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

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Ubuntu 10.04 live cd keyboard problem

Today I downloaded the Ubuntu 10.04 x64 .iso but when trying it out in live cd the keyboard of both my laptop and a microsoft branded one didn't work. I was planning into installing Ubuntu in a ...
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hosts file for ip address

I would like to map ip address to specific localhost interfaces (e.g. 23.45.66.77 => 127.0.3.3). For named hosts I can use the hosts file. Naturally this doesn't work for IP address. This has to work ...
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Is there a way to manually restart the graphics drivers in Windows XP?

When graphics drivers crash in XP, but don't cause a blue screen, windows starts a fallback driver (I think it's 640x480 in 4-bit color). When that happens, is there any way to cause the original ...
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Drivers not installing and drives not being recognized

Dell optiplex 755 running win7-32 Two problems, not sure if they're related 1: Two drivers are missing when viewing device manager, PCI serial port and PCI Simple Communications Controller, I've ...
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Latest Boot Camp drivers for Windows 7

I've just recently received my new MacBook Pro, and I've begun exploring Boot Camp; dual-booting Windows 7 Enterprise. I've heard chatter that there are some new Boot Camp drivers--newer than the ...
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How to configure LAN controller to run at 1Gbps connectivity?

I have a few computers connected through a Gigabit router which show 1Gbps connections. However, one of the computers only shows 100Mbps connectivity even though it is capable of 1Gbps. I am not ...
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NTFS drivers on Linux

Hopefully this is programming related. Many people have reported that the NTFS-3G driver works perfectly for writing to NTFS drives without any problems. If NTFS has been successfully reverse ...
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Sound card doesn't work and yet does

I have a really weird one tonight. Today we had a LAN party and all of a sudden the sound on a couple PC's stopped working for programs like the games, windows media player, etc. However, when errors ...
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ifconfig return “unknown interface: no such device”

I'm trying to install a Linux driver for my wireless network card (D-Link DWL-G510) on my Red Hat Linux 7.1 machine with a 2.4.37.9 kernel. I downloaded the serial monkey driver from the sourceforge ...
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Linux will not activate wireless after device has been re-enabled

Using a Eee 900A netbook by Asus. By pressing Fn + F2, I can disable or enable the wireless chip on the netbook, a blue LED indicates the status. I've been able to connect to wireless networks just ...
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Where to find CD/DVD driver inside Device manager?

For some reason, I upgraded my windows vista to 7 on my acer aspire 5520. The CD/DVD device was missing from my computer. Articles told me to go in device manager and uninstall the device and restart ...
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Why does ATI 5570 HD video card driver installation cause Windows 7 To Blue Screen?

This one is for the hive mind. I have a brand new Dell Optiplex 760 workstation with 4 gigabytes of RAM running Windows 7 Professional (32bit). This is a new box with nothing installed other than what ...
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No Wi-Fi after installing Ubuntu 10.04

I have an HP Pavilion dv6500 with a Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter. I installed Ubuntu 10.04 and the Wi-Fi doesn't work. I am new to Linux. How do I go about troubleshooting/fixing this? Is there a ...
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How can I scan documents from a Lexmark x543n over the network on OS X 10.6

I just got a Lexmark x543dn and have some trouble getting my computer to recognize it as a scanner. The printer is working fine from my OS X 10.6 machine, setup was as easy as it gets. I just ...
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Can't Install Windows 2008 R2 on Lenovo Laptop With SSD

I am trying to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on a new Lenovo X201 or T410 laptop. Setup halts with the following pop-up: A required CD/DVD device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy ...
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Why does my screen turn black after installing ATI on Ubuntu 10.04?

I'm having a problem installing the drivers for my video card. I've just finished installing the driver, rebooted the OS, and the monitor starts up in energy saving mode and doesn't boot Ubuntu. What ...
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Driver denied access to PCI card

Alright, I asked this on StackOverflow (here) and they suggested trying ServerFault to get help on permissions. So here's the deal. We designed a custom PCI card and wrote the driver for it. It's ...
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Installing Intel Rapid Storage Drivers makes my eSATA Drive to disconnect

I have a HP 8530w Elitebook this Laptop got an eSATA port which I want to plug my LaCie d2 Quadra V2 1TB harddrive into. It all works well on a fresh install of Windows 7 without the Intel Chipset ...
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File Anti-virus and Proactive Defense failing to start in Kaspersky

Since I tried using my laptop on Saturday, my Kaspersky installation (6.0.2.678) is failing to start the file anti-virus and proactive defense protection. I installed some drivers and CANking from ...
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Mouse won't work in XP on Latitude

I have a Latitude D630 Laptop with a Fresh Windows XP install that won't work with a generic external USB mouse. It recognizes the device has been put in but fails to install it. USB keyboards work ...
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Windows 7 Drivers for Dell Inspiron 1420

I've installed Windows 7 onto my Dell Inspiron 1420 (32-Bit). I don't have an internet connection at home, so I want to download drivers into my flash drive. I searched Dell website for drivers but ...
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How to tell if my sound card is listed in Device Manager?

The sound on my computer suddenly stopped working. When I check Sounds and Audio Devices in the Control Panel, I get "No Audio Device" with everything grayed out. When I check the Device Manager under ...
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Desktop: samsung syncmaster 933 drivers required

Any idea where I can find Win XP drivers for Samsung syncmaster 933? tried the samsung site but no joy.
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit not finding my SSD, any ideas?

So I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on my new SSD (Kingston SNVP325-S2/64GB) and I have unplugged my other drives (for the install only). The SSD is detected by BIOS, I am running the ...
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Netbook without Windows? [closed]

I have been looking around for a netbook without Windows and with Ubuntu preinstalled. Almost all I have seen have Windows. The main issue is making sure that the computer ships with the right Ubuntu ...
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does bootcamp provide the best drivers for windows 7, or should i install the ones windows 7 suggests for me?

I'm running windows 7 via bootcamp on my MBP (the model that was newest in summer 2009). Bootcamp is up to date. Windows 7 just suggested I install a new driver for my nvidia card. However, I was ...
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How to install Realtek Driver RTL8187 on Ubuntu Lucid without internet

How do you install the Realtek RTL8187 WLAN Driver when the Ubuntu machine has no internet connection? I've looked this up but all of the tutorials I've found usually had an apt-get install command ...
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Driver Max - Updating drivers that are not digitally signed - good or bad?

Win7 Home Prem 32-bit I am currently using DriverMax to keep my drivers up to date. Sometimes it suggests that a newer driver is available for download but the driver is not digitally signed. Is it ...
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Grayed-Out Sleep and Hibernate Options on Windows 7 After Updating Graphics Driver

I have a Gateway M275 Tablet PC, on which I've installed Windows 7 Ultimate. The laptop is quite old, so there aren't any Win7 drivers for it, not to mention any Vista drivers. Win7 has been working ...
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Impossible do find motherboard drivers to Dell Dimension 3000

I recently formatet and reinstalled XP on my girlfriends computer. Ive had this computer since 2001, never formatet it, until now =) Anyway the problem is that i cant find any drivers for the ...
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How can we control the device driver load order in Windows XP? [closed]

We are trying to install both an HP scanner and a Kodak scanner on an XP machine and the problem is that HP's scanner driver always places itself into the first and default scanner device position. We ...
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MP3 player no longer syncs after installing Sixaxis drivers

I recently installed third-party drivers for the (Sony) PS3 controller on my friend's PC (Windows XP). I found out a few days later that his MP3 player (also Sony) is no longer recognized by Windows. ...
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Windows Server not installing audio drivers properly

I am trying to install a dummy sound card on a Windows Server machine (in Amazon EC2 cloud) in order for one of my application to work. I'm trying to accomplish that with Virtual Audio Cable and ...
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Are there open source Linux drivers for the Panda Wifi USB adapter?

