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Applies to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3

Part V Initial system configuration

  • 20 Setting up hardware components with YaST
  • YaST allows you to configure hardware items such as audio hardware, your system keyboard layout or printers.

  • 21 Installing or removing software
  • Use YaST's software management module to search for software components you want to add or remove. YaST resolves all dependencies for you. To install packages not shipped with the installation media, add software repositories to your setup and let YaST manage them. Keep your system up-to-date by managing software updates with the update applet.

  • 22 Installing modules, extensions, and third party add-on products
  • Modules and extensions add parts or functionality to the system. This chapter covers their installation, scope, support status and lifecycle.

  • 23 Installing multiple kernel versions
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server supports the parallel installation of multiple kernel versions. When installing a second kernel, a boot entry and an initrd are automatically created, so no further manual configuration is needed. When rebooting the machine, the newly added kernel is available as an additional boot parameter.

    Using this functionality, you can safely test kernel updates while being able to always fall back to the proven former kernel. To do this, do not use the update tools (such as the YaST Online Update or the updater applet), but instead follow the process described in this chapter.

  • 24 Managing users with YaST
  • During installation, you could have created a local user for your system. With the YaST module User and Group Management you can add users or edit existing ones. It also lets you configure your system to authenticate users with a network server.

  • 25 Changing language and country settings with YaST
  • This chapter explains how to configure language and country settings. You can change the language globally for the whole system, individually for certain users or desktops, or temporarily for single applications. Additionally, you can configure secondary languages and adjust the date and country settings.