upgraded to Ubuntu on 17.04

Installing Ubuntu 17.04

If you installed or upgraded to Ubuntu on 17.04 and want to leave your system more complete? For here you will find what you need to do this, just follow these things things to do after installing Ubuntu 17.04.

We all know that no system comes with everything we need, and Ubuntu is no different. Because of this, after installing Ubuntu 17.04 (or upgrading), you have to make those “small” adjustments to the system to make it look the way you really want it.

Tips for things to do after installing Ubuntu 17.04

This tutorial will center everything you need to do to leave your new system the way you want it.

It describes how you can improve Ubuntu 17.04 and other older versions such as Ubuntu 16.10 / 16.04 / 15.10 / 15.04 / 14.10 / 14.04 / 13.10 / 13.04 / 12.10 / 12.04, so you can use it in your day-to-day activities.

In addition, this article will show some interesting insights and ideas about what you can, and should do after a successful installation of the latest desktop version of Ubuntu. Check out the tips!

1 – Update your system

The first and most important thing to do is to update the software repositories to make sure that your system will be using the latest versions of all the software. To do this, open a terminal and run the command below:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

2 – Update the system kernel

If you need to upgrade the Ubuntu kernel with the latest version,

3 – Install media codecs and enable DVD playback

Due to legal reasons, Ubuntu does not include some media codecs to play audio and video files through the standard Totem media player and the Rhythmbox music player.

In addition to installing VLC, mplayer, MPV, or other media player that comes with built-in codecs, you can manually install the multimedia codecs by entering the command below into the terminal:

sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras

The above codecs will allow you to play standard DVDs. To play VLC-encrypted DVDs, run the following command to download and install the libdvdcss2 library automatically:

sudo apt install libdvd-pkg && sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg

4 – Install or manage device drivers

If you have a device that needs to install a specific driver, or even disable it, here’s how to manage device drivers in one of these tutorials: