compile NIC driver on other kernel linux box?
Hi, i want to install wifi card driver(rt73.ko) to my "small linux" which is kernel 126.96.36.199, i have download this driver from official product website *.tar.bz2 , i have success follow the step from this website to install into my CentOS 5.2 linux box(kernel 2.6.18-92). But when i try to install to my "small linux"(kernel 188.8.131.52) than having error, so i try to copy the driver file rt73.ko from my CentOS(kernel 2.6.18-92) to this "small linux"(kernel 184.108.40.206) box to load the driver command: modprobe rt73.ko but fail....
1. If currect linux box kernel is 2.6.18 can use this driver, so other version linux box kernel is it totally cannot compatible(cannot use)?
2. is it can use a linux box(example CenOS 5.2)kernel 2.6.18-92 as a driver compiler, than i have many linux box(kernel 2.4. 2.5 ....) than download the individual kernel source code, than copy it to my CentOS to compile it than copy it out to individual other linux box?