Making the Raspberry Pi Feel Like Ubuntu

About: I am a thinker, and I am a nerd/geek that also loves technology and computers equally. Going to be posting again soon afeter a very long hiatus....

Intro: Making the Raspberry Pi Feel Like Ubuntu

I want to use Ubuntu but don't have a computer to run it on other than the main one. Therefore I did the next best thing I customized the pi and I will gladly customize it in this instructable.

Step 1: Changing the Theme

first things first, before you change the entire setup to match Ubuntu. Right-click the screen and go to ObConf. this is the openbox configuration manager. After that choose the Onyx-Citrus theme and hit close.

Step 2: Desktop Preferences

Go to the terminal and type in:
pcmanfm --desktop-pref. Next hit enter and hit wallpaper and browse for any previously downloaded Ubuntu wallpaper. I chose 14.04 but you can choose whichever you want (make sure it is high res or it will turn out pixelated).

After that choose wallpaper mode and choose whichever one fits the screen the best, I chose "stretch to fill the entire screen." Hit close and go to the next step.

Step 3: Moving the Panel (optional)

Last step for those who want thier panel on top...

Right-click the panel and go to the option that says "Panel settings" and click it. Go to the Position section of the geometry tab and click top.

Finally go to the Advanced tab and click the "minimize panel when not in use" and change it to four pixels on the "size when minimized" option. Finally hit close and enjoy your changes.

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    Miya Li

    4 years ago

    you can find the 2014 lastest development board which named BANANA PI compatible with Raspberry PI can runs ubuntn and debian system.You want to know more informaiton,please contact me:miyali@banana-pi.com.^^

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    nerd7473Miya Li

    Reply 4 years ago

    I tried emailing you but I couldn't just reply with a link to a site... that would be great I would greatly appreciate it...

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    nerd7473

    4 years ago

    I found that I messed up on the pcmanfm command but it is (hopefully) fixed you may have to try it...

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    Miya Linerd7473

    Reply 4 years ago

    you can find the 2014 lastest development board which named BANANA PI compatible with Raspberry PI can runs ubuntn and debian system.You want to know more informaiton,please contact me:miyali@banana-pi.com.^^

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    nerd7473

    4 years ago

    I made this! :P

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