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FreeBSD/amd64 6.3-RELEASE Hardware Notes

The FreeBSD Documentation Project

1 Introduction

This document contains the hardware compatibility notes for FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE on the AMD64 hardware platform (also referred to as FreeBSD/amd64 6.3-RELEASE). It lists devices known to work on this platform, as well as some notes on boot-time kernel customization that may be useful when attempting to configure support for new devices.

Note: This document includes information specific to the AMD64 hardware platform. Versions of the hardware compatibility notes for other architectures will differ in some details.

2 Supported Processors and Motherboards

Since mid-2003 FreeBSD/amd64 has supported the AMD64 (“Hammer”) and Intel EM64T architecture, and is now one of the Tier-1 platforms (fully supported architecture), which are expected to be Production Quality with respects to all aspects of the FreeBSD operating system, including installation and development environments.

Note that there are two names for this architecture, AMD64 (AMD) and Intel EM64T (Extended Memory 64-bit Technology). 64-bit mode of the two architectures are almost compatible with each other, and FreeBSD/amd64 should support them both.

As of this writing, the following processors are supported:

  • AMD Athlon64 (“Clawhammer”).

  • AMD Opteron (“Sledgehammer”).

  • Intel 64-bit Xeon (“Nacona”). This processor is fabricated on 90nm process technology, and operates with 2.80 to 3.60 GHz (FSB 800MHz) and Intel E7520/E7525/E7320 chipsets.

  • Intel Pentium 4 Processor supporting Intel EM64T (“Prescott”). This is fabricated on 90nm process technology, uses FC-LGA775 package, and operates with 3.20F/3.40F/3.60F GHz and Intel 925X Express chipsets. The corresponding S-Spec numbers are SL7L9, SL7L8, SL7LA, SL7NZ, SL7PZ, and SL7PX. Note that processors marked as 5xx numbers do not support EM64T.

Intel EM64T is an extended version of IA-32 (x86) and different from Intel IA-64 (Itanium) architecture, which FreeBSD/ia64 supports. Some Intel's old documentation refers to Intel EM64T as “64-bit extension technology” or “IA-32e”.

The largest tested memory configuration to date is 8GB. SMP support has been recently completed and is reasonably robust.

In many respects, FreeBSD/amd64 is similar to FreeBSD/i386, in terms of drivers supported. There may be some issues with 64-bit cleanliness in some (particularly older) drivers. Generally, drivers that already function correctly on other 64-bit platforms should work.

FreeBSD/amd64 is a very young platform on FreeBSD. While the core FreeBSD kernel and base system components are generally fairly robust, there are likely to still be rough edges, particularly with third party packages.

3 Supported Devices

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This section describes the devices currently known to be supported by with FreeBSD on the AMD64 platform. Other configurations may also work, but simply have not been tested yet. Feedback, updates, and corrections to this list are encouraged.

Where possible, the drivers applicable to each device or class of devices is listed. If the driver in question has a manual page in the FreeBSD base distribution (most should), it is referenced here. Information on specific models of supported devices, controllers, etc. can be found in the manual pages.

Note: The device lists in this document are being generated automatically from FreeBSD manual pages. This means that some devices, which are supported by multiple drivers, may appear multiple times.

3.1 Disk Controllers

IDE/ATA controllers ( ata(4) driver)

Controllers supported by the aac(4) driver include:

  • Adaptec AAC-364

  • Adaptec RAID 3085

  • Adaptec RAID 31205

  • Adaptec RAID 31605

  • Adaptec RAID 5085

  • Adaptec RAID 51205

  • Adaptec RAID 51245

  • Adaptec RAID 51605

  • Adaptec RAID 51645

  • Adaptec RAID 52445

  • Adaptec RAID 5405

  • Adaptec RAID 5445

  • Adaptec RAID 5805

  • Adaptec SAS RAID 3405

  • Adaptec SAS RAID 3805

  • Adaptec SAS RAID 4000SAS

  • Adaptec SAS RAID 4005SAS

  • Adaptec SAS RAID 4800SAS

  • Adaptec SAS RAID 4805SAS

  • Adaptec SATA RAID 2020SA ZCR

  • Adaptec SATA RAID 2025SA ZCR

  • Adaptec SATA RAID 2026ZCR

  • Adaptec SATA RAID 2410SA

  • Adaptec SATA RAID 2420SA

  • Adaptec SATA RAID 2610SA

  • Adaptec SATA RAID 2620SA

  • Adaptec SATA RAID 2810SA

  • Adaptec SATA RAID 2820SA

  • Adaptec SATA RAID 21610SA

  • Adaptec SCSI RAID 2020ZCR

  • Adaptec SCSI RAID 2025ZCR

  • Adaptec SCSI RAID 2120S

  • Adaptec SCSI RAID 2130S

  • Adaptec SCSI RAID 2130SLP

  • Adaptec SCSI RAID 2230SLP

  • Adaptec SCSI RAID 2200S

  • Adaptec SCSI RAID 2240S

  • Adaptec SCSI RAID 3230S

  • Adaptec SCSI RAID 3240S

  • Adaptec SCSI RAID 5400S


  • Dell PERC 2/Si

  • Dell PERC 2/QC

  • Dell PERC 3/Si

  • Dell PERC 3/Di

  • Dell PERC 320/DC

  • HP ML110 G2 (Adaptec SATA RAID 2610SA)

  • HP NetRAID 4M

  • IBM ServeRAID 8i

  • IBM ServeRAID 8k

  • IBM ServeRAID 8s


















  • Legend S220

  • Legend S230





  • AOC-USAS-S4i

  • AOC-USAS-S8i





The adv(4) driver supports the following SCSI controllers:

  • AdvanSys ABP510/5150

  • AdvanSys ABP5140

  • AdvanSys ABP5142

  • AdvanSys ABP902/3902

  • AdvanSys ABP3905

  • AdvanSys ABP915

  • AdvanSys ABP920

  • AdvanSys ABP3922

  • AdvanSys ABP3925

  • AdvanSys ABP930, ABP930U, ABP930UA

  • AdvanSys ABP960, ABP960U

  • AdvanSys ABP542

  • AdvanSys ABP742

  • AdvanSys ABP842

  • AdvanSys ABP940

  • AdvanSys ABP940UA/3940UA

  • AdvanSys ABP940U

  • AdvanSys ABP3960UA

  • AdvanSys ABP970, ABP970U

  • AdvanSys ABP752

  • AdvanSys ABP852

  • AdvanSys ABP950

  • AdvanSys ABP980, ABP980U

  • AdvanSys ABP980UA/3980UA


  • RATOC REX-PCI30 (PC-98)


The adw(4) driver supports SCSI controllers including:

  • AdvanSys ABP940UW/ABP3940UW

  • AdvanSys ABP950UW

  • AdvanSys ABP970UW

  • AdvanSys ABP3940U2W

  • AdvanSys ABP3950U2W

The ahc(4) driver supports the following SCSI host adapter chips and SCSI controller cards:

  • Adaptec AIC7770 host adapter chip

  • Adaptec AIC7850 host adapter chip

  • Adaptec AIC7860 host adapter chip

  • Adaptec AIC7870 host adapter chip

  • Adaptec AIC7880 host adapter chip

  • Adaptec AIC7890 host adapter chip

  • Adaptec AIC7891 host adapter chip

  • Adaptec AIC7892 host adapter chip

  • Adaptec AIC7895 host adapter chip

  • Adaptec AIC7896 host adapter chip

  • Adaptec AIC7897 host adapter chip

  • Adaptec AIC7899 host adapter chip

  • Adaptec 274X(W)

  • Adaptec 274X(T)

  • Adaptec 284X

  • Adaptec 2910

  • Adaptec 2915

  • Adaptec 2920

  • Adaptec 2930C

  • Adaptec 2930U2

  • Adaptec 2940

  • Adaptec 2940J

  • Adaptec 2940N

  • Adaptec 2940U

  • Adaptec 2940AU

  • Adaptec 2940UW

  • Adaptec 2940UW Dual

  • Adaptec 2940UW Pro

  • Adaptec 2940U2W

  • Adaptec 2940U2B

  • Adaptec 2950U2W

  • Adaptec 2950U2B

  • Adaptec 19160B

  • Adaptec 29160B

  • Adaptec 29160N

  • Adaptec 3940

  • Adaptec 3940U

  • Adaptec 3940AU

  • Adaptec 3940UW

  • Adaptec 3940AUW

  • Adaptec 3940U2W

  • Adaptec 3950U2

  • Adaptec 3960

  • Adaptec 39160

  • Adaptec 3985

  • Adaptec 4944UW

  • NEC PC-9821Xt13 (PC-98)

  • NEC RvII26 (PC-98)

  • NEC PC-9821X-B02L/B09 (PC-98)

  • NEC SV-98/2-B03 (PC-98)

  • Many motherboards with on-board SCSI support

The ahd(4) driver supports the following:

  • Adaptec AIC7901 host adapter chip

  • Adaptec AIC7901A host adapter chip

  • Adaptec AIC7902 host adapter chip

  • Adaptec 29320 host adapter

  • Adaptec 39320 host adapter

  • Many motherboards with on-board SCSI support

The adapters supported by the aic(4) driver include:

  • Adaptec AHA-1505 (ISA)

  • Adaptec AHA-1510A, AHA-1510B (ISA)

  • Adaptec AHA-1520A, AHA-1520B (ISA)

  • Adaptec AHA-1522A, AHA-1522B (ISA)

  • Adaptec AHA-1535 (ISA)

  • Creative Labs SoundBlaster SCSI host adapter (ISA)

  • Adaptec AHA-1460, AHA-1460B, AHA-1460C, AHA-1460D (PC Card)

  • Adaptec AHA-1030B, AHA-1030P (PC98)

  • NEC PC-9801-100 (PC98)

Controllers supported by the amd(4) driver include:

  • MELCO IFC-DP (PC-98)

  • Tekram DC390

  • Tekram DC390T

Controllers supported by the amr(4) driver include:

