how to compile and install a new driver

Steve Franks stevefranks at
Tue Nov 27 12:48:36 PST 2007


I found this thread
to a driver I need for my system.

(1) The file extension
( is .diff, not .c, so
what exactly do I do with it to compile it?

(2) Assuming I can get it to compile, which I've never done, what do I
do with the object/driver file?

This driver is long overdue, the part has been in usb devices for
several years, and support is in OpenBSD and Linux already (so I'm
told by google).  I'll happily document the process if someone holds
my hand.  Oh, and as I'm a hardware engineer, I have at least 6
working (tested with win32 boxes) examples of the actual part to test
with - I'll know if the driver is functional immediately.  Google
found no mention of it, other than the given sites, so I assume it's
not being incorporated into 7-release.


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