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Elyssa x64 RC1 released

Postby clem on Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:29 am

Linux Mint is proud to announce its very first 64 bits release: Elyssa x64 RC1. The purpose of the x64 edition is to offer the same desktop features as the Main edition but in a 64 bits environment. We received a lot of requests to support the X86_64 architecture (commonly referred to as “amd64″) and we’ve [...]

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Re: Elyssa x64 RC1 released

Postby big_dog1968 on Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:43 pm

I am burning the disk as I type. One question though. I have never run a 64 bit OS. For 32 bit, I have been setting the swap size at 2 gig, to go with the 2 gig of physical memory I have for 4 gig total.

What is the recommended swap size for the 64 bit version?

btw: K3B reported an error on verification, but when I made a copy of the newly burned disk and checked the generated iso against the md5 online it matched. I should be okay right?
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Re: Elyssa x64 RC1 released

Postby exploder on Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:55 pm

On my 32 bit system I let the installer set my swap size. I have 1 GB of RAM and it set my swap as 2.9 GB. The only time I have ever seen any swap space used ever is after the disk check at start up and even then it only uses 1.9 KB, so 2 GB sounds reasonable to me. Personally, I would just let the installer handle the swap.

As far as K3b reporting an error goes, that is a judgment call you will have to make. I get errors with Brasero if I burn DVD iso files to disk and there is nothing wrong with the disk. If I use the default Gnome burning application I do not get any errors. There are bug reports for issues with Brasero and K3b and threads keep popping up on the Ubuntu forums about this problem. Did you burn the disk at the slowest speed? Often that is the answer to this problem. When I suspect that there is nothing wrong with the disk I burned, I try running the Live CD for a while, if everything seems fine then the disk is probably alright. Really the only thing you can do is to try burning the iso to disk again using the slowest possible speed.
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Re: Elyssa x64 RC1 released

Postby Rob Brill on Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:31 am

Hi,

It's a K3b version 1.0.4 bug inherited from Kubuntu 8.04/8.0.4.1
You may ignore the message - data recorded on cd isn't the same as the original
Don't ask for K3b version 1.0.4 to verify data burned to disk
Just burn the iso to disk - low speed as possible and wait for success .
This message itself it's a fake!

Cheers
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Re: Elyssa x64 RC1 released

Postby naesa on Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:33 am

Is there a date planned for this to go 1.0 or is it more like a "when it's stable enough"-scenario?
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Re: Elyssa x64 RC1 released

Postby clem on Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:43 am

It's more like a "when it's stable enough" scenario. It usually takes 2 weeks.

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Re: Elyssa x64 RC1 released

Postby coderneedsfood on Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:04 pm

worked a treat on my old AMD 64 laptop , no problems ATI 3D drivers worked , Broadcom wifi worked ..
seems really snappy , faster than mint5 32bit , but that could be entirely the placebo effect :)

i haven't done any hard tasks like video encoding or rendering .. i'll happily run any tests you want me too
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Re: Elyssa x64 RC1 released

Postby johnFrance on Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:04 am

Clem,

It's great that Linux Mint has an X64 version at last. I have down loaded the .iso file and installed it on a secondary machine of mine. It went through the installation process without a hitch, but when the computer was rebooted the bios informed me of a boot file failure and asked for the boot disc. The OS has been loaded onto my hard drive. Can you shed some light as to why Linux can't find the boot file?

Another hassle (with Linux Mint 5) I have had has been with loading Linux onto a secondary HD in my main computer. The primary HD has Vista Ultimate loaded. Is there an incompatibility between Vista & Linux Mint 5?

These problems have been quite disappointing considering I have Celena installed and it has run like a Swiss from day one.

Both of my machines are running Athlon 64's with 3 & 2GB of RAM respectively.

Has anyone else had any hassles like these?


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Re: Elyssa x64 RC1 released

Postby swedrei on Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:09 am

johnFrance wrote:Another hassle (with Linux Mint 5) I have had has been with loading Linux onto a secondary HD in my main computer. The primary HD has Vista Ultimate loaded. Is there an incompatibility between Vista & Linux Mint 5?
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Has anyone else had any hassles like these?

my dual boot with vista & linux mint 64 works perfectly.
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Re: Elyssa x64 RC1 released

Postby lsayre on Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:46 am

linux mint 64-bit rc-1 does not recognize my shift key at all. i have an hp media center pc with an amd 64 bit processor.
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Re: Elyssa x64 RC1 released

Postby jdog on Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:53 pm

This is working great ! Things seem quicker or snappier . One Problem though . When I try to minimize programs, they end up closing.
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Re: Elyssa x64 RC1 released

Postby brando569 on Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:18 pm

im glad that a 64 bit version is being released, im assuming that this is the gnome version of elyssa. is there going to be a 64 bit kde version?
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Re: Elyssa x64 RC1 released

Postby jallain on Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:51 pm

Am I the only one that has a problem with the install failing? I get a grubinstallation returned a failure of code 1. The install quits and does not finish. Any ideas?
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Re: Elyssa x64 RC1 released

Postby EloE on Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:11 pm

Oh yeah baby this ROCKS!! :!:
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Re: Elyssa x64 RC1 released

Postby swedrei on Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:33 pm

brando569 wrote:im assuming that this is the gnome version of elyssa. is there going to be a 64 bit kde version?

yes, its gnome. I think I read somewhere that a 64bit kde edition is not in the works, but I may be wrong.
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Re: Elyssa x64 RC1 released

Postby down8ve on Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:34 am

Clem,

I'm a normal user of linux-based systems, a guy who really enjoys a degree of "under-the-hood-ness" but wants to get his work done without hassles.

On my Pentium D/ ECS945G/ 1GB/ Nvidia system, this 64-bit version of Elyssa really, really works well. Thanks for putting this together for us. I have yet to find any flaws, save for gDesklets fails to launch. Another 64-bit Ubuntu, Ultimate Edition, is also quite good, but it has various issues that caused me to question the quality control employed during its development.

Thanks!
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Re: Elyssa x64 RC1 released

Postby simta on Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:43 am

well first time ive installed mint, and ive gone for the 64-bit version. everything working dandy atm.
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Re: Elyssa x64 RC1 released

Postby swedrei on Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:36 pm

just a question - when the final version is out (when will that be :wink: ?) - how can one "update" to it?
do I have to do a reinstall or is it more convenient?

(I killed my linux accidentally and am wondering if I should set it up again now, or wait for the final x64 release)
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Re: Elyssa x64 RC1 released

Postby Jinnai on Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:00 am

coderneedsfood wrote:i haven't done any hard tasks like video encoding or rendering .. i'll happily run any tests you want me too
Actually...do you have some hard data on that? Specifically video encoding (and any dvd ripping for more movies). If there is a significant difference I might go with the x64...
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Re: Elyssa x64 RC1 released

Postby coderneedsfood on Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:24 pm

I have not done any testing
I will if you want me too ...
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