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Kernel Log: X server 1.7 delayed; Compiz runs on newer Radeon GPUs; DRBD in kernel soon

http://www.h-online.com

Although some X.org drivers have been updated for X server 1.7, development work is running behind schedule. New drivers from AMD, Intel and Nvidia and new Linux versions mean a number of corrections and enhancements in the graphics system. 3D support for newer Radeon GPUs is now adequate for Compiz. DRBD should make it into the main Linux kernel development tree in 2.6.32.

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The Linux Kernel and Open Source Drivers

http://www.tech-no-media.com

There has been a lot of talk about the Linux kernel and Open Source drivers this week. Most of it was about Microsoft that released drivers under the GPL V2 for inclusion in the Linux kernel. As pointed out by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols this was planned for a long time and will benefit Microsoft as much (if not more) than Linux.

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Course: Bash Shell Basics

http://beginlinux.com

A shell is a program that acts as an intermediary between the user and the Linux kernel. The shell receives commands from the user through typed words and passes them into the kernel for processing. The kernel has the ability to communicate with hardware and gather resources like files and memory. The most common shell is bash.

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Kernel Log: progress with free graphics drivers, three new stable kernels

http://www.h-online.com

A new version of the nv driver supports later NVIDIA GPUs. Drivers giving 3D support for later Radeon GPUs are making progress, and so is code for running the X server without root rights.

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A new VFAT patent avoidance patch

http://lwn.net

Andrew Tridgell has posted a new patch intended to enable the kernel to work around the VFAT patents. Unlike the previous version, this patch preserves the long filename functionality.

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Kernel Log: Main development phase of Linux 2.6.31 completed

http://www.h-online.com

Just over two weeks after the release of Linux 2.6.30, Linus Torvalds has released 2.6.31-rc1, the first release candidate of Linux 2.6.31. As usual, "rc1" completes the merge window during which the kernel hackers incorporate the majority of new features into the respective new version's main development branch.

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Kernel Log : Winding down the IDE subsystem

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David Miller has stepped in to maintain the IDE subsystem, but plans to make it maintenance only, with no major development work. On Friday, one LinuxTag venue will be dedicated entirely to the Linux kernel.

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Linux Kernel 2.6.30

http://osrevolution.com

Linus Torvalds announced the release of the 2.6.30 Linux kernel version.

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Kernel Log: Alsa driver for the X-Fi, debate over TuxOnIce

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The Linux kernel will soon include a driver for Creative's X-Fi sound cards. After a long pause, the kernel development team are once again debating merging TuxOnIce.

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Linux group seeks to overturn three Microsoft Patents

http://www.linuxnewstoday.org

The Open Invention Network (OIN), a Linux advocacy group today said it is publicly seeking invention data that would effectively overturn three Microsoft patents that the software giant has charged are infringed by some implementations of the Linux kernel.

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How to Compile a Kernel in Ubuntu 9.04

http://easylinuxcds.com

The purpose of this Ubuntu 9.04 tutorial is to show you the steps to setting up a kernel that is highly tuned for your CPU, in this case a Pentium 4 with hyperthreading for a workstation.

Step #1: Download and install the necessary tools...

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Debian Kernel Has No Proprietary Firmware

http://www.linuxpromagazine.com

Debian developer Robert Millan is offering an alternative kernel for Debian's Lenny free Linux distro. Unlike the standard Lenny kernel, it contains no proprietary firmware.

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Vulnerabilities in Linux allow root privileges

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According to a number of Linux distributors, a bug in the udev service under Linux can be exploited to obtain root privileges. The kernel uses udev to dynamically create device-specific files and folders (/dev/) for input and output, so that only devices which are actually connected appear in /dev.

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FOSS Debates: Dissecting the Kernel

http://www.linuxinsider.com

As the central element of Linux, the kernel is equally central to open source software in general. Because the community has such a stake in its design and success, the kernel has proven to be the hub around which much discussion revolves. The kernel's creator, Linus Torvalds, also has a stake in its success, and he takes part in the discussion.

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Linux Kernel swear

http://www.tux-planet.fr

A french article about Linux Kernel swear. For example, we can count 34 "fuck" in the kernel source code.

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