Subject: Re: AlphaServer 2000 4/200 support?
To: None <>
From: Jochen Kunz <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 07/16/2003 23:57:59
On 2003.07.16 00:41 Wilko Bulte wrote:

> > BTW: FreeBSD 4.8 boots too, but complains about:=20
> > pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=3D0x1011, dev=3D0x000f) at 8.0 irq 5
> > 	[this is the DEFPA]
> Correct, you lack fpa in the install kernel. Hardly anyone seems to
> have FDDI left these days (I have 2 DEFPA here ;)
Well. It is relatively easy to get a Turbochannel FDDI card for my DEC
3000 machines or a SGI GIO64 FDDI card for the Indigo2. I even have a
VME FDDI card for the SGI Personal Iris 4D35. 100BaseT is not available
for DEC 3000 and expensive and slow for the Indigo2. [1] Good 100BaseT
cards are hard to get these days. (All this RealTek crap...) But with
FDDI I get good cards with good performance and high throughput on all
my good, old machines.=20
BTW: I also have a DEFEA and a DEFQA...=20

> > pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=3D0x0000, dev=3D0x0020) at 12.0 irq 0
> > pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=3D0x0000, dev=3D0x0000) at 12.4
> > pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=3D0x0000, dev=3D0x0020) at 13.0 irq 0
> > pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=3D0x0000, dev=3D0x0000) at 13.4
> > pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=3D0x0000, dev=3D0x0000) at 15.0
Same for me. The vendor=3D0x0000 is strange. But NetBSD-current is
installed on this beast now, so these FreeBSD problems don't bother me.

[1] At least that 3COM EISA card.=20