How to: Tips and Tricks

Quick Setup fresh installed Ubuntu with Ailurus

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Ailurus is an application which aims at making Linux easier to use.


  • Help users study some Linux skills
  • Install/remove some applications which are not provided in the official repository
  • Enable/disable some third party repositories
  • Display information about BIOS, motherboard, CPU and battery
  • Show/Hide Computer, Home folder, Trash icon and Network icon on desktop
  • Configure Nautilus thumbnail cache
  • Configure Nautilus context menu
  • Configure Window behavior
  • Configure GNOME auto-start applications
  • Show/Hide GNOME splash screen

Ailurus can be used in:

Fedora 10 – 12
Ubuntu/KUbuntu/XUbuntu 8.04 – 9.10
Mint 5 – 8

How to install Ailurus?

1. Install it directly

Download package or source code from

2. If you are using Ubuntu/KUbuntu/XUbuntu, you can install Ailurus from PPA repository

Open a terminal window (Applications->Accessories->Terminal). Then copy and paste the following into your terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ailurus
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ailurus

If add-apt-repository ppa:ailurus command cannot be executed, you can install Ailurus as follows:

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 9A6FE242

Then edit apt source by:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Please add these lines if you are using Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy). If you are using Ubuntu 8.10, 9.04 or 9.10, please replace “hardy” with “intrepid”, “jaunty” or “karmic”.

deb hardy main
deb-src hardy main

Quick setup Ubuntu with Ailurus

Launch Ailurus from Applications -> System Tools menu. Click Quick Setup in the top-right, a widow pop up and tells you it will help you.

Ailurus will help you

Click on OK,it will load network configuration if necessary and then start setting up.

Ailurus quick setup

If you encounter “No proprietary drivers are in use on this system”, that means you don't need installing extra drivers, just click Close.

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