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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No nvidia drivers show up under restricted drivers

I am running Linux Mint 16 (but my experience has been consistent across other Ubuntu derivates including Xubuntu) on a Lenovo W540. I know there have been issues with linux compatibility for this ...
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Where do sound drivers live? [closed]

A little while ago I searched for a good driver for my sound card (with surround sound support) and didn't find any. So it seems there is none. I thought I could try (even though I think nothing ...
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Fedora Rawhide - 8330 GPU Driver install?

So I have got a new laptop with an AMD A4 5000 APU with the integrated GPU running a 8330 GPU, I know that fedora has problems with AMD, so I have a few questions to ask. RadeonSI on 8330, Is this ...
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Dell Latitude D630 Wireless Problem on Mint?

I've recently acquired a used Dell Latitude D630 and have put Mint on it. Everything seems to be operational except for the wireless. First, I don't know if the wireless card actually works (Ethernet ...
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Installing Nvidia driver for GTX 760m under Linux

I tried installing Nvidia drivers using different ways: repository nvidia-current, nvidia-331 and using downloaded file from Nvidia web site. Installations seems to be successful, although I got ...
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Cinnamon 2.0.14 crashing when a second monitor is enabled with NVIDIA drivers (Mint 16)

Here's the set-up: 2x identical GTX460 cards 1x BenQ 144hz monitor (1920x1080) 1x Asus 60hz monitor (1920x1080) I was told to avoid installing the NVIDIA driver myself and use the ...
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Using multiple layer of kernel modules for interfacing a hardware device?

I am trying to get a conceptual understanding of the purposes the kernel modules can have. The motivation for this question was a realization that interface to an actual hardware goes through multiple ...
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Linux drivers for Ricoh Aficio SP 100SU

Does anyone have a driver for the Ricoh Aficio SP 100SU on Linux? Any directions to correctly install it and have the printer work?
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Installing AMD Radeon HD 7400M series fedora 20

I just installed fedora 20 on my second pc and its running pretty hot, I found a driver on the site http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Linux%20x86_64. And i unpack it and i try sh sudo ...
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Installing AMD Radeon HD 7400M series fedora 20

I just installed fedora 20 on my second pc and its running pretty hot, I found a driver on the site http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Linux%20x86_64. And i unpack it and i try sh sudo ...
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What driver is being used by a wireless usb adapter?

I've installed Linux Mint 16 on a netbook I'm trying to pump more life into. I'm currently stuck with configuring the wireless as the computer uses a USB wireless adapter (rt5370 from Ralink) due to ...
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Understanding webcam 's Linux device drivers

As far as I know, device driver is a part of SW that is able to communicate with a particular type of device that is attached to a computer. In case of a USB webcam, the responsible driver is UVC ...
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Can I deactivate the broadcom driver if I have a Realtek wireless card?

I am trying to get my wireless working on ubuntu 12.04. If I run lshw I see this output, indicating a Realtek wireless card. *-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller ...
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Can't install iwlwifi driver in Crunchbang

i just installed Crunchbang 10 to my Laptop in dual boot with win7, my wlan card is a Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230. I saw i had no wifi, so I tried to install the driver from here, by ...
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I can't get any internet connection on Crunchbang, how can I download and manually install the drivers?

I recently installed crunchbang on my Lenovo G505 Laptop, it uses broadcom drivers and I can't get any type of connection. I have tried connecting it with an ethernet cable every way that I could and ...
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What is the network controller and how does it relate to Wi-Fi?

I am working on getting wireless up and running on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. In this tutorial, the guy says "your network controller is your Wi-Fi." To me, that seems to imply that the network ...
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How can I find out what kind of wireless card I have from output of lspci

I am trying to install a wireless driver for a new laptop running ubuntu 12.04. If I run lspci I do not see any human readable mention of a wireless card. $ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel ...
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How does one install a camera driver from a c file, and what is this driver doing?

I need to install a driver for a MT9M032 CMOS Image Sensor USB machine vision camera made by Aptina (formerly Micron). I am working on a Macintosh running OS X 10.9.1 and am new to Linux/Unix when it ...
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Problem installing input-wacom-0.20.0

I run Linux Mint 14. I bought a wacom intuos pen&touch small tablet and my old driver (don't know which one, someone installed it for me...) does not support it. I did a little research and found ...
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How to create a kernel source tree?

I am reading a book on creating drivers on Linux, I do not have too much experience with Linux, I have installed a quite a few distros before but I have always used windows as my main operating ...
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How can I install tactile audio keys on my latitude?

I have a Dell latitude 6430u which has three tactile keys for mute/audio decrease/audio increase. On debian (sid), either with xfce or gnome, these keys don't work well. The mute key has never work. ...
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Realtek USB wireless card can't get wireless interface for Linux

I bought a USB wireless card yesterday. It is said to have a RTL8192CU chip inside. However when I tried it under my Gentoo linux, the modules won't load automatically. Even if I load rtl8192cu ...
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Microphone - static background noise suppression on Linux

My soundcard is Realtek ALC 892. On Windows 7 I use official Realtek drivers, on Linux I use PulseAudio (on Ubuntu 13.10). On both Windows and Linux, when I enable microphone boost +30db (required ...
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Driver install, kernel source not found

I am trying to install a NVidia Cuda driver on a Amazon EC2. GPU instance (Amazon Linux AMI (HVM) 2013.09.2 - ami-e9a18d80) following the instructions laid out in a blog. It worked for the last two ...
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Dual Monitor with integrated and discrete GPU on Debian

I've got an Asrock Extreme 3 motherboard and a Nvidia 660ti GPU. I was trying to configure dual monitor on debian 7 connecting one monitor to the mb and the other to the GPU. This configuration works ...
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Check compatibility with Linux before installing

