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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Video playback not working/choppy in Linux Mint 19.2

I have a problem with Linux Mint and video playback. The issue is that opening any .mp4 from disk (don't have any other filestypes) results in video player crash. Tried many different players like ...
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is there a way to create sysfs parameter from userspace? [duplicate]

is there a way to create sysfs parameter from user space? Usually kernel driver creates it and we can access it from userspace. but in my case driver is sitting in userspace so was wondering if there ...
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Dual screen alignment problems on Ubuntu MATE (images provided)

I have been trying to get two screens with different resolutions to work in the configuration shown in the images below. Plain Ubuntu had no problems making them play well together, yet on my new ...
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Linux usb wifi adapter not working - rtl88x2bu

I recently got Linux installed on my laptop and noticed that I couldn't get wifi connection because "No wifi adapters found", and so I bought a USB wifi adapter online(here). I looked online for ...
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How to read data from one userspace app to another userspace process

From userspace application I read some data using IOCtl from kernel driver synchronously. Now Iam planning to move the driver to userspace. Is there a way for my userspace app to read some data from ...
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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 to install drivers for intel GMA 3600 intergrated graphics system?

I am currently using crunchbang 11 32bit, on a laptop with Atom D2500/GMA3600. Does anyone know how to install a more modern driver - rather than the gma500? Is this even possible?
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Nvidia settings only opens a small blank window [migrated]

I am trying to get Nvidia drivers to work, however when I open Nvidia settings only a small blank window opens (shown in the screenshot along with the output from nvidia-smi command). I have ...
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nl80211: Could not configure driver mode nl80211 driver initialization failed

I am in kali linux 2.0 from virtual machine of windows 10 .when I try the command bash /usr/share/mana-toolkit/run-mana/start-nat-simple.sh to run start-nat-simple.sh file the following error is ...
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Linux Mint duplex driver for Samsung M2070

I'm trying to print duplex on my Samsung M2070 Printer. I installed the driver from the Samsung website with the provided install.sh and then added the printer to the system in the Printers section of ...
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debian no wifi button and no wlan0

Recently installed debian and i have no wifi and wlan0 output of ifconfig: enp2s0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 inet 192.168.0.193 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast ...
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How does a block device driver handle IO errors

When a block device gets a request to read a range of sectors, and one of those sectors has a read failure, how does the driver signal to the kernel that a partial read is available, and that the ...
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Touchpad not working

I just installed Elementary OS and almost everything is working great. The only problem is that the touchpad isn't working. I can not move the cursor with the touchpad. But if I use a mouse it is ...
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External screen recognized, but black

I have a brand new computer (i5-7200U, so Kabylake with a Intel HD Grpahics 620) running Ubuntu 16.10. And I use an external HDMI screen. For some reasons, this one is detected (I see it in the ...
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How to find and install missing firmwares in debian

I installed my debian few days ago, and I had error messages saying that firmwares were missing. I managed to solve this problem by adding manually them into the /firmware folder of my bootable usb ...
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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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Close file descriptor (in user-space) when UIO driver is unregistered (in kernel)

In an embedded system running Linux, we have a PCI driver in user-space making use of the kernel driver for UIO. The application can trigger registration of the device which calls ...
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Can't build rtl8821ce driver for debian 10

I tried installing the endlessm and tomaspinho driver, i got the same error after finishing the make: /home/wjm/Templates/rtl8821ce-git20190810/os_dep/linux/rtw_android.c: In function ‘...
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How to check if the floppy driver is installed?

How can I check if the floppy driver is installed on my Debian system? I already used the following commands: find /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/ -name '*.ko' | grep floppy ls -l /lib/modules/$(...
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'make all' command doesnt work on kali-linux

I am trying to set up monitor mode on Tp-link wn722n (version 3) following this youtube tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urnUaNj3-sw But a few errors came up the moment I tried this ...
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externally supported module, setting X kernel taint flag

Does this mean a driver is not from the original OS-distributor, the kernel becomes a tainted kernel? What does 'X' mean? I didn't see an explanation for 'x' ref: https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/v4....
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Sound is not working in Ubuntu 14.04: suddenly stopped

The sound suddenly stopped working in my Ubuntu, so I googled and followed this link but it doesn’t work to me. Output of aplay -l: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Intel [HDA ...
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Cannot use ALFA-AWUS036NHA over my laptops wireless card

I recently bought an ALFA-AWUS03NHA Wireless Card, I am running Debian and I want to use the card with the aircrack-ng suite of tools. However, I am pretty sure it is using my laptops wireless card, ...
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Linux Mint 19.1->19.2 upgrade broke Cinnamon - driver issue?

Updating broke Cinnamon for me. I was on 19.1 Tessa, Cinnamon edition, and updated to 19.2 through the Update Manager. Now when I boot I get the message “Cinnamon just crashed. You are currently ...
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Can't Install rtl8821ce driver

I've been trying to install the rtl8821ce driver for my linux mint laptop. So far, the instructions I've been following make sense, but when I try to run sudo make or just make I get the following ...
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How to get Bluetooth working on Arch Linux?

I have the BCM423142 chip on my laptop, recently I've installed Arch Linux (Antergos) and downloaded the linux-headers and broadcom-wl-dkms packages from AUR. WiFi works perfect but Bluetooth doesn'...
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mmc0: error -110 whilst initialising SD card

I have an issue with my Arch.I insert the SD I can't detect it. Also I find the following error kernel log: uname -a Linux localhost.localdomain 4.9.6-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Jan 26 09:22:...
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Black screen with mouse pointer on boot, KDE Neon

Preface: I have a Lenovo Z50, 4GB RAM. I tried installing KDE Neon 5.15.4 (based on Ubuntu 18.04) on it, but I am getting problems. I am a noob, so question may be over-descriptive. Problem: The ...
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Ways for drivers to exchange data with userspace

I have two questions: (A) I am trying to identify the various options available for a Linux device driver to exchange data with userspace. A common approach I am aware of is copy_from_user() and ...
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How to install Netis WF2190 driver on Debian?

I'm trying to install the driver for Netis WF 2190 usb dongle on Debian but I keep getting an error and I don't know what to do. It's the first time I use linux and I have no idea how to get internet ...
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How to recover from a failing Nvidia driver to load?

I have a server (running Debian 9 Stretch) with proprietary Nvidia driver installed. It is for scientific computation so headless. So, the Nvidia driver is installed for using CUDA (during CUDA ...
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Blacklist UAS by device serial not by VID:PID

I often deal with hard drives that need to connect specifically using usb-storage and some specifically with UAS. Up till now, I've done this by putting an entry in modprobe.d, like options usb-...
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How can I install Fedora with a newer kernel?

I want to install Fedora on my computer with a netinstall, but it seems that the kernel doesn’t support my ethernet chip (Intel I218V). I tested Ubuntu 14.04 and Arch Linux and the ethernet chip ...
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Why do some devices generate DRIVER==“” in udevadm info?

The goal was actually quite simple, I was trying to get a USB camera to work on Linux. After installing uvc, uv4l (bcm2835 kernel module I guess), it still doesn't work. Currently, I got the ...
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USB HID driver data sniffing

I need to communicate with a proprietary HID device. I don't have a driver for it, nor documentation on its communication. I did however obtain some compiled code that configures the HID device and ...
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X server does not want to restart with xorg.conf and AMD proprietary driver

I installed the ATI drivers for the video card, and after rebooting the xserver broke down. I rolled back the server configuration to standart but this did not help, I also deleted temporary files ...
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Overclocking laptop monitors on Linux?

Is it possible to overclock a laptop monitor which uses integrated Intel graphics on Linux? I've seen tutorials on how to overclock laptop monitors, though all of them use Windows exclusive tools. ...
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Drivers for HP ScanJet 2400 on Linux

I'm trying to install my scanner "HP ScanJet 2400". I followed the recipe from here: http://www.elcot.in/linuxdrivers_download.php, However, it was not possible at all to detect it, when working in ...
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Debian detects printer family, but no double sided printing; colors are inaccurate

On Debian 9.8 I use a Canon PIXMA MG2555 printer. 1) A global driver for PIXMA MG2500 series printers has been installed automatically by GNOME. It seems that no more accurate driver exists, and I ...
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Can the X Server use its standard input?

Is it possible (if not, why not?) to make the X server, provided it be started manually from a VT, obtain keyboard input simply by reading from its standard input? My goal is to avoid needing to run ...
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How can I install drivers for Realtek 8811CU on Linux Mint?

I'm currently switching from Windows to Linux (Linux Mint to be exact), so I'm not really experienced when it comes to compiling and so on. I have a USB-WiFi-dongle which, according to Windows, has a ...
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Radeon GPU not found after kernel upgraded to CentOS 7.5 - “[AMD/ATI] display unclaimed”

My system has a three monitor setup: Monitor 1 connected to the onboard i915 chip Monitor 2 & 3 connected to a Radeon RX 560 GPU This configuration worked until I upgraded CentOS to the 3.10.0-...
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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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Connecting the Wifi dongle is freezing the linux system?

I am a bit new to linux environment. My Linux System is freezing when I am connecting to wifi dongle. It works fine when I start the system without dongle, but the complete system hangs when I ...
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Jetson TX2 device tree, i2c nodes and camera driver loading

I am a bit confused with behavior of Jetson TX2 when loading drivers for camera. Here is definition of IMX274 in device tree: i2c@3180000 { reg = <0x0 0x3180000 0x0 0x100>; ...
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rts5139/rtsx_usb borked in 3.15+

Some time in 3.15, someone moved the rts5139 driver out of staging (I cannot find a changelog of this) and it got renamed to rtsx_usb. This, unfortunately, broke support for at least the RTS5139 card ...
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How do i get drivers for my Realtek r8169 wifi card

I have tried various solutions I saw but I just can't seem to solve this problem. I recently installed Elementary OS and the wifi option does not appear. The wifi chip is a Realtek r8169 chip. This ...
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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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Where can I find a list of USB error codes?

Every time I boot Debian, the boot log shows a bunch of xhci_hcd problems, and messages like usb 3-13: hub failed to enable device, error -22 usb 3-13: device descriptor read/8, error -61 I'm ...
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AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition on xserver 1.20

I have Dell Latitude E6540 which has Radeon HD8790M and it runs Debian 10. I wanted to install newest drivers for said video card (becuase games didn't recognize it and I couldn't see it's usage (...