A fresh start with Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot 11.10

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

  1. Choose a short name for your computer, it will later show in the prompt. Only enter your firstname/alias, it will always show in the toolbar.
  2. Enable canonical partners in “Software Sources” > Other Software
  3. Install RVM
    sudo apt-get install curl libcurl4-openssl-dev zlib1g-dev libssl-dev libreadline6-dev libncursesw5-dev libxml2 libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev libsqlite3-dev -y
    install rvm following instructions in the link...
  4. Rubymine to /opt/rubymine Command key: Choose "meta is mapped to left win" in advanced keyboard layout options Executable: /opt/rubymine/bin/rubymine.sh and setup mine as executable then
    alias m="mine . > /dev/null 2>&1 &"


    # /etc/sysctl.conf 
    fs.inotify.max_user_watches = 524288

    sudo sysctl -p

    Sun-java: It is no longer in ubuntu repos.

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/java
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre
    export RUBYMINE_JDK="/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre"
  5. Map unity menu from super to Super+z, so you can use it with shortcuts (see below) and with rubymine commands
    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager -y
    open compiz application and rebind unity laucher @ "ubuntu unity plugin", dont mess with anything else, I managed to make ubuntu no longer boot into a GUI with just a few clicks
  6. Shortcuts
    Super+D = desktop
    Super+E = open home
    Super+Up = maximize
    Super+Down = minimize
    Super+Q = quit application (Alt+F4)

  7. Chrome sudo apt-get install chromium-browser -y
  8. Git sudo apt-get install git-core
  9. Ruco commandline editor gem install ruco
  10. copy important dotfiles + firefox history/forms/... database from .mozilla
  11. dotfiles
  12. Multi-clipboard sudo apt-get install clipit
    (set history shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+V)
  13. Skype + add skype to startup
    (video fix in dotfiles --> add add /home/xxxx/dotfiles/bin/video-skype to "Startup Spplications" )

  14. Mysql:
    sudo apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client libmysql-ruby libmysqlclient-dev -y
    I`d recommend no root password
  15. Redis sudo apt-get install redis-server -y
  16. Memcached sudo apt-get install memcached
  17. ImageMagic sudo apt-get install imagemagick libmagick9-dev -y
  18. Arial/Verdana etc fonts: sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts
  19. VirtualBox
  20. Nginx + Passenger
  21. Restrcited codes sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras -y
  22. Terminal
    Set Ctrl+Shift+L for clear+reset in terminal, so the history gets removed on keypress
    Set Ctrl+t for new tab
  23. Postgres
    sudo apt-get install postgresql libpq-dev
    gem install pg
    sudo su postgres

    use no username / no password in database.yml

  24. Reverse scrolling
    If you often work on macs this can reduce your confusion.
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:zedtux/naturalscrolling
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install naturalscrolling -y

2 thoughts on “A fresh start with Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot 11.10

  1. where do you install rails? which version? I did not manage to get rails 3 running under Oneiric

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