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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3d Graphics drivers for xeon e3 1200 3/4th on board graphics card?

Where or how do I get the 3D drivers for Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 64 bit for xeon e3 1200 3/4th generation on board graphics card? I'm getting an error when trying to run aerofly RC 7 Ultimate edition ...
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Problem with Wireless LAN on Linux Mint

I currently have a problem with Wireless LAN on Linux Mint 17.1. I can't enable WLAN, when trying to enable it, it disables immediately. Here some commands which I already tried out and found by ...
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Multimonitor (3) Graficcard support

OS: Antergos - latest graphics adapter: NVIDIA Corporation GM206 [GeForce GTX 750 v2] (rev a1) driver: nouveau desktopmanager: Gnome3 with Wayland We have 2 Systems applied with the data above. We ...
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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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Unknown symbol usb_register_driver and usbderegister when inserting the kernel module without GPL licensing

I am a newbie to linux kernel modules. I have written a simple usb driver. The problem that I am facing is when I try to add module to the kernel I get the error "unknown symbol in module". in "...
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Possible missing firmware

I've just installed Backtrack 5 r3 (Gnome, 64bits) on my new machine but I am kind of facing a problem. I tried installing ATI driver, gparted, and libc for 32-bit support and I always seem to be ...
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Error compiling drivers for Ralink RT2870

Im trying to install drivers for a rosewill RNX-N600UBE wireless card (Ralink RT2870 chipset) on Kali Linux. I downloaded the drivers form their website and unpacked/unzipped them, but now when i try ...
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Kernel does not detect Hardware / Software or Hardware fault

I've got more of a basic question for you: My Linux kernel (I tried several here from stock 2.6, 3.2 and 3.5 as well as a custom 3.7.3 one) does not detect my synaptics touchpad - or I am too dumb ...
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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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kali linux amd64 usb alfa awuso36h usb driver

root@kali:~/Desktop/backports-3.12.2-1# make Generating local configuration database from kernel ...Kernel version parse failed! Makefile:40: recipe for target 'modules' failed make[1]: *** [modules] ...
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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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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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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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Install usb wifi tl-wn823n on Debian

I need help installing my TP Link USB dongle on Debian Wheezy. I already tried a bunch of different things and nothing seemed to work. Here is the result of some commands: $ lsusb Bus 002 Device 005:...
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usbtmc module loaded but no entry in /proc/devices [closed]

I am trying to add a new module usbtmc.ko using this link I was able to build the module and I got the following message while loading the module. # insmod usbtmc.ko usbcore: registered new ...
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Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V not working under Linux, e1000e driver reports: “The NVM Checksum Is Not Valid”

I have a problem with an ASUSPRO B8430UA laptop: when I boot it (from a USB drive) with either nixos-graphical-16.03.858.b8d7324-x86_64-linux.iso or ubuntu-gnome-16.04-desktop-amd64.iso, I cannot ...
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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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Bcm43142 driver wifi open-suse

i have a problem with my wifi that isn't working on opensuse tumbleweed, when i open the NetworkManager, i see only ethenet interface : 0d:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802....
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Is there a definite way to relate a driver's source code in Linux kernel to the device itself?

Linux kernel's source code contains the sources of drivers for plenty of devices under /drivers directory. Sometimes by looking at the source code comment, it's possible to get a hint of the device ...
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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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Does linux modules/drivers belong to kernal space or user space

Some articles say that modules/drivers belong to kernel space as it take part in forming the kernel; (reference: http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/drivers_linux) While others say that ...
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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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disable second mouse click, that clicked immediately.

