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FreeBSD/pc98 5.0-RELEASE Hardware Notes

The FreeBSD Documentation Project

1 Introduction

This document contains the hardware compatibility notes for FreeBSD 5.0-RELEASE on the NEC PC-98x1 hardware platform (also referred to as FreeBSD/pc98 5.0-RELEASE). It lists devices known to work on this platform, as well as some notes on boot-time kernel customization that may be useful when attempting to configure support for new devices.

Note: This document includes information specific to the NEC PC-98x1 hardware platform. Versions of the hardware compatibility notes for other architectures will differ in some details.

2 Supported Systems

NEC PC-98x1 machines

EPSON PC-x86 machines (compatible with NEC PC-98x1)

3 Supported Devices

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This section describes the devices currently known to be supported by with FreeBSD on the NEC PC-98x1 platform. Other configurations may also work, but simply have not been tested yet. Feedback, updates, and corrections to this list are encouraged.

Where possible, the drivers applicable to each device or class of devices is listed. If the driver in question has a manual page in the FreeBSD base distribution (most should), it is referenced here.

3.1 Disk Controllers

IDE/ATA controllers ( ata(4) driver)

  • Acard ATP850 UDMA2, ATP860 UDMA4, ATP865 UDMA6

  • AMD 756 ATA66, 766 ATA100, 768 ATA100

  • Cenatek Rocket Drive

  • CMD 646, 648 ATA66, and 649 ATA100

  • Cypress 82C693

  • Cyrix 5530 ATA33

  • HighPoint HPT366 ATA66, HPT370 ATA100, HPT372 ATA133, HPT374 ATA133

  • Intel PIIX, PIIX3, PIIX4

  • Intel ICH ATA66, ICH2 ATA100, ICH3 ATA100, ICH4 ATA100

  • nVidia nForce ATA100

  • Promise ATA100 OEM chip (pdc20265)

  • Promise ATA133 OEM chip (pdc20269)

  • Promise Fasttrak-33, -66, -100, -100 TX2/TX4, -133 TX2/TX2000

  • Promise Ultra-33, -66, -100, -133 TX2/TX2000

  • ServerWorks ROSB4 ATA33

  • ServerWorks CSB5 ATA66/ATA100

  • Sil 0680 UDMA6

  • SiS 530, 540, 620

  • SiS 630, 633, 635, 645, 730, 733, 735, 740, 745, 750

  • SiS 5591 ATA100

  • VIA 82C586 ATA33, 82C596 ATA66, 82C686a ATA66, 82C686b ATA100

  • VIA 8233, 8235 ATA133

IDE/ATA controllers (wdc driver)

  • On-board IDE controller

Adaptec SCSI Controllers

  • NEC PC-9801-100 and Adaptec AHA-1030P, 1030B( aic(4) driver)

  • NEC PC-9821Xt13 and RvII26 internal, NEC PC-9821X-B02L/B09, NEC SV-98/2-B03, Adaptec AHA-2940J, AHA-2940AU and AHA-2940N ( ahc(4) driver)

NEC PC-9801-55, 92 and their compatible C-Bus SCSI interfaces (bs driver)

  • NEC PC-9801-55, 92 and their compatibles

    ICM IF-2660

    Midori-Denshi MDC-554NA

    Logitec LHA-N151

    Note: "flags 0x00000" is necessary in kernel configuration for DMA transfer mode.

  • I-O DATA SC-98II

    Note: "flags 0x10000" is necessary in kernel configuration for DMA transfer mode.

  • TEXA HA-55BS2 and later

    Midori-Denshi MDC-926Rs

    Note: "flags 0x20000" is necessary in kernel configuration for Bus-master transfer mode.

  • ELECOM Bus-master SCSI interfaces

    Note: "flags 0x30000" is necessary in kernel configuration for Bus-master transfer mode.

  • All SMIT transfer type SCSI interfaces

    Note: "flags 0x40000" is necessary in kernel configuration for SMIT transfer mode.

  • Logitec LHA-20x series

    ICM IF-2766, IF-2766ET, IF-2767 and IF-2769

    Note: "flags 0x50000" is necessary in kernel configuration for Bus-master transfer mode.

