[ILUG-BOM] Linux Drivers

Rony Bill ronbillypop@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Mon Mar 6 17:08:39 IST 2006

Philip Tellis wrote:

> On linux, this is not the case.  You cannot even assume that people
> have keyboards, monitors and mice.  A system will work perfectly with
> no console I/O devices.  Even if these do exist, one cannot assume
> that the APIs that you want exist.  It just isn't possible to write
> code that will run everywhere seamlessly as a binary.  Providing
> source code means that people will build whatever application they
> need against their current set of APIs based on their current
> capabilities.
> That said, what's wrong with "rpm -i
> driver-version.architecture.rpm"? Drivers are already provided in
> this fashion.  IBM just didn't provide it.

The distros already have gui interfaces for device setups with long
list of available drivers, so the only addition to be made would be to
integrate a 'make installer' into it as per the kernel's own
requirements and directory structure. Is such a thing possible?



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