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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AMD Drivers make Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon crash

I just installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon on my Samsung Series 5 netbook (dual boot with Windows 8.1, which I reinstalled myself). The first boot worked fine but I then installed the package ...
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Will linux eventually support ALL old hardware? [on hold]

I bought a Dell Inspiron 7520 SE (Special edition) and I faced/am facing drivers issues. Now I know that my graphics card vendor (ATI) isn't fully supporting Linux or may be only my distro (Ubuntu) ...
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How to try every bit of a Linux distro without installing it?

Using a live CD\USB to try a Linux distribution failed me to test aspects like graphics\wireless drivers. I remember when I tried an Ubuntu live CD it was loaded using a virtual machine so I couldn't ...
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How can I get this proprietary low-vision camera working in Linux?

I am a visually impaired Computer Science student, and use a special USB camera to zoom in on the board/projector during lectures. The camera only officially supports Windows, and I've been using it ...
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ATI graphics card: Is proprietary firmware needed in any case?

I am trying for days now to enable 3d of my ATI X 1900 under Debian GNU/Linux 7.6. I installed the xserver-xorg-drivers-radeon package, however this does not work. Specifically, I receive a similar ...
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How can I write a driver for an asus trackpad on linux? [on hold]

I bought a laptop and installed Linux on it and the trackpad is now not working but it was on Windows. There is no Linux driver for it and I thought this could be a good project to write one. I have ...
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Linux crashes when i attach usb dongle

I have a D-Link Usb dongle the description about it is: $ lsusb | grep D-Link Bus 002 Device 003: ID 07d1:3303 D-Link System DWA-131 802.11n Wireless N Nano Adapter(rev.A1) [Realtek RTL8192SU] My ...
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Huge UI elements in Crunchbang

I have just installed Crunchbang on my Desktop, and windows and menus appear incredibly enlarged. When I right click the context menu fills the screen, for example. My graphics card is the Radeon HD ...
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get Lexmark Z515 running on Linux

Following this tutorial I was able to intall this driver here in Crunchbang Linux 11. As expected, it didn't work. Lexmark itself offers a driver for OS X and that was it. I've tried something similar ...
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Running makefile results in “/sbin/modprobe: invalid option — 'l'”

I'm trying to set up Slackware 14.0 on an Asus EEE PC Flare Series Netbook. Currently I'm trying to configure the wifi. When I enter the following: # iwconfig I get: lo no wireless ...
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Setting up touch driver to run through service

We are trying to integrate a touch panel to our Debian system. Touch driver (General touch) I am trying to run this application in Linux service.Below are the steps which i followed Driver ...
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Make OpenGL GLX work with Steam client on Debian jessie

I'm trying to install Steam Client on Debian 8 (Jessie) 64-bit because the instructions ask me to (and because I've tried without them and it fails... read on!). In following the instruction I've ...
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Installing a D-LINK dwa-131 wireless adaptor on Linux

I am new to Linux and a complete novice, I have just installed Linux Ubuntu on a desktop, I want to use a wireless adapter for my internet connection. The model is a D-Link DWA-131 Nano wireless ...
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cinnamon crashes after installing nvidia driver

I installed the new nvidia driver with opengl 4.5 capabilities after a fresh install of linux mint (the usual way: stopping mdm, disabling nouveau, installing, starting mdm, nvidia-xconfig). But now ...
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fedora 20 gnome & ati card black screen after boot

After installing Fedora 20 for first boot, everything is OK. But after installing some packages and updating, then rebooting the system, after boot the screen goes black or gnome starts. After first ...
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Can I port a Linux DMA driver to Windows? [migrated]

I want to run it on Windows without a significant change. I hope, I can change only headers and corresponding functions. http://www.alterawiki.com/wiki/File:G2x4_avmm_dma_Linux.tar.gz
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NVidia drivers on Macbook Pro (2008) Linux Mint?

Ok. I am literally installing it from scratch and tracking my process here and now. I've been fighting this for so long. Macbook Pro, 2008 I believe. ~200GB HD. I'm not dual booting. Mint and only ...
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How to figure if a device has a driver installed

I have a smart box and beside its built-in wifi I want to connect a wifi dongle to it for monitoring. Box runs on android and has root access. I've connected a powered hub and i also have 3 ...
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nVidia fail after update

I have a 64-bit computer with Ubuntu 14.04, Gnome and nVidia. I had the official drivers from nVidia installed, all working perfectly, even Steam games. I did a reboot after a recent update and the ...
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Wifi problem in fedora 20?

I have recently installed fedora 20 on my laptop. I am new to fedora/linux. I think its not having any wifi driver. My network controller is: Broadcom BCM43142. I dont have any other way to connect my ...
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Driver install fixes gnome on old laptop but Ice Weasel hangs the desktop

I installed Wheezy on an old laptop with a Quadro4 go700 video card in it. Gnome did not like it and the display was corrupted. Therefore, I disabled the Nouveau driver, downloaded the Nvidia Linux ...
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use drivers from old kernel in new kernel

I am using newest Raspbian but I found out stk1160 drivers are not working properly. But in older raspbian it works ok. So I would like to move drivers from older Raspbian to newer Raspbian. How can I ...
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Module load map

How can I obtain a module load map? I've tried with the -m flag in insmod but it seems that since 2.6 there is no support for it. Thanks
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PCI header in my laptop looks different from free-electrons' PCI header

I'm trying to develope a pci driver but I can not compile it because my pci header is quite different from books and references. My distribution is 3.15.7-1-ARCH. ...
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Change color balance on Intel Graphics

My laptop has some screen or cable problem, because of which the screen is all pink colour. In Windows I use my Graphic Card configuration software to change the screen colours mixing colour channels ...
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Rotate screen using udl driver (DisplayLink) on Ubuntu 14.04?

