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:
http://www.techdrivein.com/2011/10/15-things-i-did-after-installing-new.html
8 Things after GnomeShell is running Ubuntu 11.10
http://www.techdrivein.com/2011/11/8-things-i-did-after-installing-gnome.html

gnome shell extensions
https://extensions.gnome.org

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
http://www.tuxtree.com/2010/11/how-to-change-sudo-remembering-time-in.html

11. Disable Guest Login
http://www.tuxtree.com/2011/12/remove-the-guest-session-from-the-logon-screen.html

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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