Install Automatix2 in Ubuntu,Kubuntu,Xubuntu

Automatix is a graphical interface for automating the installation of the most commonly requested applications in Debian based Linux operating systems.

For Edgy Eft Users

Installing on Ubuntu 6.10,Kubuntu 6.10,Xubuntu 6.10 i386,amd64

Open terminal from Applications—>Accessories—>Terminal From terminal do the following enter each line and press enter

echo “deb edgy main” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list


gpg --import key.gpg.asc

gpg --export --armor 521A9C7C | sudo apt-key add -

For Dapper Users

Installing on Ubuntu 6.06,Kubuntu 6.06,Xubuntu 6.06 i386,amd64

Open terminal from Applications—>Accessories—>Terminal From terminal do the following enter each line and press enter

echo “deb dapper main” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list


gpg --import key.gpg.asc

gpg --export --armor 521A9C7C | sudo apt-key add -

Now you need to update your source list using the following command

sudo apt-get update

Install Automatix2 Using the following command

sudo apt-get install automatix2

This will complete the installation and now if you want to open the application you need to go to Applications—>System Tools—>Automatix you can see in the following screen

This will prompt for root password and enter your root password and click ok

Multimedia codecs information just click on yes

Automatix2 is loading

Automatix2 is Updating Source list

Now you should see the following screen this is having different softwares in different categories first one is “File Sharing” this contains the following applications

Azures – Installs Azureus bittorrent client

Bittornado – Bittorent Client

DCPP – Linux DC++ client

Frostwire – P2P file sharing client (GPL clone of Limewire)

aMule – Latest version of a P2P file sharing client

Internet” category includes the following applications

AMSN 0.95 – MSN client with webcam support

Checkgmail – A nifty gmail checker

Gaim 2.0 beta3 – The latest version of a popular IM client compatible with YIM/MSN/AIM/Jabber etc

GFTP – FTP client for GNOME with ssh capability

Gizmo Project – VoIP phone

GnomePPP – Graphical dialup connection tool (GNOME ONLY)

Google Earth – Satellite Earth imagery application from Google

NDISWrapper – A driver wrapper that allows you to use Windows driver for network cards

Network Manager – A program and menu applet that allows you to easily change networks

Opera Browser – Opera Web Browser

Skype – A free Voice Over IP software

SUN JAVA 1.5 JRE – Sun’s version 1.5 JRE & The Firefox plugin

Swiftfox Browser – optimized Firefox browser for your specific CPU

Swiftfox Plugins – Java, Flash, Acrobat, Mplayer, MS fonts

Thunderbird 1.5 – Email client

XChat – a popular IRC client

Next one is “Miscellaneous” category this contains the following applications

Debian Menu – Shows all installed applications on your system

Extra Fonts – Additional fonts and msttcorefonts

Gdesklets – eyecandy for Gnome

Nautilus Scripts – Open Nautilus, and any file with gedit with a right click, as root (GNOME ONLY)

NVIDIA Driver – Installs NVIDIA drivers on select NVIDIA cards

Slab – Novell’s “Slab” menu used in SLED 10

Next category is “Multimedia” this contains the following applications

AUD-DVD codecs – NON-FREE Audio and DVD codecs) (Installation of this option is illegal in the United States of America

Avidemux – Video Editing Tool

Democracy Player – Internet TV platform

DVD Ripper – DVD ripper

Flashplayer – Adobe Flash Player for FF

Google Picasa – Photo editing application from Google

Listen Media Manager – Latest version of a new media manager and player for GNOME

Media Players – Totem-xine, VLC and Beep Media Player (with docklet)

MPlayer & FF plugin – MPlayer and Firefox 1.5 plugin

Multimedia Codecs – Commonly needed audio and video codecs

Multimedia Editing – Audio (Audacity) Video (Kino) and ID3 Tag (Easytag) editors

RealPlayer – RealPlayer

Ripper and Tuner – Streamripper (rips Internet radio streams) and Streamtuner (Internet radio client)

iLinux – iLife Alternative (Banshee, F-Spot, Kino)

