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    Driver Development in Linux

    Hi, i am new to Linux World. I wonder something. When i have a google search about any device driver based on linux, i come accross several of them supplied by different Hardware Vendors.

    What i wanna know is:

    1. Is the linux version important? Does a chip, supporting v2.6, not handle a device driver supporting v2.4?

    2. Do the chip vendors which claim to support linux OS, also supply Hardware Abstraction Layers for any device driver?

    I will be hapy, if anyone can inform me about these...

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    Linux Guru lakerdonald's Avatar
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    Jun 2004
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Per your first question:
    The kernel version is very important. The interface presented to drivers is vastly different between 2.4 and 2.6. If you are running a 2.4 kernel, you need to compile from a source written for 2.4

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