The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) - Page 2

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Mon, 2010-05-03 16:17. ::

3 Update The System

Now it's time to check for updates and install them. You can start the Update Manager by going to System > Administration > Update Manager:

The Update Manager tells you which updates are available (you can click the Check button to refresh the list). Click Install Updates to install them:

Type in your password:

The updates are being downloaded and installed (this can take a few minutes):

When the update is complete, click Close.

(If a new kernel was amongst the updates, a system restart is required to make the changes effective. If this is necessary, you will see a blue reboot icon in the upper right panel. Click on the blue reboot icon to restart the system.)

The system is now up-to-date.


4 Inventory Of What We Have So Far

Now let's browse all menus to see which of our needed applications are already installed:

You should find the following situation ([x] marks an application that is already installed, whereas [ ] is an application that is missing):

[ ] The GIMP
[x] F-Spot
[ ] Picasa

[x] Firefox
[ ] Opera
[ ] Flash Player
[ ] FileZilla
[ ] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[ ] aMule
[x] Transmission BitTorrent Client
[ ] Vuze
[x] Empathy IM Client
[ ] Skype
[ ] Google Earth
[ ] Xchat IRC

[x] OpenOffice Writer
[x] OpenOffice Calc
[ ] Adobe Reader
[ ] GnuCash
[ ] Scribus

Sound & Video:
[ ] Amarok
[ ] Audacity
[ ] Banshee
[ ] MPlayer
[x] Rhythmbox Music Player
[ ] gtkPod
[ ] XMMS
[ ] dvd::rip
[ ] Kino
[ ] Sound Juicer CD Extractor
[ ] VLC Media Player
[ ] RealPlayer
[x] Totem
[ ] Xine
[x] Brasero
[ ] K3B
[ ] Multimedia-Codecs

[ ] KompoZer
[ ] Bluefish
[ ] Quanta Plus

[ ] VirtualBox
[ ] TrueType fonts
[ ] Java
[x] Read/Write support for NTFS partitions

So some applications are already on the system. NTFS read-/write support is enabled by default on Ubuntu 10.04.


5 Configure Additional Repositories

Some packages like the Adobe Reader are not available in the standard Ubuntu repositories. The easiest way to make such packages available to your system is to add the Medibuntu repository.

First we open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal):

First off, we edit /etc/apt/sources.list...

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

... and enable the lucid partner repository:

## 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 lucid partner
deb-src lucid partner

Then save the file.

To enable the Medibuntu repository, please do the following:

Import the repository:

sudo wget$(lsb_release -cs).list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

Import the gpg-key and update your package-list:

sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install medibuntu-keyring && sudo aptitude update

Then run

sudo update-apt-xapian-index

to make Synaptic display packages from third-party repositories.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sun, 2010-05-09 14:42.
Great tutorial, but already useless to me and most other people who live in the twenty-first century.  Setting up wireless is still hopeless in Lucid.
Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sat, 2012-02-11 00:18.

Here are few things that u should try to boost up your WLAN.

1- First Method:  A second solution for this issue can be by using the following :

Open terminal and enter the following command:

sudo -s
gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/ath9k.conf
add the following line to the file
options ath9k nohwcrypt=1

Save an restart your OS.

If you still have the issue, then try instructions on step 2.


2- Second Method:

This method involves forcing iwlagn to not use n, the commands will disable n on the device without making it a permanent change, check first if this work for you, if you notice that the speed improved then continue to make the change permanent. If this solution didn`t work for you, then reboot your computer to revert the changes.

sudo rmmod -f iwlagn
sudo modprobe iwlagn 11n_disable=1

If you notice that the wifi speed improved, then make the change permanent :

gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/iwlagn-disable11n.conf

and add this line to the file:

options iwlagn 11n_disable=1

save & quit


3- Third method : You need to disactivate IPv6, to do that, open terminal and enter the following commands:

echo "#disable ipv6" | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf echo "net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1" | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf echo "net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 1" | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf echo "net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6 = 1" | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf

Then restart your system.

Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sat, 2010-09-25 06:52.

My wireless network works like a champ, I just plug in the cable and it connects right up.

I really can't imagine what could be simpler.

Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Thu, 2010-09-23 10:57.
My wifi works well in Ubuntu. If you would document your problem, perhaps someone would help you resolve it.
Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Fri, 2010-07-16 02:35.
People will not appreciate your effort in making a fool of yourself. Stop trying so hard. We know you are one already.
Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Tue, 2010-06-22 07:26.
Perhaps you're just a complete retard. . . have you ever considered that?  Are you trying to imply that everyone "in the 21st century" is a retard who can't click a button?
Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mon, 2010-05-24 22:09.
Funny.. .I had no problems.. worked like a charm right away. Try not to make sweeping generalizations.
Submitted by The Mod (not registered) on Tue, 2010-06-29 20:21.
Never problems with wireless at Ubuntu....
Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Tue, 2010-10-05 08:06.
Mine works perfectly in 10.04. How could it be easier?
Submitted by helius (not registered) on Fri, 2011-09-16 01:04.
I use Backtrack 5 r1 and i have no problems whit my WIFI (bt5 r1 is based on ubuntu 10.04 lucid )