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

7) Install other softwares

Below punch of other software Apps which is not available from openSUSE & Packman repository.

Install Skype

#  Download latest Skype rpm file  #
$ sudo wget

#  Install Skype, This will install dependencies also #
$ sudo zypper install skype-

Install Viber

$ sudo wget
$ sudo zypper in viber.rpm

Install Telegram

# wget
# tar xf tsetup.0.9.13.tar.xz
# cd telegram
# ./Telegram

Install Thunderbird

$ sudo wget
$ tar -xjvf thunderbird-38.5.0.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/thunderbird/*
$ sudo mv thunderbird /opt/thunderbird/
$ sudo ln -s /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird /usr/bin/thunderbird

8) Install other Desktop Environments

Initially you had installed a different desktop environment (In my case i have installed GNOME) and want to install other desktop environment such as cinnamon, kde, xfce, lxde or mate try the below commands.

# Install KDE Desktop #
$ sudo zypper install -t pattern kde4 kde4_basis

# Install Cinnamon Desktop #
$ sudo zypper ar -r
$ sudo zypper ref
$ sudo zypper in -t pattern cinnamon

# Install MATE desktop #
$ sudo zypper ar -r
$ sudo zypper ref
$ sudo zypper in mate-desktop

# Install XFCE desktop #
$ sudo zypper install patterns-openSUSE-xfce

# Install LXDE desktop #
$ sudo zypper install patterns-openSUSE-lxde

# Install Enlightenment desktop #
$ sudo zypper install patterns-openSUSE-e17

9) Set Up Your Online Accounts

You can integrate all the online accounts into openSUSE system to access easier such as (Facebook, twitter, flickr, google & yahoo). You can do by navigating GNOME Settings –> Online Accounts.

10) Install Java

JAVA is mandatory to perform/run certain program on Linux Box. We can install it by simply running below commands.

$ sudo zypper in java-1_8_0-openjdk

Now, you will feel, your openSUSE box become user friendly. What you are thinking ? Share your valuable commands in our comment section to improve our website quality…Stay tune with 2daygeek for latest LINUX GEEKS..)

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18 Comments on “Top-10 things to do after installing openSUSE Leap 42.1 to make as user friendly”

  1. Most of those can be install in out-of-box through Yast > Online Update > Extra (top bar) > Install All Matching Recommended Packages …done!


  2. thank you so much, i use this tutorial for openSUSE leap 42.2, only change the version of packman.


  3. I think ‘x264’ from packman repository is also an important multimidia decoder.
    This one allows to see media in whatsap web, I think google music also uses it somehow. 🙂

  4. You can simply disable the auto login by removing the username from below file (Make it empty).

    # nano /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager


    1. you go to the kde system settings -> account details -> user manager then uncheck the highlighted autologin option then log in to the mate desktop, i am not sure where that login setting is but you would need to check that, then it would autologin in mate desktop

      1. Thanks for jarring my memory. Yeah for some reason, KDE tends to flicker. Mate is rock solid. I just have to dig out my usual KDE apps instead of Mates standard apps. Thanks again.

        Rod Donovan

  5. Excellent stuff – thanks for this really useful page.
    Perhaps one last thing that would make it completely awesome for me, would be instructions for how to install Sun Java rather than openJDK. I am sure it is simple enough for me to figure that out though – and perhaps everyone else is happy with OJDK!

    Best wishes!

    1. @NeonCS,
      Thanks for your prompt update which will give more energy to us. We have already covered the topic in separate article, anyhow what you instructed is good idea to add Oracle JAVA installation too. Will update the article accordingly.

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