  • MegaRAID SATA 150-4

  • MegaRAID SATA 150-6

  • MegaRAID SATA 300-4X

  • MegaRAID SATA 300-8X

  • MegaRAID SCSI 320-1E

  • MegaRAID SCSI 320-2E

  • MegaRAID SCSI 320-4E

  • MegaRAID SCSI 320-0X

  • MegaRAID SCSI 320-2X

  • MegaRAID SCSI 320-4X

  • MegaRAID SCSI 320-0

  • MegaRAID SCSI 320-1

  • MegaRAID SCSI 320-2

  • MegaRAID SCSI 320-4

  • MegaRAID Series 418

  • MegaRAID i4 133 RAID

  • MegaRAID Elite 1500 (Series 467)

  • MegaRAID Elite 1600 (Series 493)

  • MegaRAID Elite 1650 (Series 4xx)

  • MegaRAID Enterprise 1200 (Series 428)

  • MegaRAID Enterprise 1300 (Series 434)

  • MegaRAID Enterprise 1400 (Series 438)

  • MegaRAID Enterprise 1500 (Series 467)

  • MegaRAID Enterprise 1600 (Series 471)

  • MegaRAID Express 100 (Series 466WS)

  • MegaRAID Express 200 (Series 466)

  • MegaRAID Express 300 (Series 490)

  • MegaRAID Express 500 (Series 475)

  • Dell PERC

  • Dell PERC 2/SC

  • Dell PERC 2/DC

  • Dell PERC 3/DCL

  • Dell PERC 3/QC

  • Dell PERC 4/DC

  • Dell PERC 4/IM

  • Dell PERC 4/SC

  • Dell PERC 4/Di

  • Dell PERC 4e/DC

  • Dell PERC 4e/Di

  • Dell PERC 4e/Si

  • Dell PERC 4ei

  • HP NetRAID-1/Si

  • HP NetRAID-3/Si (D4943A)

  • HP Embedded NetRAID

  • Intel RAID Controller SRCS16

  • Intel RAID Controller SRCU42X

Note: Booting from these controllers is supported. EISA adapters are not supported.

The arcmsr(4) driver supports the following cards:

  • ARC-1110

  • ARC-1120

  • ARC-1130

  • ARC-1160

  • ARC-1170

  • ARC-1110ML

  • ARC-1120ML

  • ARC-1130ML

  • ARC-1160ML

  • ARC-1210

  • ARC-1220

  • ARC-1230

  • ARC-1260

  • ARC-1280

  • ARC-1210ML

  • ARC-1220ML

  • ARC-1231ML

  • ARC-1261ML

  • ARC-1280ML

The bt(4) driver supports the following BusLogic MultiMaster “W”, “C”, “S”, and “A” series and compatible SCSI host adapters:

  • BusLogic BT-445C

  • BusLogic BT-445S

  • BusLogic BT-540CF

  • BusLogic BT-542B

  • BusLogic BT-542B

  • BusLogic BT-542D

  • BusLogic BT-545C

  • BusLogic BT-545S

  • BusLogic/BusTek BT-640

  • BusLogic BT-742A

  • BusLogic BT-742A

  • BusLogic BT-747C

  • BusLogic BT-747D

  • BusLogic BT-747S

  • BusLogic BT-757C

  • BusLogic BT-757CD

  • BusLogic BT-757D

  • BusLogic BT-757S

  • BusLogic BT-946C

  • BusLogic BT-948

  • BusLogic BT-956C

  • BusLogic BT-956CD

  • BusLogic BT-958

  • BusLogic BT-958D

  • Storage Dimensions SDC3211B / SDC3211F

AMI FastDisk Host Adapters that are true BusLogic MultiMaster clones are also supported by the bt(4) driver.

Controllers supported by the ciss(4) driver include:

  • Compaq Smart Array 5300

  • Compaq Smart Array 532

  • Compaq Smart Array 5i

  • HP Smart Array 5312

  • HP Smart Array 6i

  • HP Smart Array 641

  • HP Smart Array 642

  • HP Smart Array 6400

  • HP Smart Array 6400 EM

  • HP Smart Array E200

  • HP Smart Array E200i

  • HP Smart Array P400

  • HP Smart Array P400i

  • HP Smart Array P600

  • HP Smart Array P800

  • HP Modular Smart Array 20 (MSA20)

  • HP Modular Smart Array 500 (MSA500)

The dpt(4) driver provides support for the following RAID adapters:

  • DPT Smart Cache Plus

  • Smart Cache II (PM2?2?, PM2022 [EISA], PM2024/PM2124 [PCI]) (Gen2)

  • Smart RAID II (PM3?2?, PM3021, PM3222)

  • Smart Cache III (PM2?3?)

  • Smart RAID III (PM3?3?, PM3332 [EISA], PM3334UW [PCI]) (Gen3)

  • Smart Cache IV (PM2?4?, PM2042 [EISA], PM2044/PM2144 [PCI]) (Gen4)

  • Smart RAID IV

The hptmv(4) driver supports the following ATA RAID controllers:

  • HighPoint's RocketRAID 182x series

Controllers supported by the iir(4) driver include:

  • Intel RAID Controller SRCMR

  • Intel Server RAID Controller U3-l (SRCU31a)

  • Intel Server RAID Controller U3-1L (SRCU31La)

  • Intel Server RAID Controller U3-2 (SRCU32)

  • All past and future releases of Intel and ICP RAID Controllers.

  • Intel RAID Controller SRCU21 (discontinued)

  • Intel RAID Controller SRCU31 (older revision, not compatible)

  • Intel RAID Controller SRCU31L (older revision, not compatible)

The SRCU31 and SRCU31L can be updated via a firmware update available from Intel.

Controllers supported by the ips(4) driver include:

  • IBM ServeRAID 3H

  • ServeRAID 4L/4M/4H

  • ServeRAID Series 5

  • ServeRAID 6i/6M

  • ServeRAID 7t/7k/7M

Cards supported by the isp(4) driver include:

  • ISP1000

  • ISP1020

  • ISP1040

  • Qlogic 1240

  • Qlogic 1020

  • Qlogic 1040

  • Qlogic 1080

  • Qlogic 1280

  • Qlogic 12160

  • Qlogic 210X

  • Qlogic 220X

  • Qlogic 2300

  • Qlogic 2312

  • Qlogic 234X

  • Qlogic 2322

  • Qlogic 200

  • Qlogic 2422

  • Qlogic 2432

The mfi(4) driver supports the following hardware:

  • LSI MegaRAID SAS 8408E

  • LSI MegaRAID SAS 8480E

  • Dell PERC5/i

Controllers supported by the mlx(4) driver include:

  • Mylex DAC960P

  • Mylex DAC960PD / DEC KZPSC (Fast Wide)

  • Mylex DAC960PDU

  • Mylex DAC960PL

  • Mylex DAC960PJ

  • Mylex DAC960PG

  • Mylex DAC960PU / DEC PZPAC (Ultra Wide)

  • Mylex AcceleRAID 150 (DAC960PRL)

  • Mylex AcceleRAID 250 (DAC960PTL1)

  • Mylex eXtremeRAID 1100 (DAC1164P)

  • RAIDarray 230 controllers, aka the Ultra-SCSI DEC KZPAC-AA (1-ch, 4MB cache), KZPAC-CA (3-ch, 4MB), KZPAC-CB (3-ch, 8MB cache)

All major firmware revisions (2.x, 3.x, 4.x and 5.x) are supported, however it is always advisable to upgrade to the most recent firmware available for the controller. Compatible Mylex controllers not listed should work, but have not been verified.

Note: Booting from these controllers is supported. EISA adapters are not supported.

Controllers supported by the mly(4) driver include:

  • Mylex AcceleRAID 160

  • Mylex AcceleRAID 170

  • Mylex AcceleRAID 352

  • Mylex eXtremeRAID 2000

  • Mylex eXtremeRAID 3000

Compatible Mylex controllers not listed should work, but have not been verified.

The following controllers are supported by the mpt(4) driver:

  • LSI Logic 53c1030, LSI Logic LSI2x320-X (Single and Dual Ultra320 SCSI)

  • LSI Logic AS1064, LSI Logic AS1068

  • LSI Logic FC909 (1Gb/s Fibre Channel)

  • LSI Logic FC909A (Dual 1Gb/s Fibre Channel)

  • LSI Logic FC919, LSI Logic 7102XP-LC (Single 2Gb/s Fibre Channel)

  • LSI Logic FC929, LSI Logic FC929X, LSI Logic 7202XP-LC (Dual 2Gb/s Fibre Channel)

  • LSI Logic FC949X (Dual 4Gb/s Fibre Channel)

  • LSI Logic FC949ES (Dual 4Gb/s Fibre Channel PCI-Express)

The Ultra 320 SCSI controller chips supported by the mpt(4) driver can be found onboard on many systems including:

  • Dell PowerEdge 1750 thru 2850

  • IBM eServer xSeries 335

These systems also contain Integrated Raid Mirroring and Integrated Raid Mirroring Enhanced which this driver also supports. The SAS controller chips are also present on many new AMD/Opteron based systems, like the Sun 4100. Note that this controller can drive both SAS and SATA drives or a mix of them at the same time. The Integrated Raid Mirroring available for these controllers is poorly supported at best. The Fibre Channel controller chipset are supported by a broad variety of speeds and systems. The Apple Fibre Channel HBA is in fact the FC949ES card. This driver also supports target mode for Fibre Channel cards. This support may be enabled by setting the desired role of the core via the LSI Logic firmware utility that establishes what roles the card can take on - no separate compilation is required.

