25Feb2010


Ubuntu Linux Tips to update your OS after install

written by Maxx in the blog "Software (Apple/Mac/Linux)"
 Ubuntu Linux Tips to update your OS after install
First before you install the Ubuntu OS, you should consider installing so you can boot from both windows and Ubuntu, until you get use to it... very helpful! if you are not sure how to do this, please visit their site they will explain how to do so!

And as always back up and back up your windows, if you don't want to lose you data!

1). OS Regular Auto updates: Ok...... If your OS is install properly and your connect to the Internet 2 windows (Yellow Will open from the top right hand side of your desk top, ! tell you you are connect and the 2nd will let you now update are available for download...at the same location you should see a RED Arrow pointing down, just click on this to open a window ( you will need your Password) to start the list of available downloads, then click "Install"
and wait you'll most likely need to re-start your OS after Install is complete!

In case you did not have Internet connection after you install your Ubuntu OS or to check for updates> go to the "System" menu> click on> "Administration", scroll down and click on "Update Manager">A window will open, after completely open>Click on "Check", on the bottom left side, it will search the Ubuntu site and after a few will download all available update and your get a list>at this time Click on "Install Updates" and it will do so! at this moment there are 306 updates> 289.2 MB( This will change all the time).

Note After you finished these and re-start your OS, it will be time to Check your Hard ware Drivers:

2).Hardware check: Go to System>Administration>Hardware drivers> it will start searching for Hardware drivers and give you the option to chose the latest tested drivers by Ubuntu, just highlight to correct one and hit activate, if not already done.

3). Changing the Desktop Background image:

Right click on desk top>Click on "Change Desktop Background">Appearance Preferences window opens!>On background tab select "+ ADD" button> Window opens add wall paper>Select and click "backgrounds" from the left side menu>Click on the top image, then hold down the "shift AND "Alt" on your keyboard, then select the bottom image, all images will be highlighted!>
then go down to the bottom of the window and select "Open" and all the images will go to your background wall paper section!
You may now click on the images one by one till you decide the background you want then close the present window and you are all set.

Note any background images you add in the future will be add to the same background fold you got these from!

4) Network and Internet: Now there are 2 sections u can check for your PCs network adapter drivers or work around.

* Administration> scroll down to "Synaptic Packages Manager" U may need to log-in as admin!
Now go to the "Quick search" field and type in network or something relative to what your are looking for!

* the other way is to go to the "Application Menu" and scroll down to "Add/Remove" and do the same search as above!

Note if you are unable to get on-line, then you must visit the Ubuntu web site and search for a solution, but the more you know about your PC and or Hardware the better off you'll be... Note some hardware manufacturer's are starting to create Linux driver for their stuff, so you may want to check with them also.

5) Setting up your Sound/Audio:

    * Selecting your audio device:

    Lets Click on System> then Preferences> then scroll down to "Sound" >click and a window will open enabling you to select the sound device/s detected during installation;

    In this mode you can see if your sound hardware has been detected from the various drop down fields> Under sound Playback > select your device and press the " Test" button, it will scan and you should hear a 1 Kilocycle tone!

    If it works go on to the Next settings and do the same.
    Note in the final window please select you sound device and you should see the available, Volume/mixer controls the you should have available for the next step ( Selecting your Volume Controls/Mixer)

    * Selecting your Volume Controls/Mixer:

    OK now on the little speaker icon - on the right top you can click on it and a little window opens> click on Volume control> a mixer panel will open, so you can set up your mixer controls for what ever sound device you select before> Now click on preferences> Another window will open so you can select the Mixer controls you want to match your sound card or on board sound driver> If your driver allows> click on the Bass treble and tone and what ever you want or can control, but only want you need! Note that the "mute" should be off, or un-check on the radio button!

    OK now close that window and click on the "Switches" and you'll be able to select any switches your sound device allows like example: mine allows Tone and Analog/Digital output, because these I selected in the preferences section of the setup.

    So now you can go back to your Volume/Mixer controls and set them the way you want according to you sound system.

More to come!> Please check back often!

hope this helps!

regards,
Max


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