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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Black screen after installation of Nvidia driver

$ uname -r 4.1.3-200.fc22.x86_64 This is the latest kernel available at the stable repository. Now I want to install the Nvidia drivers for my GTS430 from the rpmfusion repository. I followed the ...
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Why is my WiFi card unclaimed by drivers in UbuntuMATE?

The title says the main issue, my Realtek 802.11n WiFi card isn't being claimed by the drivers from here. I installed led the drivers using the install.sh script given in the decompressed tar.gz. ...
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How can I replace the stock driver module inside a Linux ISO?

In particular, I want to replace the stock network drivers (r8169) with something else (r8168) in the installation ISO. Is this possible? Currently, I have to install Ubuntu/Debian/CentOS (same ...
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How do I install and configure Graphics drivers on SliTaz Linux

How can I install graphics and other driver on linux slitaz lspci | grep VGA Result 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics ...
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Double width 2D content when using the (proprietary) nvidia driver with Intel graphics in dual monitor setup

I've been going around this for ages and can't seem to get it working under Ubuntu. I have a Dell Latitude E6420 with integrated Intel/Nvidia graphics. I can use each monitor independently or connect ...
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How to read write PCI Memory Base Address Registers, without using DMA?

Currently I am developing a PCI driver in which I need to validate the functionality. I want to test memory transfer without using DMA. Let me know if there is any API I could use. I am also new to ...
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What is the Linux scsi mid-layer

In the Linux storage stack there are 3 levels: upper, mid and lower. Therefore, I know what it is in that sense. What I'm hoping someone will know is, what files in the Linux source tree actually ...
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How to get the name of USB driver in use in linux

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. I'm having USB related issues in my laptop. It works sometimes and sometimes doesn't. I thought of fixing the issue myself. So, I wanted to know if there is a ...
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Why do SSL negotiation fail on Linux? (Asus P5S-MX) (but worked on Windows7)

Can anyone tell give me hints to why the web requests fails in these wireshark/tcpdump traces ? (and perhabs hint to why a linux distro would start with SSLv3 as starting point) I a noob when it comes ...
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Magnetic stripe reader on Debian

I have recently aquired a USB magnetic stripe card reader. When used on Windows, I swipe a card, it acts as a keyboard and types out whatever is on the magstripe. However when used on Linux (Ubuntu ...
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Realtek RTL8111 Network card not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to install an Ethernet Card into my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop computer. Here is my lspci output (First one is my new ethernet card): 02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. ...
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Ubuntu - Ethernet Card Driver Installation: asm/linkage.h file not found

I'm trying to install an Ethernet Card into my ubuntu 14.04 desktop computer. Here is my lspci output (Second one is my new ethernet card): 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. ...
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atheros driver on arch-linux won't start access point [closed]

Can't create access point on arch % lspci -k | grep -A 3 -i network 06:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) Subsystem: Dell Device 020c ...
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A specific user can't login (after connecting TV), can't figure out why

I have lately installed Debian Jessie on my Dell XPS (1401x, GPU is NVIDIA 425M), installed the NVIDIA driver, and everything worked well. This evening I connected my laptop to my TV via HDMI (not ...
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What is the relation (similary and differences) between /proc/devices and /dev entries in Linux?

When we register a driver, the "name" parameter shows up in /proc/devices yet we can write to the devices using the entry in /dev corresponding to the device. What are the core ideas behind /proc and ...
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Linux: Two differen drivers for two (mostly) identical PCI devices

for some obscure reason I want to use two different drivers for two identical PCI devices on the same system. The drivers have different characteristics, which is why I want one physical device ...
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cpu temperature is higher than usual after installing xubuntu

I have installed Xubuntu 14.04 on Asus S550CB but the system becomes warmer than usual. So I tried to configure lm-sensors and saw cpu temperature is about 50 degrees. I guessed that some drivers are ...
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Dell ePort Plus II (K09A002) not recognized under linux

The Dell ePort Plus II docking station is not recognized under linux (both Fedora 22 kernel-4.0.6-300.fc22.x86_64 #1 SMP x86_64 GNU/Linux and Ubuntu 14.04). The bug is similar to the one reported and ...
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Use of MODULE_FIRMWARE(filename) macro in Linux modules

What is the use of the MODULE_FIRMWARE(filename) macro in Linux kernel modules?
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Speechmike pro drivers

UPDATE 1: oshiro@laptop:~$ lsusb -vt /: Bus 03.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=uhci_hcd/2p, 12M |__ Port 2: Dev 2, If 0, Class=Audio, Driver=snd-usb-audio, 12M |__ Port 2: Dev 2, If 1, ...
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NVIDIA drivers as LKMs in Unix: when do they get linked to the kernel?

Some time ago, I installed GeForce GTX 970 on my computer running under Fedora 20. An import thing to know is that I'm using the card only as an accelerator (not for graphics). Until recently, it ...
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Which NVIDIA driver should I use?

I have an NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT. I'm currently using nvidia-331 since the Nouveau open drivers were giving me some trouble. But I have several other drivers to select, see: What are the ...
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Graphic card dirver issues Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I do have a Thinkpad T400 with a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470. It appears that the basic installation of my Ubuntu does not "fully use" the ATI graphics card. From what I have read, the fglrx driver ...
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How to install wireless driver that i mentioned under fedora 22

İm trying to install this driver under fedora 22 https://github.com/kuba-moo/mt7630e but im unsuccess.My wifi card is mt7630e and looks like this driver's makefile built for ubuntu can anyone assist ...
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Drivers support for Sound Blaster Z/Zx on Linux

I am planning to buy a Sound Blaster Z or Zx (sound card) for my computer (which will run both Windows 7 and Linux Debian 7/8 or Fedora 21/22), but I heard it does not have a good support on Linux. ...
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bcmwl-kernel-source driver issues on install

I am installing Mint 17.1 (MATE) on my MacBook Pro Retina (due to it having much better hardware than my PC, on which I successfully installed Mint 17.1 in the past). I followed the instructions on ...
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Device shown using lspci but udev not loading the driver

My nic shows using lspci -v but udev is not loading the driver for it. Links to screenshots of diagnostic output are below. dmesg insmod lspci pacman -Qi ls /sys/class/net uname -a original ...
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r8168 connection drops randomly

I have a Realtek RTL8168 ethernet card built into my computer (HP ProBook 455 G1), running Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64bit. Before you tell me to replace the preinstalled r8169 module with the r8168 ...
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How to obtain the whole disk activities triggered by file systems under linux?

