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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Arch Linux SMBus and Display Controller

I have installed Arch Linux on an Acer Extensa 5620 Notebook. I installed xf86-video-driver, but when a run lshw -html > report.html I'm getting these sections marked red. Does it mean I don't ...
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Which driver/file ( deb or rpm ) should I download for printing and how to install it?

I would like to ask which driver/file ( deb or rpm ) I should download for printing and how to install it on Crunchbang? Canon PIXMA MG2450 First I tried to try out System > Printers> Install ...
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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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Linux driver privileges

I've loaded a custom driver to linux via mknod. However, now any programs I write to use it need to be run using sudo, which is difficult to do when I'm using an IDE. Is there any way to adjust the ...
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How to setup “Creative Sound Core 3D” on Debian Jessie correctly?

I justed installed Debian Jessie and was happy to see (or hear) that my Creative Sound Core 3D (as onboard chip on my Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming 7 WIFI mainboard) worked out of the box when trying to play ...
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How to make a multi-video driver Linux system?

I'm trying to create a USB that I can carry anywhere with my system on it, I know there are Live distros that can be used that way, but I need a very specific installation. The problem is that the USB ...
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“Distribution not supported” during installation of Intel drivers

Trying to install Intel drivers on my Elementary OS system based on Ubuntu 14.04, using the 1.0.7 64 bit installer, it comes up with an error saying this Distribution is not supported, after a quick ...
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Installing huawei Linux driver on fedora 20

I want to use huawei e303f data card on fedora 20 32 bit. I have downloaded the Linux huawei driver. But when I try to install it , it pauses for an indefinite period after the line that's reads '1:4 ...
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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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Platform Device Drivers

I was just going through the code of kernel. I have a raspberry Pi board. I want to interface the touch screen with my board. I want to develop the Platform driver for that. As per the documentation ...
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Need Debian driver for DWA-130 rev F1

Can't get my wireless adapter working. It's D-Link DWA 130 rev F1. There's a good deal of discussion about this in the Ubuntu world, but it doesn't seem to work on Debian. The chip-set appears to ...
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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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Linux Driver for USB “reverse” mass storage device

I'm developing a USB device that I want to read and write in virtual filesystems that are in my computer. Basically the device needs to be able to read, write and get the virtual filesystem size. Some ...
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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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How to make controller driver work with new system

I have an old SuperMicro server: X7DB3 From the link I can find the AIC-9400 driver for old version of CentOS/RedHat and SuSe driver. It works with CentOS5.4. But when I install newer version it ...
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FATAL: Module p80211 not found. RTL8192CUS WLAN regression under antiX 13.1 (Debian Wheezy)

The problem concerns a driver support regression for the RTL8192CUS WLAN chip under antiX 13.1, a Debian Wheezy (stable) based distribution. The chip actually resides in a Edimax EW-7811Un 802.11n ...
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in realtek 8139cp driver code, where does the start_xmit function triggers the chip?

Hope somebody could give me an explanation. I was looking at http://lxr.free-electrons.com/source/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/8139cp.c#L731 and found in cp_start_xmit(..) function, there are all ...
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why do some network cards need to load external firmware?

I have read this question/answer, but I still do not understand why some network cards work perfectly well without any additional firmware, whereas others need to load firmware to work. As a specific ...
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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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USB to UART converter is lagging

I have a USB to UART converter with CH341A chip on it. This device can be used as a USB to UART converter, as a 24/25 chip programmer and as a USB to PARALLEL converter. The problem is with the UART ...
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WiFi unable to connect after sleep ath9k

When I put my PC to sleep and wake it up, it cant connect to WiFi anymore. Sometimes it asks me 5 times to re enter my password and if it manages to connect connect the ping is 2000+, iwconfig says ...
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Find SAS controller that is well supported by the linux kernel

How can I find a SAS controller that is well supported by the official Linux kernel? The controller should use the PCIe bus and needs to connect one LTO-6 tape drive. I have looked through the ...
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What are high level and low level device drivers

Recently I read that there are two types of drivers (at least for disk), one that are called high level drivers and another called low level device drivers. Can some one tell me what these are, and ...
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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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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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extension GLX missing on display

I have a computer with broken graphics here. It's running openSUSE 13.2 (x86_64). When a 3D application (paraview in this case) starts up it complains: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0". Xlib: ...
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Set NetworkManager to ignore rfkill

My notebook does not have a hardware button to disable wireless. But NetworkManager and rfkill see wireless as hard blocked. Wicd and iwconfig works well. Is there any way to disable hard block check ...
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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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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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UBuntu 14.04 LTS - switching between nvidia proprietary driver and nouveau driver

I use Nvidia proprietary drivers but I also have installed nouveau driver. How to switch to nouveau driver and then back to nvidia driver without uninstallling drivers ? Reboot is acceptable. By ...
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Debian 8 Jessie and NVIDIA drivers

I am in the process of installing Debian 8.0 on a laptop with NVIDIA graphics cards. After a successful installation and reboot I use this guide to install the proprietary NVIDIA drivers; essentially ...
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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 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 to install Canon PIXMA MG2450 driver in Arch-based system?

I have the drivers as source, deb, and rpm. Download page HERE. I have tried to create pkg.tar.xz file out of the deb files. I have used debtap following these instructions here to "convert" the ...
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How to get infrared image data with sane on an epson v700 scanner?

I have read a number of posts on the topic and it seems that for now it is not possible to use sane to read infrared data (second pass) with my Epson Perfection V700 scanner out of the box. But are ...
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How to install graphic capabilities to CoreOs?

I would like to install CoreOs as a base on my desktop machine. Then, I could launch some containers, with eventualy a graphical environnement. So I have to add all the graphic stack: GPU drivers, ...
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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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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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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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ATI Radeon HD4850 drivers on linux?

I went online and searched, and I found a command to install drivers. But it turns out I already have them, but it still doesnt work? Is there any settings I need to work on? My commands ...
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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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Invisible cursor after FGLRX install (Debian Jessie)

After I've installed proprietary FGLRX driver (version 1:14.9+ga14.201-2) from Debian 8 Jessie repositories, my cursor became invisible. All mouse actions are working correctly, just can't see the ...
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How to get a list of major number -> driver associations

http://www.nostarch.com/tlpi states: "Each device driver registers its association with a specific major device ID, and this association provides the connection between the device special file and the ...
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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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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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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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How do I understand if an USB Ethernet adapter is compatible with a certain kernel version to use it to load kernel/filesystem?

I'm using an old kernel, 2.6.32, and I would like to boot the kernel over TFTP and mount the filesystem over NFS. Mounting the kernel over TFTP is a plus, but mounting the filesystem over NFS is a ...
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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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Linux Mint not detecting microSD card

I have a microSD card in my Android device and I would like to plug it into my computer to change the music and collected photos. However, I'm not able to do this. The OS does not seem to even notice ...
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Nvidia Fx 3800 drivers on Fedora 21

I have got a "new" machine at work and wanted to switch it to fedora 21. The installation is fine and works except when I try to add a second monitor. Then it boots but it is really slow and just one ...