The installer *asks* if 32-bit libs are wanted or not. It's strictly optional.
Originally Posted by Redeeman
yes well.. distributions like gentoo does NOT use the normal installer, this is not really an issue, this is all just because the gentoo maintainer of fglrx seems really determined to block the install of fglrx on a configuration "not supported" by amd.
Originally Posted by apaige
Its all just a misunderstanding..
Any chance you could get this on the page:
for the 8.6 release?
Bump for gręt justice.
It's July 2009 and nothing has changed on either side. Bridgman, get a move on!
Is there a bug report for this, or are you expecting me to file the bug report for you ?
I checked ati.cchtml.com and didn't find anything that seemed to be related.
I'd rather recommend you to file a bug on it since the phrasing on http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...5&lang=English "32-Bit packages must be installed for 64-Bit Linux drivers to install or work." counts as a release documentation bug if the driver works even without the 32-bit part. If you file it, I'm sure the people responsible for developing fglrx will take a look at it after the armada of high-priority bugs are solved... http://ati.cchtml.com/
Originally Posted by ferreira
Only thing that has anything to do with 32 bits which is required by fglrx to work is 'IA32 Emulation' enabled in kernel, as stated earlier in this thread. I'll file the bug.
Edit: Bug filed - http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1595
Last edited by ferreira; 07-05-2009 at 06:39 AM.
It's not really a problem in Gentoo, right now I'm running a multilib Gentoo system, but the only 32-bit code is Steam which I'm running under WINE. Every Linux native application was compiled by source from the Paludis package manager, one of the optional package managers in Gentoo, so the only case I'd ever run into a 32-bit application is one where the source isn't available or if it was programmed in assembly like some game emulators. Haven't run into any other issues since Flash 10 finally went 64-bit last year.
Originally Posted by bridgman
This thread was about the profile in which there is no multilib allowed. Everyone's aware that it works fine with most Gentoo systems.
Originally Posted by Vash63