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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Setting up Intel Wireless AC 3160 NIC in FreeBSD

I have a pretty frustrating issue with FreeBSD. I am a Linux user who decided to switch to FreeBSD because I liked the idea of the ports system that it uses. I decided to give it a try in a virtual ...
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what are High level , mid level and low level driver? [on hold]

How can we decide whether the application is suitable for high level, low level and mid level driver ? which one we used to prefer while developing any applications.
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can not compile drivers for Nvidia jetson TK1

I have a hared time in installing wireless driver module for jetson TK1 nVidia, current kernal 3.10.40-gdacac96 error code from the terminal `make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE= -C ...
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Wifi trouble on Linux Mint

I've been tackling this day two now. I recently dual booted Linux Mint on my Windows 10 machine. When I installed it, the wifi driver did not seem to be installed. I can only connect via ethernet ...
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Debian Jessie Wireless Driver Broadcom Restart (rmmod modprobe) BCM43142 [14e4:4365]

my Dell laptop, running Debian 8 (Jessie), has this wireless device: $ lspci -nn -d 14e4: 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) And it ...
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Remotely use a platform device

I have a linux/android device with a certain hardware module (lets call this pc A), and a driver which uses the hardware as a platform device. Because of testing/os restrictions I'd like to be able ...
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Wi-fi in Kali Dual-Boot not working

I installed Kali on my MacBook Air (Mid-2013) through a bootable USB with persistence. However, I am unable to connect to Wifi. Infact, the build does not even show any Wifi/WLAN settings or show a ...
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How to install DisplayLink driver on LinuxMint 17.3

I have a USB 3.0 docking station connected with my laptop having LinuxMint 17.3. I can't manage to install DisplayLink driver on it. I could make it work with Ubuntu 15.04, but with LinuxMint it wan't ...
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multithread access to platform device driver [migrated]

I am currently writing a platform device driver for embedded linux on ARM. What I've noticed is that a multithreaded application from user space can only access the driver one thread at a time, and ...
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Question about DMA mapping API in Linux [migrated]

In Linux, some APIs are provided to do DMA mapping. My question is about "dma_alloc_coherent", it is defined in "linux/dma-mapping.h". And in the DMA-API.txt, it says: void * ...
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Working /dev/ttyS0 but can't transfer binary (one serial but two drivers Com1/Com4)

I think it's a driver config issue, it works in winXP(dual boot) with intel drivers. I'm debugging via serial port from another machine, which works fine. The PC is a i5 dell Optiplex 790 running ...
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G-Sync on Linux — how to get it working?

I have a new system with a couple of 4K monitors with G-Sync support (Acer XB280HK), and a card capable of driving them (Geforce GTK 970). I have the Nvidia proprietary driver installed, version ...
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Magic Mouse 2 on Linux

I bought apple's new magic mouse one month ago but I can't get it working on Linux correctly. I remember that my old magic mouse used to work fine but the new one is not recognized as such. I believe ...
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Linux Mint duplex driver for Samsung M2070

I'm trying to print duplex on my Samsung M2070 Printer. I installed the driver from the Samsung website with the provided install.sh and then added the printer to the system in the Printers section of ...
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OpenWRT image for OrangePi

I am looking for help on how to build OpenWRT image for OrangePi PC and|or OrangePi Plus board, preferably with working Ethernet and HDMI. I have studied related resources on the internet, like ...
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compatiblity with Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 (on tablet)

I hold a Dell Venue Pro 11 7130 with the following integrated network adapter: Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260. My aim is using Linux in live mode on it. Most of the distros I've being running so ...
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My printer in /dev/usb/lp0 always disappear after few seconds, and can't print, how to fix it? (Ubuntu 14.04)

Please, help... I have a 'EPPOS Model EPT-58H' thermal printer. When I plugin via usb, it detected as /dev/usb/lp0 with ls -l /dev command. Then I run echo "sometext" > /dev/usb/lp0 in terminal to ...
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Shared IRQs not operating properly

