Re: Linux Drivers, The Kernel, and a Driver List
Thanks to everyone who's taken the time to respond. It's helped
a lot. I'd still like some more help though if you can spare
My goal is ultimately the following. I want to be able to say
"I'm interested in getting a Super Device 4000" and then go
through whatever steps I need to verify that it will or won't
work before I even try it. I'd like to at least understand how
I could theoretically do that, even if it isn't always possible
My kernel has all the drivers, and it's sitting right there on
my hard disk. It seems like with enough know-how, I should be
able to dig through what's sitting on my disk (or some source
code) and figure out if the support is there or not. I am just
at a loss as to how to start doing that.
So far, I think I understand that what's important is not the
piece of hardware (Linksys Awesome Device 4000), but rather the
chipset it uses (Intel Rockin Chipset 250). And I do understand
all the complications in identifying the chipset that everyone's
outlined for me. (Thanks!)
But if I could somehow identify a device's particular chipset,
could I then somehow determine if support is available in the
Is it safe to say that drivers are really for a chipset, not a
device? And so therefore, support for a device really boils
down to "is the chipset supported?" not "is the device supported"?
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