AdvanSys SCSI controllers (all models, adv(4) and adw(4) drivers)

  • MELCO IFC-USP, RATOC REX-PCI30 and @Nifty FNECHARD IFC-USUP-TX ( adv(4) driver)

LSI/SymBios (formerly NCR) 53C810, 53C810a, 53C815, 53C825, 53C825a, 53C860, 53C875, 53C875a, 53C876, 53C885, 53C895, 53C895a, 53C896, 53C1010-33, 53C1010-66, 53C1000, 53C1000R PCI SCSI controllers, either embedded on motherboard or on add-on boards ( ncr(4) and sym(4) drivers)

  • I-O DATA SC-98/PCI and SC-PCI ( ncr(4) driver)

  • I-O DATA SC-UPCI and Logitec LHA-521UA ( sym(4) driver)

NCR 53C500 based PC-Card SCSI host adapters (ncv driver)


  • KME KXLC002 (TAXAN ICD-400PN, etc.), KXLC004

  • Macnica Miracle SCSI-II mPS110

  • Media Intelligent MSC-110, MSC-200

  • NEC PC-9801N-J03R

  • New Media Corporation BASICS SCSI

  • Qlogic Fast SCSI

  • RATOC REX-9530, REX-5572 (as SCSI only)

TMC 18C30, 18C50 based ISA/PC-Card SCSI host adapters (stg driver)

  • Future Domain SCSI2GO


  • ICM PSC-2401 SCSI

  • Melco IFC-SC

  • RATOC REX-5536, REX-5536AM, REX-5536M, REX-9836A

Qlogic controllers and variants ( isp(4) driver)

  • Qlogic SCSI interface

Tekram DC390 and DC390T controllers, maybe other cards based on the AMD 53c974 as well ( amd(4) driver)


Workbit Ninja SCSI-3 based PC-Card SCSI host adapters (nsp driver)

  • Alpha-Data AD-PCS201


LSI Logic Fusion/MP architecture Fiber Channel controllers (mpt driver)

  • LSI FC909, FC929

  • LSI 53c1020, 53c1030

With all supported SCSI controllers, full support is provided for SCSI-I, SCSI-II, and SCSI-III peripherals, including hard disks, optical disks, tape drives (including DAT, 8mm Exabyte, Mammoth, and DLT), medium changers, processor target devices and CD-ROM drives. WORM devices that support CD-ROM commands are supported for read-only access by the CD-ROM drivers (such as cd(4)). WORM/CD-R/CD-RW writing support is provided by cdrecord(1), which is a part of the sysutils/cdrtools port in the Ports Collection.

The following CD-ROM type systems are supported at this time:

  • SCSI interface (also includes ProAudio Spectrum and SoundBlaster SCSI) ( cd(4))

  • ATAPI IDE interface ( acd(4))

3.2 Ethernet Interfaces

Adaptec Duralink PCI Fast Ethernet adapters based on the Adaptec AIC-6915 Fast Ethernet controller chip ( sf(4) driver)

  • ANA-62011 64-bit single port 10/100baseTX adapter

  • ANA-62022 64-bit dual port 10/100baseTX adapter

  • ANA-62044 64-bit quad port 10/100baseTX adapter

  • ANA-69011 32-bit single port 10/100baseTX adapter

  • ANA-62020 64-bit single port 100baseFX adapter

Allied-Telesis AT1700 and RE2000 cards ( fe(4) driver)


  • Fujitsu MBH10303, MBH10302 Ethernet PCMCIA

  • Fujitsu Towa LA501 Ethernet

  • Fujitsu FMV-J182, FMV-J182A

  • RATOC REX-5588, REX-9822, REX-4886, and REX-R280

  • Eiger Labs EPX-10BT

  • HITACHI HT-4840-11

  • NextCom J Link NC5310

  • TDK LAK-CD021, LAK-CD021A, LAK-CD021BX

Alteon Networks PCI Gigabit Ethernet NICs based on the Tigon 1 and Tigon 2 chipsets ( ti(4) driver)

  • 3Com 3c985-SX (Tigon 1 and 2)

  • Alteon AceNIC (Tigon 1 and 2)

  • Alteon AceNIC 1000baseT (Tigon 2)

  • Asante PCI 1000BASE-SX Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

  • Asante GigaNIX1000T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

  • DEC/Compaq EtherWORKS 1000

  • Farallon PN9000SX

  • NEC Gigabit Ethernet

  • Netgear GA620 (Tigon 2)

  • Netgear GA620T (Tigon 2, 1000baseT)

  • Silicon Graphics Gigabit Ethernet

AMD PCnet NICs ( lnc(4) and pcn(4) drivers)

  • Contec C-NET(98)S

  • PCI NIC using AMD AM79C97x (PCnet-PCI/Fast)

  • NEC SV-98/2-B05, B06 (PCI)

  • Allied-Telesis LA-PCI (PCI)

SMC 83c17x (EPIC)-based Ethernet NICs ( tx(4) driver)

  • SMC EtherPower II 9432 series

National Semiconductor DS8390-based Ethernet NICs, including Novell NE2000 and clones ( ed(4) driver)

Note: In kernel configuration, you need to set flag for non-PCI device.

  • Novell NE1000, NE2000, and NE2100

  • RealTek 8029



  • PLANEX ENW-8300-T

  • Allied Telesis LA-98 (flags 0x000000)

  • Corega Ether98-T (flags 0x000000)

  • SMC EtherEZ98 (flags 0x000000)

  • ELECOM LD-BDN, LD-NW801G (flags 0x200000)

  • PLANEX EN-2298-C (flags 0x200000)

  • MELCO EGY-98 (flags 0x300000)

  • Contec C-NET(98)E-A, C-NET(98)L-A, C-NET(98)P (flags 0x300000)

  • MELCO LGY-98, LGH-98, IND-SP, IND-SS, LGY-98-N (110pin) (flags 0x400000)

  • MACNICA NE2098 (flags 0x400000)

  • ICM IF-2766ET, IF-2771ET, AD-ET2-T, DT-ET-25, DT-ET-T5, NB-ET-T (110pin) (flags 0x500000)

  • D-Link DE-298, DE-298P (flags 0x500000)

  • ELECOM LD-98P (flags 0x500000)

  • PLANEX EN-2298-T, EN-2298P-T (flags 0x500000)

  • Allied Telesis SIC-98, SIU-98, SIC-98NOTE (110pin) (flags 0x600000)

  • Allied Telesis SIU-98-D (flags 0x610000)

  • NEC PC-9801-107, 108 (flags 0x800000)

  • I-O DATA LA/T-98, LA/T-98SB, LA2/T-98, ET/T-98 (flags 0x900000)

  • MACNICA ME98 (flags 0x900000)

  • Kansai KLA-98C/T (flags 0x900000)

  • NEC PC-9801-77, 78 (flags 0x910000)

  • Contec C-NET(98), RT-1007(98), C-NET(9N) (110pin) (flags 0xa00000)

  • Contec C-NET(98)E, C-NET(98)L, C-NET(9N)L (110pin) (flags 0xb00000)

  • Logitec LAN-98T (flags 0xb00000)

  • Networld 98X3 (flags 0xd00000)

  • Accton EN1644(old model), EN1646(old model), EN2203(old model) (110pin) (flags 0xd00000)

  • Networld EC-98X, EP-98X (flags 0xd10000)

NE2000 compatible PC-Card (PCMCIA) Ethernet and FastEthernet cards ( ed(4) driver)

  • AR-P500 Ethernet

  • Accton EN2212/EN2216/UE2216

  • Allied Telesis CentreCOM LA100-PCM_V2

  • AmbiCom 10BaseT card

  • BayNetworks NETGEAR FA410TXC Fast Ethernet

  • CNet BC40 adapter


  • Compex Net-A adapter

  • CyQ've ELA-010

  • D-Link DE-650/660

  • Danpex EN-6200P2

  • Elecom Laneed LD-CDL/TX, LD-CDF, LD-CDS, LD-10/100CD, LD-CDWA (DP83902A), MACNICA Ethernet ME1 for JEIDA


  • IBM Creditcard Ethernet I/II

  • IC-CARD Ethernet/IC-CARD+ Ethernet

  • Kingston KNE-PC2, KNE-PCM/x Ethernet

  • Linksys EC2T/PCMPC100/PCM100, PCMLM56, EtherFast 10/100 PC Card, Combo PCMCIA Ethernet Card (PCMPC100 V2)


  • NDC Ethernet Instant-Link

  • National Semiconductor InfoMover NE4100

  • NetGear FA-410TX

  • Network Everywhere Ethernet 10BaseT PC Card

  • Planex FNW-3600-T

  • Socket LP-E

  • Surecom EtherPerfect EP-427

  • TDK LAK-CD031,Grey Cell GCS2000 Ethernet Card

  • Telecom Device SuperSocket RE450T

RealTek 8129/8139 Fast Ethernet NICs ( rl(4) driver)

