Ubuntu :: Install Proprietary Drivers Thats Not Through The Hardware Drivers Option On System?

May 8, 2010

I know i know, some will say "eww Proprietary Drivers" but hey, ubunt is all about having more control of the OS. Is there an easy way to install Proprietary Drivers thats not through the hardware drivers option on system?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Unable To Set Nvidia Drivers - Dual Monitor Without Proprietary Drivers?

Apr 8, 2010

I have been using ubuntu for quite a long time, and for the first time, I am now unable to set nvidia drivers to work. I have just install ubuntu 9.10 amd64 on an AMD 64 athlong X2 with a GEForce 6500 nvidia card.

The only reason I need the proprietary drivers is to use two monitors.

I am going crazy, I have tested everything I have found on the web. I have tried all the nvidia drivers version, I have tried envyng, ... but nvidia do not work!!

I am trying Xinerama with nv, but it does not work either!!!

Here is my xorg.conf file in which I have tried to use nv driver to set dual monitor. X fails to load and it says that screen 0 is deleted, that devices are found but there are no matches in the config file. Any clue?

Section "Files"
ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"


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Ubuntu :: Changed From The Proprietary Drivers To The Regular NVidia Drivers - Startup Logo Is Displayed At A Really Low Resolution

Jul 13, 2010

I installed Xubuntu the other night (completely wiped machine) and started doing all the updates on it. After a couple of reboots, I changed from the proprietary drivers, to the regular nVidia drivers. After doing this, the startup logo is displayed at a really low resolution. Is there a simple fix to change this and use the nVidia drivers as well?

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Ubuntu :: 10.04 - No Proprietary Drivers Are In Use On This System

Jun 12, 2010

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 and unable to connect to the internet. I went to System > Administration > Hardware Drivers and a window popped-up: "No proprietary drivers are in use on this system". So I selected the "NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version current) [RECOMMENDED]". But when I try to "Activate" I get this following error:
"failed to fetch [URL] temporary failure resolving 'us.archive.ubuntu.com"

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Ubuntu :: Install The Proprietary Drivers For An ASUS 901?

Mar 25, 2011

How do I install the proprietary drivers for an ASUS 901?

Im running wine and stuff that ran at full settings on my damn windows 98 computer are slow as balls. So I checked into drivers and it says I dont have any proprietary drivers installed and it didnt see any.

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Ubuntu Networking :: No Wireless In 10.4 - Can't Install Proprietary Drivers

Apr 30, 2010

Just upgraded to Lucid from Karmic. First thing I notice after restart is that I have no wireless. No big deal, I probably just need to re-install the proprietary drivers. I go to do this, and it gives me an error message, saying that the installation has failed. This has never happened before, and didn't happen when I upgraded from Jaunty to Karmic. I have an HP dv6 1230us and a Broadcom STA card.

I really need the internet to be working, and didn't anticipate that an upgrade, of all things, would screw it up...

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Ubuntu Networking :: Cannot Install Proprietary Wireless Drivers

Dec 20, 2010

I just re-installed Ubuntu 10.04 and was trying to install the Broadcom STA wireless driver. It worked for me before with no problems, but now when I try to install any proprietary driver (using System >>Administration >>Hardware Drivers) I get an error message that says: "You are not authorized to perform this action". I am the only user and I have administrator privileges, so I do not know why I am getting this.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: 10.04LTS : Failed To Install ATI Proprietary Drivers?

Jun 17, 2011

I have installed Xubuntu 10.04lts, Kubuntu 10.04LTs and Ubuntu 10.04lts because since I replaced my graphic card, I want to see which one of those 3 I like best and keep it. To do this, I need to configure my AGP Saphire HD4650.

Initially, I did not have any xorg.conf, so I went to recovery and created one with X -configure. This allowed to find out I was using Radeon driver from the start.

Then I followed the instruction from link "How To: Configure ATI Radeon HD 4650" but using kdm instead of gdm. Once I get to install the ATI driver ati-driver-installer-10-12-x86.x86_64.run, I get an error message that says to check the /usr/share/ati/fglrx-install.log.


Unloading radeon module...
ERROR: Module radeon is in use
Unloading drm module...
ERROR: Module drm is in use by radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
[Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.


