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:
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.