NI-KAL Driver Compatibility

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NI-KAL is a low-level driver that interfaces between the Linux kernel and the National Instruments drivers or software installed on your machine. This interface allows NI software to function with multiple versions of the Linux kernel by compiling the driver against the Linux version when it is installed. A version of NI-KAL is included in every released NI driver for Linux.

If you are trying to use NI software with a Linux distribution that is not officially supported (see National Instruments Driver and Software Support for Linux Distributions) then you may need to install a specific version of NI-KAL before your NI drivers or software can function properly on a particular distribution of Linux. The following table outlines which version(s) of NI-KAL have been validated with which Linux distributions.
Linux Distribution NI-KAL Version
1.6 1.7 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.3.1 2.4 2.5 14.0 15.0.1 15.1 17.5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 7                            
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop + Workstation 6                            
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop + Workstation 5                            
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 4                            
CentOS 7                            
Scientific Linux 7                            
Scientific Linux 6                            
Scientific Linux 5                            
OpenSUSE Leap 42.1                            
OpenSUSE 13.2                            
OpenSUSE 13.1                            
OpenSUSE 12.3                            
OpenSUSE 12.2                            
OpenSUSE 12.1                            
OpenSUSE 11.4                            
OpenSUSE 11.3                            
OpenSUSE 11.2                            
OpenSUSE 11.1                            
OpenSUSE 11.0                            
OpenSUSE 10.3                            
OpenSUSE 10.2                            
OpenSUSE 10.1                            
Mandriva 2009                            
Mandriva 2008                            
Mandriva 2007                            
Mandriva 2006                            
Mandriva 2006                            


  Compatible Version


The NI-KAL Driver can be found by navigating to and searching for the NI-KAL driver.


Related Links: 

NI Community: Linux Users 
National Instruments and Linux 
White Paper: Technical Assistance for Linux and National Instruments Products 
White Paper: Introduction to the NI LabWindows™/CVI Run-Time Module for Linux® 
White Paper: What Linux Distributions Do National Instruments Drivers and Software Support?
Drivers and Updates: NI-KAL

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