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    Default Which kernel to use ?

    I did a clean install on my laptop (HP dv2000) of 11.3 with LXDE desktop. I noticed that it was installed with kernel-default.

    Later on, I installed kernel-desktop assuming it is optimized for desktop use (that's what the description says).

    To be honest i don't see any difference. both work well enough for my needs.

    So, do i need the desktop kernel or just stay with the default kernel that was originally installed ?
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    Default Re: Which kernel to use ?

    You aren't obliged to use the added kernel, you can stay with the original if u like.
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    Default Re: Which kernel to use ?

    On 2011-03-17 04:36, Argoson wrote:
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    > I did a clean install on my laptop (HP dv2000) of 11.3 with LXDE
    > desktop. I noticed that it was installed with kernel-default.


    I don't know what logic YaST uses to decide which kernel to use. Maybe some
    systems do not work well with the default kernel, dunno.

    > So, do i need the desktop kernel or just stay with the default kernel
    > that was originally installed ?


    The desktop kernel should "feel" faster, ie, should respond faster to your
    input actions. Doesn't mean it process data faster, rather the contrary.
    For most people, desktop should be the one.

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    Default Re: Which kernel to use ?

    Great, thanks. I'd stay with the desktop kernel for now. I also upgraded to 11.4. I LOVE IT !!!
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