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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Why kernel modesetting, instead of privilege separation?

Kernel modesetting was kind of painful to get on Linux at first, but now it's pretty awesome to have. I mean, X not need to run as root? High-res hardware accelerated consoles? Cool stuff. Problem ...
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Connection problem with usb3 external storage on linux (UAS driver problem)

On Ubuntu 15.10, when i want to format into NTFS file format an external 4TO disk connected by USB3 (on a Starteck USB/ESata HDD dock), i have a lot of I/O Error, and format fail... I try GParted v ...
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Canon network printer: Unable to open the initial device, quitting

I have a up-to-date Arch Linux and Canon drivers installed from the AUR (cndrvcups-lb). At work I have a Canon iR-ADV C5235 printer, that I want to get working. I added the printer via the cups ...
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nVidia fail after update

I have a 64-bit computer with Ubuntu 14.04, Gnome and nVidia. I had the official drivers from nVidia installed, all working perfectly, even Steam games. I did a reboot after a recent update and the ...
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Debian driver needed for Intel ICH7M SouthBridge I/O controller

I am using a motherboard based on this architecture. http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/intelligent-systems/navy-pier/embedded-intel-atom-n270-with-mobile-intel-945gse-express-chipset.html I ...
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USB mouse not working

Every time I plug in any wired mouse recently, I get similar to the below on VCS1: [1443270.286164] usb 6-1: new low-speed USB device number 15 using uhci_hcd [1443270.454270] usb 6-1: New USB ...
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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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How do I go about making a wrapper for a driver to be used on FreeBSD?

The situation: I found myself in need of an additional NIC for my pfSense router/firewall. I had a few choices... shell out over $100 for a dual port gigabit card buy a new motherboard that has ...
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How to know the event by looking at /dev/input/by-id

I want to access the keyboard device driver. I usually accesses it by looking at /dev/input/by-name but the event provided by it gets changed every time I log in. After searchin on the Net, I found ...
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Pinguy OS 11.04 WiFi and Wired Networking is not working

I was attempting to install Pinguy OS from a YUMI created USB thumb drive, with the computer wired to my router. The internet, however, was not working. After the install, it still is not working. ...
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Working /dev/ttyS0 but can't transfer binary (one serial but two drivers Com1/Com4)

I think it's a driver config issue, it works in winXP(dual boot) with intel drivers. I'm debugging via serial port from another machine, which works fine. The PC is a i5 dell Optiplex 790 running ...
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Find a IR transmitter device

I would like to use the IR transmitter included in a cubox. I did not found any documentation to use it, so I would want to learn how to communicate with periphericals on linux. Commands like ...
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Magnetic stripe reader on Debian

I have recently aquired a USB magnetic stripe card reader. When used on Windows, I swipe a card, it acts as a keyboard and types out whatever is on the magstripe. However when used on Linux (Ubuntu ...
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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 not working on compaq 6715b running ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to get WIFI running on an old compaq 6715b laptop. It does not show up in iwconfig, so I assume that I need to install drivers. I've tried using ndiswrapper, and tried "sudo apt-get install ...
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Install rtl8188etv/rtl8188eu driver on Orange-Pi

I'm trying to install the wifi driver on Orange-Pi board. The real chip is rtl8188etv but the driver is the same. I have compiled 3.4.105+ Kernel to have the headers: mkdir ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Elementary OS ATI Graphics

I have an Acer Aspire 4820TG. It has an integrated and a dedicated graphics card, the latter is an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650. The installation of Elementary OS (Luna) went fine but I needed ...
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System freeze on “setting up alsa”

I use Debian wheezy and I boot the computer and get stuck in the line: [....] setting up alsa .... It freezes, it only responds to "REUSIB" (Emergency Reboot With Magic SysRq), but it is unusable as ...
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Change color balance on Intel Graphics

My laptop has some screen or cable problem, because of which the screen is all pink colour. In Windows I use my Graphic Card configuration software to change the screen colours mixing colour channels ...
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Driver not showing in /sys/bus tree

I'm trying to bind the "rt3572sta" to a USB device that previously had the "rt2800usb" driver bound to it. I ran this: $ sudo sh -c "echo [device-bus-id] > /sys/bus/usb/drivers/rt2800usb/unbind" ...
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How can I automatically include all firmware needed by selected Linux kernel modules

I have certain modules which I need compiled into the kernel. Some of these modules require firmware, which used to be automatically included from /usr/src/linux/firmware/. However, no new firmware ...
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Can't install Linux Mint Cinnamon nor Ubuntu while switchable graphics turned on

I've got Lenovo G500 intel i5 with switchable graphics (Intel and AMD Radeon HD 8579M). When I try to install Linux Mint Petra Cinnamon, when switchable graphics are on by the bios, live CD can't ...
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After installing VirtualBox to Fedora 17 the system won't boot (NVidia drivers)

My luck I had couple of older kernels, which work. The new kernel, probably somehow patched by VirtualBox fails to load. What fails is X-server, when it tries to start, here's the log: [ 14.284] ...
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How to configure buildroot to add a sound device?

