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Hi all. I consider walking away from 64bit and to the 32bit with a fresh start. I am using OpenSuse, and i didnt know where to post this. I have ...
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    64bit issue, 32bit fresh start?


    Hi all. I consider walking away from 64bit and to the 32bit with a fresh start.
    I am using OpenSuse, and i didnt know where to post this.

    I have those issues now (+ some other);
    Some codecs wont work
    Java plugin wont work
    Flash player with sound delay

    When starting firefox from the commandline i get;
    /usr/lib/i386/libjavaplugin_nscp.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory/usr/lib/i386/libjavaplugin_nscp.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory/usr/lib/i386/libjavaplugin_nscp.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directoryFlash Player: Warning: environment variable G_FILENAME_ENCODING is set and is not UTF-8


    So can anyone help me fix these issues or should i start with 32bit? There is no difference, right?

    And also i have done some stupid things with my partioning.
    Should i have alot more on the home partition than the root? Since now i got the same and home is full, while the root is 50%.

    If anyone would help me i would be happy!

    Ole Erik

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    Quote Originally Posted by oleerik View Post
    So can anyone help me fix these issues or should i start with 32bit? There is no difference, right?
    Actually, there is a difference. There is no official 64-bit Flash player right now and some software (like WINE and Java) still has 64-bit issues. Your problems may well be solved by using the 32-bit version of your distribution instead.

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...bit-linux.html

    And also i have done some stupid things with my partioning.
    Should i have alot more on the home partition than the root? Since now i got the same and home is full, while the root is 50%.
    I wouldn't put your home directory on a separate partition at all. That way it doesn't matter. And yes, generally it's a good idea to have more space allocated to your /home/ than your root / if you're going to be downloading a lot of stuff as your regular user. I for instance would install large games (Quake 4, Neverwinter Nights) into my /home directory rather than the system directories, and those would easily take up several gigabytes.

    It's not necessary to divide up your /home and root directories, but it does make it more convenient should you have to reinstall Linux. It allows you to wipe out the root directory and leave your user data intact. However if that's not really a concern of yours there's no reason to split the two.
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