Re: switching from i386 to amd64

2012-12-16 Thread Erich Dollansky
Hi, On Sun, 16 Dec 2012 06:00:51 -0500 Aryeh Friedman aryeh.fried...@gmail.com wrote: I have been using i386 (-STABLE) for years now and was wondering if switching to amd64 finally makes sense (i.e. are enough ports working on it now [xfrce4, firefox, libreoffice, openjdk-6, tomcat, mysql,

Re: switching from i386 to amd64

2012-12-16 Thread Ralf Mardorf
On Sun, 2012-12-16 at 05:35 -0600, Joseph A. Nagy, Jr wrote: I'm running amd64 and it seems rock-solid and well supported. I had a similar question. I wanted to know if there are issues for audio, when using 64 bit and got this reply: If you do not have a _specific_ requirement for 32 bit, use

Re: switching from i386 to amd64

2012-12-16 Thread Ralf Mardorf
On Sun, 2012-12-16 at 18:45 +0700, Erich Dollansky wrote: flash For Linux there are no issues with the proprietary 64 bit flash, but there will be no new versions of Flash any more for Linux. If FreeBSD should use the Linux version, than Flash in the near future either way won't work any more.

Re: switching from i386 to amd64

2012-12-16 Thread Polytropon
On Sun, 16 Dec 2012 13:05:47 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote: On Sun, 2012-12-16 at 18:45 +0700, Erich Dollansky wrote: flash For Linux there are no issues with the proprietary 64 bit flash, but there will be no new versions of Flash any more for Linux. If FreeBSD should use the Linux version,

Re: switching from i386 to amd64

2012-12-16 Thread Warren Block
On Sun, 16 Dec 2012, Ralf Mardorf wrote: On Sun, 2012-12-16 at 05:35 -0600, Joseph A. Nagy, Jr wrote: I'm running amd64 and it seems rock-solid and well supported. I had a similar question. I wanted to know if there are issues for audio, when using 64 bit and got this reply: If you do not

Re: switching from i386 to amd64

2012-12-16 Thread Steve O'Hara-Smith
On Sun, 16 Dec 2012 12:48:40 +0100 Ralf Mardorf ralf.mard...@rocketmail.com wrote: Specific requirements _could_ be wine and nVidia's proprietary GPU driver, as far as I know. - Polytropon (Btw. thank you Polytropon :) I'm using amd64 on an Atom/ION box here, the Nvidia binary drivers

Re: switching from i386 to amd64

2012-12-16 Thread Arthur Chance
On 12/16/12 11:00, Aryeh Friedman wrote: I have been using i386 (-STABLE) for years now and was wondering if switching to amd64 finally makes sense (i.e. are enough ports working on it now [xfrce4, firefox, libreoffice, openjdk-6, tomcat, mysql, apache22, flash, cups, devel/aegis, devel/cook,

Re: switching from i386 to amd64

2012-12-16 Thread Gary Aitken
On 12/16/12 04:00, Aryeh Friedman wrote: I have been using i386 (-STABLE) for years now and was wondering if switching to amd64 finally makes sense (i.e. are enough ports working on it now [xfrce4, firefox, libreoffice, openjdk-6, tomcat, mysql, apache22, flash, cups, devel/aegis, devel/cook,

Re: switching from i386 to amd64

2012-12-16 Thread Polytropon
On Sun, 16 Dec 2012 12:13:36 -0700, Gary Aitken wrote: On 12/16/12 07:08, Polytropon wrote: And if you're using Firefox, there are plugins available that allow you to download video content instead of dealing with the Flash player the site wants you to use. and the recommended one is?

Re: switching from i386 to amd64

2012-12-16 Thread RW
On Sun, 16 Dec 2012 06:00:51 -0500 Aryeh Friedman wrote: I have been using i386 (-STABLE) for years now and was wondering if switching to amd64 ... nvidia-kmod are the minimal ones I need]) the main reason for asking is PAE seems to be broken now The last I heard the nvidia driver wasn't

What is involved in switching from i386 to AMD64?

2006-12-31 Thread Oliver Iberien
Hi, What actually needs to be done when switching machine architectures? I am facing a motherboard/CPU upgrade following the demise of an Athlon+ setup. (I am running my FreeBSD drive in a P3 while trying to figure this out.) Replacing it with an oldish P4 would be easiest but they are rapidly

Re: What is involved in switching from i386 to AMD64?

2006-12-31 Thread Erik Trulsson
On Sun, Dec 31, 2006 at 10:40:37AM -0800, Oliver Iberien wrote: Hi, What actually needs to be done when switching machine architectures? I am facing a motherboard/CPU upgrade following the demise of an Athlon+ setup. (I am running my FreeBSD drive in a P3 while trying to figure this out.)

Re: What is involved in switching from i386 to AMD64?

2006-12-31 Thread Oliver Iberien
Thank you very much! On Sunday 31 December 2006 11:05, Erik Trulsson wrote: On Sun, Dec 31, 2006 at 10:40:37AM -0800, Oliver Iberien wrote: Hi, What actually needs to be done when switching machine architectures? I am facing a motherboard/CPU upgrade following the demise of an Athlon+

Re: What is involved in switching from i386 to AMD64?

2006-12-31 Thread Oliver Iberien
On Sunday 31 December 2006 11:05, Erik Trulsson wrote: On Sun, Dec 31, 2006 at 10:40:37AM -0800, Oliver Iberien wrote: Hi, What actually needs to be done when switching machine architectures? I am facing a motherboard/CPU upgrade following the demise of an Athlon+ setup. (I am running

Re: What is involved in switching from i386 to AMD64?

2006-12-31 Thread Bill Moran
Oliver Iberien [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Sunday 31 December 2006 11:05, Erik Trulsson wrote: On Sun, Dec 31, 2006 at 10:40:37AM -0800, Oliver Iberien wrote: Hi, What actually needs to be done when switching machine architectures? I am facing a motherboard/CPU upgrade following