Questions tagged [driver]

Questions about software drivers for external peripherals as well as drivers for the system components. This is NOT for questions about "driver boards", e.g., for motors; use 'dc-motor' instead.

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Enable monitor mode in RTL8188CUS realtek wifi USB dongle

I am trying to enable monitor mode in a RTL8188CUS dongle attached to a raspberryPI. This is the error I get when I try to change the mode: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor Error ...
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Why do one have to be root to acces gpio?

I have long wondered about this. I mean there are a lot of low level stuff that a user can get access to. If a driver exports gpio to /dev/gpio and that file is writable by group gpio how would that ...
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Performance problems with xboxdrv

I wanna use the RPi as an emulation machine, thanks to RetroPie this is not a big problem. To control everything I want to connect multiple Xbox 360 wireless gamepads. This is possible by using ...
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Logitech QuickCam Messenger Communicator webcam drivers

Im trying to figure out if I can get the logitech messenger communicator webcam working with the Pi. (no, its not on the supported software list) In searching for drivers, I came across this link ...
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Level of Hackability of raspberry pi

I have been working with embedded systems (mostly micro controllers) for about 3 years. I want to know how much of RPi of actually open source?? I know arduino gives us complete details of hardware /...
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Can I run the RPI driver in ArchLnux?

The RPI driver perports (source) to bring accelerated Xorg performance by routing X output through a frame buffer driver. The wiki page has clear instructions, but they are very specific to Raspbian, ...
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Usb driver development in raspberry pi

I want to connect some 3d printers in a raspberry pi. The printers doesn't have Linux drivers and support, so i want to write my own drivers. Does anyone knows good tutorials or software that can make ...
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How can I use a PQ Labs multitouch overlay with the Pi?

I have multitouch screen overlays from PQ Labs that I would like to use with my Pi. They only have drivers for the x86 architecture. Is there any way I can use these? If not, are there other ...
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Using old D-Link Wifi stick

My brand new raspi just arrived. I played around with raspbmc and did like it. Now I have an old D-Link DWL-122 Wifi stick flying around and I'd love to use it as the WIFI device. So, is it possible ...
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PREEMPT_RT and RPi Drivers

I'm planning to do some realtime control loop tasks with the RPi. In this post PREEMPT_RT and Xenomai were proposed. I'm thinking about trying PREEMPT_RT, as I'd like to keep it as simple as possible. ...
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Using USB as a slave [duplicate]

is it possible to have the Rpi act as a USB slave/device. I would like to be able to connect its usb to the USB of a standard computer, have the host machine recognize the RPI as a USB disk and then ...
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How to connect Pi to a homemade board, and communicate with it?

I'd like to make a small "MCU" consisting of a camera, a mic, some LEDs, and probably a cheap ARM CPU. I'm calling this my "SMIC" (streaming media IC). I'd like to connect this SMIC MCU to a ...
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Editing Quirks for a USB driver

I have a device which is using the usbhid driver. I noticed a module folder inside the driver with a file name quirks.Can anyone tell me the correct way to edit this file and the values it can take? ...
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How do you install a uncvideo driver for a Logitech C910?

According to the verified peripheral http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals my Logitech C910 HD camera should work with the "uncvideo" driver. How do I install this driver? Is it a simple as ...
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Would this touchscreen work with a Raspberry Pi?

I'm looking at getting this 659GL-70NP/C/T touchscreen for my Raspberry Pi but I'm not sure if the touch surface will work with the Raspberry Pi Android OS. Will it?
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Getting an error when trying to install wifi driver from manufacturer CD on raspberry pi debian wheezy [closed]

I'm getting an error: authentication requested [root] for make driver ./install line 18: 4664 illegal instruction su -c make Compile make driver error: 132, Please check error message when attempting ...
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Unloading kernel module does not remove /dev/ device file

I have had success following tutorials for developing kernel modules, running them on a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS virtual machine. Particularly the example in this tutorial works fine on Ubuntu on a 3.2.0 ...
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Has anybody tried to Debug using JTAG/BDM?

Is there a useable JTAG/BDM interface available on the Raspberry Pi? What hardware Debugger is needed for Debugging ? Can Open OCD be used?
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How to make RTL8188CUS based wireless adapters work on Arch Linux?

There are instructions for Debian but not for Arch. So far lsusb and dmesg show that the kernel detects and identifies it but the output of iwconfig shows nothing.
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Does anyone know of any kernel/driver programming tutorials?

I'm interested in using the RPi to teach myself hardware level programming. I've searched the internet for some tutorials for RPi but all I find are general "how to compile the kernel" tutorials. I'm ...
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Can I use a DHT22 as a temperature sensor for my Pi?

Is it possible to use a cheap temperature sensor such as the DHT-22 with the Raspberry Pi? I have found Arduino drivers for this and many similar things, and would be comfortable porting the code to ...
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Playstation Emulation

Does anyone know if it is possible to get the PCSXR (Playstation 1) emulator to work on the Raspberry Pi? On both Debian Squeeze and Wheezy, running any game on it with the xvideo plugin just gives. ...
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How do I load a module at boot time?

As stated in Why is my Audio (Sound) Output not working?, to initialise the sound driver, you must run sudo modprobe snd_bcm2835 every time you want to output sound. How do I get this to run on boot? ...
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Hooking up a Kinect?

There is a driver project established to run Kinect on Linux. See here: https://github.com/OpenKinect/libfreenect Will this work with an RPi? What are the constraints/obstacles likely to be? I'm ...
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What SPI frequencies does Raspberry Pi support?

What SPI frequencies does Raspberry Pi support? Additionally: Are they all supported by the bootc.net SPI driver? Are there any additinal things I should be cautious about when trying to ...
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Is it possible to communicate with i2c devices via the GPIO? [duplicate]

Is it possible to communicate with i2c devices via the GPIO? Also, are there any existing drivers or libraries that make this possible from Python?
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Connecting a touch panel display to the Raspberry Pi? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I determine if a given touchscreen is compatible? I have two choices of touch panel display to connect to my Raspberry Pi: Reach Technologies SLCD43 Amulet ...
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Problems while booting [closed]

Having difficulties booting would mean that your SD Card is written the way it is supposed to be and the OS starts loading but doesn't proceed and most certainly doesn't prompt you for logging in. ...

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