Embedded Linux Programming - 2021 Release Learn to Write and Debug Linux Programs on Real Target Hardware

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  • Delivery Type: The Course is taken online
  • Length of Access: 1 year
  • Features: 24/7 Access, Real Instructors, Classroom Materials and Exercise Guides. Exam Prep and Instructor Support.
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Video Title
00: Introduction to Embedded Linux
5 min
01: Introducing and Installing Linux
17 min
02: Linux Features and the File System
12 min
03: KDE Desktop Environment
2 min
04: Exploring the Desktop Demo
4 min
05: File Manager Demo
4 min
06: The Linux Command Shell
8 min
07: Shell Basics Demo
6 min
08: Graphical Help Demo
3 min
09: Installing Class Software
3 min
10: The Eclipse Development Environment
10 min
11: The Eclipse Menu
10 min
12: Eclipse Workbench Demo
11 min
13: Creating an Eclipse Project
4 min
14: Debugging with Eclipse Demo
11 min
15: Configuring Eclipse Demo
6 min
16: Configure Minicom
7 min
17: Configure Networking & Target Board
6 min
18: Building and Running Target Applications
13 min
19: Sys File System Demo
8 min
20: Code Review Demo
7 min
21: Debugging: On the Target and the Workstation
14 min
22: SSH & Remote Debugger Demo
5 min
23: Simulation Debug Configuration Demo
8 min
24: Multi-threading
22 min
25: Code Review: monitor.c Demo
4 min
26: Networking Part 1
9 min
27: Networking Code Review Demo
14 min
28: Networking Part 2
14 min
29: Testing Multiple Clients Demo
6 min
30: Monkey Web Server Demo
9 min
31: Graphics Device Driver
15 min
32: Graphics Code Review Demo
4 min
33: Configuring and Building the Linux Kernel
17 min
34: Tour of the Kernel Source Tree Demo
7 min
35: Make xconfig Demo
12 min
36: Busybox
10 min
37: Busybox Demo
11 min
38: Booting the Raspberry Pi
10 min
39: U-boot Demo
13 min
40: Booting the Application—Getting Ready to Ship
9 min
41: Startup Demo
8 min
42: Systemd
5 min
43: Course Summary
8 min
6 hrs 31 mins

Doug Abbott

Doug Abbott is a consultant, author, and trainer with over thirty years experience in the computing field. He has done both hardware and software design primarily in the area of data acquisition and instrumentation. As a software engineer, his focus has been on the operating system and device driver level with a particular emphasis on embedded applications of Linux.

As an instructor, Mr. Abbott has developed and taught several courses--both in-person and on-line--for UC Berkeley Extension and UC San Diego Extension. These classes have also been presented on-site to a number of well-known institutions including NASA Houston, Wind River Systems, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and TRW among others.

Doug is the author of three books:

     Embedded Linux Development using Eclipse

     Linux for Embedded and Real-time Applications, 4th Ed.

     PCI Bus Demystified, 2nd Ed.

Doug has both a bachelor's and master's degree in electrical engineering from UC Berkeley.


System Requirements


Workstation - class PC with Linux.  Minimum requirements are:

  • 1 GHz processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 50 GB free disk space
  • Ethernet port
  • USB port

The Embedded Linux Learning Kit - included when you purchase this course.  GogoTraining will contact you by the next business day regarding your shipping address and then the kit will be sent to you.


The preferred Linux distribution is CentOS 7, but any current distribution is fine.

Eclipse is included on the DVD you will receive with the class.

Course Materials

When you purchase this course you will receive access to these materials.

  • Student Guide
  • Exercise Guide

Course Links

These links are activated when you purchase this course.

  • Course Survey


This course comes with a Transcript that tracks your progress. You can use your transcript to view and monitor your progress and when you complete the course, you can print or email the transcript.

Certificate of Completion

You will be awarded a Certificate of Completion when you finish this course. You will be able to print or email the certificate and share your accomplishment with everyone.

QA Forum

Interested in an Instructor Support Package? Click here to receive information on how to join the Instructor Access Forum.

When you purchase this course you will be able to use the QA Forum and have direct access to the instructor.