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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Upgrading guidance for Cedarview driver in Debian 6 - 2.6.32

Our system runs with Debian 6 squeeze (2.6.32) Kernel with N2600 hardware. I know the version is old. An upgrade is in later plans. Recently, we tried connecting multiple monitors (CRT and HDMI), and ...
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Problems with Samsung firmware [on hold]

So trying to install Ubuntu on Samsung laptops doesn't brick the computer anymore but the hardware still has issues with basic functions like closing the lid to put the computer to sleep/suspend and ...
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Install Mesa to home folder and make applications use it from there

I'm trying to help debug an issue with Mesa and the llvm r600 shader compiler, and would prefer not to install the test compiles of these packages system wide. My question therefore is: How can I ...
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Is the PTTY inside the Kernel or Userspace?

I read, that drivers are a way to expand the Kernels abilities to communicate with hardware devices, since there are so many and will be even more the Kernel has to be expandable. In order to ...
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How to install rtl8187 driver on Kali Linux newest version [on hold]

When I tried to install the rtl8187 driver, I couldn't compile the source. Maybe the problem is Linux kernel version
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Monitor not indentity

I use Debian 7.x and have two same monitors NEC MultiSync LCD2090UXi. But only one of them is detected as NEC. I used xrandr for change resolution of unidentified monitor and all was ok, but after ...
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Sound is not working in Ubuntu 14.04: suddenly stopped

The sound suddenly stopped working in my Ubuntu, so I googled and followed this link but it doesn’t work to me. Output of aplay -l: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Intel [HDA ...
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How to get the Adaptec 1200A to work under Linux at UDMA/100 (instead of 66)

A while ago, I got myself a used Adaptec 1200A controller card to keep my onboard slots free for easier connect/disconnect of drives and now I am wondering why this card will only operate at UDMA 66. ...
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Dropped connections with b43 driver using Broadcom BCM43228 wireless chip on Arch Linux

I managed to get my wireless working with the b43-firmware package in the AUR and for at least a month it worked perfectly. However, recently the internet connection has been dropping out. I'm ...
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How to install proprietary drivers for Radeon HD 8570A/8570M on Fedora 21?

Well i think i can't be more clear. I've tried this guide: http://ilevex.eu/post/106904892091/how-to-use-fglrx-amd-catalyst-on-fedora-21 I've tried to just download the amd driver from ...
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AMD APU graphics driver hardware detection - Manjaro

I have a laptop that is running an AMD Radeon HD 7660G. I installed Manjaro after shredding the hard drive of the previous installation and it booted to a black screen. I attributed this problem to a ...
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Where can I find a list of USB error codes?

Every time I boot Debian, the boot log shows a bunch of xhci_hcd problems, and messages like usb 3-13: hub failed to enable device, error -22 usb 3-13: device descriptor read/8, error -61 I'm ...
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I would like to control display [migrated]

as you see title , I would like to control display with fbtft modules my board is bcm2708( odroidw ) and display module is ili9340( 240*320 SPI interface) what I want to do is to swap upper half and ...
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Canon MX 920 prints color even though I specify grayscale

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and installed drivers for Canon MX 920 according to the instructions, Canon Drivers for Ubuntu and Linux Mint. I can print things from Ubuntu to the Canon but my problem is, ...
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/dev/input/event0 is missing in embedded linux

I'm working on a project and we are trying to make a touch-screen work using Qt with Tslib. We already made some previous prototypes and we managed to make them fully functional. But when creating a ...
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Getting TP-Link TL-WN722N to work with Kali

I am trying to get the TP-Link TL-WN722N USB WIFI adapter to work with Kali Linux in VMWare Player. I was able to get it to work outside a VM in Elementary OS (Ubuntu based) by following the ...
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How do I set a framebuffer node to direct the graphics rendering to it?

I have currently two framebuffer nodes /dev/fb0 and /dev/fb1./dev/fb1 in my case is used for overlay. I want to have graphical rendering on this /dev/fb1. How can I select this device node for the ...
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Problem setting-up RPi as WiFi hostspot with Ralink RT3070

I am trying to set-up my RPi as a wireless hotspot so I can control it wirelessly from my laptop. There are many guides around that are referred to in these forums as well however I keep on having the ...
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How to install Realtek RTL8723BE wireless driver on debian?

I installed Debian Wheezy 7.8 on a Lenovo G50-70 x64, it seems that I don't have the driver for my wireless card installed, the output of iwconfig: lo no wireless extensions. eth0 ...
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Realtek rtl8192cu-fixes issue elementary os

I asked this question here[http://askubuntu.com/questions/594760/realtek-rtl8192cu-fixes-issue-elementary-os] but was redirect to this site. Copy of original questions Has anyone had any luck with ...
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Sunix Low Level Parallel port driver not working

Background: I am currently in the process of updating a Industrial PC + software from Debian 4 (etch) to Debian 7 (Wheezy) due to hardware obsolescence, one of the few pieces of hardware being shared ...
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Realtek 8160 not detected on LFS

I completed LFS and it boots but I'm not able to get the networking to work. When I do a ifconfig it list the lo that is the loopback network but doesn't detect eth0 and also says doesn't exist. If i ...
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How to use kmod-nvidia drivers for boot

I have Fedora 21 on a computer that I built with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics card. When I was originally installing my system, I had a large number of issues with getting it running until I ...
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Update Oracle Linux 5.5 to 5.8 with RDAC Driver

I need to update Oracle Linux 5.5 to 5.8, that's the easy part. The problem is that on the system it's mapped an IBM DS3k (DS3512) storage with RDAC. Actual configuration: OS: cat /etc/*-release ...
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No audio after making changes to alsa-base conf

I have recently switched to Linux and have been struggling to get my sound to work with elementary OS. I have a Asus z97-a motherboard, so need to apply this fix: ...
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Wifi not working on compaq 6715b running ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to get WIFI running on an old compaq 6715b laptop. It does not show up in iwconfig, so I assume that I need to install drivers. I've tried using ndiswrapper, and tried "sudo apt-get install ...
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Why do we need a usbkbd driver when there is usbhid?

I discovered that it is the usbhid that controls my USB keyboard by default. I discovered it by doing rmmod usbhid. When I removed usbhid the usb keyboard stopped working. Note that usbkbd was not yet ...
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hard drive formatted while Linux setup, lost partitions

I have installed Ubunto 14.04 on sda1. but after the installation finished, all the partitions are gone . I have important data on sda5 , and when I run the following command : sudo fdisk -l in the ...
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ip link set dev wlan0 up fails on LFS-7.6 linux 3.18.7

I set up Linux from Scratch 7.6 with the kernel 3.18.7 on a Lenovo Yoga13. However, udev does not load the rtl8723au driver needed to run its Wi-Fi card. I needed to compile the driver manually, and ...
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PULSEAUDIO does not list my ALSA capture device as a capture source

First of all, Hello everybody! My name is Przemek Gajos and this is my first post here. I have recently written an ALSA driver for my audio capture card and I have problems with PULSEAUDIO ...
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Is there a standard directory in Linux where my driver files are stored?

I need to find my drivers for the sound card and graphic card, do you know how to find their paths and if they are stored logically in one directory?
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What is the GPU driver I am currently running?

I have installed latest nVidia graphic driver via this PPA "xorg-edgers/ppa". Now in Nvidia X server setting showing the driver version is 346.35. But in Ubuntu's Additional Drivers there is no such ...
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Slide Scanner not recognized in Linux Mint

first of all: I'm using Linux Mint 17/Qiana, I previously asked this on askubuntu, and got redirected here, so I hope this is the right place to ask this :P So I am trying to get a slide scanner ...
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Do Access points use softMAC or hardMAC?

