A device driver or software driver is a computer program allowing higher-level computer programs to interact with a hardware device.

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Detecting software spying on driver communications

Say I want to figure out if some malware currently is eavesdropping on the communications between my keyboard and the IO unit handling the keystrokes. Is there a way to tell if any processes are ...
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WiFi Disappeared Linux Mint 17.3

I have been using Linux Mint for the last month but suddenly my WiFi doesn't work anymore and is not showing. The stock Linux driver was working until a few days ago. My computer is an HP Pavilion g6 ...
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Automount USB sticks on fedora 22

I need to automount any USB stick that gets connect to any USB port. I am running Fedora 22. I thought this would be straightforward but it is taking a while for me to set up. The tutorial I find when ...
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Manually Select Driver (AHCI/SATA Drive)

I am wondering if there is a way to bypass the default driver when using a SATA Host Bus Adapter (I want it to use my LKM). The other way of doing this is black listing the default driver so mine ...
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Installing Arch Linux on Thinkpad W530

I am installing Arch Linux on a Thinkpad W530, using the LiveCD. When I boot from the LiveCD, at the Syslinux bootloader screen, my hardware buttons (volume/mute) and Fn-keys work. I am able to ...
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How to automatically generate the device file in linux [closed]

i have written an PCI Driver and inside probe function of it i have block register using register_blkdev(major, "expt"); But i cannot see any device file it has created in /dev directory. The vendor ...
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What happens if I try to use a device driver from the shell and it is already being used by the kernel?

This is the situation. I'm new to embedded linux and I'm trying to test some commands for the LED driver LP5521. The board I have has a RGB LED with this controller IC and it is being initialized with ...
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Can't find OpenWRT driver for Insignia NS-PU98635 USB-Ethernet Adapter on RPi 1B

I have a Raspberry Pi (1B). It's running OpenWRT (Barrier Breaker - 14.07, r42625). There's an Insignia USB3.0-Gigabit Ethernet adapter (NS-PU98635) plugged in. I can't find the driver for that ...
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Where can I find Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller driver?

It seems that Mint 17.3 came out lacking the Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core Graphics Controller driver. Where can I download it in order to install it manually? UPDATE: Why I believe that this ...
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Using specific driver version for the device jointly defaul driver [duplicate]

I have dongle USB-RS85 like this, based on CH340G. There is linux kernel driver ch341 that support this device (and create device /dev/ttyUSB0). But this driver does not support parity modes ...
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Updating drivers in Windows 10/Ubuntu 14.04 dualboot

I have just recently installed Ubuntu onto my Win10 Laptop on a HP Probook 4530S. Both seem to be working fine with GRUB as the bootloader. I was trying to install an upgrade to the Intel Chipset on ...
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Invalid Build path for driver creation

I wanted to create a simple Hello world driver as in here: Page2 and compile it with Makefile: obj-m := hello.o all: make -C /lib/modules/$(shell uname -r)/build M=$(PWD) modules clean: ...
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Linux Mint encryption passphrase window gone

Ever since I installed the recommended Nvidia driver for my computer, the encryption window is gone. Everything is black, I can still enter my passphrase, but I have to do it in the dark. And it's ...
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wifi driver fails to load firmware on kernel 4.6.0-rc2

Distro - Ubuntu-14.04. For development purposes I built and installed 4.6.0-rc2 kernel. All works well except wifi: % dmesg ... [ 9.092503] Intel(R) Wireless WiFi driver for Linux [ 9.092506] ...
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BSD sound problems with Realtek 892

I'm having the same problem as: No sound with Mint 12 and Realtek ALC892. The user marked it as "Resolved" without actually resolving it, he just changed to another OS and gave up. Has anyone ...
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Can't get usb ethernet adapter running under CentOS 6 minimal

I have a cheap usb adapter and using it on a minmal CentOS 6.7 box, when I plug in the adapter it's recognized as usb device but not as ethernet adapter, although I've loaded these kernel modules: ...
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Kali: Bluetooth adapter is not working

