What to do after installing openSUSE Leap 15.1

Suse Linux

This guide serves as a reminder for me when I go to install SUSE again. I am not going to show how to install it, that is available all over the net. What I will describe is what I did after install to get my workstation back up and running with what I need to do JavaScript and Python development.

My system {{< fontawesome suse >}} : Asus x86_64 Grub2 Kernel 4.12 openSUSE Leap 15.1 KDE 5.55 Plasma 5.12



Note: You are going to have to backup your current files to another partition like I did or you could use an external drive or USB stick. I keep my console files in a GitHub repo, see Bash below.

The main things I backed up were:

  • ~/bin/
  • ~/.config/sublime-text-3/Packages/User/
  • ~/.hgrc
  • ~/.s3cfg
  • ~/.gitconfig
  • ~/.scrapinghub.yml


enable sshd
open ssh port


Here is my list of things I had to do to after the install to get up and running with a fresh SUSE.

$ cat /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME="openSUSE Leap 15.1"


First update SUSE with any recent security fixes

$ sudo zypper refresh
$ sudo zypper update


$ sudo vim /etc/hostname

$ sudo vim /etc/hosts       localhost       varan cowboy

{{< fontawesome terminal >}} Konsole

do not show menu by default

{{< fontawesome hashtag >}}! Scripts

Restore ~/bin/

{{< fontawesome chart-area >}} System Monitor

Came pre-installed with KDE System Monitor (ksysguard 5.12.8)

{{< fontawesome firefox-browser >}} Firefox

Use dark theme

about:addons -> Themes

Update search engine to Duck Duck Go:

about:preferences#search -> Default Search Engine

Do not warn when closing multiple tabs:


Search: "browser.tabs.warn"

    browser.tabs.warnOnClose `false`
    browser.tabs.warnOnCloseOtherTabs `false`

{{< fontawesome key >}} Keys

Install ssh keys



$ ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "stav@varan"
$ eval "$(ssh-agent -s)"
$ ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa
$ cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh stav@cowboy 'cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys'

Manually copy contents of ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub to GitHub & Bitbucket.

GitHub {{< fontawesome github-alt >}}

BitBucket {{< fontawesome bitbucket >}}

Cowboy {{< fontawesome hat-cowboy-side >}}

Authorize user in VPN:

$ cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh stav@cowboy 'cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys'

Setup git repos:

$ /srv/git/almeroth.git$ git init --bare

{{< fontawesome sitemap >}} Hugo

It’s good to update this document as I’m installing.

Clone Repository

$ git clone git@github.com:stav/steven.michael.git ~/Public
$ git submodule update --init --recursive

Install Hugo Extended Version

The Academic theme needs the extended version.

If you run Hugo but get an error like this:

$ hugo
Building sites ERROR: failed to transform resource:
TOCSS: failed to transform "main_parsed.scss" (text/x-scss):
this feature is not available in your current Hugo version,
see https://goo.gl/YMrWcn

then you need the extended version.

Download and extract the Hugo extended version, see Assets (hugo_extended_0.64.0_Linux-64bit.tar.gz).

$ sudo cp /home/stav/Downloads/hugo /usr/local/bin

{{< fontawesome edit >}} Sublime Text

Sublime Text is an excellent editor.


$ sudo rpm -v --import https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-rpm-pub.gpg
$ sudo zypper addrepo -g -f https://download.sublimetext.com/rpm/stable/x86_64/sublime-text.repo
$ sudo zypper update
$ sudo zypper install sublime-text


Add under help menu.

----- BEGIN LICENSE -----
Steven Almeroth
Single User License
EA7E-... 104B
------ END LICENSE ------

Package Control

You want Package Control from wbond.

Install Package Control

Command Pallate (shft-ctrl-p) -> Install Package Control

Install packages

Restore the following file from your backup and Package Control will automatically install all missing packages:

  • ~/.config/sublime-text-3/Packages/User/Package Control.sublime-settings

          "Package Control",
          "Pretty JSON",
          "Python Pretty Print",
          "Theme - SoDaReloaded",
          "Vue Syntax Highlight"

Then restart SublimeText.

