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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Ubuntu - Ethernet Card Driver Installation: asm/linkage.h file not found

I'm trying to install an Ethernet Card into my ubuntu 14.04 desktop computer. Here is my lspci output (Second one is my new ethernet card): 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. ...
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atheros driver on arch-linux won't start access point [closed]

Can't create access point on arch % lspci -k | grep -A 3 -i network 06:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) Subsystem: Dell Device 020c ...
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A specific user can't login (after connecting TV), can't figure out why

I have lately installed Debian Jessie on my Dell XPS (1401x, GPU is NVIDIA 425M), installed the NVIDIA driver, and everything worked well. This evening I connected my laptop to my TV via HDMI (not ...
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What is the relation (similary and differences) between /proc/devices and /dev entries in Linux?

When we register a driver, the "name" parameter shows up in /proc/devices yet we can write to the devices using the entry in /dev corresponding to the device. What are the core ideas behind /proc and ...
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Linux: Two differen drivers for two (mostly) identical PCI devices

for some obscure reason I want to use two different drivers for two identical PCI devices on the same system. The drivers have different characteristics, which is why I want one physical device ...
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cpu temperature is higher than usual after installing xubuntu

I have installed Xubuntu 14.04 on Asus S550CB but the system becomes warmer than usual. So I tried to configure lm-sensors and saw cpu temperature is about 50 degrees. I guessed that some drivers are ...
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Dell ePort Plus II (K09A002) not recognized under linux

The Dell ePort Plus II docking station is not recognized under linux (both Fedora 22 kernel-4.0.6-300.fc22.x86_64 #1 SMP x86_64 GNU/Linux and Ubuntu 14.04). The bug is similar to the one reported and ...
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Use of MODULE_FIRMWARE(filename) macro in Linux modules

What is the use of the MODULE_FIRMWARE(filename) macro in Linux kernel modules?
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Speechmike pro drivers

UPDATE 1: oshiro@laptop:~$ lsusb -vt /: Bus 03.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=uhci_hcd/2p, 12M |__ Port 2: Dev 2, If 0, Class=Audio, Driver=snd-usb-audio, 12M |__ Port 2: Dev 2, If 1, ...
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NVIDIA drivers as LKMs in Unix: Module nvidia not found

Some time ago, I installed GeForce GTX 970 on my computer running under Fedora 20. An import thing to know is that I'm using the card only as an accelerator (not for graphics). Until recently, it ...
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Which NVIDIA driver should I use?

I have an NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT. I'm currently using nvidia-331 since the Nouveau open drivers were giving me some trouble. But I have several other drivers to select, see: What are the ...
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Graphic card dirver issues Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I do have a Thinkpad T400 with a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470. It appears that the basic installation of my Ubuntu does not "fully use" the ATI graphics card. From what I have read, the fglrx driver ...
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How to install wireless driver that i mentioned under fedora 22

İm trying to install this driver under fedora 22 https://github.com/kuba-moo/mt7630e but im unsuccess.My wifi card is mt7630e and looks like this driver's makefile built for ubuntu can anyone assist ...
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Drivers support for Sound Blaster Z/Zx on Linux

I am planning to buy a Sound Blaster Z or Zx (sound card) for my computer (which will run both Windows 7 and Linux Debian 7/8 or Fedora 21/22), but I heard it does not have a good support on Linux. ...
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bcmwl-kernel-source driver issues on install

I am installing Mint 17.1 (MATE) on my MacBook Pro Retina (due to it having much better hardware than my PC, on which I successfully installed Mint 17.1 in the past). I followed the instructions on ...
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Device shown using lspci but udev not loading the driver

My nic shows using lspci -v but udev is not loading the driver for it. Links to screenshots of diagnostic output are below. dmesg insmod lspci pacman -Qi ls /sys/class/net uname -a original ...
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r8168 connection drops randomly

I have a Realtek RTL8168 ethernet card built into my computer (HP ProBook 455 G1), running Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64bit. Before you tell me to replace the preinstalled r8169 module with the r8168 ...
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How to obtain the whole disk activities triggered by file systems under linux?

I want to record the disk access activities called by OS. Such data I want to record are received by disk from OS, including disk sector number, request length, arrival time, read or write. To be ...
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Why Gentoo detects no network devices? [closed]

I've faced the problem installing Gentoo: after the installation is seems to be completed and LiveCD is extracted, network becomes unreachable: gentoo~ # ping 8.8.8.8 connect: Network is unreachable ...
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Printer drivers

I hope this is an appropriate question. (If not, I'll be happy to delete it.) I run Linux exclusively (home and business). I have standardized on HP printers because the HP driver works well. I don't ...
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Delete and recreate of NTFS file format in Extended partition will maintain driver letter?

One of my computer system is having the disk partition like below 1-Primary (NTFS) (boot) 2-Primary (NTFS) (Windows C: Drive) (windows XP OS) + (software installed) 3-Primary (NTFS) (Windows D: ...
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Is it possible to tell what source loaded a Linux kernel module?

In my Linux distribution there are a number of modules loaded during boot up and I'm trying to find where they're loaded from. [root /proc]# lsmod Module Size Used by ...
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Switching to Linux permanently [closed]

I have searched through the forum for similar answers but I had no success in finding a satisfactory one. Windows and I had a fight last night and I decided to break up with 'it'. :)) Therefore I ...
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How to determine if the kernel sources are installed?

