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Welcome to the Ubuntu Wiki. Here you can:

  • Find existing solutions to known issues
  • Learn how to use Ubuntu better and faster
  • Find links to other resources for Ubuntu, Linux and much more
  • Write documentation to help other Ubuntu Linux users

This page is the master index for documentation To find what you need you can:

  • Look at the Table of Contents
  • Search the page with your browser (press Ctrl + F and enter a search term, such as "mp3")
  • Use the SEARCH dialogue in the top right hand corner

This page is an index and links to a topic, not the actual guides. So if you know of a guide which doesn't fit - you'll need to make a new topic!

Before editing this page, please read the page WikiGuide. Thanks!

Ubuntu Documentation Topics

  • [ Official Documentation Website] - the website of the Ubuntu Documentation project, home to [ The Ubuntu Starter Guide] (among other things).

  • HowToGetHelp - This page lists guides to finding support for Ubuntu so you can choose the best method for you.

  • [:Installation] - Guides to basic and advanced methods of installing Ubuntu, and the supported architectures and hardware. Also dual booting guides if you also have another operating system.
  • SoftwareManagement - This page lists guides to the different ways of adding and removing software from your system

After you've installed Ubuntu

Software - Installing and Running Software

  • Below are documents on how to install software

Multimedia & Graphics

Networking & Internet

  • [:WiFiHowto:WiFi (802.11a/b/g) wireless networking] - how to set it up

  • [: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

  • [:Gizmo:Gizmo] - internet telephony software

  • ["OperaBrowser"] - an alternative web-browser.

  • [:ApacheMySQLPHP:Apache] - web server with PHP and MySQL support

  • [:CactiHowTo:Cacti] - This guide is for setting up a base install of Cacti on Ubuntu (Alternative to MRTG)

  • [: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

  • [:Building_iFolder] - 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

  • [:DynamicDNS:Dynamic DNS] - How to set up a free DNS and redirection service with No-IP

  • [:P2PHowTo:Peer-2-Peer How-To] - How to install p2p software, like Azureus (Bit Torrent), Limewire, DC++ and Amule.
  • FirefoxTipsAndTricks - How to tweak Firefox to make surfing the web faster, easier and more pleasant.

  • [:FirefoxStreamingVideo:Firefox Streaming Video] - To view movie clips embedded in web pages

  • [:FirefoxNewVersion] - How to install Firefox beta 1.5 from

  • [:Mailman:Mailman Mailing List Server] - How to set up your own mailing list server with Mailman (the software used on the Ubuntu mailing lists!)


  • [: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 open-source first person online shooter
  • ["Nexuiz"] - an open-source first person online shooter
  • ["Frenesia"] - an addictive retro arcade Linux game.
  • ["Tutris"] - a simple Tetris clone
  • ["Cedega"] - to run Windows games on linux.
  • ["WorldofWarcraftHowto"] - describes howto install and play WoW with wine


Mobile devices

  • [:MultisyncHowto:Multisync] - Syncronization Program for Smart Phones/PDA's

  • [:BluetoothSetup:Bluetooth] - Bluetooth Setup

  • [:BluetoothSkype:BluetoothSkype] - Setup Bluetooth connection to Mobile Phone and use Skype with a Bluetooth Headset

  • [:PocketPCHowto] - How to get your Pocket PC working (copy files to/from it, and synchronize the pim data with Evolution)


  • [: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

X Window System (Graphical Environment)

  • ["UbuntuEyeCandy"] - Ubuntu eye candy/artwork index

  • [:CustomXSession:Custom X Session] - How to create custom X sessions


  • ["SwitchingToUbuntu"] - Already a Linux user? Learn about what makes Ubuntu special

  • ["AccessibilityHowto"] - Docs related to accessibility

  • SensorInstallHowto - Using lm-sensors to report CPU temp, fan speeds and other system data.

  • [: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
  • [: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
  • [: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

  • [:InstallingVMWare:Installing VMWare] - Install VMWare in Breezy

  • [:InstallingVmPlayer:Installing VMPlayer] - Install VMPlayer in Breezy

  • [:Oracle10g:Installing Oracle 10g] - Install Oracle 10g Enterprise Database in Hoary
  • [:FoldingAtHome:Folding@Home] - Do some good with your idle CPU cycles.

  • [:TransparentTerminals:Transparent Terminals] - Howto for transparent borderless terminals

  • [:RotateWallpapers:Rotating Wallpapers] - Small program to rotate wallpapers over specified amount of time.

Maintain and Administer your System

  • ["BasicCommands"] - Basic Shell/command line/console commands

  • 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

  • FilePermissions - Understanding and using file permissions

  • 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:///

  • [:MigrateEvolutionToNewComputer: Migrate Evolution] - How to migrate your email in Evolution to another Ubuntu computer

  • FakeRaidHowto - Information on setting up hardware fakeRAID, such as Promise or Via SATA RAID controllers

  • [:HowtoPartition] - Partion your HD for other OS's and swap space.

  • [:DiskSpace] - How to setup disk space for your HD needs.

  • [:BootServices:Boot Services] - Disable start of unnecessary services during boot.

  • [:AptMoveHowto:Create a Packages CD] - How to easily move downloaded packages from one machine to another one which is not connected to the internet.


  • [:PandaAntivirus:Panda Antivirus] - How to install Panda Antivirus for Linux

  • [:GPGKey:GPG Key] - How to create/manage a GPG key and use it in your favorite E-Mail client

  • ["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

  • ["AutomaticSecurityUpdates"] - How to set up Ubuntu to install security updates automatically

  • ["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

  • [:ClamAV] - How to install ClamAV on your HD

Hardware & Drivers - Setting up and Configuring Hardware

Here you'll find documentation about how to setup different hardware and drivers

  • [:HardwareSupport: Ubuntu Hardware Support] - index of the wiki's main hardware support pages

  • [:HardwareSupportComponentsPrinters:Printers in Ubuntu] - reports of printer functionality in Ubuntu

  • [:InstallingANewHardDrive:Installing a new harddrive]

Mouse & Keyboard

  • [:MultimediaKeys:Multimedia Keyboard Help] - how to get your button-festooned keyboard working in Ubuntu

  • [:ManyButtonsMouseHowto:Multi-buttoned Mouse] - getting the fourth, fifth or other extra buttons on your mouse working

Network, Wireless & Modem


  • BinaryDriverHowto - install support for your new ATI or NVIDIA graphics card

  • [: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

  • [:i915Driver:i915G video cards] - 845G/855G/865G/915G/945G chipset installation workaround on Breezy preview

Sound & Misc

  • [:HowToSetupSoundCards] - Getting your sound card to run.

  • [:LircHowto] - How to install and configure LIRC - Linux Infrared Remote Control systems.

  • MacOnLinuxHowto - install Mac-On-Linux

  • [:ACPIBattery:Getting laptop battery state] - How to add a fixed DSDT to initrd to fix battery problems

  • KernelCompileHowto - How to compile kernels

Other Resources


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