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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     intro - introduction to special files and hardware support

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The manual pages in section 4 describe  the  special  files,
related driver
     functions,  and  networking support available in the system.
In this part
     of the manual, the SYNOPSIS section of each configurable device gives a
     sample  specification  for  use in constructing a system description for the
     config(8) program.  The DIAGNOSTICS section  lists  messages
which may appear
   on  the  console  and/or  in  the  system  error  log
/var/log/messages due
     to errors in device operation; see syslogd(8) for  more  information.

     This  section  contains both devices which may be configured
into the system
 and network related information.  The networking support
is introduced
 in netintro(4).

DEVICE SUPPORT    [Toc]    [Back]

     This section describes the hardware supported on the sparc64
     Software support for these devices comes in  two  forms.   A
hardware device
     may be supported with a character or block device driver, or
it may be
     used within the networking  subsystem  and  have  a  network
interface driver.
     Block  and  character  devices are accessed through files in
the file system
     of a special type; see mknod(8).  Network interfaces are indirectly accessed
  through  the  interprocess  communication facilities
provided by the
     system; see socket(2).

     A hardware device is identified to the system at  configuration time and
     the  appropriate  device or network interface driver is then
compiled into
     the system.  When the resultant system is booted, the  autoconfiguration
     facilities in the system probe for the device and, if found,
enable the
     software support for it.  If a device does  not  respond  at
  time  it is not accessible at any time afterwards.  To
enable a device
 which did not autoconfigure, the system will have to be

     The autoconfiguration system is described in autoconf(4).  A
list of the
     supported devices is given below.

LIST OF DEVICES    [Toc]    [Back]

     The devices listed below are supported in  this  incarnation
of the system.
     Pseudo-devices  are  not  listed.   Devices are indicated by
their functional
     interface.  Not all supported devices are listed.

           agten(4)           Fujitsu AG-10e frame buffer.
           apio(4)            Aurora SBus pio1 parallel ports.
           asio(4)            Aurora SBus sio2 serial ports.
           audioce(4)         EBus CS4231 based audio.
           audiocs(4)         SBus CS4231 based audio.
           autri(4)           PCI Trident 4DWAVE DX/NX, SiS 7018,
ALi M5451
           be(4)                10BaseT/100BaseTX  SBus  Ethernet
           beeper(4)          Simple speaker beeper.
           bwtwo(4)            SBus  monochrome  graphics   frame
           cgsix(4)            8  bit  SBus  color graphics frame
           cgthree(4)         8 bit  SBus  color  graphics  frame
           com(4)              EBUS  clones of the NS16550 serial
           comkbd(4)           Sun  serial  keyboards  on  com(4)
           creator(4)          UPA  Creator/Creator  3D/Elite  3D
color graphics
                              frame buffer.
           dc(4)              Clones of the  DEC  Tulip  Ethernet
           eap(4)             Ensoniq AudioPCI based audio.
           eso(4)              ESS  Technology  Solo-1 PCI AudioDrive based audio.

           esp(4)             ESP SCSI controller.
           fxp(4)             Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 Ethernet
           gem(4)             GEM Gigabit Ethernet interface.
           hifn(4)             Hifn  7751/7811/7951  cryptography
           hme(4)              SBus  HME   Ethernet   controllers
           isp(4)             Qlogic ISP SBus SCSI controller.
           le/lebuffer(4)     AMD 7990 LANCE Ethernet controller.
           lofn(4)            Hifn 6500 public  key  cryptography
           lpt(4)             Parallel port driver.
           magma(4)           MAGMA serial/parallel communication
           mgx(4)             Southland  Media  Systems  MGX  and
MGXPlus frame
           openprom(4)         Sun  Open  boot  PROM (what became
IEEE 1275) configuration
           pckbd(4)           PS/2-style keyboard driver.
           pcons(4)           PROM console input/output device.
           pms/pmsi(4)        PS/2 auxiliary port mouse driver.
           rfx(4)              Vitec/Connectware/AP&D  RasterFlex
           qe(4)               Quad  10BaseT  SBus  Ethernet controller.
           qec(4)             Supported as carrier for be  or  qe
Ethernet controllers.

           sab(4)                Infineon    (formerly   Siemens)
SAB82532 serial controller.

           siop(4)            LSI/Symbios Logic/NCR 53c8xxx  SCSI
           spif(4)             Sun SUNW,spif serial/parallel communication
           stp(4)             SBus pcmcia(4) bridge.
           ti(4)              Alteon Networks Tigon I and II  Gigabit Ethernet
           ubsec(4)            Bluesteelnet  5501/5601,  Broadcom
                              cryptography accelerators.
           ukbd(4)            USB keyboard.
           ums(4)             USB mouse.
           uperf(4)           Performance  counters  on  SBUS/PCI
           vgafb(4)           PCI graphics frame buffer.
           xl(4)               xl  3Com  EtherLink  XL  and  Fast
EtherLink XL Ethernet
           zs/zstty/zskbd(4)  Zilog 8530 serial  controller  (and
serial keyboards).

           zx(4)              24 bit accelerated SBus color frame

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     autoconf(4), config(8)

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The sparc64 intro first appeared in OpenBSD 3.0.

OpenBSD     3.6                         October      4,      2001
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