The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11.3 (GNOME) - Page 4

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Tue, 2010-07-27 17:43. ::

7.1 Additional Codecs

Now open Firefox and go to http://opensuse-community.org/codecs-gnome.ymp. 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:

su

Run the following command...

usermod -G vboxusers falko

... and log out of your desktop and back in for the changes to take effect.

 

7.3 Flash Player

To see if the Flash Player has been installed correctly, open Firefox and type about:plugins in the address bar. Firefox will then list all installed plugins, and it should list the Flash Player (version 10.1r53) among them:

 

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:

Graphics:
[x] Gimp
[x] F-Spot
[ ] Picasa

Internet:
[x] Firefox
[x] Opera
[x] Flash Player
[x] Gnome FTP
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[x] Azureus/Vuze
[x] Transmission BitTorrent Client
[x] Empathy
[ ] Skype
[ ] Google Earth
[x] Xchat IRC

Office:
[x] OpenOffice Writer
[x] OpenOffice Calc
[x] Adobe Reader
[x] GnuCash
[x] Scribus

Sound & Video:
[x] Amarok
[x] Audacity
[x] Banshee
[x] MPlayer
[x] Rhythmbox Music Player
[x] gtkPod
[x] XMMS
[x] dvd::rip
[x] Sound Juicer CD Extractor
[x] VLC Media Player
[ ] Helix Player
[x] Totem
[x] Xine
[x] Brasero
[x] K3B
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

Programming:
[x] Bluefish
[x] Kompozer
[x] Quanta Plus

Other:
[x] VirtualBox
[ ] TrueType Fonts
[x] Java
[x] Read/Write Support for NTFS Partitions

 

9 TrueType Fonts

Open Firefox and go to ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/suser-jengelh/AnyDistro/noarch/MicrosoftFonts-1-jen15.noarch.rpm. Select Open with Install/Remove Software (default) in the Firefox download dialogue:

Click on Install:

Type in the root password:

Afterwards, the package gets installed:

Afterwards, you can open a word processor like OpenOffice, and you should find a lot of new fonts there (like Arial, Verdana, etc.).

 

10 Skype

To download Skype, go to http://www.skype.com/download/skype/linux/, and click on the Download now button:

Select OpenSUSE 11+:

In the Firefox download dialogue, select Open with Install/Remove Software (default)...

... and install the package as shown in chapter 9 (TrueType Fonts).


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