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How to defer kernel updates until the corresponding "linux-headers" package is available?

I'm using Debian 12 Bookworm, and currently, when I run uname -a, it shows: Linux pctxd 6.1.0-20-amd64 #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Debian 6.1.85-1 (2024-04-11) x86_64 GNU/Linux The package linux-image-6....
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What features are included/missing from Debian Nouveau drivers for NVIDIA GPU? [closed]

After breaking my setup for the 9999999^10th time with Nvidia Firmware & Drivers, I just did: sudo apt purge nvidia* sudo apt purge cuda* Now my system boots faster and I really can't tell the ...
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ksoftirqd taking a lot of cpu since moving to debian 12

I have a small pc linux box like intel nuc dual atom where I run some firewall settings. Previously this machine runned debian 9 and everything worked fine. I could have used the machine in middle of ...
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Successfully installed printer driver not recognized in Parrot OS (Debian)

I would like to use a Samsung multifunction laser printer as a local, USB-connected printer, from a recently-installed Parrot Security 5.3 OS, a security-hardened version of Debian. The Samsung ...
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Resources to make a racing wheel driver for linux?

As some of you might know, not all racing wheel is supported on linux. So, I thought I should make driver for thrustmaster T128. Any good resources out there to learn to make a racing wheel driver for ...
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Fedora 38 Failing To Boot With NVIDIA Drivers After Software Update

I have had Nvidia drivers working on fedora for a while with secure boot. For some reason, after a software update the other day, I have had difficulty booting. I noticed after looking at the output ...
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Network driver missing in arch installation

I'm trying to install Arch Linux on my Dell XPS 13 9343, Intel Core i7 inside, but I always had some drivers problem during Linux installations. Particularly, I always had to manually install Wireless ...
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Signing Nvidia drivers for Secure Boot - Nvidia module location

I want to sign my nvidia driver so I can use it with Secure Boot. I'm trying to follow these instructions for nvidia driver: https://wiki.debian.org/SecureBoot#Using_your_key_to_sign_modules_....
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A process using CUDA gets stuck, then all others get stuck as well - what do I do?

I’m writing some program using CUDA CUDA 12.1, running on a Linux system (Devuan Daedalus, kernel version 6.1.27). For some reason (which may be a bug of mine, although I kind of doubt it) - the ...
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Fedora 37 and NVIDIA drivers problem

I installed Fedora on a Rog Strix Laptop following this guide for 2021 laptops. I also enabled experimental fractional scaling, but then I disabled it for good. Since then I experienced two problems: ...
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The NVIDIA driver creates multiple FUSE devices and intensively loads up the system

When I boot up my arch distro, sometimes (75% of the time) it starts creating FUSE devices and load up my system, so that I cannot use it, unless I reboot and then everything seems normal. It can ...
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TTY disabled when using nvidia gpu (Arch)

I'm trying to figure out how to fix one of the last remaining problems with my linux installation. Everytime I install my nvidia drivers (nvidia-dkms or nvidia-open or xf86-video-nouveau) my tty are ...
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How can I get X server to stop while installing nvidia's proprietary drivers on Arch linux?

I am currently in the process of immigrating to Arch Linux. I am trying to install the drivers, however it keeps telling me that "X server is running". I have looked everywhere and CRTL+ALT+...
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How to reboot the nvidia graphics without having to reboot system?

I have an issue which I believe to be my graphics driver crashing. Mostly this happens when I try to run a game or steam. When I try to open steam and click on the icon it just won't open. Also when I ...
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How do i completly remove an Nvidia driver by hand?

I use a GF108M [GeForce GT 620M/630M/635M/640M LE] and (want to) use the nvidia-driver-390. However if i install this driver (via package manager) i get an error from nvidia-smi, complaining about a ...
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Debian using llvmpipe drivers instead of nvidia drivers

Recently I have been trying to play Minecraft on my computer, it has been running slow at 20 fps and when I looked at the debug information it said it was using llvmpipe mesa compatibility drivers. I ...
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nvidia (proprietary) drivers : What are these kernel threads?

Running some 340 driver (with an nvidia.ko module loaded at init time) I moved to a 470 driver and discover half a dozen of kernel threads I failed to find any information about : 2 [nv_queue] : What ...
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How is Linux able to display when driver is missing?

I tried installing Linux on a computer with an Nvidia GPU without bundling the necessary driver just for fun. Although I expected an error or a blank screen, to my surprise, I could install Linux just ...
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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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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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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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