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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Loading a kernel driver to a specific memory address

How can I load a kernel driver at a specific memory address? How could it be done with the following methods? commands/scripts like insmod or modprobe using C code (not sure if there may exist ...
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Issues with libGL on Fedora 20 - unable to load driver swrast?

Firstly, before I explain my problem, I have referred to the question previously asked on Ask.Fedora about the libGL error, which can be seen here. I have been trying to play the game "FTL - Faster ...
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How do I get Wicd to use other drivers in Debian 7.2 Xfce?

I have an old laptop with Debian Xfce 7.2 with a wireless-n pcmcia card. NetworkManager and Wicd have the same issues with Wi-Fi, especially with authentication. The card works perfect on Ubuntu ...
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Graphics driver for Linux Mint 16 on Acer Aspire 5100 laptop

I have a 6-7 year old Acer Aspire 5100 laptop on which I installed Linux Mint 16 recently. Everything works fine except that the screen flickers badly whenever the computer resumes from sleep (e.g., ...
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Up to date Mint and AMD/ATI Radeon 2600 HD Mobility

I just installed Linux Mint (3.11 Kernel) on a 2007 Notebook with a Radeon 2600 HD Mobility. Works fine so far, but is there any chance I can use propritary drivers for this GPU? What will happen if ...
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Kernel module parameters vs /sys/class/… explanation

I was making (my first) kernel module to play with the gpio pins of my pandaboard and interrupts. Already "built-in", I noticed you can do (briefly) cd /sys/class/gpio echo 138 > export # a file ...
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Driver not showing in /sys/bus tree

I'm trying to bind the "rt3572sta" to a USB device that previously had the "rt2800usb" driver bound to it. I ran this: $ sudo sh -c "echo [device-bus-id] > /sys/bus/usb/drivers/rt2800usb/unbind" ...
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Audiowerk 8 drivers for Linux

Does a driver exist for the old Audiowerk 8 sound card from now defunct Emagic? I have a system running Ubuntu 13.10 and would like to utilize one of these old sound cards.
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Can't install GRUB. Dual Booting Kali Linux with Windows 7. Two different HDDs

I'm having trouble installing Kali on a MSI GE70 2OE with a SSD HD and a standard SATA HD. I've installed W7 on the SSD, and then partitioned my SATA in two parts: One 800Gb for W7 and another 200Gb ...
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How can I automatically include all firmware needed by selected Linux kernel modules

I have certain modules which I need compiled into the kernel. Some of these modules require firmware, which used to be automatically included from /usr/src/linux/firmware/. However, no new firmware ...
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What happens under the hood when some data is sent/received on an uart (or similar)?

I am trying to understand how computers work and I was thinking about peripherals. Here is what I understand so far but some parts are missing. Using an Arduino, I send some text every second (a then ...
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Can't install Linux Mint Cinnamon nor Ubuntu while switchable graphics turned on

I've got Lenovo G500 intel i5 with switchable graphics (Intel and AMD Radeon HD 8579M). When I try to install Linux Mint Petra Cinnamon, when switchable graphics are on by the bios, live CD can't ...
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Graphic glitches with Llano APU in gnome 3 (Arch)

I recently installed Arch Linux on my Mini-ITX machine using the recommended xf86-video-ati driver for the AMD Llano-APU. XFCE works -- with compositing -- perfectly fine, but Gnome 3 shows a lot of ...
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Missing usbserial driver

I am looking for the usbserial driver: “option” for Debian Jessie and armel architecture. Is there a package that contains this and other usbserial drivers? Where is the source-code for this driver ...
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How to safely give non-root access to lib so that Catalyst hardware acceleration can function?

