[mythtv-users] Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit and maybe a distroswitch?

John Haywood john at jhit.com.au
Fri Jun 19 04:11:13 UTC 2009

On 19/06/2009, at 4:45 AM, Misty P wrote:

> I made the jump from 32 to 64 bits earlier this year...  comments  
> interspersed below.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "John Haywood" <john at jhit.com.au>
> To: <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 8:44 AM
> Subject: [mythtv-users] Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit and maybe a  
> distroswitch?
>> Is the switch from 32-bit to 64-bit as painless as it seems -  
>> anything
>> to watch out for?
> It's pretty painless all-told.  The biggest issue for me was finding  
> a 64-bit-compatible version of skype.  (...don't ask.  In the end, I  
> wound up not using skype anyway!)  I remember adding the link for  
> the 64-bit-compatible version to the mythtv wiki, so you're set there.
> Other than that, if I didn't tell you the box was 64 bits you  
> probably wouldn't know just from using it.  It's my backend, plus  
> house file server, maintenance-task-runner, and pretty much every  
> other 'bitch job' I can think of throwing at it.  Runs like a champ,  
> rock solid!

That's encouraging news - I don't use Skype on the mythtv FE/BE, so  
that won't be a problem
>> How is Mythbuntu 9.04 at wireless (I have an Atheros AR2414 - based
>> card that Mythdora still can't associate to my wep-based, hidden  
>> -network )
> It's about as good (IMHO) as ubuntu 8 was at wireless.  Each time a  
> new flavor of ubuntu rolls around, it has a readme that it fixes  
> wireless X and Y, and I'll be damned if X and Y are never the  
> problems that *I* encounter with wireless.
> A quick check would be to boot a liveCD and see how wireless works  
> with your hardware.  Nothing wasted but a bit of time, and then  
> you'd know for sure! (Make sure you surf for at least a half an  
> hour; my issues with wireless only crop up once my original WPA  
> handshake times out *it seems*.)

I like the idea of then LiveCD - hadn't thought of that, so let's  
download and see!!

Thanks for the comments - I was beginning to despair of any useful  
input with the 'define 64-bit debate' that hit the thread :)



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