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    Re:FreeBSD 5 kicks ass

    [quote author=Scott Tiger link=board=10;threadid=6906;start=0#64423 date=1051571805]
    FreeBSD sounds really interesting and I've been reading up on it some at their site. Now here's the dumb question: Would it be possible to run a Neverwinter Nights, RTCW or a Quake server with BSD without some type of emulation? I know that to some of the L337 folk out there that might sound pretty ridicules but I'm into gaming with friends and wouldn't want to give that up that possibility. I'd still want to try it even if it doesn't (I'll just put it on a less powerful box) but I'd like to know if it would.
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    I see a Quake server and RTCW packs "with dedicated server" in ports. I didn't find anything on Neverwinter Nights. I should mention though that Linux emulation in FreeBSD is excellent. There really isn't much to emulate, since both OS's use the same system calls, just call them in different ways. I don't know what to say about Windows emulation. The WineX documentation from the cvs servers says it should compile in FreeBSD, but I haven't managed yet. Maybe I've just had bad luck. I wish they would add it to ports. You'd probably still have to download the source manually because of license restrictions like Java but at least I know it would compile.

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    Thanks again for the info. Sounds like I may have to give FreeBSD a try then. I'm not too worried about WineX support since I never use it (if the game's not ported to Linux I'm probably not playing it). The fact that Linux emulation is that good is really encouraging to me though. It'll make the transistion that much easier.

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    Re:SB Live! and multimedia apps

    [quote author=Lovechild link=board=10;threadid=6906;start=0#64356 date=1051473851]
    Oh my god.... FreeBSD kicks ass.. aside the fact that I haven't gotten my SoundBlaster Live to say anything yet - well this could very well be the coolest OS I've worked with in ages.
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    device pcm

    in your kernel config should do the trick.

    Worked for me without any fuss.

    Re: multimedia apps:

    I've been able to compile and use xine, ogle, oKle, kmplayer without much trouble on 5.0-R

    If things don't compile, try pkg_add -r <package> to get binary packages and dependencies; much faster, too.

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    Re:FreeBSD 5 kicks ass

    Here are some things do do for optimization for the FreeBSD kernel:

    For x86 generation optimization:

    Code:
    machine         i386
    # cpu           I386_CPU
    # cpu           I486_CPU
    # cpu           I586_CPU
    cpu             I686_CPU
    For Athlon and AthlonXP CPU's:

    Code:
    options         CPU_ENABLE_SSE
    options         ATHLON_SSE_HACK
    ATHLON_SSE_HACK doesn't always work though.

    For all AMD SSE instuctions:

    Code:
    options         CPU_ENABLE_SSE
    A simple 'device pcm" should enable any sound card.

    5.0 is definatly a excellent OS, but I still prefer 4.8 over it for the time being. All the new stuff.

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    Re:FreeBSD 5 kicks ass

    Lovechild maybe you should give openbsd a try. I heard thats pretty good too. I might install bsd on box i just got. I just need a hd for it.

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    Re:FreeBSD 5 kicks ass

    OPenBSD is God for servers. I kid not. I do like RedHat and all, but OBSD is just sacred and holy.

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    Re:FreeBSD 5 kicks ass

    FreeBSD installed
    X drivers are bah (need another video card, using vga now)
    samba configured and is up and running

    now working on apache and mysql

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    Re:FreeBSD 5 kicks ass

    has anyone got the nvidia drivers on a FBSD 5 rig?

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    [quote author=Schotty link=board=10;threadid=6906;start=0#msg69164 date=1060712604]
    has anyone got the nvidia drivers on a FBSD 5 rig?
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    When I ran FreeBSD the last time (I use it on and off) for kicks I had those running on current, the work just as well on FreeBSD as on Linux.

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    Re:FreeBSD 5 kicks ass

    nice.

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