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

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Geforce and Quadro in one system with their specific driver

I already have Geforce GTX 770 and a Dell monitor. I've recently bought a EIZO 10bit monitor. I read that it might be tricky to get it running with only one graphic card. Unless the GTX 770 supports a ...
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How to connect HDMI camera to Linux?

In fedora or centos linux is it possible to connect HDMI camera to HDMI capture device ( http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/intensity/ ). And get the video for playback from Linux? Or still ...
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How to disable bash drivers in windows 8.1?

I'm trying to follow these instructions to stop Bash Driver BHDrvx86 or BHDdrvx64, but device manager in Windows 8.1 no longer displays non plug and play drivers (such as the Bash drivers), even as a ...
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How to stop windows from Installing a driver

I have an Ethernet hardware on the mother board ( Boardcon family ethernet ) for some reason whenever the windows runs for 30+ mins the internet will disconnect itself. so i thought it was because of ...
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How to detect FireWire interface and Connected device on it, in Ubuntu 11.04?

I have a FireWire camera LifeSize connected to my PC in the FireWire interface. My PC has miniPCI slot and with external converter its having a FireWire interface. Now its Ubuntu who is not showing me ...
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How can I use MSI Afterburner with Nvidia Optimus enabled laptop?

I used to run MSI Afterburner with my old laptop. But I can't use with my new one. Google didn't help except I figured a lot of people having issue with MSI Afterburner plus Nvidia Optimus combo. This ...
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Drivers for headphones with in-line mic and remote control

Is there a way to get the in-line microphone and remote controller on headphones to work on Windows? I've got Koss iSpark designed to work with iPhone, but also other smartphones. It has in-line ...
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Fixing sudden Error 31 in device manager

How can I fix a sudden occurrence of random Error 31 in device manager? In Win7 x64, from out of the blue, suddenly the following devices have an exclamation mark and show "This device is not working ...
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Why don't I have any Canon printer drivers on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

I'm migrating from a 10.7 Mac to a new 10.9 Mac. I have a Canon Pixma iP3000 printer hooked up to an Airport Extreme, which works fine on my old machine. However, when I try to set it up on my new ...
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Where do I obtain Windows 7 64-bit drivers for the Apple Wireless Keyboard?

How can I install Apple Wireless Keyboard on Windows 7 x64 running on a non-Apple hardware? The operating system does see the keyboard but it doesn't want to pair with it at all.
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Mobile printing on Epson TM P60II (552)

I installed the driver of the Epson TM P60II (552) printer on my Windows desktop and it works fine but I can't seem to make it work on mobile devices (iOS, Android). I need to print something from a ...
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Windows 7 doesn't recognize DVD drive

I reinstalled Windows 7 (x64) because DVD drive stoped being recognized. At first it worked, I even got to burn a dvd. Some time later it misteriously dissapeared again. This question has been asked ...
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Ubuntu 15.04, “Disconnected - you are now offline”

I'm pretty new to ubuntu but here is the problem I have so far; my wireless connection seems to disconnect and reconnect itself. Some days it will work and somedays it will not. I did some research ...
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New AMD R9 270X GPU doesn't show up in Device Manager and no Win7 Aero graphics

I just bought a Sapphire Radeon R9 270X graphics card and installed it. The installer on the driver installation CD it came with only shows this list of compatible cards though - it doesn't include ...
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Adding a registry key in Windows 8.1 to enable downloading test drivers

I am trying to enable downloading test drivers on my Windows 8.1. The tutorial says that I should add the following key to the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Test Drivers - ...
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Linux ALSA Driver using channel count 3

Am running my ALSA Driver on Ubuntu 14.04, 64bit, 3.16.0-30-generic Kernel. Hardware is proprietary hardware, hence cant give much details. Following is the existing driver implementation: Driver ...
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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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Lenovo T400S microphone mute button doesn't work in Windows 7 RTM

The microphone mute button is not working on my T400s running Windows 7 RTM. The speaker mute button works (when I press it the light comes on and sounds goes off). When I click on the microphone ...
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Unable to boot windows after installing drivers for graphics card

I have a laptop Samsung Chronos 700z (i dont remember exact model number, and i don't have laptot in front of me to check, i can update it later if required) Recently, while i was browsing internet, ...
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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 8 “Device Setup” process stuck without further progress

After plugging-in of an USB device, standard window with progress bar appears. The problem I experience is that it gets stuck at certain progress and doesn't continue no matter how long I wait. ...
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New laptop with Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 has inconsistent wireless connection

So, I got a new Toshiba L50-B-103 (Windows 8.1 64-bit, specs) which comes in with the wireless card indicated in the title, Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160. I use this computer mainly for gaming, ...
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Linux driver for Linksys AE1200 USB wifi dongle

Recently purchased a Linksys AE1200 USB wifi dongle to use with my debian box for setting up a wifi AP. Unfortunately it doesnt seem to work out of the box and I cant seem to find any Linux drivers ...
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Will my Fn keys stop working if I reinstall my keyboard drivers?

