Download openSUSE 12.3 + How to configure it?

Hello friends from DesdeLinux. Officially it has been openSUSE 12.3 distribution released :). In this post I'm going to show you how to configure this impeccable linux distribution.. Go for it.

Where do I download it from?

Dvd version

32 bit:

64 bit:

KDE Livecd

32 bit:

64 bit:

Livecd Gnome

32 bit:

64 bit:

How to configure it?

Linux friend, after installing OpenSUSE I recommend you:

Activate SUDO
Many tutorials on the internet show commands that require sudo to be enabled. To activate it they must write in the console:

Put the root password

And then write

echo ‘user ALL=(ALL) ALL’ >> /etc/sudoers

Where it says user (highlighted), put your username. Be very careful with the quotation marks, delete them and write them yourself, because if it does not work.

Add Extra Repositories:

For this we open YaST in our applications menu and we go to Software> Software Repositories and there we select «Add», in the window that appears next we choose «Community Repositories»

The wifi does not recognize you, what to do ?:

El OpenSUSE usually does not have problems with wifi. But if the solution happens to you, it is very easy. Enter the console and log in as root like this:

su (hit enter)
write your password (hit enter)

sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware (hit enter and follow the instructions)

We update the system and install the essentials such as flash, java etc and add the best of the repositories in Opensuse Pacman with:

sudo zypper update
sudo zypper install-new-recommends
sudo zypper update

To install the graphics in OpenSUSE 12.3 the only thing you have to do is go to (With a simple click on your card version they are installed automatically):



For Radeon HD5xxx and later cards:

For Radeon HD2xxx through HD4xxx cards:

Intel's are seamlessly integrated by default.


Codecs (with a simple click download and install):

for KDE:

Applications that you cannot miss (You can use YaST in Graphic Mode from the Applications Menu, «Install / Remove Software» :

gimp, k3b, vlc, rar, unace p7zip-full p7zip-rar, opera, chromium, devede, transmageddon, brazier.

After all this you have to update with this command in terminal:

sudo zypper update
sudo zypper dist-upgrade

And ready… Enjoy this distro and do not forget to comment

I leave you a video of the new openSUSE 12.3

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  1.   elendilnarsil said

    Superb guide. In my opinion and experience, this is, along with Chakra, the best distro out there at the 64-bit level. It is fast, stable and robust.

    1.    FIXOCONN said

      x64 Mint works which is a bullet.

    2.    petercheco said

      Thanks for your opinion :). Really openSUSE is one of the best 😀

      1.    elendilnarsil said

        You're welcome. For my taste, the day Chakra owns a tool like Yast, it will be the perfect distro. Of its kind, Yast is the most amazing thing on Linux.

        1.    F3niX said

          It's very good Yast, but come on man that's not the most surprising either xD

  2.   commentator said

    I prefer a multiarch distro. Deb….?

  3.   Kikilovem said

    Excellent guide but the following needs to be explained:
    How could we solve that the PC does not connect to the Internet?
    It says that it cannot connect to the server, thereby updating the system.
    GRUB does not recognize other operating systems. The Grub problem has always existed in SUSE.
    The 12..2 was going great. Why would it occur to me to switch to this new one?

    1.    petercheco said

      Enter YAST and set NetworkManager as the default network manager on your network cards. In this way you solve your network problem since the NetworkManager does not manage them by default.

    2.    petercheco said

      Once you connect to the internet with the first zypper update, it will correct the Grub problem and install updates.

  4.   edo said

    There is only one detail.
    For Radeon HD2xxx to HD4xxx cards, the proprietary driver does not work, because it supports up to Xorg 1.12, and distros have been using version 1.13 for several months.

    1.    petercheco said

      Well, they will surely solve the problem with the legacy driver with a patch as they have done with Kernel 3.7. I think it will be a matter of time .. Now, the free drivers for these cards do not work badly today 🙂

      1.    pandev92 said

        It is one thing to support the kernel and another thing to support an xorg, the only thing that can make a patch for xorg is amd. So I highly recommend that you stop buying amd, if you are going to use Linux. Nvidia at least releases new legacy drivers with support for new kernels and xorgs, but not amd.

