LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-06-2006, 01:31 PM   #1
tlaresearch
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: 0
Third party device drivers


I am trying to piece together the steps needed to take a third party device driver provided by a hw manufacturer's website, cross-compile it as a module, and then use it on an embedded target.

One question that comes to mind is, once I've got the module compiled, where do I put it in the filesystem, and how do I get the OS to load it on boot? The driver I am referring to is for a PCI card, so the hardware will be there when the system starts up. The version of Linux I am using is 2.6.10.

Thanks for any help!
 
Old 01-06-2006, 01:42 PM   #2
bosewicht
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Honolulu, HI
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 1,380

Rep: Reputation: 47
The version of the kernel you are using is 2.6.10 not the version of linux. What distribution are you running?
As for modules here is a how to
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Module-HOWTO/index.html
 
Old 01-06-2006, 01:57 PM   #3
tlaresearch
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 15

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Yes, the kernel version is 2.6.10. The distribution is from Freescale for a Coldfire processor.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ati drivers with a 3rd party card... robdigital Linux - Hardware 1 01-27-2005 01:10 PM
New to device drivers sksingh Linux - Software 1 08-02-2004 07:03 AM
About Device drivers eshwar_ind Programming 3 02-24-2004 04:25 PM
3rd Party graphics card drivers C-Squared Linux - Hardware 1 08-08-2003 09:01 AM
Device Drivers reza_asghari Programming 5 08-30-2002 01:05 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:25 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration