Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Lucid Lynx: after install tidbits (I)

- Get the cursors the way I want them:
cd /usr/share/icons/DMZ-White/cursors/
sudo cp xterm xterm.ORIG
sudo cp arrow xterm
cd /usr/share/icons/DMZ-Black/cursors/
sudo cp xterm xterm.ORIG
sudo cp arrow xterm

- Turn off services:
Print Queue Applet

- Keyboard customization:
Ctrl key position
Make CapsLock an additional Ctrl

Alt/Win key behavior
Meta is mapped to Win keys

Key sequence to kill the X server
Control + Alt + Backspace

- Reduce fonts size:
Every single font one size down from the defaults, except the Window title font, which get 2 stops down the road and on top of that, it gets to be a regular font, NO bold.

- gconf settings:
/usr/bin/gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/interface/buttons_have_icons --type bool true
/usr/bin/gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/interface/menus_have_icons --type bool true
/usr/bin/gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/interface/toolbar_icons_size small-toolbar --type string
/usr/bin/gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_key_theme Emacs --type string
sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 --set --type boolean /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list true
sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/sound/event_sounds --type bool false

- Package installation:
sudo aptitude install openvpn gip emacs23-nox
sudo aptitude install pidgin wmctl openssh-server
sudo aptitude install unrar rar

Thru Ubuntu Software Center:

- Wine Microsoft Windows Compatibility Layer (dummy package) (see here)
- Remove Games

- Package removal:
sudo aptitude remove empathy

- Firefox addons:

Tiny Menu

Flash Block


- Gnome Global Menu:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:globalmenu-team
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install gnome-globalmenu

Logout from your Gnome session, log back in; add Global Menu to the Main Panel.
Logout once again, and then back in, due to this bug

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