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Questions tagged [driver]

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

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macOS: Kernel Panic at USB insertion, system restarts or freezes [duplicate]

When I insert a USB, macOS system (running High Sierra, Mavericks, Mojave) restarts or freezes with a panic report: Panic Report: panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff801e4ba207): "a freed zone element has ...
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what is the proper bootcamp software for windows 10 on macbook pro early 2011

when i install bootcamp drivers on double booted windows 10 on my macbook pro early 2011, after restrating blue Screen appears and windows won't load. i think it's because of bootcamp software version(...
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System crash after installing NVIDIA Web Driver on Sierra

I am building PyTorch with GPU support from source on my MacBook Pro. As CUDA related stuff being required, I have to install NVIDIA Web Driver instead of using the OS X Default Driver. However, the ...
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How to connect a Windows CE peripheral to my Macbook?

I am trying to connect a device on Windows CE on my Macbook. The device is a in-situ gamma spectrometer running on Windows CE. The files that I need to retrieve are the .cnf files containing the ...
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How to completely delete Bluetooth and network driver from MacBook Air?

I need to permanently delete Bluetooth and Network drivers (Wi-Fi and Ethernet) from my MacBook Air running macOS High Sierra, so there will be no way to have any connection except the USB. Is that ...
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Finding video drivers for macOS

I'm curious as to a problem I have. So, I bought a 2009 Mac Pro recently (with only coins, it was pretty epic) and did a little trickery to get macOS Mojave onto it. However, the video card ...
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How can I create video loopback devices on OS X? Is there a Mac equivalent of v4l2loopback?

In Linux, I can use v4l2loopback to create virtual devices and use them as video inputs/outputs. Is there an equivalent toolset for OS X? How does one create multiple streams of videos on MacBook?
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Identifying and removing unknown Sound device

Since I use my Mac for presentations at workshops and conferences, I've apparently picked up a whole bunch of "exotic" drivers that come as part of presentation AV equipment. The latest addition seems ...
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How do I completely turn off Bluetooth in a Magic Keyboard 2?

Back in 2017, I purchased an Apple Magic Keyboard 2 – which is a wired keyboard with Bluetooth – for use with an Apple MacBook Pro (macOS Sierra 10.12.6). However, I have not been able to enjoy the ...
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Mac cannot detect external audio driver

A little while back I updated my OS to El Capitan 10.11.6. Ever since upgrading from Yosemite the OS has not been able to detect any audio device. In safe mode, it can detect so them and runs no ...
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How can I locate unused drivers (kext files) on my mac which I see exist using kextstat command?

I've been receiving crazy kernel panics for years, and I've resolved to get rid of them once and for all. I was recommended to remove all the 3rd party drivers that appear in the reports as they ...
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Edirol UA-101 OSX Mojave Drivers

I have an Edirol UA-101 and have recently upgraded to Mojave. I was running of High Sierra which supported the audio interface, however I am struggling to make it compatible with Mojave. Is there a ...
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Adding a new printer (of the same model) to my MacBook Pro

I bought another Epson SC P600 printer. I currently own the same printer that I have been printing from my MacBook Pro. The older printer is going to be donated. Do I have to uninstall the original ...
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iMac-Pro(Win 10) NO Ethernet controller Driver (NO BOOTCAMP)

After successfully installing WIN10 on my iMac-Pro without BOOTCAMP, I was able to manually install the windows support(BOOTCAMP) drivers, and all of them work fine. Except the Ethernet Controller ...
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Removing all printer stuff

I don't use any printers now, but I have in the past. Systems Preferences / Printers & Scanners shows "No printers are available". However, /Library/Printers still contains over 200Mb of stuff. ...
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Intel HD5000 graphics driver renders late-2013 MPB display unresponsive

This problem has been bugging me for a while now and I'm not sure what to make of it. When AppleIntelHD5000Graphics.kext gets loaded up the display freezes wherever it was. This usually happens right ...
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LTE USB dongle Huawei datacard driver on macOS Mojave

Using a Huawei USB-stick for LTE connectivity there is a data-partition on the stick that automounts and offers the installation of a "Mobile Partner.app" software and some drivers in the form of ...
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Where do I find MacOS graphics drivers?

I have a Mac Mini running MacOS 10.13.6, with an Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB graphics card. Google Chrome isn't recognizing the graphics drivers as usable for WebGL. See: WebGL disabled or ...
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Apple Magic Mouse 2 not scrolling - Magic Mouse 1 works! (Windows 10 / PC)

I have been using an Apple Magic Mouse "1" for quite some time now on my Windows 10 PC and I was very content except the damn batteries that needed replacing every once in a while. So I bought an ...
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How to Reset all Drivers to Factory Default

I am trying to sync an Arduino board to my Mac and it was working fine until I installed some drivers. Now it can't find the serial port. How can I reset all drivers to the factory default?
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Wifi Adapter driver issue

Recently i've encountered wifi issue on my Macbook pro mid 2009 currently OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan so I bought external Wifi USB adapter but it is not working because of driver trouble(I installed ...
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How to Configure extra buttons on mouse

I have a mouse that I bought from eBay and has two buttons on the side. For some reason, these keys don't do anything. In the modifier keys section of the keyboard settings, it called the mouse "...
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Trouble Connecting to SQL Anywhere through ODBC

I'm trying to connect to a SQL Anywhere database through an an ODBC connection on my Mac (running High Sierra). I downloaded and installed the SQL Anywhere 17 Developer edition. Installed it ...
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How to set up an Asus N-14 N-300 USB WiFi adapter on macOS?

I have an Asus N-14 N-300 USB WiFi adapter and am trying to get it to work on macOS. It works well on my Linux machine. I have installed drivers from the product's link. If I go to Apple > About ...
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Canon Print Driver Setup

We use Pharos and have two printer queues for our students to use. One is black & white; the other is color. For convenience, we want them to be able to print any document to the BW queue and ...
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How do I figure out which driver the kernel has assigned to a specific USB?

I have a logitech microphone that I need to un-assign the default kernel driver for it so that libusb can properly work on one application. Unfortunately, I can't find which kext file I need to unload ...
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Nividia graphics card driver update installed Driver Manager app on iMac OS X Sierra, and I just want the Driver

My desktop is an iMac 27" late 2013 (3.2 MHz Intel core i5) running OS X Sierra, 10.12.6 (not brave enough to upgrade to High Sierra after the first attempt was a fiasco). I use Photoshop a lot, and ...
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Locating install printer PPD driver url script

Is it possible to output the PPD driver path my installed printer is using?
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Audio output gone, “internal speaker” device disappeared

A few days ago, my MacBook Air (13", mid-2011) running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 (17E199) would no longer produced any sound, neither through its built-in speakers nor the headphone jack. Pressing ...
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2017 MacBook Pro Bootcamp Windows 10 WiFi crashes system

I have installed Windows 10 (version 1709 build 16299.309) on my MacBook Pro 2017 model through Bootcamp. After Bootcamp installed its drivers, I am unable to connect to my Wi-Fi router most of the ...
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Can't install Windows on Boot Camp (Retina MacBook Pro, mid-2015)

Running High Sierra (APFS, unencrypted) with up-to-date Boot Camp Assistant (6.1.0) — clean OS install a couple days ago. Running into trouble at every step of the process, with both Windows 10 64-...
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Mad Catz RAT 3 Mouse Drivers/Software

Does anyone happen to know where I can get the RAT3 drivers? I have a 2015 MBP. Currently my Mac will not do any hovering of the mouse and I think it may be due to the lack of drivers for the mouse. ...
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How to use USB Ethernet adapter on MacBook Pro

I bought an Insignia USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter with my early 2015 MacBook Pro. I don't have a CD drive, so I downloaded the driver from their website. Now, when I try to go to my network ...
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Installing MacOS 10.8 printer driver on MacOS 10.13 High Sierra?

