Preface

Tumbleweed install, using USB Live Plasma, was succeed.

Still on July. I finally get a chance to experience OpenSUSE. I choose the rolling release caled Tumbleweed. And I plan to use it for few years in my Office. This is my third Linux Partition after Debian and Fedora in my PC in my Office.

First Impression

Surprisingly the installment was succeed. There are few things in my experience.

  • Each install, download a huge amount from the internet, about 4 Gigabytes.

  • My bad, I mistakenly install i586 version instead of x86_64 version. So I have to redownload the USB stick installer, and also download aout 4GB installation package.

  • My first install using i586, I skipped network configuration. And that confused me while I configure later. But it fixed using YaST while doing x86_64 install.

This openSUSE utilize BTRFS in root /, and XFS at /home. I’m very happy that I finally get my first non ext4, but I haven’t got any time to explore them yet.

Tumbleweed YaST Install

openSUSE installation using YaST as shown in figure above. I haven’t explore YaST yet.

One thing for sure while install. No need to touch command line.


Post Install

Repository Check

$ zypper lr -r
Repository priorities are without effect. All enabled repositories share the same priority.

# | Alias               | Name                        | Enabled | GPG Check | Refresh
--+---------------------+-----------------------------+---------+-----------+--------
1 | openSUSE-20170721-0 | openSUSE-20170721-0         | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes    
2 | repo-debug          | openSUSE-Tumbleweed-Debug   | No      | ----      | ----   
3 | repo-non-oss        | openSUSE-Tumbleweed-Non-Oss | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes    
4 | repo-source         | openSUSE-Tumbleweed-Source  | No      | ----      | ----   
5 | repo-update         | openSUSE-Tumbleweed-Update  | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes   

Playing with Package

$ sudo zypper up
$ sudo zypper in clementine
$ sudo zypper in vlc
$ sudo zypper in mpv
$ sudo zypper in gstreamer-plugins-ugly
$ sudo zypper in ffmpeg

Codec not supported:
VLC could not decode the format "h264" (H264 - MPEG-4 AVC (part 10))
Codec not supported:
VLC could not decode the format "mp4a" (MPEG AAC Audio)

It seems to be that it need packman repository.

Enable Packman repository

$ sudo zypper ar -f -n packman http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/ packman

And finally get it installed

$ sudo zypper in vlc-codecs
$ sudo zypper in mplayer
$ sudo zypper in smplayer
$ sudo zypper install k3b-codecs ffmpeg lame phonon-backend-vlc phonon4qt5-backend-vlc vlc-codecs

More Package

$ sudo zypper in htop fish powerline git rfkill sddm inkscape

It all done successfully.


Zypper

Zypper use abbreviation, to make the command shorter.

  • repos (lr)

  • install (in)

  • update (up)

  • dist-upgrade (dup)

For more information use the manual and type / to search.

$ man zypper

I’m doing zypper dup in tumbleweed as suggested from the community. It seems interesting that zypper ask user about license. I respect license, so I type yes.

$ sudo zypper dup
Warning: ...
...
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Computing distribution upgrade...

The following 26 NEW packages are going to be installed:
  ...

The following 75 applications are going to be REMOVED:
  ...
                                                                                                       
The following 8 packages are going to be REMOVED:                                                        
  ...
                                                                                                           
The following 653 packages are going to be upgraded:                                                       
  ...

This is a screenshot for anyone who curious about openSUSE. After about a week leaving tumbleweed installation in peace and suddenly running zypper dup.

Zypper Distribution Upgrade

I found something interesting that zypper have. I have nerver seen this in APT nor ALPM nor DNF nor Portage nor Slackpkg.

$ zypper ps - s

Zypper Process


BTRFS

I have never used BTRFS. For that reason, this /etc/fstab looks interesting.

UUID=23342d48-c3be-402c-b049-b3e9ddeafbc0 /boot                ext4       errors=remount-ro     0 1
UUID=c114d95e-bc0a-4b41-a2db-abd21aa9850f /                    btrfs      defaults              0 0
UUID=0095473d-ae63-4722-8350-f5716e5df333 /home                xfs        defaults              1 2
UUID=b623e30b-c7a5-4f99-a250-45372da4c5b4 swap                 swap       defaults              0 0
UUID=c114d95e-bc0a-4b41-a2db-abd21aa9850f /boot/grub2/i386-pc  btrfs      subvol=@/boot/grub2/i386-pc 0 0
UUID=c114d95e-bc0a-4b41-a2db-abd21aa9850f /boot/grub2/x86_64-efi btrfs      subvol=@/boot/grub2/x86_64-efi 0 0
UUID=c114d95e-bc0a-4b41-a2db-abd21aa9850f /opt                 btrfs      subvol=@/opt          0 0
UUID=c114d95e-bc0a-4b41-a2db-abd21aa9850f /srv                 btrfs      subvol=@/srv          0 0
UUID=c114d95e-bc0a-4b41-a2db-abd21aa9850f /tmp                 btrfs      subvol=@/tmp          0 0
UUID=c114d95e-bc0a-4b41-a2db-abd21aa9850f /usr/local           btrfs      subvol=@/usr/local    0 0
UUID=c114d95e-bc0a-4b41-a2db-abd21aa9850f /var/cache           btrfs      subvol=@/var/cache    0 0
UUID=c114d95e-bc0a-4b41-a2db-abd21aa9850f /var/crash           btrfs      subvol=@/var/crash    0 0
UUID=c114d95e-bc0a-4b41-a2db-abd21aa9850f /var/lib/libvirt/images btrfs      subvol=@/var/lib/libvirt/images 0 0
UUID=c114d95e-bc0a-4b41-a2db-abd21aa9850f /var/lib/machines    btrfs      subvol=@/var/lib/machines 0 0
UUID=c114d95e-bc0a-4b41-a2db-abd21aa9850f /var/lib/mailman     btrfs      subvol=@/var/lib/mailman 0 0
UUID=c114d95e-bc0a-4b41-a2db-abd21aa9850f /var/lib/mariadb     btrfs      subvol=@/var/lib/mariadb 0 0
UUID=c114d95e-bc0a-4b41-a2db-abd21aa9850f /var/lib/mysql       btrfs      subvol=@/var/lib/mysql 0 0
UUID=c114d95e-bc0a-4b41-a2db-abd21aa9850f /var/lib/named       btrfs      subvol=@/var/lib/named 0 0
UUID=c114d95e-bc0a-4b41-a2db-abd21aa9850f /var/lib/pgsql       btrfs      subvol=@/var/lib/pgsql 0 0
UUID=c114d95e-bc0a-4b41-a2db-abd21aa9850f /var/log             btrfs      subvol=@/var/log      0 0
UUID=c114d95e-bc0a-4b41-a2db-abd21aa9850f /var/opt             btrfs      subvol=@/var/opt      0 0
UUID=c114d95e-bc0a-4b41-a2db-abd21aa9850f /var/spool           btrfs      subvol=@/var/spool    0 0
UUID=c114d95e-bc0a-4b41-a2db-abd21aa9850f /var/tmp             btrfs      subvol=@/var/tmp      0 0

Conclusion

I finally happy using openSUSE. Better late than never.

I must admit I know nothing about YaST nor zypper nor BTRFS. I need time to experience these interesting stuff.

Thank you for Reading