How to use the Linux pci utility source as driver substitute?

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Hi guys. I have read about the Linux pci utility source as “libpci” is considered a basic portable library for inspecting and monitoring status and configuration of pci devices in Linux operating system. But somebody told me that we can use these utilities as alternative of device drivers and fix them. I have searched about it but did not find any material. My question is whether it is possible or not? Please some suggestion.

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How to use the Linux pci utility source as driver substitute?

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Hello,
 
I'm sorry, but that's not possible. The "libpci" library is only for monitoring and inspecting your PCI hardware.  It will show you all the information, including the temperature (if you have sensors on PCI hardware).  On Linux every piece of hardware has open source drivers, which come pre-installed with your system.  Only graphics cards have closed source drivers, which you need to install manually after system installation.  Regards.

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