  • Accton ``Cheetah'' EN1207D (MPX 5030/5038; RealTek 8139 clone)


Macronix 98713, 98713A, 98715, 98715A and 98725 Fast Ethernet NICs ( dc(4) driver)

  • Accton EN1217 (98715A)

  • Adico AE310TX (98715A)

  • Compex RL100-TX (98713 or 98713A)

  • CNet Pro120A (98713 or 98713A)

  • CNet Pro120B (98715)

  • NDC Communications SFA100A (98713A)

  • SVEC PN102TX (98713)

Macronix/Lite-On PNIC II LC82C115 Fast Ethernet NICs ( dc(4) driver)

  • LinkSys EtherFast LNE100TX Version 2

Winbond W89C840F Fast Ethernet NICs ( wb(4) driver)

  • Trendware TE100-PCIE

VIA Technologies VT3043 ``Rhine I'' and VT86C100A ``Rhine II'' Fast Ethernet NICs ( vr(4) driver)


  • CO-100MV (PCI)

  • Corega FastEtherII PCI-TX (PCI)

Silicon Integrated Systems SiS 900 and SiS 7016 PCI Fast Ethernet NICs ( sis(4) driver)



National Semiconductor DP83815 Fast Ethernet NICs ( sis(4) driver)

  • NetGear FA311-TX

  • NetGear FA312-TX

National Semiconductor DP83820 and DP83821 Gigabit Ethernet NICs ( nge(4) driver)

  • Addtron AEG320T

  • Ark PC SOHO-GA2500T (32-bit PCI) and SOHO-GA2000T (64-bit PCI)

  • Asante FriendlyNet GigaNIC 1000TA and 1000TPC

  • D-Link DGE-500T

  • LinkSys EG1032 (32-bit PCI) and EG1064 (64-bit PCI)

  • Netgear GA621 and GA622T

  • SMC EZ Card 1000 (SMC9462TX)

  • Surecom Technology EP-320G-TX

  • Trendware TEG-PCITX (32-bit PCI) and TEG-PCITX2 (64-bit PCI)

Sundance Technologies ST201 PCI Fast Ethernet NICs ( ste(4) driver)

  • D-Link DFE-550TX

SysKonnect SK-984x PCI Gigabit Ethernet cards ( sk(4) drivers)

  • SK-9821 1000baseT copper, single port

  • SK-9822 1000baseT copper, dual port

  • SK-9841 1000baseLX single mode fiber, single port

  • SK-9842 1000baseLX single mode fiber, dual port

  • SK-9843 1000baseSX multimode fiber, single port

  • SK-9844 1000baseSX multimode fiber, dual port

Texas Instruments ThunderLAN PCI NICs ( tl(4) driver)

  • Compaq Netelligent 10, 10/100, 10/100 Dual-Port

  • Compaq Netelligent 10/100 TX Embedded UTP, 10 T PCI UTP/Coax, 10/100 TX UTP

  • Compaq NetFlex 3P, 3P Integrated, 3P w/BNC

  • Olicom OC-2135/2138, OC-2325, OC-2326 10/100 TX UTP

  • Racore 8165 10/100baseTX

  • Racore 8148 10baseT/100baseTX/100baseFX multi-personality

ADMtek Inc. AL981-based PCI Fast Ethernet NICs ( dc(4) driver)

ADMtek Inc. AN985-based PCI Fast Ethernet NICs ( dc(4) driver)

  • LinkSys EtherFast LNE100TX v4.0/4.1

ADMtek Inc. AN986-based USB Ethernet NICs ( aue(4) driver)

  • Abocom UFE1000, DSB650TX_NA

  • Accton USB320-EC, SpeedStream

  • ADMtek AN986, AN8511

  • Billionton USB100, USB100LP, USB100EL, USBE100

  • Corega Ether FEther USB-TX, FEther USB-TXS

  • D-Link DSB-650, DSB-650TX, DSB-650TX-PNA

  • Elsa Microlink USB2Ethernet

  • I/O Data USB ETTX

  • Kingston KNU101TX

  • LinkSys USB10T, USB10TA, USB10TX, USB100TX, USB100H1

  • Melco Inc. LUA-TX, LUA2-TX

  • Siemens Speedstream

  • SmartBridges smartNIC

  • SMC 2202USB

  • SOHOware NUB100

CATC USB-EL1210A-based USB Ethernet NICs ( cue(4) driver)