My mouse is corrupt. So that sometimes when I click one time, it is clicked two times itself. Double-click happen when I just clicked once. How can I disable mouse click, for 0.5 second, that after ...
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Intel WiFi is not detecting in Debian. Using Dell Inspiron 11 3147

I need some serious help I just bought a laptop for school, and I decided to put Debian 8 on it through live usb. When I was installing, it could not detect the ethernet card at all, even though I ...
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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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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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Prevent a USB external hard drive from sleeping

Does anyone know if there is an elegant way to tell an external usb drive not to spin down after a period of inactivity? I've seen cron based solutions that write a file every minute, but nothing ...
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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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xsane states that no devices are available (any longer)

I use Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS. My all-in-one scanner and printer worked well with xsane 0.998 until I upgraded the hplip driver 3.16.2. This resulted in a number of inconveniences (for example, one ...
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Webcam Intel Realsense not working on Fedora

My laptop carries an Intel RealSense F200 webcam that isn't working properly on Fedora, when I start the webcam the output image is green with my silhouette. I searched the net and found this library ...
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Difference between intel-driver and GPU

I have a i7-6700 HQ and therefore a HD Graphics 530 integrated However I'm confused about "what-is-what" in my system since my kernel is using a driver called i915. Is this the "main" driver for ...
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How to setup driver RT3070?

I want to setup the driver for the alfa adapter AWUS036NH. I opened the CD and got a file bunch of files one of them is the '3070 linus' which is what I need. inside I found 'RT3070_LinuxSTA_V2.3.0....
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fglrx messed up and cannot boot with X

I recently messed up my (workplace) Linux Mint (cinnamon). It all started with a flickering second screen. I was trying to fix this, but now I cannot even boot into X (but tty). I sadly don't remember ...
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TP-LINK TL823N Fail to Start in Kali Linux

I've a wifi card TL823N by TP-LINK which is based on Realtek rtl8192eu chipset. I've installed driver for that somehow but a new problem arises. The dmesg commands gives following output. root@Chirag:...
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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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How can I write raw data to a USB device

I'm attempting to write raw data to a USB device connected to my computer. I'm using Kali Linux, and I found the correct filepath: "/dev/usb/003/013" . However, when I try to write data to it I get ...
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Problem with Installing Wi-Fi Driver on Debian

I am new to Linux and I have just downloaded Debian Live onto my USB. Currently, I am unable to connect to the internet in Debian. I am trying to install the driver for my Broadcom BCM4360 chip ...
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Add real dead zone in Synaptics Touchpad Driver

I know this has been asked a lot before, but after 2 days of reading I still have not found a fix. I have a new Dell XPS 15 which does not have physical buttons on the touchpad. The problem is that if ...
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Does repo's Nvidia disable Nouveau

Yes, it has many Q&A about the Nouveau x Nvidia drivers concerning Fedora 24. However, I didn't find one detail I need to know. I entered the guide to look for, As nouveau is enabled by ...
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eGPU Setup on Deepin 15.2 (Ubuntu Based)

I have an eGPU setup of nVidia GT710 via Express Card. When linux boots up my main laptop screen works but the secondary screen doesn't work. I am using opensource drivers as both cards require ...
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How to setup GParted video mode in Oracle Virtualbox?

I'm trying to boot GParted live 0.14.1-6 within Oracle Virtualbox 4.2.6 r82870 (Extension Pack installed). The host OS is Windows 7, the physical graphic card is an AMD Radeon HD 6900. The physical ...
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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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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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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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How to unbind a device from kernel space?

How to unbind a device from its driver from kernel space? I'm looking for the equivalent of echo 0000:00:dev > /sys/bus.../unbind but from kernel space itself.
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Installing Proprietary NVidia 304 drivers on Debian Testing/Stretch

I am trying to install the legacy nvidia 304 drivers on my old Latitude D820, which has a GeForce Go 7300, but the installer fails saying : Failed to build the NVIDIA kernel module . Here is the ...
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How to install wifi driver in Kali Linux

I have recently bought a wifi adapter for Kali Linux (running on vmware). The wifi is showing on Kali, but not working when I click on "Turn On Wifi" -- the same option appears as before. If this is ...
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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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bcmwl-kernel-source driver issues on install

I am installing Mint 17.1 (MATE) on my MacBook Pro Retina (due to it having much better hardware than my PC, on which I successfully installed Mint 17.1 in the past). I followed the instructions on ...
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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 ...