The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 8.10 - Page 3

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 Studio 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 (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):

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

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

sudo apt-get install opera flashplugin-nonfree filezilla thunderbird evolution amule-utils-gui amule azureus bittornado-gui xchat-gnome gnucash skype googleearth acroread* mozilla-acroread openoffice.org amarok banshee mplayer mozilla-mplayer rhythmbox gtkpod-aac 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 dvdrip sound-juicer 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 gstreamer* helix-player mozilla-helix-player xine-ui xine-plugin non-free-codecs msttcorefonts libdvdcss2 k3b kompozer bluefish quanta sun-java6-bin sun-java6-javadb sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin ubuntu-restricted-extras

(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 Save File:

Then open a terminal (Accessories > Terminal) and go to the location where you've saved the file (e.g. /home/falko/Desktop):

cd /home/falko/Desktop

Install Picasa as follows:

sudo dpkg -i picasa*.deb

Afterwards you can delete the downloaded file to clean up your system:

rm -f picasa*.deb

 

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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