Where's ma Windows?: A story about a newbie lost in Linux

So here’s the deal-doh. I recently got a new banging whiz laptop and decided to wait to get windows. As a result, OpenSUSE found it’s way to my new laptop. When the OS finally booted up I was almost immediately lost. I finally managed to find Firefox (sarcasm) and decided to try and download Java and Flash. Everything went ok until it finished downloading. Then the archive manager pulled up and I had no idea what to do. Short story long: I have no idea what I’m doing, and I have issues.

Without further do, can someone help me;

-Figure out how downloading programs (Tar’s, RPMs, through Terminal, through the Web) works
-Figure out how to get audio out of my speakers and out of my card
-Figure out how to download drivers for my system
-Figure out how to get HDMI to work

System Specs: Sager (Clevo) P670SA
-i7 4720HQ
-Nvidia 965M
-1TB HDD

-AUDIO
-(0) Lynx Point High Def Audio Controller
-(1) Haswell High Def Audio Controller

-OS
-Linux 3.16.7-7
openSUSE 13.2 “Harlequin”
XFCE Desktop Enviro.

P.S: I have tried reading the instructions but it doesn’t click with me. I’ve also tried to fix my audio and driver issues with no luck. I’d like to learn about it as I’ve always wanted to try Linux, and finally I have the chance.

On Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:26:01 +0000, Cake wrote:

> So here’s the deal-doh. I recently got a new banging whiz laptop and
> decided to wait to get windows. As a result, OpenSUSE found it’s way to
> my new laptop. When the OS finally booted up I was almost immediately
> lost. I finally managed to find Firefox (sarcasm) and decided to try and
> download Java and Flash. Everything went ok until it finished
> downloading. Then the archive manager pulled up and I had no idea what
> to do. Short story long: I have no idea what I’m doing, and I have
> issues.
>
> Without further do, can someone help me;
>
> -Figure out how downloading programs (Tar’s, RPMs, through Terminal,
> through the Web) works -Figure out how to get audio out of my speakers
> and out of my card -Figure out how to download drivers for my system
> -Figure out how to get HDMI to work
>
> System Specs: Sager (Clevo) P670SA -i7 4720HQ -Nvidia 965M -1TB HDD
>
> -AUDIO
> -(0) Lynx Point High Def Audio Controller -(1) Haswell High Def Audio
> Controller
>
>
> -OS
> -Linux 3.16.7-7 openSUSE 13.2 “Harlequin”
> XFCE Desktop Enviro.
>
> P.S: I have tried reading the instructions but it doesn’t click with me.
> I’ve also tried to fix my audio and driver issues with no luck. I’d like
> to learn about it as I’ve always wanted to try Linux, and finally I have
> the chance.

You’re going to want to ask separate questions about each issue in
appropriate places - the audio question in the multimedia or hardware
forum, the general “how do I install and use software” in applications or
install/login/boot - your HDMI question in the hardware forum, and so on.

It’s far better to ask discrete questions in appropriate places, rather
than asking them all in one discussion in a forum that’s not related to
many of them.

You might also specify what instructions you read - there are lots of
good tutorials out there, and the official docs are fairly good, but
without knowing what you read, it’s hard to suggest alternatives.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
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This is one of a double post… Please do NOT double post.

Also ask only one thing per thread as several people here ask you.

This one (and the other one) are CLOSED. Awaiting for new better place/formulated threads.