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Re: 64-bit Kernel Question

On Sun, Mar 08, 2009 at 07:36:56PM -0600, Petrus de Calguarium wrote:
> Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > You should really be running 64-bit Fedora on that Core 2 Duo.
> > 
> So, I've had a 64-bit processor for somewhere between 12-18 months 
> without even knowing it!!!

Yup, it happens--believe me, many people don't realize it.

> Hmmm... So how would I get started changing my installation of Fedora 11 
> alpha/rawhide to the 64-bit version? Are all the same programs available? 
> Do I need to learn special configurations? I have read horrifying accounts of 
> getting Adobe flash-player to work, but I think that is supposed to be 
> resolved with nspluginwrapper, non?

You'd really be best off doing a complete reinstallation.  After that,
the system will automatically pull in 64 bit programs when available. 

Flash is actually trivial for 64 bit.  There's a fellow on Fedora forums
who made an rpm for it--I have a little page on it at
http://home.roadrunner.com/~computertaijutsu/flash64.html which has a
link to that forum thread.  You have to do a minor edit of
/etc/sysconfig/nspluginwrapper (covered on that page.)

There might be some minor incompatibilities, but I haven't run into any
in quite awhile. 

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