Looking to upgrade my system. Your thoughts?

Pedro Fernandes Macedo webmaster at margo.bijoux.nom.br
Sat Mar 12 04:23:37 UTC 2005


D. Hugh Redelmeier wrote:

>| From: Robert Spangler <bms at zoominternet.net>
>
>| I'm looking to upgrade my system with the following;
>| 
>| Asus A8V Deluxe (v. 2.0) K8T800 Pro Athlon 939-pin
>| AMD 64 3500+ 512k 90nm (939)
>| Corsair 1G DDR400
>| ATI 9600 Pro w/128MB
>| 
>| Anyone see any problems here?  Should I be watching out for anything 
>| that FC3 might give me a problem with?
>
>I run FC3 on x86_64.  Pretty good, but not as tested as i386.
>
>- rpm handles "multilib" (the ability to have the same library
>  installed several times, once for each architecture), but
>  has at least one mostly harmless bug:
>    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=144747
>
>  apt-get does not handle multilib correctly.
>
>  Supposedly, yum does understand multilib.
>
>  
>
Yes.. I use yum here and it works perfectly with multilib.

>- some things are not available in x86_64
>
>  - ivtv doesn't yet work for me.  I have submitted some
>    patches that have been accepted and some that have not.
>
>  - there is no 64-bit Flash plugin, so if you need Flash
>    you need to use a 32-bit browser
>  
>
And no java plugin either ....

>  - 64-bit ndiswrapper is very new and may still be shakey.
>    Few 64-bit MS Windows wireless drivers exist anyway.
>
>  - I don't know whether ATI has made available proprietary X drivers
>    for x86_64.  So far, I have not been seduced by binary-only
>    drivers.
>
>  
>
I think they have released a beta driver , since livna has a rpm for 
x86_64 in the unstable dir.....

>- some key repositories don't have pre-built x86_64 binaries and it is
>  hit-or-miss whether their source RPMs build correctly on x86_64.
>  Those that do have binaries may not have tested them.
>
>  
>
Livna is building the x86_64 packages again , but last time I checked , 
the repo wasnt yum capable yet , since they were still testing
most packages... (according to 
http://bugzilla.livna.org/show_bug.cgi?id=355 )
As for the other repositories... I think all of them (now that livna is 
building them back) have x86_64 packages... last time I checked,
dag , freshrpms and fedora extras already have x86_64 packages...

--
Pedro Macedo




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