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PAE kernel

Postby Storm Rider » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:26

Hi folks,

How do I get the pae kernel so that all 6 gig of my ram is detected and used on a 32 bit install?

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Re: PAE kernel

Postby joeoden » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:53

Storm Rider wrote:6 gig of my ram is detected and used on a 32 bit

Little while back I would say couldn't be done because 32 bit systems don't see any more than 3 gig of ram, but I was wrong my step granddaughter recently purchased a notebook with 4 gig of ram that shows up as 4 gig in 32 bit vista

I just did a search for PAE kernel, this might help
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Re: PAE kernel

Postby Storm Rider » Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:06

I prefer 64 bit as well but, I'm sorry to say, found 32 bit Sabayon much more stable. Guess I could download the 64 bit version of Sabayon 5 and give it a whirl.
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Re: PAE kernel

Postby Thev00d00 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:49

Ive never had any issues on 64bit that i didnt have on 32bit also. Im not sure what you are implying by "stable" anyway.
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Re: PAE kernel

Postby Storm Rider » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:53

Thev00d00 wrote:Ive never had any issues on 64bit that i didnt have on 32bit also. Im not sure what you are implying by "stable" anyway.

Your sounding sort of defensive voodoo. It's not a big deal. "I" didn't find the 64 bit didn't work as well for "me". Glad to had a great experience. Please keep in mind this is the newbie area, I'm getting pretty handy with Linux but I'm certainly not an expert.

Anyway, posting from 64 bit right now. Seems to be working real good. I'm going to unplug in a minute and see if I can get my wireless working (Broadcom chipset in a Linksys WMP300N adapter). I hope this works well :)
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Re: PAE kernel

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:59

There are differences in practice between the two editions, and whether these "issues" show up will depend on what you do with Linux. I've had a few problems specific to 64-bit Linux, but not many.

For example: the Skype Webcam issue which requires a special ebuild for libv4l supporting multilib as Skype is a 32-bit application; the Enigmail problem with Firefox (see Gentoo Bugzilla Reports Nos. 246241 and 283864); the scheduler performance issue which apparently is worse under 64-bit Linux (see a Gentoo Forums thread mentioning the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit performance); needing another package (bjdeps) in addition to the driver in order for my Canon printer to work with 64-bit Linux, and so on. Then of course until not so long ago we had the lack of a 64-bit Java browser plug-in, resolved only at the end of 2008, and the lack of 64-bit Flash, only resolved a few months ago.

But don't get me wrong, I have had 64-bit SL installed on my main laptop for the last two and a half years, and that's the way it will stay. I put 32-bit SL on a nearly six-year-old laptop only because it has a 32-bit CPU, otherwise I would have put 64-bit SL on it too.
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