I'm looking for a wireless adapter for my new PC. My requirements are: it supports 802.11n it is cheap (under 30 USD) it has good, open source Linux drivers (will work "out of the box") preferably ...
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Is the Windows 7 default graphic driver faster than the newest NVIDIA Forceware?

Here is my Windows 7 Experience Index using the stock graphics driver: And after installing the newest driver Forceware 197.45, it becomes: The only change is that the "Gaming graphics" subscore ...
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Dell Studio 1558 Bluetooth driver problem

I am using Dell Studio 1558 laptop. Originally it was having windows 7 64 bit Home edition but than i upgraded my system to Windows 7 32 bit Professinal edition. The problem i am facing due to this ...
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Can't install shared printer on Windows 7

My printer is an Epson Stylus C60, which I use on a Windows XP desktop. I am trying to install the printer on a networked Windows 7 laptop - there are no printer drivers available from Epson who state ...
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Broadcom Bluetooth Chipset BCM2046

I have a Mini USB bluetooth dongle, which i have connected to a system running windows 7. It has no buttons on it but when I plug it in it is detected as a keyboard input device. It was originally ...
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Easiest Driver Back Up solution?

I've to faced kinda of missing drivers after formatted Windows .. Especially, Graphic Drivers, Touch-pad driver, finger print driver and so forth are sensitive . They do not work without installing ...
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Getting Wireless working on Dell Inspiron 1545 in Ubuntu 10.04?

I'm trying to install my wireless drivers (which uses a broadcom card). I tried to install them using the restricted drivers offered on my Ubuntu CD (since my only internet connection is public ...
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I need ethernet controller driver, PCI bus for Presario 6010US

Hi I am unable to connect to the internet. ,Just installed the OS XP Pro and the device manager has a yellow question mark for controller driver, PCI bus. My network connection shows I am connected ...
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Acer Aspire one is falling apart on Ubuntu

Question: How do I have my netbook detect and install hardware? Info: I have an Acer Aspire One, it came with windows XP and I loaded it with Win7. I decided I wanted to change to Ubuntu so I ...
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Installing Video Card Driver on Ubuntu in VMware Workstation?

I'm using VMware® Workstation v7.0.1 build-227600, I've installed it on my Win7 x64 I've installed Ubuntu 9.10 on VMware Whenever I've posted lspci | grep VGA in Ubuntu's Terminal the following info ...
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touch pad randomly stopped working on ubuntu desktop

Question: What steps can I take to make a touchpad that once worked, work again. Info: I'm running ubuntu desktop on my net book. it has been working more or less fine. There have been some minor ...
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Unable to create context rendering error when run OpenGL application

I try to run Mesa gears example and I get following error: freeglut (./gears): Unable to create direct context rendering for window 'Gears' This may hurt performance. though the application runs ...
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Can't get Intel drivers for ASUS P6T Deluxe

A few days back my Win7 Ultimate started bugging me to install the RAID drivers for my ASUS P6T Delux. Fine, I'm all for having up to date drivers even for stuff I don't use. The problem is that the ...
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Using 32-bit drivers on a 64-bit operating system

Can I use the 32 bits version of my drivers on a Windows 7 x64 machine?
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How do you install drivers on linux?

When you download linux drivers for devices such as wireless dongles, you'll get a folder full of random files that I'm assuming oyu need to compile? How do you install a wireless driver in linux?
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What graphic card drivers to install in Ubuntu 10.04?

I have an ATI Mobility Radeon 4650 HD graphics card. And I have upgrated to Ubuntu 10.04 What drivers should I install for my graphics card?
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Print to 2 printer by default

Is it possible to print directly to two printers simultaneously? What I want to do is every time user prints a receipt it should print to PDF and to default printer. Is there any printer driver that ...