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Linux Mint 6 x64 RC1 released!

Postby clem on Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:05 pm

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 6 x64 RC1. This x64 edition of Linux Mint 6 is almost identical to the Main Edition but compiled for 64 bit processors (Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core 2 Quad, AMD Athlon X2 64 and all x86-64 compliant processors). It comes with all the improvements featured in Linux Mint 6 Main Edition. [...]

Read more: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=536

Bug reports: viewtopic.php?f=143&t=20664

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Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 RC1 released!

Postby darco on Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:54 pm

Awesome!.....thanks Clem and Team!
Nice timing...its gonna be a x64 bit weekend w/Windows 7 x64 coming out as well....Gonna be a fun weekend!

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Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 RC1 released!

Postby hotweiss on Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:08 pm

Will give it a try... Flash 64 was terrible with Ubuntu, maybe it will work better with Mint 64. Thanks...
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Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 RC1 released!

Postby Caraibes on Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:13 pm

I am wishing to install this RC1, and then to upgrade to the stable version when it comes out...

-Would that be as simple as an "apt-get update & apt-get upgrade" ?

_Is there any better way ?
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Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 RC1 released!

Postby hotweiss on Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:38 pm

Just tried it and the Flash bug still exists. I still get a blank area where the Flash video is supposed to be. In addition Flash 64 performs horribly with Youtube HD video. I'm sticking with regular Mint for now...
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Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 RC1 released!

Postby Old Marcus on Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:08 am

Great news, downloading via torrent and going to test it out for any bugs. :)
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Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 RC1 released!

Postby fossfollow on Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:34 pm

can anyone tell me what type of practical pros and cons i would see with using the x64 version over the 32 bit one?
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Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 RC1 released!

Postby john1 on Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:55 pm

Just tried to boot on live
I have a first error message saying I cannot use the 4GB. Strange because in Mint 5, it looks to be working OK

when it launches, Tomboy does by start, with an invitation to delete it

finally, the menu as dark, horizontal bars, with a graduation in the thickness, the thinner on the top, getting thicker going down

PC is Gigabyte mobo with 4GB RAM and integrated ATI 3200

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Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 RC1 released!

Postby Rob Brill on Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:55 am

Hi,

Nice job Clem, Husse, Exploder and the Linux Mint Team

I am testing flash now on you tube and it seems to be ok. In High Quality.
So far, as i reported on the blog no problems yet.

Great
Congrats

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Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 RC1 released!

Postby hotweiss on Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:04 pm

fossfollow wrote:can anyone tell me what type of practical pros and cons i would see with using the x64 version over the 32 bit one?


I was not a big fan of the 64 bit Mint, but these are the advantages that I have noticed:

-faster rendering of certain heavy websites like digg.com
-unrar'ing files is twice as fast now
-skimming through movie's is now instantaneous
-I can now use 6 gig's of memory
-applications are slightly snappier due to the fact they are compiled for modern cpu's

...I'm kind of a fan now.
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Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 RC1 released!

Postby fossfollow on Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:48 pm

hotweiss wrote:
fossfollow wrote:can anyone tell me what type of practical pros and cons i would see with using the x64 version over the 32 bit one?


I was not a big fan of the 64 bit Mint, but these are the advantages that I have noticed:

-faster rendering of certain heavy websites like digg.com
-unrar'ing files is twice as fast now
-skimming through movie's is now instantaneous
-I can now use 6 gig's of memory
-applications are slightly snappier due to the fact they are compiled for modern cpu's

...I'm kind of a fan now.


thanks for the response...you said earlier that the flash wasn't working right on x64 mint...have other people been experiencing problems with the 64 bit version of flash? I think that would be an important factor in my decision to switch to 64 bit mint....
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Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 RC1 released!

Postby hotweiss on Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:52 pm

fossfollow wrote:
hotweiss wrote:
fossfollow wrote:can anyone tell me what type of practical pros and cons i would see with using the x64 version over the 32 bit one?


I was not a big fan of the 64 bit Mint, but these are the advantages that I have noticed:

-faster rendering of certain heavy websites like digg.com
-unrar'ing files is twice as fast now
-skimming through movie's is now instantaneous
-I can now use 6 gig's of memory
-applications are slightly snappier due to the fact they are compiled for modern cpu's

...I'm kind of a fan now.


thanks for the response...you said earlier that the flash wasn't working right on x64 mint...have other people been experiencing problems with the 64 bit version of flash? I think that would be an important factor in my decision to switch to 64 bit mint....


