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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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Does linux (kernel) support Intel speed shift?

Windows 10 support Intel speed shift. Does Linux (kernel) also support it? Speed shift related info: https://www.anandtech.com/show/9751/examining-intel-skylake-speed-shift-more-responsive-...
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How can I implement multiple kernels into bsd/Linux? [on hold]

Like on the lowest level, on multiple cpu machines I want oop code organizing things in the fashion of multidimensional binary trees.
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Can I copy over .ko files to another Linux?

I am working on a wifi chipset from Atmel (ATWILC3000) and following its user guide here. I built the kernel and flashed on their development board SAMAD4XULT (has an ARM). Since the kernel modules ...
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Wireless adapter is detected, but no options to create a wireless network

I have a wireless adapter (the Panda 300Mbps PAU05) plugged in to a USB port on my Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa desktop computer (my kernel version is 4.15.0-47-generic). Yesterday, I had it plugged in to ...
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Mint 19.1: No POST screen visible with new graphic card

My work computer (i7-7700, 64GB RAM) runs Linux Mint 19.1 and Windows 10 in dual boot. This used to work fine, it normally booted Mint unless I pressed F12 during startup and told it to boot windows. ...
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microcode update fail

I saw log: microcode_ctl: kernel version "4.123456" failed early load check for "intel-06-4f-01", skipping Does it mean, the microcode update will check kernel version? We can find a similar log ...
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How to install AUQUSH 1200Mbit/s WiFi Adapter[5.8G/867Mbps+2.4G/300Mbps] on KDE Neon?

I'm using KDE Neon and bought the following WiFi USB-Stick: AUQUSH 1200Mbit/s WiFi Adapter[5.8G/867Mbps+2.4G/300Mbps], External 5dBi Antenna mit 11AC Dualband Wireless Adapter und Abnehmbarer WLAN ...
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the sector means logical sector or physical sector?

In dmesg, I saw this log. blk_update_request: critical target error, dev sdx, sector 123456 I want to know the 'sector' here means a logical sector or physical sector? because I want to know the ...
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Trackpad Problem with Linux and Acer Aspire

I've been having this trouble with my Acer Aspire E5-575G for a while now. On certain Linux distros the trackpad would either not work at all or stop working after a few minutes (Meaning it could ...
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When connecting a mouse (Logitech MX Master 2s) via USB, systemd-rfkill is called after a few minutes and disables USB?

I'm on Arch Linux and have a Logitech MX Master 2s, other devices like my phone or a bluetooth keyboard aren't causing this. The laptop is a ThinkPad X230 with a BCM20702. I was initially also getting ...
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How to install Intel B360 chipset drivers in Fedora 23?

I have got an office pc with Intel B360 chipset. The OS I have is Fedora 23 but the screen resolution is not optimised. I have updated the OS using yum and it installed some Intel graphics drivers ...
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Blacklisted Broadcom drivers are still loaded

I have certain Broadcom drivers clearly blacklisted in 50-broadcom-wl-blacklist.conf file in /etc/modprobe.d/: # modules blacklisted for broadcom-wl blacklist bcm43xx blacklist ssb blacklist b43 ...
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Installing CUDA on my Ubuntu 18.04 system

I want to install CUDA on my system to run OpenCV. I have the NVIDIA 1050 Ti Mobile which supports the driver 390.116. I tried to install CUDA 10 and failed, I think because of the driver ...
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Wrong button event mapping for active stylus (linux elan touchscreen driver)

The touchscreen on my Asus TP412UA Notebook is working perfectly with linux. However, I have noticed that my stylus emits a wrong event if I press one of the buttons. Elevating the pen from screen ...
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USB framebuffer device not working because of xorg driver

While my framebuffer device, connected via USB, seems to work just fine, I cannot start an XServer using the fbdev driver. I debugged the piece of xorg that opens the framebuffer device (hw/xfree86/...
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Trouble with Legacy interrupts on new CPU

A legacy (IntA) interrupt works on an old CPU under Linux, but fails under the same Linux OS with a newer CPU in that system. I'm unsure if the problem is in the BIOS or in the Linux driver, as both ...
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Configure NIC on boot of FreeBSD 12

We need to configure NIC for better performance of our application on FreeBSD 12. System is FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE-p3 GENERIC amd64 To start, I would like to show our solution for Linux system. For ...
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Trouble configuring the ant_sel option for low WiFi signal on HP laptop, Linux Mint

As is known, some computer manufacturers include just one antenna in their laptops, but failing to flash the ROM accordingly. So these computers with Realtek network adaptors have the problem that ...
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Emulating a HID and RNDIS network device simultaneously using gadgets via USB OTG

I am trying to emulate a HID and a network device on a Raspberry Pi which has USB OTG. The requirements are the following: Network needs to work under Windows HID and network should work at the same ...
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Mediatek MT7630e not working on Linux 5.0.2 & 4.20

Under Elementary OS Juno, I am trying to use Mediatek M7630e WiFi, which doesn't work. I know that in Fedora 29 with the officially supported Linux 4.20 it does instead, even if not perfectly - I ...
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ASUS USB-AC68 not connecting in Linux Mint

I recently bought a ASUS USB-AC68 which uses the Realtek RTL8814AU chipset, to replace the outdated WiFi card of my (new) PC, but there are no downloadable Linux drivers from the OEM. At the directive ...
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Elementary os on login <ERROR> failed to enable link training

When logging in the system knocks an error: [drm: intel_dp_start_link_train [i915]] failed to enable link training Maybe it happened because of whom I installed nvidia-smi. No video card, Intel-i7 ...
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Linux wifi not working

So, i just got a Linux as a dual boot with windows, and i can't get the wi-fi to work. I have a tp-link WN823N card and the integrated intel card, one using a realtek RTL8192EU chipset with the ...
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How do I implement a file system driver driver in Linux? [closed]

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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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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How to install Nvidia Drivers in 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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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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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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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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How to uninstall Nvidia driver and 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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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....