Chapter 3. Post-Install Configuration

Configuring Your Computer with YaST and SaX

The first step to configuring SUSE is learning where to go to find the right options. Unlike most other operating systems, SUSE Linux has one framework that controls everything: YaST, which stands for Yet Another Setup Tool. YaST’s keyboard, mouse, and display configuration companion program is SaX, which you might have already had a glimpse of. There are a few different ways to start YaST in SUSE, but the easiest is by clicking the round green chameleon icon in the lower left of KDE—or the Applications menu in GNOME—and then clicking System, and then YaST (Control Center).

The next thing you’ll see is a pop-up window asking for your root password. That was the first ...

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