The ncr(4) driver provides support for the following NCR/Symbios SCSI controller chips:

  • 53C810

  • 53C810A

  • 53C815

  • 53C820

  • 53C825A

  • 53C860

  • 53C875

  • 53C875J

  • 53C885

  • 53C895

  • 53C895A

  • 53C896

  • 53C1510D

The following add-on boards are known to be supported:

  • I-O DATA SC-98/PCI (PC-98)

  • I-O DATA SC-PCI (PC-98)

The rr232x(4) driver supports the following hardware:

  • HighPoint RocketRAID 2320

  • HighPoint RocketRAID 2322

The sym(4) driver provides support for the following Symbios/LSI Logic PCI SCSI controllers:

  • 53C810

  • 53C810A

  • 53C815

  • 53C825

  • 53C825A

  • 53C860

  • 53C875

  • 53C876

  • 53C895

  • 53C895A

  • 53C896

  • 53C897

  • 53C1000

  • 53C1000R

  • 53C1010-33

  • 53C1010-66

  • 53C1510D

The SCSI controllers supported by sym(4) can be either embedded on a motherboard, or on one of the following add-on boards:

  • ASUS SC-200, SC-896

  • Data Technology DTC3130 (all variants)

  • DawiControl DC2976UW

  • Diamond FirePort (all)

  • I-O DATA SC-UPCI (PC-98)

  • Logitec LHA-521UA (PC-98)

  • NCR cards (all)

  • Symbios cards (all)

  • Tekram DC390W, 390U, 390F, 390U2B, 390U2W, 390U3D, and 390U3W

  • Tyan S1365

SCSI controllers supported by the trm(4) driver include:

  • Tekram DC-315 PCI Ultra SCSI adapter without BIOS and internal SCSI connector

  • Tekram DC-315U PCI Ultra SCSI adapter without BIOS

  • Tekram DC-395F PCI Ultra-Wide SCSI adapter with flash BIOS and 68-pin external SCSI connector

  • Tekram DC-395U PCI Ultra SCSI adapter with flash BIOS

  • Tekram DC-395UW PCI Ultra-Wide SCSI adapter with flash BIOS

  • Tekram DC-395U2W PCI Ultra2-Wide SCSI adapter with flash BIOS

For the Tekram DC-310/U and DC-390F/U/UW/U2B/U2W/U3W PCI SCSI host adapters, use the sym(4) driver.

The twa(4) driver supports the following SATA RAID controllers:

  • AMCC's 3ware 9500S-4LP

  • AMCC's 3ware 9500S-8

  • AMCC's 3ware 9500S-8MI

  • AMCC's 3ware 9500S-12

  • AMCC's 3ware 9500S-12MI

  • AMCC's 3ware 9500SX-4LP

  • AMCC's 3ware 9500SX-8LP

  • AMCC's 3ware 9500SX-12

  • AMCC's 3ware 9500SX-12MI

  • AMCC's 3ware 9500SX-16ML

  • AMCC's 3ware 9550SX-4LP

  • AMCC's 3ware 9550SX-8LP

  • AMCC's 3ware 9550SX-12

  • AMCC's 3ware 9550SX-12MI

  • AMCC's 3ware 9550SX-16ML

  • AMCC's 3ware 9650SE-2LP

  • AMCC's 3ware 9650SE-4LPML

  • AMCC's 3ware 9650SE-8LPML

  • AMCC's 3ware 9650SE-12ML

  • AMCC's 3ware 9650SE-16ML

  • AMCC's 3ware 9650SE-24M8

The twe(4) driver supports the following PATA/SATA RAID controllers:

  • AMCC's 3ware 5000 series

  • AMCC's 3ware 6000 series

  • AMCC's 3ware 7000-2

  • AMCC's 3ware 7006-2

  • AMCC's 3ware 7500-4LP

  • AMCC's 3ware 7500-8

  • AMCC's 3ware 7500-12

  • AMCC's 3ware 7506-4LP

  • AMCC's 3ware 7506-8

  • AMCC's 3ware 7506-12

  • AMCC's 3ware 8006-2LP

  • AMCC's 3ware 8500-4LP

  • AMCC's 3ware 8500-8

  • AMCC's 3ware 8500-12

  • AMCC's 3ware 8506-4LP

  • AMCC's 3ware 8506-8

  • AMCC's 3ware 8506-8MI

  • AMCC's 3ware 8506-12

  • AMCC's 3ware 8506-12MI

With all supported SCSI controllers, full support is provided for SCSI-I, SCSI-II, and SCSI-III peripherals, including hard disks, optical disks, tape drives (including DAT, 8mm Exabyte, Mammoth, and DLT), medium changers, processor target devices and CD-ROM drives. WORM devices that support CD-ROM commands are supported for read-only access by the CD-ROM drivers (such as cd(4)). WORM/CD-R/CD-RW writing support is provided by cdrecord(1), which is a part of the sysutils/cdrtools port in the Ports Collection.

The following CD-ROM type systems are supported at this time:

  • SCSI interface (also includes ProAudio Spectrum and SoundBlaster SCSI) (cd(4))

  • ATAPI IDE interface ( acd(4))

3.2 Ethernet Interfaces

Adapters supported by the aue(4) driver include:

  • Abocom UFE1000, DSB650TX_NA

  • Accton USB320-EC, SpeedStream

  • ADMtek AN986, AN8511

  • Billionton USB100, USB100LP, USB100EL, USBE100

  • Corega Ether FEther USB-T, FEther USB-TX, FEther USB-TXS

  • D-Link DSB-650, DSB-650TX, DSB-650TX-PNA

  • Elecom LD-USBL/TX

  • Elsa Microlink USB2Ethernet

  • HP hn210e

  • I-O Data USB ETTX

  • Kingston KNU101TX

  • LinkSys USB10T adapters that contain the AN986 Pegasus chipset, USB10TA, USB10TX, USB100TX, USB100H1


  • Netgear FA101

  • Planex UE-200TX

  • Sandberg USB to Network Link (model number 133-06)

  • Siemens Speedstream

  • SmartBridges smartNIC

  • SMC 2202USB

  • SOHOware NUB100

The axe(4) driver supports ASIX Electronics AX88172 based USB Ethernet adapters including:

  • Buffalo (Melco Inc.) LUA-U2-KTX

  • D-Link DUB-E100, revision A

  • LinkSys USB200M

  • Netgear FA120

  • Sitecom LN-029

  • System TALKS Inc. SGC-X2UL

The bce(4) driver provides support for various NICs based on the Broadcom NetXtreme II family of Gigabit Ethernet controllers, including the following:

  • HP NC370T Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter

  • HP NC370i Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter

Broadcom BCM4401 based Fast Ethernet adapters ( bfe(4) driver)

The bge(4) driver provides support for various NICs based on the Broadcom BCM570x family of Gigabit Ethernet controller chips, including the following:

  • 3Com 3c996-SX (1000baseSX)

  • 3Com 3c996-T (10/100/1000baseTX)

  • Dell PowerEdge 1750 integrated BCM5704C NIC (10/100/1000baseTX)

  • Dell PowerEdge 2550 integrated BCM5700 NIC (10/100/1000baseTX)

  • Dell PowerEdge 2650 integrated BCM5703 NIC (10/100/1000baseTX)

  • IBM x235 server integrated BCM5703x NIC (10/100/1000baseTX)

  • HP Compaq dc7600 integrated BCM5752 NIC (10/100/1000baseTX)

  • HP ProLiant NC7760 embedded Gigabit NIC (10/100/1000baseTX)

  • HP ProLiant NC7770 PCI-X Gigabit NIC (10/100/1000baseTX)

  • HP ProLiant NC7781 embedded PCI-X Gigabit NIC (10/100/1000baseTX)

  • Netgear GA302T (10/100/1000baseTX)

  • SysKonnect SK-9D21 (10/100/1000baseTX)

  • SysKonnect SK-9D41 (1000baseSX)

The cue(4) driver supports CATC USB-EL1210A based USB Ethernet adapters including:

  • Belkin F5U011/F5U111

  • CATC Netmate

  • CATC Netmate II

  • SmartBridges SmartLink

Crystal Semiconductor CS89x0-based NICs (cs(4) driver)

The cxgb(4) driver supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters based on the T3 and T3B chipset:

  • Chelsio 10GBase-CX4

  • Chelsio 10GBase-LR

  • Chelsio 10GBase-SR

The dc(4) driver provides support for the following chipsets:

  • DEC/Intel 21143

  • ADMtek AL981 Comet, AN985 Centaur, ADM9511 Centaur II and ADM9513 Centaur II

  • ASIX Electronics AX88140A and AX88141

  • Conexant LANfinity RS7112 (miniPCI)

  • Davicom DM9009, DM9100, DM9102 and DM9102A

  • Lite-On 82c168 and 82c169 PNIC

  • Lite-On/Macronix 82c115 PNIC II

  • Macronix 98713, 98713A, 98715, 98715A, 98715AEC-C, 98725, 98727 and 98732

  • Xircom X3201 (cardbus only)

The following NICs are known to work with the dc(4) driver at this time:

  • 3Com OfficeConnect 10/100B (ADMtek AN985 Centaur-P)

  • Abocom FE2500

  • Accton EN1217 (98715A)

  • Accton EN2242 MiniPCI

  • Adico AE310TX (98715A)

  • Alfa Inc GFC2204 (ASIX AX88140A)

  • Built in 10Mbps only Ethernet on Compaq Presario 7900 series desktops (21143, non-MII)

  • Built in DE500-BA on DEC Alpha workstations (21143, non-MII)

  • Built in Sun DMFE 10/100 Mbps Ethernet on Sun Netra X1 and Sun Fire V100 (DM9102A, MII)

  • Built in Ethernet on LinkSys EtherFast 10/100 Instant GigaDrive (DM9102, MII)

  • CNet Pro110B (ASIX AX88140A)

  • CNet Pro120A (98715A or 98713A) and CNet Pro120B (98715)

  • Compex RL100-TX (98713 or 98713A)

  • D-Link DFE-570TX (21143, MII, quad port)

  • Digital DE500-BA 10/100 (21143, non-MII)

  • ELECOM Laneed LD-CBL/TXA (ADMtek AN985)

  • Hawking CB102 CardBus

  • IBM EtherJet Cardbus Adapter

  • Intel PRO/100 Mobile Cardbus (versions that use the X3201 chipset)

