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Ubuntu provides support for proprietary drivers like ATI,NVIDIA and Broadcom.To install these first enable the repositories for closed source packages.

 

Enabling repositories to install proprietary software  

 

Go to System--> Administration-->Software sources 

 

Select the highlighted options as shown in the below given figure 

 

 

 

 

 

Configuring proprietary  drivers in Linux(Ubuntu) 

 

Ubuntu provides an optional installation package to enable/activate Broadcom based systems.

 

To install the drivers go to system-->Administration-->Hardware drivers.A window as shown below will appear with a list of available proprietary drivers 

 

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tblue355

the 2nd image is broken