Can 32-bit Linux be installed on 64-bit laptop (and is it a good idea)?

Phil Schaffner Philip.R.Schaffner at nasa.gov
Fri Aug 19 13:46:32 UTC 2005


On Thu, 2005-08-18 at 12:19 -0500, Reshat Sabiq wrote:
> 
> Well, all of HP/Compaq 64-bit laptops come with the same graphics card.
> When you say no 3D, does that mean no PC games (eve the pre-installed,
> simple ones on Fedora?)?

Many simpler games are not 3D, and will work fine.

> What about watching DVDs? This is probably
> because nobody bothered to write the drivers yet, right?

You will have to go to 3rd party sources to get DVD working.  You will
not find everything needed for this in FC or Extras due to patent/legal
issues.

Phil





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