Copy Files

Copy remaining backup files to ~/.config/sublime-text-3/Packages/User/

Do not copy these:

  • User/Package Control.cache/
  • User/Package Control.last-run
  • User/Package Control.merged-ca-bundle
  • User/Package Control.user-ca-bundle

{{< fontawesome code-branch >}} Sublime Merge

I also now use Sublime Merge from the same people.


$ sudo rpm -v --import https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-rpm-pub.gpg
$ sudo zypper addrepo -g -f https://download.sublimetext.com/rpm/stable/x86_64/sublime-text.repo
$ sudo zypper install sublime-merge

{{< fontawesome code >}} Development

sudo zypper in git-core meld
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/python3 /usr/bin/python

{{< fontawesome file-video >}} Codecs

sudo zypper addrepo -f http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Leap_15.1/ packman
sudo zypper addrepo -f http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/openSUSE_Leap_15.1/ dvd
sudo zypper install --allow-vendor-change ffmpeg lame gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-ugly-orig-addon gstreamer-plugins-libav libavdevice56 libavdevice58 libdvdcss2 vlc-codecs
sudo zypper dup --allow-vendor-change --from http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Leap_15.1/

{{< fontawesome terminal >}} Bash

$ git clone git@github.com:stav/dotbash.git ~/.bash

Install bash_it

$ git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/Bash-it/bash-it.git ~/.bash_it
$ ~/.bash_it/install.sh  # keep existing `.bashrc` and append templates (y)
Install Powerline theme


$ mkdir ~/Public/powerline
$ cd ~/Public/powerline
$ git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/powerline/fonts.git
$ ./fonts/install.sh
$ wget https://github.com/powerline/powerline/raw/develop/font/PowerlineSymbols.otf
$ wget https://github.com/powerline/powerline/raw/develop/font/10-powerline-symbols.conf
$ mv PowerlineSymbols.otf ~/.local/share/fonts/
$ fc-cache -vf ~/.local/share/fonts/
$ mkdir -p ~/.config/fontconfig/conf.d/
$ mv 10-powerline-symbols.conf ~/.config/fontconfig/conf.d/

Close all Terminal instances

Copy files

stav@thelatae:~$ ll .bash_links/
.bash-it.bash -> /home/stav/.bash-it.bash
.bash_projects -> /home/stav/.bash_projects
.bashrc -> /home/stav/.bashrc

{{< fontawesome star >}} Snap

$ sudo zypper addrepo --refresh https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/system:/snappy/openSUSE_Leap_15.0 snappy
$ sudo zypper --gpg-auto-import-keys refresh
$ sudo zypper dup --from snappy
$ sudo zypper install snapd
$ sudo systemctl enable snapd
$ sudo systemctl start snapd
$ sudo snap install snap-store

{{< fontawesome play-circle >}} Applications

$ sudo zypper install gimp mpv
$ sudo snap install brave bluemail telegram-desktop

{{< fontawesome node-js >}} Node

We don’t install from vendor packages because they are only on version 10 and we want 12.

Install nvm {{< fontawesome window-restore >}}

wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nvm-sh/nvm/v0.35.2/install.sh | bash

Now use nvm to install node:

$ nvm ls-remote |grep Latest
     v4.9.1   (Latest LTS: Argon)
    v6.17.1   (Latest LTS: Boron)
    v8.17.0   (Latest LTS: Carbon)
   v10.19.0   (Latest LTS: Dubnium)
   v12.15.0   (Latest LTS: Erbium)

$ nvm install 12.15.0
Downloading and installing node v12.15.0

$ node -v

$ npm version
  npm: '6.13.4',
  ares: '1.15.0',
  brotli: '1.0.7',
  cldr: '35.1',
  http_parser: '2.9.3',
  icu: '64.2',
  llhttp: '2.0.4',
  modules: '72',
  napi: '5',
  nghttp2: '1.40.0',
  node: '12.15.0',
  openssl: '1.1.1d',
  tz: '2019c',
  unicode: '12.1',
  uv: '1.33.1',
  v8: '',
  zlib: '1.2.11'

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Previous Installs

I previously installed some other stuff: