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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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 setup the alfa AWUS036NH driver on Kali Linux?

I bought this Alfa awus036nh and i want to use it on Kali Linux. I'm running Kali on a Virtual Machine and fixed the USB issue and now the machine recognizes the adapter. I need to setup the driver ...
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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 don'...
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How does Linux handle drivers when changing systems?

This has always made me wonder but how does Linux handle device drivers from system to system, so say you plug it in on computer A and then move to computer B with completely different specs. In ...
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802.11 Duration Field Reset to 0 By Wireless Driver

I am trying to send out custom, raw 802.11 frames using an Alfa AWUS036H with USB driver rtl8187. This is possible using tcpreplay, hexinject, or a number of other Linux utilities. A custom PCAP file ...
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Am I using nvidia drivers? - Arch Linux

$ pacman -Qs nvidia local/cuda 7.5.18-2 NVIDIA's GPU programming toolkit local/lib32-nvidia-utils 367.27-1 NVIDIA drivers utilities (32-bit) local/libvdpau 1.1.1-2 Nvidia VDPAU library ...
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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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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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How do I configure Broadcom Wifi Drivers on Gobolinux?

2016-06-19 - Initial Post I'm having trouble setting up my wifi connection on GoboLinux. I already installed the propietary broadcom drivers. The wifi module is now recognized, at least. Using ...
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Getting Ubuntu to Recognize USB Wifi

So, I'm really new to Linux systems and have just downloaded Ubuntu on my other desktop. The problem I'm having is getting it to recognize the USB wifi, TP-Link AC600 Archer T2UH. I went to the ...
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Does chipset determine if wifi card will be supported under linux?

I'm planning wifi card upgrade and I've decided to look for router targeted hardware because of better specs. I found MikroTik mPCI-E module that features Atheros AR9582. I also found that Linux ...
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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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Find out which modules are associated with a usb device?

Could you recommend a way to figure out which driver is being used for a USB device. Sort of a usb equivalent of lspci -k command.
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Linux video capture does not work cam3 or Image capture in cam1 fails

I am trying to some solution or run-time fix on this. Problem: After connecting a 3rd camera, Linux video capture does not work cam3 or Image capture in cam1 fails. History: Initially, we ...
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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 one,...
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modprobe events not logged in /var/log/messages

I'm trying to understand Linux better, specifically driver registration and such so I'm trying to follow what happens when I insert modules and drivers. From what I thought I understood, kernel ...
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Meaning of an ampersand prefix in a device tree

I am looking at a DTS file which tries to specify different nodes, but interestingly I find a few nodes having different style of nomenclature. / { model = "TI AM335x BeagleBone Black"; ...
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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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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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Where does a device file come from?

I'm reading through the Linux Kernel Module programming guide and I am a bit onfused about how device drivers work. I tried following along and making a basic device driver, which shows up in /proc/...
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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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Determine which graphics driver Xorg uses

on a fresh Arch Linux installation i had difficulties with the graphics drivers. In the process i have installed a lot of different drivers to somehow get the display working. Now i need to ...
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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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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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Intermittent screen corruption after boot

Running Arch Linux. Every now and then when it is booting (after a line has been selected in Grub), it will display some boot messages as normal, but then display something like this: I suspect it ...
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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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Wireless connection in kali linux

I installed kali-linux-1.0.8-amd64 in my dell inspiron 3520 PC. I can't connect via wireless card. I think it isn't recognized by the system. I spend days googling and searching and reading every ...
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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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Basic mmap implementation [migrated]

I am pretty much new to linux and am writing a custom driver for which I need to use mmap. I have found the sample code in many places as below static int simple_remap_mmap(struct file *filp, struct ...
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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: http://askubuntu.com/questions/...
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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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Find the video card information on the command line

I am trying to find the basic information (name, version) of the video driver(s) (which graphic cards are present) on a Linux machine (version 2.6.9). I've tried these commands: lspci lshw glxinfo | ...
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SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not permitted (wifi firmware)

I would like to know if I have in my folder /lib/firmware/ the firmware to use correctly a wifi driver. The general problem is: root@bananapim2plus:/home/guillaume# ifconfig wlan0 up SIOCSIFFLAGS: ...
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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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How to read data from optical drive in raw mode 2

I am trying to use the existing Linux driver system to effectively dump the data of CDROMs. As an example, if I pop in a "normal" CDROM disc of software and run the command cat /dev/sr0 then the ...
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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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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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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 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 to disable the Intel graphics driver on CentOS 7?

I have installed CentOS 7 recently, I found that my GUI is always laggy, specially when playing videos or GIFs. have tried multiple video players and web browsers and they all have the same results ...
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I need to install ethernet driver during arch install [closed]

I've been trying to set up a dual boot with Windows 10 and Arch Linux. I started off by dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu just to get a feel for everything. When I did that I had to install ethernet ...
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Kali not recognizing ALFA AWUS051NH

So I'm trying to use this USB wifi card and I can't seem to get the drivers for the chipset working. I go to the file with the drivers and run sudo make and get this output - make -C tools make[1]: ...
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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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No wifi-interface on ThinkPad T460P with debian

I've just installed a new Debian 8.4.0 on my ThinkPad T460P and now I need to config WIFI. I've installed the intel driver with apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi but the kernel module won't load on ...
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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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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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Debian installation does not boot, shows iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Could not read microcode: -12 error repeatedly instead

When trying to boot my Debian laptop, I encountered this error: May 31 06:59:44 Termina kernel: [28753.081242] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Direct firmware load failed with error -2 May 31 06:59:44 Termina ...
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Driver install neccessary on ThinkPad with two GPUs?

Im not that new to Linux but just used it the last years for server and/or testing most often in VMs. Now Ive just got a new ThinkPad and I want to use debian as a native install. My notebook: Lenovo ...