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bunnbox
14-Feb-2013, 23:22
Add a repository for ZLib 1.2.5, FreeType greater than 1.3.9, and video packages and install those prerequisites packages.


Go to YaST > Software Repositories > Add by URL and use the following URLs:
ZLib: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/malcolmlewis:/SLE_11_SPn_General/SLE_11_SP2/
Packman: http://packman.inode.at/suse/SLE_11/
Freetype: http://repos.opensuse-community.org/subpixel/SLE_11/
Chrome: http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/i386
lsb
Available through Install/Remove Software with SUSE Repository
zlib, zlib-32bit, zlib-devel
Find the packages, go to Versions, and click the Upgrade button next to 1.2.5.
Subpixel hinting package: zypper in freetype2-feature-subpixel-hinting (see http://opensuse-community.org/SubpixelHinting for more information)
Run 'zypper dup' from the command line. (see below)
Be aware that you may need to manually download and reinstall Novell Messenger 2.2.1, as it will revert to 2.0.4 and break it in the process.
Install Google Chrome by typing zypper in google-chrome-stable. Alternatively, you can also download the RPM from http://www.google.com/chrome and that should (but doesn't always) add the update repository.
Make sure to use the 32 bit .rpm (For Fedora/openSUSE). You must use the x86 version of the software, not the 64-bit.


If some of the prerequisites are missing, Chrome will crash when visiting a website that uses Flash.
To allow the Flash plugin to work correctly, you must install the packages below from the Packman repository.
This should happen automatically when running 'zypper dup' after adding the repositories listed above.

python-gstreamer-0_10-0.10.22-5.1.x86_64
libxvidcore4-1.3.2-2.1.x86_64
libx264-128-0.128svn20120928-1.1.x86_64
libwavpack1-4.60.1-36.1.x86_64
libvpx1-1.2.0-7.1.x86_64
libvdpau1-32bit-0.6-5.1.x86_64
libva1-1.0.15-19.1.x86_64
libv4l-32bit-0.6.1-6.2.x86_64
libtwolame0-0.3.13-2.1.x86_64
libswscale2-1.0.4-1.1.x86_64
libschroedinger-1_0-0-1.0.11-22.1.x86_64
libquicktime0-1.2.4-58.1.x86_64
liborc-0_4-0-32bit-0.4.16-40.1.x86_64
liborc-0_4-0-0.4.16-40.1.x86_64
libopencore-amrwb0-0.1.3-4.1.x86_64
libopencore-amrnb0-0.1.3-4.1.x86_64
libmp4v2-1-1.9.1-2.1.x86_64
libmp3lame0-3.99.5-1002.1.x86_64
libmodplug1-0.8.8.4-31.1.x86_64
liblzma5-5.0.3-2.1.x86_64
liblzma5-32bit-5.0.3-2.1.x86_64
libfaad2-2.7-9.1.x86_64
libfaac0-1.28-7.1.x86_64
libdirac_encoder0-1.0.2-52.1.x86_64
libdirac_decoder0-1.0.2-52.1.x86_64
libcdda_paranoia0-32bit-3.10.2-34.1.x86_64
libcdda_paranoia0-3.10.2-34.1.x86_64
libcdda_interface0-32bit-3.10.2-34.1.x86_64
libcdda_interface0-3.10.2-34.1.x86_64
libavutil51-1.0.4-1.1.x86_64
libavcodec54-1.0.4-1.1.x86_64
libass4-0.10.1-1.1.x86_64
fribidi-32bit-0.19.2-1.1.x86_64
fribidi-0.19.2-1.1.x86_64

With these packages, Chrome does not crash when Flash is executed. If this becomes an issue, to prevent this, disable Flash from chrome://plugins/

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21-Feb-2013, 14:30
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bunnbox
22-Feb-2013, 18:43
The following URL contains a repository for SLE_11 (works on SLED 11 SP2) for the Subpixel (freetype2) version, needed for some software including Google Chrome. As a result, a popup appears stating that some repository locations are unavailable on the GNOME desktop.

http://repos.opensuse-community.org/subpixel/SLE_11/

The cause is there is a file Subpixel.repo that is automatically imported when using the URL with an invalid baseurl path.
The baseurl of http://pmbs-api.links2linux.org:8080/Subpixel/SLE_11/ was working until Wednesday, 2/20/13.

[Subpixel]
name=Subpixel hinting enabled packages (SLE_11)
type=rpm-md
baseurl=http://pmbs-api.links2linux.org:8080/Subpixel/SLE_11/
gpgcheck=1
enabled=1

To correct the issue, I simply changed the URL to point to the original location instead (http://repos.opensuse-community.org/subpixel/SLE_11/)

To change this, go to YaST > Software Repositories.