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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Nvidia linux drivers on Dell XPS L502X Nvidia GeForce GT 540M

I have a Dell XPS L502X with an Nvidia GeForce GT 540M and I'd like help installing the official drivers off the Nvidia site. Every time I try I brick my installation and have to re-install. Even if I ...
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BCM43142 Won't Work With Mint 17.1 Cinnamon x64 [closed]

I have posted this on the official Mint forums as well, thought I'd cross-post here to see if I can get alternate suggestions I can try. I initially tried the bcmwl-kernel-source from 'Driver ...
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does a user program always use system calls to access a device driver

In Linux, does a user program always use system calls to the OS kernel, to access a device driver indirectly? When the driver is implemented as a module which can be loaded and unloaded, does a user ...
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Cannot use ALFA-AWUS036NHA over my laptops wireless card

I recently bought an ALFA-AWUS03NHA Wireless Card, I am running Debian and I want to use the card with the aircrack-ng suite of tools. However, I am pretty sure it is using my laptops wireless card, ...
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Nvidia Proprietory Drivers for Linux Mint 17.1 (http://www.dell.com/in/p/inspiron-15-3542-laptop/pd)

My laptop has dual graphics (Intel + Nvidia GeForce 820M) and i'm finding it difficult to install Proprietory graphic card drivers for the GeForce. Have tried many methods on Ubuntu 14.04, and they ...
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Pushing changes to driver repos

My understanding of dkms is that its a way to dynamically manage all connected/disconnected device drivers on a Linux system. If that's correct, then I have to imagine that it allows you to configure ...
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FreeBSD 10.1 sound not working

I am new to BSD and I am experimenting with getting an old(ish) Packard Bell desktop machine out of mothballs. The basic installation of FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE for amd64 seems to have gone fine, but I ...
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NetworkManager does not detect when cable is connected or disconnected

On my Fedora 21 64bit Gnome 3.14.3 install, I have noticed that the NeworkManager always connects to the wired connection, even if the cable is not connected: However, the driver (or something) ...
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Input event for trackpad co-ordinates

I am making an app that requires the co-ordinates of the touch / swipe of the user. This is currently available only if you are running a VM ( Alt + F2/3/4/5...) using evtest. What do you think is ...
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Install rtl8188etv/rtl8188eu driver on Orange-Pi

I'm trying to install the wifi driver on Orange-Pi board. The real chip is rtl8188etv but the driver is the same. I have compiled 3.4.105+ Kernel to have the headers: mkdir ...
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Linux VCP driver for ARM processor

I need Linux VCP driver file for FTDI cable (USB to TTL converter: C232HM-DDHSL-0)for ARM processor. Please help on this to get drivers. Thanks in advance. Regards, Ravi
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Missing kernel headers, but need them to install the Wifi driver

I am trying to install Kali on my Lenovo Yoga13, but after formatting the disk the setup failed to install grub because of no internet access (no Ethernet, need driver to get Wifi to work). So, I ...
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During bumblebee install, bumblebee and nvidia-libgl are in conflict. Should I remove nvidia-libgl?

I'm trying to get Bumblebee up and running on an Acer Aspire V3-572G-55FT laptop. So far I've installed xorg-server, xorg-xinit, xorg-utils, xorg-server-utils, mesa, xorg-twm, xterm, xorg-xclock, and ...
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Meaning of an ampersand prefix in a device tree

I am looking at a DTS file which tries to specify different nodes, but interestingly I find a few nodes having different style of nomenclature. / { model = "TI AM335x BeagleBone Black"; ...
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How to make a multi-video driver Linux system?

I'm trying to create a USB that I can carry anywhere with my system on it, I know there are Live distros that can be used that way, but I need a very specific installation. The problem is that the USB ...
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Is there any open source driver supporting tegra4/4i?

