Things You Want To Do After Install Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop Part 2

This is the next of previous post Things You Want To Do After Install Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop Part 1. In this post i will show you how to install the list of softwares from the previous post. To make your Ubuntu desktop as a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop.

Okay, now let’s get started.

First thing i am going to do is activate the root user. Follow this steps to do it:
1. Open your terminal, and type this command

sudo passwd root

2. Type your root password
3. Then login as root, as i assume you to do the next steps using root account.

Okay now let’s update your Ubuntu repository to use medibuntu and enable lucid partner repository. Follow this steps:
1. Update the sources.list with this command

vim /etc/apt/sources.list

2. Uncomment the Lucid partner repository

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
deb lucid partner
deb-src lucid partner

3. Save the file and exit.
4. Get medibuntu repository with this command:

wget$(lsb_release -cs).list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

5. Get the Medibuntu gpg-key:

apt-get install medibuntu-keyring

6. Update all the repository list:

apt-get update

You can update your Synaptic to display third party repositories by:


Okay now our repository have been update. You can either use Synaptic package manager to install all the list from previous post, or using shell to install it. But for me i prefer using shell, since it easier for me 🙂

Next post: Things You Want To Do After Install Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop Part 3


  1. Must have Ubuntu Repositories

  2. Durgesh1624 says:

    there is sm problem with drivers …it is low in all player nd i m nt able to increase it…further there is no sound control manager in my panel

  3. Durgesh kumar says:

    hw i can get all ubuntu offline package of Vlc,java,php,ipyton,eclipse wthout anything missings….i hv downloaded sm offline package after running it,my sudo apt-get stopped working….

  4. Dkoshea says:

    Whu can't i watch news videos like in ms windows

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