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    What is the first things you do after fresh install?

    Just wondering what software and tweaks everyone does after a fresh installation.
    The servers were too busy today to do any real software installs.

    I played with Unity because This is my first time using it. Got nvidia drivers installed for my dual monitors.( can't set a different wallpaper on each yet.) http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1966006.

    12.04 boots up very quick. Found some sites that suggest tweaks after fresh 12.04 install.
    Will try installing software tomorrow and my conky.

    So what did you do and will be doing with your shiny 12.04?
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    Re: What is the first things you do after fresh install?

    The very first thing I do is open a terminal and install mc, aptitude and synaptic. I then remove the Software Centre, UbuntuOne and LibreOffice Impress icons from the launcher. Once that is done. I install all of the packages I use that aren't included in the default install. It usually works out to an extra 2-300 packages.

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    Re: What is the first things you do after fresh install?

    I do any updates, then get codecs and any apps I regularly use. Done. Nothing special really.

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    Re: What is the first things you do after fresh install?

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    The very first thing I do is open a terminal and install mc, aptitude and synaptic. I then remove the Software Centre, UbuntuOne and LibreOffice Impress icons from the launcher. Once that is done. I install all of the packages I use that aren't included in the default install. It usually works out to an extra 2-300 packages.
    I do this exact thing except I don't use mc.
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    Re: What is the first things you do after fresh install?

    I usually reboot

    clear && echo paste url and press enter; read paste; (youtube-dl $paste) | zenity --progress --title="" --text "Downloading, please wait" --auto-close --pulsate && ans=$(zenity --file-selection); gnome-terminal -x mplayer "$ans"

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    Re: What is the first things you do after fresh install?

    Cigarette.

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    Re: What is the first things you do after fresh install?

    A few things I always add right away include synaptic, aptitude, gimp, virtualbox, conky, vlc, calibre, devede, filezilla.....and SUPERTUXKART!

    Oh, and for this latest release I removed rhythmbox and installed clementine.
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    Re: What is the first things you do after fresh install?

    Quote Originally Posted by DogMatix View Post
    Cigarette.
    Do you smoke after a fresh install?

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    Re: What is the first things you do after fresh install?

    Install all updates, install proprietary drivers, install codecs, install Sun/Oracle Java (or Java 7), add Chromium and Synaptic, change background, change Unity bar behavior to auto-hide.

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    Re: What is the first things you do after fresh install?

    1st - Change the wallpaper

    2nd - Make sure nVidia and any other restricted drivers are activated.

    3rd - Apply any updates.

    4th - Tweak sources.list with a couple of my favorite PPAs.

    5th - Install my favorite apps

    6th - Enjoy the experience.
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