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OpenSUSE Install :: Low Boot Resolution With Proprietary Nvidia Drivers

Aug 26, 2011

I've recently jump from the Ubuntu/Mint ship, and figured I've give a polished KDE distribution a shot. Of course I turned to OpenSuSE, and I love it so far. I've resisted KDE quite a lot since 4.x came out but it's really come along. Much better than the (in my opinion) monstrous disaster that Gnome has become.

Anyways, on to my problem: I've installed the proprietary Nvidia drivers via the one-click-install shown in the wiki, and that worked great. But now my resolution at boot - that is the boot/loading screen, not my desktop - is shown at a very low resolution instead of my native resolution, like it was with OpenSuSE's default open-source Nvidia driver, which I'm guessing is Nouveau. On Ubuntu, this was pretty easy to correct; all you had to do was edit /etc/default/grub and put your resolution there, and tinker with some other options so that instead of Plymouth trying to set its own, it just carries over Grub's specified resolution. But I can't seem to do that with OpenSuSE. For one, I don't see /etc/default/grub, and more than that, I don't think you guys use Plymouth. I could be wrong on that second point, though. So, how can I change the boot screen's resolution to my native resolution? I'm using the latest Stable release (11.4) and latest Nvidia drivers. Other than that, the install is new.

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General :: NVIDIA Driver - Proprietary Drivers Wont Install Properly?

Apr 17, 2010

I am currently running Ubuntu 9.10 on a Compaq Presario V3010US. My video card is an NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 which appears to be running properly with some limitations (missing effects from CompizConfig). While utilizing the "Hardware Drivers" configuration a recommended driver is listed but when I attempt to activate this driver I encounter an error.

This error turns my attention to the log file :

This log file is extensive and I do not wish to post pages of code unless requested. The configuration does however list that "a different driver is in use". I have scoured threads to ensure that I have not posted a question that has been answered to no avail. Please bear in mind that I am in my Linux infancy and my grasp of this incredible operating system is cursory at best.

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Ubuntu :: Can't Find Proprietary Drivers

Feb 20, 2010

I just installed Ubuntu today and when I go to Hardware Drivers it tells me that there are no proprietary drivers on this system and doesn't show any for me to activate. Oddly enough when I was running the live CD of Ubuntu I got a list of a few drivers to activate, namely the Broadcom STA Wireless Driver and the NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver (version 185).

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Ubuntu :: Enabled The Proprietary ATI Drivers?

May 2, 2010

I just built a new HTPC and decided to give Ubuntu a whirl again. I downloaded and installed 10.04, and set about configuring it. Everything looked great, except my audio over HDMI didn't work. I enabled the proprietary ATI drivers, and bam! the audio works! Great. Only one problem: there's a two inch border around my TV (not there with the open source drivers), and Boxee flashes colors rather than playing videos (a known bug. It's fixed by not using the ATI proprietary drivers). So, I disabled the drivers, rebooted, and the Boxee video works, the border/gap is gone, but once again the audio doesn't work. I've been through all the sound settings, and I have everything set to the HDMI output, but still nothing. I've tried various fixes I've found through googling

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Ubuntu :: Video Lag Under 10.04 - Using Proprietary Ati Drivers

Oct 3, 2010

I'm experiencing video lag in games. I'm using 10.04 lts 32 bit and the latest version of proprietary drivers. For example I play hon and so and then it freezes for a small period of time which is frustrating.

I don't understand, my specs are:

Under this specs it should run perfectly. What's the matter? Ati drivers have poor support under linux? I tried updating to 10.10 and nothing. I tried contacting customer supporot amd but they can't help me. Nice isn't it?

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Ubuntu Installation :: No Proprietary Drivers After 10.04?

Nov 24, 2010

When I run the liveCD (which I'm on right now), it shows proprietary drivers for my wireless hardware. I installed 10.04 from the liveCD onto my laptop, and after the install, it says there aren't any drivers. Is there a way I can pull the drivers from the liveCD, or should I try a reinstall?

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Ubuntu :: Updating With Proprietary Drivers (AMD)?

