Top Things to Do after Installing Ubuntu 12.10

Posted by Admin on 2/22/13 at 11:01 PM in
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In our previous article, we discussed how to install Ubuntu as a standalone or a dual boot opertaing system on your computer. Following that, today, in this article we shall discuss what to do right after installing Ubuntu on your computer, so that you have a smooth user experience.

As you know, Ubuntu doesn't come with all the necessary features and packages like Microsoft Windows or other OS. For normal users, it is just a raw OS with a User Interface. To make it nearly complete we need to add so many other packages from the Ubuntu official or other repositories for which Internet connection is a absolute necessity. Lets get things going.

Things to Do after Installing Ubuntu

Update Repositories and Install Updates

After a brand new Ubuntu installation, you have to get the latest patches or other updated files so that you stay up to date with your operating system.To do this, first you have update the repositories then install the updates. The following line of code will help here. Just run it in the terminal (CTRL + ALT + T opens up the terminal)

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Install Ubuntu Restricted Extras

Ubuntu doesn't come with all the audio/video codecs that can play all your media files. So first and foremost is to install these codecs and makes all your media files playable. Run the following command in the terminal

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Enabling Full DVD Playback

Installing restricted extras will play all your media files and solve most of your problems but you may not be able to play dual layer dvds yet. For this you need to run the following commands

sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update
sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2

That should make your new ubuntu installation run without any major hassles. There are other tweaks, but we shall cover them in the upcoming articles since they are not of 'Top Priority' and do not come in the way of performance.

That's it. Come back for more :)

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