Installation Guide for Ubuntu 24.04 LTS

Ubuntu 24.04 LTS Desktop


  • Boot from install media
  • Select “Try or Install Ubuntu”
  • Choose your language
    • English
  • Next
  • Select your keyboard layout
    • German
  • Select your keyboard variant
    • German – German (no dead keys)
  • Next
  • Install Ubuntu
  • Interactive installation
  • Default selection
  • Next
  • Erase disk and install Ubuntu
    • Advanced features
      • Use LVM and encryption
  • Create a passphrase
  • Create your account
    • Require my password to log in
  • Select your timezone
  • Install

Install Software Pakages from Repo

apt update
apt install openssh-server ansible sshpass bzip2



Enable video hardware acceleration

  • Open about:config in a new Firefox tab
  • Set media.ffmpeg.vaapi.enabled to true
  • Restart Firefox

Enable Web GPU rendering

  • Open about:config in a new Firefox tab
  • Set gfx.webrender.all to true
  • Restart Firefox

Video DownloadHelper

If the Companion App is not recognized after it is installed (deb package):

  • try the “Recheck” button in the extensions settings
  • run /opt/vdhcoapp/vdhcoapp install as user, NOT as root!
  • try the “Recheck” button again
  • run flatpak permission-set webextensions net.downloadhelper.coapp snap.firefox yes

Restore Profile on Snap Installation

The profile is located at ~/snap/firefox/common/.mozilla.
Restore only this folder from backup.


Key combinations for an Intel-based Mac

  • Command (⌘)-R: Start up from the built-in macOS Recovery system. …
  • Option (⌥) or Alt: Start up to Startup Manager, which allows you to choose
    other available startup disks or volumes.
  • Option-Command-P-R: Reset NVRAM or PRAM.
  • Shift (⇧): Start up in safe mode.