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

intro -- introduction to amiga 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).
This section describes the hardware supported on the Amiga. 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 amiga/autoconf(4). A list of the supported devices is given below.
config(1), amiga/autoconf(4)
The Amiga intro man page first appeared in NetBSD 1.1
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. afsc A4091 low level SCSI adapter interface ahsc A3000 low level SCSI adapter interface atzsc A2091 low level SCSI adapter interface ed DP8390-based Ethernet interface es SMC91C90-based Ethernet interface fdc Floppy disk controller device fd Floppy disk device grf frame buffer for Custom Chips and graphics cards grfcl color graphics driver for GVP Spectrum/Picasso II, II+ and IV/Piccolo/Piccolo SD64 cards grfcv color graphics driver for the Cybervision 64 grfcv3d color graphics driver for the Cybervision 64/3D grfet color graphics driver for Domino/Domino16M proto/oMniBus/Merlin cards grful color graphics driver for the A2410 grfrh color graphics driver for Retina BLT Z3 and Altais cards grfrt color graphics driver for the Retina Z2 gtsc GVP low level SCSI adapter interface gvpbus GVP custom bus kbd Amiga Keyboard device kmem kernel virtual memory ite Amiga Internal Terminal Emulator ivsc IVS low level SCSI adapter interface le AMD 7990 and AMD 79C960 Lance-based Ethernet interface mem physical memory mfcs MultiFaceCard II/II serial interface mgnsc Magnum 40 low level SCSI adapter interface otgsc 12 Gauge low level SCSI adapter interface par 8520 built-in parallel interface ser 8520 built-in serial interface wesc Warp Engine low level SCSI adapter interface wstsc Wordsync II low level SCSI adapter interface zssc Zeus low level SCSI adapter interface zbus Amiga Zorro II/III bus NetBSD 10.99 February 17, 2017 NetBSD 10.99
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