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Updating and compiling a Kernel module for the latest Kernel version

I would like to update a kernel driver to be compatible with the latest Linux Kernel. The driver has been working for an older kernel version 5.2.20 from 2019 running on an embedded device. Many ...
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RTWN Driver Cobbled from Linux in FreeBSD for Toshiba L775 Loads in Kernel but Has to Be Rerun Manually

My Toshiba L775 has one of the proprietary RTWN drivers that seems not to be supported by FreeBSD, and all praise for the indefatigable wonder-workers there who make all kinds of drivers possible for ...
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CUPS server printer does not print with LPR and CUPSwrapper driver installed

I have setup a raspberry pi as a CUPS print server for a printer that has no wifi capabilities. The printer is a Brother DCP-8110DN, the printer is not listed in the foomatic-db package, so I have to ...
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Debian buster: package firmware-realtek installed, rtl8192eu wifi dongle USB adapter not showing up as network interface

I am trying to make a Wi-Fi USB adapter working, to no avail. The dongle is a TP-Link WN821N, which has a Realtek rtl8192eu chip. I cannot change it and will soon loose my wired connection due to ...
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Writing a kernel driver - knowledge of specific interrupt pins

I don't have knowledge about writing Linux kernel modules / drivers. Let's take a basic example. I have an input device of my own which is connected to a microcontroller on one of the interrupt pins. ...
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TrippleBuffering disables laptop monitor

I've got Asus Rog Strix Scar 15 with i912900h and rtx 3070ti. I installed Fedora Silverblue 36 along with asus linux. I was trying to fix the tearing issue. The Force Composition Pipeline trick doesn'...
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Realtek sound drivers can't compile on up-to-date Linux

System: AMD64, Ryzen 5 OS: Zorin 16 Core (based on Ubuntu) In order to improve my sound quality, I decided to install sound drivers from Realtek. However, the latest sound driver only works on kernel ...
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How to overcome error while installing oculus exe in wine

I recently received an Oculus quest 2, and needed to install the pc app. sadly, they only have windows support. I was attempting to use wine to install it, but when I cd'd into downloads and ran "...
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Failing to install NVIDIA driver after it previously having worked

I'm working on a CentOS 7 machine, on which NVIDIA's drivers were installed recently (alongside with CUDA 11.4). The installation went fine. A few days later, however, the system was failing to load ...
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Errors from nouveau display driver on Debian - firmware: failed to load nouveau/nvc1_fuc084 (-2)

I've installed Debian 11 with dual boot on a laptop of mine lately. I installed the official image, so no non-free drivers got installed. I had some driver issues reported when using dmesg (I think ...
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Regular update broke initramfs on Elementary OS 6

NOTE: I have above average Linux experience but not an elite. I have an Nvidia GTX 1650 laptop card. I use Linux XanMod CacULE kernel. I use the latest Mesa and Nvidia drivers from http://ppa....
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Are there Linux distributions designed for the 'mobile computing' use case in 2021?

In 2021 are there any linux distributions that succeed at delivering the basics of a 'mobile computing' use case for aftermarket installation on a laptop. I consider a minimum 'mobile computing' ...
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Seeking thoughts on a weird error in printk.h

I am compiling a vendor provided proprietary test code for their device driver on rhel8.4, kernel version 4.18.0-305.10.2.el8_4.x86_64. Both the driver and the corresponding test code had been ...
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Performance problems during GPU-intensive tasks (NVIDIA)

I have strange performance problems while rendering on GPU in Blender. For example, my cursor (together with the entire UI) lags occasionally and when trying to make a screenshot with ksnip the cursor ...
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Seeking advice on source of compilation errors in kernel header files

As part of my current project, I am trying to compile some proprietary device drivers (originally compiled successfully for Redhat6 kernel version 2.6.32-504.el6.x86_64 using the vendor supplied ...
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some APT packages are not showing up in Debian Buster after FGLRX install. how do I fix this?

Hello fellow Debian Users, I recently purchased a Dell Optiplex 790, Installed Debian 10.9 and put an ATI Saphire card in it. Needing drivers to fix screen discoloration upon display size change, I ...
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What does signing drivers / modules do and what is the significance?

Having recently installed a driver which required for the module to be signed manually it was confusing what signing that module was actually doing and why it had to be done. There are other questions ...
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trouble getting bluetooth to work

I'm having trouble getting my bluetooth hardware to work. I have an ASUS PCE AX3000 wifi card and the wifi works ok (maybe some problems with it glitching out occasionally, I think it's a power ...
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How do I handle this "broken packages" problem with Nvidia 465 on Mint 19?

So, Mint 19 surprised me in the update manager with Nvidia's 465 driver, and I attempted to install it; but all it did (it's hard to tell if it even downloaded anything) was inform me that it "...
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POPos 20.10 unable to install amd gpu drivers

##unable to upgrade install amd gpu drivers I tried manually doing it from the website but that failed too here is the error code Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Nvidia drivers won't work on linux mint

My nvidia drivers won't work. They worked just fine before my last update. I have been trying to get them to work again but with no success. if I run: nvidia-settings I get this error: ERROR: NVIDIA ...
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My laptop screen won't work with any version of Linux

Ok, so I'm using an Asus Zenbook UX431FA, which uses the Intel UHD 620 driver for its graphics processing. I want to dual boot a Linux distro, so that I can utilise the full power of the CPU and RAM. ...
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Performance problems on desktop using KDE Plasma (FerenOS)

I recently installed FerenOS on my PC because I really like the KDE Plasma Desktop Environment. I'm using an Nvidia GTX 1070ti with 460-drivers (proprietary). I experience audio and video lags ...
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Screen freezes every 1-7 days

One of the last error messages that I could find on journalctl: Jan 25 12:10:43 G4560 kernel: [drm] GPU recovery disabled. Jan 25 12:10:43 G4560 kernel: [drm:amdgpu_job_timedout [amdgpu]] *ERROR* ...
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Clarification on the state of AMD drivers for Linux

I would like to know how many drivers for AMD graphics card exist for Linux and whether they are proprietary or open source and what are the differences among them. The introduction of this Phoronix ...
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CUPS driverless print server as proxy for printers with legacy PPD printer drivers

On my network I want to use driverless printing with IPPEverywhere using the Linux CUPS printing system. I have some network printer which does support driverless printing with IPP only very buggy. ...
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Can't install nvidia-driver-455 (upgrade from 450 version)

I have a Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon Nvidia-based (GTX 1060) system and would like to install the latest Nvidia drivers now when I noticed they're out. However, I can't seem to be able to install it with: ...
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What are linux-modules-nvidia for?

System: Linux Mint 20 "Ulyana" - Cinnamon (64-bit), link for details, based on Ubuntu 20.04 As outlined in my answer in How to install the latest Nvidia drivers on Linux Mint 19 / 20, it is ...
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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 display 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&...
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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 to 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 20

I have a Linux Mint 20.0 (Ulyana) Cinnamon, which is Ubuntu 20.04 based. GPU: NVIDIA, GeForce GTX 1060, Max-Q Design, 6 GB GDDR5/X VRAM which has the basic specification as follows: Objective To ...
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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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