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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writing ethernet driver, without building kernel?

I write ethernet driver. But in order to test the driver, I need to make the kernel call the probe callback routine. It seems that I must register it in the appropriate board file(no device tree in ...
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USB wifi in Fedora does not work

So I have pure installation of fedora 24 and I temporarily connected my machine to Internet via Ethernet cable and updated everything. I am using USB 3.0 Asus AC56 and it's discovered correctly as ...
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How to change the default soundcard in Debian to an external USB?

Running Jessie and aplay -l gives me this: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC887-VD Analog [ALC887-VD Analog] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: ...
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Broadcom BCM2070 Bluetooth 3.0 USB Device not working

I'm trying to get a Broadcom Bluetooth Adapter working on Ubuntu/Linux. Google shows that problems with broadcom devices are common and the usual solution is to extract a proprietary firmware file ...
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3d Graphics drivers for xeon e3 1200 3/4th on board graphics card?

Where or how do I get the 3D drivers for Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 64 bit for xeon e3 1200 3/4th generation on board graphics card? I'm getting an error when trying to run aerofly RC 7 Ultimate edition ...
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Problem with Wireless LAN on Linux Mint

I currently have a problem with Wireless LAN on Linux Mint 17.1. I can't enable WLAN, when trying to enable it, it disables immediately. Here some commands which I already tried out and found by ...
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Multimonitor (3) Graficcard support

OS: Antergos - latest graphics adapter: NVIDIA Corporation GM206 [GeForce GTX 750 v2] (rev a1) driver: nouveau desktopmanager: Gnome3 with Wayland We have 2 Systems applied with the data above. We ...
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Unknown symbol usb_register_driver and usbderegister when inserting the kernel module without GPL licensing

I am a newbie to linux kernel modules. I have written a simple usb driver. The problem that I am facing is when I try to add module to the kernel I get the error "unknown symbol in module". in "...
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kali linux amd64 usb alfa awuso36h usb driver

root@kali:~/Desktop/backports-3.12.2-1# make Generating local configuration database from kernel ...Kernel version parse failed! Makefile:40: recipe for target 'modules' failed make[1]: *** [modules] ...
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Bcm43142 driver wifi open-suse

i have a problem with my wifi that isn't working on opensuse tumbleweed, when i open the NetworkManager, i see only ethenet interface : 0d:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802....
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Is there a definite way to relate a driver's source code in Linux kernel to the device itself?

Linux kernel's source code contains the sources of drivers for plenty of devices under /drivers directory. Sometimes by looking at the source code comment, it's possible to get a hint of the device ...
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disable second mouse click, that clicked immediately.

My mouse is corrupt. So that sometimes when I click one time, it is clicked two times itself. Double-click happen when I just clicked once. How can I disable mouse click, for 0.5 second, that after ...
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Intel WiFi is not detecting in Debian. Using Dell Inspiron 11 3147

I need some serious help I just bought a laptop for school, and I decided to put Debian 8 on it through live usb. When I was installing, it could not detect the ethernet card at all, even though I ...
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Webcam Intel Realsense not working on Fedora

My laptop carries an Intel RealSense F200 webcam that isn't working properly on Fedora, when I start the webcam the output image is green with my silhouette. I searched the net and found this library ...
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Difference between intel-driver and GPU

I have a i7-6700 HQ and therefore a HD Graphics 530 integrated However I'm confused about "what-is-what" in my system since my kernel is using a driver called i915. Is this the "main" driver for ...
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How to setup driver RT3070?

I want to setup the driver for the alfa adapter AWUS036NH. I opened the CD and got a file bunch of files one of them is the '3070 linus' which is what I need. inside I found 'RT3070_LinuxSTA_V2.3.0....
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fglrx messed up and cannot boot with X

I recently messed up my (workplace) Linux Mint (cinnamon). It all started with a flickering second screen. I was trying to fix this, but now I cannot even boot into X (but tty). I sadly don't remember ...
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TP-LINK TL823N Fail to Start in Kali Linux

I've a wifi card TL823N by TP-LINK which is based on Realtek rtl8192eu chipset. I've installed driver for that somehow but a new problem arises. The dmesg commands gives following output. root@Chirag:...
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Problem with Installing Wi-Fi Driver on Debian

I am new to Linux and I have just downloaded Debian Live onto my USB. Currently, I am unable to connect to the internet in Debian. I am trying to install the driver for my Broadcom BCM4360 chip ...
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Add real dead zone in Synaptics Touchpad Driver

I know this has been asked a lot before, but after 2 days of reading I still have not found a fix. I have a new Dell XPS 15 which does not have physical buttons on the touchpad. The problem is that if ...
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eGPU Setup on Deepin 15.2 (Ubuntu Based)

I have an eGPU setup of nVidia GT710 via Express Card. When linux boots up my main laptop screen works but the secondary screen doesn't work. I am using opensource drivers as both cards require ...
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How can I write raw data to a USB device

I'm attempting to write raw data to a USB device connected to my computer. I'm using Kali Linux, and I found the correct filepath: "/dev/usb/003/013" . However, when I try to write data to it I get ...
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Does repo's Nvidia disable Nouveau

Yes, it has many Q&A about the Nouveau x Nvidia drivers concerning Fedora 24. However, I didn't find one detail I need to know. I entered the guide to look for, As nouveau is enabled by ...
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How to unbind a device from kernel space?