  • Jaton XpressNet (Davicom DM9102)

  • Kingston KNE100TX (21143, MII)

  • Kingston KNE110TX (PNIC 82c169)

  • LinkSys LNE100TX (PNIC 82c168, 82c169)

  • LinkSys LNE100TX v2.0 (PNIC II 82c115)

  • LinkSys LNE100TX v4.0/4.1 (ADMtek AN985 Centaur-P)

  • Matrox FastNIC 10/100 (PNIC 82c168, 82c169)

  • Melco LGY-PCI-TXL

  • Microsoft MN-120 10/100 CardBus (ADMTek Centaur-C)

  • Microsoft MN-130 10/100 PCI (ADMTek Centaur-P)

  • NDC SOHOware SFA110A (98713A)

  • NDC SOHOware SFA110A Rev B4 (98715AEC-C)

  • NetGear FA310-TX Rev. D1, D2 or D3 (PNIC 82c169)

  • Netgear FA511

  • PlaneX FNW-3602-T (ADMtek AN985)

  • SMC EZ Card 10/100 1233A-TX (ADMtek AN985)

  • SVEC PN102-TX (98713)

  • Xircom Cardbus Realport

  • Xircom Cardbus Ethernet 10/100

  • Xircom Cardbus Ethernet II 10/100

Adapters supported by the de(4) driver include:

  • Adaptec ANA-6944/TX

  • Cogent EM100FX and EM440TX

  • Corega FastEther PCI-TX

  • D-Link DFE-500TX

  • DEC DE435, DEC DE450, and DEC DE500



  • SMC Etherpower 8432, 9332 and 9334

  • ZNYX ZX3xx

The em(4) driver supports Gigabit Ethernet adapters based on the Intel 82540, 82541ER, 82541PI, 82542, 82543, 82544, 82545, 82546, 82546EB, 82546GB, 82547, 82571, 82572 and 82573 controller chips:

  • Intel PRO/1000 CT Network Connection (82547)

  • Intel PRO/1000 F Server Adapter (82543)

  • Intel PRO/1000 Gigabit Server Adapter (82542)

  • Intel PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter (82541PI)

  • Intel PRO/1000 MF Dual Port Server Adapter (82546)

  • Intel PRO/1000 MF Server Adapter (82545)

  • Intel PRO/1000 MF Server Adapter (LX) (82545)

  • Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter (82540)

  • Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter (82541)

  • Intel PRO/1000 MT Dual Port Server Adapter (82546)

  • Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter (82546EB)

  • Intel PRO/1000 MT Server Adapter (82545)

  • Intel PRO/1000 T Desktop Adapter (82544)

  • Intel PRO/1000 T Server Adapter (82543)

  • Intel PRO/1000 XF Server Adapter (82544)

  • Intel PRO/1000 XT Server Adapter (82544)

The ep(4) driver supports Ethernet adapters based on the 3Com 3C5x9 Etherlink III Parallel Tasking chipset, including:

  • 3Com 3C1 CF

  • 3Com 3C509-TP, 3C509-BNC, 3C509-Combo, 3C509-TPO, 3C509-TPC ISA

  • 3Com 3C509B-TP, 3C509B-BNC, 3C509B-Combo, 3C509B-TPO, 3C509B-TPC ISA

  • 3Com 3C529, 3C529-TP MCA

  • 3Com 3C562/3C563 PCMCIA

  • 3Com 3C569B-J-TPO, 3C569B-J-COMBO CBUS

  • 3Com 3C574, 3C574TX, 3C574-TX, 3CCFE574BT, 3CXFE574BT, 3C3FE574BT PCMCIA

  • 3Com 3C579-TP, 3C579-BNC EISA

  • 3Com 3C589, 3C589B, 3C589C, 3C589D, 3CXE589DT PCMCIA


  • 3Com 3CXE589EC, 3CCE589EC, 3CXE589ET, 3CCE589ET PCMCIA

  • 3Com Megahertz 3CCEM556, 3CXEM556, 3CCEM556B, 3CXEM556B, 3C3FEM556C PCMCIA

  • 3Com OfficeConnect 3CXSH572BT, 3CCSH572BT PCMCIA

  • Farallon EtherWave and EtherMac PC Card (P/n 595/895 with BLUE arrow)

The ex(4) driver supports the following Ethernet adapters:

  • Intel EtherExpress Pro/10

  • Intel EtherExpress Pro/10+

  • The Olicom OC2220

Controllers and cards supported by the fe(4) driver include:

  • Allied Telesis RE1000, RE1000Plus, ME1500 (110-pin)

  • CONTEC C-NET(98)P2, C-NET (9N)E (110-pin), C-NET(9N)C (ExtCard)


  • Eagle Tech NE200T

  • Eiger Labs EPX-10BT

  • Fujitsu FMV-J182, FMV-J182A

  • Fujitsu MB86960A, MB86965A

  • Fujitsu MBH10303, MBH10302 Ethernet PCMCIA

  • Fujitsu Towa LA501 Ethernet

  • HITACHI HT-4840-11

  • NextCom J Link NC5310

  • RATOC REX-5588, REX-9822, REX-4886, and REX-R280

  • RATOC REX-9880/9881/9882/9883

  • TDK LAC-98012, LAC-98013, LAC-98025, LAC-9N011 (110-pin)

  • TDK LAK-CD021, LAK-CD021A, LAK-CD021BX

  • Ungermann-Bass Access/PC N98C+(PC85152, PC85142), Access/NOTE N98(PC86132) (110-pin)

Adapters supported by the fxp(4) driver include:

  • Intel EtherExpress PRO/10

  • Intel InBusiness 10/100

  • Intel PRO/100B / EtherExpressPRO/100 B PCI Adapter

  • Intel PRO/100+ Management Adapter

  • Intel PRO/100 VE Desktop Adapter

  • Intel PRO/100 M Desktop Adapter

  • Intel PRO/100 S Desktop, Server and Dual-Port Server Adapters

  • Contec C-NET(PI)-100TX (PC-98)

  • NEC PC-9821Ra20, Rv20, Xv13, Xv20 internal 100Base-TX (PC-98)

  • NEC PC-9821X-B06 (PC-98)

  • Many on-board network interfaces on Intel motherboards

The hme(4) driver supports the on-board Ethernet interfaces of many Sun UltraSPARC workstation and server models. Cards supported by the hme(4) driver include:

  • Sun PCI SunSwift Adapter

  • Sun SBus SunSwift Adapter “( hme” and “SUNW,hme”)

  • Sun PCI Sun100BaseT Adapter 2.0

  • Sun SBus Sun100BaseT 2.0

  • Sun PCI Quad FastEthernet Controller

  • Sun SBus Quad FastEthernet Controller

The ixgb(4) driver supports the following cards:

  • Intel PRO/10GbE LR Server Adapter

  • Intel PRO/10GbE SR Server Adapter

The kue(4) driver supports Kawasaki LSI KL5KLUSB101B based USB Ethernet adapters including:

  • 3Com 3c19250

  • 3Com 3c460 HomeConnect Ethernet USB Adapter

  • ADS Technologies USB-10BT

  • AOX USB101

  • ATen UC10T

  • Abocom URE 450

  • Corega USB-T

  • D-Link DSB-650C

  • Entrega NET-USB-E45, NET-HUB-3U1E

  • I/O Data USB ETT

  • Kawasaki DU-H3E

  • LinkSys USB10T

  • Netgear EA101

  • Peracom USB Ethernet Adapter

  • Psion Gold Port USB Ethernet adapter

  • SMC 2102USB, 2104USB

Adapters supported by the lge(4) driver include:

  • SMC TigerCard 1000 (SMC9462SX)

  • D-Link DGE-500SX

The msk(4) driver provides support for various NICs based on the Marvell/SysKonnect Yukon II based Gigabit Ethernet controller chips, including:

  • D-Link 550SX Gigabit Ethernet

  • D-Link 560T Gigabit Ethernet

  • Marvell Yukon 88E8021CU Gigabit Ethernet

  • Marvell Yukon 88E8021 SX/LX Gigabit Ethernet

  • Marvell Yukon 88E8022CU Gigabit Ethernet

  • Marvell Yukon 88E8022 SX/LX Gigabit Ethernet

  • Marvell Yukon 88E8061CU Gigabit Ethernet

  • Marvell Yukon 88E8061 SX/LX Gigabit Ethernet

  • Marvell Yukon 88E8062CU Gigabit Ethernet

  • Marvell Yukon 88E8062 SX/LX Gigabit Ethernet

  • Marvell Yukon 88E8035 Gigabit Ethernet

  • Marvell Yukon 88E8036 Gigabit Ethernet

  • Marvell Yukon 88E8038 Gigabit Ethernet

  • Marvell Yukon 88E8039 Gigabit Ethernet

  • Marvell Yukon 88E8050 Gigabit Ethernet

  • Marvell Yukon 88E8052 Gigabit Ethernet

  • Marvell Yukon 88E8053 Gigabit Ethernet

  • Marvell Yukon 88E8055 Gigabit Ethernet

  • Marvell Yukon 88E8056 Gigabit Ethernet

  • SysKonnect SK-9Sxx Gigabit Ethernet

  • SysKonnect SK-9Exx Gigabit Ethernet

The mxge(4) driver supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters based on the Myricom LANai Z8E chips:

  • Myricom 10GBase-CX4 (10G-PCIE-8A-C, 10G-PCIE-8AL-C)

  • Myricom 10GBase-R (10G-PCIE-8A-R, 10G-PCIE-8AL-R)

  • Myricom 10G XAUI over ribbon fiber (10G-PCIE-8A-Q, 10G-PCIE-8AL-Q)

The nge(4) driver supports National Semiconductor DP83820 and DP83821 based Gigabit Ethernet adapters including:

  • Addtron AEG320T

  • Ark PC SOHO-GA2500T (32-bit PCI) and SOHO-GA2000T (64-bit PCI)

