I’m a linux newbie.Today when I try to connect USB-convert-to-serial-port .I should install module or driver or both of them? Can any one explain what is module and what is driver in simple words and pictures are perfered
In the easiest way I can think:
a module is a “piece of software”, of any kind. it is a part of the main kernel, not a “user program”.
a driver is a “piece of software” of one specific kind: it is needed to communicate with hardware components.
a “driver” IS a kind of module.
Drivers are the firmware required by the OS to actively use the hardware on your system. Modules are like add-ons in Firefox (or chrome) where they give you more/different software functionality.