Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, little guide for clumsy

Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, little guide for clumsyA few hours ago we finally knew the latest stable version of Ubuntu. Called Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet which brings interesting improvements not only in the graphic aspect but also in other aspects that make this distro one of the best options for novice users or who simply do not want to complicate their lives to perform repetitive tasks.

Ubuntu Vivid Vervet incorporates the latest stable Linux kernel, 3.19, although we can use Linux 4.0 as the Ubuntu community has provided us.

In addition Unity and the rest of the flavors of the distribution have included the window menus on the top bar of the window. Until now they were inserted in the top bar of the desktop, but now they can be in the window itself.

In addition, this version has Systemd, a startup daemon which will run all startup processes thus speeding up the system.

Unity reaches version 7.3, a very mature version that will incorporate Compiz 0.9.12 in addition to integrating the menus.

Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet updates the usual applications that it already offers such as LibreOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, Evince, Nautilus, etc…. to the latest stable version, in the case of Firefox for example it will be version 37, in LibreOffice it will be, etc….

In addition, developers will find Ubuntu Make as the default development environment. An environment that was launched a few months ago and that is becoming more stable and with more tools.

To get a disk image of this version, you can find it here, although if you want to try other flavors, I will give you the download torrents below:

Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Installation

The Ubuntu installation process is very simple, for those of you who have actually already installed Ubuntu, the change is not substantial, however in this version the process has been simplified even more if possible.

To install it, we burn the disk image to a disk, insert it into the pc and reboot it, making sure that the pc boots from the cd or dvd. Thus, after starting the installation program, a desktop environment similar to Ubuntu will appear with a window that will ask us the language and if we want to "try Ubuntu" or "install" it.

Ubuntu 15.04 Installation

In our case, we click "Install Ubuntu" and another window will appear that checks the requirements of our computer. If it complies, a window like the following will appear, otherwise it will appear in red. If we want to do a quick installation, we uncheck the boxes below and click "next".

Ubuntu 15.04 Installation

The disk partitioning screen will appear, if we want to do a clean installation we leave the option of "Erase disk and install Ubuntu" but we can choose other options, depending on what we want, now, know that in any case, any change is irrecoverable. If you want more information you can consult this guide that we write to you.

Ubuntu 15.04 Installation

After having marked the disk options, we press next and the time zone screen will appear, in my case, being from Spain, “Madrid” and next frame.


Now we select the keyboard and the language, then we press next.


Now it is time to create the users.

Ubuntu 15.04 Installation

In this case Ubuntu only allows at the beginning to create a single user who will be an administrator, we fill in our data and choose how to start the session, then we click next. VERY IMPORTANT!! Do not forget the password, if you can write it on a piece of paper.

And after this the installation of Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet will begin.


Although it takes little time to install it, it gives you time to prepare a coffee or go do something while the installation is done, as at the end a window appears asking if you want to restart or continue, there is no danger and you can lose the time you want. Once finished, press the "Restart" button and remove the disk so that the installation does not start again.


Post-Install Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

We already have Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, so now we have to tune it up. The first thing we will do is open a terminal by pressing the Control + Alt + T key

There we write the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8/webupd8

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

And we begin the installation of programs:

sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

This will install Java

sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

This will install the flash plugin for our browser.

sudo apt-get install vlc

This will install the VLC multimedia program

sudo apt-get install gimp

This will install the Gimp program

sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool

This will install Unity Tweak on the system to configure and modify the Unity desktop.

sudo apt-get install calendar-indicator

This will install a calendar that is synchronized with our calendars as iCalendar.

sudo apt-get install my weather-indicator

This will install a time indicator, for those who want to know it. We recently explained here how to change desktop theme, something useful in case you don't like the new interface of Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet.

Now we go to System Settings and we go to the tab "Security and Privacy”, There we will configure the system as we see fit to protect our data. Going back, we now go to "Software and Updates" and select the tab "Additional drivers”The controllers that we want our system to use, we press close and we can now say that we have our system ready and ready to make it fly.

Can you think of something else to do after installing ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet?


After all this, we already have our Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet to make it work at full capacity, now I leave the rest in your hands. I know there are essential things that we have forgotten how to install an IDE or a system monitorHowever, such things are intended for an advanced user and this guide is for a novice user, hence the paucity of some topics.

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  1.   Fred yasikov said

    Although I do not like the name of the post "guide for Clumsy", nobody is born knowing mr administrator.

  2.   moskovish said

    So that a guide for TORPES if it is in live mode.

  3.   Sergio said


    I know that it is a guide for clumsy (bad name…) and that most people do not have enough knowledge to manage their own computer alone, but advice. Starting an installation by installing Java and Flash is… from my point of view, the worst thing to do.
    I am not aware of the support for html5 that exists in the browsers in Ubuntu, but encouraging people without knowledge to install java / flash, the dynamic duo of security and performance problems, does not seem the best recommendation to start with

  4.   pabloapariciosanchez said

    A suggestion: I won't say if the title or what to install is right or wrong, but I do recommend using "unetbootin" to create a bootable pendrive and install the system. I did it yesterday to install Ubuntu Mate and it works perfectly. No need to burn a DVD.

