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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
Before editing this page, please read the page WikiGuide. Thanks!
After you've installed Ubuntu
Multimedia support - for MP3, DVD and other formats, and Java support: RestrictedFormats
Super-user / Root - is done using 'sudo'. This page explains why: RootSudo
Adding/Removing/Updating Programs - SoftwareManagement
Software - Installing and Running Software
Below are documents on how to install software
[:InstallingSoftware:Installing Software] - General information on software installation, Synaptic, apt-get and dpkg.
Multimedia & Graphics
RestrictedFormats lists how to get MP3, DVD and other formats to play.
- ["CDRipping"] - How to "rip" your audio CDs to your hard disk.
[:TheGimpHowto:The Gimp] - How to use the powerful image editor.
[:DVDAuthoring:DVDAuthoring] - Software for authoring DVDs
Networking & Internet
[:WifiDocs:WiFi (802.11a/b/g) wireless networking] - how to set it up
[:XChatHowto:XChat] - connect to the Ubuntu IRC chatroom, complete with [:UbotuUsage:help 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.
[:Phpbb2HowTo:Phpbb2] - This guide is for setting up a base install of the Phpbb2 forum software on Ubuntu
[:EthernetOverFirewire:Ethernet Over Firewire] - How to enable Ethernet over Firewire
[:NFSClientHowTo:NFS Client How-To] - How to set up Ubuntu to connect to 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
[:FirefoxStreamingVideo:Firefox Streaming Video] - To view movie clips embedded in web pages
[:FirefoxNewVersion] - How to install Firefox 1.5 from mozilla.org
- ["VNCOverSSH"] - Tunneling VNC over SSH for enhanced security
- See the ["Games"] page for a list of great games on Ubuntu.
- ["Wine"] - a Windows compatibility layer
- ["Cedega"] - a proprietary fork of Wine, supports more Windows games
[:EvinceMozilla:Evince & Firefox] - Howto embed PDFs with Evince in Mozilla/Firefox
[:ApacheMySQLPHP:Apache] - web server with PHP and MySQL support
- [:BIND9ServerHowto:Bind] - How to set up a DNS server with Bind
- [:MYSQL5FromSource:MySQL5] - How to set up a MySQL5 server in ubuntu
[:NFSServerHowTo:NFS Server How-To] - How to set up Ubuntu as an NFS server
- [:PHP5Installation:PHP5] - How to setup php5 with apache http server
[:MailServer:Email] - A collection of guides to setup an email server
- [:Hula] - the mail and calendar server
See also [#Security Maintain and Administer your System/Security], below.
[:MultisyncHowto:Multisync] - Syncronization Program for Smart Phones/PDA's
[:BluetoothSetup:Bluetooth] - Bluetooth Setup
[: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.
QuickTips - a miscellanea of useful tips too short to need their own page here.
[: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
- ["32bit and 64bit"] - running 32 bit programs in a 64 bit environment and other 64 bit issues.
- ["Nautilus Scripts"] - Using nautilus scripts to extend the functionality of nautilus.
[:LotusDomino:Lotus Domino] - HOWTO install Lotus Domino (Lotus Notes) server on Breezy Badger.
Maintain and Administer your System
[:BasicTroubleshooting:Basic Troubleshooting] - Where to start when things don't work?
SoftwareManagement - All guides regarding adding/removing/updating software
["BasicCommands"] - Basic guide on using the command line
AddUsersHowto - Add users to your system
FilePermissions - Understanding and using file permissions
ChangeTimezoneHowto - change your timezone
LinuxLogFiles - Information on system logs, application logs, and syslogd
- ["GrubHowto/ChangeDefaultOS"] - Change the default operating system that boots in Grub
LowEndSystemSupport - Making the desktop interface snappier on machines without much memory
GnomeMenuEditingHowTo - various ways to add items to your Gnome menu
NautilusScriptsHowto - enhance nautilus by adding scripts
[:BootServices:Boot Services] - Disable start of unnecessary services during boot.
[:BootText:Boot Text] - Spice up your boot text (font resolution and color)
[:Upower:Upower] - is a next generation bootsplash for linux systems
HowToReadline - Add some extra editing keys to the shell
KernelHowto - make a custom kernel for your system
GrubHowto - learn about the grub boot manager
BackupYourSystem - this page describes how to backup your system
CronHowto - guide to cron, to schedule commands
[:HowtoPartition] - Partion your HD for other OS's and swap space.
[:DiskSpace] - How to setup disk space for your HD needs.
[:GnomeComputerMenu:Gnome Computer Menu] - How to add missing disks in computer:///
StrongPasswords - How to generate and use strong passwords in Ubuntu
[: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
- ["GPGKeyOnUSBDrive"] - How to store your GPG key securely on an encrypted USB flash drive
["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
["BastilleLinux"] - The Bastille Linux Security Hardening Tool
- ["FileIntegrityAIDE"] - File integrity monitoring and verification with AIDE
- ["AdvancedOpenSSH"] - Advanced OpenSSH configuration for enhanced security
- ["OpenSSL"] - OpenSSL Secure Sockets Layer implementation information
- ["VNCOverSSH"] - Tunneling VNC over SSH for enhanced security
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
Harddisks & Partitions
[:InstallingANewHardDrive:Installing a new harddrive]
[:MountingWindowsPartitions:Mounting Windows Partitions] (FAT and NTFS)
Mouse & Keyboard
NumLock - enabling Num Lock during startup.
Network, Wireless & Modem
HowToSetUpNdiswrapper - install and setup ndiswrapper to make difficult wifi cards work
[:DialupModemHowto] - How to get your modem installed correctly.
[:NetworkCards] - How to get your card detected.
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
[:Webcam:Webcam] - Automated installation of your webcam
Sound & Misc
[:HowToSetupSoundCards] - Getting your *old* sound card to run. Look here if your sound card was not detected.
[:LircHowto] - How to install and configure LIRC - Linux Infrared Remote Control systems.
MacOnLinuxHowto - install Mac-On-Linux
KernelCompileHowto - How to compile kernels
Laptop Hardware & Testing
To see a list of all the pages in the category "Documentation", read: CategoryDocumentation
If you can't find what you are looking for on this Wiki, you may have more success on one of the [:HowToGetHelp:other resources of information].
An index of the documentation in other languages can be found at LocalSupport.