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Questions tagged [proprietary-drivers]

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What is a tainted kernel in Linux?

Under certain conditions, the Linux kernel may become tainted. For example, loading a proprietary video driver into the kernel taints the kernel. This condition may be visible in system logs, kernel ...
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How to switch nvidia driver from “nouveau” to nvidia proprietary

i'm using Linux Mint. I recently updated my workstation, and from this moment, my drivers went nuts. I was working fine before, with the nvidia-361 drivers, and, when i finished my updates, and after ...
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Which nvidia driver deb-package should I install for gtx1050ti?

I already installed the Nvidia drivers for gtx1050ti once manually, but it made some problems occassionaly, like suddenly the driver being erased out of thin air. So, I would like to install it this ...
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Linux Mint 18 deletes /etc/init.d/xorg.conf on every reboot and fails to start x-server

On every reboot my Linux Mint deletes /etc/init.d/xorg.conf so it doesn't boot the graphical interface, so I have to go to CTRL + ALT + F2 every time and copy a backup I have in my home directory ...
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nvidia-smi has failed because it couldn't communicate

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on my System76 machine with a GeForce GTX 750 Ti. I was trying to install CUDA when I realized the driver wasn't properly installed. I've tried multiple approaches to ...
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Can't enable proprietary nVidia driver on debian 8 with bumblebee

I am running the Debian 8.0 64bit (Jessie, the stable release) on my HP laptop. I am having hard time in installing the proprietary nVidia driver of my graphic card 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [...
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Intel HD Graphics is not working with Debian Stretch [duplicate]

Here is my system specifications Processor: Intel Core i7-8700 Processor GPU: Intel® UHD Graphics 630 OS: Debian 9.6 (Stretch) Monitor resolution: 1920 x 1084 Even though I have a full HD monitor, I ...
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ppd file for deskjet 1050

I'm on manjaro, I have deskjet 1050 printer/scanner. I installed hplip from AUR for the scanner to work. It asks me for ppd file for deskjet 1050, what's a ppd file and how to get it? It's this one, ...