Jul 13, 2011

I recently bought a new PC and it has an AMD GPU. I've been using Catalyst because the open source radeon driver gave me poor performance in games (maybe by 12.04 I can use it ).I've had some updates show up recently. This brings me to wonder if I have anything at all to worry about. This is a production machine and I don't want to muck around with fixing issues brought on by my usual apt-get upgrade.Currently, I've been avoiding updating a few packages related to the Kernel and Xorg:


The following packages have been kept back:

linux-generic linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic

The following packages will be upgraded:

linux-libc-dev xserver-xorg-video-ati xserver-xorg-video-radeon

3 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.I had an NVIDIA issue back on Ubuntu 8.04 after updating once, due to a kernel update. I had to revert to an older kernel and mess around a bit to fix my installation. I don't have any experience with Catalyst. Basically, I want input as to whether or not it's dangerous to update this sort of stuff. I don't want to mess around fixing issues caused by a rogue update

Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit
AMD Radeon HD 6450
Latest proprietary driver available from Jockey.

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Ubuntu :: Installing ATI Proprietary Drivers From The .run File?

Mar 1, 2011

I've been trying to install the proprietary ATI drivers from the .run file from their site as per this link [URL]

I can follow the steps perfectly until step 16, at which I am informed that the command aticonfig is not found.

I have a Mobility Radeon HD 5470 graphics card.

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General :: ATI Free And Proprietary Drivers?

Mar 30, 2010

I installed Ububutu, tested my graphics card performance with glxgears, installed the proprietary fglrx drivers and get the same result. I was under the impression the proprietary drivers provided superior performance, is that not true?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Lose By Adding The X11failsafe Option In Menu.lst / NVidia Drivers?

Jul 21, 2011

My install of 11.4 (& 12.1) won't load unless I add the X11failsafe option to the loading of 11.4 (& 12.1) in the Grub menu.lst file. They bomb out after resetting the video when booting. I don't need to do this with my 11.3 install. Upon closer inspection 11.3 is using the nouveau nVidia driver, whereas both 11.4 & 12.1 are using the fbdev nVidia driver. My Hardware is a GEForce 6150SE and a Samsung SyncMaster 933SN. I have a couple of questions

1) What do I lose by adding the X11failsafe option in Menu.lst?

2) Can I, should I, replace the fbdev driver with something else. If yes, What? Nouveau?

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Fedora :: NVIDIA Recalls Drivers Over Fan Speed Bug - Install Kmod With Beta Drivers?

Mar 7, 2010

[URL] I just updated and then saw this news , whats the solution for me, I either want to go beta or downgrade, If i try to boot to previous kernel, boot hangs in graphic mode, I cant start X and gdm . How to install kmod with beta drivers? Or whats the solution, nvidia ver: 195.36.08


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Ubuntu Installation :: No Proprietary Drivers Found In Karmic

Jan 12, 2010

I downloaded the wubi version of karmic kaola and I am trying to get ubuntu 9.10 to find my driver for wireless internet. I go to system>administration>hardware drivers. When I click on the command which finds the drivers, I get no proprietary hardware is in use. How do I get ubuntu to recognize drivers?

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Ubuntu :: Turn On Proprietary Hardware Drivers In Kubuntu 10.04?

May 4, 2010

In ubuntu 10.04, i have to activate proprietary drivers from the system settings to get maximum special FX performance (like the cube, wobbly windows, etc)

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Ubuntu Networking :: Wireless BroadCom Not In Proprietary Drivers?

Jul 13, 2010

installing the proprietary Broadcom wireless driver for my desktop computer. I have attached this to a LAN and the proprietary driver doesn't load.

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Ubuntu :: Proprietary Nvidia Drivers = Ugly Bootup?

Sep 26, 2010

I'm using an Nvidia Geforce 6x card (can't remember the exact number). When I do not have the proprietary driver enabled, the Ubuntu logo and status bar, as well as various boot up messages, look very nice. They are scaled properly and I'm impressed with how they look. When I do enable the proprietary driver, the screen resolution during boot up is much smaller, and therefore everything looks ugly. The little status bar under the Ubuntu logo suddenly fills up and "freezes." The transition from login screen to desktop is jerky.

Unfortunately if I disable my card, I cannot use desktop effects or even view flash videos in full screen mode. (I'm assuming nouveau still has work to do.) Is there any way I can have proprietary drivers enabled and a nice boot up experience?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Will Not Boot After Installing Proprietary Drivers

Sep 28, 2010

its pretty much my first install. I am duel booting with Vista. I followed the guidelines and made a partition for my Ubuntu install. Everything installed correctly, however, it tell you to activate drivers for my video card, then restart. After restart ubuntu will not boot, it just sits at the startup screen and does nothing, I waited like an hour just to make sure that it was not just installing more things. I have re-formatted my partition and am going to reinstall later. Oh, I installed 10.4.1.

