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From: Dale <rdalek1967@...>
Subject: Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 09:48:01 -0600
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@...>  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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