[plug] 64-bit annoyances

Jim Householder nofixed at westnet.com.au
Mon Dec 17 23:48:24 WST 2007

Thanks for the links.
I mostly went for 64-bit to future-proof the system.  I was more
interested in the dual processors.
I still have 32-bit Fedora that was on the disk before I upgraded, and
resort to it as needed, but it's a nuisance having to reboot.
Someday soon now I will look into virtual.


William Kenworthy wrote:
> One of these may help (particularly the wiki) - there are
> ways/workarounds!
> http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/base/amd64/howtos/index.xml?part=1&chap=2
> http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_AMD_64
> http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-4614683.html?sid=882ee027fff97617947aff39b0b6a030
> 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
> forever.
> 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!
> BillK
> 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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