I have a new computer, more precisely an Asus N750J, and I would like to check the compatibility of the hardware with Linux before installing (dual boot is the plan), to be prepared and prevent ...
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Digital audio between Intel Atom E640 and ADAU1445

Background information: I have a ADAU1445 DSP from Analog Devices connected to multiple audio sources through the Serial Input pairs. One of these sources is an Intel Atom E640 processor running ...
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Internet connection help

So I just installed Elementary OS, and everything works perfect except for internet, I can't connect to the internet whatsoever, I cant tether through my phone, cant use ethernet, and don't even get ...
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Attaching two network cards two different drivers

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server that has two 10 Gb ethernet cards that are using the ixgbe driver. I'm installing the PF_RING DNA drivers for these cards (what that is isn't important). I want interface ...
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Why can't my Debian received much wifi-signal

My wireless connection is always broken, and it can't receive good signal. I am not sure if the wireless driver caused it. Is my wireless driver too old? Or there are some other reasons? My mobile can ...
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Crunchbang installation on netbook

I've recently installed crunchbang on my Compaq mini netbook, as the computer was not very powerful I chose crunchbang and was hoping to be able to use the computer mainly as a VPN server I could log ...
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How to disable Network and Bluetooth driver loading

I dont need Bluetooth and Ethernet. SO I want that the next time I boot my system the OS do not waste time in loading corresponding drivers. How do I do in general in any linux flavor ?
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Tape device file does not exist

I am trying to Read / Write data into my HP LTO3 1X8 Autoloader Tape drive. I have the required drivers installed. When I ran rpm -qa | grep mt-st I got: mt-st-1.1-5.el6.x86_64 Further when I ran ...
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Rmmod module reappeared after plugging back device

I have an arduino that talks to my computer through the serial-usb driver ftdi. I want to use my own module instead when I plug my arduino. I did : sudo rmmod usbserial sudo rmmod ftdi_sio I wrote ...
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Updating a driver quirk in kernel

Os : Debian 6 Kernel Version : 2.6.32 I have been recently working with Linux application and now we have some little hard-disk issues where my motherboard doesn't support AHCI through bios. On ...
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Install Drivers Offline Arch Linux

I have been attempting to install Arch Linux on my Macbook Pro but the wireless and ethernet drivers don't work. Because of this, I cannot access the internet on it. So whilst searching for a solution ...
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opensuse: cannot install proprietary graphic driver fglrx

I installed OpenSUSE 13.1 in dual boot on my Samsung ATIV Book 6 pre-installed with Windows 8 with a USB key (ultrabook, no DVD reader at the moment). I tried to install the proprietary driver fglrx ...
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How to install, missing Intel Graphic Drivers

I have intel graphics card on my system (Scientific Linux 6.0), but the graphics is so poor as no drivers are installed. So I have installed : xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.21.2-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64 ...
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What is the benefit of installing Intel drivers from 01.org?

Up to this point I assumed the graphics stack for Intel was open source and included in the standard repositories. However, I just became aware that Intel hosts their own special repositories of ...
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install opensuse: Brightness is too low and keyboard fn keys do not work

I installed OpenSUSE 13.1 in dual boot on my Samsung ATIV Book 6 pre-installed with Windows 8 with a USB key (ultrabook, no DVD reader at the moment). Brightness is too low and keyboard fn keys do ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad s440 network

Does anybody know how to configure wifi on Lenovo ThinkPad s440 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? I can't configure it even with LAN. But anyway, wifi is the first thing I need. I can't find any driver for linux. ...
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Any built-in Linux methods for AXI-burst type devices? [closed]

I need to communicate with an FPGA device based on an AXI-burst interface. What are the ways to access such a device through Linux without involving a DMA? Burst is an intrinsic property of the AXI ...
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Canon I sensys MF3010 driver

I have this printer + scanner. Here (Driver for Canon i-SENSYS MF3010) I hound very useful answer to install driver and it worked for me. As printer now it works for me but I have same 1.0.23 but it ...
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Debian Stable libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386 not found (trying to install Steam)

I just installed Debian and now I am trying to set up Steam. I did the first 2 steps in the 64 bit instructions and also installed ia32-libs. But when I run the following: apt-get install ...
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How to make a mouse driver from a tty?

I have an Arduino plugged in my computer through the uart/tty port. I would like to use it as a mouse but I have no idea where to start with kernel/device drivers/etc. Here is a little summary of ...
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Video4Linux installation [closed]

I 'm running Angstrom distribution (console only) on BeagleBoard-xM. Image was build on Narcissus, with Bootloader Files (x-load/u-boot/scripts) added. I want to connect a USB webcam (Logitech Pro ...
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How does libusb access kernel stuff?

From what I understand: Generally speaking, a driver runs in kernel space and can be called from user space. Only code in kernel space can call usb low level things / ioctl libusb is a library, so ...
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cross compile driver

I have a cross compile environment setup to compile for an ARM 9 processor, this works fine, now I want to compile an external third party driver within this environment. I downloaded the driver, and ...
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I can't login to the graphical interface after a fresh installation of Debian?

I installed Debian 7.3 along with Windows 7, on my Acer Travelmate 2480 (1.73-GHz Intel Celeron M, 80GB HDD, 1GB RAM, Mobile Intel 945GM/GU Express graphics). I downloaded Debian CD-1 and checked its ...
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Setting up Intel Giga PHY I217V on Debian 2.6.32 kernel

Trying to getting the Intel integrated network card driver (Giga PHY Intel I217V) working on Debian (kernel 2.6.32) but I'm having issues. I've downloaded the driver from the Intel website and ...