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Old 02-04-2009, 01:30 AM   #1
vaishalicoep
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best linux distribution to start device driver writing...


hi,
i am learning now device driver writing.. can anyone tell me which linux distribution is the best to start with? & why? in ldd-Rubini it is said that distribution should be debian based..is it compulsory???
 
Old 02-04-2009, 05:34 AM   #2
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Any distro will do, as long as it has programming tools (GCC and other bits and pieces) installed.
 
Old 02-06-2009, 02:15 AM   #3
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Any distro will do, as long as it has programming tools (GCC and other bits and pieces) installed.
thanx brianL, does it require specific kernel version(someone told me this)? if yes,which one and why???

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Old 02-06-2009, 02:37 AM   #4
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Specific kernel version? For what? For the tools? I guess not. You can install those tools on any distro and any recent kernel version. Recent kernel should be better off.
 
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You might find this book useful and interesting: Linux Device Drivers.
http://lwn.net/Kernel/LDD3/
 
  


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