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Re: [why is kernel recompilation necessary?]

On 28-Jul-2000 Noah L. Meyerhans wrote:
> That's not the case at all.  As some people have mentioned in this thread,
> certain proprietary drivers are distrubuted as binary-only kernel
> modules.  This would obviously not be possible if the whole kernel had to
> be rebuilt to use a module.  The commercial version of the Open Sound
> System is one example of this (or was; I haven't used it since I built a
> new machine with an ALSA supported sound card).

I use the OSS commercial driver and was not aware that it is a kernel module.
It seems that whenever I have installed a kernel module, I had to recompile
the kernel; that is how I was told to do it.

*still a newbie*


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