TODOs in a fresh gutsy gibbon install.
October 30, 2007
i did a fresh install of gutsy on my machine, ’cause the upgrade broke almost everything (namely compizfusion, awn, and some python programs, my gnome-terminal also keeps crashing).
BEFORE YOU INSTALL any of these, update first, just to see what would not work with any of the updates.
compiz fusion came with the default installation of gutsy. so that is one less of a problem.
but compiz config settings manager is no longer installed, so we need to reinstall it.
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
of course we need handsome looking windows, so we install emerald.
sudo apt-get install emerald
we need to make some little configurations to make emerald work with compiz, open up compizconfig settings manager via alt+F2 then type ccsm. go to window decoration and enter emerald –replace in the command field.
after this you’ll need to restart to see the effect. you might also want to have a try icon for that, download the compiz fusion tray icon here, and install it by..
dpkg -i fusion-icon_1.0-1.0_i386.deb
i had to reinstall AWN, using this neat tutorial. I assure you that this would work smoothly with a fresh install of gutsy. and this is a howto install AWN Curves, you get a curved dock, a new feature for AWN.
i also needed my media players back, so..
sudo apt-get install vlc audacious
audacious is a winamp like audio player, it’s neat looking with a simple good equalizer.
mounting and writing to windows partitions and drives are no longer supported by default, but, it’s pretty easy to install this feature.
sudo apt-get install ntfs-config
installin LAMP is another story, maybe in my next post.