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Postby isaksen on Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:03 am

I've been using ubuntu for a while and all my hardware works fine!

Do Linux mint use the same build of the linux kernel?

Or are there any hardware related differences?
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Postby clem on Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:45 pm

Mint is better at recognizing wireless cards and Intel graphic cards. Ubuntu is better at recognizing scanners. The rest of the hardware should be the same in both distros.

The kernel is exactly the same (in the Gnome edition anyway.. because I think Emil is planning on using 2.6.21 in the E17 edition...).

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Postby kosmonaut on Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:29 am

Ubuntu is better at recognizing scanners

Hey Clem!

Can you shortly explain, why ubuntu is better at recognizing scanner? I thought, that mint and ubuntu use the same kernel. How does this make sense? (Attention->Noobquestion here :roll: )
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Postby Husse on Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:32 am

The same kernel - yes, but not quite the same files around the kernel
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Postby isaksen on Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:44 am

fine the kernel is the same then
if
a kernel provides the lowest-level abstraction layer for the resources (especially memory, processors and I/O devices)


Then mint and ubuntu would have the same hardware support

In my world a kernel module is a part of the kernel
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Postby Husse on Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:27 pm

Yes, but somehow the files outside the kernel - on the route to your eyes and ears may differ. But this is not my speciality, but Clem's
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Postby marcus0263 on Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:03 pm

isaksen wrote:fine the kernel is the same then
if
a kernel provides the lowest-level abstraction layer for the resources (especially memory, processors and I/O devices)


Then mint and ubuntu would have the same hardware support

In my world a kernel module is a part of the kernel


As Husse said, different files

http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT5709748392.html

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