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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bcm4352 drivers for linux

I installed ubuntu 12.04 on my dell latitude 3330 laptop. My laptop has a BCM4352 network card. First , I triad to install the STA driver from additional drivers , I wasn't able to get WI-FI to work. ...
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What is PCH poison interrupt?

It seems to be related to particular family of display drivers, and I only see these on the old systems with 2.6.x kernels, so it doesn't even seem to be an issue anymore. I'm just curious, why are ...
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Install cardreader on ZBOX nano CI320 with Bay-Trail-T Architecture

I installed Xubuntu on a ZBOX nano CI320. It works all fine so far apart from the SD card reader, that doesn't get initialised. The main problem seems to be the Bay-Trail architecture. How can I ...
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Linux Mint graphics drivers [on hold]

I recently upgraded my Linux Mint 16 to Linux Mint 17 (Cinnamon) using this tutorial. While I was using 16 I didn't worry about the graphics drivers; I don't use Mint for anything too graphically ...
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Use HUAWEI Gsm Modem in centos 5.01

I'm trying to develop an application that sends sms from my centos pc. And in order to accomplish this I am using HUAWEI Gsm modem. But I can't get to connect the modem to my virtual centos 5.01 ...
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Linux driver (module) won't load at boot time although installed with depmod

Environment FriendlyARM mini210s Netis dongle Linux 3.0.8 [root@mini210s 3.0.8-FriendlyARM]# uname -r 3.0.8-FriendlyARM Goal I want to network the mini210s using the wireless Netis wf2190 ...
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Red glitch borders on linux desktop animations

I am using gnome 3.14 + debian 8 jessie + nvidia optimus graphic driver. Those borders on animations are driving me insane and I would love some suggestions on how to resolve it :( ? PS, can someone ...
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How do compile Linux Driver for Netis WF2190 Wifi dongle for FriendlyARM mini210s?

GOAL I want to install the Netis WF2190 wifi dongle linux driver onto my FriendlyARM mini210s. Environment FriendlyARM mini210s S5PV210 ARM Cortex-A8 Board ... running Linux 3.0.8-FriendlyARM ...
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Video capture device: any chance of getting raw data?

I have a HDMI capture device called Live Gamer Portable (AverMedia C875 USB - 07ca:0875), and it has drivers for Windows and Mac, but not for Linux. As it has Mac support, is it possible to access raw ...
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Cinnamon crashes after NVIDIA driver install

I have a GTX970 graphics card that I need to install drivers to use. I have tried both the community developed driver (nvidia-current), and also the proprietary (last 2 versions) from Nvidia but to no ...
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Do all devices under Linux have a device node?

I know that each device on Linux is either a char or block or network device. Do all physical devices that exist on Linux have a device node under the /dev directory? I'm not talking here about ...
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WiFi randomly cuts on/off, other machines in the house unaffected

I just recently installed Fedora 20 on my Macbook Pro. I followed the guides on the internet and as most of them suggested, installed akmod-wl to handle my Wifi device. The output of lspci regarding ...
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Completely disable / deactivate USB in Ubuntu 10.04

I have some Ubuntu 10.04 based portable touchscreen computers at workplace and sometimes people would use USB data cable to charge their phones from the USB port. Now I have usb storage access ...
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RT3070 driver will not compile

I'm trying to compile the RT3070 driver on Arch but it's not compiling. When I run make some of the files compile but most others spit out error messages and do not compile. I don't know what to do to ...
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How to change the default driver used for an external screen

I'm having trouble setting up an external DisplayLink screen in Fedora 20. I've found someone who seems to be having exactly the same problem as me and his solution: If you are using "displaylink" ...
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No network interface in QEMU

My network interfaces never shows up in my guest computer. I'm compiling a linux kernel (3.3 I think) from scratch with default settings + Symbol: NE2K_PCI [=y] Type : tristate Prompt: PCI NE2000 ...
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I want to utilize PCA9685 chip to drive servos on beaglebone black, I see there is a linux driver, but how to utilize in C/C++. Any examples? [migrated]

So I have a Beaglebone black, and a servo/led controller http://www.adafruit.com/product/815. I'd like to control it from a C/C++ program running on the included Debian Linux. I see there is a ...
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Who would use this information to develop better support for hybrid graphics?

I have a laptop with hybrid graphics and I'm so frustrated that linux doesn't fully support it without any intervention from my side, just like any other Windows machine would normally do. So I ...
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Is hardware helping reducing crashes of OS X? [closed]

I am taking an OS course this semester, and we mentioned that device drivers can cause about 85% of crashes(for Windows). My understanding is that: since many personal computers are configured with a ...
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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 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 ...