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openSUSE 11.1 GNOME Quick Start Guide
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Configuring Your System with YaST

Use the YaST Control Center to change the installation and configuration of your whole system. root permission is required to open YaST.

To open YaST, click Computer > More Applications > System > YaST, then enter the root password. If you do not know the root password, ask your system administrator.

YaST contains various modules you can use to adjust your system settings. These modules are divided into the following categories:


Contains modules for configuring hardware components such as your monitor, keyboard, mouse, printer, and scanner.


The YaST Control Center has several modules that cannot easily be classified into the other module groups. The modules in this category can be used for things such as viewing log files and installing drivers from a vendor CD.

Network Devices

Includes modules for configuring network devices such as network cards, ISDN, DSL, or modem.

Network Services

Contains modules for network services and for configuring clients such as LDAP and NFS.

Novell AppArmor

Use the modules of this category to configure the Novell AppArmor™ access control system. This option is available only if the Novell AppArmor pattern is installed.

Security and Users

Use these modules to configure security details such as firewall options, and to create and manage users and groups.


Use the modules of this category to set options for installation and updates, and to install or remove software packages.


Use these modules to change system settings such as the date, time, or language, and to perform tasks such as backing up or restoring files.

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