Discord is a free voice, video, and text chat app used by tens of millions of people ages 13+ to talk and hang out with their communities and friends. Users communicate with voice calls, video calls, text messaging, media, and files in private chats or as part of communities called “servers.” Discord is available on Windows, macOS, and Linux Distros.
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install the Discord client on openSUSE Leap 15 using the command line terminal.
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First, update your openSUSE operating system to ensure all existing packages are up to date to avoid any conflicts during the installation.
sudo zypper refresh
Install Discord Client
By default, Discord is available on openSUSE’s repository. To begin the installation, use the following command.
sudo zypper install discord
Type Y, then press the ENTER KEY to proceed.
How to the Launch Discord Client
With the installation complete from either installation method, you can run Discord in a few different ways.
First, while you are in your terminal, you can use the following command.
However, this isn’t practical, and you would use the following path on your desktop.
Activities > Show Applications > Discord.
Alternatively, if you cannot find it, use the search function in the Applications menu if you have many applications installed.
Now open Discord, and you will come to the login page, either create an account or use an existing account, and that’s it; you have successfully installed Discord on openSUSE.
How to Update/Upgrade Discord Client
Run the zypper refresh & update command in your terminal as you would check your entire system for any updates.
sudo zypper refresh
If one is available, use the upgrade option.
sudo zypper update
How to Remove (Uninstall) Discord Client
For users that are no longer interested in having discord installed on their desktop, execute the following terminal command to remove the software.
sudo zypper remove discord
Note that this will remove any unused dependencies initially installed.
Comments and Conclusion
The tutorial has outlined how to install Discord. A bonus is if you want multiple discord clients, installing these various methods means you can technically have more clients running at once since they exist in separate containers.
Discord is the number 1 gaming platform for online communities for the years to come as it cemented itself by working with major gaming companies and e-sports. However, TeamSpeak self-hosted is making a comeback. The future will determine if Discord can keep its dominance, given these days’ privacy concerns.