Showing posts with label ubuntu 16.04. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ubuntu 16.04. Show all posts

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Post-Install Tips & Tricks for Ubuntu 16.04

1. Install Media Codecs

Due to legal issues Ubuntu does not come with media codecs pre-installed, which are needed to play most audio and video formats. Installing the required codecs is straightforward:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

1.1 Install unrestricted version of libavcodec 

sudo apt-get install libavcodec-extra

2. Install Java

Most likely you will only require the Java browser plugin and OpenJRE.
sudo apt install icedtea-8-plugin openjdk-8-jre

3. Adobe Flash on Ubuntu

Unfortunately Flash is still needed for many web applications.
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
Alternatively you can use chromium (recommended!).
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser chromium-browser-l10n chromium-codecs-ffmpeg

4. Install Linux Graphics Drivers 

AMD users will experience a drop in performance because the AMD driver is not supported as of now (June 2016) in Ubuntu 16.04. So think twice before upgrading if you are playing games or performing GPU-intensive work.
  • 1) Open Software & Updates from the Unity Dash
  • 2) Click on the Additional Drivers tab 
  • 3) Follow on-screen instructions
software & updates ubuntu 16.04

5. Install a System Cleaner

BleachBit is an excellent open-source tool to keep your caches clean and perform some other essential housekeeping from time to time.
sudo apt-get install bleachbit
system cleaner ubuntu 16.04