Oleg Gusev oleg@usm.uni-muenchen.de
Fri Jun 18 10:44:23 CEST 2004

>I'd be interested in
>heading what you run into getting 64bit linux to work
>on your laptop.

Minor problems, if you compare them with installing
linux on alpha in 1995 :) I have switched off the
32bit compatibility in the kernel, and deleted all
32bit binaries and libraries (SuSE 9.1 install).
You can't do anything with the built-in wireless
without hardcore disassembling. The SD/MMC
reader and IRDA are not working, because they are 
on the ISA bus behind the PCI-ISA bridge. The
amd64 guys say - if you want isa - write your
drivers yourself. Another PITA is that i can't find
a compilable 64bit openoffice cvs snapshot, and
have no time to dig through this stuff myself.
There are bugs in the 'ide-cs' driver, so i can't
reliably work with my CF cards 
(the same problem as with j820).
But everything else works (KDE, wireless/modem/GPS PCMCIA)


PS. I have Acer Aspire 1501LMi.

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