maandag 27 juli 2009

Clean Ubuntu install

In this post I wanna give you a rough sketch of how I wanna have my new ubuntu installation on my acer Aspire 5024 WLMi.

I have a HD with a capacity of 80GiB and I have divided it as follows:
/dev/sda1 fat32 21.53GiB (My Windows partitions for school-applications)
/dev/sda2 extended partition containing:
/dev/sda5 ext4 33,49GiB(My home partition with Mount point /home)
/dev/sda6 linux-swap 1GiB
/dev/sda7 ext4 (My root partition with Mount point /)

The reason why I have a root partition and a home partition is because it's very convenient when you want to reinstall your linuxinstallation.

I've done a fresh install of jaunty jackalope. When the installation of the OS was completed I first fixed my wireless with the following 2 steps:
  1. System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers
    and activate Broadcom B43 wireless driver
  2. Then you'll have te add acer_acpi wireless=1 to the content of /etc/modules
Next I've made an installation script for some very usefull application.
In comment you can find more information. sh-install-script

I've also uploaded my configuration file for compiz fusion (note the compizconfig-settings-manager in the install-script). compizconfig-settingsfile (use right-click -> save as...)

This configuration file gives you the following handy features:
  • mouse movement to upper left corner gives you an overview of all windows
  • mouse movement to bottom left corner hides all your windows so you can acces your desktop easily
  • right-click/leftclick in de bottom right corner will change the active window (you can compare it with alt-tab en schift-alt-tab under windows/linux).
  • Upper left corner doesn't do anything. I have placed the shutdown button over there.

  • rotating cube: all you're desktoppanes are different sides on a cube. You can change to a desktop left or right from the current one by doing a middle-mouse-button-click on the corresponding edge.

As you can see I have a quite sober panels but I find them quite handy.

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