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linux:installing_ubuntu_on_an_averatec_5500_laptop [2009/11/21 14:09]
Joel Dare
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 +====== Installing Ubuntu on an Averatec 5500 Laptop ======
 +
 +I recently installed Ubuntu 8.10 (Karmic Koala) on my Averatec 5500 Laptop. ​ This is the first version where everything seemed to work out of the box, including the built in RT2500 WiFi card.
 +
 +While everything works, there are a few minor glitches I've noticed. ​ I'll outline those below and list any tweaks I've made.  I'll also list some of my favourite software, other than what's installed by default.
 +
 +===== Minor Glitches =====
 +
 +==== Resume from Suspend Locks Up ====
 +
 +When you Suspend the Averatec 5500 it goes to sleep in about 5 seconds. ​ When you try to wake it up, however, the system locks up.  I wrote about this problem and how to solve it on my page about the [[linux:​Averatec 5500 ACPI]].
 +
 +===== Adjustments =====
 +
 +==== No Password sudo ====
 +
 +On my laptop, I like to be able to run sudo without entering a password. ​ To do that, I need to modify the sudoers file.  Open it with the following command.
 +
 +  sudo visudo
 +
 +Now uncomment the line that says it will allow sudo without passwords. ​ Usually the file is well commented. ​ You'll also need to add your user account to the //sudo// group. ​ I do this through //System//, //​Administration//,​ //User Manager//.
 +
 +===== Software =====
 +
 +==== Vim (Vi Improved) ====
 +
 +When I'm working in the command line, my editor of choice is Vim.  Ubuntu doesn'​t install it by default, so I execute the following command to quickly install it.
 +
 +==== xChat ====
 +
 +For IRC chat, I prefer the xChat app.  To install this one, I usually just pull up Synaptic and search for //​xchat//​. ​ In this version it's called //​xchat-gnome//​. ​ Checking that also installs it's dependency //​xchat-gnome-common//​.
 +
 +==== SSHFS ====
 +
 +The SSH File System (SSHFS) is a tool that will mount an SSH connection to another Linux box, such as your web host.
 +
 +  sudo apt-get install sshfs
 +
 +===== VPN =====
 +
 +I need a Cisco VPN connection for work.  Ubuntu includes support with the following package.
 +
 +  sudo apt-get install network-manager-vpnc
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