Questions about drivers for external peripherals as well as drivers for the system components

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Set up on Adafruit Motor Hat

I recently bought the Adafruit Stepper Motor Hat, installed the software as per the instructions, and while it works flawlessly when running the DC motor, it will only turn the stepper motor in one ...
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Is it possible to build a Raspberry Pi yourself?

As covered in this question, the Raspberry Pi isn't open source. However, if one were to manually buy all the components on the board and solder them in an identical manner, what further steps would ...
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White screen on touchscreen display

I connected my 3.5" touchscreen display to the raspberry and nothing appears on it. When I start the raspberry, only the white screen appears and doesn't disappear. However, connecting an external ...
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Problem in 'make' for installing CP210x driver to my Raspberry Pi

My kernal version is 3.18.11-v7+. Since the kernels from the Raspberry Pi Foundation kernels don't ship with a build directory, I installed the Debian-style package, which should include the build ...
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PiTFT 320x240 Capacitive Touch and Raspberry Pi 2

I accidentally purchased the 320x240 Capacitive Touch (rather than the newer model) with my new Raspberry Pi 2, and I can't get the screen to work. I have tried using both stock Raspbian with the ...
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WiFi dongle with RTL8188RU chipset scanning but not connecting

I obtained a WiFi dongle ALFA AWUS036NHR with Realtek RTL8188RU chipset and trying to get it working on raspberry pi. The device is detected correctly: root@rpi1:~# lsusb | grep WLAN Bus 001 Device ...
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Connecting a SainSmart 9-in HDMI Touchscreen?

What's involved in connecting a SainSmart 9 inch HDMI touchscreen to a Pi? There seems to be a lot involved in getting any touchscreen working, with not much information out - and some of that ...
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Stepper motor ROB-09238 & RPi2 what driver do I need, really need one?

I am a bit noob with all kind of stuff. I have seen that the ROB-09238 is 'famous' and I want to manage it with the RPi2. Technically do I really need that, two L9110H can make the work? and what ...
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Problems FT5306 USB Touchscreen

First of all, sorry for my terrible languache. I bought 7" display with usb touchscreen from Eleduino. It works fine with Raspibian distros presented by vendor, but I want to connect it to my RPi B+ ...
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si7013 driver install raspberry pi

I bought a Silicon Labs si7013/20/21 usb dongle and now I'm trying to install it onto a raspberry pi 1 running raspbian with kernel 3.18 + I compiled a kernel after adding the drivers to ...
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Compile linux module on Raspbian error

I am trying to compile a simple helloworld module on my Raspberry Pi B+ under the 3.18.7+ Kenel. I did it after THIS tutorial. When I try to build my module I have this error : make[1]: *** ...
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libacsccid1_1.1.0-1~trusty1_armhf.deb or similar version for Ubuntu trusty 14.04

I have an NFC reader ACR1251U-A1, and I'm trying to install the driver for my NFC reader. In the folder that I have downloaded from the provider's website, there are only libacsccid1_1.1.0-1~trusty ...
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Raspberry Pi as a PS3 controller

I want to make my raspberry pi to automate GT6 B-spec when I am away from my PS3 however, I cannot find a way how to get my raspberry pi to act as a PS3 controller (I have only found how to use my ps3 ...
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Raspberry Pi Recognizes Logitech C920 Webcam But Can't Do Anything

Running Rasbian OS on Raspberry Pi B From dmesg: [139215.134634] usb 1-1.3: new high-speed USB device number 7 using dwc_otg [139216.356892] usb 1-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=046d, ...
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Drivers for TP-LINK TL-WN723N v3

I need the drivers for my wireless adapter (TP-LINK TL-WN723N v3). I googled a lot, but could not find latest drivers. All I could find were the drivers for TP-LINK TL-WN725N. My raspbian version is ...
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Compiling TV Card Drivers on Raspberry Pi 2

I own an August DVB-T208 Freeview TV Receiver. I would love to attach this tuner to a Raspberry Pi running OSMC. However, on the drivers page on their website, there are Linux drivers for this device ...
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SPI problem when install CAN controller driver

