The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) - Page 3

6 Install Additional Software

To install additional applications, open the Synaptic Package Manager (System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager):

Type in your password:

In the Synaptic Package Manager, we can install additional software. You can use the Quick search field to find packages. To select a package for installation, click 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 Mark:

Select the following packages for installation (* is a wildcard; e.g. gstreamer* means all packages that start with gstreamer):

  • amarok
  • gimp
  • flashplugin-nonfree
  • amule
  • audacity
  • vuze
  • banshee
  • bluefish
  • dvdrip
  • filezilla
  • ttf-mscorefonts-installer
  • gnucash
  • gstreamer*
  • gtkpod-aac
  • sun-java6* (except sun-java6-doc)
  • k3b
  • kino
  • mplayer
  • smplayer
  • quanta
  • kompozer
  • scribus
  • vlc*
  • mozilla-plugin-vlc
  • xchat-gnome
  • xmms2*
  • sound-juicer
  • realplayer
  • googleearth
  • acroread
  • non-free-codecs
  • ubuntu-restricted-extras
  • libdvdcss2
  • xine-ui
  • xine-plugin
  • thunderbird
  • virtualbox-ose

After you've selected the desired packages, click the Apply button:

Confirm your selection by clicking 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 Close:

 

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 10.0r45) 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
[ ] Opera
[x] Flash Player
[x] FileZilla
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[x] aMule
[x] Transmission BitTorrent Client
[x] Vuze
[x] Empathy IM Client
[ ] 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] RealPlayer
[x] Totem
[x] Xine
[x] Brasero
[x] K3B
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

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

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

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From: Anonymous at: 2010-05-04 03:02:33

Even better, why not just type "sudo apt-get install amarok gimp flashplugin-nonfree amule audacity vuze banshee bluefish dvdrip filezilla ttf-mscorefonts-installer gnucash gstreamer* gtkpod-aac sun-java6* (except sun-java6-doc) k3b kino mplayer smplayer quanta kompozer scribus vlc* mozilla-plugin-vlc xchat-gnome xmms2* sound-juicer realplayer googleearth acroread non-free-codecs ubuntu-restricted-extras libdvdcss2 xine-ui xine-plugin thunderbird virtualbox-ose"?

From: Anonymous at: 2010-05-08 18:00:34

Yeah.... staying clicking and searching all those packages would take too ages. Although I don't believe apt would understand the '(except sun-java6-doc)' :)

From: Fredl at: 2010-06-18 16:52:09

Sure it would if you put it in the "install"-line this way: sun-java6-doc- (notice the trailing hyphen?)

From: Joseph at: 2010-08-04 03:00:39

 I had to use this:

sudo apt-get install amarok gimp flashplugin-nonfree amule audacity vuze banshee bluefish dvdrip filezilla ttf-mscorefonts-installer gnucash gtkpod-aac sun-java6*  k3b kino mplayer smplayer quanta kompozer scribus vlc* mozilla-plugin-vlc xchat-gnome xmms2* sound-juicer acroread ubuntu-restricted-extras xine-ui xine-plugin thunderbird virtualbox-ose

 Just take out the ones that error and do them manually thru synaptic