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RE: Debian AMD64

> From: Umarzuki Mochlis [mailto:umarzuki@gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 8:13 AM
> Subject: Re: Debian AMD64
> Come to think of it, my main concern for this laptop (CQ40-115AU) is
> it's wifi, altec lansing audio and it's webcam whether anyone ever got
> them working on Lenny AMD64. Now still googling on that.

I have had only a few problems with the latest installs of AMD64.
Software wise, I am happy and have not had any major problems recently.
Hardware I have had a few issues.

For example, my Intel PWLA8391GT network card[1]? Yeah, that totally
doesn't work in 64bit. Works perfect in 32bit. I have complained about
that before on the Debian list and I joined in on an already-filed bug
report back in August. So I am not the only one who has run into this
problem either.

I am not familiar with your wireless card, but if it has kernel drivers
you should be OK. It has been problematic for me when using wrappers and
windows binary blobs though. I am sure the mileage varies for different

Personally, I am so happy with 64bit that I am moving everything that I
can to it. I think it is certainly worth a shot. You might want to try
the Debian Live CD's [2]. They should be good enough for you to see how
much work it is going to require for your devices to function properly.
Plus you can test out Etch, Lenny, and Sid to see which one works best
for you.

Hope everything goes smoothly for you!

Have fun!

[1] http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106123
[2] http://live.debian.net/cdimage/

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