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 Device Driver Development at Software Technologies Group
These device drivers were ported to both IA64 and AMD64 platforms, and the code tree was modified to build the binaries for the different platforms from a single set of source code.
The updated driver also provides an interface to both insert keyboard and mouse data into the input data stream, and to suppress data coming from keyboards and mice attached to the system allowing an external application to control the keyboard and mice data passed on by the driver.
The device driver was modified in such a way that it could auto-detect updated and legacy boards and handle both correctly from within a single driver.
www.stg.com /projects/drivers.html   (2213 words)

 How Windows determines the most suitable device driver to install during Setup   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Plug and Play attempts to locate a compatible device driver by comparing the Plug and Play Identifications (IDs) of the hardware (returned by the device firmware or system BIOS at the time the device had been enumerated) with any matching Plug and Play IDs that are located in the.inf files.
The device driver with the lowest rank is considered the most suitable possible match and is the device driver installed.
Device driver ranks in the range of 0x0 to 0xfff are called "Hardware ID matches" because they match hardware ID to hardware ID. These ranks are also considered the most suitable matches and any other ranks are listed as "compatible" because there is at least one compatible ID in building the device driver rank.
support.microsoft.com /?kbid=279112   (1406 words)

 Linux Device Drivers, 2nd Edition: Chapter 1: An Introduction to Device Drivers
Drivers of this sort not only work better for their end users, but also turn out to be easier to write and maintain as well.
As a device driver writer, you should be aware of situations in which some types of device access could adversely affect the system as a whole, and should provide adequate controls.
For example, device operations that affect global resources (such as setting an interrupt line) or that could affect other users (such as setting a default block size on a tape drive) are usually only available to sufficiently privileged users, and this check must be made in the driver itself.
www.xml.com /ldd/chapter/book/ch01.html   (5816 words)

 An approach to solving the "device driver crisis"
Differing device driver layers between operating systems usually means that during driver development, the source code for the equivalent drivers on each operating system is either developed from scratch or code for a similar operating system is ported to the new operating system.
Most computer users are affected by the Driver Crisis, since the functionality, stability and performance of their computer system is entirely dependent upon the availability and proper operation of the device driver for their specific hardware and operating system combination.
To certify that the SciTech SNAP drivers are generating the correct output for a given set of input conditions, a sequence of complex stress tests are run on both the hardware device driver and a reference driver implemented entirely in software.
linuxdevices.com /articles/AT4396090607.html   (3817 words)

 UnixWorld Online: Tutorial Article No. 010 Write a Linux Hardware Device Driver
Major device numbers are used by the Linux system to map I/O requests to the driver code, thereby deciding which device driver to execute, when a user reads from or writes to the special file.
The device driver is responsible for transferring the d ata.
For instance, the parallel (printer) device is the ``lp'' device, the floppies are the ``fd'' devices, and the SCSI disks are the ``sd'' devices.
www.networkcomputing.com /unixworld/tutorial/010/010.txt.html   (2383 words)

 docs.sun.com: Device Driver Tutorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The C code for a driver is a collection of data and functions that define a kernel module.
Whenever a 64-bit driver copies data between kernel space and user space, the driver must use the ddi_model_convert_from(9F) function to determine whether the data must be converted between 32-bit and 64-bit models.
A self-identifying driver is a driver that can obtain all the property information it needs from the DDI property interfaces such as ddi_prop_get_int(9F) and ddi_prop_lookup(9F).
docs.sun.com /app/docs/doc/819-3159/6n5d9rbv8?a=view   (1632 words)

 Driver Genius Professional,driver backup,driver restore,driver install,driver upgrade,driver update
Driver Genius can automatically find driver for a device that the system can't find a driver for it.
Device drivers are files that tell a device like a printer, modem, scanner and so on, how to work.
Driver Genius Professional Edition 2005 is designed to do a task and to do it well, and I'd say it succeeds.
www.driver-soft.com   (982 words)

