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INTRO(4)             NetBSD/x68k Kernel Interfaces Manual             INTRO(4)

intro -- introduction to x68k special files and hardware support
This section describes 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 specifi- cation for use in constructing a system description for the config(1) 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 sys- tem and network related information. The networking support is intro- duced in netintro(4). X68k DEVICE SUPPORT This section describes the hardware supported on the x68k platform. 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 autoconfigura- tion time it is not accessible at any time afterwards. To enable a device which did not autoconfigure, the system will have to be rebooted. The autoconfiguration system is described in autoconf(4). A list of the supported devices is given below.
config(1), autoconf(4), x68k/intio(4), x68k/mfp(4), x68k/neptune(4), x68k/vs(4)
The devices listed below are supported in this incarnation of the system. Devices are indicated by their functional interface. Not all supported devices are listed. intio Internal I/O virtual device mfp MC68901 MFP (Multi-Function Peripheral) spc Sharp genuine MB89352 SCSI host adaptor mha MK-HA1 Mankai-Seisakusho Mach-2 SCSI host adaptor neptune Neptune-X Ethernet interface fdc Built-in floppy disk controller device fd Floppy disk device grf Built-in frame buffer kmem kernel virtual memory ite x68k Internal Terminal Emulator mem physical memory par Centronics printer interface com NS16450 serial interface zs Z8530 built-in serial interface kbd x68k Keyboard device ms x68k mouse / trackball bell The keyboard bell emulator pow The power switch vs MSM6258V built-in voice synthesizer
The x68k intro man page first appeared in NetBSD 1.3. NetBSD 9.1 February 17, 2017 NetBSD 9.1
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