openoffice support and other ports

Andrew Reilly andrew-freebsd at
Mon Jun 26 23:39:17 UTC 2006

On Mon, Jun 26, 2006 at 09:39:54PM +0200, O. Hartmann wrote:
> Are they really AMD64 ports or do they still need some ia32-compat-tweaks?
> I wonder if JAVA  is now fully 64Bit.

Fully 64-bit here.  Remember that AMD64 is now just about Sun's
primary Java platform, so you would expect it to be fairly well

The only gotchas for happy-happy amd64 desktop is lack of Nvidia
graphics card drivers and lack of vm86-mode so that green.ko can
use VESA BIOS calls to use DPMI to switch my monitor off.  These
may come, eventually, but for now I'm happy with un-accellerated
VESA graphics (even xorg's nv driver was giving me problems) and
learning to reach over and switch the monitor off manually...



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