Shakthi’s steps for me to learn Device Driver Programming

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Step 1: Learn bash scripting, if not done already.
Will be useful when working with user space.

Step 2: Master C, especially pointers.

Step 3: Learn GNU/Linux assembly language programming.
You can start off with x86 assembly:

Step 4: Learn to write simple device drivers. Study
and implement a chapter:

Thanks for the links friend 🙂


Windows CE ? !


I was not much aware of the embedded system things till today morning
but after attending the technical session by Kevin reg this, i was
rather moved to become a embedded programmer, seeing the various apps
that run .. etc…

Nice to see the demo reg the WinCE
i was searching all thru google to find the expansion for *CE*
But i couldnt
i got many answers..
few are..

==> Compact Embedder
==> Consumer Electronics
==> Compact Edition..

But wat is it actually.. an easy os developer tool for the small
handheld devices ( influenced by demo! ) and many other devices..

I was reading an article in pcquest regarding the “Flash memory” in
the PDAs etc..
the author was pointing out that there was very less usage of those
flash memories though it was taking very less time to load and execute
the apps there. The major drawback was cost. This thing struck my mind
for few days.. and after Kevin developed a small app for the smart
phone i was rather interested to see how things work.

But i didnt like the way he said abt OS development. He said it is as
easy as 5 steps..
A true technical student should try to learn how things work, rather
making it work, by some means. If he told us how that code is
integrated or somehting of that sort, i woudl be happy.. anyway with
very little knowledge abt the embedded things i wasnt in a position to
raise issues there!

Result of the session
–> i downloaded both the VC# express and windows ce trial version
i wasnt sure abt the trial period for CE.. anyway let me try it out later
and regarding vc# express, i didnt install becas i didnt have SP! in my xp box.

RMS Talk Audio

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this is the link that i found in Sriram’s blog



each file as reported by sriram is nealry 8mb.. though i didnt waste
my bandwidth,…
thanks to Sridhar and Sriram.. for making this info available.. 🙂

Digit – March Issue

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This digit issue is nothing spl….
but got few info frm it
a site with all file extensions

jus got few extensions and added them to my mail signature…
thought it would help ppl to know more abt the extension of files…(
vague and wierd extensions!)

Then there is a book abt digital photography…
let me read it and blog it later..

Installed adobe 7.0 reader
nothign much.. starts fasr compared to 6.0
my friend sunder said 6.3 and 7.0 are more or less same..

There is a review abt laptops which i wil read for sure..
nothign much spl, to justify my first statement 🙂

Not working

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things are not working today…
i tried to dynamically show the data transferred in through the network adapters
it was working few mins ago….
bad luck now its not working..
i get some sticky error message.. crap
need to try it again….

same code works in angel’s pc, but not in mine.
is it becas of the 2 n/w adapters i got?
but it was workign few mins ago…

Onnum velangala pa…


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Jus created an account in wikipedia site
and created 2 pages

–> gregarianz
–> Srec

But the greagarianz page is always getting deleted
i dono the reason for this..
and SREC page is not as i published.
Iam sick of reading those tutor pages.

Will ask some of my wiki mates…
and complete the pages…

Raam – Ameer proved it again!

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Went to Raam

was awsome in 2 aspects

-> Screenplay
-> Music

Didnt have a proper end though..
but i enjoyed the movie 🙂
its been a month, since i watched a movie with Angel…

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