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Community Repositories

Although the openSuSE 11.2 has over 4 compressed gigabytes of software, all openSuSE users are familiar with downloading more packages from the Internet. Particularly if you want to play DVDs and some other media formats. The required software (a full version of xine, mplayer etc.) is usually downloaded from the `Packman repository'. This repository is easily added after the initial installation using YaST (YaST -- Software -- Software Repositories -- Add -- Community Repositories -- Next). At the time of writing, just a few days after the openSuSE 11.2 release, I am still waiting for ATI to provide a repository for ATI graphics cards (the fglrx package).



David Fong 2011-01-25