Proprietary means software (like an application or driver) that is not open-source. It is owned by a particular company or individual who is not willing to give out its source code, or does not allow the source to be used, changed, and redistributed. A common example of proprietary software in ...

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Ubuntu freezes at splash screen (plymouth) after gpu install

I have just installed my new Nvidia GTX 760 and even with the proper (proprietary) drivers installed Ubuntu freezes at the splash screen. If I take out the GPU it's fine. And when I put it in but ...
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Can't activate proprietary driver for NVIDIA from “Additional drivers” Ubuntu 14.04

Can't activate proprietary driver for NVIDIA from "Additional drivers" Ubuntu 14.04 I'm using Ubuntu 14.04,64 bit, with nvidia 610M dedicated graphics card. By default when I go to "Softwares & ...
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I have to install Intel driver?

i have Intel 4600M HD and nvidia 740m . do i have to install Intel driver knowing that im using Nouveau driver cause proprietary driver crashes a lot
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Are Open Source graphics drivers better than proprietary drivers in certain applications?

I have an elderly laptop with a GeForce 9300M graphics chip. I don't game on it, but I want a smooth desktop experience with Unity. In my situation specifically, are the open source drivers better ...
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Nouveau driver has low brightness/contrast

Why nouveau looks with less brightness and/or contrast than nvidia proprietary driver? I use Ubuntu 14.04 in a desktop with a Nvidia GeForce GT 640. I had this problem in the past too with other ...
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Wifi drivers not working on Ubuntu 14.04

it shows the wifi connections but doesn't connect. It asks for authentication every few seconds. The wifi card is BCM43142 802.11b/g/n. It's written below "this device is not working". shows no ...
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Publishing free proprietary app without English UI in Software Center

My app has UI only in local language, non-English. Could it still be published in Software Center? And if so, do I need a description in English?
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how to boot a live-system with proprietary ATI drivers / fglrx?

Is it possible to boot a live system which is using the proprietary ATI drivers? Thanks!
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Installing Nvidia Driver on Dell

I have a Dell XPS 14 l421x that I have loaded Ubuntu on, but for the life of me I cannot get the Nvidia propritery drivers installed. The system has the onboard Intel apu, as well as an Nvidia gt630m. ...
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Unable to install nvidia drivers on ubuntu 14.04 on my lenovo z570

I have NVIDIA GeForce GT520M graphics card on my laptop. Unfortunately I am unable to use it on my laptop running Ubuntu 14.04. I tried installing drivers from Settings>Additional Drivers. But I am ...
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Radeon R7 M260 & Proprietary Drivers: Bad Performance

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 5547 laptop and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it. Almost everything worked great out of the box. This laptop comes with two graphic cards, an Intel HD Graphics 4400 and ...
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I have a question about proprietary drivers for two devices

I'm asking because I've looked but I'm still not sure and I don't want to chance it. I have two devices that can use proprietary drivers and the last time I used it on one of them it crashed the OS ...
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how do I access Wifi on xubuntu 14.04? It has something to do with with the proprietary drivers stopping me

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Latitude D620, I do not know what kind of wifi card I have but I do know I have one. When I turn it on Xubuntu doesn't attempt to search for wireless networks, ...
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USB Mouse stops working after NVIDIA proprietary driver installation

After installation of NVIDIA drivers (331.38) through Driver Manager on Ubuntu 14.04, after a while usb mouse stops working without any success of reconnecting it (only reboot helps). When falling ...
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Problems with EmusicJ on Ubuntu 14.04

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 in my new machine and have a subscription to emusic (because I used it before in my Windows days because of the great selection of classical music). I have used it on my old ...
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protected videos are not working on Ubuntu 14.04 on TVNZ on Demand

I installed Ubuntu on my wife's computer without her permission and she is very impressed, except that she can not watch: http://tvnz.co.nz/video - TVNZ on Demand... ohhhh I know what you are ...
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What is the difference between an NVIDIA legacy binary proprietary driver and a binary only proprietary driver?

What is the difference between an NVIDIA legacy binary proprietary driver and a binary only proprietary driver?
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Acer Aspire 7750G graphics conflict with 14.04

So I posted this the other day, as I was having freeze issues with my new install of 14.04. I installed updates and after a few days the issue seems to have ceased. But what has persisted is lagging. ...
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Unable to open /etc/ati/control, please reinstall the driver 14.04

Please reopen this question, as 14.04 is now official and no longer a beta version, and the problem still exists: Unable to open /etc/ati/control, please reinstall the driver
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Ubuntu 14.04: nvidia drivers cannot be installed

I have an Asus laptop with a nVidia card. lspci tells me: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF119M [GeForce 610M] (rev a1) I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64-bit ...
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How to fix ubuntu load screen after install nvidia driver (331,38)

I installed nvidia proprietary driver (331.38 on ubuntu 14.04 by sudo apt-get install nvidia-331) and now the Ubuntu load screen is with a bad resolution (640x480). I followed some recommendations ...
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dual screens black after install of propietory AMD drivers

I upgraded to ubuntu 13.10. Using the non-propietory (tahity, gallium) drivers I got a good result, except that my second screen (a TV) became the login screen. I installed amd's propietory drivers ...
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cant install fglrx (proprietary ATI driver) for HD 8970M

I have an AMD HD 8970M video card and Ubuntu 13.10. I'm following these instructions to the letter, except that I of course use the latest non-beta AMD drivers (13.12) instead of the old version ...
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How do I lock my AMD overscan to 0% with HDMI?

I use an external monitor with my laptop, connected over HDMI. Every time I boot, the viewable area in the monitor is always reduced. Running the AMD Catalyst Control Centre and setting my display to ...
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What are the Ubuntu-specific wherewithals against heat?