 Device Drivers
Assuming that you need to write a ``real'' device driver, there are some things that you need to know regardless of what type of driver you are writing.
TTY drivers are character devices that interface with the kernel's generic TTY support, and they require more than just a standard character device interface.
I put up some (slightly outdated by now, but still worth reading, I think) notes for a talk I gave in May 1995 entitled Writing Linux Device Drivers, which is specifically oriented at character devices implemented as kernel runtime-loadable modules.
www.tldp.org /LDP/khg/HyperNews/get/devices/devices.html   (662 words)

 PortTalk - A Windows NT/2000 I/O Port Device Driver
The first solution is to write a device driver which runs in ring 0 (I/O privilege level 0) to access your I/O ports on your behalf.
The device driver would then serialise the data and generate the handshake necessary in the programming of a PIC device.
When running the usermode executable such as allowio.exe, it will check for the device driver and if it cannot be opened, it will install and start the driver for you.
www.beyondlogic.org /porttalk/porttalk.htm   (2459 words)

 Writing Network Device Driver for Linux | Malta Linux User Group
Linux 2.4.18 sources have driver for RealTek8139 chip and it's possible that the kernel you are running, has the driver compiled either with kernel itself or as a module.
Some devices (such as framebuffers) would like to use larger transfers that are more than 8 bytes at a time.
An author of the driver must issue a read from the same device to ensure that writes have occurred in the manner the author wanted it.
linux.org.mt /article/writing-netdrivers   (4285 words)

 What is driver? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Every device, whether it be a printer, disk drive, or keyboard, must have a driver program.
Many drivers, such as the keyboard driver, come with the operating system.
For other devices, you may need to load a new driver when you connect the device to your computer.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/d/driver.html   (425 words)

 Device driver backup software for Windows, driver update, software driver, drivers backup, backup drivers
It identifies all the hardware in the system, extracts their associated drivers from the hard disk and backs them up to a location of your choice.
Improve the accuracy of detecting unknown devices, devices not plugged in computer will not be listed in the device list although their driver files are in hard disk.
mprovement: Rewrite code of driver backup and improve accuracy of device detection, devices not currently plugged in computer will not be listed in the device list although their driver files are in hard disk.
www.drivermagician.com   (941 words)

 Drivers Headquarters - Software Drivers and Hardware Drivers
Driver Detective is a FREE application built by Drivers Headquarters that uses our advanced Driver Scanning technology and large database to provide you with the correct and most current driver available to keep your system running at top efficiency.
Devices such as the video or soundcard need to have their drivers installed when the product is installed.
Modem drivers need to be kept up to date to avoid security issues.
www.drivershq.com   (529 words)

 Resources for Learning Device Driver Programming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Device Driver Tutorial gives a brief overview of the kernel and shows some very simple introductory drivers.
Writing Device Drivers gives more detail about the kernel and about specific types of drivers.
OpenSolaris user groups (Often the presentations in the user groups are about device drivers and other kernel topics.
developers.sun.com /solaris/reference/techart/learn_driver_dev.html   (225 words)

 PERFECTDRIVERS.COM - Your one stop driver spot.
Well, this is a basic overview of device drivers.
While it's certainly not everything you need to find the drivers you are looking for, it offers some suggestions that you might have not thought of before.
People who are experienced at installing drivers need not even bother with this section, but the average Joe might find it helpful in understanding the basic steps to identifying the manufacturer of computer hardware.
www.perfectdrivers.com   (194 words)

 DriverGuide.com (printer drivers, cdrom drivers, modem drivers, sound drivers, mouse drivers, monitor drivers, etc.) - ...
Let's face it, finding the right device driver or firmware can be a tedious, time consuming, and often impossible task!
With the help of thousands of our members, we have compiled a massive database of drivers, firmware, and support documents that is by far the largest and most comprehensive on the Web.
Offers a drivers found area where members can upload new and hard to find drivers for others to download.
www.driverguide.com   (326 words)

 Linux Device Driver Development
This course teaches attendees to develop device drivers for a wide range of device types for Linux.
The course shows attendees how device drivers work with the Linux kernel, how to compile and load drivers, how to debug drivers, how to access PCI/ISA hardware, as well as other essential topics.
An example serial port driver is used as a case study.
linuxdevices.com /products/PD5689949532.html   (624 words)

