Welcome to this third post of the series “Here we go… when Ubuntu crashes”, greetings from Mexico, here I am still enjoying in my Easter holidays, this morning we have had an earthquake with epicentre in the south, don’t worry everything it’s fine here in Guadalajara. We have dedicated the previous article to the Ubuntu Installation, today’s menu is about my recommended configuration for you to have a good experience with this powerful OS, so hands on terminal! [CTRL + Alt + T]
1. Update the Operating System.
It will take very long time; anyway, it’s important for you to be present during the execution of this command because it may sporadically ask you any question such as if you want to delete obsolete packages (there I answered Yes). Please take note of Step n2 before typing the command, here you have it:
2. Repair upgrade bugs ;(
In my experience, I have had experimented some annoying bugs right after restarting my computer, you will notice you have my same problem if a message error of compiz appears and your unity launcher disappears. These are the commands to fix it:
sudo -i dpkg –configure -a
dconf reset -f /org/compiz/
apt-get install –reinstall compiz-gnome compiz gnome-control-center
sudo apt-get install –reinstall compiz-gnome compiz gnome-control-center
setsid compiz –replace
3. Install complements
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer
- System Load Indicator is a port of the popular System Monitor GNOME Panel applet and it can display CPU, memory, network usage, hard disk I/O and more on the panel.
- Cpufreq Indicator is the equivalent of the old GNOME CPU frequency scaling applet which can be used for changing the CPU frequency on-the-fly.
sudo apt-get install indicator-multiload
sudo apt-get install indicator-cpufreq
BONUS: My add-ons for Firefox and Chromium
Personally I like to use different navigators for different purposes, the two essential for everybody might be Firefox (the default after Ubuntu installation) and Chromium. I also recommend Epiphany to limit the consumption from pages such as facebook and Opera for personal-research because of it’s great handling of tabs and it’s speed dial.
Well, these are the screen shots of my Firefox-Add-Ons and Chromium-Extensions, you should try them: