Software used to interface a particular hardware device with an operating system

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MacBook Pro 15" 2011 - missing audio device (no sound driver)

I have a problem with a 15" MacBook Pro (2011, OSX 10.7.5): After being repaired due to a water damage recently, the sound was just working fine. Some days later the audio device in the status bar ...
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Use unsupported USB footswitch?

I am attempting to use this footswitch: http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/input/008/usbfootswitch_detail.html They only support windows, and USB Overdrive apparently doesn't support it either. I ...
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Troublesome kext or driver causing system to hang

I have a late 2012 27" iMac with a relatively fresh install of OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2). I have been experiencing a pretty severe problem that I am convinced is software related, but I could use ...
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Win 7 in Boot Camp: Drivers will not install from snow leopard cd

I have a early 2011 Macbook Pro (8,1). I am loading Windows 7 with Boot Camp, but cannot get any of the drivers to install. (ethernet, video, etc) I have tried both the Snow Leopard cd, and ...
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Epson software update keeps popping up on my screen but nothing gets downloaded

I get that question pop-up on my screen a few times per day. Sometimes several times in a row. If I say Yes, a long EULA document appears for me to accept, then a window with a progress bar that ...
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Bootcamp keyboard driver not installing

I am assuming that this is an bug, but I thought I would check with you all first to see if that is the case. I had been running OSX 10.6.8 with bootcamp 3.3 and Windows 7 64x PRO. I reloaded it ...
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Finding drivers for Macbook Pro (13 inch, i5, 2.3GHZ) without bootcamp

I had a customer come in (regular) and brought me a mac his son screwed up by deleting partitions and installing windows. Somehow in the bootcamp process he screwed it all up. So now there's a fresh ...
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Anyone able to connect gioteck VX-1 (PS3 controller) via Bluetooth?

I have a Sony DUALSHOCK 3 SIXAXIS controller, I can use it as a USB controller on my OS X Mountain Lion MacMini and it works perfectly. I have it set up in Bluetooth so that when it is not connected ...
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Should I install new drivers on Bootcamp?

I installed Windows on my Mac and Bootcamp installed NVidia Control Panel. Today I received a notification in the Control Panel about a new driver. Should I install it or should I wait for drivers ...
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27" Cinema Display Windows Drivers

I just built a new windows 8 PC with a GA-Z77X-UP4 TH motherboard so I could have a Thunderbolt port for my Apple LED Cinema Display 27" . Unfortunately, the display isn't working. I have read that it ...
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How do I access OpenGL specific settings for the Nvidia driver?

In the Linux-world there is a nvidia-settings command to control various OpenGL specific settings, however on MAC I can't find such a tool. How do I control those settings on my Mac? Its a ...
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Serial-Ethernet or Serial-WiFi (or Serial-Bluetooth?) on OS X

I'm trying to connect a remote serial port to my MacBook Pro (and potentially other devices such as Windows or laptops, and Android tablets and smartphones) wirelessly. I've come across Serial-WiFi ...
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Boot Camp drivers don't always load (for Windows 7)?

Recently, I backed up my Windows 7 Boot Camp partition with Carbon Copy Cleaner before realizing that it would not be a bootable backup. Well, after some fiddling around, I made it bootable again ...
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Crappy 3G USB dongles. Fix?

I'm currently using a 3G USB stick to get mobile internet to my mac. I use different kinds and this is the only way to get internet in some places. So I have to use them. Most of these supply really ...
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How to get Mac OS 10.8 to see Canon MF4370dn Printer drivers

I just got a MacBook Air and wanted it to use my Canon ImageClass MF4370dn printer. The printer is on my network with a static IP. I've no problem getting MacBook to find the printer either via ...
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How to obtain Boot Camp Drivers for Windows XP

I've got an early 2011 Macbook Pro on which I've installed Windows XP. The installation went fine until the point at which I inserted my Mac OS disk to install the drivers. My Mac OS disk apparently ...
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Are Boot Camp drivers for thunderbolt to gigabit ethernet available?