I updated my raspi to 3.18.7+ last days and i also need new driver for my modules. I was waiting for PICAN board driver for pi and yesterday i uploaded it. Before uploaded; ls -al /dev/spi* ...
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Mouse flickering on certain programs

I have the raspberry pi 2 with a hdmi - vga monitor running Raspian. On programs like gimp and things I made in my game, my mouse keeps flickering if I move it across the screen, and if I don't move ...
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Analog psp thumbstick not working with analog to digital converter on Pi model 2

I am working on a portable RPI 2 retropie (another version of Raspbian) powered game console. I have bought an analog psp thumbstick, and an mcp3002 analog to digital converter, that I want to use for ...
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Developing drivers for HATs: is this a good practice?

I have designed a few HATs. Now about driving it, does this sounds like a good way doing it? The architecture described below is the driver layer designed for my custom kernel, but a stripped down ...
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“Inappropriate ioctl for device” error since upgrading Rasbian & firmware

I was happily controlling Shiftbrite LEDs using SPI and Python based on this code Today I upgraded my Pi using sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo rpi-update Now my ...
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DWA-171 using 8812au.ko does not seem to work on Linux kernel version 3.18.8+

I have already tried the procedure described in (Drivers for dwa-171 wifi usb dongle) on several RPi's without success. Each attempt fails at the end of the process with "ERROR: could not insert ...
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TL-WN725N v2 WiFi adapter not working on Raspberry Pi Arch Linux

I have a TL-WN725N v2 WiFi adapter and I can't get it working on Raspberry Pi running Arch Linux. Linux kernel version is 3.18.5-1-ARCH #1. Some time ago, to make this adapter working, it was ...
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Why I cannot read the temperature/humidity sensor sht20?

I use a temperature and humidity sensor sht20. According to this link: http://www.sensirion.com/en/products/humidity-temperature/humidity-temperature-sensor-sht2x/ It is compatible with sht21, which ...
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Do we need to put i2c code into kernel?

I see codes to make i2c device (e.g. i2c sensors) work in user space, just need kernel to support /dev/i2c-0 or /dev/i2c-1. But whether do we need to put the codes into Linux kernel? For example, if ...
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Error when running a program to test library that write values on GPIO

I tried to write a Linux driver that writes and reads values to and from GPIO pins. Also, to test the driver I wrote a small shared library ( somehow based on bcm2835 library, I took from there the ...
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Do I need a soft-float/“armel” installation to run a soft-float/“armel” driver?

I want to set up a Raspberry Pi as a network endpoint for the USB-only Samsung SCX-4521F multifunction printer/scanner. To achieve that, I believe I'd need to install the Samsung Unified Linux Driver ...
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Drivers for dwa-171 wifi usb dongle

I'm having trouble to compile and use drivers for dwa-171 wifi usb. I have tried a lot of things but currently i'm unable to load module. Recap of what i have done so far: Getting kernel sources: ...
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Compile linux device driver in Raspbian

I have some problems with compiling & building a simple gpio driver that I wrote( after THIS documentation). I have a Raspberry Pi Model B+ ( not sure if it's relevant to the question) with a ...
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Build RTL8188eu wireless drivers on pidora (Fedora remix) [closed]

I'm rather new to the raspberry pi (and linux in general) and am trying to compile the rtl8188eu drivers on pidora (The fedora remix) and have been having some trouble. I have already downloaded the ...
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RTL8192cu wifi Authentication request to the driver failed

The device is being picked up by my pi. I also checked to make sure the 8192cu module is being loaded by the kernel as well. But I simply cannot connect to my wifi. I have tried multiple methods. I ...
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Using motionPie: I'm stuck trying to install a camera driver

I'm trying to set up a raspberry pi for these tasks: streaming video over a network listening to commands (I'm not yet sure how to do that) over network parse commands and control a slave connected ...
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Kernel .config necessary options

