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Re: Does anyone run VNC with 64-bit FreeBSD (amd64)?
- To: Jonathan Fosburgh <syjef_(_at_)_mdanderson_(_dot_)_org>, savovski_(_at_)_gmail_(_dot_)_com
- Subject: Re: Does anyone run VNC with 64-bit FreeBSD (amd64)?
- From: Greg Lane <greg_(_dot_)_lane_(_at_)_internode_(_dot_)_on_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 07:21:19 +1000
- Cc: questions_(_at_)_freebsd_(_dot_)_org, freebsd-amd64_(_at_)_freebsd_(_dot_)_org
- Reply-to: greg_(_dot_)_lane_(_at_)_internode_(_dot_)_on_(_dot_)_net
On Thu, Jun 22, 2006 at 04:04:34PM +0300, Alex Savovski <savovski_(_at_)_gmail_(_dot_)_com> wro
> I have the same ,problem,But I have never run on other version,I use
> RELENG_6_1, AMD64
On Thu, Jun 22, 2006 at 11:29:15AM -0500, Jonathan Fosburgh <syjef_(_at_)_mdanderson_(_dot_)_org> wrote:
> VNC (tightvnc included) as well as NXWindows (IMHO, much better than VNC) are
> based on old versions of XFree86 that don't support AMD64. I have had some
> success running the i386 package of tightvnc and starting only twm from the
> xstartup script. Some applications (just about anything using gtk) crash the
> VNC server, and some (KDE) work all right. YMMV.
> I have tried to make NXWindows work on amd64 but there is just too much
> patching that needs to be done for my meager skills.
Thanks for the info. I had figured something like this. I installed
the 64-bit system anticipating a future memory upgrade from the current
4GB to 8GB. However, VNC is essential for various members of my group,
as is ports/devel/root (which doesn't compile on amd64) and there is
some of our own (also essential) custom software which is not 64-bit
clean. Since this holds up a number of people from their work
and my patching skills are VERY meager, I will have to roll back to
the 32-bit OS.
P.S. Yes, I should have tested more before the upgrade. I did some
tests, but obviously not enough! In my defence, I was hastened by
the disk dying and the need to get the machine back up and running.
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