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Ubuntu:12.10 on Acer Aspire Revo R3610

I have just replaced the Hitachi 160GB 2.5" SATA disk with a Kingston 96GB 2.5" SSD.

Create a boot SDHC using a computer with network access to download the desktop ISO and an SDHC adapter.

Desktop menu: Applications -> System Tools -> Administration -> Startup Disk Creator

When booting the Revo, press F12 to select to boot from USB card reader.

I dislike Unity:


$ sudo apt-get install gnome gnome-color-chooser nautilus-open-terminal

Log-off, and at the log-on prompt select "Gnome clasic (no effects)" from the little splat-menu by your username, and log-on.

I dislike the dark theme:


Desktop menu: Applications -> System Tools -> System Settings -> Appearence

And select Radiance as the Theme.

I want tool-tips that are readable


Desktop menu: Applications -> System Tools -> Preferences -> GNOME Color Chooser

Switch to the Specific tab.
Activate the tool-tip group and set your tool-tip colors (I use black foreground on white background).
At the bottom of the window select the value Theme Default for the profile.
Press apply.
For those who may be interested, gnome-color-chooser will change your ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file.

I want propper scroll-bars:


Start terminal

Desktop menu: Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

Type

$ gsettings get com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode
'overlay-auto'
$ gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal


I want the day and date displayed in the indicator in the menu-bar:


Start terminal

Desktop menu: Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

Type

$ gsettings get com.canonical.indicator.datetime show-date
false
$ gsettings get com.canonical.indicator.datetime show-day
false
$ gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.datetime show-date true
$ gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.datetime show-day true


I dislike terminal beep


Start terminal

Desktop menu: Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

Terminal menu: Edit -> Current Profile...

Select the General tab. Uncheck the Terminal bell checkbox.

Enable trim and disable writing atime to preserve SSD life:


Start terminal

Desktop menu: Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

Type

$ sudo gedit /etc/fstab

And add the options discard and noatime to the partitions on the SSD, like this:

UUID=22c6bea7-d2e6-49fe-8668-102170ebc58b / ext4 discard,noatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1

Install usefull stuff from Ubuntu repository


Start terminal

Desktop menu: Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

Type

$ sudo apt-get -y install curl putty filezilla
$ sudo apt-get -y install gparted
$ sudo apt-get -y install git subversion
$ sudo apt-get -y install samba system-config-samba cifs-utils
$ sudo apt-get -y install fuse autofs sshfs


Enable talking to old and insecure NAS server:


Start terminal

Desktop menu: Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

Type

$ sudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf

At the bottom of the [Global] section, add this:

client lanman auth = yes
client ntlmv2 auth = no


Stop using mdns


Start terminal

Desktop menu: Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

Type

$ sudo gedit /etc/nsswitch.conf
replace the line:
hosts: files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns4
with:
hosts: files dns

Configure autofs


Start terminal

Desktop menu: Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

Type

$ sudo gedit /etc/auto.master
$ sudo gedit /etc/auto.misc


Install Oracle Java 6


Start terminal

Desktop menu: Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

Type

$ cd ~/Downloads
$ git clone https://github.com/flexiondotorg/oab-java6.git
$ cd oab-java6
$ ./oab-java.sh
$ sudo apt-get -y install sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-source sun-java6-plugin



Install Eclipse


Download Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers from: http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/
Extract the tar.gz - I put it in $HOME/shared/eclipse

Add Eclipse to the Application menu

Desktop menu: Applications -> System Tools -> Preferences -> Main Menu

Add a New Item to the Programming menu.

Run Eclipse, then add some more parts

Eclipse menu: Help -> Install New Software

Collaboration -> Eclipse EGit
Collaboration -> Subversive SVN Team Provider
Programming Languages -> C/C++ Development Tools
Linux Tools -> Valgrind Tools Integration
Windowbuilder Core UI

Install Wine


Start terminal

Desktop menu: Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

Type

$ sudo apt-get install wine1.4-i386


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