I'm interested in compiling a custom kernel for the pi. I have the source from the github archive, which includes a make target for a default configuration: make ARCH=arm bcmrpi_defconfig But (as ...
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Using I2S/PCM on the P5 header

I am trying to get audio capture through a custom codec board that is using I2S to communicate the audio data. I'm having trouble finding support for using I2S. There was a lead here although the ...
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Motion works on one PI, but not on another

I'm trying to migrate Motion from one PI (IP51) to another (IP61) and am running into problems getting all the functions working. I'm testing if Motion is working by if I can see the picture in ...
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TL-wn725n V2 driver needed for Linux 3.12.28

I'm Trying to get TP-link's TL-wn725n V2 Nano USB adapter working with my Raspberry PI and an running into problems. I've read a few posts, but an getting myself confused. I can SSH via Ethernet to ...
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Does the kernel support a BMP180 BMP85 digital pressure sensor out of the box?

The kernel generates a virtual file with the values for the famous temperature sensor DS 18B20. Is there a plug and play kernel support for the I2C digital pressure sensors BMP180 and BMP85 too? ...
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USB modem not switching from mass storage to modem mode

I have ZTE MF669 USB modem. root@raspberrypi:/home/pi# lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9512 Standard Microsystems Corp. Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 ...
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playing wav files with pygame bad quality with noise

I am trying to play a wav file in my raspberry-pi using pygame. I am able to play the music in the speaker.But the sound is very low and many noises are coming along with the sound. Is there some ...
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How to ILI9341 SPI TFT display make work

I bought this display: There it is. After installing drivers for it( drivers are here ), display works, but only quarter of screen works and whole screen is flickernig. My kernel isLinux NETRUNNERHUB ...
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Why do I get this error trying to install TP-LINK (TL-WN725N) wireless adapter driver?

I am very new in RaspBerry and I am using RaspBian distribution. I am going crazy to install the wifi USB adapter. The used model is a TP-LINK TL-WN725N I followed this tutorial: ...
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What's the difference between Rpi kernel source and Rpi distro kernels?

I need a specific kernel module (driver for a USB grabber), which is included in kernel 3.12. So, I went for Pidora, which features kernel 3.12 but was surprised, that the module wasn't included in ...
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Is there a big touch monitor available which works with raspian os?

I am interested in buying a big touchscreen . I am talking about 19" - 23" . But I am not sure if Raspian OS supports these screens out of the box or what is needed. Did anyone already made such a ...
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Setting up wifi with wpa_supplicant error

I purchased a TP-LINK TL-WN725N usb adaptor to connect to wifi, as I don't have an ethernet cable long enough to reach my router (on a different floor). I've installed the drivers for my kernel ...
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Is GPU accelerated Xorg server released

we are working C# windows form application. The rendering of form and form navigation is very slow. I was reading about the speed improved X org server or graphic driver about to release in 2013. Is ...
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Raspberry PI camera module

This might seem like a strange question, but does anyone know the reason for the camera driver not be implemented as a SoC camera driver? For those not familiar with this, it is a framework that ...
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Install New Software on Raspberry Pi

We need to log data from data logger to Raspberry Pi and send it to server by USB 3G/2G module. For logging data a software/driver has to be installed and also the 3G/2G data card driver on raspberry ...
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RTLWIFI drivers without a custom kernel?

According to multiple sources, the only way to get a USB wifi based on the RTL8192CU chipset into monitor mode is to use the RTLWIFI driver, instead of the stripped down driver that ships in raspbian. ...
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4G internet with Huawei E220 or K5150

I have got a Huawei E220 modem and I connect it with sakis3g. Recently I switched to a 4G network with 40Mb/s speed. However, with this modem I still get only 2Mb/s, because I think I connect through ...
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Driver for these SPI TFT displays?

I have some old SPI TFT screens with the uncommon chipset like SPFD5408A and EPSON S1D15G10. I want to use it as a main screen. (if possible) Can i use/modify from the fbtft(notro) or anyway i can do ...