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Old 06-09-2005, 09:22 PM   #1
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Is slamd64 worth removing slackware current?

Hi, I currently use slackware 10.1 with mostly current packages installed, but I know it doesnt have an amd64 version, but I found, Slamd64,, I only want to try it instead of my slackware, if it'll actually increase the speed or anything.

Because I like to run my amd64 chip to its full potential, but I'm comfortable with where I am on my slackware box now, but if it will increase the speed by enough, or make it actually worth it.

I just want to know if it will be worth it, or will I regret it?
Old 06-09-2005, 10:29 PM   #2
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Install it on a different partition, like you would with any multi-distro setup. You can then play with slamd64 and still have slack for normal use.
Old 06-12-2005, 12:58 AM   #3
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I tried slamd64 months ago and it only lasted a day before I wiped my HD and installed slack 10.1
Old 06-12-2005, 10:41 AM   #4
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Originally posted by aje
I tried slamd64 months ago and it only lasted a day before I wiped my HD and installed slack 10.1
That is exactly what I just did, I thought it might be cool to have a 64 bit port of it, but I couldnt run any apps, because it was missing so many libraries, I installed atleast 10 new libraries, and it still needed more, and then nothing worked after I did that, so I got slack 10.1 installed again.
Old 06-13-2005, 05:50 AM   #5
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Fred Emmot has done nice work with SLAMD64. Two AMD64 machines here have a problem with the current SLAMD64 kernel ( I got that fixed by applying a patch from the 2.6.12 release candidate. After that it worked pretty well, but there isn't a huge performance increase for day-to-day work. So I chose to stay with vanilla Slack/i486 until Pat releases an AMD64 version.

Pat's Slackware has a proven track record of stability en performance. So, when people want to use Slack for their daily work, I always advise to use i486 Slack.


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