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 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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Accessing hardware via USB by proprietary windows software using Wine

I have this proprietary software that access some hardware using USB. Over a year ago I tried to install it on a Ubuntu OS using Wine (the program is written for Windows). The UI seemed to work just ...
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Menu bar and launcher icons missing after amd flgrx propriety drivers installed [duplicate]

I installed the flgrx and drivers on my laptop and after restarting the menu bar and launch icons were missing from my desktop. Can anyone give me a solution to this problem, preferably without ...
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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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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 to use Proprietary drivers (ATI Radeaon)? [duplicate]

How do I >use< proprietary drivers? When I go to System Settings --> Additional driver, I only see that I have it activated but not used. This driver is activated but not currently in use Kind ...
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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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Complete crash to black screen with cursor (no the mouse kind)

I'm not sure whether it's Steam that's causing this, or just a co-incidence. When I load up Steam it tells me some stuff about my OpenGL and decreaced performance, so I press OK, then the client loads ...
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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 ...
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Proprietary Drivers always break Unity

No matter how many "workarounds" I find on the internet, Unity never works after installing fglrx drivers. I use Ubuntu 13.04 w/ Acer 7750g laptop. Switchable graphics. AMD 6650m + Intel i5 2450m. I ...
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ATI/AMD Proprietary Drivers Xubuntu 13.04 Lockup on Login

I have tried searching Google, this website and followed the tutorial at http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Raring_Installation_Guide#Installing_Proprietary_Drivers_a.k.a._Catalyst.2Ffglrx. ...
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Proprietary ATI Driver fglrx kills my Video

So, I'll explain the problem, but first I want to cry aloud PLEASE HELP! I've used Ubuntu 12.04 for more than half an year and everything is set up just the way I want it. But I did a stupid mistake ...
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AMD A8-4500 APU with Radeon HD 7640g

I have installed many versions of Linux lately, trying to free myself from windows, I have played with Linux over that past few years, but I was into gaming, and until recently couldn't fully commit ...
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Cant uninstall ati drivers after failed install

I have been trying to hammer out the installation of the ati proprietary drivers for Ubuntu/Precise. I have been following the tutorial at ...
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13.04, 12.10, 12.04 NVIDIA drivers do not work whatsoever

I have been using (or trying to use) Ubuntu for a while now. I cannot for the life of me get any proprietary NVIDIA drivers to work in 12.04, 12.10 or 13.04. I've tried every method posted on these ...
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fglrx vs fglrx-updates and Ubuntu (Quantal) vs AMD's driver?

When trying to decide which proprietary driver I want, I was always a bit confused as to whether to choose fglrx or fglrx-updates. Both appear to contain the proprietary driver, but I don't know ...
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Proper install NVIDIA drivers

i have a problem and i want to get rid of it. I have a EVGA 480 GTX graphic card and i can't install the proprietary drivers. I tried lots of distro, its everytime the same problem : TTY console or ...
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NCAA March Madness Live doesn't work

NCAA March Madness Live is a Flash-based video player for the NCAA college basketball tournament that started today. In past years, it worked fine in Linux, but now I get an error that says "Technical ...
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Problem with hd video playback (AMD Radeon HD 6320)

I have Asus 1225b E-450 with AMD Radeon HD 6320 + Ubuntu 12.10. The problem consist in the video, it is so slow when playing 720p and 1080p. Proprietary drivers are installed. In what could be the ...
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AMD/ATi driver boots with no Unity/GUI display 12.10 [duplicate]

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.10 64" ready to play some steam games. The install went fine I did all the updates etc, however I need to install the proprietary AMD drivers (ATi HD5750) for any decent ...
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Proprietary Drivers: Does Ubuntu know truly what my system has?

I was just wondering if Ubuntu actually knows the Proprietary drivers of my laptop. Using a DELL Inspiron 15r 6gb ram i5 intel core processor. If I pick the drivers that it recommends are they ...
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How to find out the name of the packages involved in the proprietary driver?

I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my HP Mini 110-3110BR for test purposes. A notification about a proprietary driver popped up. It's for the Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN ...
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How can I fix an issue occurring while installing the latest AMD graphics driver?

I installed the xorg-edgers ppa (and since removed it) and am now hitting the following errors when I try to install the official amd drivers. Any help to fix this would be great: ...
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AMD proprietary drivers on ubuntu 12.10 only see desktop

Hi I've been stuck with this problem and I hope someone can help. I've installed Ubuntu 12.10 64bit on my system. Asus amd 6850 Intel celeron g530 8GB ram Motherboard: GA-H61MA-D3V (rev. 2.0) I ...
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Monitor out of Range 74.9kHz / 60Hz after installing ATI proprietary drivers

I tried fresh install 4 times on each Ubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon (both 64bits) I tried several methods, through: sudo apt-get install fglrx Also sudo apt-get install fglrx-updates ...