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Ubuntu 13.10 personal post-installation mini guide

Okey. It is the end of 2013. I have gave Unity a try for a day, but goodbye again Unity.

xubuntu is almost perfect, howerver, as usual, customization is always required.

And I confess, I have just copied and pasted almost everything from the old entry. So not much excited.

Please note, I have got myself a new laptop, so the procedure will be even simpler.

1.1) enable Canonical’s ‘partner’ repository:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

1.2) uncomment the following lines:

deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu saucy partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu saucy partner

2) To get the latest WineHQ:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

3) Then, update data base:

sudo apt-get update

4) (Optional) To find out what you have installed:

dpkg --get-selections | sed 's:install$::' > InstalledPackages.txt

5) Then, remove what I do not want:

sudo apt-get purge abiword* catfish espeak* gmusicbrowser gnome-mines gnome-sudoku gnomine gnumeric* ibus-pinyin* nano parole pidgin* plymouth-theme* ristretto thunderbird* xchat*

6) Then, upgrade system:

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

7) Then, install what I want:

sudo apt-get install audacious brasero chromium-browser easytag geeqie guvcview ibus-table-cangjie3 ibus-table-cantonhk ibus-table-quick3 ttf-mscorefonts-installer skype smplayer synaptic unrar vim virtualbox virtualbox-guest-additions-iso vlc winetricks

8) As of every new version of Ubuntu, there are some minor bugs in the system. This time again is the sound card volume control. If you find you have a gray out speaker in your Indicator Plugin, you may try this.

8.1) Edit the following file:

sudo vim /usr/share/dbus-1/services/indicator-sound.service

8.2) Comment out the last line and add a new line as follow:

[D-BUS Service]
Name=com.canonical.indicator.sound
#Exec=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/indicator-sound/indicator-sound-service
Exec=/usr/lib/indicator-sound-gtk2/indicator-sound-service

8.3) Logout then Login again, and you should good to go.

 
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Posted by on November 5, 2013 in Linux, Ubuntu, xUbuntu

 

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Ubuntu 13.04 personal post-installation mini guide

My usually desktop is XFCE. However, as usually, when a new version of Ubuntu is out. I will give it’s default desktop a try. Here is my note of how do I set it up.

1.1) enable Canonical’s ‘partner’ repository:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

1.2) uncomment the following lines ( Line 50 & 51 ):

deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu raring partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu raring partner

2) For ATI users, you may want to use the latest driver:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa

3) To get the latest WineHQ:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

4) Then, update data base:

sudo apt-get update

5) (Optional) To find out what you have installed:

dpkg --get-selections | sed 's:install$::' > InstalledPackages.txt

6) Then, remove what I do not want:

sudo apt-get purge account-plugin-* aisleriot brltty deja-dup* example-content firefox-globalmenu firefox-gnome-support friendly-recovery gnome-contacts gnome-mahjongg gnome-mines gnome-orca gnome-sudoku gnomine ibus-pinyin* libreoffice* nano onboard rhythmbox* shotwell speech-dispatcher thunderbird* toshset totem unity-webapps-common

7) Then, upgrade system:

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

8) Then, install what I want:

sudo apt-get install audacious cheese chromium-browser easytag fglrx-amdcccle gqview ibus-table-cangjie5 ibus-table-cantonhk ibus-table-quick5 ttf-mscorefonts-installer smplayer synaptic unrar vim virtualbox virtualbox-guest-additions-iso vlc winetricks

9.1) To remove “AMD Testing use only” watermark, copy the following text to a new text file,

#!/bin/sh
DRIVER=/usr/lib/fglrx/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
echo "Come on AMD!"
for token in $DRIVER; do
    echo "Removing AMD logo from "$token
    for x in $(objdump -d $DRIVER|awk '/call/&&/EnableLogo/{print "\\x"$2"\\x"$3"\\x"$4"\\x"$5"\\x"$6}'); do
        sed -i "s/$x/\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90/g" $DRIVER
    done
done
echo "Reboot computer to finish"

9.2) Then, run your saved file:

sudo bash filename
 
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Posted by on March 12, 2013 in Linux, Ubuntu

 

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xubuntu 13.04 personal post-installation mini guide

I feel sorry for myself. I am not that old, but I just cannot get used to Unity3D. So the best thing I can do to stay with Ubuntu is to use xubuntu, the XFCE version of Ubuntu.

xubuntu is almost perfect, howerver, as usual, customization is always required.

As you may notice, this guide is quite similar to my 12.10 guide, I think the best thing to end this series of mini guide will be a rolling release version of xubuntu.

1.1) enable Canonical’s ‘partner’ repository:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

1.2) uncomment the following lines:

deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu quantal partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu quantal partner

2) For ATI users, you may want to use the latest driver:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa

3) To get the latest WineHQ:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

4) Then, update data base:

sudo apt-get update

5) (Optional) To find out what you have installed:

dpkg --get-selections | sed 's:install$::' > InstalledPackages.txt

6) Then, remove what I do not want:

sudo apt-get purge abiword* catfish firefox-globalmenu firefox-gnome-support gigolo gmusicbrowser gnome-mines gnome-sudoku gnumeric* ibus-pinyin* nano parole pidgin* plymouth-theme* ristretto speech-dispatcher thunderbird* xchat* xfce4-mailwatch-plugin xfce4-notes* xfce4-quicklauncher-plugin xfce4-screenshooter xfce4-systemload-plugin xfce4-verve-plugin

7) Then, upgrade system:

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

8) Then, install what I want:

sudo apt-get install audacious brasero chromium-browser easytag fglrx-amdcccle gqview guvcview ibus-table-cangjie5 ibus-table-cantonhk ibus-table-quick5 ttf-mscorefonts-installer skype smplayer synaptic unrar vim virtualbox virtualbox-guest-additions-iso vlc winetricks

9.1) To remove “AMD Testing use only” watermark, copy the following text to a new text file,

#!/bin/sh
DRIVER=/usr/lib/fglrx/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
echo "Come on AMD!"
for token in $DRIVER; do
    echo "Removing AMD logo from "$token
    for x in $(objdump -d $DRIVER|awk '/call/&&/EnableLogo/{print "\\x"$2"\\x"$3"\\x"$4"\\x"$5"\\x"$6}'); do
        sed -i "s/$x/\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90/g" $DRIVER
    done
done
echo "Reboot computer to finish"

9.2) Then, run your saved file:

sudo bash filename
 
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Posted by on March 11, 2013 in Linux, Ubuntu, xUbuntu

 

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xubuntu 12.10 post-installation mini guide

I feel sorry for myself. I am not that old, but I just cannot get used to Unity3D. So the best thing I can do to stay with Ubuntu is to use xubuntu, the XFCE version of Ubuntu.

xubuntu is almost perfect, howerver, as usual, customization is always required.

1.1) enable Canonical’s ‘partner’ repository:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

1.2) uncomment the following lines:

deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu quantal partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu quantal partner

2) Then, update data base:

sudo apt-get update

3) Then, remove what I do not want:

sudo apt-get purge abiword* catfish* firefox-globalmenu firefox-gnome-support nano pidgin* thunderbird* gigolo* gucharmap* gmusicbrowser* plymouth-theme-* ristretto* xchat* apport* brltty* gnome-games-data gnome-sudoku gnomine ibus-pinyin* onboard parole xfce4-notes* xfce-dict* xfce4-mailwatch*

4) Then, update system:

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

5) Then, install what I want:

sudo apt-get install fglrx-updates vim virtualbox virtualbox-guest-additions-iso vlc smplayer gqview winetricks msttcorefonts ibus-table-cangjie5 ibus-table-cantonhk ibus-table-quick5 synaptic
 
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Posted by on December 21, 2012 in IBus, Linux, Ubuntu, Uncategorized, Wine, xUbuntu

 

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