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5answers
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Where does uname get its information from?

Where does uname really get its information from? I figure this is something that should be straightforward. Unfortunately, I can't find any header containing just that information. Say someone ...
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1answer
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searching for sysvinit in a linux tree

This is the tree for petalinux. https://github.com/Xilinx/linux-xlnx/tree/xlnx_3.8 I am looking for sysvinit package,which contains things like init ,halt etc. When this source code is compiled we ...
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1answer
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Where in the linux kernel sources can I find a list of the different keyboard scancodes?

I was looking for a list of keyboard scancodes in the linux kernel sources, but I did not find anything. Does someone know where to find these? Especially the USB scancodes would be interesting.
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0answers
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“Kernel panic - not syncing” after building Centos-6/elrepo 3.10.19 kernel from source

I need to rebuild the Centos-6 / elrepo 3.10.19 kernel from source. Background: the GVision touch screen drivers are incompatible with kernels > 3.8 and require source code patches to add code to ...
2
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1answer
79 views

How can I determine the date when a piece of software was installed from source?

I've been asked to find out when a specific version of software was installed. The only thing I have to go on are the modification times of the directories in question. I'm having a hard time ...
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1answer
439 views

Where Do I get Source package for Perf tool

I am looking for source package of perf tool ,which I wanted to compile for ARM Linux ,I have already set up the cross compile tool chain. I have compiled the the oprofile and got it ...
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1answer
150 views

Modify and boot linux kernel on mobile device [closed]

During my education I have been developing Android iOS apps and websites for almost 18 months. Now, as my final year project, I am working on Linux source code with the goal to boot it on a mobile ...
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1answer
306 views

debian cannot install kernel source

I want to use debian linux for my laptop again. So I took my old debian 6.0 cds and installed it. From the last time I know, that I have to build the driver for my Atheros AR8151 Gigabit Ethernet ...
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1answer
72 views

Browse Bash files for a distribution

With my current OS, my LANG value is set by /etc/profile.d/lang.sh I am curious of the code for another distribution, Linux Mint for example. How could I browse this code online, or perhaps ...
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2answers
2k views

Running “patch” without generating *.orig and *.rej files

Is it possible to tell patch not to generate .orig and .rej files? I find it extremely annoying that patch creates these.
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3answers
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Given a git patch id, how to find out which kernel release contains it?

Assume I have some issue that was fixed by a recent patch to the official Linux git repository. I have a work around, but I’d like to undo it when a release happens that contains my the fix. I know ...
2
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4answers
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How to start changing linux source code to make custom OS?

I am doing Under Graduation in CS Major, have medium level knowledge in C, C++, and Java and also learned some operating system concepts (as they are in my course syllabus). I have heard that we can ...
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2answers
728 views

Where is best place to find sources of standard linux command line tools?

Into: I like learning by reading sources. But it's tiring of searching them across internet splited on many many different project sites. I'd love to see central browsable repo with sources of many ...
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vote
0answers
549 views

Build Chromium from source

I'm using Fedora 16 and I've successfully compiled Chromium from source (the first time I compiled something from source) a while back following these instructions: ...
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vote
1answer
627 views

Install newer version of application in $HOME without root access and linking to installed app

I am new to installing application from source and just learning the best practices to do so. I have this linux box without root access with a quite old emacs, so I downloaded the latest version and ...
0
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1answer
285 views

Clang/LLVM Install Within Slackware?

I would like to install the Clang/LLVM compiler suite within Slackware since I use it as my default C conpiler for my C programming assignments. I am currently building it within a build directory ...
0
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1answer
261 views

Where to find this specific source (centos 2.6.18-53.el5PAE)

okay all my looking around on the normal kernel site ftp can't find it. I need specifically, the PAE version. I am compiling virtualbox and if you don't use the right source you get this lovely: ...
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1answer
1k views

Linux source, where are sys_umount and sys_mount system calls? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Understanding the linux kernel source I am sure that I must be missing something, here. I cannot for the life of me find the source code for these system calls. I can ...
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3answers
1k views

Pointers in Learning Linux 0.01 Source code

I am trying to learn some real programming in C and the concepts of Linux. So i thought i will try by looking at the Linux kernel 0.01 version source. In my understanding, I could find the scratch ...
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3answers
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What's up with the metadata in the source? Are there tools for it?

I'm comparing two different kernel versions (one official, one from a manufacturer); there are thousands of file whose only difference is in metadata in the files. The metadata looks like '$:Key: ...
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7answers
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Understanding the Linux kernel source

I am trying to understand how a function, say mkdir, works by looking at the kernel source. This is an attempt to understand the kernel internals and navigate between various functions. I know mkdir ...