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Old 05-14-2008, 07:21 PM   #1
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Slackware 12.1 in amd64 architecture


Somebody say could me if is possible to install slack 12.1 in architecture amd64? I am trying to make this in mine laptop but the result is always a black screen and a whistle.
The Slam64 gave certain, but some things had not functioned. Touch mouse for example.

Thanks
 
Old 05-14-2008, 07:29 PM   #2
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You can install Slackware 12.1 on amd64, 64 bit is backwards compatible with 32 bit, so it should work unless you have really wierd hardware
 
Old 05-14-2008, 07:43 PM   #3
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Hi,

I installed SlackwareŽ 12.1 to a AMD AM-2 with a Athlon 64 2x;

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Linux amd64 2.6.24.5-smp #2 SMP Wed Apr 30 13:41:38 CDT 2008 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
No problems to date with the OS. I had to pass 'noapic' to the kernel. Other than that everything is smooth and cool.
 
Old 05-14-2008, 08:25 PM   #4
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You could try BlueWhite64 (www.bluewhite64.com) which is based on Slack. They have a live DVD but I think it's based on SW 12.0 and they have their new version which is based on SW 12.1.

See if your experience is any different to SLAMD64.

I've tried the live DVD on an Intel Core 2 Duo laptop and it seemed to work pretty well - not sure about the touch mouse. I'd to fire it up again to check that but everything else seemed to work without a hitch.

cheers
 
Old 05-14-2008, 10:10 PM   #5
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I'm running Slackware 12.0 on an AMD Athlon X2 processor with no troubles (and I don't have to pass anything to the kernel). 64-bit AMD processors and all of the modern intel 64-bit processors use the x86-64 architecture which is backwards-compatible with 32-bit OSs (like official Slackware). You won't get the full benefits of running a 64-bit processor, but you *probably* won't notice a significant change in speed. Slamd64 is a 64-bit unofficial port of Slackware that maintains 32-bit libraries so you can still run all apps, even if they only come in 32-bit binaries. Bluewhite64 is another unofficial 64-bit port that originally was a pure 64-bit OS with no 32-bit compatibility. I think that may have changed, but I'm not sure. There are workarounds for getting Flash and such to work anyway, as far as I know. Bluewhite64 seems to update faster but probably does not test as much as Slamd64, and some people dislike the distro because of political reasons (something about not giving credit to Fred from Slamd64 or something like that).
 
Old 05-14-2008, 10:54 PM   #6
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Hi,

Actually plagiarism was the issue around BlueWhite.
 
Old 05-15-2008, 02:17 AM   #7
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The Slam64 gave certain, but some things had not functioned. Touch mouse for example.
I presume you refer to Slamd64 12.0 in this case, since 12.1 isn't out quite yet.

In which case, 'modprobe psmouse' (there were problems with this driver on x86-64 that lead to it being blacklisted for the 12.0 release).
 
Old 05-16-2008, 11:57 AM   #8
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Bluewhite 64

Hi,

I am downloading this distro to install here.

thanks


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You could try BlueWhite64 (www.bluewhite64.com) which is based on Slack. They have a live DVD but I think it's based on SW 12.0 and they have their new version which is based on SW 12.1.

See if your experience is any different to SLAMD64.

I've tried the live DVD on an Intel Core 2 Duo laptop and it seemed to work pretty well - not sure about the touch mouse. I'd to fire it up again to check that but everything else seemed to work without a hitch.

cheers
 
Old 05-16-2008, 08:53 PM   #9
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Somebody say could me if is possible to install slack 12.1 in architecture amd64?
I'm running 12.1 on an AM2 dual core BE-2400. No hardware issues seen or discovered here.
 
Old 05-17-2008, 06:49 PM   #10
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Thumbs up bluewhite64

I downloaded and installed the Bluewhite64 and functioned everything. Except wireless. I did not obtain to know which kernel installed therefore appears two options: 24 and 25. I installed any programs some of the official repositories (12.0), also swaret and functioned too. A problem is that lilo does not initiate the partition with Ubuntu. I want say, it initiated but with some problems, then I needed to configure grub to come back to function. Other thing, i dont know why, the file /etc/rc.d/rc.modules is empty or in other place.
 
Old 05-17-2008, 06:59 PM   #11
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Now I go to try to install slack 12.1...
 
  


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