Ubumatic -Simple script to configure most basic activities on ubuntu 11.04/10.10/10.04

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The script designed for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx LTS, 10.10 Maverick Meerkat and 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Ubumatic is a simple script for simple configuration of Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx LTS, 10.10 Maverick Meerkat and 11.04 Natty Narwhal to the most basic activities, ie:

repositories configuration
updating system
install multimedia codecs
Flash installation (64 bit version in the Ubuntu 64 bit) and Java (Sun/Oracle)
RAR and 7-Zip installation
Windows fonts installation
Ubuntu Tweak installation

Note:- Use this script with your own risk

How to Run ubumatic

First download the script from here after downloading you need to extract this file run the following commands from your terminal (make sure you are in correct path)

tar -zxvf ubumatic_en.tar.gz

cd ubumatic_en

chmod 755 ubumatic.sh

sudo sh ubumatic.sh


[ubumatic.sh --option]

--help -- help

--movebuttons -- change the order of buttons in Metacity

--restorecompiz -- restore default settings in Compiz Fusion

--restorepanel -- restore default appearance of panels in GNOME

--sonata -- configure the music player MPD + Sonata

--unlock -- the screen blocking off in GNOME (hibernate, suspend, screen saver)

[sudo ubumatic.sh --option]

--clean -- remove unnecessary packages, downloaded and configuration files

--deletekernel -- delete the old versions of kernels

--empty -- clear trash and the Thumbnails folder for all accounts

--kubuntu -- Kubuntu (KDE) basic configuration

--lubuntu -- Lubuntu (LXDE) basic configuration

--repair -- repair broken packages

--repositories -- edit repository (sources.list), update alerts and download the missing GPG keys

--restoregrub -- reinstall GRUB 2 (for Live CD use only)

--ubuntu -- Ubuntu (GNOME) basic configuration

--upgrade -- install the latest updates

--xubuntu -- Xubuntu (Xfce) basic configuration

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4 Responses

  1. dutchy says:

    This is a dangerous script, Make sure you understand what it does before running it. The Ubunutu developers will not likely support you if you use it and run into problems and more the the point, this script can cause your system to become totally unusable.

    One of the major things this does is to replace repository information, but it does make a backup before replacing it.

    As with any script, as mentioned multiple times on the ubuntuforums, beware.

  2. Sudo is not required for the chmod. The file will be downloaded and therefore owned by the user. Sudo would only be required if the file was not downloaded by the user whom downloaded the file.

  3. Jim Adamski says:

    This is a powerful but dangerous script. I would not recommend the install of Firefox 4. Selecting this will eliminate your bookmarks and you will not be able to restore them from JSON type backup files as there is a bug in 4 that prevents processing such backups.

  4. Andreq says:

    This script doesn’t install Firefox 4. The script is very helpful for new user. Just as we exercise command in the terminal. They are safe. The code is written good. It is developed for two years (information from Google). I see no major bugs. I didn’t spoil anything. Tested fine.

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