OpenSUSE :: Different Kernel Variations - Remove Other Stuff Except Debug - Default And Desktop
Oct 8, 2010
Now I've got debug, default, desktop, ec2, trace, vanilla, xen installed im my system. I usually only boot with desktop, and I was wondering if it is OK to remove other stuff except debug, default, and desktop.
Recently, I upgraded 11.1 to 11.2. Everything seemed to go fine. However, for some reason the system boots with the debug kernel - 126.96.36.199-0.1-debug. According to Yast every kernel under the sun seems to be loaded on the system. Grub, however, gives two choices - one for the regular and one for the failsafe system. They both boot to the debug kernel.
How do I get this thing to load into the regular, as opposed to the debug, kernel?
differences between Kernel Default and Kernel Desktop? I've found some past threads like this link and this other link, and some other google info, which suggest the only difference would be the io scheduler. Also, I see the default grub choice is "Desktop" and not "Default", so I take this as a suggestion to prefer one over the other.
However, my broadcom 4312 wireless only works on the "default" and not on the "desktop" kernel, so I guess there must be other differences. I just want to evaluate which one is the less long-term risk option to go.
I'm running 11.2 with standard repositories (plus packman). I want to install a recent kernel and then compile some variations of it (to investigate a hardware problem).
So I took these steps:
(1) add the 11.2 Kernel:/HEAD repository (2) enable multiversion in zypp.conf (3) use YaST software management to select the kernel development pattern
Note that at the moment, the standard 11.2 kernel ( 188.8.131.52-0.6-desktop) is in use and I have not selected any packages from HEAD. But it has installed 2.6.37-41.1 versions of all the kernel packages I didn't already have (source & docs etc) instead of the 2.6.31 versions. /usr/src/linux symlinks to linux-2.6.37-41 instead of to a directory for the running kernel!
(1) it should have loaded the packages corresponding to the running kernel (2) it's not supposed to switch repositories
I have Timidity++ 2.12.0 in Windows and a Soundfont customized by myself named Collection.sf2. everything I had to write in Timidity.cfg file was:
dir ctimidity dir ctimiditysndfont soundfont Collection.sf2
And just with that Timidity recognizes all presets in all banks of my soundfont. (This soundfont has more than 600 presets in more than 30 different banks.) I tried Timidity++ 2.13 for Windows with the same soudnfont and cfg file and it didn't work. 2.13 version recognized only the 127 presets of the first bank. so I went back to 2.12.0 version. The same now happens when I installed Timidity in Opensuse. etc/timidity.cfg file points to /usr/share/timidity/timidity.cfg file. In this last file I wrote the following:
dir /home/fernando/Soundfonts soundfont Collection.sf2
I connected Rosegarden to Timidity and tried presets from several banks that use to be recognized automatically when I connect Rosegarden to Qsynth. But in Timidity no matter what bank I choose the sound comes only from the presets of the first bank. I tried the same connecting vkybd (a virtual midi keyboard found in multimedia repo) to timidity and even if i choose bank 2, 8, 16... the sound is always from instrumens of bank 0. it seems that Timidity 2.12 was the only version that recognized bank variations automatically just like Qsynth does. I could not succeed in this in any later version, neither in Windows nor in Linux.
I'm just installed OpenSuse 11.3 (64) on a 30gb SSD, hoping to get virtualbox 4.0 running to virtualize an instance of Windows 7.I went through some pain with my Nvidia video card and actually getting vb to install, but through lots of searching and tinkering got here.I created a vm in the vb control panel, but when I go to start it I get:
Code: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Win7Main. The virtual machine 'Win7Main' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1.
I have a system running openSUSE 11.2 with Desktop and XEN kernel, as well as Windows 7 (not by choice though...). I have noticed a strange time issue, with Windows 7 and the desktop kernel the time is correct (like for example now: 1:32 PM) but in the XEN kernel it is ahead several hours (6:32 PM). If it was an issue between openSUSE and windows then I would think that it is a problem with the system clock but I don't know what would cause a time issue between kernels like that.
