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From: "J. Roeleveld" <joost@...>
Subject: Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 13:09:01 +0100
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@...>  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


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About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
-- Dale
Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
-- J. Roeleveld
Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
-- Dale
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