FreeBSD ethernet on a Sun Ultra 20
lars.tunkrans at bredband.net
Sun Feb 25 13:22:50 UTC 2007
Yes, Im not surprised really,
New PCI DEVICE ID's is used all the time. The "Sun Ultra 20 M2" is
just a few months old.
Its a new motherboard compared to the "Sun Ultra20" which has been
around for a year and is already obsolete.
Maybe the real question is:
When any new Motherboard is evaluated for compatability, do we
have a list of which PCI Device ID's
the current FreeBSD devicedrivers support ?
I am a bit rusty on FreeBSD presently , having worked mostly with
OpenSolaris for the last year.
On Solaris10/OpenSolaris a file called /etc/driver_aliases is
created which contains all the known PCI-DEVICE ID's
known by the software ( devicedrivers ).
Then when you perform a pciscan you can evaluate whether the
hardware you actually have has PCIDevice codes
unkown to the device-drivers.
FreeBSD has a very good list of supported Hardware that details
which chipsets are supported.
Maybe this list now needs to be enhanced with the PCI device codes, as
a device with the same generic name apperantly
now can have several PCI Device codes.
Blake Meike wrote:
> I've had some trouble getting the ethernet ports on my shiny new Sun
> Ultra 20 to show up under FreeBSD 6.2. Although this seems like an
> obvious configuration, it required some digging around, and the
> kindness of strangers to get it to work.
> There is now a thread at
> that shows how to get it to work. Please pardon the cross posting.
> Blake Meike
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