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With Mountain Lion really not living up to any form of the expectation a new OSX release has, infact making my MBP run slower i was interested to see what the Mac specific 64bit build of UBuntu 12.10 has to offer this long time Ubuntu user. While the inital install wasn’t without its gripes i’ve stuck with it and documented how I got on.
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-current
This if you have nvidia-current-updates (proprietary)
sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-current-updates
This if you have nvidia-experimental-304 (proprietary)
sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-experimental-304
sudo apt-get install broadcom-sta-common b43-fwcutter
sudo apt-get install libimobiledevice-utils ifuse
idevicepair unpair && idevicepair pair
Go over here and download a copy of Insync using your web browser. Or open terminal and run the commands below to download.
Next, run the commands below to extract the file
tar xjf insync-linux-beta1-py27.tar.bz2
After that, run this command to perform the second extraction.
tar xvf insync-linux-metapackage.tar
Finally, run the commands below to install insync. Follow the on screen prompts (accept all when prompted).
After installing, go to Startup Applications
Then click ‘Add’ to add new program. Next, type the name, command to automatically start insync and click ‘Save’
Log Out or Restart your computer and insync should launch and allow you to configure it.
Right-clicking in Nautilus will give you the option to share.
The command to start insync from the command line is insync
run the commands below to add Spotify’s repository key.
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 4E9CFF4E
Next, copy and paste the line below to add Spotify’s repository.
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
Finally, run the commands below to install Spotify.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install spotify-client-qt