I wanted to print from my work MacBook (MacOS 10.13 High Sierra) to my old Canon Pixma IP4300 printer at home, but when I connect them I'm told to look for drivers on the manufacturer's website. ...
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How to transfer printer drivers from one mac to another?

I have two macs: one I upgraded to High Sierra without wiping it. All my existing printer drivers function properly. The second mac I upgraded fresh to High Sierra after a complete wipe. The printer ...
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Does macOS support Ethernet over USB without a 3rd-party driver?

As we all know, the MacBook and MacBook Pro do not have Ethernet ports. Apple makes a Thunderbolt Ethernet adapter (which requires no driver), but with the change to USB Type-C, this is no longer an ...
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External mouse/keyboard @ LG display no longer recognized over thunderbolt

I have MacBook Pro Mid 2015 running macOS 10.13.1, and I used to attach an LG 34UC98-W display via a Thunderbolt port on the MBP, with external mouse and keyboard plugged into the USB ports of the ...
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Cannot launch Team Fortress 2 because of some OpenGL error

I want to preface that I know next to nothing about computers, I watch youtube and search stuff on google, but other than that I am clueless. So I am trying to play Team Fortress 2 on my Apple ...
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Uninstall Insignia Adapter Drivers

I recently bought a Insignia USB to Ethernet adapter I proceeded to install the drivers and it has caused me nothing but trouble since. When I try to sign in to my profile, it opens into a window ...
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CP2102 device is not listed in /dev on macOS 10.13

I have the ESP32 board with Silicon Labs CP2102 controller. When I connect it to my MacBook, I can get the details about this device using the command system_profiler SPUSBDataType, but it is not ...
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Installing Brother driver/software causing kernel panic

I'm trying to install the Brother drivers for my Brother MFC-L5750DW on Mac OS X, but the installer app keeps crashing. I've called with customer support, who confirmed I'm trying to install the ...
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Stop AppleUSBMultitouchDriver From Trying

I am having problems with the multitouch subsystem of my MacBook Pro. But I am happy working with an external USB keyboard. But: that multitouch driver keeps trying to load, I think. Sometimes it ...
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An unknown modem appears in network device list - evidence of tampering?

MBP, OSX Sierra Today while looking at the network preference panel I saw a modem device with a name 'MT67xx Preloader' which googles to some generic mediatek device name - this macbook doesn't ...
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VCP driver for my Macintosh; late 2015

Where do I find my "AppleUSBFTDI.kext" in my system? I am trying to load a different a FTDI VPC driver to use with my Lenz USB 23151 for use with my Macintosh (a late 2015 iMac 21.5" with a 10.13 ...
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How do I manually trigger a printer driver download from software update?

When macOS "sees" a printer listed on this page, it automatically fetches and installs a printer driver package that will support that printer if it didn't have it already. For example, if I have a ...
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Boot camp network adapter not working?

I run windows 7 in boot camp. I downloaded the support software. How do I install the support software on windows? The computer won't recognize my USB. For some reason the graphics and the track pad ...
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What is the added benefit of the vendor provided FTDI USB to Serial driver?

Future Technology Devices International Ltd. provides a driver for their USB-to-Serial chips specific for MacOS 10.9 and above. When I first connect a device with such a chip, I can see the ...
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Modprobe wl fatal error: module wl not found under /lib/modules/kali-4.6.0-amd64../couldn't get wireless working on BRCM4360 14e4:43a0

I have a MacBook Air 2015 11" with Kali GNU/Rolling 64-bit Gnome ver 3.20.2 and Linux kernel: Linux 4.6.0 -kali1-amd64, dual booted side by side with macOS and windows, live mode with persistence and ...
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MacBook Pro kernel panic after speaker change

I have recently changed the speakers of my 13" retina MacBook Pro(Mid 2014, MacOS Sierra) and after few days my Macbook crashed while scanning a document using an HP printer which was connected via ...
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Update bootcamp drivers

I have a new imac with the Radeon 580 Pro. I'm getting this error message when trying to play games in bootcamp. Is there any way to get the new driver or am I stuck here?