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OpenSuSE 12.2 Tip of the Day 5

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Lets install VLC.

 

1) Add a repo, That be Packman from here http://en.opensuse.org/Additional_package_repositories#Packman

 

This one is just the Essentials repo, Most will need it., Though i use Multimedia, Essentials is fine for most.

 

zypper ar -f -n packman-essentials http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_12.2/Essentials packman-essentials

 

 

2) To add this repo Via command line is simple, Open terminal, Type su and hit enter, Enter your Root password and hit enter.

 

3) Copy and paste or type the code line above into Terminal with no spaces at end, Then hit enter.

 

Should look like this after hitting enter.

 

/home/duane # zypper ar -f -n packman-multimedia http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_12.2/Multimedia packman-multimediaAdding repository 'packman-multimedia' .................................................................................[done]Repository 'packman-multimedia' successfully addedEnabled: YesAutorefresh: YesGPG check: YesURI: http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_12.2/Multimedia

Now lets install VLC.

 

4) In the same terminal, Type zypper install vlc, you will see at least 18 or so packages to be installed, Type y and hit enter to install VLC.

 

Close terminal when done, Now your done, Enjoy

 

Edit: If you can't understand, Please ask and learn.

Edited by duanester

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Or you can just go into Yast, Software repositories and click add, community, and select "packman".

 

Then in yast software manager search for vlc, select it and accept.

Edited by Bruce

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Nice, but confusing for n00bs like me. I guess "ar" means add repository, but what are "-f" and "-n"?

 

I do know that I installed Kate through zypper install because I didn't find it in YaST.

 

What I really need (not being selfish, any n00b needs) is some sort of Linux for Dummys tut.

Edited by caintry_boy
language, this is a family forum

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What I really need (not being selfish, any n00b needs) is some sort of Linux for Dummys tut.

 

Couldn't agree more.

 

I confess - I added VLC through zypper and Mediatomb - but TBH I have no idea what the commands were I typed!!

 

I guess I will learn as I go....I have deleted windows completley now, so no going back!!

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Zypper explianed

 

http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Zypper_usage_11.3

 

Documentation

 

http://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Documentation

 

via command line zypper --help

 

the commands extensions ar = add repo, -n non interactive -f usually means "force" and I do not recommend using force installs unless you absolutely know what you are doing, nor do I recommend non-interactive as it will make changes without confirming them first.

 

To be honest you are much better using the Yast interface for repo management and software management, the repositories you needed to add are there under add, community repositories. They will be added properly and set up properly without any confusion about what you are adding or why.

 

Some tips are good, others are not, a tip without clear explanations of what a command does and why is not a good tip. It is usually just a copy and paste from somewhere else. ;)

Edited by Bruce

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Yast is best, No argument there.Typically the tips come from a reputable site, the link is there for everyone to see from OpenSuSe documentation.Posting this information required very little time after reviewing the instructions from that site.I merely put the pieces together myself to assist in the installion of a repository to help people obtain VLC fast and affectively.The fact remains, Understanding command line essential for becoming a power user in the years to come, now is a great time to start.Enjoy

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Yep, excellent video Bruce :clap:

 

 

What I really need (not being selfish, any n00b needs) is some sort of Linux for Dummys tut.

Me too.. I've been using Linux for a few years now, started with Ubuntu and have tried a good variety of the many flavors. Just haven't yet learned as much as I should have, especially working in the command line.

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Maybe it's because Linux has become so much more user-friendly with the GUIs (I use KDE) in recent years that the necessity to really drill down and study isn't as important. I'm way more comfortable in openSUSE than I would be trying to learn Win 8, and I knew way more command line in Win 98SE when I ran it because Win just had so many more problems that it was really necessary to study hard.

 

It's like how I really wish I could understand Spanish better, I'd like to - but I don't really need to. I study it much, but I can function without it here in the USA. Just like I can function in Linux.

 

I would really like to see a Linux tutorial to help me understand CL, though.

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An experienced end user speaks out loud.Ubuntu went south with some type of windows lock down method only some of us can describe.It's fine that folks like it, just boggles me that they do.

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LOL, I haven't used Ubuntu since 8.10 :P

I've been seeing lots of idiots trying to peddle old P4 machines on craigslist lately with Ubuntu 12.10 and they want like $150

Think I'll stick with OpenSuSE 12.2 KDE

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I would really like to see a Linux tutorial to help me understand CL, though.

 

Well what you've experienced here was pretty much package management.

 

zypper remove "package", zypper reinstall "package"

 

Commands vary between applications, Bash for example is worth learning, If you don't plan on getting that deep and won't be writing scripts or unmounting a device , stick with the basics with bash.

 

Learn to navigate in terminal to remove or move documents, and other non essential files, cd to another directory etc...

 

 

Here's a truckload of commands http://en.opensuse.org/Terminal

 

And a boatload of Youtube videos for some catigories http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=opensuse+command+line&oq=opensuse+command+line&gs_l=youtube.3...2542.9127.0.9370.21.20.0.1.1.0.80.960.20.20.0...0.0...1ac.1.t88o6AhdvXo

 

Put two and two together, you'll learn in time.

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