.
wl-1600usb
M: 2011-06-22
<reply>The AirLive WL-1600USB is an 802.11g wireless LAN adapter produced by OvisLink Technologies (USB ID 1b75:8187). It contains a Realtek RTL8187L chipset; for device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rtl8187>. http://www.airlive.com/product/product_3.jsp?pdid=PD1223473034861
sage
M: 2011-02-15
<reply>Sage is a cross-platform mathematics software package written in Python. Never part of a stable release, removed from Debian to resolve bug #573538. http://www.sagemath.org/
pico
M: 2013-07-12
<reply>Pico (Pine composer) is a newbie-friendly editor supplied with <pine>. As pine uses a <non-free> license, it is not available for Debian. For a free, superior replacement, ask me about <nano>. Another pico clone is available in the alpine-pico package.
lwn
M: 2010-09-21
<reply>[lwn] Linux Weekly News, a reader-supported news site covering the Linux and free software development communities. http://lwn.net/
dynamic disks
M: 2010-09-15
<reply> see ldm
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>.
g550
M: 2011-01-05
<reply> see matrox
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.
festalon
M: 2013-01-05
<reply>Festalon is a portable NSF (NES Sound Format) player. Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #456740.
dwl-ag530
M: 2010-12-08
<reply> see dwlag530
oxyd
M: 2010-12-06
<reply> see enigma
wm821-m-hp
M: 2011-05-24
<reply> see wm821-m
mga_hal
M: 2011-01-05
<reply>The <Matrox> binary-only mga_hal module provides extra functionality in open and closed source drivers for G400/450/550 video cards, including support for DualHead and TV-out on G400, DVI support on G450/550 cards. Not packaged for Debian, it is available from http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/support/drivers/latest/
netselect
M: 2010-02-14
<reply> netselect takes a list of servers and uses multiple pings and traceroutes to figure out which one has the best connectivity relative to you. See also <netselect-apt>.
tl-wn321g
M: 2012-05-02
<reply>The TP-LINK TL-WN321G is an 802.11g wireless LAN device. For support of versions 1, 2 and 3 (all USB ID 148f:2573, Ralink RT2571W chip), ask me about <rt73>. For support of version 4 (USB ID 148f:2070, Ralink RT2070 chip), ask me about <rt2070>. http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?model=TL-WN321G
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.
3crwe62092b
M: 2010-10-13
<reply> see atmel_cs
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/
dw1703
M: 2013-01-11
<reply> see ar9485
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>.
bcm4365
M: 2013-02-06
<reply> see bcm43142
ar8161
M: 2012-01-21
<reply> see alx
alternative
M: 2013-02-23
<reply> see alternatives
rv370
M: 2011-02-21
<reply>RV370 is the foundation chip for the Radeon R300 graphics processing unit series. Ask me about <radeon> for device support. Not supported by the <fglrx> driver as of Debian 6.0 "Squeeze".
hardlink
M: 2010-08-08
<reply> see hard link
soundvq
M: 2010-10-20
<reply> see twinvq
fancytty
M: 2012-04-22
<reply> see fancy output
pppconfig
M: 2009-12-20
<reply> see ppp
merchandise
M: 2011-03-18
http://www.debian.org/misc/merchandise , http://wiki.debian.org/Merchandise
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
sgfxi
M: 2013-11-28
<reply> see smxi
rtl8180l
M: 2010-04-18
<reply> see rtl8180
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>.
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>.
bpo pin
M: 2010-09-21
<reply> see bpo pinning
rt3562sta
M: 2011-05-22
<reply>rt3562sta is an out-of-tree vendor driver supporting specific Ralink 802.11n PCI wireless LAN chips (i.e. RT3060, RT3062, RT3562, RT3592). This will conflict with the in-tree <rt2800pci> driver as of linux-2.6 2.6.38-5; consider using the in-tree driver for device support, or <blacklist> rt2800pci if use of rt3562sta is preferred.
rtl8723
M: 2014-01-07
<reply>For support of Realtek RTL8723xx wireless LAN devices, ask me about <rtl8723ae> (PCIe), <rtl8723be> (PCIe), <rtl8723au> (USB).
dbf
M: 2011-03-14
<reply> see dbase
r8152
M: 2013-06-27
<reply> see rtl8152
rtl8152
C: 2013-06-27
<reply>Realtek RTL8152-based USB 2.0 Ethernet adapters (USB ID 0bda:8152) are supported by the r8152 Linux kernel driver, introduced at Linux 3.10.
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>.
deb wiki
M: 2011-04-02
<reply> see debwiki
live jigdo
M: 2011-09-08
<reply>Use of <jigdo> to produce Debian Live images is not possible, see http://lists.debian.org/debian-live/2009/09/msg00190.html
nhi
M: 2014-10-15
<reply>The NHI (Native Host Interface) is a PCI device allowing frames from a Thunderbolt bus to be sent and received. Ask me about <thunderbolt>.
neko
M: 2009-06-20
a programming language, compiler and virtual machine. The compiler and VM are packaged for Debian as neko, mod_neko as libapache2-mod-neko. Not to be confused with <oneko>. http://nekovm.org/faq
mka
M: 2011-04-12
<reply> see matroska
855gm
M: 2011-01-15
<reply> see intel-gfx
r8192e_pci
M: 2011-03-04
<reply> see rtl8192e
ne2k-pci
M: 2011-01-20
<reply> see ne2000
partitioning
M: 2008-06-03
<reply> see partition
phoronix-test-suite
M: 2014-01-14
<reply> see phoronix test suite
r8168d
M: 2011-01-04
<reply> see rtl8168d
ar9001u
M: 2010-05-02
<reply> see ar9170
debian-lts
M: 2014-05-18
<reply> see squeeze-lts
e2200
M: 2014-01-22
<reply> see alx
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>.
ar9160
M: 2010-05-02
<reply> see ath9k
pc card
M: 2009-11-27
<reply> see pcmcia
pear linux
M: 2012-12-23
<reply>Pear Linux is a Linux distribution based on <Ubuntu>. It is not supported in #debian. http://pearlinux.fr/ See also <based on debian>.
ath_pci
M: 2010-10-05
<reply> see madwifi
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
fancy lsb
M: 2012-04-23
<reply> see lsb fancy
why iceowl-extension
M: 2012-04-04
<reply> see why iceowl
bcm70012
M: 2013-10-30
<reply> see crystalhd
sua
M: 2011-05-12
<reply>[sua] Stable Updates Announcement. See http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/ and ask me about <squeeze-updates>.
ar5416
M: 2010-05-02
<reply> see ath9k
sid iso
M: 2011-02-25
<reply> see unstable iso
x11amp
M: 2009-05-02
<reply> see xmms
mime
M: 2010-09-13
<reply>Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) are functions used for the attachment of binary files to an e-mail message. MIME is the most common group of functions used to make this translation, allowing us to tack on graphics, sound and executable files to our e-mail messages. http://wiki.debian.org/MIME
mac-on-linux
M: 2008-07-24
<reply> see mol
natty
M: 2011-03-03
<reply> see natty narwhal
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>.
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).
ar9380
M: 2011-11-26
<reply> see ar9300
whonix
C: 2013-11-13
<reply>Whonix is a Linux distribution based on Debian, distributed as two virtual machine images. It is not supported in #debian; ask me about <based on debian>. http://whonix.org/ #whonix on irc.oftc.net.
sb0200
M: 2010-12-19
<reply> see emu10k1x
openboot
M: 2011-03-22
<reply> see open firmware
pinguyos
M: 2011-03-16
<reply> see pinguy
light weight
M: 2014-08-07
<reply> see lightweight
libpst
M: 2010-12-12
http://www.five-ten-sg.com/libpst/
starfire
M: 2011-12-08
<reply>starfire is a Linux kernel driver supporting the Adaptec 6915 "Starfire" 64-bit PCI Ethernet adapter (PCI ID 9004:6915). Firmware from userspace (adaptec/starfire_rx.bin, adaptec/starfire_tx.bin) is required for device use in Debian Linux 2.6.29 and later kernels (Debian bug #501152); these are currently not packaged for Debian (Debian bug #651443), ask me about <linux-firmware> to acquire.
lynx
M: 2009-05-04
a good i mean rocking web browser!, or the ultimate solution to banner ads, or to stop a transfer, hit Ctrl-G, or a piece of shit. <links> ownz it. See also <oldlynx>.
gnupg
M: 2009-05-13
<reply> see gpg
urban terror
M: 2011-03-12
<reply>Urban Terror (aka UrT) is a closed source, first person shooter based on <ioquake3>. Not in Debian, RFP in bug #468325. http://www.urbanterror.info/
linux-rt
M: 2013-01-22
<reply> see rt
overbite
M: 2011-04-21
<reply> see overbiteff
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.
82599eb
M: 2011-01-07
<reply> see ixgbe
isl3887usb_bare
M: 2011-01-02
<reply> see p54
pwsafe
M: 2013-08-29
<reply>pwsafe (http://sf.net/projects/pwsafe/) is a command line utility for managing encrypted password databases. It is compatible with Counterpane's Password Safe utility. Dead upstream (last version was released in 2005) and removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #619704.
rpm2cpio
M: 2011-05-24
<reply> see rpm
out of tree
M: 2010-10-12
<reply>Open source drivers not included in the mainline Linux kernel ("out of tree") are listed at http://linuxdriverproject.org/mediawiki/index.php/Out_Of_Tree_Drivers . Some are packaged for Debian, ask me about <search>.
gpgpu
M: 2011-01-26
<reply>[gpgpu] General-Purpose computing on Graphics Processing Units. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPGPU
netdate
M: 2009-06-04
<reply> see set time
pkg script
M: 2012-01-19
<reply> see pkg scripts
ubuntuone
M: 2013-09-26
<reply>Ubuntu One is a cloud and OpenID-based single sign on service from Canonical. <ITP> Ubuntu One client filed as Debian bug #559752. http://one.ubuntu.com/
backports new
M: 2013-09-02
<reply> see bdo new
avra
M: 2009-03-07
an assembler for Atmel AVR microcontrollers, or http://packages.debian.org/avra
natty narwhal
M: 2011-03-03
<reply> see ubuntu
qotd283
C: 2013-08-24
<reply><cogito> ntfs-3g was installed with Wheezy, so that means i lost 400GB of data for nothing <cogito> or am i missing something? <Supaplex> just 400GB
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).
wftrf
C: 2008-01-25
<reply> see waiting for the root filesystem
wna1330
M: 2010-09-22
<reply> The D-Link WNA-1330 "Wireless G Notebook Adapter" is a 802.11g CardBus device (PCI ID 168c:001a). For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <ath5k>.
old cd
M: 2011-10-12
<reply> see cd archive
ar8171
M: 2014-01-28
<reply> see qca8171
sogo
M: 2011-03-03
<reply>SOGo is a <groupware> server based on OpenGroupware.org (OGo). Packaged for Debian since May 2012 (Debian bug #584073). http://sogo.nu/
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.
udf
M: 2010-05-25
<reply>[udf] Universal Disk Format, a filesystem standard primarily used on DVDs. Tools are packaged in udftools, see also <udf packet writing>.
trackpad
M: 2012-11-10
<reply> see touchpad
rocketraid
M: 2011-04-16
<reply>RocketRAID is a series of <RAID> controllers produced by HighPoint Technologies. For support of the RocketRAID 2210 or 2320, ask me about <rr2210> or <rr2320> respectively.
smbfs
M: 2012-08-22
<reply>smbfs is the Linux <SMB> virtual filesystem driver. Unmaintained, disabled in Debian kernel images since Linux 2.6.24, moved to staging at 2.6.37 and removed from mainline at 2.6.39. In Debian 6.0 "Squeeze", the smbfs package only provides smbfs compatibility wrappers for the cifs-utils (package dropped for Debian 7 "Wheezy", bug #620847). The smbfs driver was superseded by the cifs driver, ask me about <cifs>.
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
libpam-ssh
M: 2011-12-04
<reply> see pam_ssh
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>.
dvb-driver
M: 2010-05-12
<reply> see linuxtv-dvb
tahoe
M: 2013-09-08
<reply> see tahoe-lafs
geo sources
M: 2011-04-04
<reply> see geo sources.list
qube
M: 2011-05-17
<reply> see cobalt
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>.
bcm57711
M: 2010-07-19
<reply> see bnx2x
2.0
M: 2009-02-16
<reply> see hamm
wnda3200
M: 2011-06-07
<reply>The Netgear WNDA3200 "11N Dual Band USB Adapter" is an 802.11n device (USB ID 0846:9018, initially 0cf3:20ff). It contains an Atheros AR7010 chipset; for device support on Debian systems, ask me about <ath9k_htc>. For use with Linux <= 2.6.38, also ask me about <modeswitch> (usb-modeswitch-data 20110227-1 or later required).
grub2
M: 2013-04-22
<reply> see grub
pebrot
M: 2011-03-28
<reply>pebrot is a curses <MSN Messenger> client written in Python. Not packaged for Debian (BTS #389754). http://pebrot.sf.net/
live wheezy
M: 2015-04-26
<reply> see debian live wheezy
freedesktop
M: 2010-01-10
<reply> see freedesktop.org
82g31
M: 2012-09-02
<reply> see intel-gfx
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>.
sparc64
M: 2010-07-03
<reply> see sparc
hd6850
M: 2012-05-06
<reply> see barts
2.1
M: 2009-02-16
<reply> see slink
atari800
M: 2011-09-15
<reply>atari800 is an Atari 800, 800XL, 130XE and 5200 system emulator. Packaged for Debian in <contrib>.
mdadm
M: 2010-03-23
<reply>mdadm is a tool for administering Linux multi-disk (MD) arrays. Debian mdadm FAQ: http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-mdadm/mdadm.git;a=blob_plain;f=debian/FAQ;hb=HEAD . Linux RAID mdadm FAQ: https://raid.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Mdadm-faq . See also <MD>.
bcm5709c
M: 2011-01-24
<reply> see bcm5709
i217-lm
M: 2014-03-19
<reply> see i217lm
nethack
M: 2009-06-11
a great rogue-like game that kicks butt all over *angband. For more information, read http://www.nethack.org/ or read the newsgroup rec.games.roguelike.nethack. To play: aptitude install nethack-console (or nethack-{x11,el,lisp}); then run nethack. Movement is by default using the vi keys, but you can change the keybindings.
debian-installer
M: 2008-06-16
<reply> see d-i
reprepro
M: 2013-12-10
<reply>reprepro (formerly mirrorer) is a tool to produce, manage and sync a local repository of Debian packages. See /usr/share/doc/reprepro/short-howto.gz after package installation to set up a repository. Alternatively, ask me about <dpkg-scanpackages>.
dynamic disk
M: 2011-01-03
<reply> see ldm
squeeze sources
M: 2013-07-08
<reply> see sources squeeze
saslauthd
M: 2010-05-21
<reply>saslauthd is a <SASL> authentication server, which handles plain-text authentication requests on behalf of the SASL library. Packaged for Debian in sasl2-bin.
openswan
M: 2010-01-16
<reply>Openswan is an <IPsec> implementation for Linux kernels, forked from <freeswan>. Install the openswan package to provide Openswan IPsec utilities. As Debian stock kernels have IPsec (NETKEY, aka 26sec) and crypto support enabled, the openswan-modules-source or linux-patch-openswan packages are only necessary for KLIPS use. http://wiki.openswan.org/ http://www.openswan.org/ #openswan on irc.freenode.net.
cd rip
M: 2011-01-03
<reply> see rip cd
userdir
M: 2010-12-19
<reply> see mod_userdir
python3
M: 2011-09-07
<reply> see python 3
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>.
quake3
M: 2010-10-18
<reply> see ioquake3
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>.
default soundcard
M: 2010-12-23
<reply> see default sound
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/
k-demar
M: 2010-06-28
<reply> see kademar
swift linux
M: 2011-05-14
<reply>Swift Linux is a distribution based on <antiX> M11. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.swiftlinux.org/ See also <based on debian>.
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.
debian archives
M: 2011-05-14
<reply> see debian archive
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).
sysutils
M: 2010-03-08
<reply>sysutils was a Debian package providing small utilities. This was split out into separate packages post-Sarge: memtester, procinfo and tofrodos (bogomips was dropped). sysutils was removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #476279. See also <dos2unix>, <memtest>.
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.
i217lm
M: 2013-08-10
<reply> see i217
restart required
M: 2013-10-03
<reply> see reboot required
open firmware
M: 2009-11-17
<reply>Open Firmware (aka OpenBoot) is a standard defining the interfaces of a computer firmware system. To access on <PowerPC> systems, use Command (cloverleaf/Apple)+Option+o+f while booting. To <netboot>, enter "boot enet:0,yaboot" (without quotes) at the prompt. If the TFTP server is not also the DHCP server, use (e.g.) "boot enet:192.168.1.48,yaboot". See also <install guide>.
remove ati
M: 2013-08-28
<reply> see remove fglrx
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/
isl3886usb
M: 2010-05-21
<reply> see p54usb
abp
M: 2010-07-13
<reply> see adblock plus
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
rtl8188eus
M: 2013-10-16
<reply> see rtl8188eu
visualboyadvance
M: 2011-06-23
<reply>VisualBoyAdvance is an emulator of the Nintendo Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance handheld game consoles. Packaged for Debian as visualboyadvance and visualboyadvance-gtk. http://vba.ngemu.com/
xsys
M: 2012-09-17
<reply> see x-sys
freemware
M: 2011-05-14
<reply> see plex86
kernel params
M: 2013-06-12
<reply> see kernel-params
printtool
M: 2011-02-12
<reply>printtool is a <Tk>-based printer configuration tool, an enhanced version of the Red Hat printtool with printer autodetection and PPD support. Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #426367. Ask me about <cups>.
ar9003
M: 2012-11-22
<reply> see ar9300
execshield
M: 2010-10-19
<reply> see exec shield
rcs
M: 2010-03-03
<reply> see vcs
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.
codecs
M: 2011-01-06
<reply> see codec
sid udev
M: 2011-04-07
<reply> see udev sid
nestra
M: 2011-03-06
<reply>Nestra is an emulator of the Nintendo Entertainment System for x86 systems, packaged in <contrib> (i386 only). Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #613288. Ask me about <mednafen>, <nestra>.
noip2
M: 2011-04-09
<reply> see no-ip
debnews
M: 2010-04-24
<reply> see debian-news
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>.
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.
dwl-g120
M: 2010-12-11
<reply> see dwlg120
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>.
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.
netbooks
M: 2010-10-27
<reply> see netbook
qpsmtpd
M: 2010-10-18
<reply>qpsmtpd is a <SMTP> daemon written in Perl with an emphasis on spam detection. Its operation can be extended via plugins. http://wiki.qpsmtpd.org/ http://smtpd.develooper.com/
usermin
M: 2010-04-10
<reply>Usermin is a web interface for user tasks such as reading mail, configuring mail forwarding and setting up <SSH>. Removed from Debian post-Sarge to resolve bug #343897. See also <webmin>.
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.
rf5392
M: 2013-02-13
<reply> see rt5372
cd check
M: 2013-05-04
<reply> see check cd
ups
M: 2009-06-27
<reply>Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is a device containing a battery and circuitry to supply your computer with power for a limited time (depending on the battery) if there is any sort of interruption in the outlet power. Ask me about <nut>, <apcupsd>, or apparently teh nu kewl speling of oops, or THE WORLDS MOST HORRIBLE SHIPPING COMPANY
magic sysrq
M: 2011-02-16
<reply> see sysrq
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».
zorin
M: 2012-10-28
<reply> see zorin os
modem
M: 2009-10-09
<reply>A modem (modulator/demodulator) is a device turning digital signals into analog ones, for transmission to another modem and translation back to digital. Used for communication through means of audio, telephone, CB, etc. Ask me about <ppp>. USB CDC ACM-compliant modems are supported by the Linux kernel's cdc-acm driver (/dev/ttyACM*). See also <winmodem>, <3g>. http://wiki.debian.org/Modem
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.
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
x11forwarding
M: 2013-01-02
<reply> see x forwarding
ne1000
M: 2011-01-20
<reply> see ne
tftp
M: 2013-06-20
<reply>Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) is an insecure protocol without authentication, designed for transferring small files to diskless clients. To establish a TFTP server on Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" and later releases, «apt-get install tftpd-hpa» and place content to be served in /srv/tftp.
dwa-525
M: 2011-05-17
<reply> see dwa525
ntop
M: 2013-05-01
<reply>ntop is a web-based passive network monitoring application. Read /usr/share/doc/ntop/README.Debian after installation to set an administration password; additional command-line options (e.g. -M) can be specified within GETOPT in /etc/default/ntop. Post-install, run "dpkg-reconfigure ntop" to specify interfaces ntop should listen on. http://wiki.ntop.org/ http://www.ntop.org/
f6d3000
M: 2011-01-10
<reply> see ath5k
ftwca
M: 2013-02-17
"For Those Who Care About"
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.
vnc4server
M: 2010-09-26
<reply> see realvnc
ms-dfs
M: 2013-09-02
<reply> see dfs
vbox rename
M: 2013-05-06
<reply>Prior to version 4.0, two editions of VirtualBox existed: VirtualBox OSE (free and open source software, some features removed) and VirtualBox PUEL (Personal Use and Evaluation License, all features present). Since version 4.0, only the open source version exists; closed-source components have moved to an extension pack, ask me about <vbox extpack>. http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Editions
tftpd
M: 2011-03-25
<reply> see tftp
font
M: 2009-12-14
<reply> see fonts
sendmail
M: 2009-08-10
<reply> Sendmail is one of the older Mail Transfer Agents, configurable using m4 and its own cf language. If you don't know why you want to use sendmail, consider using <postfix> or <exim> instead. Ask me about <mta comparison> for more information. http://www.sendmail.org/ #sendmail on irc.freenode.net.
r8723au
M: 2013-08-28
<reply> see rtl8723au
altima
M: 2010-03-13
<reply> see worldforge
wm821mhp
M: 2011-05-24
<reply> see wm821-m-hp
vba
M: 2011-06-23
<reply> see visualboyadvance
seahorse
M: 2009-12-09
<reply>Seahorse is a GNOME front-end for managing GPG and SSH keys. https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Seahorse #seahorse on irc.freenode.net.
hd6870
M: 2012-05-06
<reply> see barts
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>.
default sound card
M: 2010-12-23
<reply> see default soundcard
945gm
M: 2011-03-19
<reply> see intel-gfx
5709c
M: 2010-07-23
<reply> see bnx2
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>.
package script
M: 2012-01-19
<reply> see package scripts
live oldstable
M: 2014-02-17
<reply> see debian live oldstable
fltk
M: 2012-01-10
<reply>FLTK (Fast Light Tool Kit) is a cross-platform GUI library. http://www.fltk.org/
kuickshow
M: 2010-06-07
<reply>KuickShow is an imlib1-based image viewer for <KDE>, inspired by ACDSee. Replaced by <Gwenview> in KDE 4.
nes
M: 2011-03-06
<reply> see nintendo
ext3ifs
M: 2011-01-21
<reply> see ext2ifs
dwa-121
M: 2011-05-21
<reply> see dwa121
lighttp
M: 2010-12-10
<reply> see lighttpd
brocade
M: 2011-05-24
<reply> see bna
stampede
M: 2011-05-04
<reply>Stampede Linux was a PGCC compiled, i586 optimized distribution. http://replay.web.archive.org/20020802164606/http://www.stampede.org/news.php3
dmo list
M: 2013-07-20
<reply> see dmm list
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>.
plop
M: 2013-02-06
<reply>Plop Boot Manager is a boot loader with built-in IDE CD-ROM and USB drivers. This allows booting from CD-ROM and USB on legacy PC systems without BIOS support. Plop Boot Manager is proprietary but free for personal and non-commercial use. http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager/
wmp54gx
M: 2011-12-22
<reply>The Linksys WMP54GX "Wireless-G PCI Adapter with SRX" is an 802.11g device (PCI ID 17cb:0001). It is based on the Airgo AGN100 chipset, ask me about <ndiswrapper> for device support. For support using an experimental Linux kernel driver, ask me about <agnx>.
isl3872
M: 2011-05-07
<reply> see hostap
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))'».
linuxtv-dvb
M: 2010-05-12
<reply>[linuxtv-dvb] dvb-driver-source was a binary package providing out-of-tree DVB drivers, for use in Debian systems with a Linux 2.4 kernel. Its source package (linuxtv-dvb) was removed from Debian post-Sarge to resolve bug #391730. Ask me about <dvb>.
aptitude-build-dep
M: 2011-03-08
<reply> see aptitude build-dep
yellow dog linux
M: 2008-06-25
at http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/ #yellowdog @ irc.freenode.net
bpo bugs
M: 2010-10-22
<reply> see bdo bugs
pata
M: 2013-10-07
<reply> see ata
proposed-updates
M: 2010-09-28
<reply> see stable-proposed-updates
https-everywhere
M: 2013-12-31
<reply> see https everywhere
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.
wheezy backports
M: 2013-03-21
<reply> see wheezy-backports
5.0r9
M: 2011-01-13
<reply> see 5.0.9
dlbd
M: 2013-05-09
Dual-Layer Blu-ray Disc. Ask me about <bd>.
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>.
sb0350
M: 2011-01-04
<reply> see audigy
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.
82599
M: 2011-08-16
<reply> see ixgbe
macbook pro
M: 2010-10-19
<reply> see macbookpro
bcm4329
M: 2010-10-20
<reply> see bcm4321
dfsbuild
M: 2011-02-14
<reply> see debian from scratch
erp
M: 2010-02-13
Enterprise Resource Planning. Ask me about <compiere>, <openerp>, <planner>.
sane
M: 2009-06-09
<reply>Scanner Access Now Easy (SANE) is an <API> for raster image <scanner> hardware. Packaged for Debian as sane, xsane (GUI frontends) and sane-utils (CLI frontend, saned server). Supported device list: http://www.sane-project.org/sane-supported-devices.html . FAQ: http://www.xs4all.nl/~ljm/SANE-faq.html . To use over a network, see http://wiki.debian.org/SaneOverNetwork . http://www.sane-project.org/ #sane at irc.freenode.net.
r128
M: 2011-06-20
<reply>Rage 128 is a 3D graphics accelerator chipset family introduced by ATI in 1998, supported by the r128 xorg driver (xserver-xorg-video-r128 package). See also <cce>. http://manpages.debian.org/man/4/r128 http://wiki.x.org/wiki/r128
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.
x3 player
M: 2010-08-08
<reply> see 3wplayer
power devil
M: 2013-01-16
<reply>Power Devil is a power management / <suspend> system front-end for the <KDE> desktop, which replaces <kpowersave> as of KDE 4. It is part of the kdebase module, see http://userbase.kde.org/Power_Devil for configuration information. Ask me about <power saving> for other options.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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.
.pub
M: 2011-01-04
<reply> see publisher
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>.
storm linux
M: 2010-03-14
<reply> see stormix
dvd rip
M: 2010-12-31
<reply> see dvd ripping
hibernate troubleshooting
M: 2011-01-12
<reply> see suspend troubleshooting
vbox migrate win
M: 2011-02-10
<reply>Information on migrating an existing Microsoft Windows installation to VirtualBox is available at http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Migrate_Windows . See also <vdi>.
