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device drivers - general info
- From: "George Locke" <georgelockecygwin at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: george dot locke dot cygwin at gmail dot com
- Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 14:48:28 -0400
- Subject: device drivers - general info
I am running windows 2k with the most recent Cygwin version 1.5.21-1,
just installed it last week.
I wish to create a C++ program that communicates with a windows device
driver (for a PCI card that interfaces with external electronics).
The maker of the driver has provided a C++ library that allows me to
write C++ programs that communicate with the PCI card, and i know that
this works in regular windows, but i am feeling unsure about whether
it will work in Cygwin.
Would you say "in general yes, that kind of thing should work"? Is
there a general rule for how Cygwin interacts with windows hardware
drivers? is there a web-page that will explain driver issues within
Cygwin (googling the cygwin site has been unfruitful so far)?
If you need more specifics i'll provide them. I can't simply test
this because I don't have the driver, and i won't buy it ($900) unless
i feel assured that i will be able to make it work, hence this email.
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