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Linux Mint 5 x64 released!

Postby clem on Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:52 pm

Linux Mint is proud to announce that Linux Mint 5 Elyssa is now available on AMD64 for 64 bit processors. In the future the x64 edition will be released at the same time as the Main and Light editions. The purpose of the x64 edition is to offer the same desktop features as the Main edition but in a 64 bit environment. It aims to be as similar to the Main edition as possible. [...]

Read more: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=389
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 Edition released!

Postby Guest on Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:16 pm

DOWNLOADING IT AS I TYPE THIS

HAVE BEEN USING MINT SINCE BIANCA AND JUST BUILT A 64BIT SYSTEM THIS WEEK
WILL INSTALL IT TONIGHT WHEN I GET HOME FROM WORK
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 Edition released!

Postby Bill Auclair on Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:38 pm

Probably a dumb question, but....

Does this new 64-bit distribution support Intel 64 / EMT64 processor architecture, or is it limited to AMD only? If not, is an Intel 64 version anticipated?

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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 Edition released!

Postby clem on Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:55 pm

Yes. It's the same architecture. We commonly refer to it as amd64 because it came from AMD originally, but the real name is X86_64. It work on all X64_86 processors (Core 2 Duo, Athlon 64... etc, basically almost all 64bit processors sold for PC).

For more information on X86_64: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86-64

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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 Edition released!

Postby big_dog1968 on Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:48 pm

Will there be a KDE 64bit soon??
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 Edition released!

Postby clem on Sat Oct 18, 2008 4:16 pm

No, all community editions will only support one architecture: i386.

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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 Edition released!

Postby NWAdawg on Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:23 pm

Just finished installing it, ITS SWEET!
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 Edition released!

Postby earthpig on Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:38 am

im downloading from the torrent at ~575 kb/s sustained... i highly recommend the torrent :)

6% done in the time it took me to make this reply to the thread

edit: lol i think i jinxed it and one of the seeders left.... im down to 300 kb/s :(
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 Edition released!

Postby big_dog1968 on Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:12 pm

I am not sure if this is the place to post these problems, but I didn't see a place on the board devoted to Mint 64 and the first two relate specifically to 64, the third may be more of a Compiz quirk (not sure).
A few issues with Mint 64:
1. When I click quit from the start menu, the shut down dialog box does not appear unless I manually close the start menu.
2. The menu does not automatically close when I select a program (related to above issue).
3. Compiz causes flicker when playing back video. Video works fine if Compiz disabled. Any way for them to coexist?

Other than that, very fast!
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 Edition released!

Postby earthpig on Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:19 pm

big_dog1968 wrote:3. Compiz causes flicker when playing back video. Video works fine if Compiz disabled. Any way for them to coexist?

Other than that, very fast!


what are you playing video in? tried different programs? the only conflict i have had (using Ubuntu virgin, as opposed to mint) with compiz is with google earth.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 Edition released!

Postby swedrei on Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:20 pm

big_dog1968 wrote:3. Compiz causes flicker when playing back video. Video works fine if Compiz disabled. Any way for them to coexist?

Do you have an ATI graphics card? With the official ati-drivers? then read this:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=723860
at least this solution worked for me ;)
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 Edition released!

Postby clem on Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:14 pm

big_dog1968: Check the settings for compiz especially the ones related to focus. My current installation is in French and I can't remember the name of the option.. but it's to do with grabbing the focus and it should be set to "None".

earthpig: We're boosting the torrent directly from the server via DHT. I've seen it go at speeds like 10MB/s (less than 2 minutes for a 700MB download). It's part of our revised release process (I'm documenting this at the moment) and it's there at least until 100 people fully grab the ISO via torrent. After that, we may continue to give it a push but we also want the community to seed it by itself.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 Edition released!

Postby big_dog1968 on Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:26 pm

clem wrote:big_dog1968: Check the settings for compiz especially the ones related to focus. My current installation is in French and I can't remember the name of the option.. but it's to do with grabbing the focus and it should be set to "None".


I tried swe4dreis link to the Ubuntu forum and the advice there worked. I don't know if it accomplished the same thing you suggested but whatever it did worked.

I am still having the first two problems listed below. The preferences for the menu don't allow you to tell it to automatically close after a menu item is clicked. Any ideas?
Big_Dog1968 wrote:1. When I click quit from the start menu, the shut down dialog box does not appear unless I manually close the start menu.
2. The menu does not automatically close when I select a program (related to above issue).
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 Edition released!

Postby clem on Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:38 pm

My solution was for 1 and 2... it does close when you click an item. This is a problem with Compiz not playing nice and grabbing focus...
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 Edition released!

Postby newW2 on Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:16 pm

Focus and Raise under General settings?
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 Edition released!

Postby big_dog1968 on Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:11 am

clem wrote:My solution was for 1 and 2... it does close when you click an item. This is a problem with Compiz not playing nice and grabbing focus...


The only setting I found in the "advanced desktop effects settings" that had the word focus in it was "trail focus" and that was already disabled. I completely disabled Compiz and it still does not close when I click a menu Item. I have to then click somewhere outside the menu. With the shut down dialog box, it does not appear unless you click outside the menu. Again I tested this after switching desktop effects to "None", which disables compiz (I think), and it behaved the same way.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 Edition released!

Postby vinoman on Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:49 pm

What is the main difference with 64bit? Is it faster? Does it do more things?
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 Edition released!

Postby csat on Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:36 am

I am also having the same issue with Mint 64 that sometimes doesn't allow me to power off unless I go to terminal and instruct "sudo poweroff".
Another issue that happens from time to time is Firefox 3.0.3 that closes without being commanded to do this. I am alternatively using Opera.
Firefox 3.0.3 Java also doesn't behave as it should or like 32 bits. Asking to open graphic information regarding stock market it just says "start aplet and load aplet" but doesn't show the graph bar.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 Edition released!

Postby MissileCop on Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:55 am

So far, so good. No problems with installation, and I haven't been able to break anything yet. Have had no problems with Firefox, video, or shutting down, as reported by others.

Amarok opens WAY faster on x64, than it does with 32-bit Elyssa. :shock: :D Took about a second and a half on x64, whereas it would take about 5 seconds with 32-bit Elyssa Gnome or XFCE on my system.

Thanks to everyone for their hard work on getting x64 released.

Oh, and thanks for all the extra work. Now I have to go fine tune my x64, and link to all of the partitions on my other drives. :x :mrgreen:
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 Edition released!

Postby csat on Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:48 pm

vinoman wrote:What is the main difference with 64bit? Is it faster? Does it do more things?


Here, http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=765428, you can find a deeper explanation about differences regarding Ubuntu which, I believe, will not differ much from Mint.
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