The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 13.2 (GNOME) - Page 3

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 Software:

 

You can use the Find field to search the repositories for packages:

 

To mark a package for installation, click on Install

 

 

Select the following packages for installation (* is a wildcard; e.g. xmms2* means all packages that start with xmms2; flashplayer should have been installed with your updates, if not, install it now):

  • filezilla
  • MozillaThunderbird
  • MPlayer
  • xmms2*
  • vlc        
  • gnucash(installed already)
  • scribus
  • amarok            
  • audacity
  • rhythmbox
  • gtkpod
  • sound-juicer
  • xine-ui
  • k3b
  • libdvdcss2
  • libdvdcss2-32bit (you don't need this on a 64 bit system)

  •      
  • free-ttf-fonts
  • fetchmsttfonts
  • gstreamer-1.4.3-3.1
  • gstreamer-1.4.3-3.1-32bit (you don't need this on a 64 bit system)
  • gstreamer-1.4.3-3.1* (only those packages belonging to your architecture)
  • java-1_8_0-openjdk (installed already)
  • lsb (needed by Helix Player)
  • libqt4-devel (needed by Skype)
  • virtualbox
  • bluefish
  • chromium
  • ffmpeg
  • lame
  • flash-player (installed already)
  • w32codec-all
  • libdvdplay0
  • sox (installed already)
  • libxvidcore4   (installed already)
  • xvidcore
  • libavcodec52
  • libavdevice52
  • libvlc5    (installed already) 
  • libquicktime0 (installed already)

Here you will some of the packages preinstalled, Type in the root password. The Software Manager window comes up.

You need to select the Packages individually and install it in the same way.

Log in as root with:

su

I do prefer to install these packages with the command prompt as follows:

zypper install  filezilla MPlayer xmms2* vlc mozilla-nss-3.17.2-1.1.x86_64 MozillaThunderbird scribus amarok audacity rhythmbox gtkpod sound-juicer xine-ui k3b libdvdcss2 free-ttf-fonts fetchmsttfonts gstreamer-1.4.3-3.1 gstreamer-1.4.3-3.1-32bit java-1_8_0-openjdk lsb libqt4-devel virtualbox bluefish chromium ffmpeg lame flash-player w32codec-all libdvdplay0  sox xvidcore libavcodec52 libavdevice52 libvlc5 libquicktime0

It will show that some of the packages are already installed, just allow the remaining installations.

This can take a few minutes, so please be patient. You might have to accept a few licenses: 

 

7.1 Install kdewebdev4 package

There is only kdewebdev4 available in the repositories we have enabled so far. To install the kdewebdev4:

 

zypper install kdewebdev4

 

7.2 Finish The VirtualBox Installation

To finish the VirtualBox installation (we've already installed the virtualbox-ose package), we need to add our desktop user (howtoforge in my case) to the vboxusers group. To do this, open a terminal and become root:

su

Run the following command...

usermod -G vboxusers howtoforge

... and log out of your desktop and back in for the changes to take effect.

 

7.3 Flash Player and Java Plugins

To see if the Flash Player has been installed correctly, open Firefox and type about:plugins in the address bar. Firefox will then list all installed plugins, and it should list the Flash Player (version 11.2 r202) and Java among them: 

 

 

7.4 TrueType Fonts

To install the windows font open the link in URL

To check if the TrueType fonts have been installed correctly, open a word processor like LibreOffice. You should now find your new Windows fonts there:

 

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

Internet:
[x] Firefox
[x] Chromium
[x] Flash Player
[x] FileZilla
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[x] Transmission BitTorrent Client
[x] Empathy
[ ] Google Earth
[x] Xchat IRC

Office:
[x] LibreOffice Writer
[x] LibreOffice Calc
[x] GnuCash
[x] Scribus

Sound & Video:
[x] Amarok
[x] Audacity
[x] Banshee
[x] MPlayer
[x] Rhythmbox Music Player
[x] gtkPod
[x] XMMS
[x] Sound Juicer CD Extractor
[x] VLC Media Player
[ ] Helix Player
[x] Totem
[x] Xine
[x] Brasero
[x] K3B
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

Programming:
[x] Bluefish

Other:
[x] VirtualBox
[x] TrueType Fonts
[x] Java
[x] Read/Write Support for NTFS Partitions

 

10 Helix Player

Go to https://player.helixcommunity.org/2005/downloads/ and click on the Helix Player 11 x86 rpm link:

zypper install HelixPlayer-11.0.2.1743-20091006.i586.rpm


 

 

11 Google Earth

To install Google Earth, open the link in browser http://www.google.com/earth/download/ge/agree.html

choose your architecture & install.








Follow the installation instructions & install the package. Further when it will ask then put the root password when prompted.





Now you have installed the Google-earth.




 

12 Inventory (III)

We have now all wanted applications installed:

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

Internet:
[x] Firefox
[x] Chromium
[x] Flash Player
[x] Thunderbird
[x] FileZilla
[x] Evolution
[x] Transmission BitTorrent Client
[x] Empathy
[x] Google Earth
[x] Xchat IRC

Office:
[x] LibreOffice Writer
[x] LibreOffice Calc
[x] GnuCash
[x] Scribus

Sound & Video:
[x] Amarok
[x] Audacity
[x] Banshee
[x] MPlayer
[x] Rhythmbox Music Player
[x] gtkPod
[x] XMMS
[x] Sound Juicer CD Extractor
[x] VLC Media Player
[x] Helix Player
[x] Totem
[x] Xine
[x] Brasero
[x] K3B
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

Programming:
[x] Bluefish

Other:
[x] VirtualBox
[x] TrueType Fonts
[x] Java
[x] Read/Write Support for NTFS Partitions

 

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