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:

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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?