Does anyone run VNC with 64-bit FreeBSD (amd64)?

Greg Lane greg.lane at
Thu Jun 22 21:45:42 UTC 2006

On Thu, Jun 22, 2006 at 04:04:34PM +0300, Alex Savovski <savovski at> wro
> I have the same ,problem,But I have never run on other version,I use
> RELENG_6_1, AMD64

On Thu, Jun 22, 2006 at 11:29:15AM -0500, Jonathan Fosburgh <syjef at> wrote:
> VNC (tightvnc included) as well as NXWindows (IMHO, much better than VNC) are 
> based on old versions of XFree86 that don't support AMD64.  I have had some 
> success running the i386 package of tightvnc and starting only twm from the 
> xstartup script.  Some applications (just about anything using gtk) crash the 
> VNC server, and some (KDE) work all right. YMMV.
> I have tried to make NXWindows work on amd64 but there is just too much 
> patching that needs to be done for my meager skills.

Thanks for the info. I had figured something like this.  I installed 
the 64-bit system anticipating a future memory upgrade from the current 
4GB to 8GB.  However, VNC is essential for various members of my group, 
as is ports/devel/root (which doesn't compile on amd64) and there is 
some of our own (also essential) custom software which is not 64-bit 
clean.  Since this holds up a number of people from their work 
and my patching skills are VERY meager, I will have to roll back to 
the 32-bit OS.

Thanks again!


P.S. Yes, I should have tested more before the upgrade. I did some 
tests, but obviously not enough!  In my defence, I was hastened by 
the disk dying and the need to get the machine back up and running.

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