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How to Install a Device Driver on Linux

...most default Linux drivers are open source and integrated into the system, which makes installing any drivers that are not included quite complicated, even though most hardware devices can be automatically detected.  To learn more about how Linux drivers work, I recommend reading An Introduction...
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Linux device driver authors will need to ensure that their drivers play nice with RT-enabled kernels.

Developers: Prepare Your Drivers for Real-Time Linux

Although Real-Time Linux (RT Linux) has been a staple at Embedded Linux Conferences for years -- here’s a story on the RT presentations in 2007 -- many developers have viewed the technology to be peripheral to their own embedded projects. Yet as RT, enabled via the PREEMPT_RT patch, prepares to be...
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The Linux kernel 4.7 release was a pretty leisurely, which Linus Torvalds attributes to "summer in the northern hemisphere."

Linux Kernel 4.7 Offers New Support for Virtual Devices, Drivers, and More

So, Linux kernel 4.7 is here. The release happened July 24, just over 10 weeks after the release of 4.6 and two weeks after the final release candidate (4.7-rc7). This release cycle was slightly longer than usual due to Torvalds traveling commitments. That said, the last sprint was a pretty...
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