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Old 11-07-2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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Replacing RPM package for .i686 with .x86_64


I am trying to use an appliance which is based on Fedora 15 for an online study course I am doing. I am using a MacBook Pro and hosting the Linux on Parallels Desktop 7.

My issue is that I have no sound when trying to play an MP3 file or a YouTube clip on a Firefox browser.

I checked the RPM package files and they are all for the .i686 architecture. I'm 90% sure that the MacBook Pro processor is x86-64. My thinking is if I get x86-64 applications I will get sound.

My question is what is the best way to go to swap the RPM applications to x86_64? Do I remove the i686 applications then install a fresh package for x86_64. Do I just do an upgrade using x86-64?

Thank you

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Old 11-07-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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Check to ensure processor IS 64 bit http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-h...64-bit-or-not/.
You can use that page to see if you've got a 64bit OS also.
If you have 64bit HW, but 32bit OS, you'll need to re-install a 64bit OS; you cannot 'upgrade' to 64 bit.

I doubt that upgrading 23->64 bit will solve the sound issue, but no harm in getting 64 bit if your HW supports it.
RHEL based systems will handle 64 & 32 bit apps on a 64 bit OS.
 
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:28 PM   #3
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Thanks chrism01. I have confirmed I have a 64bit CPU and the OS kernal is 32bit.

I'm still working on the sound issue.

Regards.
 
Old 11-08-2012, 04:35 PM   #4
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fedora dose not and never will support mp3 "out of the box"
please read the fedora documentation
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/index.html

and have a look at Mjmwired's "quick guide" page
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f15.html
but a word of WARNING !!!

-- fedora 15 is a dead and UNSUPPORTED version !!!!
right now ONLY fedora 16 and 17 are supported


you will NEED to install the old unsupported fedora 15 rpm's for
--- from mjmwired---
xmms
xmms-mp3
xmms-faad2
xmms-pulse
xmms-skins
audacious
audacious-plugins-freeworld*
rhythmbox
gstreamer-plugins-ugly
gstreamer-plugins-bad
gstreamer-ffmpeg
amarok
xine-lib-extras-freeworld
 
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:42 PM   #5
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Thanks again John_VV. It all worked nicely.
I very much appreciate your help.
 
  


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