PCPPI(4)                NetBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual               PCPPI(4)

NAME
     pcppi -- PC (ISA) control port driver

SYNOPSIS
     pcppi*   at acpi?
     pcppi*   at isa?
     isabeep* at pcppi?
     (alpha only)
     sysbeep* at pcppi?
     (i386 only)
     spkr0    at pcppi?
     midi*    at pcppi?

DESCRIPTION
     The pcppi driver handles resource allocation and device attachment for
     the ports related to the ISA speaker in the traditional PC/AT ``design''.
     These are the ``system control port'' (which was implemented by the 8255
     ``PPI'' in the XT, hence the name of this driver) at IO address 0x61.

     When associated with an attimer(4) device, it is possible to change the
     pitch of the sounds emitted through pcppi.

     The pcppi driver provides its child devices with the ability to output
     simple tones through the PC speaker. The speaker(4) and midi(4) devices
     use this to synthesize sounds.  The isabeep(4) and sysbeep(4) devices are
     helpers which the pckbd(4) driver uses as a substitute for a ``keyboard
     beep'', because the PC keyboard hardware doesn't provide this.

SEE ALSO
     acpi(4), attimer(4), isa(4), midi(4), pckbd(4), speaker(4)

NetBSD 6.1.4                    March 22, 2005                    NetBSD 6.1.4

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