Ubuntu on AMD64
jspies at sun.ac.za
Thu Sep 28 08:12:23 UTC 2006
On Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 03:18:43PM -0400, Colin Kern wrote:
> I've been using Ubuntu on my desktop system for about 5 months now,
> and I love it. I'm getting a laptop this weekend with an AMD 64-bit
> processor, and I was wondering how, if at all, Ubuntu changes on a
> laptop and a 64-bit architecture. How is the hardware support? Are
> the same software packages available through Synaptic/apt-get as with
> a 32-bit system? Any comments on this would be helpful.
After trying out the 64-bit version of Ubuntu for a few weeks, I have
decided to go back to the 32-bit version. Too many things just did not
work and I had to spend a lot of time to get workarounds. Some of the
1. My sound did not work well on the Nvidia-chipset. On the 32-bit
version there is not a problem.
2. The Framebuffer-graphics on the console did not work properly.
3. I had to use a 32-bit Firefox to get flash to work.
4. I could not get my scanner (using a third party program "Iscan") to
5. I could not use Skype, Ekiga or Gizmo. Ekiga because of 1 and the
others had to run in 32-bit mode.
So I spend some time in reinstalling my system and there are a lot less
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