Joe Morris (NTM) wrote:
SuSE, unfortunately, though, is all binary as we all know. And for whatever reason the binary packages they've put together for Athlon 64 are very flakey. At least they were for me. Very frustrating. I wanted to run this in 64-bit mode, but not if I can't update the kernel, etc. Not if my filesystem continually gets mangled. I don't know what's going on.
My install went very smoothly, and my learning curve on the 64 bit has been a good experience. I haven't seen the problems of which you speak. What file system did you use? I chose ext3. Been using ext3 since 7.3 IIRC with no problems. FWIW, most problems I have seen /read about were usually BIOS problems. Do you have the latest BIOS for the MB? There is an amd64 list (email@example.com) that has some very knowledgeable people. If you gave more info you might get some good help there. HTH
I installed 9.0 x86_64 (reiserfs) then upgraded to 9.1 when it came out, Acer Aspire 1501LCe laptop with XP3000+/512M/Radeon 9600 video/USB stuff such as webcam, kodak camera DX3600, serial, sound apps like skype etc. No problems with SuSE except building some packages where it will happily link with 64-bit libs then go off to the 32-bit libs looking for a library that is only a 64-bit one. Kernel builds have been fine, currently running 2.6.9-rc2-mm1 and -bk kernels before that. Some motherboards are fussy about memory, a good idea would be to test out using 9,1 x86 and if the problem is still there, then look at the hardware as a possible source of trouble. I got a new 32-bit Asus motherboard and XP2600+, both turned out to be bad and caused hangs and filesystem corruptions. Regards Sid.