  • Asante FriendlyNet GigaNIX 1000TA and 1000TPC

  • D-Link DGE-500T

  • LinkSys EG1032 (32-bit PCI) and EG1064 (64-bit PCI)

  • Netgear GA621

  • Netgear GA622T

  • SMC EZ Card 1000 (SMC9462TX)

  • Surecom Technology EP-320G-TX

  • Trendware TEG-PCITX (32-bit PCI) and TEG-PCITX2 (64-bit PCI)

The nve(4) driver supports the NVIDIA MCP onboard adapters of mainboards with the following chipsets:

  • nForce

  • nForce2

  • nForce3

  • nForce4

The pcn(4) driver supports adapters and embedded controllers based on the AMD PCnet/FAST, PCnet/FAST+, PCnet/FAST III, PCnet/PRO and PCnet/Home Fast Ethernet chips:

  • AMD Am79C971 PCnet-FAST

  • AMD Am79C972 PCnet-FAST+

  • AMD Am79C973/Am79C975 PCnet-FAST III

  • AMD Am79C976 PCnet-PRO

  • AMD Am79C978 PCnet-Home

  • Allied-Telesis LA-PCI

The re(4) driver supports RealTek RTL8139C+, RTL8169, RTL816xS, RTL811xS, and RTL8101E based Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet adapters including:

  • Alloy Computer Products EtherGOLD 1439E 10/100 (8139C+)

  • Compaq Evo N1015v Integrated Ethernet (8139C+)

  • Corega CG-LAPCIGT Gigabit Ethernet (8169S)

  • D-Link DGE-528(T) Gigabit Ethernet (8169S)

  • Gigabyte 7N400 Pro2 Integrated Gigabit Ethernet (8110S)

  • LevelOne GNC-0105T (8169S)

  • LinkSys EG1032 (32-bit PCI)


  • Xterasys XN-152 10/100/1000 NIC (8169)

Adapters supported by the rl(4) driver include:

  • Accton “Cheetah” EN1207D (MPX 5030/5038; RealTek 8139 clone)

  • Allied Telesyn AT2550

  • Allied Telesyn AT2500TX

  • Belkin F5D5000

  • BUFFALO (Melco INC.) LPC-CB-CLX (CardBus)

  • Compaq HNE-300

  • CompUSA no-name 10/100 PCI Ethernet NIC

  • Corega FEther CB-TXD

  • Corega FEtherII CB-TXD

  • D-Link DFE-528TX

  • D-Link DFE-530TX+

  • D-Link DFE-538TX

  • D-Link DFE-690TXD

  • Edimax EP-4103DL CardBus

  • Encore ENL832-TX 10/100 M PCI

  • Farallon NetLINE 10/100 PCI

  • Genius GF100TXR

  • GigaFast Ethernet EE100-AXP

  • KTX-9130TX 10/100 Fast Ethernet

  • LevelOne FPC-0106TX

  • Longshine LCS-8038TX-R

  • NDC Communications NE100TX-E

  • Netronix Inc. EA-1210 NetEther 10/100

  • Nortel Networks 10/100BaseTX

  • OvisLink LEF-8129TX

  • OvisLink LEF-8139TX

  • Peppercon AG ROL-F

  • Planex FNW-3603-TX

  • Planex FNW-3800-TX

  • SMC EZ Card 10/100 PCI 1211-TX


The rue(4) driver supports RealTek RTL8150 based USB Ethernet adapters including:

  • Buffalo (Melco Inc.) LUA-KTX

  • Green House GH-USB100B

  • LinkSys USB100M

  • Billionton 10/100 FastEthernet USBKR2

Adapters supported by the sf(4) driver include:

  • ANA-62011 64-bit single port 10/100baseTX adapter

  • ANA-62022 64-bit dual port 10/100baseTX adapter

  • ANA-62044 64-bit quad port 10/100baseTX adapter

  • ANA-69011 32-bit single port 10/100baseTX adapter

  • ANA-62020 64-bit single port 100baseFX adapter

The sis(4) driver supports Silicon Integrated Systems SiS 900 and SiS 7016 based Fast Ethernet adapters and embedded controllers, as well as Fast Ethernet adapters based on the National Semiconductor DP83815 (MacPhyter) and DP83816 chips. Supported adapters include:



  • Netgear FA311-TX (DP83815)

  • Netgear FA312-TX (DP83815)

  • SiS 630, 635, and 735 motherboard chipsets

  • Soekris Engineering net45xx, net48xx, lan1621, and lan1641

Adapters supported by the sk(4) driver include:

  • 3Com 3C940 single port, 1000baseT adapter

  • 3Com 3C2000-T single port, 1000baseT adapter

  • Belkin F5D5005 single port, 1000baseT adapter

  • D-Link DGE-530T single port, 1000baseT adapter

  • Linksys EG1032 single port, 1000baseT adapter

  • SK-9521 SK-NET GE-T single port, 1000baseT adapter

  • SK-9821 SK-NET GE-T single port, 1000baseT adapter

  • SK-9822 SK-NET GE-T dual port, 1000baseT adapter

  • SK-9841 SK-NET GE-LX single port, single mode fiber adapter

  • SK-9842 SK-NET GE-LX dual port, single mode fiber adapter

  • SK-9843 SK-NET GE-SX single port, multimode fiber adapter

  • SK-9844 SK-NET GE-SX dual port, multimode fiber adapter

  • SMC 9452TX single port, 1000baseT adapter

The sn(4) driver supports SMC91Cxx based ISA and PCMCIA cards including:

  • 3Com Megahertz X-Jack Ethernet PC-Card XJ10BT

  • 3Com Megahertz X-Jack Ethernet PC-Card XJ10BC

  • Farallon EtherMac PC Card 595a

  • Motorola Mariner Ethernet/Modem PC Card

  • Ositech Seven of Diamonds Ethernet PC Card

  • Ositech Jack of Hearts Ethernet/Modem PC Card

  • Psion Gold Card Netglobal Ethernet PC Card

  • Psion Gold Card Netglobal 10/100 Fast Ethernet PC Card

  • Psion Gold Card Netglobal 56k+10Mb Ethernet PC Card

  • SMC EZEther PC Card (8020BT)

  • SMC EZEther PC Card (8020T)

The sn(4) driver supports the SMC 91C90, SMC 91C92, SMC 91C94, SMC 91C95, SMC 91C96, SMC91C100 and SMC 91C100FD chips from SMC. The Farallon EtherWave and EtherMac card came in two varieties. The ep(4) driver supports the 595 and 895 cards. These cards have the blue arrow on the front along with a 3Com logo. The Farallon 595a cards, which have a red arrow on the front, are also called EtherWave and EtherMac. They are supported by the sn(4) driver.

The stge(4) driver provides support for various NICs based on the Sundance/Tamarack TC9021 based Gigabit Ethernet controller chips, including:

  • Antares Microsystems Gigabit Ethernet

  • ASUS NX1101 Gigabit Ethernet

  • D-Link DL-4000 Gigabit Ethernet

  • IC Plus IP1000A Gigabit Ethernet

  • Sundance ST-2021 Gigabit Ethernet

  • Sundance ST-2023 Gigabit Ethernet

  • Sundance TC9021 Gigabit Ethernet

  • Tamarack TC9021 Gigabit Ethernet

The ste(4) driver supports Sundance Technologies ST201 based Fast Ethernet adapters and embedded controllers including:

  • D-Link DFE-530TXS

  • D-Link DFE-550TX

  • D-Link DFE-580TX

The ti(4) driver supports Gigabit Ethernet adapters based on the Alteon Tigon I and II chips. The ti(4) driver has been tested with the following adapters:

  • 3Com 3c985-SX Gigabit Ethernet adapter (Tigon 1)

  • 3Com 3c985B-SX Gigabit Ethernet adapter (Tigon 2)

  • Alteon AceNIC V Gigabit Ethernet adapter (1000baseSX)

  • Alteon AceNIC V Gigabit Ethernet adapter (1000baseT)

  • Digital EtherWORKS 1000SX PCI Gigabit adapter

  • Netgear GA620 Gigabit Ethernet adapter (1000baseSX)

  • Netgear GA620T Gigabit Ethernet adapter (1000baseT)

The following adapters should also be supported but have not yet been tested:

  • Asante GigaNIX1000T Gigabit Ethernet adapter

  • Asante PCI 1000BASE-SX Gigabit Ethernet adapter

  • Farallon PN9000SX Gigabit Ethernet adapter

  • NEC Gigabit Ethernet

  • Silicon Graphics PCI Gigabit Ethernet adapter

The tl(4) driver supports Texas Instruments ThunderLAN based Ethernet and Fast Ethernet adapters including a large number of Compaq PCI Ethernet adapters. Also supported are:

  • Olicom OC-2135/2138 10/100 TX UTP adapter

  • Olicom OC-2325/OC-2326 10/100 TX UTP adapter

  • Racore 8148 10baseT/100baseTX/100baseFX adapter

  • Racore 8165 10/100baseTX adapter

The tl(4) driver also supports the built-in Ethernet adapters of various Compaq Prosignia servers and Compaq Deskpro desktop machines including:

  • Compaq Netelligent 10

  • Compaq Netelligent 10 T PCI UTP/Coax

  • Compaq Netelligent 10/100

  • Compaq Netelligent 10/100 Dual-Port

  • Compaq Netelligent 10/100 Proliant

  • Compaq Netelligent 10/100 TX Embedded UTP

  • Compaq Netelligent 10/100 TX UTP

  • Compaq NetFlex 3P

  • Compaq NetFlex 3P Integrated

  • Compaq NetFlex 3P w/BNC

SMC 83c17x (EPIC)-based Ethernet NICs (tx(4) driver)

The txp(4) driver supports the following cards:

  • 3Com 3CR990-TX-95

  • 3Com 3CR990-TX-97

  • 3Com 3cR990B-TXM

  • 3Com 3CR990SVR95

  • 3Com 3CR990SVR97

  • 3Com 3cR990B-SRV

The udav(4) driver supports the following adapters:

