User:Bourke/Linux Desktop Setup

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Setup on Both Machines[edit]

Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS Lucid x86_64 --Bourke 17:29, 7 July 2011 (CEST)

Sun-Java6 Setup[edit]

(Most MPDL Solutions don't work with ubuntu standard OpenJDK)

 sudo add-apt-repository “deb lucid partner”
 sudo apt-get update 
 sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-jdk

And remove OpenJdk in case of clashes

  sudo apt-get remove openjdk-6-jre icedtea6-plugin openjdk-6-jre-headless icedtea-6-jre-cacao

OpenSSHServer Setup[edit]

 sudo apt-get install openssh-server


 sudo apt-get install thunderbird

rsync Command for Syncing Desktop / Laptop[edit]

 rsync --verbose  --progress --stats --recursive --times --perms --links --delete --exclude "*.vdi"   /home/myuser/  outofdatehostname:/home/myuser/

. Always run this from the machine that is currently up-to-date. Get this wrong, and files may be lost (the --delete parameter).

other packages[edit]


 sudo apt-get install keepassx


 sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose

See also VirtualBox


p3005 (p091)

Setup on Desktop[edit]

Mount Table[edit]

  $ cat /etc/fstab
  # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
  # Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
  # for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
  # devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
  # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
  proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
  # / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
  UUID=d199e8b9-b5aa-45e8-9e05-8903c1932d9e /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
  # swap was on /dev/sda2 during installation
  UUID=55df84ff-a8d4-4fc8-8805-d92e3c080eb1 none            swap    sw              0       0
  UUID=23907780-7678-4fc3-ab11-8b1049e285e8 /disk2          ext4   errors=remount-ro 0     1

Setup on Laptop[edit]

Latop is on 11_04 natty narwhal


yuk. system/login/unlock/ubuntu classic/reboot to get back to gnome 2 desktop.

ssd performance tweaks[edit]

references: howto geek

  1. add discard, noatime options in /etc/fstab
  2. /tmp in RAM - not implemented - shouldn't be that useful ?
  3. changed default I/O algorithm to deadline from cfg
     echo deadline > /sys/block/sda/queue/scheduler
     echo 1 > /sys/block/sda/queue/iosched/fifo_batch