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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Getting my Smart Card reader to work on Linux

I got a Smart Card reader, that I ripped from a Laptop the other day. It is an internal Smart Card reader, though it uses USB, so making a cable for it, was no problem. It seems it's recognized by ...
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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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Setting up Intel Wireless AC 3160 NIC in FreeBSD

I have a pretty frustrating issue with FreeBSD. I am a Linux user who decided to switch to FreeBSD because I liked the idea of the ports system that it uses. I decided to give it a try in a virtual ...
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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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Wifi trouble on Linux Mint

I've been tackling this day two now. I recently dual booted Linux Mint on my Windows 10 machine. When I installed it, the wifi driver did not seem to be installed. I can only connect via ethernet ...
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what are High level , mid level and low level driver? [on hold]

How can we decide whether the application is suitable for high level, low level and mid level driver ? which one we used to prefer while developing any applications.
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can not compile drivers for Nvidia jetson TK1

I have a hared time in installing wireless driver module for jetson TK1 nVidia, current kernal 3.10.40-gdacac96 error code from the terminal `make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE= -C ...
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How to install drivers for intel GMA 3600 intergrated graphics system?

I am currently using crunchbang 11 32bit, on a laptop with Atom D2500/GMA3600. Does anyone know how to install a more modern driver - rather than the gma500? Is this even possible?
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Debian Jessie Wireless Driver Broadcom Restart (rmmod modprobe) BCM43142 [14e4:4365]

my Dell laptop, running Debian 8 (Jessie), has this wireless device: $ lspci -nn -d 14e4: 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) And it ...
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Restart USB mouse driver?

Sometimes, after some event that I can't determine, my USB mouse gets stuttery - like the refresh rate drops down to about 5-10Hz. It still works fine other than that, but it's incredibly annoying, ...
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Dual Monitor Support in Kali Linux

I have a native install of Kali Linux on my custom PC which has an Intel Core i5 4690K CPU and an NVIDIA GTX960 GPU. The monitor plugged into my DVI port is working but my 2nd monitor plugged into ...
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How to install a printer that is connected via an USB-to-Parallel-Port adapter?

I'm running Sabayon Linux (x86_64). $ uname -a Linux qdoe 3.7.0-sabayon #1 SMP Thu Dec 20 07:12:55 UTC 2012 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux I have a HP ...
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Realtek rtl8192cu-fixes issue elementary os

I asked this question here[http://askubuntu.com/questions/594760/realtek-rtl8192cu-fixes-issue-elementary-os] but was redirect to this site. Copy of original questions Has anyone had any luck with ...
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Remotely use a platform device

I have a linux/android device with a certain hardware module (lets call this pc A), and a driver which uses the hardware as a platform device. Because of testing/os restrictions I'd like to be able ...
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RT3070 driver will not compile

I'm trying to compile the RT3070 driver on Arch but it's not compiling. When I run make some of the files compile but most others spit out error messages and do not compile. I don't know what to do to ...
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Magic Mouse 2 on Linux

I bought apple's new magic mouse one month ago but I can't get it working on Linux correctly. I remember that my old magic mouse used to work fine but the new one is not recognized as such. I believe ...
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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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Wi-fi in Kali Dual-Boot not working

I installed Kali on my MacBook Air (Mid-2013) through a bootable USB with persistence. However, I am unable to connect to Wifi. Infact, the build does not even show any Wifi/WLAN settings or show a ...
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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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Alienware M14x r2 speakers working properly but not the jack

I have just installed Mint on Alienware m14x r2 and I have a weird issue. Speakers work well, but when I plug in the headphones the sound does not switch to the headphones, instead is still playing 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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Linux - rendering performance after switching from nvidia to nouveau drivers

I use UBuntu 14.04 LTS. I have purged all nvidia proprietary drivers and currently my system use Nouveau driver. Here is an output from glxinfo | grep OpenGL : when using nvidia propietary drivers ...
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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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Debian Wheezy 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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Make Linux load specific driver for given device (Realtek NIC)

This is a driver issue on a vintage machine (AMD K8, Nvidia chipset) running Linux 3.11 (Mint distro, but I don't think it matters). claudius ~ # uname -a Linux claudius 3.11.0-12-generic #19-Ubuntu ...
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Linux Mint duplex driver for Samsung M2070

I'm trying to print duplex on my Samsung M2070 Printer. I installed the driver from the Samsung website with the provided install.sh and then added the printer to the system in the Printers section of ...
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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. i unpacked it and i tried sudo sh ...
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How to install DisplayLink driver on LinuxMint 17.3

I have a USB 3.0 docking station connected with my laptop having LinuxMint 17.3. I can't manage to install DisplayLink driver on it. I could make it work with Ubuntu 15.04, but with LinuxMint it wan't ...
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multithread access to platform device driver [migrated]

I am currently writing a platform device driver for embedded linux on ARM. What I've noticed is that a multithreaded application from user space can only access the driver one thread at a time, and ...
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Question about DMA mapping API in Linux [migrated]

