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Questions tagged [proprietary-drivers]

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What is a tainted kernel in Linux?

Under certain conditions, the Linux kernel may become tainted. For example, loading a proprietary video driver into the kernel taints the kernel. This condition may be visible in system logs, kernel ...
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Screen brightness 100% with proprietary Nvidia driver

After having installed the proprietary Nvidia driver on Debian Jessie in order to play Steam games (which I now can), I can't change the brightness at all, it is stuck at the maximum and is irritating ...
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Does Tails OS have binary blobs in its kernel?

Or is the kernel 100% open source?
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Remove a manually installed driver (wireless usb)

I downloaded and installed a driver for my wireless usb dongle as it wasn't detected by linux (KDE). I wasn't very sure which model it was but apparently it is a Ralink RT2870 (Brand name IPTime ...
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do_posix_clock_monotonic_gettime is missing in linux/time.h

I'm trying to compile drivers. do_posix_clock_monotonic_gettime was used in the source code and I'm made sure that the file had #include <linux/time.h>. I was getting implicit declaration when I ...
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Intel hd graphics 4000 overheating under Debian Jessie

I have just installed Debian Jessie xfce 4.10 on a laptop with Intel hd graphics 4000 and it overheats even while watching videos, causing sudden shutdown of the system. While running Windows ...
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Can't enable proprietary nVidia driver on debian 8 with bumblebee

I am running the Debian 8.0 64bit (Jessie, the stable release) on my HP laptop. I am having hard time in installing the proprietary nVidia driver of my graphic card 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [...
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Stop fglrx from loading on boot/unload fglrx module without uninstalling it

I have a Fedora 19 install on a laptop, which has Intel integrated graphics & discrete AMD graphics. I have been using the radeon driver, which works for most stuff - though I have recently tried ...
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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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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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Linux Mint with radeon.modeset=0

I've installed Linux Mint 18 on my machine, but it has a Radeon HD Graphics card, which is not supported by AMD on systems based on Ubuntu 16.04 (according to some research I did). So, after the ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Detection of NVIDIA GTX860M graphics card in Manjaro Linux?

When I ran device query, I got this error: ./deviceQuery Starting... CUDA Device Query (Runtime API) version (CUDART static linking) NVIDIA: no NVIDIA devices found cudaGetDeviceCount returned 30 -...
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Unable to fully install Elementary OS Luna on iMac 11.1

I have tried to install Elementary OS Luna 64-bit on my iMac 11.1 (late 2009, Intel Core i5 processor, ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics card). At this moment it's working but not very well. I will give ...
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Airport Extreme BCM4331 not recognised on FreeBSD

So I have recently installed FreeBSD 10.1 (now UEFI native!) on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro. The install went fine, except for one problem: my wireless card wasn't recognised. I looked into bwi and bwn as ...
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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 ...
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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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Linux Mint 18 deletes /etc/init.d/xorg.conf on every reboot and fails to start x-server

On every reboot my Linux Mint deletes /etc/init.d/xorg.conf so it doesn't boot the graphical interface, so I have to go to CTRL + ALT + F2 every time and copy a backup I have in my home directory ...
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What is the proper procedure for upgrading a nvidia card?

I'm using Linux Mint. I already know how to do it in Windows but I'd like to know how to upgrade. I'm going to be changing from a GT 610 to a GTX 950. Is there anything I need to change like drivers?
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Trouble compiling RealTek Wifi Drivers rtl8192ce on Fedora 21

o/ Greetings, I was wondering if anyone else had trouble with the Realtek 8192cu drivers from Realtek. They have an install bash script to help, however it first failed due to missing the kernel-...
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How Can I Reset Graphics Drivers and Restore Defaults?

I tried to install AMD graphics without reading. My CrunchBang crashed and now every time I try to login, my keyboard inputs don't go into the login screen. I can reset X with Ctrl+PrtScn+K and it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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I've installed Mint 17.3, I need to find drivers

I've installed Mint 17.3, I need to find (AMD -DTS Sound- onboard chipset) drivers, hp laptop Linux dave-7 3.19.0-32-generic #37~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 22 09:41:40 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Debian and Nvidia driver don't get along?

In a Lenovo z40-70 I've installed Debian Jessie. For customization purposes I've installed nvidia-detect through console. Then ran nvidia-detect and I got No NVIDIA GPU detected. These were my ...
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Broadcom BCM2070 Bluetooth 3.0 USB Device not working

I'm trying to get a Broadcom Bluetooth Adapter working on Ubuntu/Linux. Google shows that problems with broadcom devices are common and the usual solution is to extract a proprietary firmware file ...
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WiFi Drivers Not Working

I just installed Linux Mint 17.3 on my mid 2012 MacBook Pro. I'm currently trying to install the necessary drivers for WiFi via Driver Manager (nvidia-331 and bcmwl-kernel-source) for my BCM4222 ...
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Where can I find Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller driver?

It seems that Mint 17.3 came out lacking the Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core Graphics Controller driver. Where can I download it in order to install it manually? UPDATE: Why I believe that this ...
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Can I disable the intergrated gpu in my optimus laptop to use only the Nvidia GPU?

My BIOS does not include an option to disable my intergrated GPU, bumblebee/primusrun provide terrible performance, nouveau doesn't support 900 series GPUs (and has subpar performance too anyways) and ...
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Black screen after installation of Nvidia driver

$ uname -r 4.1.3-200.fc22.x86_64 This is the latest kernel available at the stable repository. Now I want to install the Nvidia drivers for my GTS430 from the rpmfusion repository. I followed the ...
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How can I replace the stock driver module inside a Linux ISO?

In particular, I want to replace the stock network drivers (r8169) with something else (r8168) in the installation ISO. Is this possible? Currently, I have to install Ubuntu/Debian/CentOS (same ...
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Debian instance has two Kernels after installing Intel PCIe SSD drivers - one with Black screen

I am using Debian 8 and after installing Intel PCIe ssd drivers I noticed that the are two kernels. The kernel which has the Intel drivers installed does not display the desktop, only a black screen. ...
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multiseat dual gpu, can I have 2 different drivers?

I have 2 radeon 7950, set up my multiseat, everything is working fine. I use the free radeon drivers, and I'm pretty happy except for one thing, I can't test the gpu mining of bitcoins.... I'd like to ...
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Cannot install AMD GPU driver correctly on a hybrid laptop

I was installing AMD gpu driver but the default display driver (Gallium 0.4 llvmpipe) wont get replaced. Btw, My laptop has both Intel and AMD gpu. The system uses Intel gpu by default with the driver ...
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How do I ask NetworkManager/ModemManager to run a program before pppd?

The story is not so important for this question, but here it is: the GPRS modem is locked-in to the vendor's software (it doesn't work, if it doesn't receive a correct response to a "challenge" it ...