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Thanks for confirming that the 6100 works, hopefully someone is using the 6150 and X3100(most probably can work) is able to help to confirm that they are okay.
The last time I bought any computer is 4-5 years back so the 64 and 32 bits thingy is a little confusing to me.
How can I determine if the (new) computer is actually a 32 or 64bit. Clearly AMD64 is definitely 64 bit, what about Intel chips.
All AMD Turion, Turion X2, Athlon 64, Athlon X2, and Opteron Quad Core processors support 64 bit computing. Intel is relatively new to 64 bit processors, even some of their core duo processors don't support it. You can check wikipedia or Intel's website for more info, but as far as I know Intel based computers are sketchy when it comes to 64 bit technology. If you're that worried about it stick to AMD, they practically invented 64 bit processors, or if you do plan on buying an Intel based machine get the complete system specs and compare it to the list on Intel's website or the wikipedia directory of processors. Also if you plan on running Beryl, go with Nvidia for graphics as ATI's support is limited, and stay away from the Intel GMA, its crap.
I have a mobo with an onboard nvidia 6100 GPU, which worked fine under 32-bit Ubuntu 6.06. I have just installed 64-bit Debian "64 Studio", and am having all kind of problems getting X to start. So far, I can only run a GUI using the VESA module. Both the Linux "nv" module and nVidia's own driver result in a black screen and a crashed PC after booting.
Having done quite a bit of Googling, I've found lots of people recently reporting similar problems with 6100/6150 GPUs.