I have a Retina MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion and Boot Camp with Windows 7 and the Boot Camp 4.0 drivers. I'm also using the Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter. My problem is that my ethernet port (aka ...
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Driver/Kext Realtek 8191SE - Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4

I want to develop for the iPhone and I have installed Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 on my laptop. However, I don't have any driver/kext for wireless with Realtek 8191SE that runs on this OS. I have tried to ...
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SD card reader does not work after upgrading to Mountain Lion

I have upgraded my Mac Book pro MB991 (13-inch, Mid 2009) to OS X Mountain Lion. After that the system does not show any reaction on inserting or ejecting an SD card. The card itself works well with ...
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What drivers should I install to use the trackpad “two finger swipe” on Windows 7 running under VirtualBox?

I'm using Oracle VirtualBox to run several VMs on my MacBook and am unable to use the trackpad to "two finger swipe" to the previous webpage under Win 7. I'm guessing this is a driver issue. Since ...
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How can I list all the installed printer drivers on Mac OS 10.6?

I am trying to troubleshoot printer issues and I figured it would be best to see all the printer drivers (and versions thereof) as a starting point, before I try reinstalling said drivers. I would ...
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Pointing devices not properly recognized and won't left/right click after upgrade to Mountain Lion

Have loved my Magic Trackpad since it first came out. Since upgrading to Mountain Lion, the system fails to recognize the Trackpad after a reboot. I need to pull the batteries, reload them, and power ...
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Battlefield 2 via CrossOver: Graphic Bug With High Terrain

I'm trying to play Battlefield 2 with CrossOver on 10.7.4 but it produces a graphic glitch: I've already checked the software updates for new graphic-divers but can't find any anything. Is there ...
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Getting Apple Cinema HD Display working in Windows 7 x64

Does anyone have any experience trying to get an Apple Cinema HD Display working in Windows 7 x64? Note: This isn't for a Bootcamped Mac, it's for a Dell XPS Laptop. Is this even possible? Thanks a ...
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Boot Camp missing Coprocessor, SMBus Controller Drivers

I installed Windows 7 on a user's Macbook Pro yesterday (Aug 2010 model I believe) using Boot Camp, then I used the Mac OS X disc to run the Boot Camp Drivers installation. I then restarted as normal ...
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How to get VMware Fusion on Mac to use Logitech extra back/forward mouse buttons in Windows VM?

Scenario: I have a Mac running OS X Lion, and then VMware Fusion 4.x running Windows XP and Windows 7 as virtual machines. I use a Logitech MX310 Optical Mouse. It has 6 buttons and I think it's ...
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Windows7 (through bootcamp) poor sound quality problem

I installed windows7 through bootcamp on my macbook air(2011). (and also installed windows driver from bootcamp) Everything is OK, but one problem - Sound quality is very poor. (maybe phone or radio ...
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Discovering which PCMCIA Wifi card can work on OS X Leopard

I've got an old PowerBook G4. I've installed Mac OS X Leopard on it. Now, i want to buy a PCMCIA wifi card for surfing internet. But I can't understand, which cards are compatible and which not. ...
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Does OSX have a “plug & play driver” concept?

Windows when it detects an unsupported device, it requests a driver from the user. Does OSX have a place when I can find information on unrecognised devices?
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2011 Mac Mini boot camp problems

I Have a 2011 Mac mini and I installed Windows 7 using Bootcamp. All the drivers are working fine, except the sound and the bluetooth. Since my internet connection is really lousy, I don't want to ...
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Install iDevice drivers but not iTunes?

I have a Windows PC that doesn't have iTunes installed, because I don't want it. But I still want to be able to use other software to transfer data from my iPad, which means I need the drivers for it. ...
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Mac driver for Lenovo L2230x Monitor

At work, I'm connecting my MacBook Air 11" to a Lenovo L2230x Monitor (aka L2230xwA) to extend my display. Given that the MacBook Air has no Ethernet connector, today I thought I might put the ...
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Can I manually update my display driver?

I've recently acquired a MacBook Pro. It's a 13 inch model which comes with an Intel HD Graphics 3000 display card. I've had a few issues lately (such as flickering graphics in certain games and on ...
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How do I use my Logitech G9x mouse on Mac OS X Lion?

I've got Logitech G9x mouse. Gaming mouse. Great mouse. Logitech doesn't support it under MacOS X. Mouse works perfectly (as far as I can see ) with standard Mac OS driver. (ie right/left/middle ...
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Technical information about the iPhone touchscreen controller?

I want to make a driver for low-level access to the iPhone's touchscreen controller, the Texas Instruments TI 343S0538, so I can try to detect fingerprints. However, I can't seem to find any ...
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Why do my windows go dark when they're on my external monitor?

Why is this happening? Has any one ever experienced anything like this before? Some windows stay dark on my external monitor and some come good after I let go of the cursor after dragging..
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Huawei device pairing with Mac

I am trying to connect my Huawei phone to my Mac. I get it as a new device and I can see it in the file manager. Now I would like point my Mac to some drivers of this small Huawei device. (I have them ...
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High quality drivers for Huawei E160X modem?

I am using a Huawei E160X mobile dongle on OS X (10.6.8). I am connecting via Orange in the UK using the driver/GUI which is supplied on the device (it's rebranded Huawei software, I believe). If it ...
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Driver software for Kensington Turbo Mouse Pro on 10.7

My wife has an old Kensington Turbo Mouse Pro (pictured). It's built like a tank and refuses to die, and that longevity seems to be causing trouble. I just upgraded her computer to Lion. The old ...
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Huawei mobile broadband E173 data card not working properly

I am using Mac OS X SnowLeopard. My Huawei mobile broadband E173 data card is giving me problems. After inactivity for some time, it gets disconnected and when I connect again, it shows as connected ...
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Where can I find drivers for Windows 7 on an iMac without Boot Camp Assistant?

I have OS X installed on my 27" iMac and want to dual boot with Windows 7. I installed rEFit and then installed Windows 7. Now I need the drivers that normally get installed with Boot Camp Assistant. ...
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Ethernet driver missing when installing Windows using boot camp

I installed Windows 7 64 bit using bootcamp. The Ethernet driver is missing. Can't find it search on disk. Where do I get this driver? I have a Macbook Pro OS X
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How to download Bootcamp drivers without Bootcamp assistant?

I'm setting up my MacBook Air for a Windows-only boot setup. This was easy enough. It already had rEFIt on it, I just connected a Windows 7 boot thumb drive, and away I went. However, it seems Apple ...
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How to Properly Uninstall Brother Twain Drivers in OS X 10.6

I recently had a situation where I wanted to uninstall a Brother TWAIN driver and rollback to an earlier version on my MBP (OS X 10.6.8). I found instructions on the Brother web site and followed them ...
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Is it possible to use Linux USB drivers on Mac OS X?

I have a USB device that I use on a daily basis and it has Linux and Windows drivers. I would like to use this device in Mac OS X (meaning not through a VM). Is it possible? edit System requirements ...
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Can the Kinect be used as a control interface for Mac OS X?

Is there software and/or drivers that support using the Kinect to replicate the same behavior triggered by the Multitouch gestures? Would it be possible for me to swipe my hand leftward in the air and ...
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Boot Camp Additional Software Offline? [closed]

I'm trying to install Windows on my Mac, and I don't have my OSX installation CD with me. I see an option of Boot Camp Assistant to download the drivers online, so I select it - and it says the ...
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TV Style remote that can be mapped to keypresses

For a project I'm working on I need to get people to interact with a mac using a TV Style Remote. I want to map some of the buttons (Left, Right, Up, Down, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and Select) to ...
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Scanning over ethernet, natively in OS X?

Yesterday, I purchased an HP LaserJet M1212NF. It, like many other printers, can't scan over ethernet natively in OS X. That is, I can scan using the stupid HP utilities that I hate (not going to ...
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Drivers for Logitech QuickCam Orbit AF: Any third-party options?

I have a lovely USB webcam, namely the QuickCam® Orbit AF. It's the type of webcam one often sees at Customs checkpoints at airports around the world. It also looks a bit like HAL. The problem is ...