Types of Kernel
System: Mandriva x86_64, 2008.0
I just updated my kernel, and noticed that you can pick different types
of kernel according to your needs, but the package manager does not
usually say what each version does, in fact it's usually a blank
What is the difference between say kernel-desktop (what I use), and
picking the option for "installing a 'virtual rpm' kernel"?
Re: Types of Kernel
On Wed, 20 Feb 2008 08:59:54 -0500, Ar <Ar@127.0.0.1> wrote:
> What is the difference between say kernel-desktop (what I use), and
> picking the option for "installing a 'virtual rpm' kernel"?[/color]
All of the xxx-kernel-yyy rpm packages contain the kernel module
for compiling module xxx under kernel yyy, using dkms. They are
not complete kernels, just individual modules.
If you do install one of those modules, you must have the appropriate
kernel devel package installed first.
For example, if the kernel you have installed is kernel-desktop-126.96.36.199-1mdv,
then you should have kernel-desktop-devel-188.8.131.52-1mdv installed before
trying to compile any kernel modules, whether through dkms, or third
Regards, Dave Hodgins
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