64 Bit - but not AMD?

  • Ulfilas
Posted: Thu, 05/07/2009 - 13:22
I have an Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 in my laptop rather than an AMD... Will the 64 bit flavour work or will I have to settle for 32bit? Thanks A light shines in the darkness...

James, this is my only true

  • ttoine
  • 11/15/07
  • Sun, 05/17/2009 - 00:56
James, this is my only true problem with 64 Studio : I can't install it... So I use Ubuntu (not Studio) tweaked for multimedia use. I hope a lot from the 3.0 installer.

Similar problem

  • jmccanna
  • 03/04/09
  • Fri, 05/08/2009 - 18:59
Hi Quentin, I have recently purchased a quad-core system with onboard nVidia 8200 chipset. Is it similar to the above and not supported natively by the nv driver? If not, changing the driver to "vesa" occurs in the xorg.conf file right? My experience has been that I can load the beta3 but get a black screen upon boot up. Any attempts to change the xorg.conf file are unsuccessful. Perhaps I am just not doing the right changes to the xorg.conf file? I know Dave (skullnotions) at one point was look at this too with me. I am frustrated with it because I am really trying but really failing. Ironically, the new UbuntuStudio 9.04 went it very easily. Thoughts? Suggestions? Thanks, James


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Fri, 05/08/2009 - 18:20
Yes, Your card is not supported natively by the "nv" driver. Follow the instructions in the troubleshooting part of the installation instructions in the 64 studio manual. You basically have to change the driver to "vesa" to be able to boot into 64 studio. Then install the nvidia drivers from the nvidia site, according to the instruction there.

cool - but still problem :(

  • Ulfilas
  • 05/06/09
  • Fri, 05/08/2009 - 17:11
I downloaded and burnt to DVD - wanted to try out the live version But it won't get past a screen that says something about x windows not loading. is this anything to do with my Nvidia graphics card? its a Geforce 8800M GTX A light shines in the darkness...


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 05/07/2009 - 13:37
The 64bit flavour has been called that in honour of AMD that brought the first 64bit chips to the masses in the Athlon and Opteron. Your Intel should work fine. Cheers, !