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<div style="font-style:italic">OK, well sicne I downloaded Ubuntu, I haven't loaded anything except for 1 CD. What programs would you guys recommend I get to get the most out of Linux?</div>

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</div>Depends on what programs you use the most. I simply install Automatix and get my important programs from there. Other apps. that may be important are CD/DVD burning (I prefer GnomeBaker), music players (amarok), media players (mplayer for me) and some others. It really depends on what you want to do. Oh, and Wine; you never know when you will have to load the odd Windows program (just don't use it for hardcore gaming, it will only dissapoint).
 
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Is amaroK that much better than the default player?<br><br>
Also, when I try to dl Supertux for Ubuntu, it say to use the "apt-get" or to installthe package with synaptic. Ya... I don't even know what either of those mean...<br><br>
Sorry if I'm being annoying, but maybe I can help n00bs some day.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Is amaroK that much better than the default player?<br><br>
Also, when I try to dl Supertux for Ubuntu, it say to use the "apt-get" or to installthe package with synaptic. Ya... I don't even know what either of those mean...<br><br>
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What is the default player in Ubuntu? amaroK pwns IMO, banshee is nice too (you'll need mono to use it though, not a bad thing).<br><br>
apt-get is a command that would be entered into the terminal. Like "apt-get install supertux" or "apt-get -i supertux"<br>
(I'm not quite sure if its install or --install or -i, its different between package manager and I've never use Ubuntu)<br>
You can type "man apt-get" without the quote into the terminal to find out.
 

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Found a sweet FAQ for installing Beryl on Ubuntu with ATI cards <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"><br><br>
Google is teh sexx0rz!!!1!one
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Found a sweet FAQ for installing Beryl on Ubuntu with ATI cards <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"><br><br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Google is teh sexx0rz!!!1!one</span></b></div>
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When new to Linux...Google saves your life. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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Ya, just learned about this whole terminal thing... lol
 

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OK, another random, stupid question.<br><br>
What is the 2 letter code for US keyboards? I assumed US, but I wasn't sure...<br><br>
Help would be appreciated
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">OK, another random, stupid question.<br><br>
What is the 2 letter code for US keyboards? I assumed US, but I wasn't sure...<br><br>
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If I remember right it was 41.<br><br>
EDIT|||<br>
It should give you a list I'd think. What are you installing that needed that?
 

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Beryl needed the keyboard code, but I got it.<br><br>
However, the windows are glitchy. They seem to switch between my current theme and the XGL theme (which I assume is red) The buttons jump around and I can't really X out of programs because it keeps moving. Do I just need to go into the "Themes" menu and change it to the XGL theme? (assuming there is one)<br><br>
Thanks so much for everyone's help thus far.
 

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What guide did you use for Beryl? I use this one and found it to work better that other guides out there (don't know why, since all are basically the same except for a few differences):<br><a href="http://http//forum.beryl-project.org/topic-4863-howto-xgl-and-beryl-how-for-gnome" target="_blank">http://http://forum.beryl-project.or...-how-for-gnome</a><br>
A recent update for Beryl gave me this bug where everytime I load up my laptop and start a session, CPU usage would go all the way to 100% and the window manager (Beryl) would start blinking rapidly. I have to start the Beryl Theme Manager (different from the regular theme manager) and select a different themes until Beryl "stabalizes" itself.
 

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Important: you need to enable dapper-backports to be able to install Amarok 1.4.3. This includes unsupported updates for other popular packages including KTorrent and K3b.<br />
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* deb <a href="http://kubuntu.org/packages/amarok-143" target="_blank">http://kubuntu.org/packages/amarok-143</a> dapper main<br />
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What do I do for that?
 

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OK, my CPU has been 100% for a while now... and I'm not using any themes...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">OK, my CPU has been 100% for a while now... and I'm not using any themes...</div>

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</div>Do the thing with the beryl theme manager I outlined in my previous post. That works for me. The beryl theme manager should be in one of your menus, also a red diamond thing should have appeared in your panel (click on it).<br />
Make sure you enabled all the Universe and Multiverse repositories<br />
<a href="https://help.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/desktopguide/C/extra-repositories.html" target="_blank">https://help.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/deskt...ositories.html</a><br />
so you can have access to other programs. Then you can symply use Synaptic or apt-get from the terminal. <br />
This is a good guide for the basics:<br />
<a href="https://help.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/desktopguide/C/index.html" target="_blank">https://help.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/deskt...e/C/index.html</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Man does Ubuntu have some graphical tool for doing every thing. The file extraction tool, slpash screen changer. I never know about this. What ever happened to the command line and gconf-editor.<br />
I might acually install Ubuntu know on my second rig just to see what all this is about.</div>

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</div>It's for us lazy Americans<img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" /> . I guess that is why many say it's not "real Linux". Yet, it still has the command line.</div>

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</div>I did it. <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> I put Ubuntu on my second rig. It'll get wiped out Thursday though. Its going to have FreeBSD on it, making it an Apache server.
 
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