The kernel manages drivers, file systems, inter-process communication, and interrupts.

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I am not able to boot with the latest kernel source ie 3.18.0 with the device tree enabled [duplicate]

I am not able to boot with the latest kernel source ie 3.18.0 with the device tree enabled. I am getting blank screen. I used the [b]latest tools and firmware[/b] to boot. downloaded the code from ...
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Is it possible to run only the kernel?

I would like to run some user space application, hence I would like to know whether the followings are possible: is it possible to run only the kernel without Debian? if yes, how can I compile and ...
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What is the significance of .y and .y-next in the Raspberry Pi kernel branch names?

The Raspberry Pi kernel repository has branch names that end in .y and .y-next? For example, rpi-3.17.y and rpi-3.13.y-next. What is the significant of the .y and .y-next?
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Systel level differences in making a GPIO high in Raspberry PI vs Beaglebone

I understand the Raspberry PI uses the previous Kernel and the Beaglebone Black uses the one after and both do a great job for different applications. I would like to know what is the difference in ...
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TSL2563 Raspberry Pi Kernel Module for I2C Light Sensor Device

On Raspberry Pi, I've built the tsl2563 module with the help of rpi-source ( https://github.com/notro/rpi-source/wiki ). I did a sudo modules_install and sudo depmod and then successfully modprobe the ...
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Xenomai to Raspberry

I want to get Xenomai working on my Raspberry. Unfortunately I am not very familiar with compiling kernels. I am using this documentation to get it work: ...
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Kernel .config necessary options

I just upgraded from 3.13.6 to 3.17.1; when I upgrade I usually do not change anything, I just use the previous .config (from /proc/config.gz) and update it via make oldconfig (or make menuconfig, ...
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Using I2S/PCM on the P5 header

I am trying to get audio capture through a custom codec board that is using I2S to communicate the audio data. I'm having trouble finding support for using I2S. There was a lead here although the ...
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Kernel compilation failed when enabled DEBUG

I am compiling a kernel for my raspberry pi (on the pi). I checked necessary configuration and enabled DEBUG_INFO=y and REDUCED_DEBUG=n. But when I issue the command make I get the following error: ...
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Does the kernel support a BMP180 BMP85 digital pressure sensor out of the box?

The kernel generates a virtual file with the values for the famous temperature sensor DS 18B20. Is there a plug and play kernel support for the I2C digital pressure sensors BMP180 and BMP85 too? ...
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Best approach for real time operating system on Raspberry Pi

I need to use Raspberry Pi with a real time operating system. Of course, I want the best solution. I've searched some options, including custom kernel compilation, ready to install RTOS. So, which ...
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eGalax Touchscreen support, without kernel recompile, raspbian OS

I have been using a custom compiled raspbian OS, with eGalax touchscreen support. The problem is every time there's some upgrade or a major version change in the OS or firmware, I have to recompile ...
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panic by alternating modprobe / rmmod

I had problems with fswebcam, which I use in a script to take periodically snapshots with my small Logitech webcam. Googling around I found out that in case of error you could issue the two commands ...
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Disabling IRQ #32

suddenly, out of the blue, I got this message: Message from syslogd@raspberrypi Kernel: [1277.201127] Disabling IRQ #32 and my pi gets frozen. any idea ? Thanks
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Colored screen when booting raspbian from noobs

i have a raspberry pi model b with noobs and raspbian installed on the sd card. ive used it for quite a while but today when i boot the pi it just shows me a colored screen and i cant do anything. i ...
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Kernel module doesn't call probe function

I'm writing a kernel modul which should work on i2c. The problem is: the probe function doesn't load automatically. AFAIK, it should be called with a correct device driver name. Please correct me if ...
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How to get a specific Kernel version for rpi-linux?

I'm trying to find the source for version 3.12.20, but the current 3.12.y version on GitHub is 3.12.24. I understand I can just update my current version, but downloading the source for my current ...
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Cannot update or install DBus

I've been trying to connect A bluetooth dongle to a bt breakout board (kernel 3.12). Both of them show up with hcitool scan and dev. I've already installed bluez5 that keeps complaining about dbus: ...
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From python script to Kernel Module

So I have a python script that emulates an ESC_KEY on pin 17. #!/usr/bin/env python #Imports for Pins,input import RPi.GPIO as GPIO import uinput from time import sleep #Setup key_events=( ...
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How to get kernel source corresponding with the kernel installed by rpi-update

After an upgrade using rpi-update the kernel could be upgraded. The script download the kernel from an other gihub repository rpi-firmware. Till now, in order to get the kernel source, I download ...
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Raspberry Pi freezes during boot

I can't get past the attached picture. Nothing happens anymore. The red light is always on. I don't have anything plugged in the USB. It just stays there, and the cursors continues blinking. Also, at ...
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USB camera originally designed for PC hardware and kernel 2.x

I wonder if this is off-topic. Basically, I want to get some idea before spending expensive money on international mail order. The question is really getting comment on how compatible is Linux on ...
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How to ILI9341 SPI TFT display make work

I bought this display: There it is. After installing drivers for it( drivers are here ), display works, but only quarter of screen works and whole screen is flickernig. My kernel isLinux NETRUNNERHUB ...
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Trouble with rpi-source (hello world kernel module)

the first time I ran rpi-source (https://github.com/notro/rpi-source/wiki) I had no trouble at all getting the hello world kernel module to run. I deleted the kernel headers, and when I now run ...
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What's the difference between Rpi kernel source and Rpi distro kernels?

I need a specific kernel module (driver for a USB grabber), which is included in kernel 3.12. So, I went for Pidora, which features kernel 3.12 but was surprised, that the module wasn't included in ...
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Why I can't update kernel version?

