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    Default Are there still problems with 64-bit Opensuse - Flash, Java plugin etc.?

    I was wondering what the experience is like with 64-bit versions of opensuse 11.3. In particular whether the following work:
    • Flash
    • Java plugin
    • win32codecs (wmv, wma playback etc.)
    • H.264 video playback
    • Anything else for a common desktop system


    I'm thinking of going back to 64-bit when 11.4 comes out.

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    Default Re: Are there still problems with 64-bit Opensuse - Flash, Java plugin etc.?

    I have not experienced any problems in the first place.
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    Default Re: Are there still problems with 64-bit Opensuse - Flash, Java plugin etc.?

    • Flash & Java: I'm one of those who have been reading several how-tos and have applied several different work-arounds throughout the different version and I can pretty much testify with certainty that it all works flawlessly out of the box by now. Net banking, YouTube, whatever.
    • Windows codecs: Still no problems except legal.
    • H.264: You had problems? I have more problems on my Mac!
    • Anything else: Gave up configuring my dual screen setup (see thread somewhere here as well as post on my blog) but that's not a 64-bit issue. Gave up installing OpenMovieEditor but that's a repository issue. Oh and the hattrick.org program called HO! isn't properly maintained at the repository too.


    Not sure there should be a reason to use 32-bit?
    Correct me if I'm wrong.

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    Default Re: Are there still problems with 64-bit Opensuse - Flash, Java pluginetc.?

    On 2011-01-12 11:36, tk83 wrote:

    > I'm thinking of going back to 64-bit when 11.4 comes out.


    Just try it in another partition :-)

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    Default Re: Are there still problems with 64-bit Opensuse - Flash, Java plugin etc.?

    Quote Originally Posted by tk83 View Post
    I was wondering what the experience is like with 64-bit versions of opensuse 11.3. In particular whether the following work:
    • Flash
    • ...
    For 11.3, that depends on your graphics driver/chip combination, power management settings and whether you enable a screensaver or not.

    If not in a position to try it for yourself, you could search the forum and/or novell bugzilla (see wiki) on each item from your list.

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    Default Re: Are there still problems with 64-bit Opensuse - Flash, Java pluginetc.?

    On 2011-01-12 12:06, bennohansen wrote:
    > Not sure there should be a reason to use 32-bit?


    64 bit code is not really faster. This is like comparing a truck capable of
    moving 50 tons with one capable of moving 100 tons. If they run at the same
    speed on the road (same processor class and clock speed), the difference is
    not speed, it is load capacity. It moves more in one trip.

    Some processes benefit from this, and some don't. The code can be larger,
    the data can be bigger, more memory needed, and memory moves are slower
    than what the processor can manage: thus bigger variables when the code
    doesn't really needs them, runs slower.

    So, speed varies.

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    Default Re: Are there still problems with 64-bit Opensuse - Flash, Java pluginetc.?

    Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > So, speed varies.


    oh no! now you have gone and done it....and, all the software/chip
    makers have spent all that money to get people to 'upgrade' so they
    can be 'faster'...

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    Default Re: Are there still problems with 64-bit Opensuse - Flash, Java pluginetc.?

    On 2011-01-12 17:43, DenverD wrote:
    > Carlos E. R. wrote:
    >> So, speed varies.

    >
    > oh no! now you have gone and done it....and, all the software/chip
    > makers have spent all that money to get people to 'upgrade' so they
    > can be 'faster'...


    The quid is to trick people to buy for whatever reason.

    The other day I saw a documentary on TV. It appears that there is a train
    station in the USA where there is a bulb that has been on for over a
    century. There is a web cam on it; two cameras broke since, but not the
    bulb. There even is a club of the bulb! Around the twenties, companies
    announced lamps that lasted over 2500 hours. But the companies joined
    efforts to bring the figure _down_ to 1000 hours, and fined those that
    built better lamps. All in the name of business.

    There are ink printers that have a counter chip: after so many head clean
    operations, the printer fails, with an error message. Replace printer.
    However, a software hack resets the chip and it continues printing happily.
    No breakdown, contrary to what the manual says.

    There are two strategies: trick the buyer into thinking they need something
    news and better, or trick the goods into failing earlier.

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    Default Re: Are there still problems with 64-bit Opensuse - Flash, Java plugin etc.?

    Carlos E. R. wrote:

    > The other day I saw a documentary on TV. It appears that there is a train
    > station in the USA where there is a bulb that has been on for over a
    > century. There is a web cam on it; two cameras broke since, but not the
    > bulb.


    Is this the bulb that you are talking about?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centennial_Light

    However this one is at a fire station and not a train station so I could be
    wrong. According to the fire department the bulb is at least 109 years old
    and has been only turned off a few times.

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    Default Re: Are there still problems with 64-bit Opensuse - Flash, Java pluginetc.?

    On 2011-01-13 00:25, ah7013 wrote:

    > Is this the bulb that you are talking about?
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centennial_Light


    I think so. I didn't catch the start of the documentary. The point is that
    they make things that don't last and break down, or convince us that we
    need a new gadget - like a 64 bit cpu ;-)

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