Xubuntu 16.04 LTS | A post installation guide

Been long since I’ve played with Xubuntu. And since i couldn’t install debian the way i wanted because it didn’t detected my wi-fi card, decided to go for Xubuntu. And it was ok.
So here is another post installing guide.

1. Update that mofo:
I dont like to update things during install, so I do it afterwards. Simply run:

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

and reboot.

2. Then you should change your repositories and enable all partner repos and a few more so Xubuntu can be more robust.

Here is a look at my sources

now let’s update that mofo again(!)

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade -y

and reboot again

3. Restricted extras
I never was a fan of this package strangely, but saves time. Info about it here.

$ sudo apt install xubuntu-restricted-extras


4. OpenJDK and Git

$ sudo apt install openjdk-8-jre git synaptic

5. Synaptic and a few more extras packs so it works better

$ sudo apt install apt-xapian-index gksu policykit-1-gnome

6. Extra support for compressing and decompressing files

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

7. Multimedia

$ sudo apt install libbluray-bdj libdvdcss2 vlc

You’ll be presented with the following screens

say amen to all of them and afterwards jus type as said before:

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg

that was tiresome xD

8. Internet stuff
Firstly, ftp support

$ sudo apt install filezilla

Then install Chromium (optional)

$ sudo apt install chromium-browser

Click here to install flash support on chromium

9. Firewall

Screenshot - 28-01-2015 - 20:36:49

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

$ sudo apt 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

10. Gimp & Extras

$ sudo apt install gimp gimp-plugin-registry gimp-data-extras
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Xubuntu 16.04 LTS | A post installation guide

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