  5.   Kikilovem said

    Until yesterday, OpenSUSE 12.2 worked perfectly on my PC. From one day to the next I install the new 12.3 distro and not only does GRUB not recognize me but it does not let me connect to the Internet.
    Solution: In the same disk space where Suse was causing me problems, I just installed Netrunner 12.12. GRUB recognizes me and I can connect perfectly to the Internet, from where I edit right now. Netrunner is a kde that I am not going to say is better than SUSE, but it is not worse either. It may not be up to date like SUSE, but it won't cause me as much trouble either. Issue solved.By the way, I have not installed any driver. I only installed with an OpenSUSE DVD and when I finished the installation GRUB did not recognize me and I could not connect to the Internet.

  6.   msx said

    Good «What to do after installing 12.3» tuto 🙂

    1.    petercheco said

      Thank you

  7.   Rots87 said

    one of the best distros that I know thanks to her I was interested in Linux ... however I stay with ArchLinux lol

  8.   truko22 said

    The video is great \ o /, I didn't know several KDE tricks that the video shows ..

  9.   Ñandekuera said

    Is it worth updating? I have 12.2 with KDE 4.10 and it works fine….

    1.    I have said

      I'm updating right now and I have the same configuration .. if I survive, I'll tell you tomorrow .. 🙂

      1.    petercheco said

        I always prefer to install from scratch to avoid bad rolls 🙂

        1.    msx said

          In the middle of 2013 and fully installing the operating system with each new version? Sounds prehistoric 😛

          1.    petercheco said

            I know that just one zypper dup is enough, but on some occasions it is better to do a clean installation than to correct the problems that may arise during the update or later with some programs .. It all depends on which is used in particular .. 🙂

  10.   Blaire pascal said

    Downloading right now to replace Fedora. Now I'll be an Arch + Gecko.

    1.    petercheco said

      Glad to see that .. One question: Why are you replacing Fedora?

    2.    Juan Carlos said

      bad people….

  11.   Ferran said

    Does OpenSuse still have the perennial problem of broken libraries? Cheers

    1.    sieg84 said

      I have been an openSUSE user since 11.0 and have never had problems with libraries.

  12.   Ñandekuera said

    I never had a problem with bookstores. What I could never get running are virtual machines. But I have it on the laptop and I don't give it much ball.

    1.    petercheco said

      You install the Virtualbox repo and problem solved.

      Repo for openSUSE 11.4, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3:

      After a: zypper update
      zypper install Virtualbox-4.2

  13.   nosferatuxx said

    Well, I tried the 12.2 and it did not attract me as mint kde and recently I tried netrunner 12.12.1 distro that starts to make noise but it felt heavier than mint. For now I'm going to transform mint kde to look like netrunner. Regards.

  14.   krel said

    I do not know if I have understood but the solution of internet problems gives me the impression that it fails.

    First, that's a script that opensuse brings to configure the free braodcom drivers. I have a laptop with that hardware and those free drivers work terrible in all the distros that I have tried, and when they work !!!

    In 2011 Broadcom released some proprietary drivers (broadcom-wl) that are phenomenal, the bad thing is that they are proprietary, but I tell you, they are perfect and better than many free drivers from atheros and other manufacturers. The downside is that you first need to have an internet connection because except for some penetration distros nobody includes it on the installation discs. In opensuse 12.2 they are in the packman repository and compiled for the different kernels that opensuse distributes. In fact, checking packman, they are already compiled for 12.3 and tumbleweed that runs with the 3.8 kernel.

    Then, opensuse 12.2 itself gave me problems with some atheros drivers, almost all free drivers come in the kernel-firmware package, so that's where you have to touch when it comes to hardware other than broadcom.

