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Old 06-29-2005, 05:11 AM   #1
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architecture and mplayer


Hello,

How do you know which architecture has your computer? -- it's rather important if you want to install Mplayer. My computer is Pentium II.

I always thought i86 was allright for me but Mplayer's various installation files make me think again...
 
Old 06-29-2005, 05:31 AM   #2
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Old 06-29-2005, 06:55 AM   #3
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Many thanks for the magic command (btw, no need to be root) !

The answer was: i686

Cheers,
 
Old 06-29-2005, 06:56 AM   #4
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If you have a P2 then you have an i686-class processor. That means i386, i485, i586, i686, x86 and ia32 all apply to you. The higher the number the better but they'll all work just fine But take note, ia64 and x86_64 do not apply to you, they are 64 bit processors, one of which I will hopefully own soon
 
Old 06-29-2005, 07:08 AM   #5
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Many thanks for your explanation cs-cam -- I really feel less stoopid now!

Last question, the higher number the better, you say: is x86 higher than i686? -- it's probably a very stupid question!!
 
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x86 is used when talking about all the i386 -> i686 arcs.. (: The x ssymbolizes the changing number
 
  


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