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 Linux on a Lenovo ThinkPad T400

I want to completely format my computer and replace my current OS with Linux. How should I go about doing this? Particularly, how do I handle finding all the device drivers I'll need? I'm using a ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Video capture device: any chance of getting raw data?

I have a HDMI capture device called Live Gamer Portable (AverMedia C875 USB - 07ca:0875), and it has drivers for Windows and Mac, but not for Linux. As it has Mac support, is it possible to access raw ...
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Connection error for linux webcam driver for matlab

This might seem like a duplicate post, well yes it is, but I have a different problem compared with the duplicate version of it. My value for imaqhwinfo gives me: InstalledAdaptors: {'dcam' ...
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Compile Kernel with Own Device Driver [closed]

Please tell how to compile kernel so as to add my own device drivers into a Kernel such that whenever one person installs/ Compiles this Kernel in their System, My Device drivers should be loaded ...
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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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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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Corsair Vengeance K-95 Keyboard & Linux [closed]

I've been thinking that I want a mechanical keyboard, currently I'm using a logitech G510 which is perfect with it's 18 programmable keys (I'm using it with this) but I hear a lot of people drooling ...
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Cinnamon crashes after NVIDIA driver install

I have a GTX970 graphics card that I need to install drivers to use. I have tried both the community developed driver (nvidia-current), and also the proprietary (last 2 versions) from Nvidia but to no ...
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Do all devices under Linux have a device node?

I know that each device on Linux is either a char or block or network device. Do all physical devices that exist on Linux have a device node under the /dev directory? I'm not talking here about ...
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AMD Drivers make Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon crash

I just installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon on my Samsung Series 5 netbook (dual boot with Windows 8.1, which I reinstalled myself). The first boot worked fine but I then installed the package ...
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Need proprietary Nvidia drivers not in stable Debian

I need to install proprietary Nvidia drivers in my Debian Wheezy (to use CUDA if you wonder why) but none of these two options work for me: From Wheezy (backports) packages, the last nvidia-driver ...
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WiFi randomly cuts on/off, other machines in the house unaffected

I just recently installed Fedora 20 on my Macbook Pro. I followed the guides on the internet and as most of them suggested, installed akmod-wl to handle my Wifi device. The output of lspci regarding ...
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Completely disable / deactivate USB in Ubuntu 10.04

I have some Ubuntu 10.04 based portable touchscreen computers at workplace and sometimes people would use USB data cable to charge their phones from the USB port. Now I have usb storage access ...
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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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fedora 20 gnome & ati card black screen after boot

After installing Fedora 20 for first boot, everything is OK. But after installing some packages and updating, then rebooting the system, after boot the screen goes black or gnome starts. After first ...
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bnx2: Can't load firmware file “bnx2/bnx2-mips-09-6.2.1b.fw”

I just compile the kernel 3.10.19 from kernel.org Support for bnx2 is enable. 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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How to change the default driver used for an external screen

I'm having trouble setting up an external DisplayLink screen in Fedora 20. I've found someone who seems to be having exactly the same problem as me and his solution: If you are using "displaylink" ...
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No network interface in QEMU

My network interfaces never shows up in my guest computer. I'm compiling a linux kernel (3.3 I think) from scratch with default settings + Symbol: NE2K_PCI [=y] Type : tristate Prompt: PCI NE2000 ...
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Installing proprietary ethernet drivers in Fedora

I have an HP HDX16-1354CA Laptop that I've installed Fedora 19 on, and my ethernet port is not being detected. I am sure that it is because I have not installed the drivers for it, but I can't seem to ...
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I want to utilize PCA9685 chip to drive servos on beaglebone black, I see there is a linux driver, but how to utilize in C/C++. Any examples? [migrated]

So I have a Beaglebone black, and a servo/led controller http://www.adafruit.com/product/815. I'd like to control it from a C/C++ program running on the included Debian Linux. I see there is a ...
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Is there a Linux for an MSM7227 tablet with USB keyboard and touchscreen stylus drivers?

