To Do List After installing Ubuntu 11.04 aka Natty Narwhal

Narwhal

Natty Narwhal !!! Yep that’s the hot new release of the Ubuntu Operating System family, 11.04 to be exact on the version. But this time it brings some really radical changes, a new UI shell dubbed Unity (built in house) on top Gnome pipes replacing the usual Gnome 3 shell,  LibreOffice replacing the default OpenOffice office family. Something awesome that I really like is the ability to try applications before you buy/install them in the Ubuntu Software Center, something not available in other OS with higher market shares. As of default applications go, Shotwell has replaced F-Spot, Banshee has replaced Rhythmbox. Ok let’s play with the new baby :)

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. Now import the necessary repositories keys to avoid “apt-get” crying about some missing keys, go to the terminal and type:

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com DCF9F87B6DFBCBAE F9A2F76A9D1A0061 A040830F7FAC5991 2EBC26B60C5A2783

Get your system up to date with :

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-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 : ClamAV, Avast

ClamAV

sudo apt-get install clamav clamtk

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

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. First add the launchpad repository So type:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/java && sudo apt-get update

Then install it :
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts

6 – 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 libxine1-ffmpeg gxine mencoder mpeg2dec vorbis-tools id3v2 mpg321 mpg123 libflac++6 ffmpeg libmp4v2-0 totem-mozilla icedax tagtool easytag id3tool lame nautilus-script-audio-convert libmad0 libjpeg-progs libquicktime1 flac faac faad sox ffmpeg2theora libmpeg2-4 uudeview flac libmpeg3-1 mpeg3-utils mpegdemux liba52-0.7.4-dev

* Gstreammer 0.10

sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer0.10-gnonlin 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 apt-get install libdvdread4 && sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/./install-css.sh

* Flash

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

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

Run Windows Applications such as 7zip, Google Sketchup, AutoCAD, Dreamwaver, Flash MX, Fireworks MX, IE6, IE7, Safari, Itunes, Windows Media Player and many more…

Play Windows Games in Linux like Age Of Empires, Call Of Duty, Diablo, Fear, Fallout, Far Cry, Grand Theft Auto, Half Life, Halo, Hitman, Max Payne, Need For Speed, Prince Of Persia, Sim City Star Wars, The Simsworld of warcraft , Tomb Raider, Warcraft, World Of Warcraft, Counterstrike and many other can be played.

Install Playonlinux. It’s based on wine. Wine is a compatibility layer for running Windows programs in Linux.

Add the launchpad repositories

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa && sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wine playonlinux

10 – 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 prevent 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 uudeview mpack lha arj cabextract file-roller

11 – Graphical web browser

Windows equivalent : Internet explorer, firefox

Ubuntu equivalent : Firefox, chromium

Firefox (installed by default natty)

sudo apt-get install firefox

Chromium (open source equivalent of Google Chrome)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chromium-daily/stable && sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser chromium-browser-l10n

12 – 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

13 – Graphical Email client

Windows equivalent : Outlook

Ubuntu equivalent : Evolution, Thunderbird

Evolution (installed by default in maverick)

sudo apt-get install evolution evolution-mapi

Thunderbird

sudo apt-get install thunderbird

14 – Instant Messanging protocal clients

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

Ubuntu equivalent : Empathy, Pidgin, emesene

Empathy IM Client (installed by default)

Add the related launchpad repository :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:telepathy/ppa && sudo apt-get update

Then install it by running the following :
sudo apt-get install empathy telepathy-mission-control-5 telepathy-gabble telepathy-butterfly telepathy-haze telepathy-idle telepathy-salut telepathy-sofiasip libtelepathy-farsight0 python-tpfarsight galago-eds-feed python-galago python-galago-gtk msn-pecan

Pidgin

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

Add the launchpad repository :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pidgin-developers/ppa && sudo apt-get update

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

Emesene only for MSN Messenger.

