To Do List After installing Ubuntu 9.04 aka Jaunty Jackalope

This post is a follow up of this. In Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope , as you would expect from any upgrade, the packages are a bit different, so i decided to write the Jaunty’s To Do List on its own. So here you go :

1 – Expand the Software Repository List

First of all, lets make Ubuntu “see” more packages. Go to the terminal and edit your sources.list with :

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Here is the content of my sources.list which I think is quite complete to have all the necessary applications you could ever need. So delete the whole content of your sources list and replace it with the content of mine

Save it. Go to the Terminal and type:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Now all your programs will run on the last version.

2 – Anti-Virus

Windows equivalent : AVG AntiVirus, NAV, TrendMicro, F-Prot, Kaspersky, …

Ubuntu equivalent : Avast

Avast

wget http://files.avast.com/files/linux/avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb && sudo dpkg -i avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb

Access it through Accessories → avast! Antivirus .

3 – Essential tools for compiling from sources

sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall cdbs devscripts dh-make fakeroot libxml-parser-perl check avahi-daemon

4 – Java runtime environment

Java is a very important thing to install, now that many programs like Azureus need it to run. So type:

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-fonts sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin equivs ttf-sazanami-gothic ttf-sazanami-mincho

5 – More Fonts

Here you will find a bunch of fonts you can install on your system, but remember that you don’t need to install all of them

sudo mkdir -p /usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1 && sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts && sudo apt-get install ttf-larabie-straight ttf-larabie-deco mplayer-fonts xfonts-terminus-dos xfonts-terminus xfonts-terminus-oblique xfonts-mona tv-fonts ttf-tuffy ttf-sjfonts ttf-sil-padauk ttf-sil-ezra ttf-paktype ttf-georgewilliams ttf-fifthhorseman-dkg-handwriting ttf-farsiweb ttf-essays1743 ttf-opensymbol ttf-nafees ttf-mgopen ttf-gentium ttf-freefont ttf-dustin ttf-devanagari-fonts ttf-dejavu-extra ttf-dejavu-core ttf-dejavu ttf-bpg-georgian-fonts ttf-bitstream-vera ttf-alee

6 – Ubuntu Control Panel

Ubuntu Tweak

Ubuntu Tweak allows you to tweak your system settings, all in one place. You can install new applications, customize your desktop settings, configure your startup applications, changing the system filetype association and many more tweaks in this single application.

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

Then access it through Applications → System Tools → Ubuntu Tweak

7 – Nice Right Click Sub-Menus

For some useful right click menus in nautilus

sudo apt-get install nautilus-actions nautilus-gksu nautilus-image-converter nautilus-open-terminal nautilus-script-audio-convert nautilus-script-collection-svn nautilus-script-manager nautilus-sendto nautilus-share nautilus-wallpaper

App Runner

App Runner is a small open source utility that makes it very easy to run any type of program/executable/script on any distro/OS that uses the nautilus file manager: Debian/Ubuntu/Super OS/Fedora/etc

wget http://hacktolive.org/files/app_runner/App_Runner_0.2.deb && sudo dpkg -i App_Runner_0.2.deb

Then right-click the file -> Scripts -> Run This App or Run This App (root)

8 – Multimedia

Windows equivalent : windows media player, real player, vlc, mplayer

Ubuntu equivalent : vlc, mplayer, helix player

To have Ubuntu playing all kinds of stuff, you need to install many codecs. So on the Terminal, type:

* Installing vlc and mplayer (plays almost everything):

sudo apt-get install vlc mplayer

* Common packs

sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs libxine1-ffmpeg gxine mencoder mpeg2dec vorbis-tools id3v2 mpg321 mpg123 libflac++6 ffmpeg toolame libmp4v2-0 totem-mozilla icedax tagtool easytag id3tool lame nautilus-script-audio-convert mozilla-helix-player helix-player libmad0 libjpeg-progs libmpcdec3 libquicktime1 flac faac faad sox toolame ffmpeg2theora libmpeg2-4 uudeview flac libmpeg3-1 mpeg3-utils mpegdemux liba52-dev

* Gstreammer 0.10

sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mpegdemux gstreamer0.10-gnonlin gstreamer0.10-pitfdll gstreamer0.10-sdl gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse gstreamer0.10-schroedinger gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse totem-gstreamer

* More programs

sudo apt-get install gstreamer-dbus-media-service gstreamer-tools ubuntu-restricted-extras

* Enable dvd support

sudo aptitude install libdvdcss2 && sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/./install-css.sh

* Flash

sudo apt-get install gsfonts gsfonts-x11 flashplugin-nonfree

9. Tweak your eyecandy

Ubuntu 9.04 comes with compiz fusion effects OOTB but doesn’t offer a way to customize them.

In a terminal copy/paste this:

sudo apt-get install simple-ccsm

Now navigate to System → Preferences → Simple CompizConfig Settings Manager .

10 – Missing Windows software?? Run Windows softwares in Linux!!!

Wine

Wine is a compatibility layer for running Windows programs in Linux.

sudo apt-get install wine

Then just double click .exe file.

Note: Not all windows software can run.A list is available in the website.

11 – Play Windows Games in Linux

Install PlayonLinux.Games like world of warcraft ,counterstrike and many other can be played.Playonlinux is based on wine.

Click here for list of games available

sudo apt-get install playonlinux

12 – Clipboard Management

By Default in ubuntu when u copy something from an application and closes the application u will not be able to access it from the clipboard. And also when u copy severals text in serial u only have the last on available to you in the clipboard. To solve that install either of the following but Glipper is better because it supports plugins.

Glipper

sudo apt-get install glipper

Then right click ur panel → Add to Panel then drag Clipboard Manager to ur panel

Parcellite

sudo apt-get install parcellite

13 – Archiver/ Packing software

Windows equivalent : winrar, zip, 7zip

Ubuntu equivalent : tar, unrar, p7zip, arj, unace

It’s bad when you don’t have Internet on your computer/notebook, but you have to pack/unpack something but the file format isn’t recognized by the system. To codevent from this bad situation, you can install a bunch of packing software by typing this on the terminal:

sudo apt-get install unace rar unrar zip unzip p7zip-full p7zip-rar sharutils aish uudeview mpack lha arj cabextract file-roller

14 – Graphical web browser

Windows equivalent : Internet explorer, firefox, opera

Ubuntu equivalent : Firefox, opera

Opera

sudo apt-get install opera

Firefox (installed by default intrepid)

sudo apt-get install firefox

15 – Download Manager

Windows equivalent : Free download manager

Ubuntu equivalent : Multiget

MultiGet is a http/ftp downloader with a nice GUI for linux desktop users. It can run on almost all desktops without any configuration. It has many powerful functions comparing to others.

sudo apt-get install multiget

Access it through Applications → Internet → MultiGet .

16 – Graphical Email client

Windows equivalent : Outlook

Ubuntu equivalent : Evolution, Thunderbird

Evolution (installed by default in intrepid)

sudo apt-get install evolution

Access it through Applications → Internet → Evolution Mail .

Thunderbird

sudo apt-get install thunderbird

Access it through Applications → Internet → Mozilla Thunderbird Mail/News .

17 – Instant Messanging protocal clients

Windows equivalent : MSN messenger, Yahoo messenger, QQ, AIM, Gtalk, ICQ,IRC

Ubuntu equivalent : Pidgin, emesene

Pidgin (installed by default in intrepid)

Pidgin is an easy to use and free chat client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and more chat networks all at once. Supported chat networks: AIM, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk, Groupwise, ICQ, IRC, MSN, MySpaceIM, QQ, SILC, SIMPLE, Sametime, XMPP, Yahoo!, Zephyr

sudo apt-get install pidgin pidgin-data pidgin-lastfm pidgin-guifications msn-pecan pidgin-musictracker pidgin-plugin-pack pidgin-themes

Access it through Applications → Internet → Pidgin Internet Messenger .

Emesene only for MSN Messenger.

sudo apt-get install emesene

Access it through Applications → Internet → Emesene .

