January 26th, 2005, 12:19 PM
Just got a new laptop (amd64 3200+ and 512 megs of RAM) and would love to push slackware onto it. However, slacks runs by default at 32-bit. Is there a slackware 10 installation/packages someone has precompiled for amd64 processors?
Is there a way I can do it manually?
Better yet, is it even going to make that big of a difference if I don't optimize to use the 64bit?
January 26th, 2005, 03:15 PM
I haven't found any..
Why not just go for the Gentoo 64 bit edition ?
Or compile it your selve (hell of a lot of (hard) work)..
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January 26th, 2005, 04:12 PM
I have 64bit Gentoo running on my eMachines 6809 laptop. It was well worth the effort. The only issue that I encountered was the lack of support for the built in Broadcom wireless card. I keep thinking I'm going to order the Intel card to replace it, but I just haven't gotten there yet.
January 26th, 2005, 06:14 PM
Wont use gentoo because I really do not enjoy the way it is laid out. From file system wise to a few areas in which they've broken linux filesystem standards, I'm just much happier with slackware.
What type of preformance am I missing if I just run everything in normal slackware 32bit?