openoffice support and other ports

O. Hartmann ohartman at
Tue Jun 27 09:53:56 UTC 2006

Andrew Reilly wrote:
> 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
> tweaked.
> 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...
> Cheers,

Well, I see, I was in some 'somnium' and it seems I missed some 
developments. Well, this sounds really good!

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