The main component of most operating systems, the kernel manages most of a computer's communication between hardware and software. Typically, the kernel is the lowest level of abstraction a programmer can have to a resource.

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Alcatel 918D kernel (Frame buffer console) compilation error

Hi i've been trying to compile the Alcatel 918D kernel with the framebuffer console driver, but I get this error. Can anyone help, Originally the procedure I followed was for a Samsung mobile which ...
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How to compile an ISO with a kernel patch for another computer?

I recently bought an HP Stream, which is a neat, cheap laptop that I intended to install Xubuntu on. Unfortunately, I have been running into problems due to its eMMC drive. I found it seems to be ...
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Kernel Panic from overheating?

I believe my CPU is overheating which is causing a kernel panic and the machine reboots. It is an Intel 3612QE. I have changed the cpufrequtils scaling_governor to ondemand, conservative, and also ...
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Possible to create custom distros off Windows NT kernel? [on hold]

Something I've always wondered (so my apologies if this is obvious). With all legality aside, is it possible for someone to attain the knowledge to create a custom OS off the windows NT kernel? Or ...
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Is system call the only way that a user program can intentionally affect the state of a Linux kernel?

I think there are several ways that a user program can intentionally affect the state of a Linux kernel. By invoking a system call; By invoking mmap() and writing the memory that has been mapped to ...
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What is the difference between linux-server vs linux-image-server on Ubuntu?

I cannot find a recent, definitive difference between linux-server and linux-image-server. I thought for sure this would be in the Ubuntu documentation, but I don't see it.
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What are the differences between the linux-virtual, linux-image-virtual, and linux-image-extra-virtual kernels in ubuntu? [closed]

I'm wondering what the differences are between these kernels? linux-virtual linux-image-extra-virtual linux-image-virtual
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Scrolling up the failed screen with kernel panic

From time to time, Linux booting failed on very early stage (like initrd loading). Then, the kernel panic message is showing up in text mode. Since the screen height limit, all I can see is around 40 ...
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Reinstall /boot/<kernel> files through apt-get?

I was doing some maintenance and a script got away from me. I managed to delete the latest kernel files from /boot (actually, all the kernel files, including the old ones). I need to re-install the ...
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Is BIOS/UEFI used after OS startup?

I know that BIOS/UEFI is used during computer startup to boot the system and check HW and that it provides abstraction over hardware Does this mean, that the OS kernel calls BIOS/UEFI layer when the ...
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CentOS two sets of kernel packages

On my CentOS 6.2 system the rpm -qa command shows two sets of kernel packages and sources: kernel-2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64 kernel-2.6.32-220.7.1.el6.x86_64 kernel-devel-2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64 ...
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Telit modems on newer linux kernels are not recognised

I've Telit HE910 and HE910-v2 modems. After switching from 3.13-rc4 (sunxi branch) to mainline 3.17.2 I've got problems with 910. Before modem was set up properly: Jan 1 03:22:11 localhost kernel: ...
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linux-headers-3.16.0-4-amd64 vs. linux-headers-3.16-3-amd64

"uname -a" returns 3.16-3-amd64 as my kernel version but I could install 3.16.0-4 via synaptic. Are these two same? OS: Debian Jessie
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Wi-Fi not showing up after kernel upgrade from 3.10 to 3.16 in Ubuntu 14.04

I upgraded the kernel in Ubuntu 14.04 from 3.10 to 3.16. My system is a Lenovo G510 59398431. After that the option “enable wifi” in the drop-down of wireless icon on the desktop is not there. Even in ...
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Virtualbox not installing because of kernel version mismatch in fedora 20

I am using this answer to install Vbox,The only problem I have is with kernel version in the second part of that answer it tells output of uname -rm and rpm -qa kernel | sort -V | tail -n 1 ...
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What could cause out_of_memory & __alloc_pages

