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Old 02-16-2013, 09:05 PM   #136
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I'm running 32 bits on my netbook too!
 
Old 02-16-2013, 09:47 PM   #137
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Okay, maybe now it would be safe to unsticky the thread?

By the way, I'm running 32 bit on my netbook, and I just ordered an x86 tablet I am going to put it on. That's going to be great!
What tablet are you mentioning? Slackware on it? Wow...
 
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:27 PM   #138
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What tablet are you mentioning? Slackware on it? Wow...
It's this one:

http://www.viewsonic.com/us/tablets/...wpad-10pi.html

Only I managed to get it without Windows for about half the price. It leaves a little bit to be desired in terms of processing power, but since I didn't want a tablet with an ARM processor, it was easily the best I could do for under six or seven hundred dollars.

It's being delivered early next week, and I am seriously excited about it. It's my first tablet, and putting Slackware on it is going to be so much fun! I hope I can get it working smoothly.
 
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:33 AM   #139
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It's this one:

http://www.viewsonic.com/us/tablets/...wpad-10pi.html

Only I managed to get it without Windows for about half the price. It leaves a little bit to be desired in terms of processing power, but since I didn't want a tablet with an ARM processor, it was easily the best I could do for under six or seven hundred dollars.

It's being delivered early next week, and I am seriously excited about it. It's my first tablet, and putting Slackware on it is going to be so much fun! I hope I can get it working smoothly.
The CPU in that uses the GMA600 video unit, a mess that Intel bought from PowerVR with bad Linux support. Don't be too happy, this one can give you serious headaches.
 
Old 02-17-2013, 10:39 AM   #140
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The CPU in that uses the GMA600 video unit, a mess that Intel bought from PowerVR with bad Linux support. Don't be too happy, this one can give you serious headaches.
That's alright. I can do with a bit of a project. If I can't make it work, for $150 it is no big loss. I'd say the hardware is certainly worth that.

If all else fails, this might work on it:

http://liliputing.com/2010/07/custom-ubuntu-10-04-installer-with-support-for-intel-gma-500-graphics.html
 
Old 02-17-2013, 11:05 AM   #141
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Did you read this? In any case, you'll need a kernel version >= 3.3
 
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:56 PM   #142
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Did you read this? In any case, you'll need a kernel version >= 3.3
Wow, thank you. I did not see that before. I think it will be of great help.

I am assuming that the gma500_gfx module will work with the GMA 600 video unit, since it looks it is similar to the GMA 500. But I don't know enough about it. Do you think this will be the case?
 
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I am assuming that the gma500_gfx module will work with the GMA 600 video unit, since it looks it is similar to the GMA 500. But I don't know enough about it. Do you think this will be the case?
Sorry, no idea (I only have a nVidia GPU).

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Old 02-17-2013, 02:31 PM   #144
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Sorry, no idea (I only have a nVidia GPU).
Ah, I guess I'll find out soon enough then! Thanks.
 
Old 02-17-2013, 02:47 PM   #145
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The GMA600 is a slightly modified version of the GMA500. Basically it is a GMA500 with higher clockspeed.
 
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:20 PM   #146
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Thanks. Then hopefully the gma500_gfx module will be fine. Of course there is no 3D acceleration, but I don't anticipate needing that anyway. I just wanted a basic tablet that would run programs and not just "apps." For $150, I am willing to fiddle around with it to make it work.
 
Old 02-17-2013, 08:43 PM   #147
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Coincidentally, we discussed this topic internally, this week. The general consensus was that 32-bit Slackware is not yet going away.

Eric
Thank you! Thank you! Until I see 64 bit work as well as 32 bit, and it gives me actual see-with-the-naked-eye improvements and *all* the software that I can get for 32 bit works with it, I'll not use 64 bit anything. I have two machines, one is my 73 year old mom's machine which is 32 bit hardware only and my machine which can do either but I stay with 32 bit for the reasons mentioned above.
 
Old 02-17-2013, 10:50 PM   #148
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For the reasons mentioned below, in my case (I display the threads in linear mode, but newest first). IOW, you do not see the world the same way from تل أبيب‎ or from תֵּל־אָבִי
 
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:55 AM   #149
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I, too, am using 32bit development environment too.
It seems easier to do cross compiling for 32bit microcontrollers and avoid having to set up multilib on a 64bit system.
 
Old 02-19-2013, 01:20 PM   #150
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Simple Libs

I agree with Nass 32 bit does make it simpler in regards to libs.
 
  


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