I have a ZTE V9C 7" tablet with 800MHz MSM7227 processor, Snapdragon family (ARM architecture?), Android 2.3, and I want to have a (very lightweight) Linux running on it (I know Android uses a Linux ...
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Eye-FI SD Card not working with inbuilt card reader

I am tring to get my cardreader to work with and eye-fi SD card. My System is as follow: #uname -a Linux computer 3.2.0-0.bpo.2-amd64 #1 SMP Thu Mar 15 20:46:44 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux Debian ...
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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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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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Is hardware helping reducing crashes of OS X? [closed]

I am taking an OS course this semester, and we mentioned that device drivers can cause about 85% of crashes(for Windows). My understanding is that: since many personal computers are configured with a ...
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How to get the version of my nvidia driver?

I tried using cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version but it says the file does not exist. Is there any alternative way to do that? I tried to look manually for that file, but I couldn't find it. I also ...
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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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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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BackTrack USB Wireless adapter drivers issue

I purchased USB Wireless adapter which runs smoothly on Windows and Ubuntu, but in BackTrack it showing me Bad password issue. From my reading I guess it's driver issue which BackTrack Kernel don't ...
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Who would use this information to develop better support for hybrid graphics?

I have a laptop with hybrid graphics and I'm so frustrated that linux doesn't fully support it without any intervention from my side, just like any other Windows machine would normally do. So I ...
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Trying to read USB Audio Device, but /dev/hidraw0 is unavailable for reading

I'm trying to write a simple driver for my USB Sound Card (just for fun) on Xubuntu 14.04 -- for example, I want to have an opportunity to control volume on my laptop via this device. The problem is ...
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Unable to make touchpad work

I'm trying to find here a solution for my long-time touchpad problem. I tried one year ago at ...
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Embedded linux LCD not calibrated

I have attached a new LCD to my embedded Linux device and when I run the system I found that it is shifted to the right. (the display starts from the middle of the LCD) I found 2 frame buffer drivers ...
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rtl8723be Realtek Wifi-Card driver not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my new Lenovo G50-70. The wifi works perfectly in windows, however it behaves strangely on Ubuntu. It is slow, doesn't load heavier sites at all, and after a while, ...
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rtl8812au wireless driver installation on Centos 7

I have a fresh install of Cent OS 7 with the Gnome desktop environment. I have been trying to install rtl8812au wireless drivers found at https://github.com/gnab/rtl8812au for my Netgear A6100 WiFi ...
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Attaching USB-Serial device with custom PID to ttyUSB0 on embedded

I'm attempting to get an FTDI USB-Serial device with a custom PID to automatically (or even manually) attach to ttyUSB%n, without much success. The device's normal VID/PID is 0403/6001. When ...
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Problem installing Radeon Driver

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 model 5547 with a AMD Radeon HD R7 M265. With a clean installation of Arch Linux (I've tried installing Debian too, without success.) I tried installing the open-source ...
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How to disable my touch screen

My screen is cracked, and the touchscreen makes the courser spasm every once and a while. Is there any way i can fully disable it? As requested: Module Size Used by ctr ...
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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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How can I get this proprietary low-vision camera working in Linux?

I am a visually impaired Computer Science student, and use a special USB camera to zoom in on the board/projector during lectures. The camera only officially supports Windows, and I've been using it ...
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FreeBSD Ethernet NIC driver not recognized

Intel Motherboard GA-H61N-D2V $ pciconf -l -v re0@pci0:1:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0xe0001458 chip=0x816810ec rev=0x06 hdr=0x00 vendor = 'Realtek Semiconductor' device = 'Gigabit ...
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My Wifi wont work on my Debian laptop

Some Questions from someone new to Debian: I have tried to install some wifi detecting programs,but i don't think the driver is installed... How do i find and install the driver? I have tried to ...
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Installed Wrong Nvidia Drivers

I'm running Arch 3.17, and last night I tried to install drivers for Nvidia, which has caused my system to go to a shell on boot. This is the output of /var/log/pacman.log Around [2014-11-19 22:36] ...
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Elementary os reboot error iMac late 2009

I need help installing Elementary OS on my (late 2009) iMac 11.1. I am booting from an external USB and in when presented with a GRUB menu, I choose "Install Elementary OS" and then press e key to ...
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Error compiling custom kernel with a new usb serial driver

I have tried compile a driver for my kernel 3.13.0-40-generic. I have also tried compile a custom kernel with this driver but both have failed. The name of the driver is vizzini for Linux ...