Intel C2D COREs not used equally in FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT i386
wxs at atarininja.org
Tue Jun 5 17:02:33 UTC 2007
On Tue, Jun 05, 2007 at 11:40:34AM -0500, eculp at encontacto.net wrote:
> Quoting Garrett Cooper <youshi10 at u.washington.edu>:
> > Diego Depaoli wrote:
> >> 2007/6/5, Ed Schouten <ed at fxq.nl>:
> >>>> 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? ;)
Nvidia cards work just fine - just not with the nvidia driver. I'm
using xorg 7.2 with the nv driver just fine on an AMD64 laptop.
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