On 11/25/2014 12:29 PM, S. wrote:
Greg Freemyer wrote:
I'd make some edits, but I'm not sure they would help.
The bigger issue is getting people to read that page.
Yep, that's the truth. That's why I'm not a huge fan of things like "Steps to take after installing openSUSE" type of pages with 1-click installers to add support for this or that. The problem is that many users are just not accustomed to looking for solutions online, they expect a button or prompt integrated into the operating system that offers the functionality in question.
I still would like to suggest a YaST module for this purpose. There actually used to be an non-free add-on CD for old versions of openSUSE, with a YaST module to add it to the software sources. Maybe a module similar to that could be brought back to life. It could offer checkboxes for "Install proprietary multimedia support" and "Install proprietary Nvidia driver" and "Install proprietary Radeon driver". These checkboxes could run a script that would add the appropriate 3rd-party non-openSUSE repo (Packman, Nvida, etc.), set the priority, and install the packages.
I believe we still have that module. It is from the SUSE Enterprise legacy, where an OEM might have special drivers or something. A YaST module still wouldn't be a solution. I'd say a tiny 'Hello World' type pop-up program that says, "we are not Ubuntu so don't expect Ubuntu. Do not make demands, you get what you pay for and openSUSE is free. Google is your friend, and reading won't make you turn to Satan."