    What else. Interesting way to configure sudo. Was it to scare? To everyone who has never tried opensuse. Opensuse brings a very beast tool called YaST that is a giant control center, bigger than the one in windows and allows you to do wonders. Not even Ubuntu or Mint bring something like that, only the drakes (Mandriva and Mageia) + PClinuxOS bring something similar

    It is the typical distro that you can do without the terminal and I love that because it makes it available to everyone. I have Opensuse on all the computers in my family because honestly, it is difficult to break it and nobody gets lost in it.

    Version 12.2 works really well so I upgrade. I think the next one will be 13.1 or something like that, well we'll see each other and if not I'll take this one with evergreen support (for those who say it's only 18 months)

    Ahh, those who have the libreoffice repos, this week they went up to version 4 in case you are interested and it is quite stabilized, opensuse guarantee, (also very active libreoffice developers)

    End of the narration. If you can, you should correct the Broadcom thing, lest someone do things they don't play without knowing.

    1.    petercheco said

      Thank you in advance for your opinion, which is undoubtedly appreciated (for this we are here) :).

      Regarding the broadcom wifi drivers, I only offer official information from the openSUSE page and in this way I have never had any problem with my Broadcom bcm43xx wifi. The source where I get the information is:

      Regarding sudo and Yast .. I put the sudo configuration like this, because this way it is configured super fast without having to click the mouse from here - there all the time :). Regarding Yast, I agree with you, it is one of the best tools that openSUSE can have. It is simply amazing.

      Greetings colleague 🙂

      1.    krel said

        I know that guide because I already told you, a few months ago I turned around and a half day looking for solutions to an atheros issue and in fact, they do not have it very well expressed. At the time it was for 12.2.

        What happens is that the opensuse installer is very temperamental and sometimes generates conflicts and faulty configurations if you have connected the wifi during the installation. (It does not always happen but on several occasions it has happened to me) Not so in fedora 18, that despite the fact that this installer is horrible, when I restarted post installation it had saved the configuration perfectly.

        In my opinion I recommend not configuring the Wi-Fi during the installation, there will be time to fix it later. What is that, not all problems with wifis are given by broadcom and that is what I wanted to comment. Broadcom are the problem in 80% of the cases, but on other occasions the issue comes from the other side.

        Opensuse is a magnificent distro, if zypper seems eternal sometimes but it works very well. Then, it is enrolled in many projects like libreoffice and kde that you want it or not, they are built highly native for suse.

        The repos are huge, a bit scattered but you can build a very beastly piece of distro if the priorities are properly configured. That in debian is missing, to do apt-pinning is a hell of a mess, at least synaptic should allow handling that graphically.

        Anyway, greetings

        1.    petercheco said

          I agree with you in everything :). Users should not configure Wi-Fi during installation as it will mess up the installer: D. I always install directly (I never run live mode and from there install the system). Repos even surpass Debian and Ubuntu.
          Without a doubt openSUSE is the best there is and not only with KDE :), it is also great with xfce, gnome .. I love it.

          Greetings openSUSEro 😀

  15.   Ferran said

    OpenSuse has always seemed to me to be the fastest in installation of all the most popular distributions, one can easily "crush" an existing distribution, that was good for me when I started in GNU / Linux. But it has always kept me away as I mention the broken libraries, now I have Fedora 18 with Xfce 4.10 and previously I have made a partition for OpenSuse, we will test the KDE environment, Downloading the distribution. Cheers

  16.   Ferran said

    After having installed and restarted OpenSuse, I had problems connecting to the internet like many but I solved it by going to Yast> Network Settings> Global Settings and in this tab enable networkmanager. Regarding grub I can speculate that to install it you have to assign a partition to it, and not "crush" the previously installed system. Cheers

    1.    Chaparral said

      Hello Ferran: Could you be a little more specific in your explanation regarding Open SUSE? Well, I was trying precisely there and I didn't get anything. Regarding GRUB, I would also be interested in reading an explanation about how you managed to configure it, because I had to put a live CD and thus I managed to restore GRUB, but nothing at all regarding the Internet connection. Thanks and best regards.

