LinuxDevCenter: Improving Linux Driver Installation
Sep 13, 2004, 09:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jono Bacon)
"With any operating system, hardware drivers play a key role in
ensuring that the hardware can talk to the software and vice versa.
Although often riddled with specific information about how a device
works, many of these drivers are very similar in their design and
code. For example, many USB digital cameras use the same method of
storing pictures; although the devices are different, the drivers
"The increasing popularity and number of contributors to the
Linux kernel have created a culture in which the kernel itself
includes the driver source code. When compiling the kernel, you can
select the drivers you want to use..."