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
hybrid cd
M: 2012-04-11
<reply> see hybrid iso
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>.
wl60010
M: 2013-08-20
<reply> see hermes2
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.
88w8764
M: 2013-08-28
<reply> see mwl8k
jmc260
M: 2010-06-10
<reply> see jme
sid dvd
M: 2012-09-12
<reply> see sid iso
gsoc
M: 2011-02-02
<reply> see soc
php5-suhosin
M: 2012-09-28
<reply> see suhosin
jsm caveat
M: 2014-08-17
<reply> see jum caveat
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.
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
ene-ub6250
M: 2013-01-06
<reply> see ums-eneub6250
alsa version
M: 2010-12-19
<reply> see alsa versions
ene_ub6250
M: 2013-01-06
<reply> see ums-eneub6250
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>.
swirl
M: 2009-05-17
<reply> see debian logo
isl3886pci
M: 2010-05-22
<reply> see p54pci
tremulous
M: 2012-06-27
<reply>Tremulous is an open source team-based first-person shooter game with real-time strategy elements. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #672853.
hwnup150
M: 2011-05-23
<reply> see hwnup-150
wm821m
M: 2011-05-24
<reply> see wm821-m
fw13
M: 2011-02-09
<reply> see b43-fwcutter
i217v
M: 2013-08-10
<reply> see i217
hybrid image
M: 2011-03-10
<reply> see hybrid images
nodma
M: 2010-08-05
<reply>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.
pcsx-df
M: 2011-05-25
<reply>PCSX-df is a cross-platform PlayStation 1 console emulator, based on PCSX. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #510530. Ask me about <pcsxr>.
zorin-os
M: 2012-10-28
<reply> see zorin os
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>.
vcdimager
M: 2010-12-18
<reply>GNU VCDimager is a mastering suite for analyzing, authoring and disassembling Video CDs and Super Video CDs. http://gnu.org/software/vcdimager/
stuck beacon
M: 2010-08-03
<reply> see sbp
why not ppa
M: 2013-09-25
<reply> see why not use a ppa
at76c502a
M: 2011-08-13
<reply> see atmel_cs
gpxe
M: 2011-05-27
<reply> see ipxe
prism2
M: 2011-06-20
<reply> see prism
bcm70015
M: 2013-10-30
<reply> see crystalhd
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>.
tigon
M: 2010-12-10
<reply>Tigon is an Ethernet controller family originally from Alteon Networks. For Tigon3 device support, ask me about <tg3>. For Tigon I and II device support, ask me about <acenic>.
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>.
myricom
M: 2011-07-05
<reply> see myri10ge
ar9580
M: 2012-02-11
<reply> see ath9k
ar9382
M: 2011-11-26
<reply> see ar9300
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
wontfix
M: 2010-06-08
a bug tag used in the Debian <BTS>, indicating a bug which will not be fixed. http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Developer#tags
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
hybrid-portsrc
M: 2010-07-02
<reply> see wl
lennyr6
C: 2010-08-24
<reply> see 5.0.6
pepper flash
M: 2013-10-04
<reply> see pepperflashplugin-nonfree
dwl120+
M: 2011-01-11
<reply> see dwl-120+
pyrit
M: 2010-12-03
<reply>Pyrit is a <GPGPU>-driven WPA/WPA2-PSK key cracker. <RFP> pyrit-cuda filed as Debian bug #582315. http://code.google.com/p/pyrit/
tl-wn353gd
M: 2011-12-15
<reply>The TP-LINK TL-WN353GD "54M Wireless PCI Adapter" is an 802.11g device, using a Realtek RTL8185L chip (PCI ID 10ec:8185). For support on Debian systems, ask me about <rtl818x>.
e16
M: 2011-03-30
<reply> see enlightenment
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.
nero
M: 2010-10-21
a Roman emperor. Also an optical disc authoring program for Microsoft Windows (Nero Burning ROM); this and Nero Linux are not supported in #debian. See also <nrg>.
82579v
M: 2011-01-13
<reply> see 82579
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
f7d1101au
M: 2011-02-26
<reply> see f7d1101
omgrip
M: 2011-01-03
<reply> see ogmrip
dwl120
M: 2011-01-11
<reply> see dwl-120
mysql squeeze
M: 2011-02-09
<reply> see squeeze mysql
isl38801k
M: 2011-03-08
<reply> see isl3880
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>.
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>.
unstable dvd
M: 2012-09-12
<reply> see unstable iso
uget
M: 2010-05-04
<reply>uget (formerly urlgfe) is a cross-platform graphical downloader manager written in GTK+2. Supports download resuming, queuing and batch downloading. http://urlget.sf.net/ See also <download manager>.
t-prot
M: 2010-09-22
<reply>t-prot is a <TOFU> protection script, packaged for Debian and usable within <mutt>, <slrn> and inn2. http://www.escape.de/~tolot/mutt/ . Not to be confused with <f-prot>.
notmuch
M: 2010-09-23
a tag based email system with emacs and vim front-ends, which stores tags in xapian. http://notmuchmail.org/ #notmuch on irc.freenode.net.
bcm4320a
M: 2011-03-30
<reply> see rndis_wlan
halloween
M: 2009-11-19
<reply> $who, the Halloween Documents are available at http://www.catb.org/~esr/halloween/
rtl8185l
M: 2010-12-23
<reply> see rtl8185
swat
M: 2014-02-27
<reply>The <Samba> Web Administration Tool (SWAT) allows administration of a Samba server via a web browser. SWAT is no longer actively maintained, its default configuration is not secure for use over an untrusted network, and is not suitable for use in conjunction with hand-edited smb.conf files. Upstream support for SWAT was removed at Samba 4.1.0.
blends
M: 2011-10-15
<reply> see blend
dib700
M: 2012-02-19
<reply> see dib0700
conman
M: 2012-11-14
<reply> see connman
serveraid
M: 2013-01-09
<reply> see megaraid
bcm4402
M: 2012-03-12
<reply> see b44
nmcli
M: 2011-06-19
<reply>nmcli is a command line interface for controlling <NetworkManager>, introduced at version 0.8.1. See nmcli(1) or http://manpages.debian.org/man/1/nmcli for use cases.
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>.
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>.
net wm
M: 2011-05-03
<reply> see EWMH
smcwusbs-n
M: 2010-09-23
<reply> The SMCWUSBS-N "EZ Connect N Draft 11n Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter" is a draft-n wireless LAN device by SMC Networks (USB ID 083a:a618). For support on Debian systems, ask me about <rt2870>. See also <smcwusbs-n2>, <smcwusbs-n3>.
gtx
M: 2011-02-02
<reply> see geforce
virus
M: 2009-11-06
a program that makes unbidden copies of itself in order to proliferate. Usually plays a role either as graffiti or for malicious intent, or a working version of Windows without Windows, or see http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/securing-debian-howto/ch-sec-tools.en.html#s8.8 See also <clamav>, <amavis>.
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>.
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.
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.
raring
M: 2013-06-16
<reply> see ubuntu
overbiteff
M: 2011-04-21
<reply>OverbiteFF is an add-on for Iceweasel/Firefox and Iceape/SeaMonkey providing <Gopher> protocol support. Firefox 4, SeaMonkey 2.1 and all later versions no longer support Gopher internally. RFP filed as Debian bug #589060. http://gopher.floodgap.com/overbite/
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.
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>.
qflash
M: 2010-06-13
<reply>Qflash is an incomplete, discontinued <Adobe Flash> clone for Linux (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qflash). Ask me about <gnash>.
toshiba
M: 2010-10-27
<reply>Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese multinational conglomerate. http://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Toshiba . See also <laptop>, <toshutils>.
nvidia 71xx-dkms
M: 2011-02-20
<reply> see nvidia dkms-71xx
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>.
sb0410
M: 2011-01-04
<reply> see audigy
linux mintppc
M: 2013-12-08
<reply> see mintppc
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/
ddn
M: 2013-04-28
<reply> see debian.net
pool
M: 2010-02-18
http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/1999/10/msg00052.html (proposal) and http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ch-ftparchives#s-pools
rise of the triad
M: 2011-01-12
<reply>"Rise of the Triad" (ROTT) is a first-person shooter video game released in 1994, its source code was released under the GNU GPL in 2002. The icculus.org port is packaged for Debian as rott in <contrib>. To use the registered version of ROTT, read /usr/share/doc/rott/README.Debian after package installation and ask me about <package rebuild>. http://icculus.org/rott/
ar5b95
M: 2011-03-25
<reply> see ar9285
public_html
M: 2010-12-19
<reply> see userdir
userdirs
M: 2011-02-07
<reply> see userdir
pcsx2
M: 2012-11-01
<reply>PCSX2 is a cross-platform PlayStation 2 console emulator. <ITP> filed as Debian bug #464794. For PlayStation 1 emulation, ask me about <pcsxr>.
mach
M: 2010-01-18
<reply>[mach] a microkernel from CMU, on which NeXT, rhapsody, and hurd all have chosen to run their OS services. "[Mach] contains all the design mistakes you can make, and manages to even make up a few of its own." according to Linus. Also a utility (mach: "make a chroot") to produce clean roots (e.g. for UML, Xen) from <RPM>-based distributions, packaged for Debian. http://thomas.apestaart.org/projects/mach/
x-chat
M: 2009-12-16
<reply> see xchat
notion
M: 2013-06-30
<reply>Notion is a fork of the <ion3> tiling and tabbing window manager. It is in non-free due to restrictions on modification imposed by its licence; ask me about <non-free sources>. http://notion.sf.net/ #notion on irc.freenode.net.
freecraft
M: 2010-12-14
<reply> see stratagus
avant
M: 2011-02-10
<reply> see awn
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).
sata-inic162x
M: 2013-10-09
<reply> see sata_inic162x
zope
M: 2011-01-16
<reply>Zope is an open source application server for building high-performance dynamic web sites. Packaged for Lenny as zope2.10 and zope3, packaged for Squeeze as python-zope.* . http://www.zope.org/ #zope on irc.freenode.net.
wterm
M: 2012-01-24
is a terminal based on <rxvt>. It has fast transparency with no extra background image setting, shaded transparency, NeXT style scrollbars, background images and Window Maker menu options. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #656934.
menu-update
M: 2014-02-25
<reply> see update-menus
x86-64
M: 2011-01-27
<reply> see amd64
path
M: 2010-10-16
<reply>PATH is the environment variable that tells the OS where to look for programs. It is defined in /etc/profile or ~/.bash_profile or ~/.profile (for sh-like shells) or ~/.login for csh-like shells. http://tldp.org/LDP/intro-linux/html/sect_07_02.html
gdm3
M: 2012-12-04
<reply> see gdm
dxbusb
M: 2011-05-12
<reply> see dx-busb
weplab
M: 2011-02-15
<reply>WepLab is a security analysis utility for Wired Equivalent Privacy (<WEP>) protected networks. It performs network traffic capture, analysis and breaking of WEP keys. http://weplab.sf.net/
openbios
M: 2009-07-15
http://www.openfirmware.info/
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
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.
ioquake
M: 2010-10-18
<reply> see ioquake3
linux-kbuild
M: 2010-08-09
<reply> see linux-kbuild-2.6
php5-symfony
M: 2011-02-02
<reply> see symfony
m4y-xg760a
M: 2012-03-15
<reply>"M4Y-XG760A" is a FCC ID and can refer to the Sagem XG-760A (USB ID 079b:004a) or Sagem XG-76NA (USB ID 079b:0062) 802.11g wireless LAN devices. Both are supported by the Linux kernel's <zd1211rw> driver.
openssh
M: 2010-02-17
<reply>OpenSSH (OpenBSD Secure Shell, http://www.openssh.com/) is a free implementation of the Secure Shell (<SSH>) protocol. Packaged for Debian as openssh-server and openssh-client (install the ssh <metapackage> for both). SSH protocol 1 is disabled by default as of openssh 1:5.4p1-1. "Getting started with SSH": http://kimmo.suominen.com/docs/ssh/
mailx
M: 2011-01-06
<reply>mailx is a simple mail user agent (MUA), packaged for Debian as bsd-mailx. See also <heirloom-mailx>.
screenshot
M: 2010-04-16
<reply> To take a screenshot of your current desktop, you can probably just hit the "PrintScreen" key on your keyboard (Gnome and KDE). Alternatives include ksnapshot, gnome-panel-screenshot, the Gimp's "Acquire->Screenshot", "import -window root screenshot.jpg" (imagemagick package), scrot, xwd. For framebuffer consoles, use fbcat. http://wiki.debian.org/ScreenShots http://screenshots.debian.net/
dwa-510
M: 2010-07-13
<reply> see dwa510
82557
M: 2010-07-11
<reply> see e100
bcm4357
M: 2010-10-24
<reply> see bcm43225
3crusb10075
M: 2011-01-10
<reply> see zd1211rw
57788
M: 2010-07-07
<reply> see tg3
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>.
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.
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>.
dwa-126
M: 2011-05-21
<reply> see dwa126
wla-2000
M: 2012-01-11
<reply>The Sitecom WLA-2000 "Wireless Network USB Micro Adapter 300N X2" is an 802.11n device. Version 1 / v1.001 (USB ID 0df6:005d) contains a Realtek RTL8191SU chip. For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <r8712u>. http://www.sitecom.com/wireless-network-usb-micro-adapter-300n-x2/p/827
dvd contents
M: 2011-02-06
<reply> see disk contents
ip alias
M: 2010-03-18
<reply> see ip aliasing
emu10k2.5
M: 2011-01-04
<reply> see emu10k1
bdo sarge
M: 2010-09-13
<reply> see bpo sarge
larc
M: 2012-08-28
<reply> see lha
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
uvc
M: 2011-05-17
<reply> see uvcvideo
navyn
M: 2011-03-04
<reply>Navyn OS is a discontinued GNU/Linux distribution based on <gentoo>. It is not supported in #debian.
multiarch installer
M: 2013-05-05
<reply> see multi-arch installer
82546gb
M: 2011-01-13
<reply> see e1000
install guide squeeze
M: 2013-05-21
<reply> see squeeze installation guide
82578dc
M: 2010-09-08
<reply> see 82578
network
M: 2009-05-10
<reply>This refers to a group of interconnected computers. The computers must be capable of transferring data to form a true network--you can't just weld a bunch of computers together. For resources, ask me about <networking>.
tleds
M: 2012-02-12
<reply>tleds is a program that blinks the keyboard LEDs indicating outgoing and incoming packets on selected network interfaces. On some systems (e.g. IBM ThinkPad 600, HP Omnibook XE2) tleds has been reported to render part or all of the keyboard unusable. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #659349.
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.
ar9220
M: 2010-03-26
<reply> see ath9k
xonotic
M: 2013-04-15
<reply>Xonotic is a first-person deathmatch game forked from <nexuiz>. <ITP> filed as Debian bug #646377. http://xonotic.org/ #xonotic on irc.quakenet.org.
shoutcast
M: 2010-06-14
<reply>SHOUTcast is a proprietary cross-platform streaming media server developed by Nullsoft. http://www.shoutcast.com/ See also <icecast>.
ssh1
M: 2010-02-17
<reply> see ssh
fixmbr
M: 2013-10-01
<reply> see fixboot
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/
rtl
M: 2011-03-29
<reply> see realtek
apache ecc
M: 2014-07-12
<reply> see apache2 ecc
chrome9
M: 2013-01-22
<reply> see openchrome
fprot
M: 2010-07-05
<reply> see f-prot
ar5001x
M: 2011-11-30
<reply> see ar5211
artax
M: 2011-06-20
<reply> see progress linux
rt5372
M: 2012-05-22
<reply>Support for USB wireless LAN devices containing a Ralink RT5372/RF5392 chipset was introduced in the Linux kernel at version 3.4; a backport of this to Debian's Linux 3.2 kernel is included since linux-2.6 3.2.18-1 (Debian bug #673186). Ask me about <rt2800usb>.
pithos
M: 2011-07-25
<reply>Pithos is a Pandora web radio client for <GNOME>, based on <pianobar>. Packaged since Debian 7.0 "Wheezy". http://kevinmehall.net/p/pithos/
newid
M: 2010-08-01
<reply> see new_id
meerkat
M: 2011-01-26
<reply> see ubuntu
dyndns
M: 2013-06-07
<reply> see dyn
rt2571wf
M: 2010-12-18
<reply> see rt73usb
bcm5761
M: 2011-03-10
<reply> see tg3
sb0300
M: 2011-01-04
<reply> see audigy
.arc
M: 2010-11-02
<reply> see arc
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>.
noip
M: 2011-04-09
<reply> see no-ip
qlogic
M: 2011-10-13
<reply>QLogic Corporation is a manufacturer of storage and system network infrastructure. QLogic Infiniband, SCSI and Fibre Channel/FCoE host adapters are supported by the ib_ipath, qla1280 and qla2xxx drivers; <firmware> used by these drivers is packaged for Debian as firmware-qlogic, ask me about <non-free sources>. For support of NetXen Ethernet controllers, ask me about <netxen>.
amanda-client
M: 2009-07-31
<reply> see amanda
wna2330
M: 2011-03-08
<reply> see wna-2330
drupal6
M: 2012-08-26
<reply> see drupal
va-api
M: 2013-07-18
<reply> see vaapi
vnc
M: 2010-02-27
<reply>Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is a platform-independent graphical desktop sharing system (i.e. provides GUI remote access). Server packages in Debian include <tightvncserver>, <vnc4server> and <x11vnc>; "apt-cache search vnc" will list other servers and clients. Ask me about <vnc setup>, see also <x-not-vnc> for an alternative. http://wiki.debian.org/VNCviewer
ccd2iso
M: 2010-06-04
<reply> see clonecd
urt
M: 2011-03-12
<reply> see urban terror
virt-manager
M: 2011-07-29
<reply>Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager) is a desktop user interface for managing virtualized systems. http://virt-manager.et.redhat.com/ #virt on irc.oftc.net.
hfa3841
M: 2011-05-10
<reply> see hostap
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.
ylmfos
M: 2010-10-31
<reply> see ylmf os
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>.
hopper
M: 2010-07-06
<reply> see mantis
list hold
M: 2014-05-29
<reply> see hold list
peppermint
M: 2010-12-02
<reply> see peppermintos
rtl8188cu
M: 2011-05-21
<reply> see rtl8192cu
virtuoso
M: 2013-02-05
<reply>OpenLink Virtuoso is a high-performance, object-relational SQL database. Virtuoso Open-Source Edition is packaged for Debian. http://virtuoso.openlinksw.com/wiki/main/Main/ #openlink-virtuoso on irc.freenode.net.
zend
M: 2010-03-10
<reply>Zend Technologies is a software company focused on <PHP>. The Zend Engine is an open source scripting engine / virtual machine, Zend Engine 2 is included within PHP as of version 5.0. Zend Framework is a PHP-based web development framework, packaged for Debian as zendframework.
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.
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.
amd-ucode
M: 2013-12-10
<reply> see microcode
ar5bxb63
M: 2010-05-06
<reply> see ar5007eg
xmpp
M: 2011-02-25
<reply>Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP, originally Jabber) is an open communications protocol based on <XML> for message-oriented middleware. http://wiki.debian.org/Jabber http://xmpp.org/ Non-official Debian chat room is at xmpp:debian@conference.jabber.org. For packaged XMPP servers, ask me about <ejabberd>, <jabberd14>, <jabberd2>, <prosody>.
sb0240
M: 2011-01-04
<reply> see audigy
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.
wua2340
M: 2011-03-07
<reply> see wua-2340
msn-pecan
M: 2010-08-25
<reply>msn-pecan is an alternative <MSN> protocol plugin for instant messaging clients using libpurple, such as <pidgin> and telepathy-haze. http://code.google.com/p/msn-pecan/
alsa default
M: 2010-12-23
<reply> see default alsa
request tracker
M: 2010-06-25
<reply> see request-tracker
xdg
M: 2010-05-09
<reply> see freedesktop.org
ar1111
M: 2012-11-22
<reply> see ath9k
rt2890
M: 2010-04-02
<reply> see rt2860
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>.
tl-wn353g
M: 2011-12-15
<reply>The TP-LINK TL-WN353G "54M Wireless PCI Adapter" is an 802.11g device, using a Realtek RTL8185L chip (PCI ID 10ec:8185). For support on Debian systems, ask me about <rtl818x>.
nautilus-cd-burner
M: 2011-08-09
<reply>nautilus-cd-burner is a CD/DVD burning front-end for <nautilus>. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #559472, ask me about <brasero>.
intel-pstate
M: 2013-06-25
<reply> see intel_pstate
686-bigmem
M: 2013-08-05
<reply> see bigmem
waldorf
M: 2013-05-09
<reply> see crunchbang
bin+cue
M: 2010-07-05
<reply> see bin-cue
isl3873b
M: 2011-06-17
<reply> see prism2_usb
bc dropped
M: 2013-05-06
<reply> see businesscard
smartcard
M: 2013-12-09
<reply> see smartcards
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>.
ath9k-htc
M: 2010-09-01
<reply> see ath9k_htc
stormix
M: 2010-03-14
<reply>Stormix was a company producing the "Storm Linux" distribution, based on Debian. The company filed bankruptcy and was closed in January 2001. http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1000226
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."
why 7.1
M: 2013-09-23
<reply> see why 7.x
nethack-gnome
M: 2010-12-17
<reply>nethack-gnome (formerly packaged as gnomehack) is an experimental <GNOME>-based graphical version of <nethack>. Dropped from Debian's nethack source package as of version 3.4.3-10.3 (BTS #460798).
dvdcss
M: 2011-05-20
<reply> see libdvdcss
qca988x
M: 2013-05-08
<reply> see ath10k
rt3370
M: 2011-05-10
<reply> see rt2800usb
remmina
M: 2011-02-18
<reply>Remmina (formerly Grdc) is a GTK+ remote desktop client supporting the NX, RDP, SSH, VNC and XDMCP protocols. http://remmina.sf.net/
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>.
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>.
xfce
M: 2009-06-01
<reply>Xfce is a pretty nifty Desktop Environment. Lightweight, fast, compact. To install, ask me about <install xfce>. https://wiki.debian.org/Xfce http://wiki.xfce.org/faq http://www.xfce.org/ #xfce on irc.freenode.net.
squeeze+1
M: 2010-09-03
<reply> see wheezy
rt3062
M: 2011-05-10
<reply> see rt2800pci
radeonhd firmware
M: 2011-01-02
<reply> see radeon firmware
rfc1918
M: 2011-03-22
<reply> see rfc 1918
pinguy os
M: 2011-03-16
<reply> see pinguy
squid
M: 2010-12-21
<reply>Squid is a caching web proxy supporting HTTP/S, FTP and others. Debian's squid packages are not built with SSL support (Debian bug #180886), ask about <package rebuild> and supply "--enable-ssl" for this. See also <squid deb caching>, <transparent proxy>. /usr/share/doc/squid{,3}/* http://wiki.squid-cache.org/SquidFaq http://squid-cache.org/ #squid on irc.freenode.net.
bliss virus
M: 2010-11-27
<reply> see bliss
whygnutls
M: 2010-12-21
<reply> see why gnutls
snd-ca0106
M: 2011-01-04
<reply> see ca0106
vm
M: 2011-06-03
either virtual machine (ask me about <virtualization>) or VM (View Mail), a mail user agent for <Emacs> bundled with XEmacs. http://www.nongnu.org/viewmail/
zsh
M: 2010-05-04
<reply>The Z shell (zsh) is a powerful Unix shell. For usage tips, see http://www.rayninfo.co.uk/tips/zshtips.html and http://zshwiki.org/home/docs/wikifaq. Work through http://zsh.sunsite.dk/Guide/ and ask questions in #zsh on irc.freenode.net. Those who use zsh say it's more powerful than bash and well worth the switch. http://www.zsh.org/
qca9880
M: 2013-06-13
<reply> see ath10k
scsi firmware
M: 2012-01-10
<reply>Firmware from userspace is required by some SCSI host adapter drivers included in Debian Linux kernel images. Ask me about <advansys>, <qlogic>, <starfire> for more information.
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>.
wakeonlan
C: 2009-06-06
<reply> see wol
linux3.0
M: 2011-05-30
<reply> see linux 3.0
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/
nrg
M: 2010-10-21
<reply>NRG is a proprietary CD image file format used by <Nero> Burning ROM. To convert to ISO 9660, use the <iat> or nrg2iso utilities. There is no open source utility supporting CD Audio extraction from multi-mode NRG images available at this time.
cdc-acm
M: 2011-04-27
<reply> see modem
ac131
M: 2010-10-03
<reply> see forcedeth
proxy
M: 2011-07-20
<reply>A proxy server is a system/application acting as an intermediary for resource requests from clients. See <http_proxy>, <ftp_proxy>, /etc/apt/apt.conf (man 5 apt.conf), <environment>. See also <apt-cacher>, <imapproxy>, <squid>.
encryption
M: 2010-08-11
<reply> see encrypt
carl
M: 2010-08-30
<reply> see carl9170
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.
transitions
M: 2011-04-20
<reply> see transition
webcam-server
M: 2010-08-15
<reply>webcam-server is a daemon for streaming content from a V4L1 device. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #569356.
bcm57810
M: 2013-06-19
<reply> see bnx2x
debian-cd
M: 2010-01-05
<reply> see iso
bcm4303
M: 2010-09-29
<reply> see bcm4301
wpc54a
C: 2010-10-02
<reply>The Linksys WPC54A "Instant Wireless PC Card" is a 802.11a CardBus device (PCI ID 168c:0007). For support on Debian systems, ask me about <ath5k>.
mic
M: 2010-12-01
<reply> see microphone
sb0220
M: 2010-12-19
<reply> see emu10k1
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.
ejabber
M: 2010-07-01
<reply> see ejabberd
gpsca
M: 2010-02-11
<reply> see gspca
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.
apt-preferences
M: 2010-12-07
<reply> see apt_preferences
audigy2
M: 2011-01-04
<reply> see audigy
xhost_+
M: 2010-01-21
<reply> see xhost +localhost
vrms
M: 2012-01-09
<reply>The Virtual Richard M. Stallman (vrms) will list the <contrib> and <non-free> packages installed on your system and for some explain why they are non-free; its list of "reasons" is horribly unmaintained however. You could just run "aptitude search '~i?or(~scontrib,~snon-free)'" to get the same package list.
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/
loadlin
M: 2012-08-12
<reply>loadlin is a Linux kernel boot loader which runs under DOS-based operating systems. http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Loadlin+Win95-98-ME.html http://youpibouh.thefreecat.org/loadlin/
ipmasq
M: 2011-10-29
<reply> see nat
ums-eneub6250
M: 2013-01-06
<reply>ums-eneub6250 is a Linux kernel module produced by the ene_ub6250 USB storage driver, supporting the ENE Technology UB6250 SD/MD card reader (USB ID 0cf2:6250). This driver is part of the Linux kernel since version 2.6.39. Firmware from userspace is required; Debian 7 "Wheezy" users, ask me about <non-free sources> and install the firmware-linux-nonfree package to provide.
unzip
M: 2009-07-30
<reply> see zip
usb
M: 2010-04-24
<reply>Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a technology that has replaced the way that some peripheral devices connect to a computer. It is much faster than serial/communications and more flexible: many devices can be connected to simultaneously. USB 3.0 is supported by the Linux kernel since version 2.6.31. http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/book1.html http://www.linux-usb.org/ See also <usb install>, <usbreset>.
