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So I just installed ubuntu. What should I do first?

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So I just installed ubuntu.

What should I do first?
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Install Compton, fix tearing
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>>45685802
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
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>>45685802
sudo rm -rf / --no-preserve-root
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sudo apt-get install aptitude
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sudo apt-get install gentoo
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sudo apt-get install guake


Its a cool as fuck terminal that opens when you hit `. It pops in from the top and you can set a background on it.
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Uninstall it and choose a non-pleb unbloated OS.
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>>45685821
Listen to this guy, OP.
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>>45685823
This will fuck your system
>>45685821
This is self explanatory
>>45685826
This will install http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aptitude_%28software%29
>>45685831
I doubt that this will do anything
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>>45685802
OP installed 13.10?
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>>45685831
>sudo aptitude install gentoo on debian machine
wut
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>>45685802
Use the proprietary drivers for your graphics card. NVIDIA's open-source ones aren't very good. Also, install mpv.
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>>45685821
Can't you just let the update manager do this in settings?
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>>45685826
You're getting a program to install itself.
Why did I laugh at that?
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>>45685864
But proprietary graphics drivers almost always wreck your system.
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>>45685874
>aptitude - an ncurses frontend for APT
>getting a program to install itself
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>>45685876
What are you on about, son?
I've been using the NVIDIA 331 drivers for about 4 months now with no problems.
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>>45685872
no, bash is cute
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>What should I do first?
Uninstall Ubuntu
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>>45685819
not OP but damn, i didn't know about this one... thanks
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>>45685860
I installed 14.10. Got that pick from google.
Still don't know how to take screencaps in ubuntu.
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>>45685912
It's the same fucking key as in windows.
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Good job OP.

Here's some stuff to do..
Install mpv
install chromium if you like chrome
and you're set!
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>>45685802
wget ftp://distfiles.gentoo.org/releases/x86/autobuilds/20141209/stage3-i686-20141209.tar.bz2
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>>45685943
kek
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Ctrl-alt-f1
Set root passwd:
su
Uninstall garbage:
apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop
apt-get autoremove

Get decent DE
apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
shutdown -r now

you can figure out how to install numix-circle icons and chromium on your own.
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>>45685998
Forgot to add
sudo passwd root

At the beginning.
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>>45685998
>ctrl-alt-f1
you mean literally any ctrl-alt-f other than 1, right?
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>>45685998
Xubuntu + Numix = Nice UI
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install aptitude (this lets you do a few things that are annoying to do with apt-get, e.g. aptitude search to find a package you don't know the exact name of)
install the ubuntu-restricted-extras package (some codecs you might want, flash, maybe don't if "muh freedom" is a concern for you)
check for restricted drivers (mostly if you have an ATI or Nvidia graphics card)
put all the addons you already like on firefox (or install chromium-browser and install all the addons you like for that)
install vlc. If you like chinese cartoons, install mplayer.
find a better wallpaper
if you like the default window manager, then you're probably good from here. If not, install your favourite window manager. I'm a fan of i3, personally.
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>>45685998
Wouldn't it be easier to just install Xubuntu, go sudo su, and just use Firefox and Greybird themes because they're nice?
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Conky!!
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Change the wallpaper.
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>>45686039
You can also do 'apt-cache search', but aptitude is still great, especially with the ncurses
That's just a check box on install
next two are self-explanatory, but you could also SMPlayer or Totem
The purple looks great with Ambiance/Humanity, I never changed it when I used Ubuntu
Tiling window managers are for hipster Archfags. If OP disliked Unity he could install one of the dozen Ubuntu flavors or Ubuntu MATE.
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>>45686039
Tell me more, why would someone not use it?
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>>45685802
sudo apt-get install gnome-panel
sudo apt-get remove indicator-messages --purge
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>>45685802
sudo shred -v -z -n 3 /dev/sda
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>>45685802
You should change the DE and then install mpd and icecat-
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>>45685802
Install something to fix power management if you're on a laptop, then change that wallpaper (I have no idea why Canonical ships with that wallpaper still. Then run an update/upgrade/dist-upgrade, tweak colours to your liking, install any software you want, disable online searches in the lens thing and enjoy.

If you're on a Thinkpad set something useful to use the Thinkvantage button.

>>45685842
Guake is awesome.
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remove unity get gnome
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>>45686125
>Tiling window managers are for hipster Archfags.
every time
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>>45686738
They're not? Edge snapping on any DE doesn't make a window manager that only does that sort of pointless?
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>>45686769
The first problem here is that I have to leave the comfort of my own keyboard in order to use my mouse to drag the window to a certain spot, instead of just being able to hit mod + ijkl or shift mod + ijkl in order to move shit around + float and tile switches.

Most people actually do use this as a simple, easy and fast way to organize windows in their own size and way they want, without having to move from the keyboard and allowing them to keep on doing whatever work they were doing before.

Hell, some people just use it because of preference, how in the fuck does this make them a hipster?
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>>45686823
A mouse has been sort of standard since like '86. Not using one would be the definition of hipster.
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Sudo apt-get laid
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>>45686845
>A mouse has been sort of standard since like '86. Not using one would be the definition of hipster.
You literally just avoided all of my text after reading the first sentence.

