Linux

Apps (recommended after installing mint)

sudo apt install audacity blueproximity cifs-utils smartmontools tsocks remmina lvm2 gimp gimp-data-extras gimp-ufraw ubuntu-restricted-extras vlc filezilla gpart gparted openssh-server nfs-common nano nfs-kernel-server sysstat sshfs usb-creator-gtk zenmap gnome-nettool shotwell rawtherapee shutter luminance-hdr wireshark gimp-plugin-registry handbrake handbrake-cli unace p7zip-rar sharutils arj lunzip lzip zip motion etherape iperf wifi-radar fswebcam pavucontrol scite soundconverter virt-viewer gedit virtualbox virtualbox-ext-pack -y

Auto install Drivers (recommended )

sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall

Remote Access

http://showmypc.com/

Servers:


sudo apt-get install software-properties-common mariadb-server git curl

sudo apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl apt-show-versions python php5 php5-mysql php5-imagick php5-gd imagemagick curl git nano php.mbstring -y

For Newer Servers

sudo apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl apt-show-versions python php php-mysql php-imagick php-gd imagemagick nano curl git php.mbstring php-curl php.zip -y


chown www-data:www-data -R /var/www

sudo locale-gen en_US en_US.UTF-8 

sudo dpkg-reconfigure unattended-upgrades

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Linksys wireless drivers wusb6300

sudo apt-get install git

git clone https://github.com/abperiasamy/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux

cd rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux

make

sudo make install

------Works with 4.x kernel

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Wifi Scanner LinSSID

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wseverin/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install linssid

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iwscanner http://kuthulu.com/iwscanner/index.php?module=download

If needed

openshot gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse

Handbrake

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases

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Explanation

ntfsprogs - suite of NTFS utilities - in layman’s terms, it allows you to read/write NTFS partitions (Windows partitions)

gpart - Another partitioner

dolphin - Useful file manager

lvm2 - Logical volume manager, very useful to manage several hard drives for the creation of a single volume.

kvpm - Another volume manager - created for KDE, works well under Gnome.

wine - Allows windows applications to run on Linux (Some applications) *

filezilla - Very complete and easy to use FTP client

virtualbox - Virtualization software, used to run other operating System within your own environment.

openssh-server - enables remote terminal sessions to your machine. (change default port from 22 to whatever you want sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config)

nfs-common - enables your machine to create and manage NFS shares. (I personally create and manage NFS shares from Webmin)

nano - an easy to use terminal editor.

thunderbird - email client.

Some useful scripts

This one is to cleanup older files, on a specific folder and sub-folders, it checks for files older than 29 days,

find /Camera1/videos/* -mtime +29 -exec rm -f {} \;

This script is to filter and create two text files with specific words such as "sshd" and "errors"

grep "sshd" /var/log/messages* />/tmp/sshd_logins.txt && grep "error" /var/log/messages* />/tmp/SSH_Login_Errors_$(date +%m%d%y).txt

Ubuntu Server GUI install

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop gdm -y

sudo shutdown -r now

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

To enable root access: (Not recommended for security reasons)

For version 9.10 open the console and set the password

sudo passwd root

For versions prior to 9.10

System-> Administration -> Users and Groups --> Click on Unlock --> Select ROOT, Give it a password - Close

Then go to:

System-> Administration -> Login Window

Select the “Security” tab

Make sure “Allow Local System Administrator Login” is checked

Log out and log back as root.

Watch DVDs in Ubuntu

apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse

/usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh

If you have trouble finding this file, run updatedb && locate install-css.sh

Games:

apt-get install flightgear warzone2100 -y