Thursday, August 12, 2010

Things to do after installing Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

Every release of Ubuntu needs some configuration to work right. Ubuntu 10.04 is no exception.

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 and then I followed all of the old instruction of the post about Ubuntu installation.
I discovered that there is no sound. So I clicked on the speaker icon and I chose for the sound
"Analog stereo output + Analog mono input". I also cancelled the amplified sound and lowered the volume to 100%..

I followed this guide to fix my splash screen:
[Lucid][Ubuntu 10.04] High resolution Plymouth & Virtual Terminal for ATI/NVIDIA cards with proprietary/restricted driver

uvesafb is required for the v86d package to be installed. hwinfo package is required for the next step as well.
sudo apt-get install v86d hwinfo

Then I had to add a line in grub menu:
To edit grub menu:
sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
I add this line:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset video=uvesafb:mode_option=1280x1024-24,mtrr=3,scroll=ywrap"

We also edit the modules file:

sudo gedit /etc/initramfs-tools/modules

I add this line:
uvesafb mode_option=1280x1024-24 mtrr=3 scroll=ywrap

Force the use of framebuffer:
echo FRAMEBUFFER=y | sudo tee /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash

sudo update-grub
sudo update-grub2
sudo update-initramfs -u

I discovered that the icons of (minimizing, maximizing and closing a window) in the default theme are on the right. I do this to put the "right" place.

I first change the theme to New wave for the right controls. For Controls and Window Border I choose Ambiance. For the Icons I choose Ubuntu-Mono-Dark.


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