Hi to all at Vector,
Most impressed with the 64 bit version of Vector Linux, especially given that it is only a beta release at this stage.
My machine is as follows:
Gigabyte GA-M61PM-S2 (on board graphics, sound and Ethernet using Nvidia MCP61 chipset)
4 Gig DDR 2 memory running in dual channel mode (generic brand)
2 SATA hard disks
These are my observations from the installation procedure:
The Nvidia graphics driver loads and works perfectly.
The installation does NOT pick up the onboard ethernet, but when I reboot, it has been picked up. I simply need to configure it using VASM and all is fine.
The ALSA configuration picks up my sound perfectly.
After installation, I have noticed only this issue:
The 'ping' command is missing, and I mean completely missing, as is its 'man' page.
Otherwise, everything seems to work, so Well Done!
If I may make the following observation. It seems to me that a 64 bit version would be better suited with the SOHO version of Vector Linux, which you may possibly be planning anyway. Apart from the obvious, that 64 bit machines are more than capable of running SOHO, I say this also because the version of 'Xine' that comes with the standard version does not play all the video files I try on it (and this applies to the 32 bit version as well), whilst the version of 'Xine' that comes with the SOHO version plays every video file that I throw at it. It seems an odd anomaly.
Now I am looking forward to the next release of 64 bit Vector.
Mike (username 'mkeszt').