18 – VOIP

Windows equivalent : skype

Ubuntu equivalent : skype, ekiga

Skype

sudo apt-get install skype

Access it through Applications → Internet → Skype.

Ekiga (installed by default in intrepid)

sudo apt-get install ekiga

Access it through Applications → Internet → Ekiga SoftPhone.

19 – Viewing PDF files

Windows equivalent : Adobe Reader

Ubuntu equivalent : Adobe Reader

Adobe Reader

sudo apt-get install acroread acroread-fonts

Access it through Applications → Office → Adobe Reader.

20– Adobe Air


wget http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/lin/download/latest/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

chmod +x . /AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

Access it through Applications → Accessories → Adobe Air Application Installer.

21 – Music / MP3 / OGG Players

Windows equivalent : iTunes, Winamp

Ubuntu equivalent : Rhythmbox, Amarok

Rhythmbox

sudo apt-get install rhythmbox

Access it through Applications → Sound & Video → Rhythmbox Music Player.

Amarok

sudo apt-get install amarok amarok-common

Access it through Applications → Sound & Video → Amarok.

22 – Hard Disk Partitions Manager

Windows equivalent : Symanted Partition Magic

Ubuntu equivalent : GParted, Disk-Manager

GParted

sudo apt-get install gparted ntfsprogs

Access it through System → Administration → Partition Editor.

23 – Vector Graphics Editor

Windows equivalent : Adobe Illustrator

Ubuntu equivalent : Inkscape

Inkscape

sudo apt-get install inkscape

Access it through Applications → Graphics → Inkscape Vector Graphics Editor.

24 – Image Editor

Windows equivalent : Adobe Photoshop

Ubuntu equivalent : GIMP

GIMP

sudo apt-get install gimp gimp-data gimp-plugin-registry

Access it through Applications → Graphics → GIMP Image Editor.

25 – 3D Graphics Applications

Windows equivalent : 3D Studio MAX

Ubuntu equivalent : Blender

Blender

sudo apt-get install blender

Access it through Applications → Graphics → Blender (windowed).

26 – Simple Yet Advanced Text Editor

Windows equivalent : Notepad ++

Ubuntu equivalent : GEdit

GEdit

sudo apt-get install gedit gedit-plugins

Access it through Applications → Accessories → Text Editor.

27 – Office Applications

Windows equivalent : Microsoft Office

Ubuntu equivalent : OpenOffice

OpenOffice

sudo apt-get install openoffice.org

Access it through Applications → Office

28 – Microsoft Visio

Windows equivalent : Microsoft Visio

Ubuntu equivalent : Dia

Dia

sudo apt-get install dia

Access it through Applications → Graphics → Dia Diagram Editor

29 – Microsoft Project

Windows equivalent : Microsoft Project

Ubuntu equivalent : OpenProj

OpenProj

wget http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/openproj/openproj_1.4-2.deb && sudo dpkg -i openproj_1.4-2.deb

Access it through Applications → Office → OpenProj

30 – Development IDE

Windows equivalent : Dreamweaver

Ubuntu equivalent : Quanta, Kompozer, NetBeans

Quanta

sudo apt-get install quanta

Access it through Applications → Programming → Quanta Plus

Komposer

sudo apt-get install kompozer nvu

Access it through Applications → Internet → Kompozer

NetBeans

sudo apt-get install netbeans

Access it through Applications → Programming → NetBeans IDE

31 – Graphical FTP clients

Windows equivalent : CuteFTP, SmartFTP

Ubuntu equivalent : FileZilla

FileZilla

This is great FTP program, very complete, in my opinion, the best one for linux.

On the terminal type:

sudo apt-get install filezilla filezilla-common

Access it through Applications → Internet → FileZilla FTP Client.

32 – P2P Clients / Servers, File Sharing

Windows equivalent : utorrent, azureus, emule

Ubuntu equivalent : Deluge, azureus, amule

Bittorent clients

Deluge (written in python)

sudo apt-get install deluge-torrent

Access it through Applications → Internet → Deluge Torrent.

Azureus: Uses Java to run, very complete but a bit heavy

sudo apt-get install azureus

Access it through Applications → Internet → Azureus.

Emule Donkey Clients

Amule

sudo apt-get install amule

Access it through Applications → Internet → aMule.

33 – Programs for CD burning with GUI

Windows equivalent : Nero, Roxio Easy CD Creator

Ubuntu equivalent : K3b, Brasero

K3b

Nero is available for linux,but its not free.A trial is available for 1 month usage and later it asks or activation code.But K3B is as good as Nero.Have a good feature set as Nero.

sudo apt-get install k3b k3b-data k3b-i18n libk3b3

Access it through Applications → Sound & Video → K3B.

Brasero (installed by default in Intrepid)

sudo apt-get install brasero

Access it through Applications → Sound & Video → Brasero Disc Burning .

34 – Mountings ISO files

Windows equivalent : Alcohol

Ubuntu equivalent : acetoneiso

Acetoneiso

The best one for linux ACETONEISO,which is similar to ALCOHOL in windows

its supports almost all formats. AcetoneISO is CD/DVD image manipulator for Linux.Using this tool it is very easy to Mount and Unmount ISO,MDF,NRG Images . I dont think its available in ubuntu repository.

sudo apt-get install libksba8 libenca0 libtwolame0 fuseiso kommander p7zip-full gnupg-agent gnupg2 pinentry-qt mencoder cdrdao libqt4-webkit libphonon4 phonon phonon-backend-gstreamer

wget http://darkstar.ist.utl.pt/getdeb/ubuntu/jaunty/ac/acetoneiso_2.0.3.1-1~getdeb1_i386.deb && sudo dpkg -i acetoneiso_2.0.3.1-1~getdeb1_i386.deb

Access it via Sound & Videos -> AcetoneISO

35 – Install Vista like gadgets.

Windows equivalent : Vista Sidebar

Ubuntu equivalent : google-gadgets

Google gadgets

wget http://neacm.fe.up.pt/pub/getdeb/ubuntu/intrepid/go/google-gadgets_0.10.5-1~getdeb2_i386.deb && sudo dpkg -i google-gadgets_0.10.5-1~getdeb2_i386.deb

This will complete the installation.

Now press Alt+F2, and type “ggl-gtk” to start them. You should see a small icon show up in your system tray, and a sidebar. Right click on any of them and select ‘Add Gadgets’ to show a menu. If you’d like to have Google Gadgets start automatically, go to System – Preferences – Session, click ‘Add’, paste ‘Google Gadgets’ for the name and ‘ggl-gtk’ for the command. Click OK and Close, and you’re good to go.

36 – Google Desktop

Google Desktop allows one to full text search of a user’s e-mail, computer files, music, photos, chat, and Web pages viewed,OpenOffice documents , PDF files and more .

Now similar tools already existed on Linux like beagle (supported by novell ) , meta tracker etc . However Google Desktop search is not based on any of these tools and uses its proprietary algorithms to search for files on the computer ,also being 1.0 release and more stable then these products it could be preferred over tools like beagle .

To install Google Desktop Search type the following command in the terminal window : -

sudo apt-get install google-desktop-linux

Access it through Applications → Google Desktop → Google Desktop

Now after choosing appropriate option through Applications → Google Desktop → Google Desktop Preferences, you would find Google Desktop icon in the bar at the top of the screen , now it would automatically scan and index files on computer and store it in local database which could be searched using web browser .

37 – Photo Management

Google Picasa

Google Picasa is an extremely professional good looking photo management application available on Windows ,Linux and Mac OS (??) . Now Google Picasa has a number of features that many photo management software on Linux dont have further Google Picasa looks very user friendly as compared to similar open source application available on linux . Now Google Picasa for Linux is not a native linux application but runs on Linux thru application layer called wine which allows many windows application to run flawlessly on Linux.

Now to install Google – Picasa type the following command in the terminal window

sudo apt-get install picasa

Access it through Applications → Graphics → Picasa → Picasa

38 – Map Viewing and Management

Google Earth

To install Google Earth type the following command in the Terminal Window.

sudo aptitude install googleearth

After downloading is over you will get a screen like this press ¨Yes¨ to accept the license agreement and complete software installation.

