2009年1月11日

Notes of Ubuntu

Notes here may only be useful for me.

For Ubuntu 9.0410.10
1. Something to do after installation:
1.1 Check updates.
1.2 Install language-specific packages .
  • System->Management->Language Support
1.3 Install Firefoxs extensions: Install google-chrome and sync all settings.
  • All-in-one Gestures
  • All-in-one Sidebar
  • Bookmark Duplicate Detector
  • DownloadThemAll
  • Easy DragToGo
  • Forecastfox
  • Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer
  • FoxyProxy
  • Google Toolbar
  • NoScript
  • Speed Dial
  • Stop-or-Reload Button
  • Tab Mix Plus
  • 新同文堂
1.4 Fixed in 9.04. Disable ubufox extension for a bug.

1.5 Get Lazybuntu to install useful packages. Using Ubuntu Tweak instead.

2. HW related issues
2.1 On Gigabyte EP31-DS3L rev2.1, the system may not power off probably (Not yet test for 9.04).
  • Using BIOS ver. FC instead of FDa.
  • Modify ACPI desciption table like this post.
2.2 Fixed in 9.04. No output with DVI on Asus HD3450 display card

  • Don't using DVI while installing Ubuntu.
  • Using envyng-core to install new official ATI binary driver.
  • Since the driver is open sourced, this problem may be fixed in the future.
3. ssh tips to connect remote with short name and login without password
  1. ssh-keygen -t rsa
  2. ssh-copy-id [email protected]
  3. Set a short name for host according to this post.
4. Upgrading to new release
  1. Network Upgrade for Ubuntu Desktops
  2. Network Upgrade for Ubuntu Servers (Useful for remote upgrade)
5. Upgrade from ext3 to ext4
  1. How To Upgrade From Ext3 To Ext4 Without Formatting The Hard Disk
  2. Some issues of ext4
6. New and additional packages can be found on PPA. Using Ubuntu Tweak to add some.
7. Setup-up of amule-daemon
  1. sudo apt-get install amule-common amule-daemon
  2. Modify /etc/default/amule-daemon to use specific USER to run
  3. Mkdir .aMule in USER's home
  4. Run amuleweb -w to generate amule.conf
  5. Edit .aMule/amule.conf to set AcceptExternalConnection=1
  6. Run echo -n "yourplaintextpass" | md5sum | cut -d " " -f 1 to generate MD5 of password
  7. Edit .aMule/amule.conf to set ECPassword=md5passwd
  8. Run sudo /etc/init.d/amule-daemon start to start server
  9. Control amule-daemon via http://IP:4711/
    #. Some other tips
    #. Some useful packages:
    • grsync freefilesync
    • htop
    • network-admin
    • firestarter
    • system-config-samba
    • sysinfo
    • envyng-core
    • Ubuntu Tweak Need to manually download
    • openssh-server
    • smplayer
    • non-free-codecs
    • workrave
    • Deluge BitTorrent Client
    • Emsene (For MSN)
    • Filezilla
    • PCMan X BBS
    • PuTTY SSH Client
    • Gnome Do
    • flashplugin-nonfree
    • subversion
    • git
    • git-svn
    • g++
    • libc6-dev-i386 (for 32bit compilation)
    • ruby1.9 (With cd /usr/bin; sudo ln -s ruby1.9 ruby)
    • ruby1.9-examples
    • rdoc1.9
    • ri1.9
    • rubygems1.9
    • openjdk-6-jdk
    • icedtea6-plugin
    • ia32-sun-java6-bin (For running GWT host mode in Eclipse)
    • vim
    • vim-doc
    • vim-scripts
    • ctags
    • cscope
    • ant (with --no-install-recommends)
    • meld
    • geany (Testing Prgramming IDE...)
    • google-chrome
    #. Some removed packages:
    • network-manager
    • totem/totem-gstreamer
    • transmission
    • vim-tiny
    • ruby
    • ruby1.8
    • libruby1.8
    To be continued...

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