I'm having problems trying to make use of four out of six serial ports on my motherboard. The situation is: I have 6 serial ports available - ttyS0 to ttyS5 - of which 0 is a RS232 port on the edge ...
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Cinnamon running without video hardware acceleration after moving HD to a new PC

I have just upgraded my PC. It was an old intel Q8400 with an nvidia graphics card. I changed the CPU (now an i3-6300) + Motherboard, and ditched the graphics card (want to use intel's graphics card ...
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What are the installed components when installing a video card driver?

what are the components/modules/software installed and where? (kernel/userspace) that are installed when installing a OS driver vs proprietary driver , for example on ubuntu unity DE to simplify ...
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Driver for Radeon HD 6450

I have Debian 8.2 + Cinnamon (CD1) running on my secondary computer. It has an outdated graphic card EAH6450 SILENT/DI/1GD3(LP) with a Radeon HD 6450 GPU. I couldn't find supported drivers for it ...
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Loading WiFi driver results in the whole system becoming unstable. How to debug?

I am not a linux kernel expert, but I got this new laptop and it's WiFi(RT3290LE) is not working. I tried solutions from various sources and they are not working. So it is upto me to solve it, and I ...
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Building Linux driver for a network card remotely, while being connected via the same card

I realize that the title alone sounds confusing, so let me provide the context. My current Linux machine configuration is Debian 7.9 (I need this specific version) with the default kernel 3.2, which ...
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What is the proper way to start a driver on boot?

I have succeded (full story here) on installing some ethernet card that, according to the docs, must be manually started: # modprobe e1000bp I would like this driver startup to be performed on boot ...
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My ethernet card does not create any `ethX` device. How can I solve it?

I am testing a new network card on Ubuntu Linux Desktop v14.04.3 LTS 64 bits. Its name is: Silicom PXG6BPi Six Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet PCI-X Bypass Server Adapter But it seems to be a ...
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how can I build the RTL8192SE driver?

while trying to build it (executing install.sh), manny, many compiler warnings/errors appear: error: implicit declaration of function 'daemonize' [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration] warning: cast ...
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install nvidia graphics drivers on Debian-8 [multiple options tried] [closed]

Goal: install proprietary Nvidia driver. Results so far: I've tried two basic paths for installing nvidia Graphics drivers on debian 8. Both have failed. 1. Simple DEB Package installation -> ...
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Archlinux configure grapic driver lenovo z710

I want to configure my graphic card driver on a lenovo z710, because my laptop is overheating... On ubuntu I installed bumblebee and other stuff, but my system crashed, this time I wanna avoid this. ...
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Not getting 3d acceleration on one of two GeForce graphic cards

Running Debian 8. I have a GeForce 6600 GT and a GeForce GTX 460 SE. I was using the 340.65-2 driver, whatever the standard nvidia driver is in the repos, but that doesn't support the 6600. So I ...
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Color stripes on screen - Linux Mint and Nividia

My problem is visible on a screen. I've installed Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela. My graphic card is Nvidia GeForce GTX 660. Before, when I had Ubuntu 14.04 I hadn't this problem, everything works properly. ...
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How to turn on wifi on Dell Inspiron 17R 5737

I have a Dell Inspiron 17R 5737 running Slackware 14.1. My wifi doesn't work, and I think I've narrowed the problem to the wifi switch which I assume is off because the corresponding light is off. ...
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How async_port_probe() call works in linux kernel?

