Thinking installing 64studio but some questions

  • emerge
Posted: Wed, 10/03/2007 - 18:41
I am new to 64studio and thinking to try it but I have a couple of questions. Is there anybody working with an epson scanner (mine is photo stylus RX640) under 64bit ? The epkova driver (to be installed by mean of iscan) is only 32 bit. So iscan seems not to be available as a 64 bit package. Or is working with a chroot environment (or vm ware) the only work around for this problem ? Anybody working with opera (also proprietary 32bit soft) with flash plugin ? Same question for Hugin/Panorama-sift/enblend ? Unfortunaltely I had all this in gentoo64bit but is for the moment not accessible due to a too enthousiastic update. Takes too much time to install it again for the moment and I want to compare the speed to ubuntu and 64studio. Ubuntu was slower than gentoo and I screwed up the installation with a chroot for my scanner. Did not try hugin yet. Thanks

KDE, Synaptic and Debian.

  • tinivole
  • 08/22/07
  • Sun, 10/07/2007 - 18:54
Q1) KDE should work fine with 64studio, Just install it (bare in mind that its got about 302 packages to install with it, so it'll take a while) and log out, then change the session to KDE. (With a bit of luck, that should do it) I've never personally liked the KDE enviroment, I've much prefered 64studios version of gnome, with a little tweak. I've changed the Theme to perk it up a bit (Clearlooks controls, Industrial border and Dropline Nuovo Icons) cos it is a bit dull without it. Also, on the word of Desktop, there are some hidden Desktop backgrounds for 64studio in: /usr/share/images/desktop-base Q2) Open up Synaptic Package Manager Its in Menu>Desktop>Adminstration>Synaptic Package Manager Once opened click Settings>Repositories All 64Studio repositories are there, just check them all apart from the second CD repo. Once you've applied your settings, just click reload and your done! Alternately, open a root terminal. type: cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d then: gedit 64studio.list You should see something like: _____________________________________________________________ # Stable 64 Studio repository # deb http://apt.64studio.com/64studio/stable 64studio main # Debian etch # Security updates # deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main # Bleeding edge 64 Studio repository, only for testers! # deb http://apt.64studio.com/64studio/testing 64studio main ______________________________________________________________ Just remove the hashes (#) on the lines that start with "# deb http" save and close, then update your apt repo. Q3) 64studio is great for 64studio specific problems. But for a larger more active forum debian is definately a great place, most your questions are most probably already answered! http://forums.debian.net/ Problem solved :D (I Hope) Iain

During the installation of

  • emerge
  • 09/22/07
  • Sat, 10/06/2007 - 12:11
During the installation of 64studio there was only one 1 problem. I had to change the boot parameter in grub from vga=791 to vga=771 to make booting in x possible. Finally I decided to avoid 32bit apps. So I quit from Opera and moved to Icedove and Iceweasel. It was not evident to recover the mails from opera. (I should write it down somewhere) Printer is OK (gutenprint 5.1.3) Scanner is working with kooka and as root and with an error message but it works. I hope to find the permission issue and debug the error, but anyway I can use it. Hugin is OK. With beeing OK I am using 64studio now as my default desktop. Still some questions. Is anybody using KDE ? Is it as normal to use KDE as GNOME with 64studio ? (This is not a discussion about which is the best, only to know if 64studio is specifically design with gnome or not) In /etc/apt/sources.list I had no repos active, only the CD. So I copied in : deb http://apt.64studio.com/64studio/stable/ 64studio main # for cinelerra deb http://apt.64studio.com/backports etch main deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org etch main Am I missing somthing ? I was surprised because I am used to see about 10 repos when I use(d) ubuntu. And the a last question. Which forums do you use besides this one to get question answered ? (debian forum ?) Thanks

thanks for your suggestion

  • emerge
  • 09/22/07
  • Fri, 10/05/2007 - 11:00
thanks for your suggestion tinivole. I did not knew it. I will check it out and let you know. Meanwhile I have installed 64studio. Printer should not be a problem. The driver is in the latest release of gutenprint. I had it installed on ubuntu 64 bit before. It is only the scanner driver (and the native epson driver - pipslite), that i do not need) that is 32 bit. I have not checked tho other items yet.

Linux32 may be your safe bet

  • tinivole
  • 08/22/07
  • Wed, 10/03/2007 - 20:21
Hi, I haven't got a 64bit system, so I don't know from experience, but I've been told that Linux32 works. To quote: "the linux32 tools allows 64bit systems with support for 32 bit applications to set the personality to the 32 bit native type. For instance, on an amd64 or ia64 machine, commands run with this wrapper will think the machine type is i686, as returned by uname -m." It's probably worth to give it a try. It's in the Debian repository. Usage is: linux32 [ --3gb ] [ --4gb ] and then linux64 to switch back to the 64bit environment. This may solve your application issues, but your printer driver may be another story... Anyway, let us know how this goes. Thanks, I hope I helped. Iain