Installing driver modules without recompiling stock kernels
Is there a way to compile a driver module (say for a wireless card) so that it can be installed into a standard/stock kernel that is deliver with a distribution like Fedora Core 3, without having to compile a custom kernel ? Usually I see
that for drivers that did not come with the kernel (binaries), then you need to remake the kernel and patch it to support the new device driver.
It seems that on Windows platform, hardware vendors can deliver drivers that can be installed into Windows without the need for re-compiling the kernel or any compilation tools.
Does such environment exists in Linux (on any version) ?