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The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 10.3 (GNOME) - Page 4

6 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 YaST Package Selector comes up:

You can use the Search field to search for specific packages. To mark a package for installation, select it in the left window and then click on the Install > button to push it to the right window.

Select the following packages for installation (* is a wildcard; e.g. xmms* means all packages that start with xmms) and click on Accept afterwards:

  • opera
  • gst-*
  • gstreamer010*
  • opensuse-codecs-installer
  • sound-juicer
  • amarok
  • amarok-yauap
  • MozillaThunderbird
  • MozillaThunderbird-translations
  • aMule
  • Azureus
  • ktorrent
  • xchat
  • xchat-gnome
  • acroread
  • scribus
  • scribus-templates
  • audacity
  • MPlayer
  • rhythmbox
  • gtkpod
  • xmms*
  • dvdrip
  • vlc
  • vlc-mozillaplugin
  • xine-*
  • xine-lib (without it Xine will not be able to play videos properly)
  • gnomebaker
  • k3b*
  • w32-codec-all
  • libdvdcss
  • nvu
  • kdewebdev3
  • free-ttf-fonts
  • libqt4 (needed by Skype)
  • libqt4-dbus1 (needed by Skype)
  • libqt4-devel (needed by Skype)
  • libqt4-x11 (needed by Skype)
  • findutils (needed by VMware Server)
  • glibc-devel (needed by VMware Server)
  • findutils-locate (needed by VMware Server)
  • gcc (needed by VMware Server)
  • flex (needed by VMware Server)
  • lynx (needed by VMware Server)
  • compat-readline4 (needed by VMware Server)
  • gcc-c++ (needed by VMware Server)
  • make (needed by VMware Server)
  • kernel-source (needed by VMware Server)

Confirm your selection by clicking on Confirm:

It's possible that a few packages are conflicting with others. You can resolve the problems as shown below (make sure you install xine-lib; don't install libxine1 if necessary):

The packages are now being downloaded from the repositories and installed (you also might have to insert your OpenSUSE 10.3 DVD). 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:


7 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] gFTP
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[x] aMule
[x] Azureus
[x] Bittorrent
[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] GnomeBaker
[x] K3B
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

[x] NVU
[x] Quanta Plus

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

So Picasa, Skype, Google Earth, VMware Server, and TrueType fonts are still missing.

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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