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I'm newbe so it's propably stupid question but : does driver which was written for 2.4 kernel will work on 2.6 , device is rather expensive and before i buy ...
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    drivers for kernel 2.4


    I'm newbe so it's propably stupid question but :

    does driver which was written for 2.4 kernel will work on 2.6 , device is
    rather expensive and before i buy it i want to be sure it will work,

    if drivers for server motherboard are written for suse , will they work on debian ??

    how to check which chipset and sata for example are supported on 2.6

    any info , links will be helpfull


    thanks

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    I'm no Guru when it comes to kernel issues, but if a device works with 2.4, then it should work with 2.6. As far as the device in question, what is it? Brand name, Model Number? Maybe we can look it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    I'm no Guru when it comes to kernel issues, but if a device works with 2.4, then it should work with 2.6. As far as the device in question, what is it? Brand name, Model Number? Maybe we can look it up.
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    I couldn't seem to find any native drivers. Is this an ethernet card, or a wireless adapter?
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    The 2.4 driver module is called "sundance". The 2.6 kernel has a module for the Sundance "Alta" chip. I can't be sure if this is the same driver, but it most likely is. The only way to be sure is to try the card out.
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