Wednesday, December 28, 2016

TUXedo up your Ubuntu

Let's bring Tux, the official Linux penguin, to Ubuntu 16.04. We've created a collection of Tux themes for bootloaders, boot and login together with wallpapers, games and a bundle of desktop customizations. To simplify, we've made a script to install it with a one-line-command.

Hope you enjoy it, please leave a comment of your experience to help make it better.

Use the installer (free and open-source)


1) Copy (Ctrl + C):
sudo apt -y install curl && bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/tuxedojoe/tux4ubuntu/master/download-tux4ubuntu-installer.sh) 
2) Open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T)

3) Paste (Ctrl + Shift + V) and run (ENTER) and choose where you want Tux
 

Want to DIY or need help?

1) Tux Boot Loader Theme for Ubuntu (rEFInd, new GRUB2/BURG)
2) Tux Boot Logo Theme for Ubuntu (Plymouth, XSplash, graphical splash)
3) Tux's classiness to your Ubuntu Login Screen
4) Tux's classiness to your Desktop (Theme, Icons and Fonts)
5) Tux's selection of Wallpapers
6) Tux Games
7) Get the t-shirt
And please, check out/contribute to our project on GitHub

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Tux's selection of Wallpapers

Here's 9 examples of Tux's collection of Wallpapers

Looking for some tuxedo-style wallpapers? We'll show you how to download 100+ specially selected wallpapers for your Ubuntu machine by just running one command.

The easy way (Use the installer)

1) Copy (Ctrl + C):
sudo apt -y install curl && bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/tuxedojoe/tux4ubuntu/master/download-tux4ubuntu-installer.sh) 
2) Open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T)

3) Paste (Ctrl + Shift + V) and run (ENTER) and choose where you want Tux
If something goes wrong, read our troubleshooting, if that doesn't help leave a comment below

Or, do it yourself

Check out our Flickr here and download the images you like and then open System Settings > Appearance and press the +-button, and then select your downloaded image.

Troubleshooting

No reported problems
Please comment below if you get stuck and we'll add answers here

Want more Tux?

1) Tux Boot Loader Theme for Ubuntu (rEFInd, new GRUB2/BURG)
2) Tux Boot Logo Theme for Ubuntu (Plymouth, XSplash, graphical splash)
3) Tux's classiness to your Ubuntu Login Screen
4) Tux's classiness to your Desktop (Theme, Icons and Fonts)
5) Tux's selection of Wallpapers
6) Tux Games
7) Get the t-shirt
And check out our project on GitHub and contribute. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tux Games

Here's Super Tux Kart, Warmux, SuperTux, FreedroidRPG and Extreme Tux Racer in that order

Let's bring Tux to Games! Some great people already created them and we're gonna help you install 5 of the best games out there!

The easy way (Use the installer)

1) Copy (Ctrl + C):
sudo apt -y install curl && bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/tuxedojoe/tux4ubuntu/master/download-tux4ubuntu-installer.sh) 
2) Open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T)

3) Paste (Ctrl + Shift + V) and run (ENTER) and choose where you want Tux
If something goes wrong, read our troubleshooting, if that doesn't help leave a comment below

Or, do it yourself

Extreme Tux Racer (slide down a slope catching fish - Tux's personal favorite)
sudo apt-get install extremetuxracer
FreedroidRPG (Free RPG game with Tux)
sudo apt-get install freedroidrpg
SuperTux (platform game a la Mario)
sudo apt-get install supertux
SuperTuxKart (think Super Mario Kart)
sudo apt-get install supertuxkart
Warmux (read Worms but free and with TUX!)
sudo apt-get install warmux

Troubleshooting

No reported problems
Please comment below if you get stuck and we'll add answers here

Want more Tux?

1) Tux Boot Loader Theme for Ubuntu (rEFInd, new GRUB2/BURG)
2) Tux Boot Logo Theme for Ubuntu (Plymouth, XSplash, graphical splash)
3) Tux's classiness to your Ubuntu Login Screen
4) Tux's classiness to your Desktop (Theme, Icons and Fonts)
5) Tux's selection of Wallpapers
6) Tux Games
7) Get the t-shirt
And check out our project on GitHub and contribute. 

