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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:36 pm    Post subject: Amd64 install without issues today? Reply with quote

Hi,

In the early days, amd64 editions had issues with flash etc not being supported very well. Are all those issues in the past, so I can proceed with amd64 install? I ask because I see that, for example Ubuntu still recommends 32 bit regardless of your arch.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently switched from amd64 to ~amd64.
Everything ran well with the exception of udev-198.
That was solved in a revision by the devs within days.
Yes 64 bit flash runs ok even with vdpau enabled.
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To install Gentoo I use sysrescuecd.Based on Gentoo,has firefox to browse Gentoo docs and mc to browse (and edit) files.
The same disk can be used for 32 and 64 bit installs.
You can follow the Handbook verbatim.
http://www.sysresccd.org/Download
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flash is mostly a solved problem these days. There are still issues with other badly written proprietary software on 64-bit distros, Steam being one example.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed ~AMD64 about 4 years ago, switched to straight AMD64 about 3 years ago. For me, it just works. It's a straight KDE machine, with LibreOffice, Chromium, Gimp, and other typical stuff. I had problems with Amarok and Clementine talking to my old iPod, but I don't think that's specific to AMD64.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adobe drop flash for Linux see for more:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTA2MDc
last version is already 2 years old except for security patches

you get forced to use chromium with pepper plugin or google-chrome binary
for new flash version

99% of software run fine under amd64
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright, thanks to all, I'll go with amd64 then.
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