Originally posted by loninappleton
The ways of inspecting the yamaha software are not obvious.
My question and assumption is that the hardware
accepts input. it does not know where it is
coming from and the Yamaha designers may or may
not have made the hardware Windows-responsive
only. Yamaha makes many digital devices. I
cannot believe this reciever is unique.
You are still going to need a driver - hardware cannot be communicated with without a driver. Your only hope may be to run the winblows driver with some type of wrapper, but I am not sure if these exist but for a few types of devices.
The hardware is not winblows-responsive only, but the only way for a computer to communicate with hardware is through a driver, and apparently yamaha has written a winblows driver, which will not work in Linux. The hardware does not care where it gets input from, but it will only accept input in the way the designers made it to. The only way to know this is to have the design specs, or to reverse engineer the existing winblows driver, which might be difficult at best. Think of a driver as the "middle man" between an OS and hardware.