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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Need Debian driver for DWA-130 rev F1

Can't get my wireless adapter working. It's D-Link DWA 130 rev F1. There's a good deal of discussion about this in the Ubuntu world, but it doesn't seem to work on Debian. The chip-set appears to ...
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Linux Driver for USB “reverse” mass storage device

I'm developing a USB device that I want to read and write in virtual filesystems that are in my computer. Basically the device needs to be able to read, write and get the virtual filesystem size. Some ...
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How to make controller driver work with new system

I have an old SuperMicro server: X7DB3 From the link I can find the AIC-9400 driver for old version of CentOS/RedHat and SuSe driver. It works with CentOS5.4. But when I install newer version it ...
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in realtek 8139cp driver code, where does the start_xmit function triggers the chip?

Hope somebody could give me an explanation. I was looking at http://lxr.free-electrons.com/source/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/8139cp.c#L731 and found in cp_start_xmit(..) function, there are all ...
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why do some network cards need to load external firmware?

I have read this question/answer, but I still do not understand why some network cards work perfectly well without any additional firmware, whereas others need to load firmware to work. As a specific ...
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Linux - rendering performance after switching from nvidia to nouveau drivers

I use UBuntu 14.04 LTS. I have purged all nvidia proprietary drivers and currently my system use Nouveau driver. Here is an output from glxinfo | grep OpenGL : when using nvidia propietary drivers ...
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Set NetworkManager to ignore rfkill

My notebook does not have a hardware button to disable wireless. But NetworkManager and rfkill see wireless as hard blocked. Wicd and iwconfig works well. Is there any way to disable hard block check ...
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UBuntu 14.04 LTS - switching between nvidia proprietary driver and nouveau driver

I use Nvidia proprietary drivers but I also have installed nouveau driver. How to switch to nouveau driver and then back to nvidia driver without uninstallling drivers ? Reboot is acceptable. By ...
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Debian 8 Jessie and NVIDIA drivers

I am in the process of installing Debian 8.0 on a laptop with NVIDIA graphics cards. After a successful installation and reboot I use this guide to install the proprietary NVIDIA drivers; essentially ...
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How to install graphic capabilities to CoreOs?

I would like to install CoreOs as a base on my desktop machine. Then, I could launch some containers, with eventualy a graphical environnement. So I have to add all the graphic stack: GPU drivers, ...
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ATI Radeon HD4850 drivers on linux?

I went online and searched, and I found a command to install drivers. But it turns out I already have them, but it still doesnt work? Is there any settings I need to work on? My commands ...
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extension GLX missing on display

I have a computer with broken graphics here. It's running openSUSE 13.2 (x86_64). When a 3D application (paraview in this case) starts up it complains: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0". Xlib: ...
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WiFi unable to connect after sleep ath9k

When I put my PC to sleep and wake it up, it cant connect to WiFi anymore. Sometimes it asks me 5 times to re enter my password and if it manages to connect connect the ping is 2000+, iwconfig says ...
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How to get a list of major number -> driver associations

http://www.nostarch.com/tlpi states: "Each device driver registers its association with a specific major device ID, and this association provides the connection between the device special file and the ...
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USB to UART converter is lagging

I have a USB to UART converter with CH341A chip on it. This device can be used as a USB to UART converter, as a 24/25 chip programmer and as a USB to PARALLEL converter. The problem is with the UART ...
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How do I understand if an USB Ethernet adapter is compatible with a certain kernel version to use it to load kernel/filesystem?

