I'm a French user playing with VL from 5.1 (I still have it working on a 166 MHz Compaq laptop!). When I've seen a 64 bits version, even as a test, I couldn't let it and install it, for my pleasure, because I'm an advanced user, but no packager, programmer or coder. I'm agree that it should give such a version of VL, just like all the others big one, because today there is a lot of 64 bits CPU outside.
So does it help you people of the dev' team if I give some feedback? I can provide you my .log files, dmesg, hardware list or whatever you need to give a little help getting that baby up and running = : )
For the moment, here what's happened with a fresh install on a AMD 64 3700+ on Asus K8N mainboard with 1 Go DDR-1 Ram, on a SATA-1 HD:
- quick and easy install, like always. I didn't take a stopwatch, but I would say between 20 and 30 minutes.
- Xorg configured itself good with the free driver (no problem with 1600x1200) and then I could install the NVidia proprietary driver without trouble, with Direct Rendering activated (sorry if you are shocked = ; )
- the onboard LAN (nForce) was not recognized at install time, but then just after the first boot: I've put my fixed IP adress, Gateway, DNS and done!
- Flash Player is working "out-of-the-box" with sound, thanks nspluginwrapper.
Now the "problems" (that are surely easy to fix, I just installed yesterday and don't have searched the answers for now...):
- in dmesg "i2c_adapter i2c-2: SMBus Quick command not supported, can't probe for chips".
---> It appears two times one after the other.
- in Terminal "xmodmap: unable to open file '/home/fvj/.Xmodmap' for reading
xmodmap: 1 error encountered, aborting."
----> the same appears if I su to root (... '/root/.Xmodmap' ...)
- if I put a CD or USB stick, an icon appears on the Desktop, but if I try to open it (double- or right-click), I got the following error message:
"mount failed - Unable to mount "Disk":
A security policy in place prevents this sender from sending this message to this recipient, see message bus configuration file
(rejected message had interface "org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume" member "Mount" error name "(unset)" destination "org.freedesktop.Hal")"
---> But the manual mounting is working anyway...
So that's all I've noticed for now, but I will test (and enjoy) it further & deeper.
Greetings from France.