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Old 03-07-2004, 05:51 AM   #1
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Are i386 & i686 rpm compatibles?

I'm new in the linux world, I have redhat 9 (kernel i686)

Because I have new peripherals (printer & digital camera) I found derivers (rpm ) of them for redhat 9 i386. Can I install this derivers even if I have redhat 9 i686?
The rpm are:


If it is not posible, could you tell me where I can find drivers for redhat 9 i686 for:

Epson C64
Olympus c740

Thanks a lot,
Old 03-07-2004, 07:04 AM   #2
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Depends on your CPU. Newer CPUs are backwards compatible with older ones. An i386 rpm will work on anything better than a 386 but not the other way round.


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