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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How to mmap file w/ HUGE_PAGES to specific memory location (via “memmap=4G$4G”)

Presently working: Device driver to mmap to specific memory location (isolated by boot parameter "memmap=4G$4G") via the remap_pfn_range call. Desired solution: Same/similar outcome using 2M pages ...
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Z170-A motherboard HDMI video issue with ubuntu

I purchased Z170-A motherboard PC with on-board HDMI port and i have installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 OS but problem is if i connect Monitor to HDMI port it's not working. but if i put external VGA card it ...
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How to activate the bumblebee driver?

I have Debian Jessie; I installed the bumblebee drivers for my video card nvidia geforce 720m. How do I activate the drivers and to use only his nvidia card? To install the drivers, I used the ...
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How to use the proper video driver on Scientific Linux 6 for Display Port screens?

I am working with (one of) my workstation(s) working under Scientific Linux 6, so, basically a quite old version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. I would need to use 2 screens, but only have 2 DisplayPort ...
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Installing Wireless Adapter (GWU625 v1.1) On Modern Fedora OS

I am trying to install the driver to GWU625 v1.1. You can download it here for what it is worth. It is recommended for Fedora v10 but I want a to run an OS which is supported by the people who ...
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debian / screen freeze but system working

I've recently installed a dual-boot Debian Jessie / Win10 on a 64bit tower PC, and I'm having serious issues with Debian's install. Out of the blue the screen/mouse/keyboard freeze, while the system ...
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Netgear WNA3100 USB wireless. How do i install Arch linux with this card?

I know, install the drivers, right? As a complete newbie, I'm flustered. Sure, the card was a bad choice, as it's clear from minimal research that itshe not the most Linux-friendly card out there, ...
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How to block drivers built-into Kernel, i.e. drivers who are not a module

I configured and compiled Linux kernel with nouveau driver built-into kernel, i.e. with <*> as opposed to <M> when doing make menuconfig inside Linux kernel source directory. Now, I ...
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How to play a beep/sound file from the u-boot for Panda-board?

I want to play a Beep/Sound file during the boot up from the u-boot on the speakers connected to panda-board. As this functionality is there in PC ,How to replicate the same on the embedded platform ...
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How can I make nvidia packages work on Mint 17.3

I'm writing this after days of search and incomprehensions. I already tried asking my question on the Mint forums but I've got no help yet and I prefer asking for more advices, that could lead to a ...
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Installing Driver on Linux

I am running Kali Sana with kernel 3.14 on my Asus c100p chromebook, and my goal was to get the system into monitor mode, but i know chromebooks dont allow that. I also have a wireless usb adapter, ...
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Is there a module for a DS28CM00 serial chip?

A google search reveals a patch for this Maxim/Dallas chip was added in 2008, but I can't track it down in Linux 4.1. Does this module still exist in the 4.1 version of the kernel?
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Change Wireless adapter driver in Linux

I am using openSUSE Tumbleweed. I've bought a new PCI-E Wireless card, that supports 5G WiFi (Intel 5100 AGN). It doesn't show up in lspci and even if I take old adapter out it still cannot see my ...
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Linux Mint : logitech keyboard : change highlight color key

I have a gamer logitech keyboard : G810 and would like to change the color of the illuminated keys. So I want to install gnome15 but why is it so painfull ? Could you help with PPA, apt-get or I do ...
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Load disk driver during Debian installation

I have a server with all disks connected to a controller LSI 3008 IT (non-RAID mode). Unfortunately disks are not detected during installation of Debian Wheezy. Nevertheless the controller can be ...
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xsane states that no devices are available (any longer)

I use Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS. My all-in-one scanner and printer worked well with xsane 0.998 until I upgraded the hplip driver 3.6.12. This resulted in a number of inconveniences (for example, one ...
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Auto-detect video card driver

I've recently made a Linux From Scratch with Kernel 4.5.0 on virtualbox. In the /etc/X11/xorg.conf I have listed my video driver as vesa However when I boot into the live session in my laptop, the ...
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DRM device - rgb data

Can i read or set information about which format of data is being send on beaglebone over parallel RGB LCD bus to HDMI IO from DRM device? I was trying to find some way how to get more information ...
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How to get the absolute position (x, y coordinates) of a finger on a touchpad?

