Kubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat 64bit personal installation guide

Kubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat 64bit personal installation guide


– Backup your current source.list file

sudo cp -p /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list_backup - Edit sources.list
sudo kate /etc/apt/sources.list - Uncoment Canonical's 'partner' and 'backports' repository like this
## 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/ lucid-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-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 lucid partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu lucid partner - Add these lines to the end of the sources.list file
# Medibuntu - Ubuntu 10.10## Please report any bug on https://bugs.launchpad.net/medibuntu/
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ maverick free non-free
## GetDeb
deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu maverick-getdeb apps
## VirtualBox
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian maverick non-free
## Google
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free main
## Midnight Commander
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/zyv/ppa/ubuntu maverick main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/zyv/ppa/ubuntu maverick main - Run these commands in terminal to adding next axtra repositories:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:conkyhardcore/ppa
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libv4l/ppa
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports - Install GPG-keys of added repositories by these commands:
wget -q "http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys F82FBD49
wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -

Repository info update

sudo apt-get update

System update

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Software installation

MC – midnight commander

sudo apt-get install mc


sudo apt-get install acroread acroread-fonts


sudo apt-get install skype

Flash plugin

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

TrueType Fonts

sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

Codecs (DVD, video, audio, …)

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 libdvdcss2 libavcodec-unstripped-52 libdvdread4 libmp3lame0


You can install JRE or JDK. JRE – great choice if you want only run Java applications

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts sun-java6-pluginJDK - for Java developers
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-demo

VMWare Player

– Download VMWarePlayer from www.vmware.com

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` binutils make gcc
sudo sh VMware-Player-3.1.2-301548.x86_64.bundle - Download a patch "vmware-7.1-ubuntu10.10-patch-v2.tar_.gz" from this URL: http://www.debuntu.org/sites/www.debuntu.org/files/vmware-7.1-ubuntu10.10-patch-v2.tar_.gz - Install software for apply patch
sudo apt-get install patch - Unpack downloaded patch
tar xvzf vmware-7.1-ubuntu10.10-patch-v2.tar_.gz - Go to the created forlder
cd vmware-7.1-ubuntu10.10-patch/ - Apply patch
sudo ./apply_patch.sh - Run VMWare Player


sudo apt-get install virtualbox-3.2


sudo apt-get install homebank


sudo apt-get install kdesvn kdesvn-kio-plugins


sudo apt-get install conky conkyforecastMore info at this url


 sudo apt-get install openvpn opensc openct libpkcs11-helper1


Go to the http://www.truecrypt.org/downloads Select “Standard 64bit” in “Linux” combobox and click download Go to the folder where is truecrypt downloaded by cd command Unpack downloaded tar by:

tar xvzf truecrypt-7.0a-linux-x64.tar.gz Run extracted installer by:
sudo sh truecrypt-7.0a-setup-x64 Follow installation wizard


sudo apt-get install keepassx

NFS Client

sudo apt-get install nfs-client - One time mount - Run this command (don't forgot modify ip, folder, etc...)
sudo mount /media/nfs-shared/ - Auto-Mount on start
sudo kate /etc/fstab - Put line below to the end of fstab file (don't forgot modify ip, folder, etc...) /media/nfs-shared nfs rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,intr      0       0

yEd Graph Editor

– Download linux installer from URL: http://www.yworks.com/en/products_yed_download.html – Got to the folder where is file downloaded (by cd command) – Run installer:

sudo sh yEd- - Follow installer wizard (I changed installation path from "/opt/yEd" to "/usr/local/yEd")

HP printer and fax

– Install required packages

sudo apt-get install hplip-cups python-qt4 hplip-gui - Restart cups server
sudo /etc/init.d/cups restart - Run Hp setup wizard
sudo hp-setup - Follow installation wizard

PDF printer

sudo apt-get install cups-pdf - Restart cups server
sudo /etc/init.d/cups restart - Printed PDFs are stored in "your_home_folder/PDF"

Rekord my desktop

sudo apt-get install gtk-recordmydesktop recordmydesktop

Remmina – Remote Desktop Client

sudo apt-get install remmina remmina-plugin-data remmina-plugin-nx remmina-plugin-rdp remmina-plugin-telepathy remmina-plugin-vnc remmina-plugin-xdmcp


sudo apt-get install skype

Gtk SSH Tunel Manager

sudo apt-get install gstm


sudo apt-get install thunderbird


sudo apt-get install firefox firefox-kde-support 

Google Chrome

sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable


sudo apt-get install filezilla

Yakuake – quake like console

sudo apt-get install yakuake


sudo apt-get install krusader krename p7zip-full rar unrar lha arj unace rpm md5deep cfv kompare xxdiff p7zip okteta p7zip-rar alien krename lzma


sudo apt-get install kget


sudo apt-get install gimp gimp-data gimp-data-extras gimp-save-for-web gimp-texturize gimp-ufraw


sudo apt-get install blogilo

How to speedup KDE

sudo kate /usr/share/autostart/plasma-desktop.desktop there should be line called:
Exec=plasma-desktop you need to change it to:
Exec=plasma-desktop -graphicssystem raster

How to set custom DPI

kate ~/.kde/env/set_custom_dpi.sh Put into new file these lines (modify DPI value, I am use 75DPI)
xrandr --dpi 75 Make file runable
chmod a+x ~/.kde/env/set_custom_dpi.sh Logout and login again to KDE ...  

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