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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kernel configuration: select specific drivers or symbols regardless of dependencies?

Is there a way in "make menuconfig" et al. to start with enabling device drivers that you want included, and have it enable the necessary (dependent) generic options and APIs automatically? As it is, ...
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Stuck on GRUB command prompt after regular kernel update

I am running Debian Wheezy. Update Manager suggest to install kernel update. After update, I reboot system but instead of listing all the kernels (bootloader), it gave me a GRUB command prompt: ...
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Linux Kernel Driver for video capture

I have this EasyCap video capture thing with a USBTV007 chip and I really would like to get it working on my little linux mint 17 laptop so that I can capture video for my RC stuff. But I do not know ...
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Linux Mint 14 severe overheating

I've tried switching to Mint (it was Mint 12) about 6 months ago, but failed to do it due to enormous overheating which made it virtually impossible to run any applications more complex than Gedit. ...
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Killing wininit.exe shuts down Windows

When I kill wininit.exe, Windows 7 suddenly shuts down. Can someone explain this using Windows mechanics? I feel like this might because the process provides something important, or this might be a ...
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Debian boot hangs

I created a Debian USB stick image from the experimental repo with the latest kernel 3.15 RC8, used Syslinux. I wrote the image on a USB stick and I booted from it on two different computers. On the ...
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Running linux kernel 0.01 in a virtual machine

I'm just trying to know if is there is a way to run the first version of linux in a virtual machine. Since I am very new to this, my aim is to learn something basic on how the first version of linux ...
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How to solve this driver installation? Bus 001 Device 007: ID 05e1:0b01 Syntek Semiconductor Co., Ltd

I have a camera but i do not have a driver for Linux. So i am trying to install the driver for 05e1:0b01. But its still getting failed. Device plug/unplug shows correctly in /var/log/messages Aug ...
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What is the difference between “make modules” and “make modules_install”

I'm currently looking up compiling a custom kernel and I find various guides that first say make modules and then make modules_install in the step when you compile and install the modules while other ...
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How to check Intel iGPU frequency on Linux?

I own Intel Haswell G3420. At stock its iGPU has 1,15 GHz turbo frequency. In my UEFI I overclocked the iGPU to 1,5 GHz and added voltage. However the framerates in both benchmarks and games are the ...
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why does my Mac keep crashing?

(I will have to do this fast, since I think my mac will crash again.) My Mac keeps crashing. It started happening since I installed Adobe Acrobat Pro (since then I have removed it), but it might be ...
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How do I know if my linux kernel is running in 32bit or 64bit?

When I do a cat in /proc/cpuinfo it shows a line with clflushsize : 64 Does this mean my kernel is running in 64 bits?
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How to install usbnet driver on kernel 2.4.23-2.5-ts/

I searched in the directory "/usr/lib/modules/2.4.23-2.5-ts/kernel/drivers/net/usb/" for the usbnet but i didn't find it so how can i install the usbnet driver,i don't know where to start or how to ...
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why does NOT the ubuntu 13.10 have the version.h?

/usr/src/linux-header-3.11.0.12 /usr/src/linux-header-3.11.0.12-generic Neither has the version.h file in the /include/linux/. Why? That hinders the softwares installation.
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Why I can't upgrade my kernel?

I have perform the following command into ssh shell: sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get update sudo reboot But I still have an old kernel version, infact: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ uname -a Linux ...
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Updating kernel on a Chromebook to prep for Chrubuntu

Pretty simple question: I have read that by setting my Chromebook to the dev channel, it will install a later kernel. Currently it's 3.4.0, and it'd install 3.8.0 (64-bit, no less). However, after ...
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how to install 'version.h' in ubuntu ?

Just now , I try to install the Jungo WinDriver in the Ubuntu 13.10 . But I am puzzled by the its manual of how to Install version.h : Install version.h: The file version.h is created when you ...
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Updating Chrubuntu 14.04 kernel on Acer C7 (currently 3.4.0)

There was another, similar question on this here, but it's for old ubuntu versions, and the script no longer works. While installing, the script works fine until: + vbutil_kernel --verify /dev/sda6 ...
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Testing Linux Kernel in QEMU gives black screen after brief text

I'm trying to run a linux kernel (version 3.14) I custom built using make menuconfig. I am trying to test it in QEMU and this is the command I am trying to run: qemu-system-x86_64 -kernel ...
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How to specify this 'symbolic link' for the Jungo WinDriver?

Just now , I try to install the Jungo WinDriver in the Ubuntu 13.10 . But I am puzzled by the its manual : 4.2.3. Linux WinDriver Installation Instructions 4.2.3.1. Preparing the System for ...
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No COM1 port on hyper-v

I just made a fresh Windows 8.1 install and am trying to set-up a VM for kernel debugging. Therefore, I need to create a serial link to debug the VM using windbg. Usually I just simply add a new COM ...
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PCI configuration method error (Linux Kernel)

(I'm not sure if here is the best place for that question, so I will be pleased if anyone suggests me a more proper forum for that.) I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 in a netbook (from an usb), ...
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Kernel panics on numerous identical systems running the same OS image

I am trying to diagnose an interesting problem that affects perhaps a dozen or more identical computers. We have an increased rate of kernel panic errors lately, yet I cannot figure out how to ...
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How to add iptable support to the kernel (for Wheezy/Sid release)

I am running an ARM processor (similar to the raspberry pi) and my kernel doesnt natively support iptables. If I run apt-get install iptables, it successfully installs but NAT tables are unable to be ...
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Why Centos still not using Latest kernel

As i have seen many changes and improvement in kernel 3.xx The improvement i like is dmcache which introduced in kernel 3.9 I have 3 server with centos installed on all machine Centos is still ...
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Windows HAL dll cannot be used anymore

I ve got this weird problem. For a long time I was running xp sp3 with /hal=halmacpi.dll switch in boot options. Everything fine. I just booted to the "old" normal mode, without the switch. (I used ...
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Gentoo virtualbox X support

So i wanted to play around in gentoo to level up my linux knowledge. I've installed it on virtualbox, but i didn't add a few USE flags, and during core compilation i didn't select a few necessary ...
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Problems with mounting HFS+ drives

I have a problem mounting some hfsplus drives. I just need them mounted readonly. (disabling journal is not an option) I did a lot of research and found out that due to changes from kernel version ...
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How set default Kernal boot in Ubuntu

I want to default boot an older Kernal of Ubuntu, what is the best way to do this?
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trouble compiling linux kernel from source

I am trying to compile a kernel from the source tree found at https://github.com/fio-prf/em, and I am getting the following error when I run make: make[1]: Nothing to be done for `all'. make[1]: ...
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Debugging linux kernel, SIGKILL

Trying to debug linux kernel (vmlinux) with gdb during my education, but after I run kernel I just got "program terminated with SIGKILL": gdb vmlinux-3.11.0-12-generic ...GDB header... Reading ...
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How to add code into the linux kernel?

I am studying how to analyse and evaluate the TCP/IP protocol stack of Linux. My goal is to study the performance of the tcp/ip protocol stack as a whole, to study the time cost of each layer and ...
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Custom kernel 2.6.18 compile in centos ends on fail

I'm compiling from RPM source. The same compile worked in the past but not this time. May be you can help me to solve this issue? make[2]: Leaving directory ...
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Debugging not-loading Windows XP x64

The question is related to this one: Windows XP x64 hangs at welcome screen. So I want to debug WinLogon.exe through Windows Kernel-Debugger remotely using an 1394 (Fire Wire) port on the system asked ...
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Remove i486 kernel (retain i686 kernel) after install

I'm repurposing an older 32-bit machine. After a Debian install, I have the following GRUb entries: Linux 3.2.0-4-486 Linux 3.2.0-4-686 I don't need the i486 kernel. I have been deleting the i486 ...
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Syslogd: hardware error

The machine has been sending these messages to the terminal, paired with beeps from the speaker on the motherboard. These messages appear every 5 minutes, sometimes naming CPU2, sometimes CPU3. ...
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Error message - kexts installed improperly

I have just gotten an error message for every single kext file there is. The error message goes something along the lines of: The system extension "file path" was installed improperly and cannot ...
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where does Kernel reside on a multi-core system

Suppose I have a multi-core system, say 4 cores, and in this I pin 3 user process to a 3 CPU's. In such a case, where will the kernel reside? Suppose one of the user process make a system call, or ...
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System.exe explanation

I see a process in task manager called "System", and I couldn't find any kind of relevant explanation about it on the net. Task manager shows its description to be "NT Kernel & System". Could ...
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OS X MCP_ELPG_VCORE_STS_SATA_POWERED_UP never reached! error

I'm using a macbook air and it keeps shutting itself down in the middle of usage and brings the following error Anonymous UUID: 3B35044A-64F2-3EA5-3C7B-5C908E62F2F6 Mon Mar 17 23:52:31 2014 ...
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How to git clone specific linux kernel build

I know I can git clone the linux kernel using the following: git clone \ git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git \ linux-2.6 But I'm wondering how to clone a specific ...
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In sysctl.conf settings, what is the difference between 'all' & 'default'?

In context of sysctl.conf settings, what is the difference between (all vs. default) like net.ipv4.conf.all.accept_source_route & net.ipv4.conf.default.accept_source_route in sysctl settings ? ...
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In a multicore system, will each cpu have its own linux kernel?

What i meant was, in a multicore system with 'n' number of cpu's, will each cpu have its own linux kernel installed, or will all cpu's have a copy of the same kernel image? Another question ...
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Writing directly to /proc versus using sysctl -w

I am trying to configure the kernel of my Linux server so that it will not act as router, for more security. The point is not to forward packets. I have found this: echo 0 > ...
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On telnet session file edit not happening using vi editor

I used rlwrap because with telnet session arrow keys were not working, after starting telnet session with rlwrap am not able to edit the file in using vi editor. Whether its problem with rlwrap.If i ...
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How to setup mainline kernel

I need to set up mainline kernel on my ubuntu machine. I went to the kernel.org and downloaded the the zip file and unzipped it. Now, I have the copy on my local machine. But how to keep it updated, ...
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What does the below sentence mean? [closed]

Windows CE is a distinct operating system and kernel, rather than a trimmed-down version of desktop Windows. — Wikipedia's Windows CE entry. The cited source for that sentence in Wikipedia is a ...
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My windows 7 keeps randomly freezing when I'm doing a variety of activitiess

The screen stays the same but goes unresponsive, and I get a loud ringing robotic sound through my headset. Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power Date: ...
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How is system call executed [closed]

From the point of view of application programmer the system call is just invocation of a procedure from wrapper library. As I don't have good knowledge of assembly I was wondering how it is done on ...
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Compile the kernel to increase the command line max length

Following up on http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14176089/system-command-line-max-length-in-perl, which say the max length for exec/command line arguments is controlled by ARG_MAX. So I want to ...