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 are high level and low level device drivers

Recently I read that there are two types of drivers (at least for disk), one that are called high level drivers and another called low level device drivers. Can some one tell me what these are, and ...
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Testing which modules are unloaded with modprobe

I'm currently searching for the right driver for my Broadcom BCM4313 network/wifi device. At first no network was recognized at all, now I managed to connect, but the connection is really slow. I ...
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Debian: Unable to activate wifi on HP Pavilion Dm1-4055sg (with Broadcom BCM4313)

I just installed Debian Wheezy stable. I am now facing the problem, that I am not able to activate the WiFi. I use a HP-Pavilion DM1 notebook with a button (F12 and wlan button) to activate the WiFi. ...
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openSUSE catalyst driver

I recently installed openSUSE and I'm trying to get my radeon HD 7xxx running ok with drivers but I haven't been unable to do that. This is my output after trying to install the driver I downloaded ...
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Can't get Intel I210 ethernet working on Debian wheezy

I have a server with an Asus P9D-I mainboard. It has two onboard Intel NICs: # lspci -nn | grep Eth 01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation I210 Gigabit Network Connection [8086:1533] ...
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Linux Mint not detecting microSD card

I have a microSD card in my Android device and I would like to plug it into my computer to change the music and collected photos. However, I'm not able to do this. The OS does not seem to even notice ...
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Please help me understand what's wrong with this udev rule

I'm reading through this link in trying to make the appropriate rule to make the BSG device nodes have group ownership of wheel and permissions of 0660. This is the rule that I have: [user@mylinux ...
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Suse nVidia Driver Problems on 650M + Intel i915

Has anyone succesfully gotten the proprietary nVidia drivers to work on a system with a GT650M and an integrated Intel GPU? I don't need graphics switching, just the discrete GPU. (This is on a ...
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Realtek drivers prevent detection of eth1 interface?

Here's the situation: I had a working network setup on my Debian box, with two Ethernet interfaces being reported by ifconfig - eth0, and eth1. eth0 is an onboard Realtek NIC, and eth1 is a D-Link ...
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Change a driver's source code and compile

I have made some little change to if_igb in /usr/src/sys/dev/e1000/if_igb.c. How can I compile only this file and load it to kernel dynamically? I'm using FreeBSD 8.2 Release.
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How to find the driver (module) associated with a device on Linux?

On Linux, given: a device, for example /dev/sda, and its major and minor numbers, for example 8, 0, how can I know which module / driver is "driving" it? Can I dig into /sys or /proc to ...
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Writing a USB driver from scratch [closed]

I have an FPGA that I'm going to be connecting to a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian 3.6.11+. I've been reading up on how to write a USB2.0 HS driver for linux and how to reverse engineer USB ...
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buildroot compiling driver

I'm using Buildroot for compiling embedded linux. It works well because I have target Makefile configurations, but now I need driver for my usb devices. I manage to compile Qt appilactions(c++) on my ...
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How to make the printer Canon Laser Shot LBP-1120 work in Elementary OS Luna (Ubuntu 12.04 TLS) - 32-bit version?

I had previously created this question + answer, but that would not work for me after a while. I am looking for an alternative.
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Linux driver for MSI z87 MPOWER motherboard NIC?

I am using Linux with the following hardware configuration: 1) Intel Core i7 3.4GHhz 4770k 2) MSI Z87 MPower motherboard 3) MSI GeForce GTX760 2GB DDR5 graphics card 4) 1TB hard drive 5) 16GB RAM ...
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How can I check which radeon driver are installed?

I am currently installing fglrx on my machine by following this tutorial https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fglrx In the finishing touches section, it mentions that I need to blacklist any current radeon ...
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Compilation of my wifi driver (RTL8192CE) fails

I'm kind of desperately trying to make my wifi work on my newly-installed Debian Sid (amd64, kernel 3.10.11-1). The relevant line of the output of lspci is : 06:00.0 Network controller: Realtek ...
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How do I find new drivers for my laptop in RHEL WS 6.4?

I recently installed Redhat workstation 6.4 on my laptop as some of the stuff we're doing in class uses Linux (we have an RPi that we're learning the C language on). I figured, since the school has ...
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Resolution problems with external monitor in ElementaryOS

The specifications are: sudo lshw -C video [sudo] password for cipricus: *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: RV380/M24 [Mobility Radeon X600] ...
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Problem when trying to cross-compile an ethernet driver on an old Linux kernel

I'm currently trying to cross-compile a network driver against an old Linux kernel, in version 2.6.27.7 but the compilation fails and prints: make[1]: entering directory « ...
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FATAL: Module p80211 not found. RTL8192CUS WLAN regression under antiX 13.1 (Debian Wheezy)

The problem concerns a driver support regression for the RTL8192CUS WLAN chip under antiX 13.1, a Debian Wheezy (stable) based distribution. The chip actually resides in a Edimax EW-7811Un 802.11n ...
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Linux USB Driver Compilation

I'm using Linux Mint 15. When I try to compile the EXAR UART driver file version for kernel v3.5.0 and later provided here: ...
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Cannot use dual monitors in Elementary OS Luna - radeon driver

Once I attach the external monitor, the image on both monitors is activated but is messed up, just chaotic lines and colors, so that i cannot access the 'Displays' settings. This never happened with ...
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Why have a fake LR-WPAN driver?

In the Linux kernel configuration, a fake LR-WPAN driver can be enabled and added to the kernel that will be compiled. Why would someone want a fake LR-WPAN driver? I assume it would be for debugging, ...
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Do I need graphics card driver for Linux?

