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Date:      Sun, 22 Mar 1998 20:20:19 -0800 (PST)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        Charles Livingston <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Hardware Compatibility (Arnet Smartport Multiport Serial Card)
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000101bd52d2$53f33720$>

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On Wed, 18 Mar 1998, Charles Livingston wrote:

> I read in the hardware compatibility list that the Arnet Smartport 8 port
> card is supported, but how do you install it, where are the drivers?  The
> only drivers available are for sco unix and svr4 unix (digi intl's ftpsite).

This card?  (from LINT)

# ar: Arnet SYNC/570i hdlc sync 2/4 port V.35/X.21 serial driver (requires

If it's a generic multiport serial board see the sio driver in LINT for
multiport setup details.

> Also, it has become obvious that I am going to have to recompile the kernel,
> but since this is my first experience with freebsd I am not sure if the
> current kernel settings are reflected in the /usr/src/sys/i386/conf/GENERIC
> file, because I just happened to browse the file and noticed the network
> interface card information did not match my current configuration
> parameters.

Those are the defaults for the newly built kernel.  Changes in UserConfig
(-c) will override those changes.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:    | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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