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/
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/
cdgrab
M: 2012-08-24
<reply> see abcde
webfs
M: 2010-05-19
<reply>webfs is a simple, lightweight HTTP serving for static content with limited CGI support. http://linux.bytesex.org/misc/webfs.html . See also <httpd>.
soundtracker
M: 2011-05-04
<reply>SoundTracker is a <GNOME> application for creating music, by rearranging sound samples into "tracks". http://www.soundtracker.org/ Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #559525.
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.
smtp
M: 2010-03-20
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. Ask me about <mta>, <smtp auth>, <smtp test>, <rfc2821>.
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.
hybrid dvd
M: 2012-04-11
<reply> see hybrid iso
rtl8191s
M: 2011-05-06
<reply> see rtl8191su
update dvd
M: 2010-10-07
<reply> see update-cd
6.10
M: 2014-07-25
<reply> see 6.0.10
g400
M: 2011-01-05
<reply> see matrox
sbp
M: 2010-08-03
<reply>The "Stuck Beacon Problem" (SBP) is a known <madwifi> issue. http://madwifi-project.org/wiki/StuckBeacon . Consider using <ath5k> instead, which has access point functionality since Linux 2.6.31.
dge530t
M: 2011-09-15
<reply> see dge-530t
setiathome
M: 2010-05-14
<reply> see seti@home
mnw2bpci
M: 2010-09-21
<reply> The Minitar MNW2BPCI is an 802.11b PCI adapter produced by Minitar Corporation (PCI ID 1814:0101). For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rt2400>.
hvr950
M: 2013-07-25
<reply> see hvr-950
mac80211
M: 2011-06-28
<reply>mac80211 is a Linux kernel driver <API> for SoftMAC wireless LAN cards. http://wireless.kernel.org/en/developers/Documentation/mac80211
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>.
grub squeeze
M: 2011-02-13
<reply> see grub default
installurl
M: 2010-01-13
<reply> see install guide
bcm4401
M: 2012-03-12
<reply> see b44
r8192u_usb
M: 2010-07-06
<reply> see rtl8192u
emu1820
M: 2010-07-07
<reply> see emu10k1
limo
M: 2011-09-01
<reply>limo is a replacement for ls(1) with an emphasis on output format control. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #593644.
sparky linux
M: 2013-04-05
<reply>see sparkylinux
dvb-driver-source
M: 2010-05-12
<reply> see linuxtv-dvb
scheme
M: 2011-02-22
<reply>Scheme is the most elegant programming language, or the language with the most annoying syntax, or something that overuses your () keys, or the language with the smallest defining document, or the language with practically no syntax whatsoever. http://wiki.debian.org/Scheme http://www.schemers.org/ #scheme on irc.freenode.net. See also <mit-scheme>.
luster
M: 2011-11-14
<reply> see lustre
wvdial
M: 2009-06-23
<reply>WvDial is a console <PPP> dialer requiring minimal configuration. http://wiki.debian.org/Wvdial http://alumnit.ca/wiki/?page=WvDialFAQ http://alumnit.ca/wiki/?page=WvDial
munin
M: 2013-06-22
<reply>Munin (formerly LRRD) is a network and system monitoring application, presenting graphs via <rrdtool>. http://munin-monitoring.org/ #munin on irc.freenode.net.
xhost
M: 2008-06-12
<reply>xhost is EVIL! There are so many other ways of getting remote X apps to work that xhost should never be needed. For a more sensible approach, use SSH X11 forwarding, ask me about <sshx>. Also see <mit-magic-cookie>, http://www.acm.uiuc.edu/workshops/cool_unix/xauth.html <nolisten> and "apt-cache show x11-xserver-utils | grep xhost". To run applications on your local machine as another user, see <root x>. See also <xhost +localhost>.
sagemath
M: 2011-02-15
<reply> see sage
sysconfig
M: 2010-12-10
<reply> see kudzu
rt2790
M: 2010-04-02
<reply> see rt2860
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
ami
M: 2013-03-17
American Megatrends Incorporated (producer of AMIBIOS) or Amazon Machine Image, ask me about <ec2>.
vlan
M: 2010-01-09
<reply>A virtual LAN (VLAN) is created when a bunch of physically connected ports are grouped together by network hardware supporting VLANs. VLANs are each treated as separate entities and can only be joined together by a router. Useful for grouping departments together for security and minimizing network traffic. Userspace tools are available in the vlan package. There is currently no VLAN support within Debian-Installer (bug #433568).
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.
squeeze install guide
M: 2013-05-21
<reply> see squeeze installation guide
testing cd
M: 2011-08-27
<reply> see testing iso
amanda-common
M: 2009-07-31
<reply> see amanda
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.
libvirt
M: 2011-07-29
<reply>Libvirt is a library for interfacing with different virtualization systems. http://libvirt.org/ #virt on irc.oftc.net.
n64
M: 2011-03-06
<reply> see nintendo
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>.
lm_sensors
M: 2007-12-02
<reply>lm_sensors (Linux-monitoring sensors) is a hardware health monitoring package for CPU temperature, fan speed, etc. Packaged for Debian as lm-sensors. http://www.lm-sensors.org/wiki/FAQ http://www.lm-sensors.org/ #linux-sensors on irc.freenode.net.
mantis
M: 2010-07-06
<reply>Support for Mantis/Hopper based <DVB> PCI cards was added to Linux in 2.6.33. The mantis driver (with mb86a16, tda665x DVB front-ends) was backported and enabled in Debian Linux 2.6.32 kernel images at linux-2.6 2.6.32-16 (Debian bug #577264).
rlogin
M: 2009-06-04
remote login, a deprecated remote system access utility. Packaged for Debian as rsh-client and rsh-redone-client. Ask me about <ssh> instead.
4321
M: 2010-04-19
<reply> see bcm4321
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.
second life
M: 2010-04-02
<reply>Second Life is an online virtual world developed by Linden Lab. ITP the Linux client in Debian bug #406335. http://secondlife.com/
rndis
M: 2011-03-05
<reply>Remote Network Driver Interface Specification (RNDIS) is an unofficial CDC ACM variant by Microsoft. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RNDIS . See also <rndis_wlan>.
nodata
M: 2010-10-03
<reply> see nodata 2
/tmp
M: 2010-07-09
<reply> see tmp
netxen
M: 2010-09-28
<reply> see netxen_nic
radius
M: 2009-05-29
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service. http://web.archive.org/web/20010610045237/http://www.livingston.com/tech/technotes/500/index.html#RADIUS See also <freeradius>.
r8821ae
M: 2015-05-08
<reply> see rtl8821ae
stm
M: 2010-12-01
<reply> see svgatextmode
tails
M: 2012-06-16
<reply>Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) is a live DVD/USB <based on Debian>, with the aim of preserving privacy and anonymity. It is not supported in #debian. https://tails.boum.org/ #tails on irc.oftc.net.
fw10
M: 2011-02-09
<reply> see b43-fwcutter
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
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/
audispd
M: 2010-12-26
<reply> see audit
logos
M: 2010-10-26
<reply> see debian logo
hdd install
M: 2010-06-08
<reply> see hd-media
wheezy iso
M: 2015-04-28
<reply> see install wheezy
rtl8111dl
M: 2010-12-21
<reply> see rtl8168d
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>.
bcm
M: 2011-03-29
<reply> see broadcom
mike
M: 2010-12-01
<reply> see microphone
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
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/
ar5006
M: 2011-01-10
<reply> see ar5413
prosody
M: 2011-09-23
<reply>Prosody is a Jabber/<XMPP> server written in <Lua>, designed to be easily configurable, extensible and light on system resources. http://wiki.debian.org/InstallingProsody http://www.prosody.im/doc/faq http://www.prosody.im/ xmpp:prosody@conference.prosody.im.
modeswitch
M: 2010-04-20
<reply> see usb_modeswitch
is back
C: 2010-04-27
<reply>(I was gone?|Yes, back for more thankless factoid serving.|The Bahamas were nice.)
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
wormux
M: 2011-05-31
<reply> see warmux
tango
M: 2013-09-05
<reply> see tango studio
rtl8169sc
M: 2011-06-09
<reply> see r8169
qt4
M: 2010-05-09
<reply> see qt
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>.
rtl8111e
M: 2011-02-02
<reply> see r8169
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>.
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/
backports.org
M: 2010-09-06
<reply> see backports.debian.org
debian backports
C: 2010-09-06
<reply> see debian-backports
bpo list
C: 2010-09-06
<reply> see bdo list
backports.org contents
C: 2010-09-06
<reply> see backports.debian.org contents
mscorefonts
M: 2010-08-25
<reply> see msttcorefonts
915gm
M: 2011-01-15
<reply> see intel-gfx
on topic
M: 2010-06-24
<reply> see ontopic
sas
M: 2013-02-24
Serial Attached <SCSI>. See also <hpsa>, <isci>, <megaraid>.
perl
M: 2011-04-15
<reply>Perl (backronymed as Practical Extraction and Report Language and Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister) is an interpreted, high-level, dynamic programming language. http://learn.perl.org/books/beginning-perl/ #perl on irc.freenode.net. See also <dh-make-perl>.
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/
bopm
M: 2010-10-23
<reply>[bopm] <OFTC>'s Blitzed Open Proxy Monitor: http://www.oftc.net/oftc/BOPM
sarien
M: 2010-10-23
<reply>Sarien is a formerly developed game engine for Sierra On-Line <AGI> titles, removed Debian to resolve bug #425244. It was merged with the <ScummVM> project.
wheezy-proposed-updates
M: 2013-06-13
<reply> see stable-proposed-updates
light-weight
M: 2014-08-07
<reply> see lightweight
ember
M: 2010-03-13
<reply> see worldforge
qtorrent
M: 2010-11-26
<reply>qtorrent is a PyQT-based <BitTorrent> client, which uses QT version 3. Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #514029.
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
msdfs
M: 2013-09-02
<reply> see ms-dfs
r8192_pci
M: 2010-03-15
<reply> see rtl8192e
disc contents
M: 2010-12-09
<reply> see disk contents
jargon
M: 2010-01-22
<reply> see jargon file
82579lm
M: 2011-01-13
<reply> see 82579
fceux
M: 2011-03-06
<reply> see fceu
57765
M: 2011-08-05
<reply> see bcm57765
xfmedia
M: 2010-08-08
<reply>Xfmedia is a media player for the <Xfce> desktop environment. Unmaintained upstream, removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #583659. Ask me about <parole>.
rtl8712u
M: 2011-06-20
<reply> see rtl8192su
4328
M: 2010-10-24
<reply> see bcm4328
upstreams
M: 2012-12-27
<reply> see upstream
phonegaim
M: 2011-06-07
<reply> see gizmo
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.
metalog
M: 2010-08-01
<reply>metalog is a replacement for syslogd and klogd, where logged messages can be dispatched according to their facility, urgency, program name and/or Perl-compatible regular expressions. Removed from Debian to resolve bug #455231.
ar8121
M: 2013-03-19
<reply> see atl1e
lharc
M: 2012-08-28
<reply> see lha
wp1200
M: 2011-10-06
<reply> see waveplus
residual
M: 2012-12-23
<reply> see residualvm
recovery mode
M: 2010-12-14
<reply> see single-user mode
tiff2pdf
M: 2011-11-24
<reply>tiff2pdf converts a <TIFF> image to a <PDF> document, which is written to standard output by default. Packaged for Debian in libtiff-tools.
3do
M: 2010-10-27
<reply> see operafs
bugs
M: 2012-11-11
<reply> see bug
wna-2330
M: 2013-01-07
<reply>The D-Link WNA-2330 "RangeBooster G Notebook Adapter" is an 802.11g CardBus device (PCI ID 168c:0013, Atheros AR2414 chip). For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <ath5k>.
jessie beta 1
M: 2014-08-14
<reply> see jessie beta
rtl8110sc
M: 2011-06-09
<reply> see r8169
install guide wheezy
M: 2011-06-11
<reply> see wheezy installation guide
sao
M: 2011-02-26
<reply> see dao
sun-java5
M: 2010-04-15
<reply>The sun-java5 source package - providing sun-java5-jre and other binary packages - was removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #545390. Ask me about <install java>.
rtl8101
M: 2011-01-06
<reply> see r8169
shellshock
M: 2014-09-27
<reply> see dsa3032
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.
bcm970015
M: 2013-10-30
<reply> see bcm70015
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>.
mn-710
M: 2011-06-17
<reply> see mn710
.dmg
M: 2012-08-25
<reply> see dmg
.sea
M: 2013-08-24
<reply> see stuffit
8.0
M: 2012-10-30
<reply> see jessie
firewire
M: 2009-08-02
<reply>see ieee1394
tux-on-ice
M: 2013-01-16
<reply> see tuxonice
dfm
M: 2010-07-26
"Desktop-File-Manager for X11" (http://www.kaisersite.de/dfm/). Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #349205.
list held
M: 2014-05-29
<reply> see list hold
4311
M: 2010-04-19
<reply> see bcm4311
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.
libx264
M: 2011-03-23
<reply> see x264
mt-daapd
M: 2012-03-12
<reply>Firefly Media Server (formerly mt-daapd) is a <DAAP> server. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #613030, ask me about <forked-daapd>.
wm821-m
M: 2011-05-24
<reply>The CyberTAN WM821-M (aka WM821-M-HP) is an 802.11n Mini PCI device. For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <88w8363>.
old iso
M: 2011-10-12
<reply> see old cd
ub6250
M: 2013-01-06
<reply> see ums-eneub6250
messenger
M: 2013-01-05
<reply> see msn
readydlna
M: 2011-06-05
<reply> see minidlna
4353
M: 2010-10-24
<reply> see bcm4353
ftp master
M: 2012-01-18
<reply> see ftpmaster
wheezy install guide
M: 2013-02-19
<reply> see wheezy installation guide
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>.
bmpx
M: 2011-04-12
<reply> see bmp
base-passwd
M: 2010-08-15
an essential package providing the Debian base system master password and group files. See also <groups>.
xmbc
M: 2011-01-02
<reply> see xbmc
ar9281
M: 2011-11-26
<reply> see ath9k
b43-open
M: 2013-05-18
<reply> see openfwwf
ne2k
M: 2011-01-20
<reply> see ne2000
sitecom
M: 2011-05-10
<reply>Sitecom is a computer network hardware brand. For wireless LAN adapter support, locate its model number, then ask me about <wl-344>, <wl-349> or <wla-2000>. For other models, ask me about <what's my wireless>.
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.
updates
M: 2010-09-26
<reply>[updates] Ask me about <point release>, <proposed-updates>, <security>, <stretch-updates>, <jessie-updates>. See also <apticron>, <cron-apt>.
s390x
M: 2011-11-25
<reply>s390x is a port of Debian, which uses the Linux kernel and provides a 64-bit userland on IBM System/390 (aka S/390, zSeries) mainframe hardware. The s390x architecture was introduced at Debian 7 "Wheezy".
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>.
snes
M: 2011-03-06
<reply> see nintendo
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>.
3cxfe575ct
M: 2011-01-13
<reply> see 3c59x
r800
M: 2010-04-16
<reply> see evergreen
mint debian
M: 2011-05-29
<reply> see lmde
docx
M: 2013-08-14
<reply> see ooxml
whatsmyhardware
M: 2010-05-26
<reply> see whats my hardware
pbbuttons
M: 2011-09-06
<reply> see pbbuttonsd
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.
gchat
M: 2013-08-31
<reply> see googletalk
t38modem
M: 2013-02-03
<reply>t38modem is a gateway between a fax application and IP network. It provides a H.323 endpoint with T.38 fax support, which appears to applications as a fax modem pool. It can operate with <hylafax>. http://t38modem.sf.net/
mn120
M: 2010-12-14
<reply> see mn-120
opn
M: 2010-03-13
<reply> see freenode
eneub6250
M: 2013-01-06
<reply> see ums-eneub6250
emu1616
M: 2010-07-07
<reply> see emu10k1
openmediavault
M: 2012-08-23
<reply>OpenMediaVault is a NAS operating system with a web-based control panel. It is <based on Debian> but not supported in #debian. Support can be found at http://wiki.openmediavault.org/ and #openmediavault on irc.freenode.net.
debian live wheezy
M: 2013-10-25
<reply> see debian live oldstable
57785
M: 2011-09-18
<reply> see bcm57785
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>.
cobalt
M: 2011-05-17
<reply> see mipsel
pinguy
M: 2011-03-16
<reply>PinguyOS is a GNU/Linux distribution based on <Ubuntu>. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.pinguyos.com/ #pinguyos on irc.freenode.net. See also <based on debian>.
bcm57788
M: 2010-07-07
<reply> see tg3
dwa-131
C: 2010-07-08
<reply> see dwa131
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>.
nilfs2
M: 2010-12-21
<reply> see nilfs
88w8366
M: 2011-05-05
<reply> see mwl8k
4322
M: 2010-09-24
<reply> see bcm4322
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>.
doc
M: 2009-11-14
<reply> see docs
smartlink
M: 2013-02-06
<reply> see slmodem
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>.
wusb54g
M: 2010-04-13
<reply>The Linksys WUSB54G "Wireless-G USB Adapter" is an 802.11g device. For support of version 1 (USB IDs 1915:2234, 5041:2234) and version 2 (USB ID 13b1:000a) on Debian systems, ask me about <p54>. For version 4 (USB ID 13b1:000d), ask me about <rt2500usb>. http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/wireless/lbc/WUSB54G . Not to be confused with the <WUSB54GC>, <WUSB54GP> or <WUSB54AG>.
why removed
M: 2011-03-03
<reply> see removed
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>.
ser2net
M: 2011-11-03
<reply>ser2net is a serial-to-network proxy, allowing TCP sessions (e.g. telnet) to be established with a remote system's serial ports. It supports RFC 2217. http://ser2net.sf.net/
matriux
M: 2013-10-03
<reply>Matriux is a distribution based on Debian that aims to provide security tools for ethical hackers. It is not Debian and is not supported in #debian. Seek help in their forums at http://forum.matriux.com/ or in #matriux on irc.freenode.net. See also <based on debian>.
enigma
M: 2010-12-06
<reply>Enigma is an open source transport puzzle game based on Oxyd. http://enigma.nongnu.org/
adblock plus
M: 2010-07-13
<reply> see adblock
raggle
M: 2011-11-25
<reply>Raggle is a console RSS/RDF aggregator written in Ruby. Abandoned upstream, removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #479562.
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>.
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.
ontrack
M: 2013-07-22
<reply> see dynamic drive overlay
megaraid
M: 2013-02-24
<reply>The LSI Logic MegaRAID Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) driver and MegaRAID legacy driver are part of the Linux kernel. Support for additional hardware (backported from Linux 3.0.56) is included since the Debian <6.0.7> point release (bug #666108). See http://wiki.debian.org/LinuxRaidForAdmins for supported devices.
8192
M: 2011-05-23
<reply> see rtl8192
racoon
M: 2010-06-16
<reply>racoon is a key-exchange management daemon developed by the KAME project, used for automatically keying <IPsec> connections. The IPsec-Tools port of KAME's IPsec utilities is packaged for Debian. http://ipsec-tools.sf.net/
upstream guide
M: 2012-12-21
<reply> see upstream-guide
why iceowl
M: 2012-04-04
<reply> see why iceweasel
ar5bxb72
M: 2011-01-02
<reply> see ath9k
rtl8188cus
M: 2011-04-27
<reply> see rtl8192cu
rtl8723ae-bt
M: 2012-10-26
<reply> see rtl8723ae
useragent
M: 2011-04-22
<reply> see user-agent
lokitt
M: 2010-07-27
<reply> see lokkit
off-topic
M: 2010-06-24
<reply> see offtopic
vpnc
M: 2010-01-16
<reply>vpnc is a <VPN> client compatible with Cisco 3000 series concentrators (aka Easy VPN), Cisco IOS routers, Cisco PIX / ASA Zecurity appliances and Juniper NetScreen appliances. The only Linux kernel module required by vpnc is the <tun> driver. Frontends include kvpnc and network-manager-vpnc. http://www.unix-ag.uni-kl.de/~massar/vpnc/
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.
non-us
M: 2010-01-03
<reply>Non-US is where we placed software previously unable to hosted within the USA. Changes in legislation mean that post-<Woody>, there is no non-US, so you don't need it for Sarge, Etch, Lenny, Squeeze, Wheezy or later. Ask me about <crypto> and <crypto in main>. Old non-US packages (for slink, potato, woody) are at archive.debian.org. http://wiki.debian.org/non-US
grdc
M: 2011-08-15
<reply> see remmina
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>.
rip cd
M: 2011-01-03
<reply> see rip audio
smcwusb-n
M: 2010-09-23
<reply> The SMCWUSB-N "EZ Connect N Pro Draft 11n Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter" is a draft-n wireless LAN device by SMC Networks. For support on Debian systems, ask me about <rt2870>. See also <smcwusbs-n>.
x2go
M: 2013-10-03
<reply>X2Go is an open source terminal server project using the NX protocol (not compatible with other NX servers and clients). The Qt-based X2Go client is packaged as x2goclient, the X2Go server is currently not packaged (bug #465821). Packages from third-party repositories are not supported in #debian. http://wiki.x2go.org/ #x2go on irc.freenode.org.
ale clone
M: 2010-12-14
<reply> see freecraft
.deb
M: 2009-10-30
<reply> see package
radeon codenames
M: 2013-01-10
http://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature#Decoder_ring_for_engineering_vs_marketing_names
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>.
hg
M: 2013-12-04
<reply> see mercurial
pctel
M: 2010-06-25
<reply>PCTel is a former software modem chipset designer. An unofficial Linux 2.6 device driver for support of the PCtel HSP MicroModem (PCI IDs 134d:7890, 134d:7891, 134d:7892, 134d:7893, 134d:7894, 134d:7895, 134d:7896, 134d:7897) and C-Media CM8738 (PCI ID 13f6:0211) is available from http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/pctel-linux/welcome.html . See also <winmodem>.
static ip
M: 2011-04-07
<reply> see interfaces
xg76na
M: 2012-03-15
<reply> see XG-76NA
samhain
M: 2011-10-26
<reply>Samhain is an integrity checker and host-based intrusion detection system. It supports centralized monitoring and stealth features for running undetected in memory. http://la-samhna.de/samhain/
bcm4309
M: 2014-05-19
<reply> see bcm4306
b6i
M: 2013-01-14
<reply> see b5i
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>.
syslog-ng
M: 2010-08-31
<reply>syslog-ng is an open source <syslog> implementation, providing additional features over syslogd such as reliable transport via TCP and TLS encryption. http://www.balabit.com/network-security/syslog-ng/
rt5392
M: 2013-02-19
<reply> see rt2800pci
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>.
frostwire
M: 2010-01-14
<reply> see limewire
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.
wheezy+1
M: 2012-10-30
<reply> see jessie
bcm5764m
M: 2011-01-09
<reply> see tg3
82g33
M: 2012-09-02
<reply> see intel-gfx
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.
4357
M: 2010-10-24
<reply> see bcm4357
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).
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
debian handbook
M: 2012-05-11
<reply> see debian-handbook
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>.
isl3890usb
M: 2010-05-21
<reply> see p54usb
rt53xx
M: 2011-06-20
<reply>For support of Ralink 802.11n RT53xx devices, ask me about <rt5390> (PCIe) or <rt5370> (USB).
pgp
M: 2009-05-13
<reply>Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is a <non-free> public-key encryption program, previously packaged for Debian as pgp-i and pgp-us. Superseded by the GNU Privacy Guard (GPG), ask me about <gpg>.
cardbus
M: 2011-03-08
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC_Card#CardBus
ar2413
M: 2010-05-12
<reply> see ath5k
symfony
M: 2011-02-02
<reply>Symfony is a full-stack framework, a library of cohesive classes written in PHP5. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #611566.
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/
teaming
M: 2010-12-03
<reply> see bonding
flac2cd
M: 2011-02-26
<reply> see flac->cd
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>.
ddns
M: 2013-05-24
<reply> see dynamic dns
concurrent booting
M: 2010-05-15
<reply> see concurrent boot
rt3060
M: 2011-05-10
<reply> see rt2800pci
winprinter
M: 2010-09-26
something you do not want, it's evil MS influenced trash. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_Device_Interface#GDI_printers
alsa-oss
M: 2013-01-16
<reply> see aoss
e
M: 2011-03-30
<reply> see enlightenment
pork
M: 2010-03-11
<reply>pork is a ncurses-based AOL Instant Messenger and IRC client, packaged for Debian. http://ojnk.sf.net/ See also <AIM>.
82599es
M: 2011-01-07
<reply> see ixgbe
ntfs
M: 2010-05-16
<reply>Windows NT File System (NTFS) has drivers available in Debian: the read-only Linux kernel driver and a <FUSE> driver providing write support. For information about the former, ask me about <ntfsro>. For information about read/write access, ask me about <ntfsrw>. See also <ntfsclone>, <label>. http://wiki.debian.org/NTFS
82576
M: 2010-09-05
<reply> see igb
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.
