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Old 03-26-2005, 06:32 PM   #1
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Suse 9.2 32bit and 64bit


is anyone else experiencing this or did i do something wrong? i first had the 64bit version installed and noticed it was running as smooth and would get random lock-up. so i decided to fall back to the 32bit version and just off the initial boot i saw that it was running much quicker. finally got all the installation done and the system is running much faster than the 64bit version. how is this possible? i did everything the same.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 08:29 PM   #2
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I'm hoping that you're on a 64bit motherboard/CPU.. right? Need more information-like your hardware setup.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 10:43 PM   #3
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im using a compaq r3240us laptop with a amd64 3200+ processor. so yes i am running a 64bit platform.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 11:05 PM   #4
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Okdokey, so here's what ya got.

Product Name
Compaq Presario 3240US Series Notebook

US Product Number
PF153UA#ABA

Microprocessor
AMD Athlon 64 processor 3200* with PowerNow! Technology
AMD 64 technology operates at 2.0 GHz

Microprocessor Cache
1 MB L2 Cache

Memory
512 MB DDR SDRAM (2 x 256 MB) at 333 MHz

Memory Max
1280 MB DDR SDRAM (1 x 256 MB, 1 x 1024 MB)

Video Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go

Video Memory
64 MB DDR (dedicated)

Hard Drive
60 GB (4200 RPM) Hard Drive

Total storage capacity is 60 billion bytes (for hard drives, 1GB = 1 billion bytes); actual accessible capacity is less.

Diskette Drive
External USB Floppy Drive available for customers at hpshopping.com or local retailers

Multimedia Drive
DVD+R/RW and CD-RW Combo Drive

Digital Media
5-in-1 integrated Memory Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Sticks, Memory Stick Pro or SmartMedia cards

Display
15.4 inch WXGA High-Definition Widescreen (1280 x 800) Display

High-Definition content (e.g. WMV HD files) is required to view high-definition images. Most current DVDs do not provide high-definition images.

Fax/Modem
Integrated v.90/v.92 56 KB modem (RJ-11 connector)

Maximum achievable download speeds are currently unknown, may not reach 56 Kbps and will vary with line conditions. Upload speeds are less and also will vary.

Network Card
Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)

Sound
Internal speakers
JBL Pro Performance
AC audio link
volume control button and mute button

Wireless Connectivity
54g 802.11b/g WLAN with 125 HSM/SpeedBooster support

When operating in High Speed Mode, this Wi-Fi device achieves an actual throughput of up to or greater than 34.1 Mbps, which is the equivalent throughput of a system following 802.11g protocol and operating at a signaling rate of 125 Mbps. Actual throughput will vary depending on environmental, operational and other parameters. Use of this capability requires a wireless access point with SpeedBooster or 125 High Speed Mode technology which is sold separately. Web download required for 125 HSM / SpeedBoosterTM support.

Keyboard
101-key compatible

Pointing Device
Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down pad

PC Card Slots
One Type I/II 32-bit card bus (also supports 16-bit)

External Ports
Three Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
One Parallel SPP/ECP standard interface
One headphone-out
One microphone-in
One VGA (15-pin)
One TV-Out (S-video)
One RJ-11 (modem)
One RJ-45 (LAN)
One IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
One notebook expansion port

Dimensions
Length x width x height
283.97 x 361.95 x 45.72 mm
11.18 x 14.25 x 1.8 inches

Weight
2.91 kg (7.8 lbs)

Security
Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
Power-on password
Accepts 3rd party security lock devices

Power
120 W AC adapter
8-Cell Lithium-Ion battery

Suggestions:

If your BIOS isn't at level F.33, upgrade it:
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/softwar...-1/SP29481.exe

Disable PNP in the motherboard BIOS.

Run Yast online update, and upgrade everything to the newest. A new kernel patch is out as well. Do all of them.

Make sure your kernel source is installed. /usr/src/linux(your kernel sources should be there)

The winmodem drivers are included with Suse for that chipset. So you're ok there. You can also update that via Yast online as I recall.

You will need to install the NVIDIA drivers.
http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L...-7167-pkg2.run

Simple steps to install.
as root,
init 3
cd /usr/src/linux
make cloneconfig
make prepare-all
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-7167-pkg2.run -q --kernel-source-path=/usr/src/linux
modeprobe nvidia
sax2 -m 0=nvidia
Choose your settings and resolution. Save it.
/sbin/ldconfig
reboot

Now test the responsiveness. Good luck.
 
Old 03-27-2005, 05:05 AM   #5
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i have tried all of your suggestion before. it seems i would just end up using the 32bit version. thanks Thoreau for all your help/.
 
Old 03-27-2005, 05:08 AM   #6
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No problem.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 02:42 AM   #7
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I was wondering how you reverted back to the 32 bit version I am trying to do the same thing and the YAST installer program does not seem give the option in the preinstall config. I have the boxed set of SUSE which includes the DVD's and the CD's.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 04:41 PM   #8
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i just did a fresh reinstall. during the install menu check the bottom of the screen i think it was F7 to change from 64-bit to 32-bit or vice versa.
 
  


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