Next category is “Office” this contains the following applications

Acrobat Reader – Adobe Acrobat Reader and plugin for Firefox 1.5

GnuCash – Money management software for GNOME

OpenOffice Clipart – clipart in OpenOffice

Next Category is “Utilities” this contains the following applications

Archiving Tools – Additional archiving tools (rar, unrar, ace, and 7zip)

Backup and Restore – A graphical backup and restore solution for Ubuntu (GNOME)

Beagle – A Mono-based search program

Boot-up Manager – Easy configuration of startup and shutdown scripts and services

Ctrl-Alt-Del – This configures Ctrl-Alt-Del to Open Gnome System Monitor (GNOME ONLY)

Gnome Security Suite – ClamAV Antivirus and firestarter Firewall

Gnomebaker – The best GTK2 CD/DVD burning software

Liferea – A RSS reader for GNOME

Programming Tools – Anjuta (C/C++ IDE), Bluefish (HTML editor), Screem (web development), NVU (HTML editor)

SUN JAVA 1.5 JDK – Sun’s version 1.5 JDK (Most users DONT need this)

VMware Player – Runs Virtual Operating Systems

Wine – Installs Wine


Now we will see one example how to install VMware player using automatix first you need to tick the tick box option available next to VMware player application

Now if you want to start installation you need to click on start button available at the top panel

VMware player is installation in progress

VMware player End User agreement select ok and press enter

Accept VMware player license terms select yes and press enter

Uninstall applications Using Automatix

If you want to uninstall any application which you installed using automatix you need to click on uninstall tab select the application you want to uninstall and click on start button on top

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20 thoughts on “Install Automatix2 in Ubuntu,Kubuntu,Xubuntu

  1. These steps doesn’t work for kubuntu 6.10

    This line writes the “” in the file
    echo “deb edgy main” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

    This line seems to work

    This line I get an error : usage gpg [option] …
    gpg –import key.gpg.asc

    This line I get an error too : gpg: aucune donnée OpenPGP valide n’a été trouvée.
    it is in french but it means no valid data OpenPGP found or something like this
    gpg –export –armor 521A9C7C | sudo apt-key add –

    Thank you

  2. @Doomx

    Please check the commands have a space between the “-”

    gpg –import key.gpg.asc

    gpg –export –armor 521A9C7C | sudo apt-key add –

    Also I got another error after the above corrections.

    “E: Type ‘“deb’ is not known on line 34 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list”

    which upon the file I found that the line was enclosed in quotes.
    “deb edgy main”

    Change the permissions on this file so that you can write to it.
    Open in gedit >> sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    Take out the quotes.

    Continue as shown above

    Hope this helps

  3. After browsing to the listed site, the site contains text. Copying this into a file of the same name, ie, “key.gpg.asc” seems to work and allows the remainder of the installation to proceed.

    However, when running Automatix once installed, I get the following message, which I doubt I can resolve with the same approach…

    “Sorry Automatix can not continue because some keys could not be downloaded, please try again later.”

    Hopefully, trying again later will be more successful.

  4. the problem i found with updating the gpg key was that some of the charicters used are incorrect. – should be replaced with –, so the command should be:
    gpg –export –armor 521A9C7C | sudo apt-key add –

  5. I am installing in Edgy in Xbuntu. When I enter the command

    kelly@xbuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update

    I get

    E: Type ‘“deb’ is not known on line 40 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list

    What do I do?

  6. kelly

    check line 40 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list and try to remove deb save and exit the file

  7. I dare to correct you Admin! 😛

    Kelly’s problem : E: Type ‘“deb’ is not known on line 40 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list

    is due to the fact that the command
    echo “deb edgy main” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

    puts the automatix repository in the apt sources.list but quoted:
    “deb edgy main”

    for the rest it works smooth, at least for me.

  8. Trying to install in Edubuntu…no go…tango-icon-theme not installable. Any work arounds?

  9. tango-icon-theme not installable….. fix

    System — Synaptic


    Not Install – Mark tango…..

  10. didn’t work for Kubuntu Dapper.
    I can’t apt-get nothing now!
    The whole thing’s messed up

  11. i got this after unknowingly trying to install automatix on ubuntu 8.04

    “E:Type ‘’ is not known on line 16 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list, E:The list of sources could not be read.’

    how do i deal with this problem?

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