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Install kernel-desktop from Live CD (GNOME and KDE).

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Hello, actually OpenSUSE 11.4, and 12.1 install kernel-desktop from the standard DVD installer, at least if user choose to install a graphical desktop environment such KDE or GNOME. But I have found that Live CDs (GNOME and KDE) install kernel-default, this haven't got much sense for me. I think Live GNOME and Live KDE mediums should also install kernel-desktop by default instead of kernel-default.

User benefit:

Most of the people who install a system from a Live GNOME or Live KDE CD do it because they are installing in a Desktop computer, therefore kernel-desktop is better optimized by this kind of computers.
How many servers will use the Live GNOME or the Live KDE mediums to install?

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png P. N. wrote: (5 years ago)

Is there a noticeable difference? I installed openSUSE 12.1 by DVD and still got default! Not sure whether desktop is chosen by default at all. But if it is better, then why not?

icons/user_comment.png P. G. wrote: (5 years ago)

I think default supports a wider range of hardware. My own laptop cannot use the desktop kernel because certain types of Intel Centrino chips are excluded. I would have thought that including both kernels would massively increase the size of the CD image and hence if only one can fit, it has to be the one with the broadest hardware support, at the expense of minor performance gains for some users.

icons/user_comment.png K. C. wrote: (6 months ago)

kernel-default and kernel-desktop have merged back together, so this feature request does not apply any more.

Last change: 6 months ago
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