Drivers are the middleware that allow computer programs to use resources of a specific hardware device.

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how to install xorg intel driver in the stable/testing debian os to support intel GMA3150 video

GMA3150 intel video chipset requires xf86-video-intel 2.10.0 video driver. stable debian (lenny) has 2.3.2 version of xf86-video-intel driver. testing debian (squeeze) has 2.9.1. version. unstable ...
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Will PC printers work on my Mac if I used Parallels?

I have a Macbook Pro Snow Leopard. I want to buy a Dell Laser printer (currently looking at Dell 1320c). As far as I know, it does not have an official driver for Snow Leopard. If I bought Parallels, ...
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Mouse turning itself on and off

Microsoft mouse keeps turning on and off, and now i got error code 43 and it just turned off completely. I have a regular Microsoft 3-Button usb wired optical mouse. Recently it has started turning ...
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Cannot enable wireless Ubuntu 10.04

I have recently installed Ubuntu 10.04, however I am having trouble getting wireless to work. Ubuntu says that wireless is disabled, and I am unable to enable it. I have tried Administration > ...
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Multiple Monitors w/ Different Video Cards

I currently have an NVIDIA GeForce 8600 running 2 monitors. I'd like to run a 3rd off the Intel G965 onboard graphics, but Windows 7 won't run both drivers at once. Any advice?
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What piece of hardware is responsible for booting a Mac from the g3 state after a power failure?

In terms of the ACPI the g3 state is a mechanical off, but the mac mini has the ability to boot when it senses the power returned. I am trying to put the system in this state after every power down so ...
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n900 windows xp driver

I am still looking for a n900 driver so that I can plug my Nokia n900 into my Windows XP laptop and tether it or use it as mass storage. I still can't quite seem to find a driver for it. Has anyone ...
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I can not install com0com, a digitally signed driver is required

I tried to install com0com - a null modem emulator - on Windows Vista, but failed because Windows Vista doesn't let me install a driver that is not digitally signed. I followed these instructions ...
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Windows 7 not recognizing printer for driver (re)installation

A user deleted her printer. She is using a HP Deskjet 6940 printer, and for her desktop she has a HP dx2400, with Windows 7. After I plug in the USB cable it should install the new drivers, but it ...
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Windows 7, HP Printer, Windows Update Drivers and A4 page sizes

I have a HP Photosmart Printer and I am running Windows 7 Ultimate. I am in the UK and have Windows Regional Settings configured correctly as UK. As I really don't want to install HP's bloaty ...
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How to diagnose what webcam driver I need?

I have a webcam but I don't know what company/model it is (it doesn't have it written on it) How can I find out/ find drivers for it?
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WD External Drive, want to use a differnt hard drive in it

I have a WD MyBook 1TB external drive. I recently put the hard drive in my desktop and wanted to use the enclosure with other hard drives. I tried this and get driver errors. I am using Windows 7 Pro ...
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speakers muted automatically for some reason

i have this weird problem that i'm not sure is specific to me, but more of a windows 7 or Lenovo laptop, so any help would be appreciable. the problem is as follows: Whenever i use skype, msn or any ...
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Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio

Here are my specs first: ECS P4M800PRO-M478 (V1.0) Intel P4 Northwood 2.8 GHz 2x 512MB PC2-4200 DDR2-533 SDRAM Maxtor 120 GB SATA HDD Visiontek HD 3650 512 MB DDR2 AGP I have Microsoft UAA Bus ...
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Generating a High Resolution Print Job

I have a document that I need to print in as high a resolution as possible (I'll be printing to a file, so hardware limitations are irrelevant), but the existing PCL drivers that I'm using only appear ...
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BootCamp drivers - lost my Mac OSX CD

I've lost my Mac OSX Snow Leopard CD. Where can I find BootCamp drivers and the latest driver-updates?
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Windows 7 install issue with Gigabyte GA-8I915PL-G Motherboard (Via VT6410 RAID SATA controller)

