Installing Kubuntu

This page is intended mostly for me if I ever have to reinstall Kubuntu. But you never know, somebody else might find it handy too.

Every time I install Linux it gets better. And now with Kubuntu 7.10 its really at the point I can do everything I want with it apart from play games.

Linux installs almost effortlessly on my PC.

Partitioning
Partitioning for Linux always confuses me a bit. I have no idea if these are good settings. But they are what I did.

  • Windows is on the first partition.
  • I made a 20 GB partition to be mounted as / (root)
  • I made the remaining space except for 6GB to be mounted as /home (for my files)
  • I made a 6 GB partition to be the swap partition

Sound
The first time I installed Kubuntu the sound didn't work. Could it be because I had my USB headset plugged in? I couldn't work out how to fix it. I'm sure its possible but I decided it would be quicker to reinstall. Unplugged USB headset, installed and now sound is working perfectly.

After Install
The first thing I did was run the updater.
Then I turned on the nvidia restricted driver by clicking on the icon in the system tray.
Then I installed firefox using the adept package manager.
Then I searched the web for the del.icio.us bookmark extension and installed that.

Random Unsorted/Incomplete
sudo apt-get install lame
lame -V2 --vbr-new -q0 --lowpass 19.7 --tt %t --ta %a --tl %m --ty %y --tc %c - %f
ref: http://jthz.com/mp3/, http://scottlinux.blogspot.com/2007/08/rip-to-mp3s-with-k3b.html

sudo apt-get install libk3b2-mp3