June 2010
APC (Bauer Media Group);Jun2010, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p90
The article presents the author's comments on writing and creating device drivers. According to the author, writing of own device drivers is a significant aspect of making desktop Linux distributions as easy as possible in their usage. He says that detailed knowledge of not only the peripheral's hardware but also the host operating system and its kernel, is required in writing device drivers.


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