A Fresh Start with Ubuntu Natty Narwahl

A fresh install for my laptop, with some Desktop tools ans all the rails/ruby stuff I need.

  1. Enable canonical partners in synaptic package manager
  2. Unmap main menu from super key (for rubymine + gnome-do)
    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
    open compiz application and rebind unity laucher @ “ubuntu unity plugin”

  3. Java sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre && sudo apt-get remove openjdk-6-jre
  4. Git: sudo apt-get install git-core git-svn
  5. System wide RVM
    sudo su
    bash <<(curl -s https://rvm.beginrescueend.com/install/rvm)
    apt-get install zlib1g-dev libssl-dev libreadline5-dev
    rvm install 1.9.2
    rvm 1.9.2

    add rvm script to your .bashrc and to /root/.bashrc
    set defaults via rvm use xxx –default
    Re-login (or you get permisson denied on gem install).
    rvmsudo xxx to use gems as sudo.

  6. Ruco gem install ruco
  7. copy important dotfiles + firefox history/forms/… database from .mozilla
  8. dotfiles
  9. Multi-clipboard: sudo apt-get install glipper (available after restart)
  10. Skype + add skype to startup
  11. Application laucher: sudo apt-get install gnome-do + enable skype plugin
  12. Rubymine+ choose “meta is mapped to left win” in advanced keyboard layout options
    fix multi-clipboard issues:
    echo ‘idea.use.alt.clipboard.sync=true’ >> /opt/rubymine/bin/idea.properties
  13. Mysql:
    sudo apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client libmysql-ruby libmysqlclient-dev
    sudo aa-complain /usr/sbin/mysqld # fix apparmor denied bug
  14. Redis: sudo apt-get install redis-server
  15. Memcached: sudo apt-get install memcached
  16. ImageMagic: sudo apt-get install imagemagick libmagick9-dev
  17. Arial/Verdana etc fonts: sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts
  18. VirtualBox
  19. Nginx + Passenger
  20. Restrcited codes etc: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
  21. Set a shortcut for clear+reset in terminal, so the history gets removed on keypress

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