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Nixie Pixel
November 16th, 2008, 12:44 AM
A brand new user to Ubuntu/Linux can be overwhelmed with options. Are there any places to look that are collections of the most useful commands/actions to take when you have successfully installed Ubuntu for the first time?

For instance, this command was very useful to me:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Honestly, I don't really know what it did, other than enable me to get flash working properly...

What commands like this do most people run, and why?

Thanks!

CLomax
November 16th, 2008, 12:59 AM
Pages like this often contain useful commands.


http://www.danielandrade.net/2007/11/10/10-things-to-do-just-after-installing-ubuntu-710/

As for the restricted extras you can find out what you installed here:


http://packages.ubuntu.com/hardy/ubuntu-restricted-extras

radiocognition
November 16th, 2008, 01:08 AM
A common thing that new users need help with is automatiaclly mounting secondary hardrives to the file system. If you need help with this, search the forums for "/etc/fstab"

nitrofurano
March 18th, 2009, 01:21 AM
this wallpaper may be useful: http://www.macintom.com/wp/wp-content/gallery/2008-10/linux-cli-command.jpg

Botbob89
March 18th, 2009, 01:32 AM
Very basic sudo commands are a must, especially if you want to go fiddling with things like your sources.list

Basic updating and installing of packages are good to know as well.

linux4life88
March 18th, 2009, 01:37 AM
Very basic sudo commands are a must, especially if you want to go fiddling with things like your sources.list

Basic updating and installing of packages are good to know as well.

The most common command that I use in the command prompt is sudo. This a very important command to grasp if you want to harness the true power of Linux because somethings have to be done in sudo. There is no other way to do them.

rafac24
March 18th, 2009, 02:11 AM
I like to use websites like these after a fresh install:

http://maketecheasier.com/things-you-need-to-install-after-installing-ubuntu/2008/01/24
http://linuxowns.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/5-things-to-do-after-installing-ubuntu-810-intrepid-ibex/

Keep in mind that some of these programs they mention to install are a little biased from the perspective of the writer. It takes patience to try the programs that work best for you.