Ubuntu post install tasks

  • If you run a proxy (apt-cacher-ng in my case), add the proxy directory in /etc/apt/apt.conf:
    Acquire::http::Proxy "http://aptcacher:3142";
  • Add repositories for
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/themes
    add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/">http://archive.canonical.com/</a> $(lsb_release -sc) partner"
  • Add Tools and Themes
    sudo apt-get install skype
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak
    sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool
    sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool
    sudo apt-get install y-ppa-manager
    sudo apt-get install faenza-icon-theme faience-*
    sudo apt-get install mediterraneannight-gtk-theme
    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins-extra
    sudo apt-get autoremove unity-lens-shopping unity-lens-music unity-lens-photos unity-lens-gwibber unity-lens-video
  • Use ubuntu-tweak an set MediterraenLightDarkest for the GTK theme, Faenza Darkest for the icons and


  • Configure Theme using ubuntu-tweak
    • Multiload indicator:
      sudo apt-fast install indicator-multiload
    • Display all hidden startup applications:
      sudo sed -i "s/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g" /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop
    • If you have problems with certain Java apps, remove openjdk and install oracle java (sadly)
      sudo apt-get purge openjdk*
      sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
      sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

      You can check using

      java -version
  • Powersaving on laptop:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/jupiter
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install jupiter



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