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Old 01-14-2007, 11:26 AM   #1
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Can't find the "Linux Device Drivers" online book!


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- There is no 4th Ed. . 3rd Ed is what I needed!

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Old 01-15-2007, 04:14 AM   #2
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Old 01-15-2007, 06:59 AM   #3
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http://lwn.net/Kernel/LDD3/ - for the 2.6 Kernel
http://www.xml.com/ldd/chapter/book/ for the 2.4 kernel

Or, you could just go out and buy it. Then you'd always have access to it.
 
Old 01-16-2007, 10:41 AM   #4
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Thanks Guys!

I have already gone through few chapters! Its easier than I thought!

I have developed device drivers for some hardware in Windows in past. I had access to full documentation for the proprietary hardware.

My question is, if I am to write drivers for Linux, do the manufacturers easily give out specs? Or will they deny bacause I dont work for them?

Thanks
 
Old 01-16-2007, 01:36 PM   #5
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HAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAH

good luck.

to be hoenst it depends from vendor to vendor... many do, many don't. some vendors are *extremely* helpful, and actively encourage community involvement, others think people are trying to destroy them by stealing their intellectual protocol.
 
  


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