Just a brief one - as i won't be about for a few days. Wondered why my driver didn't show up in /proc and then realised that was because I wasn't registering the device. So fixed that - so proc now acknowledges my existence.
Reading the diary entries below, from the first iteration of this effort worried me a bit last night - because it suggested that I was going wrong... hmmm. Well, the last time round went nowhere so I hope that was the wrong one :)