[PD] [OT] PC hardware recommondations for Linux
IOhannes m zmoelnig
zmoelnig at iem.at
Thu Jun 2 20:16:56 CEST 2005
B. Bogart wrote:
> Hey Frank+all,
> Thanks for your advice. Turns out I can't get any XP CPUs anymore!!! :(
> So I need to get a Athlon64 machine.
which i think is perfect.
> Is AMD64 a problem under linux? (running a 32 bit linux and not 64).
no, it's rather a problem with windows....
but why running a 32bit linux and not a 64bit one ?
> I wanted to get the last fastest 32 bit AMD machine, but I missed the
> boat. Anyhow I should expect in terms of 64 bit problems with
> linux/nvidia drivers, PD in particular?
i am successfully using debian x86_64 on my laptop and it runs like hell
(nvidia's drivers were no problem at all, the only issue was with my
wlan-card where i had a hard time waiting for 64bit windoze-drivers
(using ndiswrapper); the only remaining thing i can think of right now,
is that i don't have kismet on 64bit debian)
i have not run into any problems with pd (but haven't used much
and it takes me about 90 seconds to configure/compile a distclean Gem....
one drawback is, that FreeFrame does not support 64bit at all.
> Will I be safe running a 32 bit linux and ignoring the fact that it is a
> 64 bit machine in the meantime?
if you feel safer that way, then yes, you will be safe.
> I feel too close to the "high-tech" edge now, which I try and stay away
i think AMD64 is there for more than 1 year, so i don't consider it
bleeding edge any more.
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