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This page is the master index for documentation on the Ubuntu wiki. To find documentation, look at the Table of Contents below and go to the relevant part of the page. Alternatively:
Just browse the page
- Use your browser to search the page (press Ctrl + F and enter a search term, such as "mp3")
- Use the SEARCH dialogue in the top right hand corner to search the whole wiki, either by page titles or by text.
This wiki uses Categories which can be attached to pages. To see a list of all the pages in the category "Documentation", see this page: CategoryDocumentation.
New Ubuntu Users - Start Here!
If you are new to Ubuntu or Linux in general, in this category you'll find basic information and things that make your linux journey easier and more fun.
Ubuntu, getting and installing it
[http://www.ubuntulinux.org/ubuntu/ About Ubuntu]
UbuntuHowCome - Why make the switch to Ubuntu?
UbuntuCommunityPhilosophy - Ubuntu Philosophy
GettingUbuntu - How to acquire Ubuntu
Installing on [:Installation/I386:i386] (most computers), [:Installation/AMD64:amd64] and [:Installation/PowerPC:PowerPC] (Apple machines)
WindowsDualBootHowTo - Installing Ubuntu on the same hard drive as an existing Windows installation
- ["Repositories"] - What are repositories?
AddingRepositoriesHowto - enabling more software for your computer, in the "universe" and "multiverse" repositories
SynapticHowto - Installing software
RestrictedFormats - adding support for MP3, DVD and other multimedia formats
UbuntuBackports - adding official backport repositories
RootSudo - Ubuntu uses sudo and has no root account like other linux distributions. This page explains why.
HowToGetHelp - this page lists all the various resources available to you, to find help with your Ubuntu system!
[http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/glossary Glossary] - learn the meaning of some words related to computers, linux, and Ubuntu.
FrequentlyAskedQuestions - Answers for questions not yet in the [http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/faq/ FAQ database]
GettingUbuntu - How to obtain the Install CD
BurningIsoHowto - Once you've obtained the CD image, burn it to CD with this guide
- ["Installation/I386"] - Guide to the install process on Intel based computers
- ["Installation/AMD64"] - Guide to the install process on AMD 64-bit computers
- ["Installation/PowerPC"] - Guide to the install process of Power-PC (MAC) computers
Advanced Installation Methods
BootFromFirewireHardDisk - How to boot linux from a firewire hard disk.
- ["Installation/FromKnoppix"] - If the Ubuntu installer lets you down
- ["Installation/LowMemorySystems"] - Install Ubuntu on older computers with low memory
- ["Installation/FromWindows"] - Installing Ubuntu from Windows without using floppies, a CD, or any other removeable media.
- ["Installation/Netboot"]- Installing over the net, e.g. with no CDROM or non-bootable SCSI CDROM
[:forum/installation/Partitioning:Partitioning] Safely split your hard drive into smaller parts
SmartBootManagerHowto - Installing from PC which will not boot from CD
VirtualMachines - Using Ubuntu with VMware and XEN
WartyUpgradeNotes - upgrading from pre-Release or Debian Woody to Warty Warthog
Software - Installing and Running Software
Here you'll find documentation about how to install software.
Multimedia & Graphics
["MultimediaApplications"] - General intro to multimedia applications in Ubuntu
[:RestrictedFormats:Non-free multimedia formats] - Ubuntu does not come with support for mp3/dvd/flash/java. This page tells you how to install it
[:DMA:Improve CD/DVD drive performance] - activate Direct Memory Access
["BeepMediaPlayer"] - Install Beep Media Player and configure plugins
[:MplayerInstallHowto:Install Mplayer] - the popular and powerful media player
[:AudioCDCreation:Create audio cds]
[:AcrobatHowTo:Adobe Acrobat] - pdf viewer
[:EvinceMozilla:Evince & Firefox] - Howto embed PDFs with Evince in Mozilla/Firefox
[:TheGimpHowto:The Gimp] - powerful graphic design program
- ["GJay"] - Playlist generator which chooses appropriate songs to follow the previous one
- ["Amarok"] - a KDE media player
["BMPInvalidUTF8"] - Fix the error "Invalid UTF-8" in Beep Media Player
[:GXMMS:gxmms] - GNOME panel applet that lets you control the basic functions of XMMS or BMP.
- ["MythTV"] - a digital video recorder
[:DVDAuthoring:DVDAuthoring] - Software for authoring a DVD
Networking & Internet
[:XChatHowto:XChat] - connect to the Ubuntu chatroom!
["UbotuUsage"] - the IRC robot
[:GaimHowto:Gaim] - multi-protocol internet chat program (e.g. MSN)
[:SkypeHowto:Skype] - internet telephony software
["OperaBrowser"] - an alternative web-browser.
[:WiFiHowto:WiFi (802.11a/b/g) wireless networking] - how to set it up
[:ApacheMySQLPHP:Apache] - web server with PHP and MySQL support
[:HulaHowTo:Hula] - the mail and calendar server
[:SSHHowto:SSH] - you can use this to log into other machines remotely
[:MountWindowsSharesPermanently:Mount Windows Shares Permanently] - How to mount a Windows Share permanently with Samba
[:EthernetOverFirewire:Ethernet Over Firewire] - How to enable Ethernet over Firewire
[:iFolderHowto] - Install and configure iFolder 3.0 with Simpleserver to share and synchronize files over the network
[:NFSClientHowTo:NFS Client How-To] - How to set up Ubuntu to connect to an NFS server
[:NFSServerHowTo:NFS Server How-To] - How to set up Ubuntu as an NFS server
[:ADSLPPPoE:ADSL PPPoE connect] - How to set up Ubuntu to login to an ADSL modem using PPPoE
Games available on [:SynapticHowto:APT] in the [:AddingRepositoriesHowto:Universe repository]:
[http://icculus.org/neverball/ Neverball] - Similar to Monkeyball
[http://www.reptilelabour.com/software/chromium/ Chromium] - Unique space shooter
[http://www.frozen-bubble.org/ Frozen Bubble] - Similar to Puzzle Bobble
[http://tuxracer.sourceforge.net/ Tux Racer] - Downhill penguin racing
How to install other games:
[:LokiInstaller:Loki-Installer] - Information about games with the Loki-Installer
[:RushingBender:Rushing Bender] - a futuristic single and a multiplayer racing game.
