OpenSUSE

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YaST Control Center

Software

Installation Source

Click "Add" -> "FTP" -> "Next"

"Server Name" = ftp.sun.ac.za
"Directory on Server" = pub/mirrors/ftp.opensuse.org/10.2/repo/oss

Click "Next"
Click "Yes, I Agree to the License Agreement" (that is if you agree)
Click "Next"

Repeat for:

"Server Name" = archive.sun.ac.za
"Directory on Server" = pub/mirrors/ftp.opensuse.org/10.2/repo/non-oss

Click "Finish" when done...

Software Management

Search for the following, packages and tick them and then click "Next" to add them...

  • krusader - A File Manager
  • krename - A Batch Rename Application
  • kdiff3 - Feature-Rich Code Comparison Utility
  • kdesvn - KDE Subversion Client
  • kdeaddons3-kate - A text editor for KDE
  • kile - A LaTeX Source Editor and TeX Shell
    • psutils - Tools for Manipulating PostScript Files
    • texlive-metapost - All about MetaPost
  • kbib - A Bibliography Manager for KDE
  • aspell-af - An Afrikaans Dictionary for Aspell
  • acroread - Adobe Reader for PDF Files
  • IPython - An Enhanced Interactive Python Shell
  • python-doc - Additional Package Documentation.
  • python-mysql - An Interface to the Popular MySQL Database Server for Python
  • python-wxGTK - Cross Platform GUI Toolkit for Python Using wxGTK (a.k.a. wxPython)
  • python-wxGTK-doc - wxPython Documentation
  • python-wxGTK-examples - wxPython Demos and Examples
  • f2c - A Fortran-77 to C Translator
  • eric - Python IDE
  • eclipse - Eclipse Platform and Java IDE


  • libidn-devel - Include Files and Libraries mandatory for Development.
  • curl-devel - Header Files and Libraries for cURL Development
  • openssl-devel - Include Files and Libraries mandatory for Development.
  • curlftpfs - CurlFtpFS is a filesystem for accessing FTP hosts based on FUSE and libcurl

openSUSE 10.3 Science Repository

  • python-numpy - NumPy: array processing for numbers, strings, records, and objects
    • blas - Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms
    • blas - Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms
    • lapack - Linear Algebra Package
    • lapack-man - Manpages for LAPACK
  • python-scipy - Scipy: Scientific Tools for Python
  • python-matplotlib - Plotting Library for Python
    • python-matplotlib-tk - Tk backend for python-matplotlib
    • python-matplotlib-wx - wx backend for python-matplotlib

openSUSE 10.3 Printing Repository

  • ghostscript-library - Necessary Files for Running Ghostscript

Local Packman Mirror for openSUSE 10.3

  • kplayer - KDE Multimedia Player
    • MPlayer - Multimedia Player
  • ffmpeg - Hyper fast MPEG1/MPEG4/H263/RV and AC3/MPEG audio encoder

NVIDIA's openSUSE-10.3 Repository

  • nvidia-gfxG01-kmp-default - NVIDIA gfx driver kernel module
  • x11-video-nvidiaG01 - nvidia GL drivers

On openSUSE 10.3 these drivers for the new nVIDIA cards can be installed via 1-Click Install

openSUSE 10.3 X11:XGL Repository

  • compiz - OpenGL window and compositing manager
  • compiz-kde - OpenGL window and compositing managerdecorator

On openSUSE 10.3 install the complete Compiz Fusion KDE via 1-Click Install

Hardware

Printer

Click "Add"
Click "Network Printers"
Click "Next"
Click "Print Directly to a Network Printer"
Click "Next"
Click "Direct TCP Port Printing" Click "Next"
Enter for "Hostname of Printer Server", e309-hp2430dtn.ee.sun.ac.za
Enter for "TCP Port Number", 9100 (default value)
Click "Test Remote Socket Access"

The following message should be displayed: "The printer server is accessible."

Click "OK" Enter for "Name for Printing", Any_name_without_spaces_in_the_name
Enter for "Printer Description", any description you like
Enter for "Printer Location", the location of the printer in question
Click "Next"

Select the correct printer from the "Manufacturer" and "Model" list

Click "Next"

Click "Test"

Click The option you like,

Click "OK"

Click "Printout Successful" if the printout was successful

Click "OK"

Fix Mouse Pointer Disappearance with nVIDIA Display Card

The mouse pointer disappears when the screen goes into sleep mode. To fix the bug, add the following line to the "Device" Section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf [1]

Option "HWCursor" "off"

e.g.

Section "Device"
  BoardName    "GeForce 6150"
  BusID        "0:5:0"
  Driver       "nv"
  Identifier   "Device[0]"
  VendorName   "NVidia"
  Option       "HWCursor" "off"
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