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Discussion in 'General Linux' started by Tim Poole, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Tim Poole

    Tim Poole New Member

    Feb 21, 2018
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    Hi, I am a C programmer who would like to get involved with writing drivers. Any suggestions?

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  2. atanere

    atanere Moderator
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    Apr 6, 2017
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    Hi Tim, and welcome to the site! I think this page might be a good place for you to start. Good luck!
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  3. wizardfromoz

    wizardfromoz Super Moderator
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    Apr 30, 2017
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    What a wonderful ambition :)

    No need to reply if you are busy writing those drivers, Tim ... but welcome to linux.org :p

    Whether you do it voluntarily to start with and then use it as a stepping stone to other vocational progressions ... cool. There are Linux Distros as you have likely found, that have a business model incorporating Server provision and maintenance, such as Ubuntu, RedHat, CentOS &c, and at your age (I snuck a peek, always do, lol) if you have been a C programmer for some time, then you are likely a number of steps ahead in the right direction.

    More power to you, and hope we see you around.

    Avagudweegend all.

    Chris Turner
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  4. JasKinasis

    JasKinasis Well-Known Member

    Apr 25, 2017
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    I am a C and C++ programmer, though I am more of a userspace/desktop applications programmer. I've done a small bit of tinkering at kernel level, but not a lot. I followed a couple of tutorials on how to develop a kernel module, and tried debugging a couple of modules, but I've never gone as far as joining any mailing lists or anything.

    However, the link shared by Stan/Atanere (the official docs for the Linux kernel project) will tell you all you'll need to know and more!
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