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UNIXReview.com: The Top 50 Things to Know to Pass the LPIC Exam 102

Jan 15, 2001, 15:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Emmett Dulaney)

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"The Linux Professional Institute has plans for three levels of certification, with each level consisting of two exams that you must pass. Last month, I looked at exam 101, the first test in the first level (the upper two levels are still in development). This month, I'll focus on exam 102 (full name known by VUE is 117-102). The following list of fifty key points to know is excerpted from the upcoming book, LPI General Linux 1 Exam Cram (Exam 102), to be published in March 2001 by The Coriolis Group..."

"1. The /proc/interrupts file shows what interrupts are currently in use on your system."

"2. Linux supports standard serial, parallel, and joystick ports in use today. Serial UART types 8250, 16450, 16550, and 16550A are supported and the /dev directory contains a file for each port/device supported. The setserial command can be used to list and alter configuration."

"3. The dmesg command can show what devices (such as lp) that Linux found during boot."

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