Add the launchpad repository :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bjfs/ppa && sudo apt-get update

Then install it :
sudo apt-get install emesene

15 – VOIP

Windows equivalent : skype

Ubuntu equivalent : skype

Skype

sudo apt-get install skype

16 – Viewing PDF files

Windows equivalent : Adobe Reader

Ubuntu equivalent : Adobe Reader

Adobe Reader

sudo apt-get install acroread

17– Adobe Air

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

sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

18 – Music / MP3 / OGG Players

Windows equivalent : iTunes, Winamp

Ubuntu equivalent : Rhythmbox, Banshee, Amarok

Rhythmbox

sudo apt-get install rhythmbox

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

Banshee

sudo apt-get install banshee banshee-extension-ubuntuonemusicstore banshee-extension-appindicator banshee-extension-lyrics banshee-extension-mirage

Amarok

sudo apt-get install amarok amarok-common

19– Hard Disk Partitions Manager

Windows equivalent : Symanted Partition Magic

Ubuntu equivalent : GParted

GParted

sudo apt-get install gparted ntfsprogs menu ntfs-config

20 – Vector Graphics Editor

Windows equivalent : Adobe Illustrator

Ubuntu equivalent : Inkscape

Inkscape

sudo apt-get install inkscape

21 – Image Editor

Windows equivalent : Adobe Photoshop, Paint.Net

Ubuntu equivalent : GIMP

GIMP

Add the launchpad repository :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn && sudo apt-get update

Then install it with the following command :
sudo apt-get install gimp gimp-data gimp-plugin-registry gimp-data-extras

PINTA

Then install it with the following command :
sudo apt-get install pinta

22 – 3D Graphics Applications

Windows equivalent : 3D Studio MAX

Ubuntu equivalent : Blender

Blender

sudo apt-get install blender

23 – Simple Yet Advanced Text Editor

Windows equivalent : Notepad ++

Ubuntu equivalent : GEdit

GEdit

sudo apt-get install gedit gedit-plugins gedit-developer-plugins

24 – Office Applications

Windows equivalent : Microsoft Office

Ubuntu equivalent : LibreOffice

LibreOffice

Add the launchpad repository :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa && sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install libreoffice libreoffice-pdfimport libreoffice-math libreoffice-wiki-publisher libreoffice-report-builder libreoffice-gnome

25 – Microsoft Visio

Windows equivalent : Microsoft Visio

Ubuntu equivalent : Dia

Dia

sudo apt-get install dia

26 – 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

27 – Development IDE

Windows equivalent : Dreamweaver

Ubuntu equivalent : Quanta, Kompozer, NetBeans

Quanta

sudo apt-get install quanta

Komposer

sudo apt-get install kompozer

NetBeans

sudo apt-get install netbeans

28 – Source Control Management

Windows equivalent : TortoiseSVN

Ubuntu equivalent : RabbitVCS

RabbitVCS

Then install it :
sudo apt-get install rabbitvcs-cli rabbitvcs-gedit rabbitvcs-nautilus
killall nautilus

Right Click on any folder or file and access the RabbitVCS submenu

29 – 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

30 – P2P Clients / Servers, File Sharing

Windows equivalent : utorrent, azureus, emule

Ubuntu equivalent : Deluge, azureus, amule

Bittorent clients

Deluge (written in python)

Then install it :
sudo apt-get install deluge-torrent

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

sudo apt-get install azureus

Emule Donkey Clients

Amule

Then install it with the following command :
sudo apt-get install amule

31 – 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 libk3b6

Brasero (installed by default in Maverick)

sudo apt-get install brasero

34 – 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 : -

wget http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/pool/non-free/g/google-desktop-linux/google-desktop-linux_current_i386.deb && sudo dpkg -i google-desktop-linux_current_i386.deb

If you’re using 64 bit OS, replace “google-desktop-linux_current_i386.deb” with “google-desktop-linux_current_amd64.deb”

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 .

