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Howto: build Linux kernel module against installed kernel w/o full kernel source tree

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How do I build Linux kernel module against installed or running Linux kernel? Do I need to install new kernel source tree from To be frank you do not need a new full source tree in order to just compile or build module against the running kernel.

The Problem With St. Ignucius

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No single product has done more to fuel the Cheap Revolution than Linux. This free operating system runs in Wall Street banks and Hollywood special effects shops, on supercomputers and smart phones, TiVo boxes and network routers. Now, some of the hackers who started this wonderful free software movement are threatening to screw the whole thing up.

Mandriva 2007 Beta 3 Report

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It was no secret that Mandriva released Beta 3 to their upcoming 2007 yesterday. I saw the news carried on just about every Linux site out there. I'm not sure why all the excitement and attention this time, I must have missed something. I mean, I'm always quite excited, but that kind of press is usually reserved for major releases or developmental milestones. Perhaps beta 3 is a milestone. There are some nice new features this time and perhaps this is why it was so noteworthy. It took me over 24 hours, but I finally got the 586/x64_86 dvd downloaded and burnt. This is what we found.

Virginia Highschoolers can Take Linux Classes

Want to learn the Linux computer operating system? If you're an Amelia County high school student, the opportunity is there.

The Moon in your hands

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NASA has a developed a virtual Moon, much like Google Earth, that lets users zoom around three-dimensional visualizations of the terrain. Declan Butler talks to Patrick Hogan, manager of NASA's World Wind project, about the software.

When Life Hands You Lemons...

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A friend of mine sent me a lavishly described "eye-popping" font configuration tweak. I was using Kubuntu at the time, and that this was actually happening on August 22? Before we all heard about the xorg-server break. Needless to say, when I got the "No screens found" error message, I was instantly sure it was my friend's fault.

TUX Issue #17 Now Available

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Issue number 17, September 2006, of TUX now is available. Highlights include:

*P2P: What Will It Take for Linux to Become a Mainstream Option for Gamers?
*Home Plate: KDE Edutainment and Doom 3 and Quake 3, or Nightmares Spoken Here
*Suited Up: Running Windows Software on Linux with CrossOver Office

Linux Newbie - Directory Structure

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One of the biggest stalling points that new Linux users have to get over are where things are kept. The Linux directory structure may seem odd at first, especially to Windows users. Here’s a brief list of the major directories and what they’re for.

Open source "gaining enormous momentum"

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The open-source software "phenomenon" extends far beyond Linux, and is "gaining enormous momentum," IDC reports. Following a recent survey of over 5,000 developers in 116 countries, IDC has concluded that open-source software represents "the most significant all-encompassing and long-term trend that the software industry has seen since the early 1980s."

Tested: Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu Linux is free to download and includes everything needed for basic desktop productivity tasks. The latest release, Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Long Term Support), will be supported with security and bug-fix updates for three years, unlike earlier versions. We found Ubuntu 6.06 easy to install and equally easy to use.

Asterisk: The software phone company

Asterisk is a phone system in software. It can replace large and expensive business phone systems, powering thousands of extensions, or it can help home users save money on long distance. Because it’s implemented in software, it is extremely versatile, easy to customize, and easy to extend.

Freenigma: Encryption for webmail

Until now, security-conscious email users could employ encryption with traditional email clients, but were out of luck with webmail services. Freenigma, a service to add encryption to third-party webmail services via a Firefox plugin, aims to add security to the convenience of webmail. My trial of the service indicates that it's making a good start, but has room to improve.

Static Meets Dynamic Adding Caches to Reduce Costs

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Static content on a website is like a phone book, but imagine how difficult it would be to use your "paper cache" if the numbers inside the phone book constantly changed or if numbers differed based on who was looking them up. This is why caching dynamic content poses a more difficult problem than caching static content.

Gentoo 2006.1: A Thing of Dreams?

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Gentoo Linux 2006.1 is now out offering users the latest in package updates for the community-built meta-distribution. The 2006.1 release is the second official milestone release from Gentoo this year and follows the 2006.0 release by six months. Unlike other Linux distributions, Gentoo developers considered their distribution to be a "meta-distribution" users can customize.

React OS: Windows done right

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React OS project has recently released the version 0.3.0 of this operating system and this is what you are looking at above. The similarity with Windows doesn't end nor begin with the desktop. The installer looks pretty much exactly like Windows, and hence doesn't have much to offer on a beauty contest.

Novell Denies Flagship SUSE User has Abandoned Linux

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Novell Inc has denied reports that the city of Bergen in Norway, one of its flagship Linux deployments, has decided to stick with Windows at the expense of SUSE Linux Enterprise.

Linux From Scratch

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From the days when installing a Linux distribution required a 300-page bible, to the days of Live CDs, the question "How do I learn Linux?" doesn't seem to have a ready answer. That's probably because the question itself is a little vague. If you want to learn how to use a Linux distribution, trying out one should help you. You need to lock yourself in a room for a weekend with a copy of Linux From Scratch ( Find out more from Mayank's interview with Gerard Beekmans.

Four Tough Lessons of System Recovery

Last week, I received a brand new laptop. My game plan was to transfer my files via a USB disk to the NTFS partition and then transfer my second partition which is Debian Sarge (so-called) Unstable, and keep up with my regular business.

Linux Goes Mainstream

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He'll be the first to admit it: Troy Webb has struggled trying to do business with channel newbie and Linux stalwart Red Hat.

Transcript of talk with Richard .M. Stallman @ GPLv3 Conference

Today when I came across the interview of Richard.M.Stallman on The Hindu, it left me with a warm and fuzzy feeling. So without further ado here is the transcript of the interview of Richard.M.Stallman as published in The Hindu newspaper dated August 31st 2006.

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