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Questions tagged [drivers]

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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How do I implement a file system driver driver in Linux? [on hold]

Assume that I have invented a new file system, and now I want to create a file system driver for it. How would I implement this file system driver, is this done using a kernel module? And how can ...
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How to “talk” with USB device via my module? [migrated]

I've written my module for gamepad that plugged by USB. I've already checked that my installed module detects my device successfully and even calls "probe" method: static struct usb_driver driver ...
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NVIDIA Drivers: Unable To Load Info

Problem Description The NVIDIA drivers on my laptop no longer seem to be working properly. This comes as a result of my laptop recently shutting down for a lack of battery. The power cord was not ...
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Playstation usb adapter missing buttons

I'm trying to use a PS2 Guitar Hero II controller on PC/Linux. After trying out multiple Playstation-to-usb adapters, I've finally found one that does not cause any input lag. However I've ...
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New Install | XORG | Failure to identify a Display/Screen (Black Screen)

I did a fresh install of Kali Linux on my computer system (laptop). and I continue to experience a problem with Xorg. No matter what I do, I can't seem to configure it to use my NVIDIA driver. The ...
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who run main() of linux?

In Linux 0.11, we can see there is a main.c with a main() In my understanding, the object code needs an OS to run it. I mean, since Linux 0.11 is an OS, who is in front of it to run it? DOS?
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ath10k QCA9377 doesn't load wifi unusable [closed]

The wifi load dead slow in ath10k QCA9377 i tried using various other adapter it works fine only on this it is dead slow (not a useable speed) is there is any way to load wifi in a usable speed? *-...
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if some files are pseudo, why open() function still can access it?

We know there are many files that are pseudo files, i.e. not a real file. ex: /sys/xxx /proc/xxx /dev/xxxx In my understanding, the open() will call x86 ASM code, the ASM code will do hardware ...
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Canon LBP6000 USB printer doesn't print out

We have problems in installing Canon LBP6000 printer driver for Linux (Debian Based) We install the driver and it appears in Drivers, however it doesnt print out. Additionally We have PID error in ...
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Installing Nvidia Drivers to Manjaro 18

Today I installed the latest version of Manjaro i3 18.0.3 to my MSI GE-60PC laptop which has GeForce GTX 850M. I'm using my laptop with external Monitor (connected via HDMI). After first boot, my ...
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Install linux Wifi drivers on Kali Linux [duplicate]

I am trying to install Wifi Drivers on Kali Linux, Found this site. And Linux Kernel Archives. But how to use the above site to install drivers, Its not clear.
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Thinkpad X60 Touchscreen Not Working

I'm running Manjaro 32bit on my lenovo x60 tablet, and the touchscreen is working pretty poorly. I've installed the xf86-input-wacom package, but whenever I try to click with the digitiser pen, the ...
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How to change video driver on Linux Mint 19.1?

I recently upgraded my windows PC with a better video card. I thought I would be able to take my Radeon R5230 and put it in my Linux machine. Turns out that I didn't know that i was using Nvidia ...
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Can a device driver that accesses an IO device directly run in user mode?

I have read that device drivers in Linux can run either in user mode or in kernel mode. I also know that IO devices are accessed in one of two ways: using port-mapped IO, or using memory-mapped IO. ...
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Alpine Linux--Wifi Not Working

I am running Alpine Linux from a custom ISO that I created using the extended profile as a base (following instructions Install packages into a custom Alpine Linux ISO? and https://wiki.alpinelinux....
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How to install USB wireless ALFA AWUS036NHA (chipset AR9271) on Ubuntu 18.04.1 lts on i386

My laptop is i386 machine running Ubuntu 18.04.1 lts. It comes with internal wireless Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless wifi (ath5k), and the default currently wireless connection. I would ...
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how to install graphics driver in kali linux? [duplicate]

how to install graphics driver in kali linux
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Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.1 Screen Tearing - nvidia-settings only showing two options

I'm having screen tearing on my Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.1 + Nvidia GTX 960 setup. I installed nvidia-settings and thought that it should be resolvable from the panel, but unfortunately it's only ...
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Difficulty in loading iwlwifi driver in Parabola Linux

I'm having a problem in loading the driver for my Thinkpad X200's Intel Ultimate-N 5300. I'm flagged to the driver in particular in my efforts to establish a wireless connection by the facts that ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 installed RTX 2080 and recently compiled and running program will no longer run, are there conflicting drivers?

I have been trying to get a wxWidgets program to compile on Ubuntu 18.04. At the time, my RTX 2080 had not come in yet and I was using a coworkers 1060 in the mean time. Last Friday, I finally was ...
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Linux is loading wrong drivers

I have a lot of problems. Is there a way to fix some or all of this errors by the Kernel config (make menuconfig)? Hardware: Acer Aspire 3 (A315-41-R001) Operating system: KDE neon (Ubuntu 18.04) ...
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How to specify GPIO port for dht11 driver?

I'm working with dht11 sensor on my raspberry pi 3. I found dht11 driver's source code in linux https://github.com/torvalds/linux/blob/master/drivers/iio/humidity/dht11.c And I successfully ...
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Device Major number changed in /proc/devices after restart

I installed my device driver using mknod and operating system assigned a major number for it. (Saw 236 in /proc/devices) But when i restart the machine and check the /proc/devices again i saw that ...
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USB Wifi rtl8188ftv does not work though its detected in system kali linux [duplicate]

I bought this new usb adapter to use it on kali linux that I run using vmware station 15 pro. but its not working no matter what I tried, I tried compact wireless, the wifi is now working but cant ...
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uninstall nvidia driver but keep cuda

Debian 9 System. Cuda 8 was installed via nvidia-cuda-toolkit package. It seems nvidia driver (version 384) was also installed during the process. Now I want to install new nvidia driver (v410) ...
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Difficulty in loading iwlwifi network driver in Parabola

I'm having a problem in loading the driver for my Thinkpad X200's Intel Ultimate-N 5300. I'm flagged to the driver in particular in my efforts to establish a wireless connection by the facts that ...
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No Wi-Fi adapter found after installing Ubuntu on Toshiba Satellite L55Dt

I got some ideas by checking this other question on the forum here: Ubuntu | No WiFi Adapter found So I go to the shell command prompt, type in lspci -knn | grep Net -A3 and I get: 05:00.0 Network ...
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How to adjust tap-click strength on Synaptics?

I was trying to adjust palm rejection on my Xubuntu laptop and I messed with those two commands synclient PalmMinWidth (set to 8) and PalmMinz (set to 100, then back to 200 as it didn't help me). It's ...
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Intel HD Graphics is not working with Debian Stretch [duplicate]

Here is my system specifications Processor: Intel Core i7-8700 Processor GPU: Intel® UHD Graphics 630 OS: Debian 9.6 (Stretch) Monitor resolution: 1920 x 1084 Even though I have a full HD monitor, I ...
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How to fix “amdgpu dkms failed for running kernel” when installing amd gpu drivers?

I am attempting to install the AMD gpu drivers for an RX 480 in Ubuntu 18.4.2. Whenever I run amdgpu-install or amdgpu-pro-install I get amdgpu dkms failed for running kernel. Link to make.log I ...
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Network-manager randomly timeout

I'm currently using my phone as a wireless AP to acquire the Internet on my laptop which is currently on Debian Stretch. I can use multiple SIM card on my phone, and I happen to switch between them ...
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Black screen after installing Nvidia drivers on Debian Stretch

I have installed latest Debian Stretch on my MSI laptop and I want to install Nvidia proprietary drivers for my GTX 1060 graphics card. I followed this guide on Debian's wiki: https://wiki.debian....
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How can I fix garbled sound on a Creative X-Fi card on Mint 19?

I just updated from Linux Mint (Mate, 64 bit) 18.3 to 19.1. It was a clean install from the DVD, formatted drive. The sound, both in Firefox (youtube videos, etc) and from mp3 and flac files in the ...
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Driver for 3.5mm Jack

I was wondering whether it is possible to write Linux Drivers for the 3.5mm jack to use it for non-audio purposes. How does the linux kernel identify that a device is inserted into the 3.5mm slot? ...
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Wireless drivers for macbook pro doesn't work anymore?

I've got a weird issue : I'm on kali linux on a macbook pro and the wireless drivers for mac are not working anymore. I think it has appeared since the latest update of the kernel or maybe the headers ...
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How to check mellanox (mlnx) ethernet card firmware and driver version?

AFAIK I think this is how I could check the firmware of a Mellanox Ethernet card: SERVER:~ # for i in 0 1 2 3 ; do ethtool -i eth$i|grep -i firmware; done|sort -u|cut -d' ' -f 2- 14.23.1020 (...
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Rare exception I2C touchpad driver (HP 1020 G1)

After buying an ultrabook, i switched to Linux but apparently i face an issue when the touchpad driver seems to be missing, and only available on windows. After long hours of searching i found some ...
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Intel VGA controller and NVIDIA 3D controller on the same Acer laptop

Am I using my video cards correctly? I have: $ lspci 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 620 (rev 02) 01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM107M [GeForce GTX 950M] ...
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Standard event messages for Shutdown, power lost on Linux

We are developing a small battery, based on capacitor, which can keep the machine ON for 2 minutes once the AC Power is lost. We are going to write a Linux device driver for the module, it provides ...
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How can I make a device driver communicate with hardware?

I have got user-space app ready, device file mknoded, device driver insmoded into kernel, and there is the device with UART protocol. I am trying to find out what happens between Device Driver (it has ...
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How is data from a Bluetooth keyboard handled by Linux? (how does it become a keystroke?)

I have a Bluetooth keyboard that is not functioning properly (further description below) and I'm trying to debug why. What I've done so far: Connected the device using bluetoothctl In /var/lib/...
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Where does the default numa setting come from?

when we run: numactl --hardware we can see the current status of numa setting. However, it seems not set by Linux ( at least, I didn't add a parameter to set it ). Did it set by BIOS?
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Driver development vs sysfs access vs mmap for GPIOs

I believe I could not fully understand the benefits of writing device drivers in embedded systems for some specific devices, such as GPIO, when there are alternative ways of doing the same job. You ...
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Unexpected touchpad events in `evtest`: is this a driver or kernel or firmware or hardware issue?

EDIT: Since I don't know from which component the problem comes from (kernel, xorg server, firmware, other?) I have added information from the xinput --list command and the /proc/bus/input/devices ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 crash with cuda 9.0 [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 on a Dell XPS 15 with an Nvidia GTX1050i graphics card. I have several nvidia driver versions installed but 410.79 is the one being used. My kernel version is 4.15, which I ...
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ASUS Zenbook UX433/UX333 — Configure Touchpad-embedded numpad on Linux

I have an ASUS Zenbook UX433,on which ASUS decided to innovate by embedding a Numpad inside the touchpad (see picture 1). Toggling between classic touchpad mode and numpad (also turns the touchpad ...
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Cannot connect to wireless wifi and cannot manually install drivers

I've been trying to set up SparkyLinux for the past hours, and I can't seem to get the internet connection working. I'm dual booting it on a USB through my Mac, and it seems that the drivers for my ...
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Found CUPS add-on PPD file for my Printer, not sure what to do next

I am trying to learn how to implement a printer driver such as like CUPS. I found for my printer a file saying "CUPS add-on PPD file for [X] Printer", and in there it mentions it's a raster one. *...
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How to tell what CUPS type a printer supports

Reading through some of the CUPS docs, the points quoted at the bottom of this post were relevant. My question is how to tell what "CUPS type" your printer supports. By that I mean, there are ...
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How to start a printer driver? [closed]

I am familiar with kernel modules and have heard of the IPP, PPD, PS, PCL, PDL printer drivers concepts. I have read that there are "generic" printer drivers that come preinstalled on Mac/Windows so ...