Install the KFocus suite with Kubuntu 20.04 LTS or 18.04 LTS, curated apps, hardware optimizations, and UX preferences.
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. See this Blog Post which illustrates how to install on a virtual machine.
The Kubuntu Focus supports 18.04 or 20.04. This procedure works for either.
64-bit Downloadbutton under the desired version,
Kubuntu 20.04.4 LTSor
Kubuntu 18.04.4 LTS
shiftkey during boot
OEM Installdirectly or press
F4to make the option available and then select it (see image)
Start Kubuntuif needed and then select
Important! Do NOT select proprietary software. This causes conflicts with drivers. All drivers issues are handled by the Kubuntu Focus 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.
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.
This adds the Kubuntu Focus repository GPG key and adds it to the sources lists. Enter the following line-by-line.
This sets up recommended repositories and package pinning. Enter the following line-by-line.
This installs a large group of recommended applications and utilities. Enter following line-by-line.
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
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.
Enter the following into the terminal and select
Yes. This will complete the libdvd-pkg installation.
This installs packages that require license agreement before use. Enter the following line-by-line.
This will complete and test the install. Enter the following line-by-line.
Prepare for shipping…icon at top left corner and then click
Content will be added as needed.
This is a partial revision history. See the
git repository for all entries.
2020-06-10 c4ed9299Restructure layout
2020-05-20 f776dc20Remove proprietary install option
2020-04-20 8959836bUse apt-get, streamline process
2020-04-20 7b06252bInitial publication
2020-04-14 5a096eb3Clarify VM use
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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