The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) - Page 3

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6 Install Additional Software

To install additional applications, you can either open the Synaptic Package Manager (System> Administration > Synaptic Package Manager) or the command line.

There's a bug in Ubuntu 8.10 which prevents Synaptic from displaying packages from third-party repositories. If you want to use Synaptic to install the additional applications, you must open a terminal first (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and run

sudo update-apt-xapian-index

Afterwards you can start Synaptic and install the following packages (please search for acroread first - if Synaptic doesn't find it, use the command line; see below):

  • amarok
  • flashplugin-nonfree
  • amule
  • audacity
  • azureus
  • banshee
  • bluefish
  • dvdrip
  • filezilla
  • msttcorefonts
  • gnucash
  • gstreamer*
  • gtkpod-aac
  • sun-java6* (except sun-java6-doc)
  • k3b
  • kino
  • mplayer
  • mozilla-mplayer
  • quanta
  • kompozer
  • scribus
  • vlc*
  • xchat-gnome
  • xmms2*
  • bittornado
  • bittornado-gui
  • sound-juicer
  • helix-player
  • mozilla-helix-player
  • googleearth
  • acroread
  • mozilla-acroread
  • non-free-codecs
  • ubuntu-restricted-extras
  • libdvdcss2
  • opera
  • xine-ui
  • xine-plugin
  • thunderbird
  • skype

If you want to install the applications from the command line, open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and install the packages with one single command:

sudo apt-get install amarok flashplugin-nonfree amule audacity azureus banshee bluefish dvdrip filezilla msttcorefonts gnucash gstreamer* gtkpod-aac sun-java6-bin sun-java6-javadb sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin k3b kino mplayer mozilla-mplayer quanta kompozer scribus xchat-gnome bittornado bittornado-gui sound-juicer helix-player mozilla-helix-player googleearth acroread mozilla-acroread non-free-codecs ubuntu-restricted-extras libdvdcss2 opera xine-ui xine-plugin xmms2 xmms2tray xmms2-plugin-airplay xmms2-plugin-alsa xmms2-plugin-ao xmms2-plugin-asf xmms2-plugin-asx xmms2-plugin-avcodec xmms2-plugin-cdda xmms2-plugin-cue xmms2-plugin-curl xmms2-plugin-daap xmms2-plugin-faad xmms2-plugin-flac xmms2-plugin-gme xmms2-plugin-gvfs xmms2-plugin-ices xmms2-plugin-icymetaint xmms2-plugin-id3v2 xmms2-plugin-jack xmms2-plugin-karaoke xmms2-plugin-lastfm xmms2-plugin-m3u xmms2-plugin-mad xmms2-plugin-mms xmms2-plugin-modplug xmms2-plugin-mp4 xmms2-plugin-musepack xmms2-plugin-normalize xmms2-plugin-ofa xmms2-plugin-oss xmms2-plugin-pls xmms2-plugin-pulse xmms2-plugin-rss xmms2-plugin-sid xmms2-plugin-smb xmms2-plugin-speex xmms2-plugin-vocoder xmms2-plugin-vorbis xmms2-plugin-wma xmms2-plugin-xml xmms2-plugin-xspf vlc vlc-data vlc-dbg vlc-nox vlc-plugin-arts vlc-plugin-esd vlc-plugin-ggi vlc-plugin-jack vlc-plugin-pulse vlc-plugin-sdl vlc-plugin-svgalib thunderbird skype

(This must go into one line!)

 

7 Flash Player

To see if the Flash Player has been installed correctly, 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 10.0r12) among them:

 

8 TrueType Fonts

To check if the TrueType fonts have been installed correctly, open a word processor like OpenOffice. You should now find your new Windows fonts there:

 

9 Inventory (II)

Now let's check again what we have so far by browsing the menus again:

Our inventory should now look like this:

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

Internet:
[x] Firefox
[x] Opera
[x] Flash Player
[x] FileZilla
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[x] aMule
[x] BitTornado
[x] Azureus/Vuze
[x] Pidgin
[x] Skype
[x] Google Earth
[x] Xchat IRC

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

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

Programming:
[x] KompoZer
[x] Bluefish
[x] Quanta Plus

Other:
[ ] VMware Server
[x] TrueType fonts
[x] Java
[x] Read/Write support for NTFS partitions

 

10 Google Picasa

Open Firefox and go to http://picasa.google.com/linux/thanks-deb.html. A download dialogue should come up automatically. Select Open with GDebi Package Installer (default):

A Package Installer window comes up. Click on the Install Package button to install Picasa:

Type in your password:

Picasa is now being installed. Afterwards, you can close the Package Installer window:

 

11 Inventory (III)

Browse the menu again and check what you've got installed so far.

