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The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11.4 (GNOME) - Page 3

6 Configure Online Software Repositories

Now we configure the online software repositories that our OpenSUSE 11.4 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 11.4 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:

Afterwards you can close YaST:

 

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/Remove Software:

Type in the root password:

The Software Manager window comes up. You can use the Find field to search for the wanted packages:

To mark a package for installation, check the checkbox in front of it:

Select the following packages for installation (* is a wildcard; e.g. xmms2* means all packages that start with xmms2):

  • opera
  • filezilla
  • MozillaThunderbird
  • MPlayer
  • xmms2*
  • dvdrip
  • vlc
  • vlc-mozillaplugin
  • acroread
  • gnucash
  • scribus
  • amarok
  • audacity
  • rhythmbox
  • gtkpod
  • sound-juicer
  • xine-ui
  • libxine1-codecs
  • k3b
  • w32codec-all
  • libdvdcss2
  • libdvdcss2-32bit
  • kompozer
  • kdewebdev4
  • free-ttf-fonts
  • fetchmsttfonts
  • gstreamer-0_10
  • gstreamer-0_10-32bit
  • gstreamer-0_10*
  • java-1_6_0-openjdk
  • java-1_6_0-openjdk-plugin
  • java-1_6_0-sun-plugin
  • lsb (needed by Helix Player)
  • libqt4-devel (needed by Skype)
  • virtualbox
  • bluefish
  • flash-player
  • chromium

Click on the Apply button afterwards:

Confirm your selection by clicking on Apply again:

The packages are now being downloaded from the repositories and installed. This can take a few minutes, so please be patient. You might have to accept a few licenses:

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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