[SOLVED] No proprietary drivers are in use linux mint 19.1

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bradrar
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[SOLVED] No proprietary drivers are in use linux mint 19.1

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upon checking my driver manager, I saw that I don't have propriertary driver in use. Please help.

This is a fresh install

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 inxi -Fxz
System:
  Host: bradrar Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.8 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa 
  base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: X455LAB v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X455LAB v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: American Megatrends v: X455LAB.210 date: 10/28/2015 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 27.6 Wh condition: 27.6/37.3 Wh (74%) 
  model: ASUSTeK ASUS Battery status: Discharging 
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i3-4005U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Haswell rev: 1 L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 13568 
  Speed: 798 MHz min/max: 800/1600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 798 2: 798 
  3: 798 4: 798 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics vendor: ASUSTeK 
  driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
  resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile v: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0 
  Device-2: Intel 8 Series HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-20-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus ID: 02:00.0 
  IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: AzureWave driver: ath9k v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 89.61 GiB (19.2%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: HGST (Hitachi) model: HTS545050A7E680 
  size: 465.76 GiB 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 187.21 GiB used: 5.85 GiB (3.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6 
  ID-2: swap-1 size: 5.59 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda7 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0 C mobo: 27.8 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2900 
Info:
  Processes: 201 Uptime: 26m Memory: 3.76 GiB used: 1.48 GiB (39.2%) 
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 
  inxi: 3.0.27 

Last edited by bradrar on Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:11 am, edited 1 time in total.

Hoser Rob
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Re: No proprietary drivers are in use linux mint 19.1

Post by Hoser Rob »

The closed drivers you'd see in Driver Manager are almost always video drivers in my experience, and you have Intel video. Intel doesn't do closed binary drivers so you aren't going to see any there.

I don't think you'll see intel microcode in Driver Manager in Mint 19.x any more like you used to, AFAIK it's included in the install now. Haven't used 19.x yet and anyway, intel-micorocode isn't really a driver, it's a CPU code update. It went in DM because it's closed source.

Next question is, is there a performance issue or glitch with the video?

bradrar
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Re: No proprietary drivers are in use linux mint 19.1

Post by bradrar »

I don't notice anything in the video.

Thank you for the reply

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