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Setting up Kubuntu my way.

August 11, 2014

I just installed Kubuntu on my home computer.  There was a few steps I needed to take to setup my computer the way I like.  Now this doesn’t apply to pretty much anyone except for me since I’m weird about needed a taller taskbar, numlocks on by default, and Pithos to play Pandora.


Setting up kubuntu:
+ Update System setting defaults
    – Goto System Settings > Input Devices > Keyboard > NumLock – Turn on
    – In Input Devices: Goto Mouse > Icons – Double-click to open files
+ Update Taskbar:
    – Increase the height of the taskbar with the icon to the far right.
    – Add two rows to the taskbar by right clicking > Task manager settings > 2 rows and Force row settings > Apply AND OK
+ Installing software
    – Install any additional browsers you may like.
    – Install Sublime-text by following the steps at
    – Install Python 2.7
    – Install Pithos for Pandora
        ~ Move files
        ~ sudo apt-get install python-gtk2
        ~ sudo apt-get install python-gst-1.0 <<- Maynot need
        ~ Installed stuff for gst. Try: sudo apt-get install python-gst0.10 gstreamer0.10-plugins-good gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly
        ~ Install eyeD3: install ver 0.7.4 using the guide:


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