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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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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How to understand and debug USB issues with Linux

I’m having an odd problem with a cheap "reverse USB hub" —not sure what the technical name might be— named a Tek Republic TUS-200 USB Sharing Switch. it has one USB port for devices, and ...
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cpusets compiled in kernel but not visible when running

Device: radxa ( 4-core ARM ) the official kernel from radxa is used with the ubuntu 14.04 rootfs : https://github.com/radxa/linux-rockchip.git. As cpusets where not enabled in def_config, i enabled ...
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How to find what is causing a Kernel EventTracing error in the Event Log?

I am troubleshooting a Kernel EventTracing "session failed to start with the following error: 0xc0000011" that pops up too many times in my event log. Every solutions I found in google were very ...
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Where is /sys/subsystem as described in Linux kernel doc?

Quote from https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/sysfs-rules.txt: [...] It is planned to merge all three classification directories into one place at /sys/subsystem, following the layout of the ...
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linux kernel starting issue (file system corrupted) on nand flash memory

please look at here for the trace. To make it short : I need a way to erase flash memory (Root file system) on my arm device to be able to install a linux kernel + file system again. So, let me ...
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Restore [non-boot drive] root directory from kernel image

Accidentally overwrote the root directory on a 2nd drive, .. but the subdirectories are still there [i.e. cd to a subdirectory drive is successful]. Problem is, the root directory in the partition is ...
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ethernet port is not detected in freescale MPC8569 board after kernel updrade

I have a freescale MPC8569 embedded board. previously, I put linux version 2.6.32 on it and all interface connected to processor are working properly. Now, I upgraded my linux version to 3.10 and now ...
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IPV4 route cache removed from >= 3.6 linux kernel

While going through 3.6 linux kernel change log, i came a across a mail (http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.network/238256) from David S Miller regarding removal of routing cache for IPV4 in kernel. ...
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FreeBSD sysctl.conf kernel.panic parametr?

There is a kernel.panic param in Linux's /etc/sysctl.conf to auto-reboot the OS when the kernel crashes. Is there anything like this in FreeBSD?
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Random freezes kernel power

Hi everyone I see kernel power 41 (63) in computer management and my computer freezes every 10 minutes it keeps working only screen stuck. and it doesnt matter that I do anything even when it just ...
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How do I get the latest linux kernel, and why would I want to do that in the first place?

I'm running 3.10-3-686-pae, and I think I would like to upgrade to 3.12 just so I can learn more about how it all works. My computer runs pretty well considering how old it is. I have been learning to ...
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Fedora: Get a list of installed kernels by Date

I want to get a list of installed kernels in decreasing order on the date which they were installed. Any idea on how to do this? I am on Fedora 20
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Downgrade fedora 20 kernel

I want to downgrade fedora's 20 kernel (3.11) to version 2.6 because I have a package that only supports that kernel. I have looked everywhere for 2.6 kernel for fedora 20, but with no luck. If I try ...
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What is *Paged* Kernel Memory?

What is paged kernel memory, as reported in the Windows Task Manager? Is it related to the page file? I assumed that it was the part of kernel memory stored on disk in a page file, but I tested ...
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Random system halt (no BSOD) due to watchdog

I have a Sony SVE15118FG laptop running windows 8.1 that has been doing me well however recently it has started while gaming randomly shutting off. I'm referring to an immediate power off followed by ...
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How to update the kernel from 2.6.16 on Debian squeeze?

I just did an update of my Debian system on my vserver from lenny to squeeze as described here. I got some errors during the install, saying that glibc couldn't be updated. I did an apt-get -f ...
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How can I fix kernelevent tracing, error 0xc0000035?

I have noticed several kernelevent tracing errors in event viewer. The code is always 0xc0000035 and event ID is always 2. Session "HomeGroupLog" failed to start with the following error: 0xC0000035 ...
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WIN8_DRIVER_FAULT - BSoD

I've since fixed this issue, although I'm now running into another issue. Please see my new thread: NVIDIA; Whea_Uncorrectable_Error I'm currently facing a slight issue. Whenever starting a ...
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script to disallow mounting of certain idVendor

I'm trying to write a script to disallow mounting of certain usb thumb drive's brand like silicon-power my thought was to use tail -f /var/log/messages and grep it to idVendor and blocking it upon ...
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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? [closed]

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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How can I get the number of threads running in a process from /proc/[pid]/stat in Linux?

I have the pid of the process. I would like to know the current number of thread running in the process. I know I can read /proc/pid/stat for this information, but I'm not sure how to specifically get ...
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Windows Kernel Name\Version?

Mac OS X has the Darwin 10.6.0 Kernel, and Ubuntu has the Linux 2.6 Kernel, so in Windows what is it called?
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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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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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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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Pipe kernel messages to another process as they occur

I have an OLED screen on my laptop that I have configured to show status information. The current driver I have installed in Linux for it is able to display messages by sending them to a script as an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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? [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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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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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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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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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 ...