Sadly my server is permanently hangging due to out of memory: Nov 8 07:30:43 crawler kernel: Nov 8 07:30:43 crawler kernel: Call Trace: Nov 8 07:30:43 crawler kernel: [<ffffffff800cb625>] ...
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Can anyone recommend a kernel System Filter Driver

Can anyone recommend a minifilter/systemfilter driver application that runs in kernel. I specifically want to use this to intercept calls to a device driver.
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Is there anyway to get driver commands from a windows driver .sys

Is there anyway to Sniff out driver commands for a (.sys)system file driver?
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IPV6 address removed from interfaces while I make that interface down but IPV4 address still there

Firstly I assigned IPV4 and IPv6 addresses in an interface in Linux..then I brought the interface DOWN and then again UP that interface.. The problem is that then the IPV6 addresses are removed but ...
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How to distinguish 'syscalls' form 'int 80h' when using ptrace

As far as I know, ptrace can only get syscall number by PTRACE_SYSCALL, but syscall number is different in x86 and x64. So is there any way to figure out where this syscall real origin? I am now ...
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Are my disks waking up too often?

I have noticed a sequence of this messages in my logs: Oct 27 02:20:38 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Synchronizing SCSI cache Oct 27 02:20:38 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Stopping disk Oct 27 02:20:38 ...
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Error compiling the linux kernel 3.8.0

I am trying to compile the Linux kernel on my virtual machine which is installed Lubuntu, and I am getting the following error: In file included from ubuntu/aufs/aufs.h:45:0, from ...
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Enable KMS after logging in

Is there some way to enable KMS after booting. My linux box is set up to log into a console, with X having to be started manually if required. I do not want to enable KMS on booting, as it causes ...
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How does “explorer.exe” work and control the GUI? [closed]

All info states that this is the main shell of Windows 3.x versions and up of Windows OSes. My question is, how does this program have access to the entire GUI and screen/framebuffer data to draw and ...
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Which criteria is used by the linux kernel to pick udp source ports?

They are all of course greater than 1024, but can we narrow this range a bit more? Via wireshark the lowest I've seen is 30XXX. Does the kernel specify it's criteria somewhere?
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CentOS yum — pre-existing rpmdb issues

I'm trying to install git on a developer box and I get the following: You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem ** Found 3 pre-existing rpmdb problem(s), 'yum check' output ...
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installing linux without any packages

I am programming a OS based on Linux but I want to "re-invent the wheel" in this OS just as an achievement. I have been told that Linux can be installed on a PC without any packages (obviously causing ...
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Linux - Encrypt folder (no kernel modules allowed)

I'm trying to encrypt a folder on the fly on Debian Wheezy or create an encrypted container. The problem is: My VPS provider doesn't allow kernel modules. So far I tried EncFS, eCryptFS, dm-crypt and ...
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Running native applications on the Linux Kernel

When the Linux kernel has loaded it loads the distro or OS to take over, how can I make the kernel load some native application (written in c) instead? I don't need a GUI or anything, Instead I want ...
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kernel source error on dahdi installation in centos

Trying to install dahdi from the link. I have downloaded package for dahdi. But on doing cd /usr/src/dahdi-linux-complete* make && make install && make config My terminal shows ...
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IPTables module ip_tables not found for root

We got a custom build Linux distribution from a vendor, which is not shipped with iptables enabled. root@xxxx:~# iptables -L modprobe: FATAL: Module ip_tables not found. iptables v1.4.21: can't ...
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Computer froze with black screen when viewing (not editing) video card's memory in Cheat Engine

I was looking at my computer's physical memory in Cheat Engine (a memory editor/debugger application) and I decided to look at the addresses that Device Manager says are used by my video card. When I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs at “[2.688088] Switched to clocksource tsc” (Intel Pentium 4)

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 on a Pentium 4 machine but booting the System hangs at: [2.688088] Switched to clocksource tsc I've tried all the Grub kernel bootoptions listed in this post: Linux ...
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kernel compilation fails at elf binary file on Mac 10.9

