The use of Unix in embedded computer systems such as networking equipment, mobile phones, media players, set-top boxes, etc.

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Swap root at runtime

I am developing an embedded Linux system. The system is usually installed by creating a ISO file which is written to a USB stick the board can boot from. To make the installation possible to do ...
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Open Source router firmware options?

What distro's exist that are designed for routers? Please include the following link to the project page link to supported hardware list what distinguishes them, why pick this option friendly web ...
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Inittab seems to ignore remount,rw /

I have an embedded system that boots off compact flash and runs with the initrd.img ramdisk mounted as root. When booting, it mounts the initrd image ok in read only mode but then when inittab runs, ...
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What distribution-maintained cross-compile toolchain packages exist?

I have just learned of Gentoo's sys-devel/crossdev package. This is a package that is useful for creating a cross-compiling toolchain. Are there any other such packages out there on other ...
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What is the scope of using rsync in sync-ing my target root file system from my host?

I have a target and host setup with Linux as the OS on both. I have a root file system(RFS) in my target. I have a setup in which my RFS is in development state so it will undergo changes on the ...
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Shell command to read device registers?

On a single-board computer running Linux, is there a way to read the contents of the device configuration registers that control hardware? I think it would be a wrapper for inw(), more or less. I'm ...
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Debugging ethernet before NFS boot

I'm trying to boot Linux from U-boot on an embedded ARM board using a filesystem on a remote machine served via NFS. It appears that the ethernet connection is not coming up correctly, which results ...
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Tunnel through a NAT

I have a router that provides internet connection to a single client device via a wireless cellular data network. This network provides non-public IP addresses which gets natted. I would like to get a ...
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Which minimal but extendable Linux distribution to choose

I need an extendable Linux distribution which I can easily reduce in size so much that it fits into a 64 mb CF card. In this stripped version it will run on a Via C7 and needed is Kernel, ...
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Capturing OS/hardware communication / reverse engineering drivers

This may be too broad of a question, but I'm not really sure what exactly I'm looking for. My main question is how the open source community reverse engineers windows drivers (for say, video cards) to ...
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How do I install GCC on a system with no compiler?

I've been messing around with my NAS which runs on Linux. I have root access, but there is no compiler. I seem to remember something about being able to compile on another system, but I'm not certain. ...
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Databases for embedded Linux?

I need to choose a database for an application on an embedded linux platform. Any suggestions on which databases are typically used with embedded linux? Please let me know. Regards Radha.
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using cross-compiled Valgrind

I have downloaded the sources from the Valgrind trunk and built it for using on an embedded Linux system(Montavista Linux) powered by an ARM926(ARMv5t architecture). Everything went well until I tried ...
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How to reduce ncurses terminfo size

I notice that ncurses's terminfo database on /usr/share/terminfo is about 7MB (I compiled it myself). This is too large if I want to deploy it on an embedded Linux of 64MB disk space. Is there a way ...
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Resources for very low-level (board bring-up)

I've worked with a few embedded systems, but now I'd like to make my own piece of hardware and despite a pretty thorough knowledge of Linux, I have no idea how to get Linux up and running on new ...
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Linux kernel 2.6 on ARM

I have compiled and installed the 2.6 kernel on an ARM board. I am using the ARM mini2440 board. I would like to know if there is already a way to access the General Purpose I/O port pins? Or will ...
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Linux Programmable Controller

I'm looking for a programmable Linux controller for home automation and general fun projects. Requirements: Controlling electric appliances - On/Off switches and dimmers (perhaps using relays) ...
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Where to start to learn OpenGL [closed]

As OpenGL evolves, it seems that there are three camps: OpenGL legacy, packed with "deprecated APIs" OpenGL ES, for embedded systems OpenGL "new stuff" which comes out every couple of months. If I ...