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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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 linux (Kali), 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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Basic mmap implementation [migrated]

I am pretty much new to linux and am writing a custom driver for which I need to use mmap. I have found the sample code in many places as below static int simple_remap_mmap(struct file *filp, struct ...
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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 ...
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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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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 NS-...
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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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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 '/home/damluar/.local/share/...
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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 ...