Also known as Knewbuntu, Pneubuntu or Gnubuntu depending on your preference of silent letters.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My Christmas Gift to All

So, for my second post of the day:
since nobody actually reads this, this is a present to noone, but let's not dwell on that.

First things first. GET COMPIZ. it has nothing to do with my background but it's awesome. I'll also be adding AWN (the thing at the bottom) with this step.

Fire up Terminal (Applications --> Accesories --> Terminal)

Type in

gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following lines to the end
deb hardy main
deb hardy main
deb-src hardy main

Save and close the file

Type this into terminal
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

And then this
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Once that is done type in
sudo apt-get install awn-manager-trunk awn-extras-applets-trunk

AWN is now ready to go! You can open the program in Accessories --> Applications --> Avant Window Navigator. The AWN Manger is at System --> Preferences --> AWN Manger

To Run Compiz, you'll have to restart your by pressing ctrl+alt+backspace, or just by restarting your computer. You'll then find it at System --> Preferences --> CompizConfig Settings Manager

My background is "A Dark Starry Night" by s3vendays. You can get it here

My theme is Overglossed by TheRob. You can get it here. Just follow the instructions.

The Icon theme is Black-White 2 Style by DBGthekafu. I have Black-White 2 Style Big, but you can go for any one you want. You can get them here. To install it, extract the tarball, open up the file, extract the second tarball, then drag that folder directly onto you appearances window.



P.S. If you want to make the AWN bar be curved, then do this:
Press Alt-F2
Type in

Click on apps --> avant-window-navigator --> bar
Change bar_angle to -1