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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Trying to read USB Audio Device, but /dev/hidraw0 is unavailable for reading

I'm trying to write a simple driver for my USB Sound Card (just for fun) on Xubuntu 14.04 -- for example, I want to have an opportunity to control volume on my laptop via this device. The problem is ...
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rtl8723be Realtek Wifi-Card driver not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my new Lenovo G50-70. The wifi works perfectly in windows, however it behaves strangely on Ubuntu. It is slow, doesn't load heavier sites at all, and after a while, ...
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rtl8812au wireless driver installation on Centos 7

I have a fresh install of Cent OS 7 with the Gnome desktop environment. I have been trying to install rtl8812au wireless drivers found at https://github.com/gnab/rtl8812au for my Netgear A6100 WiFi ...
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Problem installing Radeon Driver

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 model 5547 with a AMD Radeon HD R7 M265. With a clean installation of Arch Linux (I've tried installing Debian too, without success.) I tried installing the open-source ...
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How to disable my touch screen

My screen is cracked, and the touchscreen makes the courser spasm every once and a while. Is there any way i can fully disable it? As requested: Module Size Used by ctr ...
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Installed Wrong Nvidia Drivers

I'm running Arch 3.17, and last night I tried to install drivers for Nvidia, which has caused my system to go to a shell on boot. This is the output of /var/log/pacman.log Around [2014-11-19 22:36] ...
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Elementary os reboot error iMac late 2009

I need help installing Elementary OS on my (late 2009) iMac 11.1. I am booting from an external USB and in when presented with a GRUB menu, I choose "Install Elementary OS" and then press e key to ...
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My Wifi wont work on my Debian laptop

Some Questions from someone new to Debian: I have tried to install some wifi detecting programs,but i don't think the driver is installed... How do i find and install the driver? I have tried to ...
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Airport Extreme BCM4331 not recognised on FreeBSD

So I have recently installed FreeBSD 10.1 (now UEFI native!) on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro. The install went fine, except for one problem: my wireless card wasn't recognised. I looked into bwi and bwn as ...
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FreeBSD Ethernet NIC driver not recognized

Intel Motherboard GA-H61N-D2V $ pciconf -l -v re0@pci0:1:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0xe0001458 chip=0x816810ec rev=0x06 hdr=0x00 vendor = 'Realtek Semiconductor' device = 'Gigabit ...
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Can't Make a LDD for a Devkit8000

I'm trying to build a Linux Device Driver for a Devkit 8000. I'm getting the following errormessage: When I try to follow it's directions I get asked a bunch of yes/no questions I don't really ...
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HD 4800 lower fan speed

I've installed Linux Mint 17, most important thing for me is to lower the fan speed to 30% as I am doing in Windows because it's really too noisy. Note that the temperature stays at ~50°, so this ...
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Invisible cursor after FGLRX install (Debian Jessie)

After I've installed proprietary FGLRX driver (version 1:14.9+ga14.201-2) from Debian 8 Jessie repositories, my cursor became invisible. All mouse actions are working correctly, just can't see the ...
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Error compiling custom kernel with a new usb serial driver

I have tried compile a driver for my kernel 3.13.0-40-generic. I have also tried compile a custom kernel with this driver but both have failed. The name of the driver is vizzini for Linux ...
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Are Linux drivers part of the kernel or the rootfs

I have been working on a board with an embedded ARM processor. To get it to boot I have to add a bootloader, a linux kernel and a disk image containing the root file system. This disk image is ...
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Linux xsetwacom setting equivalent to Windows wacom driver mapping

In the Windows drivers for Wacom tablets, you have the option of mapping (a) the hole monitor to a specific area of the tablet, something like the picture in this link: I can't find an option in ...
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Stop fglrx from loading on boot/unload fglrx module without uninstalling it

I have a Fedora 19 install on a laptop, which has Intel integrated graphics & discrete AMD graphics. I have been using the radeon driver, which works for most stuff - though I have recently tried ...
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Dell Inspiron 5110 proper drivers for Linux Mint 'Qiana' 32bit/64bit

