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Linux/SPARC64 Non-SUN Hardware Compatibility List

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1.  About this Document

This document provides a list of hardware tested on the Sun SPARC64 platform, the results of that testing and who tested it.

This document does not guarantee that you will have similar results with the same hardware, but simply documents the experiences of others. Please keep this in mind if you are thinking of making purchasing decisions based on this document.

2.  Hardware Compatibility List

ATA/SATA Controllers

Vendor Model Chipset Kernel System Working Comments Submitter
Triones Technologies, Inc. HPT366 HPT366 2.6.13 E250 Yes IDE, works fine, no native RAID, bootable with proper devalias setup cyan051
Silicon Image, Inc. SiI 0649 SiI 0649 2.6.19-gentoo-r3 Ultra 10 Yes IDE, not tested as bootable, no RAID, also known as CMD0649, does UDMA fine. gustavoz
Silicon Image, Inc. SiI 3112 SiI 3112 2.6.19.2 Netra T1-105 Yes SATA, not tested as bootable, uses sata_sil kernel module. neilgx
Silicon Image, Inc. SiI 3512 SiI 3512 2.6.17-gentoo-r9 Ultra 5 Yes SATA, non-bootable, sata_sil module Jonni Nakari

IEEE 1394 / Firewire Controllers

Vendor Model Chipset Kernel System Working Comments Submitter
Miro Studio DV Texas Instruments TSB12LV23 2.4 and 2.6 Sun Ultra 5 Yes Tested with Canon MV300i Mini-DV Cam gustavoz

Bluetooth Adapters

Vendor Model Chipset Kernel System Working Comments Submitter
MSI BToes (MS6970 Ver.254) Broadcom BCM92035DGROM 2.6.14_rc1 Sun Ultra 5 Yes Tested against Nokia 6630 gustavoz
EPoX BT-DG07A+ Unknown, use CONFIG_BT_HCIUSB=y 2.6.25-gentoo-r6 Sun Blade 1000 Yes Tested against Nokia N95 and N73 bluebird

Network Adapters

Vendor Model Chipset Kernel System Working Comments Submitter
3COM 3c905C-TX-M 3c59x 2.4.22-sparc Sun Ultra 60 Yes Works fine, not bootable Blademan
3COM 3c905B-TXNM 3c59x 2.4.22-sparc Sun Ultra 5 Yes Works, not bootable gustavoz
3COM 3c905C-TX 3c59x 2.6.17-gentoo Sun Ultra 10 Yes Works, not bootable bauerbob
Belkin F5D5000 Unknown 2.4.21-sparc-r1 Sun Ultra 10 No Linux doesn't recognize the card ciaranm
Compaq NC3122 Dual 10/100 Intel 82558 2.4.22-sparc Sun Ultra 5 Yes Uses eepro100 driver, I think it's the same as the intel dual eepro100, not bootable gustavoz
Intel 8255x EthernetPro100 eepro100 2.4.22-sparc Sun Ultra 60 Yes Works fine, not bootable Blademan
Intel PRO/1000 Gigabit Server Adapter Intel 82542 2.4.22 Sun Enterprise 450 Yes Works great out of the box, not bootable squash
Linksys NC100 Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet 10/100 (rev 11) ADMtek Comet rev 17 2.4.32 Sun Ultra 10 Yes Works great, not bootable Weeve
Netgear FA 311 NSC DP83815 2.4.21-sparc-r1 Sun Ultra 10 Yes Works with NatSemi driver, not bootable ciaranm
Syskonnect SK-9821 SK-98xx0 2.4.22-sparc Sun Ultra 5 Yes Works with 'SysKonnect SK-98xx and SK-95xx Gigabit Ethernet Adapter family support', can be used in Solaris too, not bootable rognvaldr
U.S. Robotics 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI NIC USR997902 2.6.13-rc4 Sun Blade 1000 Yes Works great with r8169 driver, not bootable Weeve
D-Link DGE-528T R8169 2.6.13 Sun E250 Yes Works fine, not bootable cyan051

SCSI Adapters

Vendor Model Chipset Kernel System Working Comments Submitter
Adaptec 2940AU 785x 2.4.22-sparc Sun Ultra 5 Partially Works with aic7xxx, not bootable todd
Adaptec AHA-2940UW AIC-7881U 2.4.22-sparc Sun Ultra 5 Partially Works with aic7xxx, not bootable gustavoz
Antares P0069 LSI 53c8xx 2.4.22-sparc Sun Ultra 5 Yes Works with 'SYM53C8XX Version 2 SCSI support', bootable rognvaldr
Compaq 295243-001 LSI 53c875j 2.4.21-sparc-r1 Sun Ultra 10 Partially Works with 53CXXX module, not bootable ciaranm
Symbios Logic SYM22801 LSI 53c876 2.4.23pre6 Sun Ultra 5 Yes Works perfectly with 53CXXX module, bootable bazik

