Does FreeBSD 4.11-STABLE support the 8237R?

Danial Thom danial_thom at
Fri Jun 2 08:28:19 PDT 2006

--- Scott Hiemstra <shiemstra at> wrote:

> > I run FreeBSD 4.11 stable, and I need to
> replace my ASUS K8V Deluxe
> > motherboard. I am thinking about de K8V-X SE.
> However, 
> > instead of the 8237
> > chipset, it has the 8237R. Is that supported
> in FreeBSD 4.11 stable as
> > well? Also, instead of the Gigabyte LAN, it
> has a Realtek 
> > 8201CL D version
> > LAN. Will that work, too? I can, for the life
> of me, no 
> > longer find a link
> > on the new FreeBSD site (like
> >
> > #DISK, for
> > instance). If anyone could tell me where the
> page is at, or knows the
> > answer, I'd really appreciate it.
> I have the same board in a server running 4.11
> (FreeBSD 4.11-STABLE #0) and
> no problems to report.  The nic is detected as
> "RealTek 8129/8139" but seems
> to function just fine.  I would recommend
> building a temporary system, doing
> an install and then once you verify all is
> well...  Swap the board into your
> existing machine.

Did you say you are running a server? That MB is
only suitable for desktop use, as it has the
slowest ethernet controller known to man on a
32/33Mhz bus. Running this MB as a server is like
putting cheap, skinny tires on  your porsche.


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