Tux's classiness to your Desktop (Theme, Icons and Fonts etc)

This is how it can look using Tux's favorite themes

Want some Tuxedo class to your desktop? We'll show you how to apply desktop, icons, cursor and fonts themes.

The easy way (Use the installer)

1) Copy (Ctrl + C):
sudo apt -y install curl && bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/tuxedojoe/tux4ubuntu/master/download-tux4ubuntu-installer.sh) 
2) Open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T)

3) Paste (Ctrl + Shift + V) and run (ENTER) and choose where you want Tux
If something goes wrong, read our troubleshooting, if that doesn't help leave a comment below

Or, do it yourself

Tux's as default Ubuntu menu symbol (aka Start menu symbol)

1) First backup the original icon
sudo mv /usr/share/unity/icons/launcher_bfb.png /usr/share/unity/icons/launcher_bfb.bak
2) Then download and unpack the Tux4Ubuntu package as well as open the folder
wget https://github.com/tuxedojoe/tux4ubuntu/archive/master.zip && unzip master.zip && cd tux4ubuntu-master
 3) Then move the new file to its new place
sudo cp tux-icon-theme/launcher_bfb.png /usr/share/unity/icons/

Tux's suggestion for desktop theme: Arc theme

1) Add Horst3180 Release key for added security (and no command line errors during install)
wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:Horst3180/xUbuntu_16.04/Release.key
sudo apt-key add - < Release.key
2) Then we add the Arc GTK repo
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Horst3180/xUbuntu_16.04/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/arc-theme.list"
 3) Then we update apt-get and install the theme
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install arc-theme

Tux's suggestion for icons/cursors: Paper icons/cursor themes

1) Add the repository
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:snwh/pulp
2) Update apt-get and install
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install paper-icon-theme && sudo apt-get install paper-cursor-theme

Tux's suggestion for fonts: Roboto Fonts

1) First we download the Roboto fonts
wget -O ~Downloads/roboto.zip https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/download/roboto
2) Create a hidden fonts folder in your home folder which is standard for Ubuntu
sudo mkdir -p ~/.fonts
3) Unzip the downloaded files to our newly created folder
unzip ~Downloads/roboto.zip -d ~/.fonts
4) Update the font cache to enable the newly added fonts
fc-cache -f -v

Troubleshooting

No reported problems
Please comment below if you get stuck and we'll add answers here

Want more Tux?

1) Tux Boot Loader Theme for Ubuntu (rEFInd, new GRUB2/BURG)
2) Tux Boot Logo Theme for Ubuntu (Plymouth, XSplash, graphical splash)
3) Tux's classiness to your Ubuntu Login Screen
4) Tux's classiness to your Desktop (Theme, Icons and Fonts)
5) Tux's selection of Wallpapers
6) Tux Games
7) Get the t-shirt
And check out our project on GitHub and contribute. 

Tux's classiness to your Login Screen

Ubuntu login screen without default background flashing and the white dots (the grid)
If you want a clean and sleek boot from Power Button to Desktop in Ubuntu you need to do some changes. Here we show you how to remove the login screen default background and white dots (aka the grid).

The easy way (Use the installer)

1) Copy (Ctrl + C):
sudo apt -y install curl && bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/tuxedojoe/tux4ubuntu/master/download-tux4ubuntu-installer.sh) 
2) Open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T)

3) Paste (Ctrl + Shift + V) and run (ENTER) and choose where you want Tux
If something goes wrong, read our troubleshooting, if that doesn't help leave a comment below

Or, do it yourself

1) Download and install dconf-editor the theme by clicking here.
2) Then we need to run dconf-editor as a lightdm user for the changes to take effect, this we do by running a terminal and running the following commands:
sudo -i
xhost +SI:localuser:lightdm
su lightdm -s /bin/bash
dconf-editor
3) In dconf-editor navigate to unity greeter by clicking com > canonical > unity-greeter and disable draw-grid, remove value for background and set background-color to #00000 (see image below)
Click to see an example

Troubleshooting

No reported problems
Please comment below if you get stuck and we'll add answers here

Want more Tux?

