Questions tagged [proprietary]

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 Ubuntu is the ATI Graphics Drivers.

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Unable to select Nvidia proprietry driver (greyed out)

I have just completed a fresh installation of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I am using a minimal install and enabled the use of proprietary drivers during installation. Upon boot and logging in my resolution was ...
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Drivers issue? poor youtube video quality after using Ubuntu

I switched my os from Windows to Ubuntu. Thereafter, the youtube video quality worsen. I wonder whether that is a driver issue or not because I skip the enable installing "third party software&...
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Is it true that Snap has proprietary server?

Are there proprietary elements of Snap server? Is it possible to run Snap-based distribution independently of Canonical? I am quite disliking Snap for multiple reasons (one of things that I like most ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 libnvdia driver packages keep getting kept back

This issue keeps coming up on my Ubuntu 20.04. Almost every time an update is being done Ubuntu boots with low resolution and then I find that the nvidia drivers are being kept back. This is the ...
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Is an application asking you to install its snap in devmode with no apparent reason a red flag?

I need to use Quirkos, which is shipped as a snap for download on the website. It is not available in any of the repos. In the Getting Started Guide, it says to install the snap via snap install --...
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Brightness control not working on Legion 5 (Ryzen 5800H + RTX 3050 Ti)

Just loaded up Ubuntu 20.04 on this laptop. Everything's working perfectly, except for brightness control. I've been following all the advice I can over at this thread: Legion 5 pro brightness control ...
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Is it possible to get HD quality in Zoom videoconference client on ubuntu?

I tried installing and running the latest Zoom client on 3 different computers running Ubuntu 20.04 with different speeds and specs: all of them display my own image in low, zoomed-in, grainy ...
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Which parts of Ubuntu are proprietary?

During the installation process I can check the box Install third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware and additional media formats. [...] Some is proprietary. I think there might be some ...
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How much percentage of non-free softwares do Ubuntu's repositories contain?

Debian's documentation does mention that: Please note that the number of non-free and contrib packages is less than 2% of that of main packages. Debian have three components of repository: main (...
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How to update proprietary software?

If I have Master PDF Editor x.x.1 and there is x.x.2 available. Do I just get the latest version and install it on top of the old one or do I delete the old one first to get rid of the unnecessary ...
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Intel 9560 driver error. Issue with wifi loosing signal

In software and drivers I have found a little mark that Intel 9560() is not working, but there still a wifi signal. I think that Kubuntu doesn't properly install Intel Chipset 9560 and use his open ...
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DaVinci Resolve playback freeze

After many attempts to install Resolve on Ubuntu, I finally got it. But here is the problem, file playback stops after a certain amount of time. Tried PNG, EXR sequences, but result every time the ...
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General last resort(?) RECOVERY MODE alternative for NVIDIA driver

What to do if the recommend way to install the latest driver in the System Settings > Software and updates or Ubuntu software FAILS? e.g. what most answers in How do I install the Nvidia drivers? and ...
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Is there an easy way to tell which proprietary blobs my system uses?

I understand Ubuntu puts the proprietary blobs in the linux-firmware package which contains a LOT of files. Is there an easy way to tell which of these blobs my system actually uses?
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How can I refuse commercial drivers? [duplicate]

When installing the operating system, I indicated the point to use commercial drivers. Now I want to completely abandon the commercial drivers in favor of the free ones. How can i do this?
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Will nvidia-340 driver stop working in 2020?

...provided you continue to update Linux and Xorg? https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3142/~/support-timeframes-for-unix-legacy-gpu-releases
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Is there a list of software vendors that Ubuntu makes use of?

This is not a technical question, but I hope it's relevant enough to be worthy of an answer. I'm doing some research about Ubuntu for a project at my university. I am curious to see if there is a ...
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"Ibus-table" a proprieatary software, is in Ubuntu Main Repository

In "Ubuntu Software" GUI to install and remove software, it says that Ibus-table has propritary license and the source is Ubuntu Bionic Main repository. But, here, it is mentioned that: "Main is ...
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How to make sure I'm not using any proprietary software after installation?

I know I can check the currently installed non-free software with the following command (assuming aptitude is FOSS): aptitude search '?installed (?section(restricted) | ?section(multiverse))' And I ...
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Cannot get NVIDIA graphics card to work on Ubuntu 18.04

Laptop: Acer Predator with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Windows 10 (dual boot) Specifications: Intel® Core i7-7700HQ NVIDIA GTX 1060 OS-Type: 64-bit Everything is working fine so far, except that I can't ...
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Why is there proprietary software in Ubuntu Software Center?

