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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.

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