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.