[ILUG] DSL modems and linux.
Niall O Broin
niall at magicgoeshere.com
Mon Nov 13 09:55:43 GMT 2006
On 13 Nov 2006, at 09:47, Tom Byrne wrote:
> available in Ireland, I'd really like not to be a stuck in the mud and
> run 32 bit linux on a 64 bit machine.
Having installed 64 bit Linux on a couple of boxes, I've come to the
conclusion that unless you know you need it, you don't. And it seems
that on machines with < 4GB of RAM, the 64bit kernels may actually be
slower than 32bit kernels.
If you use a 64bit kernel, the issue with the COnexant modem won't be
the last you'll run into. Mind you, the majority of the issues are
with binaries such as that driver, other manufactirers binary
drivers, Flash etc. and there are those who will argue that you
shouldn't use those anyway.
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