I've been screwing with this W7 install (64bit) for FAR too long now. I boot to the Windows installer, it immediately asks for a driver disk for the controller, and search as I might, I cannot find a ...
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Windows 7 support for Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS, 910GML Express Chipset Family

Are there any drivers compatible with Windows 7 for the Mobile Intel915GM/GMS, 910GML Express Chipset Family VGA adapter? Intel's site says it is discontinued: ...
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Windows 7 support for Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection

Is there compatible drivers for Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection adapter? Intel site says its discontinued : http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-030472.htm
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What is the most Linux friendly video card chipset/manufacturer on the market?

I've wasted an absurd amount of time trying to get my nVidia card to function properly in Linux (Ubuntu & Fedora). I've decided to purchase a new video card that will "just work" with any Linux I ...
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When upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 on a DELL laptop, how do I know which drivers to reinstall and in what order?

According to Dell's upgrade page for Vista to Windows 7, after using the upgrade assistant the final step is to install drivers. They refer to this page for the order of driver installation, listing 9 ...
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Windows XP install driver notification for AirCard

A co-worker of mine is using an air-card. It prompted him to install software in the notification tray, but he clicked on the wrong thing and the icon went away without him installing that software. ...
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Windows 7 driver search woefully slow

Any thoughts on why the driver search (when installing a usb device) on windows 7 is woefully slow? Even when I click to disable trying to get a driver from windows update, it still takes 10min+ to ...
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Offline Catalyst driver

Im trying to install ATI's graphic driver Mobility Catalyst 10.5, but it has no internet, so I am trying to burn it from my stationary PC and use it at the laptop. However, I cant find a decent ...
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ASUS EAH5450 Graphics Card (ATI Radeon HD5450 - 1 GB DDR3) on Windows 2003? Anybody got it to work?

I've just bought an ASUS EAH5450 Graphics Card (ATI Radeon HD5450, 1 GB DDR3) for my main system, but I haven't been able to make it work under Windows 2003 (my OS in that system). When I plugged the ...
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How can I backup my windows XP drivers?

I've got a new (well, used) laptop. I wish to format and reinstall the windows OS on it. On the machine I've got several drivers which I would like to transport to the new machine, but I don't have ...
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Updated Win XP to 7: network adapter driver issue

I updated Windows XP on my old laptop to Windows 7. After installing I tried to open internet connection but Win 7 says that it cannot find network adapter because of a missing driver. I tried to find ...
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Cannot get sound in Windows 7 - No audio devices are installed

Just installed Windows 7. After install everything was working fine until i noticed that i had no sound. It is a AMD Athlon x64 Dual Sound works in XP, has these sound drivers Yamaha DS1 WDM ...
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Is it possible to update Lenovo T500 hybrid graphics driver?

Hope someone had the same problem before. My laptop comes with two video "cards". Intel MHD4500 and ATI Radeon HD3650 (mobility). I can switch between them with the "Lenovo Battery Manager" from the ...
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Upgrading ATI Catalyst drivers fails

I'm trying to upgrade my ATI HD 5770 graphics card drivers, as they keep crashing, but the upgrade keeps failing half way through. I have tried the full driver package and the drivers-only package. ...
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EloTouch touchscreen suspends correctly but does not come out of standby on Ubuntu 10.04

I am using an EloTouch touchscreen on a minimal Ubuntu 10.04 installation. I have a bare Xserver running without any desktop environment, just an xterm. The touchscreen is working great, but there is ...
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Sfsync04 file is corrupted

I don't know exactly what I did, but somehow the sfsync04.sys (drivers) file is corrupt, and now I can't start my windows. That's the error startup repair gives me, and it is unable to correct it ...
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Where do I find XP drivers for my 3 year old laptop?