I decided to move on Linux and choose the Mint 'Qiana' distribution.No Windows no more! But It's a little more tricky with Linux. I need a little guidance here, I cannot find all the drivers for Dell ...
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Install usb wifi tl-wn823n on Debian

I need help installing my TP Link USB dongle on Debian Wheezy. I already tried a bunch of different things and nothing seemed to work. Here is the result of some commands: $ lsusb Bus 002 Device ...
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Need proprietary Nvidia drivers not in stable Debian

I need to install proprietary Nvidia drivers in my Debian Wheezy (to use CUDA if you wonder why) but none of these two options work for me: From Wheezy (backports) packages, the last nvidia-driver ...
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Why does a device show up as hidraw instead of hiddev?

I read the kernel documentation for hidraw and hiddev, and I understand the differences, but I am wondering how the kernel decides whether or not a device should show up as /dev/hidraw* or ...
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How to kill processes using a network interface

The issue I'm having is that whenever I just remove my USB wifi card, it kernel panics and reboots the system. Is there some way to detect and kill any processes using the wifi card automatically to ...
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can't filter printk messages

I'm writing a driver and usually I implement my own log-level scheme. However, this time I figured that I would try to utilize the printk scheme that is built into Linux. I see that I can adjust the ...
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talk to modbus device

I currently have a minimal install of Red Hat 6.5 running, on the machine I need to talk to a modbus device. I am wondering what tools and drivers are needed on a linux machine to talk to a modbus ...
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Elementary OS ATI Graphics

I have an Acer Aspire 4820TG. It has an integrated and a dedicated graphics card, the latter is an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650. The installation of Elementary OS (Luna) went fine but I needed ...
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How to enable graphics acceleration for SIS 771/671 on Zorin OS 8 lite (lubuntu 13.10)

I'm new at linux. I'm strugling with getting things work properly on my first linux installation on old laptop. Anyone knows how can I check/test my 2d acceleration? See if it's on/off and working ...
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How can I install Wi-Fi drivers in Kali Linux?

I installed Kali Linux on my Sony Vaio laptop (model number SVF142C1WW), but I had no wireless out of the box. Ethernet works fine, and I can connect to wireless networks normally from Windows running ...
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How can I compile and run a program designed for an older kernel version (2.6) in a newer kernel (3.16)?

I'm trying to run a driver for a network card, but it only supports kernels up to 2.6.32. I need to be able to use this piece of hardware to connect to the Internet. The device I'm using is "VIA ...
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How to troubleshoot and fix Wifi driver on Wandboard DUAL?

Environment Wandboard DUAL C1 Ubuntu Trusty using these instruction Issue I was able to install Ubuntu Trusty and I am failing to get the Wifi driver to work. root@ubuntu-armhf:~# uname -a Linux ...
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How to find out if F20 (Linux) is reaping the maximum benefit from my hardware

I have a new laptop HP Pavilion x360 and I wiped out the windows 8 and replaced it with Fedora 20. My question is if there is a way for me to find out if my display driver can be improved or if any ...
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How do I install debian with all drivers? [duplicate]

From this page Any firmware loaded during the installation will be copied automatically to the installed system. In most cases this will ensure that the device that requires the firmware will ...
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How do I install free drivers on a debian system?

I did a text mode install on trisquel which is a debian based system. I'm not sure why but when using the live cd (of trisquel), ubuntu and other distros it finds a driver for my usb wifi adapter. I ...
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Which function in Linux kernel do the powering off action?

I am not asking how to shut down. I am asking how to cut of the power. What is the function in Linux kernel code do the action of cutting of the power? And please explain the code.
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Add driver to live distro?

I am using Lightweight Portable Security, and I need to add the FGLRX driver so I can boot it on my system (R9 200 is keeping it from booting). Is there a workaround? Is there a way I can just add the ...
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How/where are linux device capabilities / bitfields set?

