The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) - Page 2

7 Install Additional Software

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

  • amarok
  • gimp
  • flashplugin-installer (necessary only if you didn't check the Install this third-party software checkboxduring installation)
  • amule
  • audacity
  • vuze
  • bluefish
  • dvdrip
  • filezilla
  • ttf-mscorefonts-installer
  • gnucash
  • gstreamer* (necessary only if you didn't check the Install this third-party software checkbox duringinstallation)
  • gtkpod
  • k3b
  • kino
  • mplayer
  • smplayer
  • eclipse
  • scribus
  • vlc*
  • mozilla-plugin-vlc
  • xchat-gnome
  • xmms2*
  • sound-juicer
  • skype
  • non-free-codecs
  • ubuntu-restricted-extras
  • libdvdcss2
  • xine-ui
  • xine-plugin
  • evolution
  • virtualbox-ose
  • chromium-browser
  • googleearth-package
  • skype (32 bit version only, leave it out for 64 bit)
  • banshee
  • transmission
  • icedtea-plugin
  • gdebi

After you've selected the desired packages, click on the Apply button. Confirm your selection by again 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 have to answer a few questions. Accept the licenses and proceed:

After all packages have been installed, click on Close:

 

8 TrueType Fonts

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

 

9 Google Earth

In chapter 7, we have installed the package googleearth-package which is a utility to automatically build a .deb package of GoogleEarth. 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 (Dash > Terminal) and become root:

sudo su

Now you can build the Google Earth .deb package as follows:

make-googleearth-package --force

[...]
Package: googleearth
Version: 6.0.3.2197+1.2.0-1
Section: non-free/science
Priority: optional
Maintainer:  <[email protected]>
Architecture: amd64
Depends: fonts-liberation, libfreeimage3, lsb-core, libqtcore4, libgl1-mesa-glx, libglu1-mesa , libcurl3:i386, libsm6:i386, libfontconfig1:i386, libxt6:i386, libxrender1:i386, libxext6:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, libgl1-mesa-dri:i386
Suggests: lib32nss-mdns|libnss-mdns:i386, libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386, libgl1-fglrx-glx:i386
Description: Google Earth, a 3D map/planet viewer
 Package built with googleearth-package.
dpkg-deb: building package `googleearth' in `./googleearth_6.0.3.2197+1.2.0-1_amd64.deb'.
-----------------------------
Success!
You can now install the package with e.g:

sudo dpkg -i googleearth_6.0.3.2197+1.2.0-1_amd64.deb
-----------------------------
[email protected]:/home/howtoforge#

If you don't see any errors, then you should find the Google Earth .deb package in the current directory:

ls -l

[email protected]:/home/howtoforge# ls -l
total 56752
drwxr-xr-x 2 howtoforge howtoforge     4096 Okt 28 14:17 Desktop
drwxr-xr-x 2 howtoforge howtoforge     4096 Okt 28 14:17 Documents
drwxr-xr-x 2 howtoforge howtoforge     4096 Okt 28 14:17 Downloads
-rw-r--r-- 1 howtoforge howtoforge     8980 Okt 28 14:04 examples.desktop
-rw-r--r-- 1 root       root       24377432 Nov  5 15:08 googleearth_6.0.3.2197+1.2.0-1_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root       root       33688483 Mai 19  2011 GoogleEarthLinux.bin
drwxr-xr-x 2 howtoforge howtoforge     4096 Okt 28 14:17 Music
drwxr-xr-x 2 howtoforge howtoforge     4096 Okt 28 14:17 Pictures
drwxr-xr-x 2 howtoforge howtoforge     4096 Okt 28 14:17 Public
drwxr-xr-x 2 howtoforge howtoforge     4096 Okt 28 14:17 Templates
drwxr-xr-x 2 howtoforge howtoforge     4096 Okt 28 14:17 Videos
[email protected]:/home/howtoforge#

I want to install the .deb package using gdebi which takes care of all dependencies.

gdebi googleearth_6.0.3.2197+1.2.0-1_amd64.deb

 



10 Inventory (II)

Now let's check again what we have so far. Our inventory should nowlook like this:

Graphics:
[x] The GIMP
[x] Shotwell Photo Manager

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

Office:
[x] LibreOffice Writer
[x] LibreOffice 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
[ ] MiroPlayer
[x] Totem
[x] Xine
[x] Brasero
[x] K3B
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

Programming:
[x] Bluefish
[x] Eclipse

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

[x] gdebi

[x] Synaptic Package Manager

 

11 Opera

Open a browser and go to http://www.opera.com/download/guide/?os=linux ; select Ubuntu as the distribution and then default package and click on the Download Opera button:

A download dialogue should come up. If it offers the option Open with Ubuntu Software Center (default), choose that one and follow the installation wizard. If you just see Open with and a Browse... button, select that option and click on the Browse... button. Select gdebi-gtk (/usr/bin/gdebi-gtk):

On the appearing window, select Install Package:





Now open Opera, it will pop-up a window press I agree:



 

12 MiroPlayer (For i386 Systems Only)

Now we will install the Miro player through terminal as follows:

sudo apt-get install miro

Now open Miro:

Make it System Default and press Next:

 Now we have Miro player installed in Ubuntu 14.10

13 Skype for 64 bit Systems

Skype is available in the repository it self, if you have not installed it before then you can install it as through the terminal as follows:

sudo apt-get install skype



Press I agree

 

14 Inventory (III)

We have now all wanted applications installed:

Graphics:
[x] The GIMP
[x] Shotwell Photo Manager

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

Office:
[x] LibreOffice Writer
[x] LibreOffice 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] MiroPlayer
[x] Totem
[x] Xine
[x] Brasero
[x] K3B
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

Programming:
[x] Bluefish
[x] Eclipse

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

[x] Synaptic Package Manager

[x] gdebi Package Installer

 

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