puc and uart as modules with FreeBSD6.2-REL

Jonathan McKeown jonathan at hst.org.za
Sun Mar 18 05:29:53 UTC 2007

I have a two-port PCI serial card. I'm running FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE on i386 and 
trying to get the card working using kernel modules puc and uart (after much 
Googling this seems like a viable option).

With the GENERIC kernel, the boot process recognises my card as <simple comms, 
UART> but can't find the driver for it. When I kldload puc, the card is 
recognised as NetMos NM9835:

puc0: <NetMos NM9835 Dual UART and 1284 Printer port> port 
irq 12 at device 11.0 on pci0

but when I kldload uart, whether before or after puc, I don't see any new 
devices appear, nor do I get any dev.uart.* sysctls.

Am I missing something obvious, or do I need to compile yet another custom 
kernel to get this card working?


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