Howto configure the Linux kernel / drivers / sbus / char

Misc Linux/SPARC driversEdit

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    • (on/off/module) /dev/openprom device support
      This driver provides user programs with an interface to the SPARC PROM device tree. The driver implements a SunOS-compatible interface and a NetBSD-compatible interface.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called openprom.
      If unsure, say Y.

  • Option: SUN_MOSTEK_RTC
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    • (on/off/module) Mostek real time clock support
      The Mostek RTC chip is used on all known Sun computers except some JavaStations. For a JavaStation you need to say Y both here and to "Enhanced Real Time Clock Support".
      Say Y here unless you are building a special purpose kernel.

  • Option: OBP_FLASH
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    • (on/off/module) OBP Flash Device support
    • depends on SPARC64
      The OpenBoot PROM on Ultra systems is flashable. If you want to be able to upgrade the OBP firmware, say Y here.

  • Option: SUN_BPP
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    • (on/off/module) Bidirectional parallel port support (OBSOLETE)
    • depends on EXPERIMENTAL
      Say Y here to support Sun's obsolete variant of IEEE1284 bidirectional parallel port protocol as /dev/bppX. Can be built on x86 machines.

  • Option: SUN_VIDEOPIX
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    • (on/off/module) Videopix Frame Grabber (EXPERIMENTAL)
    • depends on EXPERIMENTAL && (BROKEN || !64BIT)
      Say Y here to support the Videopix Frame Grabber from Sun Microsystems, commonly found on SPARCstations. This card, which is based on the Phillips SAA9051, can handle NTSC and PAL/SECAM and SVIDEO signals.

  • Option: SUN_AURORA
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    • (on/off/module) Aurora Multiboard 1600se (EXPERIMENTAL)
    • depends on EXPERIMENTAL && BROKEN
      The Aurora Multiboard is a multi-port high-speed serial controller. If you have one of these, say Y.

  • Option: TADPOLE_TS102_UCTRL
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    • (on/off/module) Tadpole TS102 Microcontroller support (EXPERIMENTAL)
    • depends on EXPERIMENTAL && SPARC32
      Say Y here to directly support the TS102 Microcontroller interface on the Tadpole Sparcbook 3. This device handles power-management events, and can also notice the attachment/detachment of external monitors and mice.

  • Option: SUN_JSFLASH
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    • (on/off/module) JavaStation OS Flash SIMM (EXPERIMENTAL)
    • depends on EXPERIMENTAL && SPARC32
      If you say Y here, you will be able to boot from your JavaStation's Flash memory.

  • Option: BBC_I2C
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    • (on/off/module) UltraSPARC-III bootbus i2c controller driver
    • depends on PCI && SPARC64
      The BBC devices on the UltraSPARC III have two I2C controllers. The first I2C controller connects mainly to configuration PROMs (NVRAM, CPU configuration, DIMM types, etc.). The second I2C controller connects to environmental control devices such as fans and temperature sensors. The second controller also connects to the smartcard reader, if present. Say Y to enable support for these.

  • Option: ENVCTRL
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    • (on/off/module) SUNW, envctrl support
    • depends on PCI && SPARC64
      Kernel support for temperature and fan monitoring on Sun SME machines.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called envctrl.

  • Option: DISPLAY7SEG
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    • (on/off/module) 7-Segment Display support
    • depends on PCI && SPARC64
      This is the driver for the 7-segment display and LED present on Sun Microsystems CompactPCI models CP1400 and CP1500.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called display7seg.
      If you do not have a CompactPCI model CP1400 or CP1500, or another UltraSPARC-IIi-cEngine boardset with a 7-segment display, you should say N to this option.

Linux Kernel Configuration

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