Mike's Ubuntu Page

For My Own Sanity

  •  Here I will put basic instructions on what I (have to) do to a fresh ubuntu installation. I am going to break it into 2 categories. The first will be what I "need" and the second is what I "almost need." This page was written for ubuntu feisty (7.04) or linuxmint cassandra 
  • fedora



Screen Resolution Fix

  • Backup /etc/X11/xorg.conf 
  • Replace with this
  • Ctrl+alt+backspace
  • congrats


run:  sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg in the terminal. Follow the instructions.


Automatix (2)

  • download proper .deb
  • install
  •  Stuff I usually Install Right Away: (or within a day or so)
    • Swiftfox
    • Wine
    • Archiving Tools
    • Boot Up Manager
    • Google Earth
    • ilinux (ESPECIALLY on linuxmint)
    • Songbird
    • Frostwire
    • Check Gmail
    • AUD DVD Codecs
    • Flash Player
    • MPlayer and FF Plugin
    • Multimedia Codecs
    • Swiftfox Plugins
    • Gnomebaker

Compiz Fusion (regular beryl still below)



then add 

compiz --replace

emerald --replace

to startup


  • paste into terminal:
sudo echo "Beryl & nVidia installation script for ubuntu Ubuntu Feisty"
sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.backup.beryl-script
echo "deb http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org feisty main
deb-src http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org feisty main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list 
wget http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org/root@lupine.me.uk.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add - 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get -y install beryl beryl-manager emerald-themes 
sudo cp /usr/share/applications/beryl-manager.desktop /etc/xdg/autostart/beryl-manager.desktop 
cp /usr/share/applications/beryl-manager.desktop ~/Desktop/beryl-manager.desktop 
echo -e "Logout now and then press \e[0;31mCTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE\e[0m to restart xorg" echo "Installation completed !"
  •  BEFORE CTRL + ALT + Backspace, check that the restricted friver for nvidea is ENABLED


Firefox Tweaks:


follow these instructions


firefox-widgets-10.tar.bz2 is a copy of the file to download 

install to default location (for firefox)

and to "/opt/swiftfox/" for swiftox


I usually install the following:


dowload statusbar

google browsersync