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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:

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

Internet:
[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

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

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

Other:
[ ] 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:

Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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