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    mschraier NNTP User

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    I have been using Ubuntu/Kubuntu for about 1 1/2 years and have decided to give openSUSE a go. I burned an 11.2 Live CD and installed. Installation went fine, grub worked fine. I as able to find my Wifi and so far have only instlled APT which added some repo's to my sources.list. I want to add Synaptic, maybe as a cruch until I get used to YaST. I cannot find it anywhere. I think my sources.list needs much more added to it. Where can I find a comprehensive listing of repo's to add. I want to upgrade to KDE4.3 and have the latest OO, codecs, kaffeine, google earth, frostwire and Firefox. I am familiar with using .deb files but Yast handled the RPM's for me. I was a bit scared to try something new i guess. I am running a Dell E1505 I wou ld love to have my on screen volume level back. I got it with Kubuntu, can I have it here also? Sorry for being so wordy, I guess I am a bit excited to dive into a new distro. Reminds me of playing with DOS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mschraier
    I have been using Ubuntu/Kubuntu for about 1 1/2 years and have decided
    to give openSUSE a go. I burned an 11.2 Live CD and installed.
    Installation went fine, grub worked fine. I as able to find my Wifi and
    so far have only instlled APT which added some repo's to my
    sources.list. I want to add Synaptic, maybe as a cruch until I get used
    to YaST. I cannot find it anywhere. I think my sources.list needs much
    more added to it. Where can I find a comprehensive listing of repo's to
    add. I want to upgrade to KDE4.3 and have the latest OO, codecs,
    kaffeine, google earth, frostwire and Firefox. I am familiar with using
    deb files but Yast handled the RPM's for me. I was a bit scared to try
    something new i guess. I am running a Dell E1505 I wou ld love to have
    my on screen volume level back. I got it with Kubuntu, can I have it
    here also? Sorry for being so wordy, I guess I am a bit excited to dive
    into a new distro. Reminds me of playing with DOS.
    Hi
    The openSuSE equivalent to apt-get is zypper from the CLI. Else have a
    look here;
    http://software.opensuse.org/search?

    Note it's best to stick with the main repositories to start with...
    oss, non-oss, update and packman. Any applications added by one-click
    should be disable via YaST or zypper.

    This is also worth a read http://en.opensuse.org/Concepts

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    mschraier NNTP User

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    i will give it a go tonite, assuming family life does nto get in the way.

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    mschraier NNTP User

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    OK, i made sure that the repo's that wre suppose to be added with the install were there, and they were. I then added the repo's for KDE 4.2.4. I used that version in Kubuntu with good success. It did not automatically upgrade the KDE. the 4.2.4 files are listed in YaST. How do I now go to 4.2.4? Do I just check off every listing and uncheck the 4.1.3?? I hope that going to 4.2.4 will patch up a few things. It did before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mschraier
    OK, i made sure that the repo's that wre suppose to be added with the
    install were there, and they were. I then added the repo's for KDE
    4.2.4. I used that version in Kubuntu with good success. It did not
    automatically upgrade the KDE. the 4.2.4 files are listed in YaST. How
    do I now go to 4.2.4? Do I just check off every listing and uncheck the
    4.1.3?? I hope that going to 4.2.4 will patch up a few things. It did
    before.
    Hi
    Have a read of this howto submission
    http://forums.opensuse.org/how-faq-r...ion-howto.html

    I'm not the KDE4 expert hopefully caf4926 will offer further
    advice....

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