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

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Wed Jun 6 13:06:57 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 06 June 2007 22:09, Robert Huff wrote:
> Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav writes:
> >  > 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.
> >
> >  The only one I can think of (for a desktop) is the Flash plugin.
> 	The last time I looked - a couple of months ago - I believe
> mplayer was also not yet there.

mplayer works fine, however a lot of the popular codecs are from the 
win32-codecs port and that is bound to a 32bit CPU.

Something like the nspluginwrapper could probably be written, but.. 
urgh :)

Hopefully someone will come out with win64-codecs soon ;)

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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