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

pete wright nomadlogic at
Fri Jun 23 03:03:03 UTC 2006

On 6/22/06, Greg Lane <greg.lane at> wrote:
> 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.

Did you try to build/install a 32bit version of VNC?  Also, if you are
running a Unix like OS why use VNC?  You can achive %90 of the same
features (with less of a memory/cpu impact) by running X apps


Pete Wright
NYC's *BSD User Group

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