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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Fedora 23 beta guest won't install VBox Guest Xorg drivers because X server version is a prerelease

I have tried everything I can think of. I've tried RPM Fusion, I've tried using the ISO, but both don't work. I have tried changing the stuff in the .run file, but the md5sum fails. I have tried ...
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copying wpa_supplicant to target platform

I have had a problem with this old PC since I got it, it's a very early 2000's Dell PC. I'm talking 512mb of RAM, THAT old. It had Windows XP on it, which I wiped and replaced with Kali Linux 1.1.0, ...
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How do I disable the usb optical mouse from Ubuntu 14.04 terminal?

I would like to disable a specific usb device (mouse) via Ubuntu Terminal. I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I tried this method and this method but both do not work with kernel 3.x. Any suggestion?
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How do I find corresponding kernel virtual addresses and userspace virtual addresses for a coreboot table driver?

How does kernel virtual addresses relate to userspace virtual addresses and is there a way to map the two with a kernel function? Some background: Coreboot puts some information in a table structure ...
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Copying video setup from Ubuntu to Debian - external monitor

My laptop has a dual boot Debian + Ubuntu installation. In particular I am using Debian 8.0 with stock kernel 3.16.0-4 (or equally 4.1.10 custom compiled, I tested it and it does not make any ...
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Why is Nouveau working so badly for me? System keeps freezing

As an intermediate Linux user, I decided to try Arch Linux (having only experience with Ubuntu before, 3 years ago), and everything was going well until the part where I tried to get a graphical ...
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xhci_hcp module constantly detecting devices

Problem I want to start getting into GPGPU work, so I got an ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition gaming motherboard. I thought it would support multiple GPUs well. However, I have had nothing but trouble ...
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Use sim module in hp 8440 p elite book under kali linux 2.0

How can i use sim slot in hp 8440 elite book i tried every thing on the internet but i cant use it. I want to use it to send messages and calls etc i mean all sim functions. I m using kali linux 2.0 ...
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Nvidia graphics card

I have troubles with NvidiaGraphicCard on Linux Mint . So at first I have downloaded the cuda libs for Linux. Drivers are from the cuda NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-352.39.run All have installed but I have ...
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How to install nic driver from file?

I recently got an external USB network adapter and I need to install its drivers. I found the download for the correct drivers here. I downloaded them and now I have the extracted zip file. From ...
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How can I fix Xorg startup problem?

I am using Arch Linux and I was using awesome wm and everything worked perfectly. I installed plasma-meta package to try KDE 5 so after I rebooted the system X does not start. Lightdm, sddm fails and ...
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NetBSD/FreeBSD and TP-Link TL-WN727N: Second encounter

Moved from SU. First part at http://superuser.com/questions/975564/netbsd-and-tp-link-tl-wn727n-atheros-ar9271-or-ralink-rt5370 So, I've installed NetBSD 7 and device shown again as ugen(ugein, ...
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Why only driver is not enough, but the firmware is also required? [duplicate]

A few days ago I was trying to install a USB WiFi adapter in old version of linux. I installed it successfully. But the procedure I followed required me to install not only driver, but also the ...
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Kali 2.0 screen freezing

Every time when I try to power off or reboot my laptop the screen freezes and I have to force power off, because the is the only option left. From my experience I know that installing Nvidia card ...
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Kernel modules still loaded after crash, can't unload them

I've found a funny behaviour in the Linux kernel (version 3.19.0). We were testing a network driver and the system hung completely, it didn't even responded to SysRq commands. After the reboot, the ...
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What happens when the network interface is “brought up” with ifconfig?

What actually happens when I "bring down" and "bring up" a network interface with the following set of commands? $ ifconfig wlan0 down $ ifconfig wlan0 up Is the wireless network interface card ...
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Debian USB wifi adapter driver issues

I bought this wifi adapter to use with my home server running debian Wheezy, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BTWNBH2?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=od_aui_detailpages00 I installed ...
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Kali not recognizing ALFA AWUS051NH

So I'm trying to use this USB wifi card and I can't seem to get the drivers for the chipset working. I go to the file with the drivers and run sudo make and get this output - make -C tools make[1]: ...
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Installing Proprietary Driver and Updating sources.list

Trying to install the following firmware: https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/firmware-realtek Enabled non-free packages in /etc/apt/sources.list: # # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.8.0 _Wheezy_ - ...
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Bluetooth not showing on Dell inspiron 14r N4010 running linux mint 17.2

Wifi works fine, but when I try to use bluetooth, it says "No bluetooth adapters found". I have Bluetooth turned on in the BIOS, and I know that my wireless card supports Bluetooth.Here's my laptop's ...
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Installing a driver for a Robotic Arm from a Github project

I am new to Linux so i'm sorry if this is obvious. I have built a robotic arm (http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/usb-controlled-robotic-arm-kit-a37jn) and would like to get it working under the linux ...
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xinput does not list my touchpad

My touchpad does not work at all in Arch Linux, and other distributions. xinput does not list it. Physical mouse works fine. I recently bought a Packard Bell EasyNote ENTG71BM with Windows 8.1 ...
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Nvidia drivers not working with Fedora 22

I used the net-installer package yesterday to install fedora 22 with the cinnamon desktop. That installer was buggy but I eventually got it to do the install. I then went to install my nvidia ...
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How to build sound card drivers?

I downloaded the drivers for my sound card (XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00.tar.gz) from a website. The readme file says: Quick install In terminal, Goto source directory Execute make ...
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What decides which kernel modules are built in the kernel statically during compilation?

