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Re: AMD 64 and Debian

On Monday 22 November 2004 01:57 pm, Alexandru Cabuz wrote:
> Le Lundi 22 Novembre 2004 18:24, downtime null a écrit :
> > I'm going to be upgrading my system very soon and was considering
> > upgrading to the AMD 64 bit processor. Are there already binary packages
> > available for 64 bit or am I going to have to compile everything? I'm
> > pretty sure there is already support for this architecture, I just want
> > to be sure.
> >
> > Thanks.
> Check out
> http://www.jukie.net/~bart/debian/amd64/
> https://alioth.debian.org/docman/view.php/30192/21/debian-amd64-howto.html
> I installed it just last week, and managed to get most things to work grace
> to the 2.6.9-9 Debian kernel. The port is a Sid port, so you get the latest
> and the greatest but it can be a pain to set up at the beginning. There are
> a couple of broken packages in the true64 archive that are a pain: sed and
> base-config. But you can get around that.
> Openoffice won't work in 64bit, so you gotta install a 386 system in a
> chroot and run it inside that.
> Alex.

How difficult, would you say, was it to get it installed and get everything 
working. Do you play any games? Specifically do you play any Windows games 
using cedega? Are you happy with your configuration? Would you recommend this 
configuration to others?

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