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Old 9th July 2012, 09:34 AM
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Fedora 17 64 any problems?

Last time I looked at Fedora 64 bit there seemed to be quite a few problems. The flash plugin didn't work for firefox being the most notable one.

What is 17 64bit like? Do most things work?
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Old 9th July 2012, 10:57 AM
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Re: Fedora 17 64 any problems?

I'm using 64bit GNU/Linux distros for a long time now, everything works fine (f[15-17]). The most problems were and are now with proprietary closed source software.
Flash player now exists for a 64bit systems, other software which is harder to get working is most closed source things, like Skype (but installing 32bit dependencies is not that hard, so it works), ..., but some others have their 64bit binaries, and even rpm packages or yum repos for their proprietary software, like VirtualBox, Google Chrome ...
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Old 9th July 2012, 04:18 PM
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Re: Fedora 17 64 any problems?

All the common stuff works fine in 64-bit these days, even closed-source. Where necessary you can easily install the 32-bit components needed for 32-bit binaries, though with RPMs this usually happens automatically so you don't need to think about it as long as you have enough disk space.

If your system can run 64-bit code, use a 64-bit install. There are other reasons for doing so than just the memory issues.
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Old 11th July 2012, 12:37 PM
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Till recently I used 32bit version of fedora on a system with 2GB RAM , AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+ x 2 , nvidia GeForce 6150 graphics cord.
Last time when I tried fedora 64 bit version some two to three years back I found it difficult to find multimedia codecs ,flashplayer and java runtime environment.
But for fedora 17 64-bit I get all the multimedia codecs ,flashplayer, and java plugins and all of them work smoothly.
Though SElinux pose some problem when I installed unified driver for samsung scx-4300 after a little bit googling and tweaking unified dirver for the printer also work smoothly.
And I am happy using fedora 17 64-bit version.
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Old 11th July 2012, 01:13 PM
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Re: Fedora 17 64 any problems?

I've been using 64-bit Linux for years and years now. While it was a pain a while ago with proprietary software, I don't really notice it anymore. Especially with a distro like Fedora, which is pretty easy to get set up, comparatively.

I'm using Gnash instead of Flash, and haven't found any issues yet, although I have only used it for YouTube (I really don't like Flash games and things like that).

No problems here with SELinux, either.

What's more, I was able to install in UEFI mode with LVM and LUKS encryption on my X220 without any problems at all (and it was all automated). That's definitely a first.
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Old 11th July 2012, 11:28 PM
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Re: Fedora 17 64 any problems?

4 units here running F17 64 without any current issues. The only issue I/we had was solved once we got to this kernel: 3.4.4-5.fc17.x86_64, it had issues reading thumb drives, all 4 units would report my 16GB HP thumb drive as 18 EB in size and nothing worked. It was a kernel issue that has since been resolved.

My sons and wife use chrome/flash on youtube and facebook and none of them have reported any issues. We have no 32 bit anything installed, they are pure 64.
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Old 12th July 2012, 02:14 AM
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Re: Fedora 17 64 any problems?

No problems here with 64bit !

Everything works awesome.
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Old 13th July 2012, 06:40 AM
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Re: Fedora 17 64 any problems?

Google chrome does not get installed on my fedora 17 32 bit desktop......it says Some lib rendering error chrome 20 stable.......when I try to open it from the terminal I type google-chrome.......please help

The repo installed under /etc/yum.repos.d

Is correct still the problem consists it shows that chrome is installed successfully but does not run at all......help....appreciated please......
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Old 13th July 2012, 07:51 AM
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Re: Fedora 17 64 any problems?

post your terminal output.
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Old 13th July 2012, 08:15 AM
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Re: Fedora 17 64 any problems?

I have three problems right now:
-No sound in Flash on Firefox, works in Chromium.
-Second monitor doesnt come on after screensaver. Has to disable it in monitor settings, then regret the new configuration to make it come back.
-Inconsistency in kernel/kernel source:
rpm -qa kernel |sort |tail -n 1
kernel-3.4.4-5.fc17.x86_64
$ uname -r
3.4.4-3.fc17.x86_64

Yes I've updated an rebooted several times.
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Old 13th July 2012, 03:13 PM
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Re: Fedora 17 64 any problems?

Quote:
Originally Posted by hadrons123 View Post
post your terminal output.
This is what it says in the fallback mode in fc 17, 32bit desktop machine

[akupedia@akash ~]$ google-chrome
/usr/bin/google-chrome: error while loading shared libraries: libXrender.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
[akupedia@akash ~]$

could u help on this please !

many thanks for previous reply !
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Old 13th July 2012, 03:34 PM
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Re: Fedora 17 64 any problems?

@akupedia
I guess it would be better if you started a new thread regarding this.

back to the topic of your qeustion:
see this thread http://code.google.com/p/chromium/is...etail?id=21638
I think you can try uninstalling your chrome and reinstall it. Not sure if it would work.
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Old 13th July 2012, 03:38 PM
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Re: Fedora 17 64 any problems?

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@akupedia
I guess it would be better if you started a new thread regarding this.

back to the topic of your qeustion:
see this thread http://code.google.com/p/chromium/is...etail?id=21638
I think you can try uninstalling your chrome and reinstall it. Not sure if it would work.

I've tried uninstalling it and then again installing it thro' the terminal/GUI still no success, chrome is my fav browser and it must run on fedora.....that is my wish...........

Also I'm pretty new to fedora forums so could you guide me how to start a new thread (this may sound silly)................help appreciated.........

Many thanks for your time and patience........

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Old 13th July 2012, 04:24 PM
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Re: Fedora 17 64 any problems?

akupedia:
Your computer says: error while loading shared libraries: libXrender.so.1

Go to the and search for whats missing:
sudo yum search libXrender

Then install it:
sudo yum install libXrender.x86_64

Then go to http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forumdisplay.php?f=29 and click "New thread".
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Old 17th July 2012, 04:08 PM
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Re: Fedora 17 64 any problems?

I tried to boot the DVD F17 X86_64 bit and I got the message below:
16.694030 Kernel Panic - not synching Fatal Exception in interrupt

I have these message on 2 Dell Inspiron 620 MT, Intel Core I3-2100 Pro

How to proceed to get F17 installed?
I am running F15 currently and fears that upgrading with "preupgrade" would lead to those troubles too...

Any help ?
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