35 – 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

wget http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/pool/non-free/p/picasa/picasa_3.0-current_i386.deb && sudo dpkg -i picasa_3.0-current_i386.deb

if you’re using 64 bit OS, replace “picasa_3.0-current_i386.deb” with “picasa_3.0-current_amd64.deb”

36 – Map Viewing and Management

Google Earth

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

sudo apt-get install googleearth-package

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

37 – 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

38 – 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

39– 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

40 – 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.

Add the launchpad repository :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-tweak-testing/ppa && sudo apt-get update

Then install it with the following command :
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

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_0.4.9.deb && sudo dpkg -i App_Runner_0.4.9.deb

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

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~ by Salimane Adjao Moustapha on April 3, 2011.

69 Responses to “To Do List After installing Ubuntu 11.04 aka Natty Narwhal”

  1. once again, thanks for doing all of the footwork so we don’t have to. so awesomely convenient to just go down the line and paste the countless apt-get strings

  2. great site thanks for posting all your hard work for us lesser Ubuntu savvy people. saved me a few headaches

  3. Why is Openoffice no longer in Ubuntu 11.04?
    Can you tell me the easiest way to install Openoffice 3.30?
    Thanks.

    • @Richie
      LibreOffice has replaced OpenOffice in Ubuntu 11.04. It’s a fork of OpenOffice after Sun was sold to Oracle to keep it open. you can say it’s the next version of OpenOffice as we know it. there is really no difference in them as of now.
      Thanks

  4. Man, you are amazing!. I have been following yours “To do list…” for a long time now. Thanks a lot.

  5. Hey,

    Good tutorial as always. It’s missing some stuff that’s in your previous walk-throughs for Ubuntu 9.04, and 10.10. In particular, the eye candy section is missing, i.e. no compiz. Compiz doesn’t work very well in 11.04. I’ve been testing, and the new Unity display manger over Gnome seems to be buggy. Fortunately, there are workarounds.

    # On old computers, use 2-d
    # sudo apt-get install unity-2d
    sudo apt-get install conky
    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:screenlets/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install screenlets

  6. Hey thanks a lot for this.

    I installed natty 64 in two computers already and when I tried to install package gstreamer0.10-pitfdll it says unable to find. It is not even in the repositories and I need it.

    any sugestion? or alternative package?

    thanks

  7. I have been following your articles since the 9.10 version and they have been great resource for beginners and power users alike … Thanks a bunch!

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  9. Thanks Salimane as a fairly new user this saves people a lot of frustrating work and time, been following the post since 10.04 when I converted to ubuntu , so these posts help a lot,eep up the good work

    Thanks

    Mike

  10. After replacing my source list with yours the terminal asks for my sudo password twice. as in:

    sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts
    [sudo] password for jesse:
    Sorry, try again.
    [sudo] password for jesse:

    then when i go to install a program after another program I get the following:

    jesse@lappy:~$ sudo apt-get install deluge-torrent
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
    deluge deluge-common deluge-gtk libblas3gf libboost-filesystem1.42.0
    libboost-python1.42.0 libboost-system1.42.0 libboost-thread1.42.0
    libgfortran3 liblapack3gf libmikmod2 libportmidi0 libsdl-image1.2
    libsdl-mixer1.2 libsdl-ttf2.0-0 libsmpeg0 libtorrent-rasterbar6
    python-libtorrent python-numpy python-pygame
    Suggested packages:
    libtorrent-rasterbar-dbg python-numpy-doc python-numpy-dbg python-nose
    python-dev gfortran
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    deluge deluge-common deluge-gtk deluge-torrent libblas3gf
    libboost-filesystem1.42.0 libboost-python1.42.0 libboost-system1.42.0
    libboost-thread1.42.0 libgfortran3 liblapack3gf libmikmod2 libportmidi0
    libsdl-image1.2 libsdl-mixer1.2 libsdl-ttf2.0-0 libsmpeg0
    libtorrent-rasterbar6 python-libtorrent python-numpy python-pygame
    0 upgraded, 21 newly installed, 0 to remove and 66 not upgraded.
    Need to get 14.1 MB of archives.
    After this operation, 47.3 MB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    Abort.
    jesse@lappy:~$

