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    nuke4000 NNTP User

    Default Beginner needs some advice

    Yo all!
    Maybe this topic already exist but still i was too lazy to search lol. So...Till now I was a Debian 5 (Lenny) and Ubuntu user but I thought I should try something else now so I choose the dist what I used first of all, suse. This was ages ago, maybe my teachers tried to teach it in school...anyways i really wana give it a try but i would like to hear a few advice's, what usefull programs install first or how to make compiz run etc. U know basic things

    Thy in advance! Regards, NuKe

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    Default Re: Beginner needs some advice

    This is worth reading:

    Concepts - openSUSE

    Maybe try Live CD - openSUSE first.

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    brassy NNTP User

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    > i was too lazy to search lol.

    http://tinyurl.com/3elgj3
    http://tinyurl.com/ll9sqo
    http://tinyurl.com/ddiz
    http://tinyurl.com/nrn953

    and, i was too lazy to answer past the above, lol.

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    nuke4000 NNTP User

    Default Re: Beginner needs some advice

    Yea, thx for the concepts Deano

    And @ brassy: you don't need to be an arse to someone who don't have 3-4 hours to read the forums and simply just ask the question.

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    Default Re: Beginner needs some advice

    language,gentlemen. try keeping it clean

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    Default Re: Beginner needs some advice

    I would gently suggest that if you aren't ready to search forums you're probably not ready to use linux either.

    Problem with not searching is it wastes the people answering you's time, and wastes anyone who searches in future's time, because they'll keep coming across the same answers in different threads - much better to keep things together. Laziness like this is self defeating; it pollutes the forum, making it harder, in the end, for everyone - including the lazy - to find what they want.

    Search, and if you have further questions, ask in the threads that are already there; if you genuinely can't find what you're looking for, start a thread. If you don't want to follow these simple rules that make everyone's lives easier, there are other distros that are quite happy for you not to...

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    Default Re: Beginner needs some advice

    Some people sometimes just don't have the time I've been there done that, when I do have time I do run searches.
    As to the suggestions you asked for:
    1.when you get the chance uninstall Beagle
    2.If you choose to use KDE as your desktop use 4.2 for now
    3.Only use the VLC repos for libdvdcss, then remove it
    4.If you want VLC use the Packman version
    Those are the important ones Have a lot of fun as they say.
    Finally, welcome back Nuke!
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    Default Re: Beginner needs some advice

    Quote Originally Posted by nuke4000 View Post
    Yea, thx for the concepts Deano

    And @ brassy: you don't need to be an arse to someone who don't have 3-4 hours to read the forums and simply just ask the question.
    Brassy does have a point though. Searching the forums for such a general topic that's been answered ad nauseam will probably take one a lot less time than signing up, creating a new topic, and typing a message. Heck, there are even sticky posts at the tops of the forums to answer these questions.

    I can see 3-4 hours of searching for a difficult, technical question, but simple setup? I'd say 5-10 minutes.

    I don't mean this post to be offensive towards anyone, I just don't like blatant laziness. And that's all I will say on that.
    My personal philosophy:
    The only way you won't find something is if you stop looking.

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    brassy NNTP User

    Default Re: Beginner needs some advice

    > And @ brassy: you don't need to be an arse to someone who don't have
    > 3-4 hours to read the forums and simply just ask the question.




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    Default Re: Beginner needs some advice

    Another suggestion I would have in to disable the installation DVD repository under YaST:


    1. Open YaST
    2. Enter root password when prompted
    3. Open Software Repository under the Software heading
    4. Click on the openSUSE 11.1-0 repository
    5. Uncheck the Enabled button
    6. Click the OK button


    Now YaST won't check for the packages on the installation DVD every time you start the installer.

    Hope this helps!
    Last edited by Unseen-Ghost; 10-Jul-2009 at 08:02. Reason: Clarification of wording

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