I am using Linux with the following hardware configuration: Intel Core i7 3.4GHhz 4770k MSI Z87 MPower motherboard MSI GeForce GTX760 2GB DDR5 graphics card 1TB hard drive 16GB RAM Do I need a ...
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How driver is specified for any device? [duplicate]

First of all sorry for this basic question but I am really confused here..... So my question is : When any device is attached how kernel will know which driver need to be loaded ? I think its based ...
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USB mouse not working

Every time I plug in any wired mouse recently, I get similar to the below on VCS1: [1443270.286164] usb 6-1: new low-speed USB device number 15 using uhci_hcd [1443270.454270] usb 6-1: New USB ...
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No ethernet/wireless connection after dist upgrade - “network UNCLAIMED”

I did an upgrade from Xubuntu 12.04 to 12.10, and I can't connect to the internet now. When I press the network button on the panel, I see "No network devices available" on top (greyed out), then ...
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Easiest way to upgrade my onboard NIC drivers on a machine without connectivity?

I was assigned a workstation where I work and I needed to install Debian on it. I chose Wheezy because the other machines I use also have it, but I ran into a problem. The workstation is a Dell ...
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How to install D-Link DWA-160 revision B2 with Ralink chipset on Debian Linux?

I just bought a D-Link DWA-160 revision B2. Little did I know that this revision comes with a Ralink chipset. The main reason why I got DWA-160 is because I already have one and I'm pretty happy with ...
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Unable to make touchpad work

I'm trying to find here a solution for my long-time touchpad problem. I tried one year ago at ...
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Installing graphics drivers on ubuntu

I have an Nvidia GTX260 video card and I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 x64 bit. I've been trying for hours to get StarCraft II to work with wine and PlayOnLinux. I have tried nearly everything under the sun to ...
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How can I tell if my wifi dongle has access-point capabilities?

I have a Realtek 8191SU USB wifi dongle for use on my Raspberry Pi. I'm trying to set up a wifi access point using this tutorial. However, I'm running into a few errors, and I suspect it might be ...
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How to configure linux to output to monitor

I'm currently running a lightweight Debian distro on a development board from Compulab. I have to login to the system via serial port everytime. The system has graphical card and the driver is ...
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How to fix unreliable Realtek Wireless card on Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Realtek RTL8188CE wireless card and it works fine when I have a strong signal, but if I get even slightly away from the wifi I lose connectivity even though there is a strong Rx signal. I ...
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application requires 32bit libs be installed on my 64 bit system — having trouble installing them

I want to install SimpleScreenRecorder (SSR) from git as recommended by the developer. The binary version crashes while the git version fixes my crash problem. Unfortunately, to build the git version ...
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Poor text editing performance from the radeon open source driver; should I install proprietary driver or try to fix this?

I followed the steps at the link below to remove the proprietary driver and install the Radeon open source driver. RadeonDriver - Community Ubuntu Documentation ...
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How to disable the 2.4Ghz band wireless adapter

For debugging purposes, is it possible to disable the 2.4Ghz for wireless connections on Linux (Linux Mint 13 LTS, Cinnamon). I.e. to enforce the network driver to establish connections using the 5Ghz ...
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Compiling a simple character device driver as a module

I wrote a simple character device driver & wanted to cross-compile it for craneboard (ARM architecture). My file name is gDev.c. I copied the file to kernel/drivers/char directory in craneboard ...
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Offline install wi-fi drivers on old PC using Linux Mint 15

I want to use wi-fi connection on my old notebook on which the Linux Mint 15 is installed, but I can't because it doesn't see any available installed drivers on it. I have searched many website and ...
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Ideas how to get my usb audio interface to work with Linux?

PulseAudio does not appear to recognize the Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 USB audio interface. The 2i2, however, is properly recognized and it works as expected. I can't seem to get the 6i6 to work on the ...
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Getting my Smart Card reader to work on Linux

I got a Smart Card reader, that I ripped from a Laptop the other day. It is an internal Smart Card reader, though it uses USB, so making a cable for it, was no problem. It seems it's recognized by ...
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Installing proprietary ethernet drivers in Fedora

I have an HP HDX16-1354CA Laptop that I've installed Fedora 19 on, and my ethernet port is not being detected. I am sure that it is because I have not installed the drivers for it, but I can't seem to ...
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Ambient Light Sensor Samsung Series 9

Have Fedora 19 running on my Samsung series 9. Got everything working with the exception of the ambient light sensor controlling keyboard backlight and screen brightness. Forums around the net show ...
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Installing developer libraries for Fedora 19 without internet connection

I am trying to use Fedora 19 on my Lenovo yoga 13. A common issue with this setup is that the laptop's wifi does not work out of the box on any linux distribution yet. This question and also this ...
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Connection error for linux webcam driver for matlab

This might seem like a duplicate post, well yes it is, but I have a different problem compared with the duplicate version of it. My value for imaqhwinfo gives me: InstalledAdaptors: {'dcam' ...
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Cinnamon crashed after nvidia drivers installation

I have installed Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon and I have installed Nvidia drivers using this question. After rebooting the system this message appeared: Cinnamon just crashed. You are currently running ...
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Driver for Canon i-SENSYS MF3010

In the specifications for Canon i-SENSYS MF3010 http://www.canon-europe.com/For_Home/Product_Finder/Multifunctionals/Laser/i-SENSYS_MF3010/ it is mentioned the printer is compatible with GNU/Linux. ...
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How do I apply this revert commit patch from git?

I have found a patch applicable to my system to fix a problem but I have no idea how to get this patch and then apply it. Can anybody help me please? Patch: ...
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After installing VirtualBox to Fedora 17 the system won't boot (NVidia drivers)

My luck I had couple of older kernels, which work. The new kernel, probably somehow patched by VirtualBox fails to load. What fails is X-server, when it tries to start, here's the log: [ 14.284] ...