My question is very simple: how to get rid of proprietary software from the Ubuntu Software Center (USC)? It doesn’t work to enable or disable repositories. Even with just the “universe” and “main” ...
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Webex on Ubuntu 18.04 step-by-step guide [duplicate]

Can anyone provide a step-by-step guide to have Webex working on Ubuntu 18.04? I would like to participate in Webex meetings and share my screen.
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Ubuntu 17.10 won't use nvidia drivers, but uses nouveau instead

I'm running Ubuntu 17.10 for a while now. I have a Lenovo Ideapad 510-15ISK with a Nvidia Geforce 940MX and some Intel integrated graphics card. This was working fine with Dota 2, which I play. I had ...
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I'm monitoring network traffic, and it uses proprietary protocols, but why?

Everybody says Ubuntu is open source, but when I monitor it on Wireshark, I see it shares folders using SMB protocol, which is from Microsoft, and proprietary. So I would like to ask: Am I wrong? Is ...
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Good for Wireless, Network, etc.. But what about Proprietary video drivers?

I'm looking for a similar quest, But instead for a Proprietary Video driver. I'm running 16.04LTS, and my machine has a NVIDEA GTX card. Occasionally, the internet service goes wonky at home, so I'll ...
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Does “Install this third-party software” add the proprietary Nvidia driver or only Codecs?

I'm installing Ubuntu on a Dell Latitude E6520 with an Optimus configuration. I'd like to not install the NVIDIA proprietary drivers, but I would like to get all codecs possible. However, I'm not ...
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how can I publish my software for Ubuntu like extras or partner repositories, but closed source [duplicate]

I want to publish my software (e.g. some are drivers which means they are .so or .a, some are applications) as closed source. I've rented a server, so that people can download my software from there....
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Kernel 4.10/4.12 with AMDGPU-PRO? [closed]

Is it possible to use AMDGPU-PRO driver with a newer Kernel under Ubuntu 16.04? I couldn't find much information, sorry if I missed something. So I converted my friend to linux. Since Linux Mint 18....
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Can I legally create proprietary software to be distributed for profit using Ubuntu? [closed]

I have looked around the web and found that Ubuntu has several types of licenses for each package installed on the OS, yet I cannot find a definitive answer to my question... If I were to develop ...
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Why are proprietary drivers run the compiler to install?

I enabled the proprietary NVIDIA drivers and it ran something called cc1 for minutes. Are they partially open sourced?
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Ubuntu 16.04 black screen after logo with Nvidia proprietary [closed]

Straight to the point. I have an Intel I5 + Nvidia GTX 560 with 8Gb Ram. I installed Ubuntu 16.04.0 (without any updates) 3 days ago, and it was able to run and boot with nvidia drivers version 367 ...
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Complex wifi bug's been confusing me for days

I've been trying to get Ubuntu 16.10 to run on this HP Split 13 X2, and it seems even what works for other HP users isn't working for me. I've been at this for days now trying everything I could find. ...
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Back up proprietary GPU driver?

I'm about to upgrade my motherboard in my computer. From my understanding it is possible that I can get problems with the motherboard drivers if I don't reinstall Ubuntu. Right now I cannot get my ...
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Ubuntu 16.04.1 Nvidia Working but Intel Shows Black Screen

I have a fresh install of ubuntu 16.04.1 (only installed today) and oddly enough I have no problems with NVIDIA drivers on my system however when switching to Intel I get a black screen. Most of the ...
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Display list of missing firmwares

How do I detect the missing firmwares. I can only see it when a new kernel is installed but seems rather silly to installed a kernel just to display this information. Also, what is the official/most ...
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Nvidia GTX 930M no "Sync to v blank" button

In "Nvidia X Server Settings" with a GTX 770, under "OpenGL Settings" There are two check-boxes called "Sync to VBlank" and "Allow Flipping" which fix screen tearing. However with a GTX 930M these ...
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Screen goes to sleep at Login Screen on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having an odd problem related to the graphics card and drivers in my laptop. The Background: This machine is a Lenovo ThinkPad T530 with a discrete NVidia NVS 5400M graphics card running Ubuntu ...
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Nvidia logo appears for a split second then back to console login

I just upgraded to 16.04 from 14.04 and I installed the nvidia proprietary drivers. After rebooting, I see the nvidia logo for a split second. Then the screen goes black and I end up at the console ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.5 can't install proprietary drivers [duplicate]

I'm unable to install my AMD proprietary Drivers in Ubuntu 14.04.5, as fast as I select the "apply changes" in the software properties it reverts back to the open-source drivers. I opened the the ...
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How to download and install nvdia-340.96 proprietary driver for ubuntu 16.04 (64 bit)?

How to download and install the nvidia-340.96 proprietary driver for Ubuntu 16.04 (64 bit)? This is my old original setup. You can see there was the nvidia-340.96 proprietary driver. I lost all of ...
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Proprietary Nvidia drivers 367.35 cannot be found in Additional Drivers

I cannot change my GPU driver open source to proprietary that I installed from ppa add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa. I installed driver 367.35. It shows in the terminal that I installed it: ...
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What is the danger of running untrusted software as a normal user

Sometimes I have to use some propriety softwares which I don't trust or even pre-compiled open source ones which I don't know if they've been compiled as their source are. Lets say we installed a ...
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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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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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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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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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