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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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 ...
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What drivers to install on Windows Server 2008 R2?

I just installed Win 2008 R2 on the Mainboard with the AMD 785G chipset. Should I install any chipset drivers? Should I install the ATI Catalyst drivers? Are there performance benefits (I use Remote ...
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What key parts of a Linux server are worth chasing drivers for?

I have a spare Dell Poweredge 2800 server that had a couple of drives crash and has been inactive. I decided to bring it to life as an Asterisk server - experimenting with Asterisk and Linux. We ...
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Older Proliant System Management Driver

I'm trying to update my server, a DL380 G2, from Server 2003 to Server 2008 (R1 not R2). Even though it is an older server, I've been able to get everything working except the Advanced System ...
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How to install tun/tap driver for openvpn on centos linux?

How to install tun/tap driver for openvpn on centos linux? Best wishes for you.
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Weird “missing” CD/DVD driver during Windows Server 2008 installation

We have an old PowerEdge 860 that we're trying to install Windows Server 2008 R2 onto. At present the machine doesn't have any OS installed, so we're doing a clean install from a DVD. Pretty simple ...
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Is it possible that the OS / some other app can cause my driver to hang for more than 1 second?

I have a driver that for one reason or an other it hanged for more than 1 second and crashed my app. What possible causes do you know that can make a driver hang for more than one second inside an ...
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Allowing “User” group members to install drivers

My problem is next. I am system admin in company of about 150 computers. All xp professional, all users. I can't afford to give anyone power user status because they're practically idiots, and will ...
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Windows 2003 SP1 terminal server printers Disappear after reboot - HP laserjet 4240

had working PCL6 laserjet 4240 driver. needed to downgrade to PCl5, tried but did not get clean install. tried again and it seemed to work (this is 2003 enterprise terminal server SP2) Have over 40 ...
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GUI tools to administer Linux Box

What GUI tools do you advise to improve the usability of Linux for those accustomed to doing system administration the windows-way? Users new to Linux often get confused when they need to configure ...
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Snow Leopard Compatible Drivers for Moschip MCS7720 USB-to-Serial Controller

We are using Cables Unlimited USB-2925 USB-to-Dual-DB9 serial cables, which use the Moschip MCS7720 controller. We have downloaded the newest driver from http://www.moschip.com/mcs7720.php, but that ...
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Windows 7 clean install: vendor-specific disk or not? [closed]

When I upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 in the near future I would like to do a clean install (from my own experience and from reading, that seems preferable to an in-place upgrade). I am wondering, ...
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Pausing a NOT_PAUSABLE service, pausing a not pausable service from the command line or code

I'm trying to pause a windows driver that has the NOT_PAUSABLE attribute set. when I send a sc query ServiceName the output is as follow: TYPE : 110 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS (interactive) ...
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Drivers for Dell Precision M90 and Windows Server 2008 (R1)

I am trying to get multi monitor support for a laptop. I have installed Windows Server 2008 (R1) x64 and none of the dell drivers for the laptop seem to work (I have tried the x64 ones for Vista and ...
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Update/change hard disk drivers without booting Windows

I am trying to convert a physical server to a virtual one. I know that there are tools for this, but they either cost a lot or have extreme requirements. I have tried to use Norton Ghost to make a ...
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Faster Windows Install + Automatisation

I'm looking for a way to install Windows Faster and let it run automaticly. We do daily installations of Windows XP, Windows Vista and soon Windows 7. We are currently using the following procedure: ...
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Linux driver for Intel ICH10R

I would like to know what 64-bit Linux distribution can I use with an Intel ICH10R RAID. I have tried CentOS 5.2 and Ubuntu Server 8.04. Neither support that raid controller. Also, I would like to ...
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X11 performance problem after upgrading from Centos3 to Centos5 with an ATI Rage XL

After upgrading a computer from Centos3 to Centos5 an application that does a lot of scrolling took a very high performance hit. top tells me that X is using a lot of CPU and that was not happening ...
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USB drivers broken, and no PS/2 ports

Installing windows 2003 64bit on an Intel DQ35JO motherboard, after starting the automatic driver installation from the Intel Driver CD the USB is not functioning after the automatic reboot. This ...
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Modem on /dev/ttyS0 can no longer be seen on my linux CentOS

I'm having a problem here, I have a modem that worked on a linux machine perfectly. Suddenly, it doesn't work any more. Linux no longer can see a modem on /dev/ttyS0 Linux doesn't see it using the ...
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Alternative/mirror site for HP drivers

I'm not able to download any printer driver from the HP site. Is there an alternative or mirror site where drivers are just archived or cached?
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Easiest way to reverse driver-induced BSOD on Windows 2003?

Say I install a driver (FC HBA) that immediately blue screens the server (Windows 2003). If I reboot and select Last Known Good, will that enable me to get to the login screen? I know it loads the ...
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Windows Server 2003 SiSRaid Error, \Device\SCSI\SiSRaid1?

Following up to http://serverfault.com/questions/52312/write-read-errors-raid1-recovery, I noticed an error in my event log: "The driver for device \Device\Scsi\SiSRaid1 detected a port timeout due ...
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HP USB Graphics Adapter Drivers for Windows 7

Has anyone seen Windows 7 drivers yet for the HP USB Graphics Adapter?
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poolmon: Which driver uses “Thre”?

One step further: On my machine, the pool tagged "Thre" grows about 1MB/day. Searching for "Thre" with findstr returns about every *.sys file on my harddisk. Any ideas how I could reduce the number of ...
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utility to find driver updates (Windows)

Is there a utility that helps (technically apt) end users to locate driver updates for their machine? Personally, I use SIW to determine the hardware, then scour the manufacturers web sites. I am ...
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Include iastor.sys into BartPE

How can I include iastor.sys into BartPE using PEBuilder?
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the driver file iastor.sys

For a BartPE-CD I need the driver file iastor.sys, but I can't find it neither on Intel's download site nor elsewhere on the internet. Can anybody point me in the right direction?
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Lotus NotesSQL Driver - cannot install

I need to install Lotus NotesSQL Driver (current version is 8.5) onto a virtual machine running XP. Here's what's I've done so far: I retrieved the file (CZOWFEN.zip) from the IBM website. I ran the ...
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Upgrade oralce jdbc driver in Weblogic 10

I found in Weblogic's documentation, "If you plan to use a different version any of the drivers installed with WebLogic Server, you can replace the driver file in WL_HOME\server\lib with an updated ...
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Imaging Sony Viaos — Missing drivers

I've been given several Sony Viao VGN-BX760's from old software engineering students. I'm supposed to install Windows, drivers, necessary software, and image the other laptops with it. The problem is ...
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How do I stop hpboid.exe and hpbpro.exe from running MANY MANY times on my server?

I'm seeing many copies of those 2 programs running on the server. They seem to collect over time and each consume 5mb-10mb of RAM. It seems to be part of the printer driver for either the HP LaserJet ...
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Reload an audio driver

I currently have a user that is forced to watch many different training videos and/or audio courses (CD, flash, DVD, etc). Once in a while their audio will stop working. I stop over and the system ...
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How to update all windows drivers?

Is there any way to force windows to recheck all devices against drivers in its database (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DevicePath) and update to the latest drivers ...
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Barriers preventing from deploying 64-bit OS in workstations?

At my workplace, our servers have run 64-bit OSes for years. But the workstations are a problem. Very few applications and drivers work well on 64-bit OSes. Those few cases are enough to prevent the ...
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Setting the right screen resolution for Ubuntu

Under "Screen resolution" in Ubuntu, I don't have my screen's native resolution (SyncMaster 226BW). What's the right way to make Ubuntu detect it? Udi
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What infomation can be had about a USB device that I don't have drivers for?

I have a USB device (USB to RS-232) that works on some computers without drivers but not on others. This is a problem because I don't have the drivers disk for it nor any info on who made it. Are ...
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Driver with tag “Stor” on Windows XP (32 bit)

I have a leaking driver (leaks 40-60MB/day) on Windows XP (32 bit). I used poolmon.exe from Server2003 SP2 (file-date is in 2007), I get: Stor Nonp 169527 ( 13) 950 ( 0) 168577 49377328 ( 3744) 292 ...
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Inserting drivers into BartPE ISO image?

Is it possible to insert drivers (sata) directly into an BartPE image, or would I have to build it from scratch?
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poolmon.exe: 32bit versions

I am debugging a leak using poolmon.exe. I have 2 versions, one from xp install disk, one from a Win2003 kit. Some of the Microsoft documentation mentions options that my poolmon(s) do not support ...