I did install it as standard x86 on my setup and it worked like a dream. It's just the 64-bit I'm having trouble with. Updates, filesystem corruption, etc.
----- Original Message ----- From: Örn_Hansen To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 01:38:06 +0200 Subject: Re: [suse-amd64] Re: [SLE] Giving up on 64-bit Linux for now
lördag 18 september 2004 01:04 skrev Sid Boyce:
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.
I had a few hangups here, on my system ... first was due to the BIOS, which was solved when I upgraded. Had to do with DMA, which need to be or the system will be significantly slower. Second, I've had a few apparent freezes ... which are mostly the system just locking itself for a few seconds, or longer and than coming back to life. Otherwise, SuSE 9.1 has worked marvelously for me since it came out. My system is an MSI NEO, AMD64 3000+ with 512Mb memory. After reading a bit, I came across that a possible scenario for hangups is the power supply. If it's flaky, it can cause power drop to the cpu which will stop working properly ... something to look out for, if you built your system on an older box, with new Mobo + Cpu.
Regards Sid. -- Sid Boyce .... Hamradio G3VBV and keen Flyer =====LINUX ONLY USED HERE=====