The forum need to stick a simpler explanation for

[Howto] Update/upgrade your openSUSE from DVD version to the latest, using online update ? with a 32/64bit choice for ease navigation

I want to know what can i NOT get from using the DVD version, as simple summary as possible (compared to a commercial ones)

I’m new to this forum
I’m new to openSUSE too

I’m curious to find out, but i got stumbled by a few

  1. I screwed up my “default” repositories
  2. What repositories w’d you recommend if I were to use openSUSE to listen to mp3,watching youtube/flv,mp4,avi,mkv formats.
  3. I’ve installed openSUSE now, but now my display seems to be
    Card: VESA Framebuffer Graphics, that’s X11 configurations window. But when I choose to click the Hardware information window, I’m able to see my display card, how do i change my monitor to use my video cards ?

As you can see from the image above, I have to decide what repositories I should put as default autoupdate

FYI, I’m just a home user

But I’m just totally new with linux,any help would be deeply appreciated.

New User How To/FAQ (read only) - openSUSE Forums

i read it but not all but the summary didnt still i can not understand nor finish up problem

Welcome to our forum and welcome to openSUSE.

You have them now. But I recommend you REMOVE Security : openTC and remove libdvdcss (after you install libdvdcss from that repository).

Also, you need to ENABLE Packman, OSS, Non-OSS, and Update.

Take a read of this for some practical graphic card theory: openSUSE Graphic Card Practical Theory Guide for Users - openSUSE Forums

For some basic openSUSE Linux concepts take a read here: Concepts - openSUSE

And for some new users information take a read here

Please open a terminal and post result of

zypper lr -d

y | Type | URI | Service
1 | Libdvdcss repository | Libdvdcss repository | No | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | |
2 | Packman Repository | Packman Repository | No | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /pub/packman/suse/11.1 |
3 | openSUSE 11.1-0 | openSUSE 11.1-0 | No | No | 99 | yast2 | cd:///?devices=/dev/sr0,/dev/sr1 |
4 | openSUSE-11.1-Updates | openSUSE-11.1-Updates | No | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /update/11.1 |
5 | repo-debug | openSUSE-11.1-Debug | No | Yes | 100 | yast2 | Index of /debug/distribution/11.1/repo/oss |
6 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-11.1-Non-Oss | No | Yes | 100 | yast2 | Index of /distribution/11.1/repo/non-oss |
7 | repo-oss | openSUSE-11.1-Oss | No | Yes | 100 | yast2 | Index of /distribution/11.1/repo/oss |
8 | repo-source | openSUSE-11.1-Source | No | Yes | 100 | yast2 | Index of /source/distribution/11.1/repo/oss |
9 | repo-update | openSUSE-11.1-Update | Yes | Yes | 20 | rpm-md | Index of /update/11.1 |
10 | security:OpenTC | security:OpenTC | No | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /repositories/security:/OpenTC/openSUSE_11.1 |

xorg.conf file in Linux. In older openSUSE releases, it was necessary to have an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file which defined the configuration needed for one’s graphic card to work with one’s PC’s hardware.

As of openSUSE-11.2, the need to have an xorg.conf file was removed for many graphic cards

Im behind openSUSE-11.1 does this have something to do if i were to download from nvidia restricted drivers ?<i guess this is what they called it> back when i was still using ubuntu 7

-=welcome=- to openSUSE and to our community forum…

> But I’m just totally new with linux,any help would be deeply
> appreciated.

well, there is a lot to learn here…too much (in my opinion) to just
depend on us to tell you each step along the way…

it is just not so easy to “stick a simpler explanation” somewhere
because it is a dang complex system…industrial strength, enterprise
ready…except for the beta/bleeding edge nature of a lot of what we

your “I want to know what can i NOT get from using the DVD version, as
simple summary as possible (compared to a commercial ones)” question
is easy: the downloaded DVD is exactly the same as the retail box…

and, there are no DVDs in the world large enough to hold ALL of the
programs available for your use…nor is anyone able to even build
the list of what is available on earth for Linux which is not on the
DVD…because it is changing every minute…

rest assured that you will not run out of free stuff and you don’t
have to buy a boxed set to get the ‘good stuff’…

a better way for you to approach that question is to decide what
capability you want, and then look for it…i think you will find some
hints in what is available in these:

as for your repos, most of the folks here pretty much STRONGLY advise
you to have only four repos active…which four is clearly laid out in
one of the sticky threads at the top of the “New User How To/FAQ”
forum which i HIGHLY recommend as your next stop…

then, you can look though all of the simple documentation i laid out
in a post not so long ago, here:

we have LOTS of help, but it really is impossible for us to distill
down so much…

again, -=welcome=-


Take a good look at that.

EVERY repos is disabled (but #9) . ie they are all doing nothing. Nodda. Not a thing,

I recommend you remove #1 (libdvdcss) and #10 (security : openTC ).

Note your #4 and #9 are the same. NO NEED for that.

Enable #2 (packman), #9 (Update), #6 (Non-OSS) and #7 (OSS).

i wanna say Thank You for the warmwelcome from the community

the reason imma stick with openSUSE because its something i never see from windows, lol

gonna enable and disable some repos as suggested, ill skip reading the display driver & openSUSE concept, trying to figure out if some odd things appear while trying to update

Once you have OSS, Non-OSS, Update and Packman enabled, install the packman packaged versions of some applications (replacing the Novell/SuSE-GmbH packaged versions). You can tell a packman packaged version by the “pm” in the version number.

Install the packman packaged versions of smplayer, vlc, libxine1, xine-ui, libffmpeg0, ffmpeg, w32codec-all.

That should get you started.

IMHO this may end up you costing you time by skipping … .

Still, good luck.