Now you can launch Google Earth from Application → Internet → Google Earth

39 – Gmail Notification

Checkgmail

If you would like to get notified when you have a new mail in your google mail account, checkgmail is for you. To install Checkgmail type the following command in the Terminal Window.

sudo apt-get install checkgmail

Now you can launch it from Application → Internet → CheckGmail

40 – Configure Firewall

If you are concern about your security, then it is pertinent that you activate the firewall and prevent any unauthorized access to your computer.

UFW is installed by default, but if you need a graphical interface, install GUFW.

sudo apt-get install gufw

41 – Gnome Do
Gnome Do is a small application that allows you to search and do things faster and more efficiently in your Ubuntu machine. It is similar to QuickSilver in Mac and Launchy in Windows. For those who have not tried Gnome Do before, it might take some time for you to get used to it. But once you’re hooked to it, there will be no turning back for you.Gnome Do also comes with a dock interface that you can use it like any other docks.
sudo apt-get install gnome-do

Now you can launch it from Application → Accessories → Gnome Do

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242 Responses to “To Do List After installing Ubuntu 9.04 aka Jaunty Jackalope”

  1. To get official Adobe Reader 9.1 on Ubuntu 9.04, you can follow one of the 2 methods listed below;

    I.
    1) sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    2) Add the below line in sources.list,
    deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty partner
    3) sudo apt-get update
    4) sudo apt-get install acroread

    or

    II. 1) wget http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.1/enu/AdbeRdr9.1.0-1_i486linux_enu.bin
    2.) chmod +x ./AdbeRdr9.1.0-1_i486linux_enu.bin
    3.)./AdbeRdr9.1.0-1_i486linux_enu.bin

    Thanks,
    Vaibhav

  2. even if many programs comes already installed very good post thx cuz many of them i didnt know

  3. [...] To Do List After installing Ubuntu 9.04 aka Jaunty Jackalope [...]

  4. Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Couldn’t find package amarok

    Posted to the wrong blog post before! ALl the packages tell me this
    Fresh fresh install. only updated list as instructed and installed avast! What’s going on here?

  5. also when trying to fix broken packages in synaptic i get

    W: GPG error: http://dl.google.com stable Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY A040830F7FAC5991
    W: GPG error: http://deb.opera.com lenny Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 033431536A423791
    W: GPG error: http://deb.mulx.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY B1F5957DE4946268
    W: GPG error: http://packages.medibuntu.org jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 2EBC26B60C5A2783
    W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 7889D725DA6DEEAA
    W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 632D16BB0C713DA6
    W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 28A8205077558DD0
    W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 2ED6BB6042C24D89
    W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 6AF0E1940624A220
    W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 6E871C4A881574DE

    your source file mentions adding keys but i cant find the keys in the file like it says to do. i’m pretty new heh

  6. Problems semi-solved.
    using your previously posted source list I got the keys for the jaunty list. using the synaptic i hit reload to find which keys were missing and either added them in terminal or ### them out in the source list. was able to install amarok from add/remove programs when i could not before and I got everything I wanted installed! Thanks!

  7. @ Evan
    Glad to know that your problem are solved now. At the head of the sources.list, i mentioned how to add the keys, like if you get this :
    W: GPG error: http://dl.google.com stable Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY A040830F7FAC5991

    to add the keys
    just do :

    gpg –keyserver subkeys.pgp.net –recv A040830F7FAC5991

    gpg –export –armor A040830F7FAC5991 | sudo apt-key add -

    Thanks

  8. gpg –keyserver subkeys.pgp.net –recv A040830F7FAC5991
    returns a message: usage: gpg [options] [filename]

    Any thoughts?

    Eagleman

  9. awesome . useful .thanks

  10. wow!!! kickass tips!! Thanks.

  11. Please, I can not find the disk-manager …
    what is your repository?

  12. THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!
    lotś a work to make this, greatly appreciated .. i try to make it work :D
    i really missed my opera ;)
    thank you
    GrtzzZ

  13. I am getting the following response. Could it be fixed ..

    E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

  14. @wilfried
    it means may be the Sypnatic package manager is being used or you’re installing some package using another terminal or ubuntu itself is updating the sources ….
    So try to close any other processes installing packages or wait for a while and retry again

  15. Thank you! This has been a great resource an d a huge time saver.

  16. Thanks. Your dedication really helped a lot of us to make a great system! Mick

  17. The First thing I usually do is choose the best software server.
    System > Administration > Software Sources. It has a Choose Best Server test, which pings all 185 Ubuntu download servers and picks the best one for you.

  18. Oh by the way this is one of the BEST ” things to do after Ubuntu install”, I’ve ever seen. Good Work. THANK YOU.

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  20. I cannot play videos in Yahoo videos, sports etc. Any idea?

  21. That’s a nice to do list and I don’t even use that distribution anymore. Good job on the post.

  22. After installing “sudo aptitude install googleearth”, the splash screen of Google Earth appears, but that is all, then it vanishes. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled, but still it does not work. Any suggestions? Thanks. Mick

  23. Excellent job. That was a big help. Very complete article. Thank you so much!

  24. Thanks for your help. Here’s the readout:

    Writing extended state information… Done
    Preconfiguring packages …
    Selecting previously deselected package googleearth-data.
    (Reading database … 146864 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking googleearth-data (from …/googleearth-data_5.0.11337.1968-0medibuntu7_all.deb) …
    Selecting previously deselected package googleearth.
    Unpacking googleearth (from …/googleearth_5.0.11337.1968-0medibuntu7_i386.deb) …
    Processing triggers for man-db …
    Processing triggers for shared-mime-info …
    Unknown media type in type ‘all/all’

    Unknown media type in type ‘all/allfiles’

    Unknown media type in type ‘uri/mms’

    Unknown media type in type ‘uri/mmst’

    Unknown media type in type ‘uri/mmsu’

    Unknown media type in type ‘uri/pnm’

    Unknown media type in type ‘uri/rtspt’

    Unknown media type in type ‘uri/rtspu’

    Unknown media type in type ‘fonts/package’

    Unknown media type in type ‘interface/x-winamp-skin’

    Setting up googleearth-data (5.0.11337.1968-0medibuntu7) …

    Setting up googleearth (5.0.11337.1968-0medibuntu7) …

    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Reading extended state information
    Initializing package states… Done
    Writing extended state information… Done

    x@x-laptop:~$

    (Two Google Earth shortcuts appear in the Applications > Internet menu.)

  25. I have a problem when installing google gadgets, this is what I get
    [sudo] password for mauricio:
    Selecting previously deselected package google-gadgets.
    (Reading database … 116493 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking google-gadgets (from google-gadgets_0.10.3-0~getdeb1_i386.deb) …
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-gadgets:
    google-gadgets depends on libxul0d (>= 1.8.1.4); however:
    Package libxul0d is not installed.
    dpkg: error processing google-gadgets (–install):
    dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
    Processing triggers for shared-mime-info …
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    google-gadgets

  26. Googleearth run from the commandline:

    x@x-laptop:~$ googleearth
    Xlib: extension “GLX” missing on display “:0.0″.
    Xlib: extension “GLX” missing on display “:0.0″.
    Xlib: extension “GLX” missing on display “:0.0″.
    Xlib: extension “GLX” missing on display “:0.0″.
    Google Earth has caught signal 11.