I have perform the following command into ssh shell: sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get update sudo reboot But I still have an old kernel version, infact: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ uname -a Linux ...
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Why we added lib and firware to Linux kernel

I am new to raspberry pi. I was building the Linux kernel for raspberry pi . I followed the link : https://wiki.aalto.fi/download/attachments/84751497/compiling_kernel_final.pdf?version=3 In this ...
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PANIC: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,2)

I unplugged my RPi (RPi#1) and moved it to another power outlet, and plugged it back in. RPi#1 is the brains of my distributed setup, containing the database and biggest SD card. All of the data my ...
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download kernel source code : error : Not enough diskspace (900MB) on /root

I need to download the source code of my current kernel with rpi-source command I receive an error Not enough diskspace (900MB) on /root I have an 8GB SD card. ubuntu shows me two partitions one ...
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restore kernel version

I have the Raspbian 3.12.X , and I want to compile modules, so I installed a distribution with kernel headers sudo apt-get install linux-image-rpi-rpfv linux-headers-rpi-rpfv Then, I tell raspbian ...
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Raspbian kernel source compilation configuration

I try to compile Raspbian, [ http://hermess.no-ip.org/rpi/index.php ] when I Prime kernel with the old config: make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=${CCPREFIX} oldconfig I get a lot lot of dialog messages, so ...
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DHT11 module compilation error

I try to compile the source code of DHT11 module given in [https://www.endian.se/content/?p=127] . I have followed the step of KERNEL compilation in ...
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After building my own kernel I cannot load any module

Story of my life I built my kernel according to: http://elinux.org/RPi_Kernel_Compilation. I was able to boot my 3.14 kernel image. However when I want to insert rt2800usb I get the errors listed ...
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How to change the kernel commandline for ArchLinuxARM on Raspberry Pi effectly?

I'm using the raspberry pi with the latest ArchLinuxARM image. I'm having issues with the linux kernel and it randomly panics with 'kernel paging request' errors. I've found a solution to enable ...
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“Bind” linux kernel to a specific cpu?

I'd like to build a linux kernel that's specific to a given Raspberry, ie. one that won't boot on any other Raspberries. My idea is to bind the kernel to the cpu's serial number bit I haven't found ...
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Redirecting stdout and stderr to UART

I am building my own cross-linux-from-scratch (CLFS) system for Raspberry Pi. I already build whole system, I prepared SD card and now I try to boot. I am redirecting all kernel output to serial ...
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Installing kernel 3.10.24 headers on raspbmc

I'm trying to build drivers for my wifi dongle (a LogiLink WL0084B), but for that I need to download kernel headers for my current kernel (3.10.24). I'm using raspbmc. Sadly I cannot find where to ...
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how to create a boot parition in SDcard for a custom kernel image?

I have a problem in creating a bootable disk parition (SD card) for raspberry pi. I have a raw binary executable image on a mini os kernel called 'xinu'. I know this kernel is working because i have ...
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Issues getting specific Raspberry Kernel Sources from Github

I have a Issue getting the Kernel Sources for the Raspberry from Github. To be clear, I have no Problem in getting them as such, but for a specific Kernel Version of the 3.10.y-Branch, lets say ...
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Updating kernel/firmware to specific version

I've updated my rPi to the latest kernel/firmware using rpi-update and my Bluetooth dongle stopped working. I found this to be a known bug in 3.10.* branch of the kernel. Through tinkering and ...
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Raspbian - Real Time Kernel does not boot

I am trying to make a Raspbian kernel to support real time. To do that I cloned the latest kernel from raspbian github repository and applied the Real Time patch for 3.10.25-rt23 ...
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How to build custom OS for Raspberry pi from scratch?

I am new to kernel and embedded Linux. I have recently bought a raspberry pi and booted it using the Raspbian. I was fascinated by the pi, to learn more on Embedded i have decided to make an home ...
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Raspbian Kernel panic after RTC module .ko - How to unload modules at boot time?

I am playing with the RasClock RTC module. After baking my own rtc-pcf2127a.ko, and following the tutorial from the website, I got a kernel panic when booting (Null pointer etc.) Could not find any ...
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buildroot and rpi-firmware

I am able to bring up a minimal kernel using raspberrypi_defconfig in buildroot. I noticed that there are some .ko files in the rpi-firmware package downloaded from git. How can I include those into ...
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Raspberry Pi kernel configuration for USB mouse and keyboard

I've been trying cross compile kernel using this guide. http://elinux.org/Rpi_kernel_compilation#2._Cross_compiling_from_Linux. However, all my kernel doesn't support USB mouse and keyboard. In the ...
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Respberry Pi fails to boot with custom kernel

I'm trying to cross compile my kernel with touchscreen enabled, however my Respberry Pi fails to boot with the custom kernel. I was trying to compile the kernel on my ubuntu 10.4 (x64) with different ...
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How does Raspberry Pi boot?

I have a raspberry mini computer and I am wondering how that thing does whole the boot process. I can compile my own kernel and init ramdisk with my own scripts and build my own minimal linux system ...
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How to use the DS2482 kernel module

I want to use the ds2482 kernel module/driver but I'm struggling to find an example to start with. I've googled many searches but I swamped with git trees and source trees. I've loaded it OK and it ...
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How to tell if I am running the latest version of the Raspbian kernel?

I just finished building the Raspbian kernel according to the instructions in Raspberry Pi Kernel Compilation Guide. Prior to this I was running the latest build from raspberrypi.org, 3.6.11+ #358. I ...
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Raspbian kernel module segmentation fault

My Raspberry Pi currently runs 3.6.11+ #538 (obtained from uname -a), which may be the source of my issues. I'm starting to write a kernel module using the following "Hello World" code: #include ...