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    My setup for installing Gnome Classic and other stuff on 12.04

    After a new Ubuntu 12.04 installation (If you don't know how to open a terminal, this is not for you, same for understanding basic commands)

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y


    #reboot machine


    #Do Distribution Upgrade

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y


    #reboot machine


    #Enable DVD playback http://www.liberiangeek.net/2013/10/...-ubuntu-13-10/

    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras && sudo apt-get install libavformat-extra-53 -y libavcodec-extra-53 -y libdvdread4 -y && sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh && sudo apt-get install vlc -y


    #reboot machine


    #Update to Kernel 3.11.6 (If you want to upgrade from the Kernel that comes with Ubuntu 12.04) http://www.liberiangeek.net/2013/10/...3-11-6-ubuntu/

    #For 32bit machines
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && sudo apt-get autoremove && cd /tmp && wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa...81453_i386.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa...181453_all.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa...81453_i386.deb && sudo dpkg -i *.deb && sudo update-grub2


    #For 64bit machines
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && sudo apt-get autoremove -y && cd /tmp && wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa...1453_amd64.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa...181453_all.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa...1453_amd64.deb && sudo dpkg -i *.deb && sudo update-grub2


    #reboot machine


    #Remove old Kernels

    sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.?.? (Put in appropriate Kernel #s) (BE SURE OF WHAT KERNELS YOU'RE REMOVING)


    #Remove Headers associated with removed Kernels

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && sudo apt-get autoremove -y


    #Install Gnome Classic https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Pr...eClassicTweaks

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:caffeine-developers/ppa -y && sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/themes -y && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gnome-panel -y indicator-applet indicator-applet-session -y shiki-colors-metacity-theme -y caffeine -y && gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver lock-enabled false && gsettings set com.ubuntu.update-notifier auto-launch false && gconftool-2 --set "/apps/metacity/general/button_layout" --type string ":minimize,maximize,close" && gconftool-2 -s --type string /apps/metacity/general/theme Shiki-Colors-Metacity && gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface menus-have-icons true && gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons true && gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.desktop volumes-visible true && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y


    #log out of account


    #login to Gnome Classic (no effects)


    #Remove Unity Desktop

    sudo apt-get autoremove unity -y


    #Disable pain in the a$$ "System Problem Detected" error messages that mean nothing http://www.pctips.in/2012/10/stop-an...-detected.html

    sudo gedit /etc/default/apport
    #Change the last line of the file from 'enabled=1' to 'enabled=0'
    #Save and close the file.
    sudo service apport stop


    #reboot machine

    #Install gparted, unetbootin, chromium, imagewriter, asunder from software center (or whatever stuff you like to use)

    #Install Wine 1.6 http://www.liberiangeek.net/2013/07/...ade-in-ubuntu/

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa -y && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install wine1.6 -y


    #Install Virtualbox 4.3 http://www.liberiangeek.net/2013/10/...ows-mac-linux/

    sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian $(lsb_release -sc) contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list' && wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...racle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.3 -y


    #Install latest LibreOffice http://www.liberiangeek.net/2013/07/...berian+Geek%29

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa -y && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y


    #Install clicompanion (A helper for teaching command-line) https://help.ubuntu.com/community/clicompanion

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:clicompanion-devs/clicompanion-nightlies -y && sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install clicompanion -y


    #Install Netflix Desktop (Watch your Netflix streaming video) http://how-to.wikia.com/wiki/How_to_...ntly)_in_Linux

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio -y && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop -y


    #Install latest Google-Chrome http://www.liberiangeek.net/2013/10/...hrome-browser/

    #For 32bit machines
    cd /tmp && wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/g...rrent_i386.deb && sudo dpkg -i google-chrome*; sudo apt-get -f install -y


    #For 64bit machines

    cd /tmp && wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/g...rent_amd64.deb && sudo dpkg -i google-chrome*; sudo apt-get -f install -y

    #reboot machine

    #Install HPLIP 3.13.10 (If your printer is too new for the HPLIP preinstalled in Ubuntu) http://www.liberiangeek.net/2013/10/...iver-released/

    wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/h...ip-3.13.10.run && sh hplip-3.13.10.run

    #After HPLIP install, you'll always get a "System tray not found" error on login, this is connected to HPLIP. Close it and disregard, it only happens when you login, it won't come back after you close it until your next login.

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    Re: My setup for installing Gnome Classic and other stuff on 12.04

    How bout showing us a pic of your desktop.

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    Re: My setup for installing Gnome Classic and other stuff on 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by ibjsb4 View Post
    How bout showing us a pic of your desktop.
    There's no utility on this forum for uploading an image from my computer without jumping through hoops. My desktop looks and behaves like a Gnome 2.0 desktop from Ubuntu 10.04 with 2 displays (extended desktop), CPU frequency scaling applets, System Monitor applets, and Weather Report applets in the panel up top on the primary display...

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