Your list should look like this now:

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

Internet:
[x] Firefox
[x] Opera
[x] Flash Player
[x] FileZilla
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[x] aMule
[x] BitTornado
[x] Azureus/Vuze
[x] Pidgin
[x] Skype
[x] Google Earth
[x] Xchat IRC

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

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

Programming:
[x] KompoZer
[x] Bluefish
[x] Quanta Plus

Other:
[ ] VMware Server
[x] TrueType fonts
[x] Java
[x] Read/Write support for NTFS partitions


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Submitted by wings (not registered) on Wed, 2009-04-08 15:54.

this is the only output that i am getting with the manual install.

wings@wings-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install amarok flashplugin-nonfree amule audacity azureus banshee bluefish dvdrip filezilla msttcorefonts gnucash gstreamer* gtkpod-aac sun-java6-bin sun-java6-javadb sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin k3b kino mplayer mozilla-mplayer quanta kompozer scribus xchat-gnome bittornado bittornado-gui sound-juicer helix-player mozilla-helix-player googleearth acroread mozilla-acroread non-free-codecs ubuntu-restricted-extras libdvdcss2 opera xine-ui xine-plugin xmms2 xmms2tray xmms2-plugin-airplay xmms2-plugin-alsa xmms2-plugin-ao xmms2-plugin-asf xmms2-plugin-asx xmms2-plugin-avcodec xmms2-plugin-cdda xmms2-plugin-cue xmms2-plugin-curl xmms2-plugin-daap xmms2-plugin-faad xmms2-plugin-flac xmms2-plugin-gme xmms2-plugin-gvfs xmms2-plugin-ices xmms2-plugin-icymetaint xmms2-plugin-id3v2 xmms2-plugin-jack xmms2-plugin-karaoke xmms2-plugin-lastfm xmms2-plugin-m3u xmms2-plugin-mad xmms2-plugin-mms xmms2-plugin-modplug xmms2-plugin-mp4 xmms2-plugin-musepack xmms2-plugin-normalize xmms2-plugin-ofa xmms2-plugin-oss xmms2-plugin-pls xmms2-plugin-pulse xmms2-plugin-rss xmms2-plugin-sid xmms2-plugin-smb xmms2-plugin-speex xmms2-plugin-vocoder xmms2-plugin-vorbis xmms2-plugin-wma xmms2-plugin-xml xmms2-plugin-xspf vlc vlc-data vlc-dbg vlc-nox vlc-plugin-arts vlc-plugin-esd vlc-plugin-ggi vlc-plugin-jack vlc-plugin-pulse vlc-plugin-sdl vlc-plugin-svgalib thunderbird skype
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done
flashplugin-nonfree is already the newest version.
bluefish is already the newest version.
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg-full for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-alsa for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-dbg for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-audiosink for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-doc for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer-tools for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-x for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-plugins-base-dbg for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mpegdemux for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting bluez-gstreamer for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-plugins-base-doc for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting libgstreamer0.10-0 for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-packagekit for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting libgstreamer0.10-ruby for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer-dbus-media-service for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-plugins-really-bad for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-plugins-good for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-plugins for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-audiosource for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting ultrastar-ng-gstreamer for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-plugins-farsight for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting libghc6-gstreamer-dev for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-pitfdll for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-videosink for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting kaffeine-gstreamer for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-dbg for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-lame for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse instead of gstreamer0.10-lame
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-plugins-good-dbg for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-doc for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-plugins-good-doc for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-visualization for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-fluendo-plugins-wmv-doc for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting phonon-backend-gstreamer for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse-dbg for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting totem-gstreamer for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-doc for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-esd for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-fluendo-plugins-doc for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.8-tools for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting libgstreamer0.10-ruby1.8 for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-plugins-base-apps for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer-codec-install for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mpegmux for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse-dbg for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting libgstreamer-perl for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting libgstreamer0.10-dev for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-sdl for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-gnomevfs for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-plugins-base for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-videosource for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0 for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-gnonlin for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-tools for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-schroedinger for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting gstreamer0.10-gnonlin-dev for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting libgstreamer0.10-0-dbg for regex 'gstreamer*'
Note, selecting deejayd-gstreamer for regex 'gstreamer*'
sun-java6-bin is already the newest version.
sun-java6-jre is already the newest version.
sun-java6-jre set to manually installed.
sun-java6-plugin is already the newest version.
acroread is already the newest version.
Package opera is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package opera has no installation candidate

thank you for your time

Submitted by Jim Lafflam (not registered) on Sun, 2009-02-15 00:21.

The reader can read Bug #288797 for more information and status of the bug which prevents Synaptic's quick search from displaying packages from third-party repositories until running

sudo update-apt-xapian-index

Submitted by mindseye (not registered) on Sun, 2009-04-26 18:32.

Actually, I get that result after running your xapian line.  Maybe there's something else that's left out?  also, mozilla-acroread isn't a valid package in intrepid.  Been running into this all over.