Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: "J. Roeleveld" <joost@××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 13:03:00
Message-Id: 201012101309.01830.joost@antarean.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted. by Dale
On Thursday 09 December 2010 16:48:01 Dale wrote:
> 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?
I would assume so. The problem is that some (flash for instance) plugins are 32bit only (occasionally 64, but that doesn't seem to last). -- Joost