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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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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USB WiFi adapter using ath9k_htc not working on Linux

I have a TL-WN821N wifi adapter that is supposed to work using purely free software. It used to work when I used the Trisquel Linux distribution but now when I have switched to Debian it does not ...
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Fedora 23 installation - nouveau issue

I downloaded Fedora 23 and created a bootable USB following the official guide. When I boot from USB the system starts loading and the "F" icon completes. Immediately after that I get into console ...
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Push firmware files in ath10k to Debian firmware-atheros

I would like to quote wireless.wiki.kernel.org: The ath10k firmware images are available from linux-firmware.git which all common Linux distributions should install by default. Latest firmware ...
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How does bcma relate to brcmsmac?

I am trying to solve some issues with my wireless connection and trying to learn something on the way. From here and here I got to know two different ways to know my wireless driver. Thing is, I get ...
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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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How to enable graphics acceleration for SIS 771/671 on Zorin OS 8 lite (lubuntu 13.10)

I'm new at linux. I'm strugling with getting things work properly on my first linux installation on old laptop. Anyone knows how can I check/test my 2d acceleration? See if it's on/off and working ...
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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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WiFi Drivers Not Working

I just installed Linux Mint 17.3 on my mid 2012 MacBook Pro. I'm currently trying to install the necessary drivers for WiFi via Driver Manager (nvidia-331 and bcmwl-kernel-source) for my BCM4222 ...
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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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How can I install the proper GPU driver for radeon 5450 on Debian Jessie?

I have a monitor that supports 2560x1080. While I have a Radeon 5450 graphic card, running Debian Jessie, I only can get 1920x1080. I installed firmware-linux-nonfree to get it running. Why isn't my ...
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Detecting software spying on driver communications

Say I want to figure out if some malware currently is eavesdropping on the communications between my keyboard and the IO unit handling the keystrokes. Is there a way to tell if any processes are ...
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WiFi Disappeared Linux Mint 17.3

I have been using Linux Mint for the last month but suddenly my WiFi doesn't work anymore and is not showing. The stock Linux driver was working until a few days ago. My computer is an HP Pavilion g6 ...
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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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Automount USB sticks on fedora 22

I need to automount any USB stick that gets connect to any USB port. I am running Fedora 22. I thought this would be straightforward but it is taking a while for me to set up. The tutorial I find when ...
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Manually Select Driver (AHCI/SATA Drive)

I am wondering if there is a way to bypass the default driver when using a SATA Host Bus Adapter (I want it to use my LKM). The other way of doing this is black listing the default driver so mine ...
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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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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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Kali 2.0 screen freezing

Every time when I try to power off or reboot my laptop the screen freezes and I have to force power off, because the is the only option left. From my experience I know that installing Nvidia card ...
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Installing Arch Linux on Thinkpad W530

I am installing Arch Linux on a Thinkpad W530, using the LiveCD. When I boot from the LiveCD, at the Syslinux bootloader screen, my hardware buttons (volume/mute) and Fn-keys work. I am able to ...
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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 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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Using specific driver version for the device jointly defaul driver [duplicate]

I have dongle USB-RS85 like this, based on CH340G. There is linux kernel driver ch341 that support this device (and create device /dev/ttyUSB0). But this driver does not support parity modes ...
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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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What happens if I try to use a device driver from the shell and it is already being used by the kernel?

This is the situation. I'm new to embedded linux and I'm trying to test some commands for the LED driver LP5521. The board I have has a RGB LED with this controller IC and it is being initialized with ...
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Can't find OpenWRT driver for Insignia NS-PU98635 USB-Ethernet Adapter on RPi 1B

I have a Raspberry Pi (1B). It's running OpenWRT (Barrier Breaker - 14.07, r42625). There's an Insignia USB3.0-Gigabit Ethernet adapter (NS-PU98635) plugged in. I can't find the driver for that ...
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Where can I find Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller driver?

It seems that Mint 17.3 came out lacking the Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core Graphics Controller driver. Where can I download it in order to install it manually? UPDATE: Why I believe that this ...
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Z170-A motherboard HDMI video issue with ubuntu

I purchased Z170-A motherboard PC with on-board HDMI port and i have installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 OS but problem is if i connect Monitor to HDMI port it's not working. but if i put external VGA card it ...
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Where can I find a list of USB error codes?

Every time I boot Debian, the boot log shows a bunch of xhci_hcd problems, and messages like usb 3-13: hub failed to enable device, error -22 usb 3-13: device descriptor read/8, error -61 I'm ...
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AMD APU graphics driver hardware detection - Manjaro

I have a laptop that is running an AMD Radeon HD 7660G. I installed Manjaro after shredding the hard drive of the previous installation and it booted to a black screen. I attributed this problem to a ...
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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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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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Updating drivers in Windows 10/Ubuntu 14.04 dualboot

I have just recently installed Ubuntu onto my Win10 Laptop on a HP Probook 4530S. Both seem to be working fine with GRUB as the bootloader. I was trying to install an upgrade to the Intel Chipset on ...
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buildroot compiling driver

I'm using Buildroot for compiling embedded linux. It works well because I have target Makefile configurations, but now I need driver for my usb devices. I manage to compile Qt appilactions(c++) on my ...
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Invalid Build path for driver creation

I wanted to create a simple Hello world driver as in here: Page2 and compile it with Makefile: obj-m := hello.o all: make -C /lib/modules/$(shell uname -r)/build M=$(PWD) modules clean: ...
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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 Mint encryption passphrase window gone

Ever since I installed the recommended Nvidia driver for my computer, the encryption window is gone. Everything is black, I can still enter my passphrase, but I have to do it in the dark. And it's ...
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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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Kali: Bluetooth adapter is not working

My Bluetooth adapter is not working. I tried to connect to my device using graphical interface, but the button connects not working. So, I had to use command line, but this time I get the error: root ...
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WiFi card on new build is not recognized by Linux Mint 17.3

I just completed a desktop build and installed Linux Mint 17.3 and the PCIe WiFi card is not being detected at all. The card is a Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I. There is nothing that recognizes the device to ...
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wifi driver fails to load firmware on kernel 4.6.0-rc2

Distro - Ubuntu-14.04. For development purposes I built and installed 4.6.0-rc2 kernel. All works well except wifi: % dmesg ... [ 9.092503] Intel(R) Wireless WiFi driver for Linux [ 9.092506] ...
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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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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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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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BSD sound problems with Realtek 892

I'm having the same problem as: No sound with Mint 12 and Realtek ALC892. The user marked it as "Resolved" without actually resolving it, he just changed to another OS and gave up. Has anyone ...
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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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Installation of wireless adapter driver

I am trying to install a TP-Link Archer T2UH AC600 driver to Kali Linux 2016.1 (4.3.0) and the compilation is failing. I downloaded the driver "Archer_T2UH_V1_150909" and then did sudo make within the ...
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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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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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Can't get usb ethernet adapter running under CentOS 6 minimal

I have a cheap usb adapter and using it on a minmal CentOS 6.7 box, when I plug in the adapter it's recognized as usb device but not as ethernet adapter, although I've loaded these kernel modules: ...