    Stacktrace from glibc:
    ./googleearth-bin [0x806c343]
    ./googleearth-bin [0x806c8b6]
    [0xb7f2a400]
    /opt/google-earth/libIGGfx.so(_ZN3Gap3Gfx18igOglVisualContext22initGLWindowExtensionsEv+0x9c) [0xb278775c]
    /opt/google-earth/libIGGfx.so(_ZN3Gap3Gfx18igOglVisualContext4openEv+0xa6) [0xb2794e36]
    /opt/google-earth/libevll.so(_ZN5earth4evll13VisualContext11OpenContextEN3Gap3Gfx25igRenderDestinationFormatERKNS0_8InitInfoE+0×101) [0xb23a7a01]
    /opt/google-earth/libevll.so(_ZN5earth4evll13VisualContext4initERKNS0_8InitInfoE+0x22d) [0xb23b2b6d]
    /opt/google-earth/libevll.so(_ZN5earth4evll17RenderContextImpl4initERKNS0_8InitInfoE+0×87) [0xb227b7a7]
    ./librender.so(_ZN12RenderWidget6SetApiEPN5earth4evll3APIE+0×47) [0xb60b8e67]
    ./libgoogleearth_lib.so(_ZN5earth6client12ModuleWidget9showEventEP10QShowEvent+0x8e) [0xb6d1614e]
    ./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN7QWidget5eventEP6QEvent+0x7cf) [0xb768615f]
    ./libgoogleearth_lib.so(_ZN10MainWindow18readScreensizeInfoEv+0xc1d) [0xb6ce797d]
    ./googleearth-bin(main+0×286) [0x806cde6]
    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe5) [0xb6ad4775]
    ./googleearth-bin [0x806bad1]

    We apologize for the inconvenience, but Google Earth has crashed.
    This is a bug in the program, and should never happen under normal
    circumstances. A bug report and debugging data are now being written
    to this text file:

    /home/x/.googleearth/crashlogs/crashlog-C5BC8D6C.txt

    This bug report will be sent to Google automatically next time you run
    Google Earth. Its data, which contains no personal information, will help
    us correct problems without bothering you further. If you would rather
    this info not be transmitted, please delete the above file before running
    the program again. If you want bug reports to NEVER be sent, remove the
    above ‘crashlogs’ directory’s read/write permissions.
    [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]

    I’m new to ubuntu. If I read the above correctly, the GLX flies need to be reinstalled. I searched synaptic package manager and found several packages with glx, but am not sure which one(s) to install. Of course, I may be way off here… :) I checked under Xlib too, but still wasn’t too sure what should be done. Thanks again for your help Mr. Moustapha.

    • @MCMalkemus
      it means u don’t have OpenGL , 3D enabled. i’m guessing you have an ati or nvidia card. try to install the appropriate driver first.

      System->Administration->Hardware Drivers

      then restart ubuntu then try reinstalling googleearth
      Thanks

  27. Yes Sir, you were correct! Somehow the nvidia driver was corrupted. I reinstalled it, and Google Earth runs perfectly.

    Many thanks. Keep up the good work. Your efforts are much appreciated!

  28. Thanks for this Lovely Post, i didn’t knew i was missing so many plugins I’m going to use ur post as a guide to finish setup my jaunty desktop
    Thanks again

  29. Man thanks, this got me back up and going after upgrading from intrepid. Soo Thankful!! Couldn’t get Google Gadgets to run…but really who cares, I just wanted to see it installed to show off. More hard drive space for me haha

  30. [...] To Do List After installing Ubuntu 9.04 aka Jaunty Jackalope This post is a follow up of this. In Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope , as you would expect from any upgrade, the packages are a [...] [...]

  31. I just loaded installed 9.04 jaunty and I can not get the compiz to work. I am new to ubuntu so I don’t know how very much works. I can go into the synaptic package manager and see that compiz is in there, but cannot get it to run. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks Justin W Jones

    • @justin w jones
      first if you have an ati or nvidia graphic card, try to install the respective driver from System->Administration->Hardware Drivers

      Ubuntu 9.04 comes with compiz fusion effects OOTB but doesn’t offer a way to customize them.

      In a terminal copy/paste this:
      sudo apt-get install simple-ccsm

      Now navigate to System → Preferences → Simple CompizConfig Settings Manager .
      or to get the advanced configuration

      sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

      Now navigate to System → Preferences → CompizConfig Settings Manager .
      Thanks

  32. Thanks a lot, this is a big help!!

  33. Wonderful post, the is a really helpful resources for any one moving to or using ubuntu.

  34. Wonderful post, the is a really helpful resource for any one moving to or using ubuntu.

  35. Anyone know how to install Second Life in 9.04?

    I’ve downloaded the SecondLife-i686-1.22.11.113941.tar.bz2

    Thanks.

  36. I’ve been getting this error since the las 2 days when i try to update. I try to repaste you source list but it still shows the same error, this is what I get:

    Could not download all repository indexes

    The repository may no longer be available or could not be contacted because of network problems. If available an older version of the failed index will be used. Otherwise the repository will be ignored. Check your network connection and ensure the repository address in the preferences is correct.

    GPG error: http://deb.mulx.net jaunty Release: The following signatures were invalid: NODATA 1 NODATA 2Failed to fetch http://deb.mulx.net/dists/jaunty/main/binary-i386/Packages.bz2 Sub-process bzip2 returned an error code (2)
    Failed to fetch ftp://ftp.mysql.com/pub/mysql/download/gui-tools/ubuntu/dists/binary/deb-src/ftp://ftp.mysql.com/pub/mysql/download/gui-tools/ubuntu//binary-i386/Packages Unable to fetch file, server said ‘Failed to open file. ‘
    Failed to fetch ftp://ftp.mysql.com/pub/mysql/download/gui-tools/ubuntu/dists/binary/deb-src/source//binary-i386/Packages Unable to fetch file, server said ‘Failed to open file. ‘
    Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

  37. Thanks for the incredible list of app equivalents!

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  39. Thanks for this article. It was extremely helpful and well written.

  40. I tried to replace my sources list with yours, I ran the code in terminal, but was not clear on how to delete my old one or if this was all done by itself. I couldn’t even find an old sources list, only the sources list in administration and that was just checked boxes… and lastly I could not configure java6 because the terminal wanted me to choose smtp mail (or other choices) but could not use my keyboard or mouse to select anything… nice article- I just seem to lag in knowledge

  41. and please notify my , I forgot to check that

    • @Metylyerdurden
      to edit your sources.list, go to the terminal and type :

      sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

      then copy and paste the content of the pdf you download from the post then run this in your terminal :

      sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

      then continue and install any application you like in the list
      Thanks

  42. Some great stuff in there I’ve never heard of before, thank you very much.

  43. I’m getting another error when I update, this is the error:

    Could not download all repository indexes

    The repository may no longer be available or could not be contacted because of network problems. If available an older version of the failed index will be used. Otherwise the repository will be ignored. Check your network connection and ensure the repository address in the preferences is correct.

    Failed to fetch ftp://ftp.mysql.com/pub/mysql/download/gui-tools/ubuntu/dists/binary/deb-src/ftp://ftp.mysql.com/pub/mysql/download/gui-tools/ubuntu//binary-i386/Packages Unable to fetch file, server said ‘Failed to open file. ‘
    Failed to fetch ftp://ftp.mysql.com/pub/mysql/download/gui-tools/ubuntu/dists/binary/deb-src/source//binary-i386/Packages Unable to fetch file, server said ‘Failed to open file. ‘
    Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

  44. Cool! this is a very useful tips :) thank you, it makes me not giving up on Jaunty
    (after loosing my intrepid packages :P)

    Thx

  45. Thanks!!greatly appreciated :)

  46. Trying to run your non free codecs script and the result is below any thoughts on this? Thanks MM

    $ sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs libxine1-ffmpeg gxine mencoder mpeg2dec vorbis-tools id3v2 mpg321 mpg123 libflac++6 ffmpeg toolame libmp4v2-0 totem-mozilla icedax tagtool easytag id3tool lame nautilus-script-audio-convert mozilla-helix-player helix-player libmad0 libjpeg-progs libmpcdec3 libquicktime1 flac faac faad sox toolame ffmpeg2theora libmpeg2-4 uudeview flac libmpeg3-1 mpeg3-utils mpegdemux liba52-dev
    [sudo] password for mikem:
    E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

  47. Hi solved the above issue now it seems it cant find the non free-codecs?

    mikem@mikem-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs libxine1-ffmpeg gxine mencoder mpeg2dec vorbis-tools id3v2 mpg321 mpg123 libflac++6 ffmpeg toolame libmp4v2-0 totem-mozilla icedax tagtool easytag id3tool lame nautilus-script-audio-convert mozilla-helix-player helix-player libmad0 libjpeg-progs libmpcdec3 libquicktime1 flac faac faad sox toolame ffmpeg2theora libmpeg2-4 uudeview flac libmpeg3-1 mpeg3-utils mpegdemux liba52-dev
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Couldn’t find package non-free-codecs

  48. Nice writings!!!
    Can’t say much, thx a lot!!!

  49. New to Ubuntu, some software are already installed but your updates are extremely helpful for this noob.

    Thank you. I hope you continue to update this or other pages to help us make the move to fully envelop Linux desktop.

