amd64 on Asus K8V SE Deluxe
sean at mcneil.com
Sat Oct 2 12:37:26 PDT 2004
On Sat, 2004-10-02 at 12:23, Alex D'Elia wrote:
> * Sean McNeil <sean at mcneil.com> [041002 21:10]:
> > On Sat, 2004-10-02 at 12:00, Mikhail P. wrote:
> > > On Saturday 02 October 2004 18:48, Alex D'Elia wrote:
> > > > pcm0: <VIA VT8237> port 0xc800-0xc8ff irq 22 at device 17.5 on pci0
> > > > pcm0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
> > > > pcm0: <Analog Devices AD1980 AC97 Codec>
> > >
> > > That's good.
> > >
> > > >
> > > > now one last issue for me, is the Linux compatibility, but I think
> > > > that must be a problem, as it seems that the emulation works
> > > > only for i386 archs ! mhh !!
> > >
> > > Yes, that's the issue with linux compatibility on amd64..
> > > It seems like you'll be using computer as desktop, so I would suggest that you
> > > switch to 32bit mode - it will be still (almost) as fast as in 64bit - and
> > > install i386 distribution. That way you will have much less issues with
> > > emulation/multimedia.
> > 32-bit Linux emulation would be all he could use in 32-bit mode anyway.
> > Linux32 emulation works great for me and I have no significant issues
> > with anything running in 64-bit mode natively either. The only
> > exception being the lack of a Java VM. This is a well-known limitation
> > that will hopefully be addressed when Suns Java 5 comes out with a
> > source license in a few more weeks.
> exactly..... and actually this was a machine for users and also a machine
> for myself ( it was my first machine, which died after years of non stop
> running, because of an hardware problem ..... PCs :/ ....tz ! ).
> So i wont switch it because it would be no sense for me to get and
> amd64 and use it in 32bit mode.
> But what's that thing about Linux32 ??
> where do I find it ?
If you look in the freebsd-amd64 mailing list archive you will see all
kinds of discussion about it. My kernel is built with 32-bit binary
compatibility by adding:
options COMPAT_IA32 # Compatible with i386 binaries
and Linux 32-bit with
I do not think these are setup as loadable modules yet, but I might be
mistaken. Loadable modules work great now too, so there is no reason
they couldn't be built as modules I should think.
The reason it is called Linux32 compat is that there are aspirations for
eventually adding Linux64 compat.
I think someone fixed the ports for linux_base so you should be able to
install that too.
> Guys, thanks a lot :) so you gonna get a login as soon as it's ready !
> ( if you want, ofcourse ;^)
Thanks for the offer, but I have my AMD64 workstation and it is running
everything in 64bit mode plus Linux32 emulation ;) Eagerly awaiting a
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