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Installed Mint 7 x64 tonight

Postby Lantesh on Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:47 am

After about an hour of use I'm wondering why I didn't switch to 64 bit a long time ago. I'm sure there will be quirks I'll find yet, but honestly everything went so smooth I can't believe I waited this long to make the switch. I've had a 64 bit processor for over a year, and stayed with 32 bit all this time. Sometimes I can be such a dummy, lol. :D
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Re: Installed Mint 7 x64 tonight

Postby Fred on Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:41 am

Lantesh,

Some have few if any problems, others, not so lucky. There are still some issues with hardware and drivers, but they are getting worked out. :-)

Glad everything went well for you.

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Re: Installed Mint 7 x64 tonight

Postby Lantesh on Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:57 am

Thanks Fred. I just finished setting up the display switching script in this new 64 bit install that you and Kaye helped me with. That is working great along with everything else. The next couple of weeks will be the real test. I of course still have my 32 bit install, and will keep that until I'm satisfied everything is fully functional.
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Re: Installed Mint 7 x64 tonight

Postby midas on Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:17 am

Hello...I've switched to Gloria 64 bit some 14 days ago and I am very happy with it too...no quirks or showstoppers here. It seems also the laptop is running a bit cooler now...is possible when you have AMD processors and 'cool and quiet' enabled. Even using the ext4 filesystem now and everything runs like the firebrigade. Greetz, Midas.
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Re: Installed Mint 7 x64 tonight

Postby rich_roast on Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:08 am

I switched from Mint 6 32 bit to Mint 7 x 64 last night and things are working great for me with the exception of Firefox / Flash on certain websites. Like photobucket. But I'm looking into that.
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Re: Installed Mint 7 x64 tonight

Postby Lantesh on Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:51 am

The only real downside I found is that there does not seem to be a 64 bit version of the Lightscribe software, or a 64 bit version of the Lacie label software either. I did a force install of the 32 bit versions of each, and while the Lightscribe software seems to functional, the Lacie labeler is not.
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