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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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 realtek-...
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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 xserver-xorg-video-...
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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 is,...
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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 ...
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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 http://http.debian.net/...
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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 table');...
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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 bcma0:1:...
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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 ...