Edit the /etc/apt/sources.list

  • Uncomment repositories

Extra Packages

Install the following packages

  1. openssh-server
  2. wireshark
  3. tcpdump
  4. nmap
  5. smbfs
  6. gpa
  7. sunbird
  8. keepassx
  9. lynx
  10. xpdf
  11. vim vimrc=sintax on
  12. ksnapshot
  13. fan control? cat /proc/acpi/ibm/battery thermal
  14. sharutils
  15. kwifimanager
  16. traceroute
  17. dhcp3-server
  18. mysql-server
  19. php5
  20. php5-mysql
  21. apache2
  22. truecrypt (from website)
  23. skype (from website)
  24. sunbird (libxul-dev)
  25. mplayer
  26. ktorrent

Extra launchers

Add launchers

  1. nautilus
  2. gksudo terminal
  3. weather
  4. volume control

Migration of profiles

Migrate the profiles of the following programs

  1. ncftp (.ncftp)
  2. Skype (dpkg -i, install kde dependencies first)
  3. pidgin (.purple)
  4. gnupg (make sure the rings have the 600 permissions)
  5. .evolution, Create a new account with the same parameters that the previous one. Be careful with filters. The might break it all.
  6. Firefox bookmarks (Organize bookmarks → Import and Backup → Backup)

Make backups of

  1. Web directory (incl. /etc/mysql/bd/it46/*)
  2. Apache config file
  3. Mysql database (mysqldump -A > dump-txt)
  4. home directory
  5. fonts (/usr/share/fonts)
  6. scripts (/usr/local/bin)
  7. Keepass database file

Extra confs

Migrate some important confs

  • /etc/rsync.conf and related secrets

Computer Modern Fonts


Use Java 5 with javaws

  • javaws is /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.5.0-sun/bin/javaws
  • sudo apt-get install sun-java5-jre

Installing Acrobat

echo "deb gutsy free non-free" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update
sudo aptitude install acroread acroread-plugins acroread-escript

Xorg and External Display

Lots of problems with the ATI Radeon M6 driver. External screen requires

xrandr --output VGA-0 --mode 1024x768

Working xorg.conf configuration file without acceleration.

myhacks/migrating_ubuntu.txt · Last modified: 2009/03/28 14:09 (external edit)
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