  50. Thanks for the great help. I got a problem with google gadgets, I posted before about another problem of ggt and try to install, it goes smooth but when I try to run it nothing happens. When I run it in the terminal I get this:
    mauricio@Mauricio:~$ ggl-gtk
    Not a regular file: /
    Segmentation fault

    Thanks for your help

  51. hey, i’m having difficulties with adapting this to the x64 architecture. i tried replacing deb with deb-amd for http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty partner, but it just isn’t working.

    any help would be more than welcome.

    thanks

    • @Jonathan
      there is no need to adapt this to the x64 architecture if you installed the 32bit version of the Operating system. Even so , most of the repos will still work. Some won’t, u can uncomment from the sources.list
      Thanks

  52. @vinul.com
    “E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock – open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the download directory” means there is another process running software updates or probably the auto update feature that was running while you were performing an application installation. So go stop sypnatic Package manager if it was opened, go to System->Administration->Software Sources, then on the updates tab uncheck “Check for updates” in Automatic updates.
    Restart and install your applications as usual
    Thanks

  53. hi Mr Moustapha

    the solution u gave me only solved the problem im facing temporarily… i did close the synaptics this time and also checked for any updates tab checked ,but this time when the download is complete in the terminal a blue screen appears in the terminal itself ,, which says post configuration…. and then i think the installation stops from there….. u can do nothing in that screen.
    now again when i try to install something this is th message that comes up.

    E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock – open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the download directory
    now again im unable to install anything

    • @vinu
      I’m sorry to hear that u haven’t solved your problem. you could try to do :
      - a fresh install,
      - then before doing anything, install graphic card drivers if you have nvidia or ati card.
      - then disable auto update and do “sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade” without modifying your sources.list
      -restart to make sure everything is fine.
      then modify your sources.list with mine, then do another “sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade”
      I hope it helps you
      Thanks

  54. acid@acid-laptop:~$ dpkg -C
    The following packages are in a mess due to serious problems during
    installation. They must be reinstalled for them (and any packages
    that depend on them) to function properly:
    sun-java6-jre
    also this is the last message in my terminal…
    i thght it might help

  55. acid@acid-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get remove sun-java6-jre
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    sun-java6-jre
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
    1 not fully installed or removed.
    After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    dpkg: error processing sun-java6-jre (–remove):
    Package is in a very bad inconsistent state – you should
    reinstall it before attempting a removal.
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    sun-java6-jre
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    tis is the last in my termial when i tried to remove jave…
    awaiting ur further instructions..
    thank you

  56. hi Mr Moustapha,

    i fixed the broken package thrgh synaptics itself .. now jaunty jackalope is running smooth…i thank you for ur help… although i have run into a nother problem now… my mom uses yahoo messenger to talk to my dad… and it happens every week. so now it has become a mojor issue coz i can us pidgin to get in but the mic and webcam wont work… so i need to download yahoo messenger itself… so if u could let me know where i can download it or is there a way around it …?
    peace

  57. Got “Err ftp://ftp.mysql.com binary/ Release.gpg
    Could not connect data socket, connection timed out
    when downloadingthe sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

    Thanks Derick

  58. Vino, i am also getting that blue screen in terminal. What did you do to solve the problem through synaptic?
    Thanks

  59. Hi, just a little fyi or bug report, I tried to update the sources.list with Ubuntu Studio 9.04 and it doesn’t work (I even reinstalled Ubuntu 9.04 and Ubuntu studio 9.04 and it occurs only with Studio)
    SO I’m sticking with Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope :D
    Your to do list is a real time saver for sure, thank you very much!

  60. good post man…
    but for the download manager i’d suggest to install axel,which does not depend on any dependencies….

  61. [...] 41 cosas [...]

  62. sudo apt-get install skype isn’t working. Any ideas?

    Here’s what I get in terminal:
    malkemus@malkemus-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install skype
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Couldn’t find package skype

  63. amarok is not installing in my ubuntu 9.04
    since i have instaled this ubuntu 9.04
    I have been folowing your this journal.
    i have almost did everything available in this journal
    every thing is working right from the start
    but amarok and Rhythmbox is not installing
    this error is showing

    sudo apt-get install amarok amarok-engine-xine amarok-engine-yauap amarok-engines amarok-common
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Couldn’t find package amarok-engine-xine

  64. Hi,

    First is very useful what you have posted.
    I`ve the Ubuntu 9.04 64bits, can I use the same sources.list ? The system have some `inteligence~ to do only 64bits download compatible ?
    Thanks in adanvce

  65. hii…thanks a lot buudy for the post.
    i am having a problem,
    my ubuntu 9.04 gives alot problem about resources temporarily unavailable while using “sudo apt-get install “”anything””

    i’ve closed synaptic,terminal,update manager
    but it wont work.s solves the problem.

    restart solves the problem

    any clue?
    thanks in advance

  66. thank you Salimane Adjao Moustapha
    i will install as u said…
    after amraok common do i ned to install amarok again with full code as given by u above???

    thank you for your help again
    appriciate ur work :)

  67. Hi,

    Thanks a lot! Your blog helps.

    Cheers.

  68. thanks a lot, now i can draw using inkscape

  69. Thank you so much for your GREAT source list that helped to install Ubuntu 9.04 easily. Do you have a similar source list for Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition that can be used to install & setup a Ubuntu Server more easily ? Thanks in advance for your kind assistance.

  70. Hi Salimane,
    I have problems in getting my graphic card ATI Radeon X1050 (or ATI Technlologies Inc RV350 [Radeon 9600] [1002;4152]) to work on Jaunty. Please help. Thank you in advance. Regards, Harry

    • @Harry
      seems like ATI Radeon X1050 have been moved to the legacy software support structure of AMD. so if you’re having problems with it, try installing the open source driver for ATI cards. Here is a link that could help you :

      http://www.phoronix.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=43

      Thanks

      • Jaunty is working nicely (under safe mode at resolution 800×600 only) but having ATI blues !! Don’t ever try install envyNG on Jaunty having ATI Radeon X1050 as it does not as experienced.
        Any help in getting ATI Radeon X1050 to work on Jaunty is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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  72. Salimane, a real time saver thanks! Works fine on 64-bit only that you need to make sure you choose the right packages. Much appreciated!

  73. Just installed on MSI Wind100, everything worked perfectly out of the box and your posting made it very easy to install/upgrade packages!

    Great post.
    Thanks,

  74. brother thank you for your help
    but I can’t stop asking you help….
    i hope you won’t mind it
    i need a alternative program for dreamweaver…
    as am a PHP programmer dreameaver and Xampp is very important to me…
    i have installed Xampp but it is not allowing me to copy and of my work in its htdocs folder? and other problem is that i install dreamweaver from wine but it is not working properly too…
    please help me in this regard..
    thank you for your kind support…
    yours sincerely
    smokie

  75. hey after making the above changes….. some installation is incomplete…. it says the unable to access the lock folder
    something like that please help

  76. Can we get a updated Source list please? some things are poping up errors and others are missing completly

  77. Good news and bad news Skype has no (AMD64) build but thats not important because im not useing it.. the ftp servers for mysql will not go thru because of the schools firewalls (also not important) What IS important thou

    the server location to grab the keys needed is not returning keys anymore. I’ve removed the possibility of the school firewall and apparently the subkeys.pgp.net is doing some wierd redirecting and load balancing. Causing me and others at the school unable to recieve keys for the updates. We pretty much use this web page as a bible of sorts because most of us have had no training with linux and ubuntu is our first baby.. Is there anyway to manually get the whole key structure or save the keys somewhere then replace them so we dont have to get them directly from the subkeys server? Maybe have a alternate location?
    I attempted to direct it to a IP address instead of subkeys.pgp.net with no luck as well

    gpg –keyserver 114.31.78.196 –recv A040830F7FAC5991
    gpg –export –armor A040830F7FAC5991 | sudo apt-key add -

    • @DarkMist
      instead of “subkeys.pgp.net” , you can use “keyserver.ubuntu.com” so to add keys you can type in your terminal :

      gpg –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv A040830F7FAC5991; gpg –export –armor A040830F7FAC5991 | sudo apt-key add -

      Thanks

  78. Thank you, thank you very much. Shuck
    ran.

  79. This was a great post, and I thank you for it!

    A few suggestions to make this even better:

    1) Like another commenter said, going and finding the fastest Ubuntu mirror site can make a difference.

