I’ve installed Ubuntu version 10.04 aka Lucid Lynx on my Lenovo G555 and I’ve just about got it setup how I want, though I definitely made some changes!

Awesome Window Manager

I kept the Gnome default install and setup Awesome following the instructions provided on the Awesome wiki:

apt-get install awesome awesome-extra
gconftool-2 --type bool --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop False
 # Still disable the buggy Nautilus desktop thing
 gconftool-2 --type string --set /desktop/gnome/session/required_components/windowmanager awesome
 # sets awesome as wm

~/.local/share/applications/awesome.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
 Version=1.0
 Type=Application
 Name=Awesome
 Comment=The awesome launcher!
 TryExec=awesome
 Exec=awesome

Then I customized my .config/awesome/rc.lua file as I have done in the past.

So far Gnome Keyring is working, so I’ll stick with gdm. I moved the bottom panel, opting for the Awesome wiibox, then put the top Gnome panel on the bottom with auto-hide turned on.

Removing Ubuntu One, Shutting Down Unused Services

I removed Ubuntu One following the instructions mentioned in the Docunext wiki, and then stopped a whole bunch of stuff I don’t use in Preferences -> Startup Applications, such as bluetooth.

Pam Environment

I added pam_env to /etc/pam.d/common-session so I could set some environment variables upon login via gdm / xdm / ssh whatever.