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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Generic PCL 5 printer prints garbage on first page

I have an RPi hooked up to my Dell 1720 printer, with a Generic PCL 5 Printer - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.9 driver running the thing. When I go to print, nine times out of ten the first page is garbage. It ...
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WiFi connectivity keeps dropping

When using the internet, especially on sustained downloads, my internet connection keeps dropping, while my WiFi does stay connected. In dmesg I can see a lot of this: [ 3583.785369] brcmsmac ...
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Who decides there is mouse pointer or touch screen present?

I have installed a touch screen film which is connected via USB and it is recognized as a mouse device. Hence, I can not swipe on a web page. It clicks and selects or clicks and drags something on ...
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Can't adjust screen brightness on ThinkPad W530

I can't adjust screen brightness using keyboard (Fn+F8 and Fn+F9) on ThinkPad W530 when I'm using integrated graphics card. When I switch back (in BIOS) to Discrete graphics card, which is Nvidia ...
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Acer Aspire touchpad not detected

I have been searching for days and can only find threads about the touchpad not working or not being enabled but it seems Kali cannot find it all. I have both Windows and Mint and the touchpad works ...
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Wifi driver on Kernel 4.x

I've upgrade my kernel from 3.19 to 4.1.5 but the Wifi driver don't work. Does anyone know how I can make it work? I've tried a few methods but it doesn't work. First method I've tried was to try ...
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How to compile a third party driver in to the kernal? [duplicate]

I am using Linux Mint 17.2 on Toshiba c640. As my LAN driver is no more functional, I am using a USB to LAN converter which was provided with some driver installation files. Every time i want to use ...
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How to compile a third party driver into the kernel?

I am using Linux Mint 17.2 on Toshiba c640. As my LAN driver is no more functional, I am using a USB to LAN converter which was provided with some driver installation files. Every time i want to use ...
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Debian on a brix. LAN card drivers

Im trying to install debian(debian-live-8.1.0-amd64-gnome-desktop+nonfree.iso) on a brix(gb-xm12-3227). Gigabyte GB-XM12-3227 BRIX / Ultra Compact PC kit Debian AMD64 ISO Using Rufus i ...
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wpa_supplicant unable to set essid and other parameters from config file

I'm not able to use wpa_supplicant to set the essid and other parameters on the wireless interface. Using -Dwext throws ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT] $ sudo wpa_supplicant -B -i wlan0 -Dwext -c ...
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How does Linux kernel know that collisions occurred in Ethernet collision domain?

Let's say that I have a following network topology: Theoretical total(Tx + Rx) bandwidth for all four hosts in total is 100Mbps. Now if I execute Iperf in UDP mode in all four hosts simultaneously ...
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steam opengl glx extension not supported by this display nvidia drivers

So this is a story of me being dumb. I got a used desktop from work and wanted to put debian on it.I did and then I wanted to install Steam.I did that. Now here is where the dumb part starts. I have ...
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Left-Click not working in OpenSUSE

I just installed OpenSUSE on a dual boot setup with Windows, and it works absolutely perfectly. All devices work out of the box, except for the touchpad. Left-Clicking doesn't work but tapping does. I ...
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Installing Windows Logitech drivers for Logitech Gaming Software on Linux Mint

I ran the official installer on Windows. I switched to Mint and I can easily open the LCore.exe with wine: wine LCore.exe It opens the software, but it's obviously just saying 'No devices detected'. I ...
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Problem with touch pad in linux

I have a Lenovo g500 laptop and I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in it. The problem is that the touchpad in not being dectected. I ran Ubuntu in live mode before installation and the touchpad worked ...
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Installing drivers for the ASUS AC-51 Network Adapter

I'm not very good at installing drivers for these 3rd party devices manually. The provided instructions in the "readme" have poor grammar and I'm not experienced enough to fully interpret exactly what ...
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Linux Userspace PCI driver options? (uio_pci_generic)

I have a Xilinx FPGA PCIe end-point on the PCI Bus. Linux picks up the device just fine and everything in lspci looks perfect. My question is about PCI access options from user-space and what would ...
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Black screen after installation of Nvidia driver

$ uname -r 4.1.3-200.fc22.x86_64 This is the latest kernel available at the stable repository. Now I want to install the Nvidia drivers for my GTS430 from the rpmfusion repository. I followed the ...
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Why is my WiFi card unclaimed by drivers in UbuntuMATE?

