[CentOS] Re: 32bit 3d X apps under CentOS 4 x86_64?

Tue Feb 7 01:30:10 UTC 2006
Joshua Baker-LePain <jlb17 at duke.edu>

On Mon, 6 Feb 2006 at 2:04pm, Steve Bergman wrote

> On Mon, 2006-02-06 at 11:54 -0800, Scott Silva wrote:
>> 32 bit apps need 32bit libraries. AFAIK you can have both installed, thats why
>>  there is a lib/modules and a lib64/modules.
> Yes.  I have all the relevant 32 bit libraries installed.  32 bit apps
> also need the 32 bit dri module.
> e.g. /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri/r200_dri.so for radeon, which are not
> included in the x86_64 version of Centos.  However, extracting the
> module from the x86 distro got me a bit further.
> Unfortunately, from what I gather, back in the 2.6.9 days, the kernel 64
> bit kernel module had problems running 32 bit apps so I was not actually
> able to get 32 bit glx apps working under Centos 4.2 x86_64.
> Oh well, maybe in September...

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Nvidia includes the 32bit libraries in their (closed, proprietary, 
disgusting, etc, etc) x86_64 drivers.  They work well here.

Joshua Baker-LePain
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University