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Ubuntu :: Proprietary Drivers Cause Splash Screen To Look Ugly?

Jan 9, 2011

It's weird, but when I activate proprietary drivers my Ubuntu splash screen from gorgeous to ugly. For instance without the drivers my splash screen shows Ubuntu and the loading dots into amazing HD quality.However when the drivers are activated the quality becomes ugly, and text start appearing saying loading pulse audio, and other stuff. How can I make it gorgeous again?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: 10.04 / 64 And Geforce8400 - Get Proprietary Drivers Back?

Apr 9, 2011

For a long time I had a problem with my geforce 6200 with instable signal and where the monitor all of a sudden would say 'no signal'. Moving the connector on the video card would get it back for a while. Bad contact was the conclusion but I found that I could still switch to a console and had a stable signal (so much for that conclusion). Decided to replace it with another nvidia based card (Leadtek Winfast PX8400GS) as that seemed the easiest. Installed it and started the system. After selecting Ubuntu in grub the system starts more or less (I get the walking dots) and (I guess) when the desktop should appear the I get a 'cable not connected' from the monitor; could also not switch to a console

Put old card back, and got similar issues (not being able to switch to console) Booted into recovery mode and disabled the driver; rebooted again and I ended with 1280x1024 resolution (lower resolution was expected); still instable video. Replaced the old card with the new one and it works (stable video, now on 800x600) Checked restricted drivers and they were in use ( ); wanted to 'disable' them but removed them and I don't see a way to get them back. Sorry for this long intro, but tried to be as complete as possible.

So first question: how do I get the restricted drivers back; references on the internet refer the (Synaptic) package manager but I don't see it there; probably blind Other questions might follow as I don't expect it to solve the issue. Any tips in advance are welcome as well (tried to do some research but did not quite find it yet) PS ASUS Motherboard, AMD Athlon 3000, 1GB RAM; running Ubuntu 10.04/64

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Ubuntu Networking :: Under What Name Do Non-proprietary Drivers Show Up In Lsmod?

Apr 26, 2011

I've just been trying to troubleshoot a problem by installing and activating the proprietary BCM4318 drivers instead of the ones that came with Maverick.I used System-Administration-Additional Drivers to install the new drivers. As far as I can tell from lsmod and URL... the new drivers are known as b43.It didn't occur to me to run lsmod prior to this, and now I'm curious - what would the non-proprietary drivers that came with Maverick have shown as in the lsmod output?

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Jun 9, 2011

After using Arch Linux for a while, I tried Ubuntu 11.04 again. Most of it was a pleasant surprise, except for the nvidia drivers. I currently have the nouveau drivers, but when I activate the nvidia drivers and reboot, it's installed but not in use. I figured I should run nvidia-xconfig (as suggested by nvidia-settings) but that makes my computer boot into a tty. Removing the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file makes it boot in nouveau again.

How do I install the Nvidia drivers? Ive tried the drivers from nvidia.com too, with the same results. I really want to be able to play my games, and nouveau just isnt going to cut it.

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Aug 10, 2011

I just cannot adjust the brightness. When I use Gnome bar's brightness applet or the combination of keys on my laptop,the bar moves but there is no effect. Its too bright for me, I am getting blind for real.
Acer Aspire 5742g
NVidia GeForce GT540
No proprietary drivers detected
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64bit

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May 9, 2011

after few years being limited with my pc configuration (windows OS) I realized that linux or it's distributions is the best invention in 21 century. And finally I am starting use it. openSUSE 11.4 installaition succesful, I updated it and it looks I don;t have any problems, but I got few questions.

1. How install older version of mozilla firefox internet browser here? I can't install some plugins because it's a firefox beta 12 version, for example. I am quake fan, o I like play quake live, but i can't install quake plugin, because my firefox is beta version.

2. Does I got all drivers instantly installed to my mashine? ATI video drivers, sound drivers ect??

3. Are there any How-To guides which can teach me, how I can improve my desktop? gadgets, 3D desktop ect...?

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