1) Tux Boot Loader Theme for Ubuntu (rEFInd, new GRUB2/BURG)
2) Tux Boot Logo Theme for Ubuntu (Plymouth, XSplash, graphical splash)
3) Tux's classiness to your Ubuntu Login Screen
4) Tux's classiness to your Desktop (Theme, Icons and Fonts)
5) Tux's selection of Wallpapers
6) Tux Games
7) Get the t-shirt
And check out our project on GitHub and contribute. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tux Boot Logo Theme for Ubuntu (Plymouth, XSplash, graphical splash)

Tux4Ubuntu Boot Logo Theme (Plymouth Theme)
Here we walk you through how to get Tux on your boot splash. Ubuntu now uses Plymouth to view those loading pages for your OS, which is why we'll walk you through how to install such a theme and adding the official Tux4Ubuntu theme in particular.

The easy way (Use the installer)

1) Copy (Ctrl + C):
sudo apt -y install curl && bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/tuxedojoe/tux4ubuntu/master/download-tux4ubuntu-installer.sh) 
2) Open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T)

3) Paste (Ctrl + Shift + V) and run (ENTER) and choose where you want Tux
If something goes wrong, read our troubleshooting, if that doesn't help leave a comment below

Or, do it yourself

1) Download and unpack the theme:
wget -O ~/Downloads/tux4ubuntu.tar.gz https://github.com/tuxedojoe/tux4ubuntu/archive/master.tar.gz
tar -xzf ~/Downloads/tux4ubuntu.tar.gz -C ~/Downloads
2) Copy the theme to /usr/share/plymouth
If you're not running Ubuntu 16.04 this folder may be somewhere else
sudo cp -r ~/Downloads/tux4ubuntu-master/tux-plymouth-theme /usr/share/plymouth
3) Add tux-plymouth-theme as an alternative to Plymouth:
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/share/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth default.plymouth /usr/share/plymouth/themes/tux-plymouth-theme/tux.plymouth 100;
4) Set tux-plymouth-theme as Plymouth default:
sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth
5) Update initramfs
sudo update-initramfs -u;
6) Reboot and Tux shall appear on next boot

Troubleshooting

Boot interruptions like /dev/sda1: clean, 220240/30269440 file, 2971359/121076736 blocks
This is shown because of a bug in Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop version. If possible, install Ubuntu 16.04 Server edition instead and choose to install Desktop environment when asked. Or run the following command after the installation:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
Plymouth theme only shows up on shutdown but not on boot
If you chose to encrypt your home folder when installing Ubuntu that doesn't work well with Plymouth themes because of a Ubuntu bug. We tried installing Tux at boot with a not encrypted installation and then encrypting the start folder without success. So, for now encrypting your home folder breaks Plymouth themes unfortunately. We'll keep you posted.
If this affects you, please press "Affects me" in the official bug which will help it get prioritized:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ecryptfs-utils/+bug/1655180

Want more Tux?

1) Tux Boot Loader Theme for Ubuntu (rEFInd, new GRUB2/BURG)
2) Tux Boot Logo Theme for Ubuntu (Plymouth, XSplash, graphical splash)
3) Tux's classiness to your Ubuntu Login Screen
4) Tux's classiness to your Desktop (Theme, Icons and Fonts)
5) Tux's selection of Wallpapers
6) Tux Games
7) Get the t-shirt
And check out our project on GitHub and contribute. 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Tux Boot Loader Theme for Ubuntu (rEFInd, new GRUB2/BURG)

Tux4Ubuntu rEFInd bootloader screnshot.

Before even loading an OS, the boot loader usually shows up. GRUB2 bootloader is rock solid but not that graphical. That's why there is a new kid on the block called rEFInd bootloader which does the job brilliantly. Here we show you how to theme it with Tux's own themes.

The easy way (Use the installer)

1) Copy (Ctrl + C):
sudo apt -y install curl && bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/tuxedojoe/tux4ubuntu/master/download-tux4ubuntu-installer.sh) 
2) Open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T)

3) Paste (Ctrl + Shift + V) and run (ENTER) and choose where you want Tux
If something goes wrong, read our troubleshooting, if that doesn't help leave a comment below

Or, do it yourself

It's a fun adventure! If something fails, remember to look at our troubleshooting below. Before we get started, check if your OS was loaded with EFI or regular BIOS:
[ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo "EFI detected"
If that echoes 'EFI detected' then you can carry on with Installing rEFInd bootloader and Tux4Ubuntu rEFInd theme, if not jump to Installing Tux4Ubuntu GRUB2 theme.