Note : this is not another question about my laptop overheats under Ubuntu x.y, but more of a reflexion about what makes Ubuntu (in this case, 12.04) handle heat better than other distributions on my ...
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How to change AMD Catalyst Control Center's Language?

My Lubuntu installation presented a very strange feature this time: when I installed AMD proprietary drivers for my GPU I found out that my Catalyst Control Center is in German, even though the rest ...
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No proprietary drivers are in use on this system

First off I want to say that I'm a completely noob at Ubuntu. I finally got it to work and 10 minutes later my wireless connection gave away and I got this message saying : No Proprietary drivers ...
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Installing Maya on Ubuntu Linux

Installing Autodesk Maya on Ubuntu is possible, but can be a bit challenging. Assuming that one already has the required specs and a solid graphics card driver installed, how can it be done?
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Does Ubntu contain Non-free kernel blobs and other non-free system components?

I heard Richard Stallman say that Ubuntu contains non-free blobs. Why does it have such blobs and what functions do these non free blobs and system components do that free software can't? Does ...
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Which non-free code gets installed by default in 12.04?

Which non-free components/programs ship with Ubuntu 12.04? I’m not referring to non-free software available from the repositories, but only to software that gets installed by default. (I’m not sure if ...
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What I have to do to install Proprietary drivers?

I have Ubuntu 13.10, and I want to use it to play games on wine, like League of Legends and World of warcraft, so I'm trying to install proprietary drivers. I have an Ati Mobility Radeon HD 5470, so ...
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Do the AMD proprietary drivers even work in Ubuntu 13.10/Kernel 3.11?

I was looking at the system requirements for the latest beta proprietary driver on AMD's website and it said "Linux kernel 2.6 or above (up to 3.10)". However the unofficial AMD proprietary driver ...
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Bad performance of open source graphics drivers (ATI Mobility Radeon)

I have a performance problem with my Mobility Radeon HD 54__ graphics card using default open source drivers. I'm not talking about games but non-Full HD videos. Occasionally video freezes for a short ...
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Graphical mode not working properly after installing ATI properitary drivers

It's my first question here, so please don't be harsh (I know you won't, just saying). ;) I'm working on Ubuntu 13.10 as I updated it from 12.04 recently. Previously (when using 12.04) when I tried ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 AMD/ATI proprietary driver slow boot time, lengthy login/logout delays

Ubuntu 13.10 is causing me major headaches with my AMD/ATI HD 5770 GPU. Below is a list of problems I am currently encountering. 1) The boot time is extended by at least 25s after installing catalyst ...
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How to fix splash screen in all Ubuntu releases!

How to fix black splash screen or broken splash screen after installation of nvidia proprietary drivers in Ubuntu (it happens usually in all Ubuntu releases)? It's no matter what version of nvidia ...
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Proprietary nvidia video drivers broken (possibly with my display)

The reason I believe that this is my display is that the proprietary drivers used to work about a year ago with the same hardware. I have a Korean "knock off" IPS monitor that probably doesn't have a ...
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How can I remove Proprietary Sources

I only enabled "main" and "universe" repos, but still proprietary software like "steam" are enabled and shown in the list, how can I remove them?
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Unity 3d and proprietary drivers

I have come across an interesting problem. I've got an Asus K55VD with an Nvidia 610M graphics card. I did a clean install of 12.04 off a live CD. During my first use, I chose to install the ...
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Troubleshooting Proprietary NVIDIA 319.49 Driver

Though I would prefer to use the open-source nouveau drivers, the support for my 485M chip has not proved fruitful in the past. Because NVIDIA's driver repository is somewhat dated, I downloaded the ...
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How get Join.me in Ubuntu?

I'd like to know if there's any way of getting join.me to work in Ubuntu? I'm not looking for a similar software. I need it to be join.me.
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How do I install the proprietary drivers for 650 ti BOOST

I just installed ubuntu on my newly built computer and wanted to use the proprietary drivers for my 650 ti BOOST. When I open the addtional drivers program it searches for available drivers but ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? [duplicate]

I've been trying to work at this error all day. Apparently it's a pretty common error. That doesn't have one exact solution. I've spent all day typing different commands into the terminal such as: ...
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Error during graphic driver installation

I've installed Kubuntu 13.04 but when I wanted to install my laptop's graphic driver(ATI) this error was demonstrated: --------------------------------------------- Supported adapter detected. Check ...
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Proprietary drivers ATI Radeon HD in Ubuntu 13.04 don't work

I have a HP dv7 Pavillion with AMD/Intel hybrid graphics. The AMD is a Radeon HD 6370m, totally supported by AMD. I want to run with proprietary drivers to properly play games. I've already rigorously ...
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Commercial Drivers Install Fails

Upon trying to install "Software modem" or the "SmartLink modem daemon" a proprietary driver, I get the error "SystemError: E:Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages." Is their ...
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How do I use fbr files?

I have a video file in fbr format. These files are supported in BB Flash Back Express. I want to install that in my ubuntu, but couldn't find any way. Is there any way to install flash back player in ...
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Which licence text to sell my application

I would like to sell (for a low price) my new application without DRM (like does Machinarium) on the Ubuntu software center and on a website with Paypal. When I have registered my application the ...
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What Licenses am I allowed to use when selling Ubuntu wallpapers?

I am making Debian packages containing wallpapers that I want to sell through Canonical (https://myapps.developer.ubuntu.com/dev/). Canonical does not (that I have found) list allowed licenses for ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 and AMD proprietary graphics drivers with PPA

I want the AMD proprietary graphcis drivers installed via PPA. I don't want to install it manually because of updates. The open source drivers are not good for me because Unity is not smooth then. My ...