[plug] 64-bit annoyances

William Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Sun Dec 16 12:28:48 WST 2007

One of these may help (particularly the wiki) - there are


I have two 64 bit machines (one core2duo at work and one amd64 as a
mythbox) and decided to go 32bit on both to sidestep these problems with
the idea of upgrading in the future.  However, as gentoo doesnt offer a
32->64 upgrade path (requires a reinstall) they will probably stay 32bit

As far as I can see, there is no real everyday performance advantage to
going 64bit - that is, better than a few % across the board, and there
are (or were?) applications that ran slower.  I need to be proven wrong
about this before rebuilding them as 64bit!


On Sat, 2007-12-15 at 20:54 +0900, Jim Householder wrote:
> Hi
> I thought, as long as I'm upgrading, I might as well go 64-bit.  Gentoo
> on an AMD Athlon 6000+.  Very quick.  Very nice.  But...
> Adobe still does not appear to support AMD64 so no flash for web stuff.
> Brother's cupswrapper for my printer wants csh, which is masked for
> AMD64, so I cannot use my it (MFC-425CN, which uses the Brother MFC-210C
> software).
> Am I missing something?
> Jim
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William Kenworthy <billk at iinet.net.au>
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