Sound Cards

Vendor Model Chipset Kernel System Working Comments Submitter
CompUSA 4 Channel Sound Card PCI 32bit SKU: 272121 C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10) 2.6.13 Sun Blade 100 Yes Works with ALSA driver snd-cmipci Weeve
Creative Sound Blaster AudioPCI 128 Ensoniq 5880 AudioPCI (rev 02) 2.6.x Sun Ultra 5 Yes Works with ALSA driver snd-ens1371 gustavoz
Creative Sound Blaster Live/Audigy Family EMU10K1 2.6.x Sun Ultra 10 No Pretty sure this was a PCI bus version issue, but don't I recall eradicator
Diamond MX300 Aureal Semiconductor Vortex 2 (rev fe) 2.6.13 Sun Blade 100 No ALSA driver snd-au8830 fails to allocate resources Weeve
Hercules Game Theater XP Cirrus Logic CS 4614/22/24 [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator] (rev 01) 2.6.x Sun Ultra 30/Blade 100 Yes Works with ALSA driver snd-cs46xx Weeve
Unknown Unknown ESS Technology ES1988 Allegro-1 2.6.x Sun Ultra 10 No ALSA fails to properly allocate resources eradicator

USB Controllers

NOTE: In order to utilize USB 2.0 controllers, you will need to use a 2.6 kernel.

Vendor Model Chipset Kernel System Working Comments Submitter
Belkin F5U220 NEC USB 2.0 (rev 04) 2.6.13 Sun Blade 100 Yes Works with OHCI + EHCI Weeve
CMD Technology Inc Unknown CMD USB0670 2.4.22-sparc Sun Ultra 5 Yes Works with OHCI todd
D-Link DU-520 (Rev A1) NEC USB 2.0 2.6.x Sun Ultra 10 Yes Works with OHCI and EHCI ciaranm
Conceptronic C480il NEC USB 2.0 2.4.23pre6 Sun Ultra 5 Partially USB 1.1 works fine with OHCI, EHCI (USB 2.0) seems to be broken in 2.4.x bazik
Kouwell KWE-580C OPTi 82c861 2.4.23pre6 Sun Ultra 5 Yes Works perfectly with OHCI bazik
Stratitec ICUSB25 NEC USB 2.0 (rev 04) 2.6.16-rc6 Sun Ultra 60 Yes Works with OHCI + EHCI Weeve
Unknown Unknown VIA VT6202 2.4.23pre6 Sun Ultra 5 No Neither USB 1.1 nor USB 2.0 work bazik
Unknown MA-132 ALi M5273 2.6.x Sun Ultra 5 Yes Works gustavoz
Sweex Essentials PCI-USBNEC101-5P-1 NEC USB 2.0 2.6.0-sparc Sun Ultra 10 Yes Works perfectly with OHCI + EHCI ciaranm
Bright Computech Co., Ltd. UPCI20A-6P ALi M5273 A1 2.6.24 Sun Ultra 10 Yes Didn't tried it yet with "demanding" devices (like USB mass storage), but Bluetooth device has been recognized, and USB-mouse Logitech M-BA47 is working excellent with Ultra 10 Zbigniew B.

USB Storage

NOTE: This aren't bootable in any way, and often require a high-speed USB controller to work reliably.

Vendor Model Chipset Kernel System Working Comments Submitter
Transcend TS-RD13B Genesys Logic 2.6.20-gentoo Sun Ultra 5 YES Needs 2.6.20+, only tested with CF and MMC cards. gustavoz

Video Adapters

NOTE: Alternate (non-SUN) framebuffers may not work in OBP, only once the linux kernel has taken over control.

Vendor Model Chipset Kernel System Working Comments Submitter
ATI 3D RAGE IIC PCI RAGE IIC 2.4.23pre6 Sun Ultra 5 No Gives no output on OBP, green vertical stripes with Kernel framebuffer bazik
Cirrus Laguna CL-GD5462 CL-GD5462 2.4.22-sparc Sun Ultra 5 No Mostly an xfree driver issue, pci resource conflict or such gustavoz
Matrox Millenium II mga2164w 2.4 and 2.6 Sun Ultra 5 Yes Works fine with fbdev (console) and mga driver in Xorg gustavoz
3DLabs Permedia II GLINT 2.6.13 Sun E250 Yes Xorg works fine, but no FB support cyan051
Matrox Millenium I mga2064w 2.6.25-gentoo-r6 Blade 1000 Yes Works fine with fbdev (console) and mga driver in Xorg bluebird
Matrox G450 mga g400/g450 2.6.24-gentoo-r8 Blade 1000 Yes Boot kernel with "video=matroxfb:init,nobios", works in Xorg with fbdev but not with mga. Causes kernel 2.6.25 to oops. bluebird

Web cams

Vendor Model Chipset Kernel Status Comments Submitter
Creative Labs PD1030 OV511+/OV7620 2.6.17-gentoo-r1 Works, somewhat Ekiga doesn't like it because of colorspace conversion, ffmpeg does. ov511 driver. gustavoz

3.  Updating The Compatibility List

Sending Us Your Updates

If you would like to send us your results, please email the SPARC team at sparc at gentoo dot org with your information in the same format it is currently presented in.



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Page updated August 28th, 2008

Summary: This Hardware Compatibility List details PCI hardware that has been tested on SPARC64 systems by the developer and user community.

Jason Wever
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