The New Computer, Finally ...

Added on by Ray Insalaco.
My new computer finally came in this week. It only took about two hours before it was being formated and Linux installed on it. I install Ubuntu Dapper Drake on it. so far I love the new computer, with the exception on the keyboard. The layout of the keys is very different that any other notebook that I have had, or used. I created a quick little shell script to configure my computer after doing an install. After installing the OS, I set the root password, switch to su and then run the script. At that point, it is a case of walk away and get something to eat.

# System setup script.

# Update the software repositories ...
cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list_backup
echo "" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb dapper universe multiverse" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb-src dapper universe multiverse" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb dapper-backports main restricted universe multiverse" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb-src dapper-backports main restricted universe multiverse" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb dapper-security universe multiverse" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb-src dapper-security universe multiverse" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
apt-get -y --force-yes update

# Update the kernel packages ...
apt-get -y --force-yes install linux-686 linux-headers-686 linux-image-686 linux-restricted-modules-686 nvidia-glx
apt-get -y --force-yes remove linux-386 linux-headers-386 linux-image-386

# Update to enable a NVidia GeForce 6800 vidio card ...
apt-get -y --force-yes install nvidia-glx
nvidia-glx-config enable

# Install the development files ...
apt-get -y --force-yes install build-essential gcc-3.4 g++-3.4 make fakeroot java-package
apt-get -y --force-yes install mysql-admin mysql-query-browser mysql-server mysql-server eclipse-sdk monodevelop

# Install internet applications ...
apt-get -y --force-yes install mozilla-thunderbird bluefish gftp openvpn apache2 samba gsfonts gsfonts-x11

# Install multimedia applications ...
apt-get -y --force-yes install xine-ui libmad0 vlc vlc-plugin-alsa easytag audacity xmms k3b gnomebaker vorbis-tools
apt-get -y --force-yes install gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-gl gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse
apt-get -y --force-yes install libxine-extracodecs ffmpeg lame faad sox mjpegtools mozilla-mplayer gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse
dpkg -i libdvdcss.deb

dpkg -i w32codecs_20050412-0.0_i386.deb

# Install graphics applications ...
apt-get -y --force-yes install f-spot

# CD burning software ... (requires Nero windows license)
dpkg -i nerolinux-

# Install java support ...
# Note for creating the java packages can be found here:
dpkg -i sun-j2re1.5_1.5.0+update06_i386.deb
dpkg -i sun-j2sdk1.5_1.5.0+update06_i386.deb
update-alternatives --config java

# Update the system ...
apt-get -y --force-yes dist-upgrade

You may have to make some changes to fit your system. I am running a Pentium M, so I wand the 686 kernel image. If you are running a Athlon XP you would set the kernel version to k7, or 386. A quick google search should let you know which version will work for you.

Well that is all for now ...