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hendoc 12-15-2006 04:37 PM

Ubuntu issues with AMD 64
 
I can't get a few things to install and a few others won't run after installation. Specifically, Micromedia Flash Player won't install, and Easyubuntu won't open after installation. Is this an AMD 64 problem or just a Newbie malfunction?

dhaus111 12-15-2006 05:25 PM

automatix
 
Try Automatix,
www.getautomatix.com (the site seems to be down right now)

It'll install a 32-bit Firefox Variant (Swiftfox) which allows AMD64 OS to run 32bit Flash plugins. It also comes with a bunch of other very helpful stuff (DVD playback and other codecs).

good luck

fragos 12-15-2006 07:06 PM

There are a few instances where only 32 bit versions of things are available. It can be tricky to get them working on a 64 bit kernel. I recommend you run a 32 bit kernel which will prevent you from running into this issue. Unless you want more than 4GB of RAM you probably won't be able to detect any difference in performance running a 32 bit kernel on an AMD64.

hendoc 12-31-2006 07:55 AM

I appreciate the help from dhaus111 but 32 bit Ubuntu won't even boot on my AMD 64 machine. It seems it can't find USB and won't boot any farther.

fragos 12-31-2006 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hendoc
I appreciate the help from dhaus111 but 32 bit Ubuntu won't even boot on my AMD 64 machine. It seems it can't find USB and won't boot any farther.

If you're trying to boot from a LiveCD, I suggest you very that media was correctly burned from the ISO. If not, give us more details and we'll be glad to help. What roll did Automatrix play in your problem?

nitrousoxide82 12-31-2006 10:45 PM

Strange. I'm currently running 32-bit Edgy on an AMD64 machine - Athlon 64 3000+, socket 754, ABIT NF8 motherboard (NVIDIA nForce3 250 chipset). Every hardware item works just as well as in the 64-bit kernel. And, some programs (Flash, the full Sun Java package, among others) are simply not available for 64-bit.
We've been waiting for applications like those to become available and that's why I'm still on 32-bit OS. I had 64-bit Kanotix, running kernel 2.6.15 compiled from sources from www.kernel.org before, and on installing Ubuntu I went 32-bit because of that... I decided not to go 64-bit until it "matures" a little.

hendoc 01-01-2007 07:50 PM

I've got 32 bit edgy on my celeron d machine and it works fine, so I guess I'll just wait for a 64 bit version for my Amd 64 3200+. It's not like I can't view flash if I want to. I really appreciate the help, and I learned a lot from you guys.


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