Setting up a small network for a private school. have ubuntu on the systems, but wanting to make user profiles that anyone can access and have admin profile that only I can access. that part was easy, but am trying to find out how on the all user profile I can block certain things out like media players and etc. I figured out how to hide them in the task bar but anyone with a little tinkering could find them. Anyway to remove certain things completely on all user prof>? How to Remove.
(SYN=Synaptic Package Manager; UM=Update Manager) Some reason recently the Update Manager has been saying it can only do partial upgrades, then it asks if I want to confirm the things, I look at them, they have a few set to upgrade, it also says it will remove certain packages that pretty much would render my computer useless.
Here's a screenshot of the box I took just a few seconds ago when I went to "Mark All Upgrades" in Synaptic Package Manager. You can see that wanting to remove important things like "ubuntu-desktop" and "network-manager". [URL]
I mean, I would love to upgrade my WebcamStudio etc to check out the newer version, but I'm not gonna upgrade it if I can't even access it! I'm planning on going back and manually checking the ones shown for upgrade after I get done posting this, and seeing if it might be a certain package.
I just installed 184.108.40.206-88.fc14.x86_64 via Software Update and rebooted. When selecting new kernel to boot from, the boot sequence doesn't finish. I am not sure how t o troubleshoot; I am prompted for the PassWord for encrypted /home, but after that, it freezes.
Well I have installed Wine for the propose of running easyphp program which can be found at [URL]... I installed it on my windows machine and like it. I want to run it on this machine because I have it hooked up to my tv and I have a wireless mouse and keyboard so I can program or whatever from the bed. Anyways, I need to remove the stuff I installed though this tread. [URL]... The reason for removing the installed stuff is because I believe it is occupying port 80 which I need open for easyphp. How do I uninstall this stuff I installed?
How do I change the ugly default orange color for the loading bars and stuff? I know how to change things with the window manager, but that only changes the frames and "min, max, close" buttons. I like everything about the theme I have, and the way the window manager is set, except it uses that ugly orange color when things are loading or downloading. How do I change that part? Can I change only that part by itself?
- I thought that the kernel-desktop is the one optimized for desktop usage - The KDE and Gnome live cds are used by people who want to use their OS as a desktop. I mean I doubt that anyone would install a KDE live cd on a server
So the live cds why have the default kernel installed on them? Just of curiousity, it is not a big deal to remove the default kernel and install the desktop one, but if the desktop kernel gives better experience on the desktop, that one should be used on the live cds too.
I am having a problem with lockups on a new FC12 box (dual core 3 ghz, 4 gb memory, HDPVR, nvidia 8400gs). This happens reliably when replaying MythTV videos, but also randomly at other times using other apps. Usually but not always this is accompanied by a kernel panic (caps lock + scroll lock lights flash on keyboard).
I did a core dump with kdump and it reports: Thread 1 (<main task>):
Cannot access memory at address 0xffff880028025b70I am in the process of running memtest86+ right now, and it's been through several passes without errors. I know it needs to run more, but given the reliability of this problem with MythTV video playback I am wondering if the problem could be in the video card memory. Any linux (or bootable) tester for video memory? All I am able to find are some things for windoze such as this. Also is there any way to track that address from the core dump back to a physical location?
Anyone able to compile kernel 220.127.116.11 on Slackware 13.37 successfully using the config from testing/18.104.22.168? I was able to get .4 and .5 to compile successfully, but with .6 I get the following after running "make modules".
Code: WARNING: modpost: Found 11 section mismatch(es). To see full details build your kernel with: 'make CONFIG_DEBUG_SECTION_MISMATCH=y' Running "make CONFIG_DEBUG_SECTION_MISMATCH=y 2>&1 > outfile" gives me a bunch of WARNINGS as follows:
Code: WARNING: vmlinux.o(.text+0xe656a): Section mismatch in reference from the function build_all_zonelists() to the function .meminit.text:setup_zone_pageset.clone.56() The function build_all_zonelists() references the function __meminit setup_zone_pageset.clone.56(). This is often because build_all_zonelists lacks a __meminit annotation or the annotation of setup_zone_pageset.clone.56 is wrong.....
