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...