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    Default Downloading packages etc. through a proxy server

    Hey all,

    I'm a completely new user to linux in general and a friend of mine suggested openSUSE 12.1 and it seems great so far. However, I need some packages downloaded since some are broken and I need some codecs for the media player etc.

    The thing is, I'm on a campus and so have to access the internet through a proxy server. Using this server's IP, I can access the internet through my browser in openSUSE 12.1 but it never gets connected while downloading packages and codecs and stuff.

    I'm really looking forward to start using this OS for all my needs and am in desperate need of help for getting this stuff downladed.

    Please, any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Downloading packages etc. through a proxy server

    On 02/29/2012 06:36 PM, nishanthc 1993 wrote:
    > any help will be greatly appreciated.


    use YaST for your software needs, and to set up YaST to work with the
    proxy: open YaST and go "Network Services" (on the left) and "Proxy" (on
    the right) and set up the proxy according to the needs of your network..

    then it should work (within the limits established by your campus
    network administrator)..

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