Kubuntu 8.10 32bit with KDE 4.2 personal installation guide

This is personal user guide for quick installation of Kubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex desktop with KDE 4.2.


Repositories configuration

Before we start installation proces we have to set package sources.

  1. Backup repositories configuration file placed in path /etc/apt/sources.list
    Run this command in the console:

    sudo cp -p /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list_backup
  2. Open file /etc/apt/sources.list for editing
    Run this command in the console:

    kdesu kate /etc/apt/sources.list
  3. Put content below to the file
    #deb cdrom:[Kubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.1)]/ intrepid main restricted
    # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    # newer versions of the distribution.
    
    deb http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted
    deb-src http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted
    
    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    deb http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates main restricted
    deb-src http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates main restricted
    
    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
    ## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    deb http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid universe
    deb-src http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid universe
    deb http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates universe
    deb-src http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates universe
    
    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu 
    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to 
    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in 
    ## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
    ## security team.
    deb http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid multiverse
    deb-src http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid multiverse
    deb http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates multiverse
    deb-src http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates multiverse
    
    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
    ## repository.
    ## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
    ## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
    ## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
    ## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
    ## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    deb http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    # deb-src http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    
    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
    ## 'partner' repository. This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is
    ## offered by Canonical and the respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu
    ## users.
    deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu intrepid partner
    # deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu intrepid partner
    
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu intrepid-security main restricted
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu intrepid-security main restricted
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu intrepid-security universe
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu intrepid-security universe
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu intrepid-security multiverse
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu intrepid-security multiverse
    
    ## Kubuntu experimental - KDE 4.2
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-experimental/ubuntu intrepid main
    
    ## Medibuntu - Ubuntu 8.10 "intrepid ibex"
    ## Please report any bug on https://bugs.launchpad.net/medibuntu/
    deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ intrepid free non-free
    #deb-src http://packages.medibuntu.org/ intrepid free non-free
    
    # Skype
    deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free
    
    ## WineHQ
    deb http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt intrepid main
    
    ## VirtualBox
    deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian intrepid non-free
  4. Save file
  5. Install signs of repository servers
    Run console and run these commands:

    gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 493B3065 && gpg --export -a 493B3065 | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -q "http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -q "http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/Scott Ritchie.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -q "http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/sun_vbox.asc" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
  6. Update list of repositories
    Run this command in the console:

    sudo apt-get update

Upgrade to KDE 4.2

Kubuntu 8.10 contains only KDE 4.1. If you want install KDE 4.2 follow steps below.

  1. Remove plasmoids from KDE 4.1 installation because plasmoids form KDE 4.1 and KDE 4.2 aren’t compatible.
    Logout from you KDE 4.1 session and login to a text terminal (e.g: CTRL+ALT+F1 key combination). Run command below.

    sudo apt-get remove kdeplasma-addons kdeplasma-addons-libs4 kdeplasma-addons-data kdebase-plasma
  2. Installation new KDE components
    Run this command:

    sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
  3. system upgrade
    Run this command:

    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  4. Restart system. Then you should have upgraded Kubuntu 8.10 with last version of KDE 4.2

Installation of Skype

You can have this popular communication program in your Linux too. Installation is very easy.

Requirements

You have to set repositories before installation. Please see ‘Repositories configuration’

Installation process

  • Run this command in the console:
    sudo apt-get install skype

Installation of web browser Firefox 3 and Flash plug-in

Requirements

You have to set repositories before installation. Please see ‘Repositories configuration’

Installation process of Firefox 3

  • Run this command in the console:
    sudo apt-get install firefox

Installation process of Flash plug-in

  • Run this command in the console:
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

Mail client Thunderbird

Requirements

You have to set repositories before installation. Please see ‘Repositories configuration’

Installation process

  • Run this command in the console:
    sudo apt-get install mozilla-thunderbird

How to install JAVA JRE a JDK

A lot of programs use JAVA, because JAVA is fast, platform independent and full object language. If you want run or develop these programs you will need JRE or JDK installed. There is little guide.

Requirements

You have to set repositories before installation. Please see ‘Repositories configuration’

Installation process of JRE (only running Java applications)

  • Run this command in the console:
    sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts sun-java6-plugin

Installation process of JDK (running and develop of Java applications)

  • Run this command in the console:
    sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-demo sun-java6-doc

    Note: Before installation you must download JavaDOC from SUN site and save this file to /tmp folder, because deb package sun-java6-doc doesn’t contain documentation but only installation script.


Installation of Adobe Acrobat Reader

One of the most popular formats is PDF. If you want read documents in the PDF format you must install Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Requirements

You have to set repositories before installation. Please see ‘Repositories configuration’

Installation process

  • Run this command in the console:
    sudo apt-get install acroread acroread-plugins
  • If you want integrate your Adobe Acrobat Reader to Firefox run this command:
    sudo apt-get install mozilla-acroread

Multimedia codecs and DVD playback

Installation of codecs and DVD playback is simple as previous installations.

Requirements

You have to set repositories before installation. Please see ‘Repositories configuration’

Installation process

  • Run this command in the console:
    sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-base gstreamer0.10-plugins-good gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse libxine1-ffmpeg w32codecs libdvdcss2

    By this one command you should have installed all codecs for video and DVD playback.

  • If you want play videos in your Firefoxu. Please run this command:
    Run this command in the console:

    susudo apt-get install mozilla-mplayer

K3b burning CD, DVD program

Are you missing burning program like Nero in Linux? There is alternative.

Requirements

You have to set repositories before installation. Please see ‘Repositories configuration’

Installation process

  • Run this command in the console:
    sudo apt-get install k3b libk3b2-extracodecs libk3b3-extracodecs

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Krusader

If you try find alternative for Total Commander, there is:

Requirements

You have to set repositories before installation. Please see ‘Repositories configuration’

Installation process

  • Run this command in the console:
    sudo apt-get install krusader krename p7zip-full rar unrar lha arj unace rpm md5deep cfv kompare xxdiff p7zip okteta mediamanager p7zip-rar alien krename libbeecrypt6

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