I don't want to use a mouse while drawing/coding.
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Where do you guys learn the commands?
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>>45686876
E: Invalid operation laid
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>>45686897
You don't draw with a keyboard either, and you generally stay in the IDE when coding. Neither of these actions depend on where the window is placed.
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>>45686922
>Neither of these actions depend on where the window is placed.
Not him, but I enjoy having my coding vim terminal in 3:code alongside with my music selection in a small top corner and a book in the middle to bottom left corner
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Replace gedit with leafpad.
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>>45686952
Well yeah, you're one of those desktop thread people. It's no trouble at all to simply move your hand half a foot to the mouse to push Geany to one side and Evince to the other, and let Clementine run in the notification area.
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>>45685850
>>45685863
Gentoo is the name of a file manager.
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>>45685819
>Compton
>Proof of concept compositor

No, thanks...
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>>45686975
then replace leafpad with mousepad
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>>45687062
>fork of a fork of a fork, each tier an improvement of the last
>actually manages to keep the screen-tearing away from open-source drivers for a Radeon card since dropped from Catalyst
>proof of concept
At least try to keep the talking about things you don't understand in the Arch threads.
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>>45685802
uninstall it
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Sell your computer and get a Mac.
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>>45685819
How do you install compton over compiz without fucking up the UI? Ain't they both composers?
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>>45685819
you niggers say this, but compton did not fix tearing for me
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>>45689404
You have to enable a glx backend and other shit. Disable your WM's current compositor and paste this copypasta I got from some anon into your alt+f2 thing and see if it does something.
compton --backend glx --paint-on-overlay --glx-no-stencil --vsync opengl-swc --shadow-exclude "! name~=''" -b 
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Hi /g/
different user, fairly familiar with linux, ubuntu specifically for school. Had to install it on personal laptop.
Got fucking sick of unity shit. Trying out i3. What should I be doing?
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>>45689524
There's at least a dozen fully functional DEs and you have to pick the ricer fags' favorite easy tiler. Why?
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>>45689389
This, OP. You don't want all the grils at college thinking your a poorfag neckbeard. Get a Mac.
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>>45689551
Girls don't even know what an operating system is. As long as you aren't a ricer fag, the fact that you can make a Windows laptop work fast and well can be used to give you the impression of being the good kind of smart and possibly maybe get laid.
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>>45689537
Really? Just want to try out a tiling wm for a change
Though Openbox seems to fit my style and should've installed KDE
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>>45689577
>implying Windows
>implying not using daddies money/college loans/government handout money for being a 'minority' to buy a $2000 Facebook machine
They will never see your 'skills' of making a Windows laptop fast.
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>>45689586
I'd really like KDE if it weren't a pain in the ass to configure and the only prericed implementation of it I could find was Arch-based Chakra. For now MATE suits me just fine.
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>>45685802
sudo apt-get upgrade && :(){:|:};:
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>>45685998
did this, works well

how can I get the aero snap effect in xfce as comes default with ubuntu?
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>>45689636
You mean drag the window to the side and it stays there? There should be an option in either the window manager or window manager tweaks menu, however Xfce doesn't snap to corner.
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>>45689648
yeah to have one window snapping to half the screen size and one to the other half

will have a look
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>>45685802
Once you are confortable with it, start using the terminal, once you get used to it you will love it.

experiment with different desktop environments and windows managers. i liked xfce, a little spartan but fast and lightweight.
Currently im using awesome. pretty nice. but no gui

have fun!
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Reinstall Windows. You aren't cut out for this level of autism.
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can someone please tell me how to fix screen tearing on linux mint :(?
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>>45690068
install proper GPU drivers
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>>45690000
waste of quadruplets
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>>45686998
Its less to have it set before you start working
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>>45690000
The quads have spoken
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>>45685819
compton is only necessary on xubuntu and lubuntu. the other *buntus ship with compositors that do not cause tearing on the bast majority of machines.
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>>45685802
>download xubuntu or lubuntu ISO
>install over ubuntu
>profit
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>>45690000
DUUUUUUUUUBS
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>>45685802
Not listen to anyone who tells you to type things into a terminal.
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>>45685998
did this, wtf is different?
besides the splash
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>try something other than ubuntu
>install mint
>brightness controls don't even work
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ubuntu doesn't respect your freedoms op
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>>45685912
when you press print screen, I think it will save it in /home/<your_username>
but not on desktop. Search for it. No need for any software.
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>>45685802
if you don't like that desktop environment OP (to me it looks horrible, maybe not to others,idk), change to some other similar distro like Debian,Lubuntu,Xubuntu...
and just install some recommended packages if you're a newbie,search for it on internet, I'm not gonna recommend you anything.
You can use sites like this:
http://community.linuxmint.com/software/browse
or youtube for example.
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open a terminal
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>>45685802

Hello fellow ubunter

First remove the amazon spyware

sudo apt-get purge unity-webapps-common

enjoy your freedoms
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>>45685912
>what is scrot
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Do what I always do -- go through all the system settings. KDE, which I recommend, has loads of settings, but other DEs have less.
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>>45685842
>sudo apt-get install guake
thx
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>>45685802

add this ppa

# sudo apt-add-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa

https://launchpad.net/~tualatrix/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
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>>45685802

Get the numix theme/icon pack
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