  • Corega FEther USB-TXC

The vge(4) driver supports VIA Networking VT3119 and VT6122 based Gigabit Ethernet adapters including:

  • VIA Networking LAN-on-motherboard Gigabit Ethernet

  • ZyXEL GN650-T 64-bit PCI Gigabit Ethernet NIC (ZX1701)

  • ZyXEL GN670-T 32-bit PCI Gigabit Ethernet NIC (ZX1702)

The vr(4) driver supports VIA Technologies Rhine I, Rhine II, and Rhine III based Fast Ethernet adapters including:

  • AOpen/Acer ALN-320

  • D-Link DFE530-TX

  • Hawking Technologies PN102TX

The vx(4) driver supports the following cards:

  • 3Com 3c590 EtherLink III PCI

  • 3Com 3c592 EtherLink III EISA

  • 3Com 3c595 Fast EtherLink III PCI in 10 Mbps mode

  • 3Com 3c597 Fast EtherLink III EISA in 10 Mbps mode

The wb(4) driver supports Winbond W89C840F based Fast Ethernet adapters and embedded controllers including:

  • Trendware TE100-PCIE

The xe(4) driver supports the following cards:

  • Xircom CreditCard Ethernet (PS-CE2-10)

  • Xircom CreditCard Ethernet + Modem 28 (PS-CEM-28)

  • Xircom CreditCard Ethernet + Modem 33 (CEM33)

  • Xircom CreditCard 10/100 (CE3, CE3B)

  • Xircom CreditCard Ethernet 10/100 + Modem 56 (CEM56)

  • Xircom RealPort Ethernet 10 (RE10)

  • Xircom RealPort Ethernet 10/100 (RE100)

  • Xircom RealPort Ethernet 10/100 + Modem 56 (REM56, REM56G)

  • Accton Fast EtherCard-16 (EN2226)

  • Compaq Microcom CPQ550 Ethernet/Modem PC Card

  • Compaq Netelligent 10/100 PC Card (CPQ-10/100)

  • Intel EtherExpress Pro/100 PC Card Mobile Adapter 16 (Pro/100 M16A)

  • Intel EtherExpress Pro/100 LAN/Modem PC Card Adapter (Pro/100 M16B)

Other similar devices using the same hardware may also be supported.

The xl(4) driver supports the following hardware:

  • 3Com 3c900-TPO

  • 3Com 3c900-COMBO

  • 3Com 3c905-TX

  • 3Com 3c905-T4

  • 3Com 3c900B-TPO

  • 3Com 3c900B-TPC

  • 3Com 3c900B-FL

  • 3Com 3c900B-COMBO

  • 3Com 3c905B-T4

  • 3Com 3c905B-TX

  • 3Com 3c905B-FX

  • 3Com 3c905B-COMBO

  • 3Com 3c905C-TX

  • 3Com 3c980, 3c980B, and 3c980C server adapters

  • 3Com 3cSOHO100-TX OfficeConnect adapters

  • 3Com 3c450 HomeConnect adapters

  • 3Com 3c555, 3c556 and 3c556B mini-PCI adapters

  • 3Com 3C3SH573BT, 3C575TX, 3CCFE575BT, 3CXFE575BT, 3CCFE575CT, 3CXFE575CT, 3CCFEM656, 3CCFEM656B, and 3CCFEM656C, 3CXFEM656, 3CXFEM656B, and 3CXFEM656C CardBus adapters

  • 3Com 3c905-TX, 3c905B-TX 3c905C-TX, 3c920B-EMB, and 3c920B-EMB-WNM embedded adapters

Both the 3C656 family of CardBus cards and the 3C556 family of MiniPCI cards have a built-in proprietary modem. Neither the xl(4) driver nor any other driver supports this modem.

3.6 Wireless Network Interfaces

Cisco/Aironet 802.11b wireless adapters (an(4) driver)

The ath(4) driver supports all Atheros Cardbus or PCI cards, except those that are based on the AR5005VL chipset. A list of cards that are supported can be found at

Cards supported by the awi(4) driver include:

  • BayStack 650

  • BayStack 660

  • Icom SL-200

  • Melco WLI-PCM

  • NEL SSMagic

  • Netwave AirSurfer Plus

  • Netwave AirSurfer Pro

  • Nokia C020 WLAN

  • Farallon SkyLINE

The original Xircom Netwave AirSurfer is supported by the cnw(4) driver.

Cards supported by the cnw(4) driver include:

  • Xircom CreditCard Netwave

  • NetWave AirSurfer

[i386, amd64] Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 MiniPCI network adapter ( ipw(4) driver)

[i386, amd64] Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG/2915ABG MiniPCI and 2225BG PCI network adapters ( iwi(4) driver)

The ral(4) driver supports PCI/CardBus wireless adapters based on the Ralink Technology RT2500, RT2501, and RT2600 chipsets, including:

  • A-Link WL54H

  • A-Link WL54PC

  • AirLink101 AWLC5025

  • AirLink101 AWLH5025

  • Amigo AWI-914W

  • Amigo AWI-922W

  • Amigo AWI-926W

  • AMIT WL531C

  • AMIT WL531P

  • AOpen AOI-831

  • ASUS WL-107G

  • ASUS WL-130g

  • Atlantis Land A02-PCI-W54

  • Atlantis Land A02-PCM-W54

  • Belkin F5D7000 v3

  • Belkin F5D7010 v2

  • Billionton MIWLGRL

  • Canyon CN-WF511

  • Canyon CN-WF513

  • CC&C WL-2102

  • CNet CWC-854

  • CNet CWP-854

  • Compex WL54G

  • Compex WLP54G

  • Conceptronic C54RC

  • Conceptronic C54Ri

  • Digitus DN-7001G-RA

  • Digitus DN-7006G-RA

  • E-Tech WGPC02

  • E-Tech WGPI02

  • Edimax EW-7108PCg

  • Edimax EW-7128g

  • Eminent EM3036

  • Eminent EM3037

  • Encore ENLWI-G-RLAM

  • Encore ENPWI-G-RLAM

  • Fiberline WL-400P

  • Fibreline WL-400X

  • Gigabyte GN-WI01GS

  • Gigabyte GN-WIKG

  • Gigabyte GN-WMKG

  • Gigabyte GN-WP01GS

  • Gigabyte GN-WPKG

  • Hawking HWC54GR

  • Hawking HWP54GR

  • iNexQ CR054g-009 (R03)

  • JAHT WN-4054P

  • JAHT WN-4054PCI

  • LevelOne WNC-0301 v2

  • LevelOne WPC-0301 v2

  • Linksys WMP54G v4

  • Micronet SP906GK

  • Micronet SP908GK V3

  • Minitar MN54GCB-R

  • Minitar MN54GPC-R

  • MSI CB54G2

  • MSI MP54G2

  • MSI PC54G2

  • OvisLink EVO-W54PCI

  • PheeNet HWL-PCIG/RA

  • Pro-Nets CB80211G

  • Pro-Nets PC80211G

  • Repotec RP-WB7108

  • Repotec RP-WP0854

  • SATech SN-54C

  • SATech SN-54P

  • Sitecom WL-112

  • Sitecom WL-115



  • SparkLAN WL-685R

  • Surecom EP-9321-g

  • Surecom EP-9321-g1

  • Surecom EP-9428-g

  • Sweex LC500050

  • Sweex LC700030

  • TekComm NE-9321-g

  • TekComm NE-9428-g

  • Unex CR054g-R02

  • Unex MR054g-R02

  • Zinwell ZWX-G160

  • Zinwell ZWX-G360

  • Zinwell ZWX-G361

  • Zonet ZEW1500

  • Zonet ZEW1600

An up to date list can be found at

The ural(4) driver supports USB 2.0 wireless adapters based on the Ralink Technology RT2500USB chipset, including:

  • AMIT WL532U

  • ASUS WL-167g

  • Belkin F5D7050 v2000

  • Buffalo WLI-U2-KG54-AI

  • CNet CWD-854

  • Compex WLU54G 2A1100

  • Conceptronic C54RU

  • D-Link DWL-G122 b1

  • Dynalink WLG25USB

  • E-Tech WGUS02

  • Gigabyte GN-WBKG

  • Hercules HWGUSB2-54

  • KCORP LifeStyle KLS-685

  • Linksys WUSB54G v4

  • Linksys WUSB54GP v4

  • MSI MS-6861

  • MSI MS-6865

  • MSI MS-6869

  • NovaTech NV-902

  • OvisLink Evo-W54USB

  • SerComm UB801R

  • SparkLAN WL-685R

  • Surecom EP-9001-g

  • Sweex LC100060

  • Tonze UW-6200C

  • Zinwell ZWX-G261

  • Zonet ZEW2500P

An up to date list can be found at

Lucent Technologies WaveLAN/IEEE 802.11b wireless network adapters and workalikes using the Lucent Hermes, Intersil PRISM-II, Intersil PRISM-2.5, Intersil Prism-3, and Symbol Spectrum24 chipsets (wi(4) driver)

3.9 Serial Interfaces

“PC standard” 8250, 16450, and 16550-based serial ports ( sio(4) driver)

The uart(4) driver supports the following classes of UARTs:

  • NS8250: standard hardware based on the 8250, 16450, 16550, 16650, 16750 or the 16950 UARTs

  • SAB82532: Siemens SAB 82532 based serial communications controllers in asynchronuous mode.

  • Z8530: Zilog 8530 based serial communications controllers in asynchronuous mode.

