"drivers" tag
Input/Output

Device Drivers, Part 9: I/O Control in Linux

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, talks about the typical ioctl() implementation and usage in Linux. “Get me a laptop, and tell me about the x86 hardware…

Accessing hardware in Linux

Device Drivers, Part 7: Generic Hardware Access in Linux

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, talks about accessing hardware in Linux. Shweta was all jubilant about her character driver achievements, as she entered the Linux device…

What makes hotkeys tick!

Exploring Software: What Makes Netbook Hotkeys Tick!

This article explores the often confusing issues around ACPI handling in Linux, with the particular perspective of getting hotkeys working on netbooks. One weakness of Linux on laptops and netbooks is that not…

A Quick Q ‘n’ A Session with Greg Kroah-Hartman

Greg K-H is the current Linux kernel maintainer for the -stable branch and is well known for his contributions to the Linux device drivers project that has enabled the kernel to support the MOST number of hardware devices, compared to any other kernel or OS. Here we present a quick interview with the man.

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