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Kernel Compilation & Avoiding ‘Unresolved Symbol’

Kernel Compilation

Why a Kernel should be compiled?

By default kernel module version has to be disabled when developing new modules, but this is enabled by default in some older versions of popular distribution.

Apart from this there are many other reasons why a kernel has to be recompiled . I’m not listing all those reasons due to lack of space.

Following are the things to be taken into consideration before compilation.

Creating copy of complete kernel sources at different location other than /usr/src .

Configuring CVS and CVSUP on Linux

Installation of CVS and CVSUP

Installing CVS on Redhat Linux 7.1/7.2/7.3

The following steps give simple steps to install CVS software on Redhat Linux 7.1/7.2/7.3

1) Download the tarball cvs-1.11.1p1.tar.gz from http://www.cvshome.com

2) Run “gunzip cvs-1.11.1p1.tar”. You will get file called


3) Then extract this file using command

“tar –xvf cvs-1.11.1p1.tar”.

4) Then go to directory cvs-1.11.1p1.

5) There you will find a file called INSTALL. Read it once carefully.

Knoppix installation tips

To begin testing the distribution, download the latest Knoppix image

and burn it to a CD-ROM. There are several mirrors on the

href=http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html>Knoppix Web site

from where you can get the latest image in the form of an ISO file, or

purchase a CD-ROM. If you choose to download, get the latest version;

Knoppix has a release almost every week. A suffix of EN at the end of

the file name specifies that is the English version.

The command to burn a CD out of the ISO under Linux is:

Maximum Mount

Surely I have gone mad ! You might think, what has Linux to do with horses

? Well Linux might not yet be running a robotic horse, though that too is

not far, but Linux surely has got a lot to do with mounting. You see, mounting

is the Linux phrase for getting the operating system to access your disks.

This disk can be a floppy, a cdrom or a hard disk partition.

To mount a disk , there are two necessary conditions

A WebServer Guide -- Help Using Apache

What is a Web Server?

Before we get into the

particulars of Apache, let\'s talk about what a web server is. A

web server is a program that runs

on a host computer (also, confusingly enough, called a web server) that serves

up web sites. In other words, the web server program sits around awaiting

requests from visitors\' web browsers for objects it has in its possession, and

then sends these objects back for the visitor\'s viewing pleasure. Objects that

web servers can serve include HTML documents, plain text, images, sounds,

Fast & dirty way for dualbooting FreeBSD & Linux

You like Linux, you love freeBSD. Now you want to have both on your new ix86 box. If you are not a purist and you can spare a little MB on your disk, read on.

Linux Basics : First Steps Into Linux

Welcome! We meet again. It has been some time now since I\'ve heard you swear at your computer so I assume

your Linux installation went well and you have been experimenting with your

new system However If you are one of those wanderers who ever so often chance

upon random webpages on the net,


you will find a detailed guide to installing Linux.

Linux on your powermac

Debian is a free or Open Source, operating system (OS) for your computer. It's like a tower. At the base is the kernel. On top of that are all the basic tools. Next is all the software that you run on the computer. At the top of the tower is Debian-carefully organizing and fitting everything so it all works together.

Comanche: For a feel of Apache

Apache is undoubtedly the best server serving the Internet. With more than 40 percent market share in the "Web server" arena, it stands out to be the most preferred server. Years of coding have yielded ripe fruits in the form of simple configuration files along with its small 2.5 MB size. And with more and more people embracing Linux the server's popularity is increasing.

Exorcise FTP, Telnet And Other Evil Daemons

ZDNet LogoTelnet and ftp send passwords over the network in clear text that can be easily

sniffed. You should replace them with more modern tools such as ssh and scp.

SSLtelnet/SSLftp are also available but do not seem to be in such wide use.

SSH is a better telnet than telnet -- it even handles remote X sessions transparently,

letting you ssh into another machine and run X aps there with the display automagically