AST 4 port serial card using shared IRQ

PCI-Based multi-port serial boards ( puc(4) driver)

  • Actiontech 56K PCI

  • Avlab Technology, PCI IO 2S and PCI IO 4S

  • Comtrol RocketPort 550

  • Decision Computers PCCOM 4-port serial and dual port RS232/422/485

  • Dolphin Peripherals 4025/4035/4036

  • IC Book Labs Dreadnought 16x Lite and Pro

  • Lava Computers 2SP-PCI/DSerial-PCI/Quattro-PCI/Octopus-550

  • Middle Digital, Weasle serial port

  • Moxa Industio CP-114, Smartio C104H-PCI and C168H/PCI

  • NEC PK-UG-X001 and PK-UG-X008

  • Netmos NM9835 PCI-2S-550

  • Oxford Semiconductor OX16PCI954 PCI UART

  • Syba Tech SD-LAB PCI-4S2P-550-ECP

  • SIIG Cyber I/O PCI 16C550/16C650/16C850

  • SIIG Cyber 2P1S PCI 16C550/16C650/16C850

  • SIIG Cyber 2S1P PCI 16C550/16C650/16C850

  • SIIG Cyber 4S PCI 16C550/16C650/16C850

  • SIIG Cyber Serial (Single and Dual) PCI 16C550/16C650/16C850

  • Syba Tech Ltd. PCI-4S2P-550-ECP

  • Titan PCI-200H and PCI-800H

  • US Robotics (3Com) 3CP5609 modem

  • VScom PCI-400 and PCI-800

Specialix SI/XIO/SX multiport serial cards, with both the older SIHOST2.x and the “enhanced” (transputer based, aka JET) host cards (ISA, EISA and PCI) are supported. Note that the newer SX+ PCI cards are not currently supported. (si(4) driver)

3.10 Sound Devices

The snd_ad1816(4) driver supports the following sound cards:

  • Analog Devices AD1816

The snd_atiixp(4) driver supports the following audio chipsets:

  • ATI IXP 200

  • ATI IXP 300

  • ATI IXP 400

The snd_cmi(4) driver supports the following sound cards:

  • CMedia CMI8338A

  • CMedia CMI8338B

  • CMedia CMI8738

  • CMedia CMI8738B

The snd_cs4281(4) driver supports the following sound cards:

  • Crystal Semiconductor CS4281

The snd_csa(4) driver supports the following sound cards:

  • Crystal Semiconductor CS4280

  • Crystal Semiconductor CS4610

  • Crystal Semiconductor CS4611

  • Crystal Semiconductor CS4614

  • Crystal Semiconductor CS4615

  • Crystal Semiconductor CS4622

  • Crystal Semiconductor CS4624

  • Crystal Semiconductor CS4630

  • Genius Soundmaker 128 Value

  • Hercules Game Theatre XP

  • Turtle Beach Santa Cruz

Some onboard CS4610 chips are accompanied by the CS423x ISA codec instead of the CS4297 AC97 codec. Such configurations are not supported by the snd_csa(4) driver yet.

The snd_ds1(4) driver supports the following sound cards:

  • Yamaha DS-1

  • Yamaha DS-1E

The snd_emu10k1(4) driver supports the following sound cards:

  • Creative SoundBlaster Live! (EMU10K1 Chipset)

  • Creative SoundBlaster Audigy (EMU10K2 Chipset)

  • Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2 (EMU10K2 Chipset)

  • Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2 (EMU10K3 Chipset)

The snd_es137x(4) driver supports the following sound cards:

  • Creative CT5880-A

  • Creative CT5880-C

  • Creative CT5880-D

  • Creative CT5880-E

  • Creative SB AudioPCI CT4730

  • Ensoniq AudioPCI ES1370

  • Ensoniq AudioPCI ES1371-A

  • Ensoniq AudioPCI ES1371-B

  • Ensoniq AudioPCI ES1373-A

  • Ensoniq AudioPCI ES1373-B

  • Ensoniq AudioPCI ES1373-8

The snd_ess(4) driver supports the following sound cards:

  • Ensoniq ESS ISA PnP/non-PnP

The snd_fm801(4) driver supports audio devices based on the following chipset:

  • Forte Media FM801

The snd_gusc(4) driver supports the following sound cards:

  • Gravis UltraSound MAX

  • Gravis UltraSound PnP

The snd_ich(4) driver supports the following audio devices:

  • AMD 768

  • AMD 8111

  • Intel 443MX

  • Intel ICH

  • Intel ICH revision 1

  • Intel ICH2

  • Intel ICH3

  • Intel ICH4

  • Intel ICH5

  • Intel ICH6

  • Intel ICH7

  • NVIDIA nForce

  • NVIDIA nForce2

  • NVIDIA nForce2 400

  • NVIDIA nForce3

  • NVIDIA nForce3 250

  • NVIDIA nForce4

  • SiS 7012

The snd_maestro(4) driver supports the following PCI sound cards:

  • ESS Technology Maestro-1

  • ESS Technology Maestro-2

  • ESS Technology Maestro-2E

The snd_maestro3(4) driver supports the following audio devices:

  • ESS Technology Allegro-1

  • ESS Technology Maestro3

The snd_neomagic(4) driver supports the following audio devices:

  • NeoMagic 256AV

  • NeoMagic 256ZX

The snd_sbc(4) driver supports the following sound cards:

  • Avance Asound 110

  • Avance Logic ALS100+

  • Avance Logic ALS120

  • Creative SB16

  • Creative SB32

  • Creative AWE64

  • Creative AWE64 Gold

  • Creative ViBRA16C

  • Creative ViBRA16X

  • ESS ES1681

  • ESS ES1688

  • ESS ES1868

  • ESS ES1869

  • ESS ES1878

  • ESS ES1879

  • ESS ES1888

The snd_solo(4) driver supports the following sound cards:

  • ESS Solo-1 (ES1938 Chipset)

  • ESS Solo-1E (ES1946 Chipset)

Note that older ESS ISA cards with ES18xx chipset are supported via snd_ess(4) and/or snd_sbc(4).

The snd_t4dwave(4) driver supports the following audio devices:

  • Acer Labs M5451

  • SIS 7018

  • Trident 4DWave DX

  • Trident 4DWave NX

The snd_via82c686(4) driver supports audio devices based on the following chipset:

  • VIA 82C686A

The snd_vibes(4) driver supports audio devices based on the following chipset:

  • S3 SonicVibes

3.12 USB Devices

A range of USB peripherals are supported; devices known to work are listed in this section. Owing to the generic nature of most USB devices, with some exceptions any device of a given class will be supported, even if not explicitly listed here.

Note: USB Ethernet adapters can be found in the section listing Ethernet interfaces.

Note: USB Bluetooth adapters can be found in Bluetooth section.

The ohci(4) driver supports all OHCI v1.0 compliant controllers including:

  • AcerLabs M5237 (Aladdin-V)

  • AMD-756

  • OPTi 82C861 (FireLink)

  • NEC uPD 9210

  • CMD Tech 670 (USB0670)

  • CMD Tech 673 (USB0673)

  • NVIDIA nForce3

  • Sun PCIO-2 (RIO USB)

The uhci(4) driver supports all UHCI v1.1 compliant controllers including:

  • Intel 82371AB/EB (PIIX4)

  • Intel 82371SB (PIIX3)

  • VIA 83C572

USB 2.0 controllers using the EHCI interface ( ehci(4) driver)


Keyboards ( ukbd(4) driver)


  • Assist Computer Systems PC Camera C-M1

  • ActiveWire I/O Board

  • Creative Technology Video Blaster WebCam Plus

  • D-Link DSB-R100 USB Radio ( ufm(4) driver)

  • Mirunet AlphaCam Plus

The following devices are supported by the urio(4) driver:

  • Diamond MultiMedia Rio 500

  • Diamond MultiMedia Rio 600

  • Diamond MultiMedia Rio 800

Devices supported by the umodem(4) driver include:

  • 3Com 5605

  • Curitel PC5740 Wireless Modem

  • Metricom Ricochet GS USB wireless modem

  • Sierra MC5720 Wireless Modem

  • Yamaha Broadband Wireless Router RTW65b

  • ELSA MicroLink 56k USB modem

Mice ( ums(4) driver)

The ulpt(4) driver provides support for USB printers and parallel printer conversion cables, including the following:

  • ATen parallel printer adapter

  • Belkin F5U002 parallel printer adapter

  • Canon BJ F850, S600

  • Canon LBP-1310, 350

  • Entrega USB-to-parallel printer adapter

  • Hewlett-Packard HP Deskjet 3420 (P/N: C8947A #ABJ)

  • Oki Data MICROLINE ML660PS

  • Seiko Epson PM-900C, 880C, 820C, 730C

The ubsa(4) driver supports the following adapters:

  • AnyData ADU-E100A (no EV-DO mode support)

  • Belkin F5U103

  • Belkin F5U120

  • e-Tek Labs Kwik232

  • GoHubs GoCOM232

  • Huawei Technologies Mobile card (3G)

  • Novatel Wireless Merlin U740 (only basic modem port supported)

  • Option Globetrotter 3G (aka Vodafone Mobile Connect Card 3G)

  • Option Globetrotter 3G Quad

  • Option Globetrotter 3G Fusion (no WLAN support, only basic 3G modem port)

  • Option Globetrotter 3G Fusion Quad (no WLAN support)

  • Peracom single port serial adapter

The supported 3G cards provide the necessary modem port for ppp, pppd, or mpd connections; other functions of these cards (diagnostic port, SIM toolkit port, WLAN) are not supported.

The ubser(4) driver provides support for the BWCT console management serial adapters.

