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Notes of Installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 AMD64 on Virtualbox

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  1. Install Driver at “Additional Drivers” to make the resolution rate can be higher than 640x480;

  2. Install the “VBoxGuestAdditions_4.3.20.iso”(the latest version at this moment) from here to make the 3D effect more smoothly;

  3. Install the languages at “Language Support”;

  4. Disable overlay scrollbars:

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gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal
  1. Install Adobe Flash plugin, from here:
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sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
  1. Add my account into the “vboxsf” group to make myself can use the virtualbox share folder, from here:
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sudo usermod -a -G vboxsf gang

Added on 2018-01-09: Before running the command above, you need to install VirtualBox Guest Additions package from clicking the VirtualBox menu item “Devices -> Insert Guest Additions CD Image…” to mount the image into the hosted Ubuntu OS. In Ubuntu, run “cd /media/gang/xxx; sudo ./RunLinuxAddon.sh” to install.

  1. Install the following packages:
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sudo apt-get install vim git subversion htop unrar meld shutter imagemagick goldendict zim alacarte
sudo apt-get install fonts-wqy-microhei fonts-wqy-zenhei ttf-wqy-microhei ttf-wqy-zenhei xfonts-wqy
  1. Eclipse

    1. Create Eclipse shortcut in alacarte, then update the file “~/.local/share/applications/alacarte-made.desktop” to make icon work;

    2. Install plugins: “TestNG for Eclipse”, “Groovy/Grails Tool Suite(GGTS) for Eclipse”, “Gradle Integration for Eclipse”, “DBeaver”

  2. Install RabbitCVS:

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sudo apt-get install rabbitvcs-nautilus rabbitvcs-gedit rabbitvcs-cli
  1. Add Show Desktop Icon in the Launcher and Enable Workspaces Icon, from here:

    1. Go to “System Setting > Appearance”;

    2. Click Behaviour tab and select (tick) “Enable Workspaces” and “Add show desktop icon to the launcher”.

  2. Customize Ubuntu for Multimedia – Install Media Codecs and Enable DVD Playback, from here:

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sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
  1. Customize Ubuntu theme(from here and here):
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install numix-gtk-theme numix-icon-theme-circle
sudo apt-get install numix-wallpaper-notd

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install zukitwo mac-icons-v3
  1. Install Oracle JDK

    From here.

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
  1. Change IntelliJ IDEA font

    From here.

  2. Install atom

    From here.

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install atom

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