Top-10 things to do after installing openSUSE Leap 42.1 to make as user friendly

openSUSE Leap 42.1 was out. we have already prepared article for openSUSE upgrade from openSUSE 13.2 to openSUSE Leap 42.1 & openSUSE Leap 42.1 Review. Also we prepared article for LAMP installation in openSUSE Leap 42.1. It’s not enough to make your Desktop as user friendly. We have to tweak & adjust some settings and install additional software’s to make your Desktop easier as well as better performance for more user friendly.

1) Check for updates

Make sure your system upto date. How to check and do ? It’s very simply, you can do by hitting below command on your terminal. It will ask you to enter the sudo password to perform the update, here you can see how much MB/KB going to upgrade, its purely depends on your system packages which you have installed.

# Updating packages to latest version #
$ sudo zypper update
$ sudo zypper up

2) Enable extra repositories

openSUSE ships with official repositories & components which will not included some important packages due to licensing and patent issues. packman is community repository offers various additional packages for openSUSE, especially but not limited to multimedia related applications and libraries. It’s the largest external repository of openSUSE packages. Packman is comprised of the following four repositories

  • Essentials: provides codecs for audio and video player applications
  • Multimedia: contains many more multimedia related applications
  • Extra: additional non multimedia related applications, mostly network related
  • Games: games packages
# Enable Packman repository #
$ sudo zypper ar -f -n packman packman


Magesh Maruthamuthu

Love to play with all Linux distribution

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