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Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Desktop HOWTO

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

Ubuntu Tweak
Ubuntu Tweak is a GUI tool that allows you to add software sources and applications very easily.
# add key
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver FE85409EEAB40ECCB65740816AF0E1940624A220
# add this software source
deb karmic main
# install
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

You can use Ubuntu Tweak to install the following software sources, on the "Third Party Sources":
Don't install other "Third Party sources" from the ubuntu tweak list, since all of them are already included in medibuntu or ubuntu karmic sofware sources, press refresh button to reload the indexes you just added.
You can now move to the "Add/Remove" section and select:
AudacityAvant Window NavigatorAvidemuxCairo-DockGoogleearthGnome Partition Editor
KinoLastfmMiro Internet TV

Ubuntu 3D Desktop Howto

Small video tutorial to enabled 3D effects and add a application dock bar in Ubuntu Karmic 9.10.

This video was created in Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha, using a ATI RS480 built-in gfx chip-set on a Shuttle ST20G5. It's kind of slow because the recording software brings the frame-rate to it's knees, on this box. Otherwise it is fast enough when I'm not recording the desktop to a video.

This also works without problems with Intel or nvidia video chip-sets in Ubuntu 9.10. But for nvidia you need to install the proprietary drivers first.