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Old 08-25-2008, 06:41 AM   #1
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Man page for kernel

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

Old 08-25-2008, 12:15 PM   #2
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man pages kernel

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

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

Old 08-26-2008, 01:15 AM   #3
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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

Old 08-26-2008, 04:16 AM   #4
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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.


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