[Wlug] AMD64 and 32-bit apps

Andy Stewart andystewart at comcast.net
Tue May 3 18:20:40 EDT 2005


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Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On Tuesday 03 May 2005 04:30 pm, Mike Frysinger wrote:
>>On Tuesday 03 May 2005 03:02 pm, James Baldassari wrote:
>>>For example, Flash doesn't seem to work on AMD64 yet, and
>>>I don't think you can play WMV files, even with the 32-bit libraries.
>>sure it does, install the ...
> 
> err i misread you ...
> 
> yeah, xine & mplayer seem to be a bit flaky in amd64 atm compared to x86 in 
> terms of supporting a wide variety of formats
> 
> on x86, i rarely found a media file that neither xine or mplayer would play 
> properly, but on amd64 it's harder to get those random formats to play nicely 
> (or at all) :(
> -mike

I'm running SuSE 9.2 on my dual Opteron and haven't had too many sw
problems.  I would encourage anybody doing this to run a 32-bit version
of their browser so that the 32-bit plugins will work (there are few
64-bit plugins available).

I'm running xine and it plays files fine.  Is there a particular format
that works in 32-bit mode but not 64-bit mode?

Suse separates libraries into /lib, /lib64, /usr/lib, /usr/lib64.  Very
few if any (in my experience - ymmv) source tarballs understand
/usr/local/lib{64}.

Later,

Andy


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Andy Stewart, Founder
Worcester Linux Users' Group
Worcester, MA, USA
http://www.wlug.org

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