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This is what you need, sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext sudo kextload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext But if you want to kill your coreaudio as well, ps aux | grep 'coreaudio[d]' | awk '{print $2}' | xargs sudo kill use with caution. The grep target is written this way specifically to exclude grepping the grep ...


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Given that ReactOS supports ext2 I don't see why Windows couldn't be run on some other filesystems if drivers were added, but Windows does require the filesystem to have certain features so not all filesystems will be fair game. Unlike Linux systems Windows doesn't rely on the filesystem for permissions so it's more likely to work on unsupported filesystems ...


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"Why does system32 have so many different folder names called Drivers?" Because it doesn't make any difference whether the win32 system tries to open a file (directory) named "drivers", "Drivers" or "DRIVERS". The driver programmers (vendors) presumably chose to use different variants of the directory name when writing their drivers. Win32 subsystems use ...


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Why dont you download drivers from alienware's site. http://ftp.dell.com/Pages/Drivers/alienware-m14x-r2.html


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In Windows 8(.1) you can use DISM to repair corrupted files by running this command from an elevated CMD prompt: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth If it detects corrupted files that it can't repair, Windows downloads the files from Windows Update. So there is NO need to repair files yourself like in Vista/Windows 7.


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Also you'll find that on Linux, standard distributions (and sometimes kernel builds) tend to include a ton of interesting and specific hardware drivers already, mostly due to contributions by users over time. Windows doesn't really have a way for arbitrary developers to create drivers for common hardware then include it in all new distributions of Windows. ...


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When you install a driver through the device manager, you can only select .inf files. They are the core of a driver. Some hardware (usually printer drivers) require additional software to be installed. Installing the additional software is much easier (and userfriendly through a normal software install than an .inf installation. The problem with .inf is ...


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Clearing Up Misconceptions linux doesn't support Nvidia drivers out of the box because of legal issues While this is technically true for completely separate reasons, Ubuntu (which is not just Linux; it is Linux plus a great many other (separate) things clobbered together) does ship the proprietary Nvidia and AMD graphics drivers as a default part of ...


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In the old days (40's-70's) you bought a computer from a company which manufacturered or insourced its own hardware, wrote all its OS software, and most of its application software. The OS would only work on the sellers platform, using exactly the hardware they sold with the initial purchase. Applications were written in assembler, and would only work on ...


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First of all, getting drivers directly from the chip vendor's web site is absolutely the best way to go. The drivers that computer manufacturers post on their web site are almost always either old, or sometimes flat-out wrong. However, continually updating your drivers will not really make your computer perform faster. The only exception to this rule is ...


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They use I/O machine code instructions. You can search for I/O ports, I/O devices, you'll find lots of things, for example: The basic concept is that, the same way you can read or write to/from memory, fom registers, you can do that with devices also. Of course, you have to have documentation from the device manufacturer (or BE the manufacturer ...


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It depends on the hardware.  Some systems/devices use port-mapped I/O (PMIO), as described by pgr; others use memory-mapped I/O (MMIO).  In memory-mapped I/O, special instructions like “IN” and “OUT” are not used.  Instead, the driver uses ordinary instructions like “MOV” and other instructions that are commonly used for accessing memory. Every device is ...


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You could do a cat /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/modules.builtin From the Kernel Documentaton modules.builtin This file lists all modules that are built into the kernel. This is used by modprobe to not fail when trying to load something builtin.


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I got the same problem( Error code: 10) with guest OS win7 and host ubuntu 14.04. The problem was usb2.0 was not enabled in virtualbox. And to enable that I needed to download virtualbox extension pack and install it in virtualbox main prefe. (Mine was version 4.3.10). And after that in my virtual machine settings (it should be switched off) > USB > clicked ...


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Nice research, and good troubleshooting on the first try! Great question. You didn't include your Ubuntu version and kernel version, though. ;) It seems this is a widespread kernel issue; a regression from 2.6.36. From the comments in the bugzilla thread (which have very many links to other useful resources; please read them!) you can find a link to this ...


