Ubuntu 11.04: How to install to complete
After the success of the guide published for the previous version of Ubuntu I decided to revive and publish a new guide for Ubuntu 11.04
Introducing the new guide: How to install Ubuntu 11.04 to complete!
Step 1: Activate the Canonical Partner repositories, Independent and natty-proposed
First we run the Ubuntu Software Center, click on Edit and select Software Sources.
We go to the Other tab Software
checked and Canonical Partner and Independent. In doing so we are going to enable the repository containing some programs such as java as well as third-party programs.
Now, let’s Updates
and tick the “Proposed Updates (natty-proposed)”. This item will allow us to have faster updates for some programs and install the latest version of emesene 2.
Then click Close and wait for the Ubuntu Software Center update the package cache
Now we can proceed with the installation of all software needed to complete Ubuntu Natty 11.04.
Step 2: Removing unused software (or at least what I do not use)
Ubuntu has introduced since the previous release a software for video editing. Personally I do not have nClient Twitter, Codec, Download Manager, emesene, Gmail, Guides, Information Technology, Java, Linux World, audio / video player, Themes Ubuntu, Ubuntu, Ubunecessità of such a program and then proceed with the removal. From the terminal do
sudo apt-get remove pitivi
At the messaging client installed by default I prefer to use emesene considering that I only have msn contacts. Then remove empathy
sudo apt-get remove empathy
Same goes for evolution, the mail client which I prefer thunderbird
sudo apt-get remove evolution evolution-indicator
Gwibber and the twitter client (which I always hated: D)
sudo apt-get remove Gwibber
It also removes ubuntu-docs to free up space so that I will never use
sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-docs
Step 3: The audio / video codecs, VLC, Firefox plugins (java, flash and moonlight) and Microsoft fonts
Now install the audio / video codecs common with the following command
sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly
Let us now turn to VLC, a multi-media player of all time favorite that certainly needs no introduction.
sudo apt-get install vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc
We will definitely java while surfing the web as well as run some programs like jdowloader (which we will install later)
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts
Now it is the most common Microsoft fonts, including those relevant to the proper display of some web pages and office documents for
sudo apt-get install ttf-installer-mscorefonts
Last, but not least, install the plugins for Flash and Moonlight.
sudo apt-get install mozilla-plugin-moonlight adobe-flashplugin
Step 4: Storage Management
To open virtually all compressed archives with Ubuntu install p7zip
sudo apt-get install p7zip-full p7zip-rar
Step 5: Applications for the web (RSS feeds, gmail, email, twitter, messaging)
As a reader rss feed recommend the evergreen Liferea
sudo apt-get install liferea
As regards the management of email I use Thunderbird for the paired boxes in general and personal gm-notiy to read the email from gmail
Then install Thunderbird
sudo apt-get install thunderbird
sudo apt-get install ms-notify
Earlier this guide I told you I preferred an alternative Gwibber twitter client. My choice is now time to hotot.
To install hotot we must first add the repository
sudo apt-add-repository ppa hotot-team
sudo apt-get update
and install hotot
sudo apt-get install hotot
How to use emesene messenger client (remember all that natty is by default the new version 2 of the client that includes support to other services like facebook chat for example). I remember that the package is updated in the repo so remember to enable them to proposed as shown in the first step.
sudo apt-get install emesene
I personally use Skype very rarely. If you instead make them widely used (and you are not ultra extremists) can be installed with a simple
sudo apt-get install skype
Step 5: Editing images
The choice here is almost a must. Then install the Gimp since it is no longer included by default in Ubuntu.
sudo apt-get install gimp
Step 6: p2p
If the torrent clients are already very well covered by Transmission (installed by default) remain uncovered for the network emule filesharing regarding the fund directly.
To emulate the repository already contains the necessary programs.
If we have a traditional ADSL install amule
sudo apt-get install amule
Instead, if we install a line fastweb meeting
sudo apt-get install amule-gathering
Regarding Jdwonloader must respect two requirements: to have java installed (which we made up) and add external repositories of the program
Since then we end
sudo apt-add-repository ppa jd-team/jdownloader
sudo apt-get update
and finally install jdownloader
sudo apt-get install jdownloader
Step 7: Weather
Well I personally I have fixed the weather (I have a mind English?) And for that I install a program that has suffered weather-indicator, a little program for Ubuntu and powerful light that will enable us to always have an eye on the forecasts of time.
sudo apt-get install-weather indicator
Step 8: Improvements to the system (Ubuntu Tweak, I-menubar, plugin for Nautilus, gdebi, ppa-purge and Unity 2D)
The ultimate tool for managing Ubuntu is Ubuntu Tweak
I prefer to install the trial version so you always have the latest updates.
Add the repository testing Ubuntu Tweak
sudo apt-add-repository ppa ubuntu-tweak-testing/ppa
sudo apt-get update
and finally install Ubuntu Tweak
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak
Let us now turn to the finish. New to Ubuntu 11.04 is the integration of application menus directly on the top bar-style mac (if they could save money imho)
Almost all the applications installed by default have this integration. One of the programs that do not benefit from the very beginning of this integration is LibreOffice, the office suite. To remedy the problem (I prefer not to install the integration) give a terminal
sudo apt-get install the-menubar
Piglet hours nautilus (file manager) strengthening it. We can do it through Ubuntu Tweak follow my previous guide to Ubuntu Tweak Powered by Nautilus
Gdebi install that will install the deb packages for Ubuntu bypassing the Software Center where there were problems (see the previous post on Ubuntu 11.04 DraftSight solve installation problem “The package is of poor quality”)
sudo apt-get install gdebi
Council also install ppa-purge which is nothing more than a little program-launched from a terminal that allows us to remove a PPP and added automatic downgrade of packages prior to the addition of the same.
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
You may have problems with Unity. The alternatives in this case are 2, or use the session or install Ubuntu Classic Unity 2D. If you want to install Unity 2D refer to this guide on Ubuntu Install Unity 2D (if you want a constantly updated version) or given only
sudo apt-get install unity-2d
Step 9: Nautilus Elementary
The Nautilus file manager is a bit old-fashioned in graphics and features. On every installation that I make so I prefer to install the popular Nautilus Elementary, which is nothing but a collection of improvements to Nautilus Elementary born within the project.
To install, first install the repository
sudo apt-add-repository ppa elementaryart / elementarydesktop
and then we always end
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Step 10: Themes and Icons
Well as for me not to report what is the best icon set ever made or the set of icons Faenza. The set of icons Faenza can be installed together with the issues Equinox.
From the terminal we add the ppa
sudo apt-add-repository ppa tiheum / equinox
sudo apt-get update
and install icons and themes
sudo apt-get install faience-icon-theme gtk2-engines-equinox equinox-theme
To complete the install because it’s beautiful, but I say beautiful, the beautiful, but I say beautiful, short well my themes and Eriteide Eriteide Equinox. To install them go in and download links.