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    Thumbs up Linux module programming.

    I am beginner to linux. I have purchased a Fedora9 Cd and installed. When i tried to create a module programs..i could not find the kernel.h and module.h containing the necessary interfaces, like printk, module_init(), etc.,

    What shall be done? Should i get a new linux kernel and compile..

    Since i am a beginner, it would be of great help, if explained eloborately.

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    Linux Guru coopstah13's Avatar
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    Nov 2007
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    if you have an internet connection you can just download and install the kernel headers for the kernel you are currently using with yum

    If this is just to be a test machine to build and develop kernel modules, I would recommend building your own kernel from source, that way you are sure you have everything you need.

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    Linux Guru Lakshmipathi's Avatar
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    Yes Fedora Doesn't come with linux kernel (For my fedora 7 i downloaded & installed kernel source)

    So check this link
    The Linux Kernel Archives

    and click on "F" from this part ... UTC F V VI C Changelog

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    Thanks for the inputs. I have downloaded the rpms from the and i tried to install as shown in the Personal Fedora 9 Installation Guide
    and tried installing the source and header. It shows me Error.I am installing on a 64bit laptop, containing Fedora - 9 linux. Your inputs would be of great help.

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