The uftdi(4) driver supports the following adapters:

  • B&B Electronics USB->RS422/485 adapter

  • HP USB-Serial adapter shipped with some HP laptops

  • Inland UAS111

  • QVS USC-1000

The uplcom(4) driver supports the following adapters:

  • ATEN UC-232A

  • BAFO BF-800

  • BAFO BF-810


  • HAL Corporation Crossam2+USB IR commander

  • Hama USB RS-232 Serial Adapter

  • IOGEAR UC-232A






  • Sandberg USB to Serial Link (model number 133-08)

  • SOURCENEXT KeikaiDenwa 8 (with and without charger)

  • Sony Ericsson USB Cable (Susteen USB Data Cable)

The umct(4) driver supports the following adapters:

  • Belkin F5U109

  • Belkin F5U409

  • D-Link DU-H3SP USB BAY Hub

  • Magic Control Technology USB-232

  • Sitecom USB-232

Because there is no standard device class for USB scanners, this driver will only recognise devices whose USB IDs are explicitly listed in the table in the driver itself. The following devices are supported to date:

  • Acer Acerscan: 320U, 620U, 640U, 640BT, 1240U, C310U;

  • AGFA SnapScan: 1212U, 1236U, e20, e25, e26, e40, e50, e52, SnapScan Touch;

  • Avision 1200U

  • Canon CanoScan: D660U, N656U, N676U, N1220U, LIDE 20, LIDE 25, LIDE 30;

  • Epson Perfection: 610, 636U / 636Photo, 640U, 1200U / 1200Photo, 1240U / 1240Photo, 1250, 1260, 1270, 1600, 1640SU, 1650, 1660, 1670, 2480, 3200, 3500, 3590, 4200, 4990;

  • Epson: GT-8400UF, GT-9300UF, GT-9700F;

  • Epson Stylus: Photo RX425, CX3650, DX-5000, DX-5050, DX-6000, DX-6050 (and possibly more in the CX-5000 and DX-3800..DX-7000 family);

  • Hewlett Packard: Photosmart S20

  • Hewlett Packard Scanjet: 2200C, 3300C, 3400CSE, 4100C, 4200C, 4300C, 5200C, 5300C, 5400C, 6200C, 6300C, 8200C, 8250C, 8290C;

  • KYE ColorPage Vivid-Pro

  • Microtek Phantom: 336CX, C6;

  • Microtek ScanMaker: V6UL V6USL, X6U;

  • Minolta 5400

  • Mustek: 600 CU, 1200 CU, 1200 UB, 1200 USB;

  • Mustek BearPaw: 1200F, 1200TA;

  • NatSemi BearPaw 1200

  • Nikon CoolScan LS40 ED

  • Primax 6200

  • Primax Colorado: 1200u, 600u, USB 19200, USB 9600;

  • Primax: G2-200, G2-300, G2-600, G2600, G2E-300, G2E-3002, G2E-600, G2E600, G2X-300, G600, ReadyScan 636i;

  • Ultima 1200 UB Plus

  • UMAX Astra: 1220U, 1236U, 2000U, 2100U, 2200U, 3400;

  • Visioneer OneTouch: 3000, 5300, 7600, 6100, 6200, 8100, 8600;

The umass(4) driver supports USB Mass Storage devices, including:

  • ADTEC Stick Drive AD-UST32M, 64M, 128M, 256M

  • Denno FireWire/USB2 Removable 2.5-inch HDD Case MIFU-25CB20

  • FujiFilm Zip USB Drive ZDR100 USB A

  • GREEN HOUSE USB Flash Memory "PicoDrive" GH-UFD32M, 64M, 128M

  • IBM 32MB USB Memory Key (P/N 22P5296)

  • IBM 256MB USB Drive (MSYSTEM DiskOnKey2)

  • IBM ThinkPad USB Portable CD-ROM Drive (P/N 33L5151)


  • I-O DATA USB x6 CD-RW Drive CDRW-i64/USB (CDROM only)

  • I-O DATA USB/IEEE1394 Portable HD Drive HDP-i30P/CI, HDP-i40P/CI

  • Iomega USB Zip 100/250 drive

  • Iomega Zip750 USB2.0 drive

  • Keian USB1.1/2.0 3.5-inch HDD Case KU350A

  • Kurouto Shikou USB 2.5-inch HDD Case GAWAP2.5PS-USB2.0

  • LaCie P3 HardDrive USB 200GB

  • Logitec LDR-H443U2 DVD-RAM/-R/+R/-RW/+RW drive

  • Logitec Mobile USB Memory LMC-256UD

  • Logitec USB1.1/2.0 HDD Unit SHD-E60U2

  • Logitec USB Double-Speed Floppy Drive LFD-31U2

  • Logitec USB/IEEE1394 DVD-RAM/R/RW Unit LDR-N21FU2 (CDROM only)

  • MELCO USB Flash Disk "ClipDrive", RUF-C32M, -C64M, -C128M, -C256M, -C512M

  • MELCO USB Flash Disk "PetitDrive", RUF-32M, -64M, -128M, -256Mm

  • MELCO USB2.0 Flash Disk "PetitDrive2", RUF-256M/U2, -512M/U2

  • MELCO USB2.0 MO Drive MO-CH640U2

  • Matshita CF-VFDU03 floppy drive

  • Merlin SM300 MP3/WMA Player (256Mb)

  • Microtech International, Inc. USB-SCSI-HD 50 USB to SCSI cable

  • Motorola E398 Mobile Phone (TransFlash memory card)

  • NOVAC USB2.0 2.5/3.5-inch HDD Case NV-HD351U

  • PNY Attache Flash Drive

  • Panasonic ("Matshita FDD CF-VFDU03")

  • Panasonic KXL-CB20AN Portable DVD-ROM/CD-R/RW

  • Panasonic KXL-CB35AN (DVD-ROM & CD-R/RW)

  • Panasonic USB2.0 Portable CD-RW Drive KXL-RW40AN (CDROM only)

  • Panasonic floppy drive

  • Qware BeatZkey! Pro

  • RATOC Systems USB2.0 Removable HDD Case U2-MDK1, U2-MDK1B

  • SanDisk SDDR-31 (Compact Flash)

  • SanDisk SDDR-75 (only Compact Flash port works)

  • Sitecom CN-300 MultiFlash (MMC/SD, SmartMedia, CF, MemoryStick)

  • Sony Portable CD-R/RW Drive CRX10U (CDROM only)

  • TEAC Portable USB CD-ROM Unit CD-110PU/210PU

  • Time DPA20B MP3 Player (1Gb)

  • Trek Thumbdrive 8MB

  • VAIO floppy drive (includes Y-E Data Flashbuster-U)

  • Y-E Data floppy drive (720/1.44/2.88Mb)

Among the supported digital cameras are:

  • Asahi Optical (PENTAX) Optio 230 & 330

Audio Devices ( uaudio(4) driver)

The uvisor(4) driver supports the following devices:

  • Aceeca Mez1000 RDA

  • Handspring Treo

  • Handspring Treo 600

  • Handspring Visor

  • Palm I705

  • Palm M125

  • Palm M130

  • Palm M500

  • Palm M505

  • Palm M515

  • Palm Tungsten T

  • Palm Tungsten Z

  • Palm Zire

  • Palm Zire 31

  • Sony Clie 4.0

  • Sony Clie 4.1

  • Sony Clie 5.0

  • Sony Clie PEG-S500C

  • Sony Clie NX60

  • Sony Clie S360

  • Sony Clie TJ37

3.13 IEEE 1394 (Firewire) Devices

The fwohci(4) driver provides support for PCI/CardBus FireWire interface cards. The driver supports the following IEEE 1394 OHCI chipsets:

  • Adaptec AHA-894x/AIC-5800

  • Apple Pangea

  • Apple UniNorth

  • Intel 82372FB


  • Lucent / Agere FW322/323

  • NEC uPD72861

  • NEC uPD72870

  • NEC uPD72871/2

  • NEC uPD72873

  • NEC uPD72874

  • National Semiconductor CS4210

  • Ricoh R5C551

  • Ricoh R5C552

  • Sony CX3022

  • Sony i.LINK (CXD1947)

  • Sony i.LINK (CXD3222)

  • Sun PCIO-2 (RIO 1394)

  • Texas Instruments PCI4410A

  • Texas Instruments PCI4450

  • Texas Instruments PCI4451

  • Texas Instruments TSB12LV22

  • Texas Instruments TSB12LV23

  • Texas Instruments TSB12LV26

  • Texas Instruments TSB43AA22

  • Texas Instruments TSB43AB21/A/AI/A-EP

  • Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A

  • Texas Instruments TSB43AB23

  • Texas Instruments TSB82AA2

  • VIA Fire II (VT6306)

Serial Bus Protocol 2 (SBP-2) storage devices ( sbp(4) driver)

3.14 Bluetooth Devices

The ng_bt3c(4) driver provides support for the 3Com/HP 3CRWB6096-A PCCARD bluetooth adapter.

The ng_ubt(4) driver supports all Bluetooth USB devices that conform with the Bluetooth specification v1.1, including:

  • 3Com 3CREB96


  • EPoX BT-DG02

  • Mitsumi Bluetooth USB adapter

  • MSI MS-6967

  • TDK Bluetooth USB adapter

3.15 Cryptographic Accelerators

The hifn(4) driver supports various cards containing the Hifn 7751, 7951, 7811, 7955, and 7956 chipsets, such as:

  • Invertex AEON

  • Hifn 7751

  • PowerCrypt

  • XL-Crypt

  • NetSec 7751

  • Soekris Engineering vpn1201 and vpn1211

  • Soekris Engineering vpn1401 and vpn1411

The safe(4) driver supports cards containing any of the following chips:

  • SafeNet 1141

  • SafeNet 1741

The ubsec(4) driver supports cards containing any of the following chips:

  • Bluesteel 5501

  • Bluesteel 5601

  • Broadcom BCM5801

  • Broadcom BCM5802

  • Broadcom BCM5805

  • Broadcom BCM5820

  • Broadcom BCM5821

  • Broadcom BCM5822

  • Broadcom BCM5823

3.16 Miscellaneous



  • Nokia Card Phone 2.0 (gsm900/dcs1800 HSCSD terminal)

Floppy drives ( fdc(4) driver)

VGA-compatible video cards ( vga(4) driver)

Note: Information regarding specific video cards and compatibility with Xorg can be found at

Keyboards including:

Pointing devices including:

  • Bus mice and compatible devices ( mse(4) driver)

  • PS/2 mice and compatible devices, including many laptop pointing devices ( psm(4) driver)

  • Serial mice and compatible devices

  • USB mice ( ums(4) driver)

Note: moused(8) has more information on using pointing devices with FreeBSD. Information on using pointing devices with Xorg can be found at

“PC standard” parallel ports ( ppc(4) driver)

PC-compatible joysticks ( joy(4) driver)

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Last modified on: May 15, 2021 by Allan Jude