Ubuntu 11.10 post install configuration


Here are my post configuration steps of Ubuntu:

1. Move close, minimise and maximise window buttons to right. Install gconf from ubuntu software and run:

 gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout --type string "menu:minimize,maximize,close" 

2. Install restricted extras

 sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras 

3. Install Chrome browser and codecs

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
sudo apt-get install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra

4. Install VLC Player

 sudo apt-get install vlc 

5. Install gnome tweak tool

 sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool 

6. Install gnome3?

 sudo apt-get install gnome-shell 

7. 15 other things to do:
8 Things after GnomeShell is running Ubuntu 11.10

gnome shell extensions

8. Install vim full editor instead of using tinyvi

 sudo apt-get install vim 

9. Add date and time to Bash history
Edit ~/.bashrc and at the bottom of the file add:
export HISTTIMEFORMAT=”%h %d %H:%M:%S ”

10. Change Sudo Remembering Time in Ubuntu

11. Disable Guest Login

12. Login sounds disappear with Ubuntu 11.10 or after installing and using gnome
Run this command to allow the sound files to be read by gnome login:

 sudo cp /usr/share/sounds/ubuntu/stereo/* /usr/share/sounds/ 

13 Install these useful apps:
– Zim Desktop Wiki/Notes utility
– Pinta Image editor

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