I am trying to compile rock chip kernel using "make -j4 kernel.img" and I get the following errors. SYSMAP System.map SYSMAP .tmp_System.map OBJCOPY arch/arm/boot/Image Kernel: ...
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Y-E DATA FlashBuster-U is not working with Ubuntu kernel

I'm using the latest Ubuntu kernel. And I can't use it at all I just get these buffer IO errors - usb 3-3: new full-speed USB device number 3 using ohci-pci usb 3-3: New USB device found, ...
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Upgrading Linux kernel module without reboot

Is there any way to upgrade linux driver module without rebooting the system ?
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Kernel-power error, automatic reset the computer

I have a problem sometimes when i run full screen application, sometimes the machines goes automatically to reboot with no warning, I was looking in the event viewer and seems to be a kernel-power ...
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How add mppe to Debian kernel 3.2.54-2 x86_64

I use debian. 3.2.0-4-amd64 # 1 SMP Debian 3.2.54-2 x86_64 GNU / Linux. I'm trying to setup pptpd, but I'm having trouble adding support "mppe". I' m searching "kernel-patch-mppe" on the debian site ...
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How to keep Linux kernel responsive while having high memory usage?

Sometimes I have a lot of programs running and despite of 16GB 8GB of memory my ubuntu linux 14.04 LTS turns out to be not responsive at all. I won't be able to get a TTY to kill some processes to ...
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ioctl to partition - disk error?

I see the following lines flooded in my /var/log/messages file. mdadm: sending ioctl 1261 to a partition The following lines were also seen but now I've fixed this issue, could this be related to ...
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What is the relationship between /3GB boot flag, PAE kernel, LargeAddressAware PE flag and 36Bit Memory addressing in Windows 32bit?

After I read that Windows 2003 Enterprise 32bit support more than 4GB, I realize that the rest editions are being crippled even when using PAE kernel (ntkrnlpa.exe / ntkrpamp.exe). So could someone ...
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How To Determine Device Data Transfer Amount

Is there a way to determine the amount of data transfered to/from a device. I'm not asking about the block or sector size. I want to know the amount transferred by a read/write operation. For ...
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Possible kernel bug?

I found this in my dmesg: [10877.030980] ------------[ cut here ]------------ [10877.030987] kernel BUG at /build/linux-baBndT/linux-3.2.60/mm/mmap.c:2275! [10877.030993] invalid opcode: 0000 [#1] ...
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linux-headers and images in ubuntu after installing vmware-tools

a noob question. Can I run dist-upgrade for linux-headers and images in ubuntu after installing vmware-tools? I ask this because i think vmware-tools also install something like a header and image ...
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loading second vm in first one w/out rebooting by use of kexec

I've two CentOS virtual machines on my win8 host's vmware. I added one of the virtual machines to another by 'add hdd' of settings of VM. The versions of Centos is 6.4 i686. I installed kexec-tool on ...
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Can I install a higher version kernel template in VM/LXC Containers

I am reading up on LXC and related Docker . I have a few basic doubts . Is it possible to install a higher kernel version into a VM Does the same apply to LXC's ? I know I need to know what are ...
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Error while compiling linux kernel

Hi I'm trying to compile a kernel on Centos 7. I've installed kernel-devel package, but it's failing as follows: [root@centos7 3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64]# LANG=C make V=1 make -f ...
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Which is the best kernel version to upgrade in Debian Wheezy?

I have Debian Wheezy kernel version 3.2.0-3-amd64 (stable). I want to upgrade my kernel version. Here there are many descriptions and source package of kernel. I red that Torvalds has been announced ...
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Thinkpad Yoga “Disk I/O Error” (Linux)

My machine is sporadically remounting the SDD readonly due to a "Disk I/O Error". This seems only to happen when I connect to the laptop to a power source or after resuming from suspend. The SSD ...
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How to stop jbd2 to release a device

In an AWS EC2 instance, we have multiple EBS volumes. When I try to detach any of them, the umount command works, but the device can't be detached. # grep -c xvdj /proc/mounts 0 However, lsof ...