Thursday, June 17, 2010

what to do after a fresh ubuntu lucid install

some things are pretty annoying about lucid, specifically the lack of icons in the gnome menu and the stupid window buttons being in a difference place

over at webupd8 there is a handy script which fixes all of this and more. you can follow the instructions there, get the latest version from https://launchpad.net/ubuntustart/+download or just do this in a terminal

sudo apt-get install zenity
wget http://launchpad.net/ubuntustart/0.4.x/0.4.9/+download/ubuntu-10.04-start-0.4.9.7.tar.gz
tar -xvf ubuntu-10.04-start-0.4.9.7.tar.gz
cd ubuntu-10.04-start/
sudo ./ubuntu-10.04-script

i'd suggest not ticking the GetDeb option (last option at the bottom) as this just slowed things down and broke audacious for me

combine this with the excellent Ubuntu Tweak and i have lucid looking and performing exactly how i want

lucid has no volume icon in system tray

one of the differences in upgrading to lucid is that the volume control is now in the "indicator applet", which i remove because it annoys me

to add this back into the system tray, simply run gnome-volume-control-applet

you can add this to your default session in System -> Preferences -> Startup Applications