  17.   Ferran said

    Releasing OpenSuse 12.3. Cheers

  18.   toniem said

    To upgrade online to openSUSE 12.3 easily, you can refer to this article:

    A greeting.

  19.   Ferran said

    @chaparral. First of all say that I am not an expert in linux and that I am a common user. Before installing OpenSuse, I had already installed Fedora 18 with Xfce 4.10, on a 715 gig capacity hard disk, and on which I allocated 400 gigs for Fedora; so I left a part free to format of 300 gigs and a bit to format later. The advice that I give you so that you have grub from the beginning is that you install OpenSuse but not on top of another operating system, you have to have already assigned its partition when installing, only in this way will the grub recognize you. Also install with the DVD version (the full version). As mentioned above OpenSuse for "foul" and in Kde does not select networkamanager, this step you have to do by hand, just follow this route. YAST >> Network Settings >> Global Options >> and select here >> User Controlled with NetworkManager. I hope that without a technical language you will solve your problems. Cheers

  20.   Chaparral said

    Well, I can't find that Network Settings option, heh heh. and I have hit Yast I do not know the turns. Having Yast there are nine options (translated into Spanish, and maybe that's why I don't understand you) namely:
    1) Software
    2) Hardware
    3) System
    4) Network Devices
    5) Network Services
    6) Security and users
    7) Virtualization
    8) Attendance, and
    9) Miscellaneous.
    I have gone through all this ad nauseam and I have not found what you are telling me. I have installed OpenSuse many times and have never run into that problem. In the next post (for not making this very long) I will tell you how I have managed to install Suse 12.3.

  21.   Ferran said

    @chaparral. Nobody is born knowing, what happens is that GNU / Linux always install them in the English language. You go to YAST >> Network Devices (4) >> Network Preferences >> Global Options >> and here you select NetworkManager. Cheers

    1.    Chaparral said

      Thanks Ferran. At last I have come to understand what you were telling me that the following modification or route suffers:
      Yast> Network devices> Network settings> Global Options> Here we mark the option «Controlled by the user through NetworkManager». I hope you are right and when the problem arises I can solve it. I saw some commands that I used and they did not work for me. Thanks and best regards.

  22.   Ferran said

    @chaparral. Sure we learn something new every day, now we have new weapons to deal with OpenSuse, as I mentioned, we would have to solve the internet connection by hand. Cheers

    1.    Chaparral said

      OK Ferran. I think that this must be a bug in the distribution that will be corrected in no time. That is why it is not recommended to install a newly released distribution. It is always convenient to wait a few days.
      A greeting.

  23.   Ferran said

    @chaparral. If you have already decided to wait for the possible bugs to be solved, I advise you to do so before installing. Cheers

    1.    petercheco said

      Well Ferran .. Now if you had to choose between Fedora and openSUSE, which one would you prefer?
      Greetings and long life to openSUSE 🙂

    2.    Chaparral said

      OK Ferran, but if I had documented myself as you say, I would not have needed to request your help to solve the problem, with which, what could you have done with the vast knowledge you have about OpenSUSE?. You could not have had to share them. I think it has been better that way, right? Thanks and best regards.

  24.   Ferran said

    They ask me which of the two distributions I would choose, I answer that I have formatted my PC, and I have installed OpenSuse again with KDE, and I have not eliminated Fedora because of its installer, but because OpenSuse offers total integration in their desktops. And I'm just a simple user, but you have to learn to "fiddle" with the systems, that's why there are the downloads of the distributions, so if you take the system with you, you can reinstall. Cheers

    1.    Chaparral said

      It is clear that you like OpenSUSE more than Fedora. I also think that in a matter of kde SUSE is more complete. It may not get along with Fedora. Although Netruner is not bad at all, and that if we take into account that it is based on Ubuntu, which is not without its grace.

