Following is a short guide to installing Google’s infamous open source Chromium browser which is said to be the fastest browser on planet.
Chromium is the open-source project behind Google Chrome. We invite you to join us in our effort to help build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web, and to create a powerful platform for developing a new generation of web applications.
Following is how you can install Chromium on OpenSuse 11.3
1. Go to http://software.opensuse.org
2. Search for Chromium
3. Look for “Chromium is the open-source project behind More >
Google Chrome is a lightening fast browser and is available cross platform. Let’s see how to install Google Chrome on Open Suse 11.3. All you have to do is go to Google Chrome Download Page.
1. Click on Get Google Chrome (BETA).
2. On the subsequent page make sure OpenSuse is selected. Click Accept and Install.
3. The package file will be downloaded and opened in YaST and Google Chrome will be installed on OpenSuse 11.3
Once installed you can find it under Computer > Applications > Internet > Google Chrome
Enjoy fast browsing experience with Google Chrome!provera without More >
We have written already about Cairo Dock and how to install cairo dock in Ubuntu 10.04. Just because we think Cairo dock is such a wonderful addition to your Linux desktop we will see how to get it working in Opensuse. Good part is that the installation is one click install in OpenSuse so there’s almost no hassle at all.
In order to install cairo dock in OpenSuse 11.2 you’ll have to just click the following link.
Once you click on the link you’ll be prompted to install the application. Follow the on screen instructions.
Once installed you can run it by going to Computer > Applications > More >
Undoubtedly according to me the best media player that I can think of on any platform is VLC player hands down and that’s the precise reason I have it installed on Ubuntu 10.04, Windows 7 and now on OpenSuse 11.2. Sometime back we covered how to install VLC player on Ubuntu using PPA. Today, we are going to see how to install it on OpenSuse and make it the default player to play mp3 and other media files.
In order to install VLC player on OpenSuse 11.2 we’ll have to add it’s repositories to the software repository of OpenSuse. To do so, go to Computer > YaST
At the YaST Control Center,More >
Skype is one of the most popular voip service out there and is available across various platforms including Linux. We have earlier covered Installing Skype on Ubuntu on LinuxHub. Today we are going to see how to install skype on Opensuse. This is how you install it.
Install the following packages before installing skype.
libqt4-x11 libqt4-dbus-1 libsigc++2
To install these packages, start a terminal window and copy paste the following command.su -c 'zypper install libqt4 libqt4-x11 libqt4-dbus-1 libsigc++2'
If you already have these packages, Suse will inform you that you already have the More >
Upgrades are very important for any operating system. It keeps running things smoothly and ensures the security of your machine. Let’s see how to upgrade packages and softwares in OpenSuse 11.2. This is pretty simple to achieve.
Go to Computer > Install Software
Select the tab that reads Upgrades.
Click the first package and click CTRL+A to select all the packages.
Click Apply to begin the upgradtion process of the selected packages.
Enjoy the upgraded system.
By default OpenSuse 11.2 comes with Firefox 3.5.4 and when you run the upgrade you’ll end up having Firefox 3.5.8. However, as we all know there’s Firefox 3.6 available for sometime now. So I decided to update my Firefox to 3.6 on my OpenSuse machine. Following is what I did to upgrade to Firefox 3.6.
1. Open a terminal window and type the following command:sudo zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_11.2/ openSUSE\ 11.2\ Mozilla
Next type the following to upgrade to Firefox 3.6zypper dup -r openSUSE\ 11.2\ Mozilla
With in a few minutes (depending on More >
We all love the infamous cube in Linux. Actually to be frank this is what drove me to start using Linux. Today we are going to see how to install Nvidia graphic drivers in OpenSuse 11.2 and then enable the desktop effects to get the infamous 3D cube.
Install Nvidia graphic drivers in OpenSuse 11.2 with Gnome Desktop
1. Go to Computer > Yast
At the YaST Control Center, select Software.
Cclick Software Repositories tobring up the Configured Software Repositories Window
Click Add and add the following :
Respository Name: Nvidia
Click Next and More >