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From: "J. Roeleveld" <joost@...>
Subject: Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2010 09:48:33 +0100
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
> 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


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