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Old 1st September 2010
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Trying to install this from the package site: pkg_add fails citing "this package currently requires a CPU supporting SSE2. ...check by running dmesg|grep 'cpu.*SSE2' ".

Running dmesg | grep 'cpu.*SSE2' shows that both cores on here seem to support all sorts of stuff including SSE2 (output looks like "cpu0: FPU,...SSE2, ..."

What to do - suggestions please?
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Old 3rd September 2010
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Trying to install this from the package site: pkg_add fails citing "this package currently requires a CPU supporting SSE2. ...check by running dmesg|grep 'cpu.*SSE2' ".

Running dmesg | grep 'cpu.*SSE2' shows that both cores on here seem to support all sorts of stuff including SSE2 (output looks like "cpu0: FPU,...SSE2, ..."

What to do - suggestions please?
Are you sure that’s an error message? It’s part of the regular install notice:
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$ pkg_info chromium
Information for inst:chromium-5.0.359.1p0

Comment:
Chromium browser

Description:
Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims
to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all
Internet users to experience the web.

Maintainer: Peter Valchev <pvalchev@openbsd.org>

WWW: http://sightly.net/peter/openbsd/chromium/

Install notice:
You may need to crank shared memory limits for chromium to work
properly under load:

# sysctl kern.shminfo.shmall=32768

And opening lots of tabs may necessitate higher fd limits,
crank that via ulimit/limits.

This package currently requires a CPU supporting SSE2.
You can check this with: dmesg | grep 'cpu.*SSE2'
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Well there's no sign of Chromium on the system, and no other error messages/warnings, so I guess that was a deal-breaker!

Firefox is a barely acceptable alternative, especially as it's still at version 3.0.something!

I can't see much discussion on flashplayer, is there a walk-through on installing it somewhere?
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I can't see much discussion on flashplayer, is there a walk-through on installing it somewhere?
This is discussed in Section 13.14 of the project's official FAQ.
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Exactly - that implied I need Opera, whereas I have Firefox and wonder if that's going to work, and if so what do I need to install?
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...whereas I have Firefox and wonder if that's going to work, and if so what do I need to install?
The Flash plug-in does not work with Firefox. Undeadly had an article some time back which covered alternatives:

http://undeadly.org/cgi?action=artic...20070907181228
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