Installing Gnome 3.6 on Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

If you prefer to use Gnome desktop environment on Ubuntu 12.10 you can install it after installation of Ubuntu completed. Ubuntu 12.10 will compatible with the new Gnome 3.6. Anyway, Gnome Classic is still there.
I'm still not comfortable using Unity, so I installed the latest gnome 3.6 and very excited to use it.
Lets share how to install gnome 3.6 on Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal.

01. Adding gnome3 ppa, sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
02.  "Enter" to continue.
03. Update it, sudo apt-get update
04. Start to install it, sudo apt-get install gnome-shell gnome-tweak-tool
05. "Y" to continue.
06. Enter (Ok).
07. Enter either (gdm) or (lightdm).
08. Gnome 3.6 installation completed.
09. Login screen of new Gnome 3.6. Gnome classic still there.
10. Gnome 3.6 applications screen.
11. Some setting can be change by using Tweak Tool.
12. Gnome 3.6 screenshot with Cairo Dock and Cairo Clock.
13. System Monitor Info.
14. Gnome 3.6 lock screen. Slide up to unlock and relogin.
Gnome 3.6 have some new features that you can find at their release notes page here.

Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal - Installations

Lets share my experience installing Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal on my small extra hard drive. As normal the procedure we need to download it from Ubuntu download site. Then make live CD or bootable usb drive for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal. After that we can start to install it. Here some screenshot from my installation.

01. Start Live CD/USB.
02. New default wallpaper of Ubuntu.
03. Installation menu.
04. Installation preparation.
05. Installation type.
06. Setting your location.
07. Setting information about yourself.
08. Main installations starts.
09. Installation completed.
10. Information from System Monitor.
11. Unity is default desktop environment for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal.
Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal only have Unity for desktop environment. If you prefer gnome or other desktop environment please install later. Other desktop environment can be install from Ubuntu Software Center.

Sabily 12.04 LTS Ibn Al-Baytar Promotion Banner

Sabily team will continue to release Sabily 12.04 LTS Ibn Al-Baytar. It was decided and disseminated in Sabily mailing list on Launchpad. Most likely this December.
Therefore, I spend a little time to create banner ads to promote it.
Here's an example.
1. 150 x 180 pixels.

2. 468 x 60 pixel.
You can download both from here.
Hopefully you can help to promote Sabily 12.04 LTS Ibn Al-Baytar.

Customize GRUB Boot Image

GRUB Customizer is the software that can be use to customize our own version of Linux distribution.Small software that have some setting that we need. You can get it on Ubuntu Software Center. Here some image and setting that we can change through it.

1. List configuration of distribution that we have.
2. General Setting. Boot timeout etc..
3. Appearance Setting. Here is the setting to change GRUB boot image, resolution and others. Beware of the resolution depend on your graphic card specification.
4. Advance Setting shows some shortcut setting.

Make Your Own Version Sabily 12.04 LTS

Its too long to wait for a new release of Sabily 12.04 LTS Ibn-AlBaytar. Previously Sabily Administrator decided to suspend it and just continue to 12.10 version. But since 12.04 is LTS version, they re discuss and decided to release 12.04 and maybe just skip for 12.10. Thats a little info about Sabily distribution.

Now I just want to discuss about making our own Sabily distribution base of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin. Since I'm not Sabily's developer, I just do this as my hobby. After complete, this will result as Sabily 12.04 LTS Al-Baytar of our own.

Lets start it.
First of all we need to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin. Either you make new installation or upgrade from your previous version 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot. Since I like to work on Gnome environment, I had installed Gnome shell after my Ubuntu installation completed. So I just show my work from my Gnome desktop environment.

Second step after your Ubuntu installation completed, go to Ubuntu Software Center and search for Sabily item. Install all the Sabily related software that you see there one by one.
After all installation finished, re log in back your session. By using Advance Setting application, change the theme follow by this picture. 
One more time to re log in your session to see the result. Should be your session now looks to Sabily theme.

Now you can install all Islamic software that you need by search it on Ubuntu Software Center. Try all the software that you install after re log in back.
Suppose now you get your own Sabily 12.04 LTS version with codename Ibn-AlBaytar.
Here some screenshot of mine.

With gnome shell extension.
Minbar Prayer Time.
Hijri Islamic Calendar.
Othman Quran Browser.
System Monitor


Eid Mubarak 1433 Wallpaper and Banner

Here is Eid Mubarak 1433 wallpaper that I create for use on this Eid. I mean for your desktop wallpaper.  Insya'Allah. Also 468 x 60 banner that can be use on your mail, website and etc to promote Sabily. Just save it to your PC.

Adding Launch Icon On Gnome3 Panel

Answering a question about adding launch icon on gnome panel. Actually gnome3 did not allow to do it by default. For alternative, you can add your list of favorites applications to be put on the panel by using Frippery Panel Favorites. It can be installed online from Shell Extensions page.
After installations you can view or hide it from Advanced Settings plug in that included in gnome3 desktop environment. There also some Shell Extensions that maybe will get your attention.

01. Shell Extensions page.
02. Advanced Settings included Frippery Panel Favorites. You can see it on the top panel.
Hopefully you enjoy using the new Extensions.


Sabily Mint - Add Sabily 11.10 Uhud to Linux Mint 12 Lisa

Linux Mint is another popular distro that also base from Debian/Ubuntu. Using Gnome 3 for desktop environment, now it already in front of Ubuntu for the most popular distro. In this case it is possible to convert Linux Mint to Sabily same like I done before for Ubuntu. It is an advantage for Linux Mint user who interested to Sabily.
I named it Sabily Mint. Hopefully it will become one of my new project for Islamic distro in the future.
The procedure to change it just as we need to do in Ubuntu. It is a shortcut to get Sabily Mint without having to build or download its ISO separately.

01. Add Sabily's repository and update,
02. Install Sabily,
03. 'Y' to proceed,
04. Display manager to use. I choose 'gdm',
05. xscreensaver, 'n' to keep current version,
06. Completed. Restart to see the new Mint.
07. Screenshot 1. Islamic Software had installed on Sabily Mint. Overlay Mode Applications.
08. Screenshot 2. Some Islamic software run concurrently. 
09. Screenshot 3. Sabily Mint in Gnome Mutter - Overlay Mode Window.
If you had successfully install it, welcome to Sabily Mint 11.10/12 Adn/Eden.