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 JavaMost likely you will only require the Java browser plugin and OpenJRE.
sudo apt install icedtea-8-plugin openjdk-8-jre
3. Adobe Flash on UbuntuUnfortunately Flash is still needed for many web applications.
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installerAlternatively you can use chromium (recommended!).
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser chromium-browser-l10n chromium-codecs-ffmpeg
4. Install Linux Graphics DriversAMD 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
5. Install a System CleanerBleachBit 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