Ubuntu 14.04 LTS | Post Install – part I


detailsFirst things first: you’ll need to update you’re software sources. Feel free to copy mine, for 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

Extra support for compressing and decompressing files


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


$ sudo apt-get install libbluray-bdj libmad0 mpeg2dec mpegdemux \
libmpeg3-1 libmpeg2-4 liba52-0.7.4 libquicktime2 libmp4v2-2 faad \
lame flac mpeg3-utils icedax vlc

Now note, that w64codecs and libdvdcss2 where only present on medibuntu repository, which has ceased to exist. So I suggest using debian’s multimedia repo for installing these packages.

Add this line to your souce.list file…

deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org jessie main non-free

…and install the packages

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install w64codecs libdvdcss2

You’ll get a warning if you want to install it from untrusted sources, just say yes. after that just remove the above mentioned line from your repos, or jus add a # to the beggining of it.


Internet stuff
Some p2p goodness and Chromium


Firstly, the p2p goodies and ftp support

$ sudo apt-get install  amule filezilla

Then install Chromium

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

IM Stuff

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



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)

GIMP + extras

$ sudo apt-get install gimp \
&& sudo apt-get install gimp-plugin-registry gimp-data-extras

After this just reboot your machine

$ sudo reboot
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS | Post Install – part I

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