Alex Perry wrote:
> I just noticed that the Debian autobuilder had quietly gone off and made
> AMD64 packages to run FlightGear 0.9.4 and all its dependencies in 64-bit.
> I did "sudo apt-get install flightgear" and "fgfs" ... and it ran fine.
> The framerate was just over 1fps, but that's because the laptop has the
> ATI 9600 chipset so I have to choose between the unaccelerated open source
> driver or the 32-bit only accelerated closed source driver from ATI.
> I used the accelerated driver, running in a chroot on a biarch kernel,
> but ATI's kernel module doesn't compile for 64-bit so I couldn't use it.

Heh, you beat me.  Just this week I got a new AMD64
laptop (Compaq R3000Z), but haven't gotten around to getting a 64
bit distribution installed yet.  It has a 64MB Geforce card (an
NV17 -- a little old, but fast enough) that runs 32 bit
FlightGear quite nicely.


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