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Update 18 Apr. 2010: A new version of the script has been released. Please see: What To Do After A Fresh Ubuntu Install Script - New Version Released [Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx]


If you liked the script in our "What To Do After Installing Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx? Run This Script!" post, you'll be glad to know that version 0.2 is out.


What's new in "Ubuntu 10.04 First time use script" (if you come up with an actual name, please do let us know =) ):
  • it now comes with a GUI - well, almost, it uses Zenity so all you have to do is check some boxes and the script will do the rest
  • the script now auto accepts the JAVA license when installing it, so you don't have to do this yourself anymore
  • added Dropbox installation (including the Dropbox repository which is for Karmic for now but it works on Lucid too - it will be updated to the Lucid repository when Dropbox will release it)
  • Install development tools (from build-essential to Subversion and GIT)
  • added gnome-do
  • Remove drive icons from desktop gconf tweak
  • Fix Google Chrome repository slowness for "apt-get update"
  • added a new Gconf tweak: disable the GDM login screen user list - I find it a security leak for Ubuntu to display your username when logging in.
  • the script no longer removes Empathy and the central-european settings for MPlayer and Totem have been removed.
  • it now requires you run it with "sudo"



Besides the new additions above, here are the rest of the features:
  • add extra repositories (Medibuntu, Getdeb, etc.)
  • install Ubuntu Tweak
  • install codecs, web browser plugins (Java, Flash), additional support for archives (RAR, 7-Zip) and additional fonts; installs the latest Flash Player for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx 64bit from Adobe's website
  • Gconf tweaks: move the Metacity window buttons back to the right, disable the GDM login sound, fix the update manager behavior to always show updates and enable the icons in menus and buttons
  • install GIMP (which has been removed from Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid)
  • install VLC
  • install Thunderbird email client
  • install Chromium web browser
  • install Google Chrome - the latest dev version (it will download the 32 or 64 bit version automatically from Google - depending on your system architecture)
  • install WINE
  • install MPlayer
  • install Pidgin instant messaging client


ubuntu 10.04 script

ubuntu 10.04 script


Please note: We're doing my best to make sure everything works but there might be errors. If you encounter any errors, please let us know in the comments!


Download and run the script:
sudo apt-get install zenity
wget http://launchpad.net/ubuntustart/0.4.x/0.4.9/+download/ubuntu-10.04-start-0.4.9.13.tar.gz
tar -xvf ubuntu-10.04-start-0.4.9.13.tar.gz
cd ubuntu-10.04-start/
sudo ./ubuntu-10.04-script



Update: now the script in this post is version 0.4 which fixes a few things as well as some minor new features:

#added Skype 32bit and 64bit download & install
#sudo check: the script exists if it is not run as sudo
#install compizconfig-settings-manager
#show dialog when going from step 1 to step 2 and show "Done" dialog when all the packages in step 2 have been installed
#fixed 'disable GDM login sound'
#some other fixes
#since the post was first published (initially version 0.2), there were some other things added to the script on the fly, as the user suggested in the comments


I've changed the download link but the old link still works and it points to the 0.4 version even if it's name is v0.2.

Update 18 Apr. 2010: A new version of the script has been released. Please see: What To Do After A Fresh Ubuntu Install Script - New Version Released [Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx]
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