The title says the main issue, my Realtek 802.11n WiFi card isn't being claimed by the drivers from here. I installed led the drivers using the install.sh script given in the decompressed tar.gz. ...
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How can I replace the stock driver module inside a Linux ISO?

In particular, I want to replace the stock network drivers (r8169) with something else (r8168) in the installation ISO. Is this possible? Currently, I have to install Ubuntu/Debian/CentOS (same ...
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Double width 2D content when using the (proprietary) nvidia driver with Intel graphics in dual monitor setup

I've been going around this for ages and can't seem to get it working under Ubuntu. I have a Dell Latitude E6420 with integrated Intel/Nvidia graphics. I can use each monitor independently or connect ...
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How to read write PCI Memory Base Address Registers, without using DMA?

Currently I am developing a PCI driver in which I need to validate the functionality. I want to test memory transfer without using DMA. Let me know if there is any API I could use. I am also new to ...
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What is the Linux scsi mid-layer

In the Linux storage stack there are 3 levels: upper, mid and lower. Therefore, I know what it is in that sense. What I'm hoping someone will know is, what files in the Linux source tree actually ...
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How to get the name of USB driver in use in linux

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. I'm having USB related issues in my laptop. It works sometimes and sometimes doesn't. I thought of fixing the issue myself. So, I wanted to know if there is a ...
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Why does SSL negotiation fail on Linux? (Asus P5S-MX) (but worked on Windows7)… FIXED, but UNRESOLVED

Can anyone give me hints to why the web requests fail in these wireshark/tcpdump traces ? (and perhaps a hint why a Linux distro would start with SSLv3 as starting point) I am noob when it comes to ...
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Magnetic stripe reader on Debian

I have recently aquired a USB magnetic stripe card reader. When used on Windows, I swipe a card, it acts as a keyboard and types out whatever is on the magstripe. However when used on Linux (Ubuntu ...
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getting TP-LINK AC1200 to work with kali

I'm quite new to Kali and Linux for that matter. I was hoping to get my AC1200 TP-link wireless card to work with Kali Linux VM but for some reason it does not have the compatible drivers to make the ...
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Realtek RTL8111 Network card not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to install an Ethernet Card into my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop computer. Here is my lspci output (First one is my new ethernet card): 02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. ...
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Ubuntu - Ethernet Card Driver Installation: asm/linkage.h file not found

I'm trying to install an Ethernet Card into my ubuntu 14.04 desktop computer. Here is my lspci output (Second one is my new ethernet card): 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. ...
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atheros driver on arch-linux won't start access point [closed]

Can't create access point on arch % lspci -k | grep -A 3 -i network 06:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) Subsystem: Dell Device 020c ...
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A specific user can't login (after connecting TV), can't figure out why

I have lately installed Debian Jessie on my Dell XPS (1401x, GPU is NVIDIA 425M), installed the NVIDIA driver, and everything worked well. This evening I connected my laptop to my TV via HDMI (not ...
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What is the relationship (similarity and differences) between /proc/devices and /dev entries in Linux?

