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:
> 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
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
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...
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