[SOLVED] No proprietary drivers are in use Linux Mint 19 and VirtualBox 'bionic' issue

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[SOLVED] No proprietary drivers are in use Linux Mint 19 and VirtualBox 'bionic' issue

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I had Linux Mint 18.3 earlier today, and I had the Intel-microcode installed.
Today I just installed Linux Mint 19 and formatted my laptop because I had to format it for some other reason.
After installing Linux Mint 19, I go to System Settings -> Driver Manager.
It says "No proprietary drivers are in use
System details(inxi -MCf):

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Machine:   Device: laptop System: Dell product: Inspiron 5567 serial: N/A                                                                                     
           Mobo: Dell model: 06316V v: A00 serial: N/A UEFI: Dell v: 1.1.2 date: 04/10/2017                                                                   
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-6006U (-MT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB                                                                                            
           clock speeds: max: 2000 MHz 1: 500 MHz 2: 500 MHz 3: 500 MHz 4: 500 MHz                                            
           CPU Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon art avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts             
           clflush clflushopt cmov constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept                
           erms est f16c flexpriority fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht hwp hwp_act_window hwp_epp hwp_notify ibpb ibrs                                                
           intel_pt invpcid invpcid_single lahf_lm lm mca mce mmx monitor movbe mpx msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx                                              
           pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdrand rdseed rdtscp                                             
           rep_good sdbg sep smap smep ss sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc                                                    
           tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer tsc_known_freq vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveopt                                                
           xsaves xtopology xtpr
inxi -S:

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System:    Host: sourav-Inspiron-5567 Kernel: 4.15.0-23-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.6
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
After doing all the required steps suggested by VirtualBox community, when I run update on my laptop:
N: Skipping acquire of configured file 'contrib/binary-i386/Packages' as repository 'https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic InRelease' doesn't support architecture 'i386'
I have Intel 64 bit Processor!!!! :( :( :( :(

I browsed other questions, they didn't answer my question, because Linux Mint 19 is quite new!

Please help!!
Last edited by Sourav on Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:02 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: No proprietary drivers are in use Linux Mint 19

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Share output of:
inxi -r
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Re: No proprietary drivers are in use Linux Mint 19

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inxi -r

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Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic contrib
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
           deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nilarimogard-webupd8-bionic.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/webupd8/ubuntu bionic main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/webupd8/ubuntu bionic main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
           deb http://packages.linuxmint.com tara main upstream import backport #id:linuxmint_main
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-security main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ bionic partner
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-beta.list
           deb https://deb.opera.com/opera-beta/ stable non-free #Opera Browser (final releases)
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Re: No proprietary drivers are in use Linux Mint 19

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VirtualBox dropped support for i386 from Ubuntu 18.04 https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads. While you have a 64 bit installation it still can run 32 bit software. Repositories that only support 64 bit, like Google Chrome in your inxi output, need that [arch=amd64] added to make clear they aren't multiarch. I guess your repository configuration isn't updated with that fact for VirtualBox.

Suggest to edit the file /etc/apt/sources.list (e.g., xed admin:///etc/apt/sources.list) and add [arch=amd64] to the line like this to make clear this repository is amd64 only:
deb [arch=amd64] https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic contrib

Run apt update afterwards and the VirtualBox repository warning will go away. It didn't cause any problems.
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Re: No proprietary drivers are in use Linux Mint 19

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Thank you! That worked like a charm.
But what about the

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No proprietary drivers are in use
?
There were no drivers in work after all. How can I fix that?
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Re: No proprietary drivers are in use Linux Mint 19

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Sourav wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:59 am
Thank you! That worked like a charm.
But what about the

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No proprietary drivers are in use
?
There were no drivers in work after all. How can I fix that?
Why should there be any proprietary drivers in use? Don't the default open-source free drivers work well? :shock:

Note that the microcode packages are no longer separately listed in Mint 19. They come with the generic kernel metapackage.
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Re: No proprietary drivers are in use Linux Mint 19

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Share output of inxi -Fxz so we can see details of your devices and peripherals. Which if any do you think need proprietary drivers?
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Re: No proprietary drivers are in use Linux Mint 19

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Yes, they are working good. But on my desktop (still Linux Mint 18.3), I have "Intel-microcode (open-source)" listed... On my laptop, Linux Mint 19, I have no drivers!
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Re: No proprietary drivers are in use Linux Mint 19

