How to install Ailurus 10.01 in Ubuntu / Kubuntu / Xubuntu

Ailurus is a system enhancement application. It helps to install software which is outside official repository. It helps to add/remove third party repositories, and to change system settings.

Ailurus 10.01's main focus is on providing more system enhancement knowledge and improving usability.

Ailurus Features

* Display information about BIOS, motherboard, CPU and battery.
* Change some GNOME settings.
* Install/remove some applications which are not provided in the official Ubuntu apt repository.
* Detect the speed of apt mirrors and find the fastest one.
* Enable/disable some third party repositories.

Ailurus was originally called "Ubun-student".

First you need to download .deb package from here using the following command


Now you have ailurus_10.01-0revision1_all.deb. Install this package using the following command

sudo dpkg -i ailurus_10.01-0revision1_all.deb

After you install it, you can launch Ailurus from "Applications"->"System tools".

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9 Responses

  1. Exadrid says:

    This is an awesome application, i like it.

  2. Don Birdsall says:

    This app is being actively developed. If you install it from its repository It will be automatically updated. The current version is 10.04. Proceed as follows (Ubuntu 9.10):

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ailurus

    sudo apt-get update

    sudo apt-get install ailurus

    Yes, it is an awesome app.

  3. tz says:

    Why do you have to use wget on the command line when the URL will download (and optionally open with gdebi) from the firefox browser?

  4. Moh says:

    I have Ubun-student 10.04.4 already installed…how can i update it? or simply follow your above how to and it will overwrite ubun-student


  5. Homer says:

    Dear tz, to download the package from Firefox is also feasible.

    Dear Moh, “Ubun-student” cannot be automatically updated to “Ailurus” 🙁
    Please run
    ‘sudo apt-get remove ubun-student -qq’
    Then install Ailurus.

  6. Zac says:

    First off this is a great program. Closes the gaps for all my friends who use ubuntu.

    I just used this to upgrade my Intrepid tablet (stuck with it for finepoint drivers) kernel, and turns out compiz didn’t really like that. I’m running Intel graphics so no proprietary drivers here – compiz just stopped working and refuses to run in 2.6.31-6. I also noticed that after it passed GRUB it threw an error about the video resolution. I had it set to a higher resolution (vga=773) and the new kernel doesn’t seem to support very many. Compiz is really the only thing keeping me from running the new one. Ah well – 2.6.27 will suit me for now. I might start to attempt to get the tablet working in a more recent version of Linux or Ubuntu.

  7. Janneman says:

    I just installed Ailurus, THEN uninstalled ubun-student and there seems to be a problem.

    The installation was fine, but when I select the program from Applications -> System Tools the splash screen shows and then nothing!

    I’ve tried reinstalling it, but nothing works. I’m using the latest linux 2.6.32 kernel with gnome 2.28.1

  8. Homer says:

    Dear Janneman, this bug is fixed 🙂 The new package is at

  9. buck says:

    Great software system. So easy to use and simply the best of its kind.

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