LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-25-2008, 05:41 AM   #1
dhruvv7
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
Man page for kernel


Hi
I am working on device driver. I have the kernel source bt the manpages for kernel functions are not active.

eg. man printk , man kmalloc, etc gives No entry found.

How can i fix this?

I installed one man-page tar ball. But still its not working

Dhruv
 
Old 08-25-2008, 11:15 AM   #2
iggy_mon
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: PA, USA
Distribution: Mandriva Ubuntu
Posts: 98

Rep: Reputation: 15
man pages kernel

wow, i didnt expect to see this type of question on the newbie forum, but here goes anything (i guess :^)

http://mirror.linux.org.au/linux-mandocs/

that was the first link on a google search: man pages kernel
view as html or download the man pages

--iggy
 
Old 08-26-2008, 12:15 AM   #3
dhruvv7
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I think i need to learn how to search

I was giving some other options so didnt jumped to this page..
Indeed i am a Newbie.

Now i have downloaded the full tarball. My kernel is 2.6.9 (some constraints to use older version). It has some bunch of html files. Can you tell me how to manage them? i added a line in /etc/man.congif. But it didnt worked

Dhruv
 
Old 08-26-2008, 03:16 AM   #4
sir_com
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2008
Posts: 31

Rep: Reputation: 15
you need to set MANPATH environment variable. Also it will work if you change the /etc/man.config file. Probabaly it may need a reboot, not sure.
 
  


Reply

Tags
man, page


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do I get out of a man page? christianunix Linux - Newbie 4 10-17-2007 08:37 PM
Man page does'nt show up. Kernel 2.6.9, Slackware 10.0 Adan Linux - Software 4 12-22-2004 01:28 PM
man alsamixer not showing the man page nosaku Slackware 1 12-20-2004 08:52 AM
no more man page after kernel upgrade carboncopy Slackware 2 12-01-2004 10:22 AM
Is there a man page on how to use man page? jdruin Linux - Software 2 10-30-2004 09:29 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:45 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration