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Old 09-21-2005, 07:38 AM   #1
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Driver module in kernel

Hi everybody

Let me know the way to include driver module in the kernel image so that they can be detected as build in modules during kernel boot up

1 more thing Can anyone tell how hardware (think of keypad) probing is done at Linux boot up on target board i.e. at what stage we could know about the hardware(keypad) being detected by OS (boot up time)

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Old 09-21-2005, 02:54 PM   #2
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Hi hazzyb!

I'm wondering which distribution of Linux you're running?
I didn't see it in your LQ UserCP.

You can build your kernel as modules (select M) or built in (select Y)
when you compile a kernel. This would be chosen in the step where
you issue "make xconfig" (or gconfig or menuconfig). Have you ever
recompiled or built your own kernel? Kwan Lowe has an excellent
Kernel Rebuild Guide which I'd like to recommend to you.

Hardware is detected by the hotplug system. To read more about it,
issue "man hotplug" in a terminal for the manual page for hotplug.


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