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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Communication between two kernel drivers [migrated]

I have custom embedded hardware i'm working on which runs linux. I've implemented a spi kernel driver to handle spi access to a eeprom which is exposed to userspace. Now i have another kernel driver ...
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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 termios and ioctl functions in kernel module? [migrated]

I wrote a kernel module for a touch screen monitor and earlier I used inputattach (written in userspace) to open serial port, set baud rate, control flags, line discipline etc. But now I want to ...
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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 ...
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IGB-Falsely claims to have parameter note

Because of some circumstances I have to install SLES 9 SP4 on a nearly new hardware. After the installation there is just a problem my network card(Intel Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T2). After the ...
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Downloading Debian packages (for a Crunchbang install) on a Ubuntu computer

I'm trying to get the ethernet drivers on a Lenovo T440s to work, more specifically I'm trying to get the intel e1000e ethernet installed. To do that I need the build-essential package first, but that ...
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Mixed-source drivers for Linux [closed]

I am making a research on drivers for Linux that may integrate both open and proprietary source code. I am very new to to the field of driver research and not sure how to look for a comprehensive list ...
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XBMC crash after selecting “play”. Ubuntu 14.04 and 13.0 gotham. Link to crashlog

I have a brand new machine with fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to run Gotham 13.0 on it. I've already added the restricted multimedia codecs (just in case) to Ubuntu. sudo apt-get ...
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Interfacing with a custom camera in Linux on the beaglebone

I'm new to Linux development and need some pointers to help me get a camera (OV7670) working on a beaglebone running Debian. Using the camera capes as a guide, I've connected the camera to the GPMC ...
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Is replacing a driver file enough for X servers even if the files are dynamically linked?

I was installing a new RHEL6 machine. The machine previously had Ubuntu 8.10 and most of the drivers were outdated. Problem After the installation steps, I restarted the machine. Everything was fine ...
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ftdi_sio not pre-installed

I have recently recompiled my Ubuntu's kernel to Linus' most recent one. After rebooting, I tried to connect my computer to a development board via an FTDI FT232 USB-to-Serial converter. It used to ...
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Kconfig - compiling kernel module

I stumbled over this site about USB video grabber under Linux, I'm trying to compile the code found here. I have read about makefiles but this one confuses me, cause it's so short: usbtv-y := ...
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problem with airmon-ng start waln0

I'm new in Kali Linux, I have a USB wireless adapter, Realtek RTL8187 wireless802.11b my command airmon-ng it shows the waln0, but when I type the command airmon-ng start waln0. It doesn't show ...
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Max Brightness too low on Debian

Using Debian wheezy 7.5 x64 on a Acer Aspire 5738Z, I found that maximum brightness (value '9' in /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/max_brightness) is much lower than maximum brightness offered by ...
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Which driver is handling my touchpad?

I would like to know how to determine which driver (out of those below) is handling my touchpad: appletouch.ko.gz, cyapa.ko.gz, sermouse.ko.gz, synaptics_usb.ko.gz, bcm5974.ko.gz, psmouse.ko.gz, ...
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How is built the initrd of a fresh install [RHEL55]

I'm trying to understand how is built the initrd.img file during an install process, I mean the one that will be boot up right after a fresh install. I updated the initrd.img file with new version of ...
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Sending signal to user that a partricular driver is loaded

These are some of the messages coming on console from Microzed board (Cortex A9): [Sat May 17 18:18:26.603 2014] DMA: preallocated 256 KiB pool for atomic coherent allocations [Sat May 17 ...
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No CD-Rom on IBM 9228 with 631xESB/632xESB IDE Controller

I've got an IBM 9228 Server running Gentoo Linux. Everything works except for the CD-ROM drive, which is connected via a PATA cable/controller. I know the CD-ROM works and is connected correctly ...
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ElementaryOS Gala using more than 100% CPU constantly

I am using ElementaryOS with the default Drivers and my Gala process is constantly using tons of CPU (sometimes more than 200%). I have looked everywhere but couldnt find a solution. I tried to ...
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Very weak wireless connection on Debian live image install

I'm having a problem with the wireless connection on a fresh install of Debian 7.4 which I didn't have before, I had Debian installed before and WiFi was working great, the only thing that changed ...
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information about txop in ath9k wlan driver

I'm trying to implement the rate control algorithm into ath9k wireless LAN driver. I need to find if the transmission of first packet in the TXOP has failed or succeeded (ack received or not). I ...
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Type 1 Hypervisor hardware privileges, make use of host drivers.

I guess a "type 1" hypervisor is one that is running directly on the host's hardware to control the hardware and manage the guest operating systems, so, does that imply that it would be able to make ...
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what is the difference between Device driver and kernel module

i know that driver is a software that can communicate with the hardware in order to control the device that attached to the computer.whereas kernel module is a small piece of code that can inserted ...
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Linux Radeon HD 7730M driver

I can not find drivers for this product, and recently I have been having an error when resuming from sleep..."UVD not responding, trying to restart the VCPU!" Is there a solution to this error?
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Debian stable dual monitor problem

I installed Debian wheezy with XFCE 4.8 on my new laptop, updated the kernel to 3.13 from backports. When I connect the laptop to my monitor, I can see only a part of the screen on the monitor with a ...
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Where to emit hardware events?

What is the most common way to emit events from hardware sensors? Use ACPI events, send signals via DBUS? My goal is compatibility so other apps can easily use those inputs. What is the Cleanest ...
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Cannot connect to WIFI

I finally made the switch from windows to Linux. CentOS to be precise. Unfortunately, I am unable to have my wireless connection working, so accessing the web is a hassle. Following directions on the ...
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Canon network printer: Unable to open the initial device, quitting

I have a up-to-date Arch Linux and Canon drivers installed from the AUR (cndrvcups-lb). At work I have a Canon iR-ADV C5235 printer, that I want to get working. I added the printer via the cups ...