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Old 01-08-2004, 06:08 PM   #1
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Quick and easy solution for writing a linux device driver?


Hi all,

I have an IO card which I use to interface to the outside world (form my PC), I use if for home automation.

The Card is a PCI card for which I don't have any device drivers for Linux..

I am porting my automation software to linux but need a device driver to access the card (please correct me if i'm wrong).

The current software I use is on Win95 and I just do direct ASM to read and write to the card (wrote my own inp and outp).

How can I write a simple device driver in linux? anyone have some example code? The device has a very simple interface, so it should't require much...

Thanks for any help you can provide..

Cheers
 
Old 01-08-2004, 06:10 PM   #2
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http://www.xml.com/ldd/chapter/book/

available for our viewing pleasure in a lot of formats.
 
Old 01-08-2004, 09:02 PM   #3
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I also highly recommend O'Reilly's Book Linux Device Drivers. It is a damn complete reference of everything required to write device drivers under linux.
 
Old 01-08-2004, 09:38 PM   #4
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I also highly recommend O'Reilly's Book Linux Device Drivers. It is a damn complete reference of everything required to write device drivers under linux.
lol - thats what the link i posted to was! someones not clicking my links. :P
 
Old 01-08-2004, 10:40 PM   #5
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Thanks h/w and jtshaw..

h/w, I think jtshaw was trying to agree with you

Cheers..
 
Old 01-08-2004, 11:45 PM   #6
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heh, nope, he caught me, I didn't follow his link:-P
 
  


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