Subject: Re: PCI card orientation (was: Re: supported 3.3V PCI cards (sound and TV))
To: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
From: David Laight <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/11/2006 16:42:59
On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 05:06:54PM +0100, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
> Chuck Swiger <> wrote:
> > > What 3.3V PCI sound card supported by NetBSD are available? 
> > > Is there any brooktree-based 3.3V PCI card on the market? Any 3.3V TV
> > > card (with any chip, not only brooktree) at all?  
> > Almost all modern PCI 2.x cards will be 3.3V or universally keyed; 5V
> > cards are obsolete.
> Next question on PCI boards: the soekris 4801 PCI slot is oriented so
> that the PCI boards I insert in it has the external connectors oriented
> to the rear pannel. The electronics is also oriented on the opposite
> side as the soekris main board. 
> There are some PCI boards that are correctly oriented (e.g.: some quad
> port ethernet boards). How are the different board orientation called? I
> thought the orientation reflected the 3.3V vs 5V difference, but I now
> believe it's wrong.

RTFM for the 4801 - it tells you which voltage the slot is, and NOT to
insert cards of the other sort upside down.


David Laight: