Intel C2D COREs not used equally in FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT i386
doconnor at gsoft.com.au
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..
Hopefully someone will come out with win64-codecs soon ;)
Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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