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    Default notes on my latest tumbleweed install

    - selected the minimal graphical install (might as well have gone with the xfce option)
    - unchecked Dependencies -> Install Recommended Packages in the package manager
    - added the xfce pattern and the Qt5 development pattern

    In reviewing the xfce pattern I saw yast2-control-center-qt, and decided to add that. After installation, this resulted in an error when I tried to open the yast2 software manager -- a little popup mentioning a qt plugin or package, followed by another

    Code:
    Caller: /usr/share/YaST2/modules/PackagesUI.rb:316:in `RunPackageSelector'
    
    Details: Opening package selector failed.
    I tried

    Code:
    zypper rm yast2-control-center-qt
    which removed both it and yast2-control-center.

    I then re-installed yast2-control-center, which included the qt package and libyui-qt-pkg9; so I guess that was the problem -- libyui-qt-pkg9 wasn't included.



    Qt creator failed to build a project because libqt5-qtbase-devel was missing. That seemingly implies it's a missing core file for the Qt5 development pattern, mistakenly marked as "recommended".



    grub2-snapper-plugin and grub2-branding-openSUSE are also apparently "recommended". Without them you get a black and white text interface without the 'boot from snapshot' option. Those seem worthy of being core packages.



    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...ers-via-zypper

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    Default Re: notes on my latest tumbleweed install

    I needed to install gdb for debugging in qt-creator.

    I needed to install ntfs-3g to mount my external drive.

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    Default Re: notes on my latest tumbleweed install

    I don't know your reason for installing XFCE and if there is guidance for installing a Qt development environment on XFCE,

    But at least on LXQt (which is a Desktop similar in weight to XFCE) which as its name implies is based on Qt,
    The project today uses the same Qt base system developed by KDE (You can read more about the integration on the LXQt website).

    So,
    At least for a Development environment, it's likely that you should want to install more than the Qt development pattern from the standard OSS, you'll probably want the KDE Qt repositories as well to provide more and latest packages.

    The KDE repos are described on this page, including the Qt repos

    https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:KDE_repositories

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    I considered installing LxQt -- I still might. There was no connection between xfce and Qt: I just listed them together as the extra patterns I included. ;-]

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    The default "Optional Kernel Command Line Parameter" line had everything duplicated for some reason:

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    splash=silent resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-[...] quiet splash=silent resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-[...] quiet
    [...] are identical long omissions.

    I removed `quite` and `splash=silent` -- I like seeing the logs generated (plymouth was not installed).



    gvfs needed to be installed to enable various xfce features like trash and auto-mounting of external drives.

    The desktop had an icon for every partition and subvolume before installing that.



    pulseaudio and the xfce panel plugin had to be installed for sound. After adding it to the panel I needed to turn up the "Built -in audio analog stereo".



    For watching certain videos on the web:

    https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Firefox_..._Video_Support

    The VLC repository apparently does not have all those packages anymore. Packman does. Those ending in 58 were already installed and needed to be switched to the Packman versions.

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    Error getting user list from org.freedesktop.Accounts: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.Accounts was not provided by any .service files
    Solved by installing accountsservice

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    Default Re: notes on my latest tumbleweed install

    Code:
    zypper in -t pattern fonts


    Code:
    zypper in NetworkManager-applet


    Set the hostname!

    https://www.freedesktop.org/software...stnamectl.html

    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...ocol-specified

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    Default Re: notes on my latest tumbleweed install

    Unzip in thunar:

    Code:
    zypper in thunar-plugin-archive file-roller

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    Default Re: notes on my latest tumbleweed install

    Quote Originally Posted by ravas View Post
    Code:
    zypper in -t pattern fonts


    Code:
    zypper in NetworkManager-applet


    Set the hostname!

    https://www.freedesktop.org/software...stnamectl.html

    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...ocol-specified
    Typically it should be sufficient to set your hostname in
    YaST > Network Settings > Hotname tab

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    Default Re: notes on my latest tumbleweed install

    Quote Originally Posted by ravas View Post
    I considered installing LxQt -- I still might. There was no connection between xfce and Qt: I just listed them together as the extra patterns I included. ;-]
    Only suggesting that if you're going to be doing Qt development, then it should make sense to minimize extraneous components and that installing all the Qt repos I recommended on a Desktop that's designed to run on the same components is a small extra measure of verification and making sure all Qt components are working.

    Is another form of "Eating your own dog food."

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