  25.   Ferran said

    I think that PCliux has the desktop effects disabled, a good choice if you want to try KDE, if the problem is the resources of the PC. Cheers

  26.   Oai027 said

    I just upgraded from Kubuntu 12.10 64 bit to Open Suse. let's see what comes out ...

    1.    petercheco said

      Nothing bad 🙂

      1.    Oai027 said

        That's right, you were right !!!, 3 days with OpenSuse 12.3. Step to tell, I recognized the Nvidia Geforce drivers installing with 1 click, KDE 4.10.1 with all its transparency. works fast, fluent. I was interested in Yast, very complete, I am still discovering it. Smooth and stable performance….

  27.   Carolina said

    Very good post, I needed it. I recently installed Fedora 18 together with win 7 (I need it for work) but from the DVD version it was impossible to install it, I could only do it from the Live version. Although I had no problems with the operation, I was not very happy with the partitioning system that the installer and the startup grub have. I'm going to install Suse between today and tomorrow to see how it goes, then I'll tell you how it was = 0).

    1.    petercheco said

      OK 🙂

      1.    Carolina said

        Hello! sorry that I could not answer before as it was with the installation of OpenSuse. The installation is very simple and I had no problem installing it together with win7 on separate partitions. The only complicated thing was that I had to reinstall Grub so that it recognized the win7 installation but luckily it was very simple too, in fact, various configurations can be made from the same desktop.
        Something that I do not understand is why it is not possible to update and / or install several programs at the same time.
        Everything else works great and I love the KDE desktop it comes with.

        1.    petercheco said

          Hi .. I'm glad that everything went well for you :).

          As for the installation of packages .. You can install several packages without problems since first you search and select all the software that interests you and then you give it to apply (in the case of the add / remove programs center) or you can use the terminal in the form of zypper install program1 program2 program3 etc.

          Greetings Carolina and enjoy your openSUSE: D

          1.    Carolina said

            Thank you very much for the suggestions.
            You know I started a linux course where we are going to work and learn with Debian. When I told the teacher that I used opensuse 12.3 he told me to change to Fedora 15 because it uses the same version of the kernel or at least the kernel is not superior to 3.x. Is there so much difference between one kernel and another as to change distro and version ?.

          2.    petercheco said

            Well, there are no differences .. The kernel is basically advancing (growing) in compatibility with new hardware adding drivers and patches plus performance improvements .. I really don't understand the nonsense of your teacher at work .. Stay in your openSUSE 12.3 and Let the teacher learn before saying such nonsense :-). You can tell the teacher with all the peace of mind in the world that Debian Squeeze is about to be replaced by Debian Wheezy (its new version with 5 bugs to be solved ... that is, in one or two weeks it will be released) and it has been incorporated kernel 3.2 😀

        2.    Carolina said

          petercheco, thank you very much for your answers, they are very helpful = 0).
          I spoke with the teacher again and we agreed that it would be better to install Fedora 18 and run Debian 6 virtualized for the practices of the classes.
          I read your comment late so I already removed OpenSuse and installed Fedora 18, so now I will go to the Fedora configuration post, heh! I hope to stay with this distro a loooong time because since I bought the notebook (a little over 1 month) I think I have installed and tested about 8 distros, hehe.
          Thank you very much

          1.    petercheco said

            see if you want to install Fedora, opt for the KDE version of this .. I migrated from Gnome to KDE my Fedora since it is more stable than the Gnome version .. The configuration is the same, just don't install the Gnome packages ..

            I leave you the recommended configuration:

            We open the terminal and log in as root:

            your root password

            and update:

            yum update

            Now since java is installed by default we are going to install flash:

            For flash we go to the adobe flash page and choose the YUM version for Linux. We proceed with opening and it will be installed automatically.

            Once the repository is added, we are going to add / remove programs, look for flash and mark adobe flash.

            We apply the changes.

            Now we add these RPMFusion repository:





            Now we add this ATRPMS repository:

            32 bit:

            64 bit:

            We download the packages that correspond to our architecture and install them with a double click.

