• set window decorations – gconftool-2 --type string --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout "menu:minimize,maximize,close" (or use gconf-editor)
  • disable annoying popup of update notifier – gconftool-2 --type bool --set /apps/update-notifier/auto_launch false (or use gconf-editor)
  • install google chrome
  • install flash plugin (if using 64-bit system, use ppa)
  • install: ttf-mscorefonts-installer, ttf-dejavu, ttf-bitstream-vera, aptitude
  • remove: ubuntu-desktop
  • purge: empathy evolution evolution-common evolution-couchdb evolution-data-server evolution-exchange evolution-indicator evolution-plugins evolution-webcal gwibber gwibber-service indicator-me indicator-messages libebackend1.2-0 libedata-book1.2-2 libedata-cal1.2-7 libegroupwise1.2-13 libevolution libgwibber0 libsyncdaemon-1.0-1 libubuntuone-1.0-1 nautilus-sendto-empathy python-ubuntuone python-ubuntuone-client python-ubuntuone-storageprotocol rhythmbox-ubuntuone-music-store ubuntuone-client ubuntuone-client-gnome
  • apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade (or aptitude update && aptitude full-upgrade)
  • install openssh-server
  • install sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts (note: this requires enabling ubuntu partner repos)
  • install adblock+ and flashblock in firefox
  • install codecs sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes install app-install-data-medibuntu apport-hooks-medibuntu libdvdcss2 w64codecs (or w32codecs on 32-bit systems)
  • install p7zip p7zip-full p7zip-rar
  • install ubuntu-restricted-extras
  • disable password on suspend resume – gconftool-2 --type bool --set /apps/gnome-power-manager/lock/suspend false (or use gconf-editor)
  • disable password on hibernate resume – gconftool-2 --type bool --set /apps/gnome-power-manager/lock/hibernate false (or use gconf-editor)


  • install build-essential
  • install gimp gimp-help-en
  • install pidgin
  • install openoffice.org-base
  • install gnome-mplayer (but not esound-clients)
  • install vlc


  • sudo aptitude install uswsusp && echo SLEEP_MODULE=\"uswsusp\" >> /etc/pm/config.d/00sleep_module
computer/making_ubuntu_acceptable.txt · Last modified: 2011/05/02 14:22 by tdobes
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