Saturday, July 12, 2014

OpenSUSE 13.1 Post Install

UPDATE: Gist for Install

I can't help help it - with this little netbook, and the SSD, I try the latest Fedora, Ubuntu, Elementary OS, Linux Mint. I keep coming back to OpenSUSE Gnome, which is my daily driver at work.

OpenSUSE 13.1 install took less that 15 minutes on a netbook, with a USB stick and an SSD.

USB Installation:

Gnome Extensions

Messaging Menu
Dash to dock

Install Sonar Theme

Gnome3 Adwaita title bars are way two thick. Sonar puts a smaller/darker title bar.

Install Chromium and Midori

Midori does an adequate impression of Safari/iPhone rendering.

Install Geany and plugins

Great all-purpose code editor with symbol browser


Don't forget the power of GEdit and external tools

Install dbvis


Ctrl-D to create your first bookmark,  after that you can d-n-d.

Change the Nautilus location bar to show location instead of buttons:
>  gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences always-use-location-entry true

Add back new document menu: touch /Templates/text.txt

Note: Screenshot behavior has changed. It downloads immediately instead of opening or putting into clipboard, but has a lot of options. SEE more details.


I was going to make a separate post about setting up my webdev environment, but openSUSE patterns make it too easy.

Install  Pattern - Web and Lamp Server

Takes care of installing common php/mysql stuff, more.

Go to yast/http server to configure/start
It seems like it used to setup sftp/ssh for me, but struggling this time. I'm just using ftp.

PHP Extensions
php openssl

Composer -

curl -sS | php mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer


 Use Tweak UI to add back minimize and maximize buttons


Bill said...

What about right-click open in terminal?

Bill said...

What are you default settings for Geany?