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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Where to obtain Broadcom DW1530 wireless-n wlan half-mini driver?

I am running Fedora 15 x86_64 on Dell Latitude E5420 which is using Broadcom DW1530 wlan card, have been looking around the web but couldn't find a driver, anyone can help?
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Can I get full video capabilities in Arch Linux guest on Virtual Box?

I'm trying out arch linux on my win7 host on a VB and I have it installed just fine, the problem is that when I try to use gnome-shell it goes back to fallback mode because it detects that my video ...
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Blacklisting Drivers

What does it mean to blacklist a driver in Linux/Unix? How do you go about doing it?
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Ubuntu 11.04 wireless driver not detected

When I run iwconfig I get: no wireless extensions How do I get Ubuntu to detect my wireless driver? Looking at the output from lspci and lsusb, here's the relevant line, from lsusb (so it's a ...
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Error installing xserver-xorg-video-* package from squeeze-backports in Debian Squeeze

I wanted to upgrade my Intel Core i[357] Integrated Graphics (Arrandale) driver so that DRI would work. But some packages were broken in the middle of the installation. username@hostname:~$ sudo apt-...
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Atheros ethernet driver

I have openSUSE 11.4 installed on my HP pavilion dm4-2015dx. The ethernet card (Attansic ethernet controler is shown in Yast's hardware info) was not recognized and after many days of googleing i ...
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I have an ATI Radeon HD 6300 series video card; what do I use, radeon or radeonhd driver?

I want to install the correct driver for my video card under Debian and I don't know which to install, xserver-xorg-video-radeon or xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd? I've also read some of the ...
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Trying to install Vsphere ESX 4.0 on x86

I am trying to install Vsphere ESX 4.0 on my x86 machine. It is asking for Custom Drivers to install ESX. When installed on VMware workstation it takes the current installed Ethernet interface ...
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Console port problems on Fedora 15

I've looked under every search term on google I can think of and can't seem to find anything that works. I just switched from Windows 7 to Fedora 15 on my PC. I need use of the console port to ...
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Linux source, where are sys_umount and sys_mount system calls? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Understanding the linux kernel source I am sure that I must be missing something, here. I cannot for the life of me find the source code for these system calls. I can ...
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Powerful hardware, slow Ubuntu

My computer should be able to run Ubuntu (11.04) without breaking a sweat: CPU: 2.00Ghz Core i7-2630QM RAM: 8Gb DDR3-1333 HDD: 60Gb SSD GPU: 1Gb AMD HD 6570M Swap: 2.7Gb However, opening folders ...
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Firmware for wireless card on Ubuntu/Debian?

This is a follow up to my previous question about Debian support for Linksys Wusb600n. I have tried running the Ubunut/Xubuntu LiveCDs and the WiFi does not come up. The Gnome Network Manager menu ...
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Linksys wusb600n support on Debian-6

I'm on my way from Windows 7 to Debian 6. The only problem... I'm not sure about my network adapter. Its Linksys wusb600n and without it - no internet access for me. Does Debian 6 support it? Will ...
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Installing drivers in ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu 10.4LTS on my machine and I'm having trouble following the driver install directions. I am told to execute this command in the 'linux source tree': make include/linux/version....
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Asus USB N10 wireless adapter works on Ubuntu but not Fedora

I could make it work in Ubuntu, due to this answer. But the same approach shows no result in Fedora 15 (64 bits). The device is an Asus USB N10 (wireless-usb converter): Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0b05:...
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Is there any user space SDIO driver in Linux?

sdio_driver in kernel: Just 1 sdio_driver in "linux-2.6-daf54f1\drivers\mmc\card" (sdio_uart) There are some in linux-2.6-daf54f1\drivers\net\wireless. My questions are: Is there any user space ...
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Ubuntu Drivers on Chromium OS?

I recently managed to install Chromium OS to a flash drive. However, when I booted into Chromium OS, I found that neither wifi or ethernet worked, yet both wifi and ethernet work on my Ubuntu ...
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Which device uses which driver under Linux?

How can I find out or list that what drivers the devices in my pc use?
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Have to reinstall NVidia driver on every reboot

I am having an issue with my Nvidia driver after the latest update. Now, Every time I reboot the machine there is some conflict between two different version and I have to reinstall the driver before ...
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ATA_PIIX Driver Source Code

Is it possible to find the source code for the ATA_PIIX Driver outside the linux kernel? I have to install an older version of Linux (SuSE 10) on a brand new laptop and its failing to see the drive. I'...
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Find out that driver is installed properly

I have got a pci sata controller on my machine. I am not sure that the driver is installed properly. The lspci -v output of the card is: 00:09.0 RAID bus controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6421 ...
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Upgrading I2C client drivers to the newer binding model

I am trying to port some I2C device drivers I wrote for an other kernel to work with the newer I2C binding model. The kernel documentation goes through the steps of doing this: http://www.mjmwired.net/...
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Best way to get into Kernel programming?

Not so much asking what books (although if you know of any guides/tutorials that'd be helpful) but what is the best way to start doing kernel programming and is there a particular distro that would be ...
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How to use Linux kernel driver bind/unbind interface for USB-HID devices?

