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Re: 64-bit Kernel Question

On Sun, Mar 08, 2009 at 08:41:54PM -0600, Petrus de Calguarium wrote:
> Scott Robbins wrote:
> > 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.)
> > 
> I read about the experimental flash, which Matthew mentioned. I would 
> rather go with that than do the "minor edit". There will be enough stuff for 
> me to configure to get it set up like my present x86-32 system. If the 
> experimental 64-bit flash doesn't work well enough, I can always try the 
> edit.

You should still do the minor edit--that's actually only if you install
the 64 bit flash.  What it does is tell nsplugin to NOT use a wrapper
script to get 32 bit flash to work in 64 bit programs.  If you look at
the page I mentioned, you'll see it's truly a minor edit--there will
already be other things in there, you simply add two words.  :)

> It really should run faster, shouldn't it? At least I will be using the CPU 
> to it's full potential, and with programs made for it.

I'm not sure how noticeable it is unless you're doing some serious
database crunching.  It always feels a bit snappier to me, but I suspect
that is completely  pyschological.  :)

I don't think you'll turn around and say, WOW, I can't believe how fast
that is now.  You should see a difference in compile times if you build
anything from source. 

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