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

eculp at encontacto.net eculp at encontacto.net
Tue Jun 5 18:39:29 UTC 2007


Quoting Wesley Shields <wxs at atarininja.org>:

> 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.
>
> -- WXS
>

Wesley, you made my day.  Thanks.  To show my ignorance, I thought the  
nv driver was synonymous with the nvidia driver.  I use nv for all my  
desktops with AMD but they are not AMD64 and they work great.

Thanks a lot,

ed



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