I'm using an old kernel, 2.6.32, and I would like to boot the kernel over TFTP and mount the filesystem over NFS. Mounting the kernel over TFTP is a plus, but mounting the filesystem over NFS is a ...
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Cannot install AMD GPU driver correctly on a hybrid laptop

I was installing AMD gpu driver but the default display driver (Gallium 0.4 llvmpipe) wont get replaced. Btw, My laptop has both Intel and AMD gpu. The system uses Intel gpu by default with the driver ...
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Nvidia Fx 3800 drivers on Fedora 21

I have got a "new" machine at work and wanted to switch it to fedora 21. The installation is fine and works except when I try to add a second monitor. Then it boots but it is really slow and just one ...
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Network UNCLAIMED - Unable to access internet

My Kubuntu was working well until I think a day ago, and suddenly I don't have access to Wi-Fi. I've tried turning on the connection via the Connection editor but the box was grayed out. After looking ...
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Compile network card driver on debian

I buy a new network card , D-Link DGE-528T. My OS is Debian(Jessie) kernel : 3.16.0-4-amd64 but it can't detect the new network card, so I must to compile driver by myself. follow README file. ...
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How does ath9k introduce itself to mac80211?

My question is about Linux kernel and ath9k wireless driver: How does ath9k announce itself to the mac80211? How come the mac80211 knows how to configure ath9k? Thanks in advance
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How to diagnose display issues in linux?

I have recently upgraded my system to Debian Jessie (testing) and everything went smoothly, except the occasional distortion when the screen is updating. When a part of the screen needs to update, ...
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Kernel Firmware for Radeon

I'm building LFS. I was trying to enable Ati radeon drivers in the kernel, but it didn't seem to work, so I did a little Googling and found that the there is something called firmware which the kernel ...
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Do I have more thn one wireless driver modules?

$ lsmod | grep iwl iwldvm 232283 0 mac80211 652718 1 iwldvm iwlwifi 179412 1 iwldvm cfg80211 494362 3 iwlwifi,mac80211,iwldvm I heard that ...
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Is USB-to-USB data transfer between two Linux OSes possible?

I want to create a USB-to-USB data transfer system in Linux (preferably Ubuntu). For this I want to use no external hardware or switch (except this cable). It's going to be like mounting a USB drive ...
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Find SAS controller that is well supported by the linux kernel

How can I find a SAS controller that is well supported by the official Linux kernel? The controller should use the PCIe bus and needs to connect one LTO-6 tape drive. I have looked through the ...
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Install firmware for Netgear WNA1000M on Debian (Jessie)

I'm trying to make my wifi dongle work on Debian: it is a Netgear WNA1000M. If found many "solutions" on forums but none seems to work. I initially bought it for my Raspberry Pi with Raspbian and it ...
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Plugged mouse increases boot time

I was going through the output of dmesg -e and found that my logitech mouse is increasing boot time by around 7 seconds and my total boot time is around 45 seconds. [ +7.334661] usb 1-1: new ...
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X11 hangs, leaves me with black&white text display, Intel i915, precise1-Ubuntu

I am running a Bodhi derivative Ubuntu, ("tainted") based on Precise, on an Acer Chromebook. After a system update, X11 dies, leaves me "hung" with text display. If I reboot in recovery mode, and ...
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Is there a way to determine what kernel version a kernel module was compiled against?

I have recently been playing around with creating kernel modules using some crosstools for an embedded setup. It would be helpful to me in future to have the ability to identify the version of the ...
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broadcom BCM43142 under kali linux

I am trying to get the wireless card of my laptop (Broadcom BCM43142) to work under kali linux (latest version, 64bit). At the moment (without installing anything), it is not recognised at all. I have ...
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GDM UI screen update is jittery with Kernel 3.4 with N2600 ATOM processor

This is in continuation to my earlier post : Upgrading guidance for Cedarview driver in Debian 6 - 2.6.32 I recently updated my kernel from 2.6 to 3.4 (Just for making N2600 chipset detect my ...
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Simulating Signal Strength Changes to wpa_supplicant

I am working on a research project whose goal is to make testing alternative fast WiFi handoff (akin to 802.11r) protocols/algorithms easier. The way I plan to accomplish this at a high level is to ...
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How do I compile an out-of-tree kernel driver on Fedora to fix super-slow wifi?