I've installed AMD Catalyst 13.8 BETA2 by following these directions. It works fine on the administrative user it was setup with, but a non-admin user gets the black screen on login. Non-admin user ...
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Capturing key input from events device and mapping it (toggle TouchPad key is unmapped)

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 with Ubuntu 13.10 Installed. The device has a "Toggle TouchPad" button on the keyboard (F5). The keyboard's F* buttons are reversed (so to get F5, I need to press Fn + ...
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Bluetooth controller worked on Ubuntu 10.10, but not on later versions

I am trying to get a Bluetooth controller working that has a touchpad, keyboard, mediabuttons etc. In recent versions of Linux, the keyboard and mediabuttons work, but the touchpad does not, however ...
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Debian driver needed for Intel ICH7M SouthBridge I/O controller

I am using a motherboard based on this architecture. http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/intelligent-systems/navy-pier/embedded-intel-atom-n270-with-mobile-intel-945gse-express-chipset.html I ...
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How to Install Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 Driver onto Linux Mint

I had just recently downloaded Linux Mint onto my computer, and I downloaded a 64-bit driver for wireless, but I don't know how to install it. I've never used linux before now, and the person who ...
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How would you install the RTS5139 Card Reader driver for use on Fedora 19

Is it possible to install the rts5139 driver in Fedora 19 3.11.8-200.fc19.i686.PAE kernel ? I have a Lenovo G570 laptop, on which I run Fedora 19 (3.11.8-200.fc19.i686.PAE kernel) one one hard ...
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Configure Wacom Intuos Graphics Pad in Linux Mint 15

I purchased a Wacom Intuos graphics pad recently (specifically, Create Pen & Touch Tablet, which I think is the rebranding of the Intuos 4), and I am trying to configure it on my Linux Mint 15 ...
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Doubt when compiling USB/IP drivers

I need to install a USB 3G modem to a Windows virtual machine (running on OVM). The modem will be plugged on a Linux host. (Would Windows be easier?) I don't understand what the following README file ...
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What software or drivers do I need to shut off to use `flashrom`?

I have backed myself into a corner with a new system I'm building. The current BIOS is completely broken (it locks up after drawing half the screen if you enter settings during POST, locks up if any ...
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bnx2: Can't load firmware file “bnx2/bnx2-mips-09-6.2.1b.fw”

I just compile the kernel 3.10.19 from kernel.org Support for bnx2 is enable. On my server when I try to start the eth0 interface I got the following error : bnx2: Can't load firmware file ...
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Obiaf Intel graphics drivers won't update - 404 not found

Following up to my previous question, I'm following a guide on how to get games to play on my linux computer. However, the guide specifically asks to run the command apt-add-repository ...
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Difference between Device file and device drivers

I am beginner in device driver programming. I don't get the difference between device drivers and device files in Linux. Can anyone explain the difference?
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Wake on LAN through PHY and unicast only works in the first ~30 seconds after pm-suspend

I'm having some trouble with Wake on LAN through PHY and unicast. I'm able to wake the system by pinging or sshing the shut down machine, but only within the first ~30 seconds. Why's that, what could ...
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How to enable Broadcom wireless BCM 4313 on OpenBSD?

Is there any hack/tip/trick to make this specific Broadcom Wireless work with OpenBSD? After digging some FreeBSD-wireless threads and OpenBSD-tech/OpenBSD-misc, I noticed that adding the PCI vendor ...
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Mint Linux 13 will not boot to splash screen after graphics driver enabling in hp dx2450:

I was trying to play some games on my computer and had graphics problems. I only have the on-board graphics (no graphics card added yet) but some of the games were extremely basic and still wouldn't ...
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Mint 15 - Black Screen after GRUB w/ NVIDIA

Recently I bought a new PC(with Haswell i5, GTX 660). First I installed Windows on it (for dual booting) - everything works fine, then I installed Mint 15, which worked when I used it from LiveUSB, ...
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GNOME 3 fails to load (old ATI graphic card driver problem)

I'm delighted to find this version of StackExchange as I normally lurk in the GIS board. I would greatly appreciate help with the following problem (which seems to be quite common - but I am just ...
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Drivers for HP ScanJet 2400 on Linux

I'm trying to install my scanner "HP ScanJet 2400". I followed the recipe from here: http://www.elcot.in/linuxdrivers_download.php, However, it was not possible at all to detect it, when working in ...
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What are high level and low level device drivers

