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Some Random Ubuntu Configuration Tips

Packages to Install

  • gparted - GNOME partition editor.
  • qtparted - KDE partition editor.
  • startupmanager
  • samba, samba-tools, system-config-samba
  • firestarter - Firewall.
  • nessus - Vulnerability detector instructions
  • p7zip-full - Additional archive formats.
  • gnome-bluetooth - Manipulate bluetooth devices from the desktop.
  • gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly
  • gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
  • grsync
  • partimage - NOT AVAILABLE?
  • gsynaptics - Synaptics touchpad - then configure it.

Development Packages

  • checkinstall - instructions
  • dia
  • kivio
  • gimp
  • gimp-data-extras
  • inkscape
  • scribus

A/V

  • EasyCam2
  • luvcview - USB webcam viewer
  • viking - GPS program

Ubuntu Fonts

sudo aptitude install xfonts-intl-arabic
sudo aptitude install xfonts-intl-asian
sudo aptitude install xfonts-intl-chinese
sudo aptitude install xfonts-intl-chinese-big
sudo aptitude install xfonts-intl-european
sudo aptitude install xfonts-intl-japanese
sudo aptitude install xfonts-intl-japanese-big
sudo aptitude install xfonts-intl-phonetic
sudo aptitude install gsfonts-x11
sudo aptitude install msttcorefonts
sudo fc-cache -f -v

Ubuntu Fonts

sudo aptitude install xfonts-intl-arabic
sudo aptitude install xfonts-intl-asian
sudo aptitude install xfonts-intl-chinese
sudo aptitude install xfonts-intl-chinese-big
sudo aptitude install xfonts-intl-european
sudo aptitude install xfonts-intl-japanese
sudo aptitude install xfonts-intl-japanese-big
sudo aptitude install xfonts-intl-phonetic
sudo aptitude install gsfonts-x11
sudo aptitude install msttcorefonts
sudo fc-cache

NFS

- Make sure nfs-common and nfs-kernel-server packages are installed.

# mount g7u:/common /local/common

- Add to fstab:

g7u:/common //local/common nfs rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,intr

- Add remote hosts to server's firewall ("allow connections from host").

- Add Sambe (SMB) ports (137-139, 445) to server's firewall.

- /etc/exports

Networking (DHCP, etc.)

- Add to /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf so that the computer will send its domain name to the DNS server:

send host-name "g7u";
send fqdn.fqdn "g7u.prancin.com.";
send fqdn.encoded off;
send fqdn.server-update off;

Then release the DHCP lease and acquire a new one (see below).

- Restart the network:

# /etc/init.d/networking restart

# /etc/init.d/network restart

# ifdown eth0
# ifup eth0

# ifdown eth0 && ifup eth0

# ifdown wlan0
# ifup wlan0

- Explicitly release DHCP lease:
# dhclient -r

- Get a new lease:
# dhclient

Restart GNOME (gdm)


Ctrl+Alt+F1, then:
sudo killall gdm
sudo startx

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