  11. Thanks Salimane… keep up the good work. God Bless you…

  12. Glorious. Thanks for the information. It’s such a valuable resource for someone like me who uses ubuntu to preserve the life of an aging laptop, rather than as my primary desktop OS. Again, thank you

  13. WOW is all I can say ran these lists on my 11.04 and then the 10.10 section on my other laptop fixed many things Thanks :)

  14. Absolutely awesome!! I have never executed so many linux commands in a row without protest.
    I ran into one little snag…kind of a dumb thing really. When executing the following:

    The problem seems to be a common “Users Agreement” that pops up over the shell, asking for signalling acceptance. Of course, depressing etc. is useless, so the process hangs up, forcing a re-boot.

  15. Hi Salimane nice info what i can get over here. I think you miss no.9. i see no.8 then no.10
    Thanks.

  16. thanksssssssssssssssssssssss …. i had a problem with repos and you are a life saver.

  17. very good for beginners…thanks a lot..

  18. The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    empathy : Depends: libcamel-1.2-23 (>= 3.0) but it is not installable
    Depends: libcamel-1.2-23 (= 3.0.2.1) but 2.32.2-0ubuntu2 is to be installed
    Depends: libedataserver1.2-14 (>= 3.0.2.1) but 2.32.2-0ubuntu2 is to be installed
    Depends: libgck0 (>= 2.91.1) but it is not installable
    Depends: libgcr-3-0 (>= 2.91.4) but it is not installable
    Depends: libgnome-control-center1 (>= 1:2.91.2) but it is not installable
    Recommends: nautilus-sendto-empathy but it is not going to be installed
    Recommends: telepathy-indicator but it is not installable
    E: Broken packages

  19. Great work! I do have a problem with Google Desktop however.

    I have run “sudo apt-get install google-desktop-linux” in a terminal, as you suggest, but the dialogue reads:-

    dja@dja-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install google-desktop-linux
    [sudo] password for dja:
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package google-desktop-linux

    Can you advise me how to get around this? What package name is needed?

    Thanks,

    dja

  20. hi…
    thank for information i am biggener for linux so i have lot of problem in installing software.my first problem is my firebox web browser not working properly and any other software not istall

  21. i am using ubuntu11.04 .if i istall any software for using
    sudo apt-agt install “softwarename”.
    then terminal return a message .

    Error reading https://launchpad.net/api/1.0/~ferramroberto/+archive/java:
    E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock – open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/
    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?

  22. thumbs up full score for ur post
    i am new to ubuntu and i have a question about the download managers.
    when using windows i used Internet download manager(IDM) which was real fast.is there any equivelant open source available to replace IDM or we have to use wine?though i dont want to go back to window programs but it catches everything on any site and really fast loved it….help plzzz
    Chaudhry ahmed

  23. Thanks a lot for this. It’s a lot of packages but worth every bit.

  24. after editing my sources file when i try this command i found some promblem so help me

    root@raja-System-Product-Name:~# sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com DCF9F87B6DFBCBAE F9A2F76A9D1A0061 A040830F7FAC5991 2EBC26B60C5A2783

    Executing: gpg –ignore-time-conflict –no-options –no-default-keyring –secret-keyring /etc/apt/secring.gpg –trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg –keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg –primary-keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg –recv-keys –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com DCF9F87B6DFBCBAE F9A2F76A9D1A0061 A040830F7FAC5991 2EBC26B60C5A2783
    gpg: requesting key 6DFBCBAE from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
    gpg: requesting key 9D1A0061 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
    gpg: requesting key 7FAC5991 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
    gpg: requesting key 0C5A2783 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
    gpg: key 6DFBCBAE: “Sun Microsystems, Inc. (xVM VirtualBox archive signing key) ” not changed
    gpg: key 9D1A0061: “Opera Software Archive Automatic Signing Key 2010 ” not changed
    gpg: key 7FAC5991: “Google, Inc. Linux Package Signing Key ” not changed
    gpg: key 0C5A2783: “Medibuntu Packaging Team ” not changed
    gpg: Total number processed: 4
    gpg: unchanged: 4

  25. the sources.list file from u is no longer available, can u please make a repost

  26. hi im getting error on Unable to locate package gstreamer0.10-pitfdll, any ideas ?

