I could not find information on these and would somebody help me here?
I have installed a driver for USB-Serial converter under linux. That is a tar.gz file and I used first "make" and then "make inst"(at root). After rebooting the computer, I am able to use this device.
However, I want to install another driver for my modem. From the instruction, I should first use "make" to build the .o file and then "insmod" to insert the module. Besides, I still need to add some lines to /etc/modules.conf, like "alias char-major-62 ptserial", where ptserial is for "ptserial.o" and after that, I need to invoke the command "modprobe ptserial". This way would allow the computer to load the ptserial.o every time it boots.
I am a little bit confused here. Why I have such a difference between these two installation? The first method is already able to let the kernel load the driver when booting up
(I was supposing they are similar)
Besides, is "make inst" identical to "make install"?
Thank you for any post here