So I just installed ubuntu.
What should I do first?
This will fuck your system
This is self explanatory
This will install http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aptitude_%28software%29
I doubt that this will do anything
Use the proprietary drivers for your graphics card. NVIDIA's open-source ones aren't very good. Also, install mpv.
Set root passwd:
Uninstall garbage:apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop
Get decent DEapt-get install xubuntu-desktop
shutdown -r now
you can figure out how to install numix-circle icons and chromium on your own.
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.
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.
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.
Guake is awesome.
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?
>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.
>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
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.
>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.
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
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?
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.
>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.
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.
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
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:
or youtube for example.
Do what I always do -- go through all the system settings. KDE, which I recommend, has loads of settings, but other DEs have less.