Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Top 7 things to do after installing Ubuntu

For a better Ubuntu experience some repositories must be enabled and additional software must be installed.


1.Enable Partner Repositories : 

The partner repositories are another source of software , but for those with restrictive licenses that mean the general public cannot simply share them. These are official repo's that already are added but disabled in Ubuntu. This command enables them. Software&Updates can be accessed through system-settings or by doing a Dash search.


After closing Software&Updates we can perform a system update&upgrade. Open a terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and type in the following commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade

2.Adjust privacy settings :







 3.Installing firewall GUI for easier firewall control:

sudo apt-get install gufw 
sudo gufw

Type in your password and enable the firewall as shown below :


4.Install Synaptic & Gdebi package tools:

sudo apt-get install synaptic sudo apt-get install gdebi 

5.Enable DVD playback on Ubuntu :

Since Medibuntu is no longer available, you have to install libdvdcss2 repository manually. Download it from the link below:



Once installed, you’ll be able to playback and navigate DVD menus in most video applications, including the default Totem and VLC.

6.Install VLC for video and audio playback:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily - VLC (2.1.6) can be installed from the repositories as well, using the ppa is optional.

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install vlc

To install the latest version of VLC (2.2.0) use the following ppa :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-*


7.Install ubuntu-restricted-extras :

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Optional :

Flash player has become obsolete  and will be installed along with ubuntu-restricted-extras . Use the following command to remove it :

sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-installer