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Old 03-02-2008, 07:31 PM   #1
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What Port to Use for HP DV9730US With AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-64?


Hey all,
I have an HP DV9730US laptop arriving at my home soon. ( yes, I've heard they can be a pain for Linux ). I would like to install Debian on this laptop. (I have Etch on several desktops and generally like Debian). I am a bit behind in my research of recent hardware. What port of the Linux kernel is appropriate for the AMD Turion 64X2 TL-64? Am I looking for the AMD64?
( note to moderators - I'm a newb, but move this to laptop forum if appropriate - thanks )
TIA,
Tom
 
Old 03-03-2008, 03:26 AM   #2
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Either amd64 or i386 (if you want to run the 32-bit version).
 
Old 03-04-2008, 06:11 PM   #3
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Thanks! I figured that the AMD64 was what I was looking for. I checked Debian's site and lists and didn't see explicit support for the Turion flavor, so I wasn't sure it would take the AMD64 port. I have a copy of Etch i386 handy in case I run into problems. I'm anticipating the usual HP headaches ( Broadcom wireless, Odd Nvidia set up, cool peripherals with obscure installs, etc ).
I've also seen posts that you need to set a value like pci=nopirq in the boot options ( that value is not correct, couldn't find the right one ). I dont' need the laptop up and running right away, so this should be a fun way to learn more. I would like to utilize the full potential of the 64 bit hardware. I'll probably be back soon on the laptop and other forums!
Thanks again,
Tom
 
  


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