[ros-general] Re: [coLinux-devel] Linux native drivers/Direct hardware access

Steven Edwards steven_ed4153 at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 1 12:17:22 CET 2004


--- Dan Aloni <da-x at gmx.net> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 01, 2004 at 02:25:21PM +0200, Sat Rookie wrote:
> 
> > Is it possible to use native linux drivers to access REAL hardware
> without 
> > writing special wrappers for every device type?
> > 
> > PS: I mean not 'Windows-Must-Have' hardware like keyboard or mouse
> but 
> > ADDITIONAL hardware like MPEG Capture card, DVB TV Card,...
> 
> Not currently. coLinux is designed to be a virtual Linux.

But do you think its possible via a Windows filer driver? I guess I am
thinking about replacing the Linux PnP implementation and passing it
off to the Windows PnP Manager and then using Linux network cards and
such as a quick and dirty wrapper to get Linux driver support for us on
ReactOS.

Thanks
Steven


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