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The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11 (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 Package Selection 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 Filters 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):

  • gimp
  • opera
  • flash-player
  • filezilla
  • MozillaThunderbird
  • MozillaThunderbird-translations
  • aMule
  • Vuze
  • MPlayer
  • mplayerplug-in
  • xmms*
  • dvdrip
  • vlc
  • vlc-mozillaplugin
  • acroread
  • gnucash
  • scribus
  • scribus-templates
  • amarok
  • amarok-yauap
  • audacity
  • rhythmbox
  • gtkpod
  • sound-juicer
  • RealPlayer
  • xine-extra
  • xine-ui
  • k3b
  • w32codec-all
  • libdvdcss
  • bluefish
  • nvu
  • kdewebdev3
  • free-ttf-fonts
  • gstreamer-0_10*
  • gst-fluendo-mp3
  • java-1_6_0-sun
  • java-1_6_0-sun-plugin
  • sane-backends (needed by picasa)
  • libqt4-devel
  • glibc-devel (needed by vmware)
  • findutils-locate (needed by vmware)
  • gcc (needed by vmware)
  • flex (needed by vmware)
  • lynx (needed by vmware)
  • compat-readline4 (needed by vmware)
  • gcc-c++ (needed by vmware)
  • make (needed by vmware)
  • kernel-source (needed by vmware)

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:

After the installation, YaST asks you if you'd like to install more packages. Choose No and leave YaST:


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:

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

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

[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
[x] Real Player
[x] Totem
[x] Xine
[x] Brasero
[x] K3B
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

[x] Bluefish
[x] NVU
[x] Quanta Plus

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

To see if the Flash plugin is working, start Firefox. Then type about:plugins in the address bar. Firefox will then list all installed plugins, and it should list the Flash Player (version 9.0r124) among them:

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