FreeBSD 8.3-RELEASE Hardware Notes

The FreeBSD Documentation Project

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Table of Contents
1 Introduction
2 Supported Processors and System Boards
2.1 amd64
2.2 i386
2.3 ia64
2.4 pc98
2.5 powerpc
2.6 sparc64
3 Supported Devices
3.1 Disk Controllers
3.2 Ethernet Interfaces
3.3 FDDI Interfaces
3.4 ATM Interfaces
3.5 Wireless Network Interfaces
3.6 Miscellaneous Networks
3.7 Serial Interfaces
3.8 Sound Devices
3.9 Camera and Video Capture Devices
3.10 USB Devices
3.11 IEEE 1394 (Firewire) Devices
3.12 Bluetooth Devices
3.13 Cryptographic Accelerators
3.14 Miscellaneous

1 Introduction

This document contains the hardware compatibility notes for FreeBSD 8.3-RELEASE. It lists the hardware platforms supported by FreeBSD, as well as the various types of hardware devices (storage controllers, network interfaces, and so on), along with known working instances of these devices.

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