How to unbind a device from its driver from kernel space? I'm looking for the equivalent of echo 0000:00:dev > /sys/bus.../unbind but from kernel space itself.
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How to install wifi driver in Kali Linux

I have recently bought a wifi adapter for Kali Linux (running on vmware). The wifi is showing on Kali, but not working when I click on "Turn On Wifi" -- the same option appears as before. If this is ...
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Installing Proprietary NVidia 304 drivers on Debian Testing/Stretch

I am trying to install the legacy nvidia 304 drivers on my old Latitude D820, which has a GeForce Go 7300, but the installer fails saying : Failed to build the NVIDIA kernel module . Here is the ...
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How to setup the alfa AWUS036NH driver on Kali Linux?

I bought this Alfa awus036nh and i want to use it on Kali Linux. I'm running Kali on a Virtual Machine and fixed the USB issue and now the machine recognizes the adapter. I need to setup the driver ...
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Am I using nvidia drivers? - Arch Linux

$ pacman -Qs nvidia local/cuda 7.5.18-2 NVIDIA's GPU programming toolkit local/lib32-nvidia-utils 367.27-1 NVIDIA drivers utilities (32-bit) local/libvdpau 1.1.1-2 Nvidia VDPAU library ...
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Does chipset determine if wifi card will be supported under linux?

I'm planning wifi card upgrade and I've decided to look for router targeted hardware because of better specs. I found MikroTik mPCI-E module that features Atheros AR9582. I also found that Linux ...
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How do I configure Broadcom Wifi Drivers on Gobolinux?

2016-06-19 - Initial Post I'm having trouble setting up my wifi connection on GoboLinux. I already installed the propietary broadcom drivers. The wifi module is now recognized, at least. Using ...
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modprobe events not logged in /var/log/messages

I'm trying to understand Linux better, specifically driver registration and such so I'm trying to follow what happens when I insert modules and drivers. From what I thought I understood, kernel ...
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Where does a device file come from?

I'm reading through the Linux Kernel Module programming guide and I am a bit onfused about how device drivers work. I tried following along and making a basic device driver, which shows up in /proc/...
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How does Linux handle drivers when changing systems?

This has always made me wonder but how does Linux handle device drivers from system to system, so say you plug it in on computer A and then move to computer B with completely different specs. In ...
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Intermittent screen corruption after boot

Running Arch Linux. Every now and then when it is booting (after a line has been selected in Grub), it will display some boot messages as normal, but then display something like this: I suspect it ...
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Wireless connection in kali linux

I installed kali-linux-1.0.8-amd64 in my dell inspiron 3520 PC. I can't connect via wireless card. I think it isn't recognized by the system. I spend days googling and searching and reading every ...
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How to disable the Intel graphics driver on CentOS 7?

I have installed CentOS 7 recently, I found that my GUI is always laggy, specially when playing videos or GIFs. have tried multiple video players and web browsers and they all have the same results ...
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SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not permitted (wifi firmware)

I would like to know if I have in my folder /lib/firmware/ the firmware to use correctly a wifi driver. The general problem is: root@bananapim2plus:/home/guillaume# ifconfig wlan0 up SIOCSIFFLAGS: ...
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I need to install ethernet driver during arch install [closed]

I've been trying to set up a dual boot with Windows 10 and Arch Linux. I started off by dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu just to get a feel for everything. When I did that I had to install ethernet ...
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Find the video card information on the command line

I am trying to find the basic information (name, version) of the video driver(s) (which graphic cards are present) on a Linux machine (version 2.6.9). I've tried these commands: lspci lshw glxinfo | ...
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Linux video capture does not work cam3 or Image capture in cam1 fails

I am trying to some solution or run-time fix on this. Problem: After connecting a 3rd camera, Linux video capture does not work cam3 or Image capture in cam1 fails. History: Initially, we ...
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How to read data from optical drive in raw mode 2

I am trying to use the existing Linux driver system to effectively dump the data of CDROMs. As an example, if I pop in a "normal" CDROM disc of software and run the command cat /dev/sr0 then the ...
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No wifi-interface on ThinkPad T460P with debian

I've just installed a new Debian 8.4.0 on my ThinkPad T460P and now I need to config WIFI. I've installed the intel driver with apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi but the kernel module won't load on ...
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Driver install neccessary on ThinkPad with two GPUs?

Im not that new to Linux but just used it the last years for server and/or testing most often in VMs. Now Ive just got a new ThinkPad and I want to use debian as a native install. My notebook: Lenovo ...
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Debian installation does not boot, shows iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Could not read microcode: -12 error repeatedly instead

When trying to boot my Debian laptop, I encountered this error: May 31 06:59:44 Termina kernel: [28753.081242] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Direct firmware load failed with error -2 May 31 06:59:44 Termina ...
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Push firmware files in ath10k to Debian firmware-atheros

I would like to quote wireless.wiki.kernel.org: The ath10k firmware images are available from linux-firmware.git which all common Linux distributions should install by default. Latest firmware ...
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WiFi Drivers Not Working

I just installed Linux Mint 17.3 on my mid 2012 MacBook Pro. I'm currently trying to install the necessary drivers for WiFi via Driver Manager (nvidia-331 and bcmwl-kernel-source) for my BCM4222 ...
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Fedora 23 installation - nouveau issue

I downloaded Fedora 23 and created a bootable USB following the official guide. When I boot from USB the system starts loading and the "F" icon completes. Immediately after that I get into console ...
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How can I install the proper GPU driver for radeon 5450 on Debian Jessie?

I have a monitor that supports 2560x1080. While I have a Radeon 5450 graphic card, running Debian Jessie, I only can get 1920x1080. I installed firmware-linux-nonfree to get it running. Why isn't my ...
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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 ...