My Bluetooth adapter is not working. I tried to connect to my device using graphical interface, but the button connects not working. So, I had to use command line, but this time I get the error: root ...
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Kali Linux: Manufacturer says they do not provide drivers

I am using Windows 7 on my Toshiba Satellite series laptop. I want to install Kali on it, but when I checked the Toshiba website, I found they do not provide device drivers for Linux. So, does this ...
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Getting Ubuntu to Recognize USB Wifi

So, I'm really new to Linux systems and have just downloaded Ubuntu on my other desktop. The problem I'm having is getting it to recognize the USB wifi, TP-Link AC600 Archer T2UH. I went to the ...
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Missing `/dev/sda` when building a minimal kernel for VMware

I'm trying to build a minimal Linux kernel using buildroot that I want to run on VMware, among other platforms. However, when I boot the kernel it doesn't recognize the hard drive (i.e., no /dev/sda). ...
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Optirun / Primusrun and Steam errors

When I run Steam using optirun steam it starts ok and Steam uses my nvidia card. But when I start a game, the following errors are printed on console: ERROR: ld.so: object ...
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WiFi card on new build is not recognized by Linux Mint 17.3

I just completed a desktop build and installed Linux Mint 17.3 and the PCIe WiFi card is not being detected at all. The card is a Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I. There is nothing that recognizes the device to ...
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How to find ppd's in printer-driver-escpr?

This is a puzzle to stimulate you: I am installing an Epson XP-830 printer in Debian (wheezy). Openprinting doesn't list it (it's new), but the -820 seems like a close match. (Epson's own website ...
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How do I compute the angle of the 2D 3 points ? [[ In kernel space]

I 'm looking at the touch driver 's Kennel. Sometimes a touch is bouncing County singah appear. Collected by recruiting three points 'm trying to calculate the angle between . But there is no such ...
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How to mmap file w/ HUGE_PAGES to specific memory location (via “memmap=4G$4G”)

Presently working: Device driver to mmap to specific memory location (isolated by boot parameter "memmap=4G$4G") via the remap_pfn_range call. Desired solution: Same/similar outcome using 2M pages ...
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Z170-A motherboard HDMI video issue with ubuntu

I purchased Z170-A motherboard PC with on-board HDMI port and i have installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 OS but problem is if i connect Monitor to HDMI port it's not working. but if i put external VGA card it ...
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How to activate the bumblebee driver?

I have Debian Jessie; I installed the bumblebee drivers for my video card nvidia geforce 720m. How do I activate the drivers and to use only his nvidia card? To install the drivers, I used the ...
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How to use the proper video driver on Scientific Linux 6 for Display Port screens?

I am working with (one of) my workstation(s) working under Scientific Linux 6, so, basically a quite old version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. I would need to use 2 screens, but only have 2 DisplayPort ...
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Installing Wireless Adapter (GWU625 v1.1) On Modern Fedora OS

I am trying to install the driver to GWU625 v1.1. You can download it here for what it is worth. It is recommended for Fedora v10 but I want a to run an OS which is supported by the people who ...
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debian / screen freeze but system working

I've recently installed a dual-boot Debian Jessie / Win10 on a 64bit tower PC, and I'm having serious issues with Debian's install. Out of the blue the screen/mouse/keyboard freeze, while the system ...
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Netgear WNA3100 USB wireless. How do i install Arch linux with this card?

I know, install the drivers, right? As a complete newbie, I'm flustered. Sure, the card was a bad choice, as it's clear from minimal research that itshe not the most Linux-friendly card out there, ...
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How to block drivers built-into Kernel, i.e. drivers who are not a module

I configured and compiled Linux kernel with nouveau driver built-into kernel, i.e. with <*> as opposed to <M> when doing make menuconfig inside Linux kernel source directory. Now, I ...
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How to play a beep/sound file from the u-boot for Panda-board?

