Ruth cheat sheet

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These hints were useful when getting Ruth's Ubuntu computer back up and running. However, she's now exclusively using Chromebooks so this is no longer needed.

# Base Install

Setup the base Apt Configuration, then get the stock set of stuff going:

sudo apt-get install vim ubuntu-gnome-desktop chromium-browser ubuntu-restricted-extras

# Printer

Printer setup using HP driver install tool script. This kinda just worked.

# Scanner

I'm not 100% on how I got this to work. The following things were done in some order for 14.04 and seemed to work, but sadly are less effective in 16.04

sudo chmod 666 /dev/bus/usb* -R

And update /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules with...

# Brother scanners ATTRS{idVendor}=="04f9", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"

And make sure ruth is in groups `lp` and `scanner`

# Flash

sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

To get TVNZ On demand, we needed to follow some directions to get DRM working . This all came down to these commands...

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mjblenner/ppa-hal sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install hal