Parental Units Setup


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My parents somehow agreed to try Linux. Here the steps I performed after the default install of Ubuntu 7.10.

Remove the metacity minimize animation

  • Disable the animation.
$ gconftool-2 --set --type=boolean /apps/metacity/general/reduced_resources true
  • Display contents of windows when moving (i.e., disable the awful wireframe effect).
$ gconftool-2 --set --type=boolean /desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility true

Install Opera

  • Add the Opera .deb repository.
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "# The Opera browser (packages)\ndeb etch non-free"'
  • Add the GPG key.
$ sudo sh -c 'wget -O - | apt-key add -'
  • Install Opera.
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install opera
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