I just bought a USB 3.0 Gigabit ethernet adapter. It uses an ASIX ax88179_178a driver. I need to build the driver and the readme says: ...you need the Linux kernel sources installed on the build ...
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Install AMD Proprietary Drivers on Manjaro

I'm using Linux Manjaro 0.8.13 on my laptop and want to install proprietary drivers. Here is what i have: efog# lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation ...
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Failed to load module “glx” (module does not exist, 0)

I'm trying out arch for the first time in a virtual box following this guide. All went well and I wanted to install KDE. According to these steps I've picked the nvidia driver suite when running: ...
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How to (really) disable NCQ in Linux

I implemented my own Serial-ATA Host-Bus-Adapter (HBA) in VHDL and programmed it onto a FPGA. A FPGA is chip which can be programmed with any digital circuit. It's also equipped with serial ...
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How to install AMD Catalyst 15.3 (fglrx 15.20.1013) on Fedora 22?

I need help installing the AMD Catalyst 15.3 driver in Fedora 22, since that is the only driver that supports the X11 server 1.17, does anyone know how to install it?
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Find drive for SCSI device

This is the first time that I am working with storage devices. When I run cat /proc/scsi/scsi on my server, I have the following result: Attached devices: Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: ...
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How to find the configuration differences between two identical usb audio dongle devices?

I have two units of the same headset model that use a wireless USB dongle (Logitech H800). Each headset only pairs with its own dongle, but I want to get the same dongle to work with both headsets. ...
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Writing drivers for Oracle Solaris

I understand that Oracle doesn't provide sources for Solaris any more, as was done via OpenSolaris in the past. However, they do offer live CD images. How much does a system installed with such ...
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Dual Monitor Support in Kali Linux

I have a native install of Kali Linux on my custom PC which has an Intel Core i5 4690K CPU and an NVIDIA GTX960 GPU. The monitor plugged into my DVI port is working but my 2nd monitor plugged into ...
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ppd file for deskjet 1050

I'm on manjaro, I have deskjet 1050 printer/scanner. I installed hplip from AUR for the scanner to work. It asks me for ppd file for deskjet 1050, what's a ppd file and how to get it? It's this one, ...
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How to install driver for Alfa AWUS036NHA adapter on OpenSUSE?

I have tried to figure out how to install the driver for this adapter but with no sucess. I know it has a Atheros AR9271 chipset. If I understand it right, it use a Ath9k-htc driver, correct? But I ...
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multiseat dual gpu, can I have 2 different drivers?

I have 2 radeon 7950, set up my multiseat, everything is working fine. I use the free radeon drivers, and I'm pretty happy except for one thing, I can't test the gpu mining of bitcoins.... I'd like to ...
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How to deal with tearing in Gentoo on NVIDIA?

See Why is video tearing such a problem in Linux? for the reasons behind why tearing is a problem in the first place, and why the usual "tricks" usually suggested (like "disable compositing", ...
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Is there a way to expose extra settings through sysfs using the IIO framework?

The driver I'm developing has a number of settings I want the user to be able to change that don't really fit into the IIO framework. For example, using the IIO_CHAN_INFO_SAMP_FREQ enum in my read ...
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d-i netinst hangs after detecting network hardware due to driver issues

I'm trying to install Debian 8.0.0 from a USB using a preseed. I created the USB using UNetbootin and manually placed the preseed file into the uppermost level of the USB drive. Then in the UNetbootin ...
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Disk configuration options, what can affect performance

I have 2 disks, the same model and vendor, first one , probably performs faster. We do write into multiple files. Can you compare 2 configurations and tell what can affect performance? 1. (faster) ...
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Console weather station WH1080 not reconized

I've attached my WH1080 console weather station to my OpenWRT linux but it doesn't show up. I was expecting this line on dmseg: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1941:8021 Dream Link WH1080 Weather Station / ...
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Manually set USB data pin value?

I'm making a USB device that will only have an active/inactive state. Not having to interpret serial data will reduce the size/cost/complexity of the device significantly. Is there any reasonable way ...
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Wifi is not working on Linux Mint

I have a Dell Latitude E4310 laptop which ran Ubuntu for the last 4 years (with various versions). Recently I have installed Linux Mint (version 17), and afterwards the WiFi is not working. It was ...
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No sound on detected headphones (arch)

alsamixer and pavucontrol shows everything is detected and unmuted. The speaker on my Laptop are working, only the headphones are detected and on mute or unmute I hear a short crack and nothing ...
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Arch Linux SMBus and Display Controller

I have installed Arch Linux on an Acer Extensa 5620 Notebook. I installed xf86-video-driver, but when a run lshw -html > report.html I'm getting these sections marked red. Does it mean I don't ...
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Which driver/file ( deb or rpm ) should I download for printing and how to install it?

I would like to ask which driver/file ( deb or rpm ) I should download for printing and how to install it on Crunchbang? Canon PIXMA MG2450 First I tried to try out System > Printers> Install ...
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intel_pstate driver drives me crazy

i've got some problems with the intel_pstate driver. Problem 1) I can't disable Turbo. It's disabled in the BIOS & via: root@think:~# cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/intel_pstate/no_turbo 1 ...
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How to setup “Creative Sound Core 3D” on Debian Jessie correctly?

I justed installed Debian Jessie and was happy to see (or hear) that my Creative Sound Core 3D (as onboard chip on my Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming 7 WIFI mainboard) worked out of the box when trying to play ...
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Linux driver privileges

I've loaded a custom driver to linux via mknod. However, now any programs I write to use it need to be run using sudo, which is difficult to do when I'm using an IDE. Is there any way to adjust the ...
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“Distribution not supported” during installation of Intel drivers

Trying to install Intel drivers on my Elementary OS system based on Ubuntu 14.04, using the 1.0.7 64 bit installer, it comes up with an error saying this Distribution is not supported, after a quick ...
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Installing huawei Linux driver on fedora 20

I want to use huawei e303f data card on fedora 20 32 bit. I have downloaded the Linux huawei driver. But when I try to install it , it pauses for an indefinite period after the line that's reads '1:4 ...