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Old 07-24-2011, 03:11 AM   #1
l0ck
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some question about drivers


Hi.
I have some stupid question about drivers in linux, so, Is that possible to load driver and send to it ioctl but without the hardware that this driver support? I mean without any changing in driver source and the driver must working without errors.
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Old 07-24-2011, 03:25 AM   #2
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in 'nix the drivers are part of the 'nix kernel, whereas in some other O/Ss - the drivers are usually a separately installed item.

so, therefore the same, or a similar kernel, for the 'nix O/S in each location, must be used in each location for that hardware to work correctly, or even at all.
 
Old 07-24-2011, 03:35 AM   #3
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Thanks for reply.
 
  


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