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astender 02-19-2006 12:00 PM

LFS on AMD dual core 64 bit CPU(S)
I posted a similar request for information to the hardware forum. I didn't know you folks were here. I have been running LFS 6.0 for a while now on my main server and love it. I have always wanted to build a system (hardware not just OS) from scratch and am about to embark on that mission. I was wondering if anyone had built LFS on the AMD 64 dual core CPUs. If there are any kind of inherent problems I don't want to go there. I'll wait till it all chills out. So, has anyone here tried this yet?


RobertP 02-19-2006 02:45 PM

AMD64 is recent and not all packages are ported to it. You may need to do a 32bit chroot to get OpenOffice and FreeNX to run. Many such problems should be solved this year. The problems stem from some of the source code being dependent on 32bitness.

astender 02-19-2006 04:05 PM

Thanks for the heads up. I can do without OpenOffice for now and I'm not sure exactly what FreeNX is. A quick Google makes it look like an alternative to Xorg or XFree86. True? If true do the others mentioned work? I may just move forward with my plans anyway. I don't have the money right now and I am fairly sure that the project will take me over a year to come anywhere close to where I can say say it's complete. This will never really be "complete". I may not get any more hardware but I will always be adding packages and the more people there are out there that are using 64 bit CPUs the better the code will be. Thanks for your input. Grumpy old man a. I never saw the movie but I can relate. Have a great day. Maybe some day I will come up and catch one of those muskies. ;-)


RobertP 02-19-2006 05:53 PM

FreeNX is an open source project based on code from NoMachine. It improves on X by using ssh for encryption and reducing unnecessary transfers to save bandwidth. Some claim they can get DSL performance from a 56k connection. The client computer is an extended display from the machine running the application. I used plain X a lot in computer labs which are sheltered, but FreeNX can be used over the web to get the same result.

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