 PHDIo Generic Device driver
is a general purpose device driver for simple hardware devices.
PHDIo is intended as simple interface to new ISA cards, which do not have a device driver to allocate the hardware resources (ie I/O address and IRQ).
Note carefully that your device must generate an interrupt after each byte has been processed when it is ready to work on the next byte.
www.phdcc.com /phdio   (4831 words)

 Windows 2000/XP Device Driver Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Finding the right drivers for new or legacy hardware can be a real pain.
How to Use Driver Verifier to Troubleshoot Device Drivers in Windows 2000 and Windows XP Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 244617 - Driver Verifier is included in Windows 2000 and Windows XP to promote stability and reliability, and you can use this tool to troubleshoot driver issues.
This article describes how to use Driver Verifier to isolate and troubleshoot a driver in the system.
labmice.techtarget.com /drivers/default.htm   (323 words)

 M-AUDIO - Drivers
We recommend that you download the latest driver for your device and operating system in order to assure optimal performance and access to the latest features and improvements.
In order provide you with the fastest download time, the driver file you are downloading is a self-extracting executable.
When the download is complete, you may need to extract the driver files.
www.m-audio.com /index.php?do=support.drivers   (130 words)

 DriverFiles.net Driver Downloads
This we do completely free, we don't require registration and you don't have to pay an annual fee to be able to download our drivers (most other driver resource sites do).
Try Driver Detective a FREE tool offered by our Friends Drivers Headquarters.
Driver Detective scans, identifies the bad drivers and displays the results.
www.driverfiles.net   (161 words)

 Solaris - Driver Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Documentation and technical articles are available to support your device driver development efforts for the Solaris Operating System on SPARC and x86 Platforms.
The Driver Development area offers a range of resources, installation instructions, operating instructions, and tools.
If you are learning how to program device drivers, our collection of resources can help.
developers.sun.com /solaris/driverdev/index.html   (273 words)

 Device driver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
To solve this problem, operating systems essentially dictate how every type of device should be controlled.
User level drivers - USB, PCI, ISA, LPT.
Drivers and firmwares, dll, manuals Free Windows drivers download for all devices, download dll files, bios firmwares and service manuals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Device_driver   (1200 words)

 device driver finder - Intelligraphics
If you are looking for a specific device driver for your hardware we recommend you try Microsoft's web site or the web site of your hardware manufacturer (find their link below).
Our Driver Finder page has links to most hardware manufacturers websites as well as links to many websites which do have drivers available for download.Intelligraphics does not provide technical support for or downloads of device drivers.
We have taken care to make links directly to the driver download pages and allow you to avoid the often slow and image filled home pages, however you may need to browse around the manufacturer's site to find other tech support pages and installation help.
www.intelligraphics.com /drivers.html   (169 words)

 Custom Windows Device Drivers
is your one-stop shop for OS systems internals software and device driver development for Microsoft® Windows® operating systems.
DDI provides unsurpassed quality in development of Windows device drivers and OS internals software.
Other products and companies referred to herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or mark holders.
www.ddiusa.com   (129 words)

 What is virtual device driver? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In Windows systems, a special type of device driver that has direct access to the operating system kernel.
In Windows 95, virtual device drivers are often called VxDs because the filenames end with the.vxd extension.
Contains answers to a variety of questions concerning the use of a virtual device driver.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/V/virtual_device_driver.html   (131 words)

 Device Driver - LinuxQuestions.org
I have been trying to learn Linux device driver programming.I have been following LKM Programming guide and Linux Device driver 3rd Edition.But it seems i have no clue of entire process to write a complete driver which i can use to interface the serial port or parrallel port.
where to start and proceed to be device driver programmer in linux..
You're not the first ones on the planet to start trying to write a driver, so it makes no sense at all to try to start from-scratch.
www.linuxquestions.org /questions/showthread.php?p=2417643#post2417643   (576 words)

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