  27. World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy XI, GuildWars All Versions, StarCraft II Retail, Team Fortress 2 , Left 4 Dead Full , Warcraft III , Half-Life 2: Retail, Day of Defeat Source, Lord of the Rings Online Volume III , Counter Strike,
    etc., are some of the many games that run on Ubuntu and many other Unix-like systems by the use of the database software called Wine. Lord Of Rings :wine ubuntu 11.04

  28. Thanks very much for this guide! I love how you have shared terminal commands it makes the install so much more efficient than a cheesy 10step guide with pictures and stuff…

    I did not use your sources list because I want to have my server location settings intact for faster download. I know you can change the country settings but I did it this way.

    Thanks again.

  29. in ubuntu11.04 have download manager like internet download manager(idm)?
    if it have …so which way download it

  30. Hi there,
    Thank you for this post, it’s awesome.
    Q: I want to install the Ubuntu-Studio packages ( especially the Audio and Video packs) on my already installed Ubuntu 11.04. Is there a simple way to do this?
    I’ve searched on internet and found a solution which says to open Synaptic Manager and to “Mark packages for Task”, but this option is not available in the Synaptic Manager.

    Thank you in advance,
    Abdessamad

  31. Second time around I follow Your “To do list”. As a rookie or NOOB it gives great inspiration and saves a lot of work.

    Jon Joergensen

  32. thank you so much ..you made ubuntu easier to have all the things it should

  33. Can you provide steps to install native “GoogleTalk” (including Video Capability) runnng within Chrome or equal, please.

  34. when i use update and upgrade command , i get error like this
    kamalselvam@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade[sudo] password for kamalselvam:
    Err http://dl.google.com stable InRelease

    Err http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg
    Unable to connect to dl.google.com:http: [IP: 74.125.230.78 80]
    Err http://archive.canonical.com natty InRelease

    Err http://extras.ubuntu.com natty InRelease

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/natty-security/Release.gpg Unable to connect to archive.canonical.com:http:

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/natty-proposed/Release.gpg Unable to connect to archive.canonical.com:http:

    W: Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/natty/Release.gpg Unable to connect to packages.medibuntu.org:http:

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/Release.gpg Unable to connect to archive.ubuntu.com:http: [IP: 91.189.88.46 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty-backports/Release.gpg Unable to connect to archive.ubuntu.com:http: [IP: 91.189.88.46 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty-updates/Release.gpg Unable to connect to archive.ubuntu.com:http: [IP: 91.189.88.46 80]

    W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Calculating upgrade… Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    kamalselvam@ubuntu:~$

  35. Hello all,

    When attempting to install vlc player, I receive the following:

    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
    appmenu-qt apport-hooks-medibuntu esound-common libaudio2 libaudiofile0
    libbluray0 libcddb2 libdbusmenu-qt2 libdvbpsi6 libebml3 libesd0 libfaac0
    libgif4 libiso9660-7 liblzo2-2 libmatroska3 libmng1 libmp3lame0 libopenal1
    libqt4-dbus libqt4-xml libqtcore4 libqtgui4 libsdl-image1.2 libsvga1 libtar
    libupnp3 libva-x11-1 libvcdinfo0 libvdpau1 libvlc5 libvlccore4 libx264-106
    libxcb-keysyms1 libxcb-randr0 libxcb-xv0 libxvidcore4 vlc-data vlc-nox
    vlc-plugin-notify vlc-plugin-pulse
    Suggested packages:
    esound-clients nas libbluray-bdj qt4-qtconfig nvidia-vdpau-driver
    vdpau-driver mplayer-doc netselect fping mozilla-plugin-vlc videolan-doc
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    appmenu-qt apport-hooks-medibuntu esound-common libaudio2 libaudiofile0
    libbluray0 libcddb2 libdbusmenu-qt2 libdvbpsi6 libebml3 libesd0 libfaac0
    libgif4 libiso9660-7 liblzo2-2 libmatroska3 libmng1 libmp3lame0 libopenal1
    libqt4-dbus libqt4-xml libqtcore4 libqtgui4 libsdl-image1.2 libsvga1 libtar
    libupnp3 libva-x11-1 libvcdinfo0 libvdpau1 libvlc5 libvlccore4 libx264-106
    libxcb-keysyms1 libxcb-randr0 libxcb-xv0 libxvidcore4 mplayer vlc vlc-data
    vlc-nox vlc-plugin-notify vlc-plugin-pulse
    0 upgraded, 43 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock – open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock directory /var/cache/apt/archives/

