Thread: drivers

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    what are they extensions that are most often seen? Also, where are they located on the standard redhat install? Thanks.

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    Linux does not follow the standard extension naming convensions as in Windows. Most drivers will not even have extensions, the name itself can be the identifier for any software that may use it. As for location, it depends on the driver and the application(s) that need it. Usually drivers are contained in the lib directories.

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    Modules, where exactly depends on the kernel version. It will
    usually be stored some where like /lib/modules/ all linux drivers
    have extention .o and can be linked into the kernel at run time with modprobe or insmod and removed at run time with rmmod.
    You can get a list of modules with lsmod.

    You can also compile modules into the kernel.

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    In RH7.0, the driver dir is /lib/modules/current

    current is a symlink to your kernel's version number. Mine is 2.2.16-22

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