Getting started with Ubuntu 17.04 and setting up your system.

Posted: February 15, 2017. At: 11:55 AM. This was 7 months ago. Post ID: 10257

Getting started with the Ubuntu Linux distribution

Getting started with Ubuntu is a lot of fun, this post will show you how to get setup after installation of the new Ubuntu 17.04 distribution. Download a copy of Ubuntu Kylin 17.04 here: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/daily-live/current/.

The default Ubuntu Kylin desktop.
The default Ubuntu Kylin desktop.

After the installation of Ubuntu Kylin, I could not get the networking to work. I fixed this by editing the /etc/resolv.conf file as root and adding the Google DNS like this.

nameserver 8.8.8.8
nameserver 8.8.4.4

Then I could connect to the Internet.

To setup the distribution after installation, open a terminal window and type this command.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

This will update the package repositories and then install any pending updates.

Then install the restricted extras package.

sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras

This will enable mp3 playback and use of video codecs to play your movie collection.

Ubuntu Kylin 17.04 desktop.
Ubuntu Kylin 17.04 desktop.

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