- Start your favorite IRC client
- /server irc.oftc.net
- /join #kernelnewbies
- Ask what you want to know without asking permission to ask and keep the discussion ontopic (ie about kernel programming).
Alternatively try this URL: irc://irc.oftc.net/kernelnewbies (should work with many browser / IRC client combinations)
Intro to IRC
IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is communication network. Users can talk together in realtime, each user has a nick. There are rooms (called channels) on irc, their names are beginning with #. For more information browse to http://www.irchelp.org/.
Kernel newbies are gathered on #kernelnewbies on irc.oftc.net. This channel is about kernel development, it's internals and so on. For general linux discussion please go to other channels like #linux, or one with the name of your favorite linux distribution.
How to simply join #kernelnewbies IRC
Kernel newbies are using irc network at OFTC.net. If you don't have an favorite IRC client (or you don't know any), choose one:
- xchat (GUI, gtk, runs under linux other unices and also windows)
irssi (text only, linux & unices)
kvirc (GUI, kde, linux & unices)
ksirc (GUI, kde, linux & unices)
konversation (GUI, kde, linux & unices)
BitchX (text only, linux & unices)
- Pidgin (GUI, gtk)
Upon first start, some clients popup a window with serverlist. If you don't want to play with it and click, close it and you'll probably find one line at the bottom that looks like a command line. Enter there:
- This will connect you to the server.
You will join the channel and you can talk to us