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


Hiya,
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:

gphoto2-2.1.0-7.i386.rpm
gimp-print-cups-4.2.4-5.i386.rpm
gimp-print-utils-4.2.4-5.i386.rpm
usbutils-0.9-10.i386.rpm
usbview-1.0-9.i386.rpm

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,
Smau.
 
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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