            Now we are going to install a repository priority driver to ensure the stability of your system. For this purpose there is the package yum-plugin-priorities (they install it from the add / remove programs center).

            Once installed, we only have to modify the .repo of /etc/yum.repos.d/ and adjust the priorities, where n is the priority from 1 to 99

            priority = N

            The recommended configuration is:

            fedora, fedora-updates… priority = 1

            RPMFusion and adobe… priority = 2

            Other Repos like atrpms… priority = 10

            To be able to make this modification we must have root permissions so we open terminal and write:

            your root password

            sudo dolphin

            Dolphin is opened to you and you can go to this route and modify to taste.

            Now we can update the system by opening the terminal again and typing:

            your root password

            yum update

            Now we can install our applications without problems keeping our system stable.

            Applications that you cannot miss (we install by adding / removing programs):

            yum -y install p7zip rar unrar vlc gimp qt-recordmydesktop filezilla libreoffice libreoffice-kde libreoffice-langpack-en

            yum -y remove caligra *

            With this we have our system ready to be used.

            If you want skype you can download it at this link:


            To have virtualbox in an easy way, download the repo for Fedora and copy it to the folder: /etc/yum.repos.d/

            a greeting

  28.   nico said

    very well I'm starting a greeting and thanks

  29.   nico said

    The only thing that is installed in English, then you have to update it

  30.   Hugo Nogueira said

    Greetings friend Peter. An apprentice of yours speaks to you so to speak 🙂 Let me tell you that I like the Gnome version more than KDE, in which I can't make a simple icon without it being a mess on the desktop, but hey, it's my opinion. Everyone complains about Gnome3 but so far it has not given me a problem. What I ask is if it is worth changing to 12.3 .. You will see the first time I tried OpenSUSE it was with 12.2 and it gave me a lot of trouble, since it was very slow to start and sometimes it did not start due to an error with the driver of the graphics card (I think). I got an OpenSUSE 12.1 disk and "tadan!": It turns out that it starts up in q5 seconds and shuts down in 6 seconds, and I never heard from that card can again…. That's why I'm afraid to go to 12.3 🙁

    1.    msx said

      As a rule of thumb for non-technical or professional users, if it is not essential to update, DO NOT update.

      Obviously with each new version of software, be it kernel or other system components or just any application such as the internet browser, the office suite or the audio player, there are new features available as well as fixed problems _although_ there are also new problems already times old problems resurrected.

      What you could do is try 12.3 on a Live image (CD or pendrive) and see how it works, if it works correctly you just have to make a backup of the partition where you have installed your current operating system and then install 12.3 quietly. Obviously if you have space to spare on your disk you can also choose to install 12.3 on a new partition.

    2.    petercheco said

      Hello Hugo,
      look at my opinion more or less coincides with the comment that I leave you msx, but I can say from my own experience that version 12.3 I installed it even two weeks before the official launch being a rc and I did not run into any problem, which happened in 12.1 and 12.2, so I recommend you try it on a livecd and later update without fear. Now, if you have an old ATI graphic card, do not install any proprietary driver since version 12.3 is not compatible with the old ATI legacy drivers .. Therefore keep the free drivers that work really well today and the new kernel 3.7.10 works really well :). You will notice the difference in performance in general even with a system with only one gig of ram and see that I have KDE installed: D.

      a greeting

  31.   Veto said

    Jojooooo! You say that all the drivers for Intel Wifi work ... Well yes, I tried on a Dell Inspiron 640m with Intel Wifi and it works almost without problems (it is tedious for it to connect to the network) ... But then install it on a Gateway 200-ARC also Intel Wifi and nothing that detects the wireless card, even I activate and deactivate the switch but it is the same ... I tried the terminal command and it told me that the command was not found ... What else can I do to make it work?