Recently got a DisplayLink device, it works, but I would like to rotate counter-clockwise. Apparently the driver does not allow rotation (tried via gnome-shell and xrandr). Searching on google I ...
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How to install D-Link DWA-510 for Debian 7?

I just bought a D-Link DWA-510. But I can't install it on my Debian 7 32 bits. And I want to use in a runlevel 3. How can I use this D-link? Thanks!
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How can I install Fedora with a newer kernel?

I want to install Fedora on my computer with a netinstall, but it seems that the kernel doesn’t support my ethernet chip (Intel I218V). I tested Ubuntu 14.04 and Arch Linux and the ethernet chip ...
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OpenBSD failing to load firmware of supposedly supported WiFi USB adapter

I recently bought an Edimax EW-7811Un WiFi USB adapter on Amazon. A handful of OpenBSD users have reported success with it, and it's listed as being supported by urtwn(4) in its man pages. I'm ...
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Switchable graphics drivers installation on Linux Mint

Firstly, sorry if there is something unclear in my question but English is not my native language and I will correct the question if needed. Here is my problem: I have a notebook with ATI RADEON ...
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Where to find a list of device drivers supported by linux?

I have read here that linux supports a large number of device drivers and by extension, it also supports a large number of devices connected via the USB port. Excerpt from that site: Linux today ...
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VIA “Chrome 9 HC” graphics card causes blackscreen on CentOS 6.5

I'm using Centos 6.5 (i386, fully updated) and get a black screen, when trying to startx. Debian was able to run a Desktop-Environment on the same machine. My graphics card is: CN896/VN896/P4M900 ...
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How to install IBM DB2 Database Driver on Ubuntu for Node.js

I need assistance installing IBM DB2 drivers onto Ubuntu. Using Ubuntu 14.04, I'm attempting to create a simple web page that gets served by the node.js server-side framework. A ...
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Low performace of Intel Haswell HD Graphic 4600 in 3D Games

I have a notebook (Lenovo IdeaPad G510) with Linux Debian Jessie. It has got a built-in, integrated GPU - Intel Haswell HD Graphic 4600. I've read postive opinions about the GPU, it has got good ...
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NVIDIA Proprietary Driver on Debian Jessie Problems

I have dabbled in running a Debian server before, but this is my first time using its graphical interface for my main pc. I have been trying to install the nvidia proprietary drivers. I have SLI gtx ...
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g++: error: /usr/lib/libGL.so: No such file or directory after uninstalling AMD drivers

This is a question asked several times all over the internet. Duplicates: http://askubuntu.com/questions/395544/g-error-or-nosuch-file-or-directory ...
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Taking the Linux Install CD out during Installation?

I'm installing rhel and need to install a driver during installation. The plan is to 'linux dd' at the boot promt and install then. However, I just wanted to know if there would be an issue with ...
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How to use a PS gamepad with OpenWRT?

I'm fairly new to OpenWRT and Linux in general so please bare with me. I'm trying to print the button presses from a playstation gamepad to the console on an Arduino Yun which has OpenWRT. I've used ...
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Corsair Vengeance K-95 Keyboard & Linux

I've been thinking that I want a mechanical keyboard, currently I'm using a logitech G510 which is perfect with it's 18 programmable keys (I'm using it with this) but I hear a lot of people drooling ...
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Graphic driver problems with video streaming

I've got my old laptop up and running w/ Elementary OS Luna (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS), and installed the good old fglrx-legacy (I have an old Radeon Mobiliy 4xxx). I then installed Steam for the game ...
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OTG musb and full speed bulk endpoint throughput

We are developing an application on an OMAP3 device (DM3730 ti). An acquisition board gets samples and sends them to the OMAP board via USB. This acquisition board does a 16KHz sampling which ...
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Hotplug Device Driver Priority

Is it possible to have more than one driver for one purpose (eg. USB) included in the Linux kernel? If so, then how does the kernel decide which one to load?
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Open Character Device without creating a Device Node

I'm having an issue where a 3rd party application is opening a device node it shouldn't. I wrote a SPI Slave device driver that does some processing of messages. When the driver loads its in ...
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wired ethernet interface not detected by lshw, lspci

I have a Toshiba Satellite PSAG8U-04001W. No eth* interface shows up on ifconfig. $ ifconfig -a lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 ...
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Skype/Video drivers problems on Linux Mint 16

If I or the people I'm talking with turn on the camera, my system becomes so sluggish that nothing can be done (I can't even hang up the call). Event after the other party hangs up, the system keeps ...
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Nvidia Update Problem On Debian 7 Stable

New User Here Guys bear with me! Specs: Debian Stable Weezy Gnome 3 edition 64 bit Video Card: Nvidia GTS 250, CPU: AMD Phenon X4 Quad core History: All was going so well, back-ports was added, ...
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How does install ATI Radeon HD 7730m (64 bit) driver on Linux Mint 17

DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint DISTRIB_RELEASE=16 DISTRIB_CODENAME=petra DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 16 Petra" lspci | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ...
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Dell Laptop is overheating and shutting down

I recently updated from Linux Mint 16 to Linux Mint 17 on my Dell Inspiron 5420 with NVIDIA graphics card. After upgrading, the laptop is overheating seriously with temperature going above 90. ...
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Make Linux load specific driver for given device (Realtek NIC)

This is a driver issue on a vintage machine (AMD K8, Nvidia chipset) running Linux 3.11 (Mint distro, but I don't think it matters). claudius ~ # uname -a Linux claudius 3.11.0-12-generic #19-Ubuntu ...
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How to find a Linux kernel that works ok on my PC?

I have an old laptop. The newer kernels that ship with the latest versions of the most popular Linux distributions crash from time to time. I want to use a new Linux distribution to get the latest ...