I want to record the disk access activities called by OS. Such data I want to record are received by disk from OS, including disk sector number, request length, arrival time, read or write. To be ...
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Why Gentoo detects no network devices? [closed]

I've faced the problem installing Gentoo: after the installation is seems to be completed and LiveCD is extracted, network becomes unreachable: gentoo~ # ping 8.8.8.8 connect: Network is unreachable ...
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Printer drivers

I hope this is an appropriate question. (If not, I'll be happy to delete it.) I run Linux exclusively (home and business). I have standardized on HP printers because the HP driver works well. I don't ...
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Delete and recreate of NTFS file format in Extended partition will maintain driver letter?

One of my computer system is having the disk partition like below 1-Primary (NTFS) (boot) 2-Primary (NTFS) (Windows C: Drive) (windows XP OS) + (software installed) 3-Primary (NTFS) (Windows D: ...
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Is it possible to tell what source loaded a Linux kernel module?

In my Linux distribution there are a number of modules loaded during boot up and I'm trying to find where they're loaded from. [root /proc]# lsmod Module Size Used by ...
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Switching to Linux permanently [closed]

I have searched through the forum for similar answers but I had no success in finding a satisfactory one. Windows and I had a fight last night and I decided to break up with 'it'. :)) Therefore I ...
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How to determine if the kernel sources are installed?

I just bought a USB 3.0 Gigabit ethernet adapter. It uses an ASIX ax88179_178a driver. I need to build the driver and the readme says: ...you need the Linux kernel sources installed on the build ...
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Install AMD Proprietary Drivers on Manjaro

I'm using Linux Manjaro 0.8.13 on my laptop and want to install proprietary drivers. Here is what i have: efog# lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation ...
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Failed to load module “glx” (module does not exist, 0)

I'm trying out arch for the first time in a virtual box following this guide. All went well and I wanted to install KDE. According to these steps I've picked the nvidia driver suite when running: ...
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Error with GNOME and AMD Catalyst

I have two computers, both with AMD video card. I'm trying to install them Fedora 22 with GNOME, I followed the same steps on both, but when I turn on the computer, only one works, while the other ...
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How to (really) disable NCQ in Linux

I implemented my own Serial-ATA Host-Bus-Adapter (HBA) in VHDL and programmed it onto a FPGA. A FPGA is chip which can be programmed with any digital circuit. It's also equipped with serial ...
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How to install AMD Catalyst 15.3 (fglrx 15.20.1013) on Fedora 22

I need help installing the AMD Catalyst 15.3 driver in Fedora 22, since that is the only driver that supports the X11 server 1.17, does anyone know how to install it?
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Find drive for SCSI device

This is the first time that I am working with storage devices. When I run cat /proc/scsi/scsi on my server, I have the following result: Attached devices: Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: ...
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How to find the configuration differences between two identical usb audio dongle devices?

I have two units of the same headset model that use a wireless USB dongle (Logitech H800). Each headset only pairs with its own dongle, but I want to get the same dongle to work with both headsets. ...
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Writing drivers for Oracle Solaris

I understand that Oracle doesn't provide sources for Solaris any more, as was done via OpenSolaris in the past. However, they do offer live CD images. How much does a system installed with such ...
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Dual Monitor Support in Kali Linux

I have a native install of Kali Linux on my custom PC which has an Intel Core i5 4690K CPU and an NVIDIA GTX960 GPU. The monitor plugged into my DVI port is working but my 2nd monitor plugged into ...
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ppd file for deskjet 1050

I'm on manjaro, I have deskjet 1050 printer/scanner. I installed hplip from AUR for the scanner to work. It asks me for ppd file for deskjet 1050, what's a ppd file and how to get it? It's this one, ...
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How to install driver for Alfa AWUS036NHA adapter on OpenSUSE?

I have tried to figure out how to install the driver for this adapter but with no sucess. I know it has a Atheros AR9271 chipset. If I understand it right, it use a Ath9k-htc driver, correct? But I ...
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multiseat dual gpu, can I have 2 different drivers?

I have 2 radeon 7950, set up my multiseat, everything is working fine. I use the free radeon drivers, and I'm pretty happy except for one thing, I can't test the gpu mining of bitcoins.... I'd like to ...
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How to deal with tearing in Gentoo on NVIDIA?

See Why is video tearing such a problem in Linux? for the reasons behind why tearing is a problem in the first place, and why the usual "tricks" usually suggested (like "disable compositing", ...
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Is there a way to expose extra settings through sysfs using the IIO framework?

The driver I'm developing has a number of settings I want the user to be able to change that don't really fit into the IIO framework. For example, using the IIO_CHAN_INFO_SAMP_FREQ enum in my read ...
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d-i netinst hangs after detecting network hardware due to driver issues

I'm trying to install Debian 8.0.0 from a USB using a preseed. I created the USB using UNetbootin and manually placed the preseed file into the uppermost level of the USB drive. Then in the UNetbootin ...