[:EnemyTerritory: Enemy Territory] - How to install Enemy Territory
[:AmericasArmy: Americas Army] - How to install Americas Army
[:Doom3: Doom 3] - How to install Doom 3
- ["Cube"] - an opensource first person online shooter
- ["Nexuiz"] - an opensource first person online shooter
- ["Frenesia"] - an addictive retro arcade Linux game.
- ["Tutris"] - a simple Tetris clone
- ["Cedega"] - to run Windows games on linux.
- ["KOffice"] - the office suite for the KDE desktop
[:NanoHowto:Nano] - the simple text editor
DeveloperResources - building packages and other material for developers.
[:InstallingCompilers:Compilers] - get started for programming in C, C++, and Fortran
- ["MATLAB"] - Matlab technical computing
ZopeOnUbuntu - Install Zope
["AccessibilityHowto"] - Docs related to accessibility
[:WallpaperTray:Wallpaper Tray] - GNOME Applet for random wallpaper
[:GnomeLaunchBox:Gnome Launch Box] - Eyecandy GNOME Application Launcher
[:Expocity:Expocity] - Howto Expose like functionality from Apple’s OSX
[:Skippy:Skippy] - Howto for another Expose like functionality from Apple’s OSX
- ["Unp"] - Extract any and multiple archive files
BasicCommands - Basic Shell/command line/console commands for Newbies
[:ManageDiscImages:Manage Disc Images] - How to convert CloneCD to ISO and mount ISO files
CdDvdBurning - How to burn CD-R and DVR/+-R/+-RW/DL
FileCompression - dealing with .tar.gz, .zip, .rar and other files
- ["Filer"] - Filer is a small, fast and efficient Norton Commander clone
GnomeFoot - Replace the foot on the Applications menu
[:EjectCDLauncher:Eject CD] - How to add a launcher on your panel to eject your cdrom
[:GnomeTranslate:Gnome Translate] - Translate a text or web page between several natural languages
Maintain and Administer your System
AddUsersHowto - add users to your system
[:forum/community/BugReports:Bug Reports] When and how to report a bug
LowEndSystemSupport - Making the desktop interface snappier on machines without much memory
AddingRepositoriesHowto - Increase the number of packages available to install on your system
SynapticHowto - How to use the Synaptic package manager (graphical tool for apt-get)
AptGetHowTo - How to use apt-get package management system
AptitudeSurvivalGuide - Using aptitude for package management
GnomeMenuEditingHowTo - various ways to add items to your Gnome menu
GrubHowto - learn about the grub boot manager
BackupYourSystem - this page describes how to backup your system
KernelHowto - make a custom kernel for your system
ChangeTimezoneHowto - change your timezone
NautilusScriptsHowto - enhance nautilus by adding scripts
CronHowto - guide to cron, to schedule commands
[:BootText:Boot Text] - Spice up your boot text (font resolution and color)
[:UPower:upower] - is a next generation bootsplash for linux systems
[:GnomeComputerMenu:Gnome Computer Menu] - How to add missing disks in computer:///
[:PandaAntivirus:Panda Antivirus] - How to install Panda Antivirus for Linux
["BitDefender"] - How to install Bit Defender Linux Edition
["ProactiveSecurity"] - An overview of security options and thoughts
["InstallingSecurityTools"] - A guide to installing several security applications in Ubuntu
["IptablesHowTo"] - An introduction to the powerful Linux IPTables firewall
["UnsafeDefaults"] - Default settings that you should change if you run any services
["EncryptedFilesystemHowto"] - How to transparently encrypt hard discs.
Hardware & Drivers - Setting up and Configuring Hardware
Here you'll find documentation about how to setup different hardware and drivers.
KernelCompileHowto - How to compile kernels
BinaryDriverHowto - install support for your new ATI or NVIDIA graphics card
HowToSetUpNdiswrapper - install and setup ndiswrapper to make difficult wifi cards work
MacOnLinuxHowto - install Mac-On-Linux
[:OptimizingNvidia:Optimizing Nvidia] - How to tweak your Nvidia Drivers
[:NvidiaTroubleshooting:Nvidia Troubleshooting] - How to solve OpenGL Problems with Nvidia Drivers
[:NvidiaTVOut:Nvidia TV Out] - View X simultaneously on your monitor and TV.
[:NvidiaManual:Nvidia manual drivers installation] - How to install the Nvidia accelerated drivers without apt.
[:ACPIBattery:Getting laptop battery state] - How to add a fixed DSDT to initrd to fix battery problems.
[http://www.ubuntuguide.org/ Unofficial Ubuntu guide]
UsefulDocumentation - Useful documentation not specific to Ubuntu from External sites
[http://www.debian.org/doc/ Debian documentation index]
[http://www.debian.org/doc/user-manuals Debian Documentation Project Users' Manuals]
[http://www.togaware.com/linux/survivor/ GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide]
[http://www.gnome.org/learn/ Learn to use Gnome]
[http://docs.kde.org/ KDE Documentation]
[http://linuxcommand.org/ Linux Command]: good basic CLI tutorial.
HINT: Many of the below applications come with extensive Help Sections-check these first!!!
[http://www.mozilla.org/support/ Mozilla Firefox]