Recently I read that there are two types of drivers (at least for disk), one that are called high level drivers and another called low level device drivers. Can some one tell me what these are, and ...
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Testing which modules are unloaded with modprobe

I'm currently searching for the right driver for my Broadcom BCM4313 network/wifi device. At first no network was recognized at all, now I managed to connect, but the connection is really slow. I ...
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Debian: Unable to activate wifi on HP Pavilion Dm1-4055sg (with Broadcom BCM4313)

I just installed Debian Wheezy stable. I am now facing the problem, that I am not able to activate the WiFi. I use a HP-Pavilion DM1 notebook with a button (F12 and wlan button) to activate the WiFi. ...
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openSUSE catalyst driver

I recently installed openSUSE and I'm trying to get my radeon HD 7xxx running ok with drivers but I haven't been unable to do that. This is my output after trying to install the driver I downloaded ...
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Can't get Intel I210 ethernet working on Debian wheezy

I have a server with an Asus P9D-I mainboard. It has two onboard Intel NICs: # lspci -nn | grep Eth 01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation I210 Gigabit Network Connection [8086:1533] ...
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Linux Mint not detecting microSD card

I have a microSD card in my Android device and I would like to plug it into my computer to change the music and collected photos. However, I'm not able to do this. The OS does not seem to even notice ...
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What's wrong with this udev rule?

I'm reading through this link in trying to make the appropriate rule to make the BSG device nodes have group ownership of wheel and permissions of 0660. This is the rule that I have: [user@mylinux ...
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Suse nVidia Driver Problems on 650M + Intel i915

Has anyone succesfully gotten the proprietary nVidia drivers to work on a system with a GT650M and an integrated Intel GPU? I don't need graphics switching, just the discrete GPU. (This is on a ...
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Enabling GPIO in kernel not working

I have tried to enable the GPIO pins for my system through the Kernel but I am not able to get them to work. When I try this: echo 1 > /sys/class/gpio/export The terminal window just closes. ...
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Realtek drivers prevent detection of eth1 interface?

Here's the situation: I had a working network setup on my Debian box, with two Ethernet interfaces being reported by ifconfig - eth0, and eth1. eth0 is an onboard Realtek NIC, and eth1 is a D-Link ...
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Change a driver's source code and compile

I have made some little change to if_igb in /usr/src/sys/dev/e1000/if_igb.c. How can I compile only this file and load it to kernel dynamically? I'm using FreeBSD 8.2 Release.
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How to find the driver (module) associated with a device on Linux?

On Linux, given: a device, for example /dev/sda, and its major and minor numbers, for example 8, 0, how can I know which module / driver is "driving" it? Can I dig into /sys or /proc to ...
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Writing a USB driver from scratch [closed]

I have an FPGA that I'm going to be connecting to a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian 3.6.11+. I've been reading up on how to write a USB2.0 HS driver for linux and how to reverse engineer USB ...
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buildroot compiling driver

I'm using Buildroot for compiling embedded linux. It works well because I have target Makefile configurations, but now I need driver for my usb devices. I manage to compile Qt appilactions(c++) on my ...
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How to make the printer Canon Laser Shot LBP-1120 work in Elementary OS Luna (Ubuntu 12.04 TLS) - 32-bit version?

I had previously created this question + answer, but that would not work for me after a while. I am looking for an alternative.
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Linux driver for MSI z87 MPOWER motherboard NIC?

I am using Linux with the following hardware configuration: 1) Intel Core i7 3.4GHhz 4770k 2) MSI Z87 MPower motherboard 3) MSI GeForce GTX760 2GB DDR5 graphics card 4) 1TB hard drive 5) 16GB RAM ...
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How can I check which radeon driver are installed?

I am currently installing fglrx on my machine by following this tutorial https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fglrx In the finishing touches section, it mentions that I need to blacklist any current radeon ...
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Compilation of my wifi driver (RTL8192CE) fails

I'm kind of desperately trying to make my wifi work on my newly-installed Debian Sid (amd64, kernel 3.10.11-1). The relevant line of the output of lspci is : 06:00.0 Network controller: Realtek ...