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Re: [vox-tech] amd64



Pete,

I recenlty bought a Shuttle XPC, and I ALMOST bought the AMD64 version.
I'm still pining over it, and I may get one in the future when prices drop
a bit. Me drooling over that little machine doesn't help you much so...

If you can track down this mag:
http://www.linuxjournal.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=NS-lj-issues/issue116&file=index
The author describes the _ultimate linux box_ built on AMD64.  There are
serveral notes about how he overcame several obstacles in getting
everything working.  One of the main things was the built in sound (some
kind of realtek chip in his case).  He replaced it with an Audigy which
worked.  Then he ran into some troubles with his NVidia card.
Updateing the bios fixed this problem (IIRC).

You also narrow your distro choices down.  He installed Suse for the
article which has a specific AMD64 version.  RH Advanced Workstation (or
whatever it's called) is another choice.  I don't know the extent to which
other distros support that architecture...

Dave

On Fri, 16 Jan 2004, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> hey,
>
> has anybody built their own athlon64 / opteron machine yet?
>
> anyone running one?
>
> the prices are way cheaper than i imagined.  and one of my machines is
> in need of a mobo/cpu/ps upgrade soon.  :)
>
> i'd like to know how building it went; anything new?  problems unique to
> the new hardware?
>
> also want to hear about your experiences running 64 bit linux.  any
> problems?
>
> pete
>
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