Monday, November 12, 2012

1.5 - Post Installation

1.5.1 - Install Updates

After installing Zorin OS 6 Core, the first thing you need to do is install important updates. This ensures your operating system has the latest security updates and updates to installed applications. To perform updates on your computer, you can click the following: Start > System Tools >  Administration > Update Manager. (see fig. 1)

fig. 1 -- Update Manager

Another way of doing this is to open a terminal session by clicking Start > Accessories > Terminal or use the Keyboard Shortcut:  Ctrl + Alt + T.   Type the following commands: sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade(see fig. 2)

fig. 2 -- Using terminal commands to update

1.5.2 - Install dconf Editor

This is an excellent GUI (graphical user interface) application that allows you to edit desktop environmental settings. This application can be download with the Software Center. Click Start > Software Center. Type dconf in the search box to look for the application and click the Install button. (see fig. 3)

fig. 3 -- dconf Editor

1.5.3 - Check for Available Proprietary Hardware Drivers

This may include such items as graphics, sound and wireless drivers.  Click Start > System Settings > Additional Drivers. In the example below, an NVIDIA graphics card driver has been found. Select the appropriate driver in the list and click the Activate button. You may be asked to restart your computer for this to take effect. (see fig. 4)

fig. 4 -- Additional Drivers

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