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    Default Different Kernel variations

    Hi,

    Now I've got debug, default, desktop, ec2, trace, vanilla, xen installed im my system. I usually only boot with desktop, and I was wondering if it is OK to remove other stuff except debug, default, and desktop.

    Could anyone let me know briefly what others for?

    Joon
    openSUSE 11.3 x64 | Gnome | Thinkpad T500 | Intel Graphics | 8GB Ram

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    Default Re: Different Kernel variations

    Don't need all those kernels. In most cases you just need desktop. Default is used for servers. You don't need debug either unless you plan to do some debugging of the kernel.

    Vanilla is unmodified version from upstream. Not all distro's tweak the kernel a little.
    Xen is needed if you plan to run a xen virtual machine.
    Trace is another debugging tool in case you plan some kernel programming.
    ec2 is used with Amazon cloud stuff. You setting up a cloud??

    You missed realtime or RT. You don't need the either

    Of your list all you need is Desktop

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    Default Re: Different Kernel variations

    I allways wonder how all those stuff gets installed on a system without the responsible person seemingly knowing what all this is for.

    Every time I installed openSUSE I only got installed one kernel. I was never surprised by other kernels installing automagicaly. My conclusion: you did it yourself, for some reason. If that reason is no longer valid, remove them.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Different Kernel variations

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Of your list all you need is Desktop
    Thank you so much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    I allways wonder how all those stuff gets installed on a system without the responsible person seemingly knowing what all this is for.

    Every time I installed openSUSE I only got installed one kernel. I was never surprised by other kernels installing automagicaly. My conclusion: you did it yourself, for some reason. If that reason is no longer valid, remove them.
    I have no idea when I installed them. When I updated my openSUSE system the new kernel had a bug regarding external mouse and keyboard, and I added kernel repo to fix it, and I guess during that process it was added.
    openSUSE 11.3 x64 | Gnome | Thinkpad T500 | Intel Graphics | 8GB Ram

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