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[opensuse] Re: Which kernel
  • From: Joachim Schrod <jschrod@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2012 14:53:49 +0100
  • Message-id: <jgom1d$qa1$>
Felix Miata wrote:
On 2012/02/06 06:01 (GMT+0100) Anders Johansson composed:

On Sunday 05 February 2012 18:57:57 Felix Miata wrote:

...proprietary NVidia already installed; accordingly, xorg.conf
created consistent with NVidia custom high DPI operation...

kernel-desktop is a good choice for a desktop machine.

It used to be it was clear that was the case. Or maybe it was
recently changed so that is now the case. I can't remember which,
but I do remember there was a change discussed either here and/or
on the factory list.

Executive Summary for Bob:
-- Keep kernel-desktop and delete kernel-default.
-- If you don't do so already, use the NVidia kmp packages
from the community repository.

For Felix: Maybe you mean this discussion:

A few months ago, it was mentioned here that kernel-desktop is now
the "new default" and should be used in most circumstances.
kernel-default is primarly supplied for old hardware that doesn't
have PAE capabilities.

That the name "kernel-default" stuck for the non-default kernel and
that the two names were not switched was then attested as
unfortunate. It is something that the devs contemplated to change
for enhanced clarity, but then decided that it was too much hassle
for the gain. AFAIR, there were too many problems with dependencies
or something like that.


PS: Ignore BC, put him in a kill-file. It's better for your health.

Joachim Schrod Email: jschrod@xxxxxxx
Roedermark, Germany

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