I want to play a Beep/Sound file during the boot up from the u-boot on the speakers connected to panda-board. As this functionality is there in PC ,How to replicate the same on the embedded platform ...
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How can I make nvidia packages work on Mint 17.3

I'm writing this after days of search and incomprehensions. I already tried asking my question on the Mint forums but I've got no help yet and I prefer asking for more advices, that could lead to a ...
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Installing Driver on Linux

I am running Kali Sana with kernel 3.14 on my Asus c100p chromebook, and my goal was to get the system into monitor mode, but i know chromebooks dont allow that. I also have a wireless usb adapter, ...
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Is there a module for a DS28CM00 serial chip?

A google search reveals a patch for this Maxim/Dallas chip was added in 2008, but I can't track it down in Linux 4.1. Does this module still exist in the 4.1 version of the kernel?
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Change Wireless adapter driver in Linux

I am using openSUSE Tumbleweed. I've bought a new PCI-E Wireless card, that supports 5G WiFi (Intel 5100 AGN). It doesn't show up in lspci and even if I take old adapter out it still cannot see my ...
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Linux Mint : logitech keyboard : change highlight color key

I have a gamer logitech keyboard : G810 and would like to change the color of the illuminated keys. So I want to install gnome15 but why is it so painfull ? Could you help with PPA, apt-get or I do ...
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Load disk driver during Debian installation

I have a server with all disks connected to a controller LSI 3008 IT (non-RAID mode). Unfortunately disks are not detected during installation of Debian Wheezy. Nevertheless the controller can be ...
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xsane states that no devices are available (any longer)

I use Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS. My all-in-one scanner and printer worked well with xsane 0.998 until I upgraded the hplip driver 3.6.12. This resulted in a number of inconveniences (for example, one ...
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Auto-detect video card driver

I've recently made a Linux From Scratch with Kernel 4.5.0 on virtualbox. In the /etc/X11/xorg.conf I have listed my video driver as vesa However when I boot into the live session in my laptop, the ...
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DRM device - rgb data

Can i read or set information about which format of data is being send on beaglebone over parallel RGB LCD bus to HDMI IO from DRM device? I was trying to find some way how to get more information ...
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How to get the absolute position (x, y coordinates) of a finger on a touchpad?

Main question: How to get the absolute finger position on the touchpad? I would like to get the absolute position (x, y coordinates) of a finger on a touchpad? I believe it is possible to extract it ...
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Is there a way I can find which driver file a piece of hardware is using?

Is there a way I can find which driver file a piece of hardware is using? (I want to find the driver for the Raspberry Pi3 WiFi on Raspbian)
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How do I ignore Linux on boot?

I have Windows 10 on my primary SSD and Kali Linux on a HDD. I need the slot with Linux HDD temporarily to be used with Windows, but the problem is that it tries to boot from the missing drive. How do ...
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Video drivers problem only when tunneling X through ssh

I am a reluctant sysadmin who inherited the responsibility for configuring a RHEL 6.7 server (operating inside a VMware virtual machine) to replace an old physical server. On this new server, certain ...
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How many kinds/levels of hardware drivers are required? [closed]

I have a problem understanding how drivers are kinda nested among themselves. I mean there seems to be a USB driver, and then a USB hub driver, and then drivers for the mouse/keyboard connected to the ...
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what exactly is the role of device driver in the bluetooth stack (bluez or bluedroid)

I have a bluetooth USB dongle and I wish to get a grasp of what the USB device driver that will be assigned to the bluetooth USB dongle will do and which part of the bluetooth stack it will cover. I ...
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How to call a device's power management methods in another way than during suspend to ram?

Let us consider the e1000e driver for an Ethernet card. This driver provide two power management methods .suspend and .resume to respectively turn off and turn on the card. Those methods are naturally ...
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Can't find wireless card mwifiex_usb interface

I've been trying to install my wireless adapter quite a while, I've a Surface Pro I and already gave up on getting ndiswrapper to work because it says that it can't load the driver "mwlu97w8x64" even ...