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ISA Hardware Supported by NetBSD

Machine-independent ISA drivers

The following devices (driver name in parentheses) are supported by machine-independent MCA drivers. If you do not see your device listed here, check your platform's page; there may not yet be a machine-independent driver for your device.

Alternatively, it may be the case that your device is compatible with one listed here, or your device may not be listed due to an oversight. If you are unsure, please boot a -current kernel or send mail to .

ISA has several methods of autoconfiguration. The first is standard indirect configuration, where the address of the device is specified in the kernel configuration file. The second is ISA Plug-n-Play (PnP). The third is address and interrupt information provided by OpenFirmware (OFISA). The OFISA method is used on several types of Network Computers, and many PCI-based PowerPC systems. Support for these alternate configuration mechanisms are indicated by the [PnP] and [OFISA] tags.

Please note that these pages reflect the state of NetBSD-current. To check the supported hardware list for a specific release of NetBSD, check that release's installation notes.

Supported ISA devices

  • SCSI host adapters (supported SCSI target devices).
    • Adaptec AHA-154xA, -B, -C, and -CF (aha(4))
    • Adaptec AIC-6260- and AIC-6360-based boards, including the Adaptec 150x, 151x, 152x and the SoundBlaster SCSI host adapter (aic(4)). [PnP] Note: you cannot boot from these boards if they do not have a boot ROM, and many do not.
    • Advansys ABP510 andABP514x, including SIIG i54x (adv(4))
    • BusLogic 54x [AHA-154x clones] (bha(4)) Note: some old revision of this card use a different software interface, and may require use of the `aha' driver.
    • BusLogic 445 (bha(4))
    • DPT SmartRAID III/IV and DPT SmartCache III/IV (dpt(4))
    • Seagate ST01/02, Future Domain TMC-885 and TMC-950 (sea(4)). [NOT RECENTLY TESTED]
    • Ultrastor 14f and 34f (uha(4))
    • Western Digital WD7000-family, including WD7000-ASC (bus-mastering DMA controller), WD7000-FASST2 (an -ASC with new firmware and scatter-gather), WD7000-ASE (Apollo OEM), and compatibles, including Future Domain TMC-7000 (wds(4))
  • Network interfaces:
    • AT&T StarLAN 10, EN100, and StarLAN Fiber (ai(4))
    • Allied-Telesis AT1700-series and RE2000 cards (ate(4))
    • Crystal Semiconductor CS8900-based cards (cs(4)) [OFISA]
    • Digital DEPCA-series (depca(4)) with a (le(4)) child.
    • 3Com 3c319 (tr(4)) [PnP]
    • 3Com 3c503 (ec(4))
    • 3Com 3c507 (ef(4))
    • 3Com 3c505 (eg(4))
    • 3Com 3c501 (el(4))
    • 3Com 3c509 (ep(4)) [PnP]
    • 3Com 3c515 (ep(4)) [PnP]
    • 3Com 3c619 (tr(4))
    • Fujitsu FMV-181/181A/182/182A/183/184 (fmv(4)) [PnP]
    • IBM shared RAM Token-Ring controllers (tr(4)) [PnP]
    • Intel EtherExpress/16 (ix(4))
    • Intel EtherExpress Pro (iy(4))
    • Digital EtherWORKS 3: DE203, DE204, and DE205 (lc(4))
    • BICC Isalan, Novell NE2100, and PCnet-ISA cards (le(4)) [PnP]
    • NE1000, NE2000, and compatibles (ne(4)) [PnP]
    • SMC91c9x-based cards and laptop docking station Ethernet (sm(4))
    • SMC/WD 8003-series, 8013-series, Elite16, 8216 (Elite 16 Ultra), and EtherEZ (we(4))
  • Serial ports:
    • 8250/16450/16550 and compatible UARTs, including internal modem cards (com(4)) [PnP] [OFISA]
    • AST-style 4-port serial boards (ast(4) with com(4)) children)
    • BOCA 8-port serial boards (boca(4) with com(4)) children)
    • IBM PC-RT 4-port serial boards (rtfps(4) with com(4)) children)
    • Cyclades Cyclom-Y serial boards (cy(4))
  • Standard PC parallel ports (lpt(4)) [OFISA]
  • Disk, tape, and CD-ROM controllers:
  • Sound hardware:
    • Aria-based sound cards (aria(4))
    • ESS 888, 1887, and 1887 (ess(4))
    • Gravis UltraSound and UltraSound Max (gus(4))
    • Gravis UltraSound Plug-n-Play (guspnp(4)) [PnP]
    • MediaVision Pro Audio Spectrum family (pas(4))
    • Personal Sound System and SoundPort (pss(4) and sp(4))
    • Creative Labs SoundBlaster family and compatibles (sb(4)) [PnP] [OFISA]
    • Windows Sound System and compatibles (wss(4))[PnP]
    • Yamaha OPL3-SA3 (ym(4))[PnP]
  • PCMCIA controllers:
    • Intel i82365 and compatibles (pcic(4))
  • Image capture boards:
    • IDEC Supervision/16 image capture board (isv(4))
  • Cryptographic devices:
    • Trusted Platform Module (tpm(4))
  • Point of Sale devices:
    • Protech PS3100 cash drawer port (ptcd(4))
    • IBM 4810 BSP cash drawer port (ibmcd(4))

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