When we register a driver, the "name" parameter shows up in /proc/devices, yet we can write to the devices using the entry in /dev corresponding to the device. What are the core ideas behind /proc and ...
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Linux: Two different drivers for two (mostly) identical PCI devices

For some obscure reason, I want to use two different drivers for two identical PCI devices on the same system. The drivers have different characteristics, which is why I want one physical device ...
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cpu temperature is higher than usual after installing xubuntu

I have installed Xubuntu 14.04 on Asus S550CB but the system becomes warmer than usual. So I tried to configure lm-sensors and saw cpu temperature is about 50 degrees. I guessed that some drivers are ...
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Dell ePort Plus II (K09A002) not recognized under linux

The Dell ePort Plus II docking station is not recognized under linux (both Fedora 22 kernel-4.0.6-300.fc22.x86_64 #1 SMP x86_64 GNU/Linux and Ubuntu 14.04). The bug is similar to the one reported and ...
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Use of MODULE_FIRMWARE(filename) macro in Linux modules

What is the use of the MODULE_FIRMWARE(filename) macro in Linux kernel modules?
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Speechmike pro drivers

UPDATE 1: oshiro@laptop:~$ lsusb -vt /: Bus 03.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=uhci_hcd/2p, 12M |__ Port 2: Dev 2, If 0, Class=Audio, Driver=snd-usb-audio, 12M |__ Port 2: Dev 2, If 1, ...
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NVIDIA drivers as LKMs in Unix: Module nvidia not found

Some time ago, I installed GeForce GTX 970 on my computer running under Fedora 20. An import thing to know is that I'm using the card only as an accelerator (not for graphics). Until recently, it ...
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Which NVIDIA driver should I use?

I have an NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT. I'm currently using nvidia-331 since the Nouveau open drivers were giving me some trouble. But I have several other drivers to select, see: What are the ...
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Graphic card driver issues Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I have a Thinkpad T400 with a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470. It appears that the basic installation of my Ubuntu does not "fully use" the ATI graphics card. From what I have read, the fglrx driver does ...
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How to install wireless driver that i mentioned under fedora 22

İm trying to install this driver under fedora 22 https://github.com/kuba-moo/mt7630e but im unsuccess.My wifi card is mt7630e and looks like this driver's makefile built for ubuntu can anyone assist ...
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Drivers support for Sound Blaster Z/Zx on Linux

I am planning to buy a Sound Blaster Z or Zx (sound card) for my computer (which will run both Windows 7 and Linux Debian 7/8 or Fedora 21/22), but I heard it does not have a good support on Linux. ...
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bcmwl-kernel-source driver issues on install

I am installing Mint 17.1 (MATE) on my MacBook Pro Retina (due to it having much better hardware than my PC, on which I successfully installed Mint 17.1 in the past). I followed the instructions on ...
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Device shown using lspci but udev not loading the driver

My nic shows using lspci -v but udev is not loading the driver for it. Links to screenshots of diagnostic output are below. dmesg insmod lspci pacman -Qi ls /sys/class/net uname -a original ...
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r8168 connection drops randomly

I have a Realtek RTL8168 ethernet card built into my computer (HP ProBook 455 G1), running Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64bit. Before you tell me to replace the preinstalled r8169 module with the r8168 ...
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How to obtain the whole disk activities triggered by file systems under linux?

I want to record the disk access activities called by OS. Such data I want to record are received by disk from OS, including disk sector number, request length, arrival time, read or write. To be ...
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Why Gentoo detects no network devices? [closed]

I've faced the problem installing Gentoo: after the installation is seems to be completed and LiveCD is extracted, network becomes unreachable: gentoo~ # ping 8.8.8.8 connect: Network is unreachable ...
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Printer drivers

I hope this is an appropriate question. (If not, I'll be happy to delete it.) I run Linux exclusively (home and business). I have standardized on HP printers because the HP driver works well. I don't ...
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Delete and recreate of NTFS file format in Extended partition will maintain driver letter?

One of my computer system is having the disk partition like below 1-Primary (NTFS) (boot) 2-Primary (NTFS) (Windows C: Drive) (windows XP OS) + (software installed) 3-Primary (NTFS) (Windows D: ...
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Is it possible to tell what source loaded a Linux kernel module?

In my Linux distribution there are a number of modules loaded during boot up and I'm trying to find where they're loaded from. [root /proc]# lsmod Module Size Used by ...