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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I have nvidia driver 304, can I install instead nvidia-331?

I have a computer in which there's Linux Mint 16 64Bit. Currently I have the nvidia-304 driver, exactly the 304.121 one. I've installed it thanks to the xorg-edgers PPA, because i don't have any ...
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How to downgrade USB 3.0 to USB 2.0?

I have USB 2.0 device when I plugged this device into the USB 3.0 port of my system then system gets hanged, after researching many of the solutions says that you can downgrade USB 3.0 to USB 2.0. But ...
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USB 2.0 device is not working in USB 3.0 ports

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 system. On that system I have one USB 3.0 port. In this port I am trying use my USB 2.0 device, but every time when I plug in that USB 2.0 device into the USB 3.0 port, the ...
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Error compiling drivers for Ralink RT2870

Im trying to install drivers for a rosewill RNX-N600UBE wireless card (Ralink RT2870 chipset) on Kali Linux. I downloaded the drivers form their website and unpacked/unzipped them, but now when i try ...
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GPIO User Space App

GPIO User Space App describes user space application to test the GPIO. Another related link is Linux GPIO Driver. This would be running on a xilinx zynq board having an ARM Cortex A 9 processor. I ...
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usb / virtual com port - is it dead?

I have video gimbal that I am attempting to setup. The device, a Basecam 3 Axis unit, has a micro USB port interface. When I plug a USB cable from my Debian laptop to the gimbal and run "lsusb" I ...
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System Halt on REBOOT, Shutdown & Restarts as expected

Recently went from Centos 6.4 to Centos 6.5. System is Dell T410 Tower. Whenever I reboot, system runs through post, passes IPv4 Settings, then announces: PCIe Training Error: Slot 1 system halted ...
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How to use a built in driver in the kernel?

I am building the 3.14 kernel for a board that requires the intel e1000e driver. I would like this kernel to have the driver built in so that I can remove loadable module support. I have chosen the ...
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How can I get xrandr to detect both nvidia cards: 2 x GTX480, triple-head?

I am running Linux Mint 16 (Petra) I am running the default driver nvidia-319 shipped with the distro I have 2x GTX480 cards I have 3 monitors Using the Nvidia driver, all monitors and GPUs are ...
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How can I tell what version of OpenGL my machine supports on Arch Linux?

How can I tell what OpenGL versions are supported on my (Arch Linux) machine?
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Mount Realtek RTS5129 Card Reader Controller in CentOS 6.5

I have an in-built card reader that works fine under windows, but in Linux, I cannot mount the drive whatever I do. lspci doesn't show the device lsusb shows Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:0129 ...
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Recommend Course of Action? [closed]

I have an Asus VivoBook that came with windows installed on it. For amusement and profit, I have been hacking away trying to to serve a website from behind a wireless router at my house. At some ...
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Driver Nvidia 96.43.23 for Quadro 4 wont stay installed

No matter how many times I re-install my driver it will be uninstalled after restart. I select and install the correct driver using Device Driver Manager by Mint I restart as prompted It comes back ...
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Possible problems in moving linux disks from one hardware to another

I currently have a server collocated in a datacenter. The hardware is a HP dual quad core xeon with 16 Gb DDR2 and 2 1Gb disks in raid1. I want to order another similar server to have as a ...
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Understanding a make file for making .ko files

I know the purpose of this make file; it is a driver’s Makefile, which would invoke the kernel’s build system from the kernel source. But Unable to understand what exactly is going on. # Makefile – ...
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Editing a device tree to disable driver loading

Below is a section of device tree. ps7_ethernet_0: ps7-ethernet@e000b000 { #address-cells = <1>; #size-cells = <0>; clock-names = "ref_clk", "aper_clk"; clocks = ...
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Install Edimax EW-7612UAn wireless on CentOS 6.5

Does anyone know how to install the driver for Edimax EW-7612UAn on CentOS 6.5? I've tried to install it on Ubuntu, but I never gotten it to work. EDIT: Here is an attempt building a downloaded ...
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Graphics and Wireless Driver Problems on Crunchbang

I started using Crunchbang. However, I still have problems with graphics card and wireless drivers. My graphics card is ATI Radeon HD 7670M and notebook model is Acer Aspire V3-551G. I have downloaded ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia proprietary drivers installation

I require some Help and Guidance in installing NVIDIA drivers on my system with a Dual Intel/Nvidia Graphics Processors. I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 and i am aware that the OS is in its ...
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Upgrading OpenGL Drivers

I'm trying to learn OpenGL and most tutorials on the internet only offer guidelines for OpenGL 3.0 and higher. So I looked for my OpenGL version and glxinfo | grep OpenGL yields this: OpenGL ...
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Delay in playing(recording?) real time raw audio. [OpenWrt, Debian]

I'm developing OpenWrt device which sends audio data to network but I have issues in the early beginning. I'm trying to find which cause delay in playing (or maybe recording, but more probably ...
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On 13.10 mint graphic periodically freezes after recent updates

laptop lenovo idea pad u430p, Linux Mint 16. Like I said in the title occasionally graphic freezes while all other systems continue to work normally (music plays, for example). Sometimes it unfreezes ...
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No nvidia drivers show up under restricted drivers

I am running Linux Mint 16 (but my experience has been consistent across other Ubuntu derivates including Xubuntu) on a Lenovo W540. I know there have been issues with linux compatibility for this ...
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Where do sound drivers live? [closed]

A little while ago I searched for a good driver for my sound card (with surround sound support) and didn't find any. So it seems there is none. I thought I could try (even though I think nothing ...
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Fedora Rawhide - 8330 GPU Driver install?

So I have got a new laptop with an AMD A4 5000 APU with the integrated GPU running a 8330 GPU, I know that fedora has problems with AMD, so I have a few questions to ask. RadeonSI on 8330, Is this ...
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Dell Latitude D630 Wireless Problem on Mint?

