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    Default Limitations with 64 bit system?

    Not necessarily the right place to post this question, however, I would like to know if I have to expect drawbacks if I install the 64 bit 11.1 compared to the 32 bit, and in such regard it is mainly applications which is my concern. But please shout out if there are other concerns I should pay attention to as well.

    What I am most uncertain of is if java, flash and wine will work ok, and I would also like to have the possibility to play games such as Enemy Territory and various commercial games from e.g. tuxgames, and wonder if this implies some extra effort to achieve. A last question, are there some other programmes not available for 64 bit system which you find worth mentioning?

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    Default Re: Limitations with 64 bit system?

    the only limitation so far is that you have to download the 64-bit flash from the adobe website yourself. It's not packaged for openSuSE. Besides that, there are no problems compared to an 32-bit system. 32-bit programs will run nicely in a 64-bits system. You will need to install some libraries.

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    You won't have any problems as openSUSE is a multilib distro It means you can use 32 and 64 bit applications. In order to do this you sometimes have to install 32 bit libraries, they are called the same as the 64 bit ones but have 32bit added I discovered that they are not "full" libraries as compared to a i586 library on a 32 bit system, i guess it's using 64 bit calls or something. Anyway, it is no problem at all in running 32 bit apps in Linux as they run at completely native speed.
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    Default Re: Limitations with 64 bit system?

    Thanks, nice to hear!

    By the way, what about the kernel? Is it any need to recompile it for real-time priority as one have to do with the 32 bit one?

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    What do You mean by real time, do you mean preemptive settings and Hz settings? There already is a real time kernel, it's called trace though i personally haven't seen much difference between it and the default one. You'd have to compare the config files between it as i failed to see any. I liked to compile my own kernel but i didn't see much difference (i guess it makes difference on weaker PC's).
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    Default Re: Limitations with 64 bit system?

    Yes that was what I meant. I sometimes use my computer to record audio etc. so I am in need of having the midi hz set to 1000 and to have full preempt.

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    I guess there is one real time kernel from Beineri if i'm correct. It's 2.6.26 i guess.
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    Default Re: Limitations with 64 bit system?

    @Mon, 29 Jun 2009 11:56:02 +0000, gielhendriks write:


    > the only limitation so far is that you have to download the 64-bit flash
    > from the adobe website yourself. It's not packaged for openSuSE. Besides
    > that, there are no problems compared to an 32-bit system. 32-bit
    > programs will run nicely in a 64-bits system. You will need to install
    > some libraries.
    you right, but

    I have two troubles with x86-64 system

    1. Epson Perfection V 200 scanner it works with iscan that making avasys.jp

    and have prolems bacause iscan i586 did not work properly with scanner in x86-64 version

    I check now @developers site and was suprised, they now have one so I will try later with it.

    another problem I have

    2. with printer canon LBP2900
    they have no x86-64 version, I was trying to install x86 version but has no luck with it for now

    so in many cases problem with x86-64 can be with hardware with proprietary drivers that did not have native version

    In most other cases it good enough
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    Default Re: Limitations with 64 bit system?

    In case of 32 bit only drivers, the vendor maintainers don't always package it right, i mean the dependencies. You probably need some 32 bit drivers and libraries to make them work on a 64 bit system.
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    Default Re: Limitations with 64 bit system?

    Please do not use Canon as a standard to refer to. The things they provided to the linux world are realy horrible. And whenever I've tried to get some support, the reply is always like 'did you try this on Windows? Try another linux distro and see if it works'. In the meantime some Canon copiers I manage all use a different driver than the one Canon tells me to use....
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