Intel C2D COREs not used equally in FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT i386

eculp at eculp at
Tue Jun 5 16:40:42 UTC 2007

Quoting Garrett Cooper <youshi10 at>:

> Diego Depaoli wrote:
>> 2007/6/5, Ed Schouten <ed at>:
>>>> In practice there's (almost) only one reason not to run
>>>> FreeBSD/amd64 on amd64-capable hardware:  If you depend
>>>> on a certain piece of software which is known not to run
>>>> correctly in 64bit mode.  Fortunately those are not many.
>>> I guess most of those are still waiting for a 64-bits nvidia.ko.
>> That's true.
>> Is there any news?
>    Yeah, a lot of people are still waiting for that (including me..  
> can't get nv to work under amd64 :(...).
>    We should band together and get nvidia to speed up amd64  
> development a bit more *sigh*..

Boy am I glad that I am reading this thread.

As weird as it may sound, I was going to go buy a new laptop, amd64  
with nvidia.  In fact the explanation given by Oliver helped push me  
over to AMD in addition to past experience has always been good with  
them.  I also had the idea that AMD had purchased a chunk of nvidia  
which made the decision make even more sense to me.  Luckily  I saw  
these, before rather that after the fact.

I understand from this that the nvidia will not run the new xorg-7.2  
with AMD64?  Am I reading this right or am I just having a case of  
PRE-buyers remorse?  ;)



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