Clean Install

Clean Install

Install the Kubuntu Focus Suite

Install the KFocus suite with Kubuntu 20.04 LTS or 18.04 LTS, curated apps, hardware optimizations, and UX preferences.

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Background

Background

A clean install can sometimes be the quickest solution to fix a corrupted system. The Kubuntu Focus Suite includes Kubuntu 20.04 or 18.04.4 LTS, curated apps, dozens of optimizations, and UX preferences. The goal is to provide an optimial experience out-of-the-box with the applications and Guided Solutions you need the most.

You don’t need to own a Focus to try or use the Kubuntu Focus Suite. See the Try page try it in a remote or local virtual appliance. If you decide to install on your own VM or hardware, backup your data and test first, as some optimizations could conflict with some devices. YMMV, although we have seen excellent results with over a dozen different device models[1]. See this Blog Post which illustrates how to install on a virtual machine.

Install Kubuntu LTS

Install Kubuntu LTS

The Kubuntu Focus supports 18.04 or 20.04. This procedure works for either.

[x] Normal install [ ] Minimal install [x] Select 3rd party apps and enable download updates [ ] Load proprietary software (extras)

Important! Do NOT select proprietary software. This causes conflicts with drivers. All drivers issues are handled by the Kubuntu Focus packages.

Boot and Upgrade Packages

Start the Konsole terminal application by pressing <alt><space>. Once a quick-launch input box appears at the top center of the screen, type konsole <enter>. Click in the Konsole test area, and then enter the following line-by-line.

sudo su -; # password is oem apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade -y; # Install Steam apt-get install steam

If you are installing to a VM, this is the time to add client tools like VBoxLinuxGuestAdditions.run found on the virtualbox guest additions virtual CD.

Add Kubuntu Focus Repository

This adds the Kubuntu Focus repository GPG key and adds it to the sources lists. Enter the following line-by-line.

# Continue with the same konsole as above. wget -O- \ 'http://keyserver.ubuntu.com/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x1C9D8F21C62C9759' \ | apt-key add -; source /etc/lsb-release apt-add-repository \ "deb http://repo.kfocus.org/ubuntu ${DISTRIB_CODENAME:=bionic} main";

Install repo Package

This sets up recommended repositories and package pinning. Enter the following line-by-line.

# Continue with the same konsole as above apt-get install --reinstall kfocus-001-repo -y; # Wait for above to complete apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade -y;

Install main Package

This installs a large group of recommended applications and utilities. Enter following line-by-line.

# Continue with the same konsole as above apt-get install --reinstall kfocus-001-main -y;

Review all license agreements presented. Select Yes or the defaults by pressing the Tab key and then press Enter. When prompted to start Insync click No.

The above command may not complete due to Insync repositories not being available. Just rerun it until it completes successfully or shows the following at the end of the output.

... Building format(s) --all. This may take some time... done. Errors were encountered while processing: kfocus-001-main E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) ...

Enter the following into the terminal and select Yes. This will complete the libdvd-pkg installation.

# Continue with the same konsole as above dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg;

Install rest Package

This installs packages that require license agreement before use. Enter the following line-by-line.

# Continue with the same konsole as above apt-get install --reinstall kfocus-001-rest -y; # Add extra packages, answer yes or no as desired kfocus-001-extra; # Cleanup apt-get autoremove -y && apt-get purge unattended-upgrades -y;

Finish and Test

This will complete and test the install. Enter the following line-by-line.

# Continue with the same konsole as above # Return as oem user exit; # Run sanity check as oem user /opt/kfocus-001/bin/fixup_check.sh; # Follow prompts # After verification exit;

Reboot and Add User

Troubleshooting

Content will be added as needed.

Revisions

This is a partial revision history. See the git repository for all entries.

Footnotes

[1] The Kubuntu Focus team uses the suite regularly on over a dozen different hardware configurations. These include the three official 2060/2070/2080 models, six additional Clevo laptops, and multiple desktop systems.

Disclaimer

We try hard to provide a useful solution validated by professionals. However, we cannot anticipate every situation, and therefore cannot guarantee this procedure will work for your needs. Always backup your data and test the solution to determine the correct procedure for you.

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