FreeBSD/alpha 6.4-STABLE Hardware Notes

The FreeBSD Documentation Project

Table of Contents
1 Introduction
2 Supported processors and motherboards
2.1 Overview
2.2 In general, what do you need to run FreeBSD on an Alpha?
2.3 System-specific information
2.3.1 AXPpci33 (“NoName”)
2.3.2 Personal Workstation (“Miata”)
2.3.3 Evaluation Board 64 family
2.3.4 Evaluation Board 164 (“EB164, PC164, PC164LX, PC164SX”) family
2.3.5 AlphaStation 200 (“Mustang”) and 400 (“Avanti”) series
2.3.6 AlphaStation 500 and 600 (“Alcor” & “Maverick” for EV5, “Bret” for EV56)
2.3.7 AlphaServer 1000 (“Mikasa”), 1000A (“Noritake”) and 800(“Corelle”)
2.3.8 DS10/VS10/XP900 (“Webbrick”) / XP1000 (“Monet”) / DS10L (“Slate”)
2.3.9 DS20/DS20E (“Goldrush”)
2.3.10 AlphaPC 264DP / UP2000
2.3.11 AlphaServer 2000 (“DemiSable”), 2100 (“Sable”), 2100A (“Lynx”)
2.3.12 AlphaServer 4x00 (“Rawhide”)
2.3.13 AlphaServer 1200 (“Tincup”) and AlphaStation 1200 (“DaVinci”)
2.3.14 Alpha Processor Inc. UP1000
2.3.15 Alpha Processor Inc. UP1100
2.3.16 Alpha Processor Inc. CS20, Compaq DS20L
2.3.17 Compaq AlphaServer ES40 (“Clipper”)
2.4 Supported Hardware Overview
2.5 Further reading
2.6 Acknowledgments
3 Supported Devices
3.1 Disk Controllers
3.2 Ethernet Interfaces
3.3 Token Ring Interfaces
3.4 FDDI Interfaces
3.5 ATM Interfaces
3.6 Wireless Network Interfaces
3.7 Miscellaneous Networks
3.8 ISDN Interfaces
3.9 Serial Interfaces
3.10 Sound Devices
3.11 Camera and Video Capture Devices
3.12 USB Devices
3.13 IEEE 1394 (Firewire) Devices
3.14 Bluetooth Devices
3.15 Cryptographic Accelerators
3.16 Miscellaneous

1 Introduction

This document contains the hardware compatibility notes for FreeBSD 6.4-STABLE on the Alpha/AXP hardware platform (also referred to as FreeBSD/alpha 6.4-STABLE). 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 Alpha/AXP hardware platform. Versions of the hardware compatibility notes for other architectures will differ in some details.

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