64 bit vs 32 bit on Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5500 and display issues.
The Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5500 is a 64 bit processor. This laptop came with windows XP. So I have a dual boot setup and I thought I would try running a 64bit version of linux. First and foremost, Is there a performance difference?
Also, am I going to run into any driver issues? I have the ATI Mobility Radeon X1300. From what I read there aren't many driver support related issues with 64bit on Linux because it is open source and has many people writing software/drivers for it. The reason I am asking this stuff is because I am having some issues. I switched over to a 64bit version of Backtrack 5 and the systems seems to be a little more finicky than before.
I was recently trying to embed a terminal into the desktop so I install devilspie and tried to get that to work but no luck. I uninstalled i and then tried to use compiz to do it. I installed compiz and it wont work properly.
So that didn't really work so I uninstalled it and noticed that all the windows go stripped clean of all the borders and such. So every window that I brought up was essentially embedded with no toolbars and no way to move them or re-size them.
I thought maybe it was a driver issue so I tried to install a ATI driver using apt-get(I'll get the name of the package in a sec) but it said that there was an error encountered when trying to install the packages. So whats going on?
I apologize if this post seems a little jumbled. I am trying make sense of all this.