14 Things to Do After Installing Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)

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37 Responses

  1. Morten Abildgaard says:

    Why do you recommend the proprietary solution VirtualBox instead of just using the built-in KVM virtualization layer thus supporting FOSS?
    You should be all set with
    sudo apt-get install virt-manager libvirt-bin

    • Mark Curtis says:

      Virtualbox is in the repositories is FOSS, the extensions are not.

    • Hanny Helal says:

      We’re just explaining how to install the most common & useful programs, if you noticed, things like Flash and Java are closed-source, but they are very important for any Linux user.

  2. donald says:

    hi

    there is an error in the mate section, the command for installing mate & the addons is the same:

    sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-core

    please correct
    Bye

  3. Dear Sir,

    Please help me i am unable to find driver for my ubuntu 12.10

  4. John says:

    You have a typo for the PPA for Flash in Item #7.

    Instead of

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimograd/webupd8

    it should be

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

  5. Andrea says:

    To add something:

    I am running the MATE-Desktop, as this is the most stable one for me.

    Greetings
    Andrea

    • Hanny Helal says:

      Hello Andrea.

      Sorry i don’t know exactly where the problem is, meanwhile you can add the command “sudo service network-manager start” to the startup commands in order to run it automatically if you want, you can ask for help at: http://ask.ubuntu.com

      MATE isn’t very stable yet, there are many common problems that’ll face you while using it, It’s better to wait until MATE 1.10.

      Thanks.

  6. Andrea says:

    hi Hanny Helal,

    I have a serious problem since days. For me, after one of the updates, network-manager dropped from the panel and also network-manager does not even start up at boot. I always get the message:

    wait for network-manager configuration

    Then follows:

    wait up 60 seconds more for network-configuration

    followed by:

    not able to boot with network-configuration booting system without full network-configuration

    Then the system boots and I have to start network-manager via Terminal-command:

    sudo service network-manager start

    Then network connects normally…For me, this again seems like a race-bug or something like that….

    Can you help with this please??

  7. John says:

    Do NOT install fglrx. It made my system unusuable. It froze at the ubuntu logo at startup.

  8. Ethan says:

    #12. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa should be sudo apt-add-repository ppa:numix/ppa

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Ethan,
      Thanks bringing to our notice, we’ve corrected the command.

    • Hanny Helal says:

      Hello Ethan.

      It’s is not a typo, because both commands will work, you can try it yourself:

      sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa
      sudo apt-add-repository ppa:numix/ppa

      And both commands will work just fine.

      • Dollar Sign Police says:

        I’m assuming you copy and pasted those commands above and included the “$” from the command line. Causes an error for anyone copy and pasting from this page.

        • Hanny Helal says:

          Hello.

          The ‘$’ mark is just for styling the commands, of course it shouldn’t be copied from / to the terminal :)

          Thanks.

          • Someone says:

            If you really want to show the “$”, you might want to make it a table with no borders — that way when someone triple-clicks on the command, they’ll be able to paste it without the leading “$” and space.

  9. woody says:

    Thanks!!! I was upset about the system error report message. Where is ‘Apport’ located?

    • Hanny Helal says:

      Hello woody.

      Can you explain a little bit more about what you mean by “where Apport is located”? you just have to remove the package from the package manager.

  10. Kris says:

    After installing nvidia drivers system crash. purge nvidia* helps.

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