My computer is an Acer Aspire M5-583-6428 laptop computer. Lately, I've been having a strange issue with my keyboard, which I've decided to attempt to fix by uninstalling my keyboard drivers and ...
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No HDMI option in sound playback devices

I'm using an off-lease refurbished HP 6005 small form factor PC running Windows 7 with an integrated ATI HD 4200 GPU. The HD output port is displayport, so I bought an adapter to hook up to my TV. ...
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Getting HDMI working on Inspiron 15R N5110?

I installed Windows 8.1 on my Laptop which had Windows 7 when I bought it. After installing Windows 8.1 and installing the drivers Drivers & Downloads page I still haven't got the HDMI to work. If ...
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Why does my network adapter not appear in WinXP Device manager?

I'm sure My IBM thinkpad has a network adapter as I used it for many years. However, the last time I used it is approximately 8 years ago. I do not know if something touched it or did something to it ...
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Driver for wireless card WNC-0301 (Level One) for XP 64 bit

I looking for drivers for network wireless PCI card WNC-0301 of Level One for Windows XP 64 bit. The one I found on company's site is zipped with password. In short, do somebody know where to find ...
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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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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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GPU showing artifacts and failing to boot with GPU drivers installed

I’ve been having problems with my GPU since last night. I was playing a game when suddenly the game froze, green and purple artifacts showed up and the game minimized to desktop before continuing ...
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How do I safely reinstall a (audio) driver?

I suspect my audio driver to be misbehaving. As my previous question didn't return anything useful, I'm trying to do anything I can think of. I now want to reinstall my sound drivers. But I have no ...
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After plugging in a USB device, Win7 severely slows. What causes this and how could it be fixed?

This is the second PC undergoing this condition, both running Win7. On PC1 a Logitech device was connected through USB before installing it's branded driver (allowing windows to auto-install it), and ...
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HP Deskjet USB Printer prints pages twice from Windows7

I have an HP Deskjet printer / scanner combo that has lately developed a weird problem that it will often print the same page twice. It doesn't always happen but say with a 50% probability. Any idea ...
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Mirror Drivers not working on Windows 7 64 bit computer

I am having an issue getting any mirror driver to work properly on my computer. I always seem to get the same issue no matter which driver I user. I have tried the Mirror Driver in UltraVNC and Also ...
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Unable to change display brightness in Win 8.1

I upgraded my Sony SVF15A13SN -- which came with Windows 8 out of the box -- to Windows 8.1 yesterday, and have been unable to change my screen's brightness since; it's stuck on maximum. I could ...
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LAN disconnects, brought new LAN card but old one comes back [duplicate]

So here is the story, the old LAN port came with the motherboard and after installing windows 8.1 (from windows 7) the LAN would drop in about 30 mins of a restart and never connect again. I thought ...
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Built-in webcam on Asus laptop missing under imaging devices in Windows 7

My built-in webcam for U43JC Asus laptop (Windows 7 32 bit) did not work, saying The camera is being used by another program. I searched on the net to solve the problem and the solution that ...
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Linux interrupt handling : bottom half

In Linux, the handling of interrupt handler is divided into two components : top half, and bottom half. From my understanding, the bottom-half of an interrupt handler can be handled in many ways : ...
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nVidia nvlddmkm.sys BSOD as well as chronic driver crashing

I get the nvlddmkm.sys BSOD whenever I play any game, and sometimes even when I'm not doing anything GPU intensive. It gets so bad that after that happens I often cannot reboot without rebooting into ...
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Installing Nvidia drivers on Linux Mint 15

I'm a Linux newbie and any help and links are appreciated. My problem is that I cannot find any stable way to install proprietary nVidia drivers on my system (Linux Mint 15). Is there some tutorial ...
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USB Ports Not Working

None of the USB ports work anymore on my HP EliteBook 2540p laptop which is running Windows 7 Pro SP1. By "not working," I mean if I try plugging in a thumbdrive or external HDD it does nothing ...
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Laptop fan not turning on for graphics

About two years ago, I purchased a samsung series 5 (not the ultra book, the NP510r5e). Every now and then, when there I run something graphically demanding, the laptop just shuts down. I first ...
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Intel USB 3.0 extensible host controller not working with Windows 7 64 bit

I bought a new ASUS Notebook F751LN. Everything seems to work, but if i tried to install the USB3 Drivers the system freezes (no bsod). No log entries except Kernel Power. I tried older and newest ...
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Alternate audio driver (replace Realtek)

Is there any alternative to Realtek HD Audio driver? The reason I ask is because Realtek's audio driver makes my microphone sound really bad (friends tell me they can barely hear me). However, if I ...
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Install and Configure Nvidia Video Driver NixOS

The Problem I built a new computer this week and installed NixOS on it. The only problem that I am having with it is that I cannot seem to get the Nvidia drivers installed for it. The computer has ...
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Which driver is necessary to show the touchpad-disable option?

It seems that I accidentally removed a driver/software to enable the option to automatically disable the touchpad when a mouse is plugged in (explained in detail here). My Mouse settings currently ...
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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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Asus A035PC video driver download

I am searching on Google for Asus A035PC video driver but without success. Can someone help me to find this driver? It's Graphic Card on MSI KT3V motherboard. EDIT Hardware id listing: ...
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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