Clean Install

Clean Install

Install the Kubuntu Focus Suite

Install the Kubuntu Focus Suite. This includes Kubuntu 20.04 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, curated apps, dozens of optimizations, and UX preferences. The goal is to provide an optimal 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. You may try a Virtual Appliance for free. 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 many computers[1].

Install Kubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Kubuntu 20.04 LTS

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

Add Kubuntu Focus Packages

Start the computer. You should be auto-signed-in to the oem account. Click at the bottom left corner Kubuntu icon and then click on Konsole to start a terminal. Click in the terminal text area and then enter the following line-by-line:

# Download the script cd; wget https://kfocus.org/dist/install-focal.sh # Set permissions chmod +x install-focal.sh # Install sudo ./install-focal.sh;

Press Enter to proceed after the script reports on memory and disks. Review all license agreements presented and answer any prompts. Select Yes or the defaults by pressing the Tab key and then press Enter. When prompted to start Insync click No. If there is a network failure or a repository is temporarily off-line, the script may not be able to complete. You may safely rerun it if this happens.

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 six official M1 and M2 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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