Is there any open source driver supporting the tegra 4 or 4i from nvidia? The only thing i found about any driver so far: https://developer.nvidia.com/linux-tegra-rel-17
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How to enable Vesa driver in qemu

I am running Red Hat 7 into a VM using virt-manager (qemu) and it seems that it uses by default, Cirrus driver: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Cirrus Logic GD 5446 [1013:00b8] (prog-if 00 ...
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USB HID works well in Bios and Grub, but doesnt work in Linux

I have a combined USB device with a touchscreen and a keypad. When I plug it into my Linux Laptop the keypad and the touchscreen get both recognized at boot level, I can see both status LEDs turn on ...
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Touching the touchpad on Linux interrupts typing

I have a laptop with Linux Mint 17 installed. Whenever I am typing and the touchpad is enabled, successive keystrokes are being interrupted. For example, if I would try to type 'paragraph', it could ...
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Decrease sensitivity for scroll on external mouse

I have a Primax HP Wireless Eco-Comfort Mobile Mouse that uses bluetooth, I think, to connect to my laptop; but scrolling with the mouse's wheel is really funky. The problem Scrolling is extremely ...
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How to get X output on two non-identical nVidia cards

I've been trying to get a second GPU (8600 GT) to be used in my system (main GPU is 780 Ti). The problem I'm having is that whatever I do, I can't get the monitor hooked up to the 8600 to display ...
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Reversing graphics card driver change in Linux Mint 17

Some idiot who looked back at me in the mirror a few minutes ago was following these instructions (link) and apparently got the wrong NVIDIA drivers for his old laptop with a Quadro in it. Now, ...
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How to install ALX drivers for an AR8171 network adaptor in OMV

I bought a shiny new ASRock FM2A88X Extreme4+ motherboard (which I chose specifically for the plentiful expansion slots) to run my shiny new file server. During the installation of Open Media Vault, ...
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nl80211 not found

Environment Linux 3.0.8 compiled for ARM FriendlyARM mini210s I cross-compiled iw for an ARM board (friendlyARM mini210s), when I installed the utility and ran it, I got this message: # iw --help ...
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Wireless driver issues. Install and switch to different one

Laptop is a macbook pro late 2011 with Broadcom BCM4331 wireless card. OS: crunchbang 11 I currently have bcmi-pci-bridge driver running (It was running out of the box, did not install it). I'm ...
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Trouble compiling RealTek Wifi Drivers rtl8192ce on Fedora 21

o/ Greetings, I was wondering if anyone else had trouble with the Realtek 8192cu drivers from Realtek. They have an install bash script to help, however it first failed due to missing the ...
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Broadcom driver on Kali Linux

I recently installed Kali Linux, switching from Scientific Linux. The only problem is my wireless driver, which doesn't want to install at all. lspci -nn | grep Net : 02:00.0 Ethernet controller ...
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What is PCH poison interrupt?

It seems to be related to particular family of display drivers, and I only see these on the old systems with 2.6.x kernels, so it doesn't even seem to be an issue anymore. I'm just curious, why are ...
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Install cardreader on ZBOX nano CI320 with Bay-Trail-T Architecture

I installed Xubuntu on a ZBOX nano CI320. It works all fine so far apart from the SD card reader, that doesn't get initialised. The main problem seems to be the Bay-Trail architecture. How can I ...
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Use HUAWEI Gsm Modem in centos 5.01

I'm trying to develop an application that sends sms from my centos pc. And in order to accomplish this I am using HUAWEI Gsm modem. But I can't get to connect the modem to my virtual centos 5.01 ...
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Linux driver (module) won't load at boot time although installed with depmod

Environment FriendlyARM mini210s Netis dongle Linux 3.0.8 [root@mini210s 3.0.8-FriendlyARM]# uname -r 3.0.8-FriendlyARM Goal I want to network the mini210s using the wireless Netis wf2190 ...
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Red glitch borders on linux desktop animations

I am using gnome 3.14 + debian 8 jessie + nvidia optimus graphic driver. Those borders on animations are driving me insane and I would love some suggestions on how to resolve it :( ? PS, can someone ...
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How do compile Linux Driver for Netis WF2190 Wifi dongle for FriendlyARM mini210s?

