Syllabus Detail

  •  Role of drivers. 12 ATAR



Role of Drivers

  • device driver, or simply referred to as a driver, is a program that controls devices attached to a computer system.
  • Drivers act as a translator between a piece of hardware and the operating system.
  • Operating systems often come with many pre-installed drivers in order to function. Common drivers are for graphics card, network interface cards and even drivers to support peripherals such as your mouse and keyboard.
  • Essentially, a driver is used to convert general input and output commands from the operating systems to instructions that the device, such as a printer or display, can understand.


Summary of Main Points

  • Driver = software used to manage devices on a computer system
  • Acts as a translator between the device and the Operating System


Step 5 - Further Research

  1. Find out a list of drivers on your machine here
  2. The best ways to locate missing drivers here


 Step 6 - Worksheet and Practice (yet to be added)


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