Archive for the ‘64-bit’ Tag

Conversion to ArchLinux 64 bit

Over the weekend I decided to migrate from Ubuntu 64-bit to ArchLinux 64-bit. My reasoning was fairly simple. ArchLinux is designed to be a Linux distro which only includes what you need to run and you add on what you want to run.

My server sits in a dark room in the basement and all management is carried out via SSH on the console. As such I don’t make use of X, KDE/Gnome, and other packages. I also don’t want all of it installed for me either. When I finished the total footprint for the install was only 460MB!

The problem with running 64-bit is that SageTV is a 32-bit program. You need to install required 32-bit libraries for the application to function. Suffice it to say there is a solution and all the juicy details are after the break.


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cx18 64-bit OS driver issues

I am adding HVR-1600 cards to my SageTV server. Using the latest drivers pulled from the v4l-dvb mercurial I am seeing issues with both analog capture via svideo and with QAM capturing. Older cx18-ivtv drivers work fine, but have been left behind in favor of v4l drivers.