Saturday, January 13, 2007

Edgy Eft re-install

This is just a quick reminder of the install process for Edgy Eft. All in all, it took about 2 hours + data copying time.

CD install

Basic setup
check hardware
sudo apt-get upgrade

stop gedit from saving backups!
change the gedit settings - font: monospace 9
change the terminal settings - font: monosapce 9

setup hostname
setup /etc/hosts
setup /etc/network/interface

Setup the GDM
sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx
backup the original working xorg.conf file
copy the xorg.conf file to /etc/X11
restart GDM


auto-adjust both flat-panels
move panels and reset
add 'force-quit', 'system monitor'
create 4 desks
setup system monitor (50px) CPU, harddisk, network
add application icons

Add useful applications
add the universe repository
sudo apt-get install joe muine gstreamer0.8-mad gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3
sudo apt-get install easytag unison unison-gtk
Setup unison
copy usync to /usr/local/sbin/
copy data from backup server
copy unison config files to the .unison directory
perform the sync
copy mvb to /usr/local/sbin/
setup a panel launcher for unison-gtk backup
setup a panel launcher for unison-gtk usb -perms=0

Remaining setup
create desktop connections to useful servers
setup passwordless login with keys (don't enter a passphrase)
ssh-keygen -t rsa
ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/ username@host
setup printers
re-install google-earth

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