[ubuntu-in] Gutsy 64 bit troubles.

Kingsly John member+ubuntu at kingsly.net
Thu Nov 22 11:37:51 GMT 2007

+++ nan budh [2007-11-22 02:20:12]:

> Prateek Sharma <prateek3.14 at gmail.com> wrote:
>     Hi folks,
>     I managed to install Gutsy AMD64 on my acer aspire 5000 laptop. I
>     have 256 MB RAM, out of which 32 MB is reserved as graphics memory.
>     However, the kernel only 'detects' 150 MB main memory.(according to
>     'free'). My system naturally runs real sluggish due to this. Where did
>     the ~70 MB go?
>     I ran memtest86, it showed no problems.
>     This _is_ a kernel problem, right? Anyone having a similar experience?
> Let me tell u in the beginning i am so troubled that i am seriously
> considering Open SUSE. I recently talked with a SUSE user asking him is it
> debian based (like ubuntu) and u he replied, 'Its not debian based, its
> awesome based!'.

I think "awesome" is an understatement

Their "bootloader" requires .. openldap2-client and timezone amongst the "30"
yes THIRTY dependencies.

Please go ahead... you'll dump it once you come across a package you want to
install which isn't readily available or when you try to rebuild an rpm that
you want to upgrade.

Check out their list of "dependencies" for "grub"
http://kingsly.net/tmp/why-rpm-sucks.txt (rpms can be made better(see
RHEL/CentOS) but (open)suse has definitely fscked up with their packaging)

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