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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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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Cannot use dual monitors in Elementary OS Luna - radeon driver

Once I attach the external monitor, the image on both monitors is activated but is messed up, just chaotic lines and colors, so that i cannot access the 'Displays' settings. This never happened with ...
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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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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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How to get infrared image data with sane on an epson v700 scanner?

I have read a number of posts on the topic and it seems that for now it is not possible to use sane to read infrared data (second pass) with my Epson Perfection V700 scanner out of the box. But are ...
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USB 2.0 device is not working in USB 3.0 ports

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 system. To that system I have one USB 3.0 port. In this port I am trying use my USB 2.0 device. But every time when I plugged that USB 2.0 device into that USB 3.0 port,system ...
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Issues with libGL on Fedora 20 - unable to load driver swrast?

Firstly, before I explain my problem, I have referred to the question previously asked on Ask.Fedora about the libGL error, which can be seen here. I have been trying to play the game "FTL - Faster ...
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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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Resolution problems with external monitor in ElementaryOS

The specifications are: sudo lshw -C video [sudo] password for cipricus: *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: RV380/M24 [Mobility Radeon X600] ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Second monitor does not work on BackTrack(Based on ubuntu 10.04)

I have installed BackTrack5(based on ubuntu 10.04) on my dell mini 1018 netbook,but when connect my external monitor(LG LED) to VGA port of my netbook,backtrack says second monitor is unknown,what can ...
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Is there any user space SDIO driver in Linux?

sdio_driver in kernel: Just 1 sdio_driver in "linux-2.6-daf54f1\drivers\mmc\card" (sdio_uart) There are some in linux-2.6-daf54f1\drivers\net\wireless. My questions are: Is there any user space ...
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I can't get any internet connection on Crunchbang, how can I download and manually install the drivers?

I recently installed crunchbang on my Lenovo G505 Laptop, it uses broadcom drivers and I can't get any type of connection. I have tried connecting it with an ethernet cable every way that I could and ...
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Realtek USB wireless card can't get wireless interface for Linux

I bought a USB wireless card yesterday. It is said to have a RTL8192CU chip inside. However when I tried it under my Gentoo linux, the modules won't load automatically. Even if I load rtl8192cu ...
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How to make a mouse driver from a tty?

I have an Arduino plugged in my computer through the uart/tty port. I would like to use it as a mouse but I have no idea where to start with kernel/device drivers/etc. Here is a little summary of ...
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cross compile driver

I have a cross compile environment setup to compile for an ARM 9 processor, this works fine, now I want to compile an external third party driver within this environment. I downloaded the driver, and ...
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Linux Mint not detecting microSD card

I have a microSD card in my Android device and I would like to plug it into my computer to change the music and collected photos. However, I'm not able to do this. The OS does not seem to even notice ...
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How to find the driver (module) associated with a device on Linux?

On Linux, given: a device, for example /dev/sda, and its major and minor numbers, for example 8, 0, how can I know which module / driver is "driving" it? Can I dig into /sys or /proc to ...
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How can I check which radeon driver are installed?

I am currently installing fglrx on my machine by following this tutorial https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fglrx In the finishing touches section, it mentions that I need to blacklist any current radeon ...
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Installing graphics drivers on ubuntu

I have an Nvidia GTX260 video card and I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 x64 bit. I've been trying for hours to get StarCraft II to work with wine and PlayOnLinux. I have tried nearly everything under the sun to ...
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application requires 32bit libs be installed on my 64 bit system — having trouble installing them

I want to install SimpleScreenRecorder (SSR) from git as recommended by the developer. The binary version crashes while the git version fixes my crash problem. Unfortunately, to build the git version ...
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Installing proprietary ethernet drivers in Fedora

I have an HP HDX16-1354CA Laptop that I've installed Fedora 19 on, and my ethernet port is not being detected. I am sure that it is because I have not installed the drivers for it, but I can't seem to ...
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Ambient Light Sensor Samsung Series 9

Have Fedora 19 running on my Samsung series 9. Got everything working with the exception of the ambient light sensor controlling keyboard backlight and screen brightness. Forums around the net show ...
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Linux Mint 15 no audio with NVidia MCP51

I updated from Linux Mint 14 to 15 recently, and since then my audio driver seems to be gone or nonfunctional. I don't have a ton of experience with drivers under Linux (grew up a Windows guy), but ...
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linux mint cinnamon - AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter keeps disconnecting

Lately I got a DELL inspiron 15-3521, I installed the latest Linux mint cinnamon. I have been having some problems with my Ethernet card, when i start my pc everything works perfectly for about 10 to ...
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How to install precompiled ath9k driver?

