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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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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usb_buffer_alloc, kmalloc, usb_alloc_coherent error writing USB Device Driver [migrated]

I'm writing a USB Device Driver for simple communication with an FPGA (UART / USB) and I intend to end this available for use in the Linux community. Introduction to the problem: I wrote my code and ...
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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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[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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Missing “version.h” when installing fglrx

I have downloaded the fglrx driver installer from the ATI drivers page. when I start the installation, everything goes smoothly until I hit an error message, telling me to check ...
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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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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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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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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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VDPAU library not found

I want to try this VAAPI backend for VDPAU. I have compiled mplayer with vdpau in Gentoo Linux (amd64) but I get this error: Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object ...
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Enabling 1366x768 resolution in Debian Wheezy on Atom D525 Board

For some reason, when I try to update to a modern version of Linux from Debian 6.0.7 or Ubuntu 10.0.4, I lose most of the resolutions that were available, including the native resolution of the panel ...
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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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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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“[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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“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 troubleshoot and fix Wifi driver on Wandboard DUAL?

Environment Wandboard DUAL C1 Ubuntu Trusty using these instruction Issue I was able to install Ubuntu Trusty and I am failing to get the Wifi driver to work. root@ubuntu-armhf:~# uname -a Linux ...
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module verification failed: signature and/or > required key missing - tainting kernel

I am a newbie in Linux device drivers. I got some problem after installing the driver, which was written by me. The driver is working fine in all functional aspects, but it is is giving one warning ...
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Terminal login screen after installing NVIDIA drivers

On Debian 8 Jessie I installed NVIDIA drivers according to the following article: NvidiaGraphicsDrivers: Debian 8 "Jessie" After everything finished, it told me I should reboot. OK, I rebooted. But ...
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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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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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Debian stable dual monitor problem

I installed Debian wheezy with XFCE 4.8 on my new laptop, updated the kernel to 3.13 from backports. When I connect the laptop to my monitor, I can see only a part of the screen on the monitor with a ...
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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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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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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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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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Determine whether kernel built-in driver supports a device

I'm trying to find a way to accurately determine whether all the hardware on some system has a valid driver installed either via a kernel module or built-in to the kernel. I'm working with RHEL 5.5 ...
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How to get the Adaptec 1200A to work under Linux at UDMA/100 (instead of 66)

A while ago, I got myself a used Adaptec 1200A controller card to keep my onboard slots free for easier connect/disconnect of drives and now I am wondering why this card will only operate at UDMA 66. ...
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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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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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Cinnamon crashed after nvidia drivers installation

I have installed Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon and I have installed Nvidia drivers using this question. After rebooting the system this message appeared: Cinnamon just crashed. You are currently running ...
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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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Webcam Device Driver to support H.264

I have a Creative Live Cam Connect HD (id: 041e:4093) and this webcam has an on-board H.264 encoder. Unfortunately v4l2 only inputs the feed as MJPG. $ v4l2-ctl --list-formats ioctl: VIDIOC_ENUM_FMT ...
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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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How to install AMD Catalyst 15.3 (fglrx 15.20.1013) on Fedora 22?

I need help installing the AMD Catalyst 15.3 driver in Fedora 22, since that is the only driver that supports the X11 server 1.17, does anyone know how to install it?
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NVIDIA drivers as LKMs in Unix: Module nvidia not found

Some time ago, I installed GeForce GTX 970 on my computer running under Fedora 20. An import thing to know is that I'm using the card only as an accelerator (not for graphics). Until recently, it ...
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Linux Radeon HD 7730M driver

I can not find drivers for this product, and recently I have been having an error when resuming from sleep..."UVD not responding, trying to restart the VCPU!" Is there a solution to this error?
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How can I install Fedora with a newer kernel?

I want to install Fedora on my computer with a netinstall, but it seems that the kernel doesn’t support my ethernet chip (Intel I218V). I tested Ubuntu 14.04 and Arch Linux and the ethernet chip ...
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XBMC crash after selecting “play”. Ubuntu 14.04 and 13.0 gotham. Link to crashlog

I have a brand new machine with fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to run Gotham 13.0 on it. I've already added the restricted multimedia codecs (just in case) to Ubuntu. sudo apt-get ...
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Drivers support for Sound Blaster Z/Zx on Linux

I am planning to buy a Sound Blaster Z or Zx (sound card) for my computer (which will run both Windows 7 and Linux Debian 7/8 or Fedora 21/22), but I heard it does not have a good support on Linux. ...
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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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What is difference between User space and Kernel space?

Is Kernel space used when Kernel is executing on the behalf of the user program i.e. System Call? Or is it the address space for all the Kernel threads (for example scheduler)? If it is the first ...
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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 ...