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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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 ...
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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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low memory corruption after changing to proprietary ati driver

I am using Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 in a HP Pavilion dv6 3049tx with a Radeon HD 5650 and a Intel graphics. (Switchable Graphics). I was unable to switch to Intel using the OpenSource Drivers and thus ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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Does Ubuntu 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 plymouth (splash screen) in all Ubuntu releases!

How to fix black or broken plymouth (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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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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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 ...