  • Belkin F5U011, F5U111

  • CATC Netmate, Netmate II

  • SmartBridges SmartLink

Kawasaki LSI KU5KUSB101B-based USB Ethernet NICs ( kue(4) driver)

  • 3Com 3c19250

  • AOX USB101

  • Abocom URE 450

  • ADS Technologies USB-10BT

  • ATen UC10T

  • Corega USB-T

  • D-Link DSB-650C

  • Entrega NET-USB-E45

  • I/O Data USB ETT

  • Kawasaki DU-H3E

  • LinkSys USB10T

  • Netgear EA101

  • Peracom USB Ethernet Adapter

  • SMC 2102USB, 2104USB

ASIX Electronics AX88140A PCI NICs ( dc(4) driver)

  • Alfa Inc. GFC2204

  • CNet Pro110B

DEC DC21040, DC21041, DC21140, DC21141, DC21142, and DC21143 based NICs ( de(4) driver)

  • Asante

  • Cogent EM100FX and EM440TX

  • DEC DE425, DE435, DE450, and DE500

  • SMC Etherpower 8432T, 9332, and 9334

  • ZYNX ZX 3xx



  • Corega FastEther PCI-TX (PCI)

DEC/Intel 21143 based Fast Ethernet NICs ( dc(4) driver)

  • DEC DE500

  • Compaq Presario 7900 series built-in Ethernet

  • D-Link DFE-570TX

  • Kingston KNE100TX

  • LinkSys EtherFast 10/100 Instant GigaDrive built-in Ethernet

Davicom DM9100 and DM9102 PCI Fast Ethernet NICs ( dc(4) driver)

  • Jaton Corporation XpressNet

Cnet Pro120A (PCI) ( dc(4) driver)

MELCO LGY-PCI-TXL (PCI) ( dc(4) driver)

Fujitsu MB86960A/MB86965A based Fast Ethernet NICs ( fe(4) driver)

  • Allied Telesis RE1000, RE1000Plus, ME1500 (110pin)

  • Contec C-NET(98)P2, C-NET(9N)E (110pin), C-NET(9N)C(ExtCard)

  • Ungermann-Bass Access/PC N98C+(PC85152,PC85142), Access/NOTE N98 (PC86132) (110pin)

  • TDK LAC-98012, LAC-98013, LAC-98025, LAC-9N011 (110pin)

  • Ratoc REX-9880/9881/9882/9883

Intel 82557-, 82258-, 82559-, 82550- or 82562-based Fast Ethernet NICs ( fxp(4) driver)

  • Intel EtherExpress Pro/100B PCI Fast Ethernet

  • Intel PRO/100+ Management Adapter

  • Intel Pro/100 VE Desktop Adapter

  • Intel Pro/100 M Desktop Adapter

  • Intel Pro/100 S Desktop, Server and Dual-Port Server Adapters

  • On-board Ethernet NICs on many Intel motherboards.

  • NEC PC-9821Ra20, Rv20, Xv13, Xv20 internal 100Base-TX (PCI)

  • NEC PC-9821X-B06 (PCI)

  • Contec C-NET(PI)-100TX (PCI)

3Com 3C5x9 Etherlink III NICs ( ep(4) driver)

  • 3Com 3C569, 3C569-TPO, 3C569B, 3C569B-COMBO

3Com Etherlink XL-based NICs ( xl(4) driver)

  • 3C900/905/905B/905C PCI

3Com 3C59X series NICs ( vx(4) driver)

  • 3C590 Etherlink III (PCI)

  • 3C595 Fast Etherlink III (PCI)

National Semiconductor DP8393X (SONIC) Ethernet cards (snc driver)

  • NEC PC-9801-83, -84, -103, and -104

  • NEC PC-9801N-25 and -J02R

Gigabit Ethernet cards based on the Level 1 LXT1001 NetCellerator controller ( lge(4) driver)

  • D-Link DGE-500SX

  • SMC TigerCard 1000 (SMC9462SX)

Ethernet and Fast Ethernet NICs based on the 3Com 3XP Typhoon/Sidewinder (3CR990) chipset ( txp(4) driver)