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inxi -Fxz

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System:    Host: sourav-Inspiron-5567 Kernel: 4.15.0-23-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.6 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1) Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Dell product: Inspiron 5567 serial: <filter>
           Mobo: Dell model: 06316V v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: 1.1.2 date: 04/10/2017
Battery    BAT0: charge: 42.0 Wh 109.4% condition: 38.4/42.0 Wh (91%)
           model: Samsung SDI DELL CYMGM77 status: Full
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-6006U (-MT-MCP-) arch: Skylake rev.3 cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 7968
           clock speeds: max: 2000 MHz 1: 896 MHz 2: 899 MHz 3: 893 MHz 4: 896 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel HD Graphics 520 bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.6 drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2)
           version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.0-rc5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-23-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath10k_pci bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-3: Atheros usb-ID: 001-005
           IF: null-if-id state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (4.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10JPVX size: 1000.2GB temp: 47C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 463G used: 38G (9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.20GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 209 Uptime: 40 min Memory: 2056.7/3843.5MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (sudo) inxi: 2.3.56 
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Re: No proprietary drivers are in use Linux Mint 19

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Sourav wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:03 am
Yes, they are working good. But on my desktop (still Linux Mint 18.3), I have "Intel-microcode (open-source)" listed... On my laptop, Linux Mint 19, I have no drivers!
The microcode packages are no longer listed in Driver Manager in Mint 19. They come with the generic kernel metapackage. Obviously you do have drivers, or your computer wouldn't work in the first place. :mrgreen:
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Re: No proprietary drivers are in use Linux Mint 19

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Sourav wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:05 am
inxi -Fxz

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System:    Host: sourav-Inspiron-5567 Kernel: 4.15.0-23-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.6 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1) Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Dell product: Inspiron 5567 serial: <filter>
           Mobo: Dell model: 06316V v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: 1.1.2 date: 04/10/2017
Battery    BAT0: charge: 42.0 Wh 109.4% condition: 38.4/42.0 Wh (91%)
           model: Samsung SDI DELL CYMGM77 status: Full
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-6006U (-MT-MCP-) arch: Skylake rev.3 cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 7968
           clock speeds: max: 2000 MHz 1: 896 MHz 2: 899 MHz 3: 893 MHz 4: 896 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel HD Graphics 520 bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.6 drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2)
           version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.0-rc5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-23-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath10k_pci bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-3: Atheros usb-ID: 001-005
           IF: null-if-id state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (4.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10JPVX size: 1000.2GB temp: 47C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 463G used: 38G (9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.20GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 209 Uptime: 40 min Memory: 2056.7/3843.5MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (sudo) inxi: 2.3.56 


I have same problem too, i have intel microcode and when i open driver manager there is no driver are in use (no proprietary drivers are in use)
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Stellarix, you don't have a problem either. See my previous post. And please don't hijack a thread.... :wink:
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Re: No proprietary drivers are in use Linux Mint 19

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Pjotr wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:11 am
Stellarix, you don't have a problem either. See my previous post. And please don't hijack a thread.... :wink:
what ? i don't have that problem ?

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how about that ? i think that's precisely problem, i don't hijack the thread im just followed it.
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Re: No proprietary drivers are in use Linux Mint 19

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Hi stellarix,
Obviously the way in which intel-microcode gets installed in LM 19 has changed compared to the 18.x.
Pjotr wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:06 am
The microcode packages are no longer listed in Driver Manager in Mint 19. They come with the generic kernel metapackage. Obviously you do have drivers, or your computer wouldn't work in the first place. :mrgreen:
The "no proprietary drivers are in use" is of course misleading.
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life, doing the wrong thing at the right moment -C.C.
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Stellarix wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:25 am

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how about that ? i think that's precisely problem, i don't hijack the thread im just followed it.
You have that, but it's not a problem. It's fine if the Driver Manager is empty, as long as everything is working. It means the drivers that are built into the Linux kernel are all you need for your hardware.

And adding questions to an existing thread is hijacking the thread; please don't do that.
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Re: No proprietary drivers are in use Linux Mint 19

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Well, that led me to panic. Now all is fine. Thank you very much.
Marking as solved...
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