To install additional applications, open the Synaptic Package Manager (System > Package Manager):
Type in your password:
In the Synaptic Package Manager, we can install additional software. You can use the Quick filter field to find packages. To select a package for installation, click on the checkbox in front of it and select Mark for Installation from the menu that comes up:
If a package has a dependency that needs to be satisfied, a window will pop up. Accept the dependencies by clicking on Mark:
Select the following packages for installation (* is a wildcard; e.g. gstreamer* means all packages that start with gstreamer):
flashplugin-installer (necessary only if you didn't check the Install this third-party software checkbox during installation)
After you've selected the desired packages, click on the Apply button:
Confirm your selection by clicking on Apply:
The packages are now being downloaded from the repositories and installed. This can take a few minutes, so please be patient:
You might be asked to accept a few licenses:
After all packages have been installed, click on Close:
8 Flash Player And Java
To check if the Flash Player and Java are installed on the system, open Firefox and type about:plugins in the address bar. Firefox will then list all installed plugins, and it should list the Flash Player (version 10.2 r159)...
... and the IcedTea (Java) plugins among them:
9 TrueType Fonts
To check if the TrueType fonts have been installed correctly, open a word processor like LibreOffice. You should now find your new Windows fonts there:
10 Google Earth
In chapter 7, we have installed the package googleearth-package which is a utility to automatically build a .deb package of Google Earth. This means, Google Earth is not yet installed; we have to first build a .deb package of it with the help of googleearth-package, and then install the .deb package.
Open a terminal (System > Terminal) and become root:
Now you can build the Google Earth .deb package as follows:
Depends: ttf-dejavu | ttf-bitstream-vera | msttcorefonts, lsb-core, libqtcore4, libgl1-mesa-glx, ia32-libs (>= 20080808),
lib32gcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1), lib32stdc++6 (>= 4.1.1), lib32z1 (>= 1:1.1.4), libc6-i386 (>= 2.0),
libc6-i386 (>= 2.1.3), libc6-i386 (>= 2.2), libc6-i386 (>= 2.3), libc6-i386 (>= 2.3.2),
libc6-i386 (>= 2.4) , ia32-libs-gtk
Description: Google Earth, a 3D map/planet viewer
Package built with googleearth-package.
dpkg-deb: building package `googleearth' in `./googleearth_220.127.116.114+0.6.0-1_amd64.deb'.
You can now install the package with e.g. sudo dpkg -i <package>.deb
If you don't see any errors, then you should find the Google Earth .deb package in the current directory: