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That depends on when exactly you will do this and what is required to install the driver. The most likely answer is no, it won't be a problem. When a live CD is booted, an initial ramdisk is first loaded which contains most of the tools necessary to run your system. If you are at a prompt, these tools are already loaded and you should be able to remove the ...


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First things first: your hostname.urtwn0 file looks good and if you had a mistake in there you'd get completely different error messages. The message urtwn0: failed loadfirmware of file urtwn-rt18192cfwT (error 2) indicates that the firmware isn't installed in the proper location: As explained in loadfirmware(9), this function returns errno style error ...


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The lspci and lsusb commands just enumerates the devices connected to particular buses. They read id from the bus and use special file to map this ids to strings. The lsmod showns just list of linux kernel modules. Linux kernel module is part of linux kernel code which is loaded dynamically - this modules are not necessary drivers, it may be just any part ...


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I think the answer to this question is nebulous! If you are looking for a list of devices that are supported by the Linux kernel i.e. specific pieces of hardware try The H-Node search Device drivers are "Windows speak" really. The kernel's device support is either built in, or added dynamically be kernel modules, which is the nearest thing to a device ...


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You can force a device to use a certain device using bind. If the device is already owned by a different driver, you first have to unbind it. If a PCI vendor ID (10ec for Realtek) and device ID combination is not recognized, you can make it get recognized at runtime with: # echo 10ec 8169 > /sys/bus/pci/drivers/r8169/new_id Example: # lspci -s 04: ...


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The issue is that one of the kernel headers / interfaces changed in a recent 3.x kernel. Where a UID / GID values were originally referred to as regular integers, they are now structs with a single element. Any code relying on the older definition now will fail to compile until updated to match the new kernel headers. I'm currently experimenting with ...


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I had the same question, and found the existing answers and comments here a little uninformative. After doing a little more research and asking on IRC, I found a more pragmatic answer. Broadcom historically hasn't cooperated much with efforts to open-source drivers, although it's been changing its approach recently. Because of this, there are still some ...



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