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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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How do I use a .CAP file to update BIOS driver

I just built a new PC and am in the process of installing the latest drivers from my motherboard manufacturer's homepage here (I have an ASUS ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming motherboard). There is a driver ...
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Undefined reference to “spi_register_board_info”

I am trying to build a spi module in kernel 4.14.71.When i try to build the module, it shows a warning "spi_register_board_info" undefined!. the mentioned function is defined in enter link description ...
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developent of drivers for device to computer interface not undertood

I have a very basic understandng filled with lots of unclear spaces. Hope someone here is able to comment on the subject of drivers for computer to device interfacing. I am interested in machine ...
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Brother printer driver for Chromebook 3

My (new) Chromebook3 uses the Linux - Beta OS. I'm trying to download a printer driver for my Brother MFC-7440N printer. At the Brother Downloads page, I selected Linux (Windows and Mac were the ...
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Shift key stops working in Windows 10 when MS Word installed

I have a 2 year old laptop (Dell Inspiron 13 5378) that worked fine for its first 18 months then the shift key became unreliable and now stops working. Both shift keys and both alt keys become non-...
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What is the significance of the number of instances of a minifilter driver in the output of fltmc?

Pardon my ignorance as I only have a vague understanding of what minifilter drivers are. We have Windows 10 user workstations with a minifilter driver installed called PtcVfsd. When running fltmc ...
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How to get surround sound speakers working “speaker-fill-style” with SB 5.1 VX

I have a 5.1 soundsystem connected to a "SB 5.1 vx" soundcard on Win10. It's running fine generally - when testing it through the windows sound driver options it works, I can hear sounds from ALL ...
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Is it possible to install a device driver without having the device?

I need to install drivers for a Startech WiFi dongle, but I don't actually have one to hand. Any instructions I've found on installing driver software involves going into the Device Manager and right-...
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wl18xx driver load fail

I am having problems with my beaglebone green wireless wifi driver. When I am booting, I can get the following messages from my UART console: wl18xx_driver wl18xx.0.auto: Direct firmware load for ti-...
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USB wireless adapter driver for linux

I'm trying to connect an Atheros ar1021x (ath6kl family) USB-Wireless adapter to a Raspberry Pi (with 4.14 kernel). My vendor provided a copy of driver source code, but it is for kernel 3.18. It does ...
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What are main differences between developing i3c and standard i2c? [closed]

i2c https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%C2%B2C#Revisions . data rates up to 3.4 Mbps . master, multi-master and slave roles . pull-up resistors (are provided by i3c masters internally) . clock stretching (...
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Cannot change resolution because drop down menu is flickering on Windows 10

This is happening on a new laptop. I removed Windows 10 Home and replaced it with Windows 10 Enterprise. I installed these drivers( https://www.asus.com/Laptops/ROG-Strix-SCAR-II/HelpDesk_Download/) ...
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Intel Smart Sound Technology doesn't work, and I cannot seem to fix it (again)

Straight to the point: Thinkpad Helix 2 dual-boot with Win10 and Ubuntu 18.04. Thinkpad Helix 2 = Tablet that plugs into keyboard Tablet has audio jack and uses Intel Smart Sound Tech (ISST) audio ...
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Difference between mode.exe and Device Manager COM port settings

I was hoping that somebody could explain to me why device manager and mode.exe differ. WMI queries are tending to agree with mode.exe. Device manager is the one in the wrong.
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Canon ImageRunner Advance C5550 driver for Windows 10

Windows 10 does manage to install the printer and I can print to it successfully. However, I do not get all of the options. I see this is Word: Basic printer dialog For instance, I know there is ...

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