    2) For key addition, you don’t need to add to your gpg keyring first, then add to Apt with a separate command. You can run the following single command, with the key ID mentioned once, and it does it for you:
    sudo apt-key adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv-keys KEY

    3) Instead of replacing sources.list, use the new sources.list.d directory. So, maybe you could offer your sources.list as “theindexer.list”, and instruct people to put it into /etc/sources.list.d/theindexer.list. That way, people don’t need to be scared about replacing an important system file, you’re merely adding on to it. Plus, Synaptic can manage the sources listed in this directory graphically, so once it’s added, enabling/disabling is as simple as checkboxes.

    Personally, I have created a separate file for each source where it makes sense, and included some info in the filenames. So I’ve got conduit-ppa.list for the trunk version of Conduit from Launchpad PPA. Same thing for compiz, compiz-ppa.list. This way, I can differentiate in case later on I add another Compiz repository. Google’s repo gets added just as google.list.

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  81. Hi Salimane,
    When installing Adobe Reader with

    sudo apt-get install acroread acrobatic-plugins mozilla-acroread acroread-plugin-speech acroread-fonts

    The terminal shows

    E: Couldn’t find package acroread-plugins

    Please help. Thanks in advance.

  82. Pretty cool post. I just came by your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your posts.

    Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon!

  83. Hi Salimane,

    I have installed AcetoneISO by “copy and paste” the given command line to Terminal as follows:

    “sudo apt-get install libksba8 libenca0 libtwolame0 fuseiso kommander p7zip-full gnupg-agent gnupg2 pinentry-qt mencoder cdrdao
    wget http://darkstar.ist.utl.pt/getdeb/ubuntu/intrepid/ac/acetoneiso_2.0.2-0~getdeb1_i386.deb && sudo dpkg -i acetoneiso_2.0.2-0~getdeb1_i386.deb”

    However cannot find AcetoneISO program under “Application” but “Programming > Kammander Editor” instead.

    Then I tried reversing the installation using command line

    “dpkg -r libksba8 libenca0 libtwolame0 fuseiso kommander p7zip-full gnupg-agent gnupg2 pinentry-qt mencoder cdrdao”

    which may affect other programs installed such as K3b.

    1. Please advise and help in removing all the installed as per above command lines without affecting other programs.
    2. Please advise the best method of installing AcetoneISO.

    Thank you in advance.

  84. i am getting error like this …

    W: GPG error: http://deb.opera.com lenny Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 033431536A423791
    W: GPG error: http://dl.google.com stable Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY A040830F7FAC5991
    W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 7889D725DA6DEEAA

    • @amareshchandradas

      try to add the keys with :

      sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com KEY

      with KEY equals to each of the NO_PUB_KEY listed in the errors
      Thanks

      • BEFORE THAT I ADDED the coresponding key, after adding of that key i got same problem .. now i am facing “Gstremer sound is not working” like error

        help me for this

  85. hi there

    this is a great list!
    eases the post-install process very much.

    BUT
    you have forgotten one very essential thing (according to me) and that is the Yakuake terminal emulation.
    it gives you a dropdown terminal (with F12, it’s configurable) which is missing from the standard (k)ubuntu installtion.
    it’s called “KDE Terminal Emulator” but i’m very sure that one can use it with Gnome as well (i am a KDE user, don’t like gnome)

    you never have to go and “look for the terminal” anymore.
    it’s always only 1 press of a key away …

    to install: sudo apt-get install yakuake
    this installs version 2.9.4 (i think)
    or you can go to the homepage (http://yakuake.uv.ro/) and install the newest version. it says it is 2.7.3 but i think it is 2.9.6.
    BTW. the homepage is under reconstruction so don’t expect much :)

    just my addition to your list
    i think it’s incomplete without that.

  86. Can u just update the sources.list so we can copy it cause i still don’t understand the NO Pub_key

  87. Great post but all of this is incomplete for me because my headphones dont work in Jaunty. Please suggest some procedure(if any) to get it work. I have already enabled surrond option.

    Pardon me for deviating from the topic.

    • @Cyfr
      please check if your headphones is notmuted by going to volume icon in taskbar-> click on volume control-> check headphones is not muted

      go to menu-> system->preferences-> sound and try to check if your headphones was selected in the device properties. sometimes only the back sound I/O ports are working not front or vice versa
      Thanks

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  89. Amazing post. Thanks for including some many great programs. Your method of installing Skype same me all kinds of time from my first attempt.

  90. i want to install 3d max 2009 in my ubuntu 9.04 version.
    i hav tried using wine and crossover linux, but they dont seem to support this version of 3d max.

    Kindly help me with the solution.

  91. Or you could just use Super Ubuntu instead!
    http://hacktolive.org/wiki/Super_Ubuntu

  92. Wow…thanks very much. Def booked marked and passed around to other Ubuntu friends!

  93. I have a NVDIA Geforce Go 7400 Graphics Card.

    System –> Administarion –> Hardware Drivers doesn’t work properly.

    How can I install drivers manually

    • @dhiresh
      i would suggest you update your system first, make sure everything is up to date. and try to check the hardware drivers again. it should there for you to enable them. if you would like to install them manually you can go the the nvidia website, there are instructions with it.
      Thanks

  94. thank you”!!! information very very clear and useful
    thank you very much”!!!

  95. Many thanks for you’re to do list I found it VERY helpful, But when I installed the anti virus it hasn’t appeared in Applications Accessories any ideas where I can find it jajajaj sorry to bother you

  96. thanks a lot for such nice information.

  97. hi
    am in great problem… just install ubuntu 9.04 and found your site and did every things as suggested on it..
    every thing went fine and i updated all …
    but when i restarted my computer and opened my ubuntu… i found my sound drive gone…network not available.. it is in the menu option but not functioning… in the shutdown menu restart button is missing.. and a lot of ubuntu option in my boot option…which boot otion should i hide from menu.lst???
    please help me in this regard as soon as possible…
    as i can’t access internet through my ubuntu.. the problem is even bigger..

    awaiting ur prompt response..
    thanks
    suju

    • @sujeet shrestha
      I would suspect that you did a kernel upgrade and booted on the new kernel. But may be some of the modules were not compiled for that new kernel. so first try to enable the hardware drivers (if you have some) in Menu->System->Administration->Hardware Drivers.
      If nothing found, you have to reboot and use a previous kernel until there are some new updates that correct the problem. u just need to select a previous kernel when booting at the grub options.
      I hope it works
      Thanks

      • i saw the hardware driver option.. nothing displayed..
        and i reboot with previous kernal.but the same problem..
        actually the new kernel ..doesn’t boot…
        after the loading..it doesn’t show username and password option. it just get blank./
        pls help me..

      • @sujeet shrestha
        first make sure your sources.list is clean and contains only ubuntu jaunty repositories. I met a case before where a friend used a debian repository on ubuntu and messed up the packages

        then try
        sudo apt-get update

        and sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

        and see if any errors or if it works
        Thanks

      • thank you Salimane Adjao Moustapha
        no my jaunty is the same source list that u posted on this blog. Anyway thank you for your regular and prompt help…
        i just opened the recovery mood and after that process every thing is now normal..
        again thank you.

