Installing extras on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid

Extra applications

apt-get -y install subversion g++ openssh-server gnome-device-manager #programming
apt-get -y install gimp inkscape kpat rss-glx vlc vim hardinfo sysbench #essentials
apt-get -y install deluge akregator bibletime xiphos kdenlive koffice thunderbird amarok k3b #other programs
apt-get -y install libxine1-ffmpeg libqt4-sql-psql lame libqt4-dev gnome-alsamixer mozilla-plugin-vlc #libraries
apt-get install ia32-libs #32 bit drivers for 64 bit systems
apt-get -y install msttcorefonts xclip

DVD playback and extra codecs

Install Medibuntu:
apt-get -y install libavcodec-extra-52

Alternative post on installing DVD codecs:


(if not installed already above) Install from synaptic or
apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
For 64bit flash:
get script from:
if fails to download, edit wget line out of script and:
search web for
The important thing is to make sure beforehand that there are no *flash*.so files around

To make the computer shut down without silly extra dialogue, use:
gconf-editor (not from root)
select apps / indicator-session and check the logout-restart-shutdown

This is another good resource:
use instructions at part one of:
Then do:
apt-get -y install libdvdcss2 libdvdread4 libdvdnav4 vlc gxine libxine1-ffmpeg

Firefox 5

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install firefox ubufox


To remove the now unneeded xul-ext-ubufox run
sudo apt-get purge xul-ext-ubufox