Sorry about all the questions lately. I just re-installed my system last night after 2 weeks using/tweaking/customizing and experimenting with openSUSE. I’m a long-time dabbler of Linux. I’ve used it for months at a time and for different reasons I’m back using it. This is by far my best overall experience. The most I used Linux was with Fedora 10-16. Most of it just worked with little user configuration. As of 2 weeks ago, I’m a full-on convert to openSUSE. My system really seems to like it. I do have a few questions and would rather not experiment with this one.
I installed VLC today along with Skype. I’m happy to report all systems are working. I do have a few reservations about whether my graphics card is installed optimally, but that question is for another thread. For this question, I’ve included a screenshot. A picture is worth a thousand words and all that. What do I do in this case?
On 11.12.2011 10:16, KEB64 wrote:
> No. I did not use that for this install. I was hoping to not invoke the
> Packman Repository this time. I’m trying to keep it simple. What is the
> harm in not using Packman?
Not using packman makes it much more difficult to do things that require
stuff from packman.
Getting needed software from elsewhere is possible, but packman is there
just for this reason, much easier.
What is it that you have against packman?
openSUSE 11.4 (x86_64) 184.108.40.206-0.9-default main host
openSUSE 12.1 (x86_64) 3.1.1-48-desktop Tumbleweed in VirtualBox
openSUSE 12.1 (i586) 3.1.0-1.2-desktop in EeePC 900
I guess I was trying to keep everything open source. I caved and installed VLC, so I guess I should just keep going and do as caf4926 so eloquently puts it. The question is now, can I just resume where I’m at and install everything via the guide, or should I uninstall VLC first or do something else?
I have seen another thread about this
Sometimes you may have to choose not to update such a package. Though I just checked and it’s fine
BUT you must install this package from Packman
Use the package switcher and if necessary force the switch on this package with the radio button.