Installing rEFInd bootloader and Tux4Ubuntu rEFInd theme

Be aware that changes to your bootloader can make your OS not load. Backup all your data before you continue and have an extra Ubuntu install USB stick or DVD ready.
1) To install rEFInd we first need to add the ppa, update apt-get and then install it by running the following commands and follow the instructions:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:rodsmith/refind
sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install refind
2) Download and unpack the theme by running:
wget -O ~/Downloads/tux4ubuntu.tar.gz https://github.com/tuxedojoe/tux4ubuntu/archive/master.tar.gz

tar -xzf ~/Downloads/
3) Copy the theme to the rEFInd folder /boot/efi/EFI/refind/
If you're not running Ubuntu 16.04 these files may be somewhere else
sudo mkdir -p /boot/efi/EFI/refind/themes
sudo cp -r ~/Downloads/tux4ubuntu-master/tux-refind-theme /boot/efi/EFI/refind/themes/tux-refind-theme
4) Add the theme to /boot/efi/EFI/refind/refind.conf
sudo grep -q -F 'include themes/tux-refind-theme/theme.conf' /boot/efi/EFI/refind/refind.conf || echo 'include themes/tux-refind-theme/theme.conf' | sudo tee -a /boot/efi/EFI/refind/refind.conf
5) Restart and look out for Tux!

Installing Tux4Ubuntu GRUB2 Theme

Be aware that changes to your bootloader can make your OS not load. Backup all your data before you continue and have an extra Ubuntu install USB stick or DVD ready.
1) Download and unpack theme
wds/tux4ubuntu.tar.gz https://github.com/tuxedojoe/tux4ubuntu/archive/master.tar.gz

tar -xzf ~/Downloads/
tux4ubuntu.tar.gz -C ~/Downloads
2) Copy it to /boot/grub/themes/"
sudo cp -r ~/Downloads/tux4ubuntu-master/tux-grub2-theme /boot/grub/themes/
3) Adding 'GRUB_THEME=/boot/grub/themes/tux-grub2-theme/theme.txt' to '/etc/default/grub'
sudo grep -q -F 'GRUB_THEME="' /etc/default/grub || sudo sh -c "echo 'GRUB_THEME=es/tux-grub2-theme/theme.txt"' >> /etc/default/grub"
4) Tell GRUB2 to make a new cfg file
sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
5) Restart and look out for Tux!

Uninstalling rEFInd theme

0) BACKUP YOUR FILES if you haven't done that already :)
1) Run this in the terminal to open the config file
sudo gedit /boot/efi/EFI/refind/refind.conf

2) Remove the last line looking like this:
include themes/tux-refind-theme/theme.conf

3) Save and exit gedit

4) If you wish to uninstall rEFInd as well run the following command:
sudo rm -r /boot/efi/EFI/refind
5) Reboot and you're done!

Troubleshooting

Can't boot anything
Alt 1) Use a Ubuntu install DVD/USB stick. Once loaded you can edit the rEFInd/GRUB2 config files to what it was before it stopped working.
Alt 2) Check out your BIOS/EFI settings by pressing F2, F8, F12 or Delete directly after you turned on your PC. In the settings that appear, try to change boot to "Legacy". That way your computer will boot using BIOS (if you otherwise are running on EFI) and then Ubuntu will boot using the standard GRUB2 boot loader.

Alt 3) If you're dual booting try to change boot order so that the Windows boot loader starts. You can also try to switch your boot setting to "safe mode". That way Windows will load as well. You can then use Windows to attach your Ubuntu drive and from there edit rEFInd/GRUB2 files. 
Windows boots all the time
You may need to disable "safe boot" under Boot-options. rEFInd is not "safe" according to some manufactures, since its not recognized.

Want more Tux?

1) Tux Boot Loader Theme for Ubuntu (rEFInd, new GRUB2/BURG)
2) Tux Boot Logo Theme for Ubuntu (Plymouth, XSplash, graphical splash)
3) Tux's classiness to your Ubuntu Login Screen
4) Tux's classiness to your Desktop (Theme, Icons and Fonts)
5) Tux's selection of Wallpapers
6) Tux Games
7) Get the t-shirt
And check out our project on GitHub and contribute.