I have a HP laptop with Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter. The laptop came with Windows 8.1 and the wifi worked just fine, but since I wanted to ...
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Upgrading guidance for Cedarview driver in Debian 6 - 2.6.32

Our system runs with Debian 6 squeeze (2.6.32) Kernel with N2600 hardware. I know the version is old. An upgrade is in later plans. Recently, we tried connecting multiple monitors (CRT and HDMI), and ...
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Install Mesa to home folder and make applications use it from there

I'm trying to help debug an issue with Mesa and the llvm r600 shader compiler, and would prefer not to install the test compiles of these packages system wide. My question therefore is: How can I ...
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Is the PTTY inside the Kernel or Userspace?

I read, that drivers are a way to expand the Kernels abilities to communicate with hardware devices, since there are so many and will be even more the Kernel has to be expandable. In order to ...
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Monitor not indentity

I use Debian 7.x and have two same monitors NEC MultiSync LCD2090UXi. But only one of them is detected as NEC. I used xrandr for change resolution of unidentified monitor and all was ok, but after ...
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Sound is not working in Ubuntu 14.04: suddenly stopped

The sound suddenly stopped working in my Ubuntu, so I googled and followed this link but it doesn’t work to me. Output of aplay -l: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Intel [HDA ...
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How to get the Adaptec 1200A to work under Linux at UDMA/100 (instead of 66)

A while ago, I got myself a used Adaptec 1200A controller card to keep my onboard slots free for easier connect/disconnect of drives and now I am wondering why this card will only operate at UDMA 66. ...
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Dropped connections with b43 driver using Broadcom BCM43228 wireless chip on Arch Linux

I managed to get my wireless working with the b43-firmware package in the AUR and for at least a month it worked perfectly. However, recently the internet connection has been dropping out. I'm ...
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How to install proprietary drivers for Radeon HD 8570A/8570M on Fedora 21?

Well i think i can't be more clear. I've tried this guide: http://ilevex.eu/post/106904892091/how-to-use-fglrx-amd-catalyst-on-fedora-21 I've tried to just download the amd driver from ...
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AMD APU graphics driver hardware detection - Manjaro

I have a laptop that is running an AMD Radeon HD 7660G. I installed Manjaro after shredding the hard drive of the previous installation and it booted to a black screen. I attributed this problem to a ...
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Where can I find a list of USB error codes?

Every time I boot Debian, the boot log shows a bunch of xhci_hcd problems, and messages like usb 3-13: hub failed to enable device, error -22 usb 3-13: device descriptor read/8, error -61 I'm ...
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Canon MX 920 prints color even though I specify grayscale

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and installed drivers for Canon MX 920 according to the instructions, Canon Drivers for Ubuntu and Linux Mint. I can print things from Ubuntu to the Canon but my problem is, ...
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/dev/input/event0 is missing in embedded linux

I'm working on a project and we are trying to make a touch-screen work using Qt with Tslib. We already made some previous prototypes and we managed to make them fully functional. But when creating a ...
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Getting TP-Link TL-WN722N to work with Kali

I am trying to get the TP-Link TL-WN722N USB WIFI adapter to work with Kali Linux in VMWare Player. I was able to get it to work outside a VM in Elementary OS (Ubuntu based) by following the ...
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How do I set a framebuffer node to direct the graphics rendering to it?

I have currently two framebuffer nodes /dev/fb0 and /dev/fb1./dev/fb1 in my case is used for overlay. I want to have graphical rendering on this /dev/fb1. How can I select this device node for the ...
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Problem setting-up RPi as WiFi hostspot with Ralink RT3070

I am trying to set-up my RPi as a wireless hotspot so I can control it wirelessly from my laptop. There are many guides around that are referred to in these forums as well however I keep on having the ...
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How to install Realtek RTL8723BE wireless driver on debian?

I installed Debian Wheezy 7.8 on a Lenovo G50-70 x64, it seems that I don't have the driver for my wireless card installed, the output of iwconfig: lo no wireless extensions. eth0 ...