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.
synergy
M: 2013-10-12
<reply>Synergy is a client/server program for sharing a keyboard and mouse between multiple systems (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows). http://synergy-foss.org/wiki/User http://synergy-foss.org/ #synergy on irc.freenode.net.
winmail.dat
M: 2012-12-12
<reply> see tnef
pearlinux
M: 2012-12-23
<reply> see pear linux
avrp
M: 2009-03-07
a programmer for Atmel AVR microcontrollers, or http://packages.debian.org/avrp
powerpc
M: 2010-02-05
<reply>PowerPC is a <RISC> architecture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowerPC). See "Debian for PowerPC" at http://www.debian.org/ports/powerpc . Debian CDs are not (and cannot be made) bootable on Old World PowerMacs. Information on proper partitioning is at http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/doc/mac-fdisk-basics.txt . See also <macsound>, <yaboot>, <quik>, <bootx>, <ppc64>. #debianppc on irc.oftc.net and irc.freenode.net.
which x11 driver
M: 2013-12-23
<reply> see which video driver
r8168
M: 2011-12-05
<reply>r8168 is an out-of-tree Linux kernel driver supporting Realtek PCIe gigabit Ethernet controllers, made available by the vendor. r8168 should only be used for devices not yet supported by the in-tree <r8169> driver. Packaged for Debian as r8168-dkms in <unstable>, this will never be part of a stable Debian release. Purging the r8168-dkms package is required to remove the r8169 blacklist. http://code.google.com/p/r8168/
ddp
M: 2010-02-13
the Debian Documentation Project. http://www.debian.org/doc/ddp
compat-drivers
M: 2013-08-25
<reply> see linux backports
lbo
M: 2011-03-28
<reply> see libreoffice
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.
amd-v
M: 2012-12-29
<reply> see svm
cathedral
M: 2010-03-03
<reply> see cathedral and bazaar
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/
pnp
M: 2010-12-23
<reply>Legacy Plug and Play (PnP) is a standard that was supposed to make adding <ISA> peripherals to a x86 system as easy as plugging them in. Its biggest contribution, causing headaches, is the removal of jumpers from many devices. The lspnp and setpnp commands (pnputils package) can be used to list Plug and Play device nodes/resources and modify Plug and Play BIOS device resources respectively. http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Plug-and-Play-HOWTO.html
steam os
M: 2013-12-14
<reply> see steamos
nopae
M: 2011-05-14
<reply>The following x86-32 processors do not support <PAE>: all 400 MHz-bus versions of the Intel Pentium M and Celeron M (i.e. all "Banias" and pre-Sonoma "Dothan"), VIA C3 "Nehemiah" and AMD Geode LX. egrep -q -e '^flags.*pae' /proc/cpuinfo && echo 'You have PAE!'
ndis
M: 2009-10-15
<reply>NDIS (Network Driver Interface Specification) is an <API> for network interface cards used within Microsoft Windows operating systems. For use of NDIS version 5.x (Windows XP) drivers on Linux systems, ask me about <ndiswrapper>; NDIS 6.x (Windows Vista/7) drivers are not supported at this time.
rmadison
M: 2010-06-14
<reply>rmadison is a script for querying the Debian archive database about available packages. Available in the <devscripts> package.
powerpc64
M: 2013-07-09
<reply> see ppc64
procps
M: 2011-03-19
<reply>The procps package provides utilities concerning the /proc pseudo filesystem, see <procfs>. http://procps.sf.net/faq.html http://procps.sf.net/
prboom
M: 2010-09-06
<reply>PrBoom is a <Doom> engine which is fully compatible with the original game. http://prboom.sf.net/
wlc_hybrid
M: 2010-10-25
<reply> see wl
setdate
M: 2011-05-26
<reply> see set time
pd1170
C: 2010-12-14
<reply>The PD1170 "WebCam Notebook" is a USB <webcam> device from Creative Technology. For support of revision A (USB ID 041e:401f) and revision B (USB ID 0572:0041) on Debian systems, ask me about <gspca>.
noapic
M: 2011-10-12
<reply>From the Linux Kernel Parameters documentation (<kernel-params>): noapic - [SMP,APIC] Tells the kernel to not make use of any IOAPICs that may be present in the system.
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
jackd
M: 2010-06-01
<reply> see jack
avastar
M: 2013-08-28
<reply> see mwl8k
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>.
rt2571w
M: 2010-12-18
<reply> see rt73usb
sig11
M: 2009-09-08
<reply>[sig11] Process Signal 11, SEGV (Segment Violation or Segmentation Fault). The program has been smacked down by the kernel for accessing memory outside its segment; indicates a bug in the software, or, with memory-intensive software like gcc, may indicate failing RAM. See the Sig11 FAQ at http://www.bitwizard.nl/sig11/ Also ask me about <memtest>.
82598eb
M: 2011-01-07
<reply> see ixgbe
mips
M: 2011-05-17
<reply>MIPS is a <RISC> architecture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIPS_architecture). Debian's MIPS port consists of two ports (debian-mips and debian-mipsel) differing in binary endianness. See http://www.debian.org/ports/mips/ for more information, supported machines and related links. See also <install guide>. http://lists.debian.org/debian-mips/ http://www.linux-mips.org/ #mipslinux on irc.freenode.net.
usbmgr
M: 2010-02-21
<reply>usbmgr is an obsolete user-mode daemon, loading/unloading USB kernel modules upon device (dis)connection. Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #431570.
reiserfs di
M: 2013-04-29
<reply> see reiserfs d-i
rip dvd
M: 2010-12-31
<reply> see dvd rip
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
winbind
M: 2012-09-13
<reply> see samba
network console
M: 2010-07-28
<reply> see network-console
g200
M: 2011-01-05
<reply> see matrox
unstable cd
M: 2012-09-12
<reply> see unstable iso
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).
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>.
murmur
M: 2012-07-24
<reply> see mumble
ftp masters
M: 2012-01-18
<reply> see ftpmaster
pcsx
M: 2012-11-01
<reply> see pcsxr
f7d1102ed
M: 2011-04-28
<reply> see f7d1102
verify cd
M: 2013-09-15
<reply> see check cd
opengpg
M: 2014-06-16
<reply> see openpgp
82577lm
M: 2011-01-24
<reply> see 82577
tew-648ubm
M: 2011-05-23
<reply>The TRENDnet TEW-648UBM "150Mbps Micro Wireless N USB Adapter" is an 802.11n device (USB ID 20f4:648b). It contains a Realtek RTL8188CUS chipset; for device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rtl8192cu>. http://www.trendnet.com/products/proddetail.asp?prod=195_TEW-648UBM
download
M: 2009-04-04
<reply>see install debian
x7spa-h
M: 2010-06-21
<reply>The X7SPA-H is a motherboard produced by Super Micro Computer, Inc. The Intel 82574L Gigabit Ethernet controller is supported by the <e1000e> driver since Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.3. http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/ATOM/ICH9/X7SPA.cfm?typ=H
make-jpkg
M: 2012-03-01
<reply> see java-package
powertweak
M: 2011-12-22
<reply>Powertweak is a tool for tuning PCI devices and kernel parameters to use optimal settings, also enabling CPU performance enhancing features. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #515588.
brcm
M: 2010-09-16
<reply> see brcm80211
old kernels
M: 2010-12-11
<reply> see old kernel
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>.
xfx
M: 2010-01-29
<reply> see xstrikeforce
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.
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>.
manual
M: 2009-07-15
<reply> see manuals
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.
ftaod
M: 2013-01-07
<reply>FTAOD is "For the Avoidance of Doubt".
real-time
M: 2011-10-12
<reply> see realtime
bcm432a
M: 2010-10-25
<reply> see bcm4321
web
M: 2014-09-16
<reply>Web (formerly Epiphany until GNOME 3.4) is a WebKit-based web browser and the primary browser of <GNOME>. https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Web/FrequentlyAskedQuestions https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Web #epiphany on irc.gnome.org.
ar5414
M: 2010-05-01
<reply> see ath5k
pam_ssh
M: 2011-12-04
<reply>pam_ssh is a pluggable authentication module which provides single sign-on behavior using secure shell keys. Packaged for Debian as libpam-ssh, removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #650644. http://pam-ssh.sf.net/
run levels
M: 2011-10-04
<reply> see runlevels
432a
M: 2010-10-25
<reply> see bcm432a
gnomehack
M: 2010-12-17
<reply> see nethack-gnome
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»
xorg bdo
M: 2011-10-15
<reply> see bdo xorg
rt2880
M: 2011-05-10
<reply> see rt2800pci
cdimage
M: 2009-06-28
<reply> see iso
4329
M: 2010-10-20
<reply> see bcm4329
thttp
M: 2010-11-06
<reply> see thttpd
grub2 config
M: 2013-04-22
<reply> see grub config
bzr
M: 2013-03-05
<reply> see bazaar
tiger
M: 2010-05-01
<reply>TIGER is a set of bourne shell scripts, C programs and data files which are used to perform a security audit of UNIX systems. See also <system compromise recovery>, <chkrootkit>, <rkhunter>.
f6d3010
M: 2011-01-10
<reply> see ath5k
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>.
verify iso
M: 2013-09-15
<reply> see check iso
basilisk2
M: 2011-03-23
<reply> see basilisk
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.
micq
M: 2009-05-14
<reply>mICQ was an <ICQ> clone for the console. Previously trojaned by upstream (Debian bug #180842, http://lwn.net/Articles/22991/), application since removed from Debian. Renamed to climm (Command Line Interface Multi Messenger) as of version 0.6.
zen
M: 2010-05-31
<reply>Zen is :)(:, or a school of Mahayana Buddhism, or the Zen kernel: a variant of the Linux kernel optimized for desktop systems, including code not present in mainline. Liquorix kernel image packages (http://liquorix.net/) are Zen-based and are not supported in #debian, use #zen-sources on irc.rizon.net instead. http://zen-kernel.org/ Not to be confused with <Xen>.
lxdoom
M: 2010-03-07
<reply>LxDoom is a version of <Doom> for Unix systems, based on Boom. Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #450720. Ask me about <prboom>.
postgresql
M: 2013-10-30
<reply>PostgreSQL is a robust, mature and full-featured relational database implementing a large subset of <SQL>. Supports views, stored procedures, triggers and scripting. Packaged in Debian, read /usr/share/doc/postgresql-common/README.Debian.gz ("for the impatient"). http://wiki.debian.org/PostgreSql http://postgresql.org/ #postgresql on irc.freenode.net. See also <postgresql jessie>, <phppgadmin>, <pg readline>, <postgresql backports>.
mx-14
C: 2014-04-02
<reply> see antix
questions
M: 2011-12-19
<reply> see smart questions
stable
M: 2009-03-31
<reply>[stable] The status of a Debian release when no packages will be added or version-bumped, and changes will only fix security issues and critical bugs. Packages can be removed in rare circumstances. The current stable version of Debian is Stretch (9.x); ask me about <releases>. Security bugs are fixed in stable by backporting the fix to the stable version (ask me about <security backports>). https://wiki.debian.org/DebianStable
sid->squeeze
M: 2010-06-04
<reply> see unstable->testing
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.
mach64
M: 2010-02-19
<reply>Mach64 is a graphics accelerator chipset family introduced by ATI in 1994, supported by the mach64 xorg driver (xserver-xorg-video-mach64 package). The Mach64 <DRM> driver is unmaintained, see http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/ATIMach64
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>...
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>.
raq2
M: 2011-05-17
<reply> see cobalt
sources.lst
M: 2009-06-25
<reply> see sources.list
slusb
M: 2010-11-16
<reply> see slmodem
powerpcspe
C: 2013-02-11
<reply>powerpcspe is the Debian PowerPC SPE (Signal Processing Engine) port. http://wiki.debian.org/PowerPCSPEPort
task-packages
M: 2010-11-24
<reply> see tasks
ssystem
M: 2010-05-17
<reply>ssystem is an OpenGL Solar System simulator. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #352709. Ask me about <celestia>.
parted
M: 2008-07-25
<reply> GNU Parted is a partition editor, used for creation, destruction, resizing and copying, including the associated file system within. Supports Apple and sparc partition tables, can only shrink HFS/HFS+ filesystems. http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/ #parted on irc.freenode.net.
linmodem
M: 2010-01-05
<reply> see winmodem
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.
roxen
M: 2011-06-05
<reply>Roxen WebServer (formerly Roxen Challenger) is an extensible web server written in <Pike>. Roxen version 4 was never part of a stable release, removed from Debian to resolve bug #552697. http://www.roxen.com/products/cms/webserver/
rtl8188etv
C: 2014-02-23
<reply> see rtl8188eu
debwiki
M: 2013-05-07
<reply> see debian wiki
text editor
M: 2009-06-15
<reply> see editor
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>.
gameboy
M: 2011-06-23
<reply> see nintendo
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>.
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/
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>.
debian removals
M: 2010-02-08
<reply> see removed
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/
rfcs
M: 2011-03-22
<reply> see rfc
microphone
M: 2010-12-01
<reply>A microphone is an acoustic-to-electric transducer/sensor, converting sound into an electrical signal. To record from a microphone using <ALSA>, see http://alsa.opensrc.org/Record_from_mic
fsck
M: 2009-06-02
a file system integrity checker (man 8 fsck), or a visually-similar euphemism for fuck. Ask me about <forcefsck>.
power saving
M: 2010-05-02
<reply>"Power saving" is not just about hugging trees and avoiding <gentoo>, it is about making your battery last longer and your computer run more quietly (less power used = less heat produced = less fan usage = less noise). Ask me about <cpufreq>, <laptop mode>, <powertop>. See also http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Ecology-HOWTO/ecology-howto-appendix-a-3.html . http://www.lesswatts.org/ #lesswatts on irc.oftc.net.
rsn
M: 2010-09-29
<reply>[rsn] Real Soon Now (see <wir> and <siyh>), or Robust Security Network: the Wi-Fi Alliance's full 802.11i implementation (aka WPA2, see <wpa>).
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>.
ident
M: 2009-06-04
an evil system, or http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1413 , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ident . See also <identd>.
/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>.
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.
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>.
mediawiki
M: 2009-08-10
<reply>MediaWiki is a wiki engine written in <PHP>. Mediawiki was removed from Debian 8 "Jessie" at the <8.5> point release, see Debian bug #825127. http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:FAQ http://www.mediawiki.org/ #mediawiki on irc.freenode.net.
sawfish
M: 2009-06-17
<reply>Sawfish (formerly Sawmill) is a <window manager> written in C and Lisp, configurable using a Lisp-based scripting language (Librep). Previously the default in <GNOME> prior to <Metacity> in GNOME 2.2. http://sawfish.wikia.com/FAQ http://sawfish.wikia.com/ #sawfish on irc.freenode.net.
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>.
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>.
logo
M: 2009-05-17
Logic Oriented Graphic Oriented, a weird graphical language, but don't tell Seymour that, or ask me about <debian logo>.
zipslack
M: 2009-06-05
<reply>ZipSlack was a custom variant of the <slackware> distribution. Now discontinued, ask me about <umsdos>.
seamonkey
M: 2014-02-16
<reply>SeaMonkey is a cross-platform Internet suite, a continuation of the unmaintained Mozilla Application Suite, based on the same source code. Formerly packaged for Debian as <iceape>. For help with upstream issues, ask #seamonkey on irc.mozilla.org. http://www.seamonkey-project.org/
sound-juicer
C: 2009-11-07
<reply>Sound Juicer is an audio CD extractor/ripper for <GNOME>. See /usr/share/doc/sound-juicer/README for answers to common problems. The GStreamer LAME plugin is required to provide the "CD Quality, MP3 (mp3 audio)" output format option, ask me about <lame>. http://burtonini.com/blog/computers/sound-juicer
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
rtl8105e
M: 2011-09-15
<reply>Support for the Realtek RTL8105E Fast Ethernet controller was added to <r8169> at Linux 2.6.39, also supported in Debian Squeeze since the <6.0.3> point release (bug #627704). A firmware patch for this controller (rtl_nic/rtl8105e-1.fw) is packaged in firmware-realtek.
pump
M: 2010-08-11
<reply>pump is a BOOTP and DHCP client written by RedHat and was the default DHCP client in <potato>. It has issues with lease expiration and passing data to the DHCP server, see <home-dhcp> for example. Install the isc-dhcp-client package instead. See also <dhcp client>.
svgalib
M: 2013-10-20
<reply>SVGALib is open source, low-level graphics library. Removed from Debian post-Wheezy to resolve bug #666490. http://www.svgalib.org/
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».
packet forwarding
C: 2008-02-23
<reply> see ip forwarding
bloot bot
M: 2009-03-25
<reply> see blootbot
openldap
M: 2009-07-30
<reply>OpenLDAP is an open source implementation of <LDAP>. The OpenLDAP server is packaged for Debian in the slapd package. Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.openldap.org/faq/ . http://wiki.debian.org/LDAP/OpenLDAPSetup http://www.openldap.org/ #openldap on irc.freenode.net.
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.
pppoe
M: 2009-04-15
<reply>Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) is a network protocol for encapsulating <PPP> frames in Ethernet frames, frequently used in DSL connections. There are kernel-space and user-space PPPoE drivers available for Debian. To install Debian using a PPPoE connection, ask me about <pppoe install>. To enable on established systems, "aptitude install pppoeconf && pppoeconf". http://wiki.debian.org/PPPoE
banner filtering
M: 2009-05-29
a method to intercept and prevent the display of unwanted advertising. Ask me about <adblock>, <adzapper> and <privoxy>.
ppc
M: 2010-02-05
<reply> see powerpc
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>.
ibook
M: 2010-02-05
<reply> see powerpc
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>.
tcl
M: 2009-06-15
<reply>[tcl] Tool Command Language. Install the tcl dependency package to provide Debian's default Tcl version. http://www.tcl.tk/ XMPP: tcl@tach.tclers.tk #tcl on irc.freenode.net.
tigervnc
C: 2010-09-04
<reply>TigerVNC is a fork of <TightVNC>, with the aim to merge enhancements from the TurboVNC project. <ITP> filed as Debian bug #650394. http://tigervnc.sf.net/ #tigervnc on irc.freenode.net.
mpg123
M: 2010-06-13
a command line MPEG layer 1/2/3 audio player. Previously <non-free>, available in main since Etch (Debian bug #292260). http://www.mpg123.org/ See also <mpg321>.
image
M: 2009-04-16
<reply> see iso
main
C: 2011-05-15
<reply>Debian's "main" archive area consists of <DFSG>-compliant packages, which do not rely on software outside this area to operate. These are the only packages considered part of the Debian distribution. http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-archive#s-main . See also <contrib>, <non-free>.
nvidia legacy
M: 2015-04-28
<reply>The Nvidia proprietary 304.125 legacy driver supports the GeForce 6xxx and 7xxx GPUs, which are no longer supported by the Nvidia proprietary unified driver. To install, see https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers. See also <nouveau>.
suse
M: 2014-12-19
<reply>SUSE Linux is a brand of products available as <opensuse> and SUSE Linux Enterprise. http://www.suse.com/ #suse on irc.freenode.net.
kfreebsd-gnu
M: 2009-10-22
<reply> see kfreebsd
update-rc.d
M: 2009-04-22
<reply>update-rc.d is used to manipulate System V style init script links, which are used to stop/start system services. Read the update-rc.d man page for a good introduction to Debian's boot process. For front-ends, ask me about <rcconf>, <sysv-rc-conf>, <bum>. See also <insserv>.
tz
M: 2009-06-05
<reply> see timezone
povray
M: 2011-11-18
<reply>POV-Ray (Persistence of Vision Raytracer) is a freeware, cross-platform ray tracing program. Packaged for Debian 6.0 "Squeeze", ask me about <non-free sources>. Version 3.7 is considered unredistributable (Debian bug #563344), version 3.6 was removed from post-Squeeze to resolve bug #649016. http://www.povray.org/ See also <blender>.
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/
hacker's dictionary
M: 2010-01-22
<reply> see jargon file
hard drive upgrade
M: 2010-01-06
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Hard-Disk-Upgrade/
rc
M: 2009-04-18
<Release-Critical>, or Release Candidate, or "run commands": a filename extension convention used in Unix configuration files (e.g. .muttrc, .screenrc, .vimrc).
lirc
M: 2013-05-01
<reply>Linux Infrared Remote Control (LIRC) is a package providing the ability to send and receive infrared (i.e. Consumer IR, aka CIR) signals. http://lirc.org/faq.html #lirc on irc.freenode.net. See also <irda>.
ppp
M: 2009-06-02
<reply>Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) is a data link protocol frequently used in connecting a dial-up <modem> to the Internet. It is not supported at Debian installation time. To enable on established systems, "aptitude install pppconfig && pppconfig". For more information on Debian's PPP package, "zless /usr/share/doc/ppp/README.Debian.gz". See also <pppoe>, <kppp>, <wvdial>. http://wiki.debian.org/PPP
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
paps
C: 2012-09-25
<reply>Paps is a UTF-8 to <PostScript> converter using Pango. http://paps.sf.net/
sylpheed-claws
M: 2010-02-03
<reply> see claws mail
firmware images
M: 2017-06-17
<reply> see firmware images stretch
s/390
M: 2011-11-25
<reply> see s390
gabber
M: 2009-02-24
<reply>Gabber was a GTK-based <Jabber> client. Removed from Debian to resolve bug #460764.
usbreset
M: 2010-04-24
a program for sending a USB port reset to a device: http://marc.info/?l=linux-usb-users&m=116827193506484&w=2 . Request for inclusion in usbutils package in Debian bug #554122.
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.
sirc
M: 2009-07-16
a small and extensible <IRC> client written in Perl. http://www.iagora.com/~espel/sirc/sirc.html
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.
smb
M: 2009-09-13
Server Message Block, or how Microsoft pulls off its networking sharing magic. See also <cifs>, <samba>.
ext3fs
M: 2009-05-29
<reply> see ext3
wireshark
M: 2009-12-13
<reply>Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) is a cross-platform network protocol analyzer. It allows data to be examined from a live network or from a capture file. To run as a normal user, see /usr/share/doc/wireshark/README.Debian. Console version is packaged as tshark. http://www.wireshark.org/faq.html #wireshark on irc.freenode.net.
tcpdump
M: 2009-07-27
a packet sniffer, that lets you spy on network traffic. Also known as the bane of privacy invading software companies. Its output can be analyzed using tcptrace. http://www.tcpdump.org/faq.html http://www.tcpdump.org/ See also <wireshark>.
qmail squeeze
M: 2013-05-01
<reply>It used to be that <qmail> could not be distributed in binary format because of its strange licence. For Debian 6.0 "Squeeze", you can build binary packages by getting the source. Ask me about <non-free sources>, then "aptitude install ucspi-tcp-src qmail-src" and follow the build instructions (apt-cache show qmail-src).
slocate
M: 2010-02-16
<reply>slocate was a secure <locate> replacement. Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #457565. Ask me about <mlocate>.
snoopy
C: 2010-12-26
<reply>snoopy is a shared library used as a wrapper to the execve() function, useful for logging purposes by system administrators. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #587515, ask me about <auditd>. http://sf.net/projects/snoopylogger/
gmgaclock
M: 2011-01-05
<reply>gmgaclock is a utility for overclocking <Matrox> G400 video cards. Removed from Debian to resolve bug #328815.
debian jr.
M: 2010-01-31
<reply> see debian jr
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.
mame
M: 2013-01-21
<reply>MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) is an emulator of arcade game system hardware. XMAME (X11 port for Unix-like systems) is packaged for Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" as xmame-{sdl,svga,tools,x}, ask me about <non-free sources>; it was removed post-Squeeze to resolve bug #612531. SDLMAME (XMAME's official replacement) is packaged for Debian 7 "Wheezy" as mame and mame-tools, ask me about <non-free sources>. http://wiki.debian.org/Mame
wnpp
M: 2010-10-02
<reply> For information on packages which are not in Debian but you think should be, check the Work-Needing and Prospective Packages list at http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp (refinable list at http://wnpp.debian.net/). Use wnpp-alert (from the <devscripts> package) to see what packages you are using that are in need of help.
debian cd
M: 2010-01-14
<reply> see iso
corel
M: 2009-06-04
Corel Corporation, a computer software company. Ask me about <corel linux>.
win4lin
M: 2013-02-12
<reply>Win4Lin is a discontinued proprietary virtualization product based on Merge. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win4Lin
naim
M: 2009-10-30
a console <AIM>, <ICQ>, <IRC> and Lily CMC client. Note that naim uses the TOC (Talk to OSCAR) protocol instead of <OSCAR>, which reduces some AIM and ICQ functionality. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #555281. FAQ: http://naimdoc.net/index.php/FAQ http://naim.n.ml.org/
svg
M: 2013-03-12
<reply>Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an open, XML-based vector graphics format developed by the W3C. http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/ . See also <inkscape>.
release critical bugs
M: 2010-01-18
<reply> see rc bugs
unix2dos
M: 2012-01-29
<reply> see dos2unix
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>.
8723au
C: 2013-09-05
<reply> see rtl8723au
rc.boot
M: 2009-12-07
<reply>/etc/rc.boot on Debian systems is obsolete, ask me about <rc.local>. See also <init.d>.
postfix
M: 2009-06-10
<reply>Postfix is a <MTA> originally created as an alternative to <sendmail>. It aims to be fast, secure, easy to administer and (relatively) sendmail compatible. Receiving "no mechanism available" with SASL when used as a SMTP client? Install the suggested libsasl2-modules package. Kyle Dent's Postfix FAQ: http://www.seaglass.com/postfix/faq.html . http://wiki.debian.org/Postfix http://www.postfix.org/ #postfix on irc.freenode.net.
snort
M: 2010-10-26
<reply>Snort is a GPL-licensed open source network intrusion detection system, capable of performing real-time traffic analysis and packet logging on IP networks. It can perform protocol analysis, content searching/matching and can be used to detect a variety of attacks and probes. http://snort.org/snort/faq/ http://snort.org/ #snort on irc.freenode.net.
mp3blaster
M: 2010-12-08
<reply>mp3blaster is a console <MP3> and <Ogg Vorbis> player supporting multiple playlists. http://mp3blaster.sf.net/
poff
M: 2010-01-25
<reply> see ppp
jvm
M: 2009-11-25
Java Virtual Machine. See also <java> and <install java>.
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/
wimax
M: 2009-10-23
<reply>Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) is a technology based on IEEE 802.16, providing last mile wireless broadband access in metropolitan areas. See <i2400m-usb>, <madwimax>. http://linuxwimax.org/ #linuxwimax and #wimax on irc.freenode.net.
sawmill
M: 2009-06-17
<reply> see sawfish
ircd-hybrid
M: 2009-06-15
a high-performance secure IRC server. http://ircd-hybrid.com/ #ircd-coders on irc.ircd-hybrid.org.
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>.
non-us mirrors
M: 2009-06-08
<reply> see non-us
3c5x9utils
M: 2010-11-30
<reply> see nictools
securecrt
M: 2009-09-29
<reply>SecureCRT is a proprietary <SSH> and telnet client for Windows. http://www.vandyke.com/products/securecrt/ Ask me about <puTTY>.
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>.
tripwire
M: 2011-10-26
<reply>Open Source Tripwire (packaged for Debian as tripwire) is a host-based intrusion detection system. It monitors a designated set of files, notifying the system administrator about corruption or tampering. http://tripwire.sf.net/ http://sf.net/projects/tripwire
realplayer
M: 2010-01-29
<reply>RealPlayer is a proprietary cross-platform multimedia player by RealNetworks, supporting playback of files encoded in RealAudio and RealVideo. Installers for RealPlayer 7 and 8 were packaged for Debian in <contrib>, now removed. RealPlayer 11 for Linux is based on <helix player>. For RealVideo/RealAudio playback in other applications, ask me about <real codecs>. See also <ffmpeg>.
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>.
start a bootloader war
M: 2010-04-02
<reply>(GRUB|GRUB2|LILO|MILO|PALO|SILO|elilo|yaboot|quik|BootX|OS/2 Boot Manager|NTLDR|BOOTMGR|loadlin|NetWare boot loader) (rules|sucks|is the (best|worst) ever|is all you really need|has (poor|no) documentation|can boot just about anything)(.|!)
cmd: dfe (.*?)
