ElementaryOS Luna | Post Install – part I


First things first: you’ll need to update you’re software sources. Feel free to copy mine, afor the time being. Don’t forget to update the mirrors as close to your location as you can.

Now, let’s begin…

Flash, java & git

$ sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre icedtea-7-jre-jamvm \
gsfonts gsfonts-x11 flashplugin-installer git git-core

TrueType Fonts


$ sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

Suppport for asian fonts

$ sudo apt-get install ttf-arphic-gbsn00lp ttf-arphic-gkai00mp \
ttf-sazanami-gothic ttf-sazanami-mincho ttf-wqy-microhei ttf-kochi-gothic

Suppport for compressing and decompressing files


$ sudo apt-get install unace rar unrar zip unzip p7zip p7zip-full p7zip-rar sharutils uudeview arj cabextract file-roller


Depending on your system architecture choose w32codecs or w64codecs

$ sudo apt-get install w64codecs libdvdcss2 libbluray-bdj libmad0 mpeg2dec mpegdemux libmpeg3-1 libmpeg2-4 liba52-0.7.4 gstreamer0.10-crystalhd libquicktime2 libmp4v2-2 faad lame flac mpeg3-utils icedax vlc

Internet stuff

Some p2p goodness and firefox


$ sudo apt-get install transmission amule filezilla firefox

IM Stuff

$ sudo apt-get install pidgin pidgin-data pidgin-themes xchat



$ sudo apt-get install ufw gufw

A very nimble firewall is gufw, frontend for ufw. Simply install it by:

$ sudo apt-get install gufw

Now, check your state/settings…

$ sudo ufw status verbose

…and add some rules

$ sudo ufw deny 5353/udp && sudo ufw deny 5900/tcp && sudo ufw deny 22 && sudo ufw deny 25/tcp && sudo ufw deny 135,139,445/tcp \
&& sudo ufw deny 137,138/udp && sudo ufw deny 110 && sudo ufw deny 2049 && sudo ufw deny 143 && sudo ufw deny 21/tcp && sudo ufw deny ssh

If not enable at this point, please run

$ sudo ufw enable

More info & rules at: www.frozentux.net/documents/iptables-tutorial

Image Stuff (optional in my case)
Pinta is a linux equivalent to MsPaint

$ sudo apt-get install pinta

GIMP + extras

$ sudo apt-get install gimp && sudo apt-get install gimp-plugin-registry gimp-data-extras
Here’s my desktop after updating
ElementaryOS Luna | Post Install – part I

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