The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11.1 (GNOME) - Page 4
7 Installing Additional Software
Now that we have added additional repositories, a lot more packages are available in our package manager for installation, especially a big deal of our needed packages. To install them, go to Computer > Install Software:
Type in the root password:
The Software Manager window comes up:
Make sure that you select the Available button (it should have a colour slightly different compared to the Upgrades and Installed buttons). You can use the search field to search for specific packages. If you've found a package that you'd like to install, mark it and click on the Install button:
A new column will be added on the right side which lists the selected packages (and their dependencies which will be installed automatically):
Select the following packages for installation (* is a wildcard; e.g. xmms* means all packages that start with xmms):
Click on the Apply button afterwards:
The packages are now being downloaded from the repositories and installed. This can take a few minutes, so please be patient:
7.1 Additional Codecs
Now open Firefox and go to http://opensuse-community.org/Multimedia. You should find a link to http://opensuse-community.org/codecs-gnome.ymp on that page. Click on it and select Open with YaST Meta Package Handler (default) in the Firefox download dialogue:
This is a meta package that installs some additional codecs - just follow the YaST installation wizard:
7.2 Finish The VirtualBox Installation
To finish the VirtualBox installation (we've already installed the virtualbox-ose package), we need to add our desktop user (falko in my case) to the vboxusers group. To do this, open a terminal and become root:
Run the following command...
usermod -G vboxusers falko
... and log out of your desktop and back in for the changes to take effect.
8 Inventory (II)
Now let's check again what we have so far by browsing the menus again.
Our inventory should now look like this:
Sound & Video: