A device driver or software driver is a computer program allowing higher-level computer programs to interact with a hardware device.

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Why didn't my Linux server start with an active network connection?

I booted my Linux server today via WOL. When it came up, I couldn't SSH onto it. I checked the server and it had booted into the OS but wasn't reachable on the network. I checked my router which ...
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Printer Management in AD Domain

I normally push out all my printers via group policy preferences. However, the new copy machines I have are using some stranger drivers and I can not install x64/x86 drivers on the same machine for my ...
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The specified location does not contain information about your hardware [xp]

I'm remotely installing printer drivers to a clients set of laptops (over Teamviewer). They are all XP. They have an Oki c5650 printer. I download the driver from the Oki website. The first and second ...
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NLB NIC w/ Static IP permanently “Acquiring Network Address” after adding more IP's to the cluster

We have a 2 node NLB cluster. I recently added more IP's to the cluster range, after which point, the NLB NIC's on both of my nodes ended up in a permanent "acquiring network address" state. The ...
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Updating / forcing usb wireless driver in Linux

I have a new USB WIFI stick Airlive X.USB-3. It's a a/b/g/n solution with dual external atennas based ar9170 chipset. http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/ar9170 website states that the ...
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HP4050, Windows 7 64 Bit, Printer Sharing from Windows Server

If I use a 'local printer' 'tcp port', I can print to an HP 4050 over the network from a Windows 7 64 bit machine using the Universal HP printer drivers (I happened to use Postscript). However, the ...
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Citrix Xenserver 5.6 vs HP BL460c G7 Networkadapter

We have a brand new HP BL460c G7 Blade. We want to install Citrix Xenserver on it. The installer prompts for Networkdrivers since it can´t locate any supported hardware. According to HPs QuickSpecs ...
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What are the advantages of using Hyper-V's synthetic drivers?

We are moving our virtualization platform from Citrix's XenServer to Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2. As part of this project I need to migrate, in one form or another, some Debian Linux servers ...
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Win7 clients “losing” printer drivers seemingly randomly

My googlefu is failing me on this one, so I thought I'd pose this to you friendly lot :) Background We've got a Server 2003 box running as our print server, to which is connected all of our network ...
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Does Hyper-V support SCSI Pass-through discs in a Server 2003 R2 VM?

I'm running into some difficulties getting pass-through disks to be accessible to a Hyper-v server 2003 r2 virtual machine. Host OS : Server 2008 R2 full w/Hyper-V role Guest OS : Server 2003 R2 ...
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How can I allow non-administrators to use port-specific USB devices that require a driver-reinstall for each new port?

Is there a way to give non-admin users the right to (re-)install drivers for a port-specific USB device so that they do not need an administrator login every time they plug the same device into a ...
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Server 2008 R2 repair install

Is it possible to do a repair install on a server 2008 R2 Enterprise machine like we used to be able to do on 2003? I need to reinstall on a remote server and don't have a driver cd in the drive just ...
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Are there cumulative driver additions from repeated syspreps on different PCs?

e.g. I have a master PC, install drivers and sysprep and take image. On PC 2 I installed that image, update any drivers, sysprep and take image. Move to PC 3, install the image, update drivers, ...
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php pdo mssql driver on centos

How do I install PHP PDO Mssql Driver on Centos?
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How does Linux determine the SCSI address of a disk?

Greetings, I'm working with RHEL 5.5 guest VMs under VMware ESX 4. When I configure the virtual disks in the VM hardware settings, each disk has a SCSI address in the format "N:M". For example, "1:3" ...
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Latest XP Drivers for Intel Integrated Graphics

On the Intel site I'm struggling to find what the latest driver version is for certain chipsets. From a system info tool I have several PCs (laptops) with the following reported graphics: Mobile ...
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Hyper-V 2008 R2 synthetic networking stops working with linux 2.6.32.15

so I thought I'd give Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise a try on my Homeserver (yes, it's legit... got it from msdnaa). First thing to throw at it was my firewall which runs IPFire. This ...
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Move Win2k3 to new hardware: STOP 0x0000007B (How can I get PERC drivers installed?)

I have an ancient celeron-based Windows 2003 SBS server on an old Dell machine. It has a very basic IDE non-RAID setup. The server is so old, it takes about 30 minutes to boot up and log in. A new ...
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Can I find out what application is using a mirror driver?

According to Windows, my machine can no longer display the Aero interface as an application is using a "mirror driver". I can't think of any software I've installed recently that would need to mirror ...
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Windows 7 boot order and locations

Long story short, a program that shouldn't have been run on this machine has been, and it's created a naughty .sys file that is being loaded right after pci.sys (as determined by NBTLog.txt) I've had ...
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What's the proper build environment for an oem.tgz under esxi 4.1

I've got an unsupported SATA card that I want to use under esxi. Not really a problem -- I'm not planning on asking for support for this system; it's mostly a basement computer that I'll use for ...
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Windows 2008 64bit driver for Intel PRO/1000 PM?

I'm trying to upgrade the network adapter's driver on my windows 2008 dedicated server to the latest version. I checked in the device manager and I see two network adapters, Intel PRO/1000 PL and ...
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How do you map a virtual drive letter to a net work path on Windows

There are two computers PC1, PC2, there is a fold named: D:\Soft in PC1, and I want to use just one copy of soft. so I used psubst to create a virtual driver D: in PC2 like below, and it works very ...
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How to install Oracle OLE drivers for use in SQL Server 2008 R2 x64

As per standard procedure we've been using for years for previous versions of both Oracle and SQL Server, I have installed Oracle's latest ODAC package, which includes the Oracle OLE driver onto our ...
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HP laserjet 1022n problems on windows server 2003 R2

Our HP laserjet 1022n works fine on everything except whenever it is asked to print a document with some sizes of calibri type font, instead of printing normally, it spews out gibberish (things like ...
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Using Built-In Drivers for Print Server

I have an HP LaserJet 4 Plus that I'd like to be able to map (TCP/IP) to my users. I have to give a location for the printer so that the client computer knows where to find the driver. This would be ...
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Installing OpenVPN on Windows7

It seems I cannot install the current version of OpenVPN (2.1.2) because the TAP driver is not signed and therefore windows 7 x64 refuses to install it. It shows up in the device manager, but with a ...
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HP universal print driver on Samsung SCX5935FN

Recently we've been faced with a very odd issue; our Samsung SCX5935FN skips the numbers "6" and "8" whenever it is asked to print a document. Everything else within the document is printed correctly, ...
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Add printer as domain user in Windows 7

In Windows 7, one has to have (local) administrator privileges to install a printer driver, even when this printer is installed from one of the domain servers. The only 'solution' I've read so far is ...
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What actions get carried out on the files in /dev?

What exactly does the files in /dev do? I'm having a difficult time understanding the relation between the files here, device drivers and the device. Taking an example, what does /dev/hda do? does ...
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Unable to load my driver in non-admin user account

Dear Sir I have written a C++ driver for some application of my own. It works perfectly fine when i run it on Administrator account, but on non-Admin user account, it is unable to load driver. Please ...
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Network cable keep connecting/disconnecting rapidly or so does Windows tell me

Suddenly this morning one of the computer on our network keeps dropping it's network connection. The computer run an up to date Windows XP Pro and is a Lenovo 3000 J110 computer. The network card is ...
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How can I get the print drivers for all printers installed on a print server?

I want to prestage the print driver installations for all printers I have installed on my network. I reckon I can do this with some jiggery-pokery with pnputil, but I need to know what I should be ...
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IPFire firewall under Hyper-V. How to get synthetic devices working?

The latest version of IPFire (v2.7 core 38) uses the linux 2.6.32.15 kernel. This includes Microsoft's Hyper-V synthetic drivers. How do I get them working? When IPFire boots, it loads the hv_vmbus ...
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How do I install missing drivers in the Recovery Console?

I'm testing a backup to a bare metal restore. The new hardware doesn't have PS2 Mice/Keyboard and needs USB drivers: I can't log into any of the Safe Modes. I can however, put the original SBS2003 ...
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Can't find instructions how to use Windows 7 drivers on Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows 7 x64 comes with all sorts of signed drivers so there's high probability that all drivers for your machine will be installed during system setup. On the other hand Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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Will Solaris 9 drivers work on Solaris 10?

I'm going to try this anyway right now, but since it's a decent question I thought I should throw it on Server Fault. I'd like a reason why they shouldn't work since the Kernel is so old.
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Windows PE network setup

I'm walking through the following step-by-step guide for deploying Windows 7 via AIK: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd349348%28WS.10%29.aspx On step 4 (Capturing the Installation onto a ...
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ESX Server Setup cannot detect my LAN card

I want to install esx server on my system that has LAN card, (Realtec RTL-8110sc) How to install it? thanks
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How do I tell which kernel module is servicing a /dev device?

How do I find out which kernel module (as seen by typing lsmod) is servicing a particular device in /dev ? In other words, say I have a device, /dev/mouse0 and I want to find out which kernel module ...
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Updating PHP mySQL drivers when updating mySQL

I have apache, php, and mysql all installed from source. When I update mySQL to the latest version (5.1.46), do I need to update anything on the php side for it to be able to work with the new ...
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DIY a simple .inf on an existing .sys?

In continuation of attempting to get an old Digi ST-1032 working on a new server, we've downgraded a server to Windows 2000 in an attempt to use the NT4 drivers. And it works, the old software setup ...
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Software Based RAID? Via OS or Controller?

So, I just discovered that the RAID controller within my Dell Precision 470 is software based. I never recognized until now that Adaptec CERC stood for "Cost Effective Raid Controller"... amazing. ...
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PowerEdge 2800 Server - PERC 4e/Di RAID — Installing Windows

Have the above server (got it for free) with the PERC 4e/Di raid controller inside (according to dell's site). I've downloaded the drivers to a floppy. The Windows Server 2003 Install disk recognizes ...
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What port does OpenLink ODBC Driver use?

I use Avaya Reporting Services and OpenLink ODBC Drivers for db connection. I know that it uses port 5000 for handshaking but after that I believe it uses an random port for communication. I want to ...
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Getting something out of an old Digi ST-1032

I'm trying to update a setup of a shipping and packaging unit, that makes use of two Digi ST-1032 'Terminal Server' units. I find it a strange name for the devices, but pre-the-nineties it apparently ...
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Cannot use integrated audio on GA-MA74GM-S2 on FreeBSD

I'm trying to configure a home-server for using as sound-server among other uses. MB is GA-MA74GM-S2 (dmidecode confirmed), with Realtek ALC888 codec on it. As I understand, this soundcard must work ...
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Can't find onboard NIC with windows server 2008

I'm trying to setup a windows server, but I can't seem to get it to install ethernet drivers :( motherboard is ms-6743 chipset 82865g/pe/p(intel) The MSI drivers specifically for this motherboard are ...
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RHEL 5.x SCSI Driver .img update for initrd.img

I have production DB server (RHEL 5.1) with LSI Megaraid driver loaded during setup via DUD (Driver Upd Diskett). Now I'd like to update kernel and other packeges to 5.4 version. I also downloaded ...
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Windows Server 2003 on components that have no driver support

I recently got an i5 processor on an ASUS P7P55D LE motherboard to act as a cheap server only to realise that there are no windows 2003 drivers for the chipset and network. I haven't tried yet but can ...