5 things to do after installing Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex
Ubuntu is a complete, full featured distro. But it can’t come with support for everything OOTB.
That’s why you’ll need to install/tweak some things after installing it.
Especially if you are new to Ubuntu (linux), this will be useful.
Note: The terminal is located in applications -> accessories -> terminal
1. Install dvd support, audio and video codecs, flash and java
In a terminal simply copy/paste this command:
sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/intrepid.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list && wget -q http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add – && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y ubuntu-restricted-extras non-free-codecs w32codecs totem-mozilla libdvdcss2
2. Install rar and 7z support
In a terminal
sudo apt-get install p7zip-full
3. Tweak your eyecandy
Ubuntu 8.10 comes with compiz fusion effects OOTB but doesn’t offer a way to customise them.
In a terminal copy/paste this:
sudo apt-get install simple-ccsm
Now navigate to Systtem -> Preferences -> CompizConfig Settings Manager (could be called Advanced Desktop Effects Manager).
4. Prepare it to share files with other machines
Got a windows machine you would like to share files with?
Look here for instructions.
Have a Upnp (ps3) machine sitting somewhere you want to stream media to?
Have other Linux pc’s around you want to share files with?
Look here instructions!
5. Change the default theme, tweak appearance
Written for Ubuntu 8.04, my guide should still work on Ubuntu 8.10.
Got any other suggestions for new users, drop a line in the comments.