What kind of motherboard?

Nathan Kinkade nkinkade at ub.edu.bz
Tue Feb 15 19:29:42 GMT 2005

On Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 09:57:30PM -0800, Holtor wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a freebsd 4.10 server. Is there anyway I can find out what kind of motherboard is inside it
> without acctually taking it apart? I noticed that other servers running FreeBSD 5.3 tell me in the
> kernel bootup which can be seen in /var/run/dmesg.boot but in 4.10 I do not see it anywhere. Is
> there a command to see it or a sysctl which shows it or anything? Any ideas would be appreciated. 
> Please CC: me on any replies as I am not subscribed to the list yet.
> Thank you,
> Holt G.

My general thought is no.  The manufacturer of a particular mainboard
does not necessarily have anything to do with the manufacturer of any of
the particular components on said motherboard - the components with
which FreeBSD may actually interact, and this included the BIOS/CMOS

Sometimes it's really difficult to determine the manufacturer of a
mainboard even by opening the box.  In some cases you may have to fall
back on the FCC id, and in other cases you won't even find that.

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