Re: Core 2 Duo

2007-03-14 Thread Ivan Voras

Goncalves, Antonio wrote:


It has Core 2 Duo and a NVidia 7950 GTX. Can you please let me know wish
release shall I install?


Both i386 and AMD64 versions will work, but you'll probably have less 
problems with the i386 version. There are even nVidia binary drivers for 
FreeBSD, but you must check if they support your card.


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Re: Core 2 Duo

2007-03-14 Thread Garrett Cooper


On Mar 14, 2007, at 7:11 AM, Ivan Voras wrote:


Goncalves, Antonio wrote:

It has Core 2 Duo and a NVidia 7950 GTX. Can you please let me  
know wish

release shall I install?


Both i386 and AMD64 versions will work, but you'll probably have  
less problems with the i386 version. There are even nVidia binary  
drivers for FreeBSD, but you must check if they support your card.


i386 is 32-bit and amd64 is 64-bit. All newer Intel non-Itanium 64- 
bit chips are compatible with amd64.


Like I discovered though you may want to grab an appropriate LiveCD  
to match your hardware though, because your hardware may be too  
recent for a release CD. See my thread about 5 days back in the  
archives--some people that replied gave me links to where the release  
CDs were.


Cheers,
-Garrett
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Re: Core 2 Duo

2007-03-14 Thread Jerry McAllister
On Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 01:39:22PM +0100, Goncalves, Antonio wrote:

 
 Dear Sir,
 
 I would like to use the FreeBSD as the OS of my new Laptop,
 instead of SUse.
 
 It has Core 2 Duo and a NVidia 7950 GTX. Can you please let me know wish
 release shall I install?

Generally you would use the latest release (currently 6.2) and then
cvsup (csup) to RElENG_6. In some cases and possibly this one,
when the hardware might be very recent, you might have to go even
more bleeding edge and install the development branch to get some
needed hardware support.   That would currently be 7.0 and csup to
the latest available.

In general, you do not have to go backwards to match hardware compatibility.

jerry

 
 Many thanks in advance,
 
 Best Regards,
 
 Antonio
 
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Re: Core 2 Duo

2007-02-25 Thread Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri

On 2/25/07, Philip Radford [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


   In the past on a P4 chip I would put pentium4 in the cputype
   parameter in /etc/make.conf but are there any other settings here I
   can adjust or any by using sysctl.


I'm using CPUTYPE?=prescott amd it's safe, nocona broke my kernel.

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Re: Core 2 Duo

2007-02-25 Thread Harald Schmalzbauer
Am Sonntag, 25. Februar 2007 10:10 schrieb Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri:
 On 2/25/07, Philip Radford [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 In the past on a P4 chip I would put pentium4 in the cputype
 parameter in /etc/make.conf but are there any other settings here I
 can adjust or any by using sysctl.

 I'm using CPUTYPE?=prescott amd it's safe, nocona broke my kernel.

I'm no compiler expert, but prescott and nocona are Net-Burst architectures.
Core(2) is a pentium-m successor, which was a completely different (x86) 
architecture, so optimizations for netburst won't have a positive effect, if 
they work at all.

I use CPUTYPE?=pentium-m, but I've never done any comparisions to binaries 
compiled without CPUTYPE. After several years observation with CPUTYPE I 
guess the improovement ist smaller than ever these days, and until now it was 
rarely mesureable.

-Harry

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