I have a device that has this output in /proc/bus/input/devices: I: Bus=0003 Vendor=05b8 Product=3280 Version=0111 N: Name="PixArt USB Optical Mouse" P: Phys=usb-0000:00:1a.0-1.1/input0 S: ...
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What driver should I use for my wireless card?

I am wondering if my internal wireless adapter of T400 has the right driver iwlwifi: *-network description: Wireless interface product: PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN [Shiloh] Network ...
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“Broadcom Corporation Device 43b1 (rev 03)” isn't being detected as wireless card

My computer is an ASUS ROG G750 and the wireless does not work. I've looked on the Kali forums but and I noticed that this seems to be a frequent issue but could not find anything useful. When I run ...
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Transfer wireless card's driver from Ubuntu to Debian or simply make wlan-usb work in Debian?

I'm kind of new to Linux and I just installed Ubuntu and I'm attempting to install the Debian distribution as well but I can't get my wireless card to work there. I'd like to know if there's a way to ...
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Help to install the Ralink RT3070 wireless driver on kali?

i've downloaded latest kali linux (amd64) and installed it on vmware workstation 10. after installation i upgraded kali's kernel headers to the latest version.(now i have v3.16) apt-get update ...
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Mint 17: Touchpad recognized as mouse

I recently installed Mint 17 on my recently bought laptop, messing with the menus I noticed no options under the Touchpad tab on Mouse and Touchpad work, so I can't disable the touchpad while typing ...
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Ext3 file system became read-only and server reboots spontaneoulsy

We noticed ext3 file system in our CentOS 4.9 server became read-only. We got the following error in dmesg: EXT3-fs: INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem. EXT3-fs: write access will ...
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Remove a manually installed driver (wireless usb)

I downloaded and installed a driver for my wireless usb dongle as it wasn't detected by linux (KDE). I wasn't very sure which model it was but apparently it is a Ralink RT2870 (Brand name IPTime ...
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ElementaryOS desktop messed up after trying to get NVIDIA drivers to work.

I've been trying to get the NVIDIA drivers to work on my Lenovo Y50 (GTX 860m) for a while. After installing them and rebooting, I get a black screen with some unhelpful text, which I usually remedied ...
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Linux Distro name API to get name of linux distro in a driver code?

I am writing a common code in a driver to get the distros name and host name. host name i am taking from struct utsname{nodename[]}, but how do I get the distro name?
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Compiling/installing driver for Wifi dongle missing kernel modules?

Goal Install the Netis wf2190 wifi dongle onto a NUC with Debian. Environment NUC DC3217IYE Netis WF2190 Debian Linux 3.16-0.bpo.2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.3-2~bpo70+1 (2014-09-21) x86_64 ...
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Why does RHEL offer updates for hardware I don't have?

RHEL 7 offers me to install 150+ updates, and it seems most part of these updates are not applicable to my server. For example it offers to install some "WiFi" Firmware, but my server doesn't have any ...
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mint 13 xfce: geforce fx 5500 "not new enough to support nvidia-settings display configuration page

I have a Geforce FX 5500 graphics card and so far, It has not worked properly in my Linux Mint 13 XFCE installation. I have tried several solutions to get the graphics card working but nothing ...
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How do I enable kernel to load Intel® Wireless 7260 card on NUC DC3217IYE with Debian 7?

Environment Next Unit of Computing NUC DC3217IYE with Debian 3.2.60-1+deb7u3 x86_64 GNU/Linux 867Mbps 802.11ac Intel 7260 card, Dual band 5GHz + 2.4GHz Wireless 2x2 AC + Bluetooth4.0 Installing ...
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Best approach to adding a kernel driver

I have a task to complete. An LED must be controlled immediately after the kernel loads and into the launch of a Debian system. It also must be controlled in user land. I already have basic LED ...
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Window Ghosting in Linux Mint 17 (Cinnamon)

So I have been using Linux Mint 17 on my Lenovo w530 with a k1000m graphics card and had been happy with it for the most part, but I wanted to be able to play games and use a second monitor, so I ...