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FreeBSD 3.1 Release Notes
RELEASE NOTES
FreeBSD Release 3.1-RELEASE
Welcome to 3.1-RELEASE, a full follow-on to the 3.0-RELEASE
released November 1998 and which marked the beginning of the
3.0-STABLE branch. In the 4 months since 3.0 was released, many
hundreds of bug fixes and general enhancements were made to the
system. Please see relevant details below.
Any installation failures or crashes should be reported by using the
send-pr command (those preferring a WEB based interface can also see
this page).
For information about FreeBSD and the layout of the 3.1-RELEASE
directory (especially if you're installing from floppies!), see
ABOUT.TXT. For installation instructions, see the INSTALL.TXT and
HARDWARE.TXT files.
Table of contents:
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1. What's new since 3.0-RELEASE
1.1 KERNEL CHANGES
1.2 SECURITY FIXES
1.3 USERLAND CHANGES
2. Supported Configurations
2.1 Disk Controllers
2.2 Ethernet cards
2.3 ATM
2.4 Misc
3. Obtaining FreeBSD
3.1 FTP/Mail
3.2 CDROM
4. Upgrading from previous releases of FreeBSD
5. Reporting problems, making suggestions, submitting code
6. Acknowledgements
1. What's new since 3.0-RELEASE
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1.1. KERNEL CHANGES
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Added driver support for fast ethernet adapters based on the
RealTek 8129/8139 and Accton MPX 5030/5038 chips, including the
SMC EZ Card 10/100 PCI 1211-TX.
Added driver support for Lite-On PNIC-based fast ethernet cards
including the LinkSys LNE100TX, NetGear FA310TX Rev. D1 and
Matrox FastNIC 10/100.
Added driver support for fast ethernet adapters based on the
Macronix 98713, 98713A, 98715, 98715A and 98725 chips.
Added driver support for fast ethernet adapters based on the
Winbond W89C840F chip.
Added driver support for fast ethernet adapters based on the
VIA Technologies VT3043 "Rhine I" and VT86C100A "Rhine II" chips.
Added driver support for pocket ethernet adapters based on the
RealTek RTL 8002 chip.
Added driver support for fast ethernet adapters based on the
ASIX Electronics AX88140A chip.
Integrated isdn4bsd from the isdn4bsd project group into the
regular system.