kz205 wrote:Runtime Error!
kz205 wrote:However, when I try to remove the 64 bit part (wine1.5-amd64) from synaptic package manager, it says it has to mark all the other wine packages for removal as well.
.netframework 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 <--- many games will use these, and it will make running stuff so much easier in the long run.
MSXML 3.0 < --- quite a few games make use of this.
d3dx9_36 <--- this is required by ANY game.
All the Runtimes VC++ 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010 <--- these too are used by many games and apps.
raymerjacque wrote:lol, EVERY SINGLE time i recommend 32bit linux for people that want to run Wine and windows software i get flamed ... Where as 32bit Mint is PAE enabled, it reads more than 4Gb ram ( my PC has 8GB ram, i run Cinnamon 32bit and it shows available ram as 7.9GB ), and dont give me that nonsense
So how does this magically tweak work ?
It is simply. This tweak pretty much hacks the kernel to support Physical Address Extension or PAE . Basically all processors do have PAE , what PAE does is that it allows 32-bit OSes to see more than 4GB of RAM. It acts as a translator , trying to break the limit of 32-bit. Yes there is a limit , but with the help of CPU , the limit can be broken and the Operating System can someone see this RAM. Instead of accessing directly , it uses PAE to acts a translator to address memory location beyond the 4GB realm. Remember that 32-bit processor can only address 4GB of memory space , this extends it to 36-bit (or sometimes up to 40-bit). So with the help of CPU and if the OS (Operating System) supports PAE , you could address this issue. For some reason Microsoft did not enable it for Home Operating Systems such as Windows. However PAE is enabled in many other Operating Systems such as MacOSX 10.5 and above and Linux (provided the 32-bit kernel is compiled with PAE)
What are the drawbacks ?
There is one – you are still limited by the law of physics and computing. Well , you can’t play God here !. Since our system is 32-bit , therefore the instructions are still in 32-bit and we are still bounded by 32-bit instructions .Suppose if you have 6GB of RAM and you have PAE turned on and you want to use Lightroom for instance – even at most Lightroom can only use up to 4GB. It can’t use anything beyond that. This is because that the instructions are in 32-bit still. So in other words applications can only ‘see and use’ up to 4GB. Anything beyond that , they can’t use at all.
If that’s the case , what are the advantages ?
Firstly you would have more memory which means that you could run more applications on your 32-bit system. Without PAE enabled (suppose if you have 8GB of RAM installed , Windows would only see and address up to 4GB). Imagine if you want to run photoshop and lightroom concurrently , it would not be possible. However with PAE turned on you could run these programs in main memory. Even though the application can only use maximum up to 4GB of RAM. You could now able to load these applications in RAM directly which should increase your productivity (since program takes less time to load if they are located in memory compared to hard disk)
raymerjacque wrote:and pray do tell what application do you know of that uses 4GB of ram or more ?
If you name one then you must have some serious memory leaks
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