A clean install can sometimes the quickest solution to fix a corrupted system. The factory install includes Kubuntu 20.04 or 18.04.4 LTS with curated apps, hardware optimizations, and UX preferences. This Focus Suite provides the capabilities required so that workflows like Pro Photography or Deep Learning work out of the box with optimal performance.
You don’t need to own a Focus to try the Kubuntu Focus Suite or use it as your daily driver. See the Try page try it in a remote or local virtual appliance. If you decide to install on your own VM or hardware, please 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 detailed 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 your 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 default for
all if agreeable. Use
<tab> to change the selection to
[ Ok ] or
[ Yes ] or similar. 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.
Enter the following into the terminal and select
[ Yes ]
to complete 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
2020-05-20 f776dc20Remove proprietary install option
apt-get, streamline process
2020-04-14 5a096eb3Clarify VM use
2020-04-12 e2a95b75Clarify use cases, type, and style fixes
2020-04-20 7b06252bInitial publication
We try hard to provide a useful workflow validated by professionals. However, we cannot anticipate every situation, and therefore cannot guarantee this procedure will work for your needs. Always back up your data and test the workflow to determine if it is right for you.
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 The Kubuntu Focus team uses the suite daily on over a dozen different hardware configurations. These include the three official 2060/2070/2080 models, six additional Clevo laptops, and multiple desktop systems.