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Questions tagged [drivers]

Questions about issues relating to drivers on elementary OS.

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new Elementary user, wifi && graphics questions

I've done my homework and started using Elementary on my Acer Swift 3 the wifi connectivity is terrible, windows gave me constant stable connection, where elementary fails to do that Should i use ...
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No audio after new hardware in eOS Juno

I'm having trouble with my audio drivers after I switched from a Dell XPS 8500 to a custom build with a Ryzen 5 2600X for my processor, Gigabyte Aorus Gaming 5 Wifi x470 for my motherboard, and a ...
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Printer Sharing With Windows Problem

I have a machine with a printer on via USB that runs Elementary. The second one runs windows. Both on the same net via wire. While I managed to setup up my printer which works correctly whith ...
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Elementary OS Sluggish with Intel HD 520 (Using too much CPU)

I've just installed Elementary OS but I'm having a problem. The animations are a little bit sluggish. I also absolutely can't watch an YouTube video in a resolution higher than 480p as it constantly ...
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Touchpad issues with Juno on Ideapad 330

I decided to install Juno on my brand new Lenovo Ideapad 330 however the touchpad doesn't work, I had to do the installation using a external mouse. This laptop has an Elantech touchpad, which ...
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Broadcom 4360 Wifi (2013 MacBook Air) on Juno?

Just installed Juno on a 2013 MacBook Air. It's got a Broadcom 4360 wireless chip, which works great on the Live CD/USB, but the driver isn't there after install. Is there a simple way to get ...
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Monitor settings do not work. Cannot disable integrated screen of the laptop

In monitor settings at System settings, after re-ordering the screens correctly, if I want to disable the internal screen, even after disabling it the laptop screen will still be on and show Pantheon. ...
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How good is the support for wireless usb adapters in elementary OS? And what would some good options be?

I really want to switch to something new. I'm completely done with Windows, and I'm now considering elementary OS. But I've been doing some research, and it's my understanding that Linux doesn't play ...
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Pretty new to Linux

As the title suggest i'm fairly new to Linux and i'm curious how it works with drivers. NVIDIA Graphics worked out for me after some research, but I don't know about the rest of the machine. Coming ...
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Wifi connection is weak (rtl8723be)

My laptop's WiFi card is rtl8723be. It keeps disconnecting even when the hotspot is two metres away. Please help :)
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How to install hp support assistant in elementary os Juno 5.0?

How to install hp support assistant in elementary os Juno 5.0? I wanna know how can I install hp support assistant from http://www.kernel.org/ or If there's any other way to install?
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How to Enable Additional Driver in elementary juno?

How to Enable Additional Driver in elementary Juno 5.0?
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wifi problem in dual boot

Hi earlier i used ubuntu 14 and 16. Now am using elementray and i have same problem every time. for ex: when install elementray firs i try it bu clicking 'try without installing' there my wifi is ...
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Elementary poor performance after update

When i first installed elementary os without updating the os itself everything was smooth and working fine. When i rebooted from the updates my mouse starts skipping a lot and the overall performance ...
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How do I install RTL8723BE driver in Elementary OS (4.13.0-41)?

I've installed Elementary OS on HP 15-bw011dx (UEFI/GPT, Secure boot OFF). Ethernet works but the wireless nic does not appear in SYSTEM SETTINGS/NETWORK. In a terminal I entered the following ...
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Wireless Network not working after Installation

I have just installed Elementary OS. My WiFi is not working. There are tons of solutions out there, and i have no idea which will work. Rather than trying all of them, it would be nice to have a ...
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Any way to use synaptics instead of libinput?

My touchpad worked perfectly in Freya, however it acts erratically in Loki. I believe this might be due to the fact that Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't allow using synaptics; in fact, if I try to add it using ...
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Battery issues with elementary OS Loki

First of all, I'd like to point out the laptop that I'm using, it's a Dell Inspiron 5570 (i7-8550U + AMD GPU), now onto the problem. The most annoying issue I faced (installed elementary OS twice, ...
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Sound simply went kaput

I lost sound on my laptop. Speakers and headphones aren't shown on the Sound settings. The last time everything worked, I had restarted the computer in order to jump over to windows 10. But it was ...
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ASUS R510LC, Realtek ACL3236 - sound only on headphones

I've choose elementary OS for my first serious linux operating system, so please be lenient. I used to linux occasionally before and I hadn't any problems with drivers(?) I searched a lot before I ...
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Secondary physical button doesn't work on clickpad using libinput

I have just installed ElementaryOS on a brand new laptop (Dell Vostro 3568), and I can't get physical secondary button to work. When I set "Primary button" to left in touchpad settings, all physical ...
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Intel Graphic Card fails to be detected

I installed a fresh copy of Elementary OS Loki on my Dell XPS 15 9560. The problem lies where first in the Software and Updates it used to display my Intel inbuilt graphic card and has fail to do so ...
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All devices stopped working

I have a problem with my Loki. Yesterday everything was fine, but after rebooting it up due to system updates, I noticed that everything stopped working. I mean things like, wifi, bluetooth, card ...
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Does anyone know how to get an XP-Pen Star 06 tablet working on Ubuntu/elementaryOS or Linux?

I'm trying to get this (XP-PEN Star 06) tablet to work. I tried DiGiMend on github and installing their drivers etc... did not work. Here is my complete output for the tablet. https://pastebin.ubuntu....
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Why does not my printer work?

