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Re: installing 64-bit kernel on a 32-bit system



john wendel wrote:
> Just for fun, on F11 32-bit system (not tried on F12), I downloaded the
> latest F11 64-bit kernel package and installed it with
> 
>   rpm --nodeps --ignorearch --force <kernel package name>
> 
> It installed OK, since the kernel is pretty isolated from the rest of
> the system software.
> 
> Booted into runlevel 3, and it worked fine.
> 
> Now, X won't start because it needs the 64-bit nouveau driver. I don't
> know, but I suspect that you will need to install the entire 64-bit X
> server package(s). This will force you to install at least the 64-bit
> libc package.

Interesting.
A similar problem had been described for the Nvidia closed driver;
same thing with noveau? not a good thing: the kernel-X interface
is expected to be cleaner in the open source driver...

-- 
   Roberto Ragusa    mail at robertoragusa.it


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