First step was to install the new release on my desktop - openSUSE 11.4 looks really, really good!
No hassles during installation at all, took about 20mins from DVD.
Here's what I did after installation:
I prefer using sudo, so setup sudo via visudo and tell KDE to use sudo
kwriteconfig --file kdesurc --group super-user-command --key super-user-command sudo
Add yourself as a PolicyKit administrator
Open krunner (Alt+F2) -> type "global policy" -> open "Global Policy Configuration", add users/groups as required. Now you'll be asked for your password instead of root's, just like sudo.
Install subpixel hinting, and tell everything to use DejaVu fonts as defaults
sudo zypper ar -f --repo http://repos.opensuse-community.org/subpixel/openSUSE_11.4/Subpixel.repo sudo zypper in fontconfig-feature-subpixel-hinting freetype2-feature-subpixel-hinting
Get Yakuake working and enable autostart - can't live without it!
sudo zypper in yakuake cp /usr/share/applications/kde4/yakuake.desktop ~/.kde4/Autostart
Install nvidia proprietary drivers (though I was impressed how well nouveau was working this release)
sudo zypper ar -f http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.4 nvidia sudo zypper in x11-video-nvidiaG02
Setup ssh-agent for passwordless SSH logins (take note of bnc#682897)
echo >~/.kde4/Autostart/ssh-add.sh <<EOF #!/bin/sh /usr/bin/ssh-add </dev/null EOF echo >~/.kde4/shutdown/ssh-agent.sh <<EOF #!/bin/sh /usr/bin/ssh-agent -k EOF chmod +x ~/.kde4/Autstart/ssh-add.sh ~/.kde4/shutdown/ssh-agent.sh
Disable 32bit Flash player and install 64bit preview
sudo zypper al flash-player sudo zypper rm -u nspluginwrapper cd Downloads wget -c http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/flashplayer10_2_p3_64bit_linux_111710.tar.gz cd /usr/lib64/browser-plugins sudo tar xzf ~/Downloads/flashplayer10_2_p3_64bit_linux_111710.tar.gz sudo chown root:root libflashplayer.so sudo chmod 755 libflashplayer.so
Add Packman Essentials and install needed codecs, and switch to Xine Phonon backend for amarok equaliser.
sudo zypper ar -f --repo http://packman.inode.at/suse/11.4/Essentials/packman-essentials.repo sudo zypper in libxine1-codecs w32codec-all phonon-backend-xineNote the .repo file always points to packman.inode.at, no matter which mirror you get it from - you can change to a different packman mirror by editing /etc/zypp/repos.d/packman.repo.
Install the Firefox 4.0 theme Oxygen KDE and fiddle with the many settings. Firefox 4.0 is awesomely fast, and looks really slick.
Finally we have this beautiful result!