C: 2009-10-21
($1): <reply>http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/$1
install mate
M: 2015-06-10
<reply>To install <MATE> on established systems, ask me about <install x>, then: «apt-get install mate-desktop-environment» (for more things, also install mate-desktop-environment-extras). To install using Debian-Installer: from the 'Software selection' dialog, choose "MATE" (use space bar to toggle selections), then "Continue".
xev
M: 2012-10-09
<reply>xev is a utility to display X events, packaged for Debian in x11-utils.
wheezy bet
M: 2013-05-05
<reply> see wheezy pool
dhcp-client
M: 2010-02-13
<reply> see dhcp client
macos x
M: 2010-06-24
<reply> see mac os x
macosx
M: 2010-06-24
<reply> see mac os x
ude
M: 2010-01-19
the Unix Desktop Environment, packaged for Debian. http://udeproject.sf.net/
users
M: 2010-01-22
<reply>"Users and Groups in the Debian System": /usr/share/doc/base-passwd/users-and-groups.txt.gz
documentation
M: 2009-11-14
<reply> see docs
pulseaudio
M: 2011-12-07
<reply>PulseAudio (formerly Polypaudio) is a cross-platform network sound server, intended as a drop-in replacement for <ESD>. Packaged for Debian since 4.0 "Etch", read /usr/share/doc/pulseaudio/README.Debian after installation for configuration recommendations; Debian specific how-to is at http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=12497 . http://pulseaudio.org/wiki/FAQ http://pulseaudio.org/ #pulseaudio on irc.freenode.net.
ultrasparc
M: 2009-11-12
<reply> see sparc
l10n
M: 2010-11-20
an abbreviation for localization, which is a long word used a lot in some circles, so it's shortened by effectively saying "L, then 10 more letters, then N", get it? http://wiki.debian.org/L10n http://lists.debian.org/debian-l10n-$language
faad
M: 2010-09-02
<reply> see faad2
nullmailer
M: 2009-08-17
a minimal <MTA> for hosts which just sends directly to smart relays. Does not support /etc/aliases; define a catch-all alias in /etc/nullmailer/adminaddr instead, see adminaddr(5). http://untroubled.org/nullmailer/ See also <ssmtp>.
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.
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.
wma
M: 2009-04-08
<reply>Windows Media Audio (WMA) is a proprietary audio data compression technology developed by Microsoft. Can be played with <xine>-based players, <vlc>, <mplayer> and <mpd>.
nintendo
M: 2011-03-06
<reply>Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a manufacturer of video game hardware and software. For Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) emulation, ask me about <fceu>, <mednafen>, <nestra>. For Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulation, see <bsnes>, <zsnes>. For Nintendo 64 (N64) emulation, see <mupen64plus>. For Nintendo GameBoy {,Color,Advance} emulation, see <gngb>, <mednafen>, <vba>. For Nintendo DS (NDS) emulation, see <desmume>.
nas
M: 2009-04-14
a network audio system, a lot like <esound> with special features, like a module wich can hijack your /dev/dsp on clients. Network Attached Storage, see <nslu2>, <n2100>, <dns-323>.
vorbis
M: 2009-05-15
<reply> Vorbis is a patent free, open, lossy audio <codec>; it's usually found in the <ogg> multimedia wrapper (i.e. files with an .ogg extension) and hence is generally referred to as 'Ogg Vorbis'. Vorbis is natively VBR and sounds much better than MP3 at a given bitrate. See http://www.vorbis.com/faq/ for other reasons why you should choose Ogg Vorbis over MP3. http://www.vorbis.com/ #vorbis on irc.freenode.net.
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
star office
M: 2009-03-24
<reply> see staroffice
wl-167g
C: 2008-03-20
<reply> see wl167g
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.
woody cd
M: 2009-04-05
<reply> see woody iso
potato sources.list
M: 2009-06-07
"deb http://archive.debian.org/debian potato main contrib non-free", "deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-security potato/updates main contrib non-free" and "deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-non-US potato/non-US main contrib non-free"
lua
M: 2009-11-27
<reply>Lua is an embeddable "scripting" language that is too new to use, or mostly all hype. http://www.lua.org/faq.html http://lua-users.org/wiki/LuaFaq http://www.lua.org/ #lua on irc.freenode.net.
linuxlaptop
M: 2009-07-11
<reply> see laptop
jsm
M: 2013-05-05
<reply>see jessie/sid mix
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>.
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>.
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/
smbmount
M: 2012-08-22
<reply> see smbfs
rage128
M: 2014-01-12
<reply> see r128
xmame
M: 2011-01-27
<reply> see mame
xmess
M: 2009-10-22
the X Multi Emulator Superior System, an emulator for many game consoles and computer systems, based on <MAME>. http://x.mame.net/
mess
M: 2009-10-22
<reply> see xmess
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>.
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>.
qos
M: 2009-11-26
<reply>Quality of Service (QoS) is a method of prioritizing IP traffic. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality_of_service . Ask me about <wondershaper>.
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
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/
ybin
M: 2010-02-04
<reply> see yaboot
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.
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
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>.
replicator
M: 2010-09-25
software for automating new computer installations. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #545490.
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>.
ud
M: 2011-10-04
<reply>The Uptime Daemon (ud) checks and maintains records based on the current system <uptime>. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #349833, ask me about <uptimed>.
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>.
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."
private ip
M: 2009-09-17
<reply> see rfc 1918
kwin
M: 2010-01-03
<reply>KWin is the <KDE> window manager. http://userbase.kde.org/KWin #kwin on irc.freenode.net.
pnpdump
M: 2009-10-23
<reply> see isapnptools
isapnp
M: 2010-01-11
<reply> see isapnptools
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.
tc
M: 2012-02-16
<reply>The tc utility (packaged for Debian in iproute) is used to configure Traffic Control in the Linux kernel. Ask me about <lartc>. http://wiki.debian.org/TrafficControl
lts
M: 2016-06-05
<reply>Debian Long Term Support (LTS) is a project to extend the lifetime of all Debian stable releases to (at least) 5 years. Debian LTS is not handled by the Debian security team, but by a separate group of volunteers and companies. Ask me about <wheezy-lts> and see https://wiki.debian.org/LTS for more information. #debian-lts on irc.oftc.net.
ssh2
M: 2010-02-17
<reply> see ssh
outlook
M: 2010-03-16
<reply>Outlook is the bag of security holes that Microsoft calls a business email client, or features VTP (virus transfer protocol), which is able to transfer all known viruses, including foot and mouth disease, or a virus stub loader with e-mail capabilities. The readpst utility (pst-utils package) can assist in <pst> to mbox conversion. See also <tnef>. Not to be confused with <Outlook Express> client or outlook.com.
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.
squirrelmail
M: 2009-11-12
a GPL-licensed <webmail> application, written in PHP. http://wiki.debian.org/SquirrelMail http://www.squirrelmail.org/ #squirrelmail on irc.freenode.net.
sparc
M: 2014-05-15
<reply>SPARC is the CPU architecture used in Sun Microsystem's proprietary hardware (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPARC). To install Debian, ask me about <install guide> and see http://wiki.debian.org/PortsSparc ; the <sparc32> port has been retired and the sparc64 port has been removed from <testing> (bug #745938). For help with Debian on SPARC, join #debian-sparc on irc.oftc.net.
licq
M: 2009-12-30
an instant messaging client supporting multiple interfaces (Qt, KDE, GTK+, console) via plugins. Supports <ICQ>, <MSN> and <AIM>. http://licq.org/wiki/LicqFaq http://licq.org/ #licq on irc.freenode.net.
si
M: 2010-11-27
Slovenia. For Slovene speakers / Kanal za slovenske uporabnike -> #debian.si on irc.oftc.net.
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>.
w54c
M: 2011-10-15
<reply>The Tenda W54C "54M Wireless Notebook Adapter" is an 802.11g Cardbus device. For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <ath5k>. http://www.tenda.cn/tendacn/Product/show.aspx?productid=348
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.
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>.
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).
plex86
M: 2011-05-14
<reply>plex86 (formerly FreeMWare) is an extensible virtualization program allowing use of multiple operating systems concurrently on the same machine. Dead upstream, ask me about <bochs>.
videolan
M: 2009-04-15
<reply> see vlc
.iso
M: 2008-01-01
<reply> see iso
pcmcia-cs
M: 2009-11-27
<reply>pcmcia-cs (PCMCIA Card Services for Linux) is deprecated and only usable for Linux 2.4 and older kernels. Install the pcmciautils package to provide the pccardctl PCMCIA card control utility. Also ask me about <pcmcia>. For the CIS overrides previously provided by the pcmcia-cs package, ask me about <cis>.
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.
ogg
M: 2011-03-13
<reply>Ogg is a patent-free, open standard multimedia container format, designed to be streamable and accept a variety of <codecs>. The only widely used codec for Ogg is Vorbis, ask me about <vorbis> for more information. Ogg files generally end in .ogg. http://www.xiph.org/ogg/
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/
sdl
M: 2010-03-17
<reply>Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) is a cross-platform multimedia programming library. http://libsdl.org/ #sdl on irc.freenode.net.
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.
task packages
M: 2010-11-24
<reply> see tasks
mahogany
M: 2013-06-15
<reply>Mahogany is an open source, cross-platform mail and news client using <wxWidgets>. http://mahogany.sf.net/
twinvq
M: 2011-01-11
<reply>TwinVQ (transform-domain weighted interleaved vector quantization) is an audio compression technique. Also the name of a proprietary audio <codec> marketed by Yamaha as SoundVQ (VQF), long since obsolete. Reverse-engineered in 2009 by the <FFmpeg> project, decoding available since FFmpeg 0.6. Decoding is also possible via tvqdec.dll on amd64 and i386 systems, ask me about <w32codecs>.
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
modutils
M: 2013-04-14
<reply>The modutils package - providing management utilities for Linux 2.4 kernels - is obsolete and was removed from Debian to resolve bug #425455. Ask me about <modules>.
bbtools
M: 2009-06-01
programs which highten your experience in <blackbox>: bbpager, <bbkeys>, bbmail, bbppp, bbsload and others.
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.
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.
nfs
M: 2010-11-22
<reply>Network File System (NFS) is a distributed file system protocol developed by Sun Microsystems. To set up and secure, read the Linux NFS-HOWTO at http://nfs.sf.net/nfs-howto/ . For notes on NFSv4 in Debian, see /usr/share/doc/nfs-common/README.Debian.nfsv4. Mailing list: http://vger.kernel.org/vger-lists.html#linux-nfs . http://wiki.debian.org/NFS http://nfs.sf.net/ #linux-nfs on irc.oftc.net.
install guide
M: 2009-02-16
<reply> see installation guide
mandrake
M: 2009-05-20
<reply> see mandriva
nm
M: 2011-10-31
<reply>New Member (formerly New Maintainer) is the process through which new Debian developers are accepted into the project; see http://nm.debian.org/ and <nmg> . nm(1) is a program to list symbols from object files and libraries, or Never/No Mind, New Mexico, No Molestes (do not disturb) in spanish. See also <networkmanager>.
svgatextmode
M: 2010-12-01
<reply>SVGATextMode is a program for enabling high resolution text modes, for systems with older hardware not adequately supported by Linux <framebuffer> drivers. It will not work (and should not be activated) on non-VGA based systems. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #548862.
lennyr7
C: 2010-11-14
<reply> see 5.0.7
sse
M: 2012-12-07
<reply>SSE (Streaming SIMD Extensions, originally Katmai New Instructions) is an x86 instruction set extension introduced with the Intel Pentium III, providing 70 new instructions for floating point calculations. See also <3dnow>, <sse2>.
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.
vaio
M: 2010-03-14
<reply>VAIO is a brand of computer products produced by <Sony>. For support of Ricoh R5U87x webcams in VAIO laptops, ask me about <r5u87x>. For Ethernet controller support within the VAIO VPCEB1J1E, ask me about <88e8059>. See also <laptop>.
muttzilla
M: 2010-01-23
<reply>muttzilla is a library taking advantage of Netscape's Third Party Mail and News API, for using your favorite e-mail and/or news client with mailto: / news: urls, "Send Link", and other e-mail functions. Doesn't work with <Mozilla>, dead upstream and removed from Debian to resolve bug #217474.
printers
M: 2010-03-24
<reply> see printer
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/
reiserfs
M: 2010-05-16
<reply>ReiserFS version 3 (aka Reiser3) is a journaling filesystem with pretty good performance and some interesting features. It is wonderful and everyone loves it, until the axe falls and they lose data due to a crash. As such, it has a lot of ex-fans who are now sadder but wiser. Ask me about <ext3>, <jfs> and <xfs> for safer filesystems. See also <reiserfs d-i>, <ext3 vs reiserfs>, <rfstool>, <reiser4>.
vqf
M: 2010-01-13
<reply> see twinvq
es1983s
M: 2010-01-04
<reply> see maestro3
wol
M: 2009-11-21
<reply>Wake-on-LAN (WOL) is a method of powering on a computer remotely through the use of a "magic" packet. See http://wiki.debian.org/WakeOnLan for more information. WOL utilities packaged for Debian include etherwake and wakeonlan. Online WOL services include http://stephan.mestrona.net/wol/ and http://www.rshut.com/products/wol/mobile
wins
M: 2010-02-12
<reply>The Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) is Microsoft's implementation of NetBIOS Name Service. For a WINS implementation on Unix-like systems, ask me about <samba>.
usbmouse
M: 2010-02-21
<reply>[1] get a kernel with USB, USB mouse and input/HID support; standard Debian kernels have all this. [2] use device /dev/input/mice, protocol exps2 for gpm, protocol ExplorerPS/2 for X.
silverlight
M: 2011-08-30
<reply> see moonlight
wna1100
M: 2010-09-01
<reply>The Netgear WNA1100 "Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter" is an 802.11n device (USB ID 0846:9030). It contains an Atheros AR9271 chipset; for device support on Debian systems, ask me about <ath9k_htc>. Not to be confused with the <wna1000>.
voodoo3
M: 2009-12-10
<reply> see 3dfx
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/
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>.
lsm
M: 2010-11-20
<reply>[lsm] Linux Security Modules is a framework allowing the Linux kernel to support various computer security models. Ask me about <apparmor>, <selinux>, <tomoyo>. http://security.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Projects . Not to be confused with <KSM>.
tp_smapi
C: 2010-11-17
<reply>tp_smapi is an out-of-tree Linux kernel module, which exposes some ThinkPad hardware/firmware features via <sysfs> (e.g. control of battery charging, extended battery status). Install the tp-smapi-dkms package to provide this module; an updated hdaps module recommended for use with <hdapsd> is also installed. http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Tp_smapi http://tpctl.sf.net/
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.
x2x
M: 2011-08-22
a tool which lets you link the keyboard and mouse of two X displays together and copy text from one display to another. http://freecode.com/projects/x2x See also <synergy>.
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>.
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>.
loadavg
M: 2009-05-24
<reply> see load average
xterm
M: 2014-03-06
<reply>xterm is a terminal emulator for the X Window System. http://invisible-island.net/xterm/xterm.faq.html
ogg vorbis
M: 2009-06-06
<reply> see vorbis
bootdisk
M: 2010-07-18
<reply> see bf
linux 3.0
M: 2011-05-30
<reply>Linux 3.0 is the next mainline version following 2.6.39. There was no significant <API> change. http://lwn.net/Articles/445222/ http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2011/05/msg00011.html
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>.
cardctl
M: 2010-01-14
<reply> see pcmcia-cs
wpc300n
M: 2010-04-20
<reply>The WPC300N "Linksys Wireless-N Notebook Adapter" is a Cardbus 802.11n device produced by Cisco. Version 1 (PCI ID 14e4:4329) contains a Broadcom BCM4321 chip, ask me about <b43>. For support of version 2 (PCI ID 168c:0023), ask me about <ath9k>.
mkfs.msdos
M: 2010-01-23
<reply> see dosfstools
mga
M: 2011-01-05
<reply> see matrox
1.1
M: 2009-02-16
<reply> see buzz
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>.
rm
M: 2010-02-11
used to delete a file (syntax: rm foo), or the Grim File Reaper, or really just a wrapper around unlink(2). To prevent accidental deletions, ask me about <safe-rm>. --preserve-root is a default option since GNU coreutils 6.4, see also <-->. Release Manager, the team of people responsible for managing a Debian release. RealMedia (container format for RealVideo/RealAudio), ask me about <real codecs>.
network setup
M: 2011-12-11
<reply> see networking
perl 5.14 transition
M: 2011-05-04
<reply>Details on the Perl 5.14 <transition> are available at http://bugs.debian.org/637809 and http://release.debian.org/transitions/html/perl5.14.html . See also <apt-listbugs>.
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>.
nvidia howto
M: 2009-06-28
<reply> see nvidia
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>.
modconf
M: 2011-04-24
<reply> modconf is a <ncurses> interface for configuring and loading Linux kernel modules. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #612065. Ask me about <modprobe>.
wap
M: 2010-01-02
Wireless Application Protocol, an open international standard for applications that use wireless communication. http://wapforum.org/ Not to be confused with <WPA>.
timezone
M: 2011-09-15
<reply>A time zone is the standard time (aka local time) in a particular region. To change the timezone on Debian systems, execute "dpkg-reconfigure tzdata". Alternatively: "cp -b /usr/share/zoneinfo/$TZ /etc/localtime". Note that tzselect(1) does not change the timezone. Postfix users: execute "service postfix restart" to update localtime in the chroot.
slp
M: 2011-06-14
<reply> see stampede
oggenc
M: 2009-06-06
<reply>oggenc encodes audio into the Ogg Vorbis format. Packaged for Debian in 'vorbis-tools'. See also <vorbis>.
pre-depends
M: 2013-07-19
<reply>If package A pre-depends package B, then package B has to be installed and configured before package A can be installed. http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-relationships#s-binarydeps
tda18218
M: 2011-03-31
<reply>The TDA18218HN is a silicon tuner IC for DVB-T reception, designed by NXP Semiconductors. Supported by the mainline af9013 and <af9015> drivers since Linux 2.6.37 (TDA18218HN is reported as tuner ID 179 in Linux < 2.6.34). http://www.nxp.com/documents/data_sheet/TDA18218HN.pdf
sblive
M: 2010-07-07
<reply> see emu10k1
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>.
unhold
M: 2015-05-30
<reply>Removing a <hold> status flag can be achieved through «echo packagename install | dpkg --set-selections», or «aptitude unhold packagename» if the package is held in aptitude.
syslog mark
M: 2009-03-25
<reply>see mark
maildrop
M: 2010-07-30
<reply>maildrop is a mail delivery agent with filtering abilities similar to <procmail>, often used with the Courier mail server. See /usr/share/doc/maildrop/README.Debian, the maildropfilter man page and http://www.courier-mta.org/maildrop/maildropex.html . http://www.courier-mta.org/maildrop/
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.
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>.
network-manager squeeze
M: 2009-06-21
<reply> see networkmanager squeeze
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/
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.
bootfloppies
M: 2009-04-19
<reply> see bf
pureos
C: 2009-04-21
<reply>PureOS and PureOSlight are French GNU/Linux live CD distributions, based on Debian's <testing> branch. http://pureos.org/ Ask me about <based on debian>.
arcnet
M: 2009-10-21
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARCNET
tdfx
M: 2011-03-01
<reply>tdfx is an Xorg driver for <3dfx> Voodoo Banshee, Voodoo3, Voodoo4 and Voodoo5 video cards. Packaged for Debian as xserver-xorg-video-tdfx. http://x.org/wiki/tdfx
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.
xstrikeforce
M: 2011-05-27
<reply>The "X Strike Force" takes care of packaging <X.Org> for Debian. http://lists.debian.org/debian-x http://x.debian.net/ #debian-x on irc.oftc.net. See also <xorg config>, <xrandr>.
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.
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>.
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.
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.
xchat
M: 2010-01-21
<reply>XChat is a graphical <IRC> client similar to AmIRC. http://xchat.org/faq/ http://xchatdata.net/Using/FAQ http://xchat.org/ #xchat on irc.freenode.net. XChat hasn't been developed for a few years and is succeeded by <hexchat>.
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).
parsix
M: 2010-05-15
<reply>Parsix GNU/Linux is a live/installation CD based on <kanotix>. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.parsix.org/ #parsix on irc.freenode.net. See also <based on debian>.
xeon
M: 2011-11-06
<reply>Xeon is a brand of multiprocessing or multi-socket-capable x86 microprocessors from Intel, targeted at the non-consumer server, workstation and embedded system markets. All Xeon models since "Nocona" (NetBurst microarchitecture) and "Woodcrest" (Core microarchitecture) support Intel's x86-64 implementation (Intel 64), ask me about <amd64>.
ssmtp
M: 2009-12-06
<reply>sSMTP is an extremely simple <MTA> to get mail off the system to a mailhub. It does not receive mail, expand aliases or manage a queue. http://wiki.debian.org/sSMTP . See also <nullmailer>.
linksys
M: 2010-10-21
<reply>Linksys is a subsidiary of <Cisco> Systems (as of 2003) and is a producer of network hardware. Ask me about <nslu2>, <listvals linksys>, <what's my wireless>.
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/
x strike force
M: 2010-01-29
<reply> see xstrikeforce
rootkit
M: 2010-02-17
a set of tools that replace the standard Unix utilities like ls and ps in order to hide certain files and processes from the admin. It is a good thing to have a copy of these tools on disk, but that only helps against the weaker rootkits (that don't modify the kernel in place). See also <system compromise recovery>, <chkrootkit>, <rkhunter>.
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.
tuxracer
M: 2010-10-13
<reply> see ppracer
wna3100
M: 2010-11-30
<reply>The Netgear WNA3100 "Wireless-N 300 USB Adapter" is a 802.11n device (USB ID 0846:9020). It uses the Broadcom BCM43231 chip, which has no Linux driver available at this time; ask me about <ndiswrapper>. Not to be confused with the <WNDA3100> or <WNA3100M>.
lwq
M: 2010-12-01
<reply> see qmail
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>.
factoid word switch
M: 2010-04-19
<reply> see edit
quake2
M: 2010-06-18
<reply>[quake2] Quake2Forge was previously packaged for Debian as quake2 (not included in Etch) and removed to resolve bug #423200.
autoaway
M: 2009-06-02
<reply> see away
book
M: 2010-03-29
<reply> see books
ou
M: 2010-05-17
<reply> see openuniverse
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.
snes9x
M: 2011-03-14
<reply>Snes9x is a portable, freeware Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator. Removed from Debian to resolve bug #617588 (RFP version 1.53 filed as #643595). http://www.snes9x.com/ See also <zsnes>.
nag
M: 2009-11-14
the Network Administrator's Guide, available at http://www.tldp.org/LDP/nag/nag.html
d-bus
M: 2010-01-02
<reply> see dbus
tv
M: 2009-08-02
KILL YOUR TELEVISION! (by watching it until it burns out). See also <bttv>, <ivtv>, <dvb>, <atsc>.
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.
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.
eye-candy
M: 2007-10-21
<reply> see eyecandy
stunnel
M: 2010-01-25
a multi-platform SSL tunneling proxy, packaged for Debian as stunnel4. See "Basic configuration" within /usr/share/doc/stunnel4/README.Debian to start configured tunnels during boot. stunnel version 3 is obsolete and has been removed from Debian. http://www.stunnel.org/
rule
M: 2011-10-14
<reply> see rulesuck
phpnuke
M: 2010-06-08
<reply>PHP-Nuke is an automated news publishing and content management system written in PHP, originally a fork of Thatware. Removed from Debian to resolve bug #195338. http://phpnuke.org/ See also <postnuke>, <cms>.
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
apache-ssl
M: 2010-04-21
<reply> see apache 1.3
microcode
M: 2012-11-13
<reply>Microcode are instructions/structures for implementing high-level machine code within processors. The Linux kernel can load updated microcode on most x86 processors. Microcode patches for Intel and AMD64 CPUs are packaged for Debian as intel-microcode and amd64-microcode respectively; installing the relevant package is recommended to ensure system stability. Ask me about <non-free sources>. http://wiki.debian.org/Microcode
zsnes
M: 2014-04-19
<reply>ZSNES is an emulator of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Not portable to non-x86 architectures due to it being ~67.2004% i386 assembly. amd64 users are required to enable <multiarch> and install the zsnes:i386 package. For difficulties involving audio, ask me about <zsnes sound>. http://zsnes-docs.sf.net/html/faq.htm http://zsnes.com/ #zsnes on irc.freenode.net. See also <snes9x>.
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.
mini
M: 2011-06-14
<reply>For details on the Debian super-small "mini" ISO image, ask me about <mini.iso>. For details concerning Debian on the Mac Mini, ask me about <mac mini>.
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>.
cd images
M: 2009-04-05
<reply> see install debian
fcron
M: 2012-10-03
<reply>fcron is <cron>-like scheduler with extended capabilities. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #636235.
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>.
xmms
M: 2010-02-21
<reply>[xmms] the old X MultiMedia System media player. Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #461309, see http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2007/07/msg00026.html for removal reasons. For alternatives, ask me about <amarok>, <audacious>, <exaile>, <qmmp>, <quod libet>, <rhythmbox>, <xmms2>.
ar5413
M: 2010-06-11
<reply> see ath5k
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>.
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>.
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.
smartcards
C: 2013-12-09
<reply> http://wiki.debian.org/Smartcards
ncurses-devel
M: 2010-04-14
<reply> see ncurses
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>.
ubuntuirc
M: 2011-06-04
<reply> see ubuntu-irc
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>.
utc
M: 2013-09-06
<reply>Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the standard by which the world regulates clocks and time (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinated_Universal_Time). For Debian 7 "Wheezy" and later, set "UTC" or "LOCAL" in /etc/adjtime (man 8 hwclock). For Debian 6.0 "Squeeze", set the UTC option in /etc/default/rcS appropriately (man rcs). For all systems, run «service hwclock.sh restart» to apply changes. See also <windows utc>.
vbox-install squeeze-backports
M: 2013-06-03
<reply>Ask me about <squeeze-backports>. As root: "apt-get update && apt-get install linux-headers-2.6-`uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,'` && apt-get -t squeeze-backports install virtualbox". After <DKMS> builds the necessary kernel modules, VirtualBox can be started.
ttfonts
M: 2010-10-10
<reply> see ttf
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.
shebang
M: 2009-12-21
the "hash-bang" (#!) line at the start of a script that instructs the kernel which interpreter to use. Examples: "#!/bin/sh", "#!/usr/bin/perl -w". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shebang_(Unix)
smtp auth
M: 2010-10-18
RFC2554, an ESMTP extension allowing authentication and security negotiation during an SMTP session. http://web.archive.org/web/20071014043621/http://members.elysium.pl/brush/smtp-auth/ . To test a MTA supporting SMTP AUTH, ask me about <swaks>.
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>.
sdf
M: 2009-06-24
the Simple Document Format, "the Author-Friendly Markup Language". http://www.mincom.com/mtr/sdf/ http://web.archive.org/web/20020802051524/http://www.mincom.com/mtr/sdf/
links2
M: 2009-05-17
<reply>links2 is a text and graphics browser with support for HTTPS and JavaScript. For using in console as GUI (with mouse and keys support), see /usr/share/doc/links2/README.Debian (so you can use as regular non-root user when running in console in GUI mode). Ask me about <links2 settings>. Does not honor the <http_proxy> / <ftp_proxy> environment variables (Debian bugs #55425, #93359). http://links.twibright.com/
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
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>.
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>.
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.
vim syntax highlighting
M: 2008-12-28
a way to make <vim> highlight script or source code syntax. Install the vim package and type ':syntax on' when in vim. You can have it enabled every time by adding 'syntax on' to your ~/.vimrc file. See http://vimdoc.sf.net/htmldoc/syntax.html . See also <colored pager>.
