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Using Acer KB272HL MONITOR with DELL I-15-5000 RUNNING LINUX MINT 19.3

Have Dell I-15-500 laptop running Linux Mint 19.3. Got new Acer monitor KB272HL. Acer website shows drivers only fro Windows 7-10 OS. Does anyone know how drivers can be had for this Linux Mint 19.3 ...
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How to download and install rtl8xxxu driver?

I'm using rtl8192cu on various distros and getting slow internet speeds on them, but on bodhi linux, since rtl8xxxu is available and loaded, I'm getting higher speeds. I'm curious to know if it is ...
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Why Linux module API isn't backward compatible?

Why isn't the Linux module API backward compatible? I'm frustrated to find updated drivers after updating the Linux kernel. I have a wireless adapter that needs a proprietary driver, but the ...
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How do I install NVIDIA drivers for very old GPU on antix 17?

I have a very very old PC that I found lying on the street. I'm actually typing this post from it, here are the specs: CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2500+ (32-bit) (decent CPU, lacks SSE2 instruction set making ...
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Question Regarding Nvidia GPU drivers and how Linux auto-loads them

I have built a portable Linux installation on USB. In my pursuit of working on all x86_64 systems,I have successfully got it to work in both BIOS and UEFI environments, and also added Mac-specific ...
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Nvidia drivers bombing out

I installed, and selected the drivers and it was all sweet for a few days. now i've updated my kernel and the nvidia drivers simply won't load. I've tried doing a apt purge nvidia* and reinstalling. I'...
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No Linux driver for RT R8111G Ethernet chip found?

For the hobby PC 'Atomic Pi', there's a problem with the Ethernet. The original driver probably was for Windows, and the devices are sold with Linux; as their 16GB emmc drive is too small for Windows. ...
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Unable to add a VIRTUAL dispplay to Xorg

I've been trying to set up a virtual display with Xorg, but there's just no virtual display in xrandr. This seems to be totally ignored: Section "Device" Identifier "Device1" Driver ...
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Screen tearing issue after using nvidia proprietary driver in Linux Mint

I've installed recommended nvidia proprietary driver(nvidia-driver-435). After the installation and restarting, screen tearing start to happen. I searched in the internet, everyone trying to different ...
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How to update the driver used by the Debian Linux kernel for my processor?

A few months ago I installed Debian 10 on my laptop, I have already managed to use it regularly for my daily activities, so I am starting to customize my settings. And started by validating the ...
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Does all the non-free firmware get copied on my system if I install a non-free Linux distribution?

I would like to know whether all the firmware is copied to my PC if I install a non-free Linux distribution. What I mean is does the firmware of all the devices like WiFi adapters, keyboards etc. get ...
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Debian: unable to install lsb package

I have an Epson ET-2600 printer at home. I tried configuring it using CUPS, but the printing is very slow and constantly in a very high quality (which results in a lot of ink being wasted). I tried to ...
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Installing Proprietary Windows Drivers on Linux

I have a PC Oscilloscope Instrustar ISDS205X which I used on Windows 10. Now that I have switched to Linux, I am unable to find the respective drivers for it. I have tried installing it on PlayOnLinux ...
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How to install the latest Nvidia drivers on Linux Mint 19 / 20

I have a Linux Mint 19.3 (Tricia) Cinnamon which is Ubuntu 18.04 based / Linux Mint 20.0 (Ulyana) Cinnamon, which is Ubuntu 20.04 based. GPU: NVIDIA, GeForce GTX 1060, Max-Q Design, 6 GB VRAM ...
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How do proprietary modules work for majority of kernel versions?

A question has been bugging my mind recently. Since virtually all proprietary modules are out of tree (and therefore not compiled against any kernel versions), I'm wondering how exactly they are ...
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How to install Nvidia proprietary driver on a dual-gpu laptop properly?

This problem has been bothering me for months. I have a HP Envy Dv6 laptop, in which I installed Kali Linux. It has a dual gpu system with integrated graphics (Intel HD 4000) and dedicated GPU (...
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Old Nvidia GPU and Linux

TL;DR: Is there a way to get nvidia-304 driver to work with newer Linux kernels (on any distro) with some patches? Have you any suggestions about choosing a good distro? I have recently fixed an old ...
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Nvidia card is not recognized by xorg

I have laptop with both discrete (GTX 1050) and integrated graphic cards. lspci gives this: ▶ lspci | grep -E "VGA|3D" 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation UHD Graphics 630 (Mobile) ...
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How to automatically force full composition pipeline for Nvidia GPU driver?

I've installed Manjaro Linux. My graphics card is an Nvidia GTX 1050Ti. When I boot my computer and try to watch videos, I notice harsh screen tearing. This problem is resolved when I go to the ...
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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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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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Diagnosing very frequent crashes with new OS installation // Old OS very stable GPU compatibility issue [closed]

I have an i7 laptop built in 2010/2011 with 8GB RAM. I moved its original HD & OS, Ubuntu 10.04, to an external USB enclosure - booting from this provides me with an outdated but stable system. ...
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Proprietary drivers in debian

Why do I need to install network card driver (Intel wireless adapters, iwlwifi-8265 is shown as missing firmware by debian-installer) during Debian installation while in case of Ubuntu everything ...
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Neon installation - Secure Boot vs third party drivers

I try to install KDE Neon 18.04 on my Dell Laptop (from USB drive). The installer asks me if I want to use third party software/drivers. Yes, I want to use them (when available). Directly below that ...
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Matebook X PRO and Nvidia drivers with Mint 19

Once installing nvidia-390 drivers (or other versions) in my MBXP, I experienced a black screen after the boot. I managed to resolve the problem going in tty and purging all the Nvidia drivers and ...
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Prevent Linux kernel from setting USB device configuration

I'm trying to write a Linux driver for an existing USB device, based on captured USB communication. The device has multiple configurations. Unfortunately, it seems like the device doesn't follow the ...
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Finding drivers for a new scanner [closed]

I'm shopping for a document scanner. Some options are advertised as having drivers Windows and Mac. How can I know if it will run under Debian? I don't mind to install proprietary drivers, if I have ...
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How to solve “Stopping User Manager for UID 121” error after installing Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu?

I'm on ubuntu 17.10. Got uid 121 after installing nvidia tested proprietary drivers. After purging nvidia-* finally solve uid 121. Later install not tested driver from same file, there's no uid 121, ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon runs in Fallback Mode

My Linux Mint version is (cat /etc/linuxmint/info) RELEASE=18.3 CODENAME=sylvia EDITION="Cinnamon 64-bit" DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia" DESKTOP=Gnome TOOLKIT=GTK GRUB_TITLE=Linux Mint 18.3 ...
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Installing NVIDIA driver 375.26 fails after kernel upgrade to 4.9.0-5-amd64 [closed]

Setup is a XPS 15 9560 with Nvidia gtx 1050 mobile gpu. I know it's an optimus system but I do not want to install bumblebee for various reasons. Anyways, I had successfully installed the driver with ...
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Missing a driver for a SMB-accessed Brother printer

I use Lubuntu 17.10. I'm not quite sure which spooling mechanism my own system uses (I think it's CUPS). Now, I want to connect to a printer attached to another machine on a LAN; it's a Windows ...
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nvidia-smi has failed because it couldn't communicate

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on my System76 machine with a GeForce GTX 750 Ti. I was trying to install CUDA when I realized the driver wasn't properly installed. I've tried multiple approaches to ...
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Debian upgrades with proprietary Nvidia drivers

I installed and run proprietary Nvidia drivers 375 on Debian GNU/Linux 9.2 (stretch). I installed drivers as described on Debians page. Everything works. But I am afraid of updates and upgrades. (...
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Broadcom BCM4360 and Kali Linux [duplicate]

I can't get my WiFi to work on Kali Linux (Rolling 2017.2). I recall that my wifi was working on earlier versions of Kali (and most of the guides I tried focused on those earlier versions) and I don'...
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I installed Mint 18 on my HP NV79 laptop, I can't use the mousepad

I can't use the mouse pad, and I am sure, there are other things I just haven't gotten to them yet. I have an HP NV79 laptop that I installed Linux Mint 18 Sarah on.
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tegra-K1 deviceQuery fails: CUDA driver version is insufficient

I run a Debian Jessie on a Tegra-K1 board (Toradex Apalis-TK1), installed the CUDA toolkit 7.0 and the nvidia_drivers.tbz2 from the Jetson TK1 21.5 package. Now I get $ nvcc -V nvcc: NVIDIA (R) Cuda ...
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How to properly install USB display driver for Fresco Logic FL2000DX on Ubuntu?

I need to connect additional monitors on my computer and I get Fresco Logic FL2000DX USB display adapters. This adapters works perfect on Windows but I need to use on my development machine based on ...
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How can I determine which driver to re-install on my Nvidia Jetson TK1?

Question: I would like to re-install the nvidia driver on a 32 bit ARM computer running Linux for Tegra (L4T), however I don't know what the correct version of this driver is, where to get it, or how ...
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NVIDIA drivers in Fedora 25

I have an ASUS K501LB specs I am running Fedora 25 with GNOME on Wayland. (right? That's the default now I think). Installed 1 week ago. Following the instructions here RPMFusion/HOWTO/NVIDIA ...
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Which nvidia driver deb-package should I install for gtx1050ti?

I already installed the Nvidia drivers for gtx1050ti once manually, but it made some problems occassionaly, like suddenly the driver being erased out of thin air. So, I would like to install it this ...
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Linux Bluetooth driver for Lenovo ThinkPad T470s

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on Lenovo ThinkPad T470s and quite simply, bluetooth appears to not exist, even though it is clearly in the computer according to all specifications available. It appears ...
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How to switch nvidia driver from “nouveau” to nvidia proprietary

i'm using Linux Mint. I recently updated my workstation, and from this moment, my drivers went nuts. I was working fine before, with the nvidia-361 drivers, and, when i finished my updates, and after ...
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How to restart a failed amdgpu kernel module

My video card crashes from time to time. It's quite annoying but I live with it -- usually I just restart the graphics with sudo systemctl restart lightdm.service, or if needed reboot the whole system....
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Unknown Display // Drivers issue

My computer configuration is: Operating System: Dual Boot Windows 10 and Debian 8 Jessie (64 bit) Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO Gaming Graphic card: Nvidia GTX 1080 (Reference/Founder Edition) ...
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Cinnamon crashes and then I can't increase the maximum resolution

I'm installing a new system - new hardware, old OS (well, not old; it's Linux Mint 18). My system has on-board Intel graphics (previously it was a Z77 board, now it's Z170), and a discrete GPU - that ...
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AMDGPU-PRO Driver Installation Failure Centos 7.3

Installation fails with 404 Errors downloading required files. I've seen the same problem addressed with older versions of it. It's possible that I am doing something wrong. Sequence of events goes ...
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How do you install Intel proprietary drivers on Mint?

UPDATED: I have Linux Mint 18.1 running on an HP laptop. VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display... I can install the drivers from ...
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Driver installation NVIDIA GeForce 940-mx not possible

This is a really specific question, I have come here before because of it but now I really think I am out of options and trying to see if anyone has experience with this specific video card. Have ...
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Linux Mint 18 + Nvidia-375: modprobe: FATAL: Module nvidia_current not found in directory /lib/modules/4.4.0-21-generic

I've tried to install and configure nvidia drivers on Linux Mint 18 but still have errors. Can anyone help me? See some errors: wellington@wellington-mint18 ~ $ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | egrep -i "...
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Cinnamon Mint 18.1 crashes after nvidia driver update

Woe is me, my brand new supposedly-working-out-of-the-box Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon 64bit is crashing. It didn't crash the first time I logged into cinnamon - only the second time, after I've done a ...