Installing drivers

While most downloadable drivers will come with their own installation routines or scripts, this general rule should always apply. In case you ever need to install a driver manually, or if an installation routine fails, it can be handy to know.
User-installed drivers (including those for audio, video, scsi, gameport, whatever) should be placed in:


Be-provided drivers are located in the corresponding system-level directory:


Once the driver has been placed there, create a link to that driver in an appropriate subdirectory of:


(similarly, links to Be-provided drivers will appear in the corresponding system-level directory).
For example, to install a video driver, you would place place the driver in bin and a link to that driver in:


Never install drivers in the system-level parallels of these directories (under the /boot/beos hierarchy).



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