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Questions tagged [drivers]

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

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Speakers Not Recognized on Dual Boot (No Audio)

I use windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 as dual boot. If I turn on my laptop and enter windows, the speakers are not even found and there is no audio. If I turn the laptop off, back on and disable audio in ...
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Windows driver installation outside a logon session

In Windows 10/XP I have noticed that drivers do not always install/devices are not always recognised when I am either logged off or my workstation is locked. This usually is not a problem however ...
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Unable to install AMD Radeon HD 8490 driver on Ubuntu Server 18.10

I recently setup an Ubuntu Server 18.10 on a machine with an AMD Radeon HD 8490 gpu. I would like to use this GPU to use tools like hashcat but from what I've found is that the drivers page for this ...
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Intel GMA 4500 driver for Windows 10

I have a Thinkpad X200 with Intel GMA 4500MHD onboard graphics. As of 2018, it seems that Intel is no longer supporting this card and there is no official driver available for Windows 10 on the Intel ...
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IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe taking up a lot of memory

IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe process is taking up 2GB of memory. I know it's Intel Rapid Storage Technology but I don't think it's normal for it to take that much RAM. What can I do? I know I can stop the ...
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Loud buzzing noise through microphone

Whenever I have my microphone plugged in, it makes this noise: https://vocaroo.com/i/s0w66Ay95zpG While it is possible to hear my voice if I talk, it's almost impossible due to the noise. It's not my ...
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Kionix Accelerometers not recognizing Hinge Angle

I have a notebook that has two accelerometers in it, a third device called "HingeAngle Device" and a service called "HingeAngle Service" which is somehow coupled with that device. It uses all that to ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 driver for AMD Radeon HD 6670

I am pretty new to Linux ans ran into struggles with my graphics card after the installation of Ubuntu. My system is Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, my graphics card is AMD Radeon HD 6670. I tried to install the ...
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How to understand lspci tree format?

I use a Dell G3 3579 to run the lspci -tvv command. Here is the output: -[0000:00]-+-00.0 Intel Corporation 8th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers +-01.0-[01]----00.0 ...
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GLSL version doesn't match OpenGL version

I'm porting an application with OSG Earth from windows to Linux. The OS and softwares are basically the same (Qt 5.9, Linux kernel 3.18.24, Mesa 18.2.3). However, after override export ...
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How can I package the libusbK driver on Windows 10 for redistribution?

I'm working with a GPS sports logger for which Windows 10 default installs the usbser.sys driver. This standard driver does not support the WebUSB API. For that reason, on my local Windows 10 machine, ...
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System interrupts causing high CPU usage

I purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 2-in-1 laptop/tablet second-hand around a month ago, it came with Windows 10 Pro and was working OK for a few weeks but recently I have had a problem with ...
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Missing TUN/TAP driver on embedded Linux

I came a long way to encounter this problem, so several dead end steps will be omitted. I was trying to create a TAP interface. The first step taken was to check if I have the needed tool (which I ...
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Front USB Port of BitFenix Neos is only working sometimes allthough always working in UEFI

Yesterday I installed my new system with the following components: AsRock AB350M HDV, Ryzen 5 2400G, Samsung 860 Evo, Bitfenix Neos. I installed Win10 x64 from a bootable USB 2.0 stick using one ...
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Epson Perfection V39 Scanner Driver for Linux Mint 19

The Epson Perfection V39 Scanner driver for Linux Mint 19 is not available yet in the Epson website. Does anyone know how to install or to get the scanner working?
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Asus VivoBook S14 S410UF touchpad buttons do not work

Asus VivoBook S14 S410UF touchpad buttons do not work. What can I do about the problem? I tried to uninstall the current driver and installing the driver from the official site: https://www.asus.com/...
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Is there a way to view the device tree in Windows?

I recently started looking into the way that Windows manages its drivers and found out about the device tree and stacks. I was curious if there was a way to get this information about my system. I'm ...
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Why would I have high CPU usage (single core) when running glxgears on a GPU?

