Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Q: which kernel?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Posts
    54

    Default Q: which kernel?

    Hello,

    since i'm installung i use kenrel-default because of better performance.

    What is the difference between kernel-desktop and kernel-default?

    Best regards

  2. #2

    Default Re: Q: which kernel?

    Quote Originally Posted by AchimKl View Post
    since i'm installung i use kenrel-default because of better performance.

    What is the difference between kernel-desktop and kernel-default?
    In kernel-desktop some compilation options have been changed to provide smoother experience for desktop usage (as in using a GUI; not as vs a laptop), otherwise they are identical.

    And, on 32bit, kernel-default does not support PAE, i.e. the maximum RAM is less than 4GiB. But there's also kernel-pae which does support it.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Space Colony Lagrange Point 22° à, 77° Ƅ, 56° ɤ, 99° ɜ
    Posts
    3,166

    Default Re: Q: which kernel?

    AchimKl wrote:
    >
    > Hello,
    >
    > since i'm installung i use kenrel-default because of better performance.
    >
    > What is the difference between kernel-desktop and kernel-default?
    >
    > Best regards
    >
    >

    you will loose all the nice goodies that openSUSE team has included in
    the kernel unless you use kernel-desktop.

    --
    GNOME 3.10.1
    openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) (x86_64) 64-bit
    Kernel Linux 3.11.6-4-desktop

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    2,187

    Default Re: Q: which kernel?

    Kernel-default is only better on a server environment - for any laptop/desktop installation should use -desktop.
    .: miuku @ #opensuse @ irc.libera.chat

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Kansas City Area, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    7,236

    Default Re: Q: which kernel?

    On 12/01/2013 07:56 AM, Miuku wrote:
    >
    > Kernel-default is only better on a server environment - for any
    > laptop/desktop installation *should* use -desktop.


    To elaborate, default runs the scheduler less frequently (250 times/sec) than
    does desktop (1000 times/sec). That means that default has lower kernel
    overhead, but the keyboard and mouse responsiveness is somewhat reduced.

    As to any openSUSE goodies added to kernels, I never use then as I always run
    kernels that are self-generated from the official kernel sources. So far, I have
    not found anything that was needed. In fact, openSUSE is gradually reducing the
    goodies due to the effort needed to maintain them.


  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Space Colony Lagrange Point 22° à, 77° Ƅ, 56° ɤ, 99° ɜ
    Posts
    3,166

    Default Re: Q: which kernel?

    AchimKl wrote:
    >
    > Hello,
    >
    > since i'm installung i use kenrel-default because of better performance.
    >
    > What is the difference between kernel-desktop and kernel-default?
    >
    > Best regards
    >
    >


    default - as the name suggests the default openSUSE Kernel for desktop
    and servers
    desktop - a desktop tuned Kernel which favors boot times and responsiveness
    source:- http://en.opensuse.org/Kernel
    --
    GNOME 3.10.1
    openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) (x86_64) 64-bit
    Kernel Linux 3.11.6-4-desktop

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Space Colony Lagrange Point 22° à, 77° Ƅ, 56° ɤ, 99° ɜ
    Posts
    3,166

    Default Re: Q: which kernel?

    AchimKl wrote:
    >
    > Hello,
    >
    > since i'm installung i use kenrel-default because of better performance.
    >
    > What is the difference between kernel-desktop and kernel-default?
    >
    > Best regards
    >
    >

    More info ?
    https://features.opensuse.org/305694

    --
    GNOME 3.10.1
    openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) (x86_64) 64-bit
    Kernel Linux 3.11.6-4-desktop

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •