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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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 ...
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Centos 7 Gnome, blurry image problems

Sorry for not being very precise, I'm struggling with a problem I fail to identify to be able to find any solution. The image you see above is a screenshot of my problem, every time I need to ...
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Installing Linux on external drive, then booting up a different machine with it

So I have a machine that I want to install Linux on but for some reasons I won't get into, I can't. What would happen if I hook up an external drive to my laptop, install Linux on it, then plug that ...
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How to dump the dmesg AKA Kernel logs to a single .txt file from the kernel boot?

I am trying to understand the SATA Host-Device Communication and for that I have put a lot of debug messages in the kernel driver code. Now messages are in such a huge amount that I am not able to see ...
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How does bcma relate to brcmsmac?

I am trying to solve some issues with my wireless connection and trying to learn something on the way. From here and here I got to know two different ways to know my wireless driver. Thing is, I get ...
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802.11 Duration Field Reset to 0 By Wireless Driver

I am trying to send out custom, raw 802.11 frames using an Alfa AWUS036H with USB driver rtl8187. This is possible using tcpreplay, hexinject, or a number of other Linux utilities. A custom PCAP file ...
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Setting up Intel Wireless AC 3160 NIC in FreeBSD

I have a pretty frustrating issue with FreeBSD. I am a Linux user who decided to switch to FreeBSD because I liked the idea of the ports system that it uses. I decided to give it a try in a virtual ...
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Wifi trouble on Linux Mint

I've been tackling this day two now. I recently dual booted Linux Mint on my Windows 10 machine. When I installed it, the wifi driver did not seem to be installed. I can only connect via ethernet ...
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Debian Jessie Wireless Driver Broadcom Restart (rmmod modprobe) BCM43142 [14e4:4365]

my Dell laptop, running Debian 8 (Jessie), has this wireless device: $ lspci -nn -d 14e4: 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) And it ...
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Remotely use a platform device

I have a linux/android device with a certain hardware module (lets call this pc A), and a driver which uses the hardware as a platform device. Because of testing/os restrictions I'd like to be able ...
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Wi-fi in Kali Dual-Boot not working

I installed Kali on my MacBook Air (Mid-2013) through a bootable USB with persistence. However, I am unable to connect to Wifi. Infact, the build does not even show any Wifi/WLAN settings or show a ...
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How to install DisplayLink driver on LinuxMint 17.3

I have a USB 3.0 docking station connected with my laptop having LinuxMint 17.3. I can't manage to install DisplayLink driver on it. I could make it work with Ubuntu 15.04, but with LinuxMint it wan't ...
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Working /dev/ttyS0 but can't transfer binary (one serial but two drivers Com1/Com4)

I think it's a driver config issue, it works in winXP(dual boot) with intel drivers. I'm debugging via serial port from another machine, which works fine. The PC is a i5 dell Optiplex 790 running ...
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G-Sync on Linux — how to get it working?

I have a new system with a couple of 4K monitors with G-Sync support (Acer XB280HK), and a card capable of driving them (Geforce GTK 970). I have the Nvidia proprietary driver installed, version ...
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Magic Mouse 2 on Linux

I bought apple's new magic mouse one month ago but I can't get it working on Linux correctly. I remember that my old magic mouse used to work fine but the new one is not recognized as such. I believe ...
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Linux Mint duplex driver for Samsung M2070

I'm trying to print duplex on my Samsung M2070 Printer. I installed the driver from the Samsung website with the provided install.sh and then added the printer to the system in the Printers section of ...
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OpenWRT image for OrangePi

I am looking for help on how to build OpenWRT image for OrangePi PC and|or OrangePi Plus board, preferably with working Ethernet and HDMI. I have studied related resources on the internet, like ...
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compatiblity with Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 (on tablet)

I hold a Dell Venue Pro 11 7130 with the following integrated network adapter: Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260. My aim is using Linux in live mode on it. Most of the distros I've being running so ...
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My printer in /dev/usb/lp0 always disappear after few seconds, and can't print, how to fix it? (Ubuntu 14.04)

Please, help... I have a 'EPPOS Model EPT-58H' thermal printer. When I plugin via usb, it detected as /dev/usb/lp0 with ls -l /dev command. Then I run echo "sometext" > /dev/usb/lp0 in terminal to ...
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Shared IRQs not operating properly

I'm having problems trying to make use of four out of six serial ports on my motherboard. The situation is: I have 6 serial ports available - ttyS0 to ttyS5 - of which 0 is a RS232 port on the edge ...
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Cinnamon running without video hardware acceleration after moving HD to a new PC

I have just upgraded my PC. It was an old intel Q8400 with an nvidia graphics card. I changed the CPU (now an i3-6300) + Motherboard, and ditched the graphics card (want to use intel's graphics card ...
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What are the installed components when installing a video card driver?

what are the components/modules/software installed and where? (kernel/userspace) that are installed when installing a OS driver vs proprietary driver , for example on ubuntu unity DE to simplify ...
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Loading WiFi driver results in the whole system becoming unstable. How to debug?

I am not a linux kernel expert, but I got this new laptop and it's WiFi(RT3290LE) is not working. I tried solutions from various sources and they are not working. So it is upto me to solve it, and I ...
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Building Linux driver for a network card remotely, while being connected via the same card

I realize that the title alone sounds confusing, so let me provide the context. My current Linux machine configuration is Debian 7.9 (I need this specific version) with the default kernel 3.2, which ...