Hello to you all from my side

Hello Everyone :wave: :wave:

I am new user here, and presently studying the Physics at Graduate Level, and this is going to be my first message to you all !
For first time I am using Linux, and I had decided to go with OpenSUSE Tumbleweed for my desktop.

On this new journey, I expect to learn many new things while I will use the system, and believe the knowledge which I will gain from the insights of experienced users here will be fruitful.

So, just a little hello from my side !!!

:smile: :smile: :smile:


Welcome aboard. (+ some noise to satisfy the minimum post size)

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Welcome to openSUSE Forums, and I hope you enjoy your first experiences with discovering and using Linux in your personal and academic life!

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I am a new user here as well. I have recently come back to Linux after a 13 year absence. I still consider myself a newbie as I have no computer science background. I am very much a basic desktop user but love the spirit behind the Linux and FOSS communities. Suse was my first exposure to Linux back in 2003 when I installed SUSE Linux 9.1 personal to replace my hopelessly corrupted Windows XP installation. I started using Macs as my daily driver but miss the ability to tinker, so I am back with Suse after Linux distro hopping over the past month. This distro has always looked very polished and stable. I hope Tumbleweed will not be over my head. I tried to install Leap but Tumbleweed seems to support more hardware on my system out of the box so I went with that. Hello to everyone!


Thank You @nrickert , @deano_ferrari and @ FOSSFan2005( Sorry, I was not able to mention you due to restrictions for new users :sob:) . I am delighted from your warm welcome !

Since you all are experienced users here, so learning from you all will be fruitful for me.

Since, this is new world for me, and my first motive was to learn using the terminal for day-to-day works like installing/removing/updates/package search/etc…
so, how should I proceed in order to learn these concepts ?


You do not really need to use the CLI for this. YaST > Software > Software Management is your friend.
But when you want to do those same things in the CLI, read the man page (that is something that often will be told you):

man zypper
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Thanks @hcvv .

This guide looks interesting, and it feels like many commands are easy to remember. :grinning:

I will go through it, and try to learn the basics which I may need for daily works

In many situations Tumbleweed is the better option. Tumbleweed updates are distribution upgrades. I uninstalled PackageKit and run this service:

erlangen:~ # systemctl cat dup.service 
# /etc/systemd/system/dup.service
Description=Distribution Upgrade 

ExecStart=/usr/bin/zypper --non-interactive dist-upgrade
erlangen:~ # 

This timer triggers dup.service:

# /etc/systemd/system/dup.timer
Description=Systemd timer to update the system daily with Zypper


erlangen:~ # 

In the System menu, there is a “Welcome to …” choice … open that … it has various linked resources for your reading enjoyment for acclimation to the openSuse way …


The simplest advice I can offer as a fellow openSUSE Tumbleweed newbie is that sudo zypper dup is your friend - if you distro-hopped across the Debian/Ubuntu family, you might have seen apt update && sudo apt upgrade mentioned as the go-to for updating your system, but sudo zypper dup takes care of upgrading to the latest snapshot (if a newer one exists) each time, and the repositories auto-refresh.

My heartbeat was racing watching all the packages that were updating with the latest snapshot a few minutes ago - seeing kernel, python, etc. fly by - but after a reboot for the new kernel version, everything is just as expected! (And if it wasn’t, I knew that there was a snapshot I could roll back to anyway!)