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On Wednesday 08 December 2010 23:23:18 Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 1:17 PM, Dale <rdalek1967@...> 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
> 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.
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
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.