Setting up ubuntu from scratch

Today I installed hardy on my laptop, after having it in and out of the repair shop and I decided it could be usefull to put all the things I had to do in 1 post.

This post is mostly for myself, but others could find it interesting.

1. update

2. installing applications

https://linuxowns.wordpress.com/2008/03/16/fresh-install-install-all-your-applications-with-3-commands/

3. sessions (system -> preferences)

Disable processes you don’t need (bluetooth, printer, ….) and add programs you want to start at boot up (dock, media server, …)

Remember to put emerald there using the command

emerald –replace

4. make sure mounted devices don’t appear on the desktop

https://linuxowns.wordpress.com/2008/01/14/make-mounted-drives-not-appear-on-your-desktop/

5. Install frostwire

http://www.frostwire.com

6. Install gtk, emerald, gdm, grub, splash, icon theme

http://gnome-look.org

7. make synaptic use gtk theme

https://linuxowns.wordpress.com/2008/05/13/make-synpatic-package-manager-use-gtk-theme/

8.  change fonts

https://linuxowns.wordpress.com/2008/03/18/changing-fonts/

9. pytube

https://linuxowns.wordpress.com/2008/05/07/pytube-media-converter/

10. either install libflashsupport or use alsa if you have sound problems

see “hardy sound problems”

11. customize compiz fusion

transparent panel:

https://linuxowns.wordpress.com/2008/03/10/transparent-panel/

12. make vlc use X11

https://linuxowns.wordpress.com/2008/03/18/messed-up-picture-with-vlc/

13. etc/hosts

https://linuxowns.wordpress.com/2008/01/10/blocking-websites/

14. compiz icon

https://linuxowns.wordpress.com/2008/01/10/from-compiz-to-metacity/

15. changing default applications

https://linuxowns.wordpress.com/2008/05/31/changing-default-applications/

That’s about it for me.

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