    If you didn't know about it, give it a try.

    1.    chuii4u said

      Also if you are going to migrate from Windows to Linux or using WINE, there is Universal USB Installer, much more complete than UNetbootin.

    2.    jcmr said

      it is correct, you do not need a DVD to install OS. and I would also suggest that you change the name of the post.

  5.   chencho9000 said

    Ditrojoping step: B. I will stay for a long time reclining on the comfortable and pleasant Kubuntu lounger and I will even end up donating something to them (it is time to loosen some money)

  6.   Rodolfo said

    the title seemed a bit good to me, it would have been better "Guide for noobs"

    What's the difference between "Ubuntu" and "Ubuntu Server" ???

  7.   m dane said

    I agree with the comments. More than for clumsy it would be a guide for novices.

  8.   Alberto said

    The command "sudo add-apt-repository ppa: webupd8 / webupd8" is not correct, and I would recommend installing java 8, since it is the most stable and updated version (http://tecadmin.net/install-oracle-java-8-jdk-8-ubuntu-via-ppa/)

    a greeting

  9.   frameworks said

    Rookie question, how to create a launcher. I have tried installing the gnome-panel. And then create it the link (gnome-desktop-item-edit ~ / Desktop –create-new) and then prepending sudo to the command, but it does nothing (not even an error, like when you need permissions from su), in fact to little time to install gnome-panel jumped an error.

  10.   frameworks said

    I answer myself, I have finished installing Arrow. I have generated the link by selecting the file from the nautilus (with its), to which later I have added the .desktop extension (because I imagine I did not make the link correctly with Arrow and did not put it) ...

  11.   frameworks said

    Sorry, I was wrong, I wanted to say Arronax no Arrow.

  12.   Aurelio said

    help!!! I am one of the clumsy. Ubuntu 14.04 offered to install the new version. I followed his advice and now the pc reaches the point of asking for the access code, then showing a dark screen forever !. The same happens if I try to enter as a guest. The PC works normally with windows …… Any advice?… Thanks

  13.   Francisco Castrovillari said

    If you have a copy of your files, download version 15.04 in a live cd, for your architecture, and reinstall it from the downloaded dvd, see if it gives you the option to repair. This usually happens with the update manager for distribution changes. The changes are always worth doing from an installation dvd, or a bootable pendrive, with the iso image. Luck

  14.   Lautaro said

    Hi, I'm quite a newbie to an ubuntu, I had the version 14.12 of lubuntu installed and a few days ago I downloaded the update 15.04, but now every time I turn on the pc it remains in suspended mode until I touch the power button again and the login ends . Does anyone know why this happens?

  15.   Fernando said

    Clumsy ...

  16.   D2U2 said

    Hi, I'm using ubuntu 15.04 for days now, everything is fine, apply the macbuntu modification completely and I have only one bug in my environment, my problem is that I do not see the current input source indicator in the menu bar, even though I have the box checked to show under "System Settings / Keyboard / Text Input" thanks to anyone trying to help ...

  17.   m henry korea said

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  19.   ramon jose said

    install oracle -java 7 does not install ———- adobe neither unity-tweak-tool nor and my weather my not recognized

  20.   Jose Ramon-Hipotux said

    after installing all this ubuntu 15.04 is still slow but slow as a turtle

  21.   j said

    I thought it was me that I was going slow, I stayed with a friend so that he could look at me but I see that others too. I have another problem, it cuts me off very easily. Youtu themes are stories for my granddaughter and I have a hard time music

  22.   Jose Rosane said

    Hello everyone, not everything that glitters is good. After installing all the repositories and it looks good, posters of problems with the system appear, several posters that become annoying since they are to send and report errors. Greetings and I'm still using Ubuntu

  23.   wilkin said

    Good night, colleagues, I have a query, well, I can't install this application for programming.

  24.   EDGAR PINEAPPLE said

    thanks for the clumsy…. remember according to the father of physics ... you are ignorant of what I know, and I am ignorant of what you know ...... WHAT IS RECEIVED IS TO GIVE ..... MY PROFESSOR OF WITHOUT OFFENDING APOLOGIZING HE SAID YOU HAVE TO EXPLAIN ASSUMING THAT THEY ARE BRUTE OR WHEN YOU MAKE A ROBOT ...

  25.   Albert Català Casulleras said

    Hi, do you have any experience in installing this Ubuntu on an Intel Nuc? I am fighting and there is no way to make it work, it is a new 5th generation I5 (they are already on the 6th), it is a Mini PC

    Sometimes I have problems with the graphics, sometimes, after the installation it restarts itself, I have tried several ISOs and with several programs (USB Creator, UNETBootin ...)

    Thank you