When running glxgears (or any graphically intensive application) on linux I see 100% utilization of a single cpu core, even though I've confirmed it is using my Nvidia GPU as the renderer. Is that ...
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Electron: Force chromium gpu drivers path on ARM

O.S: Tinker OS 2.0.7 (Debian 9 32bit) Arch: armv7l Device: TinkerBoard GPU: Mali T-764 Installed Chromium: 67.0.3396.87 Electron: 3.0.8 (Chromium 66.0.3359.181) I want to use Electron to build an app ...
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Image and sound freeze during gaming, after crash during nvidia gfx driver installation

I encountered crashes during gaming (like Doom etc.), meaning freezed image and sound. A bluescreen wasn't even shown and I had to turn off power. These crashes occured during workload, but no ...
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When trying to initialise my secondary Hard Drive (Samsung1TB), it's blocking me from completing both options (MBR and GPT)

Brand new PC, brand new Hard Drive. I've not yet stored anything on this, as I've only just realised that everything I'm installing is going onto my SSD 240gb, which I want to change. When trying to ...
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Linux Mint 19 - only boots in recovery mode

I recently installed Linux Mint 19 (Tara) on a computer, but some problems occured: The computer only boots in recovery mode and no graphics drivers are found. My graphic card is a AMD Radeon HD 6670....
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Could this bluescreen of death from my audio driver be caused by my keyboard filter driver?

After installing a custom keyboard filter driver (kbfiltr.sys), a slightly modified version of kbfiltr (Windows-driver-samples), and waking my system from standby the next morning, I was greeted by ...
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Arch Linux GPU benchmark low score

I have Asus N550JK laptop with Manjaro Linux installed. The CPU is i7 4700HQ, the dedicated GPU is Geforce GTX850m. It seems that there is a gpu driver problem in my laptop, because the score of ...
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Wifi: device is not ready - WPDMA TX/RX busy - Ralink RT3090 in Debian

After install new kernel - 4.18.0-2-amd64, my computer's startup is very slow and I can't use my RT3090. Of course, I had installed firmware-misc-nonfree and firmware-ralink (accoring this site, my ...
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Windows 2000 on Compaq Presario says no audio devices are installed

I was given a very old Compaq Presario laptop (Model M2000) and asked to make it usable. It had Windows XP and a lot of viruses; the audio was horrible, with too much noise in output. I had a ...
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HID-device not recognized (anymore) in 1 certain USB port

In my current project, I'm working with an IPC (Industrial Windows 7 Ultimate PC), and 1 or more Hall sensors. These probes measure the magnetic field strength of a newly produced magnet, and return ...
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BSOD - Critical Service Failed boot loop

I was at a customer and everything went fine until I rebooted his PC. This is what I had done prior to the reboot. Installed new printer Drivers Set up mail account in Windows Mail CCleaner cleaner ...
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Windows 10 1803 reboot after screen lock

I need help with Windows 10 1803 build. Laptop where the Windows is running is Lenovo t480s. This laptop restart in random moments without blue screen during lock. It cannot be releated to Windows ...
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My laptop no longer recognizes that it has bluetooth

I've been using a bluetooth mouse for a while on my new laptop, but it's been a bit glitchy. Then, all of a sudden, the very option to turn on and off the bluetooth on my Lenovo Ideapad 330 just ...
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microsoft support person told me to uninstall all non-microsoft drivers, computer won't restart [duplicate]

I got into a chat support session with the microsoft support team to connect a second monitor via hdmi-to-usb adapter dongle. I followed their directions to disable all non microsoft drivers. This ...
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Is it possible to clean install Windows 7 on a Sony Vaio laptop when its drivers are no longer supported?

I have a Sony Vaio laptop (with pre-installed Windows Vista). This laptop's drivers are no longer supported by Sony. Is it possible to do a clean install of Windows 7 on this Sony Vaio Laptop? What ...
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Missing driver with 'ptun0901' hardware ID

I noticed in Device Manager (under Windows 10) that there are six entries named Unknown Device under Other Devices with a warning overlay in their icons. I right-clicked on them, clicked Properties, ...
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Samsung Drivers Won't Work When in Fastboot Mode

I have made the mistake of trying to root my phone. Which is fine, but it's a lot more complicated than I thought it was, but since I have asperger's, once I start something, I feel like I have to ...
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What drivers is windows currently using for my mouse?

I'm trying to find my mouse driver, so I can reverse-engineer it. The mouse I'm currently using has a problem with reversed thumb buttons. I want to decompile the driver and change the way those two ...
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Windows cannot find network driver

I previously had Windows 10 x64 Educational as my host OS and everything was fine. I decided to make the leap to make Ubuntu 18.04 LTS my host and everything was fine and dandy there as well. After ...
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DELL extended monitor from Dell laptop by docking station

I have a DELL laptop connected to another DELL 23" HD monitor by VGA cable connected to docking station. The resolution on the extended monitor is blur and the monitor driver detects PnP montor. I ...
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What actually happens when installing hardware drivers from a CD in Windows? [closed]

I am curious as to what happens in Windows in the background when you install device drivers from a CD for a particular piece of I/O. My assumptions is that the only things that can be happening are ...
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Can you set Windows 10 Home into Test Mode?

I've followed tutorials such as this in order to turn on test mode and install some unsigned drivers on my Windows 10 Pro PC. I am now trying to complete the following on a Windows 10 Home PC ...
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Disconnect USB from Windows, and just connect or plug to my program directly (Like VirtualBox)

I have a program uses libmtp. I compiled libmtp on Mingw, msys2, and cygwin platforms. But i have problems that asked in link1 and link2. I debugged my program and found "Windows USB/MTP driver" is ...
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What is “USB Keyboard System/Consumer Control”?

xinput -list gives: ⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)] ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Power Button ...
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Unable to connect to VirtualBox through WinDbg via COM port

I am doing windows driver debugging and am trying to connect to Windows 10 on a virtual box guest. I have set up a serial port on virtual box on COM1 as a Host Pipe with a name \\.\pipe\windebugpipe ...
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How to reinstall Windows on Surface Laptop?

I've got a bootable USB stick and am getting to the driver loading stage. I've got the Surface Laptop drivers extracted from the Microsoft driver MSI and parked on another USB stick. I'm able to ...
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TB18DC connectivity problems

I have a DELL TB18DC docking station connected to my DELL laptop and everything seems to be working fine except for my USB connected mouse which is currently failing to work as it should. Problem is ...
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Windows unattended install: Unattend.xml path to drivers stored on installation media

In an automated windows installation, I would like to have flexibility of updating my drivers without mounting my .wim windows image and adding them every time while I am testing deployments. I am ...
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WinSAT on Windows 10 vs Windows Server 2016 Standard

I run winsat disk -drive c on both Windows 10 (Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7600U CPU @ 2.80 GHz 2.90 GHz) and Windows Server 2016 Standard (Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2640 v4 @ 2.40GHz 2.40GHz (2 processors)), ...
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If I change the cable of a USB device, will the drivers/descriptors be affected? [closed]

I swapped out the USB cable for a controller I was fixing (because the 5V wire broke) and now any PC I use it on can't recognize it. Could me changing the wire of broken it?
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Error installing the driver for AWUS036ACH in Kali Linux 2018.3

I am trying to setup my USB External Alfa Wifi Card with my VMWare Kali Linux 2018.3 OS. However I am getting the below error if I run the commands to make the file by executing the make. However I am ...
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How to find driver for hard drive (Model: Samsung ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB)

Windows 10 has decided to use a generic driver for this hard drive. Unfortunately, I am unable to find where to get a driver. Maybe it's just an old drive that doesn't have a Win10 driver, but I can't ...
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Toshiba eStudio-242 installation error

I'm having this quite peculiar problem while trying to install this printer through USB. Recently, I formatted my system and reinstalled Windows 7 Pro (x64) and I can not reinstall this printer ...