64 bit: these are my apps

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 16:21:11 UTC 2008

On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 2:35 PM, Kelly L. Fulks <kfulks at knology.net> wrote:
> Dotan Cohen wrote:
>  > 2008/4/28 Knapp <magick.crow at gmail.com>:
>  >>  >  >  * Sun Java (need it for studies)
>  >>  >
>  >>   I need it for my studies too and I had it working on my 64-bit box.  I
>  >>  >  believe the necessary package is called sun-java6-jdk (this is the
>  >>  >  development kit which I assume you need - the package for just the
>  >>  >  runtime environment is called sun-java6-jre).  If you need more, then
>  >>  >  you can try:
>  >>  >  apt-cache search sun java
>  >>  >  at the command-line.
>  >>  >
>  >>
>  >>  I can't add much to this but to say that I am running 64 bit and use
>  >>  Firefox (really swiftweasel), java (with swift, so must be 32 bit??),
>  >>  wine, and google earth on it. I would tell you which was 32 bit but I
>  >>  don't remember. So anyway it can work.
>  >
>  > Thanks, Douglas. I see that an earlier post mentioned that Java would
>  > not work in Firefox, which is specifically what I need for studies.
>  > You post makes me see that it is possible. I may install 64 bit later
>  > this week. Thanks.
>  >
>  > Dotan Cohen
>  >
>  > http://what-is-what.com
>  > http://gibberish.co.il
>  > א-ב-ג-ד-ה-ו-ז-ח-ט-י-ך-כ-ל-ם-מ-ן-נ-ס-ע-ף-פ-ץ-צ-ק-ר-ש-ת
>  >
>  > A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
>  > Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
>  Dotan,
>  I have loaded 64 bit Kubuntu on a new machine.  I loaded 7.10 as I don't
>  like loading the latest release so quickly after it comes out on my
>  "production" machine.  I don't necessarily use all the applications that
>  you use, but I wanted to relate my experience as a first time x86_64 user.
>  Overall, the experience has been very good.  The install went smooth, I
>  had to use a text install as I couldn't seem to get the live CD to work
>  with my dual 7300GT video cards (personal problem I later discovered).
>  Everything installed and worked as expected (more or  less).
>  I had to go through a couple of minor hoops to get Flash working on the
>  system, but nothing major.  I just had to make sure that all the
>  prerequisites were installed properly.  As to the programs that you use,
>  I don't use VirtualBox, but VMWare is running very well.  I have had no
>  issues with FireFox or Thunderbird either one.  Both seem to be stable
>  and working very well (only up for a couple of days right now).  I have
>  installed Wine and IEs4Linux (I do some web site development and need to
>  check it) and that works as expected.  GoogleEarth screams on this
>  machine, it becomes a usable application for me.
>  I installed Sun Java 6 and it went on without an issue, I haven't done
>  anything with it yet, but plan to do so shortly.  However, the Java
>  Plug-in is not there for it.  However, I installed the icedtea (Java 7)
>  plugin and it seems to be working for me.  I have used it to pull up a
>  couple of sites with Java Applets and not problems have been experienced
>  with it.
>  I haven't fully tested everything on this new machine, but so far I am
>  impressed with it.  I don't see any real reason not to run the 64 bit
>  version for most users.  My only lasting issue is with sound, but it is
>  specific to my install.  I will be putting a sound card in the system in
>  the next day or two to hopefully fix that problem.  The ASUS M2N-SLI
>  motherboard uses a C-Media USB sound system that apparently ALSA doesn't
>  really like.
>  --
>  Kelly L. Fulks
>  Home Account
>  near Huntsville, AL

I have found that yahoo games is a good place to test Java, try chess
or go. Can't say yahoo is good for much else. Also the games site will
not work well with ad filters turned on.

Often you can go into your bios and tell it to change the sound and
then it will work with Linux.

Douglas E Knapp

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