OpenSUSE 15.x Post Install Guide Part 1 (Software Installation)

WIP (Work In progress)…

This is my personal guide for post install OpenSUSE with KDE for developing/hacking, everything as root…


First step… update your system and allow vendor change policy:

zypper update
sed -i 's/# solver.allowVendorChange = false/solver.allowVendorChange = true/g' /etc/zypp/zypp.conf

Now, install the following repos (depending on your needs):

# for google chrome:
zypper ar --refresh Google-Chrome
# for google repos:
rpm --import
# For security software:
zypper ar --refresh
# Graphics:
zypper ar --refresh
# For Snapd:
zypper ar --refresh snappy
# For Codecs...
zypper ar --refresh -cfp 90 -n Packman packman

Then, you may want to install snapd (many software is available trough snapd), proceed as follows, execute each one by one:

zypper install snapd
systemctl enable --now snapd
systemctl enable --now snapd.apparmor

Virtualization / Containers:

Here are many options for containerization/virtualization:

LXC (Containers):

zypper install lxc

QEMU Tools (manage virtual machine images):

zypper install qemu-tools

Win32 Binary Emulation (WINE):

zypper install wine winetricks

If you want to add a virtualization software, here is the recipe:

Internet Tools:

Installing google-chrome (stable) as browser:

zypper install google-chrome-stable


zypper install transmission-gtk

Sysadmin tools:

Console Tools:

zypper install htop tmux dialog zenity ioping iotop lshw busybox

# ShInstallify (by me)
wget -O /usr/bin/
chmod 0755 /usr/bin/

Network Tools:

zypper install iptstate iptraf-ng openvpn easy-rsa net-tools-deprecated bridge-utils telnet lftp stunnel wget whois

Disk, File & File Systems Management:

zypper install partclone gparted unetbootin filelight mc p7zip-full unrar k3b sshfs pv kpartx cifs-utils smartmontools mlocate dc3dd dd_rescue dd_rescue-crypt dd_rescue-lzo

Remote administration access:

zypper install virt-manager rdesktop remmina remmina-plugin-rdp remmina-plugin-spice remmina-plugin-vnc remmina-plugin-exec remmina-plugin-xdmcp putty x3270 tn5250 vinagre vino krfb

Developer tools:

Visual Studio Code:

snap install code --classic

Android Studio & tools:

snap install android-studio --classic
zypper install android-tools android-tools-bash-completion

APK Tool:

snap install apktool

Debugging / Reversing Tools (for C++ and others):

zypper install strace ltrace gdb valgrind # radare2

Development basis for C/C++ (like g++, git and some useful libs) :

zypper install -t pattern devel_basis
zypper install -t pattern devel_C_C++
zypper install poco-devel cmake3-full libboost_*1_66*devel jsoncpp-devel ninja

Development basis for C#/.NET:

zypper install -t pattern devel_mono


zypper install upx

Database Libs

zypper install sqlite3-devel postgresql-devel libmariadb-devel

Database Clients

zypper install sqlite3 pgadmin4 sqlitebrowser

AppImage Tools:

wget -O /usr/local/bin/appimagetool
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/appimagetool

Security & Hacking Tools:

Password Management:

zypper install seahorse keepassxc yubikey-manager-qt apg

Encryption & Privacy:

zypper install veracrypt kgpg sweeper

Network tools:

zypper install nmap hping wireshark tcpdump tcpreplay # aircrack-ng

Other tools:

zypper install okteta dhex

Office & Multimedia tools:


zypper install libreoffice dia
# If you want additional language, like spanish (es), remove the # and execute:
# zypper install libreoffice-l10n-es

Scanner & Camera:

# Scanner apps:
zypper install skanlite xsane cheese
# Video4Linux:
zypper install v4l2loopback-kmp-default v4l2loopback-autoload v4l2loopback-utils v4l-utils


# PDF:
zypper install pdftk okular

Audio Control:

zypper install pavucontrol


snap install spotify

Image Manipulation:

zypper install ImageMagick kolourpaint gimp gimp-plugin-lqr # gimp-plugin-resynthesizer jpegoptim

# More nice stuff (latest Digikam, ART ), you can use the AppImage...
# -
# -

# Vectorial:
zypper install inkscape

# More stuff
zypper install kipi-plugins

3D Models:

# Design:
zypper install blender freecad
# 3d printing:
zypper install cura


# Play:
zypper install vlc vlc-codecs mpv 
# Creation:
zypper install vokoscreenNG kdenlive
# Plugins:
zypper install gstreamer-plugins-base gstreamer-plugins-good  gstreamer-plugins-libav gstreamer-plugins-ugly # gstreamer-plugins-bad

Printer (HP):

zypper install hplip

Look and feel:

Common Drivers / Video Acceleration:

zypper install intel-vaapi-driver

If you have nvidia drivers, follow the official guide (in this case, I used G06, but depends on your videocard):

zypper ar --refresh '$releasever' NVIDIA
zypper install --auto-agree-with-licenses x11-video-nvidiaG06
zypper install nvidia-glG06


zypper install suse-prime bbswitch-kmp-default
zypper remove xf86-video-nouveau
zypper install  xf86-video-intel

cd /etc/uefi/certs
for i in *; do mokutil -i $i; done

# This key is not installed by default in new systems, but bbswitch still uses it:
cd /tmp
rpm2cpio openSUSE-signkey-cert-20210302-lp153.1.1.x86_64.rpm | cpio -idmv 
cd /tmp/etc/uefi/certs/
for i in *; do mokutil -i $i; done


# For switching the graphic card to the Integrated Card (eg. intel), execute as root:
prime-select intel
# now, logout from X and get back... 

Other GUI Applications:

zypper install kwrite

Fonts & Look:

zypper install deepin-icon-theme fontforge menulibre papirus-icon-theme qt5ct bitstream-vera-fonts fetchmsttfonts

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