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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Is my Nvidia dead?

I am on Debian Jessie. I just wanted to install Nvidia drivers. But I found nvidia-detect does not detect my dedicated chip. Although it is listed in lshw. lshw -c video before any installation # ...
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How to change colors for best appearance in Debian 8 Jessie

I just bought a new laptop and switched from Ubuntu to Debian 8 Jessie (I am using gdm3). I tried to install the proper drivers for my nVidia GTX 950 video card but I failed each time ( I messed up ...
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Found my touchpad driver, but don't know how to install it

I'm bad with Linux and I'm tring to enable finger gestures on my pc but there is no "touchpad' tab in the settings of my mouse. So I searched for the driver that I need, I have a Asus TP300LA under ...
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Driver Module Backup from a Running Installation

Is it theoretically possible to make a backup of all the driver modules (especially the ones that are not merged into the original kernel) from a running installation of LinuxMint? The source of the ...
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Kali linux wifi

I have been trying to install WIFI driver for my Kali linux 2.0 , I am a newbie and Im stuck with errors in what ever i try here are my driver details can some one please provide detailed steps to ...
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Unable to receive ARP requests. Think it's a buggy driver. How to fix?

I have this problem with my laptop running Debian Jessie. I cannot gain any kind of network visibility on it from devices in the same network. I can't ARP the laptop, but the strangest thing is that ...
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Specify driver for given device?

I have an interesting problem. I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 (distro: elementary OS Freya). I have a MacBook Pro in a dock which provides ethernet over USB 3. The USB ethernet device id is 0b95:1790 and uses ...
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Linux sometimes fails to load Synaptics/syclient driver for ALPS touchpad while booting

edit: attaching synaptics.conf would help. See below. I run a laptop with an ALPS touchpad. This shipped with Windows 7 and a poor driver that implied it only supported single-tap and double-scroll. ...
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Bluetooth Visibility Crashes UI on Linux Mint

I'm running a Lenovo laptop. I have had driver problems for a while now, and am planning to perform a re-install of Linux Mint when I have the time and I can make sure that it won't interfere with my ...
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Installing Canon Pixma mg2400-series printer drivers on Manjaro/Arch?

The drivers for this printer are provided as source, deb and rpm packages on the Canon website. I have already tested the deb files and they work on the same machine. Because I knew about them, I ...
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There is possible to read 1-wire (ds18b20) without waiting for conversion?

I want to read temperature value from ds18b20 by 1-wire interface without blocking. There is any way to do that? I tried fnctl(fd, F_SETFL, O_NONBLOCK) but its not working. Actually I have a loop ...
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What is the proper procedure for upgrading a nvidia card?

I'm using Linux Mint. I already know how to do it in Windows but I'd like to know how to upgrade. I'm going to be changing from a GT 610 to a GTX 950. Is there anything I need to change like drivers? ...
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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 ...