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Showing posts with label Ubuntu care. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ubuntu care. Show all posts

Sunday, 18 August 2013

10 Things to do After Installing Ubuntu 13.04

10 Things to do After Installing Ubuntu 13.04

1. Update Repositories
After you install Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, the first thing you need to do for your Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail is to update repositories and make sure you have the latest updates software installed.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
2. Install Ubuntu Restricted Extras
With the Ubuntu Restricted Extras packages you can play popular multimedia file formats on your Ubuntu 13.04
Install Ubuntu Restricted Extras with the following commands
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
3. Install Gnome-Tweak-tool
Gnome Tweak Tool is powerful tweak tool for your Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, With Gnome-Tweak-tool you can manage your Ubuntu like: change theme, change icons, chanhe fonts, cange cursor, and etc.
Install Gnome-Tweak-tool with following command:
sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool
4. Install Ubuntu Tweak
Ubuntu Tweak designed to config and tweak Ubuntu easier for user.
Install Ubuntu Tweak with the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak
5. Install Synaptic Package Manager
Synaptic Package Manager is a GUI package management program for apt. (same features with apt-get in command line)
Install Synaptic Package Manager with following command:
sudo apt-get install synaptic
6. Disable Online Search in Dash
If you don’t like this online search option in your unity. You can turn off this feature, follow the method.
Open Dash and Search “Privacy” and turn off the online search option.
7. Check for Availability of Proprietary Hardware Drivers
Open Dash and Search “software & update” open additional driver tab and install driver if available.
8. Install pidgin
For me “pidgin:The best messenger client”
Install pidgin with the following command
sudo apt-get install pidgin
9. Set up Ubuntu One
Ubuntu One is a free cloud storage service available to everyone. You can get 5GB of space for free. Ubuntu One apps available for iOS, Android, Windows, and OS X
Open dash and search ‘Ubuntu One’ icon on the Launcher and follow the prompts that appear.
If you already have an Ubuntu One account then click the ‘Sign In’ button to syncing your ubuntu one to your new ubuntu machine.
10. Install gimp
I think GIMP is an essential image editing tool for everyone.
Install gimp with the following command
sudo apt-get install gimp

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Post Install script example

Scripts add versatility and power to an already strong program. Downloading and installing them is an easy process. This process can also be applied to brushes, plugins, and gradients with some minor variations.
The easiest way is to gather all the commands you need and put them in a text file and make the text file executable.
Start out with implementing the  command line and do this:
touch post_install_script
sudo 775 post_install_script
gedit post_install_script
And you start putting in commands you want to be executed.
Installing packages that are in Ubuntu Software Center.
Start with enabling all repositories and refreshing the software list because the LiveCD is outdated:
sudo sed 's/# deb/deb/' -i /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update
Look up inside USC what already is there and check the package name. Examples with VLC and smplayer:
sudo apt-get install vlc
sudo apt-get install smplayer
In the same way of adding software like this you can also remove packages with:
sudo apt-get remove {package_name}
(just be careful to check dependencies first)
PPA for installing nautilus elementary:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:am-monkeyd/nautilus-elementary-ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
Those are either in USC or have a PPA so you can add these with either one of the 2. For instance I like theequinox themes and I can add them like this:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-equinox
or the Faenza icon sets:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install faenza-icon-theme
So you gather all the installation instructions that you want to add and put them in your script each on a new line. You can speed things up by removing duplicate entries: sudo apt-get upgrade does not need to be done with every PPA: you can do that after adding all the PPAs but(!) before you install the software from the PPA.
Theoretically you can have 1 of these script files for all Ubuntu installations but you might need to tweak them for every system.
This is my newest attempt to creating a post install script:
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What does this do?
  1. update sources list
  2. remove all directories in my home and create them again in /discworld2/ After that I recreate my home directory directories using symlinks. This way I am able to format my home and keep my files (they are not only on another partition but even on another disc);
  3. install software I want;
  4. set power management the way I want it.
  5. add ppa's I want
After installing I just execute my post_install file and it will run for a long time but it will take care of everything I want (well I will be adding more and more things over time so it will get longer).

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Ubuntu 12.04 Top Tweaks

Ubuntu 12.04 Top Tweaks

Ubuntu 12.04 is here and I’ve been using it for almost a month now. It’s the Long Term Support version so it’s going to be around for many years to come. Also Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, is doing a fantastic job of getting Ubuntu pre-installed on PC’s in favour of Windows. However, there are some significant changes to the UI that Ubuntu has introduced in the past year or so that take some getting used to. Here are some tips to get the most out of this latest version with the minimum sweat.


As TweakUI is to Windows, Unsettings is to Ubuntu 12.x. You need it, trust me. You can do any of the following if you want to (all option, hey, you might even like the New Way, somebody has to):
  • Disable the global menu
  • Disable overlay scrollbars
  • Add items to the systray whitelist
  • Tweak the launcher look and feel
  • Customise the ‘Start button’ (Dash)
  • Tweak fonts (size, antialiasing, etc.)
  • Put icons back on the desktop
Things I did straight away: disable the overlay scrollbars (these are a boon on a tiny netbook display but not worth the hassle if you have the screen real estate) and reduce the size of the icons on the launcher bar (mitigating the extra screen used by having nice old skool scroll bars).
In order to get Unsettings:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diesch/testing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unsettings

Managing Icons in the Launcher Bar

This isn’t obvious. I’ve seen a bazillion posts talking about adding items to the Desktop in Ubuntu 11 and 12, but not to the launcher bar (that bar on the left with the icons, a.k.a. the Unity bar). It’s easy, once you know. Go to the Dash and start your app. This will show the icon for the app that you wanted in the launcher bar. Now right-click on the icon in the launcher bar and select ‘Lock to Launcher’. Now, when you close the app window, you still have an icon there to launch it again. The corollary applies (and is somewhat more intuitive) – you can remove icons that you might hardly use (like LibreOffice icons) just by right-clicking on the icon the launcher bar and selecting ‘Unlock from Launcher’.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Best Wallpaper for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) was released on 29 April 2010. One of the major differences with earlier versions was the improvement in graphics.

Now you don’t need to install the complete OS to copy the wallpapers. You can use the link provided to download the zip file with all files and extract with 7zip. Download .tar.gz archive for complete set of files.

I have also collected a few wallpapers below for anyone who may need them. Also, Get Ubuntu Desktop Edition from and install it.

The guys from techdrivein did a nice list of wallpapers over here. I also recommend you visit ClubUbuntu's list of 10 most beautiful themes for Ubuntu here.

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