Originally Posted by enrico123
Can I install a X86_64 system and add then also a few 32 bits X86 packages (in the case that the X86_64 corresponding packages are not available)? Any experience? Does such a mixed system works well?
Yes yes you can
The Linux Kernel developers appear to be very proud the fluent ability to use x86 (32bit) packages.
Most noteably OpenOffice, Java and flash Firefox plugins are only available in 32bit packages.
you need 32bit as well as x86_64 X packages to use Nvidia Drivers.
But dont forget where ever possible x86_64 packages are better
Does such a mixed system works well?
Mostly yes since the 32bit and x86_64 programs work well together, some problem occur when you manually install programs from source of installing from rpm command
use yast whereever possible.