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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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 ...
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D3100 Dell docking station

So I got my Fedora 22 as I finally decided to switch from Fedora 20 ( been using it forever, found it kinda hard to detach ) The problem is that I bought my new docking station for multiple monitors ...
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Should I concern about Linux driver for headset?

I was thinking about buying Logitech G430 headset. However, the producer mentions windows operating system only. As my personal experience even if only windows garbage drivers(or I call them fancy ...
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How can I install my network driver on Debian from a USB media?

Here's my typical workflow for installing Ubuntu/Mint: 1) Boot from a USB stick with Live installation 2) Install, reboot 3) Use my USB network adapter which is supported by Mint to get internet 4) ...
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“[unixODBC][Driver Manager]Data source name not found, and no default driver specified” When using Teradata ODBC Drivers

I am running a PHP script on a RedHat server using Teradatas ODBC drivers. <?php $conn = odbc_connect("Teradata", "username", "password"); $result = odbc_exec($conn, 'SELECT count(*) FROM ...
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What's the philosophy behind delaying writing data to disk?

In Linux, a finished execution of a command such as cp or dd doesn't mean that the data has been written to the device. One has to, for example, call sync, or invoke the "Safely Remove" or "Eject" ...
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“Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?” after reboot. Scrolling doesn't work

I'm using Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" - Cinnamon (64-bit) on an Acer Aspire v3-571g. I was at kernel 3.16.0-38 (3.16.7-ckt10), but updated to 3.19 trying to solve this problem without it helping. ...
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how to set i2c bus to soc audio codec

I'm working on an audio codec driver for cs4245 device. It's controlled by i2c. I have 2 hardwares (devel-board), one of the them has the codec attached to i2c-1 and another to i2c-2. The first one is ...
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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 ...