Got a Compaq C712nr on Black Friday a few years back and ripped Vista off and installed XP. Now 3 years later, my hard drive takes a dive. So I reinstall XP, but the drivers are nowhere to be found. ...
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Driver for writing to UDF partitions from Windows XP?

I'm considering using an UDF partition to share data between Windows XP, 7, and Linux. It's more efficient than FAT32, and avoids the 4GB max file size limit. I've found it will also work with Mac OS ...
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finding audio driver

I have a soundcard in my new PC at work that does not have the right driver installed, and I'm not sure what the manufacturer is. (it's a generic PC running Windows XP) Is there a way to figure out ...
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Windows XP freezes completely

Lately my Win XP SP3 started to make problems. From time to time it freezes completely. Which means that the system does not react to mouse and keyboard. Keyboard led indicators also do not react to ...
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Drivers and Codec Compilations

Do you know any software or compilations that you recommend to handle drivers and codecs for newly formated computer? I am having problem gathering drivers and codecs when I format my computer or ...
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Windows XP runs New Hardware Wizard for usb keyboard and mouse, can't find drivers

I have a PC that up until a couple days ago was working fine. I moved it from one site to another and now when I plug in the USB mouse or keyboard (the same ones that were working previously) XP ...
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Can't find instructions how to use Windows 7 drivers on Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows 7 x64 comes with all sorts of signed drivers so there's high probability that all drivers for your machine will be installed during system setup. On the other hand Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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ubuntu and laptops or mini-laptops

I'm planning to buy a laptop or mini-laptop and use an Ubuntu OS on it. The thing is that i really need it to use it many hours on battery mode. I'm thinking that I'll have troubles in finding the ...
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Looking for HP Pavilion dv2-1117e XP drivers

I have an HP Pavilion dv2-1117e entertainment notebook. I have installed Windows XP, but I don't have drivers for the video, audio, or WLAN. Where can I find them?
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Cannot find wireless driver for HP laptop

I have an HP laptop (model: dv7-1267cl, Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium) and I cannot find the wireless driver for the laptop. I am need of a different version because my wireless connection under ...
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What is causing my newly built PC with Windows 7 to BSOD?

I recently built my own PC from parts and installed Windows 7 and I have been getting BSODs with various different stop codes. The latest was 0x24, but I've also had 0xd1 and 0x1e. However, Windows ...
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Intel GMA 965 M - OpenGL missing

I have a Lenovo 3000 N200 notebook with integrated GMA 965 VGA, using Windows 7. All my drivers are up to date, downloaded directly from the vendor site, installed with administrative privileges, ...
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Picking a linux compatible motherboard

Last time I bought a new computer (I build them myself) I got a motherboard that had really poor linux support for a long time. Specifically the audio. I had to wait months before the kernel supported ...
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Problem with wireless networking

I have atheros wifi hardware, intell chipset, gigabyte laptop and CentOS 5 installed. Now I try to use wireless network and get problems. First of all I want to say that I have 2 OS on my laptop, and ...
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Netgear WG311 v2 not identified on Windows 7

I have a Netgear WG311 v2 wireless card. It was working fine on vista. Now I have installed Windows 7 and the device is not identified. Device Manager shows it as an Ethernet card. When I update the ...
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Linux Device Drivers possibly missing?

I have just installed Xubuntu. My box runs quite a lot slower than before with Windows 7. I am wondering if I am missing some device drivers. I can use gnome-device-manager to list my devices. In ...
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Realtek RTL8201 CL/PL NETWORK DRIVER [closed]

I had to format my friend's computer & she didn't have the motherboard cd so I have to download the network driver from the Internet! I need Realtek RTL8201 CL/PL network driver but I can't find ...
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Linux kernel startup problems: how to analyze?

After manually updating the kernel from 2.6.33 to 2.6.34 on my OpenSuse 11.2 Notebook, it stops after the message Loading drivers, configuring devices... This stop can be interrupted with Ctrl-C, ...