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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What is the danger of running untrusted softwares as a normal user

Sometimes I have to use some propriety softwares which I don't trust in them and in their behavior. Lets say we installed a propriety software in /opt/software, then we run it as a normal user (...
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What are the Nvidia open source graphics drivers? [duplicate]

I just added the Nvidia driver PPA ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa, and am noticing that a number of the options in Additional Drivers now have "(open source)" (i.e. first option in image) appended to them ...
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How is Nvidia driver 367.18 on Ubuntu (14.04)?

I'm so curious to try out the new Nvidia proprietary driver 367.18, because it supports the Vulkan API in the Steam game Dota 2. But I'm wondering if it's worth it, i.e. whether it's stable. I don't ...
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When will the Nvidia Vulkan driver arrive in Additional Drivers? [closed]

I'm looking forward to trying the new Vulkan API with some of my games. But I also like to stick with the fully tested, Ubuntu-approved drivers provided in Additional Drivers. Given that Nvidia ...
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Where are the proprietary NVIDIA drivers in 16.04?

The proprietary NVIDIA drivers "disappeared" with my latest update: The option of "Proprietary drivers for devices" is correctly set under the "Ubuntu Software" tab. I have the graphics-driver PPA (...
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proprietary amd drivers fglrx support for ubuntu

My system has ubuntu and it supports amd catalyst graphics cards of radeon HD 8000 series. Will it support readon HD 8670M?
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WebM in Ubuntu Touch

When I try to play a webm file in Ubuntu touch, it tells me the file is unsupported. Sometimes it'll play properly, sometimes just audio, and sometimes not at all. Why does Ubuntu Touch support the ...
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Nvidea drivers leaves the system session recycling to password log screen… (unbootable) Ubuntu 16.04

Had to reinstall system again and stick with x. What do you think?
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Ubuntu on pendrive : proprietary drivers

Is it possible anyway to get system specific proprietary drivers on USB drive which has complete ubuntu installation, so that I can use it on different PCs/Laptops (i installed 32-bit Ubuntu 14.4.4 to ...
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What blobs are in the Ubuntu kernel, release 15.10?

It was indicated that my question was a lot like the question following this, the edit suggested explaining why it is different. This is about the kernel, not about repositories. Refer to the ...
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How to install AMD Radeon HD 6290 proprietary drivers in Ubuntu 15.10

I have been at this for days now. I have followed every guide that I can find. Purging and re-purging to get a clean start to try to reinstall once more but ultimately nothing has worked. I have tried ...
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A Linux distro based on Ubuntu with closed source possible?

I am planning to create a custom distro based on Ubuntu which will be free but I want to keep it closed source and only accept donations so is it possible to do so legally? If yes are there any ...
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Is it possible to install the latest Amd Crimson Edition Proprietary Drivers?

Is it possible to install the latest Amd Crimson Edition Proprietary Drivers ? I tried many times (downloaded the driver from amd) but couldn't build dkms ! (i've installed all the required packages) ...
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Random X-Server fails when booting (Maybe driver Issue)

So I have this Problem for quite some time now but I dont even know what to google. Sometimes when I boot Ubuntu the sceen will show some bootup messages and then turn black. This doesn't happen ...
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Unity Control Center removed after installing AMD proprietary drivers

I have installed the AMD proprietary drivers from the Additional Drivers list and everything seemed fine. Then I realized that the "System Settings..." option in the Ubuntu Power Off button in the top-...
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Proprietary nvidia drivers for TitanX screen refresh problems (Ubuntu 14.04)

How screen looks like with proprietary drivers Hi all, I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my new machine. (Machine specs: Nvidia Titan X, dual Xeon E5-2687W v3, 128GB Ram). The machine works fine ...
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stuck with console after installing AMD proprietary drivers

I am using: Ubuntu 14 LTS (elementary OS) I used the AMD .run file for my APU specific integrated radeon and left everything on default during installation. Right after the first reboot my gui wasn't ...
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Help me with AMD integrated graphics please

I am trying to install Proprietary Graphics drivers(AMD) but I am finding it difficult to do it. I followed a youtube tutorial "how to run a .run file" but after that it shows me this:- Please check ...
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Should I update my Radeon drivers?

*-display description: VGA compatible controller product: RS880M [Mobility Radeon HD 4225/4250] vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] ...
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How can I install no longer available purchased software in Ubuntu 15.10?

I bought the game Family Farm within the Software Center of Ubuntu 14.04 and installed it. The game is not available any more in the Software Center of Ubuntu 15.10. How can I install the purchased ...
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I have partially uninstalled wireless driver iwl4965, wireless never worked, no option to install proprietary drivers

Still need some help or ideas even. After trying all suggestions from @Chil and @Dav see comments below (the @ sign signals them I've responded in some way to the question right? I still have the ...
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Problems while upgrading to 15.10 with AMD driver

Now first to explain my situation: I have upgraded from 15.04 to 15.10. I have Intel/Amd hybrid graphics. The AMD GPU that I have is the radeon HD 6490m. My laptop is a HP probook 4530s(if you need ...
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I want to run SketchUp 2014 which is already installed in the Windows partition with wine

SketchUp 2014 is already installed (and is working under Windows) in a Windows partition on the computer. Ubuntu (12.04 Precise) is also installed in another partition. Simply running SketchUp ...
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0.646495 Error parsing PCC subspaces from PCCT

I have lenovo thnikpad e540 laptop with dual graphic, Intel integrated and Nvidia gt 740m discrete. After changing from nouveau drivers to Nvidia binary driver 346.82 proprietary before login screen I'...
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Weird pixel errors in the corners of my screen

In the all the far corners of my screen, I am seeing weird, glitchy dots/errors, in squares of about 2x2 pixels. I am on the most recent version of elementary OS with an nvidia GeForce 9300m and the ...
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How to fix the issue with proprietary nvidia driver and plymouth on trusty 14.04?

I have encountered the following problem: The xorg-server seems to be slow and crashing after a while on my nvidia quadro fx 4000. Screen freezes but becomes available again, when i make a screenshot ...
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Does Ubuntu Touch ship with proprietary code?

Does Ubuntu Touch (i.e., the system and pre-installed apps) contain proprietary code? Or is it 100% FLOSS?
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Proprietary nvidia 310m driver - temperature issues?

Please help me. I have ubuntu 14.04. When I use nouveau driver gpu temperature don't up more then 70°C. But when I switch to nvidia-331-proprietary my temperature jump to 90°C or even higher when ...
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Steam not opening after half installation on Ubuntu 14.04

Steam not opening after half installation on Ubuntu 14.04, i have installed the steam using command below sudo apt-get install steam -y it ran and completed and when i go to unity do a search for ...
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Are proprietary drivers better for battery life?

I have an Intel HD 4400 onboard video card. I was pondering getting the properitary linux drivers from Intel. Will this increase battery life and performance? Does this apply to other components as ...
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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 don'...
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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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draftsight on ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit OS)

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Os type 32bit) on an AMD 64 X2. I would like to install Draftsight but it appears to be quite impossible: first it says that have the wrong architecture software version (i ...
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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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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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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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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 thinking....
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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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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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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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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?