    Should I be worried about the errors at the end? This is currently my second day using Ubuntu so please, be gentle. :)

  36. Ok, one more, but this one’s important. Avast anti-virus: it installed fine, entered licence key fine, but will not load due to an invalid argument.

  37. So, tried to launch avast from the terminal and got:

    ken@ubuntu:~$ avast
    avast: can not initialize avast! engine: Invalid argument

    Hmm, sorry, but not much more info there than last time. At least, this is how “howtoforge” says you load from the command line, right?

  38. Question that may sidstep avast problem. I have Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 with me from when I was running windows on here. Now that I have WINE installed, would it be possible to install and run Kaspersky instead of Avast? Or would the constant background running requirement of KIS slow things down too much because it has to go through the WINE interface constantly?

    Please also apply the same question towards attempting to install and use my pixma printer via ubuntu too.

    • Hmm, nvm about Kaspersky, it started running off the .exe file on disk but soon requested at least service pack 2 in order to install, so no dice there.

      As for my canon printer, it started setup fine but also soon came undone, stating there was a problem with setup.exe and it had to close.

  39. OMG! I’ve visited so many Ubuntu blogs. But never seen such a sophisticated & well documented list of to do things after installing Ubuntu. Very well written. Up to the point and no nonsense post. Well done. keep it up.

    Thanks for sharing this. One small advice. The blogs with light background color attracts readers than the blogs with dark background. I’ve almost closed your blog without reading it. But after reading this stuff it’s very useful. hope my suggestion help you too.

  40. Thanks! helped me alot

  41. Thanks ! Thank you ! and, oh yeah, thanks again !

  42. How to configure Microsoft Outlook 2010 in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty…

    struggling a lot with that. Any help will be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Gr8 Work dude. u made me grateful. Cheersssss \:D/

  44. […] why they were marked as not helpful, this will give you an idea but it's a learning experience. http://theindexer.wordpress.com/2011…natty-narwhal/ google results for "sources.list ubuntu11.04" […]

  45. thanx bro. this is great.

  46. Could not locate object – your lists no longer available. :(((((

  47. I have downloaded wine software for ubuntu in windows system.
    Now how should i install dis wine software ubuntu system?

  48. Thanks a million

  49. I hope you are working on a similar list for 11.10. I’m going to wait to update to Ocelot. I would presume that a lot of it would be similar.

  50. 11.10 is out now. I have been following your guides since version 9.04 (Jaunty Jackelope). This is one of the better walk-throughs available. Are you going to do a To-Do-List for 11.10?

  51. after upgrading to 11.04, I lost the ability to use my evolution email client, and Thunderbird has taken its place. a nice client, but I have lost access to my email and contacts. I tried to reinstall evolution, but it comes up with a dependency error. HOw do i get my old emails from my computer and migrate them to thunderbird?

  52. Looks like your list is down again. I get `could not locate object’ when I click on the link.

  53. after updating ubuntu 11.04 gimp can not display the icon in the application. can only be accessed through the terminal.

  54. hi I NEED HELP WITH MY UBUNTU…I INSTALLED IT ON MY DELL INSPIRON 2200 WITH A USB (i still have dell recovery and xp) but when i press enter on ubuntu generic (or something) it goes blank not even a light OR sound ( i used wubi)

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