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This error happens if you try to install a 32 bit driver on a 64 bit machine.


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There is a small utility application, written by EreTIk called DefSound (Translated Page) that lets you create a shortcut to activate a windows sound render device. To get this up and running, first you need to do a couple of things: Download the DefSound Binary or the Source Code from EreTIks website Extract and, if using the source code, build the ...


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You are apparently using a Windows version where system drivers were physically modified and some system services had their startup mode changed. Hopefully, all system drivers were returned to the vanilla state. Just in case, run sfc /scannow to ensure system correctness. As regarding USB devices not being recognized, that is probably because the system ...


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According to this post you can use the same drivers as GT630, I would try installing those. My experience is that the driver installer checks if the installed hardware is supported before installing.


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For many devices, if Windows can't find the drivers, you can find them by doing the following: Open the Device Manager Right-click on the troublesome device and choose Properties Go to the Details tab Choose "Hardware IDs" from the property drop down. There you will see a lot of numbers, like this: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&... The 4 digits after ...


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This file was removed in Linux 3.4, commit f05e798ad4c0; its contents have been moved into various other headers. It's possible that just removing the #include <asm/system.h> might work, but it's much more likely that your driver is simply incompatible with current Linux versions.


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Memory Protection and More Drivers have very deep system access which they often require, as they need full hardware access. Where normal applications are not able to access arbitrary memory locations and hardware, a driver usually can. Wikipedia has an excellent article explaining the different protection rings. This also bypasses all kinds of permission ...


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you can also strongly type to [version]. (Shay Levy post) Get-WmiObject win32_pnpsigneddriver | where {$_.DeviceID -match "VEN_8086&DEV_0083" -and [version]$_.DriverVersion -lt [version]'1.7.0.2'}


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No. The architecture and kernel of pre-NT windows was very different than NT. Drivers are not compatible. What you might try is finding a print to file option, then set up an automated script to then send the file across a network connection to a computer that is capable of printing the file. You should do this over an internal only connection, as a ...


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Filtering the details Running the sfc /scannow will produce a CBS.log report file (usually found in C:\Windows\Logs\CBS) which contains a wealth of information. In order to get the juicy bits, open a command prompt, and execute this command: findstr /i /c:"[SR]" "%windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log" | findstr /i /v /c:"verify" > "%userprofile%\Desktop\sfc.txt" ...


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At this level, how do the machine instructions of the driver actually control the hardware device? Can vary wildly depending on the CPU, supporting hardware of the CPU, and the hardware device. On x86 CPUs used on a PC platform, the driver's machine instructions can: read/write to specific memory locations - the same ones used to read/write RAM. ...


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What's the difference between these drivers?: PCL6 (or Printer Command Language, Level 6), PS (or PostScript) and PPD (or PostScript Printer Description) are all ways a printer can "communicate" with your PC via it's driver and define how the page will be "drawn" by the printer (text or otherwise). Which one should I use for my installation? Should I just ...


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That is the EFI System Partition that holds important data about the start-up configuration of your PC. Deleting any of those file or formatting will result in a non-bootable PC! That partition should not be visible in Windows Explorer. ESP does not need a drive letter, so you can unassign it from Disk Management. And again, be sure you are not deleting or ...


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If it's complaining about services, then your best option is to look at the windows services. Try opening your start menu, typing services.msc and hitting enter. This brings up the service management window. From here you can look for any audio related services that are disabled and enable them. After that restart your PC and see if it works. If it doesn't, ...


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Although this is not a software solution, if you use a USB 2 extension cable then it will prevent the 5 USB 3 pins in the plug from physically connecting the wires which carry the USB 3 handshake between the host and device. A USB 2 device or cable only has 4 pins. A USB 3 port will default to USB 2 signaling communication when only 4 pins are connected. A ...



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