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/
xfs
M: 2009-05-30
<reply> XFS is a filesystem developed by SGI for high-performance (metadata-only) journalling and large disk support. Zeroed files on power failures is fixed since Linux 2.6.17 (http://lwn.net/Articles/279036/). Supposedly not as mature, in linux, as <ext3>. Unable to be shrunk. Broken on armel and hppa prior to Linux 2.6.34 (Debian bug #423562). http://xfs.org/index.php/XFS_FAQ http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/ #xfs on irc.freenode.net.
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.
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>.
pureftpd
M: 2009-05-18
<reply> see pure-ftpd
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.
umsdos
M: 2009-06-05
<reply>UMSDOS was an overlay filesystem driver for the Linux kernel, providing a traditional Unix filesystem within a FAT volume. It allowed Linux distributions to be installed within an existing FAT filesystem, avoiding disk partitioning and ext2 filesystem establishment. Removed at Linux 2.6.11 due to lack of maintenance, see http://lkml.org/lkml/2004/7/11/68
bcm5708
C: 2008-09-23
<reply> see bnx2
procmail
M: 2009-07-15
<reply>procmail is the ultimate way to process your incoming mail into folders, feed it to external programs, and so on. Ask me about <procmail tutorial> and see the procmailrc and procmailex man pages. http://www.procmail.org/ #procmail on irc.freenode.net. See also <maildrop>.
openafs
M: 2013-01-24
<reply> see afs
true type
M: 2010-10-10
<reply> see truetype
prozilla
M: 2010-05-04
<reply>Prozilla is a multi-threaded download accelerator, which makes multiple connections to a server when acquiring files. Removed from Debian post-Woody to resolve bug #308826. For alternatives, ask me about <download manager>.
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.
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
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>.
java plugin
M: 2009-08-20
<reply> see install java
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>.
zebra
M: 2010-09-11
<reply>Zebra is a GPL-licensed, BGP/OSPF/RIP capable routing daemon. http://www.zebra.org/ Considered orphaned, ask about me about <quagga>.
stormlinux
M: 2010-03-14
<reply> see storm linux
debian naming
M: 2011-03-20
<reply> see codenames
mailman
M: 2010-02-12
<reply>GNU Mailman is an excellent Python-based mailing list manager. To convert Mailman text archives to the <mbox> format, see http://www.dev411.com/wiki/Converting_Mailman_Archives . http://wiki.list.org/ http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/ #mailman on irc.freenode.net.
internet junkbuster
M: 2009-05-29
<reply> see junkbuster
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>
install grub
M: 2010-07-26
<reply> see grub
matrox
M: 2011-01-05
<reply>Matrox is a video card component and equipment producer. The Matrox open source display driver is packaged as xserver-xorg-video-mga. Support of the G400's second head requires the <mga_hal> module, it may also be necessary for DVI output in other cards. Since Debian 6.0 "Squeeze", Matrox G200 and G400/G550 WARP engine microcode (g200_warp.fw, g400_warp.fw) is packaged in firmware-linux-nonfree; ask me about <non-free sources>.
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.
postgresql wheezy
C: 2013-10-30
<reply>Debian 7 "Wheezy" provides PostgreSQL 9.1. Existing PostgreSQL 8.4 database clusters remain installed after upgrading from Debian 6.0 "Squeeze", with PostgreSQL 9.1 listening on an unused TCP port (e.g. 5433). The pg_upgradecluster tool is used to migrate 8.4 clusters over to 9.1, see §4.10 of the <wheezy release notes> and the pg_upgradecluster(8) manual page for more information.
sbxfi
C: 2008-10-13
<reply> see x-fi
russian
M: 2008-12-01
<reply> see ru
2.2
M: 2009-02-16
<reply> see potato
debian faq
M: 2009-05-27
<reply> see faq
newsgroup
M: 2010-07-25
<reply> see newsgroups
xfree86
M: 2011-02-20
<reply> see xorg
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>.
fb
M: 2009-12-31
<reply> see framebuffer
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.
progress linux
M: 2011-06-20
<reply>Progress Linux is a distribution <based on debian>. It is not supported in #debian. http://progress-linux.org/ #progress-linux on irc.oftc.net.
xchat-text
M: 2010-03-20
<reply>xchat-text was a binary package providing an <IRC> client for the console. Removed from Debian's <xchat> package in version 2.4.4-0.1.
ruby
M: 2011-01-21
<reply>Ruby is an object oriented script language with a simple and clean syntax. It's supposed to have the best characteristics of Perl and Smalltalk, or a language that seems like a messy (Perlish) Python. Learn about it at http://www.ruby-lang.org/ , http://www.rubycentral.com/ http://mislav.uniqpath.com/poignant-guide/book/ . #ruby-lang on irc.freenode.net.
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>.
dmraid
C: 2008-01-10
<reply> see fakeraid
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/
installing lenny
M: 2011-02-14
<reply> see install lenny
tasks
M: 2010-11-24
<reply> see tasksel
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
kernel sources
M: 2010-12-16
<reply> see kernel source
woody sources.list
M: 2009-06-07
"deb http://archive.debian.org/debian woody main contrib non-free", "deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-security woody/updates main contrib non-free" and "deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-non-US woody/non-US main contrib non-free"
network configure
M: 2010-01-03
<reply> see interfaces
ntpdate
M: 2010-07-27
<reply>ntpdate is an obsolete and unmaintained program to set a system clock via <NTP>. Just install the ntp package instead. Since Debian 5.0 "Lenny", ntp's default configuration files (NTPD_OPTS='-g' in /etc/default/ntp, 'iburst' option for default servers in /etc/ntp.conf) make ntpdate unnecessary. See also <why not ntpdate>.
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.
emu
M: 2011-03-18
<reply> see e-mu
es1988
M: 2010-01-04
<reply> see maestro3
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/
linux on laptops
M: 2009-07-11
<reply> see laptop
transparent proxy
M: 2007-10-26
http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-mini/TransparentProxy.html, or aka "interception caching", see http://wiki.squid-cache.org/SquidFaq/InterceptionProxy. Note that httpd_accel_* for transparent proxy is now implemented by the "transparent" http_port option in Squid 2.6 and later.
public dns
M: 2010-07-24
<reply>For details on public DNS servers, ask me about <opendns> or <googledns>.
worms
M: 2010-06-06
<reply>Worms are elongated soft-bodied invertebrates, or a series of turn-based computer games, where players control an earthworm platoon equipped with an arsenal of weapons. For free and open-source Worms clones, ask me about <hedgewars> and <warmux>.
netfilter docs
M: 2010-01-15
<reply> are at /usr/share/doc/iptables/html/ , http://netfilter.samba.org/unreliable-guides/ , http://www.frozentux.net/documents/iptables-tutorial/ , http://netfilter.samba.org/
restart
M: 2008-01-04
<reply> see reboot
vpopmail
M: 2012-09-09
<reply>Vpopmail is open source, virtual user management software for <postfix> and <qmail>. Removed from Debian to resolve bug #382944. http://www.inter7.com/index.php?page=vpopmail
zsync
M: 2012-06-01
a file transfer program which uses the <rsync> algorithm. If a file's previous version is locally available, zsync downloads only the changed parts. http://zsync.moria.org.uk/ #zsync on irc.freenode.net. See also <jidgo>.
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>.
non-free iso
M: 2011-06-23
<reply>Packages in <non-free> are not included on official Debian CD/DVDs. See http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#nonfree for details.
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>.
vlc
M: 2010-12-27
<reply>VLC media player is a free software multimedia player developed by the VideoLAN project. For DVD support, ask me about <dvd playback>. http://www.videolan.org/support/faq.html #videolan on irc.videolan.org.
woody iso
M: 2008-06-13
<reply> see woody
masqmail
M: 2010-01-06
a small <MTA> and <POP3> client for hosts with no permanent network connection. http://prog.marmaro.de/masqmail/
mpd
M: 2014-09-11
<reply>Music Player Daemon (mpd) is a server allowing remote access for audio file/stream playback and playlist management. Prior to version 0.17-1, Debian's mpd package did not use <dmix> by default (Debian bug #568588). http://mpd.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ http://www.musicpd.org/ #mpd on chat.freenode.net. See also <xmms2>.
wpc100
M: 2010-06-03
<reply>The Linksys WPC100 "RangePlus Wireless Notebook Adapter" is a 802.11n device produced by Cisco. For support of device version 1 (PCI ID 168C:0023), ask me about <ath9k>.
.si
M: 2010-11-27
<reply> see si
spu
M: 2015-11-21
<reply> see stable-proposed-updates
xine
M: 2009-04-15
a video/media player library. Several frontends are available: xine-ui for "generic" X11, gxine (GTK+), <kaffeine> for KDE, totem-xine for GNOME (dropped as of totem 2.27.1), xine-console. For DVD support, ask me about <dvd playback>. http://xine-project.org/faq #xine on irc.oftc.net.
winmodem
M: 2009-11-26
<reply>A Winmodem (or software modem) is a modem with minimal hardware, relying on the host computer to perform most or all processing and operational tasks. For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <agrsm>, <martian>, <sv92p> (Agere/Lucent); <slmodem> (SmartLink); <pctel> (PCTel); <sm56> (Motorola); <hcf>, <hsf> (Conexant/Rockwell). See also <3com>, <winmodem-trick> http://www.linmodems.org/
vortex
M: 2010-06-10
<reply>The Vortex audio accelerator chipset family from Aureal Semiconductor is supported by the snd-au8820 (Vortex 1, PCI ID 12EB:0001), snd-au8830 (Vortex 2, PCI ID 12EB:0002) and snd-au8810 (Vortex Advantage, PCI ID 12EB:0003) <ALSA> drivers.
lindows
M: 2009-05-29
<reply> see linspire
5.0r6
C: 2010-08-24
<reply> see 5.0.6
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>.
bt
M: 2009-05-21
Bhutan, or <bluetooth>, or British Telecom, or <bittorrent>, or <BackTrack>, or <bttv>.
poweroff
M: 2011-11-06
<reply>If your legacy x86-32 (i386) system does not power off after shutdown, add the kernel command line option acpi=off to your bootloader, then supply the power_off=1 option to the apm module (e.g. «echo options apm power_off=1 >> /etc/modprobe.d/local.conf && echo apm >> /etc/modules»). See https://bugs.debian.org/390547 for more information.
tomcat
M: 2010-03-14
<reply>Apache Tomcat (formerly Jakarta Tomcat) is a reference implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies. http://tomcat.apache.org/ http://wiki.apache.org/tomcat/FAQ #tomcat on irc.freenode.net. See also <mod_jk>.
md
M: 2010-07-15
<reply>"Multidisk Device" (MD) is commonly used to describe the software <RAID> facilities available in the Linux kernel. To establish a software RAID array at Debian installation time, see section 6.3.3.4 of the <install guide>. See also <mdadm>. http://wiki.debian.org/SoftwareRAID http://linux.yyz.us/why-software-raid.html http://raid.wiki.kernel.org/ #linux-raid on irc.freenode.net.
dnat
M: 2010-01-15
Destination NAT (ask me about <nat>) or http://www.frozentux.net/iptables-tutorial/chunkyhtml/x4033.html
linux on laptop
M: 2009-07-11
<reply> see laptop
sid cd
M: 2009-04-05
<reply> see sid iso
ar9170
M: 2013-05-05
<reply> see carl9170
opera
M: 2009-06-05
<reply> Opera is a cross-platform web browser and Internet suite, which handles common tasks including visiting web sites and sending/receiving e-mail. As of version 8.5, Opera is freeware but NOT open source. It is not included in Debian and therefore not supported by #debian. To install, ask me about <opera apt> and see http://wiki.debian.org/Opera . http://www.opera.com/support/ #opera on irc.opera.com.
nano
M: 2009-06-15
<reply>GNU nano is a text <editor>, the default editor on Debian systems since 4.0 "Etch". nano is also a DFSG-free alternative to <pico>. http://www.nano-editor.org/dist/v2.2/faq.html http://www.nano-editor.org/
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.
macsound
M: 2012-01-09
<reply>Experiencing no sound on Macintosh PowerPC hardware? A bug within the hw-detect component of Debian-Installer (of Debian 7 "Wheezy" and earlier releases) may incorrectly blacklist audio modules required for New World ROM systems; see http://bugs.debian.org/650588 and adjust /etc/modprobe/blacklist.local.conf and /etc/modules as necessary. This issue was corrected at the Debian 8 "Jessie" release.
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/
xf86config-4
M: 2011-03-21
<reply>/etc/X11/XF86Config and /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 are X server configuration files used by XFree86 and XFree86 4.x, previously parsed by <xorg> for backwards compatibility. These files are no longer considered since xorg-server 2:1.7.7-12 (part of the <6.0.1> point release). See also <xorg config>.
testdisk
M: 2009-07-20
<reply>TestDisk is a partition scanner and disk recovery tool, an alternative to <gpart>. Try gpart first. TestDisk checks the partition and boot sectors of your disks, very useful in recovering lost partitions. http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk See also <photorec>.
qt
M: 2013-03-07
<reply>Qt is a cross-platform application framework developed by Digia. http://qt.digia.com/ #qt on irc.freenode.net.
xinitrc
M: 2009-04-15
just use ~/.xsession instead, ask me about <.xinitrc> for the reason. Also ask about <xsession>.
ar5001
M: 2010-04-11
<reply> see ath5k
whats my hdd
M: 2010-10-04
<reply>For devices using <libata> or SCSI: cat /sys/bus/scsi/devices/target0:0:0/0:0:0:0/{vendor,model}
syslog
M: 2009-07-01
the UNIX facility for logging the messages that programs produce. See <mark>, <syslog-ng>, <rsyslog>.
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>.
printk console
M: 2009-12-20
<reply> see printk
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/)
reactos
M: 2009-05-16
<reply>ReactOS is a free software operating system currently in development, based on the design of Windows XP/2003. It is intended to be binary compatible with Windows. http://www.reactos.org/ #reactos on irc.freenode.net.
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>.
songbird
M: 2010-04-06
<reply>Songbird is a desktop web player, digital jukebox and web browser. Not in Debian, see http://bugs.debian.org/412437 for the <RFP>. Linux support dropped as of version 1.7.2, see http://blog.songbirdnest.com/2010/04/02/songbird-singing-a-new-tune/ . http://www.getsongbird.com/ #songbird on irc.mozilla.org.
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.
tar
M: 2011-03-23
<reply> tar (Tape ARchive) is Unix's general purpose archive utility and associated file format. Extract tar: "tar xf foo.tar"; Extract tar.gz: "tar xzf foo.tar.gz"; Extract tar.bz2: "tar xjf foo.tar.bz2"; tar extraction command hard to remember? use apt-get install unp; unp foo.bar; Create tar.gz: "tar czf foo.tar.gz directory"; Create tar.bz2: "tar cjf foo.tar.bz2 directory".
os x
M: 2010-06-24
<reply>OS X (formerly Mac OS X) is a BSD and NeXTSTEP based operating system from <Apple> Inc. A complete overhaul from previous versions of Mac OS (v1.0-9.2). http://www.apple.com/macosx/ ##apple on irc.freenode.net. See also <afp>, <hfsplus>.
teamspeak
M: 2015-01-01
<reply>TeamSpeak is proprietary <VoIP> software allowing users to speak on a chat channel, much like a telephone conference call. TeamSpeak 2 is packaged for Debian 7 "Wheezy" as teamspeak-client and teamspeak-server, ask me about <non-free sources>; these are not compatible with TeamSpeak 3. Removed from Debian post-Wheezy to resolve bugs #735028 and #735029. See also <mumble>.
usb-modeswitch
M: 2010-04-20
<reply> see usb_modeswitch
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.
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.
zenmap
M: 2014-01-13
<reply>Zenmap is an <nmap> frontend, originally derived from Umit. http://nmap.org/zenmap/
etch+1
M: 2010-04-06
<reply> see lenny
m68k
M: 2010-05-31
<reply>[m68k] Motorola 680x0 CPU family. Used in old world Apple Macintosh, Amiga, Palm, old Sun workstations and various VME bus systems. Linux m68k runs on some of these, ucLinux should run on the less powerful models. As of Debian 4.0 "Etch", the m68k port is not a release architecture. http://www.debian.org/ports/m68k/ http://wiki.debian.org/M68k http://www.linux-m68k.org/faq/faq.html #debian-68k on irc.oftc.net. See also <basilisk>.
rt2070l
M: 2010-03-31
<reply> see rt3070
zikula
M: 2010-06-08
<reply>Zikula (formerly PostNuke) is an open source, modular content management system written in PHP. Originally forked from <phpnuke> 5.0. PostNuke was removed from Debian to resolve bug #227772, Zikula is not packaged for Debian. http://zikula.org/ See also <cms>.
kwrite
M: 2010-11-04
<reply>KWrite is a basic text editor included in <KDE>. http://kate-editor.org/ See also <kate>.
woody cd images
M: 2009-04-05
<reply> see woody
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.
slink
M: 2009-03-30
<reply> Slink (Debian GNU/Linux 2.1) was released March 1999. It is no longer supported. Ask me about <slink->potato>. Get old slink ISOs here: http://mirror.debianforum.de/debian-iso-archive/slink/i386/ http://wiki.debian.org/DebianSlink
netconsole
M: 2010-01-29
<reply>netconsole is a Linux kernel driver which logs kernel <printk> messages over UDP. It is commonly used to capture system crash information. http://kernel.org/doc/Documentation/networking/netconsole.txt . See also <serial console>.
package basics
M: 2011-01-10
<reply>"Basics of the Debian package management system" is a chapter of the Debian GNU/Linux <FAQ>, which describes the Debian package format. http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ch-pkg_basics . To create your own Debian packages, ask me about <nmg>.
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.
sapphire
M: 2009-08-02
a lightweight <window manager> similar to <blackbox>, but with a feel of its own. http://sf.net/projects/sapphire/
curses
M: 2011-04-24
<reply> see ncurses
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).
mark
M: 2010-03-30
<reply>Basically --MARK-- is syslogd telling you it hasn't crashed. To disable the --MARK-- messages, edit /etc/default/sysklogd and change the SYSLOGD="" line to read SYSLOGD="-m 0" then run /etc/init.d/sysklogd restart. With syslog-ng, use mark(0) in syslog-ng.conf.
ppp-for-palm-help
M: 2010-01-27
at http://howto.pilot-link.org/ppp/
windowmaker
M: 2009-06-08
<reply>Window Maker is a <window manager>, flexible and highly configurable. Packaged for Debian as 'wmaker'. http://www.windowmaker.info/ #windowmaker on irc.windowmaker.info.
mysql-server
M: 2010-01-04
<reply> see install mysql
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.
maildir
M: 2010-03-17
<reply>[maildir] a one-message-per-file mailbox format used by <qmail> and supported by <mutt>, see http://www.qmail.org/man/man5/maildir.html, or DJB's one good idea. Supported by <postfix>, <exim>, etc., several final delivery/filtering programs (maildrop, procmail) and IMAP servers (courier-imap, dovecot, cyrus). To convert from mbox to maildir, ask me about <mb2md>.
yaboot
M: 2013-01-09
<reply>yaboot is a <PowerPC> bootloader for Open Firmware based systems (New World Apple Macintosh, IBM RS/6000, IBM pSeries, IBM OpenPower). ybin installs yaboot to a bootstrap partition and can create boot menus for Linux and Mac OS (X). HOWTO: http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/doc/yaboot-howto.html . http://yaboot.ozlabs.org/ Not for Old World Apple Macintosh systems, ask me <quik>.
openfirmware
M: 2009-11-09
<reply> see open firmware
quik
M: 2010-02-04
<reply>quik is an Open Firmware-based bootloader for Old World Power Macintosh systems. It does not run from Mac OS, does not require Mac OS or a HFS partition to exist on the system's hard drive. http://penguinppc.org/bootloaders/quik/
silo
M: 2010-07-04
<reply>SILO (SPARC Improved bootLOader) is used to boot GNU/Linux on Sun <SPARC> hardware. http://silo.auxio.org/
hfs+
M: 2008-07-25
<reply> see hfsplus
psdoom
M: 2010-12-04
<reply>psDooM is a <Doom>-based process administration tool. Just grab your shotgun and start killing those nasty PID monsters. http://psdoom.sf.net/
debianppc
M: 2010-02-05
<reply> see powerpc
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>.
undeletion
M: 2009-11-14
<reply> see undeleting
debian-jr
M: 2010-01-31
<reply> see debian jr
miboot
M: 2010-02-04
<reply>miBoot is an unconfigurable bootloader that must be compiled in Mac OS. Use <quik> instead if it all possible.
sighup
M: 2010-11-21
<reply> see hup
asksicco
M: 2009-06-14
<reply> see sicco
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
openuniverse
M: 2010-05-17
<reply>OpenUniverse (aka OU) is an OpenGL space simulator. http://www.openuniverse.org/ Not actively maintained upstream, ask me about <celestia> instead.
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).
netwm
M: 2011-05-03
<reply> see EWMH
logwatch
C: 2010-07-29
<reply>Logwatch is a modular log analyser, which runs via cron each day, parses _yesterday_'s log files by default and returns summarised log output by service. Empty /etc/logwatch/* directories are intentional, see /usr/share/doc/logwatch/HOWTO-Customize-LogWatch.gz. http://www.logwatch.org/
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
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>.
rt2500usb
M: 2011-03-09
<reply> The Ralink RT2500USB 802.11g chipset (RT2571) is supported by the rt2500usb Linux kernel driver. It does not require firmware from userspace. This driver will fall back to software encryption for TKIP+AES since linux-2.6 2.6.32-31 (Debian bug #611390). http://wiki.debian.org/rt2500usb . For RT2501USB/RT2571W device support, ask me about <rt73usb>.
kbdconfig
M: 2010-11-27
<reply> see keymap
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.
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>.
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>.
emu10k2
M: 2010-07-07
<reply> see emu10k1
mac os x
M: 2013-08-01
<reply> see os x
fvwm2
M: 2014-02-25
<reply> see fvwm
traffic shaper
M: 2011-10-18
<reply> see traffic shaping
backports-users
M: 2010-09-06
<reply> see bdo users
ne2000
M: 2011-01-20
<reply> see ne
xdmcp
M: 2013-04-11
<reply>The X Display Manager Control Protocol (XDMCP) provides a uniform mechanism for an autonomous display (e.g. X terminal) to request login service from a remote host. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_display_manager_(program_type)#X_Display_Manager_Control_Protocol
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/
gtk+
M: 2009-02-14
<reply> see gtk
ar5007
C: 2009-08-27
<reply> see ar2425
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.
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>.
woody->etch
M: 2010-01-20
<reply>[woody->etch] First ask me about <woody->sarge>, then <sarge->etch> ; you must not try to skip <sarge>. Skipping releases is _not supported_ by Debian.
downgrading
M: 2010-06-04
<reply> see downgrade
fixedfont
M: 2008-03-15
<reply> see fixed font
frontpage
M: 2010-12-03
<reply>Microsoft FrontPage is a discontinued proprietary <HTML> editor for the Microsoft Windows operating system. See also <FPSE>.
progeny
M: 2010-01-13
<reply>Progeny Linux Systems is a defunct company, founded by Debian founder Ian Murdock, which specialized in custom packaging of Debian. It produced the Debian-based "Progeny Componentized Linux" (aka Progeny Debian) distribution.
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
livecd
M: 2010-02-21
<reply>A "live CD" (or live system) is an operating system that can boot and run directly from CD. Linux-based examples are Knoppix and Ubuntu. Useful as a rescue CD or for showing off to your geek friends. Debian has its own Live CD (http://live.debian.net/), ask me about <debian live>. http://www.livecdlist.com/
masq
M: 2011-10-29
<reply> see nat
reiserfs d-i
M: 2015-04-28
<reply>Since Debian 6.0 "Squeeze", support of <ReiserFS> is not available at installation time. Filesystem support is still included in Debian Linux kernel images as of Debian 8 "Jessie". See also Debian bug #717236.
vnstat
C: 2009-04-22
<reply>vnStat is a console network traffic monitor, logging daily network traffic for selected interfaces. http://humdi.net/vnstat/FAQ http://humdi.net/vnstat/ . See also <slurm>.
raw/cue
M: 2010-12-14
<reply> see bin-cue
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.
ar9001
C: 2010-11-17
<reply> see ath9k
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>.
drivers
M: 2010-01-04
<reply> see driver
.pl
M: 2010-12-09
<reply> see pl
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>.
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
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.
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>.
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.
smoothwall
M: 2010-04-15
<reply>SmoothWall Express (formerly SmoothWall GPL) is the freely distributable version of SmoothWall, a Linux distribution providing a firewall configurable via a web browser. Neither it nor the commercial SmoothWall products are supported in #debian. http://www.smoothwall.org/ #smoothwall on irc.oftc.net. See also <ipcop>.
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.
slug
M: 2010-01-25
the Sydney Linux User Group. Meetings are normally held on the last Friday of each month, at the University of Technology. http://www.slug.org.au/ #slug on irc.freenode.net. See also <nslu2>.
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.
china
M: 2009-05-25
<reply> see cn
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
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>.
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.
ltsp
M: 2009-08-29
the Linux Terminal Server Project. http://wiki.debian.org/LTSP http://www.ltsp.org/ #ltsp on irc.freenode.net.
modprobe
M: 2009-06-01
<reply> Add module to kernel: "modprobe foo"; Remove module from kernel: "modprobe -r foo"; Define module options: "man modprobe.conf", "echo options foo bar=baz qux=quux >> /etc/modprobe.d/local.conf". See also: "man modprobe", "man modprobe.conf", /etc/modprobe.d/* , <blacklist>.
ia32e
M: 2012-02-21
<reply> see ia-32e
moinmoin
M: 2009-03-10
<reply>MoinMoin is a wiki engine written in Python with lots of nifty features. Packaged for Debian as python-moinmoin. http://moinmo.in/ #moin on irc.freenode.net. See also <editmoin>.
ulogd
M: 2009-11-08
<reply>ulogd is a daemon which listens for Netlink packets generated by iptables' ULOG target. It is an alternative to syslog for logging packets. Packets can alternatively be logged to SQL databases and as pcap files. http://www.netfilter.org/projects/ulogd/
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>.
x86
M: 2012-12-07
<reply>Debian's i386 port is for the 32-bit x86 instruction set. Kernel flavours are "486" (non-SMP) and <bigmem>/<686-pae> for <PAE> support. Packages are mostly compiled to the <486> instruction set but some packages will use later instructions unconditionally (see Debian bug #609690). Other (particularly multimedia) packages will test for the availability of extensions like <SSE> and use them if available. Perhaps you wanted <amd64>?
java-plugin
M: 2010-04-14
<reply> see install java
vbox extpack wheezy
M: 2013-11-12
<reply>An extension pack to Oracle VM VirtualBox provides it with additional functionality (e.g. USB 2.0 device support, <RDP> and <PXE> boot). These closed-source components are released under the VirtualBox PUEL and made available by Oracle: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads . For VirtualBox 4.1.18 (Debian 7 "Wheezy"): http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.1.18/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.1.18-78361.vbox-extpack
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>.
