Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Installing ubuntu 10.04 and KDE

KDE 4.4 looks good on the Ubuntu 10.04. Yup, finally have the time to upgrade but I only had the Ubuntu CDROM, so later after the install had to manually install KDE4.

Using reference from my previous blog on Installing Kubuntu 9.10. Launch from KMenu the Synaptics or Kpackagekit to install additional applications and libraries. Below is a checklist of items to install.

note: to install via the terminal (CLI), e.g.
sudo apt-get install wvdial

A. Adding KDE desktop manager to Ubuntu
  1. kdebase-workspace
  2. kde-window-manager

B. For the web experience to surf and email
  1. openjdk-6-jre (using hotspot)
  2. thunderbird & enigmail
  3. icedtea6-plugin
  4. adobe-flashplugin
  5. See item D.
C. System tools
  1. gdecrypt
  2. password-gorilla
  3. ssh sshfs ksshaskpass
  4. khelpcenter4
  5. wvdial
  6. nmap
  7. wireshark
  8. ksnapshot

D. Multimedia, Fonts and codecs
  1. ttf-mscorefonts-installer & cabextract
  2. kubuntu-restricted-extras
  3. vlc videolan-doc mozilla-plugin-vlc vlc-plugin-sdl (include libvcdinfo0)
  4. k3b libk3b6-extracodecs
  5. gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad
  6. gimp-help-en & gimp-data-extras
  7. kdenlive
  8. recorditnow
E. IBM Thinkpad utils
  1. tpb
  2. tp-smapi-dkms
F. OpenOffice.org extra stuff
  1. openoffice.org-ogltrans
  2. openoffice.org-report-builder
  3. openoffice.org-presentation-minimizer
  4. mozilla-openoffice.org
  5. openoffice.org-mysql-connector & mysql-server
  6. myspell-en-gb
  7. openoffice.org-kde
  8. libmysql-java
  9. mdbtools

G. Software development, Eclipse and Android (refer to previous post)

G.1. Apache, PHP & mysql (see previous post)
  1. apache2 & php5 & php-pear (after done check that modules are enabled, run command a2enmod php5 )
  2. mysql-server
  3. php5-mysql libapache2-mod-php5 libapache2-mod-auth-mysql

Not everything can be done via the synaptics. Others that require downloading from the internet manually;
  1. truecrypt-6.3a & libstdc++5_3.3.6-17ubuntu1_i386.deb
  2. Extract PCL_ZTEDCV.tar.gz and install (ZTE usb modem) & libqt3-mt_3.3.8-b-0ubuntu3_i386.deb
  3. Download AdobeReader (to view PDF files) from http://get.adobe.com/reader

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