Tips for new visitors

Thanks for visiting my site. If you have purchased a copy of my new book "Embedded Linux Primer" please send me e-mail with any comments you might have, good or bad. Thanks!

Note that if you create an account, that will enable much more functionality. Anonymous users have limited access to this site.

There are several things you can do here.

The forums are a great way to exchange information about a topic you might be interested in. I encourage your participation and contribution. If you have favorite topics that you feel would interest other readers, feel free to join in with your own forum topic.

There is virtually no limit to the topics presented here, so long as they remain suitable for audiences of all ages. I have many interests, and encourage you to share yours. I've created forums for my favorite topics. Feel free to create forum topics of your own. It's easy. Just hit the content link at the top of the left hand sidebar, select create content and select forum topic.

You can create your own mini-blog if you want! As above, use the content link to create a blog or post a comment in an existing one.

You can create a page of your own, for example, if you want to put up a profile of yourself. If you do this, please consider giving it a unique URL. This can be accomplished by using the link below called URL path settings.

Compose Tips
There is a link for compose tips here which contains a page full of helpful hints on making your page stand out, for example using bold or italic text.

Good luck, and have fun!


Today I was forced to restrict comments to only authenticated users, after discovering and deleting many comments with highly inappropriate content. It's too bad there is a never-ending supply of Internet scum (individuals with zero integrity) to screw things up for the rest of us. Sadly, I have removed the ability to post comments from anonymous users.

Please let me know if you discover any other inappropriate content that I may have missed.

-Chris Hallinan

Hi Chris,

I have purchased a BeagleBoard-XM and I am considering buying the 2nd edition of your book Embedded Linux Primer to learn about embedded Linux. I see from a post of yours that you have a BeagleBoard. Do you have references to the BeagleBoard in the 2nd Edition of your book?

Bob Davis

I just discovered your book and bought a copy. Looking for it brought me to this website. Had I known you were having user trouble, I'd have picked a less ominous user name.

I'm working on my first embedded linux project. I have not been directly tasked with any OS work yet but that will change soon enough.

hope is cheap. indulge yourself.

Heh, your username is fine. There are many great resources for engineers new to embedded Linux. That give me an idea for a resource page right here! Maybe I'll find time to do just that. In the mean time, Google is your friend. Good luck, and thanks for taking the time to post.