  • 3Com 3CR990-TX-95

  • 3Com 3CR990-TX-97

  • 3Com 3CR990B-SRV

  • 3Com 3CR990B-TXM

  • 3Com 3CR990SVR95

  • 3Com 3CR990SVR97

Gigabit Ethernet NICs based on the Broadcom BCM570x ( bge(4) driver)

  • 3Com 3c996-SX, 3c996-T

  • Netgear GA302T

  • SysKonnect SK-9D21 and 9D41

  • Integrated gigabit Ethernet NICs on DELL PowerEdge 2550 servers

  • Integrated gigabit Ethernet NICs on IBM x235 servers

Gigabit Ethernet NICs based on the Intel 82542 and 82543 controller chips ( gx(4) and em(4) drivers), plus NICs supported by the Intel 82540EM, 82544, 82545EM, and 82546EB controller chips ( em(4) driver only)

  • Intel PRO/1000 Gigabit Ethernet

Note: The em(4) driver is officially supported by Intel, but is only supported on the i386.

Myson Ethernet NICs (my driver)

  • Myson MTD80X Based Fast Ethernet Card

  • Myson MTD89X Based Gigabit Ethernet Card

3.3 FDDI Interfaces

DEC DEFPA PCI ( fpa(4) driver)

3.4 ATM Interfaces

Efficient Networks, Inc. ENI-155p ATM PCI Adapters (hea driver)

FORE Systems, Inc. PCA-200E ATM PCI Adapters (hfa driver)

The ATM support in FreeBSD supports the following signaling protocols:

  • The ATM Forum UNI 3.1 signaling protocol

  • The ATM Forum UNI 3.0 signaling protocol

  • The ATM Forum ILMI address registration

  • FORE Systems' proprietary SPANS signaling protocol

  • Permanent Virtual Channels (PVCs)

Support for the IETF ``Classical IP and ARP over ATM'' model is provided, compliant with the following RFCs and Internet Drafts:

  • RFC 1483, ``Multiprotocol Encapsulation over ATM Adaptation Layer 5''

  • RFC 1577, ``Classical IP and ARP over ATM''

  • RFC 1626, ``Default IP MTU for use over ATM AAL5''

  • RFC 1755, ``ATM Signaling Support for IP over ATM''

  • RFC 2225, ``Classical IP and ARP over ATM''

  • RFC 2334, ``Server Cache Synchronization Protocol (SCSP)''

  • Internet Draft draft-ietf-ion-scsp-atmarp-00.txt, ``A Distributed ATMARP Service Using SCSP''

Support for an ATM sockets interface is also provided.

3.5 Wireless Network Interfaces

Lucent Technologies WaveLAN/IEEE 802.11 PCMCIA and ISA standard speed (2Mbps) and turbo speed (6Mbps) wireless network adapters and workalikes ( wi(4) driver)

Note: The ISA versions of these adapters are actually PCMCIA cards combined with an ISA to PCMCIA bridge card, so both kinds of devices work with the same driver.

  • 3COM 3crwe737A AirConnect Wireless LAN PC Card

  • Accton airDirect WN3301

  • Addtron AWA100

  • Adtec ADLINK340APC

  • Airway 802.11 Adapter

  • Avaya Wireless PC Card

  • Blue Concentric Circle CF Wireless LAN Model WL-379F

  • BreezeNET PC-DS.11

  • Buffalo WLI-CF-S11G

  • Cabletron RoamAbout 802.11 DS

  • Compaq WL100, WL110

  • Corega KK Wireless LAN PCC-11, PCCA-11, PCCB-11

  • D-Link DWL-650

  • Dell TrueMobile 1150 Series

  • ELECOM Air@Hawk/LD-WL11/PCC

  • ELSA AirLancer MC-11

  • Farallon Skyline 11Mbps Wireless

  • ICOM SL-1100

  • IBM High Rate Wireless LAN PC Card

  • Intel PRO/Wireless 2011 LAN PC Card

  • IO Data WN-B11/PCM

  • Laneed Wireless card

  • Linksys Instant Wireless WPC11

  • Lucent WaveLAN/IEEE 802.11

  • Melco Airconnect WLI-PCM-S11, WLI-PCM-L11

  • NCR WaveLAN/IEEE 802.11

  • NEC Wireless Card CMZ-RT-WP

  • NEC Aterm WL11C (PC-WL/11C)