I just compiled a new kernel and asked myself: What decides during the compilation process which kernel modules are built in the kernel statically? I then deleted /lib/modules, rebooted and found ...
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install usbserial driver

I am running a Debian 7.9 (wheezy) on a Dreamplug. The kernel 3.13.11 does not contain the usbserial.ko driver, so the Dreamplug does not recognize an external USB device. Is there a way I could ...
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Xlib: extension “GLX” missing on display “:0”. (Linux Mint 17.2 hipchat)

I recently installed nvidia proprietary drivers by: sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-current-updates and uninstalled nouveau drivers by sudo apt-get --purge remove ...
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How can I write to the Buzz controllers HID device created by hid-sony.c to work the LEDs?

I've been trying for a while but have not been able to find a way to control the lights on a set of controllers from the game Buzz (wired, from Playstation 2). You can see some of my failed attempts ...
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CentOS hangs after installing CUDA 7.5 + Nvidia 352 driver

I am having a very hard time getting the nvidia driver to work with CentOS 7. I have a GTX 960 which I run my display off of (I also have a GTX 720 which I just use to debug cuda apps but it is not ...
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Why kernel modesetting, instead of privilege separation?

Kernel modesetting was kind of painful to get on Linux at first, but now it's pretty awesome to have. I mean, X not need to run as root? High-res hardware accelerated consoles? Cool stuff. Problem ...
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Graphical problem Mint Cinamon Interface

Welcome, I need help with my Linux Mint 17.2 Cinamon. Everything is on the picture but I try to explain. When I run some linux applications windows are fully transparent. I can see only borders of ...
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How to install driver in ubuntu

I'm VERY new to Linux and I just downloaded a driver from TP link, here is the link: http://www.tp-link.com/en/download/TL-WN823N.html#Driver I looked in the folder but I have no idea how to install ...
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Broadcom bcm4352 wireless on CentOS 7

I'm trying to set up CentOS 7 on a Dell Precision M3800 and can't get the wireless working - the only option under network settings is "wired". Any ideas how I can get a working driver? $ lspci | ...
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rtlwifi/rtl8723befw.bin - Wireless stop working, then laptop needs to reboot to get wireless back

Possible duplicate: "My Wifi drops the connection after a few minutes realtek8723be" which indicated this problem is a known bug My wireless stops working randomly when I'm using my laptop. Sometimes ...
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What hardware components do not require driver and why

This is a question that I had in my mind long ago but just now resurfaced back after reading this article. May I know why CPU and memory do not require driver? What other hardware components do not ...
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How to find my CPU's drivers source?

I would like to read my CPU's open source drivers. I assume that drivers are located in kernel sources - how can I find out what driver is my CPU using, and where can I find this driver?
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Only dummy output available for audio on linux

Ok so, I have Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon installed. But I installed also xfce4 and openbox and am using xfce4 desktop environment with openbox. At first, I had few issues with audio volume control and ...
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Kali Linux Wifi Intel Centrino N135 Installaton

I Have a Lenovo G500S Laptop and I recently installed Kali Linux Light x64 Version over it. I tried to install drivers through iwlwifi*.tar and then copying .ucode to firmware and then running ...
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802.11ac USB dongle support in Linux

(cross-post from Network Engineering community) Is it reasonable to expect to be able to get a 802.11ac dual-band USB wireless dongle to work correctly on Debian (wheezy) on an ARM platform (using ...
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Where to store calibration files for a custom Linux device driver

I've been writing a Linux device driver for some measurement devices I'm attaching to my Raspberry Pi. I've created my kernel module and an application to access the character device driver, but the ...
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Synaptic Driver not working after focaltech-dkms fix install on Mint

I'm running Mint cat /etc/*-release DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint DISTRIB_RELEASE=17.2 DISTRIB_CODENAME=rafaela DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela" NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="14.04.2 LTS, Trusty Tahr" ...
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usb wifi adapter using ath9k_htc not working on linux

I have a TL-WN821N wifi adapter that is supposed to work using purely free software. It used to work when I used the Trisquel linux distribution but now when I have switched to Debian it does not ...
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Emulate Bluetooth LE Adapter for Acceptance Testing

I'm developing an Android app that captures Bluetooth LE signals and I'm a big fan of test driven and behaviour driven development. So, I want to develop my app by using TDD and BDD. When it comes to ...
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[Linux Debian 8]: Driver Installation asks me to insert a disc

So I recently installed Debian 8 and am currently trying to get the software configured with my NVIDIA video card. The official Debian page instructed me to do this: Add deb ...
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Repairing Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu

So I recently installed Ubuntu onto my laptop and everything was working fine except for one thing I noticed that my games were running brutally slow, so I asked my friend for advice and he suggested ...
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Registering virtual SPI master device

I need to create a virtual SPI master device. Having a proprietary solution that communicates directly with a sensor using SPI I want to move the sensor away. To do so I want to create a kernel ...
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Display Drivers in Fedora

I am using Fedora 22 and having problems with my Nvidia GeForce GTX765M driver. I cannot adjust my laptop screen brightness and cannot output video from hdmi. I did a little research here and on ...
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Driver for Broadcom 14e4:43ba chip

I just got a Macbook Pro 12,1 which comes with the Broadcom 14e4:43ba chip (output from lspci -nn -d 14e4:). What I've tried First, I built the latest kernel (4.1.6) from source. According to this ...
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Troubleshooting radeon drivers in Debian vs. Trisquel vs. Ubuntu

Using an ATI 5770 on a 2560x1440 monitor. When I first install Ubuntu 14.04 I'm given the full 2560x1440 resolution. It says it's using the free drivers and that closed source ones are available. In ...
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scripts/checkpatch.pl: Warning: consider using a completion

I'm currently writing a kernel driver that involves moving large amounts data from userspace to or from a peripheral, via a ring of bounce buffers. The buffer completion callback ups a semaphore, and ...