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 is,...
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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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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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No sound on detected headphones (arch)

alsamixer and pavucontrol shows everything is detected and unmuted. The speaker on my Laptop are working, only the headphones are detected and on mute or unmute I hear a short crack and nothing ...
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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 /home/orangepi/linux-...
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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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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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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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Debugging cuda nvidia driver crashiness

I'm running a headless Ubuntu server 14.04 with GeForce 690 GPU, trying to do fun Cuda machine learning stuff. I'm having issues with the driver hanging, and hoping to get some help debugging it here. ...
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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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G-Sync on Linux — how to get it working?

I have a new system with a couple of 4K monitors with G-Sync support (Acer XB280HK), and a card capable of driving them (Geforce GTK 970). I have the Nvidia proprietary driver installed, version 352....
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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 lshw,...
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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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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 ...
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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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PULSEAUDIO does not list my ALSA capture device as a capture source

First of all, Hello everybody! My name is Przemek Gajos and this is my first post here. I have recently written an ALSA driver for my audio capture card and I have problems with PULSEAUDIO ...
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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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Airport Extreme BCM4331 not recognised on FreeBSD

So I have recently installed FreeBSD 10.1 (now UEFI native!) on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro. The install went fine, except for one problem: my wireless card wasn't recognised. I looked into bwi and bwn as ...
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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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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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How/where are linux device capabilities / bitfields set?

I have a device that has this output in /proc/bus/input/devices: I: Bus=0003 Vendor=05b8 Product=3280 Version=0111 N: Name="PixArt USB Optical Mouse" P: Phys=usb-0000:00:1a.0-1.1/input0 S: Sysfs=/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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Optirun / Primusrun and Steam errors

When I run Steam using optirun steam it starts ok and Steam uses my nvidia card. But when I start a game, the following errors are printed on console: ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/damluar/.local/share/...
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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 3.6.12. This resulted in a number of inconveniences (for example, one ...
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Auto-detect video card driver

I've recently made a Linux From Scratch with Kernel 4.5.0 on virtualbox. In the /etc/X11/xorg.conf I have listed my video driver as vesa However when I boot into the live session in my laptop, the ...
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Wireless USB card not detected on Kali (armel) running on Android

I have a "TL-WN22N" that i want to use it with my Xiaomi Mi4i running Kali-rolling that was installed using "LinuxDeploy", What i want to do is to connect my wireless card to it, But obviously nothing ...
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Wireless device not showing up

So I have a Product: VNT USB-802.11 Wireless LAN Adapter. I connected it to my computer today after not having it connected for awhile and it suddenly does not show up as a network adapter. I checked ...