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.
ratpoison
M: 2010-06-09
<reply>Ratpoison is a tiling <window manager> largely modelled after GNU <Screen>. http://ratpoison.antidesktop.net/wiki/FAQ http://www.nongnu.org/ratpoison/ #ratpoison on irc.freenode.net. See also <stumpwm>.
tasksel
M: 2009-01-07
<reply>tasksel is a program to select and install "tasks": a collection of packages for a system to perform a specific task (e.g. desktop environment, web server). Ask me about <standard task>, <server tasks> and <laptop task>. https://wiki.debian.org/tasksel
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>.
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>.
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
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.
red hat
M: 2009-06-12
<reply> see fedora
webalizer
M: 2011-05-03
<reply>Webalizer is a web server log analysis program. http://www.mrunix.net/webalizer/
unison
M: 2010-12-05
<reply>Unison is file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows written in OCaml. It uses a version of the <rsync> protocol and can be used over SSH or a socket. http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/
permissions
M: 2010-12-09
<reply>For information on permissions, read «info coreutils 'File Permissions'», http://mywiki.wooledge.org/Permissions and http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/linux/usersguide/linux_ugfilesp.html . For further information, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_permission and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chmod and follow the setuid and setgid links within. See also <ssh permissions>, <qotd232>. http://wiki.debian.org/Permissions
mkfs.vfat
M: 2010-01-23
<reply> see dosfstools
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>.
linux pcmcia
M: 2009-11-27
<reply> see pcmcia
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>.
mono
M: 2009-05-17
<reply>[mono] infectious mononucleosis ("glandular fever", "kissing disease"), or a community initiative to develop an open source, cross-platform version of the Microsoft .NET development framework. http://wiki.debian.org/Mono http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DebianMonoGroup http://www.mono-project.com/ #debian-cli on irc.oftc.net.
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>.
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>.
titanium
M: 2010-02-05
<reply> see tibook
install floppies
M: 2009-06-02
<reply> see bf
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>.
xf86config
M: 2011-03-21
<reply>xf86config and xf86cfg are the <XFree86> X server configuration programs, previously packaged in xbase-clients and removed from Debian post-Sarge. Ask me about <xorg config>. See also <xf86config-4>.
.udeb
M: 2011-10-18
<reply> see udeb
scponly
C: 2010-01-05
<reply>scponly is a restricted shell limiting user access to OpenSSH applications (scp, sftp). It can optionally operate chrooted, which requires a chroot jail for the user to be established; see /usr/share/doc/scponly/README.Debian and Debian bug #551868. http://sublimation.org/scponly/wiki/index.php/FAQ http://sublimation.org/scponly/wiki/ Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #650590. See also <rssh>.
on-topic
M: 2010-06-24
<reply> see ontopic
via
M: 2010-02-05
<reply>VIA Technologies is an integrated circuits manufacturer. For UniChrome / Chrome9 IGP support, ask me about <openchrome>. For support of USB wireless LAN devices, ask me about <vt6656>.
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/
/usr/local
M: 2010-02-03
<reply> see usrlocal
stn
M: 2010-01-30
<reply> see signal-to-noise ratio
s/n ratio
M: 2010-11-09
<reply> see signal-to-noise ratio
macromedia
M: 2009-04-18
<reply> see adobe
pc speaker
M: 2010-02-18
<reply> see pcspkr
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/
smtp test
M: 2010-03-20
<reply> "telnet myserver 25", "HELO world", "MAIL FROM:<evil@spammer.org>", "RCPT TO:<a@fake.address>", "DATA", "Subject: spam test", "", ".", "QUIT". See also <swaks>.
ogle
M: 2009-04-15
yet another DVD player for Linux, it sticks out a bit because it supports DVD menus, available at: http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/groups/dvd/ Dead upstream, buggy and obsolete; removed from Debian to resolve bug #509586. For alternative players, ask me about <dvd>.
linux from scratch
M: 2011-05-07
<reply>Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a project providing instructions for building a custom Linux system entirely from source code. http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/ #lfs-support at irc.linuxfromscratch.org.
tibook
M: 2010-02-05
a nickname for the "Titanium PowerBook G4". For installation help, see http://lists.debian.org/debian-powerpc-0103/msg00139.html . Also ask me about <powerpc>.
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>.
limewire
M: 2009-10-18
<reply>LimeWire is a peer-to-peer file sharing client written in Java, which uses the <Gnutella> network. Previously packaged for Debian (never part of a stable release), removed to resolve bug #231457. Not supported in #debian; LimeWire PRO users, go to http://www.limewire.com/support/pro/ for support. FrostWire, a fork of LimeWire, has a <RFP> filed in Debian bug #419730. Ask me about <gtk-gnutella>.
xcdroast
M: 2013-04-11
<reply>X-CD-Roast is yet another <cdrecord> frontend for the X Window System. Dead upstream and removed from the Debian archive (bug #683553).
vsound
M: 2010-05-28
a program for intercepting audio data (on its way to /dev/dsp) and saving it to a file. Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #460649.
mozilla
M: 2011-08-01
<reply>Mozilla Application Suite (originally Mozilla) is an unmaintained set of Internet-oriented applications, succeeded by SeaMonkey. The <Mozilla Foundation> is focusing on Firefox and Thunderbird development. See also <seamonkey>, <firefox>, <thunderbird>.
motorola
M: 2010-05-31
<reply>Motorola is a multinational telecommunications company. For information on the Motorola 680x0 (m68k) CPU family, ask me about <m68k>. For support of the SM56 software modem chipset, ask me about <sm56>.
netsaint
M: 2009-10-19
<reply> see nagios
printer
M: 2010-06-21
<reply>A printer is an output device to physical objects. Ask me about <cups>, <printconf> or use foomatic-gui for more information on how you can get your printer working under Debian. http://wiki.debian.org/SystemPrinting . See also <hplip>, <openprinting>.
msn
M: 2009-11-13
<reply>Messenger (formerly .NET Messenger Service, MSN Messenger Service) is an instant messaging and presence system using the Microsoft Notification Protocol (MSNP). To connect using a Debian system, ask me about <bitlbee>, <centerim>, <emesene>, <empathy>, <kopete>, <licq> or <pidgin>. All <Jabber> clients can communicate by using a MSN transport. Note that MSNP performs no content encryption.
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
trunk
M: 2010-04-24
<reply>Trunk is a term from version control systems such as <cvs>, <svn> and <git>. The "trunk" can often be thought of as a developer's playground, the stability (or otherwise) of the code varies from project to project. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trunk_(software) . Debian 2.6.32-trunk-* kernel image/headers packages are obsolete and were removed from the archive (/msg judd kernel --release squeeze). See also <kernel abi>.
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>.
windowmanager
M: 2009-06-15
<reply> see window manager
pppoeconf
M: 2009-04-15
<reply> see pppoe
sunbird
M: 2012-04-04
<reply> see iceowl
lightning
C: 2012-04-04
<reply> see iceowl-extension
sony
M: 2010-10-20
<reply>Sony is a very screwed up company, or someday you will drive your Sony to the Sony to pick up some more Sony. "Most people, I think, don't even know what a rootkit is, so why should they care about it?" - Thomas Hesse of Sony BMG, November 2005. See also <playstation>, <vaio>. http://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Sony
mod_jk
M: 2010-02-14
<reply>mod_jk is an Apache HTTPD module which forwards requests to an Apache Tomcat Java servlet engine, using AJP (Apache JServ Protocol) 1.3 or 1.4. Packaged for Debian as libapache2-mod-jk. Also ask me about <apache> and <tomcat>.
wavelan
M: 2009-09-13
<reply> WaveLAN is like cool, or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WaveLAN . Pre-IEEE 802.11 WaveLAN (aka Classic WaveLAN) ISA and PCMCIA client adapters are supported by the wavelan and wavelan_cs drivers in the Linux kernel; these devices are completely incompatible with the 802.11 standard. For support of WaveLAN IEEE client adapters, ask me about <orinoco>.
php
M: 2009-04-11
<reply>PHP is a scripting language. To install, ask me about <install php>. See also <php wants me to download still>, <php mysql>, <php userdir>, <phpmyadmin>, <php gd>, <pear>, <pecl>, <suhosin>, <xampp>. http://wiki.debian.org/PHP http://www.php.net/ #php on irc.oftc.net, #php and ##php on irc.freenode.net.
services
M: 2011-09-27
<reply>To view and alter system services, use one or more of <rcconf>, <sysv-rc-conf>, <update-rc.d>; or use ls, ln and mv in /etc/rc?.d/ . The /etc/services file provides a port numbers list, which is updated from http://www.iana.org/assignments/port-numbers and other sources. The 'service' command (used to run an init script) is packaged for Debian in sysvinit-utils. See also <disable services>.
non-free whcp
C: 2007-08-07
<reply> Non-free Web Hosting Control Panels include: <cPanel>, DirectAdmin, ISPmanager, LxAdmin and <Plesk>. Ask me about <free whcp>.
virtual
M: 2009-04-02
when you can see it, but its not there, as opposed to hidden, where you can't see it, but it is there, when its gone, then you can't see it and it isn't there. a model of reality, in a handy carrying case, or <virtual package>, or <virtualization>.
msce
M: 2009-10-19
<reply> see mcse
tap
M: 2010-07-23
<reply> see tun
install x4
M: 2009-05-02
<reply> see install xf4
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>.
unstable iso
M: 2012-09-12
<reply>As packages in <unstable> change quickly, there are no unstable (aka sid) CD/DVD images available. http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#unstable-images
lvs
M: 2010-11-09
<reply>Linux Virtual Server (LVS) is a highly scalable and highly available server built on a cluster of real servers. http://www.linuxvirtualserver.org/ Not to be confused with <linux-vserver>.
dwlg520+
M: 2010-06-29
<reply> see acx111
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
volatile
M: 2012-02-08
<reply>Debian Volatile was a project aiming at keeping Debian releases up-to-date for fast moving packages such as virus scanners, spam scanners and firmware downloaders. It was replaced by the <stable-updates> suite as of Debian 6.0 "Squeeze". http://lists.debian.org/debian-volatile-announce/2012/msg00000.html
securing howto
M: 2008-06-12
<reply> see securing debian
sony vaio
M: 2010-03-14
<reply> see vaio
xpdf
M: 2010-07-17
a Portable Document Format viewer for X11. http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/ . Ask me about <pdf> for alternative viewers.
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>.
3c905
M: 2011-01-13
<reply> see 3c59x
qmail
M: 2011-09-10
<reply>qmail is a Mail Transfer Agent by Daniel J. Bernstein. Previously <non-free>, now in the public domain. netqmail (based on qmail-1.03) is packaged for Debian in <main> since April 2011. To install qmail-1.03 on Debian 6.0 "Squeeze", ask me about <qmail squeeze> or <qmail equivs>. http://cr.yp.to/qmail.html http://qmail.org/netqmail/ #qmail on irc.freenode.net. See also <mta>.
linex
C: 2009-10-12
<reply>see gnulinex
lighttable
M: 2014-01-09
<reply>Light Table is an interactive IDE in active development, released under the GPL. http://www.lighttable.com/ https://github.com/LightTable/LightTable
smcwusbs-n3
M: 2013-05-05
<reply>The SMCWUSBS-N3 "EZ Connect N 150Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter" is a 802.11n device by SMC Networks (USB ID 083a:a701). For device support, ask me about <rt2800usb>.
jargoogle
M: 2010-01-22
a <Jargon File> search using Google. http://catb.org/jargon/jargoogle.html
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.
security
M: 2011-02-06
<reply>Put "deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free" in your /etc/apt/sources.list file to keep up-to-date on security updates in <stable>. Run "aptitude update" and "aptitude upgrade" (or "aptitude full-upgrade" if the updates are kept back). Also ask me about <dsa>, <security backports>, <oldstable security>, <testing security>, <unstable security>, <browser security>.
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.
oggvorbis
M: 2009-06-06
<reply> see vorbis
devfsd
M: 2009-10-21
<reply>devfsd was removed from Debian post-Sarge to resolve bug #363402. Ask me about <udev> instead.
mesa3d
M: 2011-06-08
<reply> see mesa
upstream
M: 2012-12-21
where Debian developers download software from. http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers-reference/developer-duties#upstream-coordination
nntp
M: 2009-06-05
Network News Transfer Protocol. For NNTP clients, ask me about <gnus>, <inn>, <pan>, <rtin>, <slrn>, <suck>, <tin>. See also <gmane>, <qotd4>.
modelines
M: 2011-01-12
<reply> see modeline
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>.
xf86cfg
M: 2009-12-16
<reply> see xf86config
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).
lt1000
M: 2009-06-27
<reply>The LT 1000 is a <netbook> series produced by Gateway. http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/Gateway/LT+1000 http://www.gateway.com/programs/ltseries/ See also <ath9k>.
linux compile
M: 2009-05-28
<reply> see kernel-package
sdl rename
M: 2010-03-17
<reply>[sdl rename] The Debian SDL package rename (circa 2001) was a huge mess, caused by XFree86 releasing some libraries only as static, and some architectures cannot link static objects to shared ones. See http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2001/debian-devel-200110/msg00353.html for historical information.
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>.
sdl mess
M: 2010-03-17
<reply> see sdl rename
serial console
M: 2010-07-29
<reply>A serial console can be used to administrate a system or capture kernel crash/panic information. http://kernel.org/doc/Documentation/serial-console.txt . You will also want your bootloader to use the serial console. See also <netconsole>.
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
rawrite
M: 2009-12-30
<reply>RaWrite2 is a <DOS> program for writing an image to a floppy disk. http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/utils/dos/ For Windows, ask me about <rawwrite>.
openmotif
M: 2010-02-16
http://www.opengroup.org/openmotif/
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>.
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>.
history
M: 2011-01-11
<reply> see debian history
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/
euro howto
M: 2009-05-16
<reply> see euro
easy peasy
M: 2010-04-24
<reply> see easypeasy
dualhead
M: 2010-06-30
<reply> see dual monitors
transcode
M: 2010-10-10
<reply>transcode is a console utility for video stream processing. Packages are available from <deb-multimedia>. http://www.transcoding.org/ #transcode on irc.ircnet.org. See also <ffmpeg>, <dvd ripping>.
potato iso
M: 2009-04-05
<reply> see potato
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>.
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>.
testing faq
M: 2009-05-06
an _unofficial_ FAQ for the <testing> branch of Debian: http://www.linuxmafia.com/debian/testingfaq.html . See also <sid faq>.
winamp
M: 2009-07-12
<reply>Winamp is a proprietary media player for Microsoft Windows by Nullsoft. An alpha version of Winamp 3 for Linux was released October 9 2001, but has not been updated since. Some open-source Linux media players can use Winamp skins, ask me about <amarok>, <audacious>, <exaile>, <qmmp>, <quod libet>, <rhythmbox>, <xmms2>.
ttf xf4
M: 2010-10-10
<reply> see ttf
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.
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.
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.
ipods
M: 2012-02-21
<reply> see ipod
bpo mirrors
C: 2009-05-08
<reply> see backports.org mirrors
women
M: 2010-06-10
woman > 1, or HOWTO Encourage Women in Linux : http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/docs/HOWTO/other-formats/html_single/Encourage-Women-Linux-HOWTO.html, or http://xkcd.com/322/ . Also ask me about <debian women>.
modesetting
M: 2010-08-08
<reply> see kms
msdos
M: 2009-06-19
<reply> see dos
slamr
M: 2010-05-31
<reply> see slmodem
v86d
M: 2010-08-05
<reply> see uvesafb
epic4
M: 2010-06-03
an <IRC> client based on ircII. http://www.epicsol.org/
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/
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>.
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!
tl-wn510g
M: 2010-12-07
<reply>The TL-WN510G "54Mbps eXtended Range Wireless CardBus Adapter" is an 802.11g device produced by TP-LINK (PCI ID 168c:001a). For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <ath5k>.
parameters
M: 2010-03-23
<reply> see kernel-params
pdf
M: 2010-07-04
<reply>Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format for document exchange, designed by Adobe as a replacement for <PostScript>. Free software to view PDFs include <xpdf>, <okular>, <evince> (all poppler based) and gv, kghostview (ghostscript-based, much slower!). Adobe Reader (acroread) is available from deb-multimedia in non-free; ask me about <dmm>. See also <edit pdf>, <pdf writer>. http://wiki.debian.org/PDF
bdo mirrors
C: 2010-09-06
<reply> see backports.debian.org mirrors
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.
procfs
M: 2011-03-19
<reply> see proc
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>.
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
usenet
M: 2009-07-15
<reply>Usenet is a distributed Internet discussion system. Ask me about <newsgroups>, <nntp>, <godwin's law> and <sdate>.
wna3100m
M: 2013-02-22
<reply>The Netgear WNA3100M "N300 Wireless USB Adapter" is an 802.11n device (USB ID 0846:9021). It uses the Realtek RTL8192CU chip; for support on Debian systems, ask me about <rtl8192cu>. Not to be confused with the Netgear <WNA3100> or <WNDA3100>.
tl-wn723n
C: 2014-11-07
<reply>The TP-LINK TL-WN723N "150Mbps Mini Wireless N USB Adapter" is an 802.11n device. For support of version 1 (USB ID 0bda:8171, Realtek RTL8188SU chip), ask me about <r8712u>. For support of version 2 (USB ID 0bda:8176, Realtek RTL8188CUS chip), ask me about <rtl8192cu>. For support of version 3 (USB ID 0bda:8179, Realtek RTL8188EUS chip), ask me about <rtl8188eu>.
nvi
M: 2008-08-19
the best version of vi out there... no extranneous crap, or previously the default <vi> clone on Debian systems, now vim-tiny as of Debian 4.0 (Etch).
linmodems
M: 2010-01-05
<reply> see winmodem
ufs
M: 2010-03-31
<reply>UFS is the Unix File System. Different implementations are used in various Unix and Unix-like operating systems. http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/filesystems/ufs.txt . See also <filesystems>.
qotd229
C: 2009-01-28
<reply><oculus> i dont use irc i am on xchat what do i do?
realtek
M: 2011-05-19
<reply>Realtek is a developer of semiconductors. Realtek Ethernet controllers are supported by the 8139too, 8139cp and <r8169> drivers in the mainline Linux kernel. For support of Realtek-based wireless LAN devices, ask me about <rtl819x> (802.11n) or <rtl818x> (802.11b/g).
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.
why 127.0.1.1
C: 2009-01-06
http://qref.sf.net/Debian/reference/ch-gateway.en.html#s-net-dns
emacs21
M: 2011-05-03
<reply>emacs21 was removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #536187.
macos
M: 2010-06-24
<reply> see mac os
sox
M: 2013-05-06
<reply>Sound eXchange (SoX) is the swiss army knife of sound processing. Essentially <imagemagick> for audio: a command line utility for converting files of various computer audio formats into other formats, files can also be played and recorded. Install the suggested libsox-fmt-all package for all free SoX format libraries. http://sox.sf.net/Docs/FAQ http://sox.sf.net/
overview
M: 2013-10-12
<reply>Debian stable does not always include all the software people need or want so there is much official, semi-official, and non-official software available for stable. See http://wiki.debian.org/DebianSoftware . Ask me about <security>, <installer firmware>, <backports>, <stable-updates>, <multimedia>, <non-free>, <contrib>, <emdebian>, <debian live>. See also <grounding>, <social contract>, <introduction>.
prism
M: 2013-06-11
<reply>Prism is a family of wireless LAN chipsets produced by Intersil/Conexant. For Prism54 (802.11g) chipset support, ask me about <p54>. For Prism 2/2.5/3 (802.11b) chipset support, ask me about <hostap>, <prism2_usb>. Device list: http://linux-wless.passys.nl/query_chipset.php?chipset=Prism&zoek=Show
semplice
M: 2012-11-15
<reply>Semplice is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian <unstable>. It is not suppored in #debian. http://semplice-linux.org/ #semplice on irc.freenode.net. See also <based on debian>.
zevenos
C: 2012-08-19
<reply>ZevenOS is a distribution based on <Xubuntu>, ZevenOS-Neptune is a distribution based on Debian <testing>. Neither distribution is supported in #debian. http://www.zevenos.com/ #zevenos on irc.freenode.net. See also <based on debian>.
bosslinux
M: 2010-07-17
<reply> see boss
wpc11
M: 2009-12-05
<reply>The WPC11 is a 802.11b PC Card device by Linksys. For support of versions 1, 2, 2.5 and 3, ask me about <hostap>. For support of version 4 (PCI ID 10ec:8180), ask me about <rtl-wifi>. For support of the Linksys WPC111, ask me about <wpc111>.
thinkpad
M: 2009-05-29
<reply>[thinkpad] one of the best laptops you can buy, or a thing that dies when your car hits it (according to abrotman). Some models restrict MiniPCI card use, see http://thinkwiki.org/wiki/Problem_with_unauthorized_MiniPCI_network_card . See also <gobi>, <hdapsd>, <martian>, <slmodem>, <synaptics>, <tpb>, <trackpoint>. http://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Thinkpad http://www.thinkwiki.org/ ##ibmthinkpad 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.
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>.
report-bugs
M: 2010-03-10
<reply>[report-bugs] See "How to Report Bugs Effectively" at http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html for better results.
release-critical
M: 2010-01-18
<reply>Release-Critical bugs are Debian bugs with critical, grave or serious severities, preventing the next release of Debian. See the graph at http://bugs.debian.org/release-critical/ or the lists at http://bugs.debian.org/release-critical/other/all.html http://udd.debian.org/bugs.cgi?release=stretch&patch=ign&pending=ign&merged=ign&done=ign&rc=1 . See also <rc-alert>.
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.
nvidia
M: 2013-05-24
<reply>Where possible, Nvidia graphic processing units are supported using the open source <nouveau> driver on Debian systems by default. To install the proprietary "nvidia" driver, see https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers or ask me about <nvidia dkms>, <nvidia legacy>; installing this directly from nvidia.com (i.e. with <nvidia-installer>) is _not_ supported in #debian, please go to #nvidia on irc.freenode.net.
popa3d
M: 2010-03-20
a small and secure <POP3> daemon packaged for Debian. http://www.openwall.com/popa3d/
debian install
M: 2009-02-16
<reply> see install debian
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.
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).
fbsd
M: 2009-12-07
<reply> see freebsd
pwc
M: 2010-06-08
<reply>pwc is the Philips (and OEM USB) Webcam driver, part of the Linux kernel (since Linux 2.6.1). Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" users with QuickCam 4000 Pro devices (USB ID 046d:08b2), see Debian bug #585016. See also <webcam>.
wolfenstein
M: 2013-02-03
<reply> see wolf3d
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.
configure x
M: 2009-11-08
<reply> see configure xorg
quanta
M: 2010-05-23
<reply>Quanta Plus is a web development environment for <KDE>. It does not exist in KDE Software Compilation 4.x (Debian bug #523551) and consequently not part of the Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" release. http://quanta.kdewebdev.org/ #quanta on irc.freenode.net.
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/
securing
M: 2010-01-04
<reply> see securing debian
potato
M: 2009-03-30
<reply>Potato is the codename for Debian GNU/Linux 2.2, released August 14th, 2000. It is no longer supported. Ask me about <potato->woody> for upgrade information. See also <potato sources.list>. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianPotato
truemobile
M: 2011-06-21
<reply>TrueMobile is a wireless product range produced by <Dell>. For support of the "TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB Adapter" (USB ID 413c:8102, Intersil ISL3880 chipset), ask me about <p54usb> and supply first generation USB device firmware.
dell laptop
M: 2010-06-01
<reply> see dell
bin
M: 2010-01-25
<reply> see .bin
security.debian.org
M: 2010-02-16
<reply> see security
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.
rivafb
M: 2012-06-26
<reply> see nvidiafb
geforce
M: 2010-06-01
<reply> see nvidia
bluray
C: 2008-10-16
<reply> see blu-ray
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
resier
M: 2010-03-08
<reply> see reiser
mpg321
M: 2010-09-01
a clone of <mpg123>, based on the mad MPEG audio decoding library. It is highly accurate and uses only fixed-point calculation. Not as fast as mpg123 on systems with a floating point unit. Does not support HTTP proxying. http://mpg321.sf.net/
jidgo
M: 2009-04-16
<reply> see jigdo
pureftp
M: 2009-07-02
<reply> see pureftpd
sa
M: 2009-07-14
<reply> see spamassassin
logitech
M: 2010-04-17
a company that makes hardware. They make good usb mice. For the LCD-enabled keyboard, ask me about <g15>.
sip
M: 2012-07-11
<reply>Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is an <IP> network protocol typically used for <VoIP> telephony. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Session_Initiation_Protocol
resierfs
M: 2010-03-08
<reply> see reiserfs
securing debian
M: 2009-12-08
<reply>The Securing Debian Manual describes the security of the Debian GNU/Linux operating system and within the Debian project. http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/securing-debian-howto/ Packaged for Debian as harden-doc. See also <manuals>.
xvid
M: 2010-02-17
<reply>Xvid (formerly XviD) is a cross-platform, open source video codec library, a competitor of the <divx> codecs. http://www.xvid.org/ Packaged in deb-multimedia as libxvidcore4, ask me about <dmm>.
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.
user-mode-linux
M: 2009-10-14
<reply> see user mode linux
stop prozilla
M: 2010-05-04
http://dominia.org/djao/limitipconn2.html -- an <Apache> module to limit concurrent connection from a single IP address.
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>.
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 <sources.list>.
unrar
M: 2009-07-31
<reply> see rar
intro
M: 2011-05-30
<reply> see introduction
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>.
public key
M: 2013-06-30
<reply> see public key not available
bxxp
M: 2010-01-01
<reply> see beep
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>.
surfraw
M: 2011-01-10
<reply> "Shell Users' Revolutionary Front Rage Against the World Wide Web" (Surfraw) is a set of shell scripts providing a fast and easy CLI to several web-based search engines. http://surfraw.alioth.debian.org/
static route
M: 2007-09-29
<reply> To add a static route in Debian, just put "up /sbin/route add -net ...." for the relevant network interface in /etc/network/interfaces . See also <interfaces>.
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>.
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.
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.
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/
oldoldstable
M: 2017-07-25
<reply>see wheezy
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
seti
M: 2010-05-14
<reply> see seti@home
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>.
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>.