I am trying to understand the working of wireless in linux. I started with wpa_supplicant, hostapd applications with the help of their documentation and source code.Understood the flow and basic ...
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Nvidia linux drivers on Dell XPS L502X Nvidia GeForce GT 540M

I have a Dell XPS L502X with an Nvidia GeForce GT 540M and I'd like help installing the official drivers off the Nvidia site. Every time I try I brick my installation and have to re-install. Even if I ...
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BCM43142 Won't Work With Mint 17.1 Cinnamon x64

I have posted this on the official Mint forums as well, thought I'd cross-post here to see if I can get alternate suggestions I can try. I initially tried the bcmwl-kernel-source from 'Driver ...
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does a user program always use system calls to access a device driver

In Linux, does a user program always use system calls to the OS kernel, to access a device driver indirectly? When the driver is implemented as a module which can be loaded and unloaded, does a user ...
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Cannot use ALFA-AWUS036NHA over my laptops wireless card

I recently bought an ALFA-AWUS03NHA Wireless Card, I am running Debian and I want to use the card with the aircrack-ng suite of tools. However, I am pretty sure it is using my laptops wireless card, ...
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Nvidia Proprietory Drivers for Linux Mint 17.1 (http://www.dell.com/in/p/inspiron-15-3542-laptop/pd)

My laptop has dual graphics (Intel + Nvidia GeForce 820M) and i'm finding it difficult to install Proprietory graphic card drivers for the GeForce. Have tried many methods on Ubuntu 14.04, and they ...
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Pushing changes to driver repos

My understanding of dkms is that its a way to dynamically manage all connected/disconnected device drivers on a Linux system. If that's correct, then I have to imagine that it allows you to configure ...
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FreeBSD 10.1 sound not working

I am new to BSD and I am experimenting with getting an old(ish) Packard Bell desktop machine out of mothballs. The basic installation of FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE for amd64 seems to have gone fine, but I ...
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NetworkManager does not detect when cable is connected or disconnected

On my Fedora 21 64bit Gnome 3.14.3 install, I have noticed that the NeworkManager always connects to the wired connection, even if the cable is not connected: However, the driver (or something) ...
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Input event for trackpad co-ordinates

I am making an app that requires the co-ordinates of the touch / swipe of the user. This is currently available only if you are running a VM ( Alt + F2/3/4/5...) using evtest. What do you think is ...
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Install rtl8188etv/rtl8188eu driver on Orange-Pi

I'm trying to install the wifi driver on Orange-Pi board. The real chip is rtl8188etv but the driver is the same. I have compiled 3.4.105+ Kernel to have the headers: mkdir ...
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Linux VCP driver for ARM processor

I need Linux VCP driver file for FTDI cable (USB to TTL converter: C232HM-DDHSL-0)for ARM processor. Please help on this to get drivers. Thanks in advance. Regards, Ravi
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Missing kernel headers, but need them to install the Wifi driver

I am trying to install Kali on my Lenovo Yoga13, but after formatting the disk the setup failed to install grub because of no internet access (no Ethernet, need driver to get Wifi to work). So, I ...
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During bumblebee install, bumblebee and nvidia-libgl are in conflict. Should I remove nvidia-libgl?

I'm trying to get Bumblebee up and running on an Acer Aspire V3-572G-55FT laptop. So far I've installed xorg-server, xorg-xinit, xorg-utils, xorg-server-utils, mesa, xorg-twm, xterm, xorg-xclock, and ...
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Meaning of an ampersand prefix in a device tree

I am looking at a DTS file which tries to specify different nodes, but interestingly I find a few nodes having different style of nomenclature. / { model = "TI AM335x BeagleBone Black"; ...
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How do Live DVD/CD/USBs detect video card and configure X accordingly?

I'm trying to create a USB that I can carry anywhere with my system on it, I know there are Live distros that can be used that way, but I need a very specific installation. The problem is that the USB ...
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Is there any open source driver supporting tegra4/4i?

Is there any open source driver supporting the tegra 4 or 4i from nvidia? The only thing i found about any driver so far: https://developer.nvidia.com/linux-tegra-rel-17