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Old 02-25-2005, 10:12 AM   #1
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linux ia32 or ia 64?

yes a stupid question. because i have to download the nvidia drivers and i cant remember what to choose between linux ia64, linux ia32 or amd64
i already found the answer but i dont remember. isnt ia64 for pentium* or something like that?
anyway, i have a pentium4 3.0ghz. what should i download?

Old 02-25-2005, 10:21 AM   #2
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Sounds to me like you need the IA32 drivers... I doubt you have a Quatro video card, which is what the IA64 driver is for and of course AMD64 explains its self.

I'd give you some tips on the install but it looks like your using Mandrake...I use Fedora 3 so my tips won't work for you. GL
Old 02-25-2005, 10:21 AM   #3
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ia64 is Intel Itanium so it is def not for you, also amd64 is not for you either. you want to look for x86, i386, i586 or i686 packages, I am not too sure about ia32, but if nothing else is there try ia32.
Old 02-25-2005, 10:24 AM   #4
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yes i forgot to say, im using a geforce 5600
and yeah ia32 reminds me of something
and for the installation, i have no problem. i started enough thread already about that that i know how it works ahah.
i just needed the right version to download

thanks a lot guys!
Old 02-25-2005, 10:34 AM   #5
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personaly i used the package manager with my distro and it installed the correct drivers fro my card.

i'm using suse9.2 and YaST had no problems installing the correct drivers.

i'm not to sure if mandrake comes with a program such as YaST but it's an fyi
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ia64 = Intel Itanium / Itanium 2 (NOT Pentium 4's or Xeon's with EXT64!!!!!!!!!!!)

ia32 = Intel Pentium III, Pentium 4, Xeon, AMD Athlon, Athlon-XP, Semperon

amd64 = Athlon-64/Athlon-FX/Opteron/possibly EXT64 enabled Intel chips


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