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

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Ubuntu Tutorials: The Synaptic Package Manager

This tutorial is based on Ubuntu version 14.04 & 14.10, and even though this may work for you if you do not have one of those versions installed, it is not guaranteed. 

To read the article that goes along with this video you can click the link below, from there you can copy and paste the terminal commands if they are mentioned in the video above. 

The Synaptic Package Manager Article:

Type the following in your terminal:

sudo apt-get install synaptic

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Software Scripts

Software Scripts

Ubuntu Software Scripts are simple to use for automating the the installation of software addons and plugins. I use a number of the scripts below to configure addons for Gimp that open up a whole new world of functionality within Gimp.

Also check out the LibreOffice scripts to make sure you get the full range of functionality from your office software. If you know of some scripts I have overlooked please contact me with links to your favorite scripts.

Easy Ubuntu scripts (Collection)

Collection Of Gimp Scripts

Tried and true Nginx init script.

Groovy Uno Office Scripts

TuxLite scripts

Post Install Scripts

Post Installation Scripts

Ok I admit it, I am lazy! But honestly does anyone really get thrilled to bits when it comes time to re-install your operating system. Lazy or not Ubuntu post install scripts takes the boredom of a system that requires a lot of software. They are simple to use if you are comfortable with Linux terminal, so give them a try I am sure you will like them!
Ubuntu Post Install Script Ubuntu Post Install Scripts are simple to use for automating the reconfiguration of a fresh Ubuntu installation –installing favourite applications, setting up configurations, etc.

Post-Install Script for Ubuntu (13.04)

(UPIT) Post-Install Script for Ubuntu (13.04)

Another Ubuntu Post-Install Tool for Ubuntu (13.04)

Alfresco Ubuntu Install Script(13.04)

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

Monday, 5 July 2010

Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx

Google Chrome logoImage via Wikipedia

There are several approaches to install Google Chrome browser for Linux (another name Chromium) in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx. According to the first approach you can download deb package compatible with Ubuntu Lucid Lynx just from Google Chrome website (direct link to deb) and get it installed using dpkg command line utility or gdebi (just open downloaded deb file with double-click).
Currently it is available as a beta so every time Google upgrades their google-chrome-beta_current_i386.deb package you will need to download fresh one and install it again over existing package. This is not so effective as using apt package manager with Google Chrome repository for easy installation and automatic upgrades.
Once you installed Ubuntu Lucid Lynx on your computer and connected it to Internet open terminal (command line) and type there the following:
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install google-chrome-beta

This will install the latest version of Google Chrome (Chromium) browser and also will keep it up to date (Ubuntu checks for updates periodically and will notify you if fresh packages are available). Instead of using command line you can try Synatic Package manager that comes with Ubuntu Lucid Lynx by default and makes it possible to select packages to install without any commands. To open it go to System –> Administration –> Synaptic Package Manager, mark google-chrome-beta for installation and press Apply button. In a few minutes Google Chrome will be installed and appear in Applications –> Internet Gnome menu.
As for me Chrome is much more faster than other browser I’ve been using for a long time like Firefox and Opera but due to lack of extensions I wouldn’t recommend Google Chrome as primary browser. The most important extension for me is Nagios checker that is still in early stage of development for Chrome. Anyway here is official repository of Chrome extensions:, there are not so many plugins as for Firefox but growing.

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Saturday, 8 May 2010

How to Install Chromium (Google chrome) in Ubuntu using deb package

Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web. The Chromium codebase is the basis for Google’s Chrome browser.
First you can use this tutorial to install chromium in Ubuntu using PPAs and after that you can try any one of the following methods.

First you need to download .deb package from here using the following command
Now you have cxchromium_0.9.0-1_i386.deb package install this package using the following command
sudo dpkg -i cxchromium_0.9.0-1_i386.deb
Using Ubuntu PPA
First you need edit /etc/apt/sources.list file
gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Add the following two lines for Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) Users
deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main
For ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) Users add the following two lines
deb karmic main
deb-src karmic main
For ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) Users add the following two lines
deb lucid main
deb-src lucid main
save and exit the file
Now add the GPG key using the following command
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 0xfbef0d696de1c72ba5a835fe5a9bf3bb4e5e17b5
or For karmic users use the following command
sudo add-apt-key ppa:chromium-daily/ppa
Update source list
sudo apt-get update
Install chromium browser using the following command
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
This will complete the installation
If you want to open chromium go to Applications->CrossOver Chromium->Chromium

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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx My First Impressions

Yeah, I know. There are about a million blog articles of this nature floating around on the web, but what the heck. Blogging is all about freedom of speech and expression of opinions and ideas. Here's what I've got so far on the Lucid Lynx.

First off, I was amazed by the fact that I could quickly and easily download the ISO for the 32-bit desktop. It was only about 24 hours after the initial release when I gave it a shot, and there were no delays at all. I find torrents obnoxious, so I did the straight download directly from No muss, no fuss. 

I joke that I don't try a new Windows desktop OS until the first service pack is released. That's usually pretty good advice, but even with Linux, I don't download and install a brand new release of a distro on my production machine. In this case, I ran the ISO directly in VMware Workstation 7 to give it a shot. I used the easy install option just for giggles. This bypasses the manual configuration for the OS which isn't always a good idea, but I figured the worst that could happen is that I'd experience a major fubar and have to blow away the VM.

Everything worked well. Installation was quick and the current version of VMware Workstation automatically installs VMware Tools for Linux, so it's an almost totally hands off experience. Then, when the GUI came up, I hit a snag. The mouse worked fine, but the keyboard was totally non-responsive. This could have been an Ubuntu issue, a VMware issue, or maybe wireless Dell keyboards just don't work and play well with Ubuntu. I fired up Google and started my search.

I found just about a ton of posts in different threads at the Ubuntu forums including 
this one and this one. They all give more or less the same advice about solutions, but I specifically referenced a thread dealing with Ubuntu 10.04 and VMware Player, which worked out for me just fine. After using the virtual keyboard option to enter my password, I was able to login and thereafter, my wireless keyboard behaved as expected.

I haven't had a lot of time to play with the Lucid Lynx VM as yet, but there were a few things I took care of right away. First, I installed
Ubuntu Tweak, if for no other reason, than to be able to put a folder for my home directory on the desktop. It offers a lot of other great features as well, but it disappoints me that so many simple configuration options don't come with Ubuntu "off-the-rack".
There are a large number of "what to do after you install Ubuntu 10.04" blogs and tutorials around, and I chose the one featured at because it seemed to be reasonably comprehensive and wasn't afraid to use the apt-get system to tweak Ubuntu.

I didn't follow most of the steps in the tutorial, at least so far, but I did run 
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras to enable Adobe Flash Player, JRE with Firefox plug-ins, and a few other things. I might even get around to installing the Google Chrome browser just to try it out on Linux, but Firefox serves me for now.

Oh, and I installed GIMP, which was a breeze using the Ubuntu Software Centre. I'll post more details as I get the chance to do something more substantial with the Lynx.


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