I've used a given board configuration to reconfigure it for my individual board. My board has a CS4270 sound device of Cirrus Logic. My uImage is booting successfully on my target hardware, but an ...
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strange noise in some gui programs

I have Debian testing, I use XFCE. Recently, shortly after dist-upgrade, I noticed that XFCE terminal has some noise in it - especially near the end of long lines or when I use midnight commander. The ...
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A problem with mknod when logged in as root

I am trying to load a char device driver written by myself. To achieve this I use a modified bash script published on this site: http://www.makelinux.net/ldd3/chp-3-sect-2. Here is my version of the ...
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USB keyboard won't work with usbhid driver

I have an HP thin client (model t5325) which runs Debian Linux (kernel 2.6.22.18-1-armel). We are testing some kiosk keyboards from Operator Interface Technology which are presenting themselves to ...
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Remotely use a platform device

I have a linux/android device with a certain hardware module (lets call this pc A), and a driver which uses the hardware as a platform device. Because of testing/os restrictions I'd like to be able ...
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Shared IRQs not operating properly

I'm having problems trying to make use of four out of six serial ports on my motherboard. The situation is: I have 6 serial ports available - ttyS0 to ttyS5 - of which 0 is a RS232 port on the edge ...
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How async_port_probe() call works in linux kernel?

To Understand the SATA device enumeration process I was studying the driver/ata/ata_piix.c which is showing as SATA host driver for my system in the output of lspci command. 00:1f.2 IDE interface: ...
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Installing USB Wi-Fi driver on Zorin

I installed Zorin 10 (after trying Mint and Ubuntu). My problem is I have a TP LINK Archer T2UH USB Wi-Fi adapter. Their website has the Linux driver for ...
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Wifi card not detected - Debian Linux

I have been trying for two days to setup my wifi card with Debian 8 (AMD64) without success. I paste here what I have about my hardware configuration : Computer : Lenovo Yoga 500 Wifi chipset : ...
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Ubuntu DMA Auto Activate Optimization Flag

I have two NAS devices, which differ in architecture. They are connected to the same SATA disks and one of them shows better read and write performances. Okay, there could be many reasons for such ...
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How to make a TP-LINK TL-WN321G wireless card work? (Sugar on a Stick, Fedora 23)

I am trying to connect to the WiFi using my TP-LINK TL-WN321G wireless card. After some research on the Internet I've found out that it might not be the case of a missing driver, since there is a ...
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After installing Nvidia drivers, the GNOME user interface is not showing

After some struggle I managed to set up a Debian Testing and install the nvidia-driver as per Debian Wiki. Everything seems to work fine but this: After logging in on the GNOME3 login screen, all I ...
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Kernel module inconsistency

everyone. I have special USB device (chinese touchscreen), what I need to connect to my computer with Linux. By default, Linux assign connected device to usbhid (I found this info by execute ...
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Laptop overheating using AMD/ATI Open Source Driver

My laptop comes with ATI/AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5850 (Evergreen JUNIPER). My system is Debian stretch/testing with 4.2.0-1-amd64 kernel. It is awesome and I don't want to change it, but it is too ...
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Specify driver for given device?

I have an interesting problem. I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 (distro: elementary OS Freya). I have a MacBook Pro in a dock which provides ethernet over USB 3. The USB ethernet device id is 0b95:1790 and uses ...
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Bluetooth Visibility Crashes UI on Linux Mint

I'm running a Lenovo laptop. I have had driver problems for a while now, and am planning to perform a re-install of Linux Mint when I have the time and I can make sure that it won't interfere with my ...
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How can I fix Xorg startup problem?

I am using Arch Linux and I was using awesome wm and everything worked perfectly. I installed plasma-meta package to try KDE 5 so after I rebooted the system X does not start. Lightdm, sddm fails and ...
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Debian USB wifi adapter driver issues

I bought this wifi adapter to use with my home server running debian Wheezy, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BTWNBH2?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=od_aui_detailpages00 I installed ...
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Bluetooth not showing on Dell inspiron 14r N4010 running linux mint 17.2

Wifi works fine, but when I try to use bluetooth, it says "No bluetooth adapters found". I have Bluetooth turned on in the BIOS, and I know that my wireless card supports Bluetooth.Here's my laptop's ...
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xinput does not list my touchpad

My touchpad does not work at all in Arch Linux, and other distributions. xinput does not list it. Physical mouse works fine. I recently bought a Packard Bell EasyNote ENTG71BM with Windows 8.1 ...
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How to build sound card drivers?

I downloaded the drivers for my sound card (XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00.tar.gz) from a website. The readme file says: Quick install In terminal, Goto source directory Execute make ...
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Graphical problem Mint Cinamon Interface

Welcome, I need help with my Linux Mint 17.2 Cinamon. Everything is on the picture but I try to explain. When I run some linux applications windows are fully transparent. I can see only borders of ...
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Only dummy output available for audio on linux

Ok so, I have Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon installed. But I installed also xfce4 and openbox and am using xfce4 desktop environment with openbox. At first, I had few issues with audio volume control and ...
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802.11ac USB dongle support in Linux

(cross-post from Network Engineering community) Is it reasonable to expect to be able to get a 802.11ac dual-band USB wireless dongle to work correctly on Debian (wheezy) on an ARM platform (using ...