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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Dell Laptop is overheating and shutting down

I recently updated from Linux Mint 16 to Linux Mint 17 on my Dell Inspiron 5420 with NVIDIA graphics card. After upgrading, the laptop is overheating seriously with temperature going above 90. ...
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Make Linux load specific driver for given device (Realtek NIC)

This is a driver issue on a vintage machine (AMD K8, Nvidia chipset) running Linux 3.11 (Mint distro, but I don't think it matters). claudius ~ # uname -a Linux claudius 3.11.0-12-generic #19-Ubuntu ...
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How to find a Linux kernel that works ok on my PC?

I have an old laptop. The newer kernels that ship with the latest versions of the most popular Linux distributions crash from time to time. I want to use a new Linux distribution to get the latest ...
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IGB-Falsely claims to have parameter note

Because of some circumstances I have to install SLES 9 SP4 on a nearly new hardware. After the installation there is just a problem my network card(Intel Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T2). After the ...
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Downloading Debian packages (for a Crunchbang install) on a Ubuntu computer

I'm trying to get the ethernet drivers on a Lenovo T440s to work, more specifically I'm trying to get the intel e1000e ethernet installed. To do that I need the build-essential package first, but that ...
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Mixed-source drivers for Linux [closed]

I am making a research on drivers for Linux that may integrate both open and proprietary source code. I am very new to to the field of driver research and not sure how to look for a comprehensive list ...
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XBMC crash after selecting “play”. Ubuntu 14.04 and 13.0 gotham. Link to crashlog

I have a brand new machine with fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to run Gotham 13.0 on it. I've already added the restricted multimedia codecs (just in case) to Ubuntu. sudo apt-get ...
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Interfacing with a custom camera in Linux on the beaglebone

I'm new to Linux development and need some pointers to help me get a camera (OV7670) working on a beaglebone running Debian. Using the camera capes as a guide, I've connected the camera to the GPMC ...
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Is replacing a driver file enough for X servers even if the files are dynamically linked?

I was installing a new RHEL6 machine. The machine previously had Ubuntu 8.10 and most of the drivers were outdated. Problem After the installation steps, I restarted the machine. Everything was fine ...
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ftdi_sio not pre-installed

I have recently recompiled my Ubuntu's kernel to Linus' most recent one. After rebooting, I tried to connect my computer to a development board via an FTDI FT232 USB-to-Serial converter. It used to ...
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Kconfig - compiling kernel module

I stumbled over this site about USB video grabber under Linux, I'm trying to compile the code found here. I have read about makefiles but this one confuses me, cause it's so short: usbtv-y := ...
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problem with airmon-ng start waln0

I'm new in Kali Linux, I have a USB wireless adapter, Realtek RTL8187 wireless802.11b my command airmon-ng it shows the waln0, but when I type the command airmon-ng start waln0. It doesn't show ...
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Max Brightness too low on Debian

Using Debian wheezy 7.5 x64 on a Acer Aspire 5738Z, I found that maximum brightness (value '9' in /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/max_brightness) is much lower than maximum brightness offered by ...
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Which driver is handling my touchpad?

I would like to know how to determine which driver (out of those below) is handling my touchpad: appletouch.ko.gz, cyapa.ko.gz, sermouse.ko.gz, synaptics_usb.ko.gz, bcm5974.ko.gz, psmouse.ko.gz, ...
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How is built the initrd of a fresh install [RHEL55]

I'm trying to understand how is built the initrd.img file during an install process, I mean the one that will be boot up right after a fresh install. I updated the initrd.img file with new version of ...
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Sending signal to user that a partricular driver is loaded

These are some of the messages coming on console from Microzed board (Cortex A9): [Sat May 17 18:18:26.603 2014] DMA: preallocated 256 KiB pool for atomic coherent allocations [Sat May 17 ...
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No CD-Rom on IBM 9228 with 631xESB/632xESB IDE Controller

I've got an IBM 9228 Server running Gentoo Linux. Everything works except for the CD-ROM drive, which is connected via a PATA cable/controller. I know the CD-ROM works and is connected correctly ...
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ElementaryOS Gala using more than 100% CPU constantly

I am using ElementaryOS with the default Drivers and my Gala process is constantly using tons of CPU (sometimes more than 200%). I have looked everywhere but couldnt find a solution. I tried to ...
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Very weak wireless connection on Debian live image install

I'm having a problem with the wireless connection on a fresh install of Debian 7.4 which I didn't have before, I had Debian installed before and WiFi was working great, the only thing that changed ...
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information about txop in ath9k wlan driver

I'm trying to implement the rate control algorithm into ath9k wireless LAN driver. I need to find if the transmission of first packet in the TXOP has failed or succeeded (ack received or not). I ...
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Type 1 Hypervisor hardware privileges, make use of host drivers.

