Questions tagged as ['drivers']

For questions related to modules, the ones that control and orchestrate how the kernel should communicate with the hardware
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Touchscreen not working/not being recognized 20.04 (Screen permission denied)
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Trying to get my touchscreen working on Ubuntu 20.04 but not finding much information about it.

When I run xinput I don't see it mentioned.

Virtual Core XTEST pointer
Elan Touchoad 

Run lsusb, and it doesn't appear

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0408:51ea Quanta Computer, Inc. HP Wide Vision HD Camera
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 8087:0a2a Intel Corp. (Bl ...
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Intel Open GL being broken with some distros
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I've tried MANY, many distros at this point. But Ubuntu is by far my favorite. Just vanilla Ubuntu. My main problem is, is that some distros just refuse to work with OpenGL. Minecraft, TF2 and all launch fine, however polygons are invisible/visibly broken. I have provided glxgears, and other such utilities. I don't understand why some distros break this and why some do. Examples of working ones include  ...

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Building kernel for Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 with SATA Support fails
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I am trying to compile a Kernel with SATA_AHCI and MARVELL Support for Ubuntu 20.04lts to run on a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. I have succeeded in doing this using RaspiOS. My SATA PCI Card with a 4 disk ZFS RaidZ2 Pool works fine.

sda           8:0    1  1.8T  0 disk 
├─sda1        8:1    1  1.8T  0 part 
└─sda9        8:9    1   ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 drivers updates not working, E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
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Its been a while since i have installed Ubuntu and after 4 weeks later i remembered that i didn't configure or install any driver manually. This happened because my touch pad was lagging a bit and didn't feel the same as it was before on Ubuntu. I tried finding drivers for my laptop[dell latitude e6420] on dell original site, but the thing is they have only got drivers till Ubuntu 10.04

I tried t ...

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How do I download RTL8821CE dependencies, install on main machine and install the driver?
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I purchased my new laptop a few days ago and currently I am setting everything up, I already have Ubuntu 20.04 running but I need to install the network driver for the RTL8821CE. I don’t have an ethernet port on my laptop. Is there A way I am able to download bc, build-essential, dkms and module-assistant and all its dependencies as .deb files and then install the prebuilt driver?

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My laptop screen flickers when on battery power
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My computer screen is flickering anytime it isn't plugged into AC power. I have figured out that this is an issue with my drivers and that I need to update them. But when I got to the Intel graphics drivers page there was no option to download drivers for Linux/Ubuntu. Is there is any way to update my Intel graphics drivers on Ubuntu?

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on a Lenovo IdeaPad 2-in-1 4GB wi ...

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Updating Ubuntu Base updates Nvidia Drivers
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I'm working on a Ubuntu 20.04 System with Cuda installed and a specific version of the Nvidia Drivers (Driver: 450.119.03). I wanted to run the security updates, including the one for Ubuntu Base. However, this update also installs Nvidia 460 Drivers, even though they are not mentioned in the packages. I've tried multiple times and made extra sure that nothing with Nvidia or Cuda is mentioned in the Det ...

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Problems with Tensorflow-gpu on Ubuntu 18.04 / CUDA 10.2
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I have some problems in order to install tensorflow-gpu on Ubuntu 18.04 with CUDA 10.2. This is the error that i have

2021-08-03 09:45:17.606800: I tensorflow/stream_executor/cuda/] successful NUMA node read from SysFS had negative value (-1), but there must be at least one NUMA node, so returning NUMA node zero
2021-08-03 09:45:17.607729: I tensorflow/core/common_runtime/g ...
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Touchpad and Dual Display Not working Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS
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I have HP probook laptop with below configuration

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz × 8 
Grpahics: llvmpipe (LLVM 10.0.0, 256 bits
GNOME: 3.28.2
OS Type: 64 Bit

I am trying to get my Touchpad and Dual Monitor work on it. However, they aren't working. I tried installing NVIDIA Prime driver but it fails. Below is the result of my lpsci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation D ...
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No USB ports are detected on 20.04
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EDIT: I'm using a HP ENVY Desktop - 750-450ng with a new PSU and a RTX2070

EDIT2: For anyone who has the same problem, it has solved itself, all USB ports are now working. I do not know why and that annoys me

I'm freshly switched from Win10 to Ubunutu 20.04 and this is my first time using Linux for an extended period of time. Please forgive me for obvious beginner mistakes.

