Dec 26, 2011

Ubuntu 11.10 Notes

It's been a really long time that I haven't write a new post. My school work is fucking busy.
I have installed ubuntu 11.10 for a while. I decided to write some note about the installation and configuration process.

Installing ubuntu 11.10 is quite easy, just put the disk into the computer, follow the steps and yes you have installed your ubuntu 11.10.

1. video drivers:
I'm using ATI video cards, and meet some problem while using the default video drivers.
There are many solution of this problem. I just post the solution I used:
First, go to AMD official website and download the video device dirver.
The one I'm using is ""
and type the following command and reboot, and the video driver is installed.
mkdir ati-11.11;
cd ati-11.11
sh --buildpkg Ubuntu/oneiric
dpkg -i fglrx*.deb
aticonfig --initial -f

If you still meet some problems, the following websites maybe a good place
to search your solutions.
ubuntu install guide
ubuntu+gnome shell+ati driver
gnome shell doesn't work properly

2. Installing some applications
   a. upgrade the app: type the following command and upgrade the applications that already install in the system.
   sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

   b. install the restricted packages: this will enable you to play some popular music/video formats such as mp3 and so on. Type the follwoing command:
   sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extra

   c. enable full dvd play back: After that you can watch videos from dvds.
   The instruction is too long, so I post the original link and you can follow the instructions from those websites.
   install libdvdcss
   15 things I did...

   d. and more: There are still more applications you may want to installed. Reference this link:
   Best applications and tweeks ....

This is pretty much about it.

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