  98. W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 2D79F61BE8D31A30
    W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY D739676F7613768D
    W: Failed to fetch http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/dists/stable/non-free/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 212.72.53.130 80]

    E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

    gpg: can’t open `’: No such file or directory
    dork@dork:~$ gpg –keyserver subkeys.pgp.net –recv D739676F7613768
    usage: gpg [options] [filename]
    dork@dork:~$ gpg –export –armor D739676F7613768D | sudo apt-key add
    usage: gpg [options] [filename]
    gpg: can’t open `’: No such file or directory
    dork@dork:~$

    • @jeremy
      if you check the sources.list, you could see that for each repositories, I specified the command to copy and paste to import all the necessary keys.
      Please check the sources.list and copy and paste the commands for keys in your terminal
      Thanks

  99. Thanks loads! You saved me a ton of time, I appreciate the time and detail you put into this very thorough post.
    Also, ubuntu-tweak is really cool, never heard of it but it’s very handy.

    Best Regards,
    Mike

  100. W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 6298AD34413576CB
    W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 7FB8BEE0A1F196A8
    W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 2D79F61BE8D31A30
    W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY D739676F7613768D

    hi
    how i can i fix it my brother?

  101. Am trying to configure Creative 5.1 speakers, sound card Sound Balster live, but unable to do so. Only 2speakers are working and the rest seems dead. I am using VLC player for watching movies.

  102. Thanks a loooooooot!!!!! :) This is a lovely post.

  103. hi:

    thanks for your very complete list.

    by any chance, is there a native linux program to use instead of Picasa?

    Cheers
    pizzazz

  104. PICASA….

    Many thanks for a very useful post. The only issue I had was the installation of Picasa. It seemed to loop around the download of a 24.1mb file and when it got up to the 28th time it downloaded the file I stopped the process.

    I can’t imagine this was correct. Did anyone else have the same issue?

    Cheers

  105. [...] by Scott on Aug.18, 2009, under Uncategorized Source [...]

  106. [...] August 14, 2009 by hafiztang http://theindexer.wordpress.com/2009/04/24/to-do-list-after-installing-ubuntu-904-aka-jaunty-jackalo… [...]

  107. yes SSSSRRRR its a good better yet excellent guide for almost anyone after instaling ubuntu, any thing else to be careful in 64 bit version?

    many thanks and keep with the good work!!! SSSSSSSSSRRRRRRRRRRR.

  108. Hi ,
    Thank you very much for the nice steps given

    i have instlled the skype but still the voice quality is not good the sound is stretching and prolonging for long time.

    what can i do about it.

    please help me.

    bye
    skb

  109. hi salimane ,
    how do i play hd movies which are 1080*1920 pxls on linux
    which software or player do i use,,,
    do ineed to upgrade anything
    should i make ammends in my source. list…
    pleaselet me know
    peace take care

  110. Thanks so much, it was very helpful. We hope you’ll do the same for ubuntu 9.10 once released.

  111. Hi,
    I feel a bit guilty about asking you a question to a problem I am facing on Ubuntu, not a problem, but something like a fix required. I have already asked this question on Ubuntu forums, but havn’t got any reply. I guess, it being the biggest, many questions tend to be ignored.
    So, if you can, please help me here:
    I have the regular version of Jaunty already installed.
    I happened to download Ubuntu Studio Jaunty and burn it on a DVD. Now, how do I add the features of Studio into my current installation without having to do a clean install? I know there is a command to be pasted that will simply download the ‘studio extras’ from the internet. But I don’t want to waste my time doing that since most of the extra 600 MB of studio stuff is already on my DVD.
    And since both, my installed Ubuntu and the DVD Studio are the same version, the option for UPGRADE that pops up does not help.
    I would appreciate your help!!

    • @Lenin D’Cruz
      go to
      Menu -> System -> Administration -> Softwares Sources
      Click Third Party Software tab
      Then “Add CD-ROM…” button
      insert the ubuntu studio cd in your drive and after it loads the cd source in your sources, close the dialog.

      then go to your terminal and type :

      sudo apt-get update

      and then :

      sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ubuntustudio-desktop ubuntustudio-audio ubuntustudio-audio-plugins ubuntustudio-graphics ubuntustudio-video linux-rt

      Thanks

  112. [...] Ubuntu: To Do List After installing Ubuntu 9.04 aka Jaunty Jackalope VN:F [1.6.3_896]please wait…Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)VN:F [1.6.3_896]Rating: 0 (from 0 votes) [...]

  113. Help Help…Please

    W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used.GPG error: http://deb.opera.com lenny Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY F9A2F76A9D1A0061

    W: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

  114. hello
    i just wanna know how to install or use my inbuilt web cam on linux
    i know u help me
    new use

  115. This list is of immense help. I greatly appreciate your effort and time in consolidating this.
    Thanks
    Mustaq

  116. thanks for all the information as i am a new user

  117. Just want to say thank you. I really appreciate this blog.

  118. Is any way to create a mp3 audio CD converting wav files to mp3 format?
    Thanks

    • @Vitaliy
      In VLC, you can convert video and audio files from one format to another. Several different formats are supported like MP4, WMV, AVI, OGG, MP3 etc. To access the converter:
      Go to Media>Convert/Save.
      Load the file you want to convert using the Add button and click Convert.
      Now choose the output format and output file location.
      Thanks

  119. Hi, when I copy your commands, I get extra commands depending on how I select your line eg

    there is a line for codecs:
    sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs libxine1-ffmpeg gxine mencoder mpeg2dec vorbis-tools id3v2 mpg3

    but if I copy it, and include the whitespace below I get:
    sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs libxine1-ffmpeg gxine mencoder mpeg2dec vorbis-tools id3v2 mpg321 mpg123 libflac++6 ffmpeg toolame libmp4v2-0 totem-mozilla icedax tagtool easytag id3tool lame nautilus-script-audio-convert mozilla-helix-player helix-player libmad0 libjpeg-progs libmpcdec3 libquicktime1 flac faac faad sox toolame ffmpeg2theora libmpeg2-4 uudeview flac libmpeg3-1 mpeg3-utils mpegdemux liba52-dev

    Whats that all about?

  120. i am a new ubuntu 9.04 user. I didnt know anything about linux.
    Someone told me its better than windows, that i didnt believe first. Now i find this more convenient and after getting your to do list there was no stopping.
    So thank you very much and appreciated what you are doing for us new users.

  121. [...] The Indexer [...]

  122. When installing new software I use synantic package manager not
    sudo apt-get. You get the correct package and it is easyer to uninstall if needed. Smarter people than me can use apt-get but if not an expert use synaptic, especially if your using 64bit

  123. Hello,

    Your site is extremely helpful but I’m having some issues with GStreamer (step 8) and I really don’t know what to do. I have no sound in a virtual machine running (X)ubuntu 9.04 as the operating system but I had sound running the same setup with (X)ubuntu 8.10 as the OS. I will give as much information as I can and hopefully you can help. Let me tell you the set up first. I have an IBM Intellistation Z-Pro with dual Intel Xeon 2.8Ghz processors and the sound card is identified as a SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio card. As I said in the beginning, I’ve built a simple virtual machine (with VMware and I have installed the vmware tools) with the 32bit version of (X)ubuntu 9.04. First off, I know that no soundcard is being recognized because in terminal, I run the “aplay” command and the output says “device_list:217: no soundcards found”. Another error I get is:

    GStreamer was unable to detect any sound devices. Some sound system specific GStreamer packages may be missing. It may also be a permissions problem.

    This error makes sense because I have issues when trying to complete step 8 of your instruction. In step 8 there are 4 GStreamer items that need to be retrieved and installed. I can install the first three items without a problem but for gstreamer0.10-gn I get the following error:

    Couldn’t find package gstreamer0.10-gl

    So, I’d like to think that all my issues (or at least some) rest with this missing gstreamer0.10-gl install. Can you help with this? I would appreciate it.

    J.

    • @jonathan
      actually on the step, you didn’t fully copied the commands, it was hidden because of the css. I change the css and you should be able to see them correctly now. So I think if you reinstall the packages, you should be good to go with your sounds
      Thanks

  124. Great guide! thank you so much for putting this together. I used it on top of 9.04 and it seems to have worked perfectly.

