Does anyone run VNC with 64-bit FreeBSD (amd64)?

pete wright nomadlogic at
Thu Jun 22 23:15:49 UTC 2006

On 6/22/06, Greg Lane <greg.lane at> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 22, 2006 at 03:06:46PM -0700, pete wright <nomadlogic at> wrote:
> > Did you try to build/install a 32bit version of VNC?
> Thanks for the suggestion.
> I thought about doing that, but there is still other essential
> software that is not 64-bit clean and our entire group needs this
> machine back up ASAP since currently we are sitting on our hands
> doing nothing till I get it back up.  If I had a spare machine
> I could potentially spend some time getting this sorted. But
> we don't have a spare machine, we don't have any money to buy
> one, there is only me to fix it, and I have to get some real
> work done.... the usual story.

hmm, so there is no way to run the app's which are not 64bit clean in
32bit mode in your environment?

> > Also, if you are
> > running a Unix like OS why use VNC?  You can achive %90 of the same
> > features (with less of a memory/cpu impact) by running X apps
> > remotely.
> What about the other 10%?  We use VNC because it saves state
> for those of my users who work from multiple locations, at home,
> at work and some are even based overseas. They don't want to
> restart up to 20 windows every time they logon. Remote access
> in this form is essential for their productivity.


I hope this is taken as friendly advice to save you work....


Pete Wright
NYC's *BSD User Group

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