I guess a "type 1" hypervisor is one that is running directly on the host's hardware to control the hardware and manage the guest operating systems, so, does that imply that it would be able to make ...
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what is the difference between Device driver and kernel module

i know that driver is a software that can communicate with the hardware in order to control the device that attached to the computer.whereas kernel module is a small piece of code that can inserted ...
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Linux Radeon HD 7730M driver

I can not find drivers for this product, and recently I have been having an error when resuming from sleep..."UVD not responding, trying to restart the VCPU!" Is there a solution to this error?
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Debian stable dual monitor problem

I installed Debian wheezy with XFCE 4.8 on my new laptop, updated the kernel to 3.13 from backports. When I connect the laptop to my monitor, I can see only a part of the screen on the monitor with a ...
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Where to emit hardware events?

What is the most common way to emit events from hardware sensors? Use ACPI events, send signals via DBUS? My goal is compatibility so other apps can easily use those inputs. What is the Cleanest ...
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Cannot connect to WIFI

I finally made the switch from windows to Linux. CentOS to be precise. Unfortunately, I am unable to have my wireless connection working, so accessing the web is a hassle. Following directions on the ...
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Canon network printer: Unable to open the initial device, quitting

I have a up-to-date Arch Linux and Canon drivers installed from the AUR (cndrvcups-lb). At work I have a Canon iR-ADV C5235 printer, that I want to get working. I added the printer via the cups ...
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How to install drivers for intel GMA 3600 intergrated graphics system?

I am currently using crunchbang 11 32bit, on a laptop with Atom D2500/GMA3600. Does anyone know how to install a more modern driver - rather than the gma500? Is this even possible?
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Try manufacturer iwlwifi driver

Since I have been issues with my WiFi, I would like to try a driver I found on the manufacturers site. Whether this will improve anything is questionable, but I'm running out of options.. Anyway, ...
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Mouse is flickering in new debian install

I initially thought this might be a display driver issue but after installing the proprietary ATI drivers and now the free ones I am still getting it. My mouse disappears when I scroll or write ...
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How do I extend my desktop to my 2nd monitor rather than just cloning it?

I have just installed Debian Wheezy for the first time and have had mixed success getting my system up and running. Currently my main issue is that I am unable to extend my desktop to my second ...
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I have nvidia driver 304, can I install instead nvidia-331?

I have a computer in which there's Linux Mint 16 64Bit. Currently I have the nvidia-304 driver, exactly the 304.121 one. I've installed it thanks to the xorg-edgers PPA, because i don't have any ...
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How to downgrade USB 3.0 to USB 2.0?

I have USB 2.0 device when I plugged this device into the USB 3.0 port of my system then system gets hanged, after researching many of the solutions says that you can downgrade USB 3.0 to USB 2.0. But ...
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USB 2.0 device is not working in USB 3.0 ports

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 system. On that system I have one USB 3.0 port. In this port I am trying use my USB 2.0 device, but every time when I plug in that USB 2.0 device into the USB 3.0 port, the ...
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Error compiling drivers for Ralink RT2870

Im trying to install drivers for a rosewill RNX-N600UBE wireless card (Ralink RT2870 chipset) on Kali Linux. I downloaded the drivers form their website and unpacked/unzipped them, but now when i try ...
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GPIO User Space App

GPIO User Space App describes user space application to test the GPIO. Another related link is Linux GPIO Driver. This would be running on a xilinx zynq board having an ARM Cortex A 9 processor. I ...
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usb / virtual com port - is it dead?

I have video gimbal that I am attempting to setup. The device, a Basecam 3 Axis unit, has a micro USB port interface. When I plug a USB cable from my Debian laptop to the gimbal and run "lsusb" I ...
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System Halt on REBOOT, Shutdown & Restarts as expected

Recently went from Centos 6.4 to Centos 6.5. System is Dell T410 Tower. Whenever I reboot, system runs through post, passes IPv4 Settings, then announces: PCIe Training Error: Slot 1 system halted ...
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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>; clock-names = "ref_clk", "aper_clk"; clocks = ...
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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 ...