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[20100516] Apple Magic Mouse driver
NetBSD's Bluetooth hacker #1, Iain Hibbert, wrote on tech-kern: ``I wrote a driver for the Apple Magic Mouse, as the protocol was mostly decoded by a Linux developer, and Somebody was kind enough to send me one. [...]

The mouse itself is a wireless Bluetooth mouse and operates with the USB HID protocol much like other mice, but it doesn't provide a proper descriptor and requires features to be activated and special interpretations of the touch surface reports, so doesn't fit exactly into our HID framework, which configures independent sub-devices to report id's from the descriptor.

The driver interprets the touch reports to allow emulation of a middle mouse button (for mulitple firm touches detected), and horizontal and vertical scroll actions (for touches moving over a certain distance). It works well on NetBSD-current and NetBSD-5 and the mouse is pretty slick. '' See Iain's posting for more details.

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[20061101] EtherIP driver
Hans 'woodstock' Rosenfeld has reworked the current EtherIP driver for NetBSD 4.0 based on tap(4) and gif(4), citing from the manpage: ``The etherip interface is a tunneling pseudo device for ethernet frames. It can tunnel ethernet traffic over IPv4 and IPv6 using the EtherIP protocol specified in RFC 3378.

The only difference between an etherip interface and a real ethernet interface is that there is an IP tunnel instead of a wire. Therefore, to use etherip the administrator must first create the interface and then configure protocol and addresses used for the outer header. This can be done by using ifconfig(8) create and tunnel subcommands, or SIOCIFCREATE and SIOCSLIFPHYADDR ioctls.''

See Hans' posting to tech-net for more details and a link to the code.

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[20060223] ISDN and USB driver for FreeBSD 5/6/7 and NetBSD 2/3
David Wetzel pointed me at work for ISDN and USB drivers for NetBSD, which he uses to operate an Asterisk machine (installed from pkgsrc) between his ISDN BRI and his ISDN PBX.

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[20040604] uEagle driver for *BSD
Here is a driver for the USB ADSL modems based on the Analog Devices Eagle chipset, just in case someone wants it.

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