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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How to use a built in driver in the kernel?

I am building the 3.14 kernel for a board that requires the intel e1000e driver. I would like this kernel to have the driver built in so that I can remove loadable module support. I have chosen the ...
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How can I get xrandr to detect both nvidia cards: 2 x GTX480, triple-head?

I am running Linux Mint 16 (Petra) I am running the default driver nvidia-319 shipped with the distro I have 2x GTX480 cards I have 3 monitors Using the Nvidia driver, all monitors and GPUs are ...
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How can I tell what version of OpenGL my machine supports on Arch Linux?

How can I tell what OpenGL versions are supported on my (Arch Linux) machine?
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Mount Realtek RTS5129 Card Reader Controller in CentOS 6.5

I have an in-built card reader that works fine under windows, but in Linux, I cannot mount the drive whatever I do. lspci doesn't show the device lsusb shows Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:0129 ...
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Recommend Course of Action? [closed]

I have an Asus VivoBook that came with windows installed on it. For amusement and profit, I have been hacking away trying to to serve a website from behind a wireless router at my house. At some ...
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Driver Nvidia 96.43.23 for Quadro 4 wont stay installed

No matter how many times I re-install my driver it will be uninstalled after restart. I select and install the correct driver using Device Driver Manager by Mint I restart as prompted It comes back ...
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Possible problems in moving linux disks from one hardware to another

I currently have a server collocated in a datacenter. The hardware is a HP dual quad core xeon with 16 Gb DDR2 and 2 1Gb disks in raid1. I want to order another similar server to have as a ...
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Understanding a make file for making .ko files

I know the purpose of this make file; it is a driver’s Makefile, which would invoke the kernel’s build system from the kernel source. But Unable to understand what exactly is going on. # Makefile – ...
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Editing a device tree to disable driver loading

Below is a section of device tree. ps7_ethernet_0: ps7-ethernet@e000b000 { #address-cells = <1>; #size-cells = <0>; ...
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Install Edimax EW-7612UAn wireless on CentOS 6.5

Does anyone know how to install the driver for Edimax EW-7612UAn on CentOS 6.5? I've tried to install it on Ubuntu, but I never gotten it to work. EDIT: Here is an attempt building a downloaded ...
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Graphics and Wireless Driver Problems on Crunchbang

I started using Crunchbang. However, I still have problems with graphics card and wireless drivers. My graphics card is ATI Radeon HD 7670M and notebook model is Acer Aspire V3-551G. I have downloaded ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia proprietary drivers installation

I require some Help and Guidance in installing NVIDIA drivers on my system with a Dual Intel/Nvidia Graphics Processors. I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 and i am aware that the OS is in its ...
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Upgrading OpenGL Drivers

I'm trying to learn OpenGL and most tutorials on the internet only offer guidelines for OpenGL 3.0 and higher. So I looked for my OpenGL version and glxinfo | grep OpenGL yields this: OpenGL ...
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Delay in playing(recording?) real time raw audio. [OpenWrt, Debian]

I'm developing OpenWrt device which sends audio data to network but I have issues in the early beginning. I'm trying to find which cause delay in playing (or maybe recording, but more probably ...
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On 13.10 mint graphic periodically freezes after recent updates

laptop lenovo idea pad u430p, Linux Mint 16. Like I said in the title occasionally graphic freezes while all other systems continue to work normally (music plays, for example). Sometimes it unfreezes ...
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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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How to Find and reload specific driver from kernel?

I am using Crunchbang 64 bit O.S. with a ASUS N150 wireless adapter. Everytime I close my laptop and it enters sleep mode, when I "wake it up" I am unable to connect back using the wireless adapter, I ...
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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 ...