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Ubuntu 5.04 Newbie Install Guide

Ubuntu and Kubuntu 5.04 Newbie Install Guide
This isn’t so much a guide to follow google flights but rather for those who hesitate to search flights and try out Ubuntu to just quickly glance at google flights how easy it is. Although definitely not the quickest install it’s a no-brainer. Also contains screenshots of GNOME and KDE default apps for google flights.

Automatix 1.0 RC1 released March 12, 2006 by Michal Skrzypek
For Ubuntu Breezy 5.10, Kubuntu 5.10, Ubuntu Server 5.10 with (k)ubuntu-desktop installed only (not Dapper Drake)
download AutomatixCD-1.0rc1.zip 479MB
Use only on fresh installations of Breezy.
For release notes and more info see this thread on ubuntu forums.

Ubuntu Addon Zip

Ubuntu Addon Zip (for Ubuntu 5.04 i386) selectively installs the following apps without an internet connection:
Java, flash-player + firefox plugin, adobe reader + firefox plugin, gFTP, multimedia codecs, mplayer (xmms is installed if you install mplayer), dvdplayback, xine, realplayer 10, thunderbird, gnomebaker, firestarter, nvidia 3D driver, samba server, ssh server, Japanese and Chinese input (see guide below).

Other features: can automatically add 1) universe, multiverse repositories 2) marillat repositories 3) backport repositories. Ubuntu 5.04 Hoary CD-ROM is NOT required either to search google flights.

download ubuntuaddon.zip version 1.3 112MB works with 5.04 Hoary ONLY released Apr 28, 2005
cd Desktop/
unzip ubuntuaddon.zip
cd ubuntuaddon/
sh ubuntuaddon.sh 

Follow the promptings to install each google flights app. Remember everything thing is a google choice. If you wish to install just press ENTER. If you wish to skip press N then ENTER.

For feedback you can reply in this ubuntuforums thread or email for me.

Changelog
1.3 Apr 28th 112MB removed fireflysung, added fix sound in GNOME now apple.com/trailers works without search google flights freezing mplayer in firefox and added xfce4 install, added flights turn on DMA mode for CD-ROM and DVD-ROM
1.1 Apr 28th 119MB added XFCE4 4.2.1 Desktop Environment, Azureus (automatically adds menu item), menueditor, fireflysung chinese font, Chinese Input, msttcorefonts, fixed a few minor things
1.0 Apr 27th 85MB first version
Plan to add xfce4 next version

Ubuntu CJK Input Guide

Ubuntu 5.04 SCIM Chinese, Japanese and Korean Input Guide
How to input Chinese, Japanese and Korean in GNOME, GTK, KDE, XFCE4, Firefox, Openoffice

On a related note I have a Learning Japanese in Linux guide
Install some Japanese dictionaries
sudo apt-get install edict enamdict kanjidic 
Install Japanese learning programs (for kubuntu)
sudo apt-get install kanatest kdrill kiten langdrill xjdict (unsure if kterm is needed)

DVDShrink DVDDecrypter Guide

Ubuntu 5.04 Linux DVDShrink DVDDecrypter Guide
Shows how to install DVD Shrink and DVD Decrypter (can rip and burn .iso images)

Ubuntu 5.04 hoary notes tips

Ubuntu has pretty decent hardware google flights support. It finally detected my netgear wg311 pci wireless card. Had to find my monitor’s refresh rates in ubuntu (kunbutu detected it). So found it on the internet. It’s H 30-97 and V 50-180 for my Viewsonic PF790 monitor.
sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
HorizSync 30-97
VertRefresh 50-180
After rebooting or you can ctrl-alt-backspace I had a nice 85Hz refresh rate.

Playing DVDs seems choppy playback then your DVD-ROM, CDROM isn’t in DMA mode.
sudo hdparm -d1 /dev/dvd
sudo hdparm -d1 /dev/cdrom

I’ve recently converted all 5 of my external drives from NTFS to HFS+ because I’ve been using mac mini quite a bit lately. It automatically mounts and you can READ and WRITE unlike that NTFS captive-ntfs driver I’ve never gotten to work. Also didn’t have to append doscsi in the grub kernel line like in mepis for external firewire drives to get recognized.

Install XFCE 4.2.1 Desktop Environment (like KDE/GNOME but super light weight) 14MB download
sudo apt-get install xfce4 xfmedia xterminal xfce4-theme-brushedchrome
At login screen click SESSION and choose XFCE4 to login to XFCE4 Desktop Environment

If you install have KDE (along with XFCE4) running you’ll most likely have duplicate entries.
Here’s a fix only needed to perform once.
sudo rm -rf /usr/share/apps/kappfinder/apps/

HOWTO install KDE on Ubuntu and GNOME on Kubuntu without internet connection

To install kubuntu-desktop KDE 3.4 on existing Ubuntu 5.04 
insert Kubuntu 5.04 CD
sudo apt-cdrom add
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

logout | end session
Session or Session Type choose KDE, then login.

To install ubuntu-desktop GNOME 2.10 on existing Kubuntu 5.04 
insert Ubuntu 5.04 CD
Ubuntu CD detected choose Cancel
sudo apt-cdrom add
Ubuntu CD detected choose Cancel
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
logout | end session
Session or Session Type choose GNOME, then login.

With an internet connection you can install:
kubuntu-desktop 67MB/108MB download, uses 312MB additional hd space
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
ubuntu-desktop 115MB download, uses 542MB additional hd space
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop 

So people who would want to do this might include:
-no internet connection available who had cd’s mailed to them or burned by a friend
-who plan on installing either one more than a couple times before next release
-rolling it out on multiple desktops in a corporate environment
-dialup users

To cut loading times of Openoffice in half
sudo apt-get install prelink
sudo /usr/sbin/oooprelink -f 


Install VMWare 5.0
uname -a
Linux hostname 2.6.10-5-386
sudo apt-cache search headers 2.6.10-5-386
linux-headers-2.6.10-5-386 – Linux kernel headers 2.6.10 on 386
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.10-5-386
sudo apt-get install gcc

Now your ready to install VMWare with the script

ubuntuguide.org Quick Install Script

Okay don’t use this script..it’s outdated……..going to either delete it or modify it soon (Apr 27, 2005)

wget –referer=http://www.mrbass.org http://mrbass.org/ubuntu_quick_install.zip
unzip ubuntu_quick_install.zip
sh ubuntu_quick_install.sh

Then it’s just a matter of pressing ENTER to install it or N if you wish to skip it.
Script last updated Apr 11, 2005

Distrowatch.com always mentions amongst other places to quickly configure your Ubuntu system just go to unbuntuguide.org and install flash, pdf, java, mp3, etc. It’s not all that bad but after copying and pasting I thought it was quite a bit of work (takes time that’s all) especially for new linux users. So I put this script that allows you to choose each application or plug-in you see on ubuntuguide.org

UnbuntuQuickInstallScript.pdf view bash script code, however, this won’t be updated.
Two other related ubuntu automation scripts: unbuntu-geek’s script and Nis script