I've recently acquired a used Dell Latitude D630 and have put Mint on it. Everything seems to be operational except for the wireless. First, I don't know if the wireless card actually works (Ethernet ...
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Installing Nvidia driver for GTX 760m under Linux

I tried installing Nvidia drivers using different ways: repository nvidia-current, nvidia-331 and using downloaded file from Nvidia web site. Installations seems to be successful, although I got ...
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Cinnamon 2.0.14 crashing when a second monitor is enabled with NVIDIA drivers (Mint 16)

Here's the set-up: 2x identical GTX460 cards 1x BenQ 144hz monitor (1920x1080) 1x Asus 60hz monitor (1920x1080) I was told to avoid installing the NVIDIA driver myself and use the ...
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Using multiple layer of kernel modules for interfacing a hardware device?

I am trying to get a conceptual understanding of the purposes the kernel modules can have. The motivation for this question was a realization that interface to an actual hardware goes through multiple ...
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Linux drivers for Ricoh Aficio SP 100SU

Does anyone have a driver for the Ricoh Aficio SP 100SU on Linux? Any directions to correctly install it and have the printer work?
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Installing AMD Radeon HD 7400M series fedora 20

I just installed fedora 20 on my second pc and its running pretty hot, I found a driver on the site http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Linux%20x86_64. And i unpack it and i try sh sudo ...
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What driver is being used by a wireless usb adapter?

I've installed Linux Mint 16 on a netbook I'm trying to pump more life into. I'm currently stuck with configuring the wireless as the computer uses a USB wireless adapter (rt5370 from Ralink) due to ...
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Understanding webcam 's Linux device drivers

As far as I know, device driver is a part of SW that is able to communicate with a particular type of device that is attached to a computer. In case of a USB webcam, the responsible driver is UVC ...
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Can I deactivate the broadcom driver if I have a Realtek wireless card?

I am trying to get my wireless working on ubuntu 12.04. If I run lshw I see this output, indicating a Realtek wireless card. *-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller ...
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Can't install iwlwifi driver in Crunchbang

i just installed Crunchbang 10 to my Laptop in dual boot with win7, my wlan card is a Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230. I saw i had no wifi, so I tried to install the driver from here, by ...
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I can't get any internet connection on Crunchbang, how can I download and manually install the drivers?

I recently installed crunchbang on my Lenovo G505 Laptop, it uses broadcom drivers and I can't get any type of connection. I have tried connecting it with an ethernet cable every way that I could and ...
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What is the network controller and how does it relate to Wi-Fi?

I am working on getting wireless up and running on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. In this tutorial, the guy says "your network controller is your Wi-Fi." To me, that seems to imply that the network ...
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How can I find out what kind of wireless card I have from output of lspci

I am trying to install a wireless driver for a new laptop running ubuntu 12.04. If I run lspci I do not see any human readable mention of a wireless card. $ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel ...
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How does one install a camera driver from a c file, and what is this driver doing?

I need to install a driver for a MT9M032 CMOS Image Sensor USB machine vision camera made by Aptina (formerly Micron). I am working on a Macintosh running OS X 10.9.1 and am new to Linux/Unix when it ...
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Problem installing input-wacom-0.20.0

I run Linux Mint 14. I bought a wacom intuos pen&touch small tablet and my old driver (don't know which one, someone installed it for me...) does not support it. I did a little research and found ...
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How to create a kernel source tree?

I am reading a book on creating drivers on Linux, I do not have too much experience with Linux, I have installed a quite a few distros before but I have always used windows as my main operating ...
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How can I install tactile audio keys on my latitude?

I have a Dell latitude 6430u which has three tactile keys for mute/audio decrease/audio increase. On debian (sid), either with xfce or gnome, these keys don't work well. The mute key has never work. ...
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Realtek USB wireless card can't get wireless interface for Linux

I bought a USB wireless card yesterday. It is said to have a RTL8192CU chip inside. However when I tried it under my Gentoo linux, the modules won't load automatically. Even if I load rtl8192cu ...
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Microphone - static background noise suppression on Linux

My soundcard is Realtek ALC 892. On Windows 7 I use official Realtek drivers, on Linux I use PulseAudio (on Ubuntu 13.10). On both Windows and Linux, when I enable microphone boost +30db (required ...
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Driver install, kernel source not found

I am trying to install a NVidia Cuda driver on a Amazon EC2. GPU instance (Amazon Linux AMI (HVM) 2013.09.2 - ami-e9a18d80) following the instructions laid out in a blog. It worked for the last two ...
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Dual Monitor with integrated and discrete GPU on Debian

I've got an Asrock Extreme 3 motherboard and a Nvidia 660ti GPU. I was trying to configure dual monitor on debian 7 connecting one monitor to the mb and the other to the GPU. This configuration works ...
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Check compatibility with Linux before installing

I have a new computer, more precisely an Asus N750J, and I would like to check the compatibility of the hardware with Linux before installing (dual boot is the plan), to be prepared and prevent ...
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Digital audio between Intel Atom E640 and ADAU1445

Background information: I have a ADAU1445 DSP from Analog Devices connected to multiple audio sources through the Serial Input pairs. One of these sources is an Intel Atom E640 processor running ...
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How to Find and reload specific driver from kernel?

I am using Crunchbang 64 bit O.S. with a ASUS N150 wireless adapter. Everytime I close my laptop and it enters sleep mode, when I "wake it up" I am unable to connect back using the wireless adapter, I ...
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Attaching two network cards two different drivers

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server that has two 10 Gb ethernet cards that are using the ixgbe driver. I'm installing the PF_RING DNA drivers for these cards (what that is isn't important). I want interface ...