[chirp_users] chirp_users Digest, Vol 133, Issue 8

Dave B
Sun Jan 12 04:34:26 PST 2020

Yes indeed.

I was keeping it as non-techincal as I could, considering the apparent
ability of some on this list.

But some distributions do alter the kernel in subtle ways to suit their
own needs re device drivers.  The most significant would be National
Instruments RTOS, that is a very modified/augmented version of RHEL. 
"Scientific Linux" is(was) another.  But that is totally out of context


    Dave 'KBV.

On 12/01/2020 02:33, Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF wrote:
> It's not the "Linux distro" thaty detects the chip and provides the device driver. 
> Device drivers are in the kernal and all Linux distros get their kernal from the same place. All kernals for a current distro will be the latest version of the one kernal available.
> If the kernal changes to detect fake chips then all future distros will be impacted.
>> On 11 January 2020 at 19:21 Dave B via chirp_users <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> wrote:
> . 
>> It is I suspect, only a matter of time, before one Linux distro or other
>> also detects and blocks the use of such "fake" chips.  After that, all
>> the others will probably do so too.
> .

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