Unable to download community repositories

Just delete them again and try again.
First tell me, did you ever try adding them from the Community Option rather than the url way?

I’ll give that a go, but am not holding out much hope.

I started off trying to install the community way, which is why I posted here.

Is there any way that my connection, which enables reasonably fast browsing and supports streaming of flash movies could be blocking access somehow (I mean setting on my computer)?

How can I check this and what info can I provide?

Perhaps it is just a connectivity issue and I should repost in the appropriate place but don’t know how I can be sure…

Thanks again

I have determined after having successfully installed a large number of updates from the Swiss mirrors for 11.2, OSS and non-OSS, that it is not a generic connectivity issue.

It remains a mystery as to why I cannot connect to the Packman repo.

I cannot download lyrics on Amarok either…

In both instances the light on my router tells me that information is being sent but not received.

Any ideas?

Also, the VLC website says that I can dload and install the RPMs manually. Is there anything to advise against this?

Thanks again.

Lyrics have been hit and miss anyway on amarok.

Manual download of .rpm’s is OK if you mean from packman

I think if it were me and I really couldn’t get the repo’s working I would consider this
Multimedia Pack Portable for openSUSE 11.2 - openSUSE Forums

caf 4926:

Yes, I did mean from packman.

Thanks for the link, I’m gonna try that out as soon as I get back from work!

Fingers crossed!


caf4926 wrote:
> ‘Multimedia Pack Portable for openSUSE 11.2 - openSUSE Forums’
> (http://tinyurl.com/yglambr)

wow! nice find Carl.


I’ve dloaded and unzipped both parts into separate folders. Can someone tell me if there is a way of installing all .rpm files in a folder in one go, or do I have to choose and install each one individually? There must be a time efficient way of doing them all at once??


i don’t think you need or want to install them all!

do you know what each is, what it does?

do you need to be able to do what each can?

hint: just because they are all free is not really a good reason to
load something you will never need or use…keep doing that and
eventually you will be back here asking why you disk ran out of room…

ask yourself: what feature are you missing, that you need…then go
looking for it…rather than install everything that someone says is
good to find (like i did)…maybe it is good for me and poison for you…

ymmv, obviously…


You have to setup the media pack as a local repository.

Local being that it’s not a bunch of files stored in a remote location, but local, on/in your machine. I guess you will need to disable online repo’s and enable the DVD and the media pack repo.

THANK YOU. It worked like a charm. In the end, it appears that selecting MPlayer and agreeing to the suggested dependencies provided all the Codecs needed!

Palladium’s suggestion to not install everything is a good one! That said, it can be hard to know what you need; had MPlayer not resolved dependencies in the way it did, I might have been sunk.

Based on my experience, I would recommend this as the prefered way to get up-and-running with multimedia for new installers.

Change software repositories from download.opensuse.org to