Martin Wilck composed on 2021-06-15 13:37 (UTC):
On Di, 2021-06-15 at 08:27 -0500, Larry Len Rainey
> I have had to lock these because they cause
> kernel-preempt virtualbox-kmp-preempt
> Are these really needed and can they be
uninstalled and or locked?
This is caused by "closing the Leap gap". As
the same binary packages
are shipped for SLE and Leap, but SUSE can't offer full enterprise-
level support for the entire universe of Leap modules, the kernel
package had to be split in parts.
kernel-default: kernel + supported modules in SLES
kernel-default-extra: additional modules for SLED (SUSE Linux
Enterprise Desktop) or SLE-WE (Workstation extension)
kernel-default-optional: additional modules that are neither in SLES
or SLED, but in Leap.
To bring your system to the full functionality your
package had in Leap 15.2, you'll have to install both -extra and
OTOH, if you have standard hardware and no fancy other
you may not actually *need* either of them. They have "Supplements"
dependencies to the kernel-default package; thus they'll be installed
unless you use --no-recommends.
None of my 15.3 installations with AMD or Intel graphics have needed neither of
the two. All my NVidia graphics installations have needed -extra for KMS to work.
Apparently the Nouveau kernel driver is not supported for SLES.
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