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Penguin Magazine: Linux Device Drivers

Apr 02, 2000, 20:47 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott R. Haven)

"To begin to understand how device drivers operate and how to use them, you must first forget everything you know about installing device drivers in Windows. While deep below the surface Linux handles devices in a similar manner as Windows, you will find that the process of installing and accessing hardware in Linux is quite different."

"That being said, we will offer a simplified explanation of how device drivers are used in Linux, and become more familiar with the utilities necessary to enable and disable those devices."

"In Linux, device drivers are implemented one of three ways, which we will detail below."

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