I would like to know if it would be possible to use a kernel 'module'
compiled from a previous version of Linux and load it on system with a newer
Specifically, I have problems using the commercial DirecPC drivers supplied
by Helius software since those are built for RedHat 6.0 systems using kernel
version 2.2.5-*whatever... I'm currently running Slackware 7.0 with kernel
version 2.4.2 and I dislike the idea of stepping down my kernel just to use
those drivers. I am aware that one should find the sources of those modules,
rebuild, and link it to the current kernel tree to be able to use it under
the newer kernel. But that statement is next to impossible!
Any ideas, tricks on manipulating binary kernel modules so that it'll be
usable enough on my system?
Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
Thomas A. Anderson
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