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NI-KAL Driver Compatibility

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NI-KAL 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 kernel when it is installed. The following table outlines which version(s) of NI-KAL have been validated with which Linux distributions.

Note: Beginning in 2018, NI Linux Device Drivers provides NI-KAL automatically, and there is no need to install or configure the driver interface manually.
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 42.2                          
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: 

Drivers and Updates: NI-KAL
Downloads: NI Linux Device Drivers (July 2018)
Downloading and Installing NI Driver Software on Linux Desktop