Flash 64 is working on Mint 64, but there are problems with running full screen Youtube high quality and HD videos. Taking things into perspective, it shouldn't really deter you from using Mint 64.
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Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 RC1 released!

Postby fossfollow on Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:38 pm

so do people think this rc would be "stable" enough to use on my main system, or should i really wait until the stable release comes out?
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Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 RC1 released!

Postby tonydoyle on Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:58 pm

I think its better to stick with regular mint for the moment, i've tried many distros out there and it is definitely the most stable and robust flavour of linux out there for what my needs are, however I will be installing the x64 version on a test system i have to help improve it, keep up the good work guys! thanks
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Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 RC1 released!

Postby dlkreations on Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:18 pm

Hello all, just wanted to say thank you to the Mint team for a job well done so far on the Linux Mint 6 x64 edition. This is my first post on this board, even though I have used Mint in the past since version 3. I have used different distributions from Mandrake, OpenSUSE, PCLinuxOS, Ubuntu, and Fedora. Even though Mint is a direct descendant of Ubuntu, I find that it is quite possibly the best of its kind. I find it more intuitive and user friendly, and am quite pleased with all the hard work the Mint team have gone through to make this distribution one of a kind.

Again, thank you for all the care and fine tuning you have done to make this a great distribution and I have been waiting for an x64 version for quite some time.

Now as for this being an RC; I have found that on my laptop, it is very stable. I am running it on a Gateway M-6846, with an Intel Core 2 Duo 1.87ghz, with 4gb of ram, a 320gb hard drive. It has an Intel 3945 wireless card, Sigmatel 9205 HD audio, and an Intel X3100 video. Everything that I have tested and tried out works wonderfully. I can even run full screen YouTube videos with little to no distortion, or lag. That's a big plus right there for me.

so do people think this rc would be "stable" enough to use on my main system, or should i really wait until the stable release comes out?

It is usually always best to wait until a final version to run any software, especially an OS, but I usually go against what other people do and run it anyway. I have to tell you, at least for me, it has been very stable, and I must also say, very quick and responsive.
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Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 RC1 released!

Postby rushman on Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:46 pm

Hi to all,
thank you for this 64 bit os. It installed without problems.
I Spend a lot of time converting my laser Disks to dvd.
Via dvgrab, kino, openmovieeditor, All load up but are unstable,
this I think is the nvidia driver, I have changed this today,
and dvgrab and kino seem to be ok.

One other problem Updates in the package manager show a kernel
update, but when I applied it, the os would not start showing kernel panic.

Epson rx520 printer ok but the scanner is not seen.

Ubuntu I have never liked, but this mint os is great

Thank You
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Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 RC1 released!

Postby hotweiss on Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:21 pm

rushman wrote:Hi to all,
thank you for this 64 bit os. It installed without problems.
I Spend a lot of time converting my laser Disks to dvd.
Via dvgrab, kino, openmovieeditor, All load up but are unstable,
this I think is the nvidia driver, I have changed this today,
and dvgrab and kino seem to be ok.

One other problem Updates in the package manager show a kernel
update, but when I applied it, the os would not start showing kernel panic.

Epson rx520 printer ok but the scanner is not seen.

Ubuntu I have never liked, but this mint os is great

Thank You
Rushman (jim)


Yes the Nvidia is very unstable with wine!
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Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 RC1 released!

Postby hotweiss on Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:12 am

hotweiss wrote:Yes the Nvidia is very unstable with wine!


I finally figured out what was causing my wine to crash. The crashes are due to a wine bug. Wine is written in 32 bit code so it is limited to 4 GB of memory. When you have more than 4 GB of memory, the wine bug that is causing the crashes doesn't put a stop to all the textures it tries to load into memory. So when you go one bit past the 4 GB mark, wine crashes because it cannot handle all the memory. To fix this bug I simply removed 2 GB from my 6 GB configuration.
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Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 RC1 released!

Postby hamburn on Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:14 am

If this is a RC, wow, it's working, period


As the Mints I have used before, it was running out of the box, and is working happily.
No problems with flash as I have them encountered with ubuntu 8.10 x64.
How comes it, that Clem and the others can do a job that the paid developers at Ubuntu can not do? :lol:
Thanks you all

H.

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Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 RC1 released!

Postby marcus0263 on Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:39 pm

hamburn wrote:If this is a RC, wow, it's working, period


As the Mints I have used before, it was running out of the box, and is working happily.
No problems with flash as I have them encountered with ubuntu 8.10 x64.
How comes it, that Clem and the others can do a job that the paid developers at Ubuntu can not do? :lol:
Thanks you all

H.

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