• We had to restore from a backup today after a failed software update. Backup was from 0000 EDT and restored it at 0800 EDT so we lost about 8hrs. Today is 07/20/2024. More info here.


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    Error when booting Linux kernel in imx8qm board

    Hello guys! I am trying to boot a Linux Image v5.4.24 in the imx8qm. Unfortunately, I'm getting a panic message in the memory initialization. This is kernel messages: [22:07:08:735] [ 0.000000] Initmem setup node 0 [mem 0x0000000080200000-0x00000000a01fffff] [22:07:08:735] [ 0.000000] SError...
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    Linux not* booting after BIOS flash on a dual-boot machine with Windows 11 [I can't use Arch btw]

    Preface: I own an Intel Core i9-13900K, installed on my home PC. There was recent news that indicated mysterious hardware failure affecting the Raptor Lake CPUs, specifically the unlocked Core i9s from the 13th and 14th generations. Although the sources that first reported this issue were using...
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    Error building nvidia kernel module

    Hello, I upgraded my Debian (11 Bullseye) on 29th of May and I got a problem. Since then I get error messages on boot and the lowest resolution on lightDM and desktop. It must be Nvidia it seems. The errors from boot are: The output of # systemctl status systemd-modules-load.service: The...
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    Looking for developers who know Seccomp for a paid study

    I am Maysara, a PhD student at the University of Bristol. I am running a study to evaluate the usability of Seccomp, and I am looking for developers who have experience using it. The study session is 1.5 hour, you will be asked to sandbox a simple C program using Seccomp, and you will get a...
  5. SmuglyManatee

    Failing to install Linux kernel v6.8-rc1

    (System info at the bottom) I was trying to solve the issue mentioned here and here. So i tried installing the kernel v6.8-rc1 instead of the one i currently have v6.7.1 I downloaded the deb packages: 51153206 .rw-rw-r-- 1 3.4M 6704 user user 22 Jan 07:42...
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    Compiled kernel asks for rootfs; is it possible to mount it manually?

    Hello everyone, I am making a custom Linux distribution and I want to mount the rootfs manually using an executable from initramfs and then load into a shell from that rootfs. However, it seems like there's no such option in the kernel configuration tool. Is it possible to do that? Current...
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    ghost file

    is it possible to make a file, that when read or written to it would run a program, which would actually output the data from the file? say a file with a pattern, so it wouldn't have to take up so much space.
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    How can i find some special code in linux kernel ?

    I posted this question on this forum and now I repost it here in hopes of getting a quick solution. due to my low english proficiency,please don’t be surprised if there are any strange expressions. I'm trying to develop a driver for a device like this to solve some of the device's problems...
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    Kernel Bug?

    I have had problems with Linux crashing, and I have enabled crashdump. Especially one line in the logged dmesg I found interesting: [ 8906.236858] kernel BUG at fs/inode.c:611! Does this mean a kernel bug, or can it be something else? I also have a full dump, but I don't really know how to use...
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    Elan Touchpad not working

    Hello, my touchpad does not work nor listed by 'xinput' or 'lspci' but appears listed in 'sys/bus/acpi/devices'. I tried everything I could like compiling a newest version of the kernel, adding boot options, Im positing in a hope to have a solution because I'm out of ideas.
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    How to Use Modules in a Linux kernel

    I found a Linux Kernel repository with CANXL implementation which I cloned and compiled successfully on my existing Ubuntu 22.04 LTS virtual machine. I want to use the code files to send the CANXL frames but I do not know how. The repo link : https://github.com/torvalds/linux What is the...
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    How to add a new system call?

    Hello, I am working with 32bit version of RPiOS (kernel version 5.10.103) on raspberry pi 4. I am tying to add a new system call that will first simply print hello world. On the internet i have found many guids but most of them are for x86 architecture. Nevertheless i tried to follow the...
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    Authentication timed out, RTL8xxxu

    I'm working on a small ARMv5 notebook from 10 years ago. It has the WonderMedia WM8650 cpu, running at 600MHz. My idea here is to make it run a very lightweight Linux with a very basic but useful GUI and nothing else. Its pretty useless for most use cases, but I wanted to "have it working", and...
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    Ancient outdated custom gentoo install (set up by my dead partner). Not done with, but laptop exploded (Thinkpad T410), SSD fine. Get "new" T410, or?

    [ I just posted this to the gentoo forums https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-8795977.html#8795977 Not sure when/if I'll get an answer there, and not sure if anyone here is likely to know any helpful details on this... But I figured I should just go ahead and post a copy here anyway, just in...
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    Build Android kernel from source

    Hello! Nice to be here. I try to compile android kernel from source, but every time got errors. I found kernel here: Samsung kernel for SM A510F I downloaded tools from here: wget...
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    "panel-simple.c" display driver clarification

    Hello Everyone. I have to write a new display driver for my embedded board. If I well understood, in the "panel-simple.c" file ("drivers/gpu/drm/panel/panel-simple.c") I have to create a new "panel_desc" struct with the new display timings/parameters. Inside the "panel_desc" structure there are...
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    make[1]: *** [/linux_work/linux_latest_bootable/Makefile:801: include/config/auto.conf] Error 1

    I'm trying to direct the kselftest output from kselftest. But It works fine with sudo make kselftest but it gives error with O= option and I had tried KBUILD_OUTPUT=/tmp/kselftest. It doesn't show any output report on /tmp/kselftest. sudo make O=/tmp/kselftest kselftest-install gives the...
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    arch linux cannot detect wifi after I close the notebook, using latest 6.3.2 kernel

    hey, guys, I meet a problem, when I close my notebook for a while, and reopen the laptop I would found that the arch cannot detect wifi, so I try to reboot from terminal, it told me that , then I try to reboot from kde reboot button, it stuck at shutdown interface how can I solve it ? or...
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    Developing an operating system from scratch.

    How can I make an operating system using the Linux kernel, what should I pay attention to when making an operating system?
  20. jeremyyhh

    load kernel kali 1st install

    I just installed Kali Linux for the first time and after installation it booted to the grub menu and when I typed boot it says error you need to load the kernel first. I have absolutely no [EXPLETIVE REMOVED BY MODERATOR] clue what to do. please help.