First background. I am developing a driver for Logitech game-panel devices. It's a keyboard with a screen on it. The driver is working nicely but by default the device is handled by HID. In order to ...
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USB 3.0 ports not working

I have a Sager NP8130 notebook with two USB 3.0 ports which I cannot get to work in any linux distros I've tried. The distros I've tried so far are the latest 64-bit (where available) versions of the ...
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Driver is sometimes loaded, sometimes not

I was assigned an Ubuntu desktop with some stuff already on it. I did not reformat it, but attached a mini-PCI wireless card over a PCI to mini-PCI adapter. I manually built the madwifi driver and ...
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Debian installation media with non-free packages?

Are there any Debian DVDs (Lenny, 5.0) out there that include the non-free hardware driver components?
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How do Linux drivers work and where do I find them? (esp. NIC driver)

I am wondering how a driver functions under Linux. Are drivers a single file that can be edited? Is there a list of current drivers in use or is there a different place to find them for each device? ...
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Xorg -configure doesn't work with nouveau drivers

I'm having problems setting up X.org on Gentoo. At the moment I have kernel 2.6.37-gentoo-r4 installed and have built X against this kernel. I have nouveau drivers installed and they seem to be ...
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How do I configure my graphics drivers?

I'm running Linux Mint 9 gnome on a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4211 With this, inxi -G Graphics: Card Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org 1.7.6 Res: 1280x800@...
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sources for doing profiling of kernel portions?

Related to my previous post. I did not find any specific driver for which I can do profiling and benchmarking. However there is a one driver jffs2 filesystem for flash devices but I didn't know about ...
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/dev mounted as readonly

i am trying to write a device driver for my gps module. somehow the linux os when loaded to my arm board have /dev directory read only. when i try to do a "vi /dev/gps" it says file is read only. due ...
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How do I get an HP Deskjet F4210 to work?

I brought to home my friend's printer (HP Deskjet F4210). I'm using Xubuntu 10.04. When I use the command lpr scanned.pdf the printer does nothing. lpq writes Deskjet-F300-series is not ready Rank ...
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Xvideo extension not active with the radeon driver

On my computer running Debian squeeze with the radeon driver, the XVideo extension doesn't work (the extension itself is there but the hardware is not supported). xvinfo shows X-Video Extension ...
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Lexmark S305 scanner / printer

I have bought a Lexmar Impact S305 scanner / printer. There was the small penguin and the word "Linux" among supported systems on the box. The problem is the official drivers are only for Debian based ...
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Monitor Blinking [closed]

I was a Debian user, but for some reason, after I installed Arch Linux, my monitor started to blink. It happens even on text terminals (C-F1 etc), but only after gdm starts. Any idea on what could be ...
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What is the state of open-source Poulsbo/GMA 500 drivers?

Currently, a causal browse through a number of Linux distros show spotty Poulsbo drivers at best. Has any headway been made recently towards either convincing Intel to coax the driver source out of ...
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Connect alauda driver to an mtd device

I have a USB card reader, an Olympus MAUSB-10. It provides direct flash access to SmartMedia or xD cards, using the Linux alauda driver. This is different from a typical card reader which just ...
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How to get vodafone mobile connect (or equivalent) working reliably on debian squeeze

I got a Vodafone K3760 at some point in Debian/Lenny's lifetime, for use with a Lenovo S10e. I installed (from the Vodafone BetaVine site) usb-modeswitch 0.97 and vodafone-mobile-connect (VMC) 2.10....
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How to find out which Wi-Fi driver is installed?

I know about lsmod, but how do I figure out which driver does what?
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Wifi working after running Live Cd

I have been using Ubuntu 10.10, and the major problem was the wifi, which was not working at all. It worked in Ubuntu 9.10. So after many futile attempts I decided run a Live CD of Ubuntu 9.10, and ...
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Book on Linux kernel driver development [closed]

What good books are there out there for Linux kernel driver development? Preferably targeting a rather new kernel release. Which one is best in you opinion? Essential Linux Device Drivers Linux ...
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Implications of Linux support for AMD Fusion APUs?

As I understand it, the Linux kernel has had good support for Intel and AMD CPUs (pretty obvious since your OS installs and runs fine!). But now that AMD is releasing their new Fusion APUs, is it ...
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RealTek 8101E ethernet card or similar doesn't work on FreeBSD

I'm trying to install FreeBSD on my netbook using an usb sitck but I'm running into a major problem, my ethernet card doesn't work. ifconfig -a only returns me lo0 … but dmesg | grep re0 ...
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Can driver installation procedures be made into a single package?

Here is an example of the instructions for installing a Brother printer: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/instruction_prn3.html and this just a part of the procedure... ...
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Changes to input_get_keycode function in linux kernel (input/input.c)

I'm working on building a kernel module for an input device, and I noticed that in the module source, there's a couple calls to input_get_keycode(data->input_dev, scancode, &keycode); When I ...
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Best place to get nVidia driver update for CentOS 5.5

What is the best place to get an updated nVidia video driver for CentOS 5.5? Is there a CentOS package available that will update it? Or is it best to download it directly from nVidia? Also, I do not ...
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Usage of inb, inl, inw to access kernel space from user space

What are some user space examples of using inb, inl, and inw to access kernel space in Linux?
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How to get infrared image data with sane on an epson v700 scanner?

I have read a number of posts on the topic and it seems that for now it is not possible to use sane to read infrared data (second pass) with my Epson Perfection V700 scanner out of the box. But are ...
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How to debug the input from an input-device (/dev/input/event*)

I have a IR reciver that is using the imon-driver and i would like to get it working with the kernel. Right now half of the keys on the remote (image) works, but an all important think like the ...