Hey all. I've just installed the mplayer and mplayerxp ports for video support. I've never quite had it right with aviplay and plaympeg, but I never quite understood why.
Well, when I run mplayer, I get the following: CPU: Intel Celeron A Mendocino/Pentium II Dixon (Family: 6, Stepping: 0) Detected cache-line size is 32 bytes CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 0 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 0 SSE2: 0 Compiled with Runtime CPU Detection - WARNING - this is not optimal! To get best performance, recompile MPlayer with --disable-runtime-cpudetection And mplayerxp gives the following: CPU vendor name: GenuineIntel max cpuid level: 2 CPU: Intel Celeron A Mendocino/Pentium II Dixon (Type: 6, Stepping: 0) MMX supported but disabled CPUflags: Type: 6 MMX: 0 MMX2: 0 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 0 SSE2: 0 Compiled for x86 CPU with features: 3DNow 3DNowEx SSE So I'm confused as to whether I've got the best configuration for my custom kernel. Is there a way I can discover the exact model of my cpu without cracking the case? I'm running: 4.8-RELEASE #0: built Sat Apr 12, 2003. The boot process logs the following: CPU: Pentium II/Pentium II Xeon/Celeron (399.12-MHz 686-class CPU) The machine is a Dell Optiplex G1, that was built several years ago, and given to me by my employer in a surplus lottery almost 2 years ago. I've put a new hard drive and video card in it, but that's about it. AFAIK, the machine had been unmodified before I got it. BTW, I have the following enabled in my kernel config: ################################### machine i386 cpu I686_CPU ident KEYSLAPPER maxusers 0 options INET options INET6 options FFS options FFS_ROOT options SOFTUPDATES options MFS options MD_ROOT options NFS options NFS_ROOT options MSDOSFS options CD9660 options CD9660_ROOT options PROCFS options COMPAT_43 options SCSI_DELAY=15000 options UCONSOLE options USERCONFIG options VISUAL_USERCONFIG options KTRACE options SYSVSHM options SYSVMSG options SYSVSEM options P1003_1B options _KPOSIX_PRIORITY_SCHEDULING options ICMP_BANDLIM options KBD_INSTALL_CDEV options NSWAPDEV=1 options USER_LDT options ATA_STATIC_ID options IPFIREWALL options IPFIREWALL_VERBOSE options IPFIREWALL_VERBOSE_LIMIT=200 options IPDIVERT Plus of course, the various devices. There is no SCSI card in the machine at the time, so I don't know if the SCSI_DELAY option makes any difference. I have found a few other options I'm not sure about, the CPU_PPRO2CELERON, CPU_L2_LATENCY, and CPU_ENABLE_SSE options. I'm just not sure if they apply in my specific case. I'm thinking the CPU_ENABLE_SSE option does, but before I go to the bother of changing my kernel config and rebuilding, I'd like to know if it is going to make even a little difference. Can anyone give me a pointer? Anything will be welcome, whether a URL, or a direct indication. Thanks! Lou -- Louis LeBlanc [EMAIL PROTECTED] Fully Funded Hobbyist, KeySlapper Extrordinaire :) http://www.keyslapper.org ԿԬ We can defeat gravity. The problem is the paperwork involved. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"