The NI-XNET driver does not support Linux Desktop distributions. You can't program, nor use cards that are supported by this driver in a Linux desktop operating system.
NI-XNET does work with PharLap, NI Linux Real Time, and VxWorks. The exception to this is that the USB-8502/8506 only work on Windows Operating Systems (including Windows Embedded 7). You can use your CompactRIO, CompactDAQ, and PXI systems to interface with cards that use this driver.
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