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

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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 ...