WARNING: drivers/watchdog/nv_tco.o(.devinit.text+0x14): Section mismatch in reference from the function nv_tco_init() to the function .init.text:nv_tco_getdevice() The function __devinit nv_tco_init() references a function __init nv_tco_getdevice(). If nv_tco_getdevice is only used by nv_tco_init then annotate nv_tco_getdevice with a matching annotation.
I have Opensuse 11.3 with kernel 22.214.171.124-0.1-default i686 and use KDE4-4.5.1 from the new OpenSuse repo. My system sometimes freezes while using Firefox or Chrome and also sometimes playing with Kpatience or browsing images with Gwenview.
My video card is an old Sapphire Radeon working with radeon module and desktop effects are off. The only way to bring up the system is hard resetting. I tried also the desktop kernel with no difference.
Googled this and found the same problem mentioned in the yum site: [root@plouton ~]# yum update kernel Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit Setting up Update Process Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package kernel.x86_64 0:126.96.36.199-147.fc13 set to be installed --> Finished Dependency Resolution --> Running transaction check ---> Package kernel.x86_64 0:188.8.131.52-95.fc13 set to be erased --> Finished Dependency Resolution Dependencies Resolved
Sorry if it is a dumb question (i'm coming from deb/ubuntu and i'm totally new to rpm - installed Smeegol on a Samsung N150). After some try&error i finally got my Broadcom4313 working but underway to that i got lots of new kernels and now i don't understand not so much anymore.
I think the kernel default-devel it was me installing it using the distribution manager to get working make (for trying to install the original Broadcom driver package; i stopped that attempt because i didn't where exactly to move/cp the built driver).
so I installed openSUSE 11.3 KDE and fooled around with it and the Plasma Netbook Workspaces and am now back with the regular KDE. Unfortunately something I have done has now caused me to not be able to do simple tings like change the wallpaper, or add Widgets to the desktop. Everything seems to "technically" work, so I suspect that it was a configuration somewhere that I messed up.
Is there a directory or directories I can delete and then log out and back in which will create the environment with default settings? I've done this with Gnome and Xfce when I've really messed it up and it has fixed things a number of times, but I am not sure where KDE stores their config files. I believe is it openSUSE 11.3 with the KDE version that came with it and it was installed from a LiveCD.
I was playing with a theme (Atolm-GS) and followed the install instructions which stated to back up the /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme directory, and replace it with the one from the theme. I did this, logged off, logged on, got my wallpaper for a second, then the Oh No Screen. I logged off, logged in to IceWM, replaced the theme folder with the original, logged back in to Gnome3 and same thing. Alt+F4 does not get rid of the OH No screen. My ~/.xsessions-errors file contains the following:
/etc/X11/xim: Checking whether an input method should be started. sourcing /etc/sysconfig/language to get the value of INPUT_METHOD INPUT_METHOD is not set or empty (no user selected input method). Trying to start a default input method for the locale en_US.UTF-8. There is no default input method for the current locale. Dummy input method "none" (do not use any fancy input method by default)
I using Opensuse 11.3 gnome. I opened new panel to put some icons on it and I check Autohide option, after that it disappeared but I can see it there(left of the screen). How I fix that? Remove the panel or something like that?
I'm using OpenSuse 11.3 with last kernel 184.108.40.206-0.1-default i686 and KDE4-4.5.1 from the new repo. When I reproduce a video from one of my USB disk, after a while it stops waiting for the disk, then go on. This behavior is not related with the program used to reproduce (Kaffeine, Mplayer, VLC) and is present in both my USB disks, one with ext3 fs and the other with ntfs fs.