My Ubuntu fresh install Guide (14.04)

for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS – Trusty Tahr

 Graphics Driver

If Ubuntu keeps crashing for no reason:

Go to “Additional Drivers” and change from “X.Org X server” to the newest NVIDIA driver (flagged tested if possible)

Ubuntu Settings

  1. System Settings > Brightness and Lock > ‘Lock off’ and uncheck ‘Require my password…’
  2. Appearance > Look > Launcher icon size : 36
  3. Displays > uncheck ‘Mirror displays’
  4. Language Support > Portuguese


Ubuntu Software Manager

Software Description link
Dconf Tools Desktop environment settings tweaking tool
GIMP Advanced picture editor
Meld Highlights the differences between two Files or Folders
Synaptic Package Manager Install, upgrade and remove software packages
Unity Tweak Tool Unity desktop environment tweak tool
UnRar Unarchiver for .rar files
Vlc media player
Wallch Automatic Desktop Wallpaper Changer



sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal python-gpgme




AppIndicator fix:

sudo apt-get install sni-qt:i386

64-bit Theme fix:

sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine:i386
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-pixbuf:i386


  1. install 32-Bit/Multiarch version (64-bit isn’t working because of dependency problems) from:
  2. add TeamViewer to Startup Applications with the command: /opt/teamviewer8/tv_bin/teamviewerd



Printer (HP J4580)

Go to HP Linux Imaging and Printing and download HPLIP.

$ sh

and follow the installation process.

To re configure printer settings:

$ hp-setup



systray white list: com > canonical > unity-gtk-module

To know the name of an application:

xprop | grep CLASS

and then, click on the application


Do not show hidden files:

$ dconf-editor > org>gtk>settings>file-chooser>uncheck show-hidden

Remove Guest Account

sudo gedit /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-ubuntu.conf
add a line with: allow-guest=false

Ubuntu Tweak

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak


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