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tubatodd 06-02-2006 10:12 PM

Dropline Gnome i486 vs i686
 
I just tried installing Fedora 5 and I had fun with it....for about an hour. I'm ready for Slackware again. Slack really is a GREAT distro. One thing I did like from Fedora was Gnome. I am thinking of installing Dropline Gnome, but I have a concern. My laptop (don't laugh) is a Toshiba 1625CDT with an i586 class CPU. Unfortunately, Dropline is an i686 based package. Can I still install it and run it? I seem to remember reading about the differences in i586 and i686 packages and it boiled down to optimizations. I would greatly appreciate your input.

jens 06-02-2006 10:35 PM

The difference between i586 and i686 is huge so no, that will not work.

cwwilson721 06-02-2006 11:12 PM

The differences in architecture between a i586 class and i686 while seemingly small, would NOT allow a good running i686 setup with a i586 class chip.

Stick with the i386 fileset. You will be happier, and much less perplexed, in the end.

dunric 06-03-2006 03:51 AM

If you wish to have GNOME on Slackware, there are also projects Freerock and Gware with packages built for architecture i486.

tubatodd 06-03-2006 07:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dunric
If you wish to have GNOME on Slackware, there are also projects Freerock and Gware with packages built for architecture i486.

It's a shame that those two projects are behind the times. Gnome 2.14.2 is out and those projects are still using 2.12

**EDIT**

Freerock has 2.14.0 in the current section. I hope they update it soon. :)

tubatodd 06-03-2006 08:00 AM

Ok, I'm a Slack-er, I can compile from source. How hard would it be to install from source? I noticed that Freerock provides build scripts. I wonder if I compiled 2.14.2 using those scripts if they would update their site. :)


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