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Thread: after installing 11.2, a lot of recommended softwares

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    Smile after installing 11.2, a lot of recommended softwares

    A have just installed OpenSuse 11.2
    after starting up, I opened firefox, there was a missing plugin -> flash player, so I was presented with a window showing flash player, gnash, etc. chosed flash player plugin, but then the software manager began to download and install Java !


    I closed it, and opened yast software manager manually, I see a big list of changes (packs to be installed) that I chosed none of them.
    After that I figured out that those packs are actually what's listed under the group "Recommended", so my question is:

    do I have to install all those packs for the system to function well (I don't think so, esp. that many of them are spell dicts and stuff like that).
    I will just select what I think I need from them and disable others, is that wrong?

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    Default Re: after installing 11.2, a lot of recommended softwares

    any reply?

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    Default Re: after installing 11.2, a lot of recommended softwares

    For multimedia you may want to try this:
    Restricted Formats/11.2 - openSUSE-Community

    It should cover most of the bases, openSUSE does not come with codecs by default.

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    Default Re: after installing 11.2, a lot of recommended softwares

    Because updates have been released for the software that shipped with 11.2 and it will automatically install them to keep your system up to date - you know, the main reason so many people are part of zombie networks around the globe, they don't update their software.

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    Default Re: after installing 11.2, a lot of recommended softwares

    They are not updates they are extensions to already installed packs, anyway, it's not a problem I selected what I want only

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    Default Re: after installing 11.2, a lot of recommended softwares

    My question is very dumb, I quickly posted it before trying to figure it out myself, those packs are recommended because they extend already installed ones, it's not necessary to install them.
    Just forget about it.

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    Kevin Miller NNTP User

    Default Re: after installing 11.2, a lot of recommended softwares

    TaraIkeda wrote:
    > For multimedia you may want to try this:
    > 'Restricted Formats/11.2 - openSUSE-Community'
    > (http://opensuse-community.org/Restricted_Formats/11.2)
    >
    > It should cover most of the bases, openSUSE does not come with codecs
    > by default.


    Doing that adds several repositories - should they be disabled
    afterwards? Seems an awful lot of posts in the past had to do with the
    "repository soup" creating conflicts due to different libs/vendors.

    Be nice to keep the system clean and tuned from the git-go...

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    Kevin Miller
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    In a recent poll, seven out of ten hard drives preferred Linux.

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    Angry Re: after installing 11.2, a lot of recommended softwares

    Hi, very newbee here... trying my best I must say ...

    I can not get flash player to install with yast, I did try to do what you suggested, I tried to install the stand alone package and the web plug in application, anyhow in yast this starts downloading, installling all wonderfuly ... it finishes with saying to me ... "flashplayer 10. .. could not install" i cant tell you why, it doesnt say anything ... help please?

    I want to use linux but every little task is so hard to achieve ... maybe i need a mentor ....

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    Default Re: after installing 11.2, a lot of recommended softwares

    Please do this;

    Open a terminal of any kind, then copy paste this into it; su -c "zypper in flash-player"

    It will ask for your root password, acknowledge this and see what happens. Post any error messages here.

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    Default Re: after installing 11.2, a lot of recommended softwares

    Thank you Chrysantine, as you asked there were no problems, if not of bad connection... the usual hassle with 3g providers ...

    it did finishe ok after downloading all repositories, thus everything fine, I did understand i had to get into ROOT user with SU and that it installed FLASH-PLAYER with ZYPPER but that -C option what is it?

    Thank you Chrystine for the help and the how to install the flash player .... I reallydo have a lot to learn....

    There is a small problem, i used youtube.com to test the flash player but on the site it redirects me to the adobe flash download site, why?, i even can see the player in the recent installed programs ... i even tried using the player to view the same video of the same web page and nothing happens.. any suggestins or is it like windows, need to reboot in order to get the software working?

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