    1.    petercheco said

      Here are you the driver for your intel wifi ... the Intel PRO / Wireless model is a bit special:

    2.    Hugo said

      What happens friend is that you had to install a package that suse needed that does not come by default in kde to be able to use that command that our friend put there. You should try «sudo zypper in b43-fwcutter» and then our friend's command 🙂

      1.    Veto said

        Thanks to both of you ... I already realized the hard way that the firmware for intel is not there ... I connected by cable and I started looking in the repositories and I found it before I saw this but something happened because my modem I can't connect ... It stays in the "Authorization Required" dialog and the icon remains in the tray with a key ... .. And something strange because to other modems if I can ...

        1.    pandev92 said

          It may be a bug of the gnome keyring, try to connect it with yast directly instead of the network manager.

  32.   Veto said

    Oo and then something else… Which I suspect is a SUSE installation error… With CHROME the first time I open it it works perfect, but if I open it again without restarting I get the command line with some Chromium Address Table Corrupted … Am I right in thinking that it is due to an installation error? This happened to me on the Gateway that the DVD reader barely reads, and on the Dell everything runs as if nothing… ..

    The specifications are:
    -> Gateway 200ARC: Pentium M processor (Centrino) 1.5Ghz 1Mb-L2 400Mhz-FSB, Samsung 512Mb DDR266 RAM, 40Gb IDE Samsung disk (not the original because it was damaged), Pioneer DVD / CDRW combo, Intel 82855 Chipset, Sigmatel Audio STAC9752, Wireless Calexico 2 / Intel PROSet

    -> Dell Inspiron E1405: Core2Duo 1.83Ghz 2Mb-L2 667MHz-FSB processor, Kingston 3Gb DDR2-800 RAM, Fujitsu 60Gb SATA7200 disk (secondary disk I am testing with), Philips Super-Multi DVD + RW, Intel GM945 Chipset, Sigmatel Audio STAC92XX, Wireless Intel 3945

    1.    pandev92 said

      probably yes

  33.   Veto said

    Nasty again ... Any ... Well, something to remove or not to slow down SUSE?

    1.    Veto said

      And why don't I get the SUSE logo ??? 🙁

        1.    Veto said

          Ok and for how slow? Let's see if the SUSE logo now appears… ..

          1.    cat said

            It would be something like this:
            Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Opensuse; Linux i686; rv:20.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/20.0
            The user agent depends on the operating system you use

          2.    cat said

            en about:config there is a search engine (the top bar), search general.useragent.override, click on modify and paste the code that I put above 😀

  34.   if said

    Hello, it is a great guide :), I hope you can help me, I have a problem. When I click on the user menu and again I click on settings (all this in opensuse 12.3 with gnome 3.7) the cursor shows that something is loading, for a few seconds it stays like this but instead of showing the settings, the screen is striped diagonally and at that moment I can not use any peripherals and I can only turn off the pc with the power button, I had a similar problem with fedora 18 and I could solve it by changing the grub boot option using another kernel, already that this fedora started with kernel 3.8 and it caused me conflicts, I changed it to 3.6 and the problem disappeared. I wanted to do the same in opensuse but this distro only has one kernel, 3.7.

    Any suggestions or help? please: 9

    Until now it only happens when I do that or I am in the gnome shell for a long time but I can open some applications and that error does not happen to me.
    Thank you

    1.    petercheco said


      well by default openSUSE uses the kernel-defeault and it is the one that stops giving these problems since it is not optimized for your system.

      So if you have a rogue desktop or laptop install the kernel-desktop:

      And your problem will be solved :).

      If you see that it happens again, install this package as well:

      a greeting

  35.   Rusbel said

    It is very good for me because it is my first time to install opensuse to my pc, but I still need to install the drives thanks.

    1.    petercheco said

      You're welcome 🙂

  36.   Vleo said

    Install open Suse but it does not connect the Internet but if the network device is detected, I do not know how to configure it, thank you for explaining how and if it is possible to know where there is a manual, thank you.

    1.    petercheco said

      Here is the guide to activate the Network Manager in openSUSE. This is the official guide: