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Re: Laptop Shopping Questions

On Tue, 2006-05-16 at 09:51 +0100, Clive Menzies wrote:

> I've got a 1524WLMi (AMD64 3400) and I've got two sid systems, ubuntu and
> kubuntu on it.  Everything works fine although I installed a chroot
> 32bit system for open office and flash in firefox.  The 64bit
> applications work fine and I did get wireless networking working but I
> seem to have broken it at the moment.

I ended up going with a Gateway MX6440 instead of the Acer, since the
specs were a little better, it uses an ATI graphics chipset instead of
SiS, it was on sale for about $800 at Best Buy, and I was able to pop a
Mepis CD into the display model at Best Buy to give it the penguin test.

So far, I've managed to get the Ethernet adapter working, and get X up
and running, but for some reason, I can't install KDE due to a buttload
of dependency problems.  It's starting to look like KDE is simply not
installable on an AMD64 kernel.

> Setting up the chroot was pretty straightforward following the howto:
> https://alioth.debian.org/docman/view.php/30192/21/debian-amd64-howto.html#id220463

WTF is a chroot?  I checked out the above site, and am confused enough
to the point where I am considering just installing a 32-bit kernel
instead of trying to get 32 bit apps to work on a 64 bit kernel.

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