Main question: How to get the absolute finger position on the touchpad? I would like to get the absolute position (x, y coordinates) of a finger on a touchpad? I believe it is possible to extract it ...
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Is there a way I can find which driver file a piece of hardware is using?

Is there a way I can find which driver file a piece of hardware is using? (I want to find the driver for the Raspberry Pi3 WiFi on Raspbian)
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How do I ignore Linux on boot?

I have Windows 10 on my primary SSD and Kali Linux on a HDD. I need the slot with Linux HDD temporarily to be used with Windows, but the problem is that it tries to boot from the missing drive. How do ...
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Video drivers problem only when tunneling X through ssh

I am a reluctant sysadmin who inherited the responsibility for configuring a RHEL 6.7 server (operating inside a VMware virtual machine) to replace an old physical server. On this new server, certain ...
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How many kinds/levels of hardware drivers are required? [closed]

I have a problem understanding how drivers are kinda nested among themselves. I mean there seems to be a USB driver, and then a USB hub driver, and then drivers for the mouse/keyboard connected to the ...
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what exactly is the role of device driver in the bluetooth stack (bluez or bluedroid)

I have a bluetooth USB dongle and I wish to get a grasp of what the USB device driver that will be assigned to the bluetooth USB dongle will do and which part of the bluetooth stack it will cover. I ...
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How to call a device's power management methods in another way than during suspend to ram?

Let us consider the e1000e driver for an Ethernet card. This driver provide two power management methods .suspend and .resume to respectively turn off and turn on the card. Those methods are naturally ...
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Can't find wireless card mwifiex_usb interface

I've been trying to install my wireless adapter quite a while, I've a Surface Pro I and already gave up on getting ndiswrapper to work because it says that it can't load the driver "mwlu97w8x64" even ...
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Edimax EW-7811UN Debian

I just installed Debian with xfce and am loving it except my wifi adapter doesn't work. As mentioned in the description, it is an Edimax EW-7811UN. My laptop is Sony Vaio VGN-NR260E running Debian ...
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How to change the brightness of elitebook 840 G2 on Debian?

The function button don't work. When I bought the laptop I look "Linux" but I think it's not 100 % compatible ? I need to install Windows ?
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Random log off without any warning

I have a netbook with Debian 8 (before kali, and before that, ubuntu) And i got a weird problem (with all them): even without xserver running, its log off randomly without any warning. dmesg doesn't ...
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Linux mint 17.3 without HDMI sound output

Well, tried everything: alsa, alsa-utils, alsamixer, pulseaudio, puvecontrol and a lot more. Even I changed from ubuntu to Linux mint, but I can't get sound from hdmi (laptop connected to led tv). I ...
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Drivers, Module - Kernel

Can somebody explain to me what is a character driver? Can somebody explain to me what is a character driver? Can somebody explain to me what is a character driver?
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Suspend not working on elementary os freya (ubuntu 14.04 based distro)

The problem with suspend is it is reverting back to live after 1-2 seconds of suspension. When I hit the suspend button it suspends as it should but after 1-2 seconds it become active. I am absolutely ...
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Wireless USB card not detected on Kali (armel) running on Android

I have a "TL-WN22N" that i want to use it with my Xiaomi Mi4i running Kali-rolling that was installed using "LinuxDeploy", What i want to do is to connect my wireless card to it, But obviously nothing ...
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Wireless device not showing up

So I have a Product: VNT USB-802.11 Wireless LAN Adapter. I connected it to my computer today after not having it connected for awhile and it suddenly does not show up as a network adapter. I checked ...
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How can I make Xerox Phaser 3020's drivers work in Debian 8, Jessie?

