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Linux Drivers

Linux Drivers

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Published by Om Prakash Suthar

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Published by: Om Prakash Suthar on Sep 14, 2011
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Srujith Kudikala
Linux Device Drivers
Disclaimer: Kernel Modules are dangerous and canrender a system useless by corrupting hardware aswell as software, not responsible for any damage.
What is Linux?
Linux is a very widely used open sourceoperating system.
Why Linux? Why not windows or Mac Os?
What is the difference between Linux and Unix?
What Linux is good “Ubuntu”,“Fedora”,…?
Linux File System
Almost everything in Linux is a file, some that can be read directly with
programs like vi, gedit… and others require special programs which parse
the data.
Some directories
 /usr stores application programs
/var stores logfiles, mails…
 /tmp stores temporary stuff
 /dev stores all the device drivers
 /proc stores all running process and their information
 /mnt contains all the file systems that are mounted(C drive cdrom
 /etc contains all the configuration files and so on.

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