The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11 (GNOME) - Page 2

3 First Boot

When the system boots for the first time, it tries to customize the OpenSUSE image that got installed to the hard drive with default settings. It does so to adjust the image to your system (hardware drivers, etc.):

If you are asked if you want to install the latest updates, click on Yes:

Type in the root password:

Select Configure Now on the Online Update Configuration screen:

Click on OK:

By default, only the Main Update Repository is enabled. If you like, you can add other repositories as well (we will later on enable all repositories anyway because we will install lots of packages that are not available in the default repositories):

The list of online repositories is being updated:

Depending on what repositories you've chosen, you might have to accept a few licenses:

Click on Close to get to your desktop:

This is how your new OpenSUSE 11 desktop looks:

 

4 Updating Software Packages

Although you have been asked if you want to install updates during the first boot, no updates have been installed - that dialogue was only for configuring the repositories. To update the system, go to Computer > YaST:

Type in the root password:

In YaST, select Online Update:

A window opens where you can see the latest patches. Click on Apply to install them:

The patches are being downloaded and installed:

Afterwards, it's still possible that you see an icon that tells you that updates are available (very confusing, and I don't understand it myself...). Click on it and select Show Updates:

Click on Update System to (finally!) install the latest updates:

Type in the root password:

The updates are being downloaded and installed:

Click on Close afterwards:

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From: George at: 2008-09-17 09:58:32

I have used KDE 3.5 for long time. Now I switched to Gnome and I miss the short key functionality. I have installed Xbindkeys. I believe that a perfect desktop needs short key functionality.

Excellent job 

George

From: at: 2008-08-16 20:46:43

Thank you for this great tutorial!

 I was able to get Opensuse 11.0 configured with everything I need just by following this article, I appreciate your time in making it!

From: easgs at: 2008-09-12 23:07:02

I have created a Multimedia Pack portable for Open Suse 11, the included programs and codecs are:

1)  kchmviewer
2)  mplayer, mplayer plugin
3)  audacious
4)  k3b, k3b-codecs
5)  sox
6)  devede
7)  audacity
8)  avidemux
9)  ffmpeg
10) transcode
11) ntfs-config
12) vlc
13) libdvdcss
14) w32codecs
15) xine
16) xmms
17) dvdShrink
18) k9copy
19) Gtkpod
20) Acetoneiso
21) Furiousiso
22) DVD::RIP
23) Amarok
24) Kaffeine
25) kmplayer
26) Kdvdcreator
27) K3guitune
28) Kdvdauth
29) DVDAuthorWizard
30) Kguitar
31) Mjpegtools
32) Soundconverter
33) Gdvdcreator
34) Asunder
35) Brasero
36) Smplayer
37) LMMS
38) winff
39) KmediaFactory
40) DVD2Xvid

you can install any of the above without internet, they include all the dependencies, just unzip the both files into a folder named MMP2008 and create a repository from that folder as a simple rpm folder in yast, then make a search in the yast installer with the name of the program and check it to install it, this is very important if you don`t have internet at home, and besides, by default Open Suse doesn`t include several codecs due to license matters.

I created a blog about the MMP 2008 where you can download the pack:

http://easgs.wordpress.com/category/multimedia-pack-2008-for-open-suse-11/

From: Baldur2630 at: 2008-09-28 11:48:25

I followed the install exactly except I didn't use the live version, but downloaded the latest .iso and burned it to DVD.

Microsoft fonts wouldn't install - said there was a conflict with Agfa fonts and Google Earth installed, but if you try to run it, it shows the flash screeen and then changes runlevel and comes nack with the runlevel 5 login screen again.

 I can't see a way to un-install it either. Maybe it's missing the Microsoft fonts?

 

From: Baldur2630 at: 2008-09-28 17:20:27

I followed the install exactly except I didn't use the live version, but downloaded the latest .iso and burned it to DVD.

Microsoft fonts wouldn't install - said there was a conflict with Agfa fonts and Google Earth installed, but if you try to run it, it shows the flash screeen and then changes runlevel and comes nack with the runlevel 5 login screen again.

 I can't see a way to un-install it either. Maybe it's missing the Microsoft fonts?