  125. Dear friend Salimane,
    I just want to tell you a big thank you. I installed on a 8Gb Sd card ubuntu 9.04 on a eeepc (900) and all went perfectly, then I followed all your suggestion wich worked flawlessly. Now I have a really powerful system on a small travel computer.
    Thanx again.

  126. Thank you….

  127. 1) After I installed Avast, how do I start Avast automatically when I turn on my PC?

    2) Is there an anti-spyware software for Ubuntu 9.04 and hoe do I download it?

    3) I have VLC media player and Mplayer. every time I watch Bloomberg TV, there is video, but no sound. How do I fix it?

    4) Besides Bleachbit, is there a better application for Ubuntu 9.04 similar to CCleaner in Windows?

    5) Besides Firestarter, is there a better firewall application for Ubuntu 9.04?

    6) How do I remove/unistall an application such as Movieplayer?

    I am new in Linux and really appreciate anyone who can help me. Many thanks

    • @Richie
      1- by default avast start automatically
      2- haven’t heard of one but if u found one please tell me
      3- u should have sound by default , if not please check the vlc settings to see if u’re not messing up something there
      4- i only know bleachbit…
      5- Apart from firestarter, you have ufw and gufw…
      6- To remove Movie Player, please type in a terminal :

      sudo apt-get remove totem totem-gstreamer totem-plugins totem-common totem-mozilla

      Thanks

  128. [...] trên một bài viết từ theindexer Việc đầu tiên là phải mở rộng source list để Jaunty có thể cập nhật nhiều [...]

  129. Urm, Antivirus?
    I’m a bit confused…

  130. [...] The Indexer [...]

  131. dear sir

    am facing a problem. when ever i try to do
    sudo apt-get install

    i get this error:
    E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ‘sudo dpkg –configure -a’ to correct the problem.

    this error shows up when i try to update from update manager too..
    this is the problem dat i hab neva faced..
    hope to get a soon reply asap.

    thanking you

    yours
    suju

  132. sudo apt-get-f install did not work.
    in the update manager i got this error..

    E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ‘sudo dpkg –configure -a’ to correct the problem.
    E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

  133. Nice post.. Though I used Avira for the anti-virus part

  134. I am getting this problem when trying to install google earth. can you help?

    sudo aptitude install googleearth
    E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Reading extended state information
    Initializing package states… Done
    E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

  135. I followed the guide to Expand the Software Repository List, and tried to add AVG 85flx, Version 8.5.287 to my Jaunty Linux. Although now it is listed in my Synaptic manager, it doesn’t show up on my system. If I try to uninstall it using Synaptic it says there is a broken package and an error 100. It won’t let me uninstall, reinstall, purge, or do anything. I simply want to remove the broken package. I have found the 5 files for avg: (cfgctl, ctl, dump, scan, update), in my usr/bin file and deleted them using root, but still the AVG 85flx, Version 8.5.287 remains in Synaptic. Other Linux Questions Senior members don’t seem to know how, and suggestions for removing AVG 75 don’t work.

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

  136. Thanks for the reply. No, there is nothing showing in broken packages in the sidebar. When I try to uninstall the AVG it responds with: E: avg85flx: subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 100. Let me know what else you need me to tell you what I’ve done. Respectfully…

  137. Update: In Synaptic, when I click on INSTALLED or INSTALLED (LOCAL OR OBSOLETE) in the side panel, then AVG85flx is displayed. So it says it is installed, but won’t let me remove it per the message I sent in previous post. Thanks

  138. Another update: If I right click on AVG 85flx in Synaptic and go to Properties, then Dependencies, it says there is a conflict with avg71 and avg75. If I try to purge those two using sudo apt-get remove –purge avg71 (or 75), it tells me they aren’t installed.

  139. It won’t let me reinstall, when I try to it says the reinstall was not successful because of an error.

  140. my background is showing only BLACK when i activate visual effects……Help

  141. very thorough; thanks

  142. thanks for your great work, it help me so much

  143. my avast says I need a key to register program in able to use it

  144. good day sir, i must first say that this is indeed a rather well thought out and very helpful guide, however i have run into an issue that I have not come across before. After pasting your sources list and upgrading/updating, i went to install VLC.
    i was awarded with this :
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    mplayer: Depends: libenca0 (>= 1.9) but it is not installable
    Depends: libfaac0 (>= 1.26) but it is not installable
    Depends: libggi2 (>= 1:2.2.2) but it is not installable
    Depends: libjack0 (>= 0.116.1) but it is not installable
    Depends: libmp3lame0 (>= 3.98) but it is not installable
    Depends: libopenal1 but it is not installable
    Depends: libsvga1 but it is not installable
    Depends: libx264-65 (>= 1:0.svn20081230) but it is not installable
    Depends: libxvidcore4 (>= 1:1.0.0-0.0) but it is not installable
    Depends: mplayer-skins but it is not installable
    vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= 1.0.2-1~ppa1) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libtar but it is not installable
    Depends: libx264-65 (>= 1:0.svn20081230) but it is not installable
    E: Broken packages

  145. great to-do list..
    thank you very much..

  146. maybe you can put also repositories for Karmic Koala 9.10…
    or tell us where the list is…

    otherwise this is for nothing. 9.04 is old and experimental

  147. Thank you very much. As a newbie, this was huge. Thanks again

  148. [...] Do list after installing Ubuntu… http://theindexer.wordpress.com/2009/04/24/to-do-list-after-installing-ubuntu-904-aka-jaunty-jackalo… – Nice list of stuff to install after you install ubuntu. It also works for Kubuntu if you [...]

  149. Thanks for the list.
    Very useful, I’ve just installed OpenProj and it’s what I was looking for.

  150. Hi ,

    thanks a lot for your comprehensive help…..i did upgrade my system nicely…..but now none of my media players including vlc are playing….the moment they are started they close down…..could you assist to resolve this

    tripps

  151. [????????] x11 video output error: X11 request 132.19 failed with error code 11:
    BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)
    X Error of failed request: BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)
    Major opcode of failed request: 132 (XVideo)
    Minor opcode of failed request: 19 ()
    Serial number of failed request: 81
    Current serial number in output stream: 82

    got this …does this make any sense to you…thanks again

  152. This page is very useful, and I plan to look at this blog more frequently. However, the combination of a black background and font with a slender line-weight makes for very difficult reading, even after using ctrl+ several times to enlarge the image. Thanks!

  153. Hi, i would like to install a cyber cafe billing software, any ideas?

  154. @ salimane thanks alot, will keep you posted on how it goes

  155. Hi, any help on installing skype on ubuntu 9

  156. i have just installed UBUNTU on my system but i can’t hear any sound on it ..so please tell me what should i do ?

  157. Wonderful job done. It is great help for a newbie to ubuntu.

  158. Did u posted something on ubuntu 9.10 and above failing to install on many a laptop through live CD? Such a post would help many as i had horrid time installing ubuntu 10.04 which ultimately did not installed on my Samsung R418 and i had to settle for 8.10. I was able to upgrade and run 9.04 but a upgrade to 9.10 through Update Manager was a disaster as my laptop gave black screen after selection of Ubuntu OS at Grub. A day of Googling did not gave any solution and I had to delete the partition through Window and reinstall Ubuntu 9.04 through Unetbootin. Thanks

  159. @Gautam Upadhyay
    You could check this http://theindexer.wordpress.com/2009/10/25/to-do-list-after-installing-ubuntu-9-10-aka-karmic-koala/ for 9.10
    Thanks

  160. You might want to run `apt-get -f install’ to correct these:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    sun-java6-jre: Depends: sun-java6-bin (>= 6.22-0ubuntu1~9.04.1) but it is not going to be installed or
    ia32-sun-java6-bin (>= 6.22-0ubuntu1~9.04.1) but it is not installable
    sun-java6-plugin: Depends: sun-java6-bin (>= 6.22-0ubuntu1~9.04.1) but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try ‘apt-get -f install’ with no packages (or specify a solution).

    why is this command comin? i am not able to go on with any other command.

  161. I appreciate, result in I found just what I was taking a look for. You’ve ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

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