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Old 02-22-2010, 01:12 AM   #1
marinegundoctor
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Do I need all three (desktop,pae,&default) kernels installed on my system?


Hello, I've been using Linux for nearly a year now.
I have three 2.6.31.12-0.1 kernels installed on my system: kernel-default, kernel-pae, and kernel-desktop.

Do I need all three of these or can I delete one or two?

I have done some reading on PAE and my system doesn't need it for the ram (only 2048MB installed and max). All three show up in grub as boot options and I think I have tried them all with no noticeable difference. I understand most of what the -pae is for (>4GB RAM, NX, etc) but not the difference between -desktop and -default. Does one have any advantage over the other (I haven't noticed, but maybe in some area I've yet to explore)
Thanks for any help.

system specs:
openSuse 11.2
kernel version 2.6.31.12-0.1
Gateway ML6714 laptop
Pentium T2130 Core2 Duo 1.86GHz (although web specs say T2030 for some reason. Used to be correct, but they changed it???)
2048MB RAM
 
Old 02-22-2010, 01:42 AM   #2
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PAE is also used for virtualizing:vbox, kqemu. Do you use either of these?

Your desktop has little to do with your kernel.
 
Old 02-22-2010, 01:50 AM   #3
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Yes, I use VirtualBox.
 
  


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