This tag is for questions about the internals of the Linux kernel itself - particularly about use or configuration of kernel modules or drivers.

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Chipsee 7 inch LCD support in Linux kernel 3.14

Has anybody ported Chipsee 7 inch LCD on Linux kernel 3.14 or later ? Is there any patch available for the same ? If no patches any suggestion porting Chipsee LCD support from Linux kernel 3.8 to ...
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How do I stop rfkill module from hardblocking my wifi, without rfkill command?

I went into my BIOS the other day, didn't change anything, and rebooted. After this, my wifi was hardblocked. I looked online for solutions, and learned of the rfkill command. But I get rfkill: ...
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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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Install recent linux version in old computer?

I have tried to install several distros and versions of linux (Ubuntu and Lubuntu, from 13 to 14.04, and Mint 17) without success. Everytime the system blocks while loading the installation. I can ...
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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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/sbin/init exists but couldn't execute it

I'm building Linux from scratch. Currently I have the kernel, glibc and sysvinit. I've compiled everything myself following these instructions. Though my version of glibc is 2.19. Also, I use grub ...
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Disable TCP keepalive on RHEL6

Is it possible to disable TCP keepalive on RHEL6? I know the kernel parameters for tuning TCP keepalive timeout are as follows: net.ipv4.tcp_keepalive_time net.ipv4.tcp_keepalive_intvl ...
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Can't load tun module in Linux

I am trying to set up a VPN connection, but OpenVPN fails with ERROR: Cannot open TUN/TAP dev /dev/net/tun: No such device (errno=19) modprobe tun has no effect, and modinfo tun shows that the ...
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Directory - /sys in linux

Can anyone explain me what is going inside the /sys directory on a Linux system? I Googled it and got some results, but I need a clear mind on this. Is there anyone ready to give me a short (and ...
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How may I mount a disk with a Apple / Mac partition table (APM) in Linux?

I've backed up some files from a old Powerbook G4 (AluBook), and I used the Mac Partion manager or whatever to first initialize the disk. It worked, originally, as one large volume, and I copied ...
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IPsec in the Linux Kernel

I have some issues (questions) related tot the Linux Kernel implementation of IPsec and it's user-space interface. The biggest question is which is the actual official project for the Linux Kernel ...
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What is the exact difference between the parameters (pgpgin, pswpin) and (pswpout, pgpgout) in /proc/vmstat?

Please note that this question is specific to linux only. And by swap space, I mean the dedicated swap partition. I did google a bit on this, and found these definitions: Paging refers to writing ...
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CONFIG_CMDLINE_OVERRIDE set but hardcoded vga-boot-parameter ignored?

I have build a custom linux kernel with the options: ... CONFIG_CMDLINE_BOOL=y CONFIG_CMDLINE_OVERRIDE=y CONFIG_CMDLINE="initrd=linux_os.gz root=/dev/ram0 init=/sbin/init ramdisk_size=25600 ...
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dkms does not find kernel source

For days now I am trying to get ZFS-on-Linux working on Debian 7 but the module doesn't want to compile: # dpkg-reconfigure zfs-dkms ------------------------------ Deleting module version: 0.6.3 ...
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How to disable USB Mouse only

I was developing a device driver for a USB mouse which uses the USB HID driver. The problem is that I cannot test out my module as Linux takes over the mouse directly. So how do I find out which ...
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What HID/Module does Air mouse use in Linux?

I was thinking about developing a module for running a Air Mouse. I am not sure as what module s used to carry out the operation done by air mouse. Is it under HID? (I am talking about a wireless Air ...
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How to rewrite ACPI control tables from Linux?

I have a HP Probook 4720s laptop with broken ACPI tables. The fan is always switched off and the computer tends to overheat and shut down. Under Windows I can use a program called RW_Everything to ...
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Why does the /dev directory exist?

In Linux, there is the /dev directory, which is a special directory which contains all of the files for devices and other things like random, urandom, etc. Why did this directory exist? Was it just ...
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NO <DUTY, RUN, PERIOD, POLARITY> in bone_capemgr.9(ocp.2/pwm_test_P8_13.#)FILE Beaglebone Black

I just a fresher did the servo test with my BBB, however, when I use some command as ...
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How to install kernel 3.9 in Debian Jessie from repos?

I was wondering if it is possible to install kernel 3.9 in Debian Jessie from repos. A brief check shows that there are only 2.6, 3.2 and 3.13 kernels in repos Compiling my own kernel is the last ...
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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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Error in kernel 2.6.32 compilation and stable kernel 2.6.32 source needed for customization

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with kernel 2.6.32-21-generic , and Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS with kernel 2.6.32-38-generic. While I am trying to compile the source for both kernel version - 2.6.32-21-generic ...
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linux; return “RTNETLINK answers: Operation not supported” for dummy interface creation

I am trying to create a L3 interface in kernel v3.4.34, that is not attached to a physical interface/device and this is to be used purely as a management interface as an externally visible interface ...
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Minimal OS with less background process [closed]

I am currently doing experiments on L1/L2/L3 cache. Measurement of L1/L2/L3 cache access time fully depends on where is my current data present, and that also depends on background process of OS ...
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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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Linux - How to list all device nodes using a specific device driver

I know I can see what driver is being used for a device node if I know the major and minor number of the device(see this link). But I want to know if there's a way to list all device nodes that are ...
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Linux kernel: getting ELAN touchscreen to work, USB debug related

This problem is actually known (ext: ELAN Touchscreen regression in recent 3.12's), but has no known solution up to kernel 3.13.6: [ 3844.533281] usb 2-7: new full-speed USB device number 91 using ...
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Linux 2.6.39.4 how to find available loadable kernel modules

I'm customizing the 2.6.39.4 linux kernel on an arm platform and trying to test out a "Hello World" driver I created. I selected "M" (loadable) in the kernel make menuconfig and verified that it ...
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How Fake raid communicates with Operating system(Linux)?

