Rashid Jamil

Gnome Do, with Docky in Ubuntu Ibex 8.10 setup guide

I recently found out about an amazingly slick desktop dock, called Gnome Do. Not only is it great looking, but its functionality is what sold me on this one. With the ability to launch any app, from the launcher simply by typing the name Gnome Do has totally converted me.

I set this up on my Ubuntu Ibex Desktop with a couple easy steps.

Adding repository to Apt

Open up a gnome-terminal window, and then lets open up the file /etc/apt/sources.list . Paste the following into your terminal. gksudo /etc/apt/sources.list

Copy and paste the following repositories at the end of your file in gedit. # GNOME DO ###################################################### deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/do-core/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/do-core/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main

Adding GPG Key to apt (Optional)

1. Open up gedit then copy and paste this PGP key to a text file, gnome-do.key and save it -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- Version: SKS 1.0.10 mI0ESXUVdQEEAN8ALfH3wueKsSgDwA/HVEHdB7nlppqGKW/tubvGTy0ayf4M9ylX45szZK97 uL9/UHh5/B7eGMSB45EMJ0/qvTiflS6SwCxRCoKCW1PpYZlVcOLh5UUBkyREPJZcki1lK7pf xvG9LkYKnvBP89s2PnO5LlDheEsVR4SqDGEtich/ABEBAAG0JExhdW5jaHBhZCBQUEEgZm9y IEdOT01FIERvIENvcmUgVGVhbYi2BBMBAgAgBQJJdRV1AhsDBgsJCAcDAgQVAggDBBYCAwEC HgECF4AACgkQKKggUHdVjdCVeAP+ONJtMFx9MGSJe33YiskagXEG5cQGYdDi5sWWUAP80bP1 Qe+Dsnjs3VKQ9ZZW3M8UNXsoFFN501hgJFBwUUCWIRSGZkzVgKoZZtZOe0Dws39xfV//8JFS Te/r0oPzrr10iTFupTe/wBR0M9JbKGdY7SvooyqU+W2rf8/LldGx7KE= =3C2V -----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----

2. Open up the Software Sources Configuration Menu, and click on the Authentication tab. Then Import Key,

Installing Gnome Do

Open up a gnome-terminal window and type

sudo apt-get update then type sudo apt-get install gnome-do

Removing the default gnome panel

Dont worry, you can easily bring it back, we’re just gonna hide it, push ALT+F2 or from a gnome-terminal run gconf-editor

Navigate to ‘ Apps > Panel > TopLevels > top_panel_screen0 ‘ These are the values I changed to make it dissappear auto_hide = checked auto_hide_size = 1 hide_delay = 1 unhide_delay = 10000 x = 0 y = 10000

Select Docky

Launch gnome-do from the terminal or from ALT-F2 gnome-do Right click on the Gnome Do , launcher, then click on preferences, then click on the Appearence Tab, and select Docky. Now you have a desktop that looks almost as good as mine!! :)

Check out the website for most customization, and features. http://do.davebsd.com/

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