Hi GEKen,

> Is there any way around this or will the driver manufacturer have to change something?

that's the curse of binary driver distributions - have you seen the following information from their README (http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/D2XX...Me-linux.txt)?

FTDI do not release the source code for libftd2xx. If you prefer to work with source code and are starting a project from scratch, consider using the open-source libFTDI.
In addition, you might want to ask the manufacturer to provide a binary of that lib precompiled for your SLES version.