The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11 (GNOME) - Page 3

5 Inventory Of What We Have So Far

Now let's browse all menus under Computer > More Applications... to see which of our needed applications are already installed:

You should find the following situation ([x] marks an application that is already installed, where [ ] is an application that is missing) (read-/write-support for NTFS partitions is enabled by default in OpenSUSE 11 - you can test this by plugging in an external NTFS drive and try to write to it):

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

Internet:
[x] Firefox
[ ] Opera
[ ] Flash Player
[ ] Filezilla
[ ] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[ ] aMule
[ ] Azureus
[x] Monsoon
[x] Pidgin
[ ] Skype
[ ] Google Earth
[x] Xchat IRC

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

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

Programming:
[ ] Bluefish
[ ] NVU
[ ] Quanta Plus

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

So some applications are already on the system...

 

6 Configure Online Software Repositories

Now we configure the online software repositories that our OpenSUSE 11 system will use to install further software. Go to Computer > YaST:

You will have to type in the root password:

In YaST, select Software Repositories:

The Configured Software Repositories window opens. Click on the Add button:

Select Community Repositories:

You will get a list of predefined online repositories. Select them all to make sure your system can install all available OpenSUSE 11 packages if they are needed. Click on OK afterwards:

Now the lists of available packages are being downloaded from the repositories. It's possible that your system doesn't know the public keys of all repositories, so if you see a message like this, you can click on the Import button:

You might as well have to accept a few licenses:

Click on Finish afterwards to leave the Configured Software Repositories window:

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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?