Ubuntu 7.10 'Gutsy' Desktop Addendum

Everything I'd do to an out-of-the-box installation to make it what I'd consider more complete.

Partitioning

Don't accept the default partitioning method because there isn't a separate /home partition. With /home separate you can re-install Ubuntu without wiping out your own files. Use this partitioning scheme:

	/	6GB	primary	ext3	bootable
	home		primary	ext3
	swap		primary	swap area

Theme

Get rid of the custom brown theme - choose the Clearlooks theme: Desktop → Preferences → Theme →

Repositories

Subscribe to Various Ubuntu Repositories

Maybe turn off the CD-ROM install media so that you aren't bugged to insert a CD when you don't have it inserted: use Desktop → Administration → Software Sources

Add Medibuntu Repository

This provides libdvdcss2 which enables you to watch commercial DVD movies.

Add Medibuntu repository:
sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/gutsy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

Add the Medibuntu GPG Key:
wget -q http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update

If you want to exclude getting packages from the non-free component of the Medibuntu repository:
sudo sed -e 's/ non-free//' -i /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

Software Installation

Install updates using Update Manager.

Install Additional Software from Ubuntu repositories for all types of computer

Video

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Wireless

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Bluetooth

(additional packages to those installed by default)

Install Additional Software From Other Locations for all Types of Computers

Install Additional Software for Laptop Computers