Monday, November 23, 2009

Install GNOME Do and Docky in Ubuntu

Docky is a dock application for Linux. Until now it has been a part of the fantastic keystroke launcher GNOME Do. Now it is its own separate program. While GNOME Do is already in the Ubuntu repositories, Docky, having just been released on its own, is not. To install the new Docky you will need to add its repositories. First, make a backup of your original repositories list, if you haven't already done so:
$ sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.orig
Now add these two lines to /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/docky-core/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/docky-core/ppa/ubuntu karmic main

Import the key used to sign the packages:
$ sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 3528AE20
Update the package listings:
$ sudo aptitude update
Install GNOME Do and Docky:
$ sudo aptitude -y install gnome-do docky
Both of these new programs can be found under Applications>Accessories.

Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. This is the best post around that gets it done.
    But you can also use
    $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dock-core/ppa
    instead of adding the sources and getting the key.
    Thanks tons.

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