I own a Xerox Phaser 3020 printer wich I want to use from a computer running on Debian 8, Jessie. The drivers available at Xerox's web site support Debian 5.0 - 7.1. So they explicitly state that ...
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Understanding gpiolib bases

I have an I2C GPIO expander on my device. I found that when I built a new version of the kernel and updated the device tree that the base for my GPIO on the expander had changed. Previously the base ...
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Can't use the wireless internet on Zorin OS and Fedora

This question is not just depended on Zorin OS distribution. I am a Linux newbie, I just hardly installed Zorin OS on my computer. I can't use the wireless internet. When I opened the program called ...
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How “ata_for_each_link” and “ata_for_each_dev” macros works in linux kernel?

I am trying to understanding the SATA device enumeration sequence from the ata_piix.c Host controller driver which resides at /driver/ata/ata_piix.c in linux kernel. During understanding the flow,a ...
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monitoring block access to disk

I am looking for a way to monitor access to disk blocks, and to monitor the access as a bitmap of blocks. I also need the capability to freeze (and queue) the device block access (and also to ...
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How to compile headers for the raspberry pi to install this usb wifi driver

I have a raspberry pi and this Network Adapter Here From eBay I have the latest version of the raspberry pi os, 'Raspbian Jessie' and after I went to startx to connect my pi to the home network, I ...
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How to make Linux use the right driver (lshw)

I have an Edimax EW-7811Un wireless adapter which I am trying to get to work on my laptop which is running Debian 8.3.0 with LXDE. I have tried various things that I am going to describe below. But ...
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Installation of wireless adapter driver

I am trying to install a TP-Link Archer T2UH AC600 driver to Kali Linux 2016.1 (4.3.0) and the compilation is failing. I downloaded the driver "Archer_T2UH_V1_150909" and then did sudo make within the ...
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Driver Manager through Proxy

I'm having some issues getting drivers through the Driver Manager on Linux Mint 17.3. I am currently behind a corporate proxy and do have my system variables setup appropriately e.g. http_proxy & ...
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A machine running Ubuntu or Debian shutdown on reboot. What steps would you use to find what dev/driver is causing this?

Title is pretty descriptive. I have a few of the same board that shuts down on reboot but never restarts. It does this with Debian or Ubuntu (yes yes, two sides of the same coin,) but does not do it ...
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How to make video driver work in Debian Jessie

I have an Acer Aspire ES1-531-P8JN. It has the Intel N3700 CPU with integrated graphics. I have the problem that the video driver i915 does not seem to work in Debian Jessie 8.3.0, even though it does ...
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debian wacom tablet not recognized

I think I borked my wacom xorg configuration. I recently updated to nvidia drivers so that it would disable flipping which causes screen tearing if recording the screen and it overwrote my default ...
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Debugging cuda nvidia driver crashiness

I'm running a headless Ubuntu server 14.04 with GeForce 690 GPU, trying to do fun Cuda machine learning stuff. I'm having issues with the driver hanging, and hoping to get some help debugging it here. ...
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Networking problem with new Intel NUC

I recently got a new Intel NUC6i5SYH to replace my very old and not too powerful home server. I've installed XenServer 6.5.0 (as was on the old server) and plan to just copy over the VM's and other ...
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Debian jessie. nouveau, MMIO read fault at… but. Any work around?

I keep getting this message. kernel: [ 25.058888] nouveau E[ PBUS][0000:01:00.0] MMIO read of 0x00000000 FAULT at 0x002140 [ !ENGINE ] This is the var/log/messages. Feb 13 21:00:21 ...
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How to install i915_bo driver in Linux Mint

The chosen answer in this post mentions the installation of the i915_bo driver. I have the same OS (Linux Mint 17.3), but I'm running the i915 driver. Can someone please tell me where do I find it ...