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Neo-64 hits a bump

October 01, 2015 — BarryK
I wrote about building a totally 32-bit Quirky April, except with a 64-bit kernel, which I nicknamed as my "neo-64" build:
http://bkhome.org/news/201509/neo-64-32-bit-quirky.html

last night I ran into the first hiccup, the ddcprobe utility did not work. This is part of the 'xresprobe' package, in fact it is the only utility that I use out of that package. It reads information about the monitor, what is known as the Extended Display Identification Data, or just EDID.

I had to use the 64-bit version of ddcprobe. I compiled it statically, so that I could pop it in without needing any 64-bit shared libs.

Doing some more testing, the Xorg 'modesetting' driver is only "kind of" working. This may be another case of a 32-bit program not able to work properly.

I might look at putting in the basic 64-bit C shared libs, so that 64-bit utilities can be readily added.

Tags: linux