Sun x2100 Server Compatability

Nathan Vidican nvidican at
Wed Nov 23 18:58:09 GMT 2005

Vivek Khera wrote:
> On Nov 17, 2005, at 6:19 PM, Daniel Rock wrote:
>> Nathan Vidican schrieb:
>>> Any known issues running FreeBSD/amd64 on a Sun x2100 server?  Single 
>>> opteron box, dual GigE, 80GB S-ATA, 1GB Ram, specs as below:
>> The X2100 is based on a Tyan Tomcat K8E (S2865) mainboard without  
>> PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports. So you should look at success  reports 
>> for this board.
> Any more info you found out about this?  I'm about to order one of  
> these to test unless I find out otherwise it doesn't work.
> My only concern is that one of the ethernets is bge and the other is  
> nve which is not known to be that stable, and I need both ports...  I  
> suspect it will be ok, though.  If push comes to shove I guess  
> installing an intel NIC card would not be out of the question.
> The rest of the hardware seems to be supported based on chipsets I  
> looked up from kernel boot messages from linux, openbsd, and netbsd  
> posted on the web.  curiously i never found a boot message from  anyone 
> running freebsd...
Same issue here... both NIC's requried, but putting in a good ole Intel/FXP card 
won't bother me in the least.

Nathan Vidican
nvidican at
Windsor Match Plate & Tool Ltd.

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