Ubuntu post-install quick tweaks

Some of the tweaks you may want to do after a clean install of Ubuntu Linux.

Enable full DVD playback

sudo wget –output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get –quiet update && sudo apt-get –yes –quiet –allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get –quiet update

sudo apt-get –yes install app-install-data-medibuntu apport-hooks-medibuntu

sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2

Enable MP3 and other codec playback

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-pitfdll gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse gxine libxine1-ffmpeg

sudo apt-get install w32codecs

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

Enhance the Nautilus with embedded terminal, clutterview

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:am-monkeyd/nautilus-elementary-ppa

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

nautilus -q

Install Faenza theme

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install faenza-icon-theme

200-line kernel patch


wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/59511828/cgroup_patch

chmod +x cgroup_patch

sudo ./cgroup_patch

sudo /etc/rc.local

Flash video fix

sudo mkdir /etc/adobe

echo OverrideGPUValidation=true >~/mms.cfg

sudo mv ~/mms.cfg /etc/adobe/

Activate read-ahead daemon

sudo apt-get install preload

Install screen capture program

sudo aptitude install xvidcap

Install Real Player Gold

wget http://www.real.com/realcom/R?href=http://forms.real.com/real/player/download.html?f=unix/RealPlayer11GOLD.bin

chmod a+x RealPlayer11GOLD.bin

sudo ./RealPlayer11GOLD.bin

cp /opt/real/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/nphelix.so && cp /opt/real/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.xpt ~/.mozilla/plugins/nphelix.xpt

sudo /opt/real/RealPlayer/postinst/install_icon_resource.sh uninstall

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