After reinstalling Ubunutu 2 ...

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Wifi Not working after sometime in Ubuntu 21.04
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Recently I have installed Ubuntu 21.04. Soon after the installment I found out that the Wifi is not working after sometime. The available network list is continously loading and there are no networks on display. Even if I toggle the wifi from the settings to on and off it is not working. Only after a restart it starts working.

Initially I tried to run the following commands:

sudo service network-manag ...
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Trekstor laptop bluetooth adapter not working in Kubuntu 21.04
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I'm using Kubuntu 21.04 on a Trekstor SurfBook W2 laptop and the bluetooth is not working. I think the adapter is not even detected correctly. Not 100% sure but it might be a Broadcom Wifi/Bluetooth adapter. The wifi works fine.

uname -mr; lsb_release -d; 
5.11.0-25-generic x86_64
Description:    Ubuntu 21.04
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xx ...
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Issue installing Brother printer, Device URI "unable to locate printer"
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Installing Brother printer for the first time following the instructions found at this link, Brother - Driver Install Tool:


  1. Get superuser authorization with the "su" command or "sudo su" command.

  2. Run the tool:

    Command: bash linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-* Brother <machine name>

    e.g. bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1 MFC-J880DW

  3. The driver installation will start. Follow the installa ...

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Having stuttering on Ubuntu 20.04 while gaming with Windows dual boot
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I recently decided to dual boot Ubuntu to give it a try as my main platform, as I like the look and feel of it and I'd really like to get away from Windows. But for whatever reason, whatever game I'm playing will freeze/drop fps for a bit before going back to normal. I know it isn't a hardware issue, as on the same exact games run perfecy fine on Windows. I've tested it with Tomb Raider (on proton, not  ...

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Strange colored static after upgrading monitor
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I recently upgraded to an ultrawide monitor (LG 34GN850) and am experiencing some weird and very annoying behavior. Scrolling in various windows causes this strange colored static to appear and grow the more I scroll until the entire screen goes black. The static seems to change as I move my mouse around and doesn't go away until I scroll the other direction or change to a new window.

It doesn' ...

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USB wi-fi adapter drivers. HELP!
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I have the archer-t4u wi-fi usb adapter, recently bought it after discovering it has total Linux support. Is it there anyway to make it work on the latest Ubuntu LTS release? The official website for TP-Link drivers only provides drivers to the old 16.04 LT release

Looking and asking around on the internet i saw someone commenting about checking the dr ...

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cant find print drivers for canon mx430
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does anyone know if there are linux print drivers for canon pixma 430. I just installed ubuntu in a dual boot (win 10) and it seems to see the printer but when i try to print something doesn't work. went to canon site and could not find linux drivers for this printer is there a work around?

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No sound via HDMI on Ubuntu 21.04
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I've installed Ubuntu 21.04. I've followed a few AskUbuntu guides to no avail. My monitor is connected with an HDMI via an AMD RX 580 (Ellesmere) video card.

I do not have any proprietary drivers installed. As it so happens, official amdgpu-install drivers or amdgpu-pro drivers aren't supported in 21.04. In Ubuntu Software as well I see no drivers for my video card.

lspci Displays two audio devic ...

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Ubuntu, sound disappeared
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  • Ubuntu 21.04, 64 bit.
  • Just updated to kernel 5.11.0-25-generic and sound disappeared.
modprobe snd-hda-intel

Displays absolutely nothing. No error message, no missing. Nothing. Is that expected?

  Host: rabbit Kernel: 5.11.0-25-generic x86_64 bits: 64 
  Desktop: GNOME 3.38.4 Distro: Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) 
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20QVCTO1WW v: ThinkPad X1 Extreme ...
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please help with acpi problems
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Hello and thanks for reading this!

my PC has the kworker problem and I digged a bit with But sadly I don't know how to interpret the backtrace...

So I continued and did run sudo fwts that showed a lot of fails... As I understand them, they are related to acpi problems.

From there I tried to disable the acpi powerbutton function with ...

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Are this files ok?
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I have an Intel CPU with integrated graphics and I was researching the video files because i had low fps in some games and I found this:


Specifically the "amdgpu.conf" and "radeon.conf", is this normal or not? And if so, what should I do?

I'm new in Xubuntu by the way, so explain to me like a 5 year old.

lspci -knn | grep -A3 -Ei "3d|video|vga" Output this:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300] ...
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Mouse disconnects randomly when using ubuntu, Help!
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A while back I broke my main PC so I'm stuck with an old-school PC which has Ubuntu as it's main operating system, So I kept using Ubuntu for awhile and liked it a lot. But then when I installed a UPS (uninterrupted power supply) the mouse kept disconnecting randomly! whenever the UPS does a clicky sound my USB disconnects and after 0.2 seconds connects again which is really dang annoying..

I'm g ...

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howto patch a surface lapotop kernel
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I found that my system needs at least 2 patch for making it works with no errors, so ive found this howto for installed patches and all seems clear: How to apply patch from git.kernel?

The note that i have found says:

The following patches are required:

pinctrl-amd HID
Quirk providing IRQ7 override supporting pinctrl-amd interrupt ...

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nvidia 460 ubuntu revert to generic driver will not allow me to change in gui or command line
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i installed unrelated program (sudo apt update, sudo reboot

now Ubuntu has "reverted"? to generic video driver and will NOT allow me to change to proper nvidia driver either gui or command line sudo apt install ......460

how do i fix this, and any idea how it happen so i can avoid doing it again?

nvidiaX gui panel is blank OTHER than HELP and QUIT buttons

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I want to enable my wifi adapter
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I want to turn on my Realtek wireless adapter. When I run lshw -C network it shows:

*-network DISABLED        
       description: Wireless interface
       product: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       logical name: wlp1s0
       version: 00
       serial: 00:45:e2:00:e0:df
       width: 64 b ...
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Making ubuntu recognize devices in usb hub
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Some devices like keyboard works fine on a cheap USB hub I bought, but I'm trying to put a USB Modem on the same hub and it fails, but if I put directly to my notebook it works fine.

My findings so far:

lsusb shows my USB modem as "Unknown Manufacturer hub":

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 024: ID 0cf3:e005 Qualcomm Atheros Communications 
Bus 001 Device 0 ...
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Increase TDP on 3060 Laptop GPU
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I have a Legion 5 Laptop with a 3060 GPU. I can switch the power profiles with an FN button. On the medium and high settings it uses 130W on Windows, on the silent one 80W.

On Ubuntu 20.04 with kernel 5.8.0 and NVIDIA driver 465.19.01 the GPU only uses up to 80W. No matter the power profile. This effectively limits the GPU's performance.

How can I increase the TDP? I already tried setting the TDP vi ...

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Wireless adpater (Intel 8260) disabled in 20.04 LTS
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  • lshw gives: *-network DISABLED
    description: Wireless interface product: Wireless 8260 vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0 logical name: wlp1s0 version: 3a serial: 14:ab:c5:d2:48:d0 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=5.8.0-63-generic firmware=36 ...
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How to PERMANENTLY Disable Secure Boot?
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I have been trying to install Nvidia Driver on my Asus Tuf Dash F15 Laptop for a month now. The people at have instructed me to ask Ubuntu how to do disable secure boot permanently.

It seems that whenever I reboot my laptop, the SHIMX64 boot file replaces the g ...