To Understand the SATA device enumeration process I was studying the driver/ata/ata_piix.c which is showing as SATA host driver for my system in the output of lspci command. 00:1f.2 IDE interface: ...
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Kali video card drivers problem

Can you please help me with kali nvidia-driver installation? I tried it many times but unsuccessfully. When I launched the OS from the hard drive, I could install the driver and it worked fine on ...
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Dial up HSF usb Conexant modem linux driver for ARM architecture

Hello I've being trying to install my usb HSF Conexant dial up modem to my Raspberry PI 2 B which is running Raspbian OS. I checked a company named Linuxant that makes these kind of drivers but ...
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Red Hat / Toughbook ATI Driver Issue

We received some new Panasonic Toughbook CF-54 laptops here at my office that have ATI dedicated graphics as well as an integrated Intel chip and I can't get the proprietary ATI drivers to work for ...
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Compile xf86-input-libinput and get my version to be used

Wayland Libinput has a noticeable 0.5s delay at two-finger scrolling. The setting is in code with the line #define DEFAULT_GESTURE_2FG_SCROLL_TIMEOUT ms2us(500) in the file ...
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How do I get/install Linux firmware for my EW-7727In wireless adapter?

I have an Edimax EW-7727In which I want to use with a box running Debian Stretch over a 4.2.0.1 Linux kernel. But - without installing anything special, my taskbar widget tells me I'm missing the ...
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Devices for Analog I/O gone from /dev after reboot

I have a system using Centos 6.6 and another system using RHEL 6.6 on the same architecture that both need analog I/O drivers to communicate with sensors that will be attached to the device. Thus, I ...
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How to install the default sound drivers on linux?

I've tried installing some Realtek drivers to make my microphone work. But the installation failed by saying ./install: 102: ./install: alsaconf: not found (Distro: eOS Freya, based on Ubuntu 14.04). ...
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How to auto run script upon driver reboot?

I am trying to set an auto run on my shell script (named driver_check.sh) which will trigger upon rebooting the driver. Basically, my script is as shown below: #!/bin/bash echo "Start script" ...
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Does the fact that MacOS runs on a BSD core mean that it is a better choice for that hardware? [closed]

Of the different distributions of Unix/Linux available for my Mac hardware, does BSD have an advantage because it's what is run under the GUI for MacOS, or does the Mach kernel abstraction keep any ...
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Installing USB Wi-Fi driver on Zorin

I installed Zorin 10 (after trying Mint and Ubuntu). My problem is I have a TP LINK Archer T2UH USB Wi-Fi adapter. Their website has the Linux driver for ...
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Antergos ATI-Catalyst driver installation

I have been trying (in vain) for a while to get Catalyst (or any driver for that matter) working on my Antergos 64 bit install with KDE using my AMD ATI FirePro v4800 (Radeon 5670 is the consumer ...
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CDROM not showing up on Lenovo G50

I'm running Jessie/sid as my base. When I type lspci: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation ValleyView SSA-CUnit (rev 0e) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation ValleyView Gen7 (rev ...
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Device Driver Tutorial For Kernel 3.13.0-24

The best tutorial is LLD(3).But what is the best tutorial for learning Linux Device Driver for Kernel 3.13.0-24. As most of the interfaces has changed in 2.X and 3.13.0-24. Eg:The structure net_device ...
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How to find the driver (module) associated with SATA device on Linux?

For one of my applications, I have to understand the the SATA device driver flow. As per my understanding, SATA device driver should be there in the Linux kernel tree. I have referred how to find the ...
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Antergos ATI driver issues

I'm trying to use the open source driver on Antergos with KDE on an ATI FirePro v4800 graphics card. I did a standard install, and booted into my desktop when I noticed that there are no window ...
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Wifi card not detected - Debian Linux

I have been trying for two days to setup my wifi card with Debian 8 (AMD64) without success. I paste here what I have about my hardware configuration : Computer : Lenovo Yoga 500 Wifi chipset : ...
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Determine which graphics driver Xorg uses

on a fresh Arch Linux installation i had difficulties with the graphics drivers. In the process i have installed a lot of different drivers to somehow get the display working. Now i need to ...
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Find a IR transmitter device

I would like to use the IR transmitter included in a cubox. I did not found any documentation to use it, so I would want to learn how to communicate with periphericals on linux. Commands like ...