I have a Ubuntu and I have cross compiled an ath9k driver for an ARM architecture. The problem is a can't make the install work as I want to work. README says the following: Building for external ...
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Cups configuration does not consider my new PPD driver (Debian Wheezy)

My Brother HL-4040CN is very unpredictible when trying to print images or PDFs. Searching around, I found an accurate driver description file at openprinting.org: ...
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Unable to install Atheros AR8161 Ethernet controller driver for centOS 6

I've installed CentOS 6.3. However, eth0 does not show up on ifconfig. So I figured out that I need to install alx Ethernet driver from here. Since my internet is not working, as ethernet drivers are ...
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Drivers for GMA 4500MHD

~$ lsmod | grep ^i915 i915 296139 3 2:2.15.0~maverick~ppa1 (xserver-xorg-video-intel) from https://launchpad.net/~glasen/+archive/intel-driver?field.series_filter=maverick ~$ ...
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Where do the device option values beginning with “Monitor-xyz” come from in xorg.conf?

Trying to install prop drivers for my Radeon HD6850 card on crunchbang (debian-based linux). Followed these instructions for install from repo and used aticonfig instead of amdconfig to create an ...
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Computer recognizes wireless network but asks for password repeatedly

I have installed Mint 14 Xfce on a Dell XPS 400. I am using a Belkin F5D8010 wireless card. I got the .inf file from the Belkin website and installed it using the graphical ndiswrapper tool. The ...
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How can I fix my X11 draw garbled icons?

I'm running linux mint 12: $ cat /etc/issue Linux Mint 12 Lisa \n \l This started happening recently: And I'm not sure why. It's not just limited to the above icons and text. $ lspci | ...
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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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Trouble getting iwlwifi driver working

I just installed Debian and I am having issues getting my wireless working. I installed Squeeze and also the nonfree firmware for iwlwifi. I thought I did everything right but I am still not getting ...
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Linux thin station

I have this pc that I just installed and set it up as Linux thin station. I did all the formatting procedures and copying of image to the HD. When I boot it up, I get these, which I think are driver ...
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RT2800USB wireless adapter stops scanning

I have a Linux machine, and I'll switch between using an RTL8187 based card, and a RT2800USB based card (the cards are both USB dongles by the same manufacturer). I've loaded the drivers for both ...
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configuration for my wireless connection

I had connection issues so I changed some wireless configuration. I think I solved the problem, but I still have minor issues. First thing I had my Internet connection freeze badly, Then after doing ...
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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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Handling SERIRQ Interrupts from LPC-Connected Devices

How are SERIRQ interrupts generated by devices connected via an LPC (Low Pin Count) bus handled by Linux device drivers? In particular, how is an interrupt generated by one device on the bus ...
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SMSC Ethernet PHY problems - blinking ~11.68Hz LED when it isn't working

I've got a custom ARM Linux 2.6.35-based platform I'm trying to get working. My problem is the Ethernet is not working consistently. I've got a SMSC LAN8720AI PHY, with a i.MX283 uP/MAC @ 454MHz. ...
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ATA_PIIX Driver Source Code

Is it possible to find the source code for the ATA_PIIX Driver outside the linux kernel? I have to install an older version of Linux (SuSE 10) on a brand new laptop and its failing to see the drive. ...
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usb / virtual com port - is it dead?

I have video gimbal that I am attempting to setup. The device, a Basecam 3 Axis unit, has a micro USB port interface. When I plug a USB cable from my Debian laptop to the gimbal and run "lsusb" I ...