Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

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So we have the new Ubuntu version available for download and i am pretty sure you are all set and ready to tweak your Ubuntu 12.10 system as usual. As we all know that even after a fresh Ubuntu install, we need to customize and tweak the operating system with latest updates, audio and video codecs, apps etc.

The new version is free to use as usual but has also been tweaked with certain new features like the online search, amazon search, dash preview, excellent booting time, new wallpapers etc.

I assume you are done installing the new Ubuntu 12.10 on your system, if you are dual booting it with Windows then you might like to read [How To] dual boot Linux Ubuntu 12.10 with Windows 7.

Now lets proceed with the qualitative things you should do immediately after you install Ubuntu 12.10. If you are still using Ubuntu 12.04, you can also see things to do after installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

Check For Updates

sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get upgrade

 or on the Dash search for "Software Updater" and check for updates if available.

Install Media Codecs

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
Install Additional Drivers

Now you won't find Additional Drivers option in the dash. Since the new version you will get the additional drivers option integrated with the software sources. Open the dash and search for "Software Sources" and head towards the last button that says "Additional Drivers" and this will show you all the driver's which are required to be installed.

additional drivers Ubuntu 12.10
Additional Drivers

 Install Synaptic Package Manager

sudo apt-get install synaptic

 Install VLC Media Player                  
sudo apt-get install vlc

 Install Ubuntu Tweak              

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

 Install Compiz Config Settings Manager

Install GNOME Tweak Tool

Install Dropbox

 sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox

Install Ubuntu Unity

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:myunity/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install myunity

Install GIMP 2.8.2

 sudo apt-get install gimp

Install File Compression/Decompression Utility

 sudo apt-get install p7zip-full p7zip-rar

Install Synaptic Package Manager

 sudo apt-get install synaptic

Install Wine

sudo apt-get install wine 

Enable Hibernation Mode

Open the terminal and run the code below

 sudo gedit /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/hibernate.pkla

now copy and paste the following code into the file

Re-enable Hibernate]

save and restart to check.

Disable Online Search in Dash

Go to Dash and search for Privacy and turn off online search option
run the following command as an alternative

 sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping

Install and enable XScreensaver

Install Xscreensaver by running the following command

sudo apt-get remove gnome-screensaver
sudo apt-get install xscreensaver xscreensaver-gl-extra xscreensaver-data-extra

now enter the following code in the terminal to create a auto start entry

 sudo gedit /etc/xdg/autostart/screensaver.desktop

and copy and paste the following code in the file

[Desktop Entry]
Exec=xscreensaver -nosplash

Install Ubuntu One Indicator

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/initialtesting
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-ubuntuone

Install Notifications Indicator

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jconti/recent-notifications
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-notifications

Install Adobe Flash Plugin

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo apt-add-repository "deb $(lsb_release -sc) partner"

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

Install JAVA

sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre icedtea-7-plugin

Install Download Manager (Multi Get) for Ubuntu 12.04

sudo apt-get install multiget

Install Email Client Thunderbird

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/thunderbird-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install thunderbird

Install Instant Messaging Client (Empathy)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:telepathy/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install empathy

Install Adobe Reader

sudo apt-get install acroread

Install File Zilla

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/programs-ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install filezilla filezilla-common

After you install all the above i am pretty sure you will have an excellent Ubuntu 12.10 system to work on.
Please try and let us know your experience with Ubuntu 12.10 via comments.


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