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Install KDE software
To install KDE software we recommend using the means of your distribution. Here is how you find your distribution's name.
like thisthat is something that you need to type in, exactly as it appears there.
Using Package Managers
You find openSUSE's package management tool in thetab of the start menu. Open that and click on the icon to start the package manager.
Use the search field to find the package that you wish to install; you can search on the package name or the package description, and you only need to enter part of the name. You will then be presented with a list of packages matching your search. Click the selection boxes for the packages to to be installed and then click this page for more on package management and openSUSE.. See
Alternatively, you can use KPackageKit for installing software in openSUSE.
yumex will start the graphical package manager. When you start it, the first thing it will do is check to see whether you need any updates. Usually it is best to accept all the updates. If you click on Groups above the file list you will see it re-ordered, showing how a group of packages can be installed by a single click. Look for the cursor in the left panel, touching the arrow:
Clicking on the arrow-head rotates it,listing the package options for that group. This is where you can install the base KDE if it wasn't installed originally.
From the command line
If you find that using a package manager is unbearably slow, you will want to use command-line installation. This is much faster, but the disadvantage is that you need to know the exact name of the package you want to install. Each system has helpful commands for searching, for instance, so try using the first word of install command below, with --help appended. As an example,
yum --help will list the commands you can use for Fedora, but they are many and can be confusing at first.
With openSUSE you install software using zypper
for example to install KWrite you will open a console and enter
zypper in kwrite. In older installations of openSUSE, yast was used like this:
yast -i kwrite. You can still use yast if you prefer.