GOAL I want to install the Netis WF2190 wifi dongle linux driver onto my FriendlyARM mini210s. Environment FriendlyARM mini210s S5PV210 ARM Cortex-A8 Board ... running Linux 3.0.8-FriendlyARM ...
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Video capture device: any chance of getting raw data?

I have a HDMI capture device called Live Gamer Portable (AverMedia C875 USB - 07ca:0875), and it has drivers for Windows and Mac, but not for Linux. As it has Mac support, is it possible to access raw ...
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Cinnamon crashes after NVIDIA driver install

I have a GTX970 graphics card that I need to install drivers to use. I have tried both the community developed driver (nvidia-current), and also the proprietary (last 2 versions) from Nvidia but to no ...
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Do all devices under Linux have a device node?

I know that each device on Linux is either a char or block or network device. Do all physical devices that exist on Linux have a device node under the /dev directory? I'm not talking here about ...
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WiFi randomly cuts on/off, other machines in the house unaffected

I just recently installed Fedora 20 on my Macbook Pro. I followed the guides on the internet and as most of them suggested, installed akmod-wl to handle my Wifi device. The output of lspci regarding ...
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Completely disable / deactivate USB in Ubuntu 10.04

I have some Ubuntu 10.04 based portable touchscreen computers at workplace and sometimes people would use USB data cable to charge their phones from the USB port. Now I have usb storage access ...
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RT3070 driver will not compile

I'm trying to compile the RT3070 driver on Arch but it's not compiling. When I run make some of the files compile but most others spit out error messages and do not compile. I don't know what to do to ...
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How to change the default driver used for an external screen

I'm having trouble setting up an external DisplayLink screen in Fedora 20. I've found someone who seems to be having exactly the same problem as me and his solution: If you are using "displaylink" ...
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No network interface in QEMU

My network interfaces never shows up in my guest computer. I'm compiling a linux kernel (3.3 I think) from scratch with default settings + Symbol: NE2K_PCI [=y] Type : tristate Prompt: PCI NE2000 ...
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Who would use this information to develop better support for hybrid graphics?

I have a laptop with hybrid graphics and I'm so frustrated that linux doesn't fully support it without any intervention from my side, just like any other Windows machine would normally do. So I ...
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Is hardware helping reducing crashes of OS X? [closed]

I am taking an OS course this semester, and we mentioned that device drivers can cause about 85% of crashes(for Windows). My understanding is that: since many personal computers are configured with a ...
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Trying to read USB Audio Device, but /dev/hidraw0 is unavailable for reading

I'm trying to write a simple driver for my USB Sound Card (just for fun) on Xubuntu 14.04 -- for example, I want to have an opportunity to control volume on my laptop via this device. The problem is ...
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rtl8723be Realtek Wifi-Card driver not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my new Lenovo G50-70. The wifi works perfectly in windows, however it behaves strangely on Ubuntu. It is slow, doesn't load heavier sites at all, and after a while, ...
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rtl8812au wireless driver installation on Centos 7

I have a fresh install of Cent OS 7 with the Gnome desktop environment. I have been trying to install rtl8812au wireless drivers found at https://github.com/gnab/rtl8812au for my Netgear A6100 WiFi ...
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Problem installing Radeon Driver

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 model 5547 with a AMD Radeon HD R7 M265. With a clean installation of Arch Linux (I've tried installing Debian too, without success.) I tried installing the open-source ...
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How to disable my touch screen

My screen is cracked, and the touchscreen makes the courser spasm every once and a while. Is there any way i can fully disable it? As requested: Module Size Used by ctr ...
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Installed Wrong Nvidia Drivers

I'm running Arch 3.17, and last night I tried to install drivers for Nvidia, which has caused my system to go to a shell on boot. This is the output of /var/log/pacman.log Around [2014-11-19 22:36] ...
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Elementary os reboot error iMac late 2009

I need help installing Elementary OS on my (late 2009) iMac 11.1. I am booting from an external USB and in when presented with a GRUB menu, I choose "Install Elementary OS" and then press e key to ...