Please forgive me if this question has already been asked. The fact is that I do not speak English well. What is the problem? The system correctly identified my printer and found drivers for it, ...
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My wifi suddenly has stop working (unclaimed network)

It was just fine, until the update, after that my WiFi stop working. When i type lshw -C network it show this: *-network NO RECLAMADO descripción: Network controller producto: BCM43142 ...
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Can't login after yesterday's update

I boot up today and tried to login. I can't do it on the main account or guest account. I updated the OS yesterday. But I have not installed any program recently. I'm using the Nvidia drivers on my ...
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Nvidia and AMD drivers broke Elementary OS

I installed drivers amd64-microcode and nvidia-340 on my Elementary OS and I restart it. Unfortunately I can't turn on my computer. I was trying in recovery mode, but it doesn't work. My copmuter ...
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External HDMI Monitor “working” according to software, but no display output

My issue is different from other similar questions, such as this one. In that question, the OP states that System Settings -> Displays is unaware that a 2nd monitor is plugged in (the monitor is not ...
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Mouse buttons stop working

I've done a clean install of Loki on an old Compaq laptop. Whenever it has been running for a bit the mouse buttons stop working. The mouse still moves fine, just the clicks do nothing. It happens on ...
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Slow Internet connection (WiFi) while using elementary OS Loki (Atheros)

Exact same behaviour as the question here, except that my driver is a Qualcomm Atheros one. I tried following the steps mentioned here but that didn't make much of a difference. Output of the ...
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On what ubuntu/linux version is elementary based on

Let me start by saying that I'm an absolute noob here. Barely 24 hours on a linux based system. So please don't mind if my framing of the question seems uninformed or noobish. Here is the main issue- ...
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elementary os is freezing

I change my pc's videocard after some days it's start freezing/ and i restarting every time. I'm downloading nvidia drivers from app center/ have a 2 download I'm downloading both but when I restart ...
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Elementary OS on a 12-inch MacBook

I'd like to use Elementary OS on a 12-inch MacBook. I understand the new SPI keyboard and trackpad are not natively supported. I did find this driver which apparently works. https://github.com/cb22/...
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Installer NVMe Support (Dell XPS 15 9560)

In attempting to install Elementary OS on my XPS 15 9560 (i7, 32GB ram, 1TB ssd), I've run into the issue with the installer not recognizing my main (and only) SSD drive. On the 9560 it happens to be ...
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No sound on PC, Hardware or Elementary?

Let's make it quick. I have bought myself an old Dell Optiplex 780 with the following specs: -Core 2 duo E7300 -4Gb Ram ddr2 To make it slightly "spicier"(playing on the league we're playing), I ...
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nvidia-375/libEGL.so.1 is not a symbolic link, and other NVIDIA issues

I've just set up the nvidia-375 package (also nvidia-settings, nvidia-prime, and nvidia-opencl-icd-375) on my new Elementary OS installation. I was hoping it'd work after a simple reboot, as it has in ...
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How do I download/install driver for HP Officejet 4655 [duplicate]

I have tried unsuccessfully to download a print driver for my HP OfficeJet 4655. "I've tried using sudo apt-get hplip" in the terminal, and I've been to hp website and haven't had any luck. Any ...
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changing drivers from mesa to AMD

Do I need to remove mesa drivers before installing AMD drivers ?? tried looking up but all that comes up is how to remove drivers.
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Installing proper video drivers

I installed Elementary OS Loki today and it doesnt feel smooth at all. It is very laggy. I know for a fact, that once I updated my drives on Ubuntu, which had the same problem, it was really smooth. ...
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Wireless not connecting Lenovo v510 - How to download drivers?

I entered the following code with the respective outputs rfkill list all 0: ideapad_wlan: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes 1: ideapad_bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft ...
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Macbook trackpad driver

I'm running elementary OS on a 2011 Macbook pro. I'm quite pleased with the overall experience but the trackpad feel is quite a disappointment (too sensitive, not precise, issues with selection/drag&...
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I have an issue installing Loki on a MacBook pro from 2008

I Just donwload the elementary iso (the latest), flashed on a Usb with rufus, and try to install on my MacBook pro from 2008. It has a intel 2.4ghz Core 2 duo, GeForce 8600 gt and 4 gb ram. Aparently ...
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How do I install AMD drivers for rx480 card?

I have had a really difficult transition from Windows to Linux for the last month or so I've been toying around with different distros, and with all of them have yet to been able to install the AMD ...
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Stuck with nvidia boot screen instead of login

I'm new to Linux and today my computer froze while watching youtube. I had to reset using the power button and after the elementary logo when you expect to get the login screen I got stuck with the ...
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Attempting to install Realtek Card Reader Drivers

I'm completely new to elementary OS and Linux in general, I've managed to overcome a few issues so far but this one has me stumped, despite googling all manner of solutions. I believe (from the ...
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Ralink RT3070 driver problem

I'm trying to get my Alfa Networks WIFI dongle (based on RT3070) to work, but it seems that the necessary package (firmware-ralink) is not availabe in elementary os. It is in the non-free debian repo. ...
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Video tearing and stutter - Help with drivers?

So I installed Elementary and updated everything. My problem is videos on YouTube have tearing and also videos at 60fps are not fluid all the time, they would have kind of "mini-stutters" quite often. ...
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Wifi not working Elementary OS Loki 0.4

I install Loki 0.4 on a MacBook White Dual core 2,4 Ghz. The wifi is there but try to connect and time run out (server not found). I think it may be wifi drivers. Please help.