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Old 06-02-2006, 10:12 PM   #1
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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.
 
Old 06-02-2006, 10:35 PM   #2
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The difference between i586 and i686 is huge so no, that will not work.
 
Old 06-02-2006, 11:12 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 06-03-2006, 03:51 AM   #4
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If you wish to have GNOME on Slackware, there are also projects Freerock and Gware with packages built for architecture i486.
 
Old 06-03-2006, 07:50 AM   #5
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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.

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Old 06-03-2006, 08:00 AM   #6
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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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