Hi Andrew, Thanks for your reply:
> Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 10:35:50 +1000 > From: Andrew Reilly <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >... > On Sun, Jul 16, 2006 at 03:12:49PM +1000, Rob Hurle wrote: > > I'm trying to set up FreeBSD on my box, which has an Intel > > D945GNT motherboard, two 3.2GHz processors, 1GB memory. The system > > installs OK and I've been able to use cvsup to upgrade everything, > > remake the kernel (for SMP), build OpenOffice.org 2.0.2 KDE 3.5. > > Just to clarify, are those processors amd64/em64, or ia32? Are > you running a 32-bit or 64-bit system on them? Aah. I see from > your uname, below, that you're running i386 code. That should > remove a few potential pitfalls. They are supposed to be ia32, but here is part of the dmesg output (I don't quite understand all of this): ... AMD Features=0x20100000<NX,LM> Logical CPUs per core: 2 real memory = 1072087040 (1022 MB) avail memory = 1039990784 (991 MB) FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 2 CPUs cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID: 0 cpu1 (AP): APIC ID: 1 ioapic0: Changing APIC ID to 2 ioapic0 <Version 2.0> irqs 0-23 on motherboard kbd1 at kbdmux0 acpi0: <INTEL D945GNT> on motherboard acpi0: Power Button (fixed) ... > > 1. Only one processor seems to be used. The output from top -S is: > > > > PID USERNAME THR PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE C TIME WCPU COMMAND > > 11 root 1 171 52 0K 8K CPU1 0 0:00 99.02% idle: > > cpu1 > > 12 root 1 171 52 0K 8K RUN 0 139:40 98.34% idle: > > cpu0 > > It seems to me that the FreeBSD scheduler is pretty keen on > processor affinity, which is a good thing. My AMD-X2 dual core > system has been up a good deal longer than yours, but the idle > times are still fairly different: > > root 12 99.0 0.0 0 16 ?? RL 8Jul06 9797:24.05 [idle: cpu0] > root 11 98.5 0.0 0 16 ?? RL 8Jul06 11206:02.27 [idle: cpu1] Hmm, yes. Maybe I don't have a problem. I haven't yet stretched it, although I noticed while building a new kernel - which I did the old way, before reading UPDATING :-( - that there was no activity on the other CPU. > > 3. OpenOffice.org does not like any of the files produced from > > anywhere else. I have stuff written in StarOffice 5.2 and in MS Word, > > but none of these will open. Even stuff written using OpenOffice.org > > 2 on a MS system is not acceptable. The error is always "General I/O > > Error". OpenOffice will read files that it has written quite OK and > > permissions, ownership, etc all seem to be OK. > > I believe that most of the OOo file import functionality is > provided by Java modules, and it will successfully build without > this functionality if you don't have or don't want to run Java. > Do you have a working native Java implementation? You might > need to get Java going before building (or re-building) OOo. Yes, I was aware of this, and installed jdk1.4.2 and jdk1.5.0 before building OOo. I built 1.4.2 first, but I think jdk 1.5.0 is the native FreeBSD one? However, I noticed today that there is a "src.zip" file in the jdk1.5.0 directory. I unzipped this, and maybe I now need to rebuild OOo. I'll try this when I get some time. Thanks again for your help. Cheers, Rob Hurle ----------------------------------------------------- Rob Hurle Faculty of Asian Studies, ANU Home address and contacts: Tel: +61 2 6247 2397 PO Box 4013 Fax: +61 2 6247 2397 Ainslie Cell phone: 0417 293 603 Australia e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ----------------------------------------------------- _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"