Post UBUNTU Installation

UBUNTU, a debian based destro popular among the developers and corporate. Being a free destro, it does not lack the best functionalities compared to any other destro. UBUNTU has got a vast developers community.

NOTE: When prompted for the password, enter the user password.

Update and upgrade UBUNTU

Fire up the terminal by either manually opening it or pressing CTRL + ALT + t.

Type the following commands in the terminal one by one

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

First command check for all the available software for the availability of the updates.

Second command will download all the available updates.

Third command will download all the system related updates.


UBUNTU comes with music and video rendering apps such as video for video players and rhytham box for music rendering. Codec are not installed by default to render video and music files. To install and enable codecs, fire up “UBUNTU software center” and search for ubuntu restricted extras and install it. After installing it search for gstreamer. Three results are dispalyed. Install all the three gstreamer versions. gstreamer contain audio and video rendering codecs.

Install VLC media player

Despite the default video player, VLC player is still one of the most popular media player. To install VLC media player again fire up the terminal and type following commands one after another. Add PPA repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:djcj/vlc-stable

Update the software list

sudo apt-get update

Install VLC media player

sudo apt-get install vlc

Encrypting USB thumb drive

Concerned with the privacy! Now encrypt all your USB drives and get ride of problem of privacy. To encrypt a USB drive one need to have cryptsetup package. Let’s get start by installing cryptsetup package by entering following command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get install cryptsetup

Now launch disk utility and connect USB drive. Format the USB drive with encrypted Linux compatible (LUCKS+ext4) option. When prompted for a passphrase enter a strong password.

Cleaning up

During updating packages, some dependencies are installed to meet the software requirements which become absolute over the time. To remove dependencies type the following command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get autoremove

When packages are updated old packages are still present in the system. To remove them type following command in the terminal

sudo apt-get autoclean

Install Geany (optional)

To install geany type the following command in the terminal

sudo apt-get install geany
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