freebsd has those drivers for x86 machines, is that possible to compile
them for ultrasparc machines?
is there any way to get an x86 nic work under freebsd/ultrasparc?
if so, whats the work that i have to do?
please advice

is the freebsd-sparc kernel not open source? i cannot compile/custimize it

Thank you very much

On Thu, 20 Feb 2003, Jeremy Faulkner wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 20, 2003 at 10:10:53AM -0500, Alan Lai wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I am a newbie to freebsd, I want to clarify something before I get into
> > using it.
> > 
> > I plan to put freebsd5 on a sun e250, this is a pci based ultrasparc
> > machine, but at the same time, this machine has a non-sun hardware, which
> > is a network card thats originally for x86 machine. This card is working
> > probably under solaris w/ some non-official driver, & is supported under
> > linux/x86. My question is, will this card, intel fastethernet 100, or
> > 3com590 work under freebsd/ultrasparc w/ some tiny tinkering?
> It's unlikely, since the drivers for those cards are commented out in 
> sys/sparc64/conf/GENERIC. The drivers probably need work to use busdma.
> > and also, can i compile freebsd's kernel like linux?
> No.
> > thanks
> > Alan.
> -- 
> Jeremy Faulkner             

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