  • NEC PK-WL001

  • Netgear MA401

  • PLANEX GeoWave/GW-NS110

  • Proxim Harmony, RangeLAN-DS

  • SMC 2632W, 2602W

  • Sony PCWA-C100


  • Toshiba Wireless LAN Card

  • US Robotics Wireless Card 2410

Aironet 802.11 wireless adapters ( an(4) driver)

  • Aironet 4500/4800 series (PCMCIA, PCI, and ISA adapters are all supported)

  • Cisco Systems Aironet 340 and 350 series (PCMCIA, PCI, and ISA adapters are all supported)

  • Xircom Wireless Ethernet adapter (rebadged Aironet)

Raytheon Raylink 2.4GHz wireless adapters ( ray(4) driver)

  • Webgear Aviator

  • Webgear Aviator Pro

  • Raytheon Raylink PC Card

AMD Am79C930 and Harris (Intersil) based 802.11 cards ( awi(4) driver)

  • BayStack 650 and 660

  • Farallon SkyLINE Wireless

  • Icom SL-200

  • Melco WLI-PCM

  • NEL SSMagic

  • Netwave AirSurfer Plus and AirSurfer Pro

  • ZoomAir 4000

3.8 Serial Interfaces

Internel serial interfaces ( sio(4) driver)

  • PC-9801 on-board

  • PC-9821 2'nd CCU (flags 0x12000000)

NEC PC-9861K, PC-9801-101 and Midori-Denshi MDC-926Rs ( sio(4) driver)

  • COM2 (flags 0x01000000)

  • COM3 (flags 0x02000000)

NEC PC-9801-120 ( sio(4) driver)

Note: "flags 0x11000000" is necessary in kernel configuration.

Microcore MC-16550, MC-16550II, MC-RS98 ( sio(4) driver)

Note: "flags 0x14000?01" is necessary in kernel configuration.

Media Intelligent RSB-2000, RSB-3000 and AIWA B98-02 ( sio(4) driver)

Note: "flags 0x15000?01" is necessary in kernel configuration.

Media Intelligent RSB-384 ( sio(4) driver)

Note: "flags 0x16000001" is necessary in kernel configuration.

I-O DATA RSA-98III ( sio(4) driver)

Note: "flags 0x18000?01" is necessary in kernel configuration.

Hayes ESP98 ( sio(4) driver)

Note: "options COM_ESP" and "flags 0x19000000" are necessary in kernel configuration.

3.9 Audio Devices

NEC PC-9801-73, 86 and compatibles (nss driver)

  • NEC A-MATE internal sound

  • Q-Vision WaveStar, WaveMaster

NEC X-MATE, CanBe, ValueStar internal (mss driver)

Creative Technologies SoundBlaster(98) ( sb(4) driver)

I-O DATA CD-BOX ( sb(4) driver)

Software PCM using beep (pca driver)

MPU-401 and compatible interfaces (mpu driver)

  • Q-Vision WaveStar

joystick port of SoundBlaster(98) ( joy(4) driver)

3.10 Camera and Video Capture Devices

Brooktree Bt848/849/878/879-based frame grabbers ( bktr(4) driver)

  • AverMedia cards

  • Hauppauge Wincast TV and WinTV boards (PCI)

  • Intel Smart Video Recorder III

  • Miro PC TV


  • Video Highway XTreme

  • VideoLogic Captivator PCI

3.11 USB Devices

A range of USB peripherals are supported; devices known to work are listed in this section. Owing to the generic nature of most USB devices, with some exceptions any device of a given class will be supported, even if not explicitly listed here.

Note: USB Ethernet adapters can be found in the section listing Ethernet interfaces.

Note: USB Bluetooth adapters can be found in Bluetooth section.

Host Controllers ( ohci(4) and uhci(4) drivers)

USB host controllers (PCI)

  • TRY CORPORATION JUS-02 ( uhci(4) driver)


  • Andromeda hub

  • MacAlly self powered hub (4 ports)

  • NEC hub

Keyboards ( ukbd(4) driver)

  • Apple iMac keyboard

  • BTC BTC7935 keyboard with PS/2 mouse port

  • Cherry G81-3504 keyboard

  • Logitech M2452 keyboard

  • MacAlly iKey keyboard

  • Microsoft keyboard

  • Sun Microsystems Type 6 USB keyboard


  • ActiveWire I/O Board

  • Diamond Rio 500, 600, and 800 MP3 players ( urio(4) driver)

  • D-Link DSB-R100 USB Radio (ufm driver)

Modems ( umodem(4) driver)

