How To Install Restricted Extras In Ubuntu Linux 11.04 ‘Natty Narwhal’

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Here’s how to install the restricted extras in Ubuntu Linux 11.04 ‘Natty Narwhal’:

1. Issue the following command at the terminal –

sudo apt-get update

2. After the package list has been updated, issue the following command at the terminal –

sudo apt-get upgrade

3. After the packages have been upgraded, issue the following command at the terminal –

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Enter ‘y’ when prompted.

4. After the packages have been downloaded, you’ll need to accept the license agreement for installation of Microsoft Core Fonts.

5. Now just wait for the installation to complete.


  1. admin says:

    You are welcome Lucy.


    • Dale says:

      I did the following
      $ sudo apt-get install update && sudo apt-get install upgrade
      $ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
      Reading package lists… Done
      Building dependency tree
      Reading state information… Done
      E: Unable to locate package ubuntu-restricted-extras

      I am at Ubuntu11.04. Any ideas would be appreciated.


      • admin says:

        Hello Dale,
        This may be a temporary problem at the server end as we were able to successfully install ‘ubuntu-restricted-extras’ in Linux Mint 11 (which is based on Ubuntu 11.04) in out test environment.
        Please try to run the commands again and let us know how it goes.

        • Dale says:

          I appreciate you getting back to me. I had to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list to use the multiverse repository. After that I did a the ‘apt-get update’ and ‘apt-get upgrade’ and it pulled everything down. Took me a couple of days to figure this out though I am now a happy camper. Thanks again

  2. Lucy says:

    Thank you! 😀