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Questions tagged [drivers]

Questions about issues relating to drivers on elementary OS.

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How do I install the latest Intel Linux Graphics?

I'm experiencing performance issues with my Intel graphics card like stuttering animations, artifacts, etc. I've attempted to resolve the issue by running the Intel Graphics Installer from 01.org, ...
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Loki, additional hardware

How do I access the additional hardware/drivers menu in Loki? Am I missing something or was this GUI option removed?
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How to downgrade to a older kernel

I inadvertently updated my Linux kernel to version 4.2.0-30 from 3.19.0-33 and it has broken my WiFi and USB drivers, is there a way for me to downgrade my kernel using some sort of cached version?
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Should I install the proprietary CPU drivers?

Should I enable the proprietary CPU drivers displayed under 'Software & updates - Additional drivers'?
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Does freya support Intel Skylake CPUs?

I just would like to know if freya 0.3.2 supports the new Intel Skylake chipsets (I'm looking into buying a new laptop that has an i7-6500U CPU). I've read that the new Linux kernel 4.3 will support ...
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Is elementary OS performance suitable for Games and Steam? [closed]

I googled it and did my search well but I still wanted to ask people to hear some thoughts and opinions. I got an MSI laptop now and like most, I use Windows for a long time. But I'm bored a lot of ...
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WiFi networks not showing in elementary OS loki

i just installed elementary os and dual booted it with my windows 10 OS. but after everything my wifi does not see networks whereas these networks show full bars in my windows os. it only shows a ...
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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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Crackling/Popping sound when shutdown (Lenovo Y410P)

I just recently updated from using Luna to Freya (I basically ereased my drive and went with a fresh install from 0), and I have been getting this popping sound when I shut down my laptop (Lenovo ...
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Problem with Mediatek MT7630E and kernel 4.4

I recently bought an Asus X554LA laptop, on which Freya works flawlessly. Unfortunately the internal wifi board (Mediatek MT7630E) is not supported on Linux, there are some unofficial drivers but I ...
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SOLVED Problem Broadcom 43142 wifi

I'm on Elementary OS 0.4 and i've a problem with the wifi connection, i tryied to fix it with all i've found on the web, but it still doesn't work. With " lshw -C network " i got that: *-network ...
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No ethernet connection

I recently upgraded to the Loki release with a fresh install on my Thinkpad S540 without much initial problems. Today I had to use a wired connection for the first time and to much surprise the ...
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Remove Nvidia Drivers

I would like to remove COMPLETLY the nvidia drivers, and only use the intel GPU. How can i do that? I tried sudo apt remove nvidia-* and installed xserver-xorg-video-intel. But it all came to the same ...
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WiFi on MacBook Pro (12,1 - Early 2015)

After following instructions in a number of other threads, I am still unable to get the built-in WiFi on my 13" MacBook Pro (12,1) to show up or work under the latest version of elementaryOS. ...
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Macbook Pro 2012 WiFi card not supported?

When I was installing elementary OS i could connect to WiFi. This was when I was using a USB flash drive to hold the elementary image. I booted into the USB drive, connected to my WiFi, then clicked "...
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How can I use my Wi-Fi (Broadcom BCM43142)?

I have tried several things but it doesn't work.
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How to install nvidia graphics driver for nvidia 820m on loki?

Im new to elementary os andi want to know how to best install nvidia graphics driver for the above model (i used 364.51 for windows 10 ) on loki
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Dell Precision M3800 drivers

Dell provides a driver manager for installing its drivers on the Dell M3800 running Ubuntu. It's called the Dell Driver Installer and is available through the Ubuntu software centre. Since Freya is ...
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Minor support for Surface Pro 3

I've gotten the install to boot, but now that the desktop is up, I can only interface through the touchscreen. Drivers have not yet been installed for the WiFi card, mouse, or keyboard. Does anyone ...
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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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Loki OpenGL issue with VMWare Workstation 12.5

I'm struggling to get VMWare Workstation 12.5 to enable 3D support for guest Windows VMs. Currently I see an error telling me I need to update my drivers. Google has suggested using a drivers utility ...
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How can I stop drivers for Nvidia GeForce GT 330M causing issues in Loki?

After installation of Nvidia proprietary drivers window control buttons doesn't work (elementary OS apps window buttons work but rest [firefox, playonlinux] doesn't). In addition switching windows ...
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Wireless issues Freya vs (Ubuntu & Windows) [closed]

I have a 5Ghz wifi network with an SSID of 'spark1_5', but my desktop with ElementaryOS Freya (Kernel 3.19) does not see it. spark1_5 is on channel 132 of the 5Ghz spectrum. Upon running iwlist wlan0 ...
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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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BlackScreen after install Nvidia Drivers

I installed this with additional drivers for a nvidia gt520m but when I restart, black screen appear, this is a fresh elementary os loki; yesterday I installed manually the driver via terminal, but ...
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Missing Cursor after standby [duplicate]

I am having an issue where since doing some recent updates, not sure which, when I come back after a while and my laptop comes back from standby I can no longer see my cursor. It is still there and I ...
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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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AMD R9 390 not running games with AMDGPU

Installed elementary OS Loki because it comes with linux kernel V4 that support new hardware but after installation I found out that Ubuntu 16.04 won't support my AMD R9 390 because new Xorg V 1.18 ...
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How to get WiFi drivers to work?

I have ID 0846:9020 NetGear, Inc. WNA3100(v1) Wireless-N 300 [Broadcom BCM43231] I bought few years ago. I have to move my computer to apart of the house where Ethernet will not reach.
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How to install Canon IP2770 printer on elementary OS?

I have to install my printer for my school works. Thanks.
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WiFi Driver Freezes

I installed this WiFi driver, as I have Mediatek MT7630E. It connects and works pretty well, but whenever it disconnects my computer freezes. So I tried blacklisting some drivers: sudo nano /etc/...
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Does Elementary OS supports 4k displays?

Just try to install OS using laptop with 4k display. It will be not possible to install the system, because installer interface gets broken. Tested on Dell Inspiron 7548.
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Wireless card stopped working after kernel upgrade

So I upgraded to kernel 3.19.0, which went fine except that the wireless card stopped working. I would have searched for the driver for the wireless card, except that I'm on a laptop with no ethernet ...
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MacBook air 2015 doesn't wake from suspend

I just installed Eos on my MacBook air early 2015 and am very impressed so far. But when I close the lid or press the power button to suspend the laptop it doesn't wake up. It also takes a very long ...
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Buttons on trackpad don't work (Lenovo IdeaPad z410)

Just installed Elementary and I'm really enjoying it - my only problem is that the buttons on the trackpad don't work. I am able to navigate by tapping the trackpad, but not by using the physical left/...
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Complete system freeze

My computer freezes completely every now and then. I do nothing heavy on resources, plain browsing the internet reading articles. When system freezes there is NOTHING I can do. Mouse not moving, I ...
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my elantech touchpad doesn't work

I'm new to Linux and I did fresh install of elementary OS 5.0. Everything is working fine but the touchpad doesn't work and I don't have any idea on how to troubleshoot. It looks like its detected ⎡ ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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System Sound (Master Volume) is not working anymore

Since the last system update, my System Sound (Master Volume) is not working anymore. My sound is working on any Player, if I use HTML5 on YouTube, Flash on Facebook or mp3 in the elementary Music App ...
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Installing Canon MG2555 this happend:

I'm not a big linux wizzard. To me it looks like the installation script wants me to perform the command by hand because it cannot find the canonmg2500.ppd file. Which makes total sense as it is not ...
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How long does it take to update driver in elementary OS?

I tried to get drivers for nvidia graphics card following this post. But the terminal seems to get stuck at "Building generic module", It takes a long time... Is it normal? If yes, how long does it ...
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How do I fix my GUI and package manager, after having removed nvidia-prime?

After updating the graphics driver, I could not get into graphical mode. So I removed the nvidia and xserver packages, and now, when I run apt-get -f install, I get these error messages: It is the ...
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Do i need to install again drivers in dual-booting this OS?

Good day everyone, i'm planning to dual boot this OS to my windows 10 laptop and i'd like to know if i'm still going to install drivers like the wifi drivers etc. and if it still needed how could i ...
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How to remove Chromebook utility recovery

Hi I just installed elementary OS the stable version today I found 2 application that I can't remove Chromebook utility recovery and hangout ... How can removed from my system .. also the touch pad ...