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 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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NVIDIA proprietary driver logging me to console instead of GUI

Firstly i want to apologise for any mistakes, English is not my native language. My problem is I can't get NVIDIA proprietary drivers to work. I tried to install it on Ubuntu 12.04.1 32 and 64 bits, ...
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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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Unity Not loading after installing Nvidia proprietary drivers

I just got a new Nvidia GTX 650. The huge downside at this point is that whenever I use the open source driver, the computer is ridiculously slow. Whenever I use the proprietary drivers and restart, ...
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Ati Radeon HD 3200 Graphics driver - Installation Problem

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04 x86 and I am trying to install the proprietary driver for my "Radeon HD 3200 Graphics" video card. I know that there are already many threads about this ...
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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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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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Problem with ATI graphics

I have a Radeon HD5850 graphic card and when trying to install the proprietary drivers I get Unity to start so I had to remove the fglrx driver and restore to the open driver. I tried again today to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Disable GPUScaling with Nividia binary driver 304

In former drivers there was an option in the nvidia-settings GUI for that. I also tried it manually: nvidia-settings --assign=GPUScaling=131074 Which gives me: ERROR: The attribute 'GPUScaling' ...
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Which driver should I use with a 9600 GT Mobile?

I checked the Additional Drivers offered for my card and I saw four options: NVIDIA accelerated graphics drivers (version 173) NVIDIA accelerated graphics drivers (post-release updates) (version ...
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Proprietary driver won't stay activated/installed on USB drive

I run Ubuntu 11.10 on my Dell Mini 9 off a USB stick. Everything works fine, except for internet access. When I go to Proprietary Drivers, select Broadcom STA Wireless Driver, it hangs up while ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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How do I get drivers working for an Nvidia GT560i on 10.04?

My beloved and hard working 10.04 LTS x86_64 workstation can no long run in anything but command-line no, xorg won't run. When my nvidia GT260 adapter failed, I replaced with a GT560i. The ...
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Dual monitor display 12.04?

I have 2 beautiful 27" ASUS monitors. I started trying out Ubuntu 12.04 and now only one works and thats VGA. Any help here cause I'm stumped. I have a BFG Tech Nivida Geforce 8800 GT 512MB and I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Additional Drivers error installing in Ubuntu 12.04 (wireless internet and software modem)

I've already search for similar problems but they are so different from mine. these are the drivers http://db.tt/qFZlD5JD I'm having problem with this Additional Drivers once I click the Activate ...
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I cannot install a proporietary fglrx driver

OK my install failed while installing the amd proprietary driver. I keep seeing references to a Nvidia driver, but I do not have or even want anything pertaining to Nvidia. Here are my latest ...