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: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu
apt-get -y install libavcodec-extra-52

Alternative post on installing DVD codecs: http://linuxpoison.blogspot.com/2010/05/add-multimedia-support-in-ubuntu...

Flash

(if not installed already above) Install from synaptic or
apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
For 64bit flash:
get script from: http://conradmiguel.com/install-flash-player-10-on-ubuntu-10-04-64-bit-l...
if fails to download, edit wget line out of script and:
search web for libflashplayer-10.0.45.2.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
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: http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2009/10/31/install-flash-and-multimedia-supp...
or:
use instructions at part one of: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=4790346&postcount=1
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

from: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1712247

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