  • 3Com 5605

  • Metricom Ricochet GS USB wireless modem

Mice ( ums(4) driver)

  • Agiler Mouse 29UO

  • Apple iMac Mouse

  • Belkin Mouse

  • Chic mouse

  • Cypress mouse

  • Genius Niche mouse

  • Kensington Mouse-in-a-Box

  • Logitech wheel mouse (3 buttons)

  • Logitech PS/2 / USB mouse (3 buttons)

  • MacAlly mouse (3 buttons)

  • Microsoft IntelliMouse (3 buttons)

  • Sun Microsystems Type 6 USB Mouse

  • Trust Ami Mouse (3 buttons)

Printers and parallel printer conversion cables ( ulpt(4) driver)

  • ATen parallel printer adapter

  • Belkin F5U002 parallel printer adapter

  • Entrega USB-to-parallel printer adapter

Serial devices

  • Belkin F5U103 and F5U120 (ubsa driver)

  • e-Tek Labs Kwik232 (ubsa driver)

  • GoHubs GoCOM232 (ubsa driver)

  • HP USB-Serial adapter ( uftdi(4) driver)

  • Inland UAS111 ( uftdi(4) driver)

  • Peracom single port serial adapter (ubsa driver)

  • Prolific PL-2303 serial adapter ( uplcom(4) driver)

  • QVS USC-1000 ( uftdi(4) driver)

  • SUNTAC Slipper U VS-10U ( uvscom(4) driver)

Scanners (through SANE) ( uscanner(4) driver)

  • Perfection 636U

  • HP ScanJet 4100C, 5200C, 6300C

Storage ( umass(4) driver)

  • Iomega USB Zip 100Mb (primitive support still)

  • Matshita CF-VFDU03 floppy drive

  • Microtech USB-SCSI-HD 50 USB to SCSI cable

  • Panasonic floppy drive

  • Y-E Data floppy drive (720/1.44/2.88Mb)

Handspring Visor and other PalmOS devices ( uvisor(4) driver)

  • Handspring Visor

  • Palm M125, M500, M505

  • Sony Clie 4.0 and 4.1

3.12 IEEE 1394 (Firewire) Devices

Host Controllers ( fwohci(4) driver)

  • Ricoh R5C552 chipset

  • Sony CX3022 chipset

  • TI TSB12LV22, LV23, 26 and TSB43AA22 chipsets

  • uPD72861 chipset

  • VIA VT6306 chipset

Storage ( sbp(4) driver)

  • Apple iPod

  • Apple Macintosh G4 (target mode)

3.13 Bluetooth Devices

PCCARD Host Controllers ( ng_bt3c(4) driver)

  • 3Com/HP 3CRWB6096-A PCCARD adapter

USB Host Controllers ( ng_ubt(4) driver)

  • 3Com 3CREB96

  • EPoX BT-DG02

  • Mitsumi USB Bluetooth adapter

  • MSI MS-6967

  • TDK Bluetooth USB adapter

3.14 Cryptographic Accelerators

Accelerators based on the Hifn 7751, 7811, or 7951 chipsets ( hifn(4) driver)

  • Invertex AEON

  • Hifn 7751 reference board

  • Global Technologies Group PowerCrypt and XL-Crypt

  • NetSec 7751

  • Soekris Engineering vpn1201 and vpn1211

Accelerators based on the Bluesteel 5501 or 5601 chipsets ( ubsec(4) driver)

Accelerators based on the Broadcom BCM5801, BCM5802, BCM5805, BCM5820, BCM 5821, BCM5822 chipsets ( ubsec(4) driver)

3.15 Miscellaneous


  • Melco IGM-PCM56K/IGM-PCM56KH

  • Nokia Card Phone 2.0 (gsm900/dcs1800 HSCSD terminal)

Floppy drives ( fd(4) driver)

Keyboards including:

  • Standard keyboards

  • USB keyboards (specific instances are listed in the section describing USB devices)

Mice including:

  • Bus mice ( mse(4) driver)

  • Serial mice

  • USB mice (specific instances are listed in the section describing USB devices)

``PC-9821 standard'' parallel ports ( ppc(4) driver)

PHS Data Communication Card/PCCARD

  • NTT DoCoMo P-in Comp@ct

  • Panasonic KX-PH405

  • SII MC-P200

Power Management Controller of NEC PC-98 Note (pmc driver)

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