Jan1109Jan 11, 09
This guide aims to be the most basic way to install a Mac-style dock on your Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon". Following these steps is easy and you will love the added functionality a dock provides. The dock you will be installing is called "Avant Window Navigator", and the installation instructions are as follows:
- Make sure you have your desktop effects level set to "Extra" or "Custom". You can check this by going to "System" -> "Preferences" -> "Appearance", and clicking the "Visual Effects" tab. "Extra" is a good choice if you have never heard of "Compiz".
Now open a terminal window (press ALT+F2, then type gnome-terminal, then press ENTER).
When the terminal window is loaded, type the following and then press ENTER:
(you will be asked for your administrator password, which you set when you installed Ubuntu).Code:
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
A text editor will open, and you must add these two lines to the end of the document:
... then save the document, and close the text editor.Code:
deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/syzygy42 gutsy avant-window-navigator
deb-src http://download.tuxfamily.org/syzygy42 gutsy avant-window-navigator
The next part you should just copy and paste into that terminal window, then press ENTER once it appears to finish:
(this downloads a "key" file, updates your keys list, and then deletes the "key" file)Code:
sudo apt-key add reacocard.asc
sudo aptitude update
Finally, you must actually install Avant Window Navigator. Copy and paste this into the terminal window, then press ENTER:
sudo aptitude install avant-window-navigator-bzr awn-core-applets-bzr
- You may run Avant Window Navigator by clicking on "Applications" -> "Accessories" -> "Avant Window Navigator".