Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 16:17:10
Message-Id: 4D00FA31.60303@gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted. by "J. Roeleveld"
J. Roeleveld wrote:
> On Wednesday 08 December 2010 23:23:18 Mark Knecht wrote: > >> On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 1:17 PM, Dale<rdalek1967@×××××.com> wrote: >> >>> Hi, >>> >>> First post here. I'm usually on gentoo user. I'm in the process of >>> building a new system which will be 64 bit. I am looking for advice. I >>> would like people to post things that I might run into that one wouldn't >>> expect and some things that are different from x86. I was looking at >>> something on my old rig and noticed the USE flag smp. I didn't know >>> about that until I ran up on it. I learned something by pure dumb luck. >>> >>> I'm a long time Gentoo user. Installed it at the early stages of 1.4. I >>> also use KDE and have fluxbox installed as a backup. The processor is a >>> AMD Phenom II X4 955 @3.2Ghz. It will start out with one 4Gb stick of >>> ram. I plan to expand that later. >>> >>> What are some things that I should watch for and enable that isn't so >>> obvious for someone new to 64 bit? >>> >>> Thanks. >>> >>> Dale >>> >> Hi Dale, >> It's been so long since I've done anything that wasn't 64-bit so >> it's hard to answer. I think the 64-bit install guide is quite good. >> One thing that I think some folks (me included) do that differs from >> the guide (at least the last time I read it) is to use grub-static >> instead of grub. I suspect that's because it's 32-bit and more >> compatible. >> >> Other than that I can't think of anything I do differently. >> >> Best of luck with the new install. I'm sure it will go great. >> >> Cheers, >> Mark >> > Hi Dale, > > I run x86 on one machine (Asus EEE 901) and amd64 on all other machines. > Last time I installed, I followed the standard Gentoo guide and I didn't have > to use "grub-static". > Not sure when this was fixed, but the current grub in portage works fine on > 64bit. > > The only thing I can think of that is different is that you will need the > nsplugin-wrapper still for some 32bit plugins to work in firefox. > > -- > Joost Roeleveld > >
I have Firefox installed here but mostly use Seamonkey. I assume the same would apply for Seamonkey as for Firefox? Dale :-) :-)

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Re: [gentoo-amd64] About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted. "J. Roeleveld" <joost@××××××××.org>