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>.
celestia
M: 2010-05-17
<reply>Celestia is an OpenGL astronomy program (visual space simulator). http://www.shatters.net/celestia/
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.
osx
M: 2010-06-24
<reply> see mac os x
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.
maradns
M: 2011-09-11
<reply>MaraDNS is a security-aware DNS implementation. http://www.maradns.org/faq.html http://www.maradns.org/
nbt
M: 2010-01-04
<reply>NetBIOS over TCP/IP (aka NetBT) is a network protocol implementing the NetBIOS <API> on top of TCP/IP. Ask me about <samba>.
pccard
M: 2010-03-13
<reply> see pc card
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>.
stuffit
M: 2013-08-24
<reply>StuffIt is a family of proprietary archiving and compression utilities, and the name of its primary compression format (e.g. .sit, .sitx, .sit.N, .partNN.sitx, .sea). The <unar> utility can extract old Stuffit and Stuffit X archives.
moc
M: 2009-04-19
the Qt meta object compiler, or "music on console", a console audio player (the player binary is `mocp'). http://moc.daper.net/ Use the forum for developer/user contact: http://moc.daper.net/forum . See also <mpd>.
wifi
M: 2008-11-27
<reply> see wireless
voip
M: 2012-07-11
<reply>Voice over IP (VoIP) is a series of technologies and protocols for delivery of voice communications / multimedia sessions over <IP> networks. http://voip-info.org/ #debian-voip on irc.oftc.net. See also <ekiga>, <empathy>, <linphone>.
nvidia dkms squeeze-backports
M: 2013-06-03
<reply>For Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" users. Ask me about <squeeze-backports> (also include contrib and non-free). «aptitude install linux-headers-2.6-`uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,'` && aptitude -r -t squeeze-backports nvidia-kernel-dkms && mkdir /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d ; echo -e 'Section "Device"\n\tIdentifier "My GPU"\n\tDriver "nvidia"\nEndSection' > /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-nvidia.conf». Restart your system to enable the <nouveau> blacklist.
dwl-g520m
M: 2010-11-26
<reply> see dwlg520m
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
tightvnc
M: 2010-02-27
<reply>TightVNC is an enhanced version of <VNC> optimized for low-bandwidth (e.g. dial-up modem) connections. Packaged for Debian as tightvncserver and xtightvncviewer. http://tightvnc.com/faq.php http://tightvnc.com/freesupport.html
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.
ssh tunnel
M: 2009-11-02
<reply> see ssh tunneling
mldonkey
M: 2010-06-02
<reply>MLDonkey is an open source, cross-platform, multi-protocol (BitTorrent, Direct Connect, eDonkey, Gnutella, Kad) peer-to-peer file sharing application, originally an <eDonkey> Linux client. Controllable via web browser, GTK+ interface or telnet. Packaged for Debian as mldonkey-server and mldonkey-gui. http://mldonkey.sf.net/ #mldonkey on irc.freenode.net.
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>.
sodipodi
M: 2011-11-08
<reply>Sodipodi is an open source vector graphics editor. It was discontinued in 2004 and removed from Debian to resolve bug #402037. Ask me about <inkscape>.
gnome 2
M: 2010-12-17
<reply> see gnome2
msttcorefonts
M: 2010-09-24
<reply>ttf-mscorefonts-installer (previously msttcorefonts) is a <contrib> package which installs the last distributable versions of Microsoft's "TrueType core fonts for the Web" (Times New Roman, Arial, Courier New, Trebuchet, Andale, Verdana, Impact, Georgia, Comic Sans, Webdings). An Internet connection is required for downloading these fonts if not locally available. See also <liberation>, <carlito>, <caladea>.
wub300g
C: 2010-05-22
<reply>The Aolynk WUB300g is an 802.11g USB device (USB ID 1472:0007). For device support on Debian systems, "modprobe zd1211rw && echo 1472 0007 FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF 0 0 0 > /sys/bus/usb/drivers/zd1211rw/new_id" (see http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/zd1211rw/AddID for more information) and ask me about <zd1211rw>.
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/
v4l
M: 2011-03-29
<reply>"Video For Linux" (Video4Linux, V4L) is a video capture <API>. The V4L1 API is obsolete and does not work with most newer V4L drivers. http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/What_is_V4L_or_DVB%3F http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/ http://www.exploits.org/v4l #v4l on irc.freenode.net. See also <dvb>, <webcam>.
kooka
M: 2012-01-21
<reply>Kooka is a image scanning application for <KDE> 3. At KDE 4, it was replaced by <skanlite>.
rdesktop
M: 2011-05-31
<reply>rdesktop is an open source, command-line <RDP> client for Unix-like systems, supporting much of the RDP 5 protocol. http://www.rdesktop.org/ See also <freerdp>.
topdek
C: 2009-03-31
<reply> see waveplus
linux-firmware
M: 2010-01-14
<reply>The upstream for Debian's firmware-nonfree source package is the shared linux-firmware repository: http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/tree/ . Not all available <firmware> is packaged by the Debian project due to licensing concerns or lack of redistribution permission.
e17
M: 2011-03-30
<reply> see enlightenment
tinydns
M: 2010-12-01
<reply> see djbdns
sound blaster
M: 2010-12-20
<reply>Sound Blaster is a family of sound cards produced by Creative Technology (aka Creative Labs). Ask me about <x-fi>, <audigy>, <sblive>, <sblivedell>. http://connect.creativelabs.com/opensource/ #creative on irc.freenode.net.
gtk-theme
M: 2013-01-01
<reply> see gtk
sis
M: 2011-04-10
<reply>Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) is a chipset manufacturer. For SiS 191 gigabit Ethernet adapter details, see <sis191>. The X driver for SiS and XGI Volari cards is packaged for Debian as xserver-xorg-video-sis, see http://www.winischhofer.net/linuxsisvga.shtml for details. The X driver for SiS USB-attached video devices is packaged as xserver-xorg-video-sisusb, see http://www.winischhofer.net/linuxsisusbvga.shtml for details.
msn client
M: 2009-07-12
<reply> see msn messenger
user mode linux
M: 2013-10-22
<reply>User Mode Linux (UML) is a port of the Linux kernel to user mode, so you can run one or more Linux hosts inside a running Linux system, each with its own scheduler, process table, etc. http://wiki.debian.org/UserModeLinux http://user-mode-linux.sf.net/ #uml on irc.oftc.net.
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
scandetd
M: 2007-10-21
a portscan detector. By default, it logs incoming TCP, or upstream-dead and obsoleted from Debian (bug #328803).
vbox-install squeeze
M: 2013-05-06
<reply>As root: "apt-get install linux-headers-2.6-`uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,'` virtualbox-ose". After <DKMS> builds the necessary kernel modules, VirtualBox can be started. See also <vbox-install squeeze-backports>.
8139
M: 2011-01-06
<reply> see rtl8139
menuconfig
M: 2009-06-03
<reply> see make menuconfig
sshx
M: 2013-01-02
<reply>You can run X11 apps securely over an ssh connection without <xhost> nor X TCP support. Enable X11Forwarding _on the remote server_ (/etc/ssh/sshd_config) and install xauth on both the client and the server. Then "ssh -X" from the client and run X apps on the remote machine. See also <root x>, <cygwin sshx>, <3hosts sshx>.
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
start an irc-client war
M: 2009-10-19
<reply> see start an irc client war
super os
C: 2009-10-20
<reply>Super OS (formerly Super Ubuntu) is a Linux distribution based on <Ubuntu> 9.04, with additional software not in official repositories. http://hacktolive.org/wiki/Super_OS_support . See also <based on Debian>.
mb2md
M: 2010-03-17
a Perl script for converting <Mbox> mailboxes to the <Maildir> format, packaged for Debian. http://batleth.sapienti-sat.org/projects/mb2md/
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>.
firmware image
M: 2010-08-08
<reply> see firmware images
nodm
M: 2011-03-07
<reply>In systemd, "systemctl set-default multi-user.target", or remove the DM package(s) with "aptitude remove gdm3 kdm lightdm lxdm nodm sddm slim wdm xdm". "echo false >/etc/X11/default-display-manager" will also disable the DM, or just hit ctrl-alt-fN to get to a console. nodm is the name of a minimal/automatic display manager (https://github.com/spanezz/nodm).
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.
lindows support
M: 2009-05-29
<reply> see linspire
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"
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>.
isl3880
M: 2010-04-16
<reply> see p54
laptop-mode
M: 2010-04-19
<reply> see laptop mode
patent
M: 2011-08-23
<reply> see patents
set up x sarge
M: 2009-05-22
<reply> see install xf4
warmux
M: 2010-06-06
<reply>WarMUX (formerly Wormux) is an open source, cross-platform artillery game inspired by <Worms>. http://download.gna.org/warmux/ #warmux on irc.freenode.net.
woody
M: 2009-03-30
<reply>Woody is the codename for Debian GNU/Linux 3.0, released on July 19, 2002. Security support for woody was terminated on 2006-06-30. Woody was archived on 2007-01-10, ISOs are available from http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/archive/3.0_r6/ . See also <woody sources.list> and <woody->sarge>. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianWoody
getty
M: 2012-10-03
<reply> see agetty
metacity
M: 2010-06-08
a lightweight and compositing <window manager>, the default WM in <GNOME> prior to GNOME 3, which nobody makes any documentation on. It does not have a homepage either, see http://blogs.gnome.org/metacity/2007/12/23/start-reading-here/ . See also <metacity bell bug>.
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
woody->sarge
M: 2009-11-08
<reply>Read the release notes, ask me about <sarge release notes>. Ask me about <woody sources.list> as woody has been archived, then: "apt-get install aptitude". After this, ask me about <sarge sources.list>, then: "aptitude update && aptitude dist-upgrade". There is serious breakage for around 30% of users according to http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/06/msg00006.html . Also ask me about <sarge> and <sarge->etch>.
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
pppoe install
M: 2009-04-15
<reply>To install Debian via PPPoE, boot the installer with the boot parameter 'modules=ppp-udeb' (see section 5.1.7 of the <install guide>). Alternatively, select ppp-udeb from the "Load installer components from CD" option when at medium or lower debconf priority within Debian-Installer. This is not available for <netboot>.
eyecandy
M: 2007-10-21
see gtk-engines-*, penguineyes, clearlooks-cairo-2, <compiz>, <beryl>, http://www.kde-look.org/,
away scripts
M: 2009-06-02
<reply> see away
linux-laptops
M: 2009-07-11
<reply> see laptop
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>.
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>.
nv
M: 2014-02-04
<reply>nv is an Xorg driver for Nvidia video cards, packaged as xserver-xorg-video-nv for the kfreebsd-amd64 and kfreebsd-i386 architectures since Jessie in <non-free>. It does not support 3D acceleration. http://wiki.x.org/wiki/nv http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/NVIDIA . For Linux systems, ask me about <nouveau>.
tzconfig
M: 2009-11-14
<reply> see timezone
php-gtk
M: 2011-04-02
<reply>PHP-GTK is an extension for <PHP> implementing language bindings for <GTK+>. PHP-GTK 2 is not packaged for Debian, RFP filed in bug #197196. http://gtk.php.net/ #php-gtk on irc.freenode.net.
speedtouch usb
M: 2009-07-13
<reply> see speedtouch 330
abs-guide
M: 2010-01-19
<reply> see abs
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/
debian doc
M: 2010-06-10
<reply> see manuals
ms-sys
M: 2011-03-01
<reply>ms-sys is a program to create a Microsoft compatible boot record. Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #470678. http://ms-sys.sf.net/
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>.
start-stop-daemon
M: 2009-05-06
<reply> see s-s-d
pa
M: 2010-01-09
PAY ATTENTION!!!!!. Pennsylvania, or <pulseaudio>
snd-bt-sco
M: 2010-08-30
<reply> see btsco
tethereal
M: 2009-07-27
<reply> see wireshark
pci modem
M: 2010-01-05
<reply> Most PCI modems are Winmodems, ask me about <winmodem> for device support. However, a few are real (i.e. controller-based), see http://www.math.sunysb.edu/~comech/tools/PCImodems.html for more information.
mozilla-mplayer
M: 2010-03-21
<reply> see mplayerplug-in
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>.
dhclient
M: 2010-08-11
<reply> see dhcp-client
tritium
C: 2010-08-11
<reply>Tritium is a tiling <window manager> written in Python, inspired by ion3. http://sf.net/projects/tritium/
nfs-howto
M: 2010-11-22
<reply> see nfs
filesystem
M: 2008-01-15
<reply> see filesystems
dnscache
M: 2010-12-01
<reply> see djbdns
sacd
M: 2009-05-27
Super Audio Compact Disc, a format developed by Philips and Sony. Hybrid SACDs can be played on existing CD players. http://www.sa-cd.net/faq http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Audio_Cd See also <dvd-audio>.
dvd-audio
M: 2009-04-05
<reply> see dvd-a
remove kde
M: 2009-09-12
<reply>To remove or purge KDE: aptitude remove kdelibs-data kdelibs4c2a kdelibs5 kdelibs5-data libkdecore5. Use 'purge' instead of 'remove' if that's what you want (ask me about <purge>).
dialup
M: 2007-10-04
the worst type of internet connection available. Ask me about <dialup install>, <ppp>, <modem>.
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.
portmap
M: 2011-06-02
<reply>portmap is a server converting <RPC> program numbers into DARPA protocol port numbers, used widely by <NFS> and <NIS>. Superseded by rpcbind, removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #567502.
acroread
M: 2009-01-24
<reply> see pdf
ipw2011b
C: 2009-01-24
<reply> see spectrum24
ask-to-ask
M: 2009-06-14
<reply> see ask to ask
eap
M: 2009-05-16
<reply> see enter as punctuation
wondershaper
M: 2009-11-26
<reply>The Wonder Shaper is a script using the traffic shaping features of the Linux kernel to fix some problems, e.g. ensuring downloads continue at full speed while uploads occur at their maximum rate, keeping good interactive response times while bulk transfers are busy. Packaged for Debian, read /usr/share/doc/wondershaper/README.Debian after installation. http://lartc.org/wondershaper/ See also <lartc>.
subversion
M: 2009-07-10
<reply>Apache Subversion (SVN) is a centralized version control system and compelling replacement for <CVS>: adds atomic commits, file renaming/copying and a very tight network protocol. Read "Version Control with Subversion" online at http://svnbook.org/ . http://subversion.apache.org/ #svn on irc.freenode.net.
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>.
gnome2
M: 2010-02-21
<reply> see gnome
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/
r
M: 2011-02-17
<reply>R is a powerful language based on S, primarily used for statistics. It is well suited for dealing with large sets of numbers in matrices and/or vectors. To install: "aptitude -r install r-base". http://wiki.debian.org/R http://wiki.debian.org/DebianScience/R http://www.r-project.org/ #r on irc.freenode.net. And it's "are", not "r". See also <plotting>.
openssl vulnerability
M: 2009-12-13
<reply> see dsa1571
thttpd
M: 2009-03-30
<reply>thttpd is a tiny/turbo/throttling HTTP server. Set "ENABLED=yes" in /etc/default/thttpd to start the server (Debian bug #142306). MIME types are defined at compile time (via mime_types.txt). Does not support serving files larger than 2 gigabytes (bug #208437). Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #653752. http://www.acme.com/software/thttpd/ #thttpd on irc.freenode.net. See also <httpd>.
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/
galleon
M: 2012-11-18
<reply> see galeon
wlan
M: 2008-06-05
<reply> see wireless
mozilla-java
M: 2010-04-15
<reply> see java plugin
rcconf
M: 2011-01-06
<reply>rcconf is a simple curses-based text user interface (TUI) frontend to <update-rc.d>, used to adjust the default <runlevel> configuration. See also <sysv-rc-conf>, <sysv-rc>.
fontconfig
M: 2011-07-20
<reply>Fontconfig is a library for configuring and customizing font access. http://fontconfig.org/
phoenix
M: 2010-02-03
<reply> see firefox
openbox
M: 2010-01-12
<reply>Openbox is an X window manager originally based on <Blackbox> 0.65.0, then rewritten in C (no code based on Blackbox since v3.0). http://wiki.debian.org/Openbox http://openbox.org/wiki/Help:FAQ http://www.openbox.org/ #openbox on irc.oftc.net.
wxwindows
M: 2010-03-13
<reply> see wxwidgets
rt2570
M: 2009-01-10
<reply> see rt2500usb
top-posting
M: 2009-12-08
<reply>Top-posting (aka TOFU: Text Over, Fullquote Under) is evil. See http://catb.org/jargon/html/T/top-post.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style#Top-posting . mutt/slrn/inn2 users: ask me about <t-prot>.
radeon
M: 2010-02-16
<reply>Radeon is a brand of graphic processing units by AMD/ATI (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon). The radeon open source display driver is packaged for Debian as xserver-xorg-video-radeon, optionally install libgl1-mesa-dri for 3D acceleration. Also ask me about <radeon firmware>, <radeon audio>. https://wiki.debian.org/AtiHowTo http://x.org/wiki/radeon #radeon on irc.freenode.net. For the proprietary driver, see <fglrx>.
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.
read-edid
M: 2013-07-15
<reply>read-edid is a package providing utilities to obtain and parse <EDID> data structures. http://www.polypux.org/projects/read-edid/
wua1340
C: 2008-02-01
<reply> see rt73
enter as punctuation
M: 2009-05-16
<reply> see enter
ig
M: 2009-02-16
<reply> see installation guide
cs4239
M: 2010-12-06
<reply> see snd-cs4232
totem
M: 2009-09-19
<reply>Totem is the official media player of the <GNOME> desktop environment, based on the <GStreamer> framework. <xine> libraries were previously supported until totem version 2.27.1. To resolve "Could not read from resource" errors when playing a DVD, ask me about <libdvdcss>. http://projects.gnome.org/totem/ #totem on irc.gnome.org.
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>.
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.
bx
M: 2009-02-24
<reply> see bitchx
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.
yoper
M: 2009-05-29
<reply> Yoper (Your Operating System) is an i686 optimized desktop Linux distribution. http://www.yoper.com/ #yoper or irc.freenode.net.
v4l2
M: 2010-08-15
<reply> see v4l
rsnapshot
M: 2008-08-04
a filesystem snapshot utility, which creates incremental backups of local and remote filesystems, using hard links to save disk space. See http://www.rsnapshot.org/howto/ and http://www.rsnapshot.org/faq.html . See also <rdiff-backup>.
ntfs resizing
M: 2009-05-28
<reply> see ntfs resize
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>.
macbook keys
M: 2011-09-06
<reply> see pbbuttonsd
freeamp
M: 2009-12-29
<reply> see zinf
debian snapshot
M: 2010-03-05
<reply> see snapshot
randr
M: 2009-08-02
<reply>The X Resize, Rotate and Reflect Extension (RandR) allows the server to inform clients of desktop size (etc) changes, so they can update themselves. http://x.org/wiki/Projects/XRandR . Ask me about <xrandr>.
otp
M: 2013-01-25
<reply> see otpw
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>.
raspberry pi
M: 2012-11-09
<reply>The Raspberry Pi is an open hardware design based on a Broadcom system-on-a-chip, requiring <non-free> <firmware>. Debian's <armel> port works fine, but does not use the Pi's hardware floating point unit. Debian's <armhf> port targets a newer revision of the ARM chip than is in the Pi, so armhf will not work on it. http://wiki.debian.org/RaspberryPi http://www.raspberrypi.org/ #raspberrypi on irc.freenode.net.
http.debian.net
M: 2015-05-05
<reply>see httpredir.debian.org
swapd
M: 2012-06-26
<reply> see swap
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.
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>.
route
M: 2007-09-29
<reply> see static route
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/
webmail
M: 2010-12-09
<reply>A webmail client is an application accessed using a web browser, for the purposes of reading, writing and sending e-mail. Webmail clients packaged for Debian include <imp>, <roundcube> and <squirrelmail>. See also <imap>, <imapproxy>, <mta>.
rr2210
M: 2010-12-14
<reply>The RocketRAID 2210 SATA 3GB/s Host Adapter (PCI ID 1103:2210) has no open source driver available, see http://linuxdriverproject.org/mediawiki/index.php/Drivers_Needed#SATA_controllers . The proprietary vendor driver is available from http://www.highpoint-tech.cn/BIOS_Driver/rr2210/Linux/rr2210-linux-src-v1.5-091009-1018.tar.gz
reference
M: 2009-10-23
<reply>The Debian Reference will answer most of your questions about Debian. The latest version (v2) is at http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-reference/ . Read it after installing Debian and before asking for support, as it is the closest thing Debian has to a manual. You can install this too, the package name is debian-reference: «aptitude install debian-reference»
smartctl
M: 2011-09-02
<reply> see smartmontools
cd-burning
M: 2013-04-11
<reply> see cdburning
xplanet
M: 2010-07-06
<reply>Xplanet is an application that can render images of the earth in various projections, add on cloudscapes, day/night, satelites, point maps of places on the globe, and even model other planets|moons. "aptitude -r install xplanet". http://xplanet.sf.net/
lvm_tutorial
M: 2011-11-23
<reply>IBM developerWorks article on LVM2 (2007): http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/aix/library/l-lvm2/index.html
mce
M: 2013-06-28
<reply>Machine Check Exception (MCE) is a hardware error occurring when an x86 processor detects a hardware fault. The Linux kernel keeps MCE event data in a buffer which can be read from userspace (via /dev/mcelog). The mcelog package can collect and decode MCE events, these will be logged to syslog.
x11vnc
M: 2010-02-27
<reply>x11vnc is a <VNC> server for displaying the running X session. Ask me about <vnc setup> to use with SSH. http://www.karlrunge.com/x11vnc/faq.html
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
cdburning
M: 2013-04-11
<reply> see burniso
psx
M: 2012-09-08
<reply> see playstation
locale
M: 2010-09-21
<reply>A locale is a set of rules for presenting information to humans according to local conventions (date format, thousands separators, language, etc.). Ask me about <locales> to establish on a Debian system. http://wiki.debian.org/Locale http://mywiki.wooledge.org/locale
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).
xearth
M: 2010-07-06
<reply>Xearth is an application which renders a map of the earth, and it rotates so it shows where it is daylight and not. Removed from Debian to resolve bug #400948. Ask me about <xplanet>.
sc2
M: 2009-11-14
<reply>"Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters" is a science-fiction computer game. Source code for the 3DO version was released under the GPL, allowing the Ur-Quan Masters (UQM) project to port the game to modern operating systems. Packaged for Debian as uqm and uqm-content in <contrib> and <non-free> respectively (uqm-music and uqm-voice are recommended). http://sc2.sf.net/
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
secondlife
M: 2010-04-02
<reply> see second life
udf packet writing
M: 2010-05-25
<reply>UDF packet writing functionality is included in the mainline Linux kernel, since about v2.6.8.2 (2004-09-04), see http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/cdrom/packet-writing.txt and /usr/share/doc/udftools/README.Debian.gz.
visio
M: 2011-11-16
<reply>Microsoft Visio is a diagramming application for the Microsoft Windows operating system. Visio's proprietary file format (.vsd) is not supported by any open source application at this time; Visio can export diagrams as .vdx files (XML-based "DatadiagramML") which is supported by other programs, including dia. Open source alternatives include <dia> and <calligra flow>.
mondo
M: 2009-06-16
<reply>Mondo Rescue is a full-featured backup/restore system with support for backup media CDRW, tape, NFS mount, etc - a complete system can be restored from bare metal. http://www.mondorescue.org/docs/mondorescue-howto.html#FAQ http://trac.mondorescue.org/wiki/FAQ http://www.mondorescue.org/
ltmodem
M: 2009-06-23
<reply> see martian
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
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).
debian reference
M: 2008-07-13
<reply> see reference
4331
C: 2011-03-15
<reply> see bcm4331
realaudio
M: 2010-09-19
<reply> see real codecs
p-u
M: 2010-03-30
<reply> see proposed-updates
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.
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>.
grub1
M: 2010-07-10
<reply> see grub legacy
minbif
M: 2010-05-17
<reply>Minbif is an IRC gateway to instant messaging networks (e.g. AIM, MSN, ICQ, XMPP, Yahoo) using the <Pidgin> libpurple library. http://minbif.im/ #minbif on irc.freenode.net. See also <bitlbee>.
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.
tun
M: 2010-07-23
the universal TUN/TAP device driver. http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/networking/tuntap.txt
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.
old packages
M: 2010-03-05
look in /var/cache/apt/archives/, or ask me about <snapshot>.
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).
check cd image
C: 2009-03-29
<reply> see check iso image
gba
M: 2011-03-06
<reply> see nintendo
bdo
M: 2010-09-06
<reply> see backports.debian.org
apt-howto
M: 2009-10-11
<reply>The APT HOWTO is obsolete (Debian bug #493787). Ask me about <reference>.
rt61pci
M: 2010-02-14
<reply>Ralink RT61 802.11g PCI chipsets (RT2501/RT2561, RT2600/RT2661) are supported by the rt61pci Linux kernel driver. Firmware is required, ask me about <ralink firmware>. http://wiki.debian.org/rt61pci
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»).
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>.
tmpfs
M: 2012-02-25
<reply>tmpfs is a file system which keeps all files in virtual memory; you can change its default size by editing /etc/default/tmpfs. Temporary filesystems can be mounted with a line such as "tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults 0 0" in /etc/fstab. http://kernel.org/doc/Documentation/filesystems/tmpfs.txt
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.
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.
wifi howto
M: 2009-05-01
<reply> see wlan howto
lindowsos
M: 2009-05-29
<reply> see linspire
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.
what's my hdd
M: 2010-10-05
<reply> see whats my hdd
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>.
satux
C: 2010-11-11
<reply>Satux is a Brazilian desktop Linux distribution <based on Debian>. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.satux.org.br/
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>.
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>.
d-u
M: 2010-06-10
<reply> see debian-user
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>.
insigne
M: 2010-01-03
<reply> see insigne linux
tkdesk
M: 2010-02-21
a decently powerful GUI file manager, not connected to any desktop environment.
acx100
M: 2010-08-16
<reply> see acx-mac80211
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
volunteer
M: 2010-03-24
<reply> see volunteers
iwconfig
M: 2008-12-29
<reply> see wireless-tools
privoxy
M: 2009-07-13
<reply>Privoxy (privacy enhancing HTTP proxy) is a sophisticated fork of <junkbuster> with many new options and aggressive defaults. After installing, configure your browser to proxy HTTP and HTTPS (SSL) on host 127.0.0.1 port 8118. http://www.privoxy.org/faq/ http://www.privoxy.org/user-manual/quickstart.html . See also <banner filtering>.
xandros
M: 2009-11-17
<reply>Xandros Corporation produces the Xandros Desktop Linux distribution, originally based on <Corel Linux>. It is not supported in #debian. Eee PC users with pre-installed Xandros: ask for assistance in #eeepc on irc.freenode.net. http://www.xandros.com/ See also <presto>, <based on Debian>.
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
remote chroot install
M: 2009-05-19
<reply> see remote install
win32 md5sum
M: 2009-12-30
<reply>[win32 md5sum] Windows utilities for verifying MD5 checksums include: http://code.kliu.org/hashcheck/ , http://www.md5summer.org/ , http://www.fourmilab.ch/md5/
broke dhcp
M: 2009-05-21
<reply>see kernel options for dhcp
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.
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
wodim
M: 2011-03-17
<reply>wodim ("write optical disk media") is a <DFSG> compliant fork of <cdrecord>, part of <cdrkit> and available in the wodim package. See http://lwn.net/Articles/198171/ for the release notice. Use -pad for .wav files when burning audio. Use -swab if your CDR uses little endian or .cdr is in big endian -- basically if the audio on CD is static, use -swab.
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.
3.0
M: 2009-02-16
<reply> see woody
ext2ifs
M: 2009-05-29
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