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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What's this CS my kernel keeps rejecting?

I'm pretty sure this is being caused by my graphics card (ati r12xx or something) and its crappy Linux driver. I am not asking how to fix this problem. I am simply asking what does this "CS" mean? ...
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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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Does a software like VMware run in user space or kernel space?

Vmware is a user installed software. So it should run in user space given by the underlying OS. Yet its runs OS-es which are fully operational and need to run in kernel mode. So where does it run?
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How does “explorer.exe” work and control the GUI?

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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Swapping laptops while keeping current systems (kernel)

I am going to be getting a new laptop from HP soon, due to a faulty part, and they are giving my an upgrade. Almost all of the specifications will be changing, but I'm not keen on reinstalling my ...
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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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The system time has changed kernel-general, off by one day

Random events showing in event log. The system time changes to tomorrow, and then corrects about 10-15 seconds later. Causing all sorts of temproary havoc w/ VPN, Outlook, etc. Any thoughts?
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What do these error messages mean and how to fix it?

============================================================== actually I figured out this is an issue of intel video driver:http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0902.3/01703.html ...
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MacBook freezes, console printing kernel: disk0s2 I/O error

Yesterday I've closed my MacBook , opened it today and experienced horrible performance slowdown, beach ball and eventually a freeze. After several reboots I managed to close most of my applications ...
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Can linux kernel be installed alone without any other existing OS

Hi I am newbie to linux world. I have just downloaded the latest kernel from kernel.org. I want to install this simple kernel into my PC(my PC is formatted and has empty hdd). Can I do that? if so, ...
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Logitech M560 mouse on linux sends messed up input events

My friend bought yesterday a Logitech M560 mouse (you can see it here) and tried it on her Ubuntu system. It seems to be a relatively new model, so there is no info about it anywhere, except for ...
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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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Ubuntu Server 13.10: How to downgrade kernel

Ubuntu Server 13.10 appears to be very unstable, I got random crashes of the system with no apparent reason and nothing is showing in syslog. This is screenshot from the console when the crash ...
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Mouse stops moving after a every few seconds, but revives after click action

I am using Arch Linux and according to "uname -r" my Linux Kernel Version is 3.10.10-1-ARCH. This problem appeared after a full system update recently. Any idea how to fix this? Thanks in advance ...
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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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What kernel modules are required for wi-fi to work?

My custom-built 2.6.32 kernel cannot connect to any WPA-protected network. The kernel includes (probably?) everything that should be needed for wifi, including IPv4 network support (IPv6 is ...
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Need To uncompress the initramfs file

I am new to this Linux Kernel and I am trying to boot a board from the usb and I was sucessfull Now My problem is the usb has two files a) initramfs.cpio.xz b) linux.img Now what I need to do ...
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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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make-kpkg: how to get the correct links in /lib/modules/$version/{source,build}

I'm using make-kpkg to build custom kernel packages (linux-image-.deb and linux-headers-.deb) that I then deploy to my other Linux rigs. The linux-image package created that way creates source and ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Where is vmlinux on my Ubuntu installation?

I'm trying to work with starting up oprofile, and I'm running into a problem at this step: opcontrol --vmlinux=/path/to/vmlinux Ubuntu has no package called vmlinux, and when I do a locate vmlinux, ...
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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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How to use usbmon for knowing amount of data transferred from usb (pendrive )?

Please someone explain me in simple terms how to use usbmon to track the amount of data transferred from pendrive ?
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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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Not enough host controller resources for new device state

I have a debian mint based system where I plug in 16 usb devices. The Kernal is: 3.11.0-12-generic After about 10 or so devices I start to experience problems with connecting new ones. There error ...
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Errors mei_me 0000:00:03.0: timer: connect/disconnect timeout. after upgrade to 14.04

I upgraded from ubuntu 12.10 to 14.04 and now I get dmesg|grep mei [ 19.246502] mei_me 0000:00:03.0: irq 48 for MSI/MSI-X [ 24.280045] mei_me 0000:00:03.0: timer: connect/disconnect timeout. ...
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Debian wheezy frequent random crash

I have a fresh install of the debian testing distro with gnome-shell 3.4 and it crashes daily. By crash I mean, the sound keeps repeating itself, keyboard and mouse is unresponsive, and my only ...
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I/O error while cp from CD to HDD

I'm trying to create a local repo from my RHEL6 disk. Some of the .rpms I'm able to copy, others give me this error: cp: reading 'filename': Input/Output error It's the original RedHat disk, and ...
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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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Perf samples too long, lowering kernel.perf_event_max_sample rate to

My machine freezes from time to time and I can get it working back by pressing the space key. I have this problem since two weeks now, but it was just once per day max. Now it's starting to be many ...
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Is the Windows kernel considered an “application”?

If it is true that all Windows files with the ".exe" file extension are considered "applications", is NTOSKRNL.exe, the Windows kernel, an "application", or is this an exception to the rule? What ...
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In linux, what would happen to a running program when it's executable file has been modified or deleted?

Let's say /usr/local/bin/ruby is running in the background, and then we overwrite ruby with a different version, or even delete ruby. What will happen to those running ruby processes?
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Why do linux kernels include files for all devices?

The kernel for my device includes so many files for other devices and situations that my device cannot use. The kernel carries around the files for everything and is much bigger than just the files ...