Ubuntu 10.10 initial steps

Just a few of the common extra packages and config settings I do.

Install ssh-server and kernel headers

apt-get install linux-generic linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic ssh

VirtualBox (if hardware can handle it)

echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian maverick contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - 
apt-get update
apt-get install virtualbox-4.0

Install beep (nice to have some audible feedback at times… and annoy people too)

apt-get install beep
modprobe -a pcspkr

Also add
modprobe -a pcspkr to /etc/rc.local

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