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Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy 64 bit - Desktop HOWTO

This tutorial describes how to configure a Ubuntu/Kubuntu 64 Bit Desktop for daily use.

Multimedia Codecs, Java, Flash

Flash and Java sun plugin do not work on Ubuntu 64 bits after running this comand, but fonts and codecs should work fine.

# java , fonts, codecs
# The ubuntu-restricted-extras package installs the Sun JDK, which requires the user to accept the Sun License.
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Java, Skype 1.4, Acrobat, GoogleEarth, Proprietary and Others

On Ubuntu goto to System->Administration->Software Sources->Third Party Software and select "Add". You can also edit /etc/apt/sources.list and add lines to the end of the file.

# Canonical repository (VMWare and DB2 Express)
# enable this on the Software Sources Management tool (tab third-party) from ubuntu or kubuntu menu

# Google Linux repository
deb stable non-free

# Miro - The free open-source video platform.

Ubuntu Gutsy advanced stuff for Entreprise Software

This tutorial describes some advanced configuration for enterprise wireless network that is required for the place I work, and how to add some RPM compatibility to Ubuntu/Kubuntu systems.

TN3270 Emulation

Install this package as a replacement for TN3270 emulation in IBM Personal Communications

sudo apt-get install x3270
Bash (K|X|Ed)ubuntu Fix
As from Feisty Fawn (7.04) the default shell is Dash, not Bash. This can cause problems with installing things like IBM Websphere. To change back to Bash, perform the following commands: In the dialog select "No" to switch to the bash or select "Yes" to switch to the dash.

sudo dpkg-reconfigure dash IBM DB2 UDB Database

sudo dpkg-reconfigure alienIn general for IBM products you should also perform the steps on section:

* Bash (K|X|Ed)ubuntu Fix
* Installing on (K|X|Ed)ubuntu using RPM
of this tutorial.

To install DB2 UDB database on a ubuntu system read the official tutorial on The Linux Documentation Project web site. http:/…

Ubuntu 64 Bits on Shuttle SG33G5


Q6600 Quad core
2 SATA seagate 750Gb
1 DVD burner memorex
2 2Gb DDR2 Corsair

1 - Booting after install

I found some problems with Gutsy, installing it from the CD, it did not boot from the HD after installation was done.
When I changed the Bios from IDE to ACHI it worked fine.

2 - USB DVI switcher makes Gutsy stop booting process.

I have a DVI monitor switch for 4 computers with USB/mouse/sound switching support.
Gutsy does not boot if the USB cable is connected, it gets stuck after loading the kernel. I removed the USB cable from the DVI switcher, Plug in just a USB keyboard to the box. Booted again, and gutsy starts fine. After gutsy is started I plug the DVI switcher and it works just fine.

3 - Gutsy 32bit can only see 3.5Gb of memory. This is related with 32 bit limitations.

Fix: I installed the 64 it's version and all is fine.

Flash will give you some pain to get it working on gutsy 64 bit. So I used this method:…