Upgrade to KDE 4.10 in openSUSE 12.2

KDE 4.10 is out and some users waited for it eagerly might had already updated to it, but if not yet it’s time to upgrade.

http://kde.org/announcements/4.10/

plasma-tasks
This how to will cover openSUSE 12.2, there are no repos for 12.1 at the time of writing this.
Open terminal, become root by su –  and type to add the following repos.
Before adding the repos, please disbale the other KDE repos like KDE 4.9 etc.

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zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Release:/410/openSUSE_12.2/ KDER410
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/KDE_Release_410_openSUSE_12.2/ KDE-ExtraR410

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Now run ref to refresh the repos:

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zypper ref

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Upgrade by either:

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zypper dup

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OR

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zypper dup –from KDER410
zypper dup –from KDE-ExtraR410

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And that’s it.

Mount Google(LG) Nexus 4 in openSUSE 12.1 KDE 4.9.x

Note: This guide will work in openSUSE 12.2 as well. Share your thoughts about openSUSE 12.2 and KDE in the comments section.

1st of just make sure that libusb-1_0-0 is installed, if not just install it from terminal. Fire up terminal and become root by su – ,

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zypper in libusb-1_0-0 libusb-1_0-devel
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Time to install kio-mtp. I will suggest to use repo rather than installing it from source. I have managed to find few repos and used this one:
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/mlin7442/openSUSE_12.2/ [Repo is dead]. If you are on 12.3, it’s available in the default repos.
Just open YaST and add it through software repositories. OR
Choose other repo from here:
http://software.opensuse.org/package/kio-mtp?search_term=kio-mtp

Switch to terminal in root mode and type:

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zypper in kio-mtp
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Note: Don’t worry about the openSUSE version, it works well with openSUSE 12.1 too.

Now let’s enable Usb debugging in nexus 4. Go to settings, and tap on About Phone, and tap seven times Build Number. Developer mode will be activated, tap on it and enable usb debugging.
Now connect your phone through usb cable and you will be prompted for a device to mount.
WAIT: Before clicking to mount it, please unlock your phone if it is locked.

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Hope this worked for you. Share your experience in the comments section below.

I am trying to mount it in Gnome, but have no success so far. Will write another article if got it working.

Mounted it successfully in Gnome: Mount Google(LG) Nexus 4 in openSUSE 12.2 Gnome 3.6.x

openSUSE 12.2 is OUT

Hi folks, we have some good news today. openSUSE team released the awaiting release 12.2 while ago. It comes with a lot of improvements, new/latest applications and latest desktop environments. Some of the key features:

  • Kernel 3.4
  • GRUB 2
  • Gnome 3.4
  • KDE 4.8.4
  • XFCE 4.10
  • XOrg 1.12
  • LibreOffice 3.5
  • And many more goodies

Opensuse-12.2-en-kde-widgets

Screen shots and Features page

openSUSE 12.2 Portal

Announcement page

Download page

Download from gwdg mirrors

Got issues, check out openSUSE forums

Have a lot of fun!

KDE 4.9 is OUT, How to upgrade in openSUSE

Kde team proudly announced the new release of KDE plasma workspace and platform with new features and improvements. Some of the noticeable features include Dolphin File Manager, Konsole X Terminal Emulator, Activities, and the KWin Window Manager. If you are openSUSE user with KDE desktop, you will be interested to update to this new release.

Read the announcement for new features and improvements.

kde49-desktop

If you want to upgrade your openSUSE machine to this new release, this will be quite simple if you previously did any upgrading process. But no worries, i will make it simple if you did not upgrade before even. Before adding the repos below, please make sure that you had disabled other KDE repos like 4.8 or 4.7 etc.

1- Open YaST -> software repositories and add the following repos for you openSUSE box:

openSUSE 12.1:

http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Release:/49/openSUSE_12.1/

http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/KDE_Release_49_openSUSE_12.1/

2- From here on, you can follow two steps to upgrade, either by YaST software management by switching the packages OR by terminal[best way].

Now open terminal, become root by su – and type:

zypper dup –from KDE-R49 && KDE-RE49

KDE-R49 and KDE-RE49 are the repos name which you just added in step 1, it can be different in your case[as you will name it].

Good luck with the upgrade process.

KDE 4.9 RC2 is OUT

Hi folks and KDE lovers, KDE team proudly announced the 2nd RC for upcoming release of KDE 4.9. This will be the bug fix release to most of the apps and libraries. Some of the notable changes in KDE 4.9 are:

  • The Dolphin file manager has improved its display and sorting and searching based on metadata. Files can now be renamed inline, giving a smoother user experience.
  • Deeper integration of Activities for files, windows and other resources: Users can now more easily associate files and windows with an Activity, and enjoy a more properly organized workspace. Folderview can now show files related to an Activity, making it easier to organize files into meaningful contexts.

openSUSE users can get it from the unstable repos. Checkout this guide for upgrading process.

http://www.kde.org/announcements/announce-4.9-rc2.php

http://www.kde.org/info/4.8.97.php

http://bugs.kde.org/

KDE 4.9 Beta 2 is here

KDE team announced the second beta for upcoming 4.9 series with more feature and fixes. The noticeable features are dolphin, activities and plasma desktop. Beside that there are also bug fixes which make the transition smoother than beta 1. If you are openSUSE user and would like to give it a test drive and report bugs, add unstable repos, more here.

  • The Dolphin file manager has improved its display and sorting and searching  based on metadata.
  • Deeper integration of Activities for files, windows and other resources.
  • Qt Quick in Plasma Workspaces — Qt Quick is continuing to make its way into  the Plasma Workspaces.
  • Many performance improvements and bugfixes improve the overall user  experience.

Announcement page

Bugzilla page