I am a programmer, I studied about software, hardware and Fake raid's and I am unable to understand how fake raid communicates with operating system (Linux)? I mean which software layer or driver ...
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Linux: Is it possible to know if my kernel has support for “policy routing” enabled?

I am following these instructions in order to configure multiple default routes for Linux (I am testing it on Ubuntu v12.04 and Kali v1.0.6), and the feature "policy routing" is requested enabled in ...
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nfs and cifs shares hanging from Linux

I've got a NAS (Dlink DNS-323) that I mount from my linux box. It used to work fine, and then I upgraded my distro (apt-get upgrade). I'm running Linux Mint Debian Edition. Current kernel is: ...
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Which version of the Linux kernel does Firefox OS use?

Firefox OS is described as a Linux-based operating system, but I've never seen any information about which kernel version various releases use. Mozilla's release management only mentions the ...
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building custom kernel on redhat 9

I'm trying to build a kernel 2.4 on redhat 9. but when I go through theses steps: make menuconfig make dep make bzImage make install they return no error but when I try to boot into it, it returns ...
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Linux Kernel TCP socket functions

So I have been looking through the Linux Kernel v3.8.0-19-generic source code and I noticed that the proto struct, whose members are virtual functions for socket operations depending on the particular ...
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getting error while adding a system call

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04(64bit) and installed kernel version linux-2.6.37.3. My device is ASUS x201ev net-book(64 bit). I'm providing the link of procedure i used. i edited unistd_64.h file also and ...
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Where can I find submitted Linux patches?

Is there a central repository that holds Linux kernel/driver patches that have been submitted, but not yet integrated into a kernel release? Ideally, such a repository would be searchable by kernel ...
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Why is INSTALL_MOD_STRIP not on by default?

I haven't compiled Linux kernels in a couple of years, and now that I started doing so again I discovered that modules are installed with debug symbols by default unless INSTALL_MOD_STRIP=1 is passed ...
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Linux: Random kernel oops in mmap functions

For the last month or so I've been getting seemingly random kernel oopses. I've started to notice a pattern: from looking at the traces, the call trace always involves mmap functions. Whenever one of ...
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Linux root filesystem on custom hardware

I have a custom-designed SoC implemented on FPGA, based on an ARM-processor clone, on which I am trying to boot Linux (kernel 3.10). I have successfully added support to my custom peripherals (an ...
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How to get ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter running on Ubuntu 12.04

I've got issues getting ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter to run ob an Ubuntu 12.04 box. I've downloaded latest sources from http://www.mediatek.com/_en/07_downloads/dl.php ...
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My own linux corded keyboard driver and interface to my embedded application

I want to develop my own keyboard driver to my own keypad. I have to use GPIO to identify Key Events and use I2c to get scan code. I am going to develop the driver like this. #include ...
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Building Custom Kernels for ChrUbuntu on Samsung Chromebook XE500C21

I am trying to build custom kernels for my Samsung XE500C21 running ChrUbuntu. I need kernels that are at least 3.4.0 because I'm trying to run VMWare Workstation. I am running ChrUbuntu 13.04. I have ...
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Error when compiling Linux kernel

I get an error when trying to compile Linux kernel 3.8.0-32 on Elementary OS Luna, based on Ubuntu. I have a Lenovo S400 notebook, and the command I used is: sudo make-kpkg --initrd ...
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Running OS X command-line programs on Ubuntu

Given that Mac OS X is derived from BSD (Berkeley Systems Distribution) UNIX, I would assume that in some way or another, it would be possible to run command-line OS X programs on Ubuntu. I am really ...
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How to approach searching for sources of interface unresponsiveness

On Debian Linux: On a relatively powerful machine I ran an update and both the kernel and the window manager got updated to newer version. At that point the machine become noticeably less responsive: ...
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Linux kernel - check currently used drivers

Is it possible to check what drivers from linux kernel source are used for currently working devices in the system? I know that usually device drivers are written as kernel modules, but some of them ...
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How should I prioritize specs for a Linux Kernel development workstation/system? [closed]

I'm working on a Linux Kernel development project (specifically OpenEmbedded/Yocto Project) in which kernel and embedded software compilation is the primary task and my laptop with a dual-core Core ...
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How to make Linux reliably boot on multi-cpu machines?

I've got two machines, one with 4x12 AMD Opteron cores (AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 6176), one with 2x8 Xeon cores (HT disabled; Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 0 @ 2.20GHz). On both machines I experience ...
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What are the Compile time considerations to reduce the size of binary on Linux?

I have compiled one utility and created the binary on my Linux System. But the size of this binary is 2.3 MB and I need to reduce the size of this binary. I tried applying STRIP on the binary but its ...
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How to disable logging to serial terminal - embedded linux

I have an embedded device running embedded linux and I connect to it using a serial port. I am capturing the logs I need using cat proc/kmsg into a file in a background process. I would like to not ...