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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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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Internet connection help

So I just installed Elementary OS, and everything works perfect except for internet, I can't connect to the internet whatsoever, I cant tether through my phone, cant use ethernet, and don't even get ...
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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 ...
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Why can't my Debian received much wifi-signal

My wireless connection is always broken, and it can't receive good signal. I am not sure if the wireless driver caused it. Is my wireless driver too old? Or there are some other reasons? My mobile can ...
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Crunchbang installation on netbook

I've recently installed crunchbang on my Compaq mini netbook, as the computer was not very powerful I chose crunchbang and was hoping to be able to use the computer mainly as a VPN server I could log ...
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How to disable Network and Bluetooth driver loading

I dont need Bluetooth and Ethernet. SO I want that the next time I boot my system the OS do not waste time in loading corresponding drivers. How do I do in general in any linux flavor ?
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Tape device file does not exist

I am trying to Read / Write data into my HP LTO3 1X8 Autoloader Tape drive. I have the required drivers installed. When I ran rpm -qa | grep mt-st I got: mt-st-1.1-5.el6.x86_64 Further when I ran ...
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Rmmod module reappeared after plugging back device

I have an arduino that talks to my computer through the serial-usb driver ftdi. I want to use my own module instead when I plug my arduino. I did : sudo rmmod usbserial sudo rmmod ftdi_sio I wrote ...
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Updating a driver quirk in kernel

Os : Debian 6 Kernel Version : 2.6.32 I have been recently working with Linux application and now we have some little hard-disk issues where my motherboard doesn't support AHCI through bios. On ...
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Install Drivers Offline Arch Linux

I have been attempting to install Arch Linux on my Macbook Pro but the wireless and ethernet drivers don't work. Because of this, I cannot access the internet on it. So whilst searching for a solution ...
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opensuse: cannot install proprietary graphic driver fglrx

I installed OpenSUSE 13.1 in dual boot on my Samsung ATIV Book 6 pre-installed with Windows 8 with a USB key (ultrabook, no DVD reader at the moment). I tried to install the proprietary driver fglrx ...
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How to install, missing Intel Graphic Drivers

I have intel graphics card on my system (Scientific Linux 6.0), but the graphics is so poor as no drivers are installed. So I have installed : xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.21.2-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64 ...
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What is the benefit of installing Intel drivers from 01.org?

Up to this point I assumed the graphics stack for Intel was open source and included in the standard repositories. However, I just became aware that Intel hosts their own special repositories of ...
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install opensuse: Brightness is too low and keyboard fn keys do not work

I installed OpenSUSE 13.1 in dual boot on my Samsung ATIV Book 6 pre-installed with Windows 8 with a USB key (ultrabook, no DVD reader at the moment). Brightness is too low and keyboard fn keys do ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad s440 network

Does anybody know how to configure wifi on Lenovo ThinkPad s440 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? I can't configure it even with LAN. But anyway, wifi is the first thing I need. I can't find any driver for linux. ...
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Any built-in Linux methods for AXI-burst type devices? [closed]

I need to communicate with an FPGA device based on an AXI-burst interface. What are the ways to access such a device through Linux without involving a DMA? Burst is an intrinsic property of the AXI ...
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Canon I sensys MF3010 driver

I have this printer + scanner. Here (Driver for Canon i-SENSYS MF3010) I hound very useful answer to install driver and it worked for me. As printer now it works for me but I have same 1.0.23 but it ...
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Debian Stable libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386 not found (trying to install Steam)

I just installed Debian and now I am trying to set up Steam. I did the first 2 steps in the 64 bit instructions and also installed ia32-libs. But when I run the following: apt-get install ...
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How to make a mouse driver from a tty?

I have an Arduino plugged in my computer through the uart/tty port. I would like to use it as a mouse but I have no idea where to start with kernel/device drivers/etc. Here is a little summary of ...
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Video4Linux installation [closed]

I 'm running Angstrom distribution (console only) on BeagleBoard-xM. Image was build on Narcissus, with Bootloader Files (x-load/u-boot/scripts) added. I want to connect a USB webcam (Logitech Pro ...
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How does libusb access kernel stuff?

From what I understand: Generally speaking, a driver runs in kernel space and can be called from user space. Only code in kernel space can call usb low level things / ioctl libusb is a library, so ...
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cross compile driver

I have a cross compile environment setup to compile for an ARM 9 processor, this works fine, now I want to compile an external third party driver within this environment. I downloaded the driver, and ...
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I can't login to the graphical interface after a fresh installation of Debian?

I installed Debian 7.3 along with Windows 7, on my Acer Travelmate 2480 (1.73-GHz Intel Celeron M, 80GB HDD, 1GB RAM, Mobile Intel 945GM/GU Express graphics). I downloaded Debian CD-1 and checked its ...
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Setting up Intel Giga PHY I217V on Debian 2.6.32 kernel

Trying to getting the Intel integrated network card driver (Giga PHY Intel I217V) working on Debian (kernel 2.6.32) but I'm having issues. I've downloaded the driver from the Intel website and ...
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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) on one hard disk, ...
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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 ...