In Linux, some APIs are provided to do DMA mapping. My question is about "dma_alloc_coherent", it is defined in "linux/dma-mapping.h". And in the DMA-API.txt, it says: void * ...
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Bluetooth scan does not find any bluetooth device

I am running Linux Mint 17.2 64bit on a Acer Aspire-VN7-791G. Bluetooth seems to be working - at least I can turn it on - but when scanning for other devices nothing is found. lspci returns the ...
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RT3290 Wireless still not working

I've been trying to get my wireless working for two weeks now. I have 1814:3290 wireless card. I am on Linux Mint 14 64-bit. I have tried all the suggestion on here: ...
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Working /dev/ttyS0 but can't transfer binary (one serial but two drivers Com1/Com4)

I think it's a driver config issue, it works in winXP(dual boot) with intel drivers. I'm debugging via serial port from another machine, which works fine. The PC is a i5 dell Optiplex 790 running ...
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How can I install Wi-Fi drivers in Kali Linux?

I installed Kali Linux on my Sony Vaio laptop (model number SVF142C1WW), but I had no wireless out of the box. Ethernet works fine, and I can connect to wireless networks normally from Windows running ...
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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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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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Trouble compiling RealTek Wifi Drivers rtl8192ce on Fedora 21

o/ Greetings, I was wondering if anyone else had trouble with the Realtek 8192cu drivers from Realtek. They have an install bash script to help, however it first failed due to missing the ...
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G-Sync on Linux — how to get it working?

I have a new system with a couple of 4K monitors with G-Sync support (Acer XB280HK), and a card capable of driving them (Geforce GTK 970). I have the Nvidia proprietary driver installed, version ...
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During bumblebee install, bumblebee and nvidia-libgl are in conflict. Should I remove nvidia-libgl?

I'm trying to get Bumblebee up and running on an Acer Aspire V3-572G-55FT laptop. So far I've installed xorg-server, xorg-xinit, xorg-utils, xorg-server-utils, mesa, xorg-twm, xterm, xorg-xclock, and ...
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Rotate screen using udl driver (DisplayLink) on Ubuntu 14.04?

Recently got a DisplayLink device, it works, but I would like to rotate counter-clockwise. Apparently the driver does not allow rotation (tried via gnome-shell and xrandr). Searching on google I ...
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bnx2: Can't load firmware file “bnx2/bnx2-mips-09-6.2.1b.fw”

I just compiled the kernel 3.10.19 from kernel.org. Support for bnx2 is enabled. On my server when I try to start the eth0 interface I got the following error : bnx2: Can't load firmware file ...
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NVidia drivers on Macbook Pro (2008) Linux Mint?

Ok. I am literally installing it from scratch and tracking my process here and now. I've been fighting this for so long. Macbook Pro, 2008 I believe. ~200GB HD. I'm not dual booting. Mint and only ...
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Loading WiFi driver results in the whole system becoming unstable. How to debug?

I am not a linux kernel expert, but I got this new laptop and it's WiFi(RT3290LE) is not working. I tried solutions from various sources and they are not working. So it is upto me to solve it, and I ...
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After installing Nvidia drivers, the GNOME user interface is not showing

After some struggle I managed to set up a Debian Testing and install the nvidia-driver as per Debian Wiki. Everything seems to work fine but this: After logging in on the GNOME3 login screen, all I ...
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Cannot install AMD GPU driver correctly on a hybrid laptop

I was installing AMD gpu driver but the default display driver (Gallium 0.4 llvmpipe) wont get replaced. Btw, My laptop has both Intel and AMD gpu. The system uses Intel gpu by default with the driver ...
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BackTrack USB Wireless adapter drivers issue

I purchased USB Wireless adapter which runs smoothly on Windows and Ubuntu, but in BackTrack it's showing me a Bad password issue. From my reading I guess it's driver issue which BackTrack Kernel ...
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Fedora 23 beta guest won't install VBox Guest Xorg drivers because X server version is a prerelease

I have tried everything I can think of. I've tried RPM Fusion, I've tried using the ISO, but both don't work. I have tried changing the stuff in the .run file, but the md5sum fails. I have tried ...
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OpenWRT image for OrangePi

I am looking for help on how to build OpenWRT image for OrangePi PC and|or OrangePi Plus board, preferably with working Ethernet and HDMI. I have studied related resources on the internet, like ...
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compatiblity with Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 (on tablet)

I hold a Dell Venue Pro 11 7130 with the following integrated network adapter: Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260. My aim is using Linux in live mode on it. Most of the distros I've being running so ...
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My printer in /dev/usb/lp0 always disappear after few seconds, and can't print, how to fix it? (Ubuntu 14.04)